Why select 'Kathryn A.' as your Realtor?I'm Dedicated to Serving Your Real Estate NeedsHiring a real estate agent should be, first and foremost, a business decision. As your advocate, I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. I maintain only the number of clients and listings that I can personally serve with the utmost attention and dedication.'Smart Representation for Smart Properties and Clients'As a former college professor now retired, I work harder AND smarter for my clients. I help you see the big picture in real estate while I provide you with updated in-depth analysis of the market to support smart decision making. The properties I represent make good sense for buyers looking to make a smart choice. Outstanding Track Record Selling Private RetreatsMy approach to selling and marketing Retreats in the Greater Malibu area is borne out by my outstanding track record that has landed me in the top 2% of real estate agents internationally in recent years.Serving on 'Both Sides of the Hill'I am an active member of the Malibu Association of Realtors. I also have membership in the 3 major MLS services in the greater Malibu/Conejo Valley/San Fernando Valley areas so I promote and market my listings on both side of the Santa Monica Mountains (i.e. the 'Hill') using a variety of local venues. I maintain close contacts with other Realtors on 'both sides of the hill' to network more widely to better serve you.Diligent NegotiatingAgain during negotiations, I earn my fee in my ability to control the negotiation process and serve your best interests. Once a contract is signed, the negotiation may be far from done. I remain your advocate in overcoming any obstacles such as inspection issues, renegotiations between buyer and seller during escrow, attorney review issues, and more. Selecting 'Kathryn A' puts one of the best minds in the business on your side. If you're ready to buy or sell a home and want smart representation, please contact me. What about My Fee?Let me say right now that you could hire an agent at a reduced commission and think the 'savings' go in your pocket. In truth, the vastly more important number is the amount you, as a seller, net for your property or the price you have to pay as a buyer. An agent's fee is a small percentage of that number and hiring the wrong agent based on fee alone could be 'pennywise and pound foolish.' If you give me the opportunity to demonstrate our approach, you will see how I differ from the competition and am well worth my standard fee.Extensive BackgroundMy clients include top business leaders, celebrities, financial managers, architects, athletes, entrepreneurs, physicians, and local families and friends. * Awarded 'International President's Elite' (Top 2% of Coldwell Banker sales agents internationally) twice in recent years* International Previews Specialist designation* Certified Negotiation Specialist* NAR National Association of Realtors* CAR California Association of Realtors* Malibu Association of Realtors* Southland Regional Association of Realtors (San Fernando Valley)* Conejo Valley Association of Realtors* PhD from UCLA, former tenured university professor (now retired). Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois* Other awards: --Outstanding Online Educator 2005; --Numerous accolades for book 'Survive Information Overload' including: Named Best Book by Women in Business; Top 30 Business Books of the Year by Soundview; Main Selection of the Executive Program Book Club; Named among best two books in Information Management by the ALA & more.