With her unique blend of real estate marketing experience, REO expertise and extensive design background, Kathy Garrison offers her clients a powerful formula for success in their most important endeavors. Known for her personal approach, she delivers positive, timely results to each client, whether first time buyers, sellers, corporate accounts or seasoned investors. A longtime resident of Laguna Hills, she possesses an intimate understanding of the area and the homes it encompasses — and she’s passionate about leveraging this knowledge, along with her experience, to ensure smooth and rewarding experience for every individual she represents.
Faced with the rising tide of REO Inventory in the wake of 2008’s nationwide housing crisis, American Dream Realty employed Kathy in the capacity of REO Marketing Director. She subsequently teamed with her husband, a longtime REO Agent, forming a powerful partnership that’s successfully closed more than 80 REO transactions in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Exceptionally savvy when it comes to new media, Kathy developed the team’s REO Buyer Database using Open Houses, Twitter, Facebook, MLS and local media. She also designed innovative techniques to enhance the team’s ability to convert listings to sales, reducing the overall marketing period for their REO listings. In 2011, 4 out of 5 Garrison REO listings have sold at full price or higher in less than 30 days — and Kathy’s creativity and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the success.
With the support of Surterre Properties®, Kathy enhances her passion for helping clients succeed with a lengthy list of amenities not available anywhere else, including an in-house marketing team, a network of more than 285 of the area’s premier real estate professionals, and the latest advances in online technology. These tremendous advantages place Kathy in the ultimate position to provide the most outstanding caliber of personalized service, which, along with her proven ability to deliver results, is what truly sets her apart as a professional. A graduate of UCSB who also holds a multimedia design certificate from Platt College, Kathy has resided in Laguna Hills with her husband Richard since 1987. Together they have two children, Michael and Stephanie who are both currently attending college. She has participated as a Chalk Artist at Mission Viejo’s Annual Arts Alive festival since 2004 and enjoys running — in fact, she recently finished the 2011 Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon (her first) in just under 3 hours. In addition to her career, she’s passionate about Italian art, music, food, language, design and culture, and the Los Angeles Lakers.