Congratulations to Katharine Holland! She is celebrating her 1-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this winter and is based in our Upper Market office.

Katharine Holland has brought her seamless customer service skills, problem-solving attitude and happy demeanor to each of her 200, and counting, clients. Already innately curious, self-motivated and driven, Katharine gained even more insight into the world of business and success from her first real estate manager: always give your clients outstanding, extraordinary, unexpected customer service. Equipped with a tool kit of knowledge and experience, she has pursued real estate as a higher calling ever since.

Katharine now wears many hats with each of her clients as she advises about construction and permits, lines up the best vendors, teaches landlords about their rights, and negotiates rings around every problem. Balanced by her patience and kindness, she creates a smooth, and tailored, process for each of her client’s unique personalities and goals.

To compliment her already rewarding career, she was presented an industry award, “Outstanding Online Video 2016,” from the Web Marketing Association for her property videos. And most recently, she was named as a Real Estate Influencer by Inman for 2017, an award that salutes industry professionals who shape, change and influence the real estate industry nationwide.

We got to know Katharine a little better when catching up with her about her Zephyr anniversary.

1. What do you love to do in your spare time?

“Love, love, love hiking. My favorite urban hike is to start at the sidewalk crab stands at the foot of Taylor, walk along the waterfront to Pier 39 and take a look at the sea lions and give gratitude for this amazing city. Next comes the aerobic portion — the Filbert steps leading up to Coit Tower (keeping an eye and ear out for flocks of wild parrots along the way), then back down through North Beach to the wharf and time for some crab!”

2. Do you have a favorite architectural style or building in SF? 

“Edwardian! They knew about concrete foundations, garages and closets by that time while still oozing with lots of charm such as window seats, Bay windows and box beam ceilings. I put many of the stories I have told clients year after year into a chapter on SF architecture in a book that was just published. It is called Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive.”