"From the moment Kate Farley, and her partner Guisseppe Papalia, entered our house we instinctively knew they were the agents we would entrust with selling our family home of over 70 years.
We interviewed other agents who showed us "comps" which had little in common with our terrace home and were over 12 months old. Some wanted to list the house at considerably less than its worth in the hopes they would get bids coming in close to the comps. Others would list the house at its worth and then start dropping the price if the offers didn't come in. We saw too many homes in our area that had used this technique and were still on the market after a year. None of the agents offered us a clear idea of how they derived their numbers but instead tried to win us over with self-reported metrics.
Kate and Guisseppe brought us more current comparables, some of which were not like our terrace home, but which were used to explain the "science" behind their computation process and offered us a list price between the others' numbers.
Their marketing strategy dealt with the house, neighborhood and the various types of buyers they intended to interest in the property. They gave us answers to our long list of questions and never once used self-promotion to push us in their favor. Their approach was easy going and not pushy. We felt a camaraderie. They did business the way we did.
Kate arranged for a professional photographer who took a myriad of images and used a special camera to create a walk-through virtual tour of the house. Kate herself produced you tube video and beautiful brochures. The process was time-consuming but the results...amazing.
The listing went on-line and before anyone visited the house we received offers. Within that week Kate had numerous showings and a good many offers, each of which well exceeded the listed price as well as the expected final price projected by other realtors.
The bidding narrowed to two well qualified highly motivated buyers and within a total of two weeks, we were under contract. We received the price Kate and Guisseppe had projected by using their strategy. We were extremely pleased with the outcome.
Every time there was a question the partners made themselves available to us. They kept us notified every step of the way during the process. They worked around our schedule and we, in turn, worked with theirs. They thoroughly explained what we should expect and in no way did anything deviate from what we were told. They were honest and forthright in all their dealings. We made the correct choice when we signed with Kate Farley and her partner. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell, or buy, a home."
03/06/2019 - Mona
"Kate is a very hard worker with a tremendous ability to close the deal. Our house was very hard to sell but she kept at it until the job was done. We can’t praise her enough. We highly recommend her to all."
02/02/2019 - Grazyna
"Kate was amazing to work with! She sold my Bay Ridge CoOp in a few short weeks and got me more $$$ than I expected. She's very professional and always returns texts and emails quickly. Highly recommended."
01/08/2019 - Scott
"Kate worked very hard to sell our house. Got more than we asked. great job Kate!!!!"
12/19/2018 - Linda B
"When choosing a Real Estate Agent / Sales Person / Broker one must choose integrity, market intelligence, and dedication ... One must choose Kate Farley for the best representation of their financial interests in the Real Estate Arena."
10/02/2018 - Vincent
"A consummate professional. Kate was always available when we needed to ask a question or needed advice. She went above and beyond what was needed in order for us to sell our property. We would highly recommend Ms. Farley for all real estate transactions."
10/01/2018 - Fran
"I deal with only the best agents in my business.
I work consistently with Kate on many listings. She is one of the best! I highly recommend Kate. She is no-nonsense, reliable, knowledgeable, and will always get you the best results.
Don’t leave money on the table. List with Kate."
"Proactive, thorough, excellent communication, and honest"
09/09/2018 - Jamie
"Very Professional, Answered all my questions .sent me info very fast ....... Best of LUCKKKKKKKKKK"
3/29/2017 - Sadek N
"Kate was very professional and extremely helpful and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone selling a house"
8/12/2016 - Norma P
"I am very pleased with my experience with Ms. Farley and her assistant, G. Papalia. She was professional in every aspect of the deal. She was always on time and is completely trustworthy. She has been terrific. I only wish I had more real estate to sell; she'd get the work. 5 stars is not enough."
7/25/2016 - Brian D
"She was absolutely great!!! Cares very much for her clients!!! Goes above and beyond to fulfill their needs!!!"
6/13/2016 - Steven P
"Kate was accessible, pleasant, positive, and above all, honest. From day one, what I thought was too good to be true was, In fact, true. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
6/7/2016 - Lisa
"I heard of Kate because she had listed multiple units in my building. I figured there had to be a reason that so many people were enlisting her services. Upon meeting her I instantly knew why- Kate knows her stuff! From start to finish she was professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Within 5 days and one open house my apartment was sold for near asking price. She was always available to answer any questions and made the whole process seem like a piece of cake! I highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs."
5/24/2016 - Helen
"Kate has been a pleasure to work with and has been so helpful to us in our search for the perfect home!"
5/12/2016 - Kate F
"Kate is part of an elite group of agents that works with the Relocation & Global Services Division of Fillmore Real Estate. In order to become a part of this core team, applicants must undergo a rigorous application and interview process in order to be accepted and handle referrals that come from an array of sources – from broker referrals to 3rd party companies that work alongside corporations and Fortune 500 companies that are transferring employees in and out of Brooklyn. Kate exhibits and executes the characteristics that are needed to handle this kind of business and that I always look for in an agent who works with my department: discipline, demonstrates the ability to be proactive and has a strong command of the real estate market. What makes Kate stand out is that she grasps real estate and is very attuned and sensitive to ever-changing market conditions: she knows just how hyper-local the market truly is. She also understands that real estate is also global and utilizes her connections to assist her clients with their needs outside of Brooklyn's borders as well. I'm proud to work alongside Kate; she is an esteemed colleague who will most whole-heartedly go above and beyond your expectations. She exemplifies what it truly means to be a professional, diligent, and knowledgeable expert in real estate."
4/5/2016 - Natali G
"Kate Farley was great. She was accommodating, honest and patient. We never felt like we were pushed to make any decision. She responded to all of our questions about the whole process in a timely manner. She even gave us lots of tips about things to do in our new neighborhood. She worked hard to get the job done and I would highly recommend her."
3/6/2016 - Luca
"My husband and I first met Kate when my brother was purchasing his current apartment in Bay Ridge, over a year ago. Her personality and presence stuck with us so much that when it was time for us to put our UWS studio on the market and start looking for a larger space for us to grow our family, we immediately thought of Kate. Kate was so pleasant, so patient, and such a thrill to work with. She worked very hard for us and found us the best buyers, and just in time for us to welcome our baby girl. We are so grateful to have had Kate on our side. Thank you!"
3/5/2016 - Serena M
"I met Kate as she was in my building, conducting an open house for a different apartment unit. She was incredibly knowledgeable about not only our building but about housing in Bay Ridge in general. I took her card, and months later, my wife and I decided to sell our one bedroom apartment. We hired Kate immediately, and she came over at once. She explained the selling process (it was the first time I've ever sold a property), and set out to get us a fair price. From the time we put the unit on the market, to the time we had our buyer, it was about two months. There was actually a prior buyer, but that person's funding fell through. So the apartment was really on the market for only about three weeks, not counting the time when the first buyer was trying to get funding. After finding the buyer who ultimately came up with funding, the only delay in closing was due to the buyer's bank. Kate did everything in her power to close things up as soon as possible. She is a true professional who works hard for her clients, and if we weren't moving out of her (and her company's) area, we would not hesitate to use her services to find our next home"
1/27/2016 - Michael
"When we first met Kate at an open house, we had no idea how essential she would become in helping my family find our dream home. Thru the long search, the appointments, the high hopes & the disappointments, biting wars & change of heart she always remain professional & continues to keep our focus on our goal of finding our perfect home. Nowadays when making money seems to be the norm, Her kindness & humanity is like a breath of fresh air. As s broker, Kate completed her job by finding our perfect home & by finding a buyer for our property for sale, but more important to us we have found a Friend in Kate. We highly recommend Kate to be your broker, she will no disappoint you. The Balalis family"
12/11/2015 - Gisela
"Kate and I have worked on several real estate transactions and I have nothing but praise for her hard work and ability to get deals closed. She's thorough, knows the market and genuinely wants to help buyers and sellers overcome obstacles to get deals closed. I would definitely recommend her services!"
11/18/2015 - Demetrios K
"Thanks for all the help, you guys!"
11/10/2015 - Peter
"Kate was absolutely the best. I would recommend her again and again. She is knowledgable about the market, efficient, very proactive, always available to answer questions. The BEST!"
9/19/2015 - Katie B
"Kate was absolutely GREAT. She guided us every step of the way. She did everything and more to ensure that our house was sold in a timely manner. She constantly kept in touch with us and immediately responded to any of our phone calls. Kate is a true professional and is an asset to Fillmore Realty. We will highly recommend her to anyone we know who is thinking of selling their house."
8/30/2015 - Louis G
"She is one of the best agents I have worked with. Very professional and responsive. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and will be my #1 choice if I am to buy/sell again."
8/29/2015 - Willy W