Van Ann Kim
Real Estate Broker
Van Ann Kim is a top Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker the #1 Real Estate Company for the past 18 years in Chicagoland and throughout the U.S. Van Ann possesses an acute knowledge of the market servicing her clients in buying and selling homes throughout the Northwest Suburbs and North Shore. Her commitment is unrivaled among her peers where she sets herself apart by demonstrating professionalism, resourcefulness and dedication on each and every transaction.
It starts with Van Ann’s approach to her business where she believes in giving personalized service to each and every one of her clients. She does this by making a conscious effort to limit her business so she can focus all of her energies on each individual client and give them the detailed oriented service they deserve. Van Ann believes that she is the best at what she does and according to Van Ann “I cannot provide the best service if I am spread too thin, like so many agents who focus on volume at the expense of quality."
Van Ann’s attention to detail and organizational abilities were developed at an early age. She earned an Engineering degree from the University of Illinois and worked for 10 years as Project Manager for Ameritech/AT&T. These skills help Van Ann possess a competitive edge over her competition in the marketplace where she formulates a comprehensive plan to help her clients accomplish their goals. She believes there are 3 major areas that must be achieved to have success.
First is Staging: what clients have discovered, especially those who have unsuccessfully listed with other agents, is their “shock” at how much better Van Ann’s staging is and what a difference it made in the ultimate sale of their home. Van Ann is able to accomplish this through her personal knowledge of trends in home décor, her attention to detail and the proper use of a professional decorator. This is why Van Ann has the reputation of being able to sell homes that other agents could not.
Second is Knowledge of the Market: Van Ann has raised 3 children from grade school to college in her market area and has been part of the community for over two decades. She understands the market and knows why a similar home half a mile away may be priced vastly different. Van Ann also tries to accompany every showing so that she can impart her knowledge of the area to a perspective buyer as well as highlight the special features of the home.
Third is Negotiation and Closing: Buying or selling a home is probably one of the most important decisions anyone can make. Van Ann never forgets how important it is for each of her clients. As she puts it “I pride myself in fighting for every dollar for my clients and paying meticulous attention to the details to ensure success on every completed transaction.
From Multi-Million Dollar Estate Homes to Quaint Cottages and everything else in between Van Ann’s results speak for themselves. She sold one of the highest priced homes in Long Grove for $2.65 million in 2013 and she accomplished it in only 8 days. Recently she listed a languishing home in Buffalo Grove from another realtor, re-staged the home and it sold for list price in 3 days. On average Van Ann’s homes sell for 96% of list price in about 45 days.
Don’t just take Van Ann’s word for her success. Van Ann is happy to provide you with a list of her past clients and encourages anyone to contact them. Van Ann puts it best when she says” My proudest achievement is the satisfaction of my past clients, especially those who switched from another agent”.
See for yourself the difference Van Ann can make in the selling or buying of your home. It’s going that extra step that sets Van Ann apart from the rest of the competition. Her Professionalism, Resourcefulness and Dedication will make all the difference for you.