- Sales Associate
I guess you can say that I couldn’t escape this business! Coming from a very entrepreneurial family- it wasn’t long before I felt there was something missing from my life with the various jobs held. (Must be in my genes!).
I have to admit I am a “people pleaser” and I Love meeting new people and helping them achieve their dreams! Maybe that is why Real Estate just feels “right”! Where else can you find that synergistic relationship between work and fun?
My customer service and creative background in other industries was a perfect prelude to working with the family business! I never liked being a “sales” person...You can’t sell a house...but you can help someone FIND that house that relays the message “You are HOME”...it is a Feeling when you walk into a house and can picture yourself being there forever!
It is So Great when I can be a part of that experience - it is exhilarating and exciting!
FAST FORWARD TO NOW!!
As the Pandemic reared its ugly head, my role segued into the liaison between Maria and the Client! My responsibilities grew to representing our clients in all facets of the transaction - advising, consulting, staging, vision-boarding, creating a safe environment to sell and buy a home! I was able to channel my past experiences and expertise in other fields to best serve our clients. We were (luckily) set up virtually with our listings and comfortable behind the camera - so it was a natural transition to FaceTime and Zoom with our clients and friends!
Kathleen (Kat) Rampinelli Krannich graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology, and worked in the Fashion Industry in New York City. Kat currently resides in North Caldwell with her husband and two kids! In addition to many hobbies, Kat has authored a children's book, writes for the North Caldwell Magazine, loves to cook, volunteer, and enjoyed singing at church (pre-pandemic!).
Licensed in 1985, at first Kat was an 'under-cover agent'. She assisted Maria 'behind the scenes' - helping at Open Houses, meeting realtors and clients. Then, when Maria merged with Prudential Janett in 1996 (now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NJ Properties), Kat came aboard as part of The Maria Rampinelli Team.
The best part of this career, according to Kat, is meeting new people and helping them reach their next goal in life. Described as having great negotiation skills by her many clients, Kat has an understanding of each side of the transaction while being empathetic and fair to both parties.
We are here to help guide you through the transitioning process each step of the way!