Kasia McCormick has carved a special niche in residential real estate sales, one that makes full use of her global/local perspective. Kasia is firmly rooted in Houston; her flourishing career is here, her husband's career is here and they are raising their young children in their inner-Loop neighborhood where she is committed to the schools and community. However, her international background and experiences living and working abroad as a diplomat give her an extraordinary range of expertise and are of inestimable value for many of her Houston clients who share that international connection.
"I believe that I resonate well with young families and professional couples looking to live in the city as well as globally-focused, hyper-busy clients who want a Realtor to help guide them and do the research for them," Kasia says. "My husband and I fit in both of these categories and I am acutely aware of what is required for a Realtor to really serve their needs."
Kasia is extremely resourceful and tenacious, and works hard to exceed her clients' expectations. "I see my sellers' and buyers' preferences as my starting point to deliver excellent service. If my clients are asking about schools, for instance, I may offer tour schools in the area on their behalf in order to be more fully informed."
Working as a diplomat taught Kasia how to work through challenges in a positive, win-win way for all involved, a skill that has proven successful in her real estate career. "I innately think creatively and explore diverse ways to tackle obstacles for my clients."
Kasia's analysis and understanding of the complexity of Houston real estate goes far beyond selling houses. An engaged community activist, Kasia lead the Special Minimum Lot Size Area effort in her inner-loop neighborhood which passed in late 2019 with a huge majority and resounding yes, after a tireless year of engaging citizens door-to-door, countless 1:1 meetings with City Council members, communication with planning department and mayoral staff, local developers, civic associations and the like. Her detailed and up to date knowledge on historical guidelines, deeds, neighborhood protection tools, coupled with her network of information, allows Kasia to pass invaluable knowledge on to her clients.
Kasia graduated from Columbia University in New York City and served in the United States Peace Corps in Senegal,West Africa. She was chosen as a select Presidential Management Fellow by the U. S. Department of State in Washington, D. C. where she worked as a diplomat/international cooperation specialist for seven years. She settled in Houston in 2009, married, and has young children she is raising in the Loop, where she is very committed to and engaged with neighborhood schools, sports teams, and associations.
"Kasia was amazing. I started working with her about halfway through my home search, and the experience was night and day. She was so knowledgeable about the market and pitfalls to watch out for. Especially as a first time home buyer, it was very reassuring to have her in my corner. Unfortunately, my new house encountered some serious issues in the inspection that required extensive negotiations and working with the builder to get everything corrected. Kasia was fantastic every step of the way. I’m the third person I know to have used Kasia, and everyone has had the same experience. I love my new home, and I am very grateful to Kasia for making it happen. I can’t recommend her highly enough."
"We were so fortunate in finding Kasia McCormick and having her help us sell our house in perfect timing with our move to a new one, all in spite of the COVID-19 crisis. Kasia is definitely THE TOP Real Estate agent in the Greater Heights area. She is very thorough, resourceful, and knows exactly the real market price of any property."
"Kasia has been wonderful throughout our first home buying process. She is incredibly knowledge, trustworthy, and transparent. She was also prompt in her responses via email and text. We would absolutely recommend Kasia, especially if you are selling/buying in the Heights, and will use her services again!"
"Kasia provided a tremendous experience as we looked to sell our house. Her knowledge and professionalism set her apart and provided an efficient and quick sell on our home. We greatly benefited from her valuable service."
"Kasia is just amazing at what she does! As first time home buyers she explained the whole process to us and was always available to answer, and had the answer, to any question we had. This could have been a much more stressful experience, but because of Kasia it was a smooth and successful experience. Kasia is simply the best realtor out there."
"I can't say enough good things about Kasia. She leaned in to get my house ready to sell before we knew 100% if I was getting my new job out of state. Once we did formally list, we were under contract at full list price in 24 hours. She gave me great advice on where we should price to maximize value as quickly as possible. She then went way above and beyond to help through a ton of logistics since I was out of state. When I come back to Houston, Kasia will be first on my list to call."
"Kasia is simply the best of the best. Her skills and capabilities from a technical/commercial perspective are extraordinary. When it came to selling our house, her skills in evaluating pricing/comps; preparing the property (and owners) for sale; marketing and building interest among purchasers; negotiating with purchasers and drafting contracts; managing the closing process and post-closing follow-up and paperwork - all of it was flawless."
"Kasia is absolutely amazing; well-informed, professional, communicative, and simply a pleasure to work with. As first-time home buyers, my wife and I didn't really know what to expect or what was necessary to successfully traverse the home-buying market. Kasia was an amazing guide and advocate, ushering us through that process and ensuring that we found the best house for our needs at the best price. And we could not be happier!"
"Kasia provided great advice from the beginning and throughout the process of selling our house. She had a knack for understanding and communicating our thoughts and concerns to the other party. Her broad professional background sets her apart and we do not hesitate recommending her to others."
"Kasia is the best. I have several good friends who have utilized her services in the past and gave me glowing references. Her performance, assistance and market knowledge proved invaluable to me as we sold our home."
"Kasia exceeded all expectations in the purchase of our new home. She led us each step of the way through the offer and negotiation stages to close with ease. Her detail oriented nature and communicative nature made the process stress free. We couldn’t recommend her more highly."