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Kate Adams Barnett
Pasadena Office


Over 15 years of experience in real estate and property management.
Skilled negotiator who strives to make your transaction close with ease.
Passionate about architecture and preservation.

Kate is a native of Pasadena and attributes her passion for real estate to growing up immersed in the San Gabriel Valley’s incredible array of architecture found in some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all of California.

After many years of working as a paralegal in Los Angeles and then in ... read more »

Kate is a native of Pasadena and attributes her passion for real estate to growing up immersed in the San Gabriel Valley’s incredible array of architecture found in some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all of California.

After many years of working as a paralegal in Los Angeles and then in property management, Kate began her real estate career selling vacation homes in Mammoth Lakes, CA. From Mammoth, Kate moved to Bend, OR where she was a successful real estate broker for a number of years before making her way back home with her husband and young daughter to Pasadena.

Since returning home, she has become chairperson of the Cultural Heritage Committee, whose focus is on teaching the importance of the preservation of historic property in the San Gabriel Valley to other realtors and spends time volunteering for the Pasadena Heritage Society, as well as being involved with other local historic home tours in the area.

The heart and soul of Real Estate Kate’s business is to build and maintain client relationships turned friendships that last a lifetime. Her many years as a Realtor, over a decade in the legal profession and four years in property management ensure that you will always be well represented in your real estate endeavors. Kate is also a Director of the John Aaroe Group Master Trust and Probate division.

She is an alumna of Mayfield Jr. and Sr. Schools in Pasadena and a graduate of South Pasadena High School. Architecture, photography, travel and music are some of Kate’s other passions, second to her family and real estate.

Experienced in:
•Architectural Properties (Historic and Modern)
•Luxury Homes
•Resort/Vacation Properties
•First-Time Buyers
•Foreign Investors
•Commercial/Multifamily Investments read less «

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I used Kate this year as my real estate agent twice -- as both a buyer and a seller. We listed our house in Pasadena, CA on a Wednesday and by Friday night she was already hosting a bidding war. The process had some snags and turned out to be a bit difficult, and she held our hand and went to bat for us as each issue arose. We then used her for our search as buyers, and she agreed, even though we were looking about 40 miles away (in the South Bay) from where her office is located. She devoted countless hours to touring houses with us, and helped us just as well through the entire buying process. Again, there were complications (mold infestation, etc.) and she handled everything like a pro. She is incredibly dedicated and responsive, and a great person to boot. I would not hesitate to recommend her or use her again.
- Staci, Pasadena, CA
Real Estate Kate! The name says it all. After meeting with a few agents, my husband and I couldn't seem to find anyone who understood what we were looking for. Or, shall I say, cared to “listen” to what we were looking for. Out of frustration, we decided to research listings on our own and tour the best finds. While on one of our numerous self guided home tours, we struck luck! Kate was showing one of her listings and we happen to tour it. We talked for a while and got the sense she really knew what she was talking about. She wasn’t overbearing and above all, she listened. Before long she showed us countless homes and didn’t hesitant to share her opinion. This was helpful to us as we needed a little guidance without losing sense of what we had in mind. We are extremely happy with all her hard work. I remember having long talks with Kate late in the evening while she walked me though last minute concerns. Kate puts a lot of herself into her work. Her clients really benefit from this. Not only did we find our lovely first home, we found a wonderful friend.
- Claudia & Robert, Altadena, CA
I can not speak high enough about Kate, her professionalism, her focus, and her diligent work ethic. When we began our journey to find me my first home, Kate was empathetic and kept reminding me that in the world of real estate "everything happens for a reason." Kate, my mother, and I worked closely together for about 3 months and it was painless, excited, and fun! We looked at just a few potential homes but found the perfect one for me and Kate, along with my awesome mortgage rep. Traci Ruelas, worked quickly to make it happen. Kate understands that buying a home, especially your first home, is a scary, ridiculous process but she reminds you to have fun and enjoy every step because its your future. I love that Kate, wonderful Kate, helped shape this part of my future. I'll miss working with her.
- Sevana, Sherman Oaks
Kate was truly an exceptional Realtor! The high quality service and attention we received from her was unlike other agents we’ve worked with in the past. Kate was incredibly responsive and she ensured our needs were heard and met. She made our buying experience as seamless as possible and went above and beyond to help with every step of the process. When we were not available to meet with a contractor or inspector she would go out of her way to represent us and we felt confident that she would do so in our best interest. Kate was always informed and prepared to answer our questions. We felt like she was always a step ahead of us. She is kind, patient and truly a skilled agent with a high level of expertise. Using her great negotiation skills she helped us strategize to get the best possible deal. Her knowledge of the local real estate market helped us in our search for an investment property. After patiently going through numerous listings, she made sure we got the best value purchase and location for our needs. 

Whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Kate Barnett to help you in this life changing investment. We greatly appreciate the personal attention we received from Kate and could not have asked for a better Realtor to represent and guide us through the complex process.
- Irene & Felipe, Los Angeles, CA