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Little About Me!

Having relocated from Japan to Pierce County in the late 80s as part of a military family, REALTOR® Katsumi Purbeck has a long history in Tacoma and the surrounding areas. Katsumi and his wife, along with their beloved boston terrior, 20+ chickens, moved to Vashon Island to be closer to family, yet his fondness for Tacoma has kept him practicing real estate in Pierce County and surrounding areas.

Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Katsumi worked in banking for 23 years, where he gained a wealth of experience ranging 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 earned a positive reputation among the community for providing a high level of customer service. This is the notable difference you’ll find when working with Katsumi - his commitment to offering outstanding service and keeping clients informed, as well as his first-hand knowledge of the lending side of the transaction.

Katsumi is dedicated to finding his clients a home or investment that meets their needs, and as a Certified Negotiation Expert, he’ll negotiate a deal that works 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!