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Testimonials – Kimberly Chen

Faith Marshall for The Richards’ House
Kimberly Chen has been the perfect realtor for us! She was friendly & professional from the very beginning and throughout the home sale process, providing us with great advice, information and the support needed to make this a wonderful and profitable experience. With her on your side, you know that you have the very best!
Settlement: August 30, 2017
Wanda and Henryk Szmacinski
Kim was our listing agent when we were selling our home. We can’t say enough wonderful things about her and the service she provided. The whole process of selling our home was smooth and efficient thanks to Kim’s excellent understanding of the market and acute awareness of our needs. She provided very timely updates and was extremely responsive when we had questions and concerns. The entire closing process was also very efficient and stress-free. Kim is a fantastic real estate agent who we would recommend to anyone looking to quickly sell their home. Thank you Kim!
Settlement: June 21, 2017

Greg and Jennier Biorkman
“Kim Chen recently helped my wife I sell our property in Frederick, Maryland. Due to job transfers we were living out of state which made the thought of selling our home overwhelming and stressful. We received a recommendation from a friend to contact Kim and we were thrilled we did. Kim was extremely professional and well organized and went the extra mile every step of the way. At the time we contacted Kim we had a renter in our home. Kim met with our renter on multiple occasions on our behalf and mapped out an exit strategy that made sense for all parties. After the renter moved out Kim then contacted local contractors to repair minor damages. Then Kim had the property cleaned and professional photos were taken. Kim worked with us on the listing price based on market research and our financial expectations. Within 2 weeks we had our first offer and then immediately entered into a sales contract. Overall we were thrilled with the high level of customer service we received from Kim. We always knew where we stood and were never left searching for answers. I highly recommend Kim Chen and her professional services for anyone looking to sell property in Maryland.”
Settlement: June 6, 2017

Germaine and Bill Disney
We interviewed several agents before Kim was recommended by a friend. As soon as we started the interview we knew Kim was going to be our chosen agent. Kim is genuine and sincere. She was very attentive to our needs. When we came across an obstacle, Kim handled the issue in a professional manner. Kim knows her job well and cares about her clients. We would highly recommend Kim Chen.
Settlement: May 22, 2017

Lisa Phillips
I wanted to express my gratitude for what Kim Chen has accomplished for not only
myself in my search for a new home but for my parents in their quest to sell their
condo. Kim worked directly with me over a year ago to find a home. My search took me out of the state of Maryland but that didn’t stop her services. She not only helped me find a realtor in another state but actually came to the closing on my new home!
Fast forward to the present, when I called Kim on a Wednesday, out of the blue, and told her I needed to sell my parents condo. We met on Sunday at my parents condo. By Wednesday, she had the condo listed with professional photos no less! On Friday evening, we had an offer and Saturday we cancelled the open house Kim was preparing to have Sunday (a week from when we first met) because the condo was under contract. Not only did the condo sell in less than a week but it sold for closeto the listing price! Unbelievable! I cannot explain how thankful I am to not only have
Kim as a cherished friend but an overly competent realtor! I am extremely lucky and knew that with Kim on the case, I need not worry about a thing! Thank you, Kim!
Kym McKay
Kim is tremendously knowledgeable and is hands down the best agent I’ve ever worked with. She takes the time to explain in layperson’s terms each step of the process. She will bring an amazing wall of calm to the inevitable tensions that come with buying or selling a home in this market and will go toe to toe against anyone when it comes to protecting the interests of or doing what’s best for her clients. The way she handled the ups and downs of the buying process for us were superlative and I would recommend her to anyone who is in the market to purchases or sell a home in Maryland.

The Bishop Family
My husband and I were purchasing our first home, a very daunting experience in this economy. Kim was referred to us by a close family friend and we were very skeptical from previous experiences. Upon our first meeting I knew that this was the right fit. Kim is extremely knowledgeable but more importantly she CARED. The team of professionals that Kim surrounded us with were extremely helpful and responsive during the entire home buying process. She is honest, hardworking and tenacious making sure that we got the right house that was perfect for our needs as a young family. I will never forget this process and am forever grateful that we were so fortunate to have been her clients. It made a world of difference to our family to have her as our realtor. The challenges that we faced she met head on and prepared us with everything we needed to make it through this journey. Thank you Kim!! P.S. Ask for snacks they are great!! 🙂

Matt Ruckdeschel & Family
My wife and I first met Kim a couple of years ago as we started our search for a home. We had just moved into a rented condo together but our eyes were set on finding a home as soon as we could, knowing we had some debt to take care of, a child on the way, and one salary to make it all work. We knew our goal was going to take some time and some luck, and we needed an agent who would be patient, knowledgeable, and most importantly- competent enough to get us there.

My wife and I knew a few agents in the business and had talked briefly with them
while we got our feet wet in our search for a home, but they seemed to be under
pressure- relentless and pushy, eager to just get into a deal without paying much
attention to our cautious concerns as first time home buyers. As we “shopped”
around for an agent that would fit our needs, it became crystal clear that Kim was
the right match for us. Kim was patient and thorough from the very start and as we
all went along on our journey, my wife and I were amazed at the high level of
competence Kim operated with. Kim made all of the phone calls, checked all the
records, made some suggestions when she felt it was right, but held off on other
opinions until we came looking for them. As Kim led us towards our goal, our
worries shrank away and our uneasiness turned into something fun!

When we finally entered contract negotiations on a house we felt was right for us,
Kim again proved to be amazingly competent. Always the professional, Kim knows
when to push and when to pull, but she let us decide when to dig in and when to
give a little bit- with her full support. We felt extremely comfortable going into closing and left with great confidence we had closed a fair deal on a wonderful property. In the end, we purchased a home we LOVE- at a price we could afford… and Kim was the one who got us there.

Matt Ruckdeschel and family,
Happy clients of Kim Chen, Realtor
Settlement: April 28, 2009


Brandon Lee
I was out of country leaving home alone, and bit frustrated about how to start putting all together for my property. But, Kimberly was excellent and very thorough,
knowledgeable about my home and process. She listened to my needs(all of my
requests) and guided me at every step of the process till the end. I was able to close the deal within 2 weeks!! I was very happy with her superior service, and I will definitely work with her in the future. I highly recommend Kimberly and I am sure you would have same quality of her service.


Dannette Hudson
I am a first time home buyer and Kim Chen has been topnotch in the home buying
process. Kim is very informative and will go the extra mile to get what you need.
Kim really listens to your cares and concerns and that is hard to find. Kim really
has made this whole experience very enjoyable.


Allison Taylor
Kim Chen not only helped me find the home of my dreams, she made the
home-buying experience very enjoyable. As a first time home buyer, I had no idea
how the process worked and what to expect along the way. Kim was patient and
walked me through each step of the unfamiliar process so I always felt prepared.

Jennifer Lichter for the Lichter Family
Kim’s personal attention, knowledge of real estate, honesty, and “can-do” attitude
made selling our old home AND buying our new home great experiences.


Noelle Hudson
Kim was such a great help through the entire process of buying the property. She never delayed any requests we made and did more than necessary each step of the negotiation. Our purchase was complex with a house that needs to be torn down on the lot, and if she didn’t have the answer, she found someone who did. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house!


Lois Abbott
Kim Chen listens! She located my present home knowing exactly what I was looking for. The minute I walked in the door the first time I felt a sense of peace and continue to feel that way after living here for six months. When this agent listens to your needs she has your best interest at heart!


Rose Rochelle
Kim, Thanks so much for putting up with us and all of your assistance, you are“The Greatest”!


Jayne Njoki Dzowela
Thank you Kim – you are more than a Realtor. You care about your clients and go way beyond the call of duty. During the time we worked together, you treated me more like a friend than a client. I knew I could count on your guidance, knowledge, professionalism, efficiency, confidence and punctuality. You are great and please keep up the good work.


Sunil Shrestha
As a first-time homebuyer I knew absolutely nothing about real estate or housing contracts, so I was going to put my complete trust in whomever I asked to represent me as my real estate agent. I was referred to Kim through a friend who I trust very highly as a mortgage lender. It was pretty evident from my first meeting with her that she was more than just a real-estate agent; she was a person and a friend first and foremost. She was somebody that I could immediately trust to put my needs and best interest above all else. She worked tirelessly for me, be it the tons of listings she would drop in my email throughout the day based on my interests, the accessibility to answer phone calls and answer all my questions, or just driving me around from property to property for showings. She even bought me a great little gift bag with all sorts of cool stuff and gift cards when I finally closed!

The best thing about Kim is that she is down to earth: she speaks to you as a person as well as an agent. She will not try and convince you to do something that you are not ready to do or are not sure of just for the quick sale or her commission. It says a lot about her when being an amazing and awesome real-estate agent is her second best quality!


Elizabeth Dwyer & Nanette Suksta

We had a very difficult situation with selling our Mother’s home after she had passed away. Kim Chen was professional and empathetic to our very unique needs and, while a very sad time, our sale was handled efficiently and quickly. Because of this, any future real estate transactions we may have will be handled by Ms. Chen. When you need the best, you want the best. That is what we received with Kim’s help and support.
Thank you, Kim for being you, a knowledgeable, first class agent.
Sincerely, E. Dwyer and N. Suksta
Megan Milko
There were so many bumps along the road to home ownership for me, but the one thing that I could always count on was Kim. She was always there to help out in any way she possibly could, going above and beyond her normal duties. Kim Chen is exceptionally knowledgeable, extremely hard working, and honest. I had complete trust in her judgment at all times throughout the process of buying a home. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone who is in the market to buy a home, especially first time homebuyers.
Heather Horan
Just wanted to take the opportunity to express my gratitude for all your assistance during the renting of my home. Your local knowledge of my neighborhood and attention to detail was invaluable and made what was a difficult process for me a lot easier. You not only provided me with a first class business approach but more importantly a shoulder to lean on during a difficult time. You have continued to always be a quick email or phone call away when i have a question or a thought to run by you. In an ever changing local real estate environment I found that having you ‘on my side’ was a tremendous advantage, and i am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with you. I look forward to working with you in the future and to continue recommending you to my friends, family and neighbors.

Jacqueline Reyes

I was recommended to Kim by my lender. I had a agent that I was really unhappy with and didn’t feel like I was getting the attention that I needed, especially in being a first time home buyer. From the beginning Kim was so professional and I felt like she really did care about my experience as a first time home buyer. We had looked at several houses and we put bids on them and was disappointed a couple times. I had put an offer on a house yet again, didn’t realize there was 15 offers on it, huge discouragement. But Kim and I decided that if I really wanted it, to go for it! To my surprise the seller chose my offer. I was such in shock and overjoyed at the same time! Kim really had a good relationship going with the listing agent, and everything from the seller side was great. The lender side was the worst part of the experience; I had wanted to say FORGET IT so many times. But Kim really encouraged me and basically reminded me why I was on this journey and to really think things over. She said but if this is something that seems like too much, and if I wanted to pull out she would support it 100%. It really goes to show what type of agent she is, and that she really genuinely cares about the happiness of her clients. After all it’s said and done my son and I are so happy, and we can’t thank Kim enough! Thank you!! I LOVE MY HOUSE!!!
Jules Fritz
Hire this pit bull! It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I share comments on my experience with Kimberly Chen in the listing and sale of my home. I have never before encountered such a level of excellence. The experience was superior in every respect. From the keen insight in presenting the house (can pictures look happy?) to the highly effective showings and open houses to the comprehensive proactive diligence during the negotiations and sale to the unparalleled advocacy through settlement and afterwards, all of these tasks were accomplished with a high degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace. She delivers the top-quality services and interpersonal skills with enormous patience for the client-specific needs.
As an engineer, I might lose my pocket protector if I did not share the analytics of employing Kim over another agent on the same house during the same sales period. The first realtor had the listing for 60 days during which there were 20 showings and one contract which would have had me re-pipe my house. With Kim, there were 18 showings in the first 20 days and a contract that did not include me fixing anything in the house. The numbers speak for themselves.
Thus, I highly recommend Kimberly Chen for residential real estate needs to the point that I am begging her to obtain a Virginia state real estate license, so I don’t have to use another agent again.
Diane Chmel and Michael Johnson
Kim is tremendouly knowledgable and the best agent that we have ever worked with. She was with me every step of the way with the selling of my home. With my first visit with Kim, she walked through the house and we discussed the best items to work on to get the house ready to sell. She provided names and phone numbers of professionals that could assist me with getting the work done. Kim and I emailed several times a week regarding all the needed details and she kept me on track for providing her the paperwork that she needed from me. Kim is extremely organized and this is very helpful during this busy time. Kim guided me through every step of the process until settlement. Kim also worked with my fiancée and me in the purchasing of our current home. We were looking in a very specific area and certain price range, and Kim would forward us information within those guidelines. She checked for new listings several times a day and was always available to show the properties to us. Kim helped us find the perfect house in the neighborhood we wanted and within the right price range. Again, she kept my fiancée and me updated with all the information that we needed and made the process very smooth for us. Kim will go above and beyond to make the process as easy as possible. We have and will continue to highly recommended Kim to our friends and family for the buying and selling of homes.
Settlement: February 27th & March 22, 2013 & March 12, 2015
Allan and Susan Graves
Kim Chen navigated us through the coordinated sale and purchase of our homes this past fall. She was the ultimate professional during both transactions. Kim was proactive, organized and efficient. Her interactions with the other professionals (loan officers, brokers, agents, inspectors, etc.) were all very pleasant yet straightforward. The true testament was that they seemed to enjoy working with her as well. We would not hesitate working with her again; she is a joy!
Settlement: November 21 & 22, 2013
Mason Family
We had a wonderful experience working with Kim. She helped us sell our townhouse and find a new single-family home, and believe me, she worked hard for us. We looked at more than 80 homes over the span of 3 months. Not only was she professional, organized and easy to work with, she took the time to get to know us personally to help us find the right home and neighborhood for our growing family. She was very good about follow up and went to bat for us when we put an offer in. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
We had a wonderful experience working with Kim. She helped us sell our townhouse and find a new single-family home, and believe me, she worked hard for us. We looked at more than 80 homes over the span of 3 months. Not only was she professional, organized and easy to work with, she took the time to get to know us personally to help us find the right home and neighborhood for our growing family. She was very good about follow up and went to bat for us when we put an offer in. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Settlement: April 30th & May 23rd 2014
The Ferderer Family
My husband and I worked with Kim for our rental property. We had liked one of the properties that she was listing and were just a little to late to get that one. But that is where she shined. She not only emailed back letting us know that unfortunately that property was no longer available, but she went above and beyond and found other properties for us in the same area. From there she became my life line in Maryland since we were from North Dakota. She was always prompt on responding to calls, texts or emails. We were unable to make a trip out east to look at properties, so she took a day and went and looked for us. She took extra pictures and talked to the property owners to negotiate our 2 dogs because there is no way we could move without them. She ended up finding us a property in the same area of the one that she had listed. She was amazing in getting the price at our price point and both of our dogs were allowed to come with us. Then when we had to submit our app and handle all the paperwork she took the time to personally drop it off, so that we were the first ones to put in an app for the property. Which in turn got us the rental that we LOVE. When I called her to tell her that our app had been approved she was just as nervous and excited for us. She took the time to stop over once we made our journey out here to meet us and brought us an awesome welcome gift. We wouldn’t have been able to have such a stress free move if it wouldn’t have been for Kim and her dedication to find us the perfect home.
The Pang Family
Kim is knowledgeable, professional, responsive and very detail-oriented. Most importantly, she treated my business as her business. She guided me at every single step of the purchase of my first home, responded quickly to my questions, explained matters in details and provided thoughtful advice and suggestions. She also made excellent referrals of home inspectors, contractors and lenders. Kim took time understanding my concerns, read contracts and modifications carefully to make sure my needs and concerns were fully addressed in writing. One thing really impressed me was that I was unable to do the final walk-through on a date that was close to the closing due to my work schedule. Kim offered to go to the house one day before the closing to make sure no change occurred between my final walk-through date and the closing date. I had prepared to take such risks but Kim wanted to ensure I was protected from unexpected circumstances. She made me feel like family. I highly recommend Kim Chen.
Settlement: October 15, 2014


Jeff Mehaffey
BIG thanks to my Realtor Kim Chen who in 3 months from placing it on the market had money in my pocket. The sale wasn’t easy as it is not the best time of year to sell a house and some aspects of the property were less than idealistic but she kept on it. To complicate things even more, the owner of the house wasn’t even in the same state to get things done. She took on a lot of tasks including scheduling things to be fixed, making sure the house was cleaned out at the end with whatever wasn’t taken by others, and making sure all the paperwork was done correctly and everyone that needed to be contacted, or involved, was. One of the best parts of all this communication was she was perfectly fine with doing all of it via email or text. For those that know me, that’s super huge since I HATE talking on the phone. So if anyone needs a realtor in Maryland, let me know and I will hook you up with her info.
Settlement: November 19, 2014
Doris Case
Last year, we sold our house in Montgomery County. We chose Kim Chen to be our Realtor, as she came highly recommended. She has been an agent for many years and has valuable experience in the real estate business.
Her know-how and her professionalism were much appreciated during the selling process. She helped us through several difficult situations, remaining an optimist throughout.
It was apparent that she is well liked within the business community and her acquired contacts were of great assistance.
Thanks to Kim, our house sold in a timely manner and we are happy with the outcome. We not only had a great Realtor, we also gained a friend.
Settlement: December 18, 2014
Al and Cynthia Halper

Kim is the greatest person to enter our lives recently. We were faced with having to sell our house because of my wife’s health. Enter Kim who took hold of the situation reassured and guided us through the process. She listed our house at the right price, got a full price offer within forty eight hours, and the appraisal came in exactly what the house was listed for. Kim continued to see us through the closing and inspection. Then she made certain we were relocated into our new home and provide significant help accompanying that move. Kim is not only a realtor extraordinaire; she is a magnificent human being.
Settlement: March 31, 2015
James Roane, IV
Dear Kim,
I wanted to thank you so much for all your help in finding me a home in Taneytown. You were so helpful in every aspect of the Real Estate market. You were very kind to my daughter and I and I also thank you for the gifts you gave to us after we closed. I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends or family that are in the housing market. Again, thank you so much for your help, kindness and persistence in finding me the right home.
Settlement: February 6, 2015
Laurie Levasseur
Kim recently listed my condo and the entire sales process from quick, smooth and efficient. Kim is organized, thorough and extremely responsive. Kim’s attention to detail and knowledge of the industry made the process very stress free for me. I would highly recommend Kim as your listing agent if you are looking for a quick sale of your home and worry free closing process.
Settlement: June 1, 2015
Pam Boyer
Working with Kim to purchase my first home was an absolute pleasure! Her kind nature and quick responses to any and all questions I had were extremely valuable. She was there to assist and explain each step from beginning to end of the home buying purchase. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home, I actually already did!
Settlement: June 16, 2015

Mr. & Mrs. Polinsky
Dear Kim, Thank you so much for doing a great job on selling our home. You were so willing to go out of your way to make the sale happen.
Settlement: August 3, 2015

Matt Gomez & Allison Taylor
We want to buy another house already just so we can work with Kim! She made the entire process as smooth and enjoyable as it can be, her easy-going manner settled our nerves and we navigated some challenging negotiations relying on her guidance and professional instinct; she truly has been our trusted adviser. This is our second time working with Kim to buy, and the first time to sell, and we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you Kim!
Settlements: July 27, 2015 & September 30, 2015
Cindy & Larry Fritz
Kim, we can’t thank you enough for all you have done for our family. We know you are passionate about your job & the life changing affect it has on those people you work with. You are a treasure.
Settlement: November 12, 2015

Lisa Phillips
I want to give a HUGE thank you to Kim Chen! I started my house hunting journey months before I retired from the military and moved to Frederick. While I was still out of state, Kim was on the hunt for my perfect home and went to view homes I was interested in, going well out of her way and sending videos of the listings she viewed. Once I moved to Frederick and was ready to purchase, Kim hooked me up with Stephan Olason who made sure all my finances were in place which took out all the guess work as to how much I could afford. Once Kim and I were on the hunt, she took time out of her days to text, email and call so I was aware of all the processes which were taking place. Unfortunately, my hunt for the perfect home took me out of state so Kim not only recommended a Realtor but kept in touch and even came to my closing! I can’t say enough about Kim and her team who made the home buying experience seems effortless! I look forward to working with Kim in the future to sell my parents condominium.
Settlement: October 30, 2015
Julia & Nathan Taylor
Kim Chen helped us purchase a home last weekend and we wanted to pass along what a terrific asset she is to The Le Reve Team. We’ve used other realtors in the past and Kim is by far the most wonderful person we’ve ever used.
We had a unique situation being a backup offer and could not have been more impressed with Kim’s knowledge of the rules. She explained things very clearly and was terrific with follow-up.
We truly believe that we would not have ended up in our home with anyone else representing us. Kim was always accessible and responded very promptly to all of questions and requests. I know she is passionate about her job and it clearly shows. We will be recommending Kim to everyone we know looking to buy or sell a home. We really appreciate all that she did for us and wanted to pass along our positive feedback. Thanks so much!
Settlement: January 8, 2016

Karen Cepero
I appreciate Kim’s dedication to her position as a realtor. My husband and I work full time with demanding jobs and our time was limited. She always found the time to meet with us and take us on the home visits. When you call or email her, you can expect a consistent response within less than 24 hours. I was always so surprised at her timeliness. Kim is honest; she tells you what you need to know. This is important when buying or renting a home. Honesty should prevail. You certainly don’t want to have problems later on with a property. Additionally, she reaches out to you even when you may not be actively looking to see if there is anything she can assist you with.
Move in: April 14, 2016

Candace Marshall for the Marshall Family
We can’t speak highly enough regarding the outstanding real estate services provided by Kimberly Chen. Our mother had relocated to an assisted living facility and the family home needed to be sold. From start to finish, Kim is committed to providing a smooth real estate experience. She is honest, straightforward, extremely responsive, and her attention to detail is prevalent in all phases, including the staging. Kim researched the market area and provided us with a spot on solid listing price. Within 11 days after listing, we received 7 offers and had a sales contract on the 12th day very close to asking price. If you are looking for a highly motivated and knowledgeable real estate professional, Kimberly Chen is the realtor for you.
Settlement: May 31, 2016


Bob and Connie Boyer

Our daughter used Kim Chen to find a condo. We went with her on all of the showings. We were so impressed with Kim that we used her to sell our house. She is very efficent at her job and really looks out for her clients. She gave us tips on staging our house and about things that could help it to sell. We not only found a real estate agent, we found a friend. We would recommend her to anyone.

Settlement: December 10, 2015


Jessica Saval

I first met Kim when I was looking to rent. She was so friendly and easy to work with. Once I was settled, I made sure to keep her contact information handy to either use again or pass along to family and friends. I eventually became a first-time homebuyer and Kim was seriously my best asset. I honestly could not have gone through the process without her and don’t think I could have found anyone else that was more perfect. Her compassion, communication skills, professionalism and love for her job is evident!


Shellita Carney

I met Kim by referral from The Bishop Family who are very close friends of mine. She came highly recommended and after working with Kim for only 3 months, I am proud to say she is “the best.” I had previously tried to work with other realtors who really didn’t have that personal touch that Kim has. She made me feel like family. From our first meeting, I felt a special connection. Kim listened to what I wanted and showed me properties that fit my needs in areas I was interested in. After looking at a few homes, I found my house! Not only did I find my new house, I got engaged at the settlement table. Thanks Kim for making my dreams come true!!


Betsey Ruckdeschel

Kim Chen helped me and my husband buy our first home, when it was time to sell that home and move on it was a no-brainer that Kim would be our agent.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about her and the service she provided us. From the moment we told her we wanted to sell, to the day of our closing, Kim was right by our side looking out for us. She is truly in this business to help people; she looked out for us every step of the way. Not only did she look out for us financially, but she looked out for us emotionally. She knew how attached we were to our home and that it would be an emotional time for us, she was always a phone call away to answer questions, be a shoulder to cry on, or a sounding board. I can’t image trusting anyone else so completely with my family’s future than Kim Chen. She is smart, savvy, empathetic, and passionate about helping people. I will forever be grateful for all the time and attention she gave us during our home selling process.
Settlement: June 30, 2015