Kim Mills

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Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Condominiums, First Time Buyer/Starter Homes, Listing Agent, Luxury Homes, New Construction, Relocation, Residential

Interests

Family, Fitness, Foodie, Parenting, Personal Wellness, Photography, Reading / Writing, Skiing, Sports Enthusiast, Volunteering

Biography

Cutler Real Estate asked Kim a few questions so you can get to know her better, and here are Kim's replies.

1. What is your professional/educational background?

I graduated from University of Michigan with a degree in Sport Management, with my eye on brand marketing for an iconic sport brand. My career began in Chicago, where I was hired to be an Account Executive at Leo Burnett in Chicago. I loved the client management aspect of my job, and I was driven by smart, strategic creative work. In moving to Columbus in 2002, I transitioned into real estate by directing sales and marketing for real estate developers focused on downtown living. From there, I received my real estate license in 2010, and never looked back.

2. Why did you choose a career in real estate?

I love working with clients - that is the consistent thread through my entire career - great client management. There are many elements to this that I enjoy - I like being a creative problem solver; I like providing my clients with the information they need to make decisions; I like to create a sense of calm in what can often be an emotional, stressful time in life. I also love the psychology that is an integral part of this business - I believe you have to be a great listener to be successful in this industry. I like to listen to my clients and hear what they hope to achieve, and I do my best to make that happen.

3. What area do you live in currently and what do you like about where you live?

After spending 6 years downtown, my husband and I made the move to Upper Arlington in 2010. My husband was born and raised in UA, and we knew that is where we wanted to raise our own kids. UA is a wonderful community - great location, wonderful schools, and amazing people. I feel lucky to be raising my family in such a great community.

4. How do you spend your free time?

"Family time" and "me time" are key for me - when I get quality time with my family, there is nothing better. Watching their sporting events, fun vacations, even just the wonderful little moments that fill the day (like homework and bedtime stories) - those are the things that drive me to be a better person and a better mom. But, let's be honest - in order for me to be present for them, I need to take care of me. I love working out, be it HIIT training or swimming or yoga - I love a good workout. Photography is another passion of mine. When I get these little outlets for me, it helps me to be more present in my family and work life.

5. If you could only keep 5 possessions what would they be?

Truly, it comes down to only 3 things - my husband, Doug, and my sons, Jackson and Graham.

6. In one word, how do you think your friends/family would describe you?

Loyal

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Jul 16, 2018

Kim was receptive to our house preferences and found us listings that were relevant. We often communicated with her via text and e-mail and she responded quickly. She was very honest in pointing out pros and cons of each house, and didn't try to show us houses out of our price range unless she truly thought it matched our personality and our must-haves. We were able to view houses very quickly with her.

— A. Way
Jul 16, 2018

Our family has relocated multiple times and Kim Mills sincerely delivered the highest level of service and results we have ever experienced in our 23 years of home ownership. From the beginning of the home sale process through final closing, Kim's expertise in all areas of the business made our home sale a true success.

— D. Rubadeux
Jul 16, 2018

Kim is awesome! She had helped us buy our house four years earlier, and then recently helped us sell the same place in Clintonville. For the recent sale she did a fantastic job, right from staging the house perfectly, to hiring a outstanding photographer, and then handling all the subsequent offers and paperwork. Throughout the whole process she was really responsive and we didn't have to worry about a thing. If you're looking to buy or sell I highly recommend working with Kim.

— M. Wilkins
Mar 5, 2018

Kim had tremendous knowledge of the local market but even more important she listened to our needs. Kim also showed a great deal of patience for our entire family.

— Pat McDonagh
Jan 19, 2018

Kim Mills did an outstanding job of helping us find the perfect downtown Columbus home. Her knowledge of the downtown and individualized properties that spanned from condos to single-family homes was wonderful. She did a great job of representing us as buyers from the first offer through our final closing.

— K. McHugh BUYER
Oct 4, 2017

Kim is amazing at what she does. She listened to our needs and wants and was able to find us the perfect home. My stress level has never been so low during the home-buying process. It was like shopping with a friend. I cannot recommend her enough!,

— Laura Purvis BUYER
Oct 4, 2017

If you need help finding a home in the Columbus,, OH area look no further than Kim Mills. Buying a house is stressful,, so what a relief it was having someone like Kim by our side. Super responsive,, knowledgeable,, and patient she guided us through a tough market and found our perfect house!

— Derek Augsburger BUYER
Oct 4, 2017

Kim was fantastic to work with for purchasing our first home! She was patient,, knowledgable,, trustworthy,, and overall a great person! Her professionalism and expertise helped us to find the perfect home. Would (and personally will be) highly recommending her to all friends and family in the area.

— Ali Augsburger BUYER
Oct 4, 2017

Kim was incredible to work with in the process of purchasing my condo. As a first time home buyer,, I had so many questions. From helping me with my initial research to find an area and home type that fit my needs to the closing process,, Kim was incredibly helpful. She always took time with me to explain each step of the process and was always available to chat. She is great to work with and I have recommended her to friends and co-workers who are looking to purchase homes in the Central Ohio area.

— Jordan Martin BUYER
Jul 13, 2017

Kim was amazing. She was always available to help. And quick to respond. Her personality is wonderful and made the entire process much easier. We'll definitely use her again.

— D. Mason
Jul 7, 2017

My wife and I were first-time homebuyers,, and Kim did an amazing job of guiding us through the process and helping us to buy our home in Worthington. She was highly responsive to our numerous questions and always let us come to our own conclusions and decisions when it came to negotiating with our seller. I would highly recommend her to someone looking to buy a home in Columbus.

— Will Woodworth BUYER
Jul 7, 2017

We worked with Kim to buy our first home in Clintonville. We sold it because we needed some more space and we found what we needed in Old Worthington. She was committed to find exactly what we wanted and was always available to answer our questions. She is extremely easy to work with and made the entire process as smooth as possible

— Mike Graziani
Jul 7, 2017

My wife and I were first-time homebuyers, and Kim did an amazing job of guiding us through the process and helping us to buy our home in Worthington. She was highly responsive to our numerous questions and always let us come to our own conclusions and decisions when it came to negotiating with our seller. I would highly recommend her to someone looking to buy a home in Columbus.

— Will Woodworth
Jul 7, 2017

Kim could not be more engaged and responsive! She texted back within minutes EVERY time and her warm and caring demeanor really defined the transaction for me. You will struggle to find an agent who is more dialed in to what you need in your search or (I assume) sale.

— T. J.
Apr 6, 2017

Worked with us on price, was very frank about what she thought the house would go for. Very responsive and guided us through each and every step with ease. When we got an offer she was able negotiate effectively with the other realtor that we ended up coming out monetarily ahead of what we thought we would. All in all a great experience.

— David Suski
Apr 6, 2017

As a first time home buyer, Kim was the best! Her knowledge and expertise was top notch. Not to mention, she was the most wonderful person to work with. I even referred her to family members and friends who used her with buying and selling their homes as well. I will definitely be working with Kim when I eventually sell my house/buy my next house!

— Kim Zeller
Apr 6, 2017

I cannot say enough about my experience with Kim. She made our home buying experience fun and less stressful. When a house came on the market, I remember texting Kim at 10pm, hoping we could visit the house the next day. She was always prompt with her replies and would magically get us a house tour the next day. While exploring several homes, Kim helped us visualize a home versus an empty house. If you want someone knowledgeable, reliable and personable, Kim Mills is perfect for you.

— Mandy N.
Apr 6, 2017

I was very pleased how Kim listened to me and my needs, even when I wasn't sure that they were! She made the process of moving from out of state so easy with her knowledge of the Columbus area and staying on top of what was available. I love my condo and would work with Kim again in a heartbeat!

— Brenda W.
Apr 6, 2017

Kim was very familiar with the areas in town where we wanted to move. She was a great listener and figured out pretty quickly what properties to show us. We will use Kim again and recommend her to friends.

— Amy Shore
Apr 6, 2017

Kim is just wonderful! She is very calm, let's you explore as much as you need and has great advice. We have worked with her for 3+ years, bought our first home in Columbus, then sold it to buy a bigger one and found the next home, all with Kim's help!

— Laura Feitl
Apr 6, 2017

Kim Mills was my neighbor before I hired her as my realtor. She's professional, considerate, personable, and detail-oriented. She goes the extra yard to help your listing stand out in the crowd. She also helped us find our new home in just one day. She knows in a buyer's market that timing is everything, and will take the time to get the job done for you. I could not think of a better person to work with to not only sell my house, but to help me find my new home.

— Ann Ralston
Apr 6, 2017

Kim Mills was our agent when we sold our condo as well as purchased our new home. She was wonderful to work with and made the whole process enjoyable, we definitely recommend her to anyone and plan to use her in the future when it's time to move again. When selling our condo, she made wonderful suggestions to help stage it and we received and negotiated an offer much more quickly then we expected to. When looking for new homes, she arranged showings as soon as we requested to see a home, and was very flexible and able to work around our busy schedule for showings (evenings and weekends). After deciding on the home we wanted to make an offer on, she made the entire process run smoothly with minimal stress. Overall, buying and selling with her was a wonderful experience and we look forward to working with her in the future!

— Maria S.
Jan 26, 2017

Nancy and I had talked for years about moving downtown and living the city life. After talking with some friends who had already taken the plunge we decided to dip our toes in the water. Our friends recommended that we work with Kim and we are grateful that we did. Kim's knowledge of downtown and the surrounding areas allowed us to very quickly find a condo that met all of our requirements, was in a great location, and had a fabulous view. Since we felt so comfortable with Kim we had her list our home as well. This was when Kim's ability as a realtor was put to the test. She gave us good advice on how to make our home show well, resulting in a full price offer within 12 hours of going on the market. All seemed perfect until we left for vacation. While we were gone, the buyer's appraisal came in too low and since they were young first-time buyers they were unable to make up the difference. This was a problem since we were relying on the sale of our home for the down payment on the condo. I did not handle this situation with grace and calm! Fortunately, Kim was there to take my frantic, emotional calls at odd hours from another timezone and talk me down off the ledge. She remained cool, calm and confident throughout. She reassured me that we have a great house and should have no problem dropping these buyers and finding another. She was right of course! The house went back on the market and was in contract within 24 hours. During all this, she also worked with our lender we were using to purchase the condo. They were able to quickly restructure our financing to allow us to close on the condo as planned and provide the down payment from the home sale later. I am very grateful for Kim's competent professionalism throughout this process and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

— Trent Brown
Jan 22, 2017

Recently, Kim helped us purchase a home in Grandview. This is our seventh house - so we are no stranger to the process. This was by far the smoothest real estate transaction we have ever had. Kim was remarkably quick to pick up our wants and needs regarding space, style, and location. She did a great job of pointing out both pros and cons of the many houses we toured. Kim was also excellent in handling the little glitches presented by the seller at closing. She did a great job from start to finish.

— Adam + Juli Cavnar
Jan 19, 2017

We were brand new to the Columbus area and our family of 4 had no idea where to look first. It only took a few moments with Kim Mills and we knew she could help us. The most significant attribute I could say about Kim is that she fully engaged with us and learned what would be best for us. This saved a great amount of time and every house she showed us was a true prospect - leading to the one we now call home.

— Pete Hixson
Jan 18, 2017

When we purchased our home in Upper Arlington we were working at a distance from the East Coast with no easy way to vet houses before committing to fly into the city. Kim provided an initial assessment of any home we were interested in pursuing to determine whether or not it seemed to be a good match for our needs and wants. Her extensive network and previous experience with the seller's realtor allowed us to move quickly on a house the day it appeared on the market. This opened up lines of communication that would not be afforded to us otherwise and led to a bid being submitted within 48 hours of the house being listed, which we closed on. Our home and neighborhood provide the perfect mix of excellent schools for our kids, proximity to the center of town, and value. It was a very positive experience.

— Matt Anderson
Jan 17, 2017

Working with Kim was great, and fast! She made some suggestions for staging our condo, chose a fantastic photographer, and within 24 hours of listing, we had two full price offers. Kim also helped with buying our new home. It was a very smooth process.

— Jacob Yount
Jan 17, 2017

As a first time buyer I was really nervous about making the right choice. Kim was so helpful in helping me weigh out all my options, providing me comparable rates, and helped me find a lender! It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend her to anyone! Her market knowledge is top notch!

— Elizabeth Burson
Nov 25, 2016

Kim patiently walked us through and explained the process of selling our home. She made the entire experience as stress free as possible. The next time that I am in need of a realtor, Kim will be my first call.

— Michael Snee
May 5, 2019

Her contacts and ability to sell at or above market are exceptional. We closed quickly and received above what we wanted for our property. Her team she choose from Stewart Title were very professional and responsive. And her own team did really well with followup. I think the Columbus market is extremely hot right now, so this may have skewed it some in her favor. Never the less, it went very well.

— KenSchroeder8
Dec 30, 2018

We started working with Kim nearly two years before we bought the house of our dream, clearly with her help. Our transition from Knoxville, Tennessee to Columbus, Ohio took longer than anticipated. We were unsure about the timing of buying a house in Columbus and equally uncertain about our price range. This is a terrible situation for a real estate agent, who had to deal with several "degrees of freedom" (sorry, I am a scientist) when dealing with her customers. We applaud Kim for not just bearing with us during this time, but for helping us to navigate through these uncertainties with patience, understanding, knowledge, and grace. Once we zoomed into New Albany as our future home site, Kim worked hard to get us all the information we needed and with her help we've got several peaks into properties that were just about to hit the market. She stayed with us during our hesitations (price versus location versus good deal versus prestige) without pushing, but always with a good advice and her own perspective on things. To make the long story short, we bought the house of our dream (well, actually, well above our dreams) and it wouldn't happen without Kim. We are proud to have had Kim as our real estate agent. Key words for our experience with Kim Mills: knowledge, reliability, excellence, trust, warmness, friend.

— user9137943
Dec 27, 2018

Kim was easy to work with and constantly kept us updated. She handled the sale of our house and our purchase of a condo. She was especially effective guiding us through the closing process for both transactions. We found Kim friendly and readily available with advice and help. Marie & Joe Hallett.

— zuser2017032009...
Dec 15, 2018

Seven years. It took us 7 years of fits and starts on the home buying journey to find the right home and Kim never gave up on us or made us feel like a lower priority. She never tired of showing us homes that we discovered or pinging us with new homes that she thought met our goals for a next home. She's a complete professional and she's always current and candid with you about what's happening in the market. When it comes time for the offer process the contract and all of the emotions that go with it, she meets you where you are and guides you step-by-step through the process all the way up until you have the keys to your new home in hand. She is truly focused on YOUR goals, not just trying to complete transactions. I can't imagine going through the home buying or selling process with anyone else.

— jbarcelona6
Dec 10, 2018

We have bought and sold 2 homes with Kim. She is intelligent, hard working, responsive and a true pleasure to work with. Can’t say enough good things about her, HIGHLY recommend

— brent m hausfeld
Jul 11, 2018

Kim is awesome! She had helped us buy our house four years earlier, and then recently helped us sell the same place in Clintonville. For the recent sale she did a fantastic job, right from staging the house perfectly, to hiring a outstanding photographer, and then handling all the subsequent offers and paperwork. Throughout the whole process she was really responsive and we didn't have to worry about a thing. If you're looking to buy or sell I highly recommend working with Kim.

— Mike Wilkins
Jun 4, 2018

Our family has relocated multiple times and Kim Mills sincerely delivered the highest level of service and results we have ever experienced in our 23 years of home ownership. From the beginning of the home sale process through final closing, Kim's expertise in all areas of the business made our home sale a true success.

— zuser2016121022...
May 11, 2018

Kim was receptive to our house preferences and found us listings that were relevant. We often communicated with her via text and e-mail and she responded quickly. She was very honest in pointing out pros and cons of each house, and didn't try to show us houses out of our price range unless she truly thought it matched our personality and our must-haves. We were able to view houses very quickly with her.

— amanita way
Feb 27, 2018

Kim had tremendous knowledge of the local market but even more important she listened to our needs. Kim also showed a great deal of patience for our entire family.

— pat mcdonagh
Jan 18, 2018

Kim Mills did an outstanding job of helping us find the perfect downtown Columbus home. Her knowledge of the downtown and individualized properties that spanned from condos to single-family homes was wonderful. She did a great job of representing us as buyers from the first offer through our final closing.

— kirk mchugh
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