Kathy Stein has been an invaluable real estate resource and partner for us. She has represented us in three sales and two purchases, and each situation presented unique challenges. Kathy helped us sell two "not for everyone" homes in declining markets, offering expert realistic advice and cultivating productive relationships with buyers and their agents. When she represented us as buyers, Kathy developed a great sense of who we are and what would suit us, and she identified a property for us that we would have overlooked ourselves. We have a wonderful home in a unique neighborhood we love because of Kathy's instincts. Her client service is unbeatable--she has always been extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and resourceful. Several times, Kathy went the extra mile to make sure that a hurdle was overcome or a negotiation went well, even if it meant handling some things herself that the other party's agent should have handled. Kathy is well respected by other Realtors, and we have often benefited from her positive relationships with her peers. We would recommend her highly to anyone looking to sell or buy!

Dani Townsend and Terrie Tate Walnut Creek

We have had the pleasure of working with Kathy when we purchased rental property.  She is incredibly knowledgeable, and worked very hard to help secure the best purchase deal for us.  If there were any issues, Kathy was quick to resolve them and we felt like she worked extremely hard to make our transaction as smooth as possible.  We would work with Kathy on any other purchases and refer her to friends and family without hesitation.

Beverly and Scott Lloyd


Kathy was happily referred by a family member.  She was incredibly tenacious to find just the right house for me.  I was moving from Marin to Contra Costa, and Kathy was diligent in finding the right neighborhood that fit me.  This was a big move for me as I was not only relocating, but retiring as well.  She went way beyond what I thought a Realtor would do.   Kathy has a great attitude, and is easy to talk to.  She thought outside the box, and I felt that I had someone in my corner to walk me through any issues.  I think Kathy is amazing.

Elsie Gibian


To whom it may concern: I have known Kathy Stein, real estate broker in Contra Costa County, for some 20 years. My experience with her has been as client in either purchasing or selling our personal homes. In the several transactions which we have been involved, Kathy has had our interest at the forefront. She is knowledgeable, hard working, loyal, honest and and absolute professional. I am a real estate developer and have worked with many fine brokers, but Kathy stands out as the best I have known. I do not hesitate in recommending her.

Nicholas A. Loukianoff

Kathy Stein has been my realtor for over 20 years, and I'm so glad I've had her in my corner navigating me through the sale and purchase of several homes.  What makes her stand out as a realtor is her professional integrity, and her ability to listen, then deliver - finding properties that meet your needs and are within the budget you set.  She's also a very strong advocate, effectively representing you in the negotiation process.  She makes what can be a stressful situation much easier to deal with - it's a tremendous relief to know she's working hard with your best interest at heart throughout the entire process.  I highly recommend Kathy - she's honest, straightforward, has a great sense of humor and finds you the perfect home - at the price you need!

Elia Rosa Bamberger

Kathy, As you know, Suzette and I have bought and sold properties many times in several states over the past 25 yrs. As a result, we have had experience with many realtors and our experience has been both rewarding and, in some cases, not so good. We can honestly say that our experience with you has been exceptional. You did a great job of understanding our criteria and showing us properties that fit with our goals. For this we thank you and look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Ed Blanke
Pleasant Hill