Kim’s love for real estate began in 2001 when she started working for a local contractor and developer. In 2003 she teamed up with DJM Development Partners in Santa Barbara, as the first project manager for various commercial real estate acquisitions. Her biggest challenge came in 2007 when she was asked to partner with the “in house broker” to market and act as the sales lead for 37 townhomes in Goleta, Willow Creek Townhomes. Kim had to learn quickly how to adapt to one of the toughest real estate markets the real estate industry has seen in over 30 years. Dedication, hard work, innovative thinking and a well planned, aggressive marketing strategy led to 37 successful closings. Kim understands the countless hours it takes to find the right home as she and her family experienced this when they purchased their first home in 2005. It takes a lot of hard work and persistence to find a home that is a good fit and that is what she is dedicated to do for every buyer she works with. Kim, with her boundless energy and enthusiasm prides herself in listening to her buyer’s needs and wants so they can achieve their dream of owning a “home.” Originally from Seattle, Kim moved to Santa Barbara in 1996 to attend Westmont College. After graduating Kim decided to make Santa Barbara her home. She and her husband Rob Crawford have two children. They are very involved with Young Life, a non-profit organization for junior high and high school kids. Kim also loves to travel, read and run.