Location: Nevada City, California

Serving all of Nevada County and Surrounding Areas.

Building relationships and having fun with you while successfully helping you Buy or Sell your home is my specialty. Let's begin the adventure together!

My job is to make it easy for you.


Kimberly Carlsen

I have been a Nevada County local for sixteen years and counting. Just after graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University, I moved here from my lush Seattle stomping grounds to begin a year of work as an Americorps VISTA, working with families and educators to help build community. 

Over the years I truly fell in love with the culture of this amazing place and the people here. Inspired by the unique beauty and interesting history of the Gold Country, I enjoyed several years as an artist, yoga teacher, and graphic designer and then was blessed with becoming a mother in 2008. Once my daughter was big enough for all-day school I decided to embark upon my next adventure: Real Estate. 

Since becoming licensed as a Real Estate Agent in 2015, I have been so grateful to help clients find their own special place to put roots down in our area. I am so excited to be a member of the team at Network Real Estate, in downtown Nevada City, which is close to my home and close to my heart. 


Kim is an outstanding real estate agent and person. For us, she demonstrated the gift of a great intuition and ability to understand exactly what we were looking for. Kim narrowed down a list quickly and effectively even though we had quite a few specific ideas in mind for our first home.  With Kim, once we decided we were in the market we stayed on target and closed on exactly what we were looking for 2 months. Kim is tenacious in helping the deal to a close, attentive, and super fun to work with. She is really smart and knows her trade but has an easy demeanor. I would guess this helps with relationships with the seller's agents as well and is thus another way she can help you. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent in this area.  ~Dan K. 

Most people feel that the process of buying and selling a home at the same time would be difficult at best. Well, not with Kimberly Carlsen as your agent. My wife and I had the unique pleasure of working with Kim during our transition to a new family home. She worked simultaneously as our selling agent for our old home as well as purchasing agent for our new home. She did not act as our agent, she worked as our agent. It was clear from day one that Kimberly had our best interests at heart and that she was willing to do whatever it took to make sure the very complicated process felt like "a walk in the park" for myself, my very pregnant wife, and our two daughters; and it did. She was attentive to every detail, immediately responsive to every request, maintained a cheery and positive disposition during the entire, challenging process. I even caught her digging a trench to bring in high-speed internet cable for the buyers of our home in order to help the sale move along smoothly. I could not say a single negative thing about Kim, her methods, her professionalism, her attitude, or her dedication and I can't recommend her highly enough for anyone in need of the most pleasant and hard-working agent on the market. ~Eric S.

I have all good things to say about working with Kim.  Not only did our house sell within a couple days of listing, she made the seemingly impossible happen with the purchase of our new home.  Kim's professionalism and expertise is equally matched with her kindness and humanity: not something you see everyday in the real estate world! ~Laura A.

My experience with Kimberly Carlsen was most positive. She guided me through the maze of buying our land. She went that second mile many times to be sure I understood the process and each form. She followed through on every single thing, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is selling or buying at this time. ~Nani M.

Kim was really great to work with and got me through a quick 30 day escrow super smoothly! *****  ~Dennis D.

Kim helped me figure out what I wanted, and was careful and thorough during the whole process when we found the house that I purchased. Kim is an awesome buyer's agent! ~Henry H.

Kim makes transactions swift and easy with her professionalism. Its a pleasure to work and communicate with her!  ~Kiki M.

Kim Carlsen is a wonderful friend and professional. My family has settled quite comfortably since Kim helped us transition from renters to home owners. We are so very fortunate to know her so well.  ~Eloy D.

We had the best experience with Kim!  She was honest with each step of the buying process.  Kim was continuous with having our very best interest at heart, it felt like working with a friend!  ~Nicole C.

Kim is such a pleasure to work with. As a first time buyer, I was confused about so many details about the process, and Kim helped me sort out everything without any issues. She is patient and timely and has a truly professional way of making clients feel more at ease and cared for. It was a joy to work with her and I will call her for all of my real estate needs in the future. ~Danielle D.

We can’t thank Kim Carlsen enough for helping us find our perfect mountain retreat. From the beginning it was clear that Kim understood the type of property we were looking for, even though we had rather vague parameters regarding location, price and condition. Since we were traveling in from two hours away, we wanted to see as many properties in one day as possible. Kim sent us twelve or so listings to consider. We narrowed it down to six contenders and were delighted when Kim recommended the same six locations for our day of touring. Before even meeting us, she had a good sense of what might work for us. The six properties we saw that day were all very different and we visited a couple of towns that we hadn’t even heard of, let alone considered. Kim enthusiastically spent the entire long, hot, summer Saturday exploring each site with us. The variety helped us narrow down what we really wanted in a vacation property and after one day of consideration, we knew we had found the one. Of course a realtor’s job is never done there. Kim was very encouraging throughout the 60-day closing process that, for various reasons on our end, kept getting delayed. She met us for our second visit to the property and donned some sturdy shoes to explore some of the wooded property with us. She was also instrumental in helping us find a property line surveyor and septic system servicers. We are extremely happy with our little diamond-in-the-rough retreat and are enjoying our weekends making it our own. We couldn’t have done it without Kim’s expertise, encouragement and perserverance.
~Sandra K.

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