Client Testimonials

Here’s what some of the many happy Clients of Sonoita Realty have to say about us:

  • Kathy, Eddie, and the others at Sonoita Realty combine the best in professional service with an intimate knowledge of Sonoita and the surrounding communities. As friends and neighbors, they breathe the same clean mountain air as the rest of us. The folks at Sonoita Realty work tirelessly to make our beautiful grasslands and oak woodlands a better place to live. (Dave Steadman)
  • After almost 40 years in law enforcement I believe I am a fairly good judge of character. I have known Kathy O’Brien for almost nine years. During that time I have come to appreciate her zest for life and positive attitude. She is a superb real estate broker and goes above and beyond to take care of her clientele. I trust her explicitly and appreciate her integrity. She does so much more than run Sonoita Real Estate. She is very involved in community projects and works tirelessly to promote and improve the Sonoita area. Real estate is not just a job for Kathy, it is a passion. (Donna Stoner)
  • I selected Kathy at random when I first came to Sonoita. Kathy was very helpful and knowledgeable about the real estate market. When I returned to Alaska to sell my home and prepare to move to AZ, she kept me informed of houses on the market. She would give me her honest opinion of the pros and cons of each property that I asked about. She knows the market very well, and the pros and cons of living in various areas of the Upper Santa Cruz Valley. I was very impressed with how she negotiated the purchase price of the home and property I purchased. I ended up paying over $10,000 less than I thought I would have to pay. During the negotiations, she kept me informed of everything that needed my attention and the process moved very efficiently. I am very pleased with the home I now have. I highly recommend Kathy O’Brien as a Realtor. (Larry White)
  • Kathy is “The” expert on the Sonoita, Elgin, Patagonia area. She knows many details about the area including things like soil quality for septic systems and when and how most houses in this area were built. Her knowledge and insight is vast. Sonoita is such a unique area with many characteristics that differentiate it from traditional suburban or city markets. Buyers and sellers need a realtor like her to work for them in this market. (Suzanne Klasen)
  • Sonoita Realty is the only Realty in the entire area I would use. They made a difficult sale for me and kept the process going when it looked like it might fall apart. They are highly professional, contantly available and quite obviously had the required experience and staff to get the job done. (Jack Hasten)
  • Looking to relocate from South Carolina, Kathy was the ONLY realtor that responded to our long distance query. She showed us ALL of the homes and that fell within our guidelines. Then when we found the perfect house, she negotiated an excellent purchase and worked with us to finalize everything. Sonoita Realty has my highest recommendation. (Jeanne)
  • Kathy O’Bien and Sonoita Realty provide outstanding customer service. Kathy is conscientious, knowledgeable,ethical and fun to work with. Our experience has been great and we highly recommend Kathy and her team at Sonoita Realty. (Mike and Linda Wood – Square Top Ranch)
  • The deal is done, the lot is bought, the house is built and we’re now living very happily in our new Sonoita home. None of this would have been possible without you. You have forever changed my negative perception of realtors. You took the time to listen carefully to our wants and needs. You didn’t let us waste time going down rabbit trails that led nowhere. When we changed horses in mid-stream, you didn’t bat an eye. In hindsight, it’s clear that you always gave us the right advise, even though the right choice may not have been obvious. Most importantly, we never felt there was another agenda in the background – our best interest was your only concern. Jan and I wish you and Sonoita Realty great success in the future! (Jan and Larry Pfitzenmaier)
  • From “day one” ten years ago you went way above and beyond all expectations that I had and offered gracious help in finding and helping me purchase my retirement home in Sonoita. Since then your attention to attracting the best renters for the home has been flawless. And, I cannot forget to mention the property management help you have provided – your resources for home maintenance in the Sonoita area are fantastic. I know I can always trust you. (Chris del Campo)
  • The Happiest Day of my Life? …when I bought my first home. Quick, easy, painless. Thank you, Sonoita Realty! (Belinda Torrey)
  • June 2016  Libby and I just wanted to say “thank you” for getting our house in Sonoita under contract. We have had it on the market  off and on for a few years , and once you listed it, it flew off the market. Your creative sales skills and “thinking out side of the box” are  no doubt what made the sale work. We appreciate all your hard work and friendship.Sincerely, Steve and Libby Huhtala. Thayne Wyoming.
  • December 2019 After my husband died I was faced with the job of selling my home in Sonoita. Living in Tucson and being in an assisted care facility made the job all the more difficult for me. I chose Kathy O’Brien as my real estate agent after meeting with her. My home was unique and the market for it was very limited. Approximately two weeks after signing my agreement to sell I not only had a buyer, but one for full price. Kathy walked me through every step of the sales process and knew the right people to hire and work with me during this time    Her husband was equally as helpful with smaller projects. I have bought and sold many homes in my 75 years but this was by far the least stressful and most expeditious of all transactions. Thank you Kathy you did a great job.Bonnie G