I am Kathy Kory Manoogian, and I am proud to say that I am a Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Realtor. In 1998 I decided to take my passion for all things real estate, and turn it into my profession. After building 2 houses, and selling a couple on my own, I decided to become the Realtor I wished I had worked with! No high pressure sales tactics, no incompetence, just straight answers to straight questions, a lot of Integrity, and a "higher than normal" work ethic.
I specialize in YOU. Whatever you need, I will find a way to accomplish it. Simply put, I put myself in your shoes and I don't stop until you are happy. You get the benefit of my many years of real estate and new construction knowledge, and my extremely successful negotiating skills. I look forward to meeting you, and hopefully achieving your desired goals.
Winner of the 2008 Sherwood Award
Circle of Excellence recipient 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,13,14,15,16,17,18
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Hour Magazine All Star
I loved working with Kathy! It was like having my mom with me when buying my first home, which was so special given the circumstances were such that my mom wasn't able to be with me. She was protective of us and so caring. It was such a special experience and she is forever family now!
I contacted Silvia for viewing one of the condos in Bloomfield Hills area, and from that point onwards, Silvia along with Kathy and Mia took over my search for decent condo at a reasonable price. They are a great team to work with, totally professional and expert in managing the end to end process from showing the property to making an offer, helping through the mortgage process and expert guidance throughout. It has been a true pleasure to work with them and I highly recommend this team for any real estate needs.
It doesn't get much better than Kathy. Class, skill, and professional to the core.
Communication/Responsiveness- Kathy responded to all my phone calls and I don't remember a time she didn't pick up. All inquires via e-mail and text message were immediately responded to as well.
Local Knowledge - Kathy KNOWS her job. She knew all the dynamics of towns down to the streets the houses were located on. Coming from someone who grew up knowing enough to understand the town, there is no way an outsider would have known the intricacies of real estate like she did. Kathy went above and beyond even taught me about the differences in build quality so I could differentiate between cheaper builds that were paraded as high quality but actually were imposters.
What I liked the most about this is she taught me so well that when she would show me houses I understood exactly why she was showing me them. Kathy gets it!!
Negotiation skills - Kathy is connected and will know how far you can push the envelope before your offer looks like a joke. She also knows how to present offers that look strong and will make the seller know you mean business. I liked how she would just be honest with me and tell me when the price I was thinking was a good price, or if we had a lot of "wiggle" room and the reasons why. If a seller doesn't accept your offer after talking with Kathy, the house is overpriced and you should walk away anyway.
Process expertise - Kathy assisted me throughout the entire process and she knew exactly what needed to be done at each stage. She also reminded me when I needed to do things to make sure everything was smooth, even at the last minute.
All in all, an outstanding realtor and an enjoyable buying experience. Kathy was patient even going to multiple towns and spending months to work with me in order to get me in a house I could be happy with. I would recommend Kathy to any friends/family who were looking to buy or sell a house. I will be going to Kathy for any future real estate transactions I engage in.
UPDATE - I just sold ANOTHER house with Kathy. I have now worked with Kathy on four different real estate transactions, and as usual, she never steered me wrong. The amount of work she put in negotiating the sale of my house, along with showing it (plenty of open houses) resulted in it being sold in 2 weeks. She was constantly working to get me the best price on the house. I have been exceedingly happy with each real estate transaction I have worked with Kathy on. She is the best realtor and there is no question I will continue to buy (and sell) multiple homes with her in the future. The best part? I met Kathy randomly at a house showing, and I knew she was the realtor for me. Trust me - call Kathy and get her to get you the best deal on either purchasing your home, or selling it. Noone works hard, period.