David and Kimberly Taylor are award-winning real estate agents but didn’t start that way. After hitting a ceiling in their current jobs, they risked it all to go out on their own. Now they’ve built a thriving brokerage and have become masters of growing a business with a generous culture. In this episode, Staci talks with this power couple as they share their ups, downs, and the keys to their success.
Kim: Hall of Fame, 2019 Triple Diamond Award-winning TEAM LEADER, Kimberly Taylor has been a Licensed Realtor in Hot Springs Village since 2006, after teaching school for 15 years. Kimberly’s feature in Top Agent Magazine along with being in the Hall of Fame, along with many other local and national awards, demonstrates her active role in the real estate market.
Kimberly’s philosophy and foundation of her successful and growing business come from Philippians 2:4: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others above yourself. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others.”
Raised in central Mississippi, Kimberly has been involved in real estate all of her life! The daughter of Realtors/Developers, Kimberly recalls, “I started working in Mom’s real estate office when I was 10! I remember looking up her homes to show in a black and white MLS book, then walking to the other agencies in town to pick up keys!”
She became licensed at 18 in Mississippi and sold for 2 years while attending Hinds Community College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. Kimberly graduated from Mississippi State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Certified in MS, TN, and AR, Kimberly taught pk-12 over her career.
David: Kimberly and David Taylor met at Mississippi State University and have been married for over 23 years. They have 2 children: Zachary and Hannah. David, who is passionate about flying and sharing the flight experience with others, has a degree in Industrial Technology. He has been licensed as a Realtor and working with Kim as a team since 2012. He is also the Principal Broker and owner of Taylor Realty Group.
In each episode, Staci sits down with notable business leaders, influencers, and entrepreneurs to discuss how they have turned adversity into epic comeback stories that enabled them to build a life and business they love.