Since beginning her real estate career in 2003, Katherine has made a big impact on the city’s market in general.
Having lived in Hamilton for 25 years, Katherine has an intimate knowledge of Hamilton, but, coupled her experience in the thoroughbred industry (as a jockey), she also possesses a broad appreciation of the Waikato region’s rural landscape and its villages.
She first joined the real estate industry 15 years ago, and during that time she has consistently been among the company’s top – salespeople. She has closed more than $135 million in real estate sales, and has sold upward of 600 homes.
Katherine has an infectious enthusiasm, is great with people, and has a formidable will to ‘get things done’.
She has a charismatic knack for getting on well with a wide variety of people, and shows sound judgement of character. She is certainly astute in assessing buyer intentions, and reads signals well. Katherine is tenacious and is a skilled negotiator, and when it comes to instilling a sense of ‘urgency to buy’ in people, she is the envy of many of her colleagues.
Katherine adds value on behalf of her clients by possessing a sharp eye for presentation. She advises clients on the most advantageous features of a property, and she skillfully highlights these in her marketing efforts. This regularly gives her an edge over competition.
The above skills are also put to good use when pointing out the potential of a property in the eyes of prospective purchasers - providing ideas and thought-provoking opportunities that may not be immediately evident.
Property presentation is a critical marketing component, she says.
Her ability to communicate opportunities has, unsurprisingly, assisted many clients develop dozens of properties. This has allowed Katherine to learn about, and gain a sound understanding of, multiple uses of land. “Often the best value for a property is found by thinking outside the square – experience is what provides you with this thought process,’ she says.
Katherine’s husband, Sean, is a former mortgage broker, and she leverages Sean’s knowledge to gain her insight in various finance options available to purchasers. This helps vendors qualify buyers, a significant advantage when competition is hot and pressure can be at its highest.
“My aim is to make the experience of selling your home as enjoyable as the outcome,” Katherine says.
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