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Testimonials for Kim Bregman

 

Michael List Testimonial

Kim is the best broker we have ever dealt with. She is a super hard worker and keeps track of every detail. In addition, she is an aggressive advocate for our interests and a sharp negotiator.

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Denise Swanson Testimonial

As an out-of-state buyer, I relied heavily on Kim throughout the entire process from pre-scanning homes of interest to executing the closing on my behalf and at all times I knew that my best interests were first and foremost to Kim. She is the utmost professional and was a great pleasure to work with. If you ever need someone to help with purchasing a property in South Florida – just contact Kim. You will not be disappointed.

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Steven Bavaria Testimonial

This is the second transaction Kim has handled for our family and we are so pleased and grateful to her for her professionalism and hands-on level of service. On top of that, she is just such a nice person to work with. She also put us in touch with a wonderful group of other professionals –  lawyers, financial intermediaries – who were equally top-notch and professional in helping us get the deal done. Smoothest real estate transaction we’ve ever done.

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Donna and Udy Nahum Testimonial

Kim was very professional and kept us on schedule once we had gone to contract. We worked with Kim for a year until we found exactly what we were looking for. She guided us and had patience with us. I highly recommend her!

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Michael Burke Testimonial

Kim is a true professional and very knowledgeable in all facets of real estate. She worked hard to locate and show us a number of homes in an expeditious manner and protected our interests throughout the entire process. Kim was a pleasure to work with and I recommend her services to anyone without hesitation.

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Dennis Martignetti Testimonial

Kim did a great job for me. I am making an out of state move to south Florida and as a first time buyer there is a lot involved. It’s easy to get charmed by a property but Kim was there to point out pros and cons of the real estate and location that would not occur to me until I found the right  buy. She had my back the whole way. She also followed up with checklists and reminders on what I would need to complete the move smoothly. Not surprisingly Kim also impressed my attorney.

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Gregori Volokhine Testimonial

From the first house we visited with Kim, to the closing of our purchase, working with Kim was the best experience we ever had in real estate. She was on our side for every aspect of the process, doing much more than we would ever thought. Assisting with selecting contractors, resolving issues,  communicating with our lawyer and mortgage broker, with incredible problems solving skills, Kim was always there for us. Even now, 2 weeks after our closing, she is still assisting us settling down in our new house. Please make yourself a favor, work with Kim, she is much more than a broker. She is a gem, we will never even think about doing a real estate transaction without her.

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Brian Cavanagh Testimonial

We are new to Florida and had no idea what we really wanted. Kim worked with us for a little over a year to finally land us a home. She is sharp as any knife and incredibly talented. We are glad we used her to represent our interests and explain the process as well as how to avoid the pitfalls

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Robert  Lenahan Testimonial

After years of looking for a winter retreat in Florida and going through numerous agents we found Kim. She interviewed us, narrowed down our search and in two days we found what we couldn’t in three years of looking. Kim was extremely knowledgeable with all the towns we were looking in and narrowed our search to building she knew we would like. Her follow through up to closing was exceptional.

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Linda  Lenahan Testimonial

I absolutely love the apartment.   Boca is really beautiful and I am so happy that we chose this area.  We have been busy since we arrived making several trips to Home Goods, Home Depot, Target, etc….. Anyway,  I will be back here in two weeks with my daughter Elizabeth and one of her girlfriends.  We bought bicycles today and took a ride along  A1A.  I want to thank you for helping us find the perfect home we were looking for!

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Bernd Rind Testimonial

Kim is without a doubt the most thorough, honest, caring and knowledgable agent I have ever encountered in my 60 years. If more would be like her buying, selling, and any other business venture would be a pleasure; and she would put every attorney out of business. There would be no reason to fight. Truly a amazing “Mensch and Professional”.

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Laurie Gerber’s Testimonial

Our experience in working with Kim was the best we could have asked for. She is delightful, professional, extremely knowledgeable, responsive, accessible, and thoughtful. Not only did Kim guide us through our process but she introduced us to quality professionals and educated us on many aspects of our transaction. Kim was extremely helpful in every aspect of our purchase, from locating the perfect property through the closing and beyond!

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Aline Greif’s Testimonial

Kim saw us through a very difficult purchase of our new condo. The sellers were extremely difficult, but Kim persevered to the end! We closed today and look forward to our new life in the city! I would highly recommend Kim to anyone who needs a buyer’s agent.

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Glenn Reichfield’s Testimonial

I desperately needed a buyers broker in Florida due to selling my home in NY in the last week of July, packing up the contents, getting my older boy off to his freshman year at Albany, finding a home in South Florida and getting my younger son into Florida High School. I needed someone I can rely on and trust. I am a diligent person, who likes to be hands on. In this situation, I didn’t have time. Kim handled all aspects for us and basically held our hands through the home buying process and was extremely professional in all aspects of the home buying process. Even after we bought our home, she continues to help us out with medical and professional references. I highly recommend Kim and will definitely be using again to find my next home.

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Andrea de Haas’ Testimonial

I found Kim to be very professional and knowledgeable. I am very confident working with her. We only started a an initial search for a home in Florida, and there was no pressure applied to us to buy before we were financially ready. She never made us feel like we were wasting her time. We hope to be able to resume our search with her after we sell our current home.

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Charles Studness’ Testimonial

As time has passed, my appreciation for what you did for me has deepened.  There were so many thing that I knew little about that you took care of beautifully and without much of any involvement on my part.

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Abe Altmans’ Testimonial

Kim is a consummate professional. She is very personable and instills confidence. She takes the time to understand and appreciate her client’s needs, and thus maximizes everyone’s time and efforts.

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Scott Fuchs’ Testimonial

We cannot imagine a buyers’ broker more concerned with our our needs than Kim Bregman. Her diligence, listening ability and thorough knowledge of the area were superior to any broker service we have had heretofore. Not only is she highly professional, she’s relaxed and enjoyable to be with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WITH NO HESITATIONS WHATSOEVER!

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Charles Studness’ Testimonial

Kim is extraordinary in every way. She enabled us to obtain quickly a solid understanding of the market for houses in the area, which allowed us to make a sound purchase decision expeditiously. She has a detailed knowledge of all aspects of the home-buying process and provided us with the knowledge we needed to go through the buying process with confidence. She was responsive throughout, exhibited the highest integrity, and had terrific energy. I cannot believe anyone can do her job as well as she does.

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Barry Vavak’s Testimonial

It was such a pleasure to work with Kim. Her assistance in helping us relocate to North Carolina made our move stress free. Her professionalism & knowledge enabled us to find & purchase the perfect home. Throughout the whole process she was very involved and available 24/7. She’s the absolute best, responsive, and thorough. She’s a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her.

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Nan Major’s Testimonial

Kim is the reason we found our dream home. She must have shown us 90 places at our request and was so professional and patient. She really understood what we were looking for and helped us through several attempts to buy other houses. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

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Terri Grifa’s Testimonial

“We worked with Kim to find a second home in the Boca Raton area and found her to be one of the best realtors we have ever had the pleasure to meet. Her knowledge of the local market is exceptional which was very helpful as we were out of town buyers. We found her to be completely professional and instinctive in finding the right home for us. She also was very proactive after the offer was made to ensure everything was happening in a timely matter. We ended up finding a home that truly met our needs and much of the credit goes to Kim. It is obvious when working with her that she wants to give first class service to her clients. I highly recommend working with her!”

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Mark Larson’s Testimonial

Kim is absolutely amazing! We were out-of-towners viewing listings on 2 separate trips to Asheville. On both trips she gave us her full, undivided attention and we probably viewed 40+ listings. She is highly knowledgeable of Asheville and the surrounding areas. She is an excellent realtor and I recommend her without any hesitation.


Bill Russell’s Testimonial

 

I was coming from out-of-state and Kim and I had connected via the internet to meet with her at a designated location in Waynesville, NC. Kim Bregman was on time for our morning appt. to look at the prospective houses I had picked out via the internet She was friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, and very accommodating with her time for the day. When she was not able to work with me on another requested date – she referred me to another very capable realtor in Waynesville, NC, who then needed to refer me to another realtor based in Hendersonville at my request, as I could not decide on a property within my price range in Waynesville, NC.

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Arleen Reese’s Testimonial

Kim Bregman is a buyer’s agent who is extremely knowledgable about the local real estate market. She worked with us for about a year to find a home that would fit our wants and needs. She is dependable, accommodating(we were out of town buyers and she changed her schedule a Couple of times to be able to work with us when we were in town) and very dependable. And, her attention to detail and follow through is 100%. I would not hesitate to recommend Kim.

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 Marjorie Valentine’s Testimonial

“It was such a pleasure to work with Kim. Her assistance in helping us relocate to North Carolina made our move stress free. Her professionalism & knowledge enabled us to find & purchase the perfect home. Throughout the whole process she was very involved and available 24/7. She’s the absolute best, responsive, and thorough. She’s a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her.”

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 Carl Marbach’s Testimonial

“A consummate professional who represents YOU. She knows the market, the geography and understands what you are looking for. Since she is a buyers representative, her interest is in serving you. Kim had lived in South Florida her whole life and is familiar with the entire area. She also summers in North Carolina and is very familiar with the area real estate. Her family now lives in North Carolina so she is there often. When we were looking for a home, Kim was able to help us zoom in on properties that were in our price range and met our needs. This enabled us to spend our time where it counted and get the most done in the time allotted.”

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Tom Grifa’s Testimonial

“Excellent at getting to know her customer and tailoring her customers needs to how she conducts her business. She focuses solely on what is important to her customer. Very pleasurable to work with.”

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Andrea DeHaas’ Testimonial

I found Kim to be very professional and knowledgeable. I am very confident working with her. We only started a an initial search for a home in Florida, and there was no pressure applied to us to buy before we were financially ready. She never made us feel like we were wasting her time. We hope to be able to resume our search with her after we sell our current home.

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Eileen Swindling’s Testimonial
“Kim did an outstanding job in finding us the perfect condo. We had several challenging requirements, but she found the perfect property to meet our needs. She was our most valued asset as we worked with a very difficult bank. Even when we decided to switch banks after two months of battling with the first bank, Kim was with us all the way. Her education, professionalism, and experience is indispensable in this era of horrendous bank requiements. She truly went above and beyond in helping us through this process. She is absolutely the best!”
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Donna Nahum’s Testimonial
“Kim was very professional and kept us on schedule once we had gone to contract. We worked with Kim for a year until we found exactly what we were looking for. She guided us and had patience with us.
I highly recommend her!”
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Michael & Alissa Lamoureux’s Testimonial
“I am writing this to highly recommend Kim Bregman to any perspective Home Buyer. My wife and I were new to Florida and had very little idea of where we wanted to live or what type of house we wanted to live in. We went through several realtors until we met Kim and knew that she was the one who could help us find our home. Kim is a hardworking and dedicated realtor. She is not only a great realtor who really knows the business; she’s also a very caring and genuine woman who strives for perfection. She takes the time to understand the needs and objectives of all her customers and helps them reach their goals. Kim showed us many houses throughout the Palm Beach area over a six to eight month process and the amount of hours and discussions we had were extraordinary. The personal attention and direction she provided kept us focused and helped to narrow down what we wanted in a home. Without Kim’s expertise we would not have found the house that we loved. We saw a house that was well above our budget but that we fell in love with. Kim knowing the market knew the house was well above market value and put a plan in place to close the deal. Through her expertise and guidance she worked with the Seller’s realtor for months. We eventually came to a short sale agreement that both we and the seller were happy with. This was very new to us but Kim walked us through everything and in the end we closed on our dream home. I would say that our buying experience was extraordinary because of our realtor. We have purchased and sold many homes in the past but Kim was the best. I am glad we did not settle for other realtor’s and you shouldn’t either. A home buying decision is one of the biggest decisions of your life so go with the best like we did. Thank you for everything Kim. We love our new home and it would not have happened without you.Sincerely,Michael & Alissa.”
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Bryan and Anne Klassen’s Testimonial
“We are UK citizens looking at the possibility of purchasing a second home in Florida. We discovered Kim through internet research and interacted with her extensively prior to visiting the East coast.
We spent a full day with Kim and were really impressed with her knowledge, experience and the guidance that she provided throughout the day. Even when we intimated that we might be more drawn to the Gulf coast and therefore would not be purchasing in her domain, she continued to offer advice and support. Indeed, she offered to help in any way she could regardless whether we purchase from another Realtor.
Kim is a consummate professional, a lovely lady and I would not hesitate to recommend her.”
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Richard Windmark’s Testimonial

I worked with several agents before Kim. None of them were looking out for my interests. None of them seemed interested in making a sale, even in these times. I saw that there was such a thing as a buyers agent–someone who would work on my behalf, rather than just their own. I called Kim. I now own the house I wanted at the price I wanted. You can´t ask for much more. Thanks Kim!

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Bing Tian’s Testimonial
“Hi Kim: We finally met in my hometown, Beijing China after more than 1 year of our purchase of this property with your help. I still can not believe that we made the purchase decision 8000 miles away without seeing it, without your help, I don’t think this might have happened. By only seeing the pics of this house, my wife and kids fall in love with it ! Moreover, I want to thank you for taking care of all the renting arrangements and details at our absence, we can not find a suitable word to express our gratefulness to you. Hope we will eventually be successful with our immigration process and live in our dream house. Once again, thank you very very much.”
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Liza Coccilillo’s Testimonial
“We had Kim as our buyer agent when we moved to North Carolina from New Jersey. Not knowing the area, she was able to show us houses that fit our need. Kim was exceptional in helping us with closing and truly knows her “stuff”. We would highly recommend Kim to all our friends and anyone needing a buyers agent.”
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Ron Leslie’s Testimonial
“Congrats Kim. With service like you gave us, it is no wonder you have prospered in this industry for all these years. BTW, we love our new home – seven weeks now!”
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Barry & Cheryl Vavak’s Testimonial
“It was such a pleasure to work with Kim. Her assistance in helping us relocate to North Carolina made our move stress free. Her professionalism & knowledge enabled us to find & purchase the perfect home. Throughout the whole process she was very involved and available 24/7. She’s the absolute best, responsive, and thorough. She’s a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her.”

Thanks Kim for all you do. You are the best.
Barry & Cheryl
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Ron and Kim Leslie’s Testimonial
“We actually found Kim by accident, but boy are we glad we did! She contacted us as a result of an inquiry on-line. Being new to the area, she spent a day with us, just showing us around and discussing several different neighborhoods. We were not easy customers, dramatically changing what we were looking for more than once. But she stayed with us and helped us really zero in on what we really wanted with sage advice and asking us wise questions. We had an Australian Shepherd which we were concerned about leaving in a motel room by herself. Kim insisted we bring her along. We ended up buying a new home yet to be built. She has stayed with us over the months offering help with the mortgage folks, home inspections and a few issues with the builder. She has earned her money several times over. Fantastic job!”Outstanding support. Really able to zero in on what we liked and didn’t like so it sped up the process. Has provided excellent list of others for custom furniture and remodeling.”
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Bing Tian’s Testimonial
“I am a buyer living in China 8000 miles away from Florida, I wanted to buy a property in Boca Raton but was not able to make a trip to the US, can you imagine that I sucessfully purchased my dream house of over 1 million dollars without seeing it in person ? Kim made this happen ! And I still feel like I’m in a dream. I started communication with her since last year and made serious effort from this July, finished the purchase in September, during the whole process, Kim was my eyes and ears, we had numerous communications, she was extremely professional and patient helping me understand every single detail, there were several occassions I questioned my decision to buy without seeing, but Kim handled these sensative moments perfectly, she’s always been very honest and objective, it was her quality that made believe she is the one I can trust 100%, She played the decisive role in selecting the right property which suits our needs best, not the more expensive ones. After the purchase, I still could not go to the US to take care of my property, Kim volunteered to represent me on handling of all the post purchase affairs, there are so many of them like installing the closet and bathroom appliance, activating the alarming system, pool maintaining etc…, Kim did all these extra work and is still doing for me like for her own house. We decided to rent the house out after purchase, she acted on behalf of us to talk to the the listing agent (she only work for buyers), less than 15 days of purchase, I already had a 6 months lease in hand with very good rent ! I am so lucky to have Kim as our agent (now friend !). Kim: be prepared for more purchases ! We will only work with you for future house buying in the southern palm beach area. One final word to buyers: work with an agent who only serve the buyers, it’s complete different experience and you will not regret for it.”
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Leonard Klingbaum’s Testimonial
“I retained Kim as my broker in connection with the purchase of a property in Florida. Kim showed me dozens of properties all over south Florida, never once complaining about the time commitment she invested in me. Moreover, Kim always offered a professional’s view on each property (e.g., what I should expect to pay for repairs, maintenance, etc), and helpful and clear market comparables and, when the time came, effective negotiating strategy. Kim is very responsive via email and telephone, and seems to work around the clock 7 days a week. In addition to just acting as a buyer’s broker, Kim offers advice, tips and guidance relating to everything from hiring a lawyer to where to find a cleaning company to clean my new home. Nothing ever is too much for Kim to do, and she always handles things with a smile.”
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Aimee Gordon’s Testimonial
“Kim was great- she took us, as requested, on a marathon house hunting adventure and helped us find the perfect house for our family in 4 action packed days! She was extremely patient with us as we prioritized the 60 homes and made offers. I don’t know any other buyer’s agent that would have stuck with us!!!!”
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Nancy Driscoll’s Testimonial

Thanks to Kim Bregman, I had a very thorough search of the mountain area and although things here changed (my husband had a stroke and we are not able to travel), we feel we had a very thorough search of the Asheville, and Henderson area and appreciate her knowledge and professionalism.  

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Jeff Tian’s Testimonial
“VERY NICE AND WARM HEARTED KIM BREGMAN HELPED ME PURCHASE A PROPERTY IN BOCA RATON, I DID NOT SEE BEFORE THE BUY, TOTALLY TRUSTWORTHY AGENT !”
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Karen Shuffler’s Testimonial
“You will not find a more competent professional than Kim Bregman.”
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Michael and Joan Werner’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is by far the best broker I have ever worked with. Would recommend her to anyone looking
for real estate.”
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Susan Chestman, Town and Country Realty’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman and I worked together for a few years and I felt she exhibited high professional standards, tried very hard to represent her clients in the best way possible, did excellent research and was a pleasure to work with.”
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Peter Johnston’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman helped me and my family find our current home. She is literally the BEST and most professional realtor that I have worked with. We had sold our old house can was under the gun to find a new one. Kim was knowledge about all aspects of the neighborhoods and communities in our search area. Her advise and guidance during the negotiation process was invaluable. Kim’s communication and follow up was outstanding unlike the agent that sold our old house. I never had to initial the call because Kim would be follow up proactive before I even thought of a question that was missed or a next step. I highly recommend Kim in helping you.”
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Eileen Swindling’s Testimonial
“You have ruined us for all other agents. You simply set the bar too high. We will never find anyone as good as you.”
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Eileen Swindling’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman was our best resource in fining our dream home. We had numerous “special criteria” making it difficult to find the perfect home. Kim knew exactly where to look, finding exactly what we wanted. When our bank created such problems we feared we would not be able to close, Kim was patient and dealt directly with the bank. During the entire process she provided professional service, advising us on everything from mortgage brokers to carpet cleaners. She answered all of our questions in minutes, whether by phone, email, or text. She was always available. The ONLY thing that could make her service better is if she cloned herself! She is 100% the most knowledgeable professional in the business. Thanks, Kim!
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Robert Lesica and Kimberly Gasko Lesica’s Testimonial
“My family decided to relocate from NY to South Florida not knowing anything about the area and we struck gold in selecting Kim Bregman as our realtor. She covered everything from the best communities for our family’s needs to recommendations on every aspect of the relocation. She took the time to take us to all the houses and had a phenomenal feel for what we were looking for in a home.

A house came on the market that already had a couple of bids in and we did not have the time to fly down to see for ourselves. We had 100% confidence in Kim’s recommendation that this was the house for us and purchased the home without even stepping foot in the home. We are thrilled with our purchase and so happy we picked Kim as our agent.

She has been a tremendous reference for us as we made this huge decision to relocate and I couldn’t imagine making this transition without her.”
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Helene and Robert Kennedy’s Testimonial
“Thank you for helping us find the house of our dreams. We cannot thank you enough for your professionalism in every facet of the home buying process. It was a pleasure working with you. I know that you will find the perfect place for family and friends that want to join us in South Florida!”
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Arvin and Jean Grabill’s Testimonial
“If you ask Kim Bregman to help you,thats all you need to do. Once she knows what you want she will do EVERYTHING to make it happen.”
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Frank and Liza Cocciolillo’s Testimonial
“My husband and I purchased a home in Flat Rock, NC. We relocated from New Jersey. We were referred to Kim Bregman and met with her and instantly knew she was our agent. Due to our circumstances of long distance buying, we needed someone with total knowledge of the real estate market in Western North Carolina. Not only did she know the market she was dead on in helping us select our home. We would not have been able to do the commuting from NJ to NC in selling our home and finding one in NC with our time frame. We are so grateful to Kim for her knowledge, expertise and direction from handling the mortgage, insurance, attorney and whatever else was needed.”
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James Stief’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is an outstanding buyer’s agent. Her expertise and professionalism made buying a condo in South Florida a very positive experience. She did a great job of facilitating my purchase from the first day of looking until the day the Buyer delivered the keys to me. I highly recommend Kim!”
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Michael & Alissa Lamoureux’s Testimonial
“I am writing this to highly recommend Kim Bregman to any perspective Home Buyer. My wife and I were new to Florida and had very little idea of where we wanted to live or what type of house we wanted to live in. We went through several realtors until we met Kim and knew that she was the one who could help us find our home.

Kim is a hardworking and dedicated realtor. She is not only a great realtor who really knows the business; she’s also a very caring and genuine woman who strives for perfection. She takes the time to understand the needs and objectives of all her customers and helps them reach their goals.

Kim showed us many houses throughout the Palm Beach area over a six to eight month process and the amount of hours and discussions we had were extraordinary. The personal attention and direction she provided kept us focused and helped to narrow down what we wanted in a home.

Without Kim’s expertise we would not have found the house that we loved. We saw a house that was well above our budget but that we fell in love with. Kim knowing the market knew the house was well above market value and put a plan in place to close the deal. Through her expertise and guidance she worked with the Seller’s realtor for months. We eventually came to a short sale agreement that both we and the seller were happy with. This was very new to us but Kim walked us through everything and in the end we closed on our dream home.

I would say that our buying experience was extraordinary because of our realtor. We have purchased and sold many homes in the past but Kim was the best. I am glad we did not settle for other realtor’s and you shouldn’t either. A home buying decision is one of the biggest decisions of your life so go with the best like we did.

Thank you for everything Kim. We love our new home and it would not have happened without you.
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Ed & Lisa Lee Thanz’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman worked with my wife and I as a buyer’s agent from 2011 to 2012. Our first meeting was to be in December of 2011. We planned to drive, and Kim had her plane ticket to Asheville. At the last minute, my father-in-law became ill and we were compelled to cancel the trip to North Carolina. Kim was extremely kind and understanding. She said family and health are most important and not to worry about insignificant details like plane tickets.

Our next visit was scheduled for March of 2012. Though we currently live and teach in Florida, Kim made our search for a retirement home in North Carolina easy with her regular communication, extensive knowledge of the market and exemplary organizational skills. Kim had her work cut out for her when she took us on as clients. Not only were we looking at both raw land and homes with acreage, our preferences were quite specific, most of which were non negotiable. Kim hiked up mountains, through brush and sludge, over creeks, and did whatever was needed to see the land. To complicate matters, we were also considering property in Tennessee and Virginia. Kim immediately found agents to assist us in our extended search area.

Our next visit was in the summer of 2012. Now that Kim had a complete idea of what we wanted, she previewed parcels of land to see if they were worth viewing. As we had a limited search window, this time saver was invaluable. We came to trust Kim very easily as we learned her expertise, dedication and work ethic made her a true professional. I recall the time my wife and I hiked up a steep mountain path, leaving Kim with our chocolate lab back at her car. Kim grew worried when our dog became over heated. She lifted that 70-pound dog into the back of her car, gave her water and ran the air conditioning until we returned. That’s what I call a caring professional.

We found the perfect property in July of 2012. Kim’s assistance was again invaluable as we tried to accomplish everything from making an offer to closing in a very short period. Kim provided us with a variety of options for every conceivable need we might have. We took care of business, returned to Florida, and closed at the end of August. Kim was with us every step of the way.

We are now the proud owners of a beautiful log cabin nestled by a cascading creek in the middle of a secluded mountain cove. My wife and I are thrilled with our new home. We feel lucky and grateful we found Kim Bregman, realtor and friend.”

Ed & Lisa Lee
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John Metzger’s Testimonial
“As an attorney, I have practiced Real Estate law for almost 30 years, and in that time I have worked closely with thousands of real estate brokers. I can honestly say without a doubt that Kim Bregman is one of the best in the business! She is a true professional and a pleasure to work with in every way.”
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Mary Ryan’s Testimonial
“It was an absolute pleasure working with Kim Bregman during the recent purchase of my new home. Kim is a true professional. She is contentious and honest with an incredible work ethic. Home buying can be an overwhelming process but Kim made it fun and easy. She navigated the market with ease only selecting those pieces of property that fit my criteria – never wasting my time. Its a huge difference using a buyers agent. In addition, Kim is an impressive negotiator. She has a real sense of the current market conditions and provides accurate and helpful information. If you are searching for a discerning, well organized agent to represent you look no further. You found her! Thanks Kim”
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Paul Shapiro’s Testimonial
“As Chief Administrative Officer of Sunbeam Corporation we had a large number of staff, from CEO through general managerial emplyees, relocate from all over the country to Boca Raton. We recommended that they use Kim Bregman to help them find the right houses and neighborhoods and without exception she received rave reviews. I continue to recommend her to people who ask for advice concerning a buyer rep and always receive positive responses thanking me for the introduction. She is hardworking, dedicated and extremely knowledgeable.”
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Janice Shields’ Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is a thoughtful and organized real estate agent. She has a superior knowledge of the marketplace and conveys that knowledge in a timely fashion. Kim listens to her clients needs and provides options that fit their parameters. I strongly recommend Kim and would always call on her for future assignments.”
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Paul H, Boca Raton, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman made it happen!
I worked with several agents before Kim. None of them were looking out for my interests. None of them seemed interested in making a sale, even in these times. I saw that there was such a thing as a buyers agent–someone who would work on my behalf, rather than just their own. I called Kim. I now own the house I wanted at the price I wanted. You can´t ask for much more. Thanks Kim!”
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Blake and Jessica Murphy’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman was an absolute wonder to work with. As first time home buyers, she helped and guided us along every step.

Kim was very knowledgeable and demonstrated that she understood our needs with the new listings she provided each day. Once we found a home we wanted to make an offer on, Kim immediately began working on a contract so we could submit the offer as soon as possible. Over the next couple months, Kim worked hard to make sure we were able to get the house at a great price & make sure we were protected as buyers. With Kim’s help we were able to get our dream home at a great price.

Whether you are first time buyers or you have done it many times, we promise if you use Kim she will do everything she can to find your perfect home. We would recommend anyone use Kim Bregman.”
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Gil Fast’s Testimonial
“I have been through many brokers and agents, yet it was only when I met Kim Bregman that I realized the level of professionalism one can possess. Kim is highly knowledgable, focused and more important very sincere with no hidden interests whatsoever, representing the true interests of you as a buyer. Working with Kim helped me focus on what it is i am looking for and subsequently focus on the relevant properties. Kim is unparalleled with her dedication bringing her experience and expertise along with an amazing personality.”
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David & Margie Valentine’s Testimonial
“When we began house-hunting in Western North Carolina, Kim Bregman was highly recommended to us by trusted acquaintances, so we had great expectations of her as a buyer?s agent. She far exceeded our expectations right from the beginning of our search through the offer and contract process, and down to the last details of the inspections and purchase.
Because of Kim?s expertise, diligence, and efficiency, we were able to locate and acquire our dream home in a matter of days. We can?t imagine working with any other agent when looking for a home. Thank you so much, Kim”
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Mary Coker, Hummingbird Realty’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman has been in all aspects a professional and pleasant person with whom to work.”
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Grant Lam’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman’s  knowledge, expertise and professionalism was key to us being in our new home. She was patient answering our MANY questions and we relied on her suggestion. GREAT AGENT!!!”
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Wendy and Steve Winters’ Testimonial
“Looking for a GREAT realtor who knows all the areas and has the patience of a saint? This is the one, Kim Bregman. We came from Philly and Kim actually listened to what we said we were looking for. In the end, we got a wonderful home and are looking forward to a new chapter here in Florida.

When you choose Kim, you won’t be sorry.”
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Karen North Shuffler’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is not only competent and hard working, she is totally reliable and trustworthy. Her follow up is impeccable. I recommend her without reservation.”
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Angela Lam, Lauderhill, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman from Optima Properties is the BEST buyer’s real estate agent one will ever want! Kim helped us find our new home in Boca Raton the past few months and we couldn’t have done it without her help. Kim brings to the client her knowledge and expertise in both S. FL and North Carolina’s real estate markets. Kim is detailed oriented and dedicated her time to make sure we are satisfied in EVERY WAY during the entire process from finding the right property, through negotiation and inspection, and more importantly throughout the financing and closing process. In this volatile and ever changing real estate market, we couldn’t have managed without Kim’s guidance and assistance. Kim literally took the stress away from me during the searching and negotiation process on purchasing our new home. She is also trustworthy and personable, we are very grateful and extremely satisfied on everything she has done for us. Kim has exceeded my expectation as a real estate agent, there is nothing I would have wanted differently throughout the entire process (and I am very picky and have a strong A personality).”
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Jerry Bolt’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is an outstanding real estate broker who cares deeply for her clients needs. Kim is an excellent communicator and extremely knowledgeable about every phase of our profession. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kim over the years and highly recommend her services.”
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Josh Estrin’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is all about the business and getting the job done well.”
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Konstatin Morozov, Moscow Testimonial
“Great Buyer Agent!
I have been through many brokers and agents, yet it was only when I met Kim Bregman that I realized the level of professionalism one can possess. Kim is highly knowledgable, focused and more important very sincere with no hidden interests whatsoever, representing the true interests of you as a buyer. Working with Kim helped me focus on what it is i am looking for and subsequently focus on the relevant properties. Kim is unparalleled with her dedication bringing her experience and expertise along with an amazing personality.”
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Bill Marbach’s Testimonial

“I worked with Kim Bregman when I first bought a house in 1999 and then again when I moved into a bigger house in 2004. Kim is smart and organized and once we honed in on what I was looking for, she kept on top of the market and updated me as soon as a property that fit my profile went up for sale. I was usually the first buyer to see these houses!

Once we found what I wanted, Kim was helpful in the negotiations and through the buying process.

If I move again, I will surely hire Kim to help me.”
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David Wheeler’s Testimonial
“I have never met Kim Bregman in person; however, the time we have spent corresponding by phone and email has given me a good basis for this recommendation. We enlisted her help as a buyers agent to purchase a property in North Carolina; and even though we ultimately did not purchase the place, her assistance and advice went way above and beyond the norm. She spent hours with us sharing her knowledge of both the local market and local practices which ultimately resulted in our finding and buying our house. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone needing a buyers agent in NC or FL.”
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Ryan Reece, Blue Star Inspections Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is a true professional who cares about and works hard for her clients. She is a pleasure to work with and is always prepared for her business. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone. She is an asset to the Real Estate Industry.”
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David Davis, MD’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman has a thorough knowledge of the Southeast Florida real estate market. Although I did not follow through with a purchase, Kim was the best when it came to remaining honest in a declining market. I recommend Kim as a hard working results oriented person without reservation.”
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Ron Breese, Owner, ReMax Mountain Reatly Testimonial
“It’s always a pleasure to work with Kim. She is a true professional and diligent worker. Kim provides quality customer service to all she touches. I highly recommend Kim Bregman.”
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Mark and Mary Anne Schiller’s Testimonial
“My wife and I had a recent opportunity to work with Kim Bregman to help us locate and purchase a second home in the Maggie Valley, N.C. area.

As our primary home is located in the eastern part of North Carolina, it was not convenient for us to get in the car and drive to Maggie Valley every time a property of interest came on the market.

Kim worked with us to fully understand both the type and general location of property that would suit our interest. She organized property information and visits that allowed us to very easily compare and select from multiple properties in only a few visits to the area.

As an experienced business professional myself, I found her skills in listening for understanding, effective management of her time and ours, completeness of information, attention to detail, highly effective negotiating skills and overall professionalism to be unmatched.

The home that we purchased with Kims assistance is number eight for us.
The experience to get from the first e-mail with Kim to the closing signatures was flawless. She truly represented our interests, as the buyer, in every aspect of the process. I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking a property to purchase.”
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Marshall Pasternack, Miami, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is thorough, responsive, creative and a pleasure to work with. Need I say more?”
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Wendy Couch’s Testimonial
“Kim Bregman  is a dedicated and motivated person. She takes her job very seriously without forgetting the importance of having a few laughs. Kim pays attention to the details to guarantee a job well done .”
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Mary Marbach, Parkland, FL Testimonial
“Kim is such a pleasure to work with! She takes exceptional care of her clients, helps to see the best and worst in any home, and makes you feel like you’ve got an advocate ready to go to the mat for you.

I’d never buy a house without Kim Bregman at my side.”
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Kevin Borkenhagen, Boca Raton, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman’s assistance with helping us find and purchase a second home in North Carolina was invaluable. We had visited the Lake Lure area and knew that we wanted to have a second home in NC but did not know about all the surrounding areas. I received a flier in the mail at our Florida home from Optima Properties and decided to contact Kim. Kim was a pleasure to work with and recommended that we expand our areas to include properties west, south and north of Asheville as well. She pulled all the MLS listings that covered our targeted price points and provided insight to each listing with her knowledge of the area and second home nuances that we should be mindful of. Kim offered to meet us in Asheville and spent two days driving us around the NW North Carolina Mountains looking at all the listings we had identified. When we made an offer on a home she was very instrumental in securing the deal by assisting with the surveyor, home inspector and Title attorney. We would not have been able to have found the home that we did and been able to close on the home as effortlessly as we did without Kim and would Highly recommend her to anyone that is thinking of buying a home in NC as she can make the entire process very easy and enjoyable.”
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Ed Silver, Partner, Hudson Crossing Testimonial
“”I highly recommend Kim Bregman for any of your business or real-estate needs. Kim has a brilliant mind, she understands the intersections between business and technology — and she can uniquely drive projects from start to finish. We worked together seamlessly to help build Kids camps in its early years, and was always on top of the latest technology trends and how they applied to her business line. Working with Kim is a pleasure in business, and in her real-estate line of work as well.””
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Donna Molinaro – Delray Beach, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman, of Optima Properties made our mountain dream come true!

We were introduced to Kim through her advertising mailer in Delray Beach, Florida. Shortly after our first meeting, we traveled with Kim to the North Carolina Mountains to begin our mountain home search.

Under her detailed and planned itinerary, we were able to gather pertinent information and knowledge, which lead to our choice to where we would begin our exciting mountain experience.

We do, and will continue to refer Kim, to our friends who are interested in exploring options in the North Carolina mountain area.

Her guidance and knowledge lead us to a successful and smooth transaction, from start to finish. We cannot say enough about her professionalism and energy! ”
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Edward Rappaport, Pompano Beach, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is thorough and meticulous at her job. I would use her again and recommend her without qualification.”
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Doug Pierce, Roslyn, NY Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is the consummate professional! Bright, personable, reliable, creative and conscientious. Kim is an exceptionally capable individual who constantly exceed expectations. Her professional skill set is obvious from start to finish on whatever task is at hand. It is my pleasure to recommend Kim Bregman. I do so without any reservation what so ever. ”
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Alan Sutin, New YorkTestimonial
“Kim Bregman has been a tremendous resource, providing us with detailed information and analysis addressing precisely the type of property we are interested in purchasing. She is very knowledgeable and has been proactive in educating us about important issues to consider when evaluating a property. In addition, she is a delightful person and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend Kim to anyone looking to purchase property in South Florida or North Carolina.”
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Alan and Sherrie Schork – Louisville, KY Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is the most professional real estate broker we have ever worked with. She was tireless in her work on our behalf, enthusiastic throughout the process, and her knowledge of the Western North Carolina real estate market is without peer. She lived up to our expectations of a ‘Buyer’s Agent’ in every way. We now have a beautiful new home and a delightful new friend.”
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Bill and Liz Marbach – Boca Raton, FL Testimonial
“I have moved 3 times since I got married and Kim Bregman has handled the purchase of our home every time. Kim puts real effort into helping her clients find what they like and I remember that we were often this first people to look at houses because Kim was so on top of the new listings that hit the market. I also feel that Kim added value by handling the tough negotiations and getting us the deal we wanted once we found a house we liked. I’ll use Kim again the next time I move.”
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Eileen Gottsagen, Listing Broker, Boca Raton, FL Testimonial

“I have done a number of referrals with Kim Bregman and found her to be extremely competent. She is persistent and very personable. Always a pleasure to work with!”
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Christine and Tom Mallette, Maggie Valley, NC Testimonial
“Christine and I have been very impressed with Kim Bregman since meeting her in our Broker class over four years ago. She is professional and one can tell that her clients come first! Kim has entrusted us with her referrals in the past and we do not hesitate to refer to her as well.”
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Barbara Matzick, Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva, NC Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is a remarkable individual and highly driven to perform in a very professional manner. She is knowledgable about her subject or will research and invistigate before offering an opinion. I highly recommend Kim to anyone wishing to purchase property.”
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Rachel Reid, Andon Reid Inn, Waynesville, NC Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is by far the most professional real estate broker I have ever met. We have many guests stay at Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast who are here looking for property. We always recommend Kim. The day our guests arrive Kim has a professional folder ready with a detailed schedule for them to review. Kim is prompt and always accessible for our guests to reach.”
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Steven Shapiro, President, Q Captial Strategies- New York, NY Testimonial
“Kim Bregman assisted Q Capital with our search for office space in Boca Raton, FL. She proved knowledgeable of the area, identified the locations that best met our needs and budget, and was always responsive to our requests and changes of plans. As a Buyers Broker she identified the pros and cons of each location and always has our best interests at heart. I would recommend her to anyone relocating or opening a business in the area.”
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Marc and Marianne Blazar – Boca Raton, FL Testimonial
“Dear Kim,

We are so glad to have had the opportunity to work with you on our quest to find business opportunity in North Carolina. Not only did you provide us with lots of insight, we also appreciated that you could quickly assess what we liked and only showed us properties that were absolutely geared to our needs.
Your dedication to your clients, your knowledge and your professionalism paired with your delightful personality made it easy for us to work through this time of decision making.

Thank you so much for your time and effort.”
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Frank and Denise Taylor – Peachtree City,Georgia Testimonial
“It has been such a refreshing experience working with Kim Bregman as our Buyer’s Agent. It is comforting to know that we have someone looking out for our best interest, while assisting us with finding just the right home to meet our needs. Kim begins the process by listening to your needs and wants and then takes the time to educate you about homes and opportunities in the area. Each time we look at property Kim organizes the day to ensure that our time is spent wisely. We are thrilled to be working with Kim and would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to have a true real estate advocate on their side!”
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Sammie Powell- President, Smokies Properties, Waynesville, NC Testimonial
“Kim Bregman worked with me along with her clients to help them purchase property for their dream home. Kim is very professional and knowledgeable about real estate and how to facilitate real estate transactions. I’m hope to work with Kim in future real estate transactions”
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Waren and Nancy Conner, Pine Ridge, FL Testimonial

“We were pleased to have Kim Bregman help us search for homes in the Waynesville, NC and surrounding area in 2006 and 2007 and she was extraordinarily generous with her time, expertise, professionalism, and was always fun assisting us in our search. We are very detailed home buyers and Kim always provided all the detail that we requested and gave her considerable expertise in assisting us with our decisions. We enjoyed our experience with Kim and would recommend her to others seeking a home in the Western North Carolina area. Besides providing real estate expertise she also recommended excellent places to stay, eat, and provided various contractor names for quotes and information.”
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Steven Hemmert – Parkland, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman does a great job of identifying needs/wants and being creative in finding properties in the correct price range that meet those needs and wants. She doesn’t quit once the deal is signed: her attention to detail between signing and closing makes a huge difference in making sure the deal goes smoothly.”
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Bernard “Barney” Danzansky – President, Equities Venture Group, Boca Raton, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is a fantastically positive and enthusiastic broker. She has great, creative ideas and thinks outside of the proverbial box. I would definitely recommend Kim and anticipate using her in the future for our company’s real estate needs”
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Dr. Eric and Margaret Harrison – Tampa, FL Testimonial

“Eric and I feel very fortunate to have met Kim Bregman when we began our search for a second home in the mountains. All we knew at the time was that we wanted to be in western North Carolina and somewhat close to Asheville.

Kim was wonderful at interviewing us to get a sense of our lifestyle, desires and budget and because of her vast knowledge of the area was able to help us focus on what was right for us. She spent days with us driving to remote golfing communities and small and mid-sized towns, always pointing out the pros and cons of each. When we decided to purchase land near Waynesville, Kim helped us evaluate the lot and negotiated with the developer.

We will be forever grateful for her help and advice. ”
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Pam and Spencer Linden – Delray Beach, FL Testimonial
“My husband and I can’t thank Kim Bregman enough for her professionalism and diligence advising us on the sale of our home but helping us to find a larger home to purchase. We were moving at a time when our first child was just 2 months old and Kim handled most of the details, including the inspections, on her own and with great care so that we did not have to worry. She advised us at every turn and got us to and through each closing which both went smoothly. We recommend Kim to all buyers who are looking for a professional, competent, and caring realtor.”
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Sal and Nancy Gorge – Coral Springs, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman did a superlative job in finding property for us. she knows the land and takes the time to marry the client to the property. She is thorough and takes the time to do things right. She follows up and is genuinely interested in doing a professional job.”
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Harold Ickovics – Delray Beach, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman is a true professional who also takes a personal interest in her clients. Her knowledge and experience make her a perfect choice in her profession.”
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Bill Simon – Oakland Park, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman has been the obvious choice for me when I am looking for properties in the western portion of N. Carolina. She has the knowledge and insight when it comes to pointing you in the right direction tying in the best location coupled with the price point you are comfortable with. Kim is a professional, and I am very impressed by her high energy and hands on personality, as she continually strives to find an end to your means.”
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Evelyn and John Theis – Sarasota, FL Testimonial
“Whether or not you are a first time buyer, house hunting is a stressful experience, especially in areas and surroundings not thoroughly familiar to a buyer.

Kim Bregman of Optima Properties, could not have been more accommodating, patient as well as relentless in helping us in our search during our house hunting expedition in the Asheville, North Carolina area.

Everyday, under no pressure nor any loss of time, and starting early in the morning, the itinerary was efficiently planned, according to the information we initially provided. We visited several possibilities, with Kim, always very cheerful, expertly driving us within a radius of some fifty miles from where we were staying.

Unfortunately, due to the downturn in the housing market in Florida, we had to postpone our plans to acquire a new residence in the Asheville, North Carolina area. However, once we are ready, hopefully in the not too distant future, we look forward to working again with Kim.

We are most appreciative and thankful to Kim Bregman for her friendly manner and professional expertise, and her follow-up newsletters and bulletins are always full of informative and interesting subjects.”
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Patricia Becker, Boca Raton, FL Testimonial
“Kim Bregman takes a personal interest in everyone she meets. I felt comfortable and confident with Kim as my agent from the first contact. When we spent the day together looking at real estate, I was very impressed with how well she had listened to what I wanted. Kim is knowledgeable with inventory in South Florida and North Carolina. She is up-to-date with laws and financing opportunities in both states, as well. While I did not purchase property in Western North Carolina at that time, Kim is the first person I will contact when I am ready to make a purchase.”
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