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Q&A WITH KIM LOGAN
What led to your decision to become a realtor?
Initially, Lin and I were real estate investors and we flipped homes. Lin suggested that one of us should get our realtor license. We played a game of Rock Paper Scissors, and I lost! I love that story. Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Initially, I only represented Lin and myself for our own investment properties until others began asking if I could help them out as well. Word of mouth and 20 years later, we own one of the most successful real estate companies at the lake. I guess God had a different plan for us.
Why did you go out on your own to form Kim and Lin Logan Real Estate?
I have worked for other franchised companies and found I gave more to them than they gave to me. I found myself helping other agents and sitting on boards and panels as I taught agents nationwide how to sell and market for their clients. Eventually, I realized I would rather spend that same time training my own agents and helping my own clients.
Running a real estate company is not easy but I believe God led me to do this. I remember struggling inside asking Him to direct me and tell me what he wanted me to do. Shortly thereafter, I walked in a house and saw a picture on a wall that said “Take the Risk.” I called Lin and told him that we were going on our own. I told him I’d had a sign from God telling me to take the risk and I was going to follow my Lord. Lin asked, “what happens if it doesn’t work out?” I replied that with Jesus Christ on our side, we wouldn’t fail. I knew we would be okay somehow. Within days we came up with a logo, business name, and a team. Kim and Lin Logan Real Estate was born! Our company has tripled in size since then and I have never been happier.
What are the first steps of the home buying process?
Get your financing in order so you can be a buyer with little or no financing contingencies. Find a reputable agent that will educate you about the homes and lots on the market and help you establish a value for the properties. A good agent will also prioritize your lists of wants and needs so that you don’t waste time as you search for the perfect property. Time is of the essence in this market.
What are your priorities to your clients?
Our first priority is to educate the client, whether they are buying or selling. We are honest with sellers about pricing and resale value of their home. We educate buyers about the area they are looking at and what the economy is doing that might affect the market or their purchasing experience. We pride ourselves on having a responsive team who provides excellent customer service. Good customer service and hard work always pays off.
What are seller’s and buyer’s markets and what drives them?
Supply and demand determines whether the market is favorable for buyers or sellers. A seller’s market is when there are more buyers than homes available, so sellers may see multiple buyers bidding on their home. A buyer’s market is the opposite, when there are more homes available than buyers, so buyers have more negotiating power.
Have you noticed any changes in the market during the pandemic?
COVID-19 led many people to purchase second home destinations, mainly because people realized they could work from home more, and if they have to be quarantined then they might as well do it on a boat on a lake. Additionally, the civil unrest in big cities drove residents to leave for safer suburban or rural areas.
What is the best time to sell a home?
Right now! I have not seen a market like this in the 20 years that I have been in real estate. Prices are high and people are buying! A lot of sellers are taking advantage of this market because they feel like they are getting top dollar for their homes.
What is your source of inspiration when showing a home?
I am inspired by Lake Oconee and the great memories I have made living here for the last 20 years. I hope to be able to sell people homes so they can make beautiful memories with their families too.
Who do you admire in your life?
I admire my husband Lin Logan and have the utmost respect for him. He flew F-16s in the Air Force, then flew for Delta, and now owns Logan Appraisals and co-owns Kim and Lin Logan Real Estate with me. He is a hard worker and also a good dad. I love hanging out with him, and I am so glad he is the man I chose to spend the rest of my life with. We have been married 22 years and even though both of us have our own hobbies, we love doing some of those together.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Our charity Brittney Cares. Brittney always gave everything she had. If you gave her $10.00 to spend she would buy everyone something EXCEPT herself. When asking her what she bought herself she would say, “nothing, I would rather give.” When we branched out on our own and started our own company, I literally started crying. I felt like in some weird way Brittney had brought real estate into my life to fill the void of her being gone. When the company started making money I told Lin I wanted to give back to the community, so we started Brittney Cares. Brittney would have turned 32 this year, and she would have loved that in her name we have helped countless people that have struggled with cancer, ALS, car accidents, and more. Every closing we have at KLL contributes to Brittney Cares.