Amber H.

Kim helped us buy a house in 2016 and we were so happy to get to work with her again in 2022 to sell that house a buy a new one. Aside from knowing the ins and outs of the business, she is one of the kindest and most genuine people we know. Buying a home can be grueling and stressful, but every interaction with Kim left us uplifted and informed. We trust her wholly, and appreciate how she advocated for us when it was necessary. You want Kim on your team.

Amie F.

I recommend Kim beyond five stars. Her expertise and distillation of complex information was a relief and she walked us through the entire buying process with good humor and ease. Kim brings genuine warmth and honesty to her work and is beloved in the professional community as a result. As we worked with lenders and inspectors and etc. along the way, everyone was glad to assist us because we had Kim’s referral. For authenticity and in-depth industry understanding, you won’t find better. ❤️

Sarah K.

Kim has been an amazing realtor during my sale of 3 properties over the last 7 yrs. During the first sale, when she represented the buyer, I was so impressed with her diligence, excellent communication skills, and her general thoughtfulness that of course I wanted her to be my realtor! And she has not disappointed. Always ready to go above and beyond, Kim works hard to be on top of every detail of a sale, yet remains calm, kind and supportive. On top of that she always finds a positive way to view what's going on and offers constructive steps forward. I cannot recommend her highly enough!!

Aletheia C.

I couldn’t have had a better experience with Kim on our recent home purchase. She’s knowledgeable, patient, friendly, kind, down to earth and helpful beyond. I would give more than 5 stars if I could. She is the kind of gem you want your friends to know about. Thank you Kim!

Jeffrey T.

I worked closely with Kim for almost two years looking for a wonderful
Home for my two kids and myself. With interest rates rising, and the market slowing I was becoming discouraged. However, Kim would respond to late night inquiries, meet with me to check out homes on the week days, weekends and evenings - always with terrific expertise matched by warm welcome and infectious attitude. I couldn’t recommend her enough. After the close on my house, Kimberly gave me a copy of a home wish list she worked with me at the start of my house hunting journey and sure enough almost everything on that list became a reality. Thanks Kim!!!

Eric S.

Kim was great and I would highly recommend her as a realtor. She was patient and helpful during the house hunt, and once we found our dream home she closed the deal despite some very challenging circumstances. If we were in lesser hands we would have likely lost the house. Thanks Kim!

Cassie T.

Kim was a dream come true, I couldn't have asked for a more responsive, knowledgeable, and supportive real estate agent. She made the process easy and enjoyable, even though it was a difficult time to be buying a house in the area. I will refer her without reservations to anyone who might have need for a real estate agent. The best experience I've ever had with a real estate agent by far. Everything was taken care of with professionalism and competence. I felt like I was in great hands throughout. Everyone was friendly and helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the company.

Darren F.

Kimberly Carlsen is an amazing Realtor! She helped us find and purchase the perfect home in Nevada City. She is professional, experienced, and knows the market very well. She fought hard and negotiated for us when the inspection report turned up several unforeseen and costly repairs. She clearly cares about her clients and works hard to get them a fair deal, even in a challenging market. We felt truly lucky to work with her and I highly recommend her.

Marcella O.

Wow! I was so lucky to have found Kimberly! I’m writing this review from the perfect house, the best house, my new house! Kimberly and I searched together for months…I’m here now!

She held space for me throughout the ENTIRE process. It’s difficult to find YOUR home and she was so supportive and always there alongside me.

We found this home (outside of her zone) and she was On it! Ready to drive the distance to show it to me! That’s Kimberly!

Once the offer was accepted is where I learned the details matter with who your agent is!

Kimberly navigated the complicated and stressful process with ease (that’s how she is- and always made me feel) while I’m sure she was juggling several things at once. She was communicative, patient, calm and so soothing while I was at times very anxious.

Kimberly is a very knowledgeable, reliable, kind and honest agent.
I can’t recommend her enough!

Diana G.

As a first time home buyer, Kim was my real estate sherpa. She expertly guided my in the process and was patient, strategic and was very generous with her time. She answered my many questions and made herself available when I really need her. I would recommend her to anyone, especially first time home buyers needing guidance.

Erik S.

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.

Daphne S.

Kim has helped me buy two houses now, and made the experience amazing all the way through. She takes the time to show me the places I am interested in, talk through my interests and options, and always gets back to me in a timely manner. Above and beyond, Kim makes home buying fun ,while being professional and knowledgeable at the same time. A true Gem.

Laura K.

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!

Lily N.

We couldn't have found a better agent than Kim Carlsen to help us find a great home in Grass Valley. Kim understood immediately what we were looking for (the type of neighborhood and vibe) and worked her tail off to make sure we saw (or least knew about) every property that fit, including a few that hadn't even hit the market yet. One of the properties we looked brought up some questions about possible zoning issues. Within a few hours, she had the answers and then connected us to the city departments who handled all these elements.

After visiting quite a few properties, we finally found The One. Offer was written up within the day and we were in contract! But to complicate matters, we were getting a VA loan on a historic home and I was located down in San Diego, and then things get even more complex! Our appraisal came in low. We decided to invoke a little-used element of VA loans called Reconsideration of Value. The loan supervisor told me that in 40+ years of doing VA loans she had never seen an appraisal get readjusted with one of these. However, OURS DID. This was due entirely to Kim's superior knowledge of the homes on the market in the area and her ability to quickly quote and document the shortcomings in the appraiser's cited comparables.
Being new to the area, we needed contacts for landscapers, contractors, and other things - Kim had them all. She is prepared, always goes the extra mile, and is a fun and friendly person, too. We highly recommend her if you need anything real estate related in Nevada County!

Tal A.

Kimberly found us our dream home! She was such a pleasure to work with. Responsive, patient, insightful and very knowledgeable about the area,. She is a true gem!

Brian E.

Kim is the best! She was our agent when purchasing a home in Grass Valley. She helped us think through what we were looking for, gave us lots of great advice, helped us through every step of the offer and closing process, gave us referrals to other awesome professionals, and truly went above and beyond to make sure we had a great homebuying experience. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Kim if you’re looking for a home in the area!

Henry H.

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!

Danielle D.

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.

Nicole K.

Kim makes transactions swift and easy with her professionality. It is a pleasure to work and communicate with her!

Daniel K.

Kim is an outstanding real estate agent and person. For us, she demonstrated the gift of great intuition and the 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 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.


Kim acted as our selling realtor and helped us tremendously as time was of the essence. She went above and beyond her requirements in her representation of us and our property. Our house sold quickly and she helped us work through any challenges that appeared by being available and promptly returning communications with us. She is a pleasure to work with and is able to take alot of the stress away from the sometimes uneasy process.We would highly recommend Kim to anyone in need of a knowledgable, responsible and charismatic realtor.

Nichols B.

Kim was a breath of fresh air. I am still pinching myself as it was the smoothest, easiest process of having her sell our house and it all feels like a dream. Kim went above & beyond to make the whole experience feel special & it was our pleasure to have her as our Realtor.

Angie C.

Kimberly was an absolute pleasure to work with. I was interested in buying an off-grid home in an area I wasn’t an expert in, and she guided me through the entire process. She helped me understand well, septic, and alternative energy sources while coordinating with all inspectors and surveyors needed to successfully complete the sale. She kept me informed at every step of the process!

Naama G.

Kim was a wonderful realtor to work with! She helped us both sell our former home and buy our new home simultaneously through a contingency sale. She worked with us well ahead of our timing to purchase to help us plan well and be ready to make an offer quickly, and list our former home quickly, when the right property came along. She was available, reachable, patient and knowledgable in answering questions we had along the way in the escrow process. She is well connected in the area and had a strong network of services to support the inspection period and interactions with the local title company. And to top it off she was positive, warm and kind throughout the process! Without hesitation I would strongly recommend Kim to anyone looking for a reliable, knowledgable and friendly real estate agent in the area!

Sandra K.

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.

Nicole C.

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!

Crystal P.

I was referred to Kim through a mutual friend. We were stressed about trying to find a house after selling our house, out of state, and staying with my parents while looking. I was worried we wouldn’t find anything with the hot market and high prices, but once we met Kim she went over and beyond to make the process easy. She didn’t tell us to over bid crazy amounts of money or do anything that wasn’t right or comfortable. From our first meeting we had a house in escrow within three weeks of looking, that had multiple offers. We secured the house because Kim is professional and fantastic to work with. The selling realtor enjoyed working with her. Easiest process, low to no stress at all. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Eloy D.

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.

Betty N.

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.

Nancy F.

How comforting it was to work with Kimberly when buying our house. She was readily available for viewings, advise and support. Not only that, she has a seemingly endless list of excellent professionals to draw upon, from loan officers to surveyors to roofers, tree workers, plumbers, etc.
It was a delight working with Kimberly and we would highly recommend her to anyone in search of their new home.

Kelly P.

I am a Mortgage Lender who shared a joint client with Kimberly. She was/is wonderful to work with!! She was great in all aspects of her job, and I could tell that she truly cared about our client's homebuying experience. Kim's communications was everything you could hope for! She is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and a hard working Realtor. In general Kimberly is a great person! My experience working with her was amazing! I highly recommend using her!

Emelia M.

I've had the opportunity to work with Kim on many real estate transactions and I couldn't recommend her more highly. She truly cares about her clients and makes the entire process seamless and even fun. If you choose Kim as your agent, you won't be disappointed!

Seth R.

Kim is the best! She's available, present, knowledgeable and see easy & fun to work with. Buying a home can be stressful and Kim helps alleviate the stress. She even kept in touch while on vacation!! 100% recommend!!

Dennis D.

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

Chris K.

I am with the Ryan Rivera Mortgage Team here here in Auburn and had the pleasure of working with Kim for the first time. She is an absolute rock star! Some of the best communication and professionalism I have ever seen in a real estate agent. I would/ will HIGHLY recommend her for our clients moving forward.

Rebecca F.

Finding and buying a home was seamless with Kimberly Carlsen. She very quickly made me feel comfortable as a first time home buyer. We didn't need to look very long, in fact, only a day before we put in an offer! She was very knowledge with a lot of wonderful referrals for other local businesses we needed help from in our move in. Loved her demeanor and professionalism. Highly recommend Kimberly!!

Anna F.

Kim was very flexible in meeting us at our convenience. She helped us the whole way from getting prequalified to the final signing. We think she is an excellent agent.