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Doc Film San Diego Premiere!


The San Diego premiere of Owned, A Tale of Two Americas is scheduled for a matinee showing on Saturday, March 23rd at the La Costa Cinepolis!

The producer, Giorgio Angelini, will be here and we’ll do a Q&A session after the film.  I’m hoping to talk him into bringing an outakes/blooper reel too.  There will also be a reception/party afterwards onsite. Our two daughters, Kayla and Natalie will also attend!

This will be a private event, with no tickets sold.  Seating is limited.

If you’d like to come, email Donna at

Here is a link to previous blog posts and the five-year history of the project:

Link to Previous Blog Posts

Here is the trailer:

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in About Kayla, About the author, Bubbleinfo TV, Documentary Film, Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty | 4 comments

Kayla’s November Newsletter

Know anyone who wants to buy, sell, or rent in NYC? Contact Kayla!

Who would’ve thought a girl would leave a place with 70-degree weather and sandy beaches, for somewhere with feces on every block and public transportation that smells like a mix of salami and body odor?

YEAH I’M CRAZY. But what NYC has that California doesn’t have is the 9 million driven people that get up every morning to CRUSH their day. The passion in this incredible city is invigorating. It pushes you to your limit. Whether that means at work in your cubicle, or on a rooftop at a 3-story bar.

I can honestly say that moving here is one of the top 3 best decisions I’ve ever made – the other two being going to University of Oregon and studying abroad. And being part of the William K. Bolls team has made every day at work a dream! I live everyday like it’s my last (ugh cheesy I know) and I’m just excited to see what happens next!

Cheers my friends!

Kayla Klinge

The Ides Bar – Williamsburg

Sitting on top of the Wythe Hotel, the Ides Bar has some of the best views across the East River! They have a full bar with a small plates menu – you can never go wrong with a grilled cheese. It is a first come first served without a reservation so make sure you don’t miss out!

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Cafe Altro Paradiso – Soho

I think it’s safe to say that NYC has some of the best Italian restaurants and Cafe Altro Paradiso does NOT disappoint! It is a modern twist on traditional Italian cooking. CAP also has an amazing atmosphere with high ceilings, marble bar top, and dimmed lighting. My favorites so far have been the Carpaccio and the Candele Cacio e Pepe.

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Aria Wine Bar – Hell’s Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen is known to have some amazing restaurants and Aria Wine Bar is definitely one of them. It is a perfect place for a girl’s night out, a birthday dinner, or something where you don’t mind it being too loud because there’s always so many people here! The gnocchi is my favorite. It reminds me of the gnocchi in Italy where you can eat the whole plate and not feel crappy 5 minutes later. Now that’s some good stuff!

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Team’s Current Listings
270 West 17th Street, Apt. 16E

Chelsea – $1,225,000
LIGHT, VIEWS, BALCONY & LOCATION! Enjoy stunning downtown views from your very own balcony in one of Chelsea’s best-located doorman condo buildings. Perched on the 16th floor and facing south, this sunny 1 bedroom, 1 bath home has been upgraded with new floors and a beautiful bathroom.

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145 East 15th Street, Apt. 4M

Gramercy – $790,000
WELCOME HOME to this renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath co-op apartment with low monthlies in Gramercy right next to Union Square! Sought after layout with large living/dining area and renovated kitchen with new cabinetry, counter tops and back splash. Beautiful new hardwood plank flooring, generous closet space and over-sized bedroom.

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354 West 12th Street, Apt. 3D

West Village – $525,000
Right between Greenwich and Washington – truly a quintessential West Village block! Move right in to this nicely renovated studio with southern light + leafy tree views, tons of pre-war charm, and a decorative fireplace. Newly installed oak hardwood floors and a custom Italian-designed kitchen, including below-counter Subzero refrigerator and Miele stove.

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Bio & Listings

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in About Kayla, Jim's Take on the Market | 4 comments

Open House Report

My wife Donna has been the unsung hero behind the scenes all these years.

But with Kayla’s departure, we have the marketing duties being absorbed by Compass support staff, and Donna sliding into KK’s shoes as a frontline realtor on top of all the regular things she does to help get escrows closed.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in About Kayla, About the author, Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty, Why You Should List With Jim | 5 comments

Kayla Live!

Kayla has been on the ground for less than a month, but she is fitting in nicely. Her boss William and fellow Corcoran agent Sam do a Facebook Live event every Tuesday, but William was gone today so Kayla pinch-hit in his place. I love her poise and professionalism – I hope she comes back to San Diego some day!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in About Kayla, Jim's Take on the Market | 6 comments

NYC Primer

Hopefully we will be getting an occasional glimpse of what it’s like for Kayla to be selling real estate in Manhattan.  The vertical living couldn’t be more different than what we’re used to around San Diego – she’ll never see another tract house with two-car garage and a yard!

She’ll be starting on the ground floor, literally and figuratively, but eventually she might get to see a few like this – thanks daytrip:

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in About Kayla, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, Kayla Training | 2 comments

Kayla and Manhattan RE

Selling homes in Manhattan is competitive, even without a central MLS run by the realtor board.  Once an agent uploads a listing onto their company system, it gets distributed immediately to the regular portals StreetEasy (owned by Zillow),, etc. where agents and consumers access the same data.

So even though there isn’t an official MLS, there is a commitment to full market exposure, and giving every agent a shot at selling each listing.

William (KK’s new boss) said that if agents were keeping listings in-house, then the Manhattan board of realtors would step in and do something about it.

It’s going to be competitive everywhere, but if every agent was committed to doing what was best for their sellers, then we could all get along nicely.

He also said that it is very rare that they do a home inspection.  There isn’t a requirement for seller disclosures either – it’s up to the buyer’s attorney to include any questions about the property in the contract.

It has been a buyer’s market around Manhattan for the last couple of years.  Maybe a sign of things to come everywhere?

Kayla will start her new job there on August 27th!  I will let her share her experience here as she sees fit, but she couldn’t be more excited to begin this new chapter in her life!


Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in About Kayla, Jim's Take on the Market, Kayla Training, Listing Agent Practices, Realtor | 8 comments