Kat began her career in quite a different field: fine wine. After several years spent helping people pair wines perfectly with their meals Kat relocated to Austin where she continues to share her expertise with others. This time, it's by pairing you with your perfect home.
Since starting her career as a Luxury Home Specialist in 1999, Kat has found great success and personal fulfillment in helping others find a piece of the good life here in Austin. Her comprehensive knowledge of the Austin area real estate market and community life in the city and surrounding areas ensure that clients are at home in their new homes. Her specialty areas include Austin, Travis, Westlake, waterfront properties, ranches, and most things in between.
When it comes to navigating home buying or selling, Kat takes a full-service approach and will do whatever possible to ensure a positive experience for her clients. Not only is Kat a fabulous realtor, but a wonderful resource and most importantly a friend. Kat's expertise, kindness, flexibility and true understanding of our needs made our home buying experience unbelievably effortless, wrote former client Marc Sachs in a recent testimonial.
In addition to her career, Kat finds great enjoyment in giving back to the community that has given her so much. She currently serves as a member of the Christopher Guild - Center for Child Protection Services and on the board of the Central Texas Water Coalition. She also served on the Boards for the Texas Hill Country Food & Wine Festival, Any Baby Can, and The Long Center for the Performing Arts. Each of these organizations provided me with new and challenging experiences that have translated into an acute awareness of the ever-changing events scene here in Austin, Kat explains. As a treasured community volunteer, Kat Brooks is able to help Austin continue to grow into the vibrant city it is becoming and immerse herself in the communities she loves.
I rarely have the opportunity to write this kind of recommendations due to the disappointment that too often happens in selling one’s home, but this time it’s a pleasure to do so. If you are really serious about selling your home or buying a new one this lady is undoubtedly the best that there is or that we have ever had! Kat came to our rescue after a very long dry spell of not even getting viewers of our very nice property at Barton Creek Lakeside. Within less than 60 days we had a happy buyer and a very happy seller. She is a professional in every way and knows how to market a home. She treated us with respect and we felt as though she was actually family in the way she paid attention to our needs and what had to be done to accomplish our move. Trust me--if you want your objective achieved, Kat is the property specialist you need!
Garry & Nancy Schnabel — Aug 22, 2018
Kat Brooks is the definition of a true professional. Not only was she an absolute pleasure to work with, but she provided a wealth of valuable experience and industry knowledge. Her advice on selling my home was always sound, unbiased, and in my best interest. I was continually impressed by her responsiveness, patience, and helpful insights throughout the entire process. Despite unforeseen issues with my home and questions that arose during the selling period, Kat always followed through in the most professional way. If you are searching for a realtor that will go above and beyond for her client and make the whole process as stress-free as possible, Kat is for you. I feel very lucky to have had such a wonderful realtor and honored to know her as a person.
Shelly — Mar 26, 2018
I am referring Kat Brooks with KW Luxury Homes Division, Austin, Texas as a great Realtor. She supported our relocation with Accenture from Dallas to Austin. She listened to the features we felt most important in a home and went above and beyond to match our needs. Kat made home shopping a wonderful experience. Each home toured was on point, so we maximized our time spent together. She exceeded our expectations and provided such a high level of service that I would love to recommend her. Kat also has contacts in every field to help make the move-in process very smooth! You can't go wrong when you choose Kat Brooks as your Realtor.
Thomas P. — Jan 07, 2018
I am most pleased to recommend Ms. Kat Brooks to you. She has been my personal real estate agent for over ten years and has handled all of my real estate transactions, which also includes my move from Austin, TX. to Houston, TX. and the subsequent resale of that property. Throughout that time Kat's service has been exemplary and her knowledge of the real estate industry unparalleled. Kat is one of the most valued agents in the Austin area and has artfully handled even the most complex of buyers and sellers; most of all Kat gets the deal done! Beyond her stellar real estate career Kat was also personally responsible for a significant gift to the Long Center capital campaign which was the most important community project in the last decade. Kat is a revered citizen of Austin and well respected by all who know her. The choice to use Kat's services is a wise one, for I have found her to be the best and most talented realtor in Austin.
Cliff R. — Jun 18, 2017
I am pleased to recommend the realtor services of Kat Brooks. Kat made it easy for us to find a home in Austin. While we lived just outside Washington DC, Kat quickly helped us learn the Austin area, select a neighborhood, and gauge the market. She worked diligently with us to define and refine our priorities. Working day and night, accommodating our short scheduled out of town visits, Kat identified over 30 properties across Austin and chauffeured us around until we found those that we wanted to submit an offer. She guided us through the process, assembled all the documents and promptly delivered our offer. We felt well represented by Kat Brooks as she negotiated every point for us, each step of the way. Even while she was on a well-deserved vacation, Kat managed the process flawlessly. And it continued well after the contract, with the inspections, the re-negotiations, the closing, and the introductions to neighbors and community. Kat Brooks is a true professional, dedicated to her client’s experience and satisfaction. We are proud to say Kat is our realtor, and anyone that has the pleasure to work with her will be delighted.
Gene and Barbara Z. — May 12, 2017
I will keep this simple. We had our Barton Creek home listed for 6 months with 2 different agents and received no offers. We switched to Kat and re-listed at a cosmetic 1.5% price drop, and we sold in 4 days. She is constantly in the market and has a sense for where it is at and knows who the buyers are. She was available to us 7 days a week and was always on top of whatever the issue was. It was a real pleasure for my wife and I to work with her, and we are happy to have her as a friend now after the deal has closed
Steve K. — May 04, 2017
I am writing on behalf of Ms. Kat Brooks to share with you my highest recommendation for her as a real estate agent. Ms. Brooks successfully sold a residential property of mine in 2014 and I am confident that it was her hard work that closed the deal. Ms. Brooks took on the listing on my property after I had already tried listing it with several other realtors who were not able to find a good, qualified buyer. Kat went above the call of duty in advertising the house, personally showing the property to several qualified potential buyers, and negotiating the best price possible for me as her client. She was extremely professional throughout the escrow period and was diligent about informing me about the buyer's wishes as we worked through the inspection period which allowed the deal to close quickly and on time. I believe that Ms. Brooks' knowledge of the market, access to high caliber clients, and her willingness to advertise my home through the proper mediums were the reasons she was able to bring in buyers who were the right clientele for a unique house like mine when other realtors did not. I would use Ms. Brooks for her services again if I was listing a home in the Austin area, and I recommend that you do too.
Representative Jim Pitts — Mar 17, 2017