Katharine Baum is our "hero", she changed our lives. In one day, she sold our Manhattan penthouse, duplex co-op significantly above asking price in a pre-market sale. For fifteen months before that, it sat unsold on the market represented by one of the most well known, real estate companies. Katharine saw our apartment with a fresh appreciation and unique energy presenting it's multiple attractions to the appropriate buyers. A bidding war ensued and she sold it ‘as is’ for ‘top dollar.
Then, in one day, Katharine found us our dream condominium in Palm Beach, Fla. It fullfilled all of our challenging requirements, a first floor apartment directly on the water facing West to view sunsets, extra bedrooms for guests, space for an enormous book collection, office to see psychotherapy patients, a garden in which to let our dog out in the evenings and a large swimming pool within our moderate budget. It was the first apartment Katharine showed us and was so perfect, we made an accepted offer and purchased it on the spot.
Katharine's guidance has enhanced our lives more than we could have imagined.
We highly recommend her to all of our friends because we are confident she will successfully accomplish their real estate goals. She listens intently to your needs and translates them into her sophisticated knowledge of the real estate market. We are overjoyed to have utilized her services as we believe her caring skills are unparalleled.
Arnie Richards, M.D.& Arlene Richards, Ph.D
I turned to Katharine Baum for her expert guidance and incomparable support in selling my Park Avenue co-op and my Midtown-East professional office suites. After 40+ years living and working in Manhattan, I moved to Florida where Katharine helped me purchase my dream condominium - 3 bd, 4 bth, sunroom directly on the ocean. My trust in Katharine was implicit due to her strong success rate in selling close friends' properties in one day above asking price and her 24/7 support answering all questions allaying my anxieties and making me feel calm.
Katharine chose Carla Briscoe to work with her in selling my New York properties; in the apartment, closets were re-organized, art re-arranged, and new furnishings/rug purchased to update some of my pieces; in the offices, cleaning & floor professionals were hired to repair the walls, windows and floors. The brokers' expert vision in refreshing the properties and writing impressively detailed listing descriptions resulted in the immediate sale of the apartment to the first buyer for full asking price. Their diligence in marketing the office, in a particularly challenging commercial environment, resulted in a perfect buyer who immediately passed Board approval. For the previous 7 months, a broker from a big-name company had attempted unsuccessfully to sell my commercial offices. The building management and the Board President then asked Katharine to sell other professional suites owned by the building.
Katharine skillfully evaluates the buyer's financial wherewithal to purchase and then personally bonds with the buyer ensuring an accepted offer. For this reason, Katharine's deals all result in a timely, successful close. I'd highly recommend working with Katharine for all of your real estate needs.
Katharine Baum was a great support for us in our search for and purchase of a condo on the Upper West Side. She worked hard to match our desires with the listings available, and to get us through the maze of brokers, lawyers, and financial institutions in the process. The price we got was significantly lower than first listed, which is rare in this market, and we were really happy working with her. She went out of her way for us and was always available to hear our ideas and desires. We would definitely recommend her for those looking for their ideal home.
Licensed Real Estate Salespersonkbaum@wernewyork.com 212-688-1000 [ext 714] 212-810-0815
After selling her successful company as the founder/owner of Baum, Stevens, Inc., a world-wide executive search firm, Katharine has adapted her creative energy and life-long interest in real estate into her career aiding clients in residential property transactions. Her seasoned business experience, thorough market research abilities, and accurate 'people reading' skills enable her to develop a bespoke strategy for each real estate client which results in the accomplishment of their specific goals.
Over the years, Katharine has lived in several neighborhoods in Manhattan including the Upper West Side, Fifth Avenue and the West Village. She currently resides with her husband in a Pre-War condo where she is a member of the management committee. Originally from the mid-west, she has lived also in Boston and San Francisco, and worked on executive search placements throughout Europe, Asia, and India. This experience helps Katharine uniquely understand clients' perspectives from various U.S .regions and internationally.
Katharine's activities include teaching adult gymnastics, membership on a Symphony Board, and a patron for jazz and cabaret artists. Her education was at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Liberal Arts, Harvard University in Sciences, Boston University, B.S. Columbia University, M.A.