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Katie Fanning O’Shea
Phone: 510.393.5283

Katie Fanning O’Shea

Katie Fanning O’Shea, a Native Californian, grew up in Los Gatos, and has lived in Oakland for the past 35 years. Katie joined Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty in 2008 after 7 years with Prudential California Realty. Katie has been honored to be among the top 10% of Sotheby’s agents who grossed over 8 million in sales in the Bay Area every year from 2013 through to 2018.
Katie graduated from Los Gatos High School, attended Chico State University, and earned her Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University where she did a semester abroad in Grenoble, France during her junior year.Katie’s background enhances her well-rounded personality and people skills. As a former American Airlines Flight Attendant, Katie has traveled the world as a qualified French Speaker. She is also very familiar with the entire Bay Area, top to bottom, having flown in the KGO 810 Jet copter, reporting traffic for 12 years.
Katie is a proud mom of her two boys, Billy and Tim, a wife of Bill Fanning for over 37 years, a loving daughter and caregiver to her 94 year old mom, a devoted sister, a sweet auntie, and a good friend to many, here in the Bay Area and around the world. Katie is an animal lover. She rescued her dog, Mr. Mo Buckets, and her cat, Coco from two different abandoned houses. Katie can often be seen walking in her Crocker Highlands neighborhood with a dog (or two) in tow!
Last but not least, Katie is in her 18th year as a Realtor, bringing the experience vital in negotiating your perfect deal. Katie has unending energy, enthusiasm, and compassion and ready to serve you with all of your real estate needs!
Here is what Katie’s clients say about her:

I chose Katie without hesitation because of her years of experience and go-getter attitude and enthusiasm for the work. We went through a difficult renovation together that took much longer than it should have. Katie was with me every step of the way. She makes you feel like you’re her only client and responds with answers to burning questions immediately. l never felt alone in the process. Katie really cares and it shows. I couldn’t have gotten through it without her! With her help, my house sold for top dollar! Call Katie! – Susan Hershman, Seller

I had seen Katie work very hard for the benefit of her clients over the past several years, so when I needed a real estate agent for the sale of my mother’s house, I did not hesitate to ask her to do the job. What an amazing result!! To sell the house for over $600,000 over asking price was truly remarkable. I know this means she gave the right advice about what to do to get the house ready. She found excellent stagers and other helpers to make the house look fabulous. Katie devoted lots of time and passion to assure both the buyers and the sellers were kept informed. Finally, we appreciated her emotional support in the selling of our parent’s home. – James D Hanson MD, Seller

When the time came to sell our mom’s house, we knew which Realtor to contact. We watched Katie O’Shea work her magic at our neighbor’s house down the street. Ever present, from start to finish, Katie helped transform a tired, well-worn house into a showcase that made us proud and would have made our mother proud. Katie handled our emotional ‘we grew up in this house’ sale with compassion. And her expertise brought us one of the highest sale prices ever on Santa Ray Avenue! We highly recommend Realtor Katie O’Shea. Thank you, Katie! – Marjorie Arp Trust, Seller

Katie was the realtor for the purchase of our new home in Rockridge and for the sale of our Multi-Unit building at Lake Merritt. For the purchase of our home she was detailed, quick and proactive. Obviously, purchasing in the bay area can be nerve wracking, but she was in constant communication and always available to answer questions. Katie handled so many details for us during a very hectic time. Her professionalism and dedication were amazing and truly appreciated. – Kimberley Y. and David B., Sellers

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