TESTIMONIAL by recent seller ~ C. Cowan of Westlake Village:
“My bottom line for anyone buying or selling a home in the Conejo Valley:
SIMPLIFY YOUR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION ~ TALK TO KATHY SMILEY!”
“I was fortunate to find Kathy while I was just beginning to make plans to sell my home of over 40 years. I was immediately drawn to her friendly, energetic and sincere nature. Recently widowed, I was a novice and alone in this process and frankly terrified. Kathy stepped up and guided me every step of the way. Through her integrity, unsurpassed knowledge, planning and communication skills, it turns out I wasn’t terrified after all! Kathy made me feel like I was her only client, making herself available nearly 24/7. Her expert marketing plan even included a high-tech “3D Walk-Through Tour” to attract truly interested buyers online. She handled everything from the storage unit, staging, and pre-listing inspections, and advice on pre-listing fix-ups. Maybe best of all, I got to know Kathy and she LOVES her job, and it shows! Thank you, Kathy! I had an extremely smooth and happy selling experience and would recommend you to anyone!”
Cheryl Cowan, Westlake Village
Wanting a fast sale on my house, I selected Kathy Smiley because of her totally "can do" attitude and her use of cutting edge marketing techniques which exposed my home to a very wide audience. Her use of 3D interactive virtual tours removed the need for having open houses which suited me just fine. Within a few days, I got an offer very close to list price from a high quality buyer. Kathy is truly a trustworthy and professional agent who pays attention to the smallest of details throughout the entire process. I cannot recommend her highly enough! She will definitely make you "smile"!Nancy Randak
Kathy is a terrific woman and a great real estate agent. She is well-connected and knows virtually all the other real estate agents in the area, which played a vital role in the negotiation process on my home. Kathy's persistent and relentless personality were crucial in sealing the deal on my new home, as I was in a bidding war against other buyers. I am so grateful to Kathy for helping me find and tirelessly negotiate for my new home--which I absolutely love! To be able to buy my new home, however, Kathy had to first sell my former home. She accomplished this after another agent was unsuccessful at selling it. Once again, her persistence and relentlessness paid off. I can't recommend Kathy highly enough! Satisfied Client
We had a short window to relocate our family to Southern California. Despite dwindling options for us in the area we wished to live as well as our time pressure, Kathy Smiley’s unmatched professionalism, tenacity and proactive approach to finding us our home never wavered. Kathy made herself available nearly 24/7, happily accommodating our often last minute trips into town to look at homes. She searched different areas of town in depth to find the right fit for us, all the while mindful of our son’s school location and travel times around town to get him to his activities. With the clock ticking toward the start of school and having exhausted all active listings, Kathy unearthed a beautiful, off-market home perfect for our needs in Lake Sherwood, successfully negotiating with the sellers to allow for the sale of our home, managing all the inspections and reports since we were away, and keeping in daily communication. She stayed on top of escrow throughout the entire process. Kathy’s resourcefulness, patience, and attention to detail were outstanding and a significant reason for such a successful transaction for everyone involved. Kathy is by far one of the most outstanding, hardworking real estate professionals we have encountered and we would not hesitate to hire her again or refer her to a friend.Hope
WOW!!! There are not enough wonderful things to say about Kathy and the service she provided to us. From the first phone call she was friendly, engaging, and showed her desire to meet us and really understand what we needed for our family. She always had time for us and her follow-up was amazing.
She was able to find a hidden gem in a fast-moving market; Positioned our offer strategically to be accepted among multiple offers; Researched the property to make sure we were aware of the condition and price tag of upcoming work all while working closely with our lender to ensure a smooth transaction.
Having been through this process unsuccessfully before we know just how blessed we were to have found her and had her on our side EVERY step of the way. Her wide net of professionals she knows in the field made a HUGE difference and allowed us to close ON TIME and obtain our home. We are BEYOND thankful and appreciative of all that she has done for us. What a gem Kathy Smiley is!!Dr Sevet Johnson
Kathy was just awesome to work with. She knows the area EXTREMELY well & always had a very positive attitude. She always took a lot of time to truly understand what we were looking for & in the end we found the perfect house. I highly recommend Kathy!!J Brooks
If you are looking to buy or sell a house, Kathy Smiley is the person to call. She is knowledgeable, patient, kind, understanding and really knows her business. Kathy was patient and helped me through this process following a divorce and found us the best house on a wonderful street that we absolutely love. Also, I don't think anyone could have done a better job of selling my previous home. She knew when to list, showed me how to showcase my home and sold it for way above list price. Kathy is one of the nicest people I know and is honest and helpful. You can tell that she loves what she does and works hard to ensure her clients are happy. The next time I need to make a move, the first person I will call is Kathy Smiley.J K Small
Kathy was a godsend for us -- she was such a professional every step of the way. She did an extremely thorough and detailed job selling our house, and she was very persistent in helping us find just the right home for us to buy. This is now our "forever-house" and we have Kathy to thank for helping us achieve this dream!Satisfied Client
Kathy was brillant - she negotated the short escrow which I was looking for. I would be happy to work with her again. Kathy was professional and a pleasure to work with.Satisfied Client
Kathy works hard to find and finalize sales and purchases for her clients.
She's caring and doesn't leave anything to chance. Shes's amazing. We love our new home and for any further purchases, Kathy is our Smiley Realtor!Satisfied Client
Kathy was a dream to work with. Not only was she honest and knowledgeable about everything there was to know, she was also so warm and caring. We bought a starter home, so our budget was difficult to work with in Southern California and she never gave the impression that she should be elsewhere or with someone more important or who could make her more money. She deals with millionaires and beginners, like us. I highly highly recommend using her. Highly!Katabi
Kathy is one of the most knowledgeable and professional realtors I have ever met.She uses her experience and ability to listen to do a great job for clients buying or selling a home.I trust Kathy when it comes to advice on any aspect of real estate.B. Goodman
Kathy is very knowledgeable in every aspect of real estate. She is diligent in her service to the client, making sure every detail is covered to assure a smooth transaction.Marcia Brandt
Kathy is the hardest working Agent in the Thousand Oaks/ Westlake Village area I know. Her positive approach to the real estate industry is refreshing and her personal style can't be topped!Erin Catalano
Kathy is a jewel in the real estate arena. She is an effective listener, and is able to hear the spoken and unspoken needs and concerns, enabling her to find the house her client is able to turn into a home. She keeps up with what is occurring in the market, and is able to provide her clients with the facts. She works hard for her clients and wants them to be happy!Joy Sakata
I've worked with Kathy on the sale of one home and purchase of another. She was deeply knowledgeable of the market, provided expert advice, and worked enthusiastically and very quickly to close out both the sale and the purchase. Kathy negotiated excellent deals on both houses and provided great support around all aspects of buying and selling homes, including recommendations for other service providers such as repairmen and inspectors. She made the whole process very easy and I completely trusted her judgment. Kathy was a joy to work with and the only realtor I would use or recommend to friends.Barney Alm
I've known Kathy as she entered in the business. Kathy is a sharp RealEstate agent! I've seen her grow into a Top Agent and she from day one embraced technology so she could represent her clients with the best for their listings and has surrounded herself with key service providers so her Buyers and Sellers have the best of service and great products! She is very aware of what's going on in the community, Network groups, charity and politics that effect our home values. I consider her a true friend and a hard working on top of her game agent!Veronica Johnson
Does anyone like the process involved in buying or selling real estate? Well I don't - not even a little bit. Fortunately, my wife and I hired Kathy and she just flat-out took over and made it very straight forward and relatively painless. I'd hire her again and Prudential California Realty in a heartbeat if the need ever arises again (and I'm sure it will). Kathy is the best. How can you not like a gal named Smiley?Steve & Linda Wilson
A job relocation brought us back to southern California after being away for 15 years. We met Kathy at an open house and knew immediately that we wanted her to help us find a home to purchase. She patiently showed us homes in several areas and worked with us for over a year to find the PERFECT home for our family. Once we found the home, the transaction went very smoothly. She was knowledgeable, professional and very easy to work with. We highly recommend her.Chris & Marty L
I highly recommend Kathy Smiley. She worked very hard to find just the right home for us. Much appreciated!! KathleenK.Canfield
Kathy is amazing! She had already helped my husband sell the smaller home he lived in when we married, which she had initially helped him purchase years before he met me. When we decided to move to Agoura Hills/Westlake Village, she was the only expert we would trust...and she didn't let us down! She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and it's values and neighborhoods, and is a good, decent person, on top of it all. She has now helped us with the purchase or sale of three properties, and we wouldn't trust anyone else if we are ever in the market again.Barbara & John A
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