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We used Katz Group LA two years ago to buy our home and they got a great deal under ask, fast forward two years and they sold the home for us 130k over ask!! The photos were excellent and the marketing plan did the trick to get multiple competitive offers in a matter of days. If you want a company that does ALL THE WORK FOR YOU, I recommend Katz Group LA
Let me just start by saying that Kara Katz is the Queen of Queens, just a complete GEM of a human being. She is the absolute best. There is no way we would have this home without her. I wish I could give her a million stars…. infinity stars. She’s smart, nice and really gets to know you as a buyer. She also makes herself available by call, text or email anytime. Not only is she a fantastic realtor, but I’m also proud to call her a friend. I could not imagine buying a home with anyone else by my side. THANK YOU KARA!!! (and Mike too!!!)
Kara and Michael are wonderful at what they do! We cannot recommend them highly enough. Kara has such a vibrant and wonderful personality, and we felt immediate trust that she cared about our home search and didn’t just look at us like another transaction. Even in such a competitive market, we closed fast – and the handling of the offer and all of the contingencies along the way was kind, informative, and a breeze. There’s a lot of stress in the buying process, but as first time homebuyers, we felt like we were in great hands — truly no question was unanswered, and there was no ego. Kara was honest and considered our goals, our tastes and needs, and our finances — and she worked well with our lender and kept us on a great timeline! We will recommend Kara and Michael to all of our friends — just like they were recommended to us!
If you are interested in buying or selling in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend Kara and Michael Katz. They are hard-working and really listen to the sellers’ and buyers’ wants and needs. They make the process smooth and as painless as possible. In addition, they are knowledgeable and know the area very well. Kara and Mike are also very friendly and kind! It is easy to talk to them and I really enjoyed getting to know Kara. I couldn’t be happier with how selling our condo went!
As a first time homebuyer, I was confused, terrified, and stressed getting into this insane market. Having Kara as my real estate agent, however, made the process SO MUCH EASIER. She was incredibly knowledgeable, patient with my endless “newbie” questions, sooo friendly, and has a phenomenal relationship around town. When I finally put in an offer on my dream townhouse, she walked me through the entire process and made pivotal recommendations that convinced the seller to choose my offer. I’ve already referred her to multiple friends, and I’m immensely grateful I had her by my side through this process. If you’re looking to purchase a home in Los Angeles, especially in these crazy times, choose Kara Katz! One final note: I genuinely consider her a personal friend after this home-buying experience. She’s the best!
My girlfriend and I started our search for property for the first time in a very tough market. We had 2 real estate agents before we come across Kara and Michael and I have to say, working with them was the decision that made our dream of buying a home possible. Kara and Michael are the best for many reasons but mostly because they actually work as a team they are dedicated, creative and are always available to support their clients. They were communicating with us even during their holidays!
Buying a real estate can be a very stressful and long process but with a good agent it can be one of the most enjoyable journeys of your life. This is exactly how we felt throughout the experience we had with Kara and Michael.
They helped us every time an unexpected issue arose and represented us very well to get it taken care of.
We were targeting a few areas of Los Angeles and they covered all of them. Our favorite was (and still is) Studio City, where the real state competition is fierce. But thanks to these amazing agents we are living there now!
In this very competitive market, Kara and Michael stand out due to their creative strategies. They helped us to get our offer accepted before showings were even started. The sellers decided to pause the showings for some reason but with Kara and Michael making good communication with the selling agent, we were able to place our offer and get it accepted before even seeing the property! This was risky but with good agent’s mentorship it became a measured risk.
We definitely would recommend Kara and Michael to anyone who is looking to buy or sell. We really feel fortunate because we got to know them and we would definitely contact them again regarding all our real estate needs.
First time homebuyer here. Michael did a phenomenal job of walking us through the process. We closed on our first offer made, against other offers! He pushed to get us into a good home without compromising anything. He made himself available at any time on any day to answer questions or do what he could to get us into showings, even during the pandemic. Kara assisted us in all admin and made everything super quick and easy. Thumbs up all around! Would highly recommend to any other first time buyers!!
Kara and Mike are very patient and helpful throughout the process and made every step very easy and smooth. They always make themselves available for you and provide great knowledge and insight about houses and the market. They have become friends and I am sure we will work together again in the future.
The Katz group was phenomenal in helping us sell our investment property. The process was seamless and shockingly fast with no hiccups. Their marketing process helped us make an amazing listing with professional photos and because of that our house got flooded with interest as soon as it hit the market. But the best part was, their negotiating helped us sell our house for 60k over what we had listed it for and 60k over appraised value!
Mike and Kara have helped me through both a purchase in Joshua Tree and a sale in Silverlake now and I can’t recommend them highly enough! They’re sharp, hustle, and are always on top of what needs to be done. They’ll tell you how it is and always be on your side. If you want to minimize the pain and angst of a real estate transaction than these are your guys!
Mike and Kara helped my fiancé and I buy our dream house in Joshua Tree a few weeks back and couldn’t have been better! Even while based out of LA they took the time to be there on the important days, and were lifesavers when it came to dealing with all the hurdles and various personalities one has to deal with to make sure everything got done! We highly recommend Kara and Mike to anyone in the general Los Angeles area for their real estate needs and look forward to working with them again in the future!
Kara and Michael are the type of agents that will go above and beyond to assure results. Buying a home can be stressful and they made sure everything went smoothly. I work a crazy schedule and Kara or Michael were always available to drive documents to my work for me to conveniently sign and they would happily deliver them to where ever they needed to go. I was completely satisfied with their services and know that when they help you purchase your new home you will receive nothing but the best.
The thought of purchasing our first home was overwhelming at first and we didn’t know where to start. Kara and Mike walked us through the entire process from pre-approval, to lending options to all the little details that made no sense to us at first. Even with a unique employment situation through Covid-19, they were able to introduce us to a specialty lender that matched our needs when we had previously gotten stuck with other lenders. Their entire network of resources made the deal happen. They fought hard for us in negotiations and secured us the house at under asking price despite multiple offers from other parties, they are magicians! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience start to finish.
2020 was difficult enough, but buying a home added so much to the mix– as first time home buyers, it was really important for us to find agents that were knowledgeable, patient, and fun to be with– and we were very happy to find that in the dynamic duo of Mike and Kara! We are so happy with the guidance and experience Mike and Kara gave us in our year-long search for the perfect home, and can say without hesitation that their experience, professionalism and foresight allowed us to get the home we wanted at a reasonable price. Mike was the reassuring voice we needed to not only find a home we loved, but informed us with honesty when something on the market just didn’t make financial and long-term success for us. Through the highs and lows of our search, he kept us laser focused on the things that we wanted without making sacrifices– and once we found the home we wanted, Kara stepped in and got our bid front and center among 22 other bids on the house. With their guidance we were able to win the bid and are now living in the home of our dreams! Whether you’re buying or selling, if you are looking for genuine honesty, attention to detail, and a wealth of experience in the real estate market, Mike and Kara are the pros to call! We’ll definitely be calling them again!
Mike Katz with the Katz Group LA did a great job in representing us with our home purchase. The service was great. Mike is very organized, responds quickly, and made this a very pleasant process. Mike helped with everything from winning the house in multiple offers and explaining all the contracts to setting us up with vendors and a handyman. 60 days after our purchase we still keep in touch. I would recommend calling if you are planning to buy/sell your home.
This is my first time posting a review but wanted everyone to know how in awe we have been with working with Kara. We enlisted her help in selling our condo and buying our dream home. Our condo sold for 35k over asking. Kara walked us through the process of listing our property and advised us how to stage for open houses and photos. Our condo was quickly snapped up. Kara found us a home not in an area that we were looking at but knew we would love it. We were so impressed by her professionalism. She displayed the care and passion of a close friend.
Mike and Kara were a pleasure to work with on my recent purchase in SoCal. They were able to do video tours, anticipated and responded quickly to all of my needs and were great at strategizing during the bidding process to secure a good price. They were honest and straightforward during all parts of the process. I would definitely use Mike and Kara again and highly recommend them to anyone for help on buying or selling a house.
We absolutely chose the best real estate agent in LA 🙂 Kara is the nicest ever and pushed us to see every option we considered. We wouldn’t have found our dream condo without her! She was on top of everything, super quick at responding and setting things up, and felt like a friend through the whole process!! plus she got our offer accepted with another offer on the table as well.
Kara and Mike are a serious POWER COUPLE in the real estate game here in LA. They’re insanely professional, hard working and know what the heck they’re talking about. You can trust them 100% as they have your best interest at heart and want to find you your dream home (or help you sell your current one)! I know for a fact when I sell my house in the future, I will be using them to help me, because as I said, they really know what they’re doing and you can count on them to get the job done (I know first hand after meeting them at several open houses they were hosting, where they were insanely professional, caring, and personable)! These two are a serious dynamic duo. If you work with Kara and Mike, yeah, you’ll find what you’re looking for, I just know it! Is it weird that I am excited to sell my house because I want to work with them?
Mike & Kara were fantastic to work with. They know the Los Angeles market and neighborhoods well, were always prompt in answering my questions, did an excellent job of guiding me through the process, and are just funny and warm and nice to work with and made the crazy process of LA home-buying much more fun. They really took the time to understand my situation and ensure that I was looking in neighborhoods and at houses I would be happy with. Never any upsell, never any aggressiveness. They’re honest assessments of properties and deep knowledge of the process were invaluable. Mike has a background in data analysis and psychology and I found myself constantly turning to him for advice about negotiations and fair market values. I would send anyone who is house-hunting in LA to Katz Group without reservation.
I couldn’t be more thrilled with Kara as our real estate agent. She represented us on the purchase of our new home and had great insight that helped us win when we were in a multiple bid situation. Beyond that however, she was so easy to work with. She was more than helpful every step of the way. We were buying from out of state and she went above and beyond what any real estate agent would. She helped us schedule inspections, met with the different vendors to give them access to the unit and gave us constant updates along the way. This was our first home purchase and Kara helped explain every step of the way. I felt super comfortable and I absolutely know how trust worthy Kara is! Despite finding issues with the house during inspections, Kara helped us get them covered as credits and we still closed within 30 days. She is truly a dream to work with and the first person I am going to call when we’re ready to sell and buy a new place. I highly recommend Kara for all of your real estate needs…you can’t go wrong!
I was coming out of a long, rough ride on a condo purchase that I was stuck with when the market crashed. I was leery about working with another agent to sell my place but was lucky Kara reached out to me. She was EXTREMELY patient with going at my pace, explaining EVERYTHING I had questions about. She had great contacts to help me explore refinancing, renting, and selling. I eventually landed on selling my place. She and her husband did an amazing job of showing the place and getting it priced to the right place. She also stayed in contact through the whole escrow process, very quick to answer any questions and the escrow partners she brought in were fantastic. Can’t say enough good things about my experience.
As someone who has gone through multiple real estate deals and has worked with many different real estate professionals, I feel like my wife and I had a good sense of what solid real estate agents should look like. Mike and Kara went above and beyond those expectations and set a new bar for us. We were worried about it being a soft market when we decided to sell our home, being stressed out about other comparable properties having sat on the market for multiple weeks. Mike and Kara put our minds at ease and came through in a big way by getting us multiple offers and a great final price by running an active marketing program supported by an exceptional team (awesome photographer & handyman – make sure you ask about their handyman). There really isn’t anything more you can ask from real estate agents. They’re super responsive, personable, credible, competent and most importantly, they genuinely care about their clients and their situations. I would most highly recommend their services to anyone going through a real estate transaction as I’m confident that they’ll do just as phenomenal of a job as they have for us and our family.