"I have found every transaction, small or large, is unique and should be treated as such with respect, integrity, focus and empathy."
Licensed since 2002, Katinka has experience across the real estate spectrum, including marketing and selling inner-loop single-family homes, farm and ranch properties, lots, townhomes and condos. She was the principal of her own brokerage company for over 12 years during which she successfully co-developed and subdivided a 500-acre country project and sold many properties throughout Central Texas.
Katinka has enjoyed designing and restoring numerous properties, including serving as the designer and general contractor of a complete commercial building restoration of her own successful art and antiques store.
Her broad knowledge, passion, and attention to detail is a product of her diverse background and life experiences. Born and educated in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and France, Katinka is fluent in four languages and has degrees and work experience in both interior design and hotel management.
Her design degree along with her almost twenty years of real estate experience have been vital in developing a discerning eye to seamlessly unite exceptional people with extra ordinary homes and lifestyles. Katinka prides herself on guiding her clients through the real estate process with a genuine respect for both the personal and financial investment she is entrusted with.
A Houston resident of 25 years, Katinka continues indulging in her passion of selling and buying fine art, loves travel, yoga and spending time with her horses and miniature donkeys on weekends.
Member of NAR, TAR, HAR, TXLS
"I would like to bring to your attention the extraordinary services rendered to myself and my wife, Inge in the marketing and sale of my home at 4151 Bissonnet by your agent, Gayle King. She met with us in October 2019 to review our home and create a marketing program to get it sold. She was our third REALTOR® in two years. Gayle reviewed the previous marketing efforts. Then she came up with another idea which she felt would overcome the resistance of buyers purchasing a house on a busy street which cornered on West Point. She suggested we request a fence/wall variance from the West U Planning Commission that would convey to a new buyer. She had experience in dealing with city commissions and permitting. She prepared all the reports required by the commission for submission, attended each monthly meeting with me & even had the field traffic study & new survey done as requested. Gayle replied directly to the commission on questions and because of her perseverance, the fence variance was granted after a final lengthy meeting in March 2020."
Dr. Jeffrey & Inge Britton
"Gayle has been my broker for many years and when she presented the historic Neuhaus estate home to my wife and me, we had to purchase it. This was a very complicated process separating out 5 acres of a 33 acre estate that included a lake, forming an HOA for the lake and many other legal issues. We are overjoyed with our new home and Gayle's amazing services and her attention to detail and to getting this accomplished."