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Living in Sarasota for over 26 years and loving it more every day!

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Testimonials

 

Denise D. wrote: "Selling a house is a very stressful ordeal. . The day I met Katie, I knew I was in good hands. Katie is not only a wonderful, kind, caring person, she knows her stuff. She suggested simple changes to increase the value of the house. With in 3 weeks, we had house on the market and sold it after 10 days. Katie was very organized, took charge and a personal interest in making a very difficult closing situation happen. She was in contact with me from day one to the last paper was signed. I would highly recommend Katie. Shes amazing."

Denise R. wrote: "Very quick to answer questions and resolve concerns. She was instrumental in dealing with local contractors, in the sellers absence, in preparing the home for sale. There was never a doubt that the home would be sold for a fair and reasonable price."

Budd wrote: "It was only "A GREAT EXPERIENCE" because of you and your employer! You made sure that the kids new that it was supposed to be exciting, not scary :-). That wound up to be so true! You weren't the least bit worried about the kids being just a commission, in fact you placed them with an agent that was kind & had their best interest at heart! Not a bit of pleasure, only solid advice each step of the way! Your finance person got the kids a great rate and saved them money at closing, while keeping them in a conventional mortgage which made their choices so much greater! Thanks again!!!"…

Tiffany wrote: "Thank you Katie Patten for providing my children and me a smooth home buying experience. Your thorough attention to details and our needs brought us to our dream home. Your expertise in this field is outstanding and your patience is commendable."

My Story

On a brisk October day 25+ years ago I was walking the beach in Maine with my black lab mix when I conveniently bumped in to an acquaintance I hadn't seen for 5 years. I was up for a life change and was open to pretty much anything having grown tired of long, cold winters and seeing my recent graduate school opportunity disappear due to funding cuts. Little did I know this walk on the beach would change my life forever. When I was close enough to see it was Marilyn who was happily wrestling with my dog, the joyful reunion began and ended with an offer for me to rent out her home on Siesta Key she and her husband had bought 2 years prior but hadn't had a chance to visit yet. Seriously? I had never been to Florida before but a warm, sunny tropical beach sure did sound better than wind chills of 20 below! Two days for a yard sale and 3 days on the road until I arrived in Sarasota with my furry black friend by my side. With $160 in my pocket; no job, no one I knew, an uninhabited house full of surprises what did I have to lose? Come to find out- absolutely nothing! With the happy addition of a wonderful husband and 2 fabulous children, the more I have become a part of this community the more I love it and realize how much it has to offer everyone willing take the chance and call it home! Are you ready? I'd love to help!

 

 

Services Available

Working for over 20 years in healthcare as a companion, private duty nurse and massage therapist is a reflection of my ongoing desire to put others first. Compassion has always been the basis for understanding others and real estate is no exception. My top priority is making sure your needs are not only heard but actualized. Whether you are selling your home, your parents' home, or looking to purchase a new home, I will be there with you every step of the way making sure you derive the most benefit with the least amount of stress possible because you're not just selling or buying real estate, you're saying goodbye and hello to a home.

I pride myself in going beyond the expected to deliver an exceptional and fully satisfying one-stop, full-service real estate experience for home sellers and buyers. Whether you live locally or far away, I will work with you throughout your sale process and/or home search to make sure everything is completed properly, on time and assist in finalizing the details.

If you are selling your property, I will make sure your home is not only prepared well but stands out and shows beautifully so it is sold quickly for the highest price possible, with the least amount of inconvenience to you. I can refer you to service professionals, set up appointments of your choosing, and make sure services are completed in addition to looking out after your home on a regular basis. I love to hold Open Houses regularly, as they are a personable and highly effective marketing tool, and will keep you updated on the outcome of each one.  

Because 92% of home shoppers now search for homes on the Internet, the Coldwell Banker system offers unmatched property marketing and technology to generate interest in your property:

Our properties are displayed on 575+ websites to 16 million buyers daily.
Our global network connects me with 82,000 sales associates at 3,100 offices in 50 countries, who may already be working with your buyer or seller.
Just listed/just sold postcards inform potential buyers of your property’s availability.
Local newspaper advertising promotes our properties.
National brand advertising, including online, television, magazines and special events, attract buyers.
Coldwell Banker Previews International® showcases luxury properties to affluent buyers.
Our rapid response technology enables me to respond to online inquiries quickly.
 

For buyers, I will use my technology, marketing, presentation, communication, negotiation and sales tools to help you find the home that matches your criteria. Through our affiliated companies and joint ventures, we offer a full range of services for buyers:

Residential and commercial property assistance
Mortgage
Title
Home warranty
Vacation and annual rentals
Property management
Relocation
Global referrals
Insurance services

Community

I am fortunate to have been and continue to be an avid volunteer in our local school system for 11+ years assisting with everything from reading with elementary school children, helping teachers in the classroom, assisting with events, book fairs, organizing activities, field trips and chaperoning. Having teenagers actively involved in school as well as band, orchestra and baseball keeps me busy and I love being an actively involved parent ! It is my top priority until they head off to college in the all too near future! Sarasota is a fabulous community in which to raise children, offering a wide array of opportunities rarely available or affordable anywhere else and providing an A+ school system available to all. Whether you are a couple looking for your first home, an established family looking for new and marvelous opportunities, or retirees excited about relaxing and being involved, Sarasota offers the ultimate lifestyle for you all !

In addition, Coldwell proudly supports our local charitable organizations through my participation in our Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES foundation. Since 2001, CARES has donated more than $3.5 million to a wide array of non-profit educational, health, welfare, environmental and cultural arts organizations in Florida. Since 2003, we have sponsored more than 15 Habitat for Humanity homes statewide. Our statewide initiative in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities continues to position our company as a leader in support of several truly worthwhile organizations.

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