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Kim Merrell Lamb
Certified Residential Specialist, R, BRE (11 years experience)
33 Recent Sales (last 12 months)


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale

- Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2014 - zuser20140613105905645
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Davis, CA.
Kim's experience speaks for itself. She is extremely knowledgeable, understands the market and current conditions, knows all the contacts (i.e. can get you into a house before it goes to market) and most importantly, is set on finding you the RIGHT home, not any old home. Upon meeting Kim, we were clear on what we were looking for. We felt no pressure to bid on homes which were not of interest to us. In fact, there were a couple homes we considered (after looking for a few months), but the location was not ideal (this was not entirely obvious to us). When I asked about these homes, Kim would kindly express here opinion and say that she does not recommend bidding on those houses. She actually talked us out of bidding on homes that we would have clearly not been happy in!

As an added bonus, Kim has a previous background in interior design and has a wonderful aesthetic. We have already walked the home a couple times with her AND she has provided excellent insight on everything from interior wall colors, to a kitchen remodel, to landscaping, to floor and counter materials. I would highly recommend Kim as we will continue to use here in the future.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/27/2014 - zuser20140527203515081
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Sacramento, CA.
I am new to the area and very eager to find a place that fit my lifestyle and needs. Kim is intuitive and listened to my concerns and identified the ideal property. I am pleased with my purchase and she was also able to connect me with contractors and other vendors for related needs for my relocation. This was valuable because I am unfamiliar with the area and it saved me time and money and headaches. I am sure you will enjoy your house hunting experience with Kim.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2014 - user9771674
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Sacramento, CA.
Kim was great. Kept me informed all the way until final close of escrow. Worked hard and stimulated a lot of action of this property in a very slow period...just before the upturn. Kim is a delightful person, as well as very professional. She is well organized and was always available to answer my questions and phone calls. Thank you Kim. NRM
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014 - catbley
Sold a Miscellaneous home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Covell Park, Davis, CA.
Kim has an abundant supply of integrity, passion and skill. She also projects a calm appreciated by us as we were also in the midst of purchasing another home, downsizing and moving many miles away from a community we love.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2013 - kianabuss
Sold a home in 2013.
Kim was absolutely fabulous to work with, hands-down. She was honest and professional yet fun too and we enjoyed her company. She provided her professional opinion, laid out the pros and cons of various decisions we had to make, made herself available around our schedule, and went above and beyond in answering our questions and just supporting us through our entire selling and buying process. Since moving in she has checked in on us to make sure everything is working out. We cannot say enough good things about Kim and would, and already have, recommend her to family and friends.
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- Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2013 - meganjoerger
Bought a home in 2013.
Kim helped my boyfriend and I choose a house that is perfect for us. She was completely honest through the entire process and made sure we didn't dive into anything that we weren't ready for. She was great!
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/04/2013 - user0559415
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Pocket, Sacramento, CA.
Kim made the home buying process stress free! She is very knowledgeable, professional, and has excellent customer service. Kim kept me well informed during the entire home buying process from start to finish.

I received my keys last week and I'm very excited to finally say that I'm a homeowner. I looked for houses in the past with other realtors and I can honestly say that Kim is a leader and expert in the field. Kim customized her service to meet my needs and assist me get the home of my dreams. Kim is by far one of the BEST realtors in town.
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2013 - user22144065
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Davis, CA.
Working with Kim Merrell Lamb was wonderful. We had originally planned on interviewing several realtors, but after meeting Kim, I canceled the rest.

Kim is an excellent realtor, an advocate, and a calming presence when things get tough. I believe it is the tough times that show true colors and demonstrate just how good a realtor really is...

We bought a home in Davis during a market "frenzy" as the interest rates began to climb and home inventories were incredibly low. Homes were selling for over asking price, and multiple, extremely competitive bids were submitted by eager buyers in Davis.

Kim was calm and encouraging, writing a clean and appealing offer. Our offer was one of 6 offers submitted and was the offer selected!

Kim quickly arranged all our inspections (and attended them!) and kept us on track for a quick escrow. Now for the part that went wrong...

Our loan was underwriter approved but an error on the lender's part almost resulted in us losing the loan (and our home!). Kim was incredibly calm, picking us up and dusting us off while quickly (and miraculously) arranging for another lender to step in on the home stretch. Although the original lender returned to us with an apology and correction, the second-- super kind and awesome lender (Jen Barth-Vitek) and Kim offered hope when we hit bottom.

I believe this is most important when selecting a realtor (and lender).... Will they be there when things go wrong? The process can get confusing quickly if unexpected things go wrong and having an experienced advocate is priceless. Kim's words of wisdom, advocacy, and quick actions as well as her constant communication were incredible to us.

Two days after moving into our amazing, new home, I am finding I already miss communicating throughout the days with Kim!

Oh and a realtor's reputation DOES matter. Kim "plays well in the sandbox" with the real estate community. This is important in so many ways. Everyone we interacted with had words of praise for her. Consider the importance of this in a multiple offer situation or quick turn around deadlines with contractors. The community of Davis likes working with Kim!

Kim gave us advice when we needed it, space when we wanted it, and respect at every step of the way. My expectations were high and Kim met them with ease.

Thank you Kim - it was an amazing journey!

(I know this is a really long review, but this is the type of information I was looking for prior to selecting a realtor - plus valuable info I learned along the way.)
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2013 - user7737180
Showed home in 2013 in East Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95816.
Kim took the time to find out what my needs were and then researched homes that met my criteria in terms of space, location and price. I was looking for a home in midtown that would provide my daughter a home, and also be an investment. She met with my daughter (I'm out of state) at times convenient for my daughter, even giving my daughter a ride back to her office so she wouldn't have to bus back. She responded to any questions or concerns promptly either by phone or email, and immediately sent out any listings which met our needs. She was not only professional, and obviously very familiar with the Sacramento market, but extremely personable, likeable, even charming. My daughter felt immediately at ease and in good hands with Kim. Plus Kim was able to provide me with the names and contact info of experienced mortgage professionals. Unfortunately, due to some changes in my personal circumstances, I had to put the purchase of a property in Midtown on hold, but if/when I'm ready to look again, I would not hesitate to contact Kim.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2013 - user45577905
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in West Davis Manor, Davis, CA.
We had very good experience with Kim Merrell Lamb. As a first time homebuyer we did have any knowledge about the process. However because of her expertise everythings was smooth. She is a great agent.
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