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About Scott Kato – A Timeline:

1992 – 2002:  Scott spends over 10 years in the dot com industry.

2001:  While living in Manhattan and running operations in the tri-state area for one of the largest retail music chains in the U.S., Scott reads Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.

2002: Shortly after, Scott decides to apply his skills to launch his own real estate business.  After only six months in the business, Scott purchases his first home and is recognized as "Rookie of the Year" based on sales volume, Coldwell Banker (ranked #1 and the largest brokerage in the greater Long Beach area).

2003:  Within 18 months, Scott leverages his first home to purchase an oceanfront condominium, which he intends to flip.  After renovations are completed, Scott decides to call it home and rents out his first purchase. By the age of 30, Scott purchases and sells more than six properties of his own while still holding on to a few for rental income.  Kiyosaki's plan is in full swing.

2004-2006:  Over the next few years Scott's business begins to flourish, as he quickly becomes a dominant player on Ocean Boulevard, specializing in oceanfront condominiums.

2006-2007: At the peak of the market, Scott forms Kato Group and starts to align himself with asset managers who represent several banks (REO properties).  Jessica Panzica, long time friend and licensed appraiser of 10 years, joins Kato Group to manage BPO's and oversee REO operations.

2008-2009:  Scott teams up with Neal Thompson to form an investment partnership.  They hit the courthouse steps, acquiring Trustee sales.  The process includes eviction with legal due process (also known as "cash for keys"), renovation (asset management), marketing, and sales.

Kristina Narz and Kate Shioji join Kato Group as Executive Assistant and Buyers Agent, respectively.



2010-Present:  In a depressed market, when most real estate groups struggled, Kato Group accelerated and found opportunities for their clients.  In 2010, Kato Group averaged over one closed escrow per week.  (Though, if Trustee acquisitions are included, over 100 properties were purchased and sold.)

In 2010, Scott Kato ranked #1 in gross sales for Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance, ranked Top 25 in the state of California, and ranked Top 100 in the Nation.  (In fact, since joining Coldwell Banker in 2003, Scott has consistently ranked as one of their top-producing agents.)

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Listings & Sales  

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Active Listings  

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Past Sales  

(298 all-time)
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Sell-side
11/07/2014
$15,000

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11/07/2014 - Sell-side - $15,000

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Sell-side
11/05/2014
$517,000

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11/05/2014 - Sell-side - $517,000

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Sell-side
10/02/2014
$328,000

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10/02/2014 - Sell-side - $328,000

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Sell-side
10/01/2014
$310,000

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10/01/2014 - Sell-side - $310,000

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Sell-side
09/30/2014
$485,000

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09/30/2014 - Sell-side - $485,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

12/16/2014 - zuser20140720113645781
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Bellflower, CA.
Primary point of contact: Ray Miramontes

Ray Miramontes was awesome! He knew his cities, knowledgeable in all aspects and very Professional, great with communication, he worked around our schedule answered all of our questions no matter how late we emailed him. Not only did we established a business relationship, but gained a friend as well. He made the process very easy for us, and i will surely recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you kato group. And thank you Ray for all of your help!  More Less 

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12/11/2014 - carmenlopez1997
Bought a home in 2014.

Ray Miramontes helped us finding the house that we really wanted. He drove from Long Beach to Riverside looking for houses, he did not gave up until he found the house that fitted our wishes. When I spoke to him the first time he made us feel comfortable after he explain the process of buying a property through their office, he promised us that we were be treated as a VIP, and they did. I will go back to Scott Kato in a heartbeat and definitive we will recommended him to my family and friends. Hi is professional, responsible and even a little aggressive when negotiating for me, thanks Ray!!!  More Less 

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12/11/2014 - user3180830
Sold a home in 2014.

Scott and his team were recommended by a good friend and they did not disappoint! Very professional and friendly, would recommend to others and will use again if the need arises.

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