Katie Hennessey

Katie Hennessey

Realtor®| DRE# 02085446

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"Katie, Paul and Jade were informative, very responsive and the best team we could have asked for in our first home purchase. Highly recommended! " - Jason

"Working with Katherine Hennessey when selling our home was an absolute pleasure. She was always a step ahead when addressing our needs, responded in a timely manner and exceeded our expectations on every level. I'd highly recommend working with her on any real estate deal. " - Brian

"We worked with Katie as first-time home buyers (during a pandemic!). She was fantastic. Katie took the time to really understand what we were looking for and helped us balance our aspirations with the reality of our finances and the market in the East Bay. She's a great listener and helped us hone our search through several months. When it was time to get serious about a property Katie walked us through every step, was extremely thorough, communicative, and kept us feeling positive throughout the process. I can't recommend Katie (and Paul!) enough. Talbot Team is honest, ethical, and committed to their clients. " - Jennifer

"Katie helped us buy our first home in the Bay Area, and she was wonderful to work with. Coming from out of state, we were surprised how different the home buying process is here. Katie’s knowledge of the local market is so thorough; she’s friendly and supportive with her clients and from what we saw, she has a great rapport with other agents. With Katie, we felt so valued and cared-for throughout the entire process. " - Jake

"I worked with Katie to purchase my first home and she is awesome. She made sure I understood what the realities of the market, and what the strategies were depending on how I wanted to approach it. I was empowered with all the tools I needed to make a decision and take calculated risks that ultimately landed me my first home. During the entire process Katie was accessible, always had time and made time for my questions, and never once made me feel pressured to make an offer. Katie is also a lot of fun to work with. I totally enjoyed all of the tours we did. She has a good sense of humor and gives you space when you're exploring to check out and feel out the place on your own. I always appreciated that she wasn't "giving me the tour" because that starts to feel very sales- like versus her approach, which is much more personal and low key. Making a decisions about your house is already stressful enough. She is also super professional, made sure to connect with place I wanted to see, and worked with my lender to ensure I had a smooth escrow. While I was good to go on lending, insurance, etc., she had references for all, but again never pressured me to go one way or another. Her team also put together a really helpful first time homebuyer seminar, which helped me kickstart my home buying journey and conversation with her about what I was looking for, and she and her team were great to work with the entire way through. Again, she is awesome. Definitely the person you want on your team during the crazy bay area home buying journey. " - Stephanie

About Katie
I was born and raised in Orange County, CA. and moved to the Bay Area in 2002. As the daughter of a Cal alumnus, I visited the East Bay regularly growing up and dreamed of one day calling the area home. I am proud to have lived that dream for twenty years and feel passionately about continuing to live and raise my children in Oakland, while helping others to make a home here and join me in contributing to the vibrancy of this truly special place. In addition to a career as a realtor, I was a teacher for 22 years. I started my teaching career in New Orleans, after completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Loyola Marymount University. After moving to the Bay Area I have worked at several schools while also completing a Master’s and Ph.D. at The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Through these endeavors I have been lucky to formed an extensive web of relationships that are central to my life. Most importantly with my wife, Shannon, and our three daughters who are her driving force behind everything I do. 
I have worked to create a business that is about relationships, genuine care, and an instinctive understanding of what makes a home. My experiences as a learner, teacher, and parent have taught me crucial values and skills that I bring into my work as a real estate agent. First and foremost, the value of relationship – of listening to people in order to know them and to meet their needs. Second, the values of commitment and follow-through. There is nothing more important to me than being reliable. As my client you will find that I am organized, proactively communicative, responsive to evolving needs and situations, deeply trustworthy, and genuinely enthusiastic about making the real estate transaction process as worry-free as possible. I will be there to support, empower, and advocate for you every step of the way. I can't wait to work with you. 

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