Seller Testimonials


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"Kate was an awesome agent for selling our beloved '50's ranch home in Alameda. Kate has sharp marketing instincts, a keen eye for staging, and set up a slick website that conveyed the retro-modern style of our house.

If that isn't enough, Kate and her husband run their own green construction company. So if you need last minute repairs or touching up, they pack a mean 1 - 2 pucnh... Kate works with a superb professional photographer, and her cousin is a landscaper. Talk about a one-stop shop! Kate is always positive with a bubbly personality. Can't say enough how much we appreciated her hard work and emotional support (you'll need that, too!).

The proof is in the pudding? We were in contract within a month of our 1st open house, AND we accepted an offer that was $30,000 OVER ASKING. C'mon people, it's the Great Recession and that's not supposed to happen in this slumping market!!"

- Keith L.

"Fantastic Realtor! She timed the opening and showings like a maestro. Above and beyond the call of duty. Her husband jumped in with a crew at the last minute to repair a major problem. Knowledgable, friendly and got the job done in a difficult market. Our house sold within a week! Even after the sale they helped us move some kayaks out of the yard. Her sister spent a day helping me dismantle the staging. I can't believe our luck in finding her."

- Catherine D.

"Kate sold our house in Alameda and she did a fabulous job, from start to finish. She has a sharp mind, she is very knowledgeable about Alameda real estate, and she is incredibly organized. She lead us smoothly through the sales process from beginning to end. She was really pivotal in helping get our house ready to go on the market by coordinating the staging and any small fix-it projects that were necessary. She has a great eye and breadth of knowledge about design and construction. She is a trustworthy, genuine person and we felt confident and comfortable with her working for us."

- Martha S.

"We recently hired Kate to help sell our home in Alameda and we thank our lucky stars that we did. We were already acquainted with her and know her to be positive and friendly. As an agent, she is professional, hard-working, and no-nonsense as well. We were nervous as this was the first time we were selling a home in a less than ideal real estate market. We quickly came to know that we were in good hands. Kate is extremely knowledgeable about market conditions and an Alameda expert. She told us exactly what we needed to do to get our home ready to sell and how to price it. We followed her advice to a T, resulting in multiple offers. And while our home needed a new roof and bathrooms among other things (all disclosed), we accepted an offer for well over asking and had a clean and easy 32 day close of escrow on our "as is" sale. All true! It just doesn't get any better than that!"

- Nancy L.

"My wife and I were really impressed with the level of service we received from Kate.  We had a relatively complicated situation and needed to delay putting our house on the market for six months.  Kate was patient and attentive without being intrusive. When we needed her to step in and begin the process, we had a very short timeline for the completion of home repairs, inspections, and closing. Kate gave us invaluable advice on what needed to be done and what could be left for the buyer.  More importantly, she provided us with contacts without whom we could never have completed our project.

Having had some unpleasant experiences in the past with realtors, we found Kate to be by far the most professional and thorough realtor we have worked with.  The proof of this statement lies in the fact that we sold our house within 10 days and received a substantial amount over asking.  We would recommend Kate to anyone (and did) without hesitation."

- Chris O.

"Kate guided us through the sale of our family home during a difficult market. She provided a wealth of pre-sale resources for outstanding marketing photos, and staging, as well as landscaping, inspections, and much more. She essentially became another member of the family... Not only did she cheerfully contend the intricacies of working with five siblings, but she helped us survive an escrow closing that occurred just days before the Christmas holiday.  Perhaps it's also important to mention that Kate managed all of this without missing a beat when she had a baby in the middle of everything! Needless to say, I certainly recommend Kate."

- Pat K.

"I came to Bayside Real Estate in Alameda specifically after I saw the tons of positive reviews for Kate McCaffrey.  I am surprised she decided to work with us since I bugged her with a million questions before I took her on.

Kate is, bar none, the best agent I have ever had, and I've bought and sold four homes. She is resourceful, energetic, and cheerful in even the most dire of circumstances, and unrelenting as a protector of your interest. Kate was a phone call away whenever I needed her, and she always read my emails and answered my concerns quickly. She knows what she is doing and understands how to deal with other agents in a firm, but polite, manner. She is upbeat, with a great sense of humor, and helpful at open houses--she doesn't just sit there and wait for people to ask questions. She knows how to prioritize when she's in the middle of several different negotiations, which increased my confidence in her abilities.

Kate makes great websites (with professional photography) and brochures, and is extremely knowledgeable about green building materials, which she points out in your home using special signs (another reason we wanted her to sell our home). We had problems with building permits in the middle of our sale, but Kate handled them with aplomb, and was there every step of the way to help me through the process, meeting me at the city offices and making sure things were properly completed. I loved that she used remote document signing software so that we did not have to travel to an office the many times something needed signing. I had problems with a stager who put in items that didn't work with the house;  Kate helped me find a new stager quickly, and even brought a few things of her own in to complete the look. We sold our home for the price we wanted within one week of putting it on market, and Kate made all of this easy.

If you are selling in Alameda or somewhere nearby, you'd be nuts not to use Kate McCaffrey at Bayside!"

- Margaret M.