Katy Thielke Straser

Realtor Alain Pinel Realtors
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Katy brings a rich and diverse background in sales promotion and marketing to her Real Estate career. Combined with competence in managing special events and organizing athletic and fitness programs, Katy's skills match up perfectly with the needs of today's dynamic and challenging real estate market. Katy's philosophy is that she provides the level of service she would expect from a hired professional. She treats all clients with equality and commits 100%. Katy invests in top quality marketing tools and carrys a rare impeccable work ethic. You will wonder how she does it all!
Oct 26, 2018
Katy was a tremendous resource in helping to find the right house for us in Menlo Park. Due to her deep relationships within the Menlo Park and Atherton, we had access to MANY properties on and off market which gave us great flexibility in terms of choice. We also wanted to sell our house before we bought a new house which complicated the transaction. Within two weeks of selling our house, we were under contract for a lovely newly built home in a great location. Needless to say, we are very happy with the professional way in which we were handled and the tireless, patient way in which Katy interacted with us!
Oct 15, 2018
Katy has been a true professional in working with us on the sale of the “willowside ranch” in pescadero. Really dilligent, communicative, responsive, creative and a delight to work with!

Great agent!
Mar 20, 2018
Surely it is rare that one might end up calling their agent a friend rather than just someone they work with ... but this is not only what Katy has become for us, but also how it felt from the very first moment that we started working with her, a friend who listened to our needs, guided and supported us through a completely unfamiliar process to us (our first time selling and buying a home), someone looking out for our best interests in the process rather than just trying to make the sale. And even a few months after, she continues to check in and be a supportive presence amidst the unexpected situation of having the new home we purchased burn to the ground only three weeks after moving in.

Her network and ability to harness resources is incredible, especially when faced with a short timeframe (we basically had a week to get our house prepped for sale, and she was able to get it done without even seeming to break a sweat, and always with a smile).

One would be hard pressed to find someone who is more professional, supportive, and is the very definition of Get.It.Done. while being more than 100% attentive to her client's needs, wants, budget, all while being able to gently expose them to what may unexpectedly go beyond what the client might have anticipated or realised was available or possible.
Feb 14, 2018
Associate Finance Director
As buyers from overseas we contacted a number of different agents to help with our property search, but Katy was by far the most proactive and supportive during the process. She dedicated time to review our shortlist before making our visit, and when finally arriving to the area she had lined up some very promising homes for us to view. There were a number of specific requirements for the home and she took these on board, using her network to help arrange the appropriate surveys. Overall I would recommend Katy to support anyone looking for a home in the Atherton/Portola Valley/Los Altos Hills area.
Oct 11, 2017
Katy helped my family through our process of renting our house, that we are so enjoying at the moment. We needed a house that we can love short-term while our house is being rebuild. She made the process very easy and was very responsive to all of my questions. I would recommend working with Katy and I will seek her out again in future. Thank you, Katy.
Mar 24, 2017
Katy did an outstanding job in helping sell a condo in Mountain View. Katy was a tremendous asset in helping us determine what remodeling and updating needed to be done. She and her interior designer helped us make cost-effective decisions and then she recommended great contractors to get the jobs done. She coordinated all aspects of preparing the property for sale, pricing, marketing and closing -- all without a hitch. She is fun to work with and made it all go smoothly. I highly recommend her.
Mar 22, 2017
Electrical Engineer
My family and I have known Katy for almost 15 years, and we definitely vouch for Katy as our go to agent/broker. Katy was our agent when we decided to buy our first home in Santa Clara County - Palo Alto in 2002, and we are very grateful she gave us this opportunity to own our first home! Also, after our family moved out of the state she was extremely helpful in preparing our home for rent. Over the years she helped us with not only securing rental clients, but also with property advice, upgrades, remodel management, all while our family has been living out of state. Katy has helped us in so many ways. She is extremely patient and persistent when any issues need to be solved. I would definitely recommend Katy!
Mar 22, 2017
Self employed gardener
First a bit about myself, I'm never own any real estate nor have dealt with any real estate agents. I inherited a property through a trust and was only partially involved with the details of the transaction.

We contacted Katy due to her experience of selling properties in our HOA. She had sold at least 3 in the small (11 units) complex. Our sale made it four. I enjoyed and appreciated her quick approach to getting the property ready for sale. She was invaluable in getting contractors, designers and experienced help to update the condo. We, the beneficiaries of the trust and property, were not local.

I do not have a opinion on the closing contract process. That was handled by the executor of the trust. The sale was successful and Katy had a great deal to do with that.
Mar 13, 2017
Home Seller
Katy did a wonderful job representing us in the sale of our house, going way beyond the call of duty. As we were out of the area, this effort included: selecting and working with our contractors to ensure the best presentation possible; selecting (and purchasing) appropriate fixtures, choosing the color (paint) schemes throughout the house (inside and outside), and directing landscape updates.

On top of the efforts to show and list our house, she had to manage the buyers agent (and buyer) and the sellers (us) through some difficult or at least interesting times; all while maintaining the most professional image.

We appreciate all that Katy has done. In fact, this is the second home sale for which Katy has represented us.

D & M Stevens
Nov 30, 2016
Executiva assistant
Katy is an amazing person and a super professional real estate broker. She is dedicated and trusted advisor with a proven track record of experience and expertise in residential real estate. Me and my Partner have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Katy and she was 100% committed to meeting our needs and working closely with us to generate outstanding results!
Thank you, Katy!
Sep 8, 2016
katy is a true real estate professional who met our specific requirements for locating a new home in silicon valley. she coordinated several meetings with home builders & architects with us. we live in southern california and katy has been so helpful in communicating with us via phone & email. we highly recommend katy for her knowledge of the area and professionalism at all times ! thanks katy !
Sep 7, 2016
Tenant in a hurry
Katy helped us relocate to a new house within a very short time frame. She promptly tried to address all our questions, and contributed to a expedite and pleasant transition to our new home.
Aug 27, 2016
Katy was delightful to work with. She was efficient, knowledgable, polite and ever present during the purchase of our Palo Alto house.

Highly recommend!!
Jul 20, 2016
I had a wonderful experience working with Katy on a purchase in Mountain View, CA. She was always responsive in a timely manner, professional, and super deligent. I highly recommend her as a real estate agent to represent any buyer or seller in their important life decisions.
May 16, 2016
Katy, once again rose to the occasion. We have had multiple sales and purchases with Katy over the last ten years. Our latest transaction was nothing less than amazing. Katy was such an advocate for us on negotiating a winning offer which settles us into our "forever" home. We can not recommend Katy enough for her professionalism and persistence to get you the best out of the offer whether you're the seller or buyer. Go with Katy...She is a "HOME" run!!
Apr 25, 2016
We used Katy as our agent to both sell and buy a new home in Menlo Park. She negotiated a fantastic deal on both homes and we owe it all to her expertise in real estate. She was raised locally so her insight and knowledge of local communities was very helpful when trying to look in new areas. She is a great agent and a friend to boot. What more could you ask for!
Apr 25, 2016
Katy is the best! She has the uncanny ability to sense what you are looking for and find a match! And she is great fun to boot! What more could you want from a realtor/friend! 3 Cheers for Katy!
Apr 25, 2016
Katy is the consummate real estate professional. She's driven, experienced, and a great negotiator. If you are looking to buy or sell a house in the Bay Area, I would highly recommend Katy!
Apr 25, 2016
What is there not to like about Katy? She has a dynamic personality, boundless enthusiasm and a positive outlook. I was impressed with Katy’s knowledge of the business, commitment and follow through. She got back to us immediately, answered all questions and reassured us every step of the way. Katy really listened to what was important to me and helped us find our perfect home. I've since referred Katy to my friends and colleagues on the peninsula. Go Katy!!
Apr 25, 2016
she was our selling agent on our house in Menlo Park. She did a great job and we got a great price. I was very pleased with the marketing campaign that she did on the property. She worked very hard for us and got us a great outcome.
Apr 25, 2016
I have worked with serval realtors over the years but none as outstanding as Katy Thielke Strasser. She has an extensive knowledge of Penninsula and South Bay. She has lived in the area her whole life and is very connected to the community. She has the ability to make you feel as though you are her only client. Any questions we had were answered immediately. She was so responsive to our every need. She exceeded all our our expectations. She was an absolute joy to work with! Katy is now our agent for life.
Apr 25, 2016
Katy Thielke Straser is EXCELLENT Agent! I will highly recommend her! She's very professional, with good negotiation skills, always making her client happy and satisfied!
Apr 25, 2016
I have known Katy for the past 10 years and she has helped my family both selling a house as well as purchasing a house! Great knowledge in the real estate business and she will definitely go that extra mile for you!!!! Katy is a Bay Area native which helps when looking for that special place for your family to live!!!!!
Apr 25, 2016
Katy helped us buy our first home. She counseled us well on it value, and helped us win out over 14 other bidders! One bid was higher, but that buyer's agent couldn't be reached when asked for further documentation, and Katy was right there waiting on our behalf for any such hiccups. We love our location so much, we just rebuilt our house and plan to stay forever. Before making the decision to rebuild, however, Katy showed us countless other properties over the course of a few years. She was always enthusiastic and patient. We even had her write up offer documents on one house and then changed our mind at the very last minute. Katy never once showed any sign of exasperation. We would definitely recommend Katy to anyone looking for an agent.
Apr 25, 2016
Katy is a vibrant, inspired person, who has a fantastic ability to recognize the qualities in a property that will match her clients' visions for their next home. Her dedication to a successful outcome for all helps drive her work in complex negotiations. She is exciting to work with; a true people person with exceptional insight, who enjoys her clients as well as the unique qualities of various properties.

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