Selling real estate in the marina takes a special mind-set, a certain amount of creativity, and a solid sense of what the harbor community is all about. Few other Realtors have these things the way Kim Dolan does.
Dolan has lived in Oxnard's Mandalay Bay area in her own Boat Dock Home with her husband and 3 dogs for many years. She has long been the top-listing & selling agent in the area. The secret to her success, she says, is all in the attitude.
She believes it's important to realize that people who buy property in the harbor are not just buying a house: "My clientele are people who are buying a dream."
Many of her clients, Dolan asserts, are retirees who have dreamed for years of living on the water, and have liquidated all their other assets in order to do so.
Dolan therefore encourages clients from out of town to come and spend a couple of days in Oxnard's harbor and get sense of what the community is all about and the amenities it offers. And she would know plenty about that since she has lived on the secondary channel for many years.
Living in the area is a huge advantage when it comes to selling homes, she says. Dolan knows and can explain the rules and regulations of the waterways and understands the details that clients are looking for.
"Because I live on the water, I know what people are looking for. Living here, I really can sell it."
For Kim, living in the harbor is far more than a marketing tool, though. It is her own dream, and she considers herself very much a part of the community. She is a member of the Channel Islands and Pacific Corinthian yacht clubs, organizes an enormous annual community yard sale and affectionately is known to residents as "Mrs. Dockside."
As Dolan's assistant, Diana Kim says, Dolan is firmly entrenched in the neighborhood. She can often be seen out on the waterways in her trademark red electric boat, which Diana says is an invaluable tool for showing properties to clients the way they should be seen - from the water. Kim also uses the boat for her annual Teddy Bear Give Away on the Mandalay Bay waterways. It works as a marketing tool, but it's about way more than that. "It's not about the money," Dolan says. "It's about making a difference."
Dolan genuinely loves the area and its people and wants to foster an appreciation of it in her clients. She is an enthusiastic booster of the harbor's unique lifestyle and culture. Though the name "Oxnard" has less-than-positive connotations for many Californians, Dolan wants people to realize that the harbor is really like a resort community, where neighbors watch out for each other and are "like a big family."
It is that kind of understanding, along with a good deal of marketing savvy and what Dolan insists is the best-located office in Oxnard (it sits right on the beach at the entrance to the harbor), that has made Dolan one of the area's most successful Realtors. Beach view Real Estate 2909 Ocean Drive, Oxnard, California
I have been selling real estate in both Ventura and Los Angeles counties for the last 27 years. It is my knowledge, integrity and professionalism that has afforded me the #1 listing and selling agent award from my company, year after year. I am an active member of two multiple listing services which span from Valencia to the San Fernando Valley and from Conejo Valley to Ventura.
I work with first time buyers as well as buyers that are looking for Boat Dock & Water Front Homes... My speciality area is all of Ventura County. Mandalay Bay, Channel Islands, Seabridge Homes, Westport Homes, & Oxnard Real Estate
When you put your trust in me, you are guaranteed quality service from the beginning of the transaction through the close of escrow and beyond.
I'm your real estate specialist for, all the Mandalay Bay California area including: mandalay bay real estate homes, condos, properties, mandalay bay beach homes, mandalay bay beach property and Whitesails at Westport, Seabridge, and The Colony homes and Condos. I also service Oxnard Beach Real Esate, CA including waterfront homes, oceanfront homes, boat dock homes. Ventura county waterfront and oceanfront and everything in between!
DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE - KIM DOLAN
Education and Background:
* Graduate .. Valley College - Associate of Arts In Accounting
* Honored for Volunteer Work with the Vets at Veterans Hospital
* Accountant for a Franchise Organization for 10 years.
After viewing the Channel Island Waterways with Mrs Dockside my husband and I were sold... We bought a beautiful boat dock, Seabridge Estate. Kim Dolan no her business and we will refer her to all of our friends.... The Hawns
Kim work with me and my wife for over a year to find us our dream home. She was never pushy. She listened to our wants and needs. This in itself is so rare with agents now days. She also sponsored us in joining the local Yacht Club. Kim is not just our Realtor, she is our dear friend now... Bob Fraizer
I met Kim on a rainy day. She was the only Realtor that was willing to show me property. I bought my boat dock home on that very day. Since then I bought my second home right next door. Because a live out of the country part time she looks after my home. She is more than a realtor to me, she is now part of my family. Rafail..