A Colorado Springs Real Estate Expert you Can Trust
Get to know Kathy Torline
Mission Statement for all of my blogs is .....
To provide information about Colorado Springs neighborhoods including local real estate news, general area information, and articles for buyers and sellers
Welcome to my real estate website and welcome to COLORADO SPRINGS! I hope you find this site useful and easy to maneuver. I realize that you are currently in the information gathering stage, and may not be ready to "open up" about who you are, or what your needs are at this time. I completely understand and respect your online privacy and want to encourage you to proceed at your own pace. When you are ready to explore your real estate needs further, I will be here for you.
I specialize in Colorado Springs Real Estate and Relocation including First-Time Home Buyers and Military Relocation. We are honored that the Colorado Springs area is home to many soldiers and officers of the Fort Carson Army Base, the Air Force Academy, Peterson AFB & Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mountain AFS and NORAD.
What do all of the letters after my name really mean to you? ABR, CRS, SHFR, SRES, and E-Pro
Buying and selling real estate is a complex matter. At first it might seem that by checking local home guides or online sites that you could quickly find the right home at the right price. But it's not quite so easy.
There is a maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing, and negotiating. Itmakes sense to work with a professional who knows the community, and is dedicated to learning much more.
Kathy's current designations include CRS, ABR, SRES, SFR, and E-Pro, which means that she has extensive experience and training in different areas of expertise.
Kathy's most recent designation is the CRS. CRS is the symbol of excellence in residential real estate. There are over one million REALTORS® in business today. So if you want to find that one-in-a-million REALTOR®, start with the over 34,000 who hold the Certified Residential Specialist Designation.
The SRES designation(Seniors Real Estate Specialist) assures you that Kathy has experience and knowledge in meeting seniors' specific needs. And that can make all the difference in the world. As we age, we demand specialists in our health needs, so why not in our housing needs as well?
ABR is a National Association of Realtors professional designation held by only 5% of all Realtors nation-wide. Kathy has received this prestigious designation, exemplifying cutting edge real estate services with regards to "Buyer Representation." For more information about how the ABR designation can help serve your real estate needs, please visit the following web site: ABR.
The e-PRO certification course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course available, comprehensive and interactive. Kathy has this designation and it was specifically designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale of a home.
The SFR certification program is offered by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of NAR. The program includes training on how to manage short-sales, foreclosures, and real-estate owned transactions, and provides resources to help Realtors® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves. Kathy has this designation as helped many client with short sales and buying REO properties.
Beyond Real Estate
Kathy is almost a Colorado native, as she have lived in the area for almost 32 years. She enjoys RV'ing, hiking, photography, biking, yoga, swimming, art, knitting, making jewelry, framing pictures, international travel to exotic lands, and all types of nature. She's been married for 27 years. She also enjoys writing real estate focused articles that are published on her web sites and her real estate blogs on Active Rain and on Wordpress. Her other web sites are www.kathytorline.com and www.ColoradoSpringsVintageHomes.com.
Kathy Torline's Blog Posts
Kathy Torline - Nordstrom, ABR, CRS, SRES, SFR, E-Pro
Relocation, Investment Properties
Testimonials for Kathy Torline
Kathy is a fantastic Realtor and an valued investment property guru! We were looking to purchase our first investment property and Kathy did a great job in helping us understand what factors can make one potential rental property a better option than others. She also helped us by sharing her tips on managing a rental property and working with tenants.
Kathy was wonderful to deal with. She made us feel as home right from the start of the process.
She was a wealth of knowledge on everything Colorado Springs had to offer, both in Real Estate and anything else you could ask for - neighborhoods, history, places to go, things to do, people to help you.. the list goes on and on.
She kept us up to date on every new opening and then the progress from submitting our bid to closing.
We expected that doing everything from California would be onerous, but Kathy made it all flow seamlessly.
IF you want to take on another short sale...
Kathy was tenacious. She followed every move of the Seller and their banks for the more than 10 months it took us to get to closing. We got reports at least every 2 weeks and even while she was on vacation. IF it weren't for her efforts, we would probably have lost our dream house to someone else.
Our dream home was a nightmare to purchase, but Kathy made it happen -- every step of the way, she guided us through the whole confusing process till the keys were in our hands. Then, when we had to sell our dream home, it was Kathy again who made the difference: It was on the market for only 10 days before it was under contract. Thanks for everything, Kathy.
Never an unanswered email or phone call, and if she didn't know the answer to any of our gazillion questions, she found the answer. When our dream home turned into a nightmare to purchase, Kathy calmly and patiently guided us through the process from start to finish. And when we were ready to sell, Kathy handled that expertly, too.
Kathy eased all of our worries through a very difficult purchase with expert advice and top-notch service and attention. It was so helpful to have someone like Kathy in our corner.