Kate is a native of Pasadena and attributes her passion for real estate to growing up immersed in the San Gabriel Valley's incredible array of architecture found in some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all of California.
After many years of working as a paralegal in Los Angeles and then in property management, Kate began her real estate career selling vacation homes in Mammoth Lakes, CA. From Mammoth, Kate moved to Bend, OR where she was a successful real estate broker for a number of years before making her way back home with her husband and young daughter to Pasadena.
Since returning home, she has become active in the Cultural Heritage Committee, whose focus is on teaching the importance of the preservation of historic property in the San Gabriel Valley to other realtors and spends time volunteering for the Pasadena Heritage Society, as well as being involved with other local historic home tours in the area.
The heart and soul of Real Estate Kate's business is to build and maintain client relationships turned friendships that last a lifetime. Her many years as a Realtor, over a decade in the legal profession and 4 years in property management ensure that you will always be well represented in your real estate endeavors.
She is an alumna of Mayfield Jr. and Sr. Schools in Pasadena and a graduate of South Pasadena High School. Architecture, photography, travel and music are some of Kate's other passions, second to her family and real estate.
Architectural Properties (Historic and Modern)
"Katie is a realtor who truly has her clients best interests at heart. Katie does not jeopardize her honesty to her clients in order to make a sale. Katie instead builds relationships with her clients by laying down a foundation of trust between her and them. Katie's clients know that they can be confident in her abilities and her integrity. During our experience with Katie she was upfront and honest about any issues that the property in question may have had. Katie has a strong background in law which shows through in her understanding and familiarity with the legal documents that we had to sign. Katie's demonstrative knowledge and grasp of the legal process made us feel at ease when it came time for us to sign the documents that she thoroughly explained to us. Her ability to utilize technology was on hand when she impressed us by electronically signing the documents, which also made everything simple and easy for us as well. What made Katie stand out was her commitment to following up and continuing a relationship with us after we purchased and moved into the property. Katie's ability to build relationships with her clients stems from the fact that she actually cares about her clients and is not just out to make a sale on a house."
Ryan G., La Verne, CA
"We found Katie Barnett's service to be top notch throughout the process of our home search. She gave us sound advice and really listened to what we wanted in a home. We loved working with her from the beginning right up until the end. We would definitely recommend her services to anyone interested in buying a home." "
Josh & Jen B., Pasadena, CA
"Katie was truly an exceptional Realtor! The high quality service and attention we received from her was unlike other agents we've worked with in the past. Katie was incredibly responsive and she ensured our needs were heard and met. She made our buying experience as seamless as possible and went above and beyond to help with every step of the process. When we were not available to meet with a contractor or inspector she would go out of her way to represent us and we felt confident that she would do so in our best interest. Katie was always informed and prepared to answer our questions. We felt like she was always a step ahead of us. She is kind, patient and truly a skilled agent with a high level of expertise. Using her great negotiation skills she helped us strategize to get the best possible deal. Her knowledge of the local real estate market helped us in our search for an investment property. After patiently going through numerous listings, she made sure we got the best value purchase and location for our needs. Whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Katie Barnett to help you in this life changing investment. We greatly appreciate the personal attention we received from Katie and could not have asked for a better Realtor to represent and guide us through the complex process."
Irene & Felipe, Los Angeles, CA
"What makes a great real estate agent? Someone who has taken the time to build a relationship with their customers, and has taken the time to key in on the details that are important to their customers. Katie was quite astute on picking up my likes and dislikes. Knowing the kind of questions or concerns I might have on a property, she researched things ahead of time and spoke to the listing agents to get additional information that were not included in the property descriptions. Even when I was already in escrow, she still took the time to negotiate things for me and hand hold me through the process and answer the millions of questions I had. It took me more than a year to find my perfect house. Through it all, Katie was patient, accommodating and supportive. She is the only agent I will work with or recommend to my family and friends."
Cierina M., Duarte, CA
"Katie is a fantastic real estate agent! She helped my husband and I buy our first home, and I can honestly say we could never have done it without her. Katie understood exactly what we were looking for, and didnít rest until we found it. I had spoken to a few other real estate agents before meeting Katie, and they all appeared dismissive and condescending. Not Katie! She was patient with all of our questions, responded immediately to any requests, and happily made herself available whenever it was convenient for us. We feel so lucky to have found her, and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy a home in the San Gabriel Valley."
Ashley & Andy S., Pasadena, CA
"We would like to let you know what a pleasure it was dealing with Katie Barnett in the recent purchase of our condo. She was professional all the way - stayed on top of everything, gave us a quick response to questions and concerns and supported us throughout the entire process. We look forward to enjoying our condo for many years to come and know we have Katie to thank for making it all so painless. She is a definite asset to your team!"
Rob & Mayra W., Rolling Hills Estates, CA