Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life and this one is sticking! She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and looking out at the treetop view of her 1977 wood paneled contemporary with its 360-degree fireplace. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it so it’s no surprise that quirky architecture and unique spaces are a draw for her. Formerly in the entertainment industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow in Pasadena, CA. After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, a new passion was born.
This passion eventually led her to put down roots in Portland in 2015 and grow her referrals-based business in her new hometown. Kim excels at seeing the potential in a space and gets excited about maximizing both the functionality and beauty of a home.
Kim understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first rate. She works hard to anticipate needs. She is responsive, thorough, and empathic. Her successful approach to negotiation is based on psychology and being adaptive to each situation she is in. Her ethics and reputation are cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against.
In her free time, you’ll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and grumpy old rescue dogs. She loves yoga, dancing, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell’s for a great new book.
Kim is a phenomenal Real Estate Agent and by far one of the best in the industry.
I've purchased several homes in 6 different states for use as a primary residence or investment property, and no one has come close to the professionalism, knowledge and responsiveness that Kim portrays on a consistent basis. I've worked with Kim on both buying and selling transactions, and I can always count on 100% satisfaction. I would highly recommend that you utilize Kim anytime you need to buy or sell a home!
. I cannot say enough about Kim to convey comprehensively her knowledge, abilities, and ethics. Kim came recommended from a trusted friend, and at no point did she fail to exceed our expectations. We needed to fix up and sell our home, and purchase a new, larger home. Kim proved to be an excellent resource for material and design input for updates/improvements, and was always ready with referrals for professionals when we needed them. Despite it being a long process, Kim remained patient, helpful, and optimistic. She kept us informed about buying/selling trends, and helped us feel comfortable with our timeline. Because of her selling strategies we got significantly more than asking for our house, even surpassing the high-end of my expectation for it. When it came to buying, Kim was fantastic about finding and giving input on potential properties. Kim found us our dream home, and even excelled with the inspection process. She also had lender referrals for us - people with whom she had worked, and trusted to do their job efficiently. Not only were we financed ahead of schedule, but we did see first-hand what can happen if the lender is not vetted because our buyers had such difficulty. Their issues resulted in Kim shining yet again. She became the point of contact when their lender stopped communicating with their realtor, and because she had earned so much goodwill with the other professions involved, we managed to close our house in time for other properties/buyers/sellers to not suffer any delays on their closings. This was only achieved because Kim has cultivated such a large, varied, kind, professional network. Things could have gone horribly wrong at so many points, but Kim held it all together, even gladly doing other people's jobs to make sure that everyone got to the finish line together because of the kind of person she is. Hiring Kim means hiring a capable, caring, hard-working professional, and also her whole crew of other wonderfully capable professionals.
Jamie, buyer and seller
We recently closed on our house. with Kim at the "helm" of our deal. To say that working with Kim was a pleasure is an understatement. We looked at numerous properties, in search of the perfect fit, all of which were accurately addressing our wants and needs. Her knowledge of markets and area characteristics was invaluable in our evaluation process. Moving from out of town, and unfamiliar with the "personalities" of different areas in town her descriptions and analysis was so helpful. All along the way she was thoughtful and involved in the "elimination" process toward finding just the right fit. At the end of each time we spent looking at a few more houses , she would take us through a series of questions to properly determine their rank and qualifications as a potential home for our family. This process was so very helpful as otherwise our heads would just be swimming with the possibilities. Calls and rapid response communication was much appreciated, and getting answers to questions is her forte. Kim is delightful and so sweet to spend time with , she makes what could be an arduous journey a pleasure. Knowledge and experience beyond her years, answering questions and executing the buying process with ease. Kim really gave us a sense of comfort and confidence as we moved through the escrow and closing process. I would recommend her to anyone looking to smooth the rocky road of your next real estate transaction.
This was our second time buying a house and first time selling one. Kim was one of four agents that we met with when we decided to list our house. Kim’s professionalism, confidence and experience set her apart from the other REALTORS®. She guided us through the process of listing our house and made sure that we were comfortable with every aspect of the sale. She even provided us with items to help us stage the house which was a nice touch. At the same time that we were selling our house we were also looking to buy a house. Kim managed to get our bid accepted in a multi-offer situation while simultaneously getting us a full price offer on our previous home within a week of it being listed. I was frankly amazed that she was able to pull everything together to make for a near seamless transition where we were able to move out of our old house and into the new one without having to stay somewhere else in between. Throughout the entire process Kim was extremely responsive in her communications and always willing to answer questions. I would highly recommend Kim Parmon and would not hesitate to use her services again.
Matt, buyer and seller
I can’t recommend working with Kim enough. She helped my partner and me find our first home in Portland, the process of which we were daunted by at first. Her guidance was strong but never leading; she strived to educate us about every scenario from a multifaceted point of view, but didn't have an agenda. She wanted us to find the home that was right for us. My partner and I wanted slightly different things; he was interested in more of a "project," while I wanted something more fully finished. Kim has experience with renovating/updating homes herself, so her strength was in guiding us to find a home that was highly livable for the foreseeable future, while affording us an opportunity for renovations and home updates that would ultimately increase the value of our home. Hire Kim! You won't be disappointed.
Kim is the only REALTOR® you will ever need in Portland area. She works for you when you are sleeping at night. You will not be disappointed to take all your real estate needs to Kim. As an out of state investor I made fantastic returns under her direction. Very responsive and diligent, always follows up and responds within hours, if not minutes.
Kim was great in returning phone calls or answering all our question no matter how inconsequential or untimely. She sought out answers and got back to us quickly. She was knowledgeable, efficient and fun to work with, we would definitely recommend her to someone either buying or selling a home.