Kathy Sparks is a national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designee. She has completed the required curriculum covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction, technology and social media. Kathy joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation. With this achievement, Kathy has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by securing a strong educational foundation of knowledge and skills to better navigate the real estate market and serve prospective clients and customers.
Kathy grew up in Aitkin, lived in the Twin Cities area and then returned home to Aitkin when the opportunity arose to take over the family business. She is a graduate of Bethel College with a BA in Business Management. Her career experience includes real estate sales, appraisal and closing, banking, securities, marketing, office management and client service.
Kathy enjoys working with all types of buyers and sellers, and is very knowledgeable in the market due to her extensive work in both real estate and appraisal. She takes pride in being a good listener and working hard for her clients to meet their goals and ensure successful, smooth transactions. Kathy is Owner and Managing Broker of Woods & Shores Real Estate, Inc. She is also a Certified Residential Appraiser and is Owner of Your Preferred Appraisers, Inc.
Kathy enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and other outdoor activities. She and her husband, Rodney, make their home in Aitkin. They have six children and eight grandchildren.