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Kim Tarbox: Maine's Major Real Estate Player
March 1, 2021

Kim Tarbox: Maine's Major Real Estate Player

by The CE Shop Team

Tarbox Is One of the Many Women in Real Estate Making an Impact

From company operations to leadership, Kim Tarbox has been involved in every facet of the real estate industry. Having a well-balanced perspective of the ins and outs of the industry, she truly understands the importance of providing a personalized experience to each client. Tarbox’s dedication to excellence gives her the competitive edge to be a top performer every year and has led to her new, well-deserved role as President of Maine Life Real Estate Co.

Maine Life Real Estate Co., led by broker/owner Rob Edgerley, is a powerhouse of top agents in the Maine area. Each year, Edgerley compiles a list of the “Hottest Towns in Maine”, ranking the towns and cities with at least 130 transactions with the biggest increases year-over-year. His deep local knowledge is evidenced in all of his agents’ interactions with clients, and Tarbox is no exception. Her ability to consistently deliver detailed services to her clients, as supported by her brokerage, consistently sets her apart from the crowd.

Snapshot of Tarbox’s Time in Real Estate

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A licensed Maine real estate agent since 2010, Tarbox has been with the Maine Life Real Estate team since 2015 and has consistently been a top performer. She received the company’s Top Agent Award in 2017, 2018, and 2019 for exceptional sales, and she’s ranked in the top 10% of residential agents in the Pine Tree state according to the Maine Real Estate Information System. Tarbox was also a nominee for Best Realtor at the 2019 Best of Portland Old Port Awards.

“Kim is a tremendous asset to MLRE and to her clients, and it was time for her to expand her role within the company,” said Rob Edgerley, broker and owner of the Maine Life Real Estate Co. team, in an interview with the Press Herald. “She combines superb vision and focus, and [she’ll] will guide us to the next level.”

Currently, she is a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, helping to usher more women into real estate, using her own success as a platform to help educate the next generation while empowering active agents to succeed in their careers. Joining the Women’s Council of REALTORS® was just another smart move from Tarbox - especially given that Women’s Council members earn more on average than their non-member peers. Below are some striking figures regarding the benefits of joining this professional organization:

  • Average Women's Council member's income from real estate: $134,470
  • Median Women's Council member's income from real estate: $87,690
  • Average transaction volume of a Women's Council member: $8.5 Million
  • Sales Volume Median among Women's Council: $3.6 Million

With Indeed reporting an average salary of $80,719 for real estate agents in the Pine Tree state, it’s clear that both the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and Kim Tarbox aren’t comfortable settling for average.

Tarbox’s Areas of Expertise

If you’re interested in working with the best, Tarbox’s areas of operations include the following:

  • Alfred
  • Kennebunkport
  • South Portland
  • Biddeford
  • Old Orchard
  • Portland
  • Kennebunk
  • Saco

With her 11+ years of experience in real estate, Tarbox has culminated a well-stocked arsenal of expertise that helps her serve her community. She specializes in:

  • Downsizing
  • Investment
  • Upsizing
  • First-time homebuyers
  • Second homes
  • Vacation Properties

For more information about Kim Tarbox and her rise to success, check out her profiles on Zillow and To connect with Kim Tarbox, link up on LinkedIn or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for listing highlights, glimpses into her personal life, and real estate industry insights like this:

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