Women In Real Estate: Kim Hawkins

Todd Williams | January 13, 2021

After 20 years in insurance industry management, four (4) years as administrative manager for the number one Coldwell Banker affiliate office in the Nation, and four (4) years of managing the operations of nationally known real estate trainers, Kim brought her unique skills and capabilities directly to broker/owners and sales associates.  For over ten (10) years, she worked full time with offices throughout the RE/MAX system providing them assistance with recruiting, operations and administrative staff development.  Kim also shared here philosophies, systems and processes at numerous RE/MAX International Conventions, RE/MAX Regional Conventions (including South Africa), and Broker/Owner Conventions.

Over eighteen years ago, Kim began working with Chuck and Chad Ochsner, Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Alliance, the #1 RE/MAX franchise in the world for three (3) years.  Her responsibilities have evolved from administrative, to manager, to career counselor and business development.  

Kim continues to work with individual offices throughout the RE/MAX system, as well as sharing her innovative concepts about new ways of working through presentations at RE/MAX Regional meetings, RE/MAX University, Broker/Owner Training at RE/MAX Headquarters and International conventions.   She has been recognized as Broker/Manager of the Year twice, and is committed to the ‘red, white and blue”. However, her primary focus is helping associates and administrative staff grow and stretch to achieve (both personally and professionally), giving back through Children’s Miracle Network, and continuing to be a “change agent”.

What would you like to say about your career in Real Estate?   

I never would have imagined that I would be in real estate.  Like many I ‘fell’ into the profession.   That door was opened for me and I walked through it…..a little trepidatious, but excited and ready for the challenge.   I’ve been enriched in so many ways over the years.  I love bringing new ideas to our associates. I’m energized and passionate about those ideas, and excited when I see them work.   Sometimes it’s been challenging however I know that I’ve made a difference.  

What would you say about the Real Estate industry?   

This profession is filled with opportunity.  A bastion of entrepreneurship in the US.  A profession that you can enjoy for years.  That brings joy as you  help people realize their dreams, invest in their futures and create “home”.   You can truly make an impact and a difference in the lives of your clients.  That’s what makes every day exciting…….bringing challenge and a commitment to always doing the best you can. 

Anything else you want to talk about that has brought you success or to the place you are today. 

It’s all about the people in your life.   Those that push you beyond your comfort zone. Those that support you.  Those that make you better at what you do…..and a better human being.   I’ve been blessed to be touched by so many in my life. 

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