Kathryn Walker Airoldi
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July 26, 2018
Kathryn is an excellent realtor who was able to find a buyer for my parents' home is an very short time. By the second open house, we had a buyer. Kathryn was able to handle all the challenging details of the sale with aplomb! She guided us through all the phases of the sale and we were very impressed by her professionalism, knowledge of the market and available resources. I would recommend her to anyone in the South County who is either looking to buy or sell a home. You will not be disappointed.
Teacher at Morgan Hill Unified School District
Darcy was a client of Kathryn’s
Kathryn Walker was our Listing and Purchasing Agent in Morgan Hill, CA in the Spring/Summer of 2018. Kathryn was very responsive, professional and knowledgeable. She worked with us in a very competitive market. She kept her cool and was encouraging when the market quickly changed in a 6 week period here in Morgan Hill. She encouraged us to look beyond the obvious and see potential where all we saw was discouragement. We were very happy with the ease with which we sold our house and her negotiating skills with the purchase of our home. She was savvy with the timing of both and always had our best interests as her primary goal. When searching for an agent integrity, negotiating skills and market savvy were the most important attributes I was seeking and I got it all with Kathryn Walker. Her knowledge of the local market and local resources are impressive and extensive. I highly recommend working with her.
Morgan Hill, CA
Kathryn has been my real estate agent for the past three years and is now a good friend. She always has great knowledge of the current market and the area. I have worked with Kathryn on several properties the past few years and will definitely have her handle all my real estate needs in the future.
Katheryn Walker was highly recommended from a good friend and Kathryn did not disappoint. Kathryn's extensive knowledge of the market guided us through the process, everything from setting the sale price to staging our home. Not only did she help us sell our home but also helped us find a new home. She worked with us every step of the way and we always felt that someone was looking out for us. Thank you, Kathryn.
Morgan Hill, CA
I have worked with Kathryn on several transactions over the past 15 years, she has always done a great job weather acting as a sellers agent or a buyers agent, she is very professional and hard working agent.
Morgan Hill, CA
I had the pleasure of working with Kathryn on purchasing two homes in the past three years and her real estate skills were extremely helpful in these two transactions. I plan to purchase more properties in the future and plan to use Kathryn's services again. Kathryn has the ability to also help one purchase properties outside her normal area of operation - Santa Clara County. I have used her help in purchasing two properties in Solano County and would recommend Kathryn to anyone who is interested in buying and or selling properties in the Bay Area.
“Special agent is an understatement, I love the James Bond reference 007! Amassing Services! I have had the pleasure to work with Kathryn on a recent Morgan Hill real estate listing transactions for one of her clients. Kathryn's level of dedication and ex-pertise on behalf of her clients are exactly what every buyer or seller in today's market needs as their real estate agent. This was my first time working with Kathryn on a very complex transaction that was handled professional and in a timely manner, leaving all parties beyond satisfied. Kathryn is responsive and knowledgeable but more portly pleasurable to work with. She has my recommendation any day of the week. I look for-ward to working with her again.”
From: Bobby S. Walnut Creek
“Katheryn Walker was highly recommended from a good friend and Kathryn did not dis-appoint. Kathryn's extensive knowledge of the market guided us through the process, everything from setting the sale price to staging our home. Not only did she help us sell our home but also helped us find a new home. She worked with us every step of the way and we always felt that someone was looking out for us. Thank you, Kathryn. “
From: Karen & Tim Franks
“To whom it may concern,
I am very pleased to recommend Kathryn Walker to represent you in your next real estate transaction. Last fall Kathryn stepped up to the plate and found me and my three boys a home within our price range, when I thought it was not possible. I have many friends that are real estate agents and have worked with many as their home stager. I approached many of these agents with my dream to own a home. Kathryn listened and was the only agent that took on my dream. She showed me several homes within my price range within days. My transaction was not without some difficulties: being divorced, a full time student, not working and relying on support from my ex husband. Kathryn and the lender she recommended (Joe Patterson) got me through it all, professionally and with integrity. There are many choices for real estate agents in Morgan Hill. Many agents are qualified to sell or help you purchase a home. Kathryn is different in that she sincerely wants to help her clients with their real estate needs. She listens to her clients and follows up when she says she will. This is her profession and she takes her role as your real estate agent to heart.”
Marlene Mooney 408-710-6002
On a personal note:
Originally from Colorado I moved to the Bay area of California in 1987. I began my career in Real Estate in the title insurance industry back which provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge in escrow, title insurance, sales and notary services. I developed my sales skills, earned my Real Estate license while providing educational courses for my realtor clients and worked within the Bay area real estate community for 12 years as a title insurance sales representative.
In 1999 I began my Real Estate Career helping people buy and sell homes within the Bay Area. I just really appreciate the opportunity to help people find the perfect home for their family to live in and also to help them gain some financial security through their real estate investments. I have a consultative sales approach and negotiate in a proactive manner to help my clients achieve the best possible price and terms for their situation. Currently I work and reside in Morgan Hill to serve mostly the South Bay area of Silicon Valley.
I enjoy helping people own a home to share with their family. A home is where you can share your joys, laughter, sorrows, cook in your own kitchen, plant a garden and share time with the most important people in your life. I look forward to the opportunity to help you discover your dream home.
My primary focus is to utilize my negotiating skills to obtain the highest possible price for my sellers and the best possible price for my buyers. I also consult my clients every step of the way, from finding a lender, to finding the perfect home and discovering all pertinent information on this home. I am always contacting my clients as soon as a home that matches their desires comes on the market. I also provide a brief explanation of all the paperwork including inspections, the contract, disclosures and more. I currently reside and have my office in Morgan Hill, California however I do provide real estate service for clients from all over Silicon Valley including San Jose, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, Hollister, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Cupertino and Saratoga. Occasionally I will go to outer areas since my license allows me to sell all over California.
My favorite things to do when I'm not selling homes is spend time with my fiance, my 18 year old son and 24 year old daughter, hiking throughout the many local county parks, cooking, dancing, reading and watching live music.
As an agent who has lived in the southern part of Santa Clara County since 2003, I know how to direct my clients to their preferred interests in the local area. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust with up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria for your dream home.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the highest possible price, oversee the inspections, explain all the necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can help you make your home desirable to the widest pool of buyers. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast with multiple offers.
Coldwell Banker Realty
I had the incredible pleasure of having Kathryn Walker help my family and I find our new home as well as sell our previous home. Kathryn was incredibly patient and supportive as I went through the process and jumped through hoops to make even the small details happen. Without Kathryn guiding the way I would have given up many times throughout the experience, because selling a home and buying a home can be a challenge. Last week while sitting on the patio of my new deck and enjoying the incredible view I was reminded how thankful I was to have Kathryn facilitate this process for my family and I and what a joy it is to be in our new home.
Have you met Kathryn Walker, a local Realtor? If not, let me tell you about her.
Recently, I faced the hard choice of a hard money loan with an interest rate of 8 percent and a balloon of 5 percent. This was my one and only chance to save my home. But, even though I made enough money through rentals to afford a refinance, what I did not know is the bank would not qualify me for a loan if my income is from the property I was trying to refinance. My bad.
The heartbreak of leaving my San Martin home of 20-plus years, where I raised my children in 4-H, where I had a longtime membership in the Lions Club, and 15 years at the local Presbyterian Church was devastating. I went looking for investors to buy my home, but failed.
Then a friend recommended Kathryn, a Realtor at Coldwell Banker. I didn’t want to waste her time, but I made the call. She came right over, caught all my tears and created a game plan. Step one: See of investors are in her office pool and what offers could she generate (signing an agreement only if she had a serious investor with a decent price). Step two: Determine a price to gather as much interest as possible on the open market, and three: prep the home for showing.
Not only did Kathryn sell my home in the time frame set forth, but she found a home for me to buy, found a lender that would work with me and the day my escrow closed on my home she had already opened escrow on a new home in Morgan Hill and I had the money to put in escrow to continue the process. We got a reasonable rent back so that I could give notice to all my renters and is still holding my hand with the new home until it closes.
Selling a home hurts, especially if you want to stay where you live and housing prices are crazy expensive in the Bay Area. The payments on my home I was selling equaled that of a $3 million home and it was crushing me. It was so substandard I wondered who would want to buy my place.
“As is,” Kathryn said. “Let’s take your stunning home and sell the home and the property.” That’s what we did. Day one she came in with a can-do attitude, staging items for bedding, added music and removed personal items from the home. “Buyers want imagine the place as their own,” she said. In less than three days we had investors walking through. The first open house we had 60-plus people walk through, and in seven days I had six offers, two letters from people who wanted to, but situations changed and two other potential buyers who missed the deadline to submit an offer.
Did I speak with other Realtors? I did. Kathryn encouraged me to be sure I was picking the right person for the job. The other Realtor was a friend who lived and worked in San Jose and assured me it was extremely important to list it ASAP as the “spring market” was about to begin and my prospective buyers would have more to see. San Martin had four listing and all were on the market more than 90 days. Kathryn really listened to me and helped me choose the price I could live with and that would promise a quicker sale. My other friend cautioned me about putting the words “as is” or “needs work.” Well, looking at the aerial views Kathryn encouraged me to put on the flyer what else could better describe my property?
Boy was she right. Kathryn had her hand on the heartbeat of the market. God is good. We went with a price that would generate interest, and yes, I received more than what we asked for. Yes, we gave up some to get more, but that way the buyer and seller were in a really good place and able to keep the price fair for the repairs that were going to be needed.
Do Realtors work? Kathryn sure did. It was worth having her professionalism tell me what market I was entering, what I could expect in the process, to receive honest responses and help me clear out a lifetime of memories so people only see a house full of beauty and room for their furniture. I don’t know the first thing about selling a home. I was not emotionally prepared to sell my home. I felt like my choice was to give up. Kathryn came with her sweet voice and positive attitude, held my hand and got me in gear to get up and out of the past and into the future.
Don’t forget, she didn’t leave me homeless! She found me a home. Yes, it needs work, but not nearly what I was facing trying to keep the old one and at a price that over time I can really make an amazing place for my daughters to come home from college and have our Christmas’s bright!
Some Realtors may not do things like you want. I would suggest you choose a Realtor who tells the truth, give you their honest thoughts and is not trying to sell you on their ability. Choose a Realtor who is local and who knows the customers looking to buy a home. Yes, she wrote both ends of my deal because she is good at what she does and was able to create an awesome deal for both of her clients. Ethical, honest, hardworking, kind and compassionate are just a few words I would use to describe Kathryn. Interview your Realtor and pick one who is the best for you and your situation, not the one who promises they can get you the best price or best deal.
Kathryn will be there with you and give you sound advice for the future of your home and your life. If you have had a bad experience with any Realtor I would suggest a phone conversation with Kathryn. That is all it will take for her to show up and make your real estate woes a giant success.
Annie Black, Bookkeeper, Property Manager