In Their Own Words
I’m fairly certain Kate was sent from the future to help people buy houses. And I am so grateful for all the time, effort, and expertise she brought to our home-buying process. Kate went above and beyond for us, helping my husband and I explore the Boston suburbs until we found our dream home in Norwood—and this was after we decided to completely shift gears from buying a multi-family in Malden! She’s incredibly responsive yet patient, enthusiastic yet realistic, with an eagle eye for “good bones” houses and a deep knowledge of the Boston real estate market that will blow you away. But most of all, Kate makes you feel like you truly have someone in your corner during this life-changing process. You will be glad you worked with her.
Kate is everything I’ve ever wanted in a real estate agent.
My partner and I started the process of looking for a home earlier this year. Kate explained how the process would normally go and even informed us of bumps that could occur along the way. For each open house she was attentive and discussed her concerns about some of the places we visited. Each bid we put in she explained the standard process that would occur in each situation.
On the home we finally purchased, there were complications due to a lack of organization on the part of the seller and his team. They threw us lots of curve balls, and with each one Kate explained to us a range of options to respond. Kate’s ability to read a situation led to our closing actually occurring and she single-handedly made the closing go smoothly. She was so responsive, more so than I had ever expected and kept us in the loop the entire time, responded to every paranoid message I sent and kept a great attitude the entire time. Without Kate’s help I doubt we would now be living in our home.
I didn’t realize the difference a real estate agent could make and after seeing the sellers representative and going through this process with Kate by our side, I can’t imagine going through it alone. When I do I’m for sure going to contact Kate again.
Kate was an exceptional agent for us as we bought our first home last month! She was incredibly professional, knowledgable, and a joy to work with.
We especially appreciated that she brought a background in design and construction and could give great input on the quirks of old houses. Kate was also a pro at dealing with the negotiations and finicky sellers’ agents, and her instincts on pricing were spot on.
Finally, Kate was supportive and super patient throughout our search. We are lucky that we found Kate and would definitely work with her again!
I worked with Kate Ziegler twice: once a few years ago when I was looking to buy a condo as a single lady, and more recently when my now husband and I decided to buy a house. I cannot recommend her enough – the home buying process can be super daunting; but both times Kate took the time to attend open houses with me, explain the process, and provide an objective and honest perspective. Her professionalism, extensive knowledge in construction/home repairs, and experience as a landlord make her a one of a kind agent. Working with her made us feel confident and knowledgeable during what could otherwise be a very stressful time. From the get go Kate was incredible – she set us up with an excellent lender, scheduled private showings, and pointed out potential home issues we should be looking for at open houses (basements and roofs!). Once our offer was accepted, she seamlessly connected us with an excellent attorney, as well as a very reputable home inspector- both of whom were great to work with. I cannot recommend Kate enough- her knowledge is second to none and she could not have been easier to work with. She helped make buying our first home painless – you can put your trust in Kate Ziegler!
PS She even followed up with a hand-written “congratulations – you’re a homeowner!” card and a checklist of things we might need in the new home. You can’t go wrong working with Kate.
Having Kate on your team almost feels like cheating. Working with Kate, I knew that she had our best interests at heart. She was amazingly patient as my wife and I took over two years to finally find our dream home in Norwood, and she was with us through every step, countless open houses, and so many emails. Kate is equal parts knowledgeable, responsive, and capable. I can’t imagine having anyone better on your team, and I recommend her to anyone even starting to think about their home buying journey.
This was my first time buying a home and I’m extremely fortunate to have found Kate as an agent. Once I reached out to her, she immediately set up a meeting for the next morning. Ever since that introduction she was always available via text, phone, or email. She guided me through each step of the process with clear and thorough texts and e-mails. She was patient as we explored properties that in retrospect were more educational than viable. She maintained an even temperament throughout some of the challenges, which can be emotional for the buyer. As other reviews have noted, she connected me with excellent professionals such as a lender, inspector, and attorney. Furthermore, she continued to act as a constant liaison with those people once the introductions were made. Including, of course, the seller’s agent and attorney. From my perspective, her knowledge of every aspect of home buying- from the real estate market to the infrastructure to the negotiation to the closing – is limitless. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone; it’s that simple!
Without exaggeration, Kate is the real estate agent you dare to dream you might find. A friend of a friend recommended her to us and after we were brushed off by a team at another Boston-based real estate office, we decided to shoot her an email.
It was the single best decision we made during the entire process of purchasing our first home. Kate is thorough, reliable, responsive, and on top of all of it she’s delightful to be around. She was honest about what we could expect at every point of the process. Her background in roofing and familiarity with construction was an added bonus that helped us feel like we knew what we were getting into when we looked at older homes. In the extremely rare event that she wasn’t sure about something, she did not hesitate to find someone with the relevant expertise to weigh in.
Our condo in JP is in a neighborhood we adore, that we never thought we could afford to buy in. We were dealing with special circumstances – most notably, we had to ensure the ability to modify our home for disability access. Kate helped us figure out the best options to meet our needs and still keep our offer attractive to the seller. She made us feel like her only clients, even though I’m sure we weren’t. We cannot speak highly enough of her – thank you Kate!
If you got the opportunity to work with Kate as your Buyer’s Agent, you would be quite lucky. Not only did she get us into a fantastic property in a market that we were having a lot of trouble with, she did it quickly and made it feel easy.
Kate has the knowledge to help you find the home you want, and she has the experience to guide you and educate you as a buyer. Thanks Kate!
Kate is truly one of a kind. I’ve worked with her on two transactions and her honesty, professionalism, and responsiveness completely blew me away. She also knew a lot about construction / building structures and was able to point out key issues in helping me make my decision. I did not have a good experience with the lender and legal team I worked with and it was solely because of Kate’s dedication and attention to detail that I was able to identify gaps in the process and be able to close on time. I’ve been recommending her services to friends and coworkers ever since!
From her first email to the bottle of champagne at closing, Kate was warm, thorough, honest, clear, and more responsive than I could have imagined. We were making our first home purchase as a couple and it felt complicated and emotional – but with Kate’s help, always do-able. I never thought we’d like and trust a realtor as much as we liked and trusted Kate. It was a profound pleasure to work with her and there’s no way we’d own a home now without her. Thank you Kate!
Buying a home is supposed to be a very stressful and daunting process. Kate was so reliable, responsive, and intelligent that we always felt in good hands. Of course there were road blocks through the processes but having her there eased our minds.
Kate’s knowledge of the area, the process, and even a bit about construction and maintenance helped us see things in properties we couldn’t notice ourselves. Her connections to different banks, inspectors, and lawyers took the hassle out of shopping for services. On a personal note, Kate was just a nice person all around. I felt like I was going through this process with a friend.
I found Kate after a terrible experience with a different realty agency – and thank goodness I found her! Kate was extremely responsive and professional, as well as very proactive in checking in and attending to the whole process of buying – from calming anxieties to the nuts and bolts of the purchase.
I would highly recommend Kate to anyone looking, particularly as a first-time buyer.
As a first time home buyer, the process whole process seemed daunting, if not down right intimidating, especially in this market. A mutual friend recommended Kate and put us in contact with each other. In our first meeting Kate gave me an outline of the home buying process, explained each step in detail, and answered all of my questions with great detail. Over the course of about a year my expectations and preferences fluctuated a great deal, along with my busy schedule, Kate was very patient and responsive throughout the whole process. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge of not only the real estate market, but is very knowledgeable with construction and structural integrity. I moved in to my condo a few weeks ago and could not be happier with it. Much credit goes to Kate and the hard work she put in, I could not recommend her highly enough.
Kate helped us purchase our first home in East Boston. She simplified what would have been an overwhelming process otherwise. Her construction knowledge was impressive and incredibly helpful during the search. Her connections with other realtors, inspectors, brokers, and attorneys were so very helpful. We loved working with her and are incredibly appreciative of her help and guidance! Thank you, Kate!
Kate recently helped us purchase our first home. From the beginning, she was excellent at explaining the process and what to expect at different steps. She promptly responded to all of our questions (big and small). Kate has a great knowledge of the general Boston area in addition the real estate market and was able to give guidance on neighborhoods in addition to properties. She worked with all the other individuals involved very professionally and ensured that we were all on the same page.
One of the best things about working with Kate was how she understood the emotions behind purchasing our first home. We felt comfortable expressing concerns to her and she was quick to find answers, explain what was happening, and assure us that we were still on track. Being a first-time homebuyer is an emotional and stressful process and it was wonderful to have someone who understood those complexities.
We would highly recommend Kate to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Kate recently helped my husband and I to close on our first home. I would highly recommend Kate as a real-estate agent to anyone. There was never a time when we felt like Kate was pushy or ill-informed about anything. As first time home buyers, we must have asked Kate thousands of questions. She replied to each question promptly, articulately, and with considerable insight.
We were introduced to her by a colleague who had nothing but glowing things to say about her. After our initial meeting with Kate it was clear to both my husband and myself that we felt very comfortable with Kate and that she brought a wealth of knowledge about houses, construction, contracts, roofs, flood zones, furnaces, and historical and current knowledge of Boston and the housing market.
As first time home buyers the process seemed very daunting. Kate was wonderful in walking us through every step of the process. She was available for any questions and was present through each part of the transaction. I could not recommend Kate more.