Kim Wilkin

Kim Wilkin

REALTOR®

CIPS, CLHMS, GRI

Kim is a dedicated REALTOR® with an entrepreneurial and real estate investment background. Her goal is to provide world class service with her professionalism and knowledge of the Austin market. Known for her attention to detail, communication, and dedication to her clients, you can rest assured that you have chosen the right REALTOR® for buying, selling, and leasing your home and investment properties.

Client Commitment

Kim will provide the best, most comprehensive service to you, and she will go the extra mile to make your property transactions seamless. Let her help your dream home vision become your reality. Her market strengths lie in Central Austin and downtown, including Zilker, Barton Hills, Pemberton, Tarrytown, Westlake, Northwest Hills, Rosedale, and Allendale, with a knowledge of single family homes, condos, and duplexes. Her client expertise is in relocating professionals and families, short-term rental investing, and local, national, and foreign buy-and-hold investors in the Austin market.

Background

Kim first came to Austin in 1986. Since that time, this town has held her heart. She feels that she is one of Austin’s biggest fans, and with her adventurous spirit, she is always searching out new ways to know more about her home city. Need a great restaurant, a cool place to listen to local music, a sweet dance spot, or the best wine shop in town? Kim knows just the spot!

Kim is a graduate of UT Austin with a BBA in Finance- GO HORNS! However, instead of heading to Wall Street as planned, she chose the path less traveled, venturing to Europe for 5 years. She began in London as an Executive Assistant in the City, and finished her European life as a ski instructor in Kitzbuhel, Austria. During her winters as a ski instructor, she built an amazing clientele, and some of her guests included Jordanian princesses, Sheiks, and Allen Behr the New York Times travel writer. Through her experiences in Austria, she learned to quickly build trust with her discerning clients as their guide, trainer, and friend.

After Kim’s return to the USA, she joined an upstart wine distribution business founded by her family, and from its humble beginnings, she built this company into the 3rd largest wine wholesale house in Alabama. Over the years, it took perseverance and grit to grow this business, but Kim’s entrepreneurial spirit never failed. Her years at the helm of this business helped her to develop strong negotiation and financial skills, and allowed her to build life-long relationships with her employees, suppliers and customers. As a result of being involved in this industry, she has a real love for wine and food.

Through her years in business in Alabama, Kim’s heart and mind were still in Austin, and in 2007, she began investing in real estate in Central Austin. Her grandparents and parents ‘fixed & flipped’ as well as held and managed rental properties for years, so her foray into investing was natural for her.

In her free time here in Austin, Kim loves to swing dance and ride horses, snow ski (elsewhere, of course) and continue her wine education. She is also a huge traveler, and has visited more than 40 countries. Her Austin favorites? She loves to kayak Lady Bird Lake, run the Barton Creek Greenbelt, and discover all the hottest restaurants in town. She also loves road trips, wandering through the Hill Country. She stays abreast of what’s happening in town, and does her best to experience everything Austin has to offer.

Community Involvement

  • Miracle Foundation
  • Spirit Reins
  • Girl Scouts of Central Texas
  • Make a Wish Foundation

Designations

  • CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
  • CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

Milestones

February 2017

We simply cannot overstate how amazing Kim has been to work with on our move to Austin! So incredibly responsive and friendly and helpful about absolutely everything!!

Susan & John Lash

January 2017

Great service! Kim and her team were AMAZING! Kim was always on top of every detail and was always trying to give the best options. She always had different options for us and was always explaining every pro and con. She was there always at any time. It was great having Kim as our realtor during this time. We would recommend Kim 100%

Danilo M., Yelp Review

January 2017

Kim Wilkin is an asset to any buyer, especially an out of state one!! I had multiple problems with the builder and site, but she was on top of both the project AND the seller! She allayed my fear and anxiety, maintained party communication, and sent me updates on the project's progression. When there were problems, she jumped on them!! I strongly recommend her!!

Amy G., Yelp Review

December 2016

Kim was fantastic! She was extremely helpful during the entire process. As first-time home buyers, we appreciated Kim's patience, experience and her ability to simplify industry terms. She helped us find our dream home!! We are so thankful Kim!

Elisa Guerrero Wigginton

December 2016

I was very pleased with my experience working with Kim Wilkin on the sale of my house. She guided me through the preparation process to stage my house for maximum appeal, pointing out the features to accentuate. Once we got an offer on the house, Kim was instrumental in saving me money on repairs, while getting me a great price for my house. Overall I think the thing that sets Kim apart is her communication. I’ve worked with many realtors over the years, and have never had anyone step me through the process the way she did.  Even though I had gone through buying and selling before, it was very helpful to know what was coming and why. I would not hesitate to recommend Kim, especially to first time home buyers.

Becky Austin

November 2016

Kim did a great job in the whole process. She returned all of our calls in a timely fashion and was very thorough. Nice work.

Steve Tong

October 2016

As I was someone new to real estate purchases, Kim was able to confidently and knowledgeably guide me through the entire process.

She tirelessly trudged out to Lago Vista with me every time we needed to go out there; which was quite a few trips, all without complaint.

When it came time to communicate buyers’ and sellers’ responses, she was ON IT…and for some reason, many of these occasions were NOT normal business hours AND on weekends. But she made it work for us, and I appreciate that. She was always accessible and ready with an answer, even if sometimes that answer was just to breathe.

Holly Alario

July 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Kim! One of her greatest strengths was in listening to our needs and desires and helping us find exactly what we were looking for! She was very flexible in finding times to meet and did an amazing job reassuring us when our nerves began to get the better of us. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new home, especially first time home buyers like we were! We appreciate the opportunity to work with her and Realty Austin.

Alyssa Lorenz

February 2016

Kim Wilkin is THE BEST real estate agent I have ever worked with.

Even before searching for a home, she has put a lot of effort into understanding my exact needs, afterwards during the search process she was extremely responsive and managed to cover a lot of properties in a very short time.

After focusing on a property, she showed a unique way of thinking while managing the communication with the seller's agent and making sure that this transaction will happen while keeping all of my interests at hand.

I would highly recommend her to every person who is interested in purchasing a property.

Itay D.

August 2015

Kim is a gem. She deserves 100% of the credit for this house purchase. We initially connected with Kim during our apartment hunting trip. We expected to rent for a year, but Kim helped us find this wonderful house that we love after being here for less than six months.

Kim is a professional… knowledgeable about the process, passionate about the 78704 area, and a joy to work with. Regardless of the situation, Kim knows how to keep things in perspective and made us feel calm throughout the process.

We had an opportunity to go with another realtor (a friend) but decided to work with Kim. We are very glad that we did.

Matt

July 2015

Kim Wilkin was amazing! She helped us get the house we wanted during an extremely competitive time. Kim knows absolutely everything about the buying process and the markets in Austin. She was extremely valuable in helping us during every stage of the buying process (offer, contract, inspection, loan, closing).

Justin

June 2015

I am extremely pleased with the support we received from Kim. She is obviously very knowledgable about the greater Austin area. Kim has the ability as a sales/service person to listen; she took time to understand who we were, why we moved to Austin, what we liked and only then started to propose certain properties to further zoom into what we liked from a location, style and budget perspective. Once in a while she would throw in an outsider but more to confirm that her understanding of our desire was correct.

We reached a close on a nice house in Dripping Springs quickly and Kim was available, reactive and planned every step as she was part of the buying team, not just a realtor that does her job.

She has a great personality, vey professional yet sincere. She offered us other advice relative to getting to know the Austin area. I would say, 2 thumbs up because this was a fun, successful and efficient experience. Kim is an enormous asset and is a true professional that should make the management of the Realty Austin very proud.

Bart

May 2015

Kim was a pleasure to work with. She was informative and once she understood what type of property we were after, she showed us a number of great options. I also appreciated her helping us during the walk through as we were out of state at the time. I plan to work with her again on future purchases.

Sam

May 2015

Kim is an exceptional Realtor and I highly recommend her to anyone. Kim is my trusted advisor and an integral part of helping me with my real estate investment business. As a real estate investor and attorney, I need a Realtor who has the knowledge, skills and abilities to seamlessly navigate difficult or last minute issues faced while conducting real estate transactions. Kim provides expert guidance, about properties and the local real estate market. Although Kim handles numerous transactions, I always receive exceptional client service with prompt responses to inquiries (no matter how many or minor). I also can't say enough about Kim's professionalism. She works very well with all parties involved in a real estate transaction. She has provided me numerous talks "off the ledge." I absolutely recommend Kim!

Jody Gilzene

March 2015

I cannot express my appreciation enough for all that Kim has done for me. She is conscientious and professional, but more important, she is kind and compassionate! She accepted my fears of first time buying and worked with me patiently. There was never pressure to do something that didn’t feel right, regardless of her time and probably other commitments. I would definitely recommend Kim to family or friends. I wish only the best for her in whatever she does, and if I can help with that, I would do anything I could.

Gail Viebig

February 2015

Kim represented us in finding a place to live in Austin, and we could not have been happier with her. She is professional, knowledgeable, always available, and savvy. We felt completely cared for throughout the entire process. Kim's knowledge of the Austin market was off-the-charts strong. She has the skill of being friendly and engaging while fully representing her clients' interests in every situation. We were so impressed that we will be using Kim's services when we purchase in a year (we are renting for the first year in the city). I strongly recommend Kim Wilkin.

Matt N.

January 2015

Kim is so knowledgeable about homes and what to look for. She was patient and caring when it came to making sure I was always happy. She met with me several times and called to make sure things were going well. She is the best realtor I’ve worked with! I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs a realtor! Praise Kim!

Debbie

November 2014

Kim is fantastic and I would highly recommend working with her if you are in the market to buy or sell your property. Kim is extremely patient and worked with me for 8+ months as I was looking for a new home in Central Austin. A lot of that was because of my indecisiveness but partly because the market is pretty heated and we lost out on a few bids. She's knowledgeable, professional and willing to give you an honest opinion which I really appreciated. Couldn't be more happy.

Steven Austin


June 2014



I have used Kim twice now! First, she helped me find an apartment in Austin when I moved here. Looked at 3 places... rented one. She was very informative on the neighborhoods, vibes and helping me make my decision. Later she helped me find a condo. She showed me 4 places... I bought 1. Both times, Kim was able to listen to what I wanted and then actually deliver options of what I wanted. Since I was a first time home buyer she also did a great job of being patient and walking me through the entire process. I couldn't have been happier with Kim's help and guidance!


Peter


March 2014

Kim Wilkin is amazing!! Realty Austin is very blessed to have her on the team.

She was chosen because of her winning smile in her photo. However, we believe that there is no such thing as fate, and personally I feel that Kim was divinely appointed to be our Realtor. Kim is positive, pleasant, professional, and was always willing to go above and beyond our expectations. We did not have time to view many properties but felt that Kim directed us toward the best builder in the area and price bracket in which we purchased. All of our calls were returned promptly and if she didn't know the answer to one of our questions, she researched it and got back to us. However, Kim's greatest accomplishment was in getting our home to close on time.

When we were informed that our home would not be able to close until Monday we were very stressed. David placed a call and sent a pleasant email to the salesperson for our homebuilder, to request that he be allowed to move his clothes and personal items from our car into our home on Sunday. He was told that it was impossible as it was against company policy. Kim, however, did not take "No" for an answer. She pressed them to come up with a solution. We are not certain how she convinced them that there must be a solution. but a number of people put their overtime hats on and worked a miracle.

We are so thankful to Kim, and everyone else who worked together to make David's first day much less stressful than it could have been.

Shannon Pringle

Kim was my agent in my first home buying process about 6 months ago. She was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and walked me through the whole home buying process and her experience working with inspectors, appraisers and contractors was extremely helpful! I am very helpful in my new (old) home and will use her again if (and when) I buy my next home in Austin.

Charlie

We recently sold our home of 30 years and it was an emotional time for us. Luckily Kim was our Realtor. She was amazing. The whole process went smoothly and efficiently . It helped that it sold so quickly, but Kim gets the credit for that. We did EXACTLY as she said about preping the house. I cannot stress enough how this helped market our home.

Bennie

We couldn't be more pleased with Kim Wilkin's services and highly recommend her. We recently used Kim both to sell our old home and buy another, and she could not have been more helpful. From her knowledge of Austin to her professional communication to her keen business sense, we couldn't have been more pleased working with Kim or with our results - a lightning fast sale of our old home & subsequent hassle-free purchase of our new dream one.

Lou

I would highly recommend Kim Wilkin as an agent. She immediately understood exactly what we were looking for in a home, and had a great wealth of knowledge about the different neighborhoods around Austin, including school information, HOA fees, rental opportunities, and percentage of renovations going on. As a result, our time out with her looking at homes was never wasted, but always on target. Kim is extremely professional, quick to follow up on leads or on your questions, and very thorough. Our first bid was one of multiple bids for this house, and Kim went the extra mile to win it for us.

Tim Collins

Kim Wilkin has been wonderful to deal with! She made certain that we found the perfect rental to call home. She even came to review the rental agreement with us before we signed. We will definitely contact her when we purchase a home.

Charrid Stone

Kim Wilkin is a great realtor. As a first time home buyer I was a little intimated about trying to enter the Austin housing market, as it is so crazy. Kim walked me through the entire experience and looked at TONS of properties with me (I think we might have passed the 20 home mark)! Kim would set up days where we were able to look at 2-10 house around the city, which was great for helping me make the final leap and get a good idea of what I could get for my investment. I was impressed that when I found a property I was really excited about we were able to view it same day (which is really critical when houses are selling in hours). I am an engineer and am always thinking through a million ways to make something work and it was hard for me to move past properties. I could alway count on Kim to ask me “Do you love it?” and that really helped me be honest and keep looking when something wasn’t a great fit. Kim also helped me deal with a crazy closing (City of Austin was slow on granting permits). She called me multiple times a day to keep me posted during a very stressful situation. I didn’t realize how much Kim did for us until I compared my coworkers experience with my own. Kim really took my home purchase as if it were her own; making appointments with contractors and meeting with them, setting up the inspection (after providing me a list of references), proof reading my love letter, and just helping me keep all the balls in the air. I never felt pressured by working with Kim, I just continually felt taken care of. I have since recommend her to three other people and keep her business card in my wallet. In the end we ended up in a wonderful home on the East side. A home that slipped passed my radar and Kim showed us because she thought we would like it. We loved it!!

Jessica Little

Kim was great. She really let me know the area was in demand and that I needed to jump on the property as it was the best bargain for miles. I did not believe her at the moment she said it, but man do I believe her now. I got a steal and love my place. Kim is great!?

John Austin

I am a retired attorney, and had been looking for a furnished apartment central to Downtown Austin for a short lease period without having much luck until I received a call from Kim Wilkin. Kim found me a great place close to Whole Foods and the Ladybird Lake Hike and Bike trail. Kim was always prompt, professional, and maintained a sunny disposition. Even though she was technically the seller’s agent she continually kept my needs in mind and made the process easy for me. For example, Kim went out of her way to deliver real estate documents to me rather than having me make a trip out to her office, which I appreciated. I had a great experience with Kim Wilkin and recommend her to anyone selling, leasing, renting, or purchasing Austin real estate.

Vance Parker

Our experience working with Kim was absolutely wonderful. We were first time home buyers (and now owners!) and had a LOT of questions about the process, the local neighborhoods, etc. Kim was always available to answer any question we had and gave excellent advice. She was extremely focused and diligent in finding the houses that fit our needs and wants, and was more than happy to spend an afternoon (well, many afternoons) taking us all over Austin (we really had no idea what we wanted at first!). Once we found the perfect house, Kim was on top of it! She negotiated for us, gave wonderful recommendations, and she even came with us to sign closing papers for support. She is incredibly professional, knowledgeable, supportive, and SO sweet. We will never use another agent as long as Kim is in Austin! We would recommend her to anyone.

Jennifer John

I just wanted to express my gratitude & thank you for all the care and devotion you put into assisting me with my recent home purchase. You were very instrumental in every aspect in buying the house I wanted in a hot ‘sellers market’. I highly believe your expertise, your great attitude and your work ethic is what got us the property at a fair price.

Frank Landavazo

Kim was very professional and knew everything about the Austin market. She was helpful throughout the entire process: looking at places, putting in an offer & closing. Additionally, Kim has helped in meeting service providers at my unit when I have been unable to, which has been extraordinarily beneficial to me.

Molly

Kim is very knowledgeable about the Austin housing market and helped me purchase my first investment property. In addition, she leased out the property within days of my having purchased it so I didn’t miss any opportunity for rental income. I would definitely recommend Kim for purchasing your own home, or for finding investment property in Austin.

Heather Nelson

In our book, Kim Wilkin is truly a first rate realtor. She very capably assisted us at every step of the way in our efforts to buy a second home in Austin. Throughout all phases of the process from selection to closing, Kim promptly and attentively provided friendly, knowledgeable and professional realtor services. We were always comfortable that Kim was working to fulfill all of our preferences and at the same time accurately answering important questions that helped us to protect our best interests. In no small measure thanks to Kim, we are very pleased with everything about the beautiful home that we purchased. We highly recommend Kim Wilkin as an excellent realtor.

Leo Mariani

I've worked the construction side of the home building industry for 10 years. I've dealt with a wide variety of sales consultants and brokers in that time. Kim was one of the best agents I've had the pleasure to work with. What sets Kim apart is her attention to detail and her responsiveness. When my wife and I staged our house she knew exactly what potential buyers would like and what needed to be put in storage. If she said she would get a document to us on a certain day, you could guarantee you would receive it that day. She gave us her cell phone and if we would text her a question she would respond right away, if she didn't know the answer she would say she would find out and tell us when we she would have the answer. Even though she was very busy, and probably had a lot of clients, we felt as if we were her only client. I would highly recommend Kim.

Ryan Logue

Kim helped me sell my house and through marketing, networking and her knowledge of the area was able to have it sold in one week! She was there to guide me through each step and help me get the most out of my home. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell in the Austin area. She is 100% dedicated to her customers and is a true professional from listing to closing.

Jennie

Moving to a new city from out of state can be a daunting task. Kim's knowledge of the Austin area was so helpful when it came time to finding an apartment. She got to know me and the things that were important to me and with her help, I was able to rent a place sight unseen. I love Austin and thanks to Kim, found the perfect apartment. I will definitely use Kim again when it comes time to purchase a home.

Barbara

We couldn't be happier with our experience buying & selling with Kim Wilkin. She was a consummate professional - not only was she an excellent communicator, but she also anticipated our needs both as buyers & sellers. KIm proved to be an clutch negotiator as well. In addition to her negotiation & communication skills, her knowledge of the Austin market is extensive & was such a help. We highly recommend Kim.

Melissa

Kim was a pleasure to work with during the process of buying our new home. She was always available no matter the time or day. Kim knew the information that we needed before we knew we needed it. If and when we buy or sell another house she will be the one we call. She made the process as painless as possible. She knows her business backwards and forwards.

Bettie

Kim Wilkin's Listings

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2512 Lynnbrook Dr - MLS# 6437942
  • $315,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 6437942 
  • Bauerle Ranch
  • 2512 Lynnbrook Dr
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2086 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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1609 Greenwood Ave - MLS# 9318810
  • $265,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 9318810 
  • Greenwood Heights
  • 1609 Greenwood Ave
  • Austin, TX 78721
  •   3 BD 1 BA 1110 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Kim Wilkin's Sold Listings

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98 San Jacinto Blvd #2404 - MLS# 4485603
  • $1,190,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4485603 
  • Town Lake Residences Condo
  • 98 San Jacinto Blvd #2404
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   2 BD 3 BA 1378 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2807 Del Curto Rd #l - MLS# 8210762
  • $735,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8210762 
  • Solavera
  • 2807 Del Curto Rd #l
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2606 Sq Ft 0.08 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2807 Del Curto Rd #k - MLS# 2764848
  • $730,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2764848 
  • Solavera
  • 2807 Del Curto Rd #k
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2866 Sq Ft 0.08 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2807 Del Curto Rd #o - MLS# 9134552
  • $641,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9134552 
  • Solavera
  • 2807 Del Curto Rd #o
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1900 Sq Ft 0.08 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2102 E 13th St #b - MLS# 5501979
  • $477,900
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5501979 
  • 2102 East 13 Street Condo
  • 2102 E 13th St #b
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2148 Sq Ft 0.09 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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5512 Oakwood Cv #172 - MLS# 8942220
  • $424,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8942220 
  • Oakwood Hollow Condo
  • 5512 Oakwood Cv #172
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   5 BD 4 BA 2843 Sq Ft 0.4 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2609 Amur Dr - MLS# 6710588
  • $365,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6710588 
  • Independence Park Condo
  • 2609 Amur Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2250 Sq Ft 0.09 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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