Kathy Swenson and Linda Watermeyer have been a dynamic team in Gig Harbor for many years. Working as a team has allowed them to offer the kind of customer service that an individual agent can’t always provide. They bring their knowledge, education, experience, discernment, integrity and honesty to every deal. They listen to their client’s needs and wants, and treat every client as though they were their only clients. They both have lived in Gig Harbor for over 23 years, so they know the local market inside and out, from the lower price range properties to the high end waterfront estates, and everything in-between.
Kathy Swenson is a lifelong native of the Puget Sound area. She began her work career in banking, and brings her innate understanding of financing options to the team, always with an eye to saving the client money. Kathy also worked for Nordstroms in their corporate offices, and she continues to personify the Nordstroms values and “to provide our customers with a great experience and to continually maintain our strong and lasting relationships with them.” Kathy and her husband settled in Gig Harbor over 23 years ago with their two children, now grown.
They love being a part of this wonderful community and enjoy everything it has to offer. Multiple family members agree, and have followed Kathy to Gig Harbor, due to its beauty, waterways, and outdoor activities in this area. With family and friends, Kathy and her husband, Rich, are avid boaters and enjoy the water year round. Hiking, kayaking, winter sports and gourmet cooking are also what Kathy and Rich love to do together, and they can usually be found with a crowd around the kitchen island of their waterfront home on Raft Island.
Linda Watermeyer was raised in Boston, Massachusetts and began her career as a real estate agent at age 19. She moved to South Africa in her 20’s, and enjoyed a career out in the field representing Hilti in Johannesburg. When Linda and her South African husband, Deryck, moved back to the US, they settled in the Dallas area where Deryck began his medical career. Linda was again a field sales rep, representing well know firms such as Hitachi, Texas Instruments, and Fujitsu. When an employment opportunity opened at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma for Linda’s husband, they moved to the Seattle area where Linda continued her career as a rep for distribution of semiconductors.
Linda and Deryck chose to relocate to Gig Harbor over 23 years ago, and it was the best decision of their lives. To work and raise a family in a place where your home and work are wrapped in nature has been a gift, and they have honestly never looked back. Stand up paddle boarding, wind surfing, kiteboarding, and road biking are sports they and their family love to participate in when not at work.
Together Kathy and Linda are a team which inspires confidence in their clients. They have an in-depth knowledge of a variety of real estate markets, as they participate themselves in these categories. They own rental properties together, as well as separately, so their knowledge of the Tacoma and Gig Harbor rental market is vast. As both of them live on the water, they have a unique perspective when helping clients find their own waterfront dream properties. Their track record and client testimonials confirm their ability as a tenacious team steeped in integrity, honesty, hard work and attention to detail. Linda and Kathy look forward to helping you with your real estate needs!
"I am so thankful for all the help that Linda and Kathy guided us through in the complicated sale if our property. I believe they worked very hard for us. They are both professional and compassionate."
"Linda and Kathy work well together, and made the selling of our home, during a difficult time, look easy. We got an offer within 10 days of listing, and they stayed in constant contact with the buyers Realtor and lender to monitor progress through closing. Their cheerful natures, positive outlook, and daily updates helped to make the process go smoothly!"
"Linda and Kathy are the best! With every real estate transaction, there are always challenges............Linda and Kathy made sure, every "i" was dotted and every "T", was crossed! We couldn't have have asked for a better team!"
"Our family (the Fischer's) were very pleased with Linda and Kathy in the selling of our Father's home. Linda was so good at explaining and guiding us through each step of the sale and keeping us informed. She really went the extra mile for us. ?When it comes time to sell our house we will count on Linda and Kathy to again help us with the sale. They are very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I will recommend them to family and friends who will be selling or buying a house."
"Our experience with Kathy and Linda was absolutely the best part about our home buying experience. These ladies really represent! They are savy, professional, knowledgeable and honorable. I can't imagine ever buying a home without them on our side. They give over 100% on every last detail including going to the county office with us to find missing information about the property!"
“Kathy and Linda are an absolute pleasure to work with! They are an incredibly helpful and extremely knowledgeable team! They made the entire process of finding a home an enjoyable experience by being very accessible, working around my busy schedule, and going the extra mile(s) to show me ALL of my options and help me make an informed decision. They gave me honest feed back, never made me feel pressured, and always pointed me towards the right resource or contact through every step of the home buying process! Thanks Kathy and Linda!!!"
"Amazing agents to work with!!!! They were on top of absolutely everything!!! Couldn't have asked for better service! We will forever be grateful for everything they did to get us our "DREAM" home!!"
Lisa and Rachi
"We had a very pleasant and smooth selling experience with Linda and Kathy. They were very professional, patient and helpful explaining the ends and outs of selling a home. We are looking forward to working with them again in the near future because they were always available to us."
Barbara and Patrick
"They are a terrific team! I have already referred a family member."
"These two ladies are the best real estate agents ever. They go above and beyond for every client whether it be driving you around and looking at every single house to make sure you have no regrets, to personally updating you on every small detail of the sale. Linda calls to find you the best inspector for the best price and even went to and paid for the inspection because I couldn't be there and let me pay her back. They answer every question no matter how silly and were available twenty-four hours a day. They made my nightmare of a mortgage manageable and even negotiated a super great interest rate for me. I couldn't ask for a better experience and I would only ever buy another house with Kathy and Linda, even if I moved out of state I would take them with me."
"Linda & Kathy were awesome!! From the very first meeting when looking for a home in April, they were professional and helpful. They were attentive in what was important to us: the price limits, and location. We settled on a 'short sale' home which meant a lot of extra work for them in following through on all the numerous steps that a short sale home encounters and kept us abreast of each step. When the lender finally approved of our offer, they gave us only 17 days in which to secure a mortgage and close. Linda and Kathy made sure that every inspection, appraisal, septic tank inspection was done within days. The lender they referred us to was also most helpful and between the three of them, facilitated each and every request and needful documents. This was a difficult closing, but they made it happen. I highly would recommend them to family, friends or to anyone looking to sell or buy a home."
Steve and Colleen
"We absolutely recommend Kathy and Linda to assist anyone with their real estate needs. My husband and I have purchased several homes over the years and worked with all kinds of agents. These ladies are the most ethical, professional, and honest realtors we have ever worked with and we thank them for all of their hard work and time. You won't be disappointed if you choose them to help you."
Karen and Jim
"My wife and I couldn't have been happier with the quality of service we received from both Linda and Kathy. From initial contact, meeting us at the hotel we were staying in to discuss what we were looking for, taking us around to various properties, to finally making an offer and getting us through the process - they were perfect. Being out-of-state buyers I'm sure we had needs that were above and beyond - especially since we went back home after signing the contract. But neither one of them made us feel that way. It relly felt to us like we were dealing with friends and not folks we had just met. Their professionalism, attitude, attention to detail, willingness to help with issues that probably weren't their responsibility went way beyond my experience. I really can't say enough nice things about the both of them. We really appreciate what they did and how they went about doing it. I don't think anyone could do it better. Great job!"
Dwight and Kathleen
“Linda and Kathy are everything good about being PROFESSIONAL realtors. They went way above and beyond our expectations to help to find us our 'perfect' home. Besides listening to our needs and wants....even though our criteria changed several times during our real estate relationship....they kept looking for us as though we were their only clients. Throughout this process, Linda and Kathy never pressured us to buy a home that would not work for us. In some cases they even talked us out of buying homes that might cause us problems down the road. We relied completely on their years of experience throughout our final purchase and closing as they questioned many items in our contracts. Because they did that, they saved us thousands of dollars. ?Thank you Kathy and Linda a thousand times. You always took our best interests to heart - first and foremost. You always respected our budget, our time and our dreams. We know how rare that is. We will always count you both as faithful, fun and honest friends. We wish ALL realtors could be as ethical, reliable and honest as you two are. Thank You....again and again......”
Hugh and Vicki