Kim is a great realtor with endless experience. She and her team know the Charlotte and surrounding area extremely well. We have purchased our Charlotte home 3 years ago with Kim, just finding her through the internet and the recommendations from other buyers/sellers. We now found our new dream home outside of Charlotte together with Anne-Marie Bullock from her team. Kim handled the sale of our home and worked with us through all the topics that came up. Thank you very much to Kim and Anne-Marie for their endless support! We are so happy in our new home!
We recently relocated from out of state, and Kim has been instrumental in our smooth transition. She has been a pleasure to work with and has gone above and beyond in helping us not only find a wonderful home that fits our family's needs, but also ensuring we're settled into our new community.
I couldn't imagine being a first time home buyer without Kim's help. She was such an amazing person to have at my disposal! Even the new home consultant in the development has been impressed with her. I'm recommending her to everyone I know.
Kim is knowledgeable, creative and great to work with. I would highly recommend her to family and friends!
I have used Kim a number of times, and have always been happy with the results. The manner, in which she works with me as a client, as well as others, is always professional, with a customer service focus, and results oriented.
Kim is personable, dedicated and a delight to work with. She is a true professional in every way!
We were both so pleased with your help and dedication. It was such an easy and stress free process for us to work with you and we know our contract was a direct result of your diligent work and the time and energy you invested on our behalf!
Kim, thank you so much for helping us through all of this. You are always on top of everything! We are recommending you to everyone we know!
Having you assist us with our new home construction was the best decision we made. You were so helpful navigating all the negotiating, pricing, and inspections. We are thrilled with what you worked out on our behalf!
Kim helped us sell one home and find another. She sold our home in 2 days and her expert knowledge of the area we were moving to was invaluable in our search. She is undoubtedly the most competent Real Estate agent we have ever worked with and we can not imagine ever using another agent. The team that supports her in her office was also outstanding in supporting our search and transactions coordinating every last detail. I would recommend Kim to anyone who was looking for an agent in the Charlotte area.
From day 1, we felt like Kim had our best interests in mind and provided excellent market knowledge. If I could click more than 5 stars I would. Kim and her team were fantastic to work with throughout the process and we plan to work with them again in the future.
J. St. Johns
I worked with Kim Trouten and she was an amazing real estate agent! Kim was very knowledgable of the area and was able to help us find the home we couldn't be happier in. On top of being knowledgable Kim was very attentive with any questions or concerns we had with any properties. Both my husband and I loved working with her and her team!
Our agent, Kim Trouten, was exceptional! Our home sold immediately! Kim gave us such great counsel to prepare our home to put on the market. She was very invested in our home showing well and gave us practical advice which we appreciated and followed. We worked seamlessly with Kim and her team to execute all the necessary paperwork, to negotiate a sale, to arrange for all the inspections in a timely manner, and to close on time without any glitches. Communication was excellent and feedback on showings was done very well. We highly recommend Kim Trouten.
Kim Trouten helped us sell our home and also helped us find and purchase a new home. She has an amazing knowledge of the area and is very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Kim as your expert agent! Also, the team working with Kim were awesome. They walked us through every step and made the process quite painless which says a lot.
We worked with Kim Trouten to purchase our builder's spec home. Her knowledge of the market, local builders and overall experience helped us make the right choice. She really got to know what was important to us and where we might compromise. Six months later as we enjoy our new home, we are so grateful for her assistance in making the right decision.
We recently purchased our 2nd home with Kim Trouten. Her knowledge, professionalism, and kindness are unmatched. We are grateful for her guidance at each step of the way, from house hunting, negotiations, closing, and even renovation tips!
Kim Trouten is amazing! Her whole team is amazing! Her honesty and expertise is above the rest. She made our home buying experience so pleasant. I would HIGHLY recommend Kim and her team.
My husband and I decided to move from NJ to the Charlotte area to be near our children and grandchildren. Our daughter used Kim to find her a house and then she recommended Kim to her in-laws. Kim sold their house easily. Not only did she find us a beautiful spot to build our retirement house, but she also researched realtors in NJ and got us a wonderful realtor who sold our home there! Kim is so friendly and knowledgeable and kept us informed every step of the way. She and her team even helped us with stores and contractors in our new area that we might need! I would never consider using any other realtor and I recommend her highly! After all, she is now "part of our family!"
Kim Trouten was a wonderful realtor to work with on buying a new home and selling our then current home. She was responsive, any time of the day, and we truly felt that she worked to improve our selling experience.She works with an amazing team, who were all very helpful throughout the process. We listed and sold our home very quickly, and we could not have done that without Kim and her team being efficient, and great at their jobs!I would absolutely call Kim again with any real estate question, or for any future property buying and selling. I have recommended her to other people as well.
My husband and I settled on Kim Trouten, after not having much luck with other realtors in the area. We found that Kim and her team knew every little detail of the Fort Mill/Charlotte area, which made us feel very comfortable as we were moving from another state.Kim took the time to understand our wants and concerns and made sure our time was used to the fullest while looking at houses. She made sure we looked at every single house we had a slight interest in, and was not pushy one bit. She was honest in her opinion of the house/local area which helped us narrow our search.We finally found our perfect home. The entire home-buying process was seamless and made very easy for us! All thanks to our wonderful realtor and her great, supportive team!We are still in contact with her as she continues to support us even after our move with local vendors, questions about the neighborhoods, restaurants, etc.! She is absolutely great and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way for our first home-buying experience! Thanks!
I discovered Kim from a personal recommendation from a friend. I had a real estate license in another state and have sold homes before but did not have time to manage the process due to work responsibilities - yet I was not impressed enough to sign on with any of the 5+ companies I interviewed - till I met Kim Trouten.With a house to update, stage and sell and another one to buy I needed someone who had the resources and knowledge to do it all and I was not disappointed. Kim gave me design suggestions to update my home in Cameron Wood and it sold in ONE DAY above the asking price.Then we found a home to purchase and the closings were scheduled for the same day. Kim's team supported the process the entire way. It was a different experience for us-it was so efficient and each person she has working with her is an expert in their particular area which helped things go more smoothly.We updated and sold another property in 2015 but it was too far away to use her and I found myself appreciating and preferring her approach. Kim is the only one we will consider working with in the Charlotte area. We have also used the Allen Tate mortgage process twice in the past 2 years and have only compliments to share about their responsiveness and attention to detail.
Simple...best agent ever. Great communication, proactive engagement, honest conversation, had our best interests in mind. Each phone call, email and face-to-face were on time as scheduled and more than exceeded our expectations. 'Team' is the defining word in this relationship. I felt like part of a bigger team that had my family's best interests in mind 24/7.
I've worked with Kim Trouten twice now, once to buy my home, the other to sell it. To be honest, I could have probably done "for sale by owner" where I was, as I had plenty of visibility, but Kim's expertise in navigating the mountains of paperwork, inspection complications, appraisals, contractors, lawyers, insurance folks, mortgage folks, vetting buyers, etc. really made hiring them worth every penny.She made it as painless as possible and are extremely organized in making sure every 'T' is crossed and every 'I' dotted.Telling of her commitment to their clients, my buyer backed out 11 days before closing (not their fault) but Kim had 5 showings lined up for me the very next day (two of which made an offer)!Long story short, she saved me from several serious pitfalls in this complex buying/selling process. Highly recommend!
Kim Trouten was my agent and by far the most professional and effective agent I've ever had.The house I purchased was located in a very high demand neighborhood. The day it went on the market, Kim made sure she was the first agent on site and since I was out of town, she FaceTimed me and gave me a virtual tour of the house. I made an offer on the spot!Once the house was under contract, Kim and her team helped me work through a lot of issues that I ran into when trying to buy my older home and were extremely responsive and effective in solving every issue that arose. I ended up with the house of my dreams in the neighborhood of my dreams! Kim and her team should be your first choice.
This was by far the best real estate experience we've ever had. From the first interview until closing, Kim Trouten was there for us. I truly believe we would never have sold our house without this team!She responded to every call and email, helped with referrals for packing, moving, repairs and designs. She made the process as enjoyable as possible.
We recently purchased our 2nd home with Kim Trouten. Her knowledge, professionalism, and kindness are unmatched. We are grateful for her guidance at each step of the way, from house hunting, negotiations, closing, and even renovation tips!
I have bought and sold four houses in the last 15 years. My experience working with Kim Trouten on my last sell/purchase was over the top amazing.In early 2013, as people were just beginning to come out of the recession and a depressed market to begin thinking about buying and selling houses, my house sold with the highest per square foot average of any house in the neighborhood (something like 20% higher), and sold in four days with two offers on the table. I so appreciated that I was treated like my house was a million dollar listing.....so I cannot recommend a better person, and if I am involved in any other real estate transactions, Kim will be my first call. Two years later I still sing their praises to anyone I know beginning to look for a house. Absolutely top to bottom, her team was the best and nicest professionals I have ever worked with in real estate!
Alan and Jacqueline Grant
My wife and I were first time home buyers, and had the pleasure of working with Kim Trouten for this purchase. Her team was extremely patient as we explored many Charlotte neighborhoods and often changed our minds! With a work schedule that is always changing, they made it very easy to meet and were very flexible with showings until we found the right home. They promptly answered emails and phone calls and were readily available to answer any question I had (and again, this was my first house so I had plenty!) Closing was easy and on time. We cannot thank Kim and her team enough for helping us find the perfect home for our growing family and will only work with her moving forward!
I worked with Kim Trouten and she was an amazing real estate agent! Kim was very knowledegable of the area and was able to help us find the home we couldn't be happier in. On top of being knowledegable, Kim was very attentive with any questions or concerns we had with any properties. Both my husband and I loved working with her and her team!
Kim Trouten was an absolutely outstanding resource for my husband and I. Her responsiveness, professionalism and overall housing market knowledge was tremendous. She took complete control and guided us the entire time. Almost a year later since we moved she's still following up with us.
Kim Trouten and her team were beyond amazing and so knowledgeable on getting me the house I wanted at the perfect price! I absolutely would not have had a chance at getting under contract on my house without her help, knowledge of the market, and contacts with other agents! Her team made the process of contract-to-closing as smooth as possible and I highly recommend going with Kim on purchasing or selling your house!
We had a rather unusual property involving an older home on a gorgeous lot in a great location, and Kim Trouten was the 4th realtor we interviewed. None of the others understood our vision for the sale and each was somewhat discouraging. Kim believed she could do the job and was upbeat- with a realistic plan- from the start! She led us professionally through readjustments in the plan as necessary, but we believe we ended up with the best possible sale price in only a little over 2 months. Her entire team was always accessible and very much on board each step of the way, ready to help and advise in their own areas of expertise. We are very thankful for Kim and we recommend her highly, without hesitation!
Kim and her team have been great! She worked with us until we were ready to buy, walked us through the entire process, and even caught an error made by the closing attorney! Saved us $900!! An overall great experience!
Charlotte & Kevin Kerridge
I was moving my family across the state. Timing was critical. Kim and her team provided me with excellent service. They were excellent communicators and ensured things were moving according to the timeline. Kim provided me with her honest feedback as we were searching for a home, making me aware of railroads or driving distance to work or elsewhere. Great feedback that helped us decide on our final choice. Kim is always available and quick to answer her phone, texts or emails.
Kim came to us on a recommendation from a friend at my husband's office. From the first conversation we had via phone, we knew we were in good hands. Kim's knowledge of the area (including things like where the traffic is bad during the day and how that can affect a commute), to activities in the towns, where the schools are, etc. were amazingly helpful. She was patient with us as it was a big move- an unexpected and difficult time moving from NJ to NC, and bringing 3 daughters with us... 2 being in high school. Kim helped us find not only our dream home but became a dear friend in the process. She is who I recommend to anyone I come in contact with looking for a home in the area. Very thankful for her knowledge, expertise, and friendship!
Kim was very professional, knowledgeable, insightful, prompt, organized, communicative, responsive, and all around a pleasure to work with! This was far and away the best experience I've had with a realtor. I wouldn't think of working with anyone else in the area after my experience; this is the best group that you're going to be able to find.
My wife and I worked with Kim Trouten in June 2012. Kim worked tirelessly to help us purchase a home in the Waxhaw area of North Carolina. We knew we wanted to relocate to this market from NYC, but frankly we were not exactly sure where we wanted to be or how best to make it happen! That was not an issue, because Kim was armed with facts and figures, pros and cons on all things Union and Mecklenburg County.A little background, I am a Franchise Development executive in the Quick Service Restaurant space for the better part of 15 years. In broad, general terms - my work life revolves around timely, professional, thoughtful communication with the purpose of helping folks get from point A to point B while educating them throughout the journey. I provide a very high level of service and expertise to my clients and frankly I expect the same. Purchasing a home and deciding to open a restaurant are both very emotional and expensive decisions to make. It takes a certain type of individual to do it "WELL", and Kim Trouten is CLEARLY that person! No need to look any further. I say this not only because I like Kim as a person - which I certainly do - but most importantly she is VERY good at what she does.Kim and her team were informative, organized and yes....genuinely nice! It was also helpful that Kim has a proven track record of success. Whether it be primary residence, vacation or investment properties you should consider calling Kim Trouten for all of your real estate needs. I have referred Kim in the past and will continue to do so every chance I get.....Thank You Kim!!
Joe and Gwenn Scancella-Catalone
Kim was very knowledgeable about the area and neighborhoods. She is very easy to talk to, and was always very responsive to our questions. Highly recommend her!
Kim Trouten is the most exceptional real-estate professional we have ever used. She was extremely helpful through the search and selection process. Her team supports her needs well and kept everything moving throughout the process allowing us to focus on the physical relocation from another state. We can be fiercely critical and fiercely loyal, we won't use anyone but Kim Trouten and her team.
I only rated five stars, because the site won't allow for six or more. We were new to the Charlotte area and Kim immediately assumed the role of tour guide and advocate. During the final negotiations, Kim actually got us a better deal than we were offering. After the sale, she remained available to help us with find any manner of goods and services, from where to shop to introducing us to a CPA, to telling us where the decent pubs were located. Kim certainly redefined our image of real estate professionals. I would recommend Kim to anybody.
I cannot express enough the value that Kim Trouten brought to my home-selling experience. Her professional 'team approach' is one I would highly recommend to anyone buying or selling a home. From the staging and listing process - to the moment your home is live in the MLS - to the first few days of showings and then that moment the offer comes in - you need the assurance that you're being well taken care of. There was never a moment I didn't feel like this team had my back throughout the craziness that ensued once my home went on the market. Forty-eight hours, 26 showings and 4 offers later, I knew that Kim was bringing her vast experience and wisdom to my side to assist me in making the right decision for my situation. Years ago (in another state), I thought going the FSBO route was the best decision because of my budget-concious approach to everything. That couldn't be further from the truth. The value that having this team involved in your selling or buying world is beyond what one can describe in a review. Once you're in the "maze", you see that there are too many twists and turns you would never want to navigate on your own. I'm so thankful for this team and especially Kim. I would never recommend anyone else for my real estate needs. Every one of them go above and beyond what is expected to bring excellence, integrity, dependability and communication to your real estate experience - from start to finish.
Kim Trouten helped my wife and I navigate every aspect of buying a home in Charlotte. She was extremely diligent about communicating with us about the market and very quick to answer any questions we had. To top it off, she made the process fun instead of stressful. I cannot overstate how important that is when buying a house!
Kim Trouten was exceptional!! Kim has a extensive background and knowledge on all aspects of home buying. We bought a new construction property. This was our first home purchase she was very patient and thorough with us throughout the entire process and gave us really good advice along the way. Kim was efficient at answering all questions even if we texted her at random times throughout the day.Relocating from New York to Fort Mill could have been an overwhelming process for us, but Kim made sure that everything went smoothly. We watched the whole building process through pictures and updates that Kim would e-mail to us. We moved to Fort Mill 3 weeks before closing and were very happy with everything. Best wishes to Kim, and the whole Allen Tate Team you guys were phenomenal. We highly recommend this team to anyone :)
I met Kim about a year before starting to work with her and decided to have her list my house in Charlotte, NC for sale this past June. From the moment we sat down on my dining room table, she was sweet and went through the paperwork and process in full detail. She made me feel comfortable, letting me know that she had a whole team of experts who would work with me. Before I continue, I would like to say that this was the 4th time I worked with a realtor and she truly set the bar. From that point on, she set off a chain of events that would lead the house to be sold in 2 weeks: she had a professional photographer come over the house, listed the property, and had her closing agent send me a checklist of things I would need for closing so we'd be prepared. The entire process was smooth and effortless, thanks to Kim Trouten. There are many (and I mean MANY) realtors out there, but there are few true professionals. She and her team take their jobs seriously and deliver great customer service, which I believe, is 99% of the work in the realestate business.
As a long time investor, I have had Kim Trouten and her team assist with multiple purchases and sales. The systems that she and her team have in place are hands down the best I've ever seen. She always maintains personal contact throughout each transaction. Her team members support her flawlessly. She is relentless in getting the best deal possible and is extremely successful in managing through any inspection/survey issues. She is personally interested in ensuring every party to the contract is treated respectfully and works diligently to get the job done. I wouldn't use anyone other than her to handle my transactions.
We have worked with Kim on more than two occasions, at varying price ranges. She initially assisted us with the purchase of a custom built luxury home (our first purchase in this price range.) Her expertise and management of the entire transaction was excellent. She was able to negotiate with a very difficult seller, get us through several issues that came up during inspections; all while we felt like she was our strongest advocate. She always gave solid advice by educating us in great detail of our choices and would then go over the outcomes to us if we chose a certain action. She was certain, confident, straight forward and we never once felt like we were alone or making a questionable decision. This lady knows her business, statistics and bases her decisions on this. In addition to this she is a savvy business person with professional finesse. She also assisted us with the purchase of and investment condo. She did the same terrific job. Kim is excellent, reassuring and very adapting to your needs. She's real, good, entrenched in the area market and knows her stuff. You will most certainly be pleased.
Difficult buyer's agent but Kim and her team kept me sane through the entire process. Spot on with her pricing recommendations. Great advice on negotiation and always looked after my best interests. Very smooth process thanks to Kim. Highly recommended. Will use for my next transaction.
Kim is by far the best agent I have had any experience working with. We are very picky and were very specific in what we were looking for, and she never let that stop her from persevering with us. We ended up building a custom home on a lot she helped us procure and then sold our existing house as well. She was instrumental throughout all processes, including helping us to negotiate the contract with the builder and assisting throughout construction with design suggestions, and other items to be aware of. She is very knowledgeable on what sells, what looks good and what mistakes you may be making in your decisions, and is not afraid to tell you so for your own benefit. Although I hope we never move from our new place, but if we do, we'll contact Kim immediately and be confident that she'll take care of it for us
Kim Trouten was exceptional to work with. Her agency is a force, in which everyone specializes in ONE job, making them the most efficient team we've ever worked with. They curated a detailed plan to sell our house, including step by step instruction for us, as home owner's. The team garnered us a first day, full price offer, with a less than 30 day closing. It was a superb experience; and, we will always use Kim & her team for all future real estate endeavors.
My husband and I were introduced to Kim by a mutual friend after we found out we were moving from DC to the Charlotte area. Kim is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, insightful, and as an added bonus, has a keen eye for design. She and her team advocated for us during the entire process, and it was evident the whole way through Kim supported us and was motivated to find us a home that was perfect for our family’s needs. She took time to get to know us, our likes and dislikes, and would bring things to our attention as we sifted our way through houses. When we finally did decide upon the right place, Kim walked us through it every step of the way and never seemed to grow weary of our endless questions. As first time home buyers, we couldn’t have lucked out more with finding such a fantastic agent. Many thanks to Kim and the rest of the Allen Tate team!
Kim was a terrific advocate for us not only during our long term search for the perfect house in the perfect location, she was a great asset during the closings of both of our properties.
I've known Kim for over five years - when she found the perfect home for my wife and me in Baxter Village. Not only was Kim a unusually perceptive at finding the house that was just right for us, she helped us through the hoops of purchasing a home during the real estate downturn, gave us many suggestions about finding dentists, doctors, churches, etc. near our new location, and has been very helpful in many ways since the purchase. Most recently, because of her eye for detail and design/decorating skills, Kim has graciously agreed to provide a number of great suggestions to significantly improve our 1st floor renovation project. I will use Kim if/when we move again.
I would highly recommend Kim Trouten! She guided my husband and I through our buying and selling process and was quick to answer any questions that we may have had along the way. A true advocate for her clients! She always had our best interest in mind when dealing with both the buyer and seller agents. We are definitely satisfied with the level of service and commitment she had in helping us sell and buy a home.
Kim and her team were just wonderful and helped us have a very smooth process from start to finish. We were purchasing from out of State so the local knowledge and assistance was especially appreciated. This was also our first time purchasing a new home directly from a builder vs. an existing home and Kim did a great job both educating us on the differences in the process and supporting us during the price/term negotiations with the builder. We felt she got us a great deal overall vs. what we would have been able to get without her representation. Very glad we were referred to Kim and would absolutely recommend her to anyone else.
We were given Kim's name from friends of ours that worked with Kim to find their home and we are glad we took their advice. We were relocating from Ohio and dealing with all the joys that brings (new jobs, selling a house, finding the right schools, etc.) so we didn't have a lot of extra time to explore and extend the process. We instantly connected with Kim and told her our interests and what we were looking for in a home and neighborhood. When we made our first trip to Charlotte to see some areas, Kim had already mapped out spots that fit our criteria exactly. She drove us around for a full day showing houses and was our honorary tour guide, informing us of the region. With a tight timeline and being out of state, she made a complicated scenario seamless and actually fun. Kim was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I would highly recommend you partner with Kim in your home search.
Kim and her team are the best. We had our home under contract within a couple days and then out of no where the Buyers backed out. Kim called and told us to be patient and she would reach out to others that had interest in our home. An hour later (around 10pm) she had our house back under contract. We were amazed. We also had challenges during inspection and closing where the entire team was outstanding. I could not ask for a better agent and team to help with Buying and Selling a home.
Kim is the best! This is our 3rd experience with the group. Kim assisted us in purchasing our home in 2011 and then again when my In-laws purchased in 2012. More recently, we listed our home in Indian Trail. Kim met with us a couple months before listing and made some suggestions on timing, list price, and updates around the house. We complied, listed 2 months later, and sold in ONE DAY. Her team is very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. Her staff was also very helpful in assisting us with the selling/closing process. I recommend Kim Trouten and her team to anyone buying or selling in the Charlotte Metro area.
Kim is not only an amazing realtor but an amazing person. Her knowledge of the area, wise investments, staging, etc. far exceeds any previous realtor we have worked with. She allows you to take your time and educates you throughout the entire process. She doesn't want to sell you something but wants you to find the perfect fit for your family. We worked with Kim for a year before finding the right home and every part of the process was amazing. She also sold our home in less than 24 hours after we put a contract on a new home. I can't say enough great things about her as a person and a realtor!
Kim and her team were wonderful to work with and I would recommend them to all of my friends. After trying 3 agents, my house sold with Kim and her team. They were kind, understanding, thought outside of the box and were the best at communicating.
We had the pleasure of working with Kim Trouten to find our new home. She was absolutely amazing in every way. She understood what we wanted, and she found us the perfect home in a spectacular neighborhood. She went above and beyond, helping us get my daughter registered in school, getting all of the relocation items in place, and was there even after we closed for assistance and advice. She will definitely be our partner if we ever move again
Michael Johnson & Joanne Ballou, Escrow Officer with Michael Johnson & Associates
Kim's level of customer service is excellent. She is always coordinating with our office to ensure that her client's closing goes as smoothly as possible.
My family and I have moved many times over the years and I can honestly say it never gets easier, or less stressful. With that said, Kim and her team made this one of the least stressful and smoothest moves I have ever completed. Kim met with us one morning and immediately put us as at ease with the entire process. Never once did I ever have to wait on a response or question. As we look back, its hard to explain our sincere appreciation for Kim and the team for making the sale of our home and the entire family transition a memorable and pain free move. Kim's can do attitude with her ability to listen and "Hear You" was refreshing. There was never a gap in communication or a time we felt ignored. There was constant updates and advise as well up-to-date media info available. Truly a pleasure to work with this team, I will seek out Kim in the future when buying again - even if she's out of state! Our experience - Awesome 5. STAR.
I call Kim Trouten the Real Estate Fairy. She came into our lives and found us our dream home. Kim has a sharp professional eye such that, when she walks into a home, she can spot things you don’t even think about. She was amazing every step of the way till closing and we completely relied on her expertise.
“I first met Kim Trouten about 6 years ago while visiting our daughter in SC. Kim showed us several homes in Fort Mill and Sun City in Indian Land. At that time I thought we would be moving from New England to South Carolina within a year or two. For the past 6 years she would email listings and reach out to us to see how things were going with us. In April I called her that we would be putting our house on the market and planned to move to this area this summer. She inquired if we had a real estate agent. We didn't and she recommended an agent in our area who was highly accredited in her field. Our house sold the first day it was listed. Kim and her team were wonderful to work with. We were in Fort Mill for four days and Kim spent a day and a half showing us several homes. She knew just what we were looking for and if we didn't see something that wasn't quite right she tactfully pointed it out. After going back to New England all paper work was handled through phone calls and emails. All questions were answered very quickly and we were able to close on our house without flying back to SC. We would highly recommend Kim as she is highly professional and a joy to work with.
Kim is amazing! She is incredibly knowledgeable, diligent, and patient. She helped us find a neighborhood and house we truly love. We always recommend Kim to friends and family who are looking for a great experience finding their perfect house.
We have bought two homes with Kim over the past 5 years and could not have been more pleased. She knows the local Charlotte area so well and picked homes to show us that exactly matched what we were looking for. She assisted with everything from repair contacts, decoration ideas, and introducing us to neighbors! Her service does not end at the sale either, she is still my "go to" person for questions about paint colors, contractor referrals, and all things real estate. She also gives back to the local community and is an all around wonderful person
We unexpectedly saw a home we were interested in but did not have a local realtor. I jumped on line & found Kim from reading reviews. Although we were complete unknowns to her she did a great job of fitting us in. She listened to our "desires" & sent several prospects within those ideals. She easily helped us weed out homes that didn't fit as we saw them in person. Our process moved quickly. It was evident she had an excellent knowledge of what to expect in managing a sound & competitive offer for our area. Once we had a contract we transitioned to her team which handled our process thru closing with excellence. Additionally we stumbled into some challenges with another realtor. Kim stood up for us & challenged the individual for their questionable conduct with diplomacy & professionalism. She & her team focus on providing excellence themselves as well as referrals that reflect their values in excellence. I would highly recommend using Kim Trouten, she will help take the stress out of a big decision with her experience & knowledge.
Kim Trouten assisted me ably when I built my new home in Charlotte in 2013. Four years later when it was time to sell my home I turned to Kim Trouten for an expert's perspective. I wasn't disappointed in her and her team's "got-your-back" approach to what turned out to be a speedy and smooth sale. Thank you very much.
Kim was great in helping us buy our home. She was very knowledgeable of the area and helped us focus in the right place for what we were looking for. We were relocating from out of state. She was able to go to homes we were interested in and FaceTime us in to a walk through of the home so we could see it from where we were. She has great insights and knows her stuff! She was very honest and helped us find our dream home! She has a great team around her that walks with you through every step of the process. Kim is an amazing person and great to work with. She's extremely responsive and helps bring clarity along the way. She also has a great personality. I can highly recommend her to you!
Having worked with Kim, I have no desire to work with another agent. Kim sets a high standard of excellence for others to emulate. Kim is very knowledgeable and is a great resource in many areas. She offers valuable advice during the decision making process and truly cares about her clients making the best informed decision for themselves. When issues arise, she has impressive problem solving skills and resolves issues quickly to remove the stress from her clients. Kim has excellent negotiation skills to ensure her clients are paying a fair price and therefore ensuring they are making a good investment. AFTER the sale, she follows up to offer additional help. She is the BEST!
Our dearest Kim... you have been nothing short of fantastic throughout our selling and buying process. Your knowledge, experience, professionalism and character are unparalleled. We've referred you before and will not hesitate to again. Could not be more grateful how this process went for us. THANK YOU
We don't know how we would have gotten through the process if we didn't have Kim. Her knowledge and experience is outstanding. Our buyers did a "For Sale by Owner". Because of this Kim made sure we were protected from all contingencies and kept the process as stress free as possible.
We moved to South Carolina from Buffalo, NY. We were down there a couple of times, and Kim showed us around the area / helped us become familiar with the various neighborhoods and builders. She also familiarized herself with what we wanted. When we were ready to look in earnest for a house, we were physically still in Buffalo. Kim found us excellent housing options, reviewed the properties for us, and provided a "video tour" of the house! We bought a house without actually seeing it in person, but we felt very comfortable with our decision because of all the service Kim and her team provided. She went over and above and we appreciate it!
Kim was great! We were moving from Denver to Charlotte and made 2 weekend house hunting trips prior to our move and continued to look when we initially moved to town. On short notice Kim set up full days of house hunting with homes in our price range that fit our criteria. She was very helpful as we narrowed our choices and negotiated the final price. Kim is friendly, professional and was just a joy to work with.
We were so happy to find Kim Trouten for our realtor. She drove us all over the greater Charlotte area in search of the perfect house. She is so knowledgeable about all the Charlotte greater area markets. Kim is also very familiar with home construction & design and that was very helpful as we looked at so many homes, new construction as well as resales. Even when when we changed our search criteria, Kim remained cheerful, optimistic and professional. She always responded promptly to our texts & emails. Kim always made sure we could see the houses when we requested, that's no small feat considering my husband's travel schedule! With Kim we gained a whole team of professionals to help us expedite our closing process. Every thing was expertly done and timely. We love our home now and can't thank Kim enough for her help to find it!
Kim did a fantastic job for us. We had several complex situations pop up during our transaction and she flawlessly guided us through each one. I would not hesitate to use her again or recommend her to anyone I know.
Kim is THE BEST. Hands down. Knowledgeable, experienced, professional and extremely responsive. She worked hard for us! We were delayed on our new construction and she really went to bat for us. We would have been delayed even more had she not fought as hard as she did.
I give Kim Trouten and her team the highest of recommendations. Kim worked with me over a roughly 18 month period both to sell my home and to, ultimately, find exactly the home I was looking for. I’m an empty-nester and in this latest move, I was both looking to downsize/simplify and I was looking to move closer to Uptown Charlotte. Kim listened well, actively and patiently as I gradually figured out what kind of home I was looking for and where. The neighborhood I zeroed in on, Dilworth, is highly desirable and finding the home that fit my criterion was a bit of a needle in the haystack kind of search. Kim judiciously avoided homes that didn’t fit, yet jumped on those that fit my objectives. Her detailed knowledge of the neighborhood was critical in helping me both zero in on where within Dilworth made best sense, what considerations in the homes was most important and what was appropriate pricing. Importantly, she possesses a skilled eye in helping me visualize what was possible as we looked at homes and ultimately chose the one I now live in. With all that said, Kim and her team are ultimately in a service business that is about relationships. They were always responsive, proactive and, most importantly, truly good people to work with. I would recommend them strongly to others."
Working with Kim throughout the years has been a wonderful experience. She helped us purchase our first home, and then listed and sold it this past year so we could buy our dream home. She is really down to earth, and connected well with both my husband and I. Kim and her team are super responsive, extremely trustworthy, and very responsible. She makes the process of purchasing and selling a home practically effortless! I would not hesitate to work with her again, or refer her to friends and family
I’ve worked with Kim on the purchase of 2 homes and sale of 1. Her team is thorough and knowledgeable regardless of the area of interest. She genuinely cared about our opinions and negotiated favorably for us each transaction
Kim is a "professional" in ever aspect of the word - she is trustworthy, knowledgeable, extremely responsive, and makes the purchase of a home a pleasurable experience. We highly recommend Kim and her team for all real estate endeavors!
Kim is an amazing woman and realtor and we had the BEST experience working with her. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, the home buying process, and the details around the construction of a home. She was our ally and from day 1 and I knew she had our best interest at heart. She is patient, detailed oriented, and fights for buyers. Awesome experience and we have built a life long friendship. Thank you Kim!
We have worked with many different realtors in Canada and the United States. Kim stands above the crowd as THE best realtor we have ever worked with. Her vast experience, knowledge and expertise of the current market were invaluable. Her tips and advice on selling our home made the whole transaction effortless and seamless. Don’t look for anyone else if you are looking to buy or sell your home!
Kim was our agent throughout the long process of relocating from Los Angeles. She was so good that we chose to use her even though we had access to a team through our relocation package. Her extensive knowledge of the Charlotte area, along with her ability to understand fully what our family needed in a home, resulted in us finding what we consider our dream home. She worked with us for over a year remotely as we finalized timing and plans, she patiently and carefully kept us up to speed on the market and our options. When it came time to close on our new construction home, she went above and beyond to ensure that every detail of not only the contract and purchase transaction was perfectly clear and fair, but also that the final and sometimes smallest details of the building completion were executed as promised. She is an incredibly professional, kind, effective and personable agent. I would recommend her to anyone buying in the Charlotte area, especially those relocating!
Kim had a wealth of information about the area we were looking to move to. We had to wait for our house to sell before moving to the Charlotte area and Kim was more than patient. When our house finally sold, we had 30 days to find a new one. She rearranged her schedule for the week to help us find our dream home. She showed us homes that fit our family's needs in the areas that were best suited for us. Kim and her team were very well organized in getting our closing done in a timely manner. Every stage went flawlessly, and we can't say enough about our positive experience with Kim and her team. We would highly recommend her to anyone in the market of buying or selling a home.
Simply put Kim is amazing! She and her entire team are a stellar group of individuals, who operate seamlessly as a dynamic ultra professional team. Kim is special though, from our first meeting she had a very specific and unique strategy specifically for our home, her targeted approach had an offer on our home in less than 2 weeks, and a competitive and extremely attractive offer at that. Selling a home is a stressful and time consuming parade of activities, emails, phone calls and non stop action. Kim along with her talented co workers are strategically aligned to perform tasks in concert, the result is a top level A++++ experience. My wife nor myself ever wanted or needed for anything, and the experience could not have been any better or more efficient. I will never EVER sell or purchase another home without securing Kim and her teams services first.
When my son and his family moved to the Charlotte area in 2017, my recently retired wife and I decided to start planning to downsize to a home in the area. We wanted to be able to be close to one of the area lakes and were referred to Kim from our agent here in Alpharetta. We were VERY pleased with everything about our interactions with Kim! We started looking during our regular visits to the area to see our son and family. Each time, Kim and her team made all the arrangements for us to view different listings in our area of interest. Kim is very obviously a busy, top level real estate professional, but each time we met with her it felt as if we were the only project she was working on. We always felt like we had her complete attention. We also felt that she really listened and quickly understood not only the things that we said were important to us, but also things that we had not even thought of as being important! We never felt rushed or pushed. Once we decided to put a contract on a house, Kim served as an excellent coach on how much we should offer, what the terms of the offer should be, etc. She made the whole process so comfortable! If you are looking for real estate anywhere in the south Charlotte area, you will not find a better team than Kim and her associates
Kim is a wonderful agent! We were first time home buyers and Kim was recommended to us by one of my colleagues. She understood our needs and showed us properties that matched our needs. She was very flexible and patient and answered all our questions - even the crazy ones! She and her team helped us through all the processes that come with home-buying from start to finish. We were very impressed by the professionalism of their team and would highly recommend her to our family and friends. Thanks Kim!
My fiance and I received a great opportunity to relocate to the Charlotte area. A part of my relocation package included a real estate agent. Long story short, my fiancee and I went through two real estate agents before being referred to Kim Trouten. From the first day that Kim and I met, she was a game changer! My fiance and I are first time homeowners, so the process was a little overwhelming, but Kim made it smooth. Not only were we able to successfully close on our new home, Kim negotiated with the builder and solidified window blinds for the entire house, a refrigerator, ceiling fans, and a beautiful brick patio for the backyard. Furthermore, before we did our home walk-through, we noticed that the water heater had a dent in it. Since the house we bought was new, Kim advocated with the builder to get us a brand new water heater. All in all, I don't see how we would've had a successful and smooth process without Kim's level of professionalism.
Kim and her team are the best realtors in town! Helpful from beginning to end, extremely organized and efficient. You won't find a better agent to help you buy or sell your home.
Kim was a blessing to my husband and me as we navigated buying our first home this summer! When I first met Kim, she was enthusiastic about helping me find a house within my budget that would meet my needs to make it into a true "home" for our lifestyle. She willingly answered all of my questions without requiring me to sign on. Throughout the home search, offer, due diligence, and closing periods Kim was there every moment to prepare me for what was next and answer any questions or concerns I had. Kim has surrounded herself with an incredible team of inspectors, attorneys, brokers, etc... who genuinely care and are experts at what they do. I could not be happier with how confident and efficiently I walked through this process because of Kim's guidance!
Kim Trouten is an outstanding Realtor. She is passionate about her work, extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, and an expert negotiator. She goes above and beyond for her clients and always remains pleasant and professional. She and her team exceeded our expectations.
Kim Trouten is knowledgable, trustworthy, and transparent in every aspect of the home buying and selling process. We have worked with Kim for many years both buying and selling a home, and in both instances, it felt like we were working with a friend! Her positive energy, real estate expertise, and ability to understand what we (as buyers) were looking for in a new home, made the buying process less frustrating and more efficient (and exciting!). Kim is also equally wonderful with the selling process. Her background in staging homes and her overall market knowledge, led to a quick home sale for us! I would highly recommend Kim to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a home. She is efficient, motivated, meticulous with details, and will make the home selling or buying process as seamless as possible! Her fun, patient, and kind personality is one that I would work with again and again. Thank you Kim! Until next time... :)
Kim was truly a professional and a pleasure to work with! I appreciated the steps she took that sold my home quickly, in just 12 days. Her team concept meant that I worked with one individual for the listing and another individual from sale to closing, all while Kim was overseeing and interacting regularly through the process. The photographs of my property were the best I've seen and marketed my home so well.
We were relocating to the area from out of state. We found Kim over an internet search and we knew already during our first of many calls, that this was a great fit. She had planned our house hunting weekend in Charlotte and gave us a great variety of homes to look at. She had planned the complete weekend with us and shared her insights on the housing market and our future home city. We were able to make an offer by the end of the weekend. Her complete team made sure everything was taken care off on the closing/inspection side, while we were preparing our move. It was a super experience. We would strongly recommend to get in touch with Kim, if you are relocating to the Charlotte area. We would definitely use her again! Thank you Kim and team!
Kim is an absolute professional and truly cares about her clients. She tells them the hard truths even when it could prevent her from making a sale/purchase. Her integrity separates her from the rest of her peers, I would highly recommend seeking out Kim for help. My wife and I were the buyers during this transaction and Kim Trouten with Allen Tate Realtors was our agent for this purchase.
I was in the process of selling my townhome in Fort Mill as I was moving and needed a quick sell. Kim and her team were very knowledgeable, passionate, and reliable throughout the process. I look forward to working with her in the future.
We were relocating to Charlotte. Kim was referred to us by a friend who had a great experience with her. We were so fortunate to meet Kim. She made our house buying process so easy. As our agent she represented us well, she looked out for our best interest and she was very honest and upfront. She is really good at understanding your needs. She didn’t show us houses that would not match our needs. During challenging negotiations while buying our house, she really looked out for us. We would highly recommend her and consider her a good friend.
Ian and Kristi Walker
We met Kim in 2011 when my husband wandered into her office to browse and we have never looked back!! She helped us buy our first house together and has helped us sell two houses too. She is so honest, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Our last sale was while we were overseas and she & her team literally handled everything from start to finish - cleaning, inspections, repairs, paying people, negotiations, closing, etc. Sometimes we were unable to communicate in a timely manner (sporadic internet on our part in SE Asia) and we trust Kim so much we just asked her to make decisions on our behalf if she couldn’t reach us. Couldn’t recommend her more!
We have moved MANY times- and Kim was the best realtor I have worked with. She was knowledgable, friendly, kind, responsive- all in all, excellent. She understood what we were looking for, and helped us find the perfect property in our new city. Kim and her team went above and beyond to make our transition as smooth as possible! She continues to check in and lend a hand, even after our transaction completed. Feel like we found more than a realtor- we found a friend!
Kim Trouten was my agent and by far the most professional and effective agent I've ever had. The house I purchased was located in a very high demand neighborhood. The day it went on the market, Kim made sure she was the first agent on site and since I was out of town, she "facetimed" me and gave me a virtual tour of the house. I made an offer on the spot! Once the house was under contract, her and her team helped me work through a lot of issues that I ran into when trying to buy my older home and they were extremely responsive and effective is solving every issue that arose. I ended up with the house of my dreams in the neighborhood of my dreams!
I've been working with Kim putting real estate transactions together for our mutual clients for almost a decade now. Kim is a powerhouse in knowing what is trending in our city and she's got the golden touch in knowing just what you need whether you are buying or selling. She comes into the transaction from a place of perfectly poised knowledge, negotiation skills that stem from painstaking preparation topped with just the perfect amount of grace and good will. Kim's track record of winning the deal is unrivaled. I've worked with hundreds of Realtors over the years and she is set apart in her track record for winning the deal in record time for her clients and ensuring the negotiations for any repairs or any transactional hurdles are taken care of. She's thinking of the big picture of what is best for the client now and in the future. Her beautiful and savvy good taste in knowing how to renovate, decorate and stage homes is unrivaled. Save yourself time, effort and money and let Kim and her amazing team be your trusted advisors!
I can not say enough good things about Kim and her team! My husband and I knew she was a treasure immediately after our first meeting with her. Her knowledge of the Charlotte area goes far beyond just the real estate market. Not only did she have incredible insight on the current state of the real estate market, she was also very knowledgeable about the various schooling options in each of the areas that we were looking at. As a young and growing family new to the Charlotte area this was incredibly helpful in our home buying process. Kim was extremely flexible with our family’s needs and my husbands work schedule. Whether it was scheduling house showings around my toddlers’ naptimes or making sure that if there was something I was interested in seeing if she couldn’t show it to me that day someone from her team would. Kim was always really accessible and responsive from a communication standpoint. What I really appreciated about Kim was her ability to help set realistic expectations not only for the crazy Charlotte real estate market, but also for our budget and each area of Charlotte that we were interested in. I think because Kim did such a wonderful job at this from the start of working with us we were able to navigate the market with so much more confidence. I could go on and on about what a delight working with Kim and her team was not only from a professional standpoint but also from an emotional standpoint. The homebuying process, especially in Charlotte’s market is not for the faint of heart, but being able to navigate the market confidently with such an incredible realtor AND enjoy the process because she is a wonderful, funny and thoughtful human being was just icing on the cake. Kim and her team come highly recommended from our family!
We wholeheartedly recommend Kim Trouten for all of your real estate needs. Exceedingly knowledgeable of the Charlotte area and home trends in the Carolinas, we trusted Kim to assist in our out-of-state move from Michigan. Kim was accommodating, reassuring, ever-available, and always pointed us in the right direction (even from 700 miles and 10 hours away!) She and her team have a keen eye for detail, and make sure that their clients are taken care of from start to finish. We remain ever-appreciative of her wealth of insight, thankful for all of her help, and eager to refer her expertise and knowledge to others.
Kim and her entire team were wonderful. We were relocating from out of state and Kim had deep knowledge of the surrounding areas, listened to our needs/wants and helped us find the perfect home. There were multiple offers for the home we selected and she negotiated to get our offer chosen. She was always extremely responsive and continued to help us even after we have closed on our home. Her team ensured we were well informed throughout the entire closing process. I highly recommend Kim to anyone searching for a home in this area.
With five moves in the past ten years, we have had many different experiences with different realtors, the ugly, the bad, the good and now, Kim! If you are looking for a professional that knows the area, that will actually pay attention to what you are saying, to what you are looking for, and go to battle for you with a smile and an incredible positive attitude, Kim is your agent. Relocating to a different state, to an area you do not know while living a busy life is without a doubt an extremely stressful adventure and we could not have gotten a better guide than Kim. The other part that is also important is the network your agent brings to the table such as the mortgage broker, the home inspectors, the attorneys, etc. All were as fantastic as Kim and they worked together to make our life and the process extremely smooth! There are just not enough words to explain how grateful we are to the whole “Kim team”. Simply put, Kim is rare gem in the real estate world and if/when we move again, my first call will be to Kim and so should be yours.
Kim is wonderful! She has helped us sell 2 homes and purchase 2 homes, and each transaction was positive. She has integrity, is extremely knowledgeable, and always friendly. Her team is excellent, and quick to reply. My husband and I have felt comfortable each time we have moved, because we have had the help of Kim and her team. I would absolutely recommend her to friends and family!
I listed my property with Kim and team and it sold in less than 24 hours and sold at more than the listing price--if you have a property going on the market, I highly recommend listing it with Kim!!! You will not be disappointed - I know I wasn't. The transaction from listing to closing was very professional and really pleasurable to experience.
L. Le Chatton
Kim has an excellent knowledge of her market, is always punctual, professional and personable and is backed by an efficient team that makes the entire process seamless.
Kim is kind and absolutely efficient. We had to relocate in 2 weeks for a new job and Kim helped us to make this sale possible and fast. A friend of mine referred her to me on a Friday afternoon (July 4th week). I gave her a call, she stopped by to check the house that evening (even tho she had to be on the road for a family trip that night). She guided us on how to prepare the house for the pictures. Few days later photographer came, the pictures of the house looked incredible and exactly A WEEK from the day we met our house was live. On the 4th day we had 3 offers which we were able to pick one and close the deal. Btw, Kim is kind, cares about her clients and has a wonderful team that works together to make this a stress-free process). We were so apprehensive before meeting her, we thought the house wouldn't sell (at least for a reasonable price) considering there was a brand new development with houses ready to move-in on sale in our neighborhood at the same time. Kim came in, told us it was possible and we trusted her, and the result was the best - house sold with the closing in a month from the day we got the offer. She was honest through negotiation, helped us get what we thought would be fair, was available when needed and did I mention kind? haha. Seriously, another great quality is that she knew our neighborhood better than ourselves. We love her and hope that whoever is the realtor we will need throughout all our next buy/sell can be as great as her (if that's possible).
Kim and her team were an absolute delight to work with when buying our first home! Kim is very knowledgeable about the home purchasing procedure and knows so much about the Charlotte area and the history of properties and communities. I was worried that purchasing a home for the first time would be stressful and difficult but Kim and her team were so kind and helpful. They answered all of our question and met us for house tours very promptly. I could not have asked for a better home buying experience and cannot wait to use them again in the future!
Kim was such a pleasure to work with. From the moment that the process began, we knew that our property was in great hands! She kept us calm and was in constant communication with us. Her and her team coordinated everything from the listing to the amazing pictures to the closing paperwork. All in all, our home was sold and we got our asking price within 6 days! Without Kim, I truly believe that the house would have been on the market for much much longer and I doubt the process would have been the same or we would have gotten the money we deserved. Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
Kim (and her team!) is among the very best in the business. I have partnered with her in both the buying and selling of my home. As a busy executive, I needed someone who could make the process as smooth and efficient as possible. With her depth of knowledge, experience, connectedness, and ability to anticipate and solution, Kim did just that. It is Kim’s genuine care for her clients though that sets her apart. Not only did I have a positive (and profitable) experience, I also gained a friend.
Kim was absolutely amazing to work with. She not only helped us sell our home, but helped us purchase our new, downsized home. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and what it takes to get your house sold. With her advice on preparing our home to show, we received an offer on the first day on the market. Then covid-19 hit... our first buyers backed out due to the virus. Since we were already under contract with our new home, we panicked. But she got our house right back on the market and sold it again on the first day. Through the whole process (during covid), she was calm and encouraging and kept things moving. Her and her entire team were amazing under extreme circumstances and we couldn’t have done it without them. Not only is she is extremely knowledgable and good at what she does, Kim is also very kind and friendly. I HIGHLY recommend Kim Trouten and her team!
Kim nailed it when we were buying and she nailed it when we sold! Her warm, welcoming demeanor, her keen eye on all details, her smarts to negotiate & navigate, her promptness on keeping the communication going and right, above all, her kind spirit makes her the best in class. We were fortunate to find a beautiful house that we made our home and sell it promptly when the time came through her guidance, more importantly though, we ended up finding a friend for life. Many happy memories made together and plenty still to unfold...
Kim (and her team) is exactly who you are looking for. Period. We were new to Charlotte and new to home buying and we still tell people we had no idea buying a home would be such a seamless process. I attribute such a great experience to how Kim took us by the hand the entire way. Her knowledge of the market and dedicated assistance is incredible- but her impact will reach you so far beyond that. She will not just work for you, but truly with you. Working with her you’ll find both a trustworthy consultant and a friend.
Kim was fantastic and exhausted every detail in our home search. Her professionalism and attention to detail were superb.
C. Dana Hershey, MD
My wife and I have moved several times during our marriage of over 50 years, and we agree that Kim Trouten is the finest realtor we have ever worked with. She was able to sell our house in Charlotte at a great price 5 years ago after giving us excellent advice on how to update the paint and stage it. At the same time she found us our home in Fort Mill, which we love. She was always available on a moment's notice, and she skillfully engaged the Tate Team to make the details of closing easy. Kim has an extensive knowledge of reliable providers in our area. She just recently helped us find a good landscape designer and lawn care person. Should we move again, we would seek her out immediately.
I've bought and sold several houses with Kim Trouten over the years and have only had pleasant experiences. I often hear friends who have had traumatic experiences when buying and selling homes in Charlotte with other realtors. I cannot relate because I use Kim. Each time it has been well organized, hassle free and efficient. Kim and her team make a difficult process seem effortless and enjoyable. It really gets you excited about buying a home vs. dreading the process.
Kim was a fantastic buyer's agent. We were moving from out of state, brand new to Charlotte and on a very tight time frame. To add to the challenge, houses were selling extremely quickly. Kim's professionalism and knowledge of Charlotte real estate is what got us through! The home we purchased had multiple offers the first day and Kim worked with us and the seller's agent late into 2 evenings to help us get a highly competitive house under contract. Before we moved in she helped us find contractors and manage projects we wanted to get started on quickly. Since moving in she has been in frequent contact, offering help and feedback on design ideas. She is a very experienced, invaluable resource as well as being a pleasure to work with when buying a home!
Kim went above and beyond in catering to us on our recent move to Charlotte! I simply can’t say enough good things about her as a person and realtor. We have had our hands full during this crazy time and she has helped us navigate the transition with so many helpful resources, even offering herself for childcare!! Our buying process was pretty complicated and she was always available, after hours, would get back to us if she couldn’t respond immediately etc. we have found that sort of responsiveness to be very rare here given how in demand the market is. Look forward to our growing relationship with her in the future.
We had the opportunity to enlist Kim Trouten to sell and purchase two homes. She is professional, friendly, dedicated, motivated, and is driven to find the perfect home for your family, as well as sell your home most efficiently! Kim makes the home selling and buying process seem effortless - you can trust Kim and her attention to detail. We will only use Kim Trouten in all other home sales or purchases! :) She is a gem!
I can’t say enough good things about Kim. She is an amazing realtor with great local knowledge. We purchased two new homes with Kim over the past 6 years and she really made it easy for us. She’s very professional and quick to respond. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Kim and her team provided first class service in all phases of the process in the purchase of my new home. She helped negotiate a very favorable purchase price, handled the entire process from negotiating with the seller all the way to when I took possession. I would very highly recommend Kim.
Kim started as our realtor, and now she’s one of our closest friends. You can trust what she says because she is an expert in NC/SC real estate. She will never lead you to buy/sell, if it is not in YOUR best interest. I can’t imagine doing anything in real estate without her... I still text her and ask about paint colors and pull knobs, and she responds every single time. Kim truly goes above and beyond in all aspects, even after you are settled in your new home.
My family and I have worked with Kim for multiple home buying and selling transactions over the past eight years. She is an absolute joy to work with - offering differentiated expertise and experience in real estate and design. She is direct and pragmatic in her perspective and we have always felt a great deal of confidence and peace of mind with Kim on our side. Her value offering goes beyond the specifics of the transaction and includes a wealth of knowledge and a network of resources to keep everything running very timely and smoothly. You know where you stand and what’s next. In our most recent home purchase, Kim spent invaluable time with us regarding renovation ideas, which again gave us confidence to move forward. We feel very fortunate to know Kim and she will be our first phone call when we have future real estate needs.
Kim Trouten is the best in the business, by far. We knew nothing of the area when we began our home search and depended heavily on Kim's extensive knowledge of the area, schools, commute times, etc. She provided extensive market data on each home so that we could make the best decision. Kim made herself available each weekend we were in town and was always available by phone to answer questions, calm nerves and provide encouragement when needed. Once we were under contract, Kim and her team helped us navigate the process so that it was as stress-free as possible. Even after closing, Kim addresses an issue that was missed during the inspections. She went well above and beyond for our family. We will definitely call her again when it is time to downsize
Working with Kim is a dream. She's everything that you could hope for and more. She brings a high level of knowledge, professionalism and work ethic to the table.Kim always looks out for you and is not hesitant to disagree with you in order to protect you from making a potentially bad decision.I would 10000% recommend anyone to reach out to Kim and her team for assistance, especially during these crazy times!
My fiance and I worked with Kim to buy our first home. Kim and her team made the process seamless, efficient, and fun!From start to finish, Kim provided us with valuable advice, answered all our questions (even ones we didn't know we had!), and made sure we knew what to do and when to do it. Kim always responded quickly to all of our communications, and we always felt supported and engaged in the process. She gave us honest advice and practical recommendations, and we never felt pressured to make any decisions. Her entire team was fantastic - everyone was there with us each step of the way from showings to closing. We learned more than we could have ever imagined from Kim and her team, and we will definitely look forward to working with her again!
We absolutely love Kim and have sought her advice and professionalism for several moves and real estate decisions. She’s so honest, positive, remains business- and investment-focused while also balancing the emotional realities of moving and mailing sure we keep a big picture View. Love her vision for what you want in a home and neighborhood, and her team gets it done!
Worked with Kim on two different occasions and both were wonderful experiences. A great person professionally and personally.
Kim was wonderful to work with. She helped us find our first home for our family - what a dream!
We've worked with Kim over the last year to find a home in Dilworth. Kim and her team went above and beyond to help us in this process. From sending us listings before they hit the market to working with service providers and the Historic Dilworth Commission to facilitating due diligence and inspections, Kim and her team made it easy for us as new Charlotte home buyers. She was super responsive to any questions we had and her local knowledge and relationships made all the difference. We highly recommend Kim and her team for buying or sell a home.
I tell anyone looking to buy or sell a property to start with Kim. We have worked with her now as both buyers and sellers multiple times. Not only is she a trustworthy advocate with the level of highest integrity and professionalism, she is also just an exceptional human. Proud to know her, grateful to work with her.
This is the second time I have used Kim to buy and to sell. I could not have had a better experience she was always on top of everything. She is a pleasure to work with and really cares about the people she works for. I would recommend to anyone looking for a excellent Real Estate agent to call her you will not be disappointed.
As a first time home buyer Kim was so patient with me and very responsive. She was so wonderful to work with, I absolutely recommend her services!
You will not find a better agent in the Charlotte area than Kim! She recently not only helped us buy our dream home in the Fort Mill area but also sell our home in Charlotte during the confusion and complications of Covid. In fact, our house went under contract in just 1 day! She's supported by an amazing team who truly made us feel like their only client. We always felt confident and comfortable throughout the entire process of buying AND selling during these unprecedented times. No other agent will provide you with the level of service required to buy or sell a home.
It's not often that I make my experiences public but I just cant keep this quiet. Kim Trouten is way above being expert, precise, and compassionate in the process. I honestly was treated so well with Kim and her team it was as though I was her only customer. Me and my family sincerely appreciate her, her team, and their solid dedication to locating our new home, selling our existing home, and compassion towards our situation. You will NOT go wrong with this team in your court.
This was my first experience working with Kim to buy a house in Charlotte and everything was outstanding. She is the most knowledgeable and responsive realtor I've worked with over the last 25 years and this is the 5th house I've bought.
Excellent! She was great in every aspect of selling our home. We could not be more impressed with Kim and her team as they sold & negotiated the sell of our home in less than 36hrs.
Kim Trouten is a rock star realtor and all-around wonder woman. I worked with her recently to sell my old house and buy a new one. She had expert advice on how to “stage” my house and I followed her guidance to the letter. The pictures and video turned out beautifully and in two days I had 5 offers. She walked me through the offers and taught me so much! I accepted one offer and we started to move forward. There were several challenges after we went under contract. She helped keep me calm and pulled in the resources needed to get it all wrapped up. She showed me the house that I fell in love with – beautifully appointed and with a stunning outdoor setting overlooking a pond. With multiple offers on the new house, she coached me through the offer and counteroffer to make sure I was the one that got the house. Since we were in a hurry to get the offer in on time, I didn’t write a letter to the sellers. I found out later that Kim wrote a letter on my behalf! The seller told me that the letter from Kim was the deciding factor in choosing my offer. I can’t thank Kim enough for what she and her team (yes, she as a strong team that supports her) did for me over the last few months. I wouldn’t work with another realtor in the surrounding area and I will recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Kim is a miracle worker of a real estate agent. She is tireless, strategic, smart, and so experienced. I cannot say enough about how kindly and capably she works — she is truly in this to make people’s lives better. Her experience and knowledge of real estate, neighborhoods, architecture, construction ... and her ability to link up her clients with the additional help they might need ... it makes all the difference. Highly recommended.
Kim and her team are amazing! Over the years, we have bought and sold several homes and I had come to believe realtors were all the same, pay a lot for someone to open a few doors and really not do very much. We were wrong! Kim’s market knowledge, and personal interest to help find the right home set her apart. The entire team works to make sure you have all the facts and that you get the best package deal for the Home! For most realtors this alone would set them apart, this however is just the beginning, once under contract, her team organizes and arranges all the diligence, works with your lender and coordinates the closing. We were able to focus on our day to day lives with little interruption as she had it covered! A few extra points, we moved to Charlotte from out of town, and the sale of our house was very problematic, Kim stepped in to work with our realtor out of state to ensure things moved along. Secondly, once we moved in, a service provider damaged our home and Kim helped make sure we found the right people to bring our house back to normal as quickly and professionally as possible. We love Kim and her team and would recommend her to anyone!
Kim is everything you want in a real estate agent! She is extremely knowledgeable of the market and is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She is a straight forward and honest in the best way!My husband and I were moving to Charlotte from Denver, CO and house hunting whenever my husband was in town for work. Kim always available to met up with him whenever he was in town. We were able to find the perfect home thanks to Kim! 100% recommend!!
We have moved 12 times so far in life. Kim Trouten is by far the most professional, effective and communicative real estate professional that has worked with us. Kim came very high recommended and surpassed our expectations. She and her team are timely, professional and effective.
Kim is the absolute best. She walks with you hand-in-hand throughout the home buying process, making sure you are getting only exactly what you want in a home. She is prompt, caring, knowledgeable, and the best negotiator around. If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ll find no one better in your corner than Kim!
This is the third buy/sell transaction we have done with Kim. This time she managed to bring us a full-price offer in the middle of a global pandemic. Oh, and our house wasn’t for sale! She keeps in touch long after the transaction and always has an eye out for what you are looking for. She is hands down the best realtor we have ever worked with. If you are looking for someone who will give you honest opinions you can trust (price/resale/neighborhood) then look no further.
Kim found us our house eight years ago and not only was she a fantastic realtor then, but she’s remained in contact ever since. She’s stayed connected to us for all these years for any questions we’ve had or just to leave a special treat at our door for the holidays. Moreover she has been incredibly helpful with remodeling our kitchen in providing ideas, trends, things to avoid, etc. Kim is professional, dedicated, responsive, and just a pleasure to work with and be around.
Simply put: Kim Trouten is the best. From start to finish, she worked so hard to maximize our home's value on the market and to facilitate a smooth process on both sides of the table. She also expertly adapted to the inevitable twists and turns in the home-selling process. She is always professional, kind, and supportive. She is super-quick to respond and gives a wealth of experienced context to all conversations. She has a great team around her who also share her core values and exhibit the same level of care and attention. Like I said—the best!
My wife and I have owned a number of homes over the years as well as having run a house flipping business for several years. As you might expect we have had experiences with many fine Realtors. Having said that Kim Trouten is without doubt the most professional Realtor we have ever dealt with and we are delighted with the way she guided us through a most difficult transaction on our personal residence recently. We had some unexpected bumps along the way and she never faltered. She was alway available, calm and pragmatic no matter what the problem. We had set unrealistic expectations with regard to the price we might get and Kim was able to convince us that we were wrong using strong analytics and a presentation that was clearly based on the reality of the marketplace. Said another way she always did her homework which inspired great confidence in her on our part. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a residential piece of real estate.
I work with Kim as a referral partner in the Charleston, SC area. She is one of the most professional realtors I have ever come in contact with, she is a great communicator and constantly keeps the clients needs in the forefront of the transaction. I love working with her and her clients and would highly recommend her!!
Kim, and the ENTIRE Allen Tate Team were simply amazing! The quickest and most painless process I’ve ever had buying a house! Kim is so helpful, responsive and considerate! She guided us all through the process and helped with any questions we had! She absolutely knows real estate and the Charlotte Market! Her experience and on-point advice is unmatched! Kim will help you find your perfect home and get you moved in smoothly and promptly! Would highly recommend her services!
Kim is a first-rate realtor who helped to secure our dream home for our family. She is supported by an excellent and patient team who took us through the house purchasing process in North Carolina. Pitfalls were navigated, unnecessary drama was avoided, obstacles overcome. The pointy end of the negotiation was objective and data-based, making us come across as very credible buyers: essential in the hot Charlotte property market
Kim is simply wonderful. You call her, she answers. You text her, those three little dots pop up. You ask a question she knows the answer. You need people, she sends a whole list of vetted, professional recommendations. Kim helped us buy our first home together and navigate selling during the crazy 2020 market. She has your best interests at heart (truly) and isn’t afraid to say the hard truths that need to be spoken so that everyone’s expectations are realistic and everyone comes out feeling like they’ve won. I’m sad that we had to move out of Charlotte because she can’t work with us in the same capacity, but we’ve since recommended her to our dearest friends who were able to get an amazing house too in the still crazy market. If you’re on the fence, make sure you jump off onto Kim’s side.
A big thank you to Kim for taking the time to explain everything about the Charlotte area to us! I appreciate it so much and couldn't have done my move from chicago without her!!
Patti and Michael D'Agata
Kim listed our home and gave us very valuable suggestions to enhance the home and prepare it to sell. Her team was helpful with all the listing agreements, appointments for measuring and photographing the property and walking thru the closing process with us. Kim was a very good communicator to the buyer's realtors concerning all showings and client's feedback. Jack, being a general contractor, was very helpful with inspections and minor repairs. The negotiation communication from the other agent was very stressful. He wasn't experienced, but Kim was able to work with him and guide him through the process. Kim remained calm and very professional. His buyers, at one point, asked to speak to Kim directly as they felt they weren't getting good counsel from their own agent. The contract was ultimately signed and we closed the deal successfully. We were very happy working Kim and her team. We purchased a home and listed a second home with Kim. Always professional, friendly and tireless! Kim and Jack. Thank You for all your support and professionalism while selling our house. We are glad you were able to work with you both.
You can't go wrong with Kim Trouten and Ashley Ginn! My fiancé and I recently moved to Charlotte from Chicago and Kim and Ashley helped us find our perfect home in just one weekend. We were searching on the internet and Kim Trouten and Associates stood out among the 30 or so realtors that had contacted us for showings. They are extremely responsive, professional and excellent negotiators. We knew our demands were high in this competitive market and Kim and Ashley found us exactly what we were looking for. They LISTENED to our needs and were able to set up just the right showings in our limited amount of time. They also assisted us with a number of contractors and service people to help us with some renovations and getting started in our new city. Their referrals are top-notch, which has made our lives so much easier as we get settled in the community. The entire process was seamless...not a stone was left unturned. We feel very fortunate and thankful to have met Kim, Ashley and their whole team and can't recommend them highly enough!
Ted and Ann Watts
In today's real estate market, it is essential to find a realtor that takes time to understand your needs, knows the market and is trustworthy, working on your behalf. Although we were out-of-state customers, Kim Trouten quickly earned our trust and worked with us remotely to find the perfect home. We toured homes via FaceTime, signed documents online, and closed smoothly in the timeline we needed. This transaction could not have been possible without Kim's knowledge and expertise in real estate, her ability to present relative data clearly, and her integrity in dealing with all parties. In addition, her help to us did not end at closing. Kim secured expert tradesman to complete custom changes to our home before our arrival. Kim Trouten and her team are the best we have ever encountered in our history of 12 different moves encompassing four states.
Whether you are relocating from out of state or from one neighborhood to the next within the Carolinas, Kim + her team are who you want to guide you though, buying, selling, or building your next home.She's HIGHLY experienced, and intentional about continually learning so she can consistently serve her clients the absolute best!My husband + I operate our own home inspection business— Kim + her team have been the MOST communicative on their process + justifiably high expectations of service they are seeking for their clients. We know first hand the great care + attention to detail they pour in— it's not merely a transaction, rather true genuime care + commitment to the individuals they are guiding. This is perhaps what we appreciate most about Kim + her team.Whatever you need, from home buying/selling or renovation, to where to dine or even take your next family holiday, Kim is who want to you go to. She's more than a Realtor, she delivers white glove concierge service, with grace, passion, + enthusiasm.
Kim helped us purchase a property in Charlotte area and we couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. She is very knowledgeable, professional and brings in wonderful market insights. We closed on the property in record time and Kim was very responsive throughout the deal. She went above and beyond to ensure that all our needs are met and guided us every step of the way be it property inspection, financing, paperwork, legal compliance etc.We are extremely pleased to have her as our partner and highly recommend Kim to anyone looking for property in Charlotte and surrounding areas.Kim rocks👍👍. Looking forward to doing more business with her in the future.
Kim is exactly as she advertises... 8+ years ago she came and gave us some advice on home renovations. Recently she sold our property over listing with some hiccups on our part at the end that she gladly addressed and spearheaded getting taken care of. I would use Kim for any and all real estate transactions in areas she is licensed!!
I would recommend this team to absolutely anyone looking to buy a house. My realtor Anne-Marie was absolutely amazing. She was extremely personable and friendly but knew exactly what we needed to do to get the house that I wanted in an extremely tough market. She was always there when I needed her, very responsive, and an amazing asset until the very end during the final walkthrough. I couldn't ask for a better agent on my side.
Kim is one of the best people in business that we have ever worked with. We have gone through the buying and selling process with her a few times, and have been so pleased each time! She is present, responsive, and goes above and beyond to help her clients get the best deal possible. We recently bought a second home/vacation rental, and though she wasn’t able to be our agent (house is on the coast), she set us up with her friend who works in the area. She also took almost 2 hours out of her Sunday afternoon to look through photos with us and help guide us through the renovation projects the house needed. Kim and her husband, Jack, are experts in remodeling homes, and they own a vacation rental, so their advice was extremely valuable. Jack even gave us details about which kinds of TVs renters like best, and which window treatments work well, etc. Kim is warm and always kind, but she is a "get it done" person when it comes to real estate. We were confident she had our best interests at heart through every transaction we did!
Kim and her team are top of the line. I had the pleasure to find Kim through Instagram and felt comfort in what she had to offer professionally but most importantly the way she truly loves the Carolinas market and her job in delivering quality homes to her clients. Kim set me up with Denise Cochran and I went from fun zillowing the Charlotte market to having a home under contract (with our first offer) in a few weeks! Kim and Denise showed professionalism, responsiveness, and knowledge at every single step within our cross-country move. While in the Carolinas I’ll trust only them for my home transactions! You can’t find a better team!
Kim and her team are the epitome of real estate professionals, and are what you should seek whether buying or selling your primary or vacation home, or investment property. Kim works relentlessly to provide her clients with the most in depth knowledge about the process, the local market, and what to expect. Kim takes the time to get to know her clients needs, goals, objectives and concerns not only at the onset, but throughout the buying process. She has consistent, open and frequent dialogue, ensuring she not only meets, but exceeds your expectations. Moreover, Kim and her team were readily available to answer any questions I had from New York. If you are in need of an agent, you would be doing yourself a dis-service if you chose someone other than Kim and her team to represent you on either side of a transaction. We are so fortunate to have found her in this crazy market!
Kim and her team are the best of the best! She is incredibly knowledgeable, accessible and makes you feel like you are instantly in good and trusted hands! Her passion for what she does comes through in every conversation, recommendation and counsel.
Kim and her team are the best of the best! She is incredibly knowledgeable, accessible and makes you feel like you are instantly in good and trusted hands! Her passion for what she does comes through in every conversation, recommendation and counsel.
Kim is an absolute rockstar! We had the best experience with her! She worked tirelessly for us and found us the absolute PERFECT home! There is no stone left unturned with Kim! She helped us navigate a challenging sale and worked so hard to make sure we always had all of the information we needed. Days, nights, weekends, Kim was always there to answer questions. She has such a calm approach and it made our home buying experience so much easier. Kim goes above and beyond for her clients and it was clear how well respected she is among other realtors. We could not have asked for a better realtor. She is an absolute GEM of a person and a stellar realtor. Kim is the BEST of the BEST! Anyone working with Kim will count themselves lucky!