In their first year as a team, Kim Carlson and Ken Follis have come out on top – closing the highest number of transactions and ranking third in gross commission income for 2013. Both have enjoyed many years of success in the real estate industry on an individual level, and when the two got to know each other there was a wonderful sense of one plus one equals three. Sharing similar goals and visions, along with common faith and family values, it became evident that they could form a successful alliance.
While Carlson has achieved a number of Realtor designations for residential real estate, Follis has had great success in residential homes and land as well as commercial and investment areas. Their combined experience and skill sets enable them to serve all types of clients, from first time home buyers to seasoned investors. Follis has been licensed in real estate since 1980 and Carlson since 1987. They both have spent multiple years being recognized as top producers individually, and combining their talents allows them to better serve and negotiate for their customers and clients…who eventually become friends.
When asked why real estate is her preferred industry, Carlson responded, “There is nothing like watching a client’s face light up when they have achieved another milestone in their real estate portfolio. First time buyer, luxury home buyer, downsizing, investment property…all different criteria, but the thrill of helping the clients does not fade or diminish.” The team strongly agrees that this is what brings them the most success, and is the most empowering tool for this industry.
“If we achieve what others may call excellent, we still believe there is another level, and we want to find it. We continue to ask our clients what is important to them, what they would like to see implemented, and do our utmost to achieve beyond their expectations a winning result for them. We have been blessed with a multitude of loyal customer testimonials, and through those heartfelt messages, we are empowered to go further and improve infinitely,” says Follis.
Steve Rodgers, President/CEO of Real Living Lifestyles says, “Kim and Ken are truly top notch professionals and quality real estate agents. They are great leaders in our Real Living firm and we are honored to have them leading the way. I know their clients always receive excellent service and their many repeat clients prove that time and again. We are so excited for their accomplishments and know they have amazing things in store for them in 2014.”
Carlson and Follis don’t stop at being exceptional real estate agents – they are exceptional human beings. They throw client appreciation celebrations to show their clients how much they mean to them. “Our hope is that away from the business at hand, we have an opportunity to honor them and bless them the way that they have blessed our business,” explained Carlson. They believe volunteering and contributing to the community to help set an example for the industry that they dearly love. A portion of every check they receive goes to the Pregnancy Resource Center. They make it a part of their profession to make a difference in the world.
Their goal for 2014 and beyond is to expand further, while constantly updating and improving their approach to marketing, technology and customer service.