As a 17-year real estate industry veteran, Kimberly Buish possesses a diverse range of knowledge and a success-driven mindset. Both are evident within her role as a leading Realtor® for JLA Realty-Atascocita and through the many awards and recognitions she has received—starting from the very beginning of her career, when she was named Rookie of the Year by Century 21-Texas/Louisiana in 2004. In 2011, she was listed among the Top 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate and was featured on the cover of the Houston Realtor Magazine. Kimberly has also been named a Top Quarterly Listing Agent three times by the Houston Association of Realtors and was ranked #17 in their 2014 list of Top Buyers. In addition, she is an eight-time 5-Star Award winner in Texas Monthly Magazine and has been listed as a Top Market Leader by Forbes Magazine for the past three years consecutively. Most recently, Kimberly was selected to be featured in a 2021 issue of Fortune Magazine.
With experience as a real estate agent, investor, property manager, and managing partner of a brokerage, Kimberly is equipped to guide her clients in all aspects of the business—from property management and building new construction to buying and selling resale homes and investing in luxury real estate or the rental market. In late 2018, she and her husband, Mike, partnered with broker John Altic to open a JLA Realty franchise in Atascocita, TX. John founded the company in 2011 and owns 21 offices in and around the Greater Houston area. In less than three years, The Buish Team has grown into a 110-agent office—part of the 1,000 agents that make up the JLA family. Kimberly and her team have also produced $20 million in sales YTD and $150 million total. In 2020, 26 of the Realtors under her lead became Million Dollar+ Producers.
Kimberly attributes the company’s growth to the education-based, family atmosphere John established 7 years ago, her office’s talented business coach, and the split plan offered by JLA. The plan consists of a flat rate that agents pay the brokerage annually in lieu of the abundance of small fees incurred at most large companies. The Buish Team also provides in-house specialty options for its agents such as partnerships with Inspectors, and they house an insurance company, a property management company, and JLA’s commercial group. She also contributes their success to the many affiliate partners such as title and lender partners.
Mike and Kimberly first started buying rental homes in 2006—two years after she obtained her real estate license. They have bought, sold, flipped properties, and held on to them. Today, they own a total of 29 homes and a property management company (complete with specialized software) for handling their rentals as well as over 200 additional properties they manage from referrals. In 2013, the duo partnered with a builder, purchased more than 38 lots in the Lake Houston area, and started building inventory homes. Since that time, they have sold (and even resold) many of the homes and are also continuing to build and hold as rentals for the future.
As a native Houstonian, Kimberly not only holds intimate knowledge of the area, but she also genuinely cares about her clients and their needs. She understands that they are making the biggest investments of their lives when they purchase a home, so she goes above and beyond to ensure the right fit for every family. Kimberly also uses her passion for helping other realtors by passing along the knowledge she and Mike have garnered over the course of their careers. As the mother of two grown children and three beautiful granddaughters, she knows the importance of looking at the big picture and maintaining long-term relationships.
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