Kathryn Freitas

Kathryn Freitas

Managing Broker

Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Staging, Luxury Properties, Development Sales, Relocation, Investment Properties

Education

BA, University of Colorado Boulder

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Kathryn was as welcoming as she was professional in all aspects as our real estate agent. A combination of her interpersonal skills and overarching knowledge of the market makes her unmatched, and also made us feel as comfortable as possible during the purchase of our first home. She had an overall tenacity and was always pushing above and beyond -- all the way past the end of closing. We would absolutely recommend her and her services to anyone that has real estate needs."  Ryan and Remi Sands, Buyers, Seattle WA

★★★★★
"It was quite a pleasure to interact with Kathryn! She is friendly, fun, upbeat, very professional, and handled the entire process wonderfully. I can't tell you the number of businesses that have dropped the customer service ball over the past few years. Kathryn and her company are on the top of the list for any company I have dealt with in years. Lee and I will definitely recommend Kathryn Freitas to all friends we come across. Tim Pearson, Seller, Carnation, WA

★★★★★
"Kathryn is amazing! As first-time home buyers in a hot market like Seattle, we were very apprehensive when we started our home search. Kathryn was a great resource for us – she helped explain the ins and outs of home offers, things that could grab sellers’ attention, and ways we could try to stretch our dollar further. She proactively found places that met our wish list and explained the pros and cons of each property. She was very accommodating to my wife and my busy work schedule, taking time out of the day during the week and weekends to set up tours at whatever time worked for us. Kathryn was open and honest with us about what would be a competitive offer for a given home and whether she thought the offer we could afford would be competitive. Once we found the right house, Kathryn coached us through the negotiation process to ensure we came out on top. Once we started the escrow process Kathryn helped us to understand the different documents we’d be signing and gave us lists of companies to contact to set up utilities as the closing date approached and gave us recommendations for contractors and home inspectors in the area. Working with Kathryn was a true pleasure, and we’d highly recommend her to anyone looking to find their dream home." Taylor and Jessica Clark, Buyers, Woodinville, WA

★★★★★
"I cannot say enough good things about Kathryn. The combination of experience, confidence, warmth, and kindness that she provided made our house-buying experience as stress-free as it possibly could be. Kathryn was a godsend in negotiating our deal and she went above and beyond to take care of closing details for us while we were out of state. I would recommend Kathryn in a heartbeat to anyone needing real estate services in the Seattle area." Julie Young, Buyer, Kirkland, WA

★★★★★
"Kathryn was the quintessential real estate professional in working with us to purchase our home. She demonstrated superior knowledge of the market, business savvy, and persistence to ensure that all of the critical details were handled in a difficult closing situation. We would not have ended up in our dream home without her constant dedication to us as clients." Net and Diane Payne, Buyers, the only Frank Lloyd Wright design home on Big Island of HI

★★★★★
"Kathryn truly was a tremendous asset in helping to find the perfect property to build our family dream home.  I would highly recommend her to anyone." Dwight Manley, Buyer, Mauna Kea Resort. HI

★★★★★
"This is the second time Kathryn has assisted us in buying property in Hawaii, and both times she has gone above and beyond what we would have expected from our Realtor. She really knows her business and market and helped us make the best possible decisions given our likes, dislikes, and circumstances. We recommend Kathryn without hesitation to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property." Sharon and Dick Tamiya, Buyers, Pu’u Lani Ranch and Sellers, Waikoloa Resort, HI

★★★★★
"Kathryn made the purchase process as easy as possible for us, and was extremely attentive to our many phone calls and emails. We highly recommend Kathryn Freitas for your Realty needs." Susan Scanlan and Tony Lo, Buyers & Sellers, Kohala Ranch, HI

★★★★★
"Thank you, Kathryn, for helping find the perfect house for us. Your attention to detail and determination were instrumental in acquiring the house we wanted. We greatly appreciate your hard work and would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants a REALTOR who's driven and knows how to get the job done right." Lynn and Jon Gersonde, Buyers and Sellers, Anekona Estates, HI

★★★★★
"Kathryn is the best real estate broker I have ever worked with. She is very knowledgeable, intelligent, straightforward, tactful, and service-oriented. I highly recommend her." Thuy Fujimoto, Seller, Hawaii

★★★★★
"Hawaii is full of hidden treasures, but none more special than Kathryn. Her superior knowledge, relentless attention to detail, and tireless efforts on our behalf made our Hawaiian dreams a reality. We enthusiastically and wholeheartedly recommend Kathryn to anyone buying or selling a home on the Big Island." Mike and Laurie Padron, Buyers, Waimea, HI

★★★★★
"Waimea is not an easy market to find the right property at the right price; Kathryn delivered on her promise to leave no stone unturned. She has the personal network, professional expertise, and brokerage firm resources to provide the highest level of residential realtor services. Kathryn is a gifted listener: she can effectively listen to a client's desires, requirements, and constraints, then ask a few key questions and quickly convert that information into a precise real estate search that WILL succeed in finding the perfect property. The best decision a prospective client can make is to trust Kathryn, and enjoy the ride...you won't regret it." Dave and Veronica Prislin, Buyers, Waimea, HI

★★★★★
"Kathryn’s a closer. She’s creative, professional and has incredible attention to detail." Mae Wong, Seller, Mauna Lani Resort, HI

★★★★★
"From the moment we first met Kathryn she was warm, reassuring, and confident in her dealings with each and every step of the sale of our house. Without a doubt, Kathryn was the right person for the job." Aimee and Jason Paret, Sellers, Waimea, HI

★★★★★
"As a Realtor and as a human being, Kathryn has many great admirable attributes, but the two that strongly shone through that related to our transaction with her were patience and perseverance.Gina and Mark Willman, Buyers, Waimea, HI

★★★★★
"Our real estate agent, Kathryn Freitas, did a magnificent job representing us. Kathryn was most efficient in covering all the bases and was a pleasure to work with throughout the process." Bruce and Sindy Nevins, Buyers, Mauna Lani Resort, HI

★★★★★
"When we decided to relocate our family, it was great to have Kathryn as our tour guide, agent, and friend as we began looking at houses. One of Kathryn’s best qualities is her ability to listen. By asking the right questions and keeping her ears open, it did not take long for her to get us looking at homes that addressed our needs and desires. Within one weekend, she had located our dream home and the process began. This is where Kathryn Freitas shines. When attempting to move from one island to another, there are so many people and services that require attention and coordination. Kathryn took care of all of these details for us. Our property was in a rather remote area of Honoka’a, but you would never know it by the way that Kathryn took care of us. There were many times when she stepped up and handled issues that required an IN-PERSON interaction that would have been impossible from Maui. Throughout this entire process, we felt like our best interests were always Kathryn's highest priority. We have purchased 3 properties over the past 10 years and this was far and away the highest level of Realtor service and performance that we have had. If you want to work with the best in the business, you should contact Kathryn Freitas and enjoy the ride! "Andrew Crawford, Buyer, Hamakua Coast, HI


About Kathryn

Kathryn is a licensed agent in Washington and Hawaii and proudly serves as a Director at Large on the Seattle King County REALTORS® Board.

As a top-producing agent since 2004, Kathryn uses strategy and savvy to ensure that her clients secure the highest and best values possible in today’s market. Kathryn’s real estate specialties include luxury, land development, relocation, family communities, new home sales, investment properties, downsizing, and the second home/resort residential market.

Kathryn treats each client with care and professionalism and each listing with enthusiasm and expertise.  "If you want to work with the best in the business, you should contact Kathryn Freitas and enjoy the ride!"  Clients, Andrew and Tara Crawford 

  • Elected Director at Large, Seattle King County REALTORS®
  • Member Good Neighbor committee, SKCR annual Golf Charity Fundraiser committee
  • Affiliations: Aldarra Golf Club, Eastside Audubon Society, Big Island/Seattle Writers’ Group, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Master certification, International Feng Shui School 
  • Board positions held: WA Heights Association, Leadership Prep’s annual Fundraising Event (Co-chair), Hawaii Prep’s Earth Day (Chair) and Parent Association (President), North Hawaii Women’s & Children’s foundation, Sandalwood Homeowners Association, American Society for Quality Honolulu (President)
  • Former certified trainer/facilitator: Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Everything DiSC 
  • State-wide Examiner, Hawaii State Award of Excellence

Having recently worked as a senior leader at Sterling Johnston Real Estate, Kathryn broadened the firm’s market share through strategic planning and rebranding, recruitment, agent development, and revamping the company’s marketing initiatives. Prior to real estate, she provided leadership seminars and consulting services to hospitality and healthcare organizations through her company Impact Change and before that served as Director of Quality at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

Kathryn builds nature trails, bird watches, and developed a fascination with architecture that brings nature inside homes after helping her clients purchase the only Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin home on the Big Island of Hawaii. When not working with clients, she can be found golfing and hiking around the majestic Pacific Northwest with her husband, sons, and friends.