Testimonials

David & Alex K.

We would like to submit this letter in thanks for the work Kathleen Areias Sparer did to complete the sale of our condominium in Foster City. Kathleen's efforts and attention to detail were invaluable in not only the sale but especially in the preparation and presentation of our unit! Every case is different, so please indulge me in a little background; Alex and I bought the property some 22 years ago. As we never intended to stay as long as we did, very little (if any) effort was made to remodeling, so when an opportunity arose, we found ourselves with a tidy, but very dated condo. However, we needed to be in another part of the state in only a few weeks' time! On a whim, I asked our flooring contractor (and neighbor) if he might suggest a Realtor®. Fortunately for us, he recommended Kathleen! Kathleen went well beyond what I would expect of any Realtor®, coordinating with decorators, p…

We would like to submit this letter in thanks for the work Kathleen Areias Sparer did to complete the sale of our condominium in Foster City. Kathleen's efforts and attention to detail were invaluable in not only the sale but especially in the preparation and presentation of our unit! Every case is different, so please indulge me in a little background; Alex and I bought the property some 22 years ago. As we never intended to stay as long as we did, very little (if any) effort was made to remodeling, so when an opportunity arose, we found ourselves with a tidy, but very dated condo. However, we needed to be in another part of the state in only a few weeks' time! On a whim, I asked our flooring contractor (and neighbor) if he might suggest a Realtor®. Fortunately for us, he recommended Kathleen! Kathleen went well beyond what I would expect of any Realtor®, coordinating with decorators, painters, and craftsmen to complete the remodel of our home. She made herself available for not only questions but to make the unit available to contractors and deliveries, saving me huge amounts of travel and time! She kept us informed of every step of the proceedings so that we felt very comfortable leaving what amounted to the entire project in her hands. Because of Kathleen, I was able to concentrate on getting settled in a new city, without having to worry about leaving the old one. We cannot thank Kathleen enough for all the work she put in, and would not hesitate for an instant to recommend her highly to anyone looking for a capable, thorough, and detail-oriented broker. We were lucky to have her!

Stephen A.

I am writing this letter to serve as a reference for the exceptional experience my family and I experienced in working with Kathleen Sparer. Both my parents passed away and we were faced with the challenge of selling our family home in Hillsborough, a unique challenge all of our family members live out of state. Based on the recommendation of long-time friends, we called Kathleen to see if she would be a good fit. After our initial meeting, Kathleen furnished us with a complete write-up, marketing plan, and full strategy to get the maximum value out of our house. We signed a listing contract. Kathleen made critical assessments of the property and made recommendations on a plan to bring the house up to standards that would warrant the asking price we had proposed. Being remote, it was critical that we would agree on a budget and the goals we had in making the proposed changes. Kathleen br…

I am writing this letter to serve as a reference for the exceptional experience my family and I experienced in working with Kathleen Sparer. Both my parents passed away and we were faced with the challenge of selling our family home in Hillsborough, a unique challenge all of our family members live out of state. Based on the recommendation of long-time friends, we called Kathleen to see if she would be a good fit. After our initial meeting, Kathleen furnished us with a complete write-up, marketing plan, and full strategy to get the maximum value out of our house. We signed a listing contract. Kathleen made critical assessments of the property and made recommendations on a plan to bring the house up to standards that would warrant the asking price we had proposed. Being remote, it was critical that we would agree on a budget and the goals we had in making the proposed changes. Kathleen brought in contactors of all varied disciplines. I agreed with her choices and all improvements were done to perfection under her guidance. Kathleen was a true lifesaver in overseeing all the changes and making sure they all came in on time, on budget, and to perfection. Once we put the house on the market, Kathleen had a true plan to get the right people to the property immediately. Within days, we had a qualified buyer at full price. Again, this all took place without any of my family stepping foot on the property. I cannot recommend Kathleen enough. She is a true professional focused on getting it right for her clients

Joan T.

Kathleen is the consummate real estate professional. In fact, when we started out to meet with three Realtors®, Kathleen's prep and presentation were so extensive and she had already put so much research and planning into selling our home that she earned a 10 out of 10 at the first meeting! And even though she sold our Foster City home in a 'hot' market, her expertise was still essential in making sure we planned and strategized for the myriad of things to go smoothly. Kathleen is super knowledgeable, focused, and extremely hard-working, from the big picture strategy to the hands-on help in actually packing stuff up and doing donation runs to the library and Goodwill! Our prep, open houses, and entire selling process were smooth; not from luck, or the great buyers market, but from the management of the entire process by a top-notch professional; 100% focused on getting the job done and d…

Kathleen is the consummate real estate professional. In fact, when we started out to meet with three Realtors®, Kathleen's prep and presentation were so extensive and she had already put so much research and planning into selling our home that she earned a 10 out of 10 at the first meeting! And even though she sold our Foster City home in a 'hot' market, her expertise was still essential in making sure we planned and strategized for the myriad of things to go smoothly. Kathleen is super knowledgeable, focused, and extremely hard-working, from the big picture strategy to the hands-on help in actually packing stuff up and doing donation runs to the library and Goodwill! Our prep, open houses, and entire selling process were smooth; not from luck, or the great buyers market, but from the management of the entire process by a top-notch professional; 100% focused on getting the job done and done right! And whenever something needed to be done Kathleen had just the right contractor or service to call and with her full database of great vendor relationships the service was always done promptly and cost-effectively. We've bought and sold several homes and were always disappointed in at least one or two key aspects of the performance of our past Realtors®, but with Kathleen, all was smooth and we would work with her again in a heartbeat!

Diana W.

During my lifetime I have bought and sold several homes with and without Realtors®. So I have confidence in my ability to recommend Kathleen Sparer of Compass in Burlingame California. Always positive and prepared, Kathleen helped me in ways I had never believed possible. She was prompt, reliable, dedicated, and sincere. I felt she heard me and what I needed in order to sell my unit at The Peninsula Regent. In addition, Kathleen personally called and emailed information to me during every step of the process. She hired professionals to make improvements, met them on-site, and inspected their work. I felt respected and included without being anxious. Compass has up-to-date ways of communicating to assure all decisions are approved by the seller and frequent reports are given online about how many people request to view the property. The Compass Concierge allowed payments for preparing the…

During my lifetime I have bought and sold several homes with and without Realtors®. So I have confidence in my ability to recommend Kathleen Sparer of Compass in Burlingame California. Always positive and prepared, Kathleen helped me in ways I had never believed possible. She was prompt, reliable, dedicated, and sincere. I felt she heard me and what I needed in order to sell my unit at The Peninsula Regent. In addition, Kathleen personally called and emailed information to me during every step of the process. She hired professionals to make improvements, met them on-site, and inspected their work. I felt respected and included without being anxious. Compass has up-to-date ways of communicating to assure all decisions are approved by the seller and frequent reports are given online about how many people request to view the property. The Compass Concierge allowed payments for preparing the property upfront and charged me at the closing of escrow. The proceeds for the sale were deposited safely after detailed accounting and legal title were transferred. Kathleen worked well with management at the Regent and when they found a buyer she welcomed their participation with maturity and gratitude. She led the team to a quick sale that satisfied all parties.

Juliana C.

Kathleen is lovely. Very customer-oriented, strong on follow-up, and eager to please while offering expert advice. She's patient with me, and that's nice because I'm a teensy bit of a tough customer. I've invested in r/e for a long time so I'm hard to please - the fault usually lies with the properties I'm shown (not the agent). But I can get irritated when spoken to like a newb. She never does that. Kathleen holds her own expertise nicely while happily answering my (many) questions without snark or second-guessing. The S/O and I are still seeking our next home, but we're very happy with Kathleen eyeing the opportunities out there on our behalf. Kathleen Sparer is a classy lady and I appreciate her polish and knowledge. If we close our next sale in the Bay Area, it will be with her.

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By studying recent sales and staying abreast of market trends, Kathleen helps guide you in pricing your property to garner your desired result—the best price. She delivers results in the least amount of time, with the least upheaval in your day-to-day life.