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.
"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!"
"Kathy was wonderful to work with. We had planned on vetting three Realtors to sell our home and Kathy was the first we met with. Midway through the meeting, my wife and I decided we didn't need to look any further. She went above and beyond what we expected, and sold our home to the first person that she showed it to. Our sale was very difficult for several reasons, and Kathy never missed a beat when another unexpected glitch occurred from the buyer. She worked very closely with the buyer's agent, financial institution, and title company to get the deal closed even though I thought it would never happen. I can honestly say without her hard work and dedication, we would have lost this buyer. If you are looking for an agent that will dedicate 100% of their time to sell your home, then Kathy is that person. We made the right choice in selecting her and made a wonderful new friend in doing so!"
"Thank you so much for being an 'on the edge' realtor! You have such patience and compassion. I know you were a wonderful counselor, too. I LOVE my new house and thank you for all your help in making my move to San Antonio! I am looking forward to 10 wonderful years here. The neighbors are great and I love the proximity of most amenities. I am looking forward to some cooler weather and enjoyment of entertaining in this fabulous house. Thank you and I look forward to our new friendship!"
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.