Kathy King

    Kathy King

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    As a dedicated real estate professional in Borrego Springs my success is a direct result of my customers trust in my ability to help them. I started my practice in 2004 with my Real Estate License and became a Broker in 2006. I strive to simplify the process of buying and selling real estate while meeting and exceeding the expectations and needs of everyone involved. My extensive experience and proven track record are factors you can count on when working with me. I have a strong technical background that drives use of technology to understand the current market and to make the connections necessary for our success.
    In 1984, prior to becoming a real estate professional, I earned my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering at Colorado State University and held engineering positions in both Colorado and Virginia. Having lived in small towns most of my life, I longed to leave the City behind. So in 1992, I moved to Borrego Springs and devoted the next ten years to running a small business. In those 10 years, I developed a vast network of friends and associates in the area.
    Looking for a change in 2004, I turned my attention to real estate. My hard work and diligence has really paid off. In my first full year of sales, I earned the International President's Circle Award, which is recognition from Coldwell Banker as a top producer. The following year, I was the recipient of my second top producer award, the International Diamond Society Award which is also from Coldwell Banker. I became a Notary Public in 2005 and certified Notary Signing Agent in 2007. In 2006, I became a Risk Management Specialist and an e-Pro. Risk Management Specialists are Realtors® who commit themselves to achieving and maintaining educational goals that give their clients the utmost protection throughout their transactions. An e-PRO is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line.
    I received my GRI or Graduate Realtor Institute designation in 2011. GRI designees are described as the CPA's of the real estate industry
    In March of 2012, Sylvana Meeks and I purchased the Coldwell Banker Franchise and moved into the original real estate building in Borrego Springs. We are really excited to bring real estate back to where it started.

    My Client Reviews

    (38 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 5.0
    Past 3 months: 5.0

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    2022
    08/19/22
    Joe gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    I purchased 2 properties in Borrego Springs. Kathy represented the property fairly and was helpful on what I needed at the time. You need to admire people that are able to do a specific job without complaint on what it is to work 365 days a year on the stress that people face anywhere in the world. I purchased in 2017 and then a year later average for building. I am pleased to say nice things after the dust settles. I recommend Kathy King to the potential buyer. I just do not see how a good offer could be refused and she does her best!
    2021
    06/29/21
    Liz gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy was always available and always helpful and positive. She just makes things work!
    06/23/21
    Lane gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy is an outstanding realtor. She sold our home in Borrego Springs in just five days. She priced it well and worked hard to sell it. An associate of hers took fabulous photos which drew many potential buyers. Kathy coached us on how to make our house really shine in the online photos. She has years of experience in Borrego Springs and knows the real estate market well. Despite having other clients, Kathy was always available to answer questions. All paperwork was done in a timely manner. We had complete confidence in her. We have bought and sold several homes and Kathy is right at the top of our list of excellent realtors. She is detailed oriented, experienced and professional. Selling a home is stressful physically and emotionally. A good realtor can reduce that stress and that is just what Kathy did. We give Kathy King our highest recommendation.
    05/13/21
    Steven gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy was fantastic to work with. My dad is a retiree and we were selling his home in Borrego Springs. At the time of the sale, he had not lived in Borrego Springs for some time and had a renter. He also is contending with some lasting impacts of a previous traumatic brain injury, making navigating all the details of selling the home challenging. As his son (living in Minnesota), I hold Power of Attorney and my dad wanted me to handle as much of the transaction as I could. All these circumstances presented a lot of complexity and challenges that Kathy worked effectively through with us and ensured full transparency on all big decisions and activity. She also helped make sure my dad & I collectively got everything done that we needed to. My dad was also intent on selling quickly. Kathy helped us realize that goal without moving too quickly to reduce our selling price unnecessarily, still allowing my dad to get a very good price for the home. Beyond the sale itself, Kathy helped us with getting all the junk and unwanted items out of the home, which was no small feat given that neither my dad nor me are living in Borrego Springs. Based on my experience, I would strongly recommend Kathy as a Realtor to anyone looking to sell or buy in Borrego Springs.
    05/13/21
    Steven gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy was fantastic to work with. My dad is a retiree and we were selling his home in Borrego Springs. At the time of the sale, he had not lived in Borrego Springs for some time and had a renter. He also is contending with some lasting impacts of a previous traumatic brain injury, making navigating all the details of selling the home challenging. As his son (living in Minnesota), I hold Power of Attorney and my dad wanted me to handle as much of the transaction as I could. All these circumstances presented a lot of complexity and challenges that Kathy worked effectively through with us and ensured full transparency on all big decisions and activity. She also helped make sure my dad & I collectively got everything done that we needed to. My dad was also intent on selling quickly. Kathy helped us realize that goal without moving too quickly to reduce our selling price unnecessarily, still allowing my dad to get a very good price for the home. Beyond the sale itself, Kathy helped us with getting all the junk and unwanted items out of the home, which was no small feat given that neither my dad nor me are living in Borrego Springs. Based on my experience, I would strongly recommend Kathy as a Realtor to anyone looking to sell or buy in Borrego Springs.
    2020
    08/17/20
    Andrea gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    I would highly recommend Kathy King and the staff at Coldwell banker if you are buying or selling in Borrego Springs CA. She sold our house quickly and kept me updated during the whole process. She is professional and easy to communicate with and has the local knowledge of Borrego as well as many years of experience as a realtor.
    08/17/20
    Andrea gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    I would highly recommend Kathy King and Coldwell Banker if you are buying or selling in Borrego Springs CA.
    07/30/20
    Julie gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy is an excellent broker, and provided us with superior service. She helped us navigate a sale with a challenging seller, and a change in lender after the original escrow period ended! She negotiated an escrow extension and referred us to a stellar lender who was able to complete the loan process within the short extension period. She 100% made it possible for us to acquire our forever home. I give her the highest recommendation.
    07/20/20
    Karen gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy King, and her staff at Coldwell Banker, in Borrego Springs, CA come very highly recommended for any and all your real estate needs!! Kathy assisted us with the sale of 2 homes in Borrego and performed the task stupendously!! She will listen to your needs and desires and will work until your goals are achieved. She is very experienced and professional. Please contact her to assist you!
    07/07/20
    Steve gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy King helped me find the perfect home and at a price well below the asking price. She always answers her phone and I called her many times a day! Always has good friendly attitude and really knows the market. She educated me on prices and how many of the homes we looked at were priced to high. She had my best interest and wasn't trying to make a bigger commission on an over-priced home. If you need an agent look no further I highly recommend Kathy!
    07/04/20
    Bill gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy is a excellent salesperson, we were looking for a garage and bought a garage with a house. Kathy knew the listing well, provided multiple viewing opportunities and established trust that created a wonderful buying experience. We are very happy with are new home! Thank you
    06/08/20
    Rob gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy is your Ace in the hole! She's a consummate professional and a straight shooter who tells you what you need to know. She knows her market and gives good advice, and provides guidance throughout the process, but will ultimately - and willingly - do what the client wants. We really appreciated her candid nature, and ended up becoming friends during the purchase process. She's also a valuable after-purchase resource. Highly recommended!
    05/25/20
    Cammille gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy was empathic and compassionate concerning the dire need to sell my desert home due to job related and health issues. Her services were timely and she was always accessible and offered relevant advice. I recruited her services after hearing that she was the best at selling desert homes and I find that is likely the case.
    05/21/20
    Randal gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy has the knowledge of the process that will help you find and move in your dream home! She is very honest and is on your side all the way. She is always there to answer any questions or go out of her way to help out.
    05/21/20
    Randal gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy's knowledge of the process will help you find and move in your dream home! She is very honest and is on your side all the way. She is always there to answer any questions or go out of her way to help out.
    2019
    05/31/19
    Karen gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure working with Kathy King. When we had another realtor look at our house to list, she said it was outdated and would be hard to sell. When Kathy saw it, she was enthusiastic, and felt it would easily sell. We recieved two offers on the same day. Kathy was always available via phone and answered any and all questions. I reccomend her highly.
    05/28/19
    Lynn gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy was "super". She clearly explained the process of buying a home - what to expect and when. We do not live in California, so we communicated by telephone and email. Kathy always responded very promptly. She worked hand-in-hand with our Mortgage Broker. The process was seamless, efficient, and not problematic. We would highly recommend Kathy to any buyer or seller. Thanks Kathy for the great job!!
    05/02/19
    Bill gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy has been a pleasure to deal with in our real estate dealings in Borrego Springs, advising us well through some anxious times, easing the stress of the process as purchasers and sellers, any future real estate dealings Kathy would be our 1st call. Bill and Niné
    04/17/19
    Jason gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy did an amazing job helping us sell our house in Borrego Spring. I highly recommend Kathy. Kathy knows the market, knows the right people to get any repairs done, termite work or septic clearance done in a timely matter at a great price. Thank you for everything Kathy. Jason and Candace Wood
    03/01/19
    Dennis gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy and i met When i got hired on in Borrego Springs, i let her know the specifics of what i was looking for in a home in the area. Whaen we went to look at homes that she felt were what i was looking for they were exactly what i was looking for. when i let her know my price range she showed me homes in that price range which was a huge comfort. she was there with me the entire time of the purchase and was always avilable to answer any questions. i highly recomend Kathy and her team to anyone coming to the Borrego springs area looking for a home. Dennis A O'Leary II
    02/13/19
    Nick gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    By FAR - the best, smoothest and most enjoyable real estate transaction of my life so far (and there have been quite a few!). Kathy's knowledge of the town and it's unique real estate environment provided us with much needed insight. Even after the sale was completed - Kathy has been helping us organise utilities and upgrades. Even waiting at the house for tradesmen. We could not ask for a better experience!! Go Kathy!!!
    2018
    10/16/18
    Pete gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    We worked with Kathy to sell a lot in Borrego, and even though it was not a big sale Kathy was always available and there for us every step of the way. This was especially appreciated since we live over a thousand miles away. Her knowledge, expertise and connections in Borrego were fantastic. Thank you Kathy!
    08/05/18
    Paul and Carol gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    We couldn't have been more pleased with the professional service we received from Kathy. She is knowledgeable, experienced and gets the job done. She was always easy to contact and responded to all our questions promptly. Kathy knows Borrego and gave us great advice about our vacation home purchase. If you're looking for a top notch realtor, Kathy is the best!
    Response from Kathy
    08/07/18
    It was so much fun working with you two. I am thrilled that we found what you were looking for. See you around town!!
    07/12/18
    Sam gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    My wife and I were looking for a second home in our favorite place, after a few inquiries of the "local's", there was only one person to turn to in our search, Kathy. As a long term resident of the area and vested in the community, Kathy proved to be very professional and very helpful. Buying a home is not an easy task, you have to have someone in your corner looking out for your best interest, Kathy was more than I could have expected. Even after closing, Kathy directed us in the right direction in all the "small" items that needed to be tended to. Kathy turned out to be the true professional that we had hoped to find. If real estate services are needed again, we'll turn to Kathy without hesitation. Thank you Kathy for taking the "terror" out of helping us find our home, and thank you for your continued support!
    Response from Kathy
    07/12/18
    Thank you very much Sam. Working with you two was an absolute pleasure and I am looking forward to seeing you around the neighborhood.
    05/02/18
    Harry gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    I have known Kathy for some 20 years. I listed my home with her 3 years ago and she always worked extremely hard in trying to sell my home even though the market was bleak. Kathy kept saying that the right person will come along eventually and they did. Kathy always was very positive and was never discouraging even though the property was not being looked at that much.
    04/03/18
    Pamela gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy is a real natural at her job. Responsive, knowledgeable, ethical and a fun personality. She represented both the sellers and buyers (us) and explained very clearly how she separates the two transactions. Six stars!
    03/22/18
    Lisa gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy King is the most dedicated and professional realtor I've dealt with. My husband used her to buy our previous property, as well. His realtor no-showed, so he walked into her office and she showed him homes, and he bought one that day! Now with our second home, we did not hesitate to use anyone else. She pulled us through the scary and stressful process until the end.
    03/11/18
    Lauren gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy is great. She not only helped us buy our first home, but helped us sell it when we needed to relocate for work a year later. Her extensive knowledge of the area is complimented by her dedication to her clients. Due to my husband and I being new to the purchasing and selling process, we had a lot of questions. Kathy was quick to respond to all of our questions and kept us informed. She makes the buying and selling process effortless for her clients.
    2017
    11/19/17
    Ted gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    I have known Kathy for a number of years and she has always done business in a professional manner. Her knowledge of the Borrego Springs Real Estate market is outstanding. She is familiar with not only her listings, but most, if not all in the area. Communicates very well and is easy to work with. Our recent purchase was seamless thanks to Kathy.
    09/29/17
    Sarah gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy King is a true professional. Everything from start to finish was handled with our needs in mind. After closing on our new home she sent a cleaning company in to help us out .The best! I would truly recommend Kathy for all your real estate needs.Glen Clark
    08/13/17
    Larry gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy is the consummate professional real estate agent. Everyone I know who knows her would never go anywhere else for their real estate needs. Kathy recently sold a condo for me at a bad time of year for sales, finding a great buyer at a great price in only six weeks. She's also the nicest person you'll ever meet. As you can see, I'm a big fan!
    04/28/17
    Nedra gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    This winter I had to put my house up for sale. This was a difficult sale as it was a short sale and involved paperwork above and beyond a regular sale. Kathy took me through each step and helped me understand the process. She was tireless with dealing with my mortgage company and getting them to push through the paperwork. She kept me in the loop and assisted me when I had questions about forms, fees and general short sale issues. Her sense of humor and compassionate understanding of my situation made this transaction bearable. I highly recommend her to handle your real estate needs.
    03/20/17
    Kaitlen gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy knew what our house was before we even did! We are first time home buyers that were nervous and fearful at every step. Her attention to our specific needs and wants was beyond measure. Walking into our new home this weekend was like walking into a dream. Not only do we have our dream home, we have it an a price that doesn't make you faint when you pay bills every month. If you are looking at buying in any way I could not recommend Kathy and her team any higher. Thank you, thank you, thank you Kathy!
    03/10/17
    Patricia gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    I can't say enough about how satisfied we are with the personal professional service we received from Kathy King and her staff. We have been doing business with Kathy at Coldwell Banker and have received the best service that a homeowner can have. I also love the way she returns phone calls instantly and make sure that I have the answers that I'm looking for in a very timely manner that's very important to a client. I would highly recommend Kathy and Coldwell Banker a break with Springs to anyone thinking of buying selling or even the property management of your home While you were away or renting your property. Five stars aren't enough I give 10 stars if I could. Thank you Kathy...we appreciate you in so many ways, and are grateful to have done business with you over the years! Selling of our home was the easiest transaction because of you and your expertise!!! Patricia and David
    02/28/17
    Mark gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    I've been in the Real Estate business for well over 20 years and I work with hundreds of Real Estate professionals and I can honestly say that Kathy King is by far at the top of the food chain when it comes to hard work, dedication, loyalty and her amazing character ! I've always been impressed with her ability to market her company and her listings with cutting edge technology and local knowledge. If your looking to buy or sell you need to call Kathy!
    02/21/17
    Zita gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Living in the Pacific Northwest, I have been longing for a second home / vacation rental in a desert community. I had never been to Borrego Springs; however, I was open to the possibility of purchasing a property in the area. Kathy was referred to me by long term Borrego Springs residents who maintain a second home. Due to distance and time constraints, Kathy made my search extremely efficient and provided valuable advice. I felt well informed by her knowledge of the area and the market. Her guidance and expertise afforded me the confidence to make an offer and follow through with the purchase. I am absolutely over the moon with my desert retreat and would work with Kathy in the future!
    02/18/17
    Stacy gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy King is an amazing realtor. She has helped our family with three real estate transactions, two sales and one purchase, all of which she coordinated deftly and with the utmost professionalism. Kathy is extremely honest, and empathetic during what can be a very trying process. She offers only the sagest advice to her clients to help a purchase or sale proceed as smoothly as possible. Our family cannot recommend her highly enough!
    2016
    12/10/16
    Brian gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy was amazing a true professional. We had a lot going on selling are home and buying another. Throughout the process Kathy helped us stay calm and positive. She made the process so much easier. She was a real blessing for are family.
    10/12/16
    Wade gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy is very very professional and always responsive to emails sent to her. She replies within 5 minutes no more than that. She is polite and very knowledgeable in the real estate market. Doing paperwork with Kathy is easy and headache free. I recommend Kathy to anyone who is looking for a "real" real estate agent as a buyer or as a seller. ***** stars.
    Response from Kathy
    10/12/16
    Thank you Wade.
    10/11/16
    Kevin gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Kathy was responsive and quick with counteroffers. I'd work with her again for San Diego and Borrego Springs real estate.
    Response from Kathy
    10/12/16
    Thank you Kevin
    09/20/16
    Maricela gave Kathy 5 stars out of 5
    Buying our first house was definitely a very scary process to me and my husband. Lucky for us Kathy was our real estate agent and she was wonderful and very helpful through this entire process. If I ever had a question she had the answer. Her expertise and experience made this home buying process a breeze. I definitely recommend her. If you are thinking of buying a home please don't hesitate to contact her she is the best. Thank you Kathy, we couldn't have done it without you.
    Response from Kathy
    10/04/16
    Thank you very much! I loved working with the two of you!

    My Experience

    • Managing Broker Coldwell Banker Borrego
    • Top Producer in 2004,2005,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018,2019
    • Chemical Engineer
    • Local Resident since 1991
    • Member Borrego Springs Rotary Club 2006 - 2010 President Borrego Springs Rotary Club 2007-2009 Member Borrego Springs Rotary Foundation 2007-2010
    • Named one of America's Best Real Estate Professionals in 2018, 2019 and 2020

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Accredited Buyers Representative
    • Notary Public
    • Seniors Real Estate Specialist
    • Graduate Realtor Institute

    My Community Involvement

    • Member Borrego Springs Rotary Club 2006 -2010
    • 2009 President Borrego Springs Rotary Club
    • 2010 President Borrego Springs Rotary Club
    • Volunteer Miss Borrego Pageant

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