Katrina was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire buying process. She is professional, knowledgeable and very trustworthy. We have purchased homes in the past, and Katrina was, hands down, the best realtor we’ve worked with ever. I would highly recommend Katrina!
My wife and I hadn’t purchased a home prior to working with Katrina. And what should have been a very stressful experience wasn’t that way at all. Everything from negotiating an offer to closing on the home went seamlessly. She was seemingly always available and unbelievably responsive. I can’t imagine the whole process having gone smoother.
Katrina is the consummate professional. I could not have gone through the daunting process of buying a first house in the Bay Area without her. From the beginning, she seemed to “get” exactly what I wanted in a house and was persistent in pursuing options until we found the right one. In the flurry of bidding, counter-offers, and close, her professionalism and calm explanations of the steps comforted me; I came to rely on her recommendations. She has knack for strategy and building good relationships with other agents, which really helps give you a leg-up in the negotiations. Given her years in the business, Katrina knows all the players and was always two steps ahead in scheduling inspections, calling the right people, and following through on all the details to close. I experienced firsthand how much she values her clients and highly recommend her for friends, family... anyone who’s looking for their next home!
We had a fantastic experience selling our house with Katrina. I couldn’t recommend her enough. Honestly, her familiarity with the local market along with her real estate expertise provided us with a sense of comfort and confidence. Her thoughtful and creative approach to marketing was just the right thing to showcase the unique features of our home. We received top dollar for our house and felt really guided and cared for by Katrina throughout the whole process.
Our family had been searching for the perfect home in Mill Valley for several years prior to meeting Katrina. When we described our ideal home to her, she immediately honed in on homes matching our description. We were impressed by her great listening skills, professionalism and intuition. In a very competitive real estate market, Katrina was able to show us an opportunity that had been overlooked by many and which met our exacting needs. When a prior offer for the house fell through, she helped us structure the winning offer. She is thoughtful, tenacious and creative, great at communicating and setting realistic expectations, and always advocated for our best interests while following up on myriad details and inspections. We are so excited to be in our new home and neighborhood, and also grateful to know Katrina, who beyond all of her skills in real estate is a genuinely wonderful person; she is an active contributor to this community (through her involvement in Kiddo and the Mill Valley Public Library) and went above and beyond to introduce us to neighbors and organizations that will further enrich us and our children.
Buying a home is a crazy process. Buying a home in Mill Valley is especially challenging as there are so many nuances that a newcomer could never possibly understand. Katrina is not only an amazing real estate guru but she is also insanely knowledgable about all the intricacies of Mill Valley real estate and living. She is self driven, organized and makes things happen before you even know that they needed to happen. We found Katrina really helpful and super easy to work with. I could not imagine having found someone better to make such a daunting process seem so easy.
Katrina was our principal broker in our recent acquisition of a single family house in south marin area. She was patient, responsive, persevering and nicely handled what was a relatively challenging process due to some seller issues. We ultimately got our dream house. She was caring and attentive throughout the process. This continues even after we closed escrow. She’s introduced us to neighbors and others than can help in our transition to the new house and area.
Katrina did a wonderful job helping our family buy a home in Mill Valley. She counseled us about the right way to make the offer, effectively worked with the selling agent to present our offer in the best possible light, and provided flawless follow-through on all the closing details. We couldn’t have been happier with her service.
We have never truly understood the value of a buyer’s agent until our recent experience with Katrina in the super hot Mill Valley market. This was the fifth time we have bought a home, but it was the first time we ever bought one in a seller’s market. Oh boy, what a difference that makes! It took us six months to find our home and Katrina was an absolute rock. We toured over 40 houses before we found our perfect home and she was by our side through all of it. Additionally, once we did find our dream home, Katrina’s advice and insight on pricing was invaluable. She knew exactly what we needed to do to submit a winning bid and we can’t thank her enough for everything.
Katrina came highly recommended as a ‘down-to-earth’ agent who would understand what our family was looking for—and she completely delivered. In this tight market, she was open-minded about different kinds of properties that might work for us, and ready to respond to all of my new thoughts and ideas. Her support with all aspects of the process, from mortgage brokers to offer letters, was amazing! We got our house with our very first bid.
Katrina served as our buyer’s agent for the purchase a single family home in Mill Valley in April 2015. Right off the bat, we were impressed by her knowledge of the local market and strategy for navigating the bidding process. Despite the challenges of a booming housing market with a shortage of available properties, Katrina was able to help us find a beautiful home that fit our family needs perfectly. She helped us streamline our offer, financing, inspections, and removal of contingencies. We are indebted to her for helping get our offer accepted in a very competitive market amongst multiple buyers.Katrina’s greatest qualities are her incredible attention to detail, her patience with the process, and her dedication to every aspect of the home buying process from the first open house to closing escrow and beyond. We continue to consider her as a friend and trusted resource. We wholehearted recommend Katrina for future buyers or sellers.
After coming to a new market and state, I was relieved by Katrina’s ability to answer my questions about the new legal and local concerns as well as to explain the unique real estate documents and steps in the transactions. She produced answers and documents ahead of schedule, which gave me ample time to make decisions. One’s temperament and receptiveness to others is as important to me as a professional assessment. Katrina remained a consistent discerning partner and effective listener through the entire home buying process. I quickly realized that her kindness, empathy and reliability are inherent and that made working with her gratifying and uncomplicated. Thank you for making a big life change such an enjoyable journey!
My wife tells me that I have unrealistic expecations. In this instance my expectations were exceeded. From the start I had several real estate agents in Mill Valley recommended to me when I was starting my search and moving to Marin from the East Coast. Within a very short period of time I chose Katrina because of her tireless efforts, personable service and knowledge of the markets and communities. In a severely constricted real-estate market for buyers, she was able to find our family the right house, in the right community, within our budget in the timeframe we needed to transition our children for the upcoming school year. Her follow-up and clear communication helped us through a very stressful process bringing order to a chaotic process and managing expectation along the way. I would strongly recommend Katrina to my friends and anyone looking for a successful outcome in a real estate transaction in Marin and elsewhere
Thanks to Katrina, our listing stood out above all the other properties on the market. She understood our needs and our definition of a succesful outcome. Katrina kept both parties on track to get the sale price we wanted in the timeframe we needed.
Without Katrina’s tireless follow-ups and attention to detail, we would not have been able to develop the confidence necessary to enter our above-asking price bid within a week of learning about this property. We are cautious investors, and developing comfort with the property required Katrina to move on short notice. Despite a 13 hour time difference with Singapore, Katrina was available real time up to 1:00 a.m. her time weekdays and weekends. Though we hadn’t asked her to do so, she commissioned an inspection from a pest control company just to be on the safe side. Katrina demonstrates relentless attention to detail, and replies extremely quickly to queries and comments. Katrina even offered an insight into the psychology of the seller which enabled us to position our bid in such a way that our packaged offering was selected out of 11 offers.
Katrina was a life saver for us. My family of four was moving to Mill Valley and needed to be in a home before the start of the school year (just a few weeks away!). In a tight real estate market, she was able to find us a house that met our needs and budget and got the deal negotiated to our satisfaction. I don’t know how we would have managed without her!
We recently had the pleasure of working with Kathleen Clifford and Katrina Kehl when we decided to put our house in San Rafael on the market this past February. We first met Kathleen several years ago at an open house she was giving for a neighbor, and were impressed with both her professionalism and her friendly personality. Since then, she has shown us several houses and always provides a thorough and articulate description of each property. When we decided this year to sell our existing house and rent for a year while we decide next steps, Kathleen is the person we called to handle the sale. She brought Katrina Kehl with her to meet us, and I must say they make an excellent team. Both of them have very high standards when it comes to the quality of service they provide to their customers, and their work ethic is outstanding. From the first meeting, we all understood our roles in preparing for the sale and the strategy we used worked because we had our accepted offer the day after our first public open house. We closed escrow a little over a week ago, and are settling in at our rented house in Bel Marin Keys.We have bought and sold several houses in the past, so we know that the quality level of the real estate professionals you work with can vary. With Kathleen and Katrina, we felt like we were working with the best. Our house was not among the most expensive Marin County properties, but we always felt like valued customers. We would not hesitate to work with them again, or to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the area.