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Kathy Krize

Kathy Krize

For Every Move You Make

Kathy Krize

My Story

"I sell real estate but I specialize in people and solving problems!" For most people buying or selling a home is a highly emotional experience. Every transaction has problems and issues! My goal is to anticipate and manage these issues so YOU have less stress in your move". 

I became a real estate agent in 2000.  Before then I had built a successful career in the investment and financial industry helping clients build wealth, save for retirement and meet their long-term financial goals through investments in stocks, bonds and other investment vehicles.  My career advanced and I became a manager of the investment division of a major bank.  I hired, fired, trained, approved trades, and ensured we met all the strict regulations of the industry.  I held 5 security licenses.  But, honestly, I did not feel fulfilled.  I wanted something that was more my own...something that I would find stimulating, satisfying, and would align with my interests.  I had always been extremely interested in interior design and beautifully crafted homes and buildings.  That, together with my capacity for helping people with their assets lead me to real estate.

I love what I do!  I do not just help people with buying or selling a home.  I help them create a lifestyle.  Do they need space for a grand piano?  Do they want to be able to walk to shopping or restaurants?  Is the way light enters a home important?  Maybe they need a large yard for the kids or dog, and spacious kitchen for entertaining.  When it comes to lifestyles...the Peninsula offers incredible opportunities!  Whatever the need or wish my top priority is serving my clients diligently with integrity and competence. 

I have a solid reputation for helping people make a successful new home transition.  My experience with design helps me in the pre-market preparation of a listing.  My clients always come first!  Buying or selling a home is an emotional experience.  My goal is to navigate the process with patience, knowledge, diligence and expertise. 

I was born in Alabama, raised in the Bay Area.  Currently I live in Emerald Hills.  My three children also live in the area.


My website is a great resource.  I make all current market information available on my site.  My coursework and continued interest in interior design help me with staging and remodel possibilities in a new listings.  I have a keen eye for detail and can recommend easy and inexpensive solutions to enhance buyer appeal.  I have active, local resources for vendors that have good reputations to provide you with any service imaginable regarding your home.  When working with sellers, my marketing plan incorporates all aspects of the home selling process including preparation of the home for market, marketing for full exposure, negotiations and escrow management.


  • CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) I can market your home internationally
  • Coldwell Banker certification in the marketing of high end luxury properties
  • Certified as a CHMS (Certified Home Marketing Specialist) skill in positioning properties for maximum buyer appeal through staging techniques
  • e-Pro certification endorsed by the National Association of Realtors
  • CNE certification (Certified Negotiation Expert)

Member Affiliations

National Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors
Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
Women's Council of Realtors

I welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you might have about buying, selling or market conditions.  Please call or e-mail me anytime and I will be happy to discuss your next steps in the buying or selling process.