We had the good fortune of connecting with Kasi Keim and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kasi, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I’ve been in real estate since the early 2000’s. First as a Realtor and then making my way to the vendor side, servicing the needs of Realtors and consumers. I’ve been a business development rep for a home warranty company, surveying company and title insurance. You could say I’ve been all over real estate. One of the things that I repeatedly heard and experienced first hand as a Realtor, was the signs. Realtors are by nature, productive people and finding time to deliver real estate signs and lock boxes is busy work, not productive. I’ve thought over the years that it would be nice if I could come up with a service to deliver their signs or pick them up when their transaction is completed. What finally tipped me over the edge was last year, my neighbor sold his home. That “for sale” sign sat out in the yard for a month after the new family moved in before anyone came and got it. So, I came up with a plan, hired someone to help with a logo and website and earlier this year, Deliver My Signs was started.
What should our readers know about your business?
I love talking about Deliver My Signs! I offer delivery service for real estate signs and lock boxes to real estate listings, from a listings when the transaction has closed or both! It’s such a unique niche and, that I know of, there aren’t any others doing what I’m doing so that makes it exciting. I’m starting from a fresh place and showing Realtors how this can save them time so they can be more productive. I officially started getting orders in September and more than doubled orders in October. I expect the business to continue growing as more and more Realtors learn about what I have to offer. Starting a business is never easy. It’s taken years of hard work, years of relationship building and years of earning trust to get to this place where I feel confident enough that I can have a small impact on such a huge industry.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend were visiting and I had to take them to some favorite spots, for sure on that list would be the downtown Dallas area where the ATT Discovery District is. What a fantastic place to go! I had lunch at the Beer Garden down there a few months ago and was able to explore the area. It was amazing. So well thought out and put together. I’d also have take a trip to Austin and float the river. I’m a huge fan of anything water related and this is one of my favorite things to do. A trip to Austin is never complete without stopping for some kolaches and other baked goods in West, Tx. We can’t forget The Colony for some great live entertainment! Lava Cantina has great food, great atmosphere, the roof top patio area is amazing on a cool fall night and the live music is such a fun time. When in Texas, you have to do Mexican food and BBQ! I love some Joe T. Garcia’s in FW for some great Mexican food and margaritas. We’d head to Urban BBQ in Cityline for great BBQ. That Cityline area is super cute and fun. For shopping, The Galleria! So many shops, restaurants and who can forget that great ice skating rink. The Dallas area has really blossomed in the last decade or so with so many fun and interesting things to do and you’re not limited to just the usual touristy things like The Perot Museum or The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Clyde Warren Park is a great place to hang out and visit with friends, that would certainly be on my list, too. I sure wouldn’t limit myself to just one area. The entire metroplex is full of great things to do. Explore and find your own fun spots!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Personally, all the women in my family from my Grandmother, my mom, my sisters, nieces and my daughter, Bridgette, deserve a special shoutout. Strong women raising strong women. The women in my family are incredibly talented, kind, beautiful and generous. I’m lucky to belong to such a strong tribe. Professionally, my first job as a vendor in real estate was a woman owned home warranty company. Real estate is a super competitive industry and she taught me that I can be competitive with friends I’ve made over the years and we can still respect each other and have fun together! Sharon is a one of a kind special lady and I’m lucky she took a chance on me.