About Kathy Sokolic
Kathy Sokolic is a Realtor® with Realty Austin with a focus on the Central Texas/Austin area. Since 2016, she has been involved with assisting clients through the sometimes stressful journey of home selling and buying. Her pastimes include reading, enjoying live music, and eating-foodie style. She lives with her husband Mike and cat Bitteh in Mueller, Texas.
Hometown: Austin, Texas, U.S.
Best quotes from her story: “Offering local business people and other community organizations a chance of free marketing in a unique way gives me an ‘excuse’ to talk to them without feeling anxious, as most are very receptive to the idea. As a Local LeaderⓇ I feel empowered to help shape my community and be a part of something larger than myself!”
“A house is so much more than bricks and mortar. It is an emotional investment and a part of a community. Buying or selling a home can be life changing and I am proud to be a part of people’s journeys. Even though I love being a RealtorⓇ I still love ROCKS!”
Kathy’s business philosophy: “My compass for both life and work is based on a few factors. I lead my life with integrity and honesty. I make good decisions selecting my clients and I attest that “there is enough business for everyone.”
I can wrap my personal brand around two main ideologies: 1. being transparent and true to myself and my clients; 2. being accessible to people. I answer my own phone whenever possible. I do, however, draw my boundaries. I put my phone away at 8:00 pm everyday. I don’t allow window shoppers in my business as I am not a tour guide. I run a tight ship. I won’t work with a buyer until a pre-approval letter and a lender is solidly in place. My sellers know what to expect as soon as their home is listed.”
What People are Saying About Kathy
“Kathy has been amazing and has helped us find a house we love over the course of a year, going from just dipping our toe in to finally making offers. Through COVID, she has been extremely nimble and knowledgeable, helping us navigate Austin’s tight market and bids, always pointing out and noticing details in homes we visited, and keeping us up to date about the state of the market. She was always extremely fast to respond and always ready to show us homes, and we looked at a ton. Not only that, she is just really nice, and made things a lot more fun. We got a home and a new friend out of the whole situation.”
“Our experience with Kathy as our realtor and selling our house while not in the Austin area, was stellar. She went above and beyond in every way to get us the best sale. She was ever patient with our back and forth on negotiations, the repairs to our place (that had been a rental for 7 years) and was our stand-in when we needed it (which was a lot!). Selling a place from a distance is not easy, but when Kathy says she’s full-service, she really means it. She’s present when she needs to be, very communicative, speedy in her responses and gets the job done with minimal fuss. We appreciated that Kathy provided her thoughts when asked and really allowed us a lot of room to make our own decisions. Then, she executed quickly with whatever was needed. She’s not pushy and lends a ton of expertise at just the right times. This was one of the best real estate transactions we’ve ever had because of Kathy and we wish she was here in Kansas to help us sell our current home!”
“We are first time homebuyers and cannot overstate how knowledgeable and helpful Kathy was to us. The process of securing a mortgage and buying a home was confusing and stressful, and Kathy was there for us at every step. She was in constant communication with us and the seller and was available for calls and texts anytime. All our questions and concerns were immediately addressed, answered, and dealt with, no matter how complex. When the inspection unearthed a problem, she negotiated successfully with the sellers on our behalf. She was also invaluable in recommending top-notch inspectors, electricians, handymen etc. I strongly suspect we got excellent deals because we were her clients and her relationships in the community are so strong. I can’t recommend Kathy more highly – if you are looking for a house in Austin, she is exactly the kind of person you need at your side.”
How to Find Kathy
Read Kathy’s full story in Becoming a Local LeaderⓇ