Realty Executives Tucson Elite
Associate Broker, CRS, GRI (520) 990-7005
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After graduating from The Ohio State University I worked for a large builder in Columbus Ohio before taking a break to raise a family. When I re-entered the work force, I worked for the local telephone company as a sales consultant and helped many businesses upgrade their old dated phone systems with the latest digital products.
Finding the increasing travel requirements difficult for family life, I transitioned into working as an escrow assistant. I not only met many buyers and sellers, I interacted daily with their agents and lenders. Wanting to have a more direct role in the successful outcomes for these families, I attended a local college to earn a real estate license in 1987. I jumped right in full time, earned a broker's license in 1990 and achieved Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)--something like a graduate degree for agents--before finally achieving Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), NAR's highest professional designation for residential sales agents. Only 2% of agents achieve this award. In the next decade, I earned Certified Residential Brokerage Manager (CRB), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP). I no longer pay dues to belong to the professional institutes that awarded them and therefore do not advertise the designations.
I went on to open my own independent brokerage in 1991, serving clients throughout Licking County OH until family needs led me to close the company and move my license to another brokerage. When I moved to Tucson in 2002, I spent the first year visiting with builders, previewing properties throughout the valley, touring open houses and attending broker tours. I also tried every Mexican restaurant in town! What a joy to explore all that Tucson has to offer and become a source for buyers moving to the area. Over the last 16 years I have averaged sales in the top 10% of agents in Tucson and top 16% in the country.
I lived five years in the Catalina Foothills, five years in Vail and now six years in Central Tucson. My top areas are Foothills, Northeast, East and Southeast/Vail, also serving some south and west-side suburbs including Sahuarita, Oro Valley and Marana. Some of my favorite neighborhoods include Rancho Del Lago, especially the Del Webb active adult community, Dorado Country Club Estates, Silverado Hills and any neighborhood near the UA or the new and improved downtown! My specialities include exceptional depth of detail in searching for homes or pricing and marketing homes for sale. I work with first-time buyers and seniors buying or selling their last home. I'm looking forward to serving you as soon as you call 520.990.7005!
For the first five years that I lived in Tucson, I called the Catalina Foothills home. Whether you seek a starter condo or a high-end luxury home in one of our exclusive resort areas, I love serving clients in zips 85718 and 85750!
Falling in love with the beautiful new Rancho Del Lago area of Vail, we moved to the suburb and enjoyed fabulous mountain and expansive golf course views. In Vail, we were able to get a lot more home for the money, including 15' ceilings and a 3-car garage in a gated community. The school system in Vail is exemplary and new construction is readily available.
Alas, after five years, family needs brought me back into Tucson, still on a golf course on the east side! From this more central location, I serve all of Tucson, Vail, Foothills, Sahuarita, Oro Valley and Marana. In addition to these areas served, I focus on helping veterans, families and retirees find the best property in the perfect location.
REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Kathy was a great agent for us! She was knowledgeable and organized and sold our home quickly. We have never met an agent who cared for our needs better than Kathy. We highly recommend her! Thank you.
- Kiwang & Taekhee K
Kathy Bayer is the most professional and honest realtor I have ever had the honor to sell my home. She works for YOU, her client. She provides foresight while conducting her duties when selling your home in the most efficient and effective manner. She has vast knowledge and in my opinion is an expert in the field of real estate.
- Donna B
We spent 6 months looking for the perfect home. Countless showings and a few offers later, we finally found it. Throughout this process, Kathy was very patient and professional. She had offers ready to go for every house we looked at, just in case we wanted to make an offer. She emailed us new houses that fit our needs and interests within hours of them coming on the market. Finally we found one that was perfect. We owe our happiness in our purchase to Kathy! Very Professional, personable, and highly recommended!
- Nathan & Caitlin O
Amazing realtor! Kathy has the knowledge, expertise, and interpersonal skills that far exceeded our expectations. When buying our home, she was patient, listened to our needs, was always prompt at returning our calls and emails, and found us the home of our dreams, which had everything we were looking for within our price range! If you are looking for the best realtor, look no further and do yourself a favor; call Kathy.
She was very knowledgeable about the area. She took into consideration what we wanted in a house and only showed us the ones that followed the criteria so we didn't waste time looking at houses she knew we wouldn't like. When it came to the contracts she was extremely helpful in explaining everthing since we are first time buyers and unaware what we could ask for while negotiating.
- Angela H & Nate F
Kathy has been so helpful during the entire home-buying process. As a young first-time home-buyer, I was excited but also inexperienced and a little freaked out. Kathy was sure to explain each step and clarify any issues when I had a question (or three or four). She was easy to get a hold of and was quick to respond when communicating via text, email, or phone. Because she's a well-established real estate agent in Tucson, she had connections with great people in the field. Even while working with a difficult selling agent, she was patient and made sure that I was taken care of and ensured that I got a fair deal. I'm so happy Kathy was there to help me through this stressful but exciting time!
- Maria A
Kathy did a great job walking me through the process of getting my house ready for listing and then keeping me calm during the open houses, etc. She made a painful process painless.
- Darlene J
Kathy is awesome. She has gone above and beyond to help us find the right house and work through the buying process. We were out of town for most of the purchase time and she took care of many odds and ends that had to be addressed. Could not recommend Kathy more. Great agent!
- Seth B
She is very knowledgeable realtor. Helped me to buy my beautiful house and made whole process went smooth and easy for me as I travel a lot and have almost no time for all the paperwork associated with buying a house.
- Ali N
Kathy has represented me personally assisting in the sale of my personal residence as well as referred to me homebuyers she has represented that I assisted in financing their purchase. In both cases, her experience in how she communicates the purchase or selling process to her clients is 100% better than 99% of Tucson's local realtors. Her clients always feel that she did a fantastic job either in finding the home that meets their needs or assisting them in selling at a realistic price. You won't regret your decision if you hire her to represent you.
- Russ D
Kathy was extremely professional and was so accommodating to our busy vacation schedule. She took the time to show us as many houses as was humanly possible, and her patience and feedback was so appreciated by both my husband and I. We are so close to making our decision, and I fully intend to use Kathy in any deal that we have in our future. Great agent and a great person, too!
- Kirsten H
Kathy did a great job of utilizing her professional skills to make the emotional process of buying a home a success. We were happy then with the process and how she managed it and continue to be happy with the house Kathy helped us buy and ultimately make our HOME--Thanks Kathy.
- Gene M