With five moves in the past ten years, we have had many different experiences with different realtors, the ugly, the bad, the good and now, Kim! If you are looking for a professional that knows the area, that will actually pay attention to what you are saying, to what you are looking for, and go to battle for you with a smile and an incredible positive attitude, Kim is your agent.
Relocating to a different state, to an area you do not know while living a busy life is without a doubt an extremely stressful adventure and we could not get a better guide than Kim.
The other part that is also important is the network your agent brings to the table such as the mortgage broker, the assistants, the home inspectors, the attorneys, etc. All were as fantastic a Kim and they worked together to make our life and the process extremely smooth!
There are just not enough words to explain how grateful we are to the whole “Kim team”.
Simply put, Kim is rare gem in the real estate world and if/when we move again, my first call will be to Kim and so should be yours.
We have used Kim on both the buy side and the sell side of our real estate transactions. She is always professional, informative, strategic, generous with her guidance and perspective. Definitely a trusted expert with large financial purchases. Highly recommend!!
Having you assist us with our new home construction was the best decision we made. You were so helpful navigating all the negotiating, pricing, and inspections. We are thrilled with what you worked out on our behalf!
Kim, thank you so much for helping us through all of this. You are always on top of everything! We are recommending you to everyone we know!
We were both so pleased with your help and dedication. It was such an easy and stress free process for us to work with you and we know our contract was a direct result of your diligent work and the time and energy you invested on our behalf!
Kim is personable, dedicated and a delight to work with. She is a true professional in every way!
I have used Kim a number of times, and have always been happy with the results. The manner, in which she works with me as a client, as well as others, is always professional, with a customer service focus, and results oriented.
Kim is knowledgeable, creative and great to work with. I would highly recommend her to family and friends!
I couldn't imagine being a first time home buyer without Kim's help. She was such an amazing person to have at my disposal! Even the new home consultant in the development has been impressed with her. I'm recommending the Bovender Team to everyone I know.
We recently relocated from out of state, and Kim has been instrumental in our smooth transition. She has been a pleasure to work with and has gone above and beyond in helping us not only find a wonderful home that fits our family's needs, but also ensuring we're settled into our new community.
Because of Kim's determination and knowledge, I got an amazing deal on my new home! Anyone who works with her will be blessed. She and her team took the stress out of buying a house!
Spectacular service! This team is incredible!!
Kim Trouten is amazing! Her whole team is amazing! Her honesty and expertise is above the rest. She made our home buying experience so pleasant. I would HIGHLY recommend Kim and the whole Andy Bovender team.
My husband and I decided to move from NJ to the Charlotte area to be near our children and grandchildren.
Our daughter used Kim to find her a house in Baxter Village and then she recommended Kim to her in-laws.
Kim sold their house easily.
We decided to use Kim also to find us a house in the area. Not only did she find us a beautiful spot to build our retirement house, but she also researched realtors in NJ and got us a wonderful realtor who sold our home in NJ! Kim is so friendly and knowledgeable and kept us informed every step of the way. She and her team, the Andy Bovender Team, even helped us with stores and contractors in our new area that we might need! I would never consider using any other realtor and I recommend her highly! After all, she is now "part of our family!"
Kim Trouten helped us sell our home and also helped us find and purchase a new home. She has an amazing knowledge of the area and is very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Kim as your expert agent! Also, the team working with Kim were awesome. They walked us through every step and made the process quite painless which says a lot. Thanks Bovender team!!
Our agent, Kim Trouten, was exceptional! Our home sold immediately! Kim gave us such great counsel to prepare our home to put on the market. She was very invested in our home showing well and gave us practical advice which we appreciated and followed. We worked seamlessly with Kim and the Andy Bovender Team to execute all the necessary paperwork, to negotiate a sale, to arrange for all the inspections in a timely manner, and to close on time without any glitches. Communication was excellent and feedback on showings was done very well. We highly recommend Kim Trouten and the Andy Bovender Team.
I worked with Kim Trouten and she was an amazing real estate agent! Kim was very knowledegable of the area and was able to help us find the home we couldn't be happier in. On top of being knowledegable, Kim was very attentive with any questions or concerns we had with any properties. Both my husband and I loved working with her and her team!
Kim helped us sell one home and find another. She sold our home in 2 days and her expert knowledge of the area we were moving to was invaluable in our search. She is undoubtedly the most competent Real Estate agent we have ever worked with, and we can not imagine ever using another agent. The team that supports her in her office was also outstanding in supporting our search and transactions coordinating every last detail. I would recommend Kim to anyone who was looking for an agent in the Charlotte area.
Simple...best team ever. Great communication, proactive engagement, honest conversation, had our best interests in mind. Each phone call, email and face-to-face were on time as scheduled and more than exceeded our expectations. 'Team' is the defining word in this relationship. I felt like part of a bigger team that had my family's best interests in mind 24/7.
We had the pleasure of working with Kim Trouten to find our new home. She was absolutely amazing in every way. She understood what we wanted, and she found us the perfect home in a spectacular neighborhood. She went above and beyond, helping us get my daughter registered in school, getting all of the relocation items in place, and was there even after we closed for assistance and advice. She will definitely be our partner if we ever move again!
Kim Trouten was an absolutely outstanding resource for my husband and I. Her responsiveness, professionalism and overall housing market knowledge was tremendous. She took complete control and guided us the entire time. Almost a year later since we moved she's still following up with us.
I've worked with this team twice now, once to buy my home in Baxter Village 4 years ago, the other to sell it. To be honest, I could have probably done "for sale by owner" where I was, as I had plenty of visibility, but their expertise in navigating the mountains of paperwork, inspection complications, appraisals, contractors, lawyers, insurance folks, mortgage folks, vetting buyers, etc. really made hiring them worth every penny.
They make it as painless as possible and are extremely organized in making sure every 'T' is crossed and every 'I' dotted.
Telling of their commitment to their clients, my buyer backed out 11 days before closing (not their fault) but Kim had 5 showings lined up for me the very next day (two of which made an offer)!
Long story short, she saved me from several serious pitfalls in this complex buying/selling process. Highly recommend! Especially if you are selling or buying in Baxter Village.
Kim and The Andy Bovender Team is definitely your best bet. (I worked with Kim Trouten in particular... she works too hard, but is great!)
Kim Trouten and her team were beyond amazing and so knowledgeable on getting me the house I wanted at the perfect price! I absolutely would not have had a chance at getting under contract on my house without her help, knowledge of the market, and contacts with other agents! Her team made the process of contract-to-closing as smooth as possible and I highly recommend going with Kim on purchasing or selling your house!
We had a rather unusual property involving an older home on a gorgeous lot in a great location, and Kim of the Andy Bovender Team was the 4th realtor we interviewed. None of the others understood our vision for the sale and each was somewhat discouraging. Kim believed she could do the job and was upbeat- with a realistic plan- from the start! She led us professionally through readjustments in the plan as necessary, but we believe we ended up with the best possible sale price in only a little over 2 months. Her entire team was always accessible and very much on board each step of the way, ready to help and advise in their own areas of expertise. We are very thankful for Kim and we recommend her highly, without hesitation!
Kim and her team have been great! She worked with us until we were ready to buy, walked us through the entire process, and even caught an error made by the closing attorney! Saved us $900!! An overall great experience!
Kim Trouten was my agent and by far the most professional and effective agent I've ever had.
The house I purchased was located in a very high demand neighborhood. The day it went on the market, Kim made sure she was the first agent on site and since I was out of town, she FaceTimed me and gave me a virtual tour of the house. I made an offer on the spot!
Once the house was under contract, Kim and her team helped me work through a lot of issues that I ran into when trying to buy my older home and were extremely responsive and effective in solving every issue that arose. I ended up with the house of my dreams in the neighborhood of my dreams! Kim and The Andy Bovender Team should be your first choice for an agent, no question about it.
This was by far the best real estate experience we've ever had. From the first interview until closing, Kim and The Andy Bovender Team were there for us. I truly believe we would never have sold our house without this team!
They responded to every call and email, helped with referrals for packing, moving, repairs and designs. They made the process as enjoyable as possible. One would be fortunate to have them as their agent!
We recently purchased our 2nd home with Kim Trouten and the Bovender Team. Her knowledge, professionalism, and kindness are unmatched. We are grateful for her guidance at each step of the way, from house hunting, negotiations, closing, and even renovation tips!
Kim Trouten (on the Andy Bovender team with Allen Tate) was a wonderful realtor to work with on buying a new home and selling our then current home. She was responsive, any time of the day, and we truly felt that she worked to improve our selling experience.
She works with an amazing team, who were all very helpful throughout the process. We listed and sold our home very quickly, and we could not have done that without Kim and her team being efficient, and great at their jobs!
Our experience with the Andy Bovender team was great! I would absolutely call Kim again with any real estate question, or for any future property buying and selling. I have recommended her to other people as well.
My husband and I settled on Andy Bovender's team, specifically Kim Trouten, after not having much luck with other realtors in the area.
Kim and the team knew every little detail of the Fort Mill/Charlotte area, which made us feel very comfortable as we were moving from another state.
Kim took the time to understand our wants and concerns and made sure our time was used to the fullest while looking at houses. She made sure we looked at every single house we had a slight interest in, and was not pushy one bit. She was honest in her opinion of the house/local area which helped us narrow our search.
We finally found our perfect home in Baxter Village and have loved every minute living there so far. The entire home-buying process was seamless and made very easy for us! All thanks to our wonderful realtor and her great, supportive team!
We are still in contact with the Andy Bovender team as they continue to support us even after our move with local vendors, questions about the neighborhoods, restaurants, etc.! They are absolutely great and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way for our first home-buying experience! Thanks!
I have bought and sold four houses in the last 15 years. My experience working with the Bovender Team on my last sell/purchase was over the top amazing.
In early 2013, as people were just beginning to come out of the recession and a depressed market to begin thinking about buying and selling houses, my house sold with the highest per square foot average of any house in the neighborhood (something like 20% higher), and sold in four days with two offers on the table. I trusted every person on the Bovender team, and in particular Kim Trouten, my listing agent.
Even though my house was not a particularly high priced piece of property, I know she worked hard for me and with me to insure my house was ready to sell. When my friends saw pictures of my house on the Allen Tate web site, they told me it looked like a show house! All thanks to Kim and her team!
I so appreciated that I was treated like my house was a million dollar listing.....so I cannot recommend a better group of people, and if I am involved in any other real estate transactions, the Andy Bovender Team will be my first call. Two years later I still sing their praises to anyone I know beginning to look for a house. Absolutely top to bottom the best and nicest professionals I have ever worked with in real estate!
Charlotte & Kevin
I was moving my family across the state. Timing was critical. Kim and her team provided me with excellent service. They were excellent communicators and ensured things were moving according to the timeline.
Kim provided me with her honest feedback as we were searching for a home, making me aware of railroads or driving distance to work or elsewhere. Great feedback that helped us decide on our final choice. Kim is always available and quick to answer her phone, texts or emails.
Kim came to us on a recommendation from a friend at my husband's office. From the first conversation we had via phone, we knew we were in good hands. Kim's knowledge of the area (including things like where the traffic is bad during the day and how that can affect a commute), to activities in the towns, where the schools are, etc. were amazingly helpful. She was patient with us as it was a big move- an unexpected and difficult time moving from NJ to NC, and bringing 3 daughters with us... 2 being in high school. Kim helped us find not only our dream home but became a dear friend in the process. She is who I recommend to anyone I come in contact with looking for a home in the area. Very thankful for her knowledge, expertise, and friendship!
I discovered the Andy Bovender team from a personal recommendation from a friend. I had a real estate license in another state and have sold homes before but did not have time to manage the process due to work responsibilities - yet I was not impressed enough to sign on with any of the 5+ companies I interviewed - till I met Kim Trouten.
With a house to update, stage and sell and another one to buy I needed someone who had the resources and knowledge to do it all and I was not disappointed. Kim gave me design suggestions to update my home in Cameron Wood and it sold in ONE DAY above the asking price.
Then we found a home to purchase and the closings were scheduled for the same day. The full Andy Bovender Team supported the process the entire way. It was a different experience for us - being handed off to another team member for each phase - but it was efficient and each person is an expert in their particular area which helped things go more smoothly.
We updated and sold another property in 2015 but it was too far away to use the Bovender Team and I found myself appreciating and preferring the team approach. Kim and the Bovender Team are the only ones we will consider working with in the Charlotte area. We have also used the Allen Tate mortgage process twice in the past 2 years and have only compliments to share about their responsiveness and attention to detail. The Bovender Team is #1 for a reason - they deserve to be!
Kim was very professional, knowledgeable, insightful, prompt, organized, communicative, responsive, and all around a pleasure to work with! This was far and away the best experience I've had with a realtor. I wouldn't think of working with anyone else in the area after my experience; this is the best group that you're going to be able to find.
My wife and I worked with Kim Trouten of The Andy Bovender Team/Allen Tate in June 2012. Kim worked tirelessly to help us purchase a home in the Waxhaw area of North Carolina. We knew we wanted to relocate to this market from NYC, but frankly we were not exactly sure where we wanted to be or how best to make it happen! That was not an issue, because Kim was armed with facts and figures, pros and cons on all things Union and Mecklenburg County.
A little background, I am a Franchise Development executive in the Quick Service Restaurant space for the better part of 15 years. In broad, general terms - my work life revolves around timely, professional, thoughtful communication with the purpose of helping folks get from point A to point B while educating them throughout the journey. I provide a very high level of service and expertise to my clients and frankly I expect the same. Purchasing a home and deciding to open a restaurant are both very emotional and expensive decisions to make. It takes a certain type of individual to do it "WELL", and Kim Trouten is CLEARLY that person! No need to look any further. I say this not only because I like Kim as a person - which I certainly do - but most importantly she is VERY good at what she does.
Kim and her team at Andy Bovender/Allen Tate were informative, organized and yes....genuinely nice! It was also helpful that Kim has a proven track record of success. Whether it be primary residence, vacation or investment properties you should consider calling Kim Trouten for all of your real estate needs. I have referred Kim in the past and will continue to do so every chance I get.....Thank You Kim!!
Alan & Jacqueline
My wife and I were first time home buyers, and had the pleasure of working with Kim, Melanie and Monica for this purchase. The team was extremely patient as we explored many Charlotte neighborhoods and often changed our minds! With a work schedule that is always changing, they made it very easy to meet and were very flexible with showings until we found the right home. They promptly answered emails and phone calls and were readily available to answer any question I had (and again, this was my first house so I had plenty!) Closing was easy and on time. We cannot thank Kim and the team enough for helping us find the perfect home for our growing family and will only work with her moving forward!
I first met Kim Trouten about 6 years ago while visiting our daughter in SC. Kim showed us several homes in Fort Mill and Sun City in Indian Land. At that time I thought we would be moving from New England to South Carolina within a year or two.
For the past 6 years she would email listings and reach out to us to see how things were going with us. In April I called her that we would be putting our house on the market and planned to move to this area this summer. She inquired if we had a real estate agent there in NE. We didn't, and she recommended an agent in our area who was highly accredited in her field. Our house sold the first day it was listed.
Kim and her team, especially Melanie Lester, at the Andy Bovender real estate office in Fort Mill were wonderful to work with. We were in Fort Mill for four days and Kim spent a day and a half showing us several homes. She knew just what we were looking for and if we didn't see something that wasn't quite right she tactfully pointed it out.
After going back to New England, all paper work was handled through phone calls and emails. All questions were answered very quickly and we were able to close on our house without flying back to SC. We would highly recommend Kim as she is highly professional and a joy to work with.