As an agent who's an expert in the Conejo Valley and surrounding area, Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Kathy Smiley is knowledgable, professional, prompt and eager to serve you. Here what Kathy can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
"You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. Before we get in the car, you and I have met and have extensively gone over your criteria for what you want and need in your new home. I do more than just taking you to "look at homes". I educate and help prepare you for "GETTING" that perfect dream home!"
Sell a Home
"When it's time to move, you need someone who is intricately connected within the community. I will help you prepare your home for sale; advertise your home in the most flattering & dignified manner; show to prospective buyers who are qualified to purchase your home; negotiate the purchase contract to meet the best of your objectives; help assure or arrange financing for the buyer if necessary; oversee and exhibit control over the inspections; handle all necessary paperwork; and fully supervise the successful on-time closing! I take care of everything you need, from Start to Close!"
Consult on Home Selling Tactics & Techniques
"Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. When you list your home with me I will provide a two-hour consultation with an award-winning designer, who will give you specific recommendations to make your home attractive to its ideal audience. We will go through a detailed checklist to make sure we have all components functioning and in tip-top shape, from heating & air conditioning to termite to the roof ~ Presenting your home in its highest possible light will get top dollar & possibly multiple offers! Tasks like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can make the difference between a home resting on the market forever, and one that's sold fast!"
Negotiation, Escrow & Successful Closing!
"Navigating through the escrow process in California Real Estate is a complex and intricate task. I personally oversee that each and every task is completed on time and properly. Forewarned is forearmed ~ and taking control of the escrow process is vital to having no surprises and an on-time, smooth closing. You can count on me!"
Kathy Smiley, REALTOR