Client References

Please see Katy's most recent client testimonial videos below.


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5 stars 
- Highly likely to recommend

Bought a Single Family home in 2005 for approximately $1.6M in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 4/5
  • Process expertise: 4/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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.

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.425M in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5
  • Process expertise: 4/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

We appreciate what a terrific job Katy did in finding our property,negotiating the deal and making our transition from a larger home to a townhouse a smooth one. And she even found our temporary rental for us when the remodel became extensive--and persuaded them to take our wonderful, older dog! She brings a positive attitude and incredible energy to her clients, and we were impressed with her availability and willingness to invest whatever it took to close our deal successfully. She is a star!

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Local knowledge:  5/5
  • Process expertise: 5/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

Katy went the extra mile to be sure that our interests were placed first. She worked closely and tirelessly with the selling agents and owners to see the deal through to a successful outcome for all parties.

 

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Bought a Single Family home in 2002 for approximately $625K in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5
  • Process expertise: 5/5 
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

In 2002, we hired Katy to represent us in our fist home purchase, not familiar with the process whatsoever, Katy answered all of our questions and was able to guide us through the process seemlessly. I have heard that the process can be somewhat stressful but we did not experience that at all. Since then I have referred Katy to many other folks who also have shared the same professional experience that we encountered

 

I will continue to refer Katy and would suggest that anyone seeking a well qualified and truly an overall great person and agent to contact her for all your real estate needs

 

Thanks again Katy and best of luck to you and your family

 

We love our home!!!

 

Dave and Stacey San Jose, Ca.

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Sold a Single Family home in 2002 for approximately $575K in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 
  • Process expertise: 5/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

Katy helped us sell our first house in Menlo Park. Her real estate knowledge, quick response to whatever came up and her professionalism really stood our for us. Our house showed great and sold over asking price, thanks to her! We would totally recommend her to our friends and family. In fact, we have!

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Showed home in 2004 in Midtown, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

  • Local knowledge: N/A
  • Process expertise: N/A
  • Responsiveness: N/A
  • Negotiation skills: N/A

Summary:

Thoroughly professional approach. Knows the market very well. Gives great guidance on negotiating a deal.- Highly likely to recommend

Showed home in 2012 in West Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5
  • Process expertise: 5/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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.

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Sold a Single Family home in 2002 for approximately $800K in Emerald Hills, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 
  • Process expertise: 5/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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!!!!!

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Helped me rent a home.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5
  • Process expertise: 5/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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!

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 
  • Process expertise: 5/5 
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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.

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Sold a Single Family home in 2005 for approximately $1.425M in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5
  • Process expertise: 5/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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.

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Bought a Single Family home in 2003 in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5
  • Process expertise: 5/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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!!

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Showed home in 2012 in West Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5
  • Process expertise: 4/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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!

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Bought a Single Family home in 1999 in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Local knowledge: N/A
  • Process expertise: N/A
  • Responsiveness: N/A
  • Negotiation skills: N/A

Summary:

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!

 

5 stars - Highly likely to recommend

Sold a Single Family home in 2005 for approximately $1.425M in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5
  • Process expertise: 5/5
  • Responsiveness: 5/5
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5

Summary:

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!