Kathleen Brearley

Office: 919-582-2937 Cell: 919-345-2947 Fax: 919-645-9415 Raleigh Midtown Office
5000 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27609
Real Estate Agent Kathleen Brearley

About Kathleen Brearley

I relocated to Raleigh, NC in 1999 from Endicott, NY, and began my career in Real Estate in December 2003.  I have been fortunate to have an amazing sphere of influence that makes referrals to me on a regular basis. I enjoy helping people find the home of their dreams and have made some life long friendships from doing my job.  My husband and I have 3 sons and daughter-in-laws and 4 adorable grandchildren and enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren. We also enjoy golfing, going to the beach and traveling.

What made you interested in Real Estate? I have always wanted to be a Realtor, but having 3 children in 7 years I never felt I had the time to spend to be a good agent so I opted to work in my children's school district while they were in school. We moved to Raleigh in 1999 and 2 of my 3 boys were in college and my youngest was in 9th grade and I felt the time was right to become a Realtor. I started as the receptionist in the Falls Office of HPW in 2002 and after working there for a year, I decided to get my license. I spoke with my Manager, Susan Holbrook and asked if I went to get my real estate license would she hire me as an agent and she said YES!! So just about 15 years ago I got my license and became a Realtor and have never looked back.

What is your favorite part about this industry? I enjoy all the new people that I have met through this job.....the other realtors, the lender, the closing attorneys and mostly the families I have helped find a home or sell a home.

What areas do you serve? I serve Wake County, Johnston County, Orange County

What was your career before real estate? I worked in my children's school district for 10 years prior to moving to NC.

What is your real estate experience? I began as a receptionist at the Falls Office of HPW in 2002 and in 2003 I decided to get my real estate license. I have sold many homes since 2004 for CB - HPW.

Why did you choose HPW? I saw an ad in the paper for a Receptionist at HPW and I had always wanted to become a Realtor so I figured the best way to understand the business was to work as the Receptionist first to see if I thought a career in Real Estate would work for me. I learned so much working side by side with all the agents at CB HPW and enjoyed the office I was in so I asked my Manager, Susan Holbrook if I went to get my license would she hire me.

What are your specialties? My specialties are first time homebuyers because I have sold my 3 children their first homes and I love helping first time homebuyers through the process and I try to make it an easy process for them. I also specialize in friends moving from NY. I have had many, many friends from our hometown in NY relocate here and have sold them all homes. I also think my career has been so successful because of word of mouth. I always have had luck with my clients telling someone else about me.

What is your greatest strength? Caring about others and being helpful to others.

What is your greatest weakness? Worrying about things that I cannot control.

What degrees do you have? I have a 2 year AA Degree from SUNY Delhi in NY and credits towards my bachelors degree in Business from SUNY Binghamton in NY

What year did you start in the industry/profession? 2002 - Receptionist at CB HPW and 2003 - became a Realtor

What is your favorite area restaurant? Angus Barn - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the atmosphere and food at Angus Barn and also any Italian Restaurant in Raleigh - Bella Monica, Assagios, Stellinos

What are your hobbies? Golf and Four Grandchildren

What is your favorite public park? Pullen Park

What is your favorite vacation spot? Wrightsville Beach

Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? Beach

Which local non-profit organizations do you support? The Raleigh Rescue Mission, Habitat Restore, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Sweet

What is your favorite movie? Too many to name just one!!

How do you eat an Oreo cookie? Chocolate Chip Cookie mix, Oreo Cookie covering and pour Brownie Mix over top - bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.....eat with Ice Cream and Cool Whip over top!!

Why do you love living here? All 3 of my children's family live here, weather, location, friendly people

Do you eat Eastern- or Western-style barbecue? Eastern Style -- Go to the Pit if you want to get some great Barbecue!!

Testimonials

Kathy Brearley is one of the most kind, patient, honest and caring people let alone real estate agent and I am proud to call her my friend. Her patience and persistence paid off even if it took us over a year and looking at hundreds of houses. When we finally found "the one" we both knew thanks to Kathy's years of knowledge and professionalism. Without Kathy's reliability, trustworthiness and punctuality I truly don't believe my dream house would have been found. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone that is in the process of buying a house.

April C
Buyer

We recently sold our home in Brier Creek and used Kathy Brearley as our realtor. We hadn't sold a home in nearly twenty years and had little familiarity with the processes in NC. Kathy was a real pleasure to work with, walking us through the steps necessary to ensure we were ready and that our home was presented in the best fashion. When asked, she had well grounded data on recommended pricing market comparables, as well as good advice on terms and conditions. Over the course of the next two months, Kathy worked daily to promote our home, with over twenty showings over the late autumn and through the (usually slow) Christmas holiday. When it came time to respond to the offers and work through the inspections and punch list, she was ready with advice and recommended tradespeople, confirming we were getting timely responses and actions. She worked with the other realtor on a regular basis, ensuring that both parties were informed at each step along the way, right through to final closing. Kathy is an informed, responsive, caring professional and we unreservedly recommend her to anyone looking to sell a home. We recently sold our home in Brier Creek and used Kathy Brearley as our realtor. We hadn't sold a home in nearly twenty years and had little familiarity with the processes in NC. Kathy was a real pleasure to work with, walking us through the steps necessary to ensure we were ready and that our home was presented in the best fashion. When asked, she had well grounded data on recommended pricing market comparables, as well as good advice on terms and conditions. Over the course of the next two months, Kathy worked daily to promote our home, with over twenty showings over the late autumn and through the (usually slow) Christmas holiday. When it came time to respond to the offers and work through the inspections and punch list, she was ready with advice and recommended tradespeople, confirming we were getting timely responses and actions. She worked with the other realtor on a regular basis, ensuring that both parties were informed at each step along the way, right through to final closing. Kathy is an informed, responsive, caring professional and we unreservedly recommend her to anyone looking to sell a home.

John and Jan
Seller

Kathy Brearley is an awesome realtor and a sweet person. She listens to you intently, understands your wants and needs, and then guides you accordingly with her extensive Brier Creek CC experience. We've chosen to work with Kathy twice; first, when moving here from out of state nearly 8 years ago, and then again last year when selling our BCCC home and downsizing into a BCCC patio home. Like a true expert in any field, Kathy makes what could be a stressful journey, one which is effective, smooth and pleasant.

Gino and Debbie
Seller & Buyer

We've worked with Kathy for the last 8 years...Her advocacy, clear frequent communication and friendly energetic attitude have never wavered. She's helped us find a home for every stage of our lives (starter home, new construction and relocation to our preferred school district). If you are looking for an agent that goes above and beyond you should look no further than Kathy Brearley.

Brian
Seller & Buyer

It is a distinct please for me to submit a testimonial letter for Mrs. Kathy Brearley, broker with Coldwell Banker - HPW. This past March 2017, the Woytek family suffered a tragic loss with the sudden death of our oldest brother, Richard E. Woytek. I was suddenly thrust into the role of managing my brother's estate as his appointed executor and within those responsibilities was the sale of my brother's home in Cary, NC. My brother was so proud the day he entered into contract with Kathy to buy his first home back in 2009. Dick had then recently retired and he and his wife were moving from NYC to live their retirement years. Unfortunately, Dick lost his wife of more than 30 years just months prior to the completion of their home there, but what a day of celebration, albeit bittersweet, the day he took possession. Dick enjoyed seven plus years in his home and all members of the Woytek family enjoyed his hospitality and many a good time there over the years. When it came time for me to sell his home, I knew there was no better realtor to contact than the one with whom he worked to buy his pride and joy - Kathy Brearley. Dick had always spoken so highly of Kathy and from my initial contact with Kathy until the day we closed, I found her to be a consummate professional and extremely knowledgeable in the art of real estate transactions. Her attention to detail and her ability to communicate effectively with a strong desire to assist in any way to make the transaction process occur as smoothly as possible was a breath of fresh air. She was responsive and easily accessible throughout the process. Being an absentee Seller, Kathy made several trips of not just a five minute drive, but over a 30 minute drive to oversee inspections and repairs. This is what I call going far beyond the call of duty, being an old military retiree. Her energy and enthusiasm were foremost in the successful sale of our brother's home in a very short time period. In summary, it was a distinct pleasure for me to work with Kathy Brearley and I would not hesitate to recommend Kathy and the Coldwell Banker team for the excellent customer service provided in selling or buying a home in the Raleigh area. If Kathy is any indication of the caliber of real estate professional that Coldwell Banker and your agency employs, the company is in very good hands.

Dane
Seller

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