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Vlatka Bathgate
Cell: (925) 597 1573
Email: Vlatka@BestLamorindaHomes.com

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About Vlatka Bathgate
  • Vlatka knows real estate
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  • Vlatka knows the new technology
  • Vlatka is the hardest working realtor
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Background

Vlatka is a member of Coldwell Banker's International President's Elite because she continues to be a top producer.  Her work with Coldwell Banker Previews has allowed her to discreetly serve the most influential and successful people.  You deserve the best, you deserve Vlatka.

 

Vlatka grew up on a winery in Croatia. She got a B.S. in wine science. Escaping the war she left Croatia and lived in London, England before moving to New Zealand to work as an enologist which she continued to do when she moved to Sonoma and Napa Valley.

In the 1990s she began investing in real estate and as a real estate investor Vlatka experienced the role of buyer and seller several times before becoming a realtor.

Vlatka was named one of Top 100 producers for Coldwell Banker Northern California for several years. She is among the elite of the real estate professionals.

Vlatka is experienced in representing buyers and sellers for personal and residential income properties and would love to help you with all your real estate needs.

Vlatka currently lives in Orinda and is involved in many local, state and national real estate associations including Contra Costa, California and National Association of Realtors.Her local knowledge is second to none.

In her spare time Vlatka has a love for wine tasting and is a Master Sommelier.She hosts wine parties and wine tasting classes which she has used to raise money for her favorite cause, Orinda schools.She is married and has two daughters who go to Orinda’s schools which are one of  the highest rated public schools in the State.



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~~Having not sold a home in over 20 years, we were not familiar with the whole process. We found Vlatka when we called for information on another house that was on the market. She came to our home and presented how she would market our home. She was thorough, professional and well educated about the real estate market. She knew the importance of the school district in our area. She had boundless energy and a diligent work ethic. We loved the brochure she developed for our home and told us we would review multiple offers in one week after putting the house on the market. Multiple offers did indeed come in and all over the asking price. She guided us through the process and was responsive to all our questions and concerns. We heartily recommend Vlatka to be your agent.”

Bruce and Linda Cochran

Vlatka started taking care of us from day 1 - with her patience and no pressure approach to showing us available homes so that we could start to learn about the market. She took us under her wing and guided us throughout the entire process --including helping me find an agent to sell my house in NJ -- above and beyond what I expected. She actually identified the top 3 Coldwell agents in my town and interviewed them for us to recommend who we should use. When we were ready to buy, she again fully guided us through the process to ensure the purchase process went smoothly. She totally has her clients best interests in mind and works hard on their behalf. We will use Vlatka when we sell!
Scott and Elaine


Quite honestly the service provided by Vlatka exceeded any expectations we could have had. This is our 6th home purchase and we obviously had some sales along the way as well, and Vlatka was the best agent we have ever dealt with, by a mile. She was great throughout the process. She worked tirelessly for us when we were merely prospective buyers and also after the sale was completed and continues to follow up on issues for us.

I really cannot say enough about every aspect of our interaction and would be more than willing to provide any additional follow up regarding her performance.

Mike and Becky

"Vlatka is phenomenal! We cannot sing her praises loudly enough. She really went beyond the call of duty for us on our Orinda home purchase. She is so responsive and hard-working, not to mention extremely knowledgeable about the Lamorinda market and the ins and outs of doing business in CA. On top of everything else, Vlatka really seemed to have our best interests in mind. When someone loves what they do, you can just tell. We would recommend her in a heartbeat."
Scott and Jillian


It may be a cliche, but we bought the house of dreams with the help of Vlatka Bathgate. We bought the house in June 2011 in the Sleepy Hollow area of Orinda. Vlatka worked closely with us for more than 18 months as we looked to move our young family from San Francisco to Orinda. We were picky, tough clients, but this did not phase Vlatka in the slightest. Throughout our relationship, Vlatka has shown herself to be persistent, resourceful, thoughtful and respectful of our time and needs. She was really great with our kids as well - an important nuance in a relationship like this. Since buying the house, Vlatka has kept up the relationship introducing us to neighbors and offering her assistance.
Steve and Meredith


Vlatka provided far and away the best real estate experience that I have had.
She sold my four bedroom home in December 2011. She did a fantastic job
marketing my home, holding open houses, assisting me with pre- sale work and
closing the sale in a short amount of time.
Vlatka also found my dream home in Orinda. She listened carefully to my desires,
needs and budget requirements and we found a home that far exceeded my
expectations. She is extremely honest, personable,
and very professional. She is available to you consistently and works
tirelessly on your behalf. You will have a wonderful experience with Vlatka as
your real estate professional.

Carol Benninghoven
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To Whom It May Concern

I would like to take an opportunity to offer a recommendation for Vlatka Bathgate . I have known Vlatka for almost a year and feel that she is one of the hardest working people in the Lamorinda area. She was always available , professional, reliable,prompt,.and informed.

Vlatka leads by example and many people find her enthusiasm and dedication both inspiring and motivating. Vlatka works hard to build authentic relationship with her customers, her efforts created a faster sale of our house in a time when houses weren't selling.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call. I wouldreommend Vlatka to anyone trying to sell or buy a house. We will definitelly use her again in the near future.

Rhonda Nelsen

From the first interview throught the final escrow closing Vlatka was consistently professional in all of her actions.She pursued the sale of the home aggressively, but not at all offensively. In addition her recommendations for improving the chances of our selling the home were all quite effective . Because the members of our family all live out of state and were not able to arrange many of the improvements ourselves , Vlatka took these chores on herself and oversaw the appointments and the workmanship , while insisting on efficient pricing. If we were ever in the market for a home in the Lamorinda area, I would not hesitate to call on Vlatka. She is an outstanding realtor.

Sincerely,

Lee A. Rulis
 

We recently purchased a house in Orinda, CA and would highly recommend using Vlatka as your realtor. We first met Vlatka at an open house and were very impressed with her professional manner, knowledge of the market and her follow through in keeping in touch with us for months before we were ready to move forward with purchasing a new home. We asked Vlatka to assist us when we came across a short-Sale property. She was extremely thorough and patient throughout the entire process and found answers to all our questions. While waiting to hear about the short-sale property, she never stopped looking for other properties that matched our criteria. When our offer was accepted, she made sure all the appropriate inspections and contingencies were completed comprehensively and timely. Vlatka is by far the best agent we have come across. If you choose to work with her, you are ensured to get an excellent realtor who will work tirelessly to get you what you want.
Evan and Dolly

Dear Vlatka:
We would like to thank you for all the hard work that you put in to find a house for us. You are by far the most wonderful agent that we have worked with. You are patient and caring in nature, and you are extremely proficient and knowledgeable for the real estate business in the Lamorinda area. It has been a great pleasure working with you and we will highly recommend you to anyone who is interested in buying/selling in Lamorinda. Thank you!

-- The Liu Family


When it came to buying our first home, Vlatka Bathgate has always given us sound advice never forcing us to make any decisions we weren t comfortable with. She really is a model agent in that she acts in your interests but allows you to call the shots. We appreciate her ability to work closely with the selling agent on every aspect of the home purchase with speed and professionalism. We highly recommend her for anyone looking to move into the Lamorinda community. Richard & Qi

Dear Vlatka:

Thank you for your wonderful assistance and patience during our home purchase odyssey! From the very start, your knowledge and professionalism stood out and was evidenced by smooth purchase negotiations and a stress-free closure - even though our search lasted over a year.

We greatly appreciated your consistent enthusiasm and helpfulness, both of which made the process much more enjoyable - if one can have an enjoyable house purchase! Your positive outlook remained throughout the lulls in activity and illustrates your commitment to helping us find our new home. Any time we called to ask for assistance or for feedback, you were always ready to meet, provide information and provide incredible support. Outstanding effort!

Truly, we were quite lucky to meet and have you represent us. Your friendly and helpful attitude, along with being so incredibly supportive every step of the way was a breath of fresh air. Your ability to locate homes based on our requirements combined with all your expertise and extra effort resulted in us owning a fabulous home in a great neighborhood!

Your services are impressive and we would highly recommend you to other home buyers and sellers. Should we ever decide to purchase or sell again we d be delighted to work with you again!


Best regards,

Alice and Shawn


Dear Vlatka,
Thank you so much for your help in successfully selling our condo.
It was a pleasure working with you right from the start.
You were easy to work with, informative and answered any questions we had. I was impressed with the various avenues you used in marketing the condo. I liked the Staging and was happy to see Open Houses held frequently.
By keeping us apprised of the latest developments and informing us of what to expect next eased our anxieties. Your creative thinking helped us get the price we wanted in an acceptable time frame.
Please use my name as reference anytime.

Sincerely,

Joanne Regalia


Dear Vlatka,
Just a short note to let you know how much I appreciated doing business with you .I'm really pleased with the way the sale of my home went. You were very efficient, and knowledgeable about your business. You have an admirable personality, and are aggressively successful with the nature of sales. It's still hard to believe that my home sold in just four days. ( Thanks to you hard work and time spent; in doing it.)
I'll look back and remember your friendship ; while we were working together. Keep up the good work.
sincerely,

Louise Rinde


To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to tell you just a little bit about how I met Vlatka Bathgate and how she soon became my realtor.
In June of 2005, I was thinking about selling my home and moving across the United States. I had a realtor from another transaction that I was considering when I met Vlatka. She had some innovative ideas that convinced me to use Vlatka as my selling agent.
Vlatka even assisted me in locating a realtor in Georgia so that I could look at property prior to listing my house.
I listed my home in Concord, California with Vlatka and within five days of signing the contract to sell, Vlatka had actually sold my house! I have never been sorry for my decision. I could not have chosen a more knowledgeable and nice person. I asked questions and she gave me immediate answers.
Not only did Vlatka sell my house, she was extremely helpful in assisting me in finding painters, handymen, etc. in the preparation to place it on the market.
I would like all to know that not only did I find a great realtor, I also found a friend for life.
I recommended Vlatka to a close friend and Vlatka was also able to sell her home in a very short period of time.
If anyone would like to talk to me about Vlatka, please feel free to call me. Just ask her for my current phone number.

Sincerely,

Claudette McNeill


When I decided to sell my home I spoke to many realtors who wished the listing. I chose Vlatka Bathgate because she seemed the most ambitious. I do not regret that decision one bit!
Of all the homes for in my area, I feel I made out the best and it is due to Vlatka's professionalism! Her expertise in showing the home, screening out the right buyer and assisting in the financial and legal aspects led me to a fast, lucrative and easy sale. She found me the perfect finacial help in buying my new home also.
I highly regard and recommend her,

Linda Dubnick

I was fortunate to have Vlatka Bathgate assist me in selling my home.  From the very beginning of the process, where she advised me on staging the home, to reviewing the offers, to dealing with the buyers, assisting me with the items that needed to be fixed in the home, Vlatka was there for me.  She provided valuable advice and was always available for my questions.

 
I am very pleased with the services provided by Ms. Bathgate and would recommend her to anyone needing a realtor.
 
Jenelle Balonon
 

 





           
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