It's really true, I love my work. It's probably due to the fact that there aren't too many things I like doing more than considering houses-buying, remodeling, staging, selling and enjoying houses. Unless----it's being with people! Combining houses and people has made a great career for me and I've learned so much more about both.
I've been involved in sales and sales management since graduating from Whitman College in 1977. From Meier and Frank in Portland, Oregon to Abraham and Straus and Tiffany & Co. in New York City, I've always enjoyed the marketplace and salespeople. Coming back to the Northwest and settling in North Seattle in 1987, I found a new and fabulous career with Windermere.
I feel like I've driven myself and my two children in and out of every nook and cranny of our great city of Seattle and feel pretty comfortable and proud in each one of our weird and wonderful neighborhoods. From Mount Baker up to Edmonds, I really enjoy finding the right "fit" of neighborhood and client which is all about listening, listening, and more listening---that's what it comes down to. The rest is follow-through, patience, empathy and ....fun!
There's no better testament to my integrity and expertise than my past customer's referrals. They make up almost 90% of my business, year after year. Working with their friends, family and professional colleagues makes my job more fun and familiar and results in a relaxed and streamlined process.
Why not have the biggest financial decision of your life be a success and a great experience? There's simply no reason!
As a first generation Seattleite and second generation broker, Kate Chamberlin brings a fresh perspective to buying or selling a home in the greater Seattle area. Kate grew up observing her mother, Betsy, as she worked with buyers and sellers with warmth and integrity. She shares her mom’s love of people and enjoys working with clients to find the home they’ve imagined.
An alumnus of Garfield High School and Fordham University/Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kate has spent her post-college career in various areas of real estate, most recently as an interior designer for high-end residential and the new construction of apartment buildings. Kate is now following in her mother’s footsteps to work with buyers and sellers in the Seattle real estate market. She has a fantastic eye for the potential of any space and is inspired by design challenges. Realizing functionality and beauty in today’s small living spaces is one of her strengths. She can make any space work – and look gorgeous. This skill is an added value for homebuyers, or for those looking to highlight their home’s beauty for the market.
Kate recently purchased her first home and when she is not immersed in her work, she continues to pursue her passion for dance and performs regularly in Seattle.