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Kate McMillan

REALTOR® | DRE 02004470

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About Kate

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Kate took on the New York City publishing industry, where she enjoyed professional success in advertising sales at a series of iconic titles including Vogue, People and Glamour magazines.

After relocating to the Bay Area, Kate graduated from the renowned Tante Marie Cooking School in San Francisco and subsequently launched Kate McMillan Catering, a successful boutique catering company. Fusing her passion for food and prior publishing experience, Kate has authored over 16 cookbooks for Williams-Sonoma, including Healthy Dish of the Day and The Lunch Box. Kate has also been a contributing editor to The Oprah and Parenting magazines.

Active in her community, Kate and her husband live in Marin County with their three daughters, where they take every opportunity to enjoy the region’s plentiful running trails, tennis courts and farmer’s markets.


We had been leaning on Kate's advice and casually looking at real estate for about two years. One Sunday afternoon we found the perfect house in Ross. I don't think anyone was prepared for the next two months. With Kate's seemingly constant help and guidance, we bought a new house, moved in and then staged, painted and sold our original house all in just 60 days time. Yes, a total of 60 days! Kate represented us on both transactions and was the perfect agent for this complicated, fast paced process. She has the knowledge, the work ethic and the rolodex to make this all happen with incredible precision. We were most impressed by how patient and available Kate was at any time of the day or night. We felt like we had someone that was truly on our side for the whole process.


Kate is hands down the best agent we've ever worked with. She is your best teammate and biggest advocate. She's detail-oriented and answers any questions at all hours of the day, and she's just fun to be around! We started working with Kate when we relocated from the Midwest one year ago. Because of the fast turnaround, we weren't able to see any of the rentals in advance. Kate went above and beyond, driving by a few dozen houses, meeting landlords on our behalf and sending us narrated videos. When we were ready to buy a house, sh continued to work around the clock. My favorite  moment was when I told her "what's meant to be will be" and she quickly responded "No. Not for this! We are getting you that house!" And she did. We found our dream and forever house because of her and plan to be friends with her forever. She's simply the best!

Elizabeth Smithburg | BUYER | SAN ANSELMO

Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with. We felt so incredibly supported and thoroughly taken care of during the entire process of selling our home. This was an emotional sell for my family and Kate was the perfect partner, always looking out for our bests interests professionally while never missing an opportunity to support us emotionally. She personally took care of every detail from start to finish, never passing us off to an assistant. Kate was present for every one of the 60 showings at our home. As first-time sellers, she was amazing, walking us through our endless questions with grace and patience. Kate was completely committed to and available to us at all times of the day. We thank her immensely for being a part of this chapter of our lives. We look forward to our continued relationship with her as our realtor and our friend. 

Dave & Joelle Ott | SELLER | SAN ANSELMO

As many prospective buyers and sellers will attest, it's your team of real estate professionals that can make or break the experience. Kate has a wealth of knowledge on the Marin area that we leveraged constantly from local perspectives on schools to town rules on property exemptions. What impressed us the most about working with Kate was her incredible commitment to ensuring a good outcome and her patience for working with first-time home buyers in California. Home buying always has it's ups and downs and as challenges arose, she seamlessly dealt with the issues and made us feel as thought we were her top priority. Our family thanks Kate for being a great partner and helping us find our dream home.