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Our Forever Home: The Hallmarks Have a Positively Full Life in Decatur

By: Kim Hallmark, REALTOR®️, RE/MAX Platinum

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In 1991, my husband, Jeff, and I married and made the life-changing decision to start a new chapter in Decatur. It was a leap of faith, but little did we know the incredible journey that awaited us in this charming city.

Jeff pursued a career in the trucking industry while I embarked on my path as a RE/MAX REALTOR®️.

As we settled into our new home, we were determined to make a positive impact and actively contribute to the community we now called our own.

From the moment we arrived, we dove headfirst into community involvement. Joining the Decatur Jaycees, a group dedicated to community service and leadership development, was an exciting first step. I also became a proud member of the Junior League, an organization focused on making a difference through volunteer work. These experiences allowed us to meet like-minded individuals and form strong connections with fellow Decatur residents.

Our belief that every child deserves a safe, stable home and strong positive role models led us to volunteer and serve as Board members with Big Brothers Big Sisters, now known as Mosaic Mentoring, and PACT (Parents and Children Together). Our time with these organizations has been incredibly fulfilling and rewarding.

I can’t forget to mention one of our most memorable experiences: our involvement with the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. It was a true honor for Jeff to be crowned the 8th Carnegie Carnival Mardi Gras King, a title that recognized his commitment to fundraising and supporting artistic expression and cultural experiences within our community.

Through our journey in Decatur, we have made lifelong friends who share our passion for community engagement. Together, we work tirelessly to create programs and events that enhance the quality of life for all who call Decatur home. Decatur’s transformation over the years has been remarkable, and we are proud to have been part of its growth.

We’ve seen the community rally around local businesses, celebrate cultural diversity, and foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Our story is just one example of the incredible opportunities that Decatur offers.

What sets Decatur apart? Why should you consider making Decatur your home? For me, it’s the incredibly generous citizens and business community, always ready to lend support for the improvement of our town.

Plus, there’s the abundant outdoor recreational opportunities right in your backyard. And of course, we have our buzzing and bubbling art scene, steadily growing through the efforts of the Princess Theatre, the Alabama Center for the Arts, and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. There’s always a performance or exhibit to enjoy in Decatur.

As you embark on your own journey in this fabulous city, you’ll discover the same sense of community, the breathtaking beauty of the Tennessee River, and the rich history that drew Jeff and me here.

Embrace the opportunities that Decatur presents, get involved, and become a part of the vibrant fabric that makes this city truly special.

Decatur has become our forever home, and we can’t wait for you to experience the positively fabulous lifestyle it has to offer, too.

Kim Hallmark

REALTOR®️ Owner/Agent of RE/MAX Platinum

Kim is a native of Opp, Alabama, a small town girl from “L.A.” (Lower Alabama)! Kim graduated in 1984 from the University of Alabama with a degree in Communications/Marketing. Kim met her husband, Jeff, while living in Birmingham, and they married and moved to Decatur in 1991.

Kim earned her real estate license in 1985, right after college, while living in Birmingham and working at an advertising agency. After moving to Decatur, Kim finally began her real estate career in the summer of 1994. She joined RE/MAX in February 1995 and later earned her broker’s license in 2007.

Kim has been President of the Morgan County Association of REALTORS® in 2007 and 2020. She was named their local REALTOR of the Year in 2009 and 2019 and statewide Alabama REALTOR®️ of the year in 2021.

In addition to her many volunteer activities and community groups, Kim enjoys relaxing at home and running away to the beach whenever possible. 

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