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Kim Shortsle

Why Kim Shortsle?

Kim has lived her entire life in Lake Forest and has an intimate understanding of the local markets. She has built her legendary reputation on providing the highest standard of integrity and work ethic. Kim is well respected by her colleagues in the industry and is known for her attention to detail and keen negotiating skills on behalf of her clients. Kim has established a powerful network of industry experts to help with all of your home buying and selling needs. She understands that buying or selling a home is likely one of the largest financial and emotional decisions people make in their lifetime.

After attending University of Michigan, Kim worked at Leo Burnett on marketing campaigns for Philip Morris, Disney and many top clients. She knows marketing inside and out and uses this knowledge to sell homes.

As a trained Interior Designer, Kim helps clients turn visions for their houses into reality. Staging, making color choices, assisting in furniture lay out and organization are part of what she offers launching your home on the market.

How Kim Shortsle Serves Sellers:

Kim Shortsle has a team of graphic artists to create marketing materials for your home that will appeal to prospective home buyers. Kim's strategic social media program includes posting up-to-date real estate trends to making important contacts. She strategically utilizes this significant platform to provide the information you need as well as bring more buyers to your property. Kim is dedicated to gaining the exposure you need for your exceptional home. Her program offers a number of customized resources designed to showcase your property. 90% of buyers begin their home search online. Kim's comprehensive online marketing plan showcases each of her properties. This includes distribution with top websites including, Zillow, Trulia, and social media platforms, giving you the most online exposure.

How Kim Shortsle Serves Buyers:

When working with Kim, she will take care of all your home buying needs. From researching communities to showing you available properties and negotiating on your behalf, Kim Shortsle is your advocate. When searching for your dream home she will provide detailed information on any property currently listed for sale. Kim is reliable, personable and has a strong work ethic to get the job done.

In her free time, Kim loves yoga and is part of an organization that trains teachers to create a calm classroom for children through yoga techniques. Sewing, cooking and studying architecture and design are ways she spends her time in addition to serving as President of the school’s Parent Association.

Although she is certainly proud of the many accolades she has received, she is the most fulfilled by the thanks she has received from the countless clients she has successfully helped navigate through the complex home buying or selling process. Her satisfied clients are her signature.


“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.