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  • Writer's pictureKaren Brittingham-Edmond

The Relaunched Echo Proudly Names Ms. Kim D. Hale As The Echo's Black Business Woman For March 2023!

Kim is an unashamed, born-again Christian who was introduced to the Lord Jesus Christ at a young age by her parents first, then at the local Emmanuel Baptist Church of Tinton Falls, N.J., where Rev. Robert J. Perkins pastored. Kim is a growing Christian member of Cathedral International of Perth Amboy, N.J., where Bishop Donald Hilliard presides. Kim sang in a choir with her siblings as a child in their family gospel group, "The Joy Bells." Kim grew up in a large family of eight children, all active in Emmanuel Baptist Church Sunday School. Kim graduated from Monmouth Regional High School in 1984 and attended Monmouth Vocational, M.A.E.C.O.M. School for Real Estate. She has partnered to raise four biological children, four bonus children & a handful of foster children. (Some still call her 'Mom').

Kim has also maintained her license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) here in N.J. since 1995. (Private duty nursing is how Kim was introduced or stumbled into a real estate career.) Ms. Hale is a classic N.J. and Black beauty admixed with her grandparent's Cherokee bloodline. Kim is a seasoned & super blessed businesswoman entering 20 years in real estate this July 2023. She is a Broker/Salesperson/Manager with Exit Realty East Coast in West Long Branch, NJ. Kim has received numerous real estate recognition & service awards, including N.J. Top Realtors, Top Sales Production for Exit Realty East Coast, N.J.A.R. Circle of Excellence (Silver 2005-2006) (Bronze 2013-2015, 2018-2019) 5 Star R.E.O. & Short Sale Certification, SFR-Short Sale Foreclosure Resource & CREN-Certified Real Estate Negotiator.

Kim was interviewed & featured in The New York Times (August 2011) for her experience assisting homeowners in the short sale, R.E.O., and foreclosure crisis. Part of Kim's purpose is to help & encourage homeowners facing a problem to navigate (banks, relocation) & assist in making wise decisions during difficult times. Kim would like to share these words of inspiration with relaunched Echo readers. "Most of all, be encouraged that a concern of any kind is not the end of your story, "herstory," or "history"... (no Testimony without the T.E.S.T.)!

Please help us uplift and celebrate one of the many Monmouth County N.J.'s Black business professionals Kim D. Hale!

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