Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN! (HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
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Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!

Real Estate Agent / La Quinta, CA
HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578
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Get to know Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA

Long before I became a real estate agent, I went to the University of CA at Davis where I was introduced to the sport of Polo. I became one of the few women professionals in the world. I began my career in Polo as a groom in Santa Barbara, New Zealand, and Argentina. I learned the business from the ground up.  Started two clubs in Los Angeles, (Griffith Park and Winston Polo), then moved to the desert and played professionally for about 18 years! 

Polo is a team sport, especially if you are the only woman on the team and many times, the entire field.  Negotiate, exchange ideas, develop back up plans, be quick to respond, and do not dwell on the goal you missed!  I still play for fun, and own 3 or 4 horses most of the time..young ones that I train to play. 

Thirteen years ago, I got my real estate license in Kauai, HI, and then Calif. My home base has always been in the Desert.  Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert and the more rural, equestrian oriented East Valley cities of Thermal, Coachella, VSR & Indio.  Five years ago, I became certified in Short Sales.  I list, negotiate and CLOSE my Short Sales..no 3rd party used or needed!

I use the same rules in my real estate dealings, that I learned on the field.  Educate myself, listen, exchange ideas, be open to quick changes and stay up with the play!  Real Estate negotiating is similar in that your real estate agent has to adapt quickly, stay ahead of the game, have a back up plan, and be a team player. 

Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA Expertise

  • Buyers
  • Farm Land
  • Investment Properties
  • Land
  • Residential
  • Sellers
  • Short Sales
  • Vacation/Resort Properties
  • Equestrian Estates

SFR & HAFA Short Sale Certified. 

I do not believe in the "hard-sell."  I think that it is my job first and foremost to educate my clients.  They need to have a good understanding of the market in the Coachella Valley. Any of our beautiful desert cities, whether La Quinta,  Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, or the east Valley, should be explored, as well as their surrounding areas. With so many abandoned projects and city councils cutting back on spending..these details are critical to Buyers and Sellers.  I do my homework.  If I do not have an answer, I will admit it, and then do the research required to provide my Clients with the information they need. 

I firmly believe that a Buyer will know when they "feel" the home  In 2013, Buyers are mostly buying homes they plan to live in, as opposed to just investing or flipping their properties.  That "feel" is going to be ever more important as we regain our footing with standard sales.  I believe this trend in the Palm Springs Valley will continue through 2014.

My Clients become my friends, and we share a mutual trust, and respect.  My past clients' referrals turn into my current and future clients..and friends.

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Top Producer at HK Lane 2012, 2013

Top Producer at Ryness New Homes Co, 2004 and 2005

Woman Polo Player of the year 1995





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Listening and negotiating!

Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA Testimonials

  • The Ashmans, Nicaragua and Seattle, WA

    ◾We lived in Nicaragua when we first contacted Kim. She was diligent about finding us interesting, potential winter vacation homes that might suit. If she’s as committed on the field as she is off the field, I wouldn’t want to face her in a polo game! Great experience!

  • Carlton & Traci Brooks, HITS horseshow competitors, Malibu, CA 2013

    "We were referred to Kim by our Attorney, who also plays polo. We are glad he did! Kim knows the Coachella Valley and made such an effort to understand our needs. Detail oriented, which is important to us as fellow horse owners, she made it easy and fun to buy our home! She’ll be our first call when we have any real estate needs in the future."

  • Dayelle Fargay, Calgary, Canada

    "As a polo player and horse trainer, I knew I HAD to call Kim! She was focused on the field and she’s just as focused looking for homes. She found my perfect fit!"

  • The Foltins, Seattle, WA

    "We found Kim online. When we met her, she was very willing to spend time with us. It took us a few trips, but we found our winter retreat at The Citrus Club in La Quinta. Kim followed up with us diligently, and made it easy"

Meet Kim Kelly!

I did this video at my "other office", the polo fields!

Selling the Palm Springs Valley. Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Thermal. Equestrian Property & Land are a specialty! 760-285-3578
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