Windermere Professional Partners

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.

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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...
I am very happy with my experience looking for and purchasing a home with Katsumi. He made the process smooth and always explained any questions that I had. He handled everything in a timely matter, even with how busy the market is. I would highly recommend him to my friends...
Katsumi is awesome to work with and so down to earth. He's knows the area and market well. He made the process easy for us and helped answer all of our many questions. He looked out for us when making the offer on our home and we couldn't be more...
Katsumi went above and beyond throughout the entire process. I came from out of town and bought the house sight un-seen, and Katsumi made everything easy. I had unique requirements, and Katsumi's experience was unparalleled. He provided expert guidance, provided accurate and detailed information, and was available to answer questions/provide...
Mr. Purbeck is intimately familiar with the real estate market, and his knowledge coupled with his professionalism made him a pleasure to work with. He was such a pleasure to work with when we bought our house we felt he was the best choice to go to when selling the...

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