Property Consultant | Residential & Commercial
The old real estate motto of location, location, location has a special meaning for Kim Hewton, as it was the location of this beautiful region of WA that Kim first fell in love with in the early 1970s.
“I grew up in Perth’s northern beachside suburbs and of course surfing was a big part of my life, Kim said”. “And as with many of my teenage mates I eventually made Margaret River my home and now all those years later a lot of us are still here”.
Kim purchased his first Margaret River property in 1978 and although he hadn’t made a permanent move to the area at that time he was a very frequent visitor to the town. Kim pursued a career in hospitality, a perfect training ground for the all-important skills of client service which his real estate clients benefit greatly from.
“Although I needed to work away from Margaret River for many years I was glad to be able to move back to Margaret River full time in 1995 when I was given the opportunity to manage a restaurant in the area.”
Then in 2004 Kim was asked to join a local real estate office. “With both hospitality and real estate being service orientated industries I saw the opportunity to use my knowledge of the area and promote the lifestyle it has to offer and help people with their real estate transactions”.
“The flexible hours that are by necessity a part of a real estate career were also familiar to me but the added challenges that working in real estate brings, was a change I relished.”
“Bringing two parties together in a successful transaction is always gratifying but I must admit when with the help of my colleagues we managed to achieve a record residential sale price for Margaret River of $4,050,000 with the auction of 32 Saint Alouarn Place in March 2008, I felt a special sense of achievement.”
On another personal note Kim holds a Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management).
Although you are more likely to see Kim on the golf course these days rather than catching Margaret River’s main break he still believes it is the best place to be.
When looking to real estate in Margaret River it would be best to call someone who has made the town a big part of his life for over 40 years, it would be best to call Kim Hewton.