TESTIMONIALS

What her clients say about working with Real Estate Kate…

“After an incredibly trying year of serious health problems and financial hardship my husband and I were then dealt a final blow with our landlords selling their home forcing us to move on from a place we called home. Kate held our very shaky overwhelmed hands through the entire process. Helping us write letters to our new landlord and guiding us along the road of not only successfully finding a new home but within 2 weeks of finding out we had to move. Kate's kindness and professionalism has won us over as forever customers of hers and you need not look any further for an agent who cares!”
Stephen D. & Jonathan S., La Crescenta, CA

“Kate was wonderful. She did an amazing job finding the right home for us, even though it took months. She was patient but firm in negotiations, and she was very, very skilled in working through a challenging closing because of a title issue that was discovered during the process. She worked great with our lender (whom she also recommended) and made sure everything was on target and closed on time! I can't say enough good things about Kate!”
Marc W., Altadena, CA

“My wife and I moved to Pasadena two and a half years ago and Kate helped us find our first home in our target neighborhood: Bungalow Heaven. This year, she was able to get our house sold quickly and with excellent exposure (Curbed LA!). Shortly thereafter, she was able to find us a bigger home on a larger lot in the same neighborhood (unbelievable with it being such a hot market in Bungalow Heaven). Kate is a true professional and we consider her our friend. Thanks a million Kate!”
Emmanuel & Beatriz G., Pasadena, CA

“Kate Barnett is a very knowledgeable and a personable Realtor. She is very punctual to her showings and very informative. We're a very selective shoppers and Kate helped us find the house with comfort, characteristics and charm for us. Most importantly, it was affordable. Kate is very loyal to her clients and she would do whatever possible to accommodate. Kate Barnett – thank you for your white-glove service and for your professionalism. You left us with a memorable, and a positive purchasing experience. We will remember you for a long time to come. You are someone we trust and respect. It is a blessing to have you assisting us! A 5-star performance!”
David T., South Pasadena, CA

“My experience with Kate Barnett was beyond my expectations. I was looking for a home to rent in a desirable area in Arcadia, not only did she find the perfect home for me and my family but she went above and beyond trying meet the deadline of my move in date!!! Her professionalism, dedication and meeting my needs – all Five Star!!! I highly recommend her and I can't wait until I buy my first home, as she will no doubt be my Realtor!”
Stephanie L., Arcadia, CA

“We love love love Kate. We had some very specific needs in our search, and she was always an oasis of patience and positive energy. A true ally and confidant, and we are already recommending her to our friends! Go Kate!”
Marco & Stacey F., Pasadena, CA

“I've just celebrated the one year anniversary of closing on my forever dream home. I'm still rejoicing! With Kate by my side every step of the way, we began our search 8 months prior to seeing my home for the first time. I truly cannot imagine getting through this process with anyone else. Since the housing crash, documentation and paperwork is a bit more complicate, but Kate lovingly prepared me for that. We saw so many properties and even in this red-hot market with multiple offers on most homes, Kate was my touchstone for remaining calm. She constantly reassured me that my perfect home was out there and that she would be with me as long as it took. I used to wonder if she ever slept. She was always available to me and was so incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect of this journey from start to finish. She was my protector, my teacher, and my encourager. Whether you are seasoned in buying or selling a home or a novice in this sometimes overwhelming but extremely exciting adventure, rest assured that Kate Adams Barnett is your best choice as someone you want on your team.”
Kittie B., Altadena, CA

“Kate is so thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable. She goes far above and beyond for her clients, before and after the sale! Kate really listened to what our home requirements were and helped to get us into our dream home. She was always very responsive and helped us close escrow early. Since moving into our new home, Kate continues to help us find high quality and affordable local contractors/vendors for home improvement projects.”
Adlee W., Altadena CA

‘Initially we were looking to rent and though the commission is very low for agents seeking rentals, Kate treated us as though we were buying a multi-million dollar property. She also thought outside the box. Because of her professional contacts we were able to consider some unconventional choices. With her encouragement, we decided to buy a house in Pasadena, a city we had not previously considered living in. She was knowledgeable, beyond, beyond and helped allay our fears yet rationally explain the pros and cons of different homes. She was protective of us as clients and first time homebuyers yet respectful of the choices we made. She walked us through the process to the finish line. We highly recommend her as a real estate agent.”
Dan M., Sherman Oaks, CA

“I can not speak high enough about Kate, her professionalism, her focus, and her diligent work ethic. When we began our journey to find me my first home, Kate was empathetic and kept reminding me that in the world of real estate "everything happens for a reason." Kate, my mother, and I worked closely together for about 3 months and it was painless, exciting, and fun! We looked at just a few potential homes but found the perfect one for me and Kate, along with my awesome mortgage rep. Traci Ruelas, worked quickly to make it happen. Kate understands that buying a home, especially your first home, is a scary, ridiculous process but she reminds you to have fun and enjoy every step because it’s your future. I love that Kate, wonderful Kate, helped shape this part of my future. I'll miss working with her.”
Cheryl H., Altadena, CA

“I had the pleasure of working with Kate on this transaction and others throughout the years. She is a true professional! Extremely knowledgeable in her field but also nurturing and caring when needed. I would recommend Kate to anyone looking to buy or sell. She makes the entire process less stressful and more fun!”
Scott H., Pasadena CA

“! had my first real estate transaction with Kate about 5 years ago. The moment I met her, at our first showing, I knew I really liked her. The way that she assisted me and my husband during that incredibly stressful time was outstanding. She gets to know her clients, doesn't rush any process, and is never satisfied until you are 100% comfortable and happy. She goes to bat for you, fighting for the best possible outcome to your transaction. Professionally, Kate is thorough, diligent, and a great adversary. Personally, she is just a really great person. Since our first meeting, I have not trusted any of our real estate needs to anyone but Kate. I trust her and her work and highly recommend her to anyone seeking a Realtor that you can trust!
Gaby J., Pasadena, CA

“Kate is an amazing agent and my husband and I are lucky to call her a friend. We met at one of her open houses and instantly made a connection. It took about a year for us to decide to take the plunge and start really shopping for a house, and Kate was ready and willing to help. We got into contract on the first multiple-bid situation we entered but, unfortunately, it fell through. This was in spite of Kate's tireless eleventh hour efforts to make it work. Within a relatively short period of time, Kate found us another home in a better neighborhood and more suited to our tastes. Our offer was accepted in another multi-bid situation and this time it all worked out. While we planned to spend many years in our little dream house, plans changed. Because of an out of state opportunity we could not pass up, we decided to sell the house. Of course we went back to our trusted agent, Kate. Always up for a challenge, Kate helped us put the house back on the market at the price we wanted. After some ups and downs (and open houses EVERY weekend), we found a wonderful buyer and the deal was done.”
Sadie E., Altadena, CA

“We cannot say enough great things about Kate. She always answers her phone, is incredibly knowledgeable, is an attentive listener, has good advice, and is just a genuinely great person. We would recommend her to family and friends and strangers on the street. If you want to buy or sell a house in the greater East Los Angeles area (or anywhere she has a license for that matter), Kate is the agent you should choose. “I used Kate this year as my real estate agent twice -- as both a buyer and a seller. We listed our house in Pasadena, CA on a Wednesday and by Friday night she was already hosting a bidding war. The process had some snags and turned out to be a bit difficult, and she held our hand and went to bat for us as each issue arose. 

We then used her for our search as buyers, and she agreed, even though we were looking about 40 miles away (in the South Bay) from where her office is located. She devoted countless hours to touring houses with us, and helped us just as well through the entire buying process. Again, there were complications (mold infestation, etc.) and she handled everything like a pro. 

She is incredibly dedicated and responsive, and a great person to boot. I would not hesitate to recommend her or use her again.”
Staci B., Pasadena, CA

“Kate is so thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable. She goes far above and beyond for her clients, before and after the sale!”
Brittany & Jeremy, Pasadena, CA

“My husband and I had been wanting/looking to buy in NELA on and off for years when we met Kate at one of her open houses. We both loved her immediately due to her knowledge of every question we asked about the property, and about laws in general. Kate is wonderful at getting her buyers an accepted offer, which is hurdle #1! We were first time homeowners and she went above and beyond for us, being available and responsive 7 days a week and late into the night. We are picky people and even cancelled 3 escrows (which Kate was very gracious about) before we found our dream home! When we put our offer in on our current home, we figured we didn't have a chance due to our price point and it being such a great house. But Kate got it for us!!! And we couldn't be happier! She is the most knowledgeable, honest, committed Realtor I've ever met or worked with (and we worked with 5 before meeting her!) She guided us through every step, offers, inspections, appraisals, and especially the nail-biting mortgage process...AND she even continues to answer our questions, concerns and offers guidance months after the sale has closed!!! We owe it to Kate that we are now so beyond happy with where we live!!”
Mandy & Antonio B., Eagle Rock, CA

“My wife and I have had a great experience with Kate since before we moved into the Pasadena area. Prior to our move, we would visit the area and Kate would show us around knowing that no purchase would be happening soon. After the big move and looking for a few months, she helped us find a great Spanish bungalow in our target neighborhood. I highly recommend Kate!”
Emmanuel & Beatriz G., Pasadena, CA

“My husband and I met Kate during an open house around 4 years ago. We had just started the search for a house. We decided to use her as our real state agent due to her knowledge of the Pasadena market as well as the surrounding areas. We had to wait 3 years to be able to buy a property as we had a house in PR that we had to sell first. Kate was so patient!!! She worked with us during that period of time, sending us listing updates on a weekly basis and staying in touch just to let us know that she was there to help. As soon as we sold the house in PR, we contacted her and we started the "true" house hunting. She made the whole process a fun and simple one. She walked us through all the options and offered her expert advice. We finally bought the "house of our dreams" and are truly grateful to Kate for all of her support during the process. We highly recommend Kate for her high level of knowledge, responsibility, accessibility and professionalism. She is definitely the BEST real estate agent out there!”
Glorimar B., Altadena, CA

“Absolutely professional! Kate knows the extended Pasadena area like the back of her hand. We were looking at a house that didn't suit our needs, but it was in a great neighborhood. Kate suggested another home that had just come on the market, and that's the one we bought. If we ever need another home, Kate gets the call!”
Jerry M., Pasadena, CA

“Purchased a Single Family Residence for under $700k in Altadena, CA. With the help of Kate and lender Traci Ruelas, "The Dynamic Duo", both of which were prompt, professional, knowledgeable and made our priorities their own, we were able to get the home at substantially below market price.”
Armando A., Altadena, CA

“I knew Kate when she and I worked together as agents at Prudential California Realty. When my life took me in a direction away from real estate, I sent all of my clients to Kate, knowing that they'd be in good hands. She works hard to listen to what her client is telling her, she has a great knowledge of Pasadena (her hometown) and the surrounding San Gabriel Valley, and she tirelessly negotiates to get the best deal for you. 

Any call I get, I immediately refer them to Kate Barnett. There are a lot of great agents out there. Kate is the best of the best. I'm happy to have met her and lucky to have worked with her. Give her a call, she may give you the best advice you haven't heard yet.”
Erin R., Costa Mesa, CA

“I've never seen an agent so in tune with their buyers and sellers. Kate treats all of her clients as if they were family. It is a pleasure to see how many amazing relationships she has built during her real estate career. On a personal level, Kate is such a joy to work with due to her hard working habits, organization and professionalism.”
Marisa A., Los Angeles, CA

“Kate really worked hard for us in obtaining the best purchase price and getting items in the home repaired that needed attention prior to the sale completion. She was knowledgeable on the documentation requirements and provided much local information on rentals as we were purchasing the condo as a rental property at the time. All in all, very satisfied in the way she represented our interests and requirements.”
John O., Big Bear, CA

“Kate really worked hard for us in obtaining the best purchase price and getting items in the home repaired that needed attention prior to the sale completion. She was knowledgeable on the documentation requirements and provided much local information on rentals as we were purchasing the condo as a rental property at the time. All in all, very satisfied in the way she represented our interests and requirements.”
Joanne H., South Pasadena, CA

“Real Estate Kate! The name says it all. After meeting with a few agents, my husband and I couldn't seem to find anyone who understood what we were looking for. Or, shall I say, cared to “listen” to what we were looking for. Out of frustration, we decided to research listings on our own and tour the best finds. While on one of our numerous self guided home tours, we struck luck! Kate was showing one of her listings and we happen to tour it. We talked for a while and got the sense she really knew what she was talking about. She wasn’t overbearing and above all, she listened. Before long she showed us countless homes and didn’t hesitant to share her opinion. This was helpful to us as we needed a little guidance without losing sense of what we had in mind. We are extremely happy with all her hard work. I remember having long talks with Kate late in the evening while she walked me though last minute concerns. Kate puts a lot of herself into her work. Her clients really benefit from this. Not only did we find our lovely first home, we found a wonderful friend.”
Claudia & Robert R., Altadena, CA

“I cannot speak high enough about Kate, her professionalism, her focus, and her diligent work ethic. When we began our journey to find me my first home, Kate was empathetic and kept reminding me that in the world of real estate "everything happens for a reason." Kate, my mother, and I worked closely together for about 3 months and it was painless, excited, and fun! We looked at just a few potential homes but found the perfect one for me and Kate, along with my awesome mortgage rep. Traci Ruelas, worked quickly to make it happen. Kate understands that buying a home, especially your first home, is a scary, ridiculous process but she reminds you to have fun and enjoy every step because its your future. I love that Kate, wonderful Kate, helped shape this part of my future. I'll miss working with her.”
Sevanna N., Sherman Oaks, CA

“We were considering a brand new unit, which was a little out of price range and she did an amazing job negotiating it down by working with the seller to keep his high price listed, but getting us every possible price bonus, including years of free HOA, etc, to bring the unit into our price range. Then another 2005 unit popped up the day we were about to close negotiations on the new unit. Kate got us into view the unit first, we loved it, we cancelled our new unit deal, jumped on the 2005 unit, and saved over $100,000. Then the 2005 unit appraised low, and Kate worked everything out with our lender and the other RE agent to make the deal happen. She's great and her lender Traci Ruelas is the best I ever dealt with. They're an awesome team.”
Sara & Wes M., Pasadena, CA

"Kate is a realtor who truly has her clients best interests at heart. Kate does not jeopardize her honesty to her clients in order to make a sale. Kate instead builds relationships with her clients by laying down a foundation of trust between her and them. Kate's clients know that they can be confident in her abilities and her integrity. During our experience with Kate she was upfront and honest about any issues that the property in question may have had. Kate has a strong background in law, which shows through in her understanding and familiarity with the legal documents that we had to sign. Kate's demonstrative knowledge and grasp of the legal process made us feel at ease when it came time for us to sign the documents that she thoroughly explained to us. Her ability to utilize technology was on hand when she impressed us by electronically signing the documents, which also made everything simple and easy for us as well. What made Kate stand out was her commitment to following up and continuing a relationship with us after we purchased and moved into the property. Kate's ability to build relationships with her clients stems from the fact that she actually cares about her clients and is not just out to make a sale on a house."
Ryan G., La Verne, CA

"We would like to let you know what a pleasure it was dealing with Kate Barnett in the recent purchase of our condo. She was professional all the way - stayed on top of everything, gave us a quick response to questions and concerns and supported us throughout the entire process. We look forward to enjoying our condo for many years to come and know we have Kate to thank for making it all so painless. She is a definite asset to your team!"
Rob & Mayra W., Rolling Hills Estates, CA

“I am far from an experienced homebuyer, but I certainly took my time and shopped for a Realtor. My experiences have been widely varied, but I have found some Realtors less than ethical, pushing me to close quickly, kept info from me that may have delayed closing or changed my mind and were impossible to contact. I was, however, in for quite a shock upon meeting Kate. Working with her was an absolute pleasure. After assessing what I wanted she slowed me down. When I started panicking, looking at any property in my area, even if it met none of my criteria, she helped keep me on track. Kate worked hard to overcome several hurdles during the closing process, constantly kept me updated, holding my hand during the daunting escrow process. I could not be any happier with the work Kate put into my first home buying experience. She made the process smooth & painless!!! I was buying a house in the Pasadena/ Altadena area but living elsewhere and Kate handled everything for me. When I had questions, she answered them quickly & honestly. When I had problems with my financing company, Kate had a course of action. When I needed someone to make last minute changes that seemed to be derailing my purchase, Kate (being quick on her toes) wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty. When I emailed a question at midnight, or needed to talk to her at 7 am, she would be there (I say this, not to start a trend, I'd feel bad if I started something.) Not to mention that Kate is very personable so she gets along well with everyone: sellers, Realtors, mortgage people, inspectors, everyone. She stayed on top of time frames but was still able to get info for me about what I might expect. She also is very connected. She knows & has worked with many other Realtors. Even when playing hardball for me, she was never harsh or rude the way other Realtors were with her. Kate never lost her cool, she was a shoulder to cry on when a deal fell through five weeks (Long story) into escrow, she was always reassuring and positive.”
Mathew D., Altadena, CA

“What a great lady and very smart Realtor. My wife
 met Kate and we contacted her about buying a home. She was the best thing that could have happened to us. She had great ideas and suggestions. She made this purchase so easy and she 
was there every time we had a question, had no problem coming by when we just needed to see her. She's connected, had a great group of people on her team, and a loan specialists that can't be beat. When we decide to buy or sell again Kate will be the call we make, so do yourself a favor and use her services, you won't be sorry!” 

Frank W., Duarte, CA

"We found Kate Barnett's service to be top notch throughout the process of our home search. She gave us sound advice and really listened to what we wanted in a home. We loved working with her from the beginning right up until the end. We would definitely recommend her services to anyone interested in buying a home."


Josh & Jen B., Pasadena, CA

"Kate is truly an exceptional Realtor! The high quality service and attention we received from her was unlike other agents we’ve worked with in the past. Kate was incredibly responsive and she ensured our needs were heard and met. She made our buying experience as seamless as possible and went above and beyond to help with every step of the process. When we were not available to meet with a contractor or inspector she would go out of her way to represent us and we felt confident that she would do so in our best interest. Kate was always informed and prepared to answer our questions. We felt like she was always a step ahead of us. She is kind, patient and truly a skilled agent with a high level of expertise. Using her great negotiation skills she helped us strategize to get the best possible deal. Her knowledge of the local real estate market helped us in our search for an investment property. After patiently going through numerous listings, she made sure we got the best value purchase and location for our needs. 

Whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Kate Barnett to help you in this life changing investment. We greatly appreciate the personal attention we received from Kate and could not have asked for a better Realtor to represent and guide us through the complex process."
Irene & Felipe, Los Angeles

"What makes a great real estate agent? Someone who has taken the time to build a relationship with their customers, and has taken the time to key in on the details that are important to their customers. Kate was quite astute on picking up my likes and dislikes. Knowing the kind of questions or concerns I might have on a property, she researched things ahead of time and spoke to the listing agents to get additional information that were not included in the property descriptions. Even when I was already in escrow, she still took the time to negotiate things for me, hand hold me through the process and answer the millions of questions I had. It took me more than a year to find my perfect house. Through it all, Kate was patient, accommodating and supportive. She is the only agent I will work with or recommend to my family and friends."
Cierina M., Duarte, CA

"Kate is a fantastic real estate agent! She helped my husband and I buy our first home, and I can honestly say we could never have done it without her. Kate understood exactly what we were looking for, and didn’t rest until we found it. I had spoken to a few other real estate agents before meeting Kate, and they all appeared dismissive and condescending. Not Kate! She was patient with all of our questions, responded immediately to any requests, and happily made herself available whenever it was convenient for us. We feel so lucky to have found her, and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy a home in the San Gabriel Valley."
Ashley & Andy S., Pasadena, CA