Meet Kimberly Bullard, the Realtor of the Year!

Everyone meet Kimberly! ⁠She was awarded Realtor of the Year by the Southern Adirondack Board of Realtors! Kimberly loves being able to do something different every day. Being a realtor keeps everything fresh and interesting. When she is not working, Kimberly spends most of her time with friends and family.

1. What do you do at Select Sotheby’s International Realty?
NYS Licensed Associate Broker

2. What does it mean to you to have won the Realtor of the Year?
I appreciate and am humbled by the acknowledgment.  I have worked hard to maintain positive relationships in this local market and I am so grateful for the nod.

3. What are the top three favorite parts of the job?
1. I love assisting home buyers/sellers with the largest sale/purchase of their lives and appreciate clients’ trust to do that honestly and their best interest in mind.
2. Having a voice for homeowners and their property rights.  It is quickly becoming a passion of the industry.
3. I love variety! Getting to do something different every day, I would never survive in a corporate situation. Being a realtor keeps everything fresh and interesting.

4. How long have you been a real estate agent?
Coming up on almost twenty years, I started my real estate career in 2001.

5. What’s the most interesting experience you’ve had as a real estate agent?
One of the most interesting aspects of the business that I have experienced was traveling to Washington DC as a Lobbyist for Homeownership for REALTOR Lobby Day.  Walking thru the halls of the Capitol and having access to our elected officials to put before them the concerns of our area residents and homeowners as a whole was an incredible experience.  NAR is the largest Association in the country with over a million members and that carries a loud voice in Washington and Albany.

6. What’s the best experience you’ve had as a real estate agent?
The best experience I have had in my career as a real estate broker is assisting so many people in my community fulfill their dream of homeownership or property investment.  Homeownership/real estate is a source of stability, wealth and independence and I am honored with every transaction and will continue to have a voice for equal access to homeownership for all.

IMG-25937. What is something you learned during COVID?
In March when the Real Estate industry, like many others, was shut down. I decided to use the time to further my knowledge base and complete a few designations offered by NAR and NYSAR. I have in the last few months received the E-Pro designation which focuses on technology and marketing in real estate and growing your business, PSA (pricing strategy advisor) designation which sharpens the skills of determining market value with todays tools and I completed the C2EX program from NAR that allows a licensee to evaluate their real estate knowledge base and focus their education efforts on areas that show weakness. This is one of the best programs I have ever participated in and it is ongoing so I will continue to utilize that to keep my skill set sharp. I also completed the courses for MRP (Military Relocation Professional) and NAR’s GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute) with a few steps left to complete. It was a ton of learning and I loved every minute of it! That and puzzles kept me sane during the quarantine!

8. What inspires you do get out of bed in the morning?
My family, my daughters, Alexandra 25, Victoria 21 & Isabella 16. They are all at cool age now that we are all becoming friends. and of course my yellow lab Molly, who is 13.

9. What is something we wouldn’t know about you?
I love to dance and have fun with it. People think I am more of a straight arrow and very serious and I can be pretty intense! But I love to hang out with friends and listen to great music.

10. What is one thing you want to focus on in 2021?
One thing I would like to focus on in 2021 is to continue the work started in 2020 by NAR to actively work against housing inequality. So many Americans have been denied equal opportunity at their chance of homeownership. Accepting the past roll of the real estate professional in housing discrimination and plotting a more inclusive future will make our message stronger. I look forward to being more involved in that conversation.