Kim Longest

Cell: 919-645-7573 Fuquay-Varina Office
528 North Main Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Designations Broker/RealtorĀ® Specialties Relocation Specialist
Custom Home Building
Luxury Home Sales
Real Estate Agent Kim Longest

About Kim Longest

Kim brings 17 years of real estate sales experience and talent to keep her customers and clients happy. She obtained her real estate license in 2005 and has been putting her clients first ever since. Kim's portfolio of loyal and happy clients are a result of her genuine, service-oriented approach to real estate. As a Relocation Specialist and a 55+ Preferred Agent, Kim's clients across the Triangle benefit from her real estate and transactional experience, as well as her passion for finding her buyers just the right home.

Whether buying or selling, Kim's clients are her top priority.  She takes time to understand individual needs, stays on top of details throughout the process and is always available. Kim has helped generations of families successfully relocate together to the Triangle. Her professionalism, true caring nature, regular follow-up and solutions-oriented approach are why clients keep coming back.  She specializes in New Construction, Custom Home Building, and 55+ and Better subdivisions. One of Kim's greatest joys is when she knows she has found just the right home for her Buyers.  Call her today so she can do the same for you and become one of her many loyal clients.  

Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the Outer Banks, volunteering for Hope Community Church and staying in touch with her identical twin sister who lives in Maryland.  

What made you interested in Real Estate? The multiple relocations and an interest in architecture

What is your favorite part about this industry? Truly finding my Buyer a home they love

What professional organizations do you belong to? Hope Community Church

What areas do you serve? Fuquay Varina, Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs, Franklinton, Clayton, Benson, Hillsborough, Durham

What was your career before real estate? Executive Secretary for Defense Criminal Investigations

Why did you choose HPW? I chose HPW because they are the largest, highest ranked firm in our area, I chose my office because the people are amazingly kind and helpful and we all work together as a team.

What are your specialties? New Construction, Custom Building, 55 & Better sales, Relocation - I've relocated entire generations from OH, MD, CA and Egypt to the Triangle.

What is your greatest strength? Seeing people through tough times and coming along side them to get them through rough chapters of their life i.e. moving my Seller who was very sick to Ohio so she could stay with her Mom while I sold her home, helping a widow sell her home and walking her through the process, helping pack up my client's house when not only had we had a home inspection from "below", but they were going through some very bad news themselves and ran out of time to clean and move items out before the Buyer's Final Walk Through. If a Buyer or Seller need hand holding, I"m all about that. I'll be there for them.

What is your greatest weakness? fear

What degrees do you have? I studied at Bridgewater College and George Mason until the boys came along

What year did you start in the industry/profession? 2005

What is your favorite area restaurant? Sullivan's Steak House

What are your hobbies? Gardening, decorating my House for each season, staging, crafts and day trips

What is your favorite public park? JC Raulston Arboretum - gorgeous gardens where my younger daughter's photos were taken and my older daughters engagement photos were taken.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Our family tradition is meeting our families from N. VA at the OBX!

Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? I love both! Both offer tranquility and beautiful sunsets

Which local non-profit organizations do you support? Food Pantry, Giving Tree, Toy Store, Bumper Crop, Local Hope and VBS at the Ship of Zion

How many times have you moved? We have been relocated three times from VA to TX, TX back to VA, then VA to NC where we definitely call this HOME!

Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? salty

What is your favorite book? Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

What is your favorite movie? Secretariat and Soul Surfer

Are you a dog- or a cat-person? I became a dog person after we rescued the sweetest German Shepherd - Buddy

What is on your bucket list this year? To go back to Key West. It's such a fun place to be.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Galapagos Islands

How do you eat an Oreo cookie? Split in half

Why do you love living here? We've moved here almost 20 years ago and love the season, love the semi-warm Winters and bright sunshine, we love that this area offers so many great universities for our kids to attend, we love that this area offers such a variety of jobs in technology, healthcare, banking, pharmaceutical, etc., and we love that we can do a day trip to Wrightsville Beach at any given time. There's so much to love about living here. We have truly enjoyed this area and never plan to move back home.

What is your secret/hidden getaway? The Blue Water Grille on the intracoastal waterway in Wrightsville Beach

Do you eat Eastern- or Western-style barbecue? Western Style

Testimonials

It's easy to recommend Kim! She is very knowledgeable and is someone who looks out for her client's best interests. We appreciated her aggressive approach to what was a tough market; it got the job done! A personable and caring lady, who makes the home buying experience as smooth as possible for you.

Christina Ewing
Buyer

Kim is the absolute best at what she does. It's incredibly rare to meet someone as knowledgeable, personable, and resourceful as she is. If an issue arises -- Kim is the first one on it, is consistently the strongest advocate for her client, and is quick to coordinate either getting more information or starting a resolution for the best interests of everyone involved. I couldn't recommend working with her more!! Plus, she's very fun to be around.

Charles Prestia
Seller & Commercial

As another Realtor in the industry, I have gotten to know Kim through mutual transactions. She is dedicated to her clients, extremely knowledgeable & gets the job done well. Incredibly warm heart. Any potential client can be rest assured that their best interests are with Kim Longest.

Terri Perry
Seller

I am so glad that Kim was my real estate agent! She was very pleasant to work with, and was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure I was purchasing a home I would love. She took my long list of requirements and paid attention to what I liked about houses we looked and used that to help me find the right fit! I would highly recommend her to any family and friends that are looking for a home in the area!

Kristen Katona
Buyer

Light-hearted, fun, and makes the process easy. However serious and consummate pro when getting down to details, Kim was a dedicated partner during our home buying process. She always made herself available and was patient with us as we looked for our forever home, always willing to go look at "just one more". She continuously customized her approach as she learned more about us. Great experience and my family couldn't be happier with the result of our search.

Sarah Thompson
Buyer

Kim is a total pro. She was recommended to us and she made our home purchase so easy. With the lack of customer service these days, Kim is a breath of fresh air. She answers questions within minutes, even late into the evening. Who does that anymore? Kim does. The Docusign system that she uses makes filling out paperwork online a snap. She is super friendly and knows her business. She is everything you could want in an agent. Highly recommended. Thank you Kim! Alan and Ramona Cassidy

Mona Cassidy
Buyer

Kim was recommended to us by a good friend, he couldn't speak more highly of her and said she was great at navigating the first time home buyers' experience. She was incredibly patient as well as very punctual and intuitive. Kim was indeed extremely helpful with the process, especially with what to expect and walking us through the steps. She was always very kind, a great listener, answered all of our questions, and there was never a silly question. She was our advocate in both dealing with the sellers and the lender. Kim was key to everything coming together and is very well connected with third parties such as inspectors and lawyers. We couldn't be happier or more grateful, she helped us to find a beautiful home with everything we could ask for- literally we got everything on our needs and wants list! We absolutely highly recommend her services, thank you so much Kim!

Laura Pendleton
Buyer

We started with Kim in 2015 and house hunted in the Raleigh area but had to delay our plans due to a family emergency. So having decided to resume house hunting in 2016 only this time we made Florida our destination so we put our Durham home in Kim's most capable hands to sell. Once we did that things happened rather quickly and our house sold in a matter of days. We felt very confident that Kim's knowledge of the local housing market is spot-on and she was there to support every facet of the home sales process.

Sue Perry
Seller

Kim is one of the most outstanding real estate agents we have ever dealt with...that is in 3 different states. Kim is very thorough in her approach working with her clients. My husband and I first starting working with Kim in 2015 and was ready to put the house on the market but had an emergency and decided to hold off selling. When we decided to put the house up again we never thought twice about calling Kim and we resumed where we left off in 2015. She worked very closely in helping us prepare for an open house, setting a correct price to market our home. She took a few pictures, put them up on Zillow and before we knew it the house was sold before it even formally went on the market. Kim continued to work closely with us through the closing and beyond. Kim is a very dedicated real estate agent who looks out for her clients whether they are selling or buying a home

Michael Perry
Seller

Kim has been unlike any other realtor we have ever worked with! We have bought and sold 6 homes during my husband's military career, and Kim has been our best experience among all of those. We felt as if we were her ONLY client. Her response time to our phone calls or emails was almost immediate. She felt she was very knowledgeable, honest, and gave sound advice throughout our entire process. I would highly recommend Kim Longest to ANYONE looking to buy, or sell a home in the Apex/Cary/Holly Springs and surrounding areas.

Joan Timberlake
Seller

Our house had been on the market for over 6 months with another agent. When we hired Kim in March, our house was under contract by the middle of April! She was dedicated to our needs and went above and beyond to make sure the sale went smoothly. Can't thank Kim enough for all she did for us

Dana Peddicord
Seller

Kim Longest helped us to find the right house for us. This was a long process because of the qualifications that we had set. She worked longer and harder than any agent we had ever had and presenting herself in a friendly and yet professional manner. We never felt pressured in anyway. She gather info that would be important to the actual purchase plus setting us up to live in the newly acquired home. Kim was informed about the community and it's laws that we would need to know and local tradesman, also. We were from out of state and she took care of so many details for us therefore saving us time and money. Kim put in a lot hours on this purchase and we can not recommend her highly enough. Her honesty paired with intelligence and hard work was a wonderful combination.

Neva Thomas
Buyer

Kim Longest has to be one of the best realtors of the area. She is very detailed oriented and is a go getter. My first experience with her was 5 years ago when she sold my first home and the extent to which she goes for her clients convinced me to reach out to her again to sell my second home. This time she went above and beyond to ensure everything was taken care of during the process. Will I recommend her again? Absolutely. Will I use her again, without hesitation. She is also managing the buying of my next home. I don't see how another realtor could do better than what Kim does. To sum it up, very knowledgeable, very detailed oriented, very professional, very caring, and most importantly very attentive.

Abdoul Diallo
Seller & Buyer

What to say about Kim, from the moment we met up to after closing, what an excellent and seamless experience. She was very professional, and responsive as well as looking out for our needs. Always willing to help and answer questions whenever they came up. Also she went above and beyond the call of duty on several occasions when the Listing Agent was unresponsive. I recommend Kim to anyone that would be looking for a Buying or Selling agent!

Rob Warren
Buyer

Kim Longest was recommended to us during our relocation to the Triangle area. She discussed over the phone what we were looking for in our house. During our first visit, she wanted us to get a "feel" of the different neighborhoods and surrounding areas. Kim was patient and willing to work with us as we narrowed down our search. She was also very responsive when we asked questions throughout the entire process. She was extremely knowledgeable concerning her analysis and assessment of the Triangle market. Kim made buying a house and relocating less stressful.

Carl Ripberger
Buyer

I had met Kim Longest through a friend and had heard that she did an amazing job. Our first meeting, she went through the entire process of finding a home, from looking at houses, due diligence, inspections and closing. She knows the market and the area, she gave me great advice on pricing and value. She took care of everything! After we submitted the offer and it was accepted, she set up (and attended) the inspections. Kim kept me informed of responses from the seller and was there with me at closing. She is a great person and is genuinely looking out for your best interest. I would recommend Kim Longest to anyone looking for a home in this area

Denise Caron
Buyer

PLEASE do not even think about using any other realtor except Kim! You won't regret it!!! My husband and I moved to North Carolina from Florida and didn't know anyone; we were lucky enough to have Kim referred to us by a friend and our house hunting with Kim started then. Kim had something new for us to look at every day and we could tell she had spent so much time doing her research to find exactly what we were asking for. She was available to talk to both of us any time of day and you NEVER had to wait to hear back from her! She genuinely cared about us finding the right home for our soon to be family of three. She offered her honest opinion about homes she knew just weren't right for us and we looked to her for this advice until the end! She was also super tuned in to our style and had an extremely good eye for houses she knew we would fall in love with. During the entire time our house was being built and throughout the entire closing process she was right there with us and was our first line of defense if things weren't going our way. She made things right and didn't stop until She knew we were happy with the final results. I still can't believe how passionate, hard working and committed this woman is to her job. She truly cares about helping people find their dream homes and this is a rarity in the field of real estate. We have dealt with over 5 other realtors in the past and had just come to assume they were all the same. We were wrong! This amazing woman has 5 stars for a reason!!!

Katie Carter
Buyer

I know Kim since 2011 when I bought my house and she became my Family's Real Estate agent for many reasons, her honesty and integrity, Kim is very professional person and she communicates and responds very quickly. Kim understands the local housing market and very knowledgeable. She is paying attention to the details and attentive to her clients' needs. Kim has an engaging personality and always contacts me during the holidays. For all these reasons I recommend Kim to be your real estate agent

Dr. Amir Ebrahim
Buyer

I would highly recommend Kim to any prospective buyers or sellers. Kim helped me and my wife buy our first home back in 2014. We had no idea what we were doing and she was knowledgeable, patient and helped guide us through the process. She later helped my parents move to the area and find a home and even pulled off some closing miracles to avoid a temporary housing situation for their move. Most recently she helped us sell our home for well above asking and helped us move into a new home for our growing family. I would recommend Kim to anyone looking for a realtor, we have had nothing but great experiences.

Bryan MacLaren
Seller & Buyer

We are so grateful we had Kim as our agent! Our home had been on the market for over a year with multiple showings but no offers. We decided to make a change and listed with Kim. She not only came and staged our home but got it sold in less than 6 weeks. She helped in every aspect from the inspection, repairs, finding us a new home and both closings. Even through our stressful moments, Kim always took care of everything. She's amazing!! She even came over on moving day to bring us lunch and helped get everything out of the house. She went above and beyond what any other agent we've worked with has done. If you want a hard working agent that will take care of all your needs, you won't find a better one than Kim Longest with Southern Traditions. We can't thank her enough!!!

Kris Bagwell
Seller & Buyer

Kim Longest helped me buy a home and sell two homes. The most recent sale was this year, 2018. Kim is a true professional who knows her real estate markets. The most recent sale included 5 offers with all offers over the list price. In all my interactions with Kim, she has always responded quickly, communicated clearly and negotiated fairly but with my best interest in mind. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone buying and/or selling a home. I look forward to working with Kim again in the future.

Anne Spiccola
Seller & Buyer

I can probably write a book of positives praising how great Kim is, but I'll keep it short so it is helpful. This is the 3rd home that Kim is helping me with and as I told her already, she's my realtor for life. Kim is an excellent excellent realtor and goes above and beyond for her clients. I've recommended her to anyone I know in the area that needs a realtor and she will always be who I go to.

Abdoul Diallo
Buyer

Kim is the BEST Realtor. She worked with me for over 8 months to find the perfect home; she wrote countless offers for me whenever I asked, showed me homes within 30 minutes of my inquiry, and was always flexible and cognizant of my rigid work schedule. Kim always gave honest, informed advice on homes and the home buying process, and although more informed on the process than myself, never pressured me or went against any ultimate decision I made--which she was always sure to fully discuss with me first. As a first time home buyer, I could not have asked for a better realtor and consultant. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the RTP area.

Kristen Athens
Buyer

Kim went above and beyond during every step in the sales process, she is professional, interesting, knowledgeable and a joy to work with both, Kim has always been patient and very helpful. She is honest about what she sees and forthright about a property's suitability and qualities that are important to the client. She was very helpful in her advice and quick to respond to all my Emails& phone calls. Kim was the best real estate agent I have worked with to date. We recommend her to anyone buying or selling property.

Shenoda Ebrahim
Buyer

Kim was really helpful during our adventure in looking and buying new house, she went above and beyond our exceptions. she was always very responsive whenever we had any questions through the whole process. Even after our closing she still follows up with us, she is a fabulous & professional Realtor that we will absolutely recommend to all family and friends.

Shereen Ebrahim
Buyer

Kim was recommended to me by another realtor who sat across the table from Kim as the sellers agent, and told me that Kim is the best buyers agent she had worked with. How can you beat a recommendation like that? Kim was great. Kim was awesome. Kim will get to know a client and be very honest with clients. Kim told me a few times when looking at houses that she did not like a house or that Kim knew I would not like houses or neighborhoods versus just trying to sell a home and make a commission. Kim was very patient, never felt pressured into buying anything, answered every question I had and I had a bunch. Kim was so helpful in getting inspectors, estimates and negotiating. Kim is a sweet person with such a bright and happy personality to her. I would highly recommend whether a first time buyer looking at a starter home or if it is your 3rd or 4th time and want to buy a large house

Murray Happer
Buyer

My husband and I were relocating from FL to NC and Kim took care of everything!! It was a very stressful time moving our family of 4 but Kim eased my stress anytime I had a concern. When we met with her, she really listened to what it was we were looking for and knew what areas would suit us well with our 2 boys. We built a new home and Kim helped us negotiate so our new home was exactly what we were dreaming of. She would frequently drive to our property to take photos and check on the status of the build. It was so exciting to see the photos of the progress and it gave us peace of mind knowing she was there so often when we couldn't be. She has followed up a few times after closing as well to make sure things were going well and to see if we had any questions. Kim is a fabulous realtor and is truly there to help you find a great home, ease the stress and make it a fun process. We love our new house and the neighborhood! Thank you Kim!!

Heather Fillmore
Buyer

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