Kathleen exceeded all of our expectations and we would recommend her to anyone selling or buying a home. Her expertise in the San Diego real estate market was readily apparent and our home sold faster and at a higher price than anything else in the neighborhood. She went above and beyond to sell our home, even giving us some staging tips that put our house over the top to sell. Her negotiating skills are second to none. Kathleen is also an excellent communicator and kept us thoroughly informed throughout the escrow process, ensuring a smooth and educated experience. We would highly recommend her as your real estate agent.
Brendan and Tessa B.
From the beginning, Kathleen was incredibly helpful. When we met with her to go over what our goals were, she was helpful and a great resource in helping us find our home. Throughout the process of getting an accepted offer to closing escrow, Kathleen’s communication was amazing and there was not a single time where I could not get ahold of her for questions. Kathleen worked with our schedules, and it was clear that as her clients we were her priority. I highly suggest hiring Kathleen as your realtor!
Ryan and Kelsey N.
Kathleen Westwood has represented my wife and I on four separate residential home transactions in the last 15 months. In December 2020, she helped us acquire our new view home in an ultra-hot market. Kathleen was very creative in structuring an offer that allowed us to beat out 10 other cash offers to buy a house that was perfect for us.
In August 2021, my step-dad passed away and we needed to sell 3 investment properties owned by his estate. We retained Kathleen as our listing broker for all three properties and she did an excellent job throughout the entire process starting with strategizing how to best market homes that hadn’t been well maintained. Kathleen went above-and-beyond in helping to coordinate all the various inspections and repair work that had to be done including meeting inspectors and contractors at the properties. She took a lot of work off our plate.
Ultimately, we decided that our best strategy was to sell the properties as-is while doing as little work as possible so as to minimize the time to wind up the estate. The properties were all extremely well staged in order to present them in the best light and Kathleen advised us to provide our own professional inspection report as part of the listing package in order to be transparent about the condition of the properties. That advice was crucial in avoiding having our price reduced during the contingency period after offer acceptance since our buyer’s were going into the transaction with open eyes as to the property condition.
All three of our properties were closed within 30 days of listing and we had multiple offers for each of them. Kathleen made a process that we thought would be drawn out and painful into an exceptional experience and we highly recommend her services.
Kathleen is absolutely wonderful to work with. It’s like having a friend on the inside that is working for you.
She really care about her clients. She was always available to answer our questions and her response is prompt all the time. My husband and I got to appreciate her prompt work and even more now as wonderful neighbors and became very good friends of ours! Would totally work with her again!
Kathleen communicated very well and advocated for me throughout the whole process. She is knowledgeable and honest. In the competitive real estate industry, it’s hard to find agents like Kathleen. I appreciated all of the hard work she put in to help me buy this house.
We can't thank Kathleen enough for finding us our dream home and guiding us through the offer and purchase process during these crazy times of not only covid but the extremely competitive market we found ourselves in. Kathleen was quick thinking and had innovative ideas in order for us to get our offer approved out of nine other offers received days after the house went on the market. We also appreciated her professionalism. The seller's realtor even commented to us on what a good negotiator she was and that we were in good hands. We would highly recommend Kathleen Westwood to anyone looking for a realtor in San Diego.
Mark and Alice T.
I would like to recommend Kathleen Westwood for your company’s highest recognition and service award. Kathleen has been a constant source of support and assurance not only during our recent tenant change, but even prior to that. I would like to recognize her for a truly remarkable level of professionalism in both her client relationship development and support.
Despite our time difference (I am in Shanghai), Kathleen always responds to questions, concerns and queries in a most timely fashion and always does her best to help. If asked to pick several words to describe Kathleen, I choose: Caring, Generous, Consistent, Knowledgeable, and Professional.
I am certain that I need not tell you what an asset Willis Allen has in Kathleen.
"Thank you very much for stopping by last week to welcome us! You are so thoughtful to reach out. It was so kind of you to put together the welcome notebook for us. and what a sweet surprise to see a gift card for a local cafe! I didn't even realize the variety of shops so close to us. Please keep in touch. We look forward to recommending you to friends and colleagues!" Warm regards, Lisa, Scott & Nicole
"I contacted Willis Allen from Japan by e-mail to find an office and residence in San Diego, USA. Kathleen was very kind from the beginning. She had a good sense of responsibility and always quick to deal with and quickly resolved problems. I am not good speaking English so I was very worried about finding overseas properties but as I interacted by e-mail with her before go to USA so my worry has disappeared. In fact, even after going to Willis Allen in San Diego, she asked me in detail about the conditions and hopes of the property. After the property was decided and the contract was made, she always helped me even after I was returning to Japan. I am very grateful to meet Kathleen.” Mika
Competent. One word that describes Kathleen Westwood and the staff at Willis Allen. My first RE Agent interview was a disaster. As a disabled veteran I needed a RE agent who I didn’t have to educate as to VA loans and benefits. Ms. Westwood led the way as we overcame financial obstacles and hurdles working with her staff and outside staff. From day one, at our first meeting, I felt they wanted to help a veteran out. We closed and three days later I moved into my first home.
Muchas Gracias Kathleen and Willis Allen.