Kate is ranked in the East Bay MLS as the #1 Realtor on the main Island of Alameda for 2011 & 2012!
Kate has represented buyers and sellers in over $25,000,000.00 worth of transactions in the City of Alameda alone.
Kate McCaffrey is a Realtor, Certified Green Building Professional and co-founder of McCaffrey Custom Construction, Inc., an Alameda based company specializing in residential remodels with an emphasis on green building practices.
Kate's years of construction experience give her a strong understanding of the costs involved in repairs and renovations of a home. Kate also has a unique ability to visualize a home's potential as well as a home's "red flags". Her strong understanding of the costs involved in renovations and her keen sense of what the latest trends are in home design help her clients make smart choices both in buying and in selling their home.
Kate also has access, through McCaffrey Custom Construction, to many discounts on products, materials and services that make green building options even cheaper, in some cases, than the retail price of standard upgrades. In addition, Kate gives all of her clients a 5% commission rebate towards green home-improvements through her Give Back GreenTM program. In this capacity, Kate can help her client's save time, money and hassle while making their home even more valuable. sustainable and attractive.
Kate also utilizes an exclusive high-end marketing tool for her sellers, called Green PrintsTM, in which architectural renderings of the home are created (by a local Alameda architectural firm), that point out important green, or standard, features and attributes of the home. This ensures that potential buyers are quickly and effortlessly educated on the client's home and its special or noteworthy upgrades and details.
As a 5th generation Alamedan, Kate knows the subtle nuances of the community extremely well, which is why she focuses exclusively on the Alameda residential real estate market. She knows that such in-depth knowledge of the area, with its many varied neighborhoods, is vital in marketing her listings and in finding the right neighborhood for her buyers.
As a homeowner, Kate has a great appreciation for and understanding of the client/agent relationship. She values and understands the importance of being prepared, organized, thorough, keeping her clients well informed and educated throughout the entire transaction and beyond, and most importantly, being a strong advocate for her clients.
Kate brings an unparalleled set of attributes to her career as a Realtor, all of which add value to her clients. An organized, people-oriented person with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a background in commercial real estate, Kate's knowledge and experience combined with her professional demeanor and positive and persistent attitude make her an exceptionally qualified Realtor.