Once upon a time, a little girl named Kate used to play Office in her closet using her Dad’s canceled checks, a stapler, a rotary phone and miscellaneous paperwork. My dad was a Realtor and I copied his sales manner on my pretend phone calls. I was destined to be a broker.
I studied Real Estate Finance in college, but a trip to Europe lead me down a path of marketing, branding, strategy, and project management for multi-million dollar web design projects.
Then the entrepreneurship bug bit. I opened a successful women’s clothing boutique in San Francisco and later I launched a stationery boutique here in Portland.
When my family sold our house and bought a new one, I realized my passion for real estate. I absolutely loved the process and how it engaged my right-side business acumen and my left-side creativity in equal measure. Plus, I have an intrinsic desire to help people meet their goals.
I live in NE Portland with my husband, 2 young boys and our feisty puppy, Pepper. I’m an active volunteer at Sabin School and am the co-chair for our annual fundraiser. I’m a lover of color and style, appreciator of gorgeous scenery, and am constantly amused by life with my silly family and friends.
Buying or selling a home can be quite emotional. Possibly stressful. Hopefully amazing. The notion of home holds a special place in my heart – for home is where we live. Home is where memories are made. And home is a reflection of you and your style and the way you live. My goal is to guide clients in their quest for the perfect home and manage the process with grace, smarts, and authenticity – and hopefully a little fun!