A GRATER Journey Home...
With a history that includes advertising and marketing copywriting, corporate sales in NYC, and a decade of owning and operating Grater Interiors Design Studio, Kate brings a skillset uniquely suited to her passion for real estate.
She's a perfectionist when it comes to preparing YOUR home for its online debut (staging then accompanying professional photo shoot assuring that nothing detracts from the details) and for that all important open house!
Her design background lets her zero in quickly on buyer's critical criteria to find and land their dream home; and she has the patience of a saint as she educates her buyers about market values town to town, neighborhood to neighborhood.
An established network of top tier professional resources (mortgage, insurance, attorney, contractors); a reputation for integrity; an informed grasp of market values, quick response time, and genuine respect for the financial and emotional adventure of moving in and moving on give you a realtor who returns calls/emails/texts promptly, makes efficient use of your time, gets answers & provides the resources you need, and negotiates with integrity.
Kate’s keen attention to detail oversees every aspect of your purchase/sale, always mindful that the goal is as smooth a process as possible and a happy ending for both buyer and seller in every transaction.
"We can't say enough good things about Kate. She was incredibly patient over our 4 year search for the perfect house; she listened well to what we needed and sent listings that fit. Kate was ever patient with us and kept us apprised as new properties came on the market, but was never, never pushy. She also has a great eye for possible renovations and upgrades. When it came time to sell she practiced impeccable "tough love" on what needed to happen to get our house into the best shape possible. She staged our house beautifully, which we think was a large part of the reason we accepted an offer after only 4 days on the market! All in all a fabulous experience and we give her our highest recommendation!" - Joanna and Nathan M. (Stow, MA)
"We cannot express enough our gratitude and appreciation for all of your efforts to help us find our first home. We were so lucky to find you! Since that first day, you worked non-stop on every step of this purchase, always with our best interests in mind. You truthfully informed and taught us, answering every question, concern or request. Through your previous experiences and great reputation, you quickly established a great working connection between both sides. You kept us on track and organized leading up to the closing. You always kept our spirits high and made us laugh. We can truly say that the purchase of our home was not a stressful process but a positive experience and this is all because of you. Thank you for everything!" - Kristin & Steve R. (Framingham, MA)
"Thank you for all your efforts over the past year helping us to find just the right home in the Wayland, Framingham, Natick (and more!) areas. You were very patient with our selectivity and indecisiveness. You are an exceptional realtor and admirable for your hard work, integrity and consistent availability. These qualities do not capture your good humor and charm and repertoire appropriate for many moods. We enjoyed your positive spirit, along with sound business sense and consideration of our very specific choices." - Andrew Z & Susan C, MDs (Wayland, MA)
"Thank you for being extremely patient, kind and available throughout this entire journey. I appreciate all of your prompt responses, thorough emails, phone calls and texts. I'm elated finally to know this process is coming to an end now that my offer has been accepted at my dream home." - Andrea B. (Hudson, MA)
"Thank you SO much for being so helpful with my house search. You said you would be there for me every step of the way and you were. You instilled confidence in me and taught me SO much. You have a graceful way that is both charming and trustworthy. I am so HAPPY here, I can't believe that I own it!" - Samantha H (Jamaica Plain, MA)
"She was always available on phone/email/text! Buying a house in highly competitive market like Boston is not easy. But Kate kept patiently and diligently working with us giving us whatever information she could. Kate is very detailed oriented and takes personal care of her clients. Her energy is infectious and my 2 year old always loved to hang out with her during Open Houses! Thanks Kate for working with us so closely, educating us at every single step, and giving us necessary feedback and suggestions! We are so happy that closing went smooth and you surely deserve the credit of putting this all together with great attention to every detail." - Nidhi and Jai (Natick, MA)
"Sometimes words cannot express just how thankful I am to you... I am so lucky to have you as my agent. In a market that is highly competitive, you proved to be an excellent negotiator and helper. With your professional service, I was able to find my dream house." - Jin Z. (Hopkinton, MA)
"Kate Grater is a phenomenal source of knowledge, advice and effort. I can't think of a better way to find your dream home than working with Kate. We were first-time homebuyers with many questions about the process. Kate was an endless font of information. Considering a new town? Kate new all the local details. Issues with zoning? Kate had already called to check on variances before you could even ask. Problems with home inspections? Kate had contractors lined up to provide estimates. ... Kate never gave the hard sell. At several points Kate actually told us not to buy - she saved us from a few purchases we would have regretted. All throughout the process, Kate listened closely and helped us find what our family was really looking for. We are thrilled with our new home. And we would not have found it without Kate." - Karen & Pat C. (Concord, MA)
"There are not enough words to express how great our experience was with our agent, Kate Grater. We were first time home buyers and new to the area, so we needed a knowledgeable, reliable, and trustworthy realtor to walk us through the process. Kate delivered all that and more. We love our home and highly recommend Kate." - Brandy & Rick S. (Marlborough, MA)
"Real estate buying / selling is a journey by itself. You are getting an excellent partner in Kate to navigate that turbulent journey in this highly competitive real estate market. She made that journey fun, educational and exciting. (She's) very professional, knowledgeable, detail oriented, responsive and helpful. S he was always on top of everything for us. Her "leave no stone unturned" attitude is a great asset. And, a t no point did she try to push us into something. Kate took time to answer all my questions (a lot!) along the way regardless of how time consuming it was. ... She had excellent contact with well-known local plumbers, electricians, mortgage firm, lawyers etc. ...comfort when you need to fix something, check the safety of prior installations or get a candid opinion before you make an offer. Her background in interior design is very helpful, when you stage a house for selling or place furniture at your new house. In a profession where there is lot of competition, Kate is no doubt one of the best. She seeks 100% customer satisfaction and her knowledge and approach enable her to reach that goal. We whole-heartedly recommend Kate for any home buying and selling need." - Divya & Rajeevan V. (Holliston, MA)
"You're the best! If we ever decide to sell, there is only one realtor for us!" - Dennis & Brenda C. (Hudson, MA)