Vlatka Bathgate Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker

Vlatka Bathgate

Real Estate Agent at
Coldwell Banker

Currently accepting new clients

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Certifications

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

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Agent Highlights

Vlatka is a SFH expert - working with over 65% more single family homes than the average Orinda agent.
Vlatka also has Townhome expertise - working with over 8 more townhomes than the average agent.

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More about Vlatka Bathgate

Vlatka is a long-term resident and a Top Producer for 19 years in the Bay Area. As a member of the high producers Elite Presidential Circle, she has a 5 star review rating on Yelp, Zillow, Trulia and Google. Vlatka's association with Coldwell Banker allows her to provide a high-end luxury experience to all her clients at every price point, and powerful connections with the premier residential company both locally and globally. Vlatka's business is built almost entirely on referrals from satisfied past clients and other agents. She combines a strong affinity for modern online marketing and social media opportunities with an old-school work ethic. Vlatka knows how to produce results and exceed expectations. Vlatka attracts clients who demand excellence in marketing, negotiations, market knowledge and a genuine concern for their needs. She demonstrates an unparalleled sophistication, ...
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Achievements

Top Negotiator 2021

Top Producer 2021

Sells Homes Fast 2021

Education

Zagreb University

Other Certifications

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS)

Awards

Society of Excellence

Other Languages

GERMAN, Croatian

License Number

1390784

Vlatka Bathgate's Reviews & Ratings

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Vlatka Bathgate

    • Looking for a great agent? Then look no further than Vlatka Bathgate. She is a consummate professional that can help you navigate the real estate world with ease. Whether you are buying or selling, Vlatka has the knowledge to help you.We recently listed our house with Vlatka, who did an outstanding job for us. From the start, she set realistic expectations and guided us every step of the way. From helping us prepare our home for sale, to getting us through the marketing and contract process, she did a great job. Her marketing strategy left no channel out: from print, to video, to social media, Vlatka thought of everything. She was always available and provided us with timely feedback about how our property was doing relative to the competition.If you want a straight shooter, who will handle your transaction with honesty and integrity, hire Vlatka. We are certainly very happy we chose her to be our agent and highly recommend her. Thanks, Vlatka!

      - Paul C
    • Vlatka was instrumental in helping me buy my home in a very competitive market. When it was time for me to sell, Vlatka created the most beautiful marketing plan and broadcasted it to the real estate community resulting in multiple offers in one week. Vlatka negotiated a successful deal that got me a fair price and a successful closing. I couldnt have done it without Vlatka.

      - John Y
    • Vlatka Bathgate helped us sell our house in Orinda from out of town and she made the process so easy for us. Vlatka is so hard-working and professional - she took care of everything and was a real joy to work. Vlatka always responded right away to our calls, texts and emails and walked us through the selling process step-by-step. The preparations she made on the house prior to sale were top-notch, with beautiful marketing materials, renovations and staging. I would highly recommend Vlatka - she is really great!

      - Fanny M
    • Vlatka is hands down the best realtor we've ever worked with - she consistently goes above and beyond. She helped us find our home in Lafayette years ago. We were moving from Hong Kong and she helped us navigate through a living in the East Bay since we weren't from the area and had been out of the country for nearly 10 years. She educated us on the different areas, the schools, how the school system works, etc. Vlatka truly listens to what you want and doesn't push houses on you like some agents tend to do (i.e. showing you houses out of your budget). Vlatka is incredibly customer focused and very professional. How many of you can say you still keep in touch with your realtor? That's the type of person she is. She also helped us sell our home when we needed to move back to the east coast. I've referred a few friends to Vlatka and were also able to find their dream homes with her assistance. She's a dream maker!

      - Kas and Marko
    • We feel very fortunate to have found Vlatka back in 2015 when she helped us buy our first home. Since then we have worked with her to sell our first home and purchase our second. She's a great partner to work with that sets realistic expectations and develops winning strategies that have landed us in great homes. She's incredibly caring and always has the best interest of her clients at the forefront.

      - Josh and Elizabeth
    • As a Lamorinda native who was looking to sell my starter home and move my children to better East Bay schools, I highly recommend Vlatka Bathgate as a realtor. Particularly for Lamorinda, Vlatka and her nearly two decades of area experience can guide you through some of the quirky nuances of the area and it's houses that were often built in the 1950s and 1960s. (Underneath the high prices, fancy staging, and professional photography, there are quirks!)I met Vlatka independently at an open house (pre covid) and through a mutual acquaintance who was her past client x 3. He told me that he had bought and sold nine homes in his life and Vlatka was the best realtor he had ever worked with. After selling, and then buying, a home with Vlatka during this crazy Covid period, I agree with my friend and highly recommend Vlatka.First, Vlatka is responsive and client orientated. The real estate environment we were in was very much a seller's market. So, our Bay Area home sold partly because it existed; and we were fairly confident of that in the beginning. That said, I had never sold a home before and there are a variety of things a buyer must disclose and be aware of during the process. Vlatka made the process smooth, telling us what we needed to do and giving us recommendations for how to meet those ends.Importantly, Vlatka answered all out our questions and was very accessible via text (an accessibility that carried over to the home purchase process). The house sold for more than I expected so I cannot complain about anything. Second, Vlatka is patient. We probably looked at 50+ homes during our four month search. And, during Covid, there were no open houses. So, realtors had to sign up for home viewing time slots and then accompany their clients to each home. At no point did Vlatka grumble or pressure is into making a decision that wasn't aligned with our strategy. Of course, that strategy changed through the process of the search. But, Vlatka was patient, ....

      - Keenan N
    • The best in the business! Not enough can be said about Vlatka. Vlatka was a true partner and trusted advisor in my house search in Orinda. He patience, perseverance and most importantly her counsel was what helped us get our dream home. She never once hesitated to show me any house I wanted to see. She would notice things about homes that I would have never caught. The service and experience she provides makes her more than a realtor I now consider her a friend and part of my family. It is no surprise that she is consistently ranked as top realtors in the business. As I said the BEST IN THE BUSINESS

      - Sanika G
    • Highly likely to recommend|5.0Report a problem11/30/2021 - tsunghanchenBought a Single Family home in 2021 in Lafayette, CA.Local knowledgeProcess expertiseResponsivenessNegotiation skillsVlatka has been an extremely resourceful and helpful agent with in depth knowledge and insight of the market. She really looks out for her clients interest. We would recommend her to anyone, especially someone looking to move to the Lamorinda area.Highly likely to recommend|5.0Report a problem11/28/2021 - jcgreenthal3Sold a Single Family home in 2021 in Orinda, CA.Local knowledgeProcess expertiseResponsivenessNegotiation skillsYou will not find a more dedicated and hard-working partnerfrom beginning to end, Vlatka was thorough in her research, tenacious in marketing, organized in every detail, and responsive above and beyond. Wonderful to have someone you could trust implicitly. Thank you, Vlatka!

      - Nancy F
    • Vlatka has been an extremely resourceful and helpful agent with in depth knowledge and insight of the market. She really looks out for her clients interest. We would recommend her to anyone, especially someone looking to move to the Lamorinda area.

      - Larry and Han
    • Vlatka helped us successfully sell our Orinda house in December 2021. She gave us great advice on improvements to be made to maximize the appeal of the property, and found vendors able to quickly get the work done. She guided us on the listing price with her knowledge of the local market. She coordinated all the various inspections and requirements. She was very responsive and helped us make decisions throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Vlatka to anyone selling a home in Orinda.

      - Lisa F
    • By far the best agent Ive ever worked with. Vlatka went above and beyond and made the process seamless and stress free. Marketing was exceptional and her strategic advice was spot on. I wish I could take her to Oregon to help me buy my new home.

      - Keely R
    • Vlatka took her toughest client, my wife , and kept her moving in her own best-interests' direction - even when the drudgery of selling two houses (a compound ) made her cranky and ready to quit (there is a big pile of paperwork that has to have its i's dotted and its t's crossed ) . vlatka always listened to her demands and orders without getting bothered or upset (i think !?!?... ) . vlatka even listened to MY suggestions !!! . . .the bottom line is that vlatka found the nicest buyers with no sturm und drang . . .

      - Big Wayne
    • Vlatka Bathgate is an exceptional real estate agent. When my family moved to the Lamorinda area 10 years ago, Vlatka's local knowledge, hard work and patience were a huge resource for us. She showed us so many houses...providing expert advice on the pros and cons of each house, neighborhood and town we went to. We feel we were so lucky to have her as our agent when we were looking to buy that when it was time for us to sell our Lamorinda house 10 years later, there was no debate - Vlatka for the win! She did a fabulous job marketing and pricing our house, using her amazing real estate experience that provided us with another happy ending. Vlatka works hard for her clients! We give her our highest recommendation. Give her a call!

      - Elaine H
    • Vlatka Bathgate is the exemplary professional who is available day and night to her clients and puts their interests first. I will never forget when Vlatka asked me why we even would consider selling our home. The truth was that it was time for us to share the joy and inspiration of our property with a new family who could utilize it better than we could at this stage of our lives. She held our hand during this emotional journey and put her whole self into our work together.

      - Inga M, Orinda
    • Vlatka is absolutely the cream of the crop! She was very attentive to details, always available, answered all of our questions in a timely manner, and went above and beyond in every aspect of the sale of our home. She ensured that our home was staged properly for the target market and always looked great with special touches (brought new flowers to open house). She actually cleaned our pool and patios when we were out of town! All of this lead to 9 offers exceeding list, and a sales price 24% over list. She is relentless, extremely knowledgeable, and hard working and will do what ever it takes to be the best. We highly recommend Vlatka for the sale of your home.Less

      - David and Shawn