2014 Finalist for CAR Champion of Home
Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Investment Properties, New Construction and Development, Corporate Relocation, Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR),
NAR e-Pro Certification, Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
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"Nobody stays at the top of any business for as long as Kathleen has been a top Realtor in the South Bay if you are not professional, competent, smart and a good person. I mean damn good person. Her longevity in a cutthroat business and her successes speak for themselves. Kathleen rolls with the best. She is the best. If you are lucky enough to know Kathleen Cartier you were lucky enough to have met one of the most beautiful, honest and caring human beings on planet earth. Real Estate is the excuse for Kathleen to practice her God-given kindness and her vocation for helping and serving others.
I met Kathleen in 1996 when we were looking to relocate back to Manhattan Beach. Our financial situation was tight as I was between jobs. For 6-8 months Kathleen explored every possibility until she found our dream home. She negotiated the terms, helped us with the loan and we opened escrow. However, the week we were closing escrow, I became ill, lost my new job and was unable to work for a while. We panicked. I called Kathleen, broke the news and told her to pull the plug on the purchase. On top of that, unexpected expenses forced us to use some of the money we needed to close escrow. We kissed our dream home goodbye... This is when Kathleen is at her best. She helped us see that this unfortunate situation was temporary and that buying a home was for life. She convinced us to go ahead with the purchase, sat down with the loan broker and convinced him to reduce his commission so we can close escrow and pretty much held our hand through the process. Oh, by the way, she also took a big cut on her commission and didn't collect a penny until we were back on our feet. Who does this for a stranger? Kathleen became a friend for life. Few years later as the economy weakened after 9/11, it became difficult for us to maintain our home. We met with Kathleen and told her that we may need to list the house for sale and move somewhere else. The real estate market was hot in Manhattan Beach and homes were selling fast. What realtor does not want to have a listing in such market? Kathleen looked at our situation, grabbed her calculator and showed us that selling our home would be the dumbest thing we can do. She was right again. We made some adjustments, weathered the storm and kept the house.
Finally, a few years ago when our marriage came to an end we called Kathleen again to help us through with her advice. By now a close friend of the family she was caught in the middle of a difficult divorce, dealing with both of us trying to bring some sense into making the best decision with regards to the house. For the third time her advice was "do not sell unless you have to." She was right again. Had we sold the house at that time we would have lost all the equity we had in a down market. We are now divorced. We still own the house and remain ever close to Kathleen. She is a champion. She is the best of the champions.
Thank you Kathleen!!! We love you.
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"My parents first used Kathleen Cartier about 8 years ago when they moved to the South Bay. Since then she has been our family realtor. She helped me buy my first house and 2 years ago helped upgrade me to my dream home with my husband. She went above and beyond to make sure we got this house especially since there were 10 offers on it. She also helped my brother get a home that was another bidding war. She did everything possible to get our previous houses sold in less than a week. You know the job is getting done right when working with Kathleen. She always takes care of her clients and is a true friend as well.
Kathleen Cartier is the ultimate professional. She works hard. She is committed to her clients and to her profession.
"Kathleen Cartier was an amazing realtor who went above and beyond when my family was relocating from Australia to Los Angeles. While my husband was in LA Kathleen took him around showing him all the inventory on the market, while keeping me updated in Australia. Kathleen found us a temporary home to move into when we landed and worked diligently over the next 6 weeks to find us a permanent home.
Not only did Kathleen deliver us the perfect home, she helped me with endless questions about our new city. Providing me with camp references for my children, service people recommendations etc. Kathleen helped make our transition from Australia to Manhattan Beach so much more smooth and really helped settle our whole family.
UC Berkeley / UCLA - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
UWLA - Juror's Doctorate
The Cartier Sanders Team was founded with one goal in mind, to combine the extensive real estate knowledge and client database of Kathleen Cartier with Sloane Sanders' millennial perspective, and leadership and technology skills, to create a concierge real estate experience for their clients far exceeding those of their competitors. Their guiding principle, “Your Purpose...Our Passion”, summarizes their business philosophy and has resulted in a successful real estate career spanning a combined 41 years.
Why should clients place their trust in you?
“Our team's success is built on repeat and referral business, which reassures new clients that they can trust us with the most expensive asset that they will likely ever buy and/or sell. We believe that we are ‘real estate life consultants’ rather than ‘salespeople’, and it’s an honor to be considered our clients trusted advisors.”
How does your knowledge of and experience in the South Bay benefit clients?
“I have lived in the South Bay since 1970 and am extremely knowledgeable of the history and evolution of the South Bay area. It is our ‘local’ knowledge and years of personal experience living in the South Bay that makes our clients feel as though they have the best possible area experts working on their behalf.”
What sets you apart from other agents?
“Our team's professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to communicate quickly and effectively with our clients. By operating as a team, our clients have access to a group of specialists who are focused on supporting their objectives and ensuring that they experience the highest level ‘concierge service’ at all times. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients well informed in our ever-changing marketplace. We became Accredited Buyer Representatives, e-PRO®-certified and we work with a real estate coach to further position us to provide our clients with the most up-to-date real estate marketing data and trends. These traits have translated into a high rate of successful transactions for our clients and have consistently given our team a competitive edge over the competition.”
What do you love about your job?
Without a doubt, helping our clients to achieve their objectives with real estate and otherwise. It’s that good feeling that you get when you close a transaction and you know that you have been able to problem solve in a positive and successful manner. It’s about the heart and the caring and going the extra mile and knowing that you made a beneficial difference in someone’s life. And, the bonus is the new lifelong friendships that are created. We love what we do because we love working with people.