KT. Eckardt, Realtor, specializes in Residential Real Estate
and Commercial Storefront Sales.
KT. began her real estate career in Southern California in 1986, selling high-end properties in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, and Santa Monica. She was a top producer for Jon Douglas Company before returning to the Peninsula where she grew up. From multimillion dollar estates in the Palisades Riviera to burned-down properties on Sunset Blvd.—KT.’s Marketing and Public Relations skills helped her clients get top dollar for their properties—and in record time.
KT. has breadth of experience, having been a Mortgage Lender, Real Estate Licensing Instructor, and PR Company President prior to becoming a Realtor. KT. takes great pride in her successful close of escrows and the peace of mind she entrusts in her clients. She believes in giving personal attention to the details of each transaction. As a result, nearly all of her listings have sold at or above asking. Since getting her real estate license in 1986—27 years ago—none of her listings have ever fallen out of escrow.
Prior to Real Estate, KT. was an Investigative Reporter and News Anchor. She won first place for her documentaries from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJX), and the Golden Mike 3 years in a row for anchoring the evening news. Her PR firm, Eckardt & Associates, helped clients win seemingly impossible campaigns, notably a Zoning Variance for Hughes House Hospice in Los Angeles and Liquor License for the Ma Maison Restaurant for Hotel Sofitel at the Bev Center. She also did Standup and Improv in LA, because humor defies gravity. KT.’s on-air TV presence, behind the camera direction, production and PR gave her invaluable skillsets for online video tours, marketing and sales.
KT. rehabilitated and sold her own homes and those of her clients, and has a particular expertise in waterfront properties.
She is also known for her ability to quickly assemble the right team of professionals in any given location for a property’s maximum return of investment.
While in LA, KT. took all the classes for the Broker’s exam, including Appraisal at UCLA, taught by William Boyd, Jr., the most sought-after appraiser in Los Angeles, who valued celebrity homes and things most appraisers could not fathom—like the Getty Museum, Queen Elizabeth-II, oil fields to oil tankers. While the class did not make KT. an appraiser, it gave her a good base of understanding to compare and prepare properties.
KT. also sold loans for First Capital Financial—one of the largest mortgage lenders in Southern California—where she learned the loan’s the deal—and that “As Is” does not necessarily mean “As Is” to the bank. As a lender, KT. learned how to screen buyers, expedite loans with underwriting banks, and provide supporting comparable sales to appraisers.
A former flight attendant, KT. is world-traveled. She owns property in Croatia, and remains a relocation adviser to her clients.
KT. has worked hard to earn the respect of her colleagues and clients. Father Tim of Hughes House Hospice in LA calls KT., “a one-woman army.” Philip Watson, Realtor, of Coldwell Banker, Burlingame, calls KT. a “class act.” Her long and power list of Client Recommendations—including a video testimony of her former seller, Bruce Vogel formerly of 335 Quay Lane—are listed on her website, www.KTEckardtRealtor.com.
To KT., her clients are her most treasured asset. To her clients, KT. remains a friend. Call her to become one of them.