Hi, I’m Kat. After a decade of supporting birthing families as a doula and midwife, I have spent 2018 transitioning into the next journey!
I have hit the ground running on a new adventure. I’m supporting people as they buy homes, and attempt to navigate the Seattle real estate market!
To the hundreds of families I have served over the years, I love your support, it means the world to me. I am still the calm-under-pressure midwife I have always been. I am simply supporting people through the house buying process now. I believe I can bring a unique and personalized approach, using the skillset I have learned over several years of birth work. I believe in nurturing relationships, honest-practice, and client-centric care.
Born in the Pacific Northwest, I grew up with a special kind of love for homes. My dad built the homes we grew up in, and I was born at home! I went on to became a doula, then a midwife. I loved it, and I still love it. Helping people through big life transitions truly matters.
There are a lot of challenges that come with birth work, it is not uncommon to be awake for 24 hours straight or longer while supporting a laboring family. There is life and death, constantly in your face. The time for me to move on has come. It is filled with sadness and joy.
I needed to find something that allowed me to do all of the things I love about my work; connecting with people, supporting during BIG life transitions, spontaneity and variable scheduling, and serving others in a valuable way. Real estate was the overwhelming obvious answer, there are so many similarities. It has made me feel like I’ve been doing real estate for many years.
So far the response is overwhelming, I am actively supporting many families while they look for homes, and I love it.
I am so grateful for my amazing community supporting me in this new journey. I am grateful for the current clients, and the new clients who want to work with me. And I am so grateful I can do work that I love.
Now that 2019 is soon rolling in, it feels appropriate to update you all!
I wrote that at the very beginning of 2018, just when I started my real estate journey (I got my license early in January). 2018 has been a glorious year, I was way busier with real estate work than I could have ever imagined. I am so grateful to my colleagues who taught me so much in such a short time. And I am so grateful to all of the clients who trusted me, even while I was so new to this work. I know for a fact how much I enjoy, and how skilled I am at real estate. All of those years of informed consent, years of side-by-side care, years of client respect, years of handling stressful situations calmly led me to feel like all these years led up to real estate work. It just fits.
I attended my last home birth in early September. I say last, but really, it was just the end of full time birth work. As, I do feel like I will never fully stop being a midwife (but I won’t ever do it full time again, ha, a decade was enough!).
In 2018 we also bought our first, and 2nd investment properties. Actively going through these crazy experiences is great (exhausting, hard, but great), and I feel like this experience helps me know how I can help my clients who are wanting to buy their first (or 50th) investment property.
If you ever have questions or need resources, feel free to reach out! If I can’t help you, I can help you get in contact with someone who can 🙂