“Real estate is my second language”, says Kathryn Vallee, who brings to the industry an ideal combination of education; cumulative, personal hands-on knowledge, solid experience, and a unique understanding of human nature.
As a second-generation, licensed real estate agent since 2001, she has incorporated her early teen training as her mother’s sidekick in the business, with the way she employs those important experiences every day in her prolific career. She first learned the basics and initial processes of real estate (listing appointments, market lingo, showings, negotiation strategies, etc.) protocol; but most important, she learned the significance of listening to and understanding her clients’ needs and wants in a delicately balanced, supportive professional relationship.
You don’t often hear successful professionals speak of only “doing what one loves”, unless they are one-hundred percent convinced, and one-hundred at east and happy with their chosen careers. This perfectly defines Kathryn Vallee’s work ethic. Her energy, knowledge and vast experience grace her with a particular flair and standard of excellence that is not ordinarily perceived in the industry. Clients are gratified, yet sometimes amazed, at her ability to meticulously hone-in on the perfect home or investment property of their dreams.
Her riveted concentration and attention to discovering the right place and property for each client often means delving into a myriad of complex details (for buyer and/or seller), while maintaining communication with them and lowering the stress factor in what may be major, life-changing decisions. According to Kathryn, sometimes it’s a matter of focusing on the right details; the issues that matter most to clients --- can make a positive difference.
Professionally and Personally
• A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication has enhanced Kathryn’s expert, consultative skills, especially when clients consider purchasing a second home as a VRBO investment.
• Having a military Dad made Kathryn sensitive to the trials of family relocation through real estate market ups and downs.
• CDPE - During the market correction in 2008, she quickly adapted her business to assist buyers and sellers to navigate the complex real estate market. Her required negotiation skills with financial institutions for an optimal outcome, gave her the experience of a lifetime; one even her mother, after 28 years, did not have. She earned a certification in managing and selling distressed properties (CDPE), and along with her business partner/husband, she was able to help over 500 families buy or sell their home during this period.
• CLHMS (2006) - Kathryn is an active guild member of the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Specialist Designation. As a member, her achievement is recognized in luxury markets around the world. As a real estate professional with GUILD status, she is recognized as knowledgeable, experienced and uniquely skilled in meeting and exceeding real estate expectations for today’s most discerning luxury buyers and sellers.
• Kathryn relaxes by pursuing the finer arts. As a former Fiber Artist, Kathryn enjoys loom weaving by hand; practices Feng Shui principles and enjoys fashion designing.
• She is an avid supporter of the independent film genre and volunteers with the Sundance Film Festival in her hometown.
• She is a continual supporter of Habitat for Humanity by donating funds for every home she sells and volunteers in the construction of new homes. The experience of being part of the team supporting the National Association of Realtors Habitat for Humanity project in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina struck, affected her deeply. It is something she’ll never forget.
• Kathryn respects and pursues the enriching benefits of spending time with her family in the greater outdoors where she explores natural wonders and makes new 4-footed friends.
Recent Blog Posts
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Kathy is a highly experienced and educated real estate professional. She is also patient and kind, two wonderful aspects for those less experienced with real estate, as I am. Kathy is someone I highly recommend as she makes what could be a challenging process, mush easier. She is also someone who is very loyal and will fight to get her clients a superb deal.
We met Kathy virtually when we stumbled upon one of her listings in Park City, a 2 bed, 2 bath condo in Old Town. We made an excellent offer, but so did 14 other people, and ours was not accepted. We asked Kathy to let us know if any similar units were about to come on the market before being listed - in the hope that we could avoid a bidding war. Kathy came through!! Her colleague, Karen Stone, contacted us on a Saturday to let us know of a unit we might be interested in was being listed that following Monday. We came up to see it, fell in love, and made an offer that day. It was accepted that evening and we closed in less than 2 weeks!! We are so happy! Thank you Kathy and Karen!!
We were so fortunate to be able to work with a realtor and friend who is very knowledgeable in the Park City market, especially since we live out of state and had no knowledge of the area. She was always responsive to our questions and concerns in a timely manner. Kathy was very helpful providing us with local referrals such as contractors, furniture stores, insurance agent, title company, and restaurants. Her patience and professionalism were greatly appreciated.
Kathy recently listed and sold our Park City condo. She took fabulous photographs, produced a beautiful brochure and marketed our property extensively through various online sources. Our condo sold quickly and for a price we were satisfied with. Kathy is bright, personable and always the consummate professional. Though we reside in Florida, Kathy made our transaction as seamless as possible by doing some things for us that we could not possibly do from afar. She is the type of person who always goes the extra mile to help her clients. I have a high degree of trust in Kathy and I am very grateful for her efforts on our behalf. Kathy is not only our realtor but also a good friend. I give her my most heartfelt recommendation.
Kathryn worked with us through the entire process of purchasing and financing our townhouse in Park Valley. She has many years of experience in the area and helped us, as newcomers, to negotiate the legal requirements required. She also put us in contact with a good banker who worked overtime to get us preapproved for a loan in a very short window of time. And she helped us to negotiate with the seller on his price, as well the other details involved in the sale. We felt confident in getting Kathy's advise on a number of issues. We also used her recommendation in finding an excellent property manager for our home. Kathy is a lovely person and professional relator to work with.
My husband and I were looking to purchase a condo in Park City and received Kathy's name as a cold call to a listing on Zillow. We had the luck of the draw! She is knowledgeable and professional about the Park City Real Estate market as well as Real Estate in general. She responded quickly to our questions during the purchase process. I appreciate her follow up after closing to make sure we didn't have any other needs. I would recommend her and hope to use her services again.
Kathy is an excellent realtor and a terrific person. We spent the last 5 years looking for a place in Park City and she was very patient with us through the process. She helped us through the negotiations, was very responsive and was there for us every step of the way. I would recommend Kathy to anyone looking for property in the Park City Utah area.
My husband and I recently closed on a property using Kathy as our realtor. I cannot recommend her enough. We were extremely impressed with her work ethic, knowledge of the area, legalities of real estate and property management, professionalism, very quick response time, and punctuality. We always felt Kathy had our best interest at heart. She is extremely friendly and easy to work with. She also has extensive real estate, property management and business contacts in the area, and she is highly regarded by those in her industry. Her willingness to help goes above and beyond any other realtor we've worked with in the past. There is no doubt we will go to Kathy for any future real estate needs.
My husband and I were relocating from the Chicago area to the Park City area. Kathy worked with us before our visit to the Park City area and listened to our requirements and requests carefully. After spending a day with Kathy visiting homes that we had located through online searches and that Kathy suggested for us, she ended the day with a visit to a new development in a neighboring city. The area was perfect for us and we found a model that suited our needs with some minor modifications. Kathy also worked hard to negotiate some things with the builder so that we could get the finished product that we want.
Kathy is now selling a condo that we own in Park City. She did a tremendous job with staging and photographing the unit. She continually sends updates on activity with showings, buys, and sells in the Park City condo market. She is working closely with the rental company to insure that prospective buyers can see the unit, since it is rented most of the time. We are very happy with Kathy’s efforts both as a buying agent and as a selling agent.
I wouldn't hesitate to work with Kathy for one second. Her and the team she surrounds herself with are top notch. Not only have I worked with Kathy in the past, but so have my friends and my family. I consider Kathy and her team my real estate professionals for life.
If you want one of the best realtors out there who also has an immense network of industry related professionals are her disposal, Kathy Vallee should be your choice.
Moving into a new state is stressful enough, but Kathryn Vallee took away all our anxiety and fears. Our timeline needs were met with her guiding and directing us. Our experience with Kathryn was way beyond excellent. Her fast response time to our texts, emails or calls was always within minutes and she always had the information we were looking for. She is very well organized, courteous and she has your best interests at heart. I highly recommend Kathryn for all of your real estate needs.
I met Kathy from looking at listing on Zillow. Right away I knew I liked Kathy and went no further. We were in the process of looking for a second home in Park City, we knew little about the neighborhoods but shared with Kathy what was important to us in this home and throughout the process Kathy provided listings that met those guidelines. Unfortunately the market in Park City is tight but together we continued to find homes that met our needs. Kathy was able to share with us a listing that she thought would perfect and it was! We bought the home by video view, fully putting our home purchase trust in Kathy. We arrived a few days later to see the home in person and were more than excited by every detail of our new home. It was everything and more that we were looking for. Kathy goes above and beyond with her clients, she knows where to go for everything as we are not looking at next steps to set up our home. We really couldn't have asked for a better realtor or situation. We look forward to spending time getting to know Park City and Kathy! We highly recommend working with Kathy Vallee, she will take care of you, is honest and knows the market well! Thank you Kathy Vallee. You are a true professional.
I have been very impressed with the level of service that Kathy Vallee has provided. She was able to guide us in the process of getting our home ready for sale, and was able to orchestrate a great sale price! Highly recommended.
We were referred to Kathryn Vallee through our beloved agent in Denver. After moving many times around the country, I can tell you that Kathy is the best agent we’ve ever encountered! She knows the area , she listened to our family needs, and she did a great job of helping us navigate yet another new real estate market. She is patient, responsive, and always had our best interests in mind. Kathy is the ultimate professionals, and tough just when you need her to be. Other agents respect herThe news as well - always helpful when negotiating! We could not have been in better hands with better people, and we highly recommend Kathy Vallee.
– The Brown Family