Windermere Professional Partners
REALTOR®  · North Tacoma

Katsumi Purbeck

  • Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences
  • Member of Tacoma Sunrise Rotary
  • Board Member for Northwest Spay & Neuter Center

Having relocated from Japan to Pierce County in the late 80s in a military family, REALTOR® Katsumi Purbeck has a long history in Tacoma and the surrounding areas. Katsumi and his wife, dog, cat, and three chickens recently moved to Vashon Island to be closer to family, but Katsumi’s love for Tacoma has kept him practicing real estate in Pierce County.

Before becoming a REALTOR®, Katsumi worked in banking for 23 years. His deep experience ranges from lending to consumer and commercial retail banking, to special credits (workout, litigation, foreclosures). He has served customers and clients throughout the greater Puget Sound area, and has a reputation in the community for offering a high level of customer service.

That’s the notable difference you’ll find with Katsumi – his high level of service and great communication, coupled with his first-hand knowledge of the lending side of the transaction. Katsumi is dedicated to his clients and finding them a home or investment that meets their needs. As a Certified Negotiator Expert, he’ll get the deal done to your greatest advantage.

Katsumi’s friends call him Kat, and you can, too. He’s never met a person he didn’t find commonality with, and many of his clients become friends.

Q: What can clients expect when working with you? How do you typically communicate with them?

A: I consider myself to be an effective communicator, and I strive to put my best foot forward in all situations. I carefully listen, and I’m an attentive, detail-oriented, organized, and goal-oriented person.

Q: Tell us more about the kind of real estate you specialize in! What neighborhoods do you work in?

A: My focus is on representing sellers and buyers of single-family residences in the North End of Tacoma and surrounding areas. I'm also a great resource for any questions you may have surrounding lending in commercial real estate and how banks generally view underwriting criteria.

customer ratings
satisfaction 98%
recommend 99%
performance 100%
This is the second time I have worked with Katsumi, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. He is the best in the business and sets the standard for excellent performance. My family and I trust Kat for all of our real estate and housing needs, and would recommend...
Katsumi Purbeck was very patient with us. We were looking for a very specific type of house and he had a really good grasp on what we wanted. He was very knowledgeable of the different neighborhoods we looked in and also had a lot of knowledge about the features of...
Katsumi Purbeck, is excellent at what he does. He cares so much for his clients and consistently went out of his way to not only help us understand the process but also make it go smoothly. He definitely went above and beyond to make sure we were happy!! Windermere is...
Katsumi's knowledge of the community is exceptional and he was able to help us focus on areas of interest and the types of homes we found most appealing. I would recommend him to anyone selling their home or in the market for a new home.
Katsumi Purbeck is personable and a straight shooter. I felt I could trust him and I was right. The level of knowledge he has regarding homes and property is outstanding. I felt very confident with all the direction he provided during the preparation of our home sale. My husband and...
Katsumi is very knowledgeable which made purchasing a home in this extremely competitive market possible. Katsumi knew what to look for during showings/open houses, which gave us information to use as a tool in selecting which properties are the right fit for us. Katsumi is honest, straight forward, and communicates...
Katsumi was always able to quickly get us a show time that fit our schedule and was available when we needed him! He kept us up to date with all the info on the new property, we always felt we knew what was going on. It was a true pleasure...
Selling our home and buying a new one at the same time in this market is challenging! However, with a great agent behind you, the process is way less stressful. We used Katsumi for a transaction 4 years ago and looked forward to using him again. He made everything as...
Once I found out I qualified for a house, I got in touch with Katsumi who was a referral from a good friend. From the beginning he made me feel comfortable. He has so much knowledge of Tacoma and the housing market and I had complete faith in his abilities...
Katsumi is absolutely wonderful, I had a great experience working with him and will be recommending him to friends and family. Katsumi went above and beyond. He is very knowledgeable and handled every detail perfectly from start to finish. I am proud and happy that Katsumi was my realtor, he...

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