"There wasn't a doubt in our minds from the very beginning that Kathleen St. James would represent us in the listing of our Padaro Lane home, since we were so favorably impressed by her dynamite personality, enthusiasm, and appreciation of our property... but we had no idea how abundantly our instincts would be rewarded. Kathleen turned the very serious endevour of pricing, marketing and selling our beach-front home into an enjoyable adventure. We would take that trip with her again, gladly.
A valuable extra Kathleen St. James brought to the table was her years of sales experience in the design profession which paid off in her tasteful "staging" of our house and taking it to the next level of appeal... but the unforeseen icing on the cake was her very sincere generosity of spirit; she surpassed a real estate agent's normal obligation - giving 110% of her energy, time and talents every step of the way, and in ways above and beyond.
Kathleen at the same time, introduced us to our new dream home, perfectly suited to our present needs, and carried us on the same magic carpet through that process, concurrently.
We want to express our very real appreciation to Kathleen St. James, a truly fine person and professional who made the most valuable transaction of our lives an unexpectedly rewarding experience on every level."
Sherrill & Charlene Broudy
Listed Padaro Lane Premiere Property
"I am writing to endorse Ms. Kathleen St James' outstanding ability. Our paths crossed when I responded to a real estate listing (for Kathleen's then residence). The moment I entered her home I was impressed by the style, comfort and balance of the interior. Unfortunately, I was not the first to see the property and lost the chance to rent from her, but Kathleen's warm personality made a positive impression on me and we kept in touch. Less than two years passed before I purchased a house. Kathleen was the first person I called to help me turn it into a home. She served as consultant on the project and I found her to be professional, honest and a great deal of fun! I cannot overstate her competence in the field, and trust you will find her an asset to any project to which she commits her time and talents."
Gail D. O'Neill, HGTV
Client- Interior Design: Atlanta, Georgia
"Kathleen, I want to thank you for the excellent volunteerism at the 2004 CALM Design Showcase House & Gardens Event. Your effort helped to make this project a success. It has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you for helping CALM help children in Santa Barbara."
Director of CALM
"Kathleen called us in Minnesota to tell us about a property she was selling in FL. She thought it would be a great opportunity for Daryl and I to get into the second home market. Thanks to Kathleen, we were able to make the purchase while still residing in MN. Kathleen's confidence, her knowledge of real estate, and understanding our needs, made this an ideal transaction."
Daryl and Gail Swanson
Sold Home: Naples, FL
"Kathleen listed my house, and she was very professional, personable & helpful. She was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the selling procedure. She was the most outstanding realtor I've ever been involved with regarding sales, and my entire family loved and respected Kathleen."
Listed Property on Riviera
Santa Barbara, CA
"I am pleased to introduce myself on Kathleen's behalf and also to share my knowledge of her personally and professionally. For the past 26 years I have been involved with real estate projects on many different levels. These include being a licensed Realtor, a Real Estate Appraiser, a Property Manager and an Investor. I am currently in the business of refurbishing homes and have just completed the restoration of a home on the Historical Register. Kathleen has worked as a consultant on many of my projects. Kathleen has been my mentor and inspired me to get started in real estate. We met several years ago when I worked for her on an estate she managed in Minnesota. Kathleen knows how to get things done. She is incredibly resourceful and tenacious. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she is a motivator, both qualities which contribute to her success in managing others. She approaches each project with a clarity of purpose and she adds class and a unique sense of style to every project. Kathleen has a wealth of personal and professional experience and contacts in the business world and in the real estate and design fields. If you are looking for a highly responsible, honest, reputable individual whom you can trust to take initiative, Kathleen will not disappoint you."
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