Kathy Steigerwald is a personal, caring realtor. She has a lot of experience in the Pittsburgh market and is very knowledgeable and connected. She responded immediately, especially when it counted; at the home we purchased, she went out to look at it with us less than 24 hours after it came on the market. That was very important, as the house ended up with three offers by the end of the weekend. She also found homes that didn't qualify in our search critera but were actually of interest to us. She was also very patient, as our search took several months. Kathy was also honest about financial expectations and was knowledgeable in the whole closing process. My only criticism is that during negotations, I did not always feel that she represented our thoughts with the exactness our tumultuous negotions required. With the sellers splitting hairs, a higher exactness than normal was probably required though. However, she was unequivocally supportive and in our corner, even letting us know what were realistic expectations.Overall, Kathy Steigerwald was exactly who we needed and we feel so blessed that she worked with us. We will definitely recommend her to others.