San Antonio Realtor Kathy Ripps has dedicated much of her life to giving compassionate, dedicated care to her clients. With a background as a professional counselor and years of experience in real estate investing and property management, Kathy made a natural transition to a real estate agent and luxury home specialist offering dedication and understanding to every transaction.
With a Master's in both Education and Counseling Psychology, Kathy spent 31 years working in the San Antonio school system first as a special education teacher and then as a counselor for middle and high school students. This extensive background has given her a strong ability to understand and relate to the needs of others, allowing her to truly recognize the significant impact buying or selling a home can have on a person's life.
Her people skills are coupled with a keen business and marketing sense which she built on through many years of helping her husband with his personal investment business. Kathy enjoys now helping others to navigate through the process with ease.
Kathy dedicates herself to personal growth in both life and business and takes pride in being a part of all aspects of San Antonio’s diverse community. She is a member of the National Association of REALTORS, San Antonio Board of REALTORS, Alamo Heights Chamber, National Association of Women Business Owners, Alamo Heights Retired School Personnel, Los Amigos Ski and Travel Club, San Antonio Cancer Council, and Platinum Top 50. She has served as an active member of SABOR Realtor@Image and Community Outreach Committee and serves on the Chancel Guild at her church. She also strongly supports organizations and charities to include: SA2020, Impact SA, Lymphoma, IIASA Foundation Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio, her church, and scholarships through the High School Mentorship Program. Kathy and her husband fully support the Arts in San Antonio, as well. They were founding members of the San Antonio Opera and continue to support the museums and theatre.
Kathy is also a certified relocation specialist and can offer her clients placement in the following beneficial programs: American Airlines® Miles From Home Realty Awards, AARP® Real Estate Benefits from Realogy, Navy Federal Credit Union RealtyPlus, and Realogy Military Rewards with PCSgrades.
"We are so grateful to have found a realtor such as Kathy. As first time home buyers this process can be complicated and it can be hard to understand who to trust, and whether or not people are truly looking out for your best interest. With Kathy, she immediately made it clear that her goal was to help us find the right home for us and took the time to get to understand our needs and wants. As we began to look at homes, Kathy constantly made herself available to us at a moment’s notice and would always be honest about whether or not she thought a home would be good for us based on her experience and understanding of the area. On top of this, Kathy also referred us to some great individuals such as lending officers, inspectors, and others who she trusts. These individuals were also true professionals and a pleasure to work with. Once we found the right home for us, these individuals helped stream line the process and made it so that we were able to close on our house more than 3 weeks ahead of schedule. This was extremely helpful for me since I am in the military and had found out that I would be gone for the entire month after closing. By working with Kathy and her team, my wife and I can confidently say that we found the perfect home for us and always felt truly looked after. Kathy took the time to treat us like family and as I spoke with friends and other individuals who were going through the home buying process, it was clear that Kathy went above and beyond for us."
"Kathy is the best realtor in the San Antonio area - bar none. She went above and beyond both when helping us find a home and again when selling. She’s knowledgeable, dedicated, and willing to help her clients through one of the most important financial transactions of their lives. If you want the best agent in the area, look no further. "
"Kathy is a professional and experienced real estate agent who recently helped us sell and purchase a new home. We had a contract only a few days after listing, and she was amazing throughout the selling and buying process. Moving can be difficult, but working with Kathy takes the stress out of the process!"
The Tri-Cities area of San Antonio encompasses three well-established and sought-after neighborhoods with varied histories dating back to the 1920s — Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, and Terrell Hills. Know as some of the most attractive, affluent, and charming neighborhoods in San Antonio, the Tri-Cities area features charming cottages to Mediterranean mansions with some of the most prestigious schools in town.