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Kat Brooks knows fine living. Now a force to be reckoned with in the Austin luxury real estate community, Kat began her career in quite a different field: fine wine. After several years spent helping people pair wines perfectly with their meals Kat relocated to Austin where she continues to share her expertise with others. This time, it’s by pairing you with your perfect home.
Since starting her career as a Luxury Home Specialist in 1999, Kat has found great success and personal fulfillment in helping others find a piece of the good life here in Austin. Her comprehensive knowledge of the Austin area real estate market and community life in the city and surrounding areas ensure that clients are at home in their new homes. Her specialty areas include Austin, Travis, Westlake, waterfront properties, ranches, and most things in between. 

When it comes to navigating home buying or selling, Kat takes a “full-service” approach and will do whatever possible to ensure a positive experience for her clients. “Not only is Kat a fabulous realtor, but a wonderful resource and most importantly a friend. Kat’s expertise, kindness, flexibility and true understanding of our needs made our home buying experience unbelievably effortless,” wrote former client Marc Sachs in a recent testimonial. 

In addition to her career, Kat finds great enjoyment in giving back to the community that has given her so much. She currently serves as a member of the Christopher Guild - Center for Child Protection Services and on the board of the Central Texas Water Coaltion. She also served on the Boards for the Texas Hill Country Food & Wine Festival, Any Baby Can, and The Long Center for the Performing Arts. “Each of these organizations provided me with new and challenging experiences that have translated into an acute awareness of the ever-changing events scene here in Austin,” Kat explains. As a treasured community volunteer, Kat Brooks is able to help Austin continue to grow into the vibrant city it is becoming and immerse herself in the communities she loves.

Her certificates include ABR, CRS, CLHMS, EcoBroker and Luxury Home Specialist, Who’s Who in Real Estate since 2013, member of the Agent Leadership Council, 2015 Five Star Real Estate Professional award. To contact Kat Brooks at Austin Portfolio Real Estate KW, Luxury Homes International please visit her website at www.katbrooks.com 

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Tips


  1. Start out right
    Use technology and the Internet. No matter what some of the "older and more experienced" may tell you, you need the Internet to market in the real estate world today.
  2. Price it right
    Activity in the first month of a listing is always the best, so don't risk wasting it. Price too high, and scare off many buyers and other agents. Don't get caught up in pricing games.
  3. Sell by season
    No matter what the season, home selling is a year-round sport. Use seasonal accents to make potential buyers linger longer.
  4. Be the "neighborhood expert"
    Always know what's on the market, what sold recently, and the overall status of the neighborhood. Nowadays, anyone can look at houses online but the top agents know what lurks below the surface.
  5. Hire a REAL ESTATE AGENT
    Studies show that home sellers who use a real estate agent to represent them generally get a better price than those who sell the home themselves. Real estate agents are up-to-date on critical processes and can help keep you out of trouble. They can also help you get your home sold at the best price in the right time frame. Equally as important, real estate agents add objectivity to an inherently emotional transaction: the sale of your home.
  6. Before Your Home Is Listed
    It's important to have your home in good showing condition before buyers start going through it. Here are some steps to take:
    • Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed.
    • Install new carpeting and flooring if it appears worn or dated.
    • Make sure the front is clean and spruced up – curb appeal will create a favorable first impression.

Reviews


Kat-

We just want to say Thank You for everything you have done for us! You and your team made it possible for us to buy our "dream second home" in Austin and there's now way it would have been possible without you. 

With us living out of town, we had to lean heavily on you to help us find the right house and you went above and beyond to help us find it! I won't forget how hard you worked over the Thanksgiving weekend to help us negotiate a great deal and to make sure the contract was signed, sealed and delivered ( a very unexpected challenge!.)

All of the extra work you put in to help us get closed on a very tight timeline- from coordinated appraisals, inspections, contractors, etc. etc. -has made a potentially very difficult logistical situation a breeze! 

You were great when you helped us sell our house 10 years ago so when we decided to buy in Austin, we only thought of you. You have truly blown us away!

Thanks again and see you soon!

John & Carrie Alexander

 

Reference Letter for Kat Brooks

I would recommend Kat Brooks to anyone looking for a Realtor in the Hill Country area. Kat meets and exceeds the criteria for a top performer.

Honesty

Sincerity

Professionalism

Experience

Patient

Knowledgeable

When we decided to relocate from our home in Naples, Florida to the Austin area, we contacted friends, who live in Austin. They provided us with Kat Brooks contact information. We will be forever in their debt. From ur very first meeting with Kat to provide her with the criteria we were looking for in a new home, she was  patient and thorough. We let her know that our house in Naples was up for sale and we would not be buying until such time as our home in Florida sold. That did not deter Kat. She provided us with listings for our review; real estate magazines and direct contacts from other Realtors. Four years later, our home finally sold. The houses Kat had shown us and we had selected were already sold. Kat had never stopped looking for a home for us. 

Within two weeks of selling our home, Kat had located our dream home and we made an offer. This all occurred during Christmas and New Year's

kat went the extra mile arranging a hotel, storage facility for our household items until escrow closed on February 2nd. It doesn't stop here. Prior to moving into our new home, Kat and her team had taken care of arranging for: 

Utilities (electric, telephone)

Television hook up

Movers

Storage Units (3)

Contractors

Fencing Contractors

Classic Car Restores

Pet Care/Boarding

Meetings with the prior owners

Deeds, Driver's license, Permits

( Locations and time frames)

Never once was she too busy or impatient with us. We're extremely impressed with her knowledge of the area. She also previewed the homes we had selected prior to our viewing. In numerous cases, she knew more about the home we were viewing than the Realtor who had the listing.

At no time did she try to rush us or show us listings that did not meet our criteria. We love our new home. Kat and her husband Vic. have become two of our best friends, all thanks to Kat.

If you want the  best Realtor, your search has ended....Kat Brooks is the BEST!

David and Alona Canfield

 

My wife and I had a home to sell with a very narrow appeal in the $1.8-$2.2MIL price range as it could not be seen from the street and was very Texas rustic in design.

Knowing that was the situation, Kat Brooks fully understoond it was her mission to find that "needle in a haystack" buyer. She passionately took the following steps to find that one unique buyer we needed:

• She invested in a best-in-class brochure ( not a flyer but an 8 page brochure) using a very expensive photographer (day and twilight)  and an exquisitely detailed floor plan layout. 

• There was no limit to Kat's efforts. She not only hosted 7 Open  houses or the buying publice, but also hosted 3 for her fellow Realtors.

Results: Our purchase firs aw our home form in Open House unaccompanied by a Realtor. There is no a question in our minds that Kat Brooks' uncommon effort and attention to detail was the sole reason our home sold prior to the summer selling season coming to a close.

Plus Kat is a wonderful person to work with in what can be stressful sitaution. 

Sincerely

Howard and Karen Owen

 

Letter of Recommendation

I am referring Kat Brooks with KW Luxury Homes Division, Austin, Texas as a great Realtor. She supported our relocation with Aventure from Dallas to Austin. She listened to the features we felt most important in a home and went above and beyond to match our needs. Kat made home shopping a wonderful experienced. Each home toured was on point so we maximized our time spent together. She exceeded our expectations and proved such a high level of service that I would love to recommend her. Kat also has contacts in every field to help make the move-in process very smooth! You can't go wrong when you choose Kat Brooks as your Realtor.

Thomas A. Pettit

To who it may Concern:

I am writing on behalf of Ms. kat Brooks to share with you my  highest recommendation for her as a real estate agent. Ms. Brooks successfully sold a residential property of mine in 2014 and I am confident that it was her hard work that closed the deal.

Ms. Brooks took on the listing on my property after i had already tried listing it with several other realtors who were no able to find a good, qualified buyer. kat went above the call of duty in advertising the house, personally showing the property to several qualified potential buyers, and negotiating the best price possible for me as her client. She was extremely professional throughout the escrow period and was diligent about informing me about the buyer's wishes as we worked through the inspection period which allowed the deal to close quickly and on time.

I believe that Ms. Brooks' Knowledge of the market, access to high caliber clients, and her willingness to advertise my  home through the proper mediums were the reasons she was able to bring in buyers who were the right clientele for a unique house like mine when other realtors did not. I would use Ms. Brooks for her services again if I was listing a home in the Austin area, and I recommend that you do too.

I hope that you will give her your full consideration for listing your property. Should you require any further information about my experience working with Ms. Brooks, please contact me at my office at 512-463-0516 

Sincerely 

Jim Pitts

 

To whom it may Concern:

I am most plased to recommend Ms. Kat Brooks to you. She has been my personal real estate agent for over ten years and has handled all of my rela estaet transactions, which also includes my move from Austin, tx to Houston TX, and the subsequent resale of that property. Throughout that time Kat's service has been exemplary and her knowledge of the real estate industry unparalleled.

Kat is one of the most valued agents in the Austin area and has artfully handled even the most complex of buyers and sellers; most of all Kat gets the deal done! Beyond her stellar real estate career Kat was also personally responsible for a significant gift to the Long Center capital campaign which was the most important community project in the last decade. Kat is a revered citizen of Austin and well respected by all who know her.

The choice to use Kat's service is a wise one, for I have found her to be the best and most talented realtor in Austin

Best Regards

Reynolds "Cliff" Redd

 

Dear Kat

As we approach our 4th anniversary in Austin I was reflecting back on our journey here from China and what a huge role you played in helping us to settle in this great city. Your tireless energy on behalf of you clients is unique and refreshing. While our Sirva relocation recommendation to you was random I wanted to help you tell perspective clients directly about our experience with the Kat Brooks Team so they have at least one reference from an extremely satisfied and greateful client.

All executives are busy people and when caught in the turmoil of changing jobs and relocating to a different city. or continent in our case, the normal pace can become frenzied. But you made yourself available on a moment's notice and fit your time to ours. In hindsight knowing that you cut your vacation short to come back to Austin to show us houses with one day notice was truly above and beyond. But the best part of the experience was your openness to showing us a lot of different places while all the time guiding us to where you thought we would be happiest as you got to know us. Settling in Barton Creek worked out perfectly. Vicki and I were able to meet new friends and be active from the first day we arrived based on your recommendation. Your "full service" approach also made the actual buying experience incredibly painless. From the initial negotiations thru the inspections and the paperwork you were there prepared, detail oriented, and in charge. We have bought and sold five houses and this one was by far the best experience for us. So thank you for your help and your subsequent friendship and make sure that if you ever need a reference you can count on us.

Sincerely 

Michael