“She went to bat for us. Kim was recommended to us by one of my coworkers, and I am so glad she did. Kim made the whole process of buying a house so much more personal than I thought it could be. Her guidance and expertise was invaluable especially since the deal went less than smoothly (but not because of her!). It was always easy to reach her by phone and she made sure that if she couldn’t go to a showing with us, that her assistant would be there instead. We always felt like we were a priority. She has a great eye for design and used to flip homes herself, so she was wonderful at seeing possibilities that we couldn’t see for ourselves. When it came down to making an offer and going through the inspection and closing process, she shined. She was persistent and really went to bat for us on a number of occasions. She knew her numbers inside and out and was meticulous about checking everything. All in all, we had a great experience with her and would highly recommend her.”
-Christina & Stephen
“Kim was such an amazing realtor for us! She always made time for our endless questions and proved to be not only an excellent resource, but a wonderful communicator. She helped my wife and I figure out what ideas we had in common and clarify what options would fit into our goals for buying a home. She is patient, kind, and very precise in all the best ways. Kim made it easy for us to not only ask the right questions, but when the time came to close she was another set of eyes for the millions of documents that have to be pored over. She is just the best!”
-Toni & Matthew
“I have experienced both selling and purchasing homes with Kim. When I moved from Tampa to Washington D.C., Kim handled the sale of our house. She worked with me to prep the house for sale with staging ideas and incredible photos for our house. We moved before the house was sold, but I knew it was in good hands. She checked in on it regularly, was there for every showing, and handled some small improvements for the house after we moved the furniture out. Not only did she handle our house in Tampa, she set me up with a relator in D.C. and helped me navigate home buying there.
We were fortunate to return to Tampa this past year and she was my first call. She was patient with my husband and I as we tried to figure out what we wanted. She listened to what we wanted and found a perfect home for us in a market with few selections. She worked with the builder to address some issues just before closing and had a helped us get our son registered into the local school before we had closed on the property. Once again, she also helped us navigate the sale process of our house in D.C. Kim is truly full service.”
-Alli & Tommy
“I worked with Kristina O’Kelley from Klace & Company Real Estate on the purchase of my new home. It has been over 20 years since we have purchased a home and since being out of date and out of state, I didn’t really know what my expectations were. All I know is that she set the bar. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate market, from finding me a gorgeous new home to giving us advice on how to sell our current home. Her expertise in negotiating the best deal for me and my husband, assessing the quality of the appraisal and selected comps led to a seamless closing — absolutely flawless transactions on both sides. If you are looking to buy or list your home, I highly recommend you speak to Kristina and learn why she is the best in the business.”
-Greg & Roxanne
“When I first met Kristina O’Kelley, she was a mom to a daughter in my child’s class. We worked on the school auction together and became immediate friends. After a couple of years, she decided to get back into the workforce and go all in on real estate. Since then she has been doing an amazing job working with others in finding them their dream house. She was also able to help us find the perfect investment property. She proved that time and again with her thorough knowledge of home construction and the local market. Every time we viewed a new property Kristina would perform a methodical inspection, looking for signs of problems and commenting on the quality of construction, finish, appliances, etc. Kristina also led us through multiple rounds of negotiation to get to a price we were comfortable with. In the end, we found the property that was perfect for us.
I am constantly in awe of how she stays so on top of the real estate market, her family, friends and community. Whether it’s her child’s school or another cause close to her heart she continues to inspire me. Bravo Kristina! Keep up the good work.”
-Tom & Nicole
“Kim Klace handled the sale of our home in South Tampa. We chose Kim because she successfully sold our Brooksville property. The property had been on the market for over two years with multiple realtors. We were given virtually no support or feedback from any of the previous realtors so we asked Kim if she could help us. We were aware that undeveloped rural property was not what Kim generally dealt with but we hoped she would be able to generate some interest. With Kim, the property sold in three months. Asking Kim to sell our South Tampa home was a no brainer.
Kim’s knowledge, experience and ability to see a home through buyer’s eyes kept us on track when preparing the house for sale. This was the first time my husband and I had sold a home. Kim’s suggestions and guidance made preparing our home for the market a very manageable task. She focused on the items that buyers would appreciate. We realized how her knowledge of the market saved us from making expensive mistakes as a result of our inexperience.
It is interesting to note that as the final projects were being completed on the house, we moved out-of-state. The house was empty save for some very competent contractors. Kim stopped by daily to check on their progress and answer any questions and/or concerns. She kept us in the loop and we were so grateful for the peace of mind knowing she was watching out for us.
Once the house was ready, Kim handled the marketing and sales with skill and finesse. As soon as the house was listed and the Open House was held, we received multiple offers at or above asking price. Kim presented the offers, explained the terms, highlighted the differences between offers, and explained how those details affected the sale from the seller and buyer’s perspective. After negotiating and accepting an offer the contract was signed and a backup contract from another interested party was in place. The closing went through problem-free and ahead of schedule.
Having Kim Klace navigate the waters during the process of selling our home was the best decision we made. She is smart, experienced and talented and she expends an abundance of energy and time on behalf of her clients. The stress of selling our home was negligible. Kim’s expertise and professional attention created an environment that resulted in multiple offers and a smooth sale. We could not have asked for more.”
-Missy and Twig
“Kim Klace is my friend and realtor and one of the best at both! When we asked her to help us sell our home and find us another in our dream neighborhood, it was no small task. We have three young children and long list of must haves on a not so long budget. Kim was patient and encouraging and professional throughout the entire process. She managed to read my mind and find our dream home before we even had our house on the market. The timing wasn’t great but WOW did she make it happen! 24 hours after putting our house on the market we had multiple offers and and sold over our aggressive asking price. She navigated the difficult purchase of our “meant-to-be” house and did so with grace and integrity. Without question or hesitation, I would recommend Kim and her team to anyone hoping to make buying or selling their home a positive one.”
-Lauren and Steve