As Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty in Iowa, Kim Bakey leads the HomeServices of Iowa organization, including Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty. Covering the state of Iowa, with a primary focus in the Des Moines metro area, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty is a premier boutique real estate firm focused on making an impact in the community through outreach and financial support (and, of course, growing home ownership throughout the market!). A trained CPA, Kim entered the industry 35 years ago, and quickly learned to enjoy the fast-paced world of real estate. Kim is an Iowa native and is active in the community serving on several local boards, committees, and charities. Kim was recently elected to serve as the 2023 President of the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors.