Honest. Knowledgable. Warm. These are just a few words clients frequently use to describe Kimberly Gates. Born and raised in Southern California, Kimberly was drawn to the natural beauty and vibrancy of the Bay Area and has called the region home for the past 23 years. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful oasis in Alameda, a trendy hotspot in Berkeley, a charming retreat in Oakland, or one of the East Bay's “hidden cities”, Kimberly can help you find the perfect place to live, work, and play—not to mention love.
After earning her Master’s Degree from Harvard University, Kimberly went on to have a successful corporate career with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, General Electric Homeland Protection, Inc., and served as a governor appointee in the Gray Davis administration. In 2004, Kimberly happily switched gears, aligning her lifelong passion for service with her love of real estate. Beginning as a transaction coordinator for high-volume real estate agents, with the encouragement from family and friends, Kimberly became a licensed real estate professional with respected real estate brokerage companies in the Oakland Hills. She has since established herself as one of the area’s most trusted real estate professionals.
Kimberly brings an unparalleled level of professionalism, expertise, and leadership to every transaction, evident in her background as the United States Congressional Page, Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, Certified Corporate Compliance & Ethics Professional, and inclusion in the National, California, and Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors®
Kimberly’s greatest asset lies in her positive attitude and compassionate approach. Not only is she an excellent communicator, always remaining transparent and accessible, but she is also a wonderful listener, truly getting to know her clients and their needs. Kimberly knows that buying and selling a home is often a transformational point in a person’s life and she loves helping people navigate such a significant experience.
Kimberly currently lives in Oakland with her husband Paul (whom she met while helping mutual friends buy their first home!), their German Shephard Bruno, and their cat Baby Blu. Some of Kimberly’s favorite pastimes include adding stamps to her passport with her husband, curling up with a good TV drama or great book on a rainy day, and fun-filled dinner parties enjoying delicious meals and lively conversation with her husband, family-friends and two adult children.
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Kimberly is a long-time Bay Area resident and knows the market intimately. Call Kimberly today to schedule a private showing.Contact Kimberly