Kenneth Simonds
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Kenneth Simonds

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Having joined the Big Bear Board of Realtors in 2010, Ken is not new to Real Estate. In the past 40 years, Ken has invested in numerous properties of varying types all over Southern California. For the past 20 years Ken has been buying and selling properties in Big Bear, which have included vacation homes, investment properties, and his primary residence

Ken has been certified by the Big Bear Association of Realtors as a Big Bear Resort Property Specialist. Ken is trained in Short Sale and REO transactions, and has completed short sale transactions as an agent for both buyers and sellers. He has worked with numerous lenders on both standard and FHA short sales, involving notes secured with both first and second trust deeds. He has negotiated successfully on his clients’ behalf in various circumstances; always looking out for the best interests of his clients, and maintaining communication with negotiators and closers to ensure successful closure of the transaction.

Additionally, Ken personally meets with home inspectors and appraisers, where his experience with contracting, construction, and electrical engineering helps home to keep an eye out for issues. Ken also maintains direct contact with escrow officers and lenders to ensure timely and efficient closings. His 33 years of business ownership, negotiating thousands of contracts, makes him well equipped to be a strong negotiator on behalf of his clients, always handling each transaction as if it was his own. [read more="Read more" less="Read less"]

Before moving to Big Bear, Ken was president of both KCS Electric, Inc., and RK Combined Electrical Resources. KCS Electric was based in Anaheim and performed projects in both California and Arizona. Ken was president from 1988 to 2009, when he turned the company over to his son Chris. RK Combined Electrical Resources was an electrical engineering company based in Newport Beach in which Ken acted as president and cultivated until he decided to sell the company and spend more time with his son. The two companies provided Ken with over 36 years of construction industry experience, as well as producing over $90M in projects provided to satisfied repeat clients with KCS Electric, Inc., and projects in over 27 states designed by RK Combined Electrical Resources.

In addition to his construction experience, Ken has completed college level courses in both commercial and residential real estate development, as well as accounting, advanced business, and energy efficient lighting. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Big Bear Valley Association of Realtors, BBVAOR Ethics & Financial Committees, and International Association of Electrical Inspectors. He served for 7 years with Associated Building and Contractors of Southern California in various committees, including the board of directors for 2 years. His keen involvement and knowledge of business and his real estate experience will provide a good foundation to represent you in your real estate transaction. His knowledge, sales skill, and positive attitude will make him invaluable to you.

Personal Interests: Ken is family oriented. He has been married 34 years, and has one son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Ken competed as a drag boat racer, and was 2008-2010 President of the National Jet Boat Association. He is NHRA licensed, and enjoys snow and water skiing, deep sea fishing, and golfing. CA BRE lic# 01877829

"Ken and Cathy were a joy to work with. Both were very professional. I just wish I could buy another home with them!"

  -Sal, Client

"Recently, I was in the market for a home in Big Bear. I did not know anything about the area or the cost structure of the homes in Big Bear. When I met Ken Simonds for the first time he had already pulled up several potential homes that were in the price range I had given him. After we talked for a while, he quickly understood what I was looking for, eliminated some homes and added others. To make a long story short, Ken did a FABULOUS job in finding me a home and helped me through the process. I was very impressed with his easy manner, his knowledge and his ability to quickly understand what I wanted. Ken's team is the most efficient team I have ever experienced, and I have bought many, many homes in my lifetime. I met Ken's wife, Diane, a very lovely lady, and I hope to become lifelong friends as well as a long term client. ps. Already purchased a second home using Ken's knowledge and experience."

  -Pei Pei G., Client

"It was such a pleasure working with Ken and Cathy! We live in Las Vegas, so they were so instrumental and helpful in the purchase of our vacation home. I would highly recommend them!"

  -Lori W., Client

"Ken is an outstanding agent with integrity and I highly recommend him without hesitation. Ken works diligently through completion of all transactions and keeps up to date about local property inventory. He is professional and knowledgeable beyond other agents with his extensive construction background. When I have purchased properties he worked within my budget to negotiate the best deal and when I have sold properties Ken procured great prices. He and his assistant Cathy keep me informed about the status of transactions, responding to all my questions promptly and I thank them for their dedication."

  -DDMRes909, Client

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