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Scott Kato Real Estate Agent at  Keller Williams Pacific Estates

Scott Kato

Real Estate Agent at
Keller Williams Pacific Estates

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Scott uses the following tools, technology, and practices that help keep you safe during COVID-19:

  • Probate Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Scott sells properties fast - selling more than 62% quicker than the average Long Beach agent.
Scott has great Condo experience - having sold 116 more condos than the average agent.
Scott is a SFH expert - working with over 78% more single family homes than the average Long Beach agent.

More about Scott Kato

At Kato Group we believe in providing a creative work environment that supports freedom and autonomy in turn, it helps each team member work in our client’s best interest. As a learning-based, innovative company, who refuses to become complacent with mediocrity, we continually invest in our teams’ education, technology and tools to stay ahead of trends and our competition. We believe as long as we take care of each other and support one another, together we achieve more. As a result, each member of our team is an expert in his or her field and delivers unparalleled customer service to our clients. Our office is open, modern, creative and fun. VISION - We have a fiduciary responsibility to our clients to provide the highest value possible when buying or selling their most valuable asset. MISSION - Our business is a negotiating and marketing firm. CULTURE - To be an industry ...
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Top 1% of Realtors in the Nation, 65 5-Star Yelp Reviews, 80% of our business is by referral, Over 150+ 5-Star Zillow Reviews

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Scott Kato's Reviews & Ratings

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Scott Kato

    • We used Scott Kato when we bought our Huntington Beach condo six years ago. We were very pleased with him as a realtor. He was not pushy, very mellow, very responsive. He did his best to make us happy. Later, when we needed more space, he and Jessica Panzica helped us buy a new house and sell the condo as painlessly as possible. Scott and Jessica even made sure we were happy for months after the sales were complete.

      - Richard T. Westminster, CA
    • Scott and his team are top notch! They are friendly, thoughtful, thorough and honest. We definitely felt like we had a great team on our side. This is our second time working with them and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

      - Elizabeth L. Huntington Beach, CA
    • I already had an agent that a friend recommended when I found the Kato Group. I went to the meeting just to check it out, thinking I'd remain loyal to the other agent. I was very impressed with how organized the company is, and they already had places to show me. They were extremely attentive, even with my small budget. My other agent never even asked to meet me or find out specifics of what I wanted and I was already in escrow through the Kato Group by the time she contacted me and said I was pre-approved for a loan. It really highlighted how efficient and professional the Kato Group is!

      - Sara M. Long Beach, CA
    • My experience with Kato Group were positive. They help find my house within 2 weeks, and i found this to be less stressful on my end. i highly recommend using Kato Group because they are professional, and will go the extra mile to help their customer.

      - Danny T. Alhambra, CA
    • 6/25/2015I was referred to The Kato Group by my lender and she was right! The ultimate in customer service, patience for picky buyers like myself ;) and good listeners to understand my 'must-haves' and only showed me homes that met minimum and above. Bravo Kato Group!

      - Michelle W. Long Beach, CA
    • It's always a pleasure working with the Kato Group. If you're looking for a knowledgable, professional and efficient team where attention to details really matters look no further. I've worked with them several times and it's aways a pleasure! GO KATO GROUP!

      - Carlo B. Anaheim, CA
    • I would highly recommend the Kato Group for all your real estate needs. This team of professionals is knowledgeable and responsive. The Kato Group will exceed your expectation as agent as they did mine. Ray and Sarah who I worked with the most I must say if you looking for agents, that is the team you want. Kato Group my family and I thank you

      - Lafayette M., Long Beach, CA
    • I've had the distinct pleasure to be represented by the Kato Group. They're led by Scott who's a true hard working professional that's dedicated to his client's satisfaction. This is a common theme that trickles down to everyone on his team. Everyone is a pleasure to work with especially they're preferred lender Luz. She knows her craft! I don't have the best credit but she helped me create a plan to get approved for the home I wanted. I'm so grateful to the Kato Group for all thier help and expert advice throughout this purchase. I wouldn't have wanted to be represented by anyone else. I'll definitely be referring them to my family and friends!

      - Dno B. Downey, CA
    • Jessica and Scott went above and beyond to help us buy our first home. They worked closely with the CLS Lending and helped navigate quickly any challenges that popped up during the process. I would highly recommend Jessica and Kato Group to all!

      - Austin C.
    • 2/18/2017My husband and I were first time home buyers and Kato Group helped us every step of the way. Our escrow turned into a bit of headache (due to the seller), but with KG's support and determination they were able to keep us calm and informed. The communication throughout this process was key, and they kept in contact with us over every little detail without bombarding us with too much information. Overall, Kato Group excelled in customer service in helping us purchase our first home.

      - Renee B. Santa Monica, CA
    • I've heard some great things about the Kato group - and now I know why. I contacted the Kato group to look at houses and they surpassed my expectations. I had a lot of questions and they were very patient. I was given some very helpful information and when I buy my first home, I'm definitely going with them.

      - Bethany M. Huntington Beach, CA
    • 12/22/2014We just closed two transactions thanks to the help of the Kato Group. The team is best in class and is everything we could ever want in an agent - extremely knowledgeable about market conditions, experts on both sides of the buy/sell process, tough negotiators, incredibly responsive, and genuinely nice people who treated us like family. Jessica Panzica and Sarah Bogy led the charge and were constantly on top of the buyer's agent and vendors, and much to our delight, got them to close escrow 4 days earlier than expected. What an incredible outcome! And we can't forget Scott Kato who convinced us that staging is worth the investment. We were 25 days on market with no offer but after staging received an offer within a week. We should have listened to you from the start! Excellent job team!

      - Keith W. Cypress, CA
    • 8/6/2014We listed a condo in San Pedro. We knew it would be a challenge since the location wasn't the best and the market conditions were not great either. To help us get ready, Scott and his team helped us arrange painters for the unit as well as some minor repairs. It took a while to sell, but he and his team kept us informed weekly with updates on the market. During escrow, they offered electronic documents, which made the process much more efficient and convenient. We recommend Scott Kato and his team for your Real Estate needs.

      - Christine M. Alhambra, CA
    • 8/21/20131 photoThe Kato Group are true professionals and go above and beyond to ensure a smooth experience. Scott Kato was always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. He's patient and never pressured me into a decision that I was comfortable with. He definitely showed true empathy for a first time home buyer. I will always work with the Kato Group for any real estate interests and needs.

      - Eric T. Redwood City, CA
    • 8/17/2016I am a Mortgage Consultant and I've had the pleasure of working with Scott Kato. He's a VERY professional, thorough and knowledgeable Realtor. He constantly invests in education and strives to continue to improve himself to become the best Realtor possible for his clients. I've referred him to a couple of my friends and would continue to do so if anyone is looking in the Los Angeles County area.

      - Rasy S. Signal Hill, CA
    • My partner and I moved to LA from Austin and were shocked at the state of the housing market and how much different it is than Austin. Thankfully we had super agents Krista Herzog and Jim Crotwell to help guide us through some of the insanity and purchase a great home here in LA. They took great care of us, really understood the market, and fought for us every step of the way. Our lending situation made us the underdog amongst other buyers, but were super thankful to have great agents that had the patience and determination to get us a winning offer on a house we love (which was only the beginning).After finally getting a winning offer on the house, it came with no shortage of contingencies that seemed to make the timeline very difficult if not impossible. There was literally no room for error as error would push the budget and possibly affect our ability to close. I cant thank Krista, Jim and Sarah Bogy enough for their attention to detail in ensuring we moved through the entire process at full speed. Plain and simple, there was a ton to do, but the deal was worked like it had been done a million times. If only our first home purchase wouldve gone as easy as this! Ultimately, it was crazy at times, but everything got done and on time with outstanding customer service to boot. I can say with complete confidence that I would highly recommend these Realtors and anyone at the Kato Group. They are now like family to us and whether you are buying or selling they are the best. We will definitely be working with them again when/if we decide to sell our dream home!Thanks so much again.Happy Home Owners,Tom & Kellen

      - Shear Kellen
    • Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueI worked with Kato group and Jessica to sell my condo in Long Beach, and subsequently purchase a new home in Long Beach as well. They listed my property, and it was sold after a ~week. They have such a great knowledgeable team, that it was very easy and effortless. I highly recommend them.

      - Heiden Salguero
    • 02/29/2016 - Scott Kato and his crew are awesome. They contacted me when I was in abroad and they kept in touch till I came back and ask what I am really looking for and everything. When I was back Edgar did contact me and we started the look for properties. End of third month I bought the nice condo in Bixby Knolls. I would not able to find my place

      - dicoo80,Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Long Beach, CA.
    • 04/08/2016 - Mr. Kato helped me to acquire a piece of property in Leisure World, Seal Beach. Very pleasant experience, unlike most other property purchases that I have made it went extremely quickly and easy, even though I lived in Tennessee at the time of my purchase. I was kept informed of all processes and happenings at all times of the purchase.

      - zuser,Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Seal Beach, CA.
    • 02/18/2017 - My husband and I were first time home buyers and Kato Group helped us every step of the way. Our escrow turned into a bit of headache (due to the seller), but with KG's support and determination they were able to keep us calm and informed. The communication throughout this process was key, and they kept in contact with us

      - zuser, Bought a Townhouse home in 2017 in Long Beach, CA.
    • 3/19/2016I've known Scott Kato for over 7 years and can say first hand that he and his team always put the client first. Weather you're buying or selling a home, they will always be honest and helpful with the information they provide. I highly recommend you give them a call today for some free advice. You'll be glad you did!

      - Robert S. Signal Hill, CA
    • 7/30/2014After failing miserably with my previous agent, i was fortunate to work with Scott and his associate Ben Fisher by luck when i signed up to receive listings from one of his mls sites.Scott and his team worked day in and day out in finding my perfect home. They would tell me about new listings as they popped up and always the first one to see a listing, giving us the chance to make a good first impression on the sellers. When we finally got an acceptance on a home, scott made sure everything went smoothly and communicated with me in a timely and informative manner.I would highly recommend the Kato Group. The associate i worked with was Ben and he was the best. Scott needs to buy him dinner at Mastros for the work he put in to finding my home.

      - Johnny L. Westminster, CA
    • 3/27/2016Jessica Panzica and Scott Kato sold our starter home and found our 2nd home. We got the deal of a lifetime. Our new home needed a lot of work and they found all of the contractors to do the work for us at a steal! We were so happy! Shout out to Raymundo as well for doing the open houses and for keeping us laughing through the entire process that should have been stressful. Raymundo is on his way to the top under the guidance of Jessica and Scott. Honestly, I consider then all family now. We are so blessed to have them in our lives. They still check on us and are just genuine nice people.

      - Rachel C. San Pedro, CA
    • 5/9/2015I highly recommend using the Kato group if you're selling your home. I used them and was very pleased with the outcome. They helped me sell my house for the price I wanted to sell it for and in a short amount of time.The Kato group's aggressive online marketing strategy is one of the biggest benefits they offer. If you want to sell your house and get the maximum amount of exposure, they can do that.From the beginning to the end of my sales process, the agents at the Kato group exceeded all expectations.

      - Ryan R. Lomita, CA
    • 4/5/2016I have used Scott and/or Jessica of the Kato Group for the past 12 years for my personal real estate transactions. Their attention to detail, aggressive representation and knowledge of the market are all reasons why I will continue to use them for years to come.Also, I have recommended several friends and family to Scott and his team and have always gotten great feedback on their experiences.A Class A operation

      - Mike T.
    • 10/25/2018Buying a home is stressful. Buying a home while selling a home is brutal. The Kato Group makes this process a whole lot easier. They are listeners first, but VERY proactive in what they do. They are courteous, knowledgeable, professional, and flat out know how to make things happen.I appreciate every bit of what they have done for our family to get us to where we want to be, as well as get us out of our previous home with as much expediency as humanly possible.It was a great experience working with Jessica and the team. We never felt pressured to act/react, and no request was too big or too small on the buying or selling side. They were also SUPER patient with us as we narrowed down our initially large radius of areas we were targeting. Keep up the EXCELLENT work team!

      - Marcus K. Huntington Beach, CA 033