As a real estate broker with more than 20 years of experience in luxury home sales, Larry Kimmel has earned a reputation for results few others can match.Born and raised in Chicago, Larry began his professional career as a concierge at the renowned Drake Hotel, where he quickly learned the real meaning of service and the value of real connections. His innate ability to build effective relationships, both with customers and within the business community, eventually led to become a licensed real estate agent in the State of California in 1993.
After a year in San Francisco real estate, Larry returned to his hometown and joined a small, boutique agency specializing in the sale of luxury condominiums in downtown Chicago.Inspired by the market growth the new millennium had spurred in the American southwest, he moved to Arizona in 1999. Over the course of the next 12 years, Larry continued to expand his reputation and expertise in both commercial and residential real estate. Then, in 2011, he seized the opportunity to follow his true passion for real estate to the affluent community of Healdsburg, California, and focus almost exclusively on luxury wine country estates.So, when Larry made the decision to return to Arizona, the choice to join Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty was an easy one.
As someone who inherently values concepts like partnership and performance, he was drawn by the strength of the agency’s brand, the power of its marketing and the reputation of its brokers and agents.Ask his clients what it’s like working with Larry Kimmel and you’re likely to hear terms like insightful, inventive and committed. But it all comes back to his talent for building relationships and his ability to make things happens. He still believes success is largely a matter of perseverance and “doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”