Awards & Credentials

    Awards and Credentials are an important to check when hiring a top Gig Harbor Real Estate Agent. Here are some of the awards and credentials that Kimberly has received over her Real Estate career.



    “Best in Client Satisfaction” Seattle Magazine. Over 26,000 nomination ballots were sent to Seattle residents asking them to evaluate real estate agents on nine criteria. Less than 6 percent of agents made the cut. Kimberly Gartland was one of the elite few to obtain this prestigious award from 2006-2009

    Awards. Kimberly’s achievements from 2003 to the present have placed her in the top 1 percent of real estate agents nationwide! She was the #1 Sales Agent for the Gig Harbor area in 2006 and 2007. In 2003, her outstanding achievements earned her the honor of Rookie of the Year over a three-state area. Kimberly also earned the prestigious Presidents Gold Award in 2003 and the Presidents Elite in 2004-2009.

    Advanced Real Estate Education. Kimberly believes strongly that continuing to strengthen her skills through education is critical to adding value to the clients. She is a Certified Residential Specialist and an Accredited Buyer Representative, designations of higher real estate education held by less than 2 percent of all real estate agents in the country Kimberly is also an Accredited Staging Professional, a distinction held by less than 1 percent of all real estate agents in the country. Kimberly has utilized her advance education to assist sellers in realizing the maximum price for their homes in the least amount of time on the market.

    As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Kimberly has specialized training and resources in the upper-tier residential real estate market. the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing membership is comprised of merely 8,000 Realtors globally. Kimberly is one of them. She is also a Certified New Home Specialist and a Quality Street Professional.

    University Education Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, where her schooling prepared her as a professional buyer and took her through extensive negotiation classes, perfect for her career as a Realtor.

    Association Memberships Kimberly is a member of both the National Association of Realtors and Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors. As a Realtor and member of these organizations, Kimberly is held to the a higher code of ethics than other real estate agents.

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