We first met Kathy during an open house in 2011. The manner in which she handled the open house was very impressive and professional. We toured other open houses hosted by other agents during the early phase of our home search and none compared to the quality and professionalism offered by Kathy. Based on this encounter we decided to enlist Kathy as our agent in the search for our home. As a family who recently relocated to MN for employment it was good to have Kathy's knowledge of the area real estate and schools. She is very connected in the community and had several contacts which we utilized. She was very responsive to all of our calls and emails and always returned messages very quickly. Her knowledge of the mortgage and closing process was also very impressive. She knew more than the local bank mortgage officer and spoke up on our behalf to keep the closing on schedule. I would recommend Kathy to first time home-buyers or repeat home buyers for her expertise, professionalism, attention to detail and responsiveness. She is a great buyer's agent/advocate. If the time comes that we outgrow our current house we will certainly use Kathy to sell our current house and find a new house.