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About Me - Kat Palmiotti

Real Estate Broker/Owner with eXp Commercial, Referral Divison RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat….


Are you selling or buying land or a home? Then call The House Kat!

I am a licensed Montana Broker. Please note that as of December 2023, my real estate focus has changed. Specifically, I am now with the eXp Referral Division brokered by eXp Commercial. That means that if you need real estate assistance in Kalispell, the rest of the Flathead Valley, or anywhere in the United States, I will put you in touch with the right agent to assist you (based on our discussion of your needs). The information below will help you get to know whether you want to make the call to me.

When fully entrenched in Kalispell real estate, I primarily focused on land sales and purchases in the Kalispell and Kila area. If you needed to sell or purchase land or a home in that area, or the surrounding vicinity, I was ready to help!

My love of land started as a child. Once a year my parents would take out the brown boxes and make sure my sisters and I knew the rules. We could only bring what could fit in the box. So off we’d go to stuff clothes, books and other items in our box and the family would pack up the vehicle and head out for a two week camping trip. 



Memories of nature

Those trips were the source of lifetime memories. Watching a moose swim across a still lake in Algonquin Park in Canada first thing in the morning. Feeding left-over birthday cake to Clydesdale horses wandering in a field. Finding out what happens when you play with the roof of a canvas tent in pouring rain. Listening to the sounds of the forest before anyone else wakes up. But mostly the memories surrounded the forest. 

On a regular basis, my family would head off on a trail into the woods, armed with Audubon field guides. Upon finding a new tree, flower or bird, the books would come out and we would figure out what we were seeing. We would spend hours exploring, jumping into nearby lakes, walking through streams and simply marveling at all nature offers. 

And even when I was at home with a backyard edged by woods, my sisters and I would spend hours climbing trees, exploring, rigging fishing poles out of branches, twine and safety pins, digging up worms, and heading to the pond to catch sunnies. I am forever grateful to my parents for introducing me to a lifelong love of the outdoors. 



Love affair with the outdoors continues

Today I am elated to be living in a home nestled in a forest in Northwest Montana. Not a day passes where I don’t spend time outdoors, no matter the weather. I might be found gathering firewood to throw in the wood stove, tending my vegetable garden in the summer, hiking up a nearby mountain or just sitting on a bench listening to the sounds of nature.

And the season doesn’t matter. In the Winter, I find pleasure in looking for signs of animals or walking through the very quiet and peaceful woods as snow is falling. In the Spring, I love hunting for morel mushrooms or listening to bird chatter. Summertime is for vegetable gardening, eating outside, and soaking up the sun. And Autumn is the time to watch for wildlife.  

Of all the places to be, Northwest Montana is, in my opinion, the best place on earth. Mountains, lakes, rivers and creeks are everywhere the eye can see. The area is home to Glacier National Park and Jewel Basin hiking. Any kind of outdoor activity is available. To say nothing of the fantastic people and food!

While driving to appointments, I often pull over and whip out my phone or camera. This portion of Montana has some of the best views anywhere. The photos here are just a few of the sights I’ve seen while out and about.


Helping Land Sellers and Buyers

So when I was considering which part of real estate I would like to primarily focus on, the answer was obvious. Rural land. The kind of land you need to wear hiking boots to fully explore. Land where you might get to the top of a hill and stop, in awe of the view you just found. And land where there might be multiple places to put a home. Where deer and elk still roam. Where homeowners can have privacy and the opportunity for self-sufficiency or walk out their door into the woods to hike, hunt, or just explore.

So often previewed land for out of town buyers, sending photos and videos so they can get a better idea of what type of possibilities abound. Or I was walking a 20 acre parcel for an out of town seller who was considering putting his land on the market.

Selling? If you were selling land, I consulted with you on ways to ensure your land is prepared and priced properly and that the selling attributes are highlighted well. If you were selling a home, I did the same and also provided tips to ensure your home was readied properly for sale. Based on current market trends which I tracked on a regular basis, we came up with strategies to meet your specific timing and pricing needs.

Buying? I helped you through the end-to-end transaction. Whether you were buying land or a home, we started by making sure you have the right documents in place to make an offer, including your pre-approval or proof of funds. I worked diligently with you, helping you to find the right property that met your needs. And I continued to be by your side until (and even after) the deed was in your name.

You still matter to me! Helping you find your dream property or sell your existing one so you can move on to the next phase in your life, is what I still do. But now that results in my finding you the correct agent to work with you as a team. I will refer you a results-oriented professional with strong communications, management, organization, negotiation, decision making and problem solving skills. On your end, you have a need. Let’s make sure your need is taken care of!


What do my past clients think?

Here are some of the thoughts of a few of my past clients.


What about community?

I love my area so much that I do whatever I can to help the community. For example, my husband and I both spend one day every two weeks building homes with Habitat for Humanity. It's a great way to give back, learn things, meet like minded people and get some exercise.  I can't say enough about the experience.

I also joined the Flathead Valley Exchange Club and have been involved in various efforts to assist non-profits in the area. I chaired our project to run the first Field of Honor® event in 2022, which was a wonderful and rewarding event. And I'm now the president of the club. Anything that helps the military and youth is a “must” in my book!

One of the reasons for the change in my business strategy is my desire to spend more time helping those in my community who need help.


Is that it?

I've also started working on my family's woodworking business, called Rough Cut Products LLC. We make live edge tables, and will be adding new products in the near future.

And of course, life isn’t all about work. In my downtime, I love to spend time doing those things that make life full and balanced. Making memories with family and friends. Enjoying the beautiful outdoors, especially hiking, canoeing and exploring. Trying new things. Playing my piano. Doing crosswords. Reading. And of course cooking and trying new wines.


Would you like me to help you find the right agent to get you started on your next chapter? There's no fee. Just call me. I want to make your land or home buying or selling journey as simple as possible and that starts with you having the right agent to help you.  Call 406-270-3667 or email kat@thehousekat.com for assistance.


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Are you getting ready to sell or purchase land or a home in Kalispell  or the surrounding vicinity? Let’s talk!

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kat loved your post and hope you have syndicated it to FB, Twitter and LinkedIn to mention a few, Endre

Jan 16, 2022 11:30 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Good point, Endre Barath, Jr. - I have not (yet)

Jan 17, 2022 04:51 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Such an impressive post written about you, by you in such an open, honest and heartfelt way. Thats hard to do! 

Well Done! 

Jan 17, 2022 12:37 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much Debra Leisek !

Jan 17, 2022 04:53 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Wonderful "About me" post. very well done and tastefully too. Love your passion for community and other professionals around you. Thank you

Jan 17, 2022 04:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you very much Sham Reddy CRS !

Jan 17, 2022 04:53 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - Congratulations on this FEATURE on ActiveRain! The lay out is amazing! For marketing purposes, your bio, photos, and the lay out are perfect! You captured the essence of who you are (body, mind, and soul) in the most appealing, professional, and interesting way. Also, you gave us a clear vision of who you are and just how great your new life began by taking one giant step forward to relocate from NY to the beautiful State of Montana! I'm proud to know you!

Jan 17, 2022 04:32 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Thank you so much! I appreciate you very much.

Jan 17, 2022 04:54 AM
Miriam Odegard
United Real Estate Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
Real Estate Broker Serving Greater Indianapolis

Amazing post, Kat! Really enjoyed reading it and learning about you! Very authentic and informative. :) 

Jan 17, 2022 05:19 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much Miriam Odegard !

Jan 17, 2022 06:07 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love the smiles on your faces when you were ready to go camping, I can tell you loved it.

Jan 17, 2022 05:40 AM
Kat Palmiotti

We did have some fun on those trips, Brian England !

Jan 17, 2022 06:07 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Very nice biography on you and selling the topography on where you hang your hat !

Jan 17, 2022 06:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you very much Buzz Mackintosh !

Jan 17, 2022 08:54 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Wow Kat Palmiotti  really enjoyed reading your post . What a great idea I think we should all refresh our profiles and write a post just like this . You have inspired me 

Jan 17, 2022 07:04 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Hannah Williams - I'm betting Craig Daniels might be discussing at a future zoom meeting!

Jan 17, 2022 08:55 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You seem lovely with a sense of adventure. A person after my own heart as they would say back in the day! :

Jan 17, 2022 07:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti

They still say that Laura Cerrano and based on some things you have said in the past, I do think "a person after my own heart" is appropriate!

Jan 17, 2022 08:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kat:

I really enjoyed reading this and learning more about who you are, and why and how you do what you do in Montana!


Jan 17, 2022 10:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS for taking the time to do so!

Jan 17, 2022 01:09 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Just how does Kat Palmiotti do it all? What an energetic citizen and thanks for sharing a glimpse of your childhood down on the 'farm'!

Jan 17, 2022 11:27 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much for your comment Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI !

Jan 17, 2022 01:09 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I LOVE your post so much Kat Palmiotti. I LOVE your passion, and I LOVE the Montana beauty you share with us. When the time is right and your are working on your "how to" book, please get in touch. I am volunteering to proofread and such! 

Jan 17, 2022 11:52 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Haha, Andrea Bedard - a "how to" book! I appreciate your energy as well, and you never know!!!

Jan 17, 2022 01:10 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Kat - thanks for sharing that story.  Who could possibly resist contacting you about their needs in northwest Montana.  Whatever they are you are bound to know all about it.

Jan 17, 2022 12:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much Grant Schneider !

Jan 17, 2022 01:10 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

This is so beautifully written and illustrated. Loved each and every photo, especially the one of you and your sisters!

I would call you in a heartbeat if I were selling in your area of Montana!

Jan 17, 2022 01:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much Sharon Tara for your kind words! (PS, and I love that photo also!)

Jan 17, 2022 02:00 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Great Blog.  I enjoyed this so much.

Jan 17, 2022 04:07 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Ginger Harper !

Jan 17, 2022 07:36 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Good morning Kat.  I loved reading this and you did such an amazing job.  I am like everyone else, after reading this would love to move to your area.  My sister n law lives in Montana and we have not been to visit. I think it is time to make a trip.  Your post had me going every minute!  If I have anyone looking in your area- you will be the first person I tell them to call!  Have a beautiful day!

Jan 18, 2022 05:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much Brenda J. Andrew for your kind words! Where in Montana does your sister-in-law live?


Jan 18, 2022 06:38 AM
Greg Mona
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

I just LOVED your story Kat Palmiotti! As a fellow outdoor enthusiast (and frequent visitor to the great state of Montana!) I appreciated your love of the great outdoors and that you cherish the beauty that surrounds you up there. Thanks for sharing your story. :-) 

Jan 18, 2022 08:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment Greg Mona - what part of Montana do you visit?

Jan 18, 2022 02:11 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

What's not to LOVE about you. And, anyone who loves the great outdoors and Big Sky country needs to contact you asap. 

Jan 18, 2022 11:00 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Aww, thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD !!

Jan 18, 2022 02:11 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Kat, every time I think I know you, I learn more when I read a thorough post like this; thank you! I hope you have a great Wednesday 🙂

Jan 19, 2022 10:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti

I hope your Wednesday is going well also, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS !!!

Jan 19, 2022 02:29 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Super about me page Kat Palmiotti !

Dec 07, 2022 04:34 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you very much Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 !

Dec 07, 2022 05:37 AM