About Kate Wilkins

As an accomplished and top-selling agent, Kate Wilkins brings 17 years of real estate experience to the Lake Tahoe community. Kate utilizes her resourcefulness and in-depth understanding of the local market to identify her client's needs and tailor her approach to help them successfully buy or sell a home.
A savvy and experienced negotiator, Kate is known for her industry knowledge, a network of professional partners and track record for generating exceptional results for her clients. She is a proven client advocate and serves as a trusted advisor throughout every step of the real estate transaction. Kate is committed to establishing and maintaining long-standing relationships with each of her clients to exceed their real estate goals.
Deeply rooted in the community, Kate loves the Tahoe lifestyle and wants to share the experience and amazing location with her clients. An outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, spending time on the lake and skiing with her husband and their two sons.
Kate was born in Machias, Maine, raised in West Virginia and moved to Lake Tahoe in 2002. She received her B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from West Virginia University. She originally earned her real estate license in 2000 in West Virginia.
Kate's most recent awards include the Top 25 Achievement Award from Sierra Sotheby's International Realty for sales volume in 2021, 2020 and 2019, Top 10 for units sold in 2019, Sales Achievement Award in 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015, Gold Award in 2014 and 2013, Silver Award in 2012, the Masters Award in 2010 and 2011, and the President's Award in 2009.

Kate has represented me (an out of area buyer and seller) in numerous transactions as both a buyer (three times) and as a seller (two times) with two homes (in Sierra Meadows and Tahoe Donner) and a condominium (in Tahoe Donner). One purchase was an REO property, one purchase was with an elderly out-of-state seller with a transaction that required court approval, and one was a "normal" purchase in which Kate's professional judgement and negotiation skills played a huge part in achieving a successful purchase. She is very knowledgeable in all types of purchase transactions, to say the least.On the sales side, Kate's suggested pricing, use of a professional photographer and effective marketing of both properties resulted in quick (and fair) sales.From a personal standpoint, Kate excels in making you feel like you are her only client. She replies quickly to all inquiries and questions, she is very knowledgeable and decisive and always seems to be available to answer even the most basic questions. She is wonderful to work, is very helpful and has a very upbeat and positive attitude. One trait that I have especially appreciated is that she communicates effectively with all parties involved with the transaction - the other listing/selling agent, escrow, inspectors, etc. - you name it and she has it covered. She then gives you timely updates on all matters whether via phone call, text message or email. Overall, I have relied on Kate tremendously and she has come through time and time again. Quite frankly, I cannot imagine using anyone else and recommend her highly!!