We knew we wanted to work with Kat minutes into our first meeting. We were relocating to a new state after being in California for 20 years. She knew that selling a home isn’t something we do often and she walked us through the process. Her knowledge and expertise were so helpful every step of the way right up until closing. I woke up every day grateful for Kat. She knew we were on a tight time-line. She had window washers, a cleaning team, and stagers lined up within days. She gave expert advice on a listing price, gave great suggestions for the best showing, had all necessary safety protocols in place due to COVID-19, helped us navigate the comparisons of multiple offers, and her communication was stellar! We never had a question before Kat answered it. If you are buying or selling you would be wise to choose Kat Gaskins as your Realtor.
Warm regards for the new year,
Over the years, my wife and I have bought and sold eleven homes in 6 states and our experience with Kat was by far the most enjoyable and rewarding. Whether you are purchasing a home or selling, we recommend Kat without hesitation. We are considering buying another home in Boise, Idaho to be near our grandchildren and we only wish Kat could represent us there! Thank you Kat!
-Dave & Janice
Kat Gaskins was extremely helpful and supportive throughout the entire home-buying process. My wife and I were first time home-buyers moving from out of state, and Kat guided us through every step of the process. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, has a tremendous amount of experience, and numerous contacts throughout the real estate industry.
She is also very thoughtful and considerate, and was very accommodating during our relocation and house hunting search. We definitely recommend her to others.
-Lawrence & Edwina
Working with Kat has been a dream come true not once, but twice for our family! We interviewed many agents, even ones referred by clients, but the first time we sat down with Kat we could see her expertise and professionalism shine. In 2015, we had Kat help us both with the sale and purchase of a home. When we considered moving in 2019, Kat was there for us. In 2020, when we definitely decided to move, Kat was the only one we turned to for yet another sale and purchase of a home. She truly cares about the needs of our family, and helped us make smart considerations along the way, from the pricing of our home to help us make a smart bid on what is now our dream home! We often talk about how lucky we were to have found Kat, and we refer her to anyone that asks. She makes the process seamless, she is helpful and clarified anything and everything along the way. We never felt in the dark or unaware of all the legalese along the way. I highly recommend Kat without any reservation to help any family sell or find their next home.
-Kelly & Ahmed
Working with Kat has been amazing. As a first time homebuyer, I did not know what to expect from the home buying process or from an agent. Kat was our guide and advocate through the processes of searching, negotiating, processing paperwork, small renovations, and getting to know the neighborhood. Financially, some agents might persuade their clients into pricier houses to earn a better commission, but Kat did the opposite. She helped us find a small place in a nice neighborhood for a much lower price than our loan limit. When we unexpectedly had to deal with a tenant staying through our closing date, Kat was a lifesaver contacting the tenant, the seller's agent, and a real estate lawyer to make sure everything ran smoothly and we were legally protected as new owners. Without Kat, we would have given up and gone back to renting. I will definitely recommend Kat to any friends and family who move to this area.
-David & Deborah
We started looking for a house in early summer of 2019 and reached out to Kat Gaskins based on references provided by a couple of our friends who had found their dream homes through Kat.To begin with, we bombarded Kat with our questions and wishlist and all sorts of search criteria. Kat patiently listened to all our needs and wishlist and then helped us write down and prioritize our search criteria based on certain key factors like budget, school district, floor plan, neighborhood, age of the property and schools. We started by listing those in our order of preference and a good school district was definitely top of our list. This helped us narrow down our search and use our time more efficiently. She also helped us connect on great financing options to get a clear picture of our budget. After tons of open houses and property visits and a couple of unsuccessful offers we finally closed our search for a house in fall of 2019.
We are truly grateful for the tremendous experience and expertise that Kat brings into the equation. Be it providing key market insights for writing offers or post offer negotiations leading to a close and final inspections, we could see her value-add at every step.
Kat is a great professional and can represent you well in this unpredictable housing market. We would highly recommend Kat Gaskins as an agent for all our friends looking for their dream home.
-Ankit & Surbhi
We have worked with Kat Gaskins for over 15 years. During this time, she has helped us purchase 3 homes (in Fremont, Dublin and recently, San Ramon) and sell one home. Kat is a consummate professional who amply demonstrated each time how well researched and prepared she is to deliver on our expectations. Her expert counsel has always been helpful through the due diligence process. She understands customer expectations and preferences for specific designs and features on homes very well and that helps her be very tailored in the homes that customers like us get to see. Each time when we were looking to purchase, we got to view houses that matched our preferences strongly . Home buying requires a keen understanding of the market dynamics and trends. Kat has been in the east bay real estate world for a long time and understands both the history and the current trends. Kat also pays particular attention to make sure that contracts are well written and documented. With a hundred things to worry about with relocation, having a reliable and expert Realtor is a huge plus. In addition, Kat is extremely well connected and resourceful with regard to escrow and title companies, property managers (if you want to rent your property out which is what we did with our investment property in Dublin), painters, handymen and the like.
Most of all, she does all of this with a very warm and personal touch making it a pleasure to work with her. I would strongly recommend Kat for anyone looking to buy or sell in the East Bay!
-Vasu and Harini
We wanted to extend our sincere appreciation for representing us during the purchase of our California residence. From our very first interaction with you, we felt secure in the knowledge that we were in expert hands. Your keen awareness of the regional real estate market, superb negotiation skills, and above all … personable demeanor transformed a complicated process into a stress-free transaction.
Thank you Kat, for a pleasant and professional experience when we needed it most.
-Norbert and Susan
We were privileged to have Kat selected as our Realtor for an out-of-state relocation. We could not have found a better fit if we had chosen her ourselves! She has a warm and vibrant, welcoming personality and was a pleasure to work with throughout our home-buying process. Her knowledge of the East Bay area is extensive and includes neighborhood-specific information about schools, shopping, dining, and entertainment, which helped us immensely in choosing where to concentrate our search for a home. She was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had, especially given our unfamiliarity with California real estate transactions. She helped us negotiate a final contract that placed us in a beautiful home with nearly all the amenities we were seeking and that fell well within our price range. We would highly recommend Kat to anyone in need of a Realtor to help in the buying or selling of their home. Should the need for a Realtor arise in the future, we will definitely be calling Kat Gaskins.
-Heath & Marcy
My wife Minna and I accepted a position that would require a company sanctioned move from Livermore to Idaho. We were put in a position where Realtors were selected for us to compare and ultimately decide whom would sell our home in Livermore.
Kat was the final Realtor we interviewed and hands down became a favorite almost immediately. Her easy-going demeanor and attention to detail stood out right away. What especially caught us was Kat’s understanding of our having two small children and while still occupying the house imposed constraints upon the preparing and showing of the house that were not easy, but Kat developed a plan to work around.
Kat did so effortlessly and after we vacated the home she never once broke stride in adjusting to the changing dynamics our personal situation offered to maximize her efforts to show our home to facilitate a sale to our utmost benefit.
Her persistence paid off. In short order, our home received an offer than truthfully defied expectations for market conditions and comparable sales in the neighborhood.
Kat offered her services to ensure diligence and truly act as our representative in the sale. Even when issues arose Kat was firmly on our side to represent our interests. In the end, we closed the deal on time and all the while, exceeded our expectations for representation.
We’re not ones to particularly enjoy working real estate transactions but after this experience, we can say without a doubt that if you need to buy or sell a home in the Tri-Valley area, you should look no further than Kat Gaskins.
-Chris & Minna