Kathy helped us sell our home recently. The whole transaction went through as smoothly as we could have hoped for, especially since we live abroad. Kathy and her team organised everything from start to finish, they were very professional and kept us informed every step of the way. It was a pleasure to work with them and we would recommend Kathy to anyone looking to sell their home.
I have worked with Kathy for years, and she is the consummate professional. She recently sold my house in Los Altos in a week, over the asking price. Kathy was thoughtful in her process, meticulous with the myriad of details leading up to listing the house, and tenacious on my behalf in closing the sale. Her support team is outstanding, and a true reflection of her very best qualities. If asked to give Kathy a score, she is off the charts way over a 10! I look forward to working with Kathy again soon to find my new dream home.
We have sold a number of houses over the last several decades and we have never met or worked with a realtor who represents, as Kathy does, the epitome of professionalism, responsiveness, ethics, subject-matter knowledge and kindness. In the truest meaning of the phrase: we simply cannot say enough good things about her.
Kathy recently helped us sell a home in Los Altos in a very short period of time. She was completely prepared for our first meeting, bringing with her realistic comps and a comprehensive plan on how best to market our home. While we were continuously impressed with Kathy, she showed her true capabilities during the meeting in which offers were presented. She was respectful and nice to all even when it was clear that the buyer’s realtor (rightfully) felt uncomfortable with the offer presented. Although we negotiate deals for a living, we realized early on in the discussions, that Kathy was truly an expert in her field and needed no assistance from us.
Similarly, we found her staff throughout the listing and sales process to be responsive, knowledgeable, professional and eager to be of assistance.
IF YOU ARE SELLING YOUR LOS ALTOS HOME, YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD WORK WITH KATHY!
As we mentioned, we’d be happy to be a reference to any potential sellers/buyers.
"Kathy and her team were so accessible and easy to work with…and handled everything! It was one of the most stress-free experiences. I really depended on Kathy to make things seamless for us. And she did!"
"…Your professional approach to the marketing of the house and property made our lives so much easier when we had much on our hands. Your courteous and efficient staff handled every aspect of the sale, from organizing cleaning and hauling, to swiftly producing beautiful marketing materials and distributing them with amazing speed. Your advice on the manner in which to present the house and property, and the approach to attracting buyers led to a sale on the very first day that we accepted bids. The result was nothing short of outstanding! The multiple offers we received were all well over the asking price and the sale was finalized for what I believe was a record-setting price in a still somewhat depressed market. Bravo, Kathy!
I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of real estate services, whether buying or selling. Your friendly attitude, professional manner, efficient staff and extensive experience in the local real estate market makes you the perfect person to turn to.
So a sincere thank you, Kathy, for your help in guiding us through a difficult time and handling the sale of our family property with such ease, and with results that literally blew us away. If I am ever in need of a real estate professional again, I will certainly know whom to call."
"Our experience with Kathy and her team was everything we could have expected and more.
Once we decided to sell our house in Los Altos Hills, Kathy established a timeline to ready the house for showing and to maximize the selling price of our home. Her team had the house ready by the day desired. There was an open house over a weekend and the house was sold on Wednesday of the same week for the price we wanted.
We then had to find a place to live and Kathy found what we wanted and successfully negotiated the purchase in a competitive situation.
Kathy and her team were always forthright, honest, friendly and helpful. We would absolutely recommend them for any real estate transaction."
"Kathy is simply the best! We looked for a house for 5 years. We had worked with other Realtors before we decided to hone in on the Los Altos Hills area and decided to work with Kathy. Her relationship with her fellow Realtors became very important in working through the final negotiations in contract. I would recommend Kathy to anyone looking to make a real estate decision in the area."
"John and I were recently using the notepaper you sent to us, with your picture and contact information on it. It got us reminiscing about what a wonderful job you did for us in selling our home!
You were amazing in what you pulled off, and we would recommend you and your team in a heartbeat to anyone. In fact, we have mentioned you to many thus far.
Thank you for your professionalism and for your generosity…"
"We had the great advantage and pleasure of working with the brilliant Kathy Bridgman and her wonderful team in selling and buying a new home for our family in the Los Altos area this year.
Her knowledge of the market, energy, elegance and honest approach not only helped us make the most suitable real estate decisions we could in a competitive market, but also made the experience an enjoyable and memorable one for our family."
"Kathy's counsel on market timing and pricing was perfect. Her team approach in bringing my home onto the market in a week was extremely efficient and effective. With Kathy's skills and experience on the job my home sold in five days at my price and on my terms."
"Kathy helped my brother find a great home in an intensive house hunting exercise. Her wonderful disposition and charm make her a very comfortable agent to work with. When the time came for me to buy a house, I naturally turned to Kathy who exemplified real estate excellence in several ways."
" . . . Your suggestions regarding the preparation of the property, including timing, fix and clean up, additional landscaping, staging, etc. were invaluable. We were impressed by the level of professionalism you brought to the task, your strategy, and your negotiation skills. Thank you very much; we are so glad we selected you as our agent."
"Kathy Bridgman is an excellent choice for a realtor when you decide to sell your home. She knows the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills areas well and can price your house appropriately. She gives you all the information about preparing your house for sale. She is well organized and efficient. I do not hesitate to recommend her."
"Being part of the elite Wall Street Journal's top 100 Realtors gave me confidence Kathy Bridgman was the right choice; she did not disappoint as our family home sold 10 days from list in a down economy. . . The experience exceeded our expectations, we highly recommend your Gold Star Service to anyone selling their home!"
"Choosing Kathy meant we also had at our disposal the expertise of an entire team, as well as Kathy herself who developed the sales strategy, advising us on pricing and timing, and producing an impressive marketing plan. She was always straightforward and honest, telling us the advantages and disadvantages of every step along the way.
We highly recommend Kathy...she is ethical, conscientious, straight-forward, creative, intelligent, and incredibly hard-working. And she gets impressive results!"
"We selected Kathy as our Realtor because of her well-established success in the Los Altos real estate market. Kathy's team took total charge of everything, including landscaping upgrades, interior and exterior painting, replacing plumbing and lighting fixtures, cleanup, and furniture staging. All work was performed to a high standard and in an unbelievably quick time frame. We credit Kathy's expert guidance for the quick sale."
"From the listing to closing and beyond, your organization and attention to detail made us feel comfortable in the cradle of your experienced care. From the contractors you suggested to the brochure you created, each step was handled with professionalism and a high degree of ethical conduct."
"Seeing Kathy Bridgman's listing signs around the town over the years, we've already known she is the top agent in the area. We now know first-hand just how professional and attentive she is after she sold our house in south Los Altos recently. Any agent can sell a nicely remodeled house in a highly desired neighborhood, but it takes a high caliber agent with vast real estate experience like Kathy to sell a house that has a huge PG&E transmission tower in the backyard! More amazingly, she sold it during the first open house weekend. Kathy and her team interacted with us regularly months before the house actually went on the market, guided us on the schedule and even the styling of the remodel in order to help us to achieve the bestselling outcome. When we found out there were complicated easement & title problems associated with our electrical tower, Kathy and her team worked hard and quick through multiple channels, dug into all the old documents and communicated with the city/utility officials to get the problems solved, and we were able to close escrow on time. The best decision we've made related to selling of the house was to choose Kathy Bridgman and her team of experts."
"Kathy worked with us both in selling our townhouse and in purchasing our new home. She was instrumental in coordinating our townhouse sale and had a painter, carpenters, and gardeners out within a week to fix our place up to put it on the market. Thanks to her remarkable efforts, our place sold in just one week for over the asking price! In addition, we found the perfect home to purchase two months later, we ended up in a multiple bid situation and we could have easily lost the house. Instead, due to Kathy's ability to sell us as great buyers, as well as her own ability as a realtor to understand how to close the deal quickly and cleanly, we were chosen by the sellers in an extremely close bidding situation. We will use Kathy in the future for any real estate needs we may have!"
"Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!
We are so pleased we asked you to represent us in the sale of our home…in Los Altos. From beginning to end, your local market knowledge, top-notch team of professionals and well-earned status as the #1 Broker in Los Altos made the process quick and effective.
At our first meeting you recommended moving quickly to take advantage of the low inventory of homes available for sale in Los Altos…a great call! Your team provided us with a complete time line, a full schedule of inspections, and recommendations for all the services we would need to move quickly. The attractive marketing materials your team created and distributed generated lots of interest that first "open house" weekend. Among those who saw the house were a few of the "special buyers" you thought would be attracted to our particular home.
One key decision you skillfully guided us through was setting our asking price. Here your expertise in the Los Altos market was crucial. You recommended listing at an attractive price that would encourage interested buyers to make an offer while letting the market do its work.
That approach met with great success as we received multiple offers and signed a contract well above our asking price within a week of listing.
At the meeting where agents for the prospective buyers presented their offers, it was also clear that you are well known and highly regarded professionally in this market area. Having you represent us was a clear advantage. We highly recommend you to anyone looking for an outstanding broker in this market area. You and your team exceeded our expectations. We look forward to continuing to work with you in finding a property to buy."