"My wife Alison and I are happy & eager to recommend Kathy Gibson as our Realtor! We are so appreciative and content with our new first home! We made a smart move in selecting and approaching Kathy. She is really good at helping first time homebuyers navigate the whole process. We were a couple that were buying at a lower price range than some of her other sales and purchases, but she took us on gladly, and was extremely available in the search process, open house visits, tours, and then the bidding, negotiations, inspections, and escrow process! The company behind Kathy, Compass, has a a great search network for houses with MLS listings that are available before the homes show up on other places, and so the perks of Compass are a boon. We had the impression and were correct that Kathy is a seasoned professional, she’s extremely well-networked in the real estate market, and home renovation worlds. She’s like an industry insider with connections to the right Home Inspectors, Electricians, Pest Control workers, even Glass Workers who work on fancy doors and windows. She was timely in her communication with us. Kathy advocated for us in the purchase negotiations, was a seasoned advisor to us, and very supportive. I remember as we started the exploratory process with her that she gently warned us that we would need “thick skin” as we seek to find a home in today’s market, look to buy it, and sometimes it gets snatched up by others before our very eyes. And so she was gracious, but also a truth teller. We feel very blessed and are grateful for her help in obtaining a lovely first home!"
"Kathy found us our dream home! When we decided to relocate to Pasadena from the Bay Area in the middle of a pandemic in a blazing hot housing market, we knew that our house search might be challenging. Kathy calmly and efficiently organized a slew of showings, gave us excellent insight into local market norms, gathered intel on houses we were interested in and guided us through multiple offers. We couldn't be more pleased with the service she provided and 100% recommend her to other buyers."
"Kathy is the absolute best! Kathy helped us find our beautiful home in Altadena! We moved from San Jose and we were so fortunate to have been referred to Kathy. She went above and beyond for our family. The expertise and care she gives to her clients is truly incredible. Kathy has extremely in depth knowledge of the market. We will be forever grateful for all she did for our family!!!"
"Kathy really cares about her clients and works tirelessly to help them find their home. She's honest, forthright, incredibly knowledgable about the ins-and-outs of the real estate market, and most importantly, she's kind but aggressive. My wife and I had a completely pleasant experience from start to finish with her. Highly recommend!"
"Kathy is amazing! She helped make selling our home a positive experience. We live 350 miles away from the home we sold, and were extremely anxious about all the work that needed to be done to transform it into "Turn Key" condition."
"Working with Kathy was great! She was always available, and she seemed like she always had the answers to our questions (we were first time home buyers, so we relied heavily on her judgment and experience).
Buying a home is a big decision, and even though you may have friends or relatives with a real-estate license who sells homes on the weekends, working with a seasoned, highly successful professional is the best thing you can do...we certainly are glad that we did.
We hope that we will be in our new home for a very, very long time, but if we ever have to sell or buy a home again, there is no one else we would even dream of working with.
Seriously, Kathy is THE BEST!"
"Kathy was the perfect realtor for me. She was very patient and encouraging at every step of the process. Whenever I did not understand the terminology or the paperwork she always took time out to talk me through the process. She was a good balance of informative during the viewing process and decisive during the negotiation process. She has excellent recommendations for contractors and designers. The entire process was made much less overwhelming with her thorough knowledge of the different neighborhoods of Los Angeles and what repairs were needed for each home viewed. She really listened to the things I hoped for in a house and helped me get everything on my list. I am forever grateful for her guidance. I highly recommend Kathy.Kathy was the perfect realtor for me. She was very patient and encouraging at every step of the process. Whenever I did not understand the terminology or the paperwork she always took time out to talk me through the process. She was a good balance of informative during the viewing process and decisive during the negotiation process. She has excellent recommendations for contractors and designers. The entire process was made much less overwhelming with her thorough knowledge of the different neighborhoods of Los Angeles and what repairs were needed for each home viewed. She really listened to the things I hoped for in a house and helped me get everything on my list. I am forever grateful for her guidance. I highly recommend Kathy."
"Kathy was very professional and knowledgeable in all areas of selling my home. She knew how to stage the vacant house with few items so it looked comfortable and livable. My house was sold in a week for 75 K over original selling price. She helped go over multiple offers and suggested how to respond for my best outcome. She always kept me updated on the progress of escrow and was willing to answer my questions anytime of day. I would recommend her to any of my former and current neighbors."
"Kathy explained every aspect of the process of listing and selling the house in a clear way that matched each step of the process. She provided an excellent liaison with agents, resources and agencies. We needed to be out of town a great deal and Kathy located inspectors, termite treatment and every needed resource including places to donate unwanted furniture. We have already recommended her to a friend who is preparing her house for sale and having an excellent pre-sale experience as well."
"Kathy did a superb job selling our home - after 40 years it was not easy to let go but thanks to Kathy, she moved us right along, kept it going, followed up when needed, and got it finalized with great results - selling over asking price. She handled all the transactions with professionalism and we feel very lucky. Thanks Kathy."
"Working with Kathy is a delight! From our first meeting to think about strategy to the final word that funds had transferred and the sale was a done deal her expertise in real estate and attention to our sale were impeccable. Kathy patiently answered all of our questions, helped us set a price, even worked with us to prep the house to go on the market. In a few days of listing the offers began coming in and Kathy presented us with a concise and fair list of pros and cons of each offer, she explained the details clearly and allowed us to make the choice that best suit us. We felt confident in the information she provided, relying on her knowledge helped us feel comfortable we were making the best choice. Kathy's commitment to integrity is obvious, and her cheerful graciousness made what could have been a daunting process and smooth transaction!"
"Kathy is professional, positive, and a delight to work with. She has a decades-long knowledge of the industry and makes selling, as well as buying, a home seem like a simple breeze, like it is really not complicated at all...because she takes care of the complications! We moved out of the area and one of my regrets is that Kathy will be unable to represent us in the upstate New York area. If there was only a way…"
"Kathy in a word is wonderful. She is extremely knowledgeable, has an exceedingly stellar reputation and incredibly trustworthy. She knows all the ins and outs of this industry and guided us towards making the best decisions throughout the process.
I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone and would use her again in the purchase or a sale of home without hesitation."
"I found out about Kathy after I had already closed on a home. She was highly recommended to me by my interior designer as a very knowledgeable Real Estate Agent and one of the best in the Pasadena area. I was in the process of renovating the house that I just purchased and reached out to Kathy to get an idea of how much the home’s value would be after the renovations. Kathy came out and we reviewed the planned upgrades. She gave very honest input and had great suggestions! She even took the time to do detailed research on the comps and send these to me so that I would have an idea of the home’s potential value. Kathy was so kind to do this favor and if I was ever in the market to buy or sell a home in the future, without a doubt, Kathy would be the agent for me!"
"Stop vacillating and make an appointment to discuss your situation with Kathy Gibson now and make the best decision possible in launching your Real Estate adventure.
Kathy recently sold our home. Her strategy resulted in a sale over asking with multiple buyers bidding. Her marketing materials were creative and thoughtfully produced and her Open House was welcoming to all.
Kathy acted as our buyer's agent two weeks later in acquiring a new home. She negotiated a lower price and made sure all inspections were done well and by experts. She helped us with the loan process and guided everything to its conclusion. All along the way Kathy was available and very responsive.
Ethics and expertise matter to us. We chose Kathy not just because of her long successful history in the Pasadena area market but because we also were confident that her ethics and values aligned with ours in what often is a very shaky ethical world of Real Estate sales."
"Great experience with Kathy, who represented us in buying a house in Pasadena, CA. Kathy knows this turf and she knows buying and selling homes. Very helpful with all aspects of purchase, including several unexpected glitches. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a house in the greater Pasadena area."
"Kathy first helped us sell our home and consequently helped us find and purchase a new home. Throughout the process Kathy was patient and a good listener. Additionally, she gave us ideas and suggestions to assist us in selling and then, the more challenging part - finding a new home.There are strategies to preparing a house for sale and then optimizing the sale. Kathy assisted with suggestions for the best staging and brought in an excellent photographer for an impressive presentation. She was also very up front about the plus/minus of putting our home on the market during a particular time of year. Form the asking price, to receipt of offers and final acceptance Kathy was very hands on and effective in her advice. There really is no substitute for experience. She stayed engaged throughout escrow as well.
Purchasing a new home brings a different set of challenges and Kathy was again a great resource for us. Weekly emails on possible homes seen on 'caravan' plus availability for quick visits was so helpful. Suggestions for various areas to look at also helped in terms of expanding our thought, selection process. When the right opportunity presented itself, again her experience and accurate view of the market helped us on the way to an accepted offer. Kathy is a consistent, upbeat professional who combines her years of experience with a fresh, personalized approach."
"Best realtor!! She is very knowledgable about the area and is very professional and helpful. So thankful she was our realtor. Kathy was always quick to respond when we had questions and followed up on things before we even asked. I would recommend her to anyone and am thrilled with our experience with her."
"I have recommended Kathy Gibson freely (maybe even obnoxiously) to anyone I meet who needs a realtor in our area. Too often I have watched other people struggle with their realtors or think such "service" is the norm: realtors don't return phone calls, lack negotiation skills, are lackadaisical in pursuit of their clients' interests, or myriad other problems. I gently remind them that I know someone who will work tirelessly on their behalf and do so with professionalism and grace. And Kathy is professional in the best sense of the term: She knows her stuff and puts it at the service of her clients. She clearly loves what she does; she not only enjoys people but also understands real estate inside and out. House buying and selling remains one of the most anxiety-producing experiences of one's life. I cannot think of a better companion and guide through the sometimes harrowing surprises, difficult discussions, and of course piles of paperwork than Kathy Gibson. We leaned on her throughout the process and could not be more pleased, as was everyone to whom we recommended her. If one has to run the realty buying/selling gauntlet, I would run it with her by my side every time."
"Kathy was the best realtor we ever could have hoped to have as we looked for our first home! She is extremely knowledgeable about everything from the locations we were looking at, to the industry, home inspections and entire close process. Whenever we had any questions, we called her up and she was extremely helpful. But the best part about working with Kathy was that we could trust her. We knew she had our best interest in the forefront of her mind and we valued her expertise. While going through such an emotional process, it was so refreshing to have someone we trusted to guide us in the right direction. We recently closed on our home in Monrovia and Kathy has even helped us with things post close so that we are able to get settled in quickly. She is a truly amazing real estate agent and anyone would be lucky to work with her!"
"Kathy helped us purchase our home in mid-2009. We very much appreciated her professionalism, knowledge of the local area and advice on navigating a challenging marketplace. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."
"We recently purchased a home with the assistance of Kathy. She is a lovely, personable, calm agent with a clear understanding of the local market. She provides thorough answers in a timely manner to ensure a smooth process. Kathy is a warm and genuine person."
"Kathy first helped us sell our home and consequently helped us find and purchase a new home. Throughout the process Kathy was patient and a good listener. Additionally, she gave us ideas and suggestions to assist us in selling and then, the more challenging part - finding a new home.
There are strategies to preparing a house for sale and then optimizing the sale. Kathy assisted with suggestions for the best staging and brought in an excellent photographer for an impressive presentation. She was also very up front about the plus/minus of putting our home on the market during a particular time of year. Form the asking price, to receipt of offers and final acceptance Kathy was very hands on and effective in her advice. There really is no substitute for experience. She stayed engaged throughout escrow as well.
Purchasing a new home brings a different set of challenges and Kathy was again a great resource for us. Weekly emails on possible homes seen on 'caravan' plus availability for quick visits was so helpful. Suggestions for various areas to look at also helped in terms of expanding our thought, selection process. When the right opportunity presented itself, again her experience and accurate view of the market helped us on the way to an accepted offer.
Kathy is a consistent, upbeat professional who combines her years of experience with a fresh, personalized approach."
"Dear Bill (Podley),
Kathy Gibson recently sold our house on Rose Villa in Pasadena and we wanted you to know how much we appreciated the knowledge, skill, and confidence throughout the process. We have bought and sold a number of homes and she is the most talented professional we've worked with, by far. She demonstrated a strategic approach to pricing and guided us intelligently through the negotiations of the sale. During the entire process, she was reassuring and positive. We can't say enough!"
"Kathy Gibson is a great agent. Kathy was referred to me by a satisfied client and she more than exceeded my expectations. As a first-time homebuyer, Kathy was exceptionally knowledgeable, patient and professional. Her guidance made the purchase a great experience. When I decided to sell, I was even more impressed with Kathy's attention to detail and marketing the house for sale. Her preparation and competitive listing approach made the difference in selling quickly. If I was in the market for a house in the San Gabriel Valley and the Los Angeles area, Kathy Gibson would be the first call I make."
"Kathy is an excellent realtor and if we ever need a realtor again we'll definitely use her! Kathy is easy-going; she gave us all the time we needed when we were looking at places and making decisions -- no pressure. At the same time, she is sharp on the business-end of things and pays close attention to all the details and takes time to explain things. She knows the market inside and out. She knows the details of writing contracts and the important wording to include for your own protection and benefit. She is honest and has been in the business long enough that it would never be worth it to her to make a quick buck but harm her reputation. Use her if you have the opportunity -- you won't regret it! I know this might sound like a too-good-to-be-true endorsement, but she's really good at what she does."
"Kathy is an amazing person, to start. She is dedicated to each and every one of her clients. She makes you her top priority in every situation. Her expert knowledge of the market, the area; her impeccable taste and years of experience makes you feel at ease. She is fair, honest, straight-forward and so gracious, and that is in addition to her experience, expertise and top-notch business mentality. She handles each step with accuracy, honesty, timeliness and great follow-through. Kathy's attention to detail is impressive, and she went out of her way to provide the best service possible. I couldn't imagine anyone else handling my real estate. What a lovely, amazing person. You will be blessed to have Kathy Gibson as your realtor."
"Kathy was such a Godsend. Totally unfamiliar with the crazy Southern CA market, we needed someone to hold our hands and walk us through each step. Ours was a very complicated purchase, but Kathy was never ruffled and never missed a beat. She has lived in Pasadena for many years, loves the city, and knows all of the neighborhoods. I couldn't recommend her more highly."
"Kathy was professional and had her client's best interests in mind at all times. Even so, her negotiating skills were reasonable and non-confrontational. She returned phone calls, emails, disclosures and inquiries in a timely fashion and was always upbeat and positive. She was truly a breath of fresh air and made this one of the most pleasant transactions I have had in my 16 years in this profession."