Kathy D'Orso is consistently ranked one of the Top Producers in the Beach Cities area. She has lived in the South Bay for 38 years and has sold real estate here for 26 years, so she knows both the Beach Cities communities and the property market here extremely well. More than that, Kathy is a true enthusiast about the sun-drenched South Bay, in particular about Manhattan Beach, where she has lived for the past 17 years. This enthusiasm is quickly communicated to the clients she works with. If you buy a home with Kathy, you're going to love living here. If you sell your property in this area with her, you can be assured that buyers will be attracted to it immediately.
Kathy specializes in the Beach Cities communities from Playa del Rey to Palos Verdes, with her base of activity in Manhattan Beach. But Kathy also knows and represents buyers and sellers in the communities north and east of here, including Marina del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica, Westchester, and Hawthorne. In addition to her sales training and expertise, Kathy is educated and licensed as a real estate broker. She is also a Certified Residential Specialist, a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, and a Certified Real Estate Appraiser. Accordingly, when you work with Kathy, you know that you are being represented by someone with exceptional education and experience. No wonder that in addition to being a Top Producer, Kathy has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame and is a member of the 100% Club.
Kathy's objectives are simple: If you are selling a property, she wants to secure the best price for it, she wants to sell it quickly, and she wants to close the escrow efficiently and effortlessly. If you are a buyer, Kathy wants to find you a home or an income property that you are really excited about, on terms that are favorable to you, and at a price that beats your expectation. Owing to her knowledge, experience, and expert negotiating skills, Kathy regularly achieves these objectives. However, Kathy also knows that real estate transactions are sometimes complicated. These are the situations that test an agent's abilities; they are also the circumstances in which Kathy most stands out. In addition to her honesty, integrity, and professionalism, Kathy is downright persistent in all of her dealings on behalf of those she represents: She will pursue every issue involved in a transaction until she is satisfied that you her client are being best served.
Kathy comes from a family of builders, contractors, and real estate professionals. So working with residential properties is in her blood. Her son is also a Los Angeles based real estate agent, specializing in properties on the Westside, in particular in architectural and design homes. Kathy's son also holds advanced degrees from Oxford University, and before becoming an agent he taught there and at universities in Cairo, Mexico City, and Southampton, England. Kathy has had the good fortune to visit all of these places, in addition to other countries. So she is well traveled.
Kathy leads an active lifestyle. When she is not showing a property or closing a deal, she can regularly be seen at the local Spectrum Health Club or walking along the beautiful Manhattan Beach strand. Kathy also loves interacting with people. She is a great communicator and an even better listener. Kathy knows that her clients' needs and interests are top priority, so she takes the time to discover and understand them fully. Kathy is such an enjoyable person to work with that she has remained friends with many of her former clients. Understandably, much of her business is from repeat clients and referrals.