Being a first time homeowner, I was pretty clueless going in to the purchase of a house. Kathy made the whole process easy and painless for me with her knowledge and experience.I would highly recommend her if you are looking to buy a house.
Kathy helped me sell my home this past month, she was extremely knowledgeable, patient and helpful, but what I appreciated most was the time she took getting to know me and what mattered most to me through the process. It was my first time selling a property and Kathy coached me through it, referred to me to reliable resources, and helped negotiate me a great deal on my house, I couldn't be any happier and recommend Kathy enough. 10/10 would recommend!
Although I've known Kathy and her family for many years, I had never worked closely with her in a professional capacity. I carefully weighed the idea of working with someone I knew, which had the potential for disappointment if that person didn't meet my expectations. In this particular instance, I was choosing a broker to help with the sale of my aging parents' home, so there was a very personal element to the process as well. In the end, I chose to work with Kathy based upon the type of person that I knew her to be. She quickly earned my "professional" respect based upon her responsiveness and follow-through. When I had questions, she quickly found answers. When I needed a sounding board for ideas, she listened and gave relevant and wise counsel. She provided excellent service, helping with contacts to quickly complete the "pre-sale process" such as house and window cleaning, staging, etc., and took much of the worry and headache off of my shoulders by offering to take care of the many details involved in the transaction. While I'm very pleased that the house ultimately sold quickly, I also couldn't be more pleased with the way Kathy performed her job; she met and exceeded all of my expectations. I unequivocally recommend Kathy Kollas!
Kathy Kollas has been fantastic to work with. We have not been the easiest clients and she's been supportive, agile and extremely helpful throughout the process. We would highly recommend her to others. And thank you for connecting us to the right realtor for our search!
We wanted to share that it was a pleasure working with Kathy Kollas. Kathy is extremely upbeat and personable and her negotiation and project management strengths truly shine in the closing phase of a home buying experience. We greatly appreciate Kathy and the service that she provided throughout.
Thank you so much for being a huge part of finding our first home. We have loved working with you and you have made the process seamless for us.
Thank you so much for helping us throughout the entire house hunting process. It took awhile, but well worth the wait for this beautiful place we now all call home. We are so grateful for the time and energy you put into the entire process.
Kathy's name came to us highly recommended. We were first time buyers with no knowledge about the home buying process or the area, we were purchasing in. Kathy was highly available, listened, understood the negotiating process and was patient with us as new buyers. What impressed us the most was her pro-activeness and knowledge of the market. We would not be in our home today if it wasn't her dedication and quick actions. Thank you, Kathy. You are a phenomenal realtor and a genuine person.
We were very fortunate to have Kathy Kollas as our real estate agent to guide and assist us in the purchase of a townhome. She knew the areas of interest very well and was able to "zero in" immediately on what we were seeking. Kathy would point out the possibilities of properties that we certainly would have overlooked, All of her advice was sound, and she responded quickly to our phone calls and emails. Most importantly, Kathy gave us good counsel during negotiations with the seller. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Kathy again and plan to refer her to friends and family looking to buy or sell.
Thank you, Kathy, for everything you did to get us through this process! Your guidance and patience really helped us feel comfortable. You're fantastic!
Kathy was my broker in selling my older condo in an area with a lot of new development. She was amazing the entire time! She was professional, knowledgeable, had connections to the resources I needed, and made appropriate recommendations to work with my timeline and budget. She let contractors into my place and monitored their progress so that I didn’t t have to take time off of work. She was also empathetic about how stressful the process is. My condo sold in the first month it was on the market.
Thank you so much for helping me buy a home! You made the process so easy for me and were always on top of everything. I really appreciate you going above and beyond to help set up appointments to get bids for upgrades so I could move in sooner. I can't imagine a better experience becoming a homeowner! Thank you so much.
My husband and I agonized over which realtor we should choose to sell the home that we had lived in for over 29 years and we are so delighted that we chose Kathy, who was recommended to me by my mother's attorney. She was terrific. Not only did she have expert local knowledge of our area, but she was also was up to date with all the new realities of selling a home. She was a real marketing pro! She helped us get our home ready by getting us the resources to help us stage the property and then get it photographed so that it looked amazing! We probably had at least 20 families come to view our home the first couple of days it was on the Market -- I am sure that the way the home was presented online was key to this response. Kathy was also hugely helpful when we had to sort through multiple offers on our property. As the sale progressed through the process, home inspection, appraisal, and so on, Kathy was always there and on top of things. This was immensely helpful to me as I am a real worrier. Our sale went smoothly and came off without a hitch! Kathy met and far exceeded all of our requirements. She was terrific!!!
When my husband and I decided to purchase our first house we were not looking particularly forward to the process as we had heard so many horror stories from friends when it came to dealing with their real estate agents. I am happy to say my husband and I were blown away by Kathy’s commitment to helping us find the right home. She never once showed us something out of our price range and when we asked difficult questions she would give us an honest answer rather than simply telling us what we wanted to hear. We ended up settling on a new build and the entire process took about six months, which wasn’t without its difficulties. The builder’s agent was quite difficult to work with but Kathy brought light to the situation and was always fighting for our best interests. And because this was our first time buying a home we had about one million questions and she never made us feel like we were taking up any of her time, she was always available for us. I truly cannot say enough great things about Kathy, she is awesome (and hilarious)—we can honestly say she will be our agent for life!
Kathy Kollas was terrific to work with and we thoroughly enjoyed our house buying experience. I have no feedback that would greater serve you or future clients. Our Overall experience was top notch!
I live in Seattle and worked with Kathy Kollas to sell a property in Portland. She was professional from the beginning of our relationship and was so helpful in suggesting and finding resources to help get the property ready to go on the market. When it was ready to sell, she researched extensively the correct price point and it not only sold, but we had 8 offers over asking price. In evaluating the offers, Kathy again helped to look at all the factors before deciding which would be the most solid. It wasn't the highest offer, but the one that would close with least complications. Throughout the entire process, I never felt she pressured me to make decisions too quickly or under pressure. I travel a lot and yet she was patient and willing to work in consideration of different time zones and on weekends. I would recommend her without any reservations.
Again, many thanks for all your help with both of the transactions I will certainly be recommending you to anyone I know who needs help with buying or selling their home!
Thank you so much for all your work and help in getting me a place that works so well for me and my family. Having you there to negotiate through the bumps like early occupancy was a huge relief for me.
Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for all of your help with selling our home and buying a new home. We are amazed that you sold our home in less than a month of being on the market! We truly felt your patience, availability, and depth of experience through the whole process. Thank you for all of your hard work and unlimited advice. You made the experience seem effortless from the beginning to the end. We are enjoying our new home!