"Kate, Kate...what else can I describe about
her except to mention she is the most kind, generous, warm hearted individual.
She has taking care of my situations which was to put my previous home nearby
Montana Ave/12th street in Santa Monica and as soon as the property went on the
market (December /2017), the home was sold within 3 weeks !!!!! That how she is
so professional!!!! Strongly recommend her service if either you are going to
sell your home or looking home to live within North of Montana or nearby. Trust
me!!! She is the best!!!!!"
search for a real estate agent started and ended with Kate. I had met her
through the Santa Monica Conservancy and new of her keen interest in Santa
Monica, it's history and architecture. I was looking for a home with
"character", move-in ready, and within a specific price range. It
took about 2 weeks and 2 house visits to find what I was looking for. The whole
process went smoothly and effortlessly (for me) - thanks to Kate's careful
attention to my needs, and her expertise, a result of many years in the field.
Immediate after my move, we started the equally important work of selling the
beautiful 1911 Arts and Crafts house I had lived in for 20 years. Again I was
reassured by Kate's knowledge of the market and quick response to all the
demands and requirements or the job. I can actually say the whole experience
was a pleasure - she took on all the anxieties and pressures, allowing me to
focus on the job of making a new home. Thanks, Kate!"
North of Montana neighbor
you again for all of your help with the sale. It was a pleasure working with
you! I had meant to thank you earlier - time really got away from me with the
move! As of now I plan on moving back to LA as soon as I finish residency. If I
do, I hope to work with you again! And of course, I’ll recommend you highly to
anyone I know who is looking for an agent in LA.
years I talked about selling my condo in Santa Monica, but it was only talk,
for familiar reasons: anxiety about the unknown, and fear of the process
itself. Now that I’ve taken the plunge, the unknown has taken care of itself by
becoming known, and an adventure. What took me by surprise, though, was
the ease of the process. For that I thank Kate, who took charge of everything
from start to finish and made it a downright pleasure. She’s a pro in the best,
most congenial sense of the word, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
We could not say enough nice things
about Kate! My wife and I saw approximately 35+ houses with Kate before we
found the right one. Throughout the whole process Kate was extremely
responsive, patient, helpful and encouraging. We looked forward to our time
with Kate and the many great ideas she brought to the table to improve the
state of each house we visited. The seller agents at each open house we
attended were clearly impressed when we mentioned the name of our realtor given
her reputation built on helping countless families find homes, yet we felt as
if we were her only clients. Kate exceeded her responsibilities as a realtor
and became a friend. Thank you, Kate!
& Scott Harrington
I have bought and sold a fair number
of houses and apartments and Kate Bransfield is the best realtor I have ever
worked with. My wife and I were looking for a place in the Venice-Santa Monica
area and enlisted Kate as our agent. Her knowledge of that area is incredibly
impressive. I don't think we could have found a more knowledgeable
realtor. It was clear to me from square one that Kate had our interests at
heart. I always felt she was doing what she thought was best for us and never
had anything like the feeling that she was primarily motivated by getting a
commission. We ended up getting the place of our dreams in Venice and I really
question whether we would have if not for Kate's help. Kate has experience,
local knowledge and a tremendous amount of integrity. I would strongly
recommend her to anyone buying or selling real estate in the areas we were
looking in. Kate is simply the best!
Annie & Jeff
Kate Bransfield is simply the very
best person to work with! Kate has been our partner in buying and selling
property and every time, Kate exceeded our expectations, I think, because of
her expertise, passion, and commitment to the best possible outcome.
Kate Bransfield knows Santa Monica
and Santa Monicans know her! Even my 9 year old daughter knew her before
meeting her. This is so important because Kate truly connects to the community
in which she works. She is an excellent realtor and even more, a wonderful
person to know and work with. I highly recommend Kate!
We were very happy. Kate was great
& we would recommend her to anyone.
Marge & Terry
From the very first time Kate
represented us as sellers (five transactions to date!) we knew Kate was
exceptional in several ways: Kate´s service is spot on, always responsible (and
we´re fairly fussy people); Kate´s deep market expertise (and she knows every
street and every property!); and Kate´s outstanding negotiating skills resulted
in numbers better than we ever expected.
To: Whom It May Concern
Re: Kate Bransfield, Real Estate
Broker of the Year
Representation of the Gortikov
Family (Buyer) of 416 4th Street, Santa Monica, California
Who is Kate Bransfield? Kate
Bransfield represented my wife and I on the purchase of 416 4th Street in Santa
Monica. Kate Bransfield also happens to be the most prolific residential real
estate broker on this planet!
After ten (10) months of scouring
the Santa Monica marketplace with both exclusive brokers as well as random
listing brokers, my wife and I became very discouraged that we may not achieve
our success. With that said, I decided to drive the Santa Monica neighborhood
to see what brokers names appeared on random For Sale signs. Everywhere I
looked, there was that Bransfield girl’s name so I decided to give her a call.
With one conversation, I became extremely comfortable in my gut that Kate was
both capable and knowledgeable in the global Santa Monica trade area. In fact,
we became engaged…..to pursue the acquisition objective together.
What separates Kate from the rest of
the brokers? Let’s look at the synonyms: educated, sincere, trustworthy, moral,
conducts her business with great class, reputation, and dignity, patient,
experienced, confident and knowledgeable within her trade, fair, outstanding
communicator, connected, the class of a Queen and the polish of a Mercedes.
Kate is complimented by two “sharpies” in Ashley and Gabrielle. What can I say
about these girls other to render the highest compliments for being detailed,
thorough, professional, reliable, forthright, and proactive while maintaining
the highest degree of both class and business acumen.
If a buyer dreams of being in Santa
Monica, I would insist they utilize my Dream Team!
Kate Bransfield did an exceptional
and outstanding job selling our property!
Her marketing plan was way above and
beyond all the rest we interviewed. Kate’s approach gave our property the best
possible market exposure including: expert fix up advise and contractor
referrals; top of the line professionally done print and online photos;
complete website, email and print exposure and abundant and professional open
houses done like clockwork every single week until the escrow closed.
Then there is her expertise with
keeping the price negotiation and escrow processes moving forward and getting
all the massive amount of property selling paperwork done with the most
efficiency and least amount of stress. In our case, two people in different
cities needed to sign almost all of the paper work. Kate was able to set us up
with DocuSign so that we each could easily electronically sign each document as
it needed to be signed.
Looking back on the entire property
selling experience with Kate now, it’s rather remarkable to be able to say that
every single piece of real estate advise she gave us along the way was
completely correct and was truly given with only our best interests in mind.
Kate is a rare find. She is truly an
extremely ethical, honest and knowledgeable real estate professional!
“My experience with your team was
wonderful. Everyone on Kate’s team was ahead of the game and entirely on top of
things. Everyone responded promptly and professionally to my questions and
concerns. You have thoroughly spoiled me.
I appreciate your entire approach.”
“They always say that one of the
most stressful things you can do is sell your home, but thanks to Kate and her
team we never felt stressful even when issues did arise, as they always do
during the sale of a property. From the day we engaged Kate for the sale of our
Santa Monica property she was generating interest in our property with her
print advertising, hosting broker tours and generating activity for the
property via her use of the web. At all times Kate treated us with the upmost
courtesy and was always available to answer our questions.
During the closing process when
issues came up with the buyer Kate worked through each of the issues with the
upmost professionalism. We would highly recommend Kate to any other seller who
wanted to maximize the price of their home and make the process as easy as
“From the first time that I met Kate
Bransfield I felt her confidence and knowledge in real estate as I own a
few houses and apartments I am no stranger to the real estate scene. I listed
my house with Kate after visiting her website and meeting her in person. It was
very clear to me that Kate knew how to market a property. She advised
me on what to do and what not to do on my house to maximize
its marketability. Kate's recommendation on a contractor
was excellent and I used him on the house that I sold and the one that
I purchased. In addition to Kate herself she has a fabulous
back-up team who are great at details and follow up and a real pleasure to
With a team like this you can't lose. The escrow went smoothly, thanks to Kate.
Some brokers list your property and you never see them again. This is not the
case with Kate who was there every step of the way to assist and guide me
through each step. I would certainly not hesitate to sell, or buy, a house
with Kate (and I did both) when the time comes for me to sell or purchase
real estate again. Thanks.”
“We started to search for a broker
to sell our home and were immediately drawn to Kate Bransfield when she was
showing another home. Our first impression was that she cared about what she
was doing. It was clear that she had a passion for the business and had a
gentle attitude about her that made us feel comfortable.
We kept seeing her newspaper ads for
houses that she was representing and just felt that she knew the neighborhood
well and that she would be the right person for the job.
When we sat down with Kate for the
first time, my wife and I were pleased to see that Kate had done her homework
and gave us a solid picture of activities around our neighborhood. She had put
a Marketing Plan together for us to review and understand the sales process.
We were hooked and she became our
Between Kate and the “top notch”
support team in her Montana Avenue office, her “great” escrow team, who all
support her, we were continually kept in the loop with the signing of
documents, highlights of our open houses, and in general getting a realistic
feel for where we stood with selling our home all the way to our inspections
We really expected to have a bumpy
process, but Kate and her team made it all a positive experience through clear
and timely communication.
We will forever be thankful to Kate!
Our sincerest thanks and regards to
Buyers for Santa Monica property
(their first language is Italian)
“Since my husband and I decided to
buy a home, we didn't know how it could be so hard, maybe also because we are
alien (from Italy). The first agent that we met during our tour of open
house was Kate Bransfield and that was our lucky day.
Kate soon made a good impression on
us and after many open houses we realized that we had to have a realtor and we
Never a choice has been so
Kate's very qualified, helpful,
patient, in a word WONDERFUL, and never, never, never pushes you to make a
decision if you are not sure of a property. We always felt free to take a
decision on every property we visited.
Kate is able to know very well her
clients so she suggests the best solutions for them.
She takes care of everything, she's
We are very happy we have met Kate
..... and almost forgot...... we found our new home, naturally.
If Kate didn't exist we should to
Thank you Kate and your staff.
Magrone & Domenico Cacione
"Kate was wonderful to work
As an out of town seller, I found it
very easy to work with Kate and her excellent team of professionals. Everything
went off without a glitch and I credit Kate and her fine staff for helping to
expedite the closing process.
After working with many realtors
over the years, Kate Bransfield is at a level above most others in her
Thanks for everything!”
“Working with Kate has been a
I felt I could trust her right away
because she is calm, patient, and not pushy.
She honestly pointed out the
positives and negatives of the properties. I knew she wanted me to find the
best place for me, and she wanted me to feel comfortable with my decision.
She was not rushing me into any one
She definitely knows the Santa
Monica community and offered good insight and advice.
I would definitely refer friends and
use her again.”
Robert and I just wanted to thank
you so much for all your help to find the right house for us.
We really deeply appreciate your
help also with sub-renting our old place. Your professionalism, knowledge and
calm attitude in hectic times made the home purchasing process a rather
You became also a friend and
hopefully we can have you over soon for some nice dinner and a really good
bottle from Roberts wine cellar.
We always highly recommend you if
friends are looking for any real estate transactions in Santa Monica.
All the Best and a big hug.”
Robert, Joshua and Dana Langer
"Kate did an amazing job
helping us find and buy our house. The initial research on what areas to focus
on; putting together a strong offer; the whole escrow period -
Kate really put a lot of time and
care into our house-hunting. No question was too trivial and she always made
time for us.
It's really clear to us that Kate
not only has vast experience but has translated that into true expertise and
superb client service.
The whole experience was smooth and
How many people can say that about
buying a home?
Best wishes and thanks a trillion.”
& Ivan Garel-Jones
“I've never met a professional like
Kate who could exceed my expectations, anticipate my needs and most
importantly, put her heart into everything she does. I am grateful to have
Knowledge, experience and attention
to detail gets Kate into the game, but the best in customer service helps her
win the game every time.
Kate maximizes your investment and
minimizes your effort.
Her rate of return is
“Thanks again to you Kate and your
staff for all your help making my dream become a reality.
Over the past few years I have had a
dream of living in Santa Monica. After speaking with Kate for the first time
about location and type of condo I was interested in, she listened to all of my
requests and knew exactly what I had in mind.
One tour of a few open houses is all
it took. The professionalism of Kate and her staff has been outstanding from
DAY 1 of contact until the day of closing. This team has been instrumental in
making my dream come true. I couldn't have asked for a better experience during
this real estate transaction. Many thanks for a job well done!”
“...there was a large measure of
good luck and good fortune in this sale, BUT I also know that it didn't just
Kate was extremely well-organized
from the beginning.
It was quite clear from out initial
meeting that she had had a lot of experience in real estate sales in this part
She knew exactly what she was doing,
and perhaps best of all, that she seemed to enjoy what she was doing!
So such contact as I had with her
was always reassuring and pleasant.
I am ready and willing to recommend
Kate highly to everyone I know in Santa Monica and its environs when I hear
that they are looking for a good real estate agent.
Let me add that Kate knows how to
choose her staff, too. I appreciated their friendliness and efficiency.”
“Kate Bransfield has restored our
confidence in the realty world.
To say that Kate was professional is
She was a saint.
Kate meticulously guided us through
the purchasing process as if we were her only clients.
Kate is truly one-of-a-kind agent
that bestows integrity and knowledge as well having a heart of gold.”
Just received my package and CD.
Thank you so much.
You are in a league of your own.
I have never had such a
professional, organized, efficient real estate transaction (out of 6 purchases
and 4 sales).
I gave your name to one of my fellow
Without any doubt, you have my
& ChiaChi Kao
"We couldn't have asked for a
more top-notch real estate agent than Kate. She was tremendously experienced
and knowledgeable about every aspect of both the sale of our home and the
purchase of another property.
Her rigorous professionalism helped
allay our anxiety up until & even past the close of escrow.
She was always available to answer
any question no matter how small, and her input was smart and savvy.
Beyond the real estate transaction,
we always felt that Kate cared about us on a human level, and still do.
She understands that finding the
right home is a life decision, not only a financial one. I can honestly say
that it was a genuine pleasure to work with Kate.”
"We were extremely frustrated
with the Westside market for architectural townhomes, the bidding wars and
Kate cut through the undesirable
properties for us and focused in on what we were looking for. She was able to
get us into a stunning architectural property in Santa Monica extremely early
in the sale process and we didn't have a bidding war.
She has gone far above and beyond
what any realtor would have done.
& Remington Scott
"I have been through the
process of buying property a few times now and Kate is so far ahead of the
competition in resources, service, technology and class that there is no
"I refer anyone that I know who
is buying or selling property on the Westside to Kate."
"I love the ability to call
Kate any day of the week and get an answer to any question I have."
"Kate is the best in the
business but all work aside, I want to work with someone who is a honest person
and understands how important this purchase this is to me."
“..how enchanted we are with the
house, neighborhood & the community you helped us to discover last January.
..how clearly you listened to what
wewere looking for…you brought us to “our house” almost by instinct and then
showed us, without hard-selling, how it would work for us…
...From the first, through your
mortgage brokers and escrow, everything fell into place beautifully.
...the necessity of selling our
existing property also went so smoothly, we still can’t believe how you brought
it all together!
...from the open house, to several
offers over our asking price was more than we hoped for...how you evaluated the
.. we thank you again for your
professional wisdom and the vision to understand our needs and wants..”
“..from our first meeting on, we
felt completely comfortable with you and over time we could always rely on your
knowledge and excellent advice.
...We were exceptionally pleased
with your listening to our needs, care for details, keeping us informed,
follow-up, dependability, honesty, degree of effort, negotiation on our behalf…
...You are a professional Realtor,
who we can and will recommend to friends and associates. We are thrilled with
your service and can not thank you enough.”.
Just wanted to drop you a note to
thank you for your good work in selling my condo so quickly, handling all the
details, getting full price, and generally making what could have been a
difficult experience easy and painless.
I appreciate the amount of work and
If I can ever be a recommendation or
otherwise reciprocate, please don't hesitate to call.
“...Kate’s invaluable help in the
finding and purchase of my new home in Pacific Palisades… I was fortunate to be
referred to her.
From our first meeting on, it was
clear to me that I had an ally who could lead, assist, and support me through
the labyrinthine...aspects of finding and purchasing a new home.
Kate was unfailingly pleasant,
always well prepared and spared me as much of the
mundane busy work as humanly
possible. I could always rely on Kate to call when she said she would call, to
arrive when she said she’d arrive, to find an answer and apprise me of it.. and
in summary, to be entirely reliable and professional.
Moreover, Kate’s assistance and
involvement were not confined to finding and purchasing a home, but continued
into preparation for the move, and even afterwards with the various
difficulties that come up.
Kate continues to check in with me
periodically even though the escrow on my home closed.
Kate is cheerful, honest,
hard-working, reliable and knowledgeable.
I highly recommend her.”
Prentice Jr., M.D.
“...your professional dedication to
us as your client made a remarkable difference in the process.
Your personal qualities coupled with
your professionalism are what ensured such success...
We were delighted that you
researched the market and showed us all available properties appropriate
to our needs and price range.
We are so pleased with your
follow-up and attention to details from contract through closing.
It was a such a pleasure to have had
you working on our behalf.
We wish you continued success and we
would recommend you above anyone else in residential real estate.”
& Art Stribley
“Kate is such a personable
realtor. She makes you feel as if you are her only client!!”
“Anyone who's considering selling
their home in Santa Monica should work with Kate Bransfield.
Kate is not only very knowledgeable,
but she listened to what we wanted and was very focused all the way through the
Kate and her staff were energetic,
ready to hold open houses as many times as needed, and amazingly
During a period when we were not in
town, we depended on Kate to handle things for us -- and she always did.
Kate was perfect with the closing
itself to make sure we knew what to do and to ensure that the deal got done.
I recommend Kate highly to anyone
seeking a top realtor.”
Thank you so much for all your help
in selling our home.
What was a stressful experience and
certainly could have been a fiasco, really went well and much of it was due to
We thank you,”
“...It is so great to receive
service that so far exceeds our expectations that I must stop long enough to
say thank you.
You emailed homes for us to review,
sent preview packages and consistently followed up...mapped the route and made
all the arrangements.
You combined your experience and
skills with our requirements and as a result, we found and with your help,
negotiated for a home within 30 days of our relocation!
Kate, it is difficult to imagine
what this process would have been like without you.
The horror stories we hear from
others is such a contrast to the experience created for Bill and me, with you
steering us through the maze of issues associated with a cross-country move.
Thank you for being there for us.
Your professionalism, talent, skill,
enthusiasm and attitude distinguish you and are blessings for those of us
fortunate enough to be your clients.”
“We first met Kate Bransfield when
we arrived in Santa Monica for the first time in our lives to purchase a condo
for our daughter.
Being lifelong east coast-ers from
NJ, we knew nothing about the area and Kate proved to be a wealth of
information, knowledge and patience with all our questions.
Also, being Realtors ourselves, we
probably weren't the "easiest" of customers!
Two years later when we decided to
sell, we called Kate to list the condo, and we had offers within three days,
and a contract within a week. We did the entire escrow long distance from NJ,
and all went smoothly and quickly.
We would not hesitate to
enthusiastically recommend Kate Bransfield to anyone interested in buying or
selling in the Santa Monica area.”
“As first time homebuyers we were
unsure and nervous about the process but working with Kate made it a fun and
We felt totally taken care of by
She is professional, knowledgeable,
reliable, and very well connected with other realtors in the area. What stood
out about Kate was that she always put her clients first, and it definitely
showed throughout the entire escrow process.”
“Kate made everything easy from our
initial contact with her, which was through her website.
We knew we wanted to buy in the
Palisades and emailed several agents, including Kate, detailing exactly what we
were looking for.
Everyone responded with the typical
cryptic answer, providing no real answers.
Everyone except Kate. Kate
immediately responded with all the listings that matched our criteria.
Kate is a very thorough professional
who really understands the importance of customer satisfaction - it doesn't get
“If only all realtors were like Kate
She is bright, experienced and
well-versed in the many ins-and-outs of the real estate business. Her handling
of our sale was expert from beginning to end, from pricing strategy and
re-decorating tips; to advertising ideas; to savvy repartee with potential
buyers and agents; to making the escrow process as smooth as possible.
Kate is energetic! She was available
all the time, day or night, for our seemingly endless questions and problems
that inevitably came up.
Her energy helped us to get top
dollar for our place, since she squeezed in one more evening showing after the
last, best offer apparently was already received; that showing led to a higher
final selling price!
Kate knows how (and when!) to get
tough in the negotiating process.
Above all, Kate is a genuinely kind
and sympathetic person who listens to and cares about her clients.
This trait, we realized, is
deceptively important in a realtor since buying or selling a home can be one of
the most stressful (and time-consuming) events in a person's life.
Kate helped us to keep things in
perspective during some very stressful times while selling our home.
In a profession overpopulated by
egos and surprisingly short on competence, Kate is truly a rare find.
Having her unique combination of
expertise, energy and all-around kindness in our corner was more than we could
have hoped for.
We feel lucky to have met Kate
Bransfield. We would recommend her most enthusiastically to anyone buying or
selling a home.”
“As first time home-buyers, we
approached the task with quite a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. The general
economic situation prevailing these days, of course, provided a further level
of unease, as it raises considerably the stakes of taking the momentous
decision to buy a house.
Still, you guided us through the
process with calm, experience and knowledge. You did not push us to buy even
tough closing the deal was obviously in your interest. You did not push for a
high price either, but took care of our best interest, suggesting what the
property could realistically be priced at given the current market.
We were impressed by the fact that
you are technologically ahead of most of your colleagues. The website you setup
made communications flow and easy for us to know, at any given time, where
exactly the closing process was.
Your team was always there to help
and answer quickly every question or issue we might have. The escrow and
financing processes were equally smooth and stress free and we are grateful to
you for your referral.
Should the day come when we need to
sell our house, we will certainly turn to you again. You deserve a big BRAVO!”
Romano & Francesca Guerrini
"Kate has guided us through
three real-estate transactions over the years, two of which were fairly tricky
and had several pitfalls that could have easily ended up as deal-breakers in
less experienced hands.
To say that Kate and her excellent
team consistently exceed even the most unrealistically high expectations would
be a gross understatement: they operate with a level of professionalism and
deliver an experience that simply cannot get
any better. They make you feel like
you are their only client, yet somehow manage to make the whole process seem
Kate truly is a one-in-a-million
rarity who's not only exceptionally good at what she does, but has a fantastic
personality and attitude to boot.”
“I suffered a long commute for over
a year because I dreaded the hassle of selling my Santa Monica home. Kate
Bransfield (and her excellent team) made it so painless that the my only regret
is waiting so long to call her.
Her preparation, knowledge of the
market, proactive attention to detail, and warm understanding soothed every
hiccup, and I was in escrow and closing in an astonishing brief time.
Kate's professionalism combined with
her sense of humor and her embrace of the latest technologies would make me
recommend her to anyone. She will be my realtor again.”
“I had the unfortunate experience to
list with a poor agent who didn't pay attention to details and didn't put my
As a result he couldn't get my home
through to a successful close. I re-listed with Kate and found what a
difference a knowledgeable, reliable and efficient Realtor can make.
After just a few days we had
multiple offers and I sold and closed for WELL over what I would have received
through my other agent.
In addition to being a great agent,
Kate has surrounded herself with a great team.”
“From the moment we met Kate
Bransfield, she put us at ease immediately.
Her easy going personality,
professionalism and perseverance were never ending, and she made the entire
buying process a pleasure.
Whenever we asked her a question,
she responded immediately and if she didn't
have the answer, wouldn't stop until
she got one!
Kate is one of a kind, and not only
is she our broker, we consider her a friend as well.
Due to all of these qualities, we
have asked her to represent us in selling our home."
"Hi, my husband and I just
moved into our first house and have a few extraordinary referrals to pass
along. First, our realtor is sensational!!! Her name is Kate Bransfield and she
is the most lovely woman ever!! Kate took so much time with us and was very
easy, yet poignant in her advice and recommendations as to where we would be
most happy. She spent so much time truly getting to know my family and
therefore knew exactly what I wanted and where we would feel most comfortable.
I will never be able to say enough good things about Kate."
“Kate was patient and helpful. She
made me feel very comfortable with everything and made sure the transaction
went smoothly. I am so grateful for all of her help and the hard work she and
her assistants put into this transaction. In short, she was wonderful.”
“Kate has an amazing personality.
I have been in sales for over 10
years and when it comes down to it, the true professionals do not have to
"sell" you anything.
With Kate her sales came down to the
fact that she was personable, knowledgeable (but not pressing), able to adapt
to our needs, and friendly.
We felt extremely comfortable with
Kate from start to finish, and honestly we have never felt that way with a
We have looked in the region for 5
years or so and always felt there was an agenda. With Kate and her team the
agenda was only to keep us comfortable throughout the process.
On top of that we were extra
impressed that they helped entertain our children during this period and kept
Everyone was extremely professional
and we will definitely be back through a recommendation or when we look at
"Kate was great. She kept
us informed all along the way. Kate was very low key which was very
important to me. Her staff was great also. I felt as if I was in good
hands all along the process."
“My husband and I worked with Kate
Bransfield to find the perfect home for our dream family. After many weeks
of going to open houses by ourselves, we crossed paths with Kate. Kate was
able to take our detailed requirements (location, room for our future
family, dog) and recommend us our future home. At first it looked like it
was not going to work out, but Kate worked some magic. We were able to
close in less than 30 days and are now preparing to move into our new
home. Many thanks to our realtor and new friend, Kate Bransfield.”
Gustavo De Greiff
We want to thank you for all of your
help. From our first meeting we knew that your expertise in Santa Monica,
professional demeanor and sincerity would reduce the potential stress of
selling our home.
We had several dealings with other
brokers before and only wished we had met you earlier. We knew of your
wonderful reputation, but had no idea what a treasure we had found! You made
this the most pleasant move we have ever had. All the marketing promised was
It always seemed as though you
carried us through the process. My family and I were able to feel excited about
the stress free move.
It is obvious to us that you
actually care and give full a commitment to your clients. Let’s just say you
have restored our faith and have gained not only clients but friends as
You were a professional to the very
end, keeping our family positive and up beat, while staying ahead of your game
the whole time. We have had by far the best experience. We will always be
extremely grateful for the countless things you have done for us. You went over
and beyond when you sold our house. Your assistant, Andie was also most
considerate and attentive to all details great and small.
Please have anyone contact us about
our experiences with you and your wonderful staff."
"To those who don't know her,
and because you can see Kate's ads all over the place in Santa Monica, it could
be possible to confuse Kate with a wholesale real estate agent who is perhaps
driven by trying to have as many clients as possible. The problem with
wholesale is that it usually compromises the quality of services provided for
the quantity of clients. But that perception could not be farther apart from
After we decided to start working
with Kate to find our first home as a married couple, we not only found a great
agent, but a friend. Note, however, that her friendly demeanor does not
compromise her professionalism at all; this quality alone is a very rare
attribute to find in the business world. Moreover, Kate takes the concept of
customer service and satisfaction to a whole new level. She provides the
small-town, personalized, hands-on service you normally do not find in a large
metropolitan area like Los Angeles. You sometimes wonder whether in fact
Kate has a double, so she can manage to be in two places at the same time --
although she will probably give credit to her Z4 for that. Her incredibly
efficient team also deserves some of the credit for managing such an impossible
schedule, and making sure that all the pieces fall into place, and deals are
Regardless of how she does it, we wouldn’t even hesitate in recommending
Natalie & Vartan
"Hi Kate, Erin & Max,
Now that the dust has settled and the money is in the bank Marian and
I want to thank you ever so much for all your hard work in negotiating the
sale of our home. It is always a real pleasure to work with true
professionals and you're the tops.
We don't know what we would have done without you. All we really had to do
was follow your recommendations while you created the market, found the
right buyer, and completed the sale. The details, the
paperwork, and the legalities involved in selling a house are
unbelievable, yet you had everything so well organized that it
all flowed along smoothly. And your sensitivity to personalities and
integrity kept things focused and away from unimportant side issues.
We almost wish we had a second house so you could sell it for
us. Certainly anyone on the westside who does have a house to
sell absolutely must call on you if they want to deal with only the very
Many, many thanks."
Marian & Bill Knowles
"Kate has done a great job selling my condo in Santa Monica in a very slow
market. I cannot thank Kate enough for the hard work that was done by her
team and herself. I wish her the best and with her performance I know she
will always continue to be successful in selling homes."
"Kate was very easy to work
with and marketed the property well. She continued to push even when
offers were coming in, knowing that they could fall thru.
I appreciate her hard work and thank her for making the sale."
Thanks for all you did to facilitate the sale of our condo. We especially
appreciate all the hard work that goes on "behind the scenes".
We know all your efforts made the process much easier for us. Kate, we
especially appreciated your calm, practical, down to earth approach to every
challenge. Your personableness made the sale a pleasant experience.
Thanks again for your all your help."
Jim and Eva U'Ren
"I have worked with many famed
brokers in Santa Monica and you are yet the best that I have found. You
have a great dedicated team, you have a great marketing plan and you are always
available for consultation as well as pushing the project forward. You
know Real Estate and their prices in Santa Monica. You know how to talk to the
seller as well as the buyer to keep their interest going and not letting the
deal to disintegrate. You are with a reputable company and you know everybody
in business in Santa Monica."
Hilda & Albert Gangian
"Working with Kate has been a joy. She helped our family through every
step of the process of buying our new home. She is personable and thoughtful
and always puts her client's interests first. We were impressed by her depth of
experience and professionalism especially during tense situations. We have
recommended her our friends and family and would love to work with her again in
Kim and Matt Peterson
Thank you all for everything that you have done to make this sale possible. I
could not have done it without you. My association with you has been the best
part of this whole process. Thank God I found you! Best wishes in the future.
You deserve it.
P.S. I will continue to pester you
if I need more wise council pertaining to your expertise.”
"My wife and I
were first-time home buyers who had little knowledge of the process, so we
knew we needed a realtor who was calm, experienced, and familiar with the
area we were looking. With Kate Bransfield, we got all that and
more. Kate and her staff were friendly, professional, super-organized and
on top of every aspect of the process - from finding our perfect home, to
making an offer, to closing escrow and even move-in tips. In particular,
Kate was able to use her experience and determination to help push us
through a very difficult and complex lending situation. Looking
back, I can point to a number of instances where, had it not
been for Kate, we would have simply lost the house. I would
recommend Kate to my family and closest friends. She's the best."
"I asked Kate to list my house right before I left for the summer, and had
a peace of mind that I was in good hands. You guys make a great team! Thanks
"I would recommend Kate Bransfield very highly to anyone wishing to sell,
buy, or rent property on the Westside. Kate's in depth
knowledge of the real estate market and property values, her innovative
advertising and marketing techniques, and her outstanding support team of Erin
Kozoll and Mary Abarta all contributed to making the sale of my Santa Monica
property a successful transaction. Hard working and highly ethical, Kate
is easy to talk to and always accessible. Her advice and instincts were
always on target. Her people skills are truly outstanding. I
understand why she is so highly regarded by her peers and clients. From
listing to closing, Kate and her team had my complete confidence."
This great big thank you is overdue but not under felt! Working with you
was wonderful and at the same time so professional. The frequent updates
as to showings, visits to the web site, exposure in the local periodicals
and your recommendation on staging exceeded our expectations. The idea of
the settlement Room as a place to record status on the escrow process was quite
helpful. We were especially impressed with the way you handled the competing
bid situation. We wish we were still in the area to recommend Kate, the best
realtor in Santa Monica, to friends in need of such services. Your staff
including Erin Kozoll and Mary Abarta were always available and answered
all of our many questions. The whole process was as easy on us as possible.
That meant a lot to us as we were in Boulder Colorado for a lot of the time -
nothing fell through the cracks. Thanks again and best wishes for the
"Working with Kate was great! I showed up from the hinterlands
looking at fairly high end property. Kate was patient. She assessed the best
areas for me. She kept on showing me property and she accepted my 'this is my
best offer take it or leave it' style ;-)."
"Words cannot express the true meaning of professionalism and knowledge of
the local market in Santa Monica that Kate has. Kate is top notch in her
market and I would bring her team on board in a heartbeat on other
properties. Furthermore, I speak with other colleagues and pass my
feelings to them in hopes they too can benefit from her talent. You may use
this email and/or use me as a reference for Kate."
"Molly and I really enjoyed working with Kate. As first-time home buyers,
we found her knowledge and experience to be invaluable. She was always
available to answer our many questions or to accompany us to view a house at a
moment's notice. She guided us through the escrow process and helped us find a
good lender. Even after we closed escrow, Kate continued to be a resource,
providing recommendations for contractors, handymen, etc. Molly and I are
extremely grateful for Kate's guidance -- we can't imagine what the home-buying
process would have been like without her."
"We couldn't have imagined a more responsive and buttoned-up agent than
Kate Bransfield! Her knowledge of the West LA real estate market and her team's
full-service approach are what made our condo sale a seamless
"...the clearest impression I have is that she has demonstrated exquisite
skill in screening and selecting a buyer and in negotiating the final sale.
Beyond that, she has been very pleasant, gracious and easy to work with
in all of our contacts and placed an impressive range of marketing skills at