Kim Leighton, Realtor®, MCNE
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Kim Leighton has a passion for Real Estate and the vision to help clients find their dream home.
As a young girl, she would sit for hours and draw pictures of homes in colored pencil. No detail was left out – single levels, two-stories, landscaping even going as far as displaying curtains in the windows!
All of her young drawing and design dreams lead her to a degree in Advertising and Design. Having been a Wisconsin native, Kim attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was raised by her parents, Gene and Karleen Merwin along with her younger brother, Rick in the city of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Immediately following college Kim landed her dream job as an Advertising Production Artist with a major department store in Milwaukee, WI. After a few years, she was promoted to Art Director and gained experience and knowledge in the area of Advertising. Kim spent the next twenty years in the corporate world serving as an Art Director for two well-known companies in and around the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
In 1995, Kim and her husband welcomed twin daughters, Kayla and Cassidy whom they adopted from China at the age of 4 months old. As you can imagine, she was busy raising her precious baby girls and loving every minute of it. During this time Kim left her position as an Art Director and became a freelance Graphic Designer allowing her to set hours around her family.
After dreaming about Arizona and wishing to leave behind brutal Wisconsin winters, Kim and her family relocated to Chandler, Arizona in 2002. After becoming close friends with the real estate agent that brought her family to Arizona, Kim began pursuing a new career in Real Estate.
Kim began her real estate career in a great economy. But along with good economic times, come bad ones. Real Estate slowed during the recession and it forced many real estate agents to leave the business, but not Kim. She persevered and managed to help many families along the way.
Currently, Kim lives in Chandler, Arizona, a city that offers the hometown feel and lifestyle she loves! In her spare time Kim loves spending time with her Silky Terrier, Mia and her sweet kitties. She also loves interior design, cooking and traveling.
Kim looks forward to helping you with your real estate needs. You can be assured that Kim’s unique knowledge and experience as a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) make her the ideal agent to represent you!
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