Hello! I'm Kimberly Yates and I have been a Realtor at Century 21 Results Realty Services since 2006.By putting my clients first and working tirelessly to accommodate their needs, in 2007 I was awarded "Rookie of the Year" honors by not only my Results Realty Brokerage, but also by The 400 North Board of Realtors. That was followed by Agent of the Year in 2008, and multiple Agent of the Month and Listing Agent of the Month recognitions, among others. For outstanding performance in the Century 21 system, in 2012 I was named to Century 21's Centurian Team. All of my efforts culminated last year with the Yates Estates team receiving honors for the Top Team Pinnacle Award for Century 21 Results Realty Services, and being honored by The 400 North Board of Realtors for Most Units Sold - team category, with over $29 million in real estate sales. Returning customers and referrals from happy clients contribute significantly to the rapidly expanding business and brand recognition of the Yates Estates GA team.
This is all a testament to how I go the extra mile to help my clients by utilizing my steadfast work ethic and vast knowledge, experience, and success in all aspects of real estate, from buyer assistance to listings, market analysis, communities, distressed properties, re-sales, new home construction, skillful negotiations, and more. The Yates Estates team seeks to earn your business by making the buying and selling process as fun and seamless as possible!
Having been in the Real Estate profession since 2004, I have met many new friends and acquaintances. I have worked exclusively with buyers and sellers representing their best interest in this ever changing Real Estate Market. My experience is primarily in, but not limited to North Ga. Counties, Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, Dawson, Fannin and Union. I have experience in gated communities, vacation homes, recreation lots, and first time home buyers
I am a member of the Pickens County Board of Realtors and actively attend Trinity Tabernacle in Jasper Ga. I grew up in Canton until moving to Jasper 12 years ago with my husband Keith. We live part-time in Blairsvile on Lake Knottley. We love spending the summer there with our kids, grandchildren and friends.
Whether you are buying your dream home or selling your home, I would love the opportunity to become your Realtor I promise you loyalty and great customer service.
The National Association of REALTORS convened for their 2012 Midyear Legislative Meeting. It was at this assembly that they extended to Maria Boling, Associate Broker with Century 21 Lindsey and Pauley, the distinctive honor of REALTOR Emeritus.
"I am deeply touched by this tribute from my colleagues in the real estate industry, a challenging business that has been ever so good to me and my family over the past forty-four years."
REALTOR Emeritus is an honorary status given in recognition of long and faithful years of service. It reflects a myriad of efforts and activities on behalf of the Associations of REALTORS.
Ms. Boling's leadership capacity is well known in north Georgia. Not only does she market real estate full time, but also donates her efforts to local charities, is an active member of two writing clubs and on the board of a variety of civic organizations.
"In 1968 there was a classified ad seeking homemakers interested in becoming real estate agents. I already led a frenzied life with a husband and three small children, but thought I would like real estate as long as it wasn't too hectic. Well, it was pandemonium the first week and I loved it!"
"As I ponder the past years, the closing of thousands of properties, brokerage, management and ownership of my own 27-agent corporation and the coinciding management of a competing real estate company, I recognize that answering that simple ad gave me another life-niche."
The National Association of REALTORS provided Ms. Boling a plaque to hang in the Century 21 Lindsey and Pauley Real Estate office as well as a lapel pin she proudly wears.
"I thoroughly enjoy, even relish this enchanting profession--from the thrill of finding a young couple's dream home, to closing the big deals," she stated. "The market is ever changing. I have sold houses when the interest rate was 21% and few could qualify. Right now is a great time to buy due to unprecedented low rates and scads of houses with reasonable prices."
Maria should write a book about some of her comical career experiences. "There are a few stories that are real estate dozes," she laughed. "For example: All professionals learn early on to introduce the right property to the right purchaser."
"There was this magnificent home on a hill with a picturesque and rather large pond out front. My client, a farmer, said she didn't want it because 'Half the land is under water, ma'm.' Well, she was right-I later sold it to a fellow who loved to fish."
"At one late afternoon closing a client stood up, removed his money belt, emptied his coat and shirt pockets and dumped 2,000 green $100 bills onto the table-said he didn't have time to get a certified check."
If it were not for humor, she said, life around the closing table could get tedious. "The attorney wasn't happy about all that cash, but stuffed it into Piggly Wiggly grocery bags and put it in his safe for the night."
Maria Boling says she markets her client's property as if it were her own, her mother or her client's mother. She has survived the past forty-four years in a tough industry because she lives by the principle of delivering to her customers and clients straightforward service with very little time and effort on their part. "And humor helps." She smiled.