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Q&A

  • Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
  • Neither, but I like to wake up early to get a head start.
  • Favorite restaurant?
  • Ethiopian restaurant – Ensarro in Oakland
  • Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
  • A great-great-great ancestor?
  • What’s your mantra?
  • ONE. Thing. At. A. Time. And have some fun while you’re doing it.
  • What’s your most treasured possession?
  • My Spotify app.
  • What would you tell your 16-year old self?
  • (It was 2003). It gets better. Also, move to San Francisco, get your real estate license, learn to code, and save up for a house.
  • Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
  • Giant prints of Princess Leia.

Katie Pratt

Realtor

510.394.0018

Email Me

DRE: 02021256

I grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana (have you ever watched HBO’s True Blood?), but I always knew I was a Californian at heart.

My Southern mother was not keen on my plans to move to California for college, but I made it to Oakland in 2010 through Teach for America, an Americorps program for teachers. I taught chemistry at Skyline High School for four years, and I continued to work for college access programs throughout the Bay Area. I knew the Bay had become my home when, after traveling to Australia for one summer, I, for the first time, missed the place I was from more than the place I was exploring.

After my partner and I purchased our first home in Oakland in 2015, I jumped into real estate investment courses (REI), attended various REI meetups, and worked with residential rehab mentors. As a rehabber, I worked in various Bay Area markets for both buyers and sellers. I learned what specific improvements and marketing dramatically increase the appeal of a home to a respective market’s buyers.

My background in science and education means that I enjoy research, the details of processes are important to me, and I’m skilled at breaking down otherwise daunting information. I’m constantly seeking new knowledge and tools to help better promote clients’ listings and to help buyers find their ideal homes or investment properties. I want to make the process of buying or selling as seamless and fun as possible.

Places lived: Oakland, CA; Shreveport, LA; Conway, AR; Dallas, TX; Granada, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina

Travels: Tanzania, Ecuador, Fiji, Italy, Spain, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, México, Canada, Australia, Japan

Little known facts: 

  • Co-author for undergraduate research in Eukaryotic Cells
  • Family has been in the U.S. since the revolutionary period
  • Used to be on a jump rope team called the “Red Hots”

Interests: Improving my Spanish, podcasts, Audible, film festivals, CouchSurfing, construction and development classes, Bigger Pockets

Would like to:Obtain my contractor’s license, attend UC Berkeley Masters in RE Development & Environmental Design, participate in Habitat for Humanity Women’s Builds

Q&A

  • Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
  • Neither, but I like to wake up early to get a head start.
  • Favorite restaurant?
  • Ethiopian restaurant – Ensarro in Oakland
  • Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
  • A great-great-great ancestor?
  • What’s your mantra?
  • ONE. Thing. At. A. Time. And have some fun while you’re doing it.
  • What’s your most treasured possession?
  • My Spotify app.
  • What would you tell your 16-year old self?
  • (It was 2003). It gets better. Also, move to San Francisco, get your real estate license, learn to code, and save up for a house.
  • Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
  • Giant prints of Princess Leia.

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