Today’s Bay Area real estate market continues to be upbeat, and depending on whether you’re selling or buying, that works to your advantage and also present challenges. In either case, Katy has the experience, local knowledge and negotiating skills to secure winning real estate outcomes. Here’s how one client put it:

“Katy really makes it happen. She stands above the competition with her professionalism, attention to detail, excellent negotiation skills, and immediate response time….”

This is not an isolated comment. Katy’s list of well-served clients extends across her 18-year career in real estate in Bay Area locations from Mountain View to Burlingame, covering transactions from modest to luxury properties. With the support of premier real estate brokerage, Compass, the dominant regional firm, sellers and buyers alike benefit from her area knowledge, marketing skills, and negotiating diligence. Other client comments back up the point:

“…Katy has a wealth of knowledge on all things about each community up and down the Peninsula and here in Silicon Valley.”

“Katy is patient, dedicated and won’t settle for anything less the perfect fit client families.”

Achieving this level of client-focused success requires more than “the usual” real estate skills. Sensitivity to market conditions and trends is an ongoing challenge, and Katy keeps her finger on the pulse of the business. Clients selling their properties appreciate her candor in advising strategic pricing that produces wide market interest and often multiple purchase offers to achieve clients’ maximum returns.

Katy brings a full-service, beginning-to-end process to a property listing. Working with a proven team of contractors and service providers, homes are prepped for sale to make the best possible impression on potential buyers.

Katy’s participation in the “Top Agency Network” (TAN) adds another resource to her professional services. TAN brings together the top 10 percent of real estate sales producers in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in an online network that shares “early alerts” of property listings. These include high-end, “off-market” (private sale) properties, ensuring that her client listings gain maximum visibility.

Katy’s skills have been honed from a platform of education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, experience with consulting and employment connections with leading Silicon Valley firms, event management, and volunteer work with groups including Bing Nursery School at Stanford, Lucile Packard Children’s’ Hospital, Sacred Heart School, and GLOW Scholar. Born and raised in Los Altos, she resides in Menlo Park with her husband and two children.

Energy. Experience. Diligence. Performance. Katy Thielke Straser is positioned and poised to help with all of your real estate needs.