Bates Realty & Property Management

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5 kaylackurtz

Kay gaved me a lot of ideas which assisted in selling my home in record time. My husband is disabled and I work full time. She offered to help me clean my home moving week. My home only showed once and a bid was placed. Went from 0-100 so fast was surreal. So grateful my town home was sold able to pay off and buy a beautiful Mobil home cash. As I looked forward to retirement, I feel confident in my news surrounding. Thanks Kay .

5 user11128860

Great follow through and consistent communication therefore no surprises! Just let Kay know what you are looking for and she will try her hardest to find it. Very easy and stress free transaction! Highly recommend.

5 ianderson27

Kay was referred to us by a co-worker. She helped us purchase our first home. She was wonderful to work with. She was knowledgeable and helped us every step along the way. We would recommend her to anyone looking for an honest and professional agent.

5 user3382714

Kay was my agent for my first home purchase and made the process much easier than I expected. She is a very knowledgeable and energetic realtor. I will definitely recommend her to everyone I know in the area looking to buy, sell, or rent a home.

5 billmclaren01

I have worked with Kay on several Commercial and residential real estate transactions over the last fifteen years. Always the consummate professional, when things go wrong as they usually do Kay simply fixes the problem with no drama. I have referred Kay to friends and business associates and she always delivers. My first and only choice for all my real estate needs.

5 zuser20140817102057533

Kay is Amazing! Absolute miracle worker! She helped me to find the most incredible home! And work with all of the red tape that is involved with getting a loan. It was not an easy process working with the bank, but Kay put everything together and made it work! She was there for me whenever I had a concern or question. Always Positive,Upbeat,Honest and Professional! I will certainly recommend her services to anyone looking for a Phenomenal Realtor. Thank you so much Kay!!

5 pristinejewelry

Kay Lowery Bates is the best of the best. I have bought 2 homes and listed 2 with Kay. She has gone above and beyond to make things happen for me. She is the most professional, honest, and hardworking person I know. Kay is so easy to work with. She keeps on top of all the details and walks me thru every step. I can call her anytime and she always takes my calls. And when Kay holds an open house you can count on a big showing. I will definitely be calling Kay in the future on all my real estate ventures.

5 Wilson974

If I could give more than five stars, I would, because Mrs. Kay (Lowery) Bates is truly a remarkable real estate agent. My husband and I need to sell our Oceanside, CA Condo. With the market in such a slump and a property manager who was being shady; a bank adviser recommended Mrs. Kay (Lowery) Bates. On our first meeting she showed up with a list of comps my area. I knew she meant business! She explained every step she took on our behalf. All emails and calls were answered same day! If a process with a third party was held up she sent weekly emails, keeping us in the loop. She was honest and direct with us about the truth of the sale process. She was very diligent while dealing with banks and other agents. We felt like we were her one and only client. She works really hard making sure that all the paper work was in order. Giving the banks nothing to pick on! We were so fortunate to work with her. We would highly recommend her to everyone.

5 vjbrownlow86

I met Kay several years ago, 2009, after having just gone through a divorce. I was not in a position to purchase a home at that time, but she provided me the necessary guidance and steps to rebuild to be in a position to purchase a home. While obtaining my Masters Degree in 2014, Kay continued to educate me on the purchasing of my new home of which I closed on 11/18/2014. She supported/assisted/motivated me for 5 years to purchase a home by myself, a divorced woman that had to rebuild her entire career as well as her life. Thank you Kay Lowery Bates, I will forever be indebted to you and will seek your services in purchasing my 2nd home as well as recommend you to all my friends and family.

5 vyasji net

Kay Lowery Bates is a very honest, enthusiastic and knowledgeable realtor. She is very cool by nature and always helpful. She listed and sold my condo within just 37 days, out of which my unit was on market for only 5 days! I will definitely recommend her to everyone I know in the area looking to buy, sell, or rent a home. Thanks Kay for all your hard work and I wish you all the best.

5 jjordanthesailor

Kay has helped us purchase 2 properties and we will be listing a sale with her in the next couple of weeks. I have purchased 7 or 8 properties and have worked with probably a dozen real estate agents before I met Kay. The most important thing she did was actually listen to what I was saying. When I first contacted her I needed a fixer-upper for a special situation (not a flip) and I thing she was the fourth agent I had contacted to locate an appropriate property, the others just would not listen to me, their idea of a fixer-upper was a place that needed a coat of paint. Kay listened and pushed hard to get us what we wanted. The second property she helped us purchase got tied by some over zealous underwriters but Kay stayed with us and through considerable hand-holding got us through the process. She is the ONLY agent I use.

5 socalshelly76

Kay Bates is amazing! We were first time home buyers. Kay held our hand for everything which we appreciate, since we had a lot of questions. She was more than able to answer any questions/issues we had and was always available to us. We couldn’t have done this without her! She was recommended to us and we are so thankful that we made the call to her! I recommend Kay..to anyone. #teamkay !

5 bparkinson5

We were lucky our friends had just bought a house through Kay and recommended her to us. She is fantastic at responding to any request for information or just her opinion when you feel in the dark at any point. Can’t recommend her enough:)

5 uzorvc

I had issues with my mortgage that degenerated to the point where my house was at risk and Mrs. Kay Lowery Bates was a life saver. She was very professional and her understanding of the intricacies of the mortgage process helped contain and resolve the issues and my house was saved. I cannot imagine – actually the thought of how deeply in trouble I was with my house and the consequences, until her intervention still shocks me – a better professional at ones side in a similar serious and challenging situation. I and my family remain very grateful for her help and owe her so much.

5 mansfield02

• Kay provided services for listing and sale of a single family resident in S.D./Normal Heights neighborhood. Kay provided valuable home staging suggestions and along her staff personally helped with the staging preparation prior the photo session. The listing photos were shot by a profession photographer and were excellent. • Kay sponsored an open house several days after the listing was posted. Multiple offers were obtained and a sales agreement was finalized less than week after open the house • Kay’s experience with exterminating companies (sellers responsibility) and negotiating buyers home inspection findings was invaluable

5 ziggybueno

My home buying experience is greater than the average homebuyer, this is my 4th home in my life, the first was in Long Island, NY. The second and thirth, in Orlando, FL. my last home, my actual residency, is in Escondido, CA. that means that I have contact and deal with a great number of diferent real state agents. That fact make me able to make reliable comparations. Altmost all the agents that I have to use and deal with were good and I have not complains, but my last home adquisition in Escondido California presented to me and my wife the unespected oportunity to be helped by the very best professional agent we ever had. We meet Kay Lowery Bates, We have a remarkable deal on our last home thanks to her. We are very happy, and for that reason we greatly recommend her to any one looking for a personable and greatly professional agent. She will go that extra step to make your first or fourth home buying experience an smooth and stress free one. ! You will love it ! Trust me.

5 ananderson09

My husband and I were referred to Kay by a trustworthy coworker. From the minute she met us (at our house because she knew we had a very busy schedule and 2 kids under the age of 5), she created a world of trust for us, which we value the most out of someone. This is the first purchase my husband and I have done, and there is no one I would have imagined carrying and supporting us throughout, than Kay. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable, but she will go to bat for you in any situation because I feel like she really cares. We looked for a house for about 2 months before putting in 1 offer. She was so patient with us and our 2 and 5 year old boys, who came with us for every viewing. Also, the communication between her and my husband and I was also very consistent – getting back to us in a very timely manner. One of my close friends was also getting ready to start the search for buying a house, and they also used Kay. The same experience was equally as positive. I know down the road we will use Kay again. And, between that time and now, I will (and have!) refer her to anyone who is looking for a realtor. She is AMAZING! I don’t have anything but positive reviews to say about her.

5 zuser20160808102727442

I was referred to Kay by another realtor. I had to short sale my home and needed a Realtor who was experienced with short sales. Kay was patient, experienced, knowledgeable and responsive. She took full control of dealing with the bank, negotiating and getting the sale approved. Kay was very understanding of my situation and was alway available to me. I would not trust anyone else to sell my home and would recommend Kay Bates to everyone. She is experienced, professional, smart and most of all friendly.

5 ctalexis

I very seldom write recommendations as I expect good service especially when paying market rates for such service. However, it is indeed a pleasure that I share my experience with Kay Bates as she performed above and beyone my expectation. My wife and I were in the market for a new home and we were referred to Kay. She took the time to understand what our needs were, the type of home we were looking to purchase and carefully guided us through the home buying process with precision. She worked closely with the seller’s representative once we found our ideal home, and negotiated an excellent purchase price that was within the agreed upon price range we discussed. Whenever we had a question, Kay was available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She is a true real estate professional who cares about her clients and ensures she makes the home buying process as simple as possible. Without hesitation, I give Kay my highest recommendation and encourage anyone looking to buy or sell a home to contact Kay. You will not be disappointed. My wife and I know there is only one person we will call in the future whenever we are in the market for our next property and that person is Kay Bates. She is a SUPERSTAR!!!!

5 lindsaynydegger5

Kay was such a pleasure to work with. From day 1 of our house hunting to the close of our home. She was very professional, knowledgeable, organized, and such a nice person. She was very responsive to our questions and knew a lot about the market. It was really great working with Kay being a first time home buyer. She was very patient with us since we were new to all this. We found the house we wanted on the second trip of looking at homes with Kay. She had the confidence a realtor should have and experience. I believe her negotiating skills were on point. She nailed us our perfect home. If you are searching for a realtor please do not look further and go with Kay Bates, you will be so happy you did.

5 user4640737

Kay was the best, no better way to put it. As first time home buyers my wife and I stepped into the presses feeling a lot uncertain as to what to expect and how it all works, but Kay brought with her a skill set that provided us comfort, confidence, and know-how. We’d worked with other realtors before her and felt as though our wants/needs were not being accounted for, but one conversation with Kay and she’d blown us away. She hand chose homes for us to look at and they were so in line with everything we’d described to her. By the 2nd time out looking at houses, we’d found our home. Kay then blew us away further by her strong and professional negotiation skills. She shoots it to you straight and will steer you to success. She has great connections for all your needs (inspections, painting, cleaning, handyman, etc.). Her response time was always VERY fast. She answered every questiom we had. Even after the purchase was complete she stayed in contact making sure there wasn’t anything else we needed or she could help with. She is kind, patient, and always smiling. We were so very happy to have been connected with Kay and will never look anywhere else for our home buying needs.

5 taabramirez

Thanks to KayBates for listening to our needs, she helped refine our expectations and found us the prefect home in the perfect community that fits our desires. Everything was handled professionally and timely. Your service is exceptional and we highly recommend Kay.

5 cupecake1sd

I have worked with Kay on various occasions. She was able to find me a buyer for my rental property withing 30 days of me discussing my decision to sell. The process was handled in a professional manner and the house inspection went off without a hitch. She walked me through the paperwork and we completed all the details in a timely manner. I would recommend Kay in the future and plan on using her expertise to purchase another property. I recommended her to a friend and they were thrilled with her results.

5 jhlevans

It was a pleasure to work with Kay. I met in her office where she drew up a contract to rent out two rooms for my church. Her experience with the San Diego rental market really help me getting a fair price. i enjoyed her fast good qualities work habits. Most importing was her responsiveness and clear information she passed on to me. Great person, extraordinary realtor.

5 demetrius prier6

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Ms. Kay Bates as a real estate agent. She is innovative and a seamlessly professional real estate agent. My family was searching for the ideal home and Kay listened to us and based on our needs found our dream home. In less than a few days, we were in our home. Kay’s a master negotiator and we never felt out of the loop or neglected. As a matter of fact, Kay constantly communicated with us during the entire process and pushed our purchase all the way to the finish line. She’s calm and reserve and she never stops working hard for her customer, no matter the time, day or night! She was a blessing for our family in finding us the perfect home with lots of space and a huge yard that my daughter will come to have fun in for years. We cannot thank Kay enough for her dedication and efforts. She’s the PERFECT AGENT! My family and I are pleased to recommend Kay Bates to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and she will never let you down or disappoint, because she cares about her clients. Regards, D. Prier Happy Homeowners in Murrieta

5 zuser20161113071123615

In the experience of buying our vacation home at a Retirement Park you would have thought we were buying a multi-million dollar estate. Kay’s professionalism and attention to detail was astonishing and gratifying to experience. From start to finish Kay guided us through the maze and always answered the phone when we had a question. I cannot possibly convey how lucky we were in having Kay Bates as our agent in California. Sincerely Submitted, Randall Anderson and Mary Spratt

5 sd2062001

Kay Bates is one of the best realtors in town! She puts in 110% effort in you as her client. We being one of her clients, had a tough and long (5+ years) time before she found the house for us. Kay stuck through all of those years going such a distance to show us houses after house and can not be more greatful! I would totally recommend her to any of my friends looking for houses.

5 kimamore12

Kay helped us bought or sold 3 properties last several months and I absolutely consider her the best agent you can have. It was pretty stressful process but she was always there to assist us. She truly listens to you what your needs are and willing to find a right match. She is very responsive and accommodating whatever situation you are in. I am so glad we have someone who we can trust. She has been our agent last 5 years and he will be our life time agent.

5 moethar13

Kay was highly recommended to me by a friend. Her knowledge on local real estate, marketing expertise, negotiation skills during the transaction, professionalism, and many other qualities made me forget that I was doing complex real estate transaction. Kay guided me through different phases of transaction from listing to closing of escrow. I can’t thank her enough for such a smooth and pleasant experience. If I ever need an agent for real estate in the future, she will definitely be my go-to person.

5 hlassiter85

I don’t know where to begin. I moved to San Diego from Maryland in 2015. I was renting for the past two years and realized that I was wasting money on something I would never own. My neighbor from Maryland is a real estate agent and helped me by screening agents in San Diego. She recommended Kay Bates to my husband and me and assured me that I would like her. So I met with Kay and conducted an interview with her. Well I didn’t like her…I loved her! After the interview, my husband and I knew she was going to be our agent. This was my first time purchasing a home. I never saw myself going through the process, especially after hearing so many awful experiences that friends encountered. Well my experience was far from awful. Within the first week, Kay had a plethora of homes to view and was able to tell what kind of house we liked before we even realized ourselves. We looked forward to going to view homes with her and she was always knowledgeable about the area. She was never pushy and always let us feel out the property. When my husband and I realized we found our home, she immediately negotiated in a tense bidding war with other buyers to make sure that we had a reasonable offer while ensuring that we got the property. She always remained positive and optimistic! She has one of the best personalities that instantly makes her become an excellent agent. No matter how many times I called, texted, or emailed her she was always there early mornings and late nights to answer my questions. The best part of this whole experience is that she worked with the lender, listing agent, and escrow company to ensure that we close in 3 weeks! I never knew this was possible. Now that we closed and are getting settled into our new home, it’s hard to believe that the 3 month process is over with. No more weekend home tours. But the great thing is that throughout the process, Kay still calls and texts to check in with us. She even sends anniversary and birthday cards in the mail…something that I would never expect. That’s the kind of agent that Kay Bates embodies…always caring, thoughtful, and hardworking. I’ve built a real bond with her and she will remain a loyal friend AND agent. One memory that I will never forget is when she told us not to worry because we haven’t seen the last of her especially when it’s time to upgrade to the new home…and she’s right because she will be the first one we call when it’s time to buy our next house! Always know that you’re in great hands working with Kay Bates!

5 ellenchenyeh

I wanted to move my aging parents from east coast to San Diego so I can look after them. Because they are older and quite set in their own ways, consequently we had a lot of requirements: close proximity to my house, low maintenance, one story, plenty of sun shine and move-in ready. Kay met my parents, took the time to understand their needs and took us to a lot of showings in the two weeks my parents visited San Diego. Because Kay is so knowledgeable about the area, she recommended a condo in a nearby 55+ community, and it turned out to be exactly what my parents are looking for! Afterwards in the entire real estate transaction, Kay is professional and extremely efficient. Every question is answered within the hour and all documents are organized for e-signature. When seller is not willing to fix some of the problems our inspector found, Kay took her own time and effort to fix the items for my parents. It is amazing what a warm and kind person Kay is! I would recommend Kay wholeheartedly to anyone needing real estate services. (And also as a side note, if it is orange season, you can ask Kay for some home grown oranges. They are the best I had in my whole life!)

5 user16226893

It was a true pleasure working with Kay as we recently purchased a new home in Escondido. My husband met her at a street fair in Mira Mesa right after we moved here from Dallas, TX. When we were ready to move into a new home, we remembered her and we are so glad that we did! Kay worked hard to make sure we were at the forefront of her mind when touring homes and she always made us feel very comfortable. Kay got to know us, our children, and even our extended family during this process and we feel like we have made a life-long friend for sure. Ms. Kay (as our daughter calls her) is a true professional. She knows the ins and outs of so many areas and her expertise in this business is evident. We appreciate that fact in particular, and always found it easy to trust her guidance along the way. We are very grateful to Kay and all of her hard work through this process. We would jump at the chance to refer her to friends, family, and new friends that we meet here in our new neighborhood. We were so lucky to find her!

5 ArtVillanueva

What can I say?! Kay is top-notch. Wow, to think that I actually considered selling a property by myself. Shame on me! Kay was incredible. She did all the heavy lifting on selling my house and very hands-on. I hardly needed to be involved. Her judgment is spot on and the few times I was second-guessing her, I went ahead and trusted her recommendations and she was spot on. I guess that’s why you hire a class A professional like Kay. I must warn you that if you go with someone else, your mileage may (and probably will) vary. Would recommend her in a heartbeat.

5 AandL2017

Finding and purchasing a home can be pretty complicated, but finding a lot that meets all of your requirements AND is within budget, is even tougher—unless you use the right Realtor. My wife and I had decided to move to North County and Kay was referred to us by our current Realtor. Our goal was to find a lot and build our new home. Sounds easy, but we wanted at least two acres, it had to have a view, have utilities available, and lots of other requirements. Kay showed us properties in all of the areas we were interested in, educated us on what to expect when purchasing to build, and guided us through the process of finding the financing, the home builder, and the purchase of the lot. We saw our first lots on about May 8th, about 10 weeks or so later, we closed escrow on our new property. Kay did a great job all through the transaction, we appreciate all the hard work she did helping us find and purchase this lot and we highly recommend her.

5 leighmiller45

Kay was absolutely wonderful! I appreciated her consistent communication, sense of humor, knowledge of the market, and her expertise in handling my listing. After working in retail for several years, I have high expectations for service. Kay was outstanding and I appreciated it! I knew that Kay was an expert on my side and it was very comforting. I also appreciated her encouragement, responsiveness, and willingness to guide me through the process of selling my home. For those that are pet owners, she was extremely careful to keep my cat safe and secure, while showing my home. Thanks again, Kay for the hard work you and your team provided. I will certainly refer anybody that may be interested in buying or selling in San Diego county to you!

5 Airpirate

Kay was absolutely wonderful. She guided and advised me every inch of the way through the entire sale process. Without such expert guidance, I clearly would have made some big mistakes. She fought tenaciously through all areas of resistance and represented my interests (to the buyer and others) with great loyalty, as if I were her purpose in life. I’m still excited about the conclusion of the sale and would not hesitate to use her again or recommend her to represent others in buying or selling a property. My only regret is that I could not pay her more. Thank you Kay. You were my lifeline, and now one of my greatest heroes. ~ Mitch Cassell

5 spicy4urlife

Kay was very personal and yet very professional at the same time. She has your best interest at all times for example, she checked on all aspect of the house such as the safety of a community, my travel time to work. Thanks.

5 d ronw967

Kay was an absolute pleasure to work with. From the day we met and interviewed her to to be our agent, to the day I dropped off the key when the deal closed, Kay was always friendly, knowledgeable and totally professional. No task was too big or too small. She even offered to help me clean the place before showing. I am very grateful and blessed to have had her as our agent and in fact I have a new life long friend.

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