Meet the Team

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Meet Steve & Kris Rath

Steve is a born and raised New Yorker. Actually born across the Hudson River from Manhattan in New Jersey, and raised in New York. And Kris? A born and raised California Girl and as California as it gets. Kris’s family is one of the 5 families, given land in the Mexican Land Grant in the late 1800s. The Pacheco family was given all of Marin County and parts of Sonoma, which is where Kris was born and raised, San Rafael. 

The cities of Novato and Ignacio were named after great uncles and of course, the well-known Pacheco Pass on the way to Monterey. Her roots in California run deep. 


Steve took a long and winding road to find the career he loves. Always interested in business, I went to San Diego State for business, before joining the Air Force and winding up in electronics. After leaving the Air Force, it was back to business. Real Estate to be exact and here I’ve stayed for the last 33 years. 

Kris began her career as a successful businesswoman, owning several Travel Agencies, and specializing in international travel with many celebrity clients. After surviving a bout with cancer, the direction of her career was altered and she began a successful career in Real Estate, specializing in relocation and eventually becoming director of relocation and training for all of Northern California’s 57 Coldwell Banker offices. 


Together they bring a vast array of skills and knowledge to their clients and hold many distinguished designations including CRS – Certified Real Estate Specialist (only 2% of Realtors® hold this distinction nationally), SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist, CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist, RSPS – Resort & Second Homes Property Specialist, CRPS – Certified Relocation Property Specialist, and CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert.


In addition, they have earned and been recognized as:

  1. Marquis International Registry: Who’s Who in Business- Real Estate.
  2. 7-Star Award from Broker/ Agent Magazine. Yearly
  3. 5-Star Award from The Five Star National Institute Yearly
  4. Sacramento Association of Realtors® – Master’s Club, Outstanding Life Member in 2001 and current.

Our Testimonials

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Diane L.

Steve did a great job for me trying to find a new house in Sacramento. He listened carefully to my parameters and worked hard. Nice to work with!
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Nick S.

I’ve known Steve for almost 30 years and he has always been a person of very high character and extremely knowledgeable in the Real Estate market. I highly recommend his services!
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Becky E.

Steve Rath is a true real estate professional with a pure heart. I admire his hard work ethic for his clients and co-Realtors® like myself. His integrity and advice are priceless.
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Lynn P.

Steve is a wonderful collaborative Realtor®. His years of experience have made him exceptionally well versed in all aspects of real estate from REO, Short Sales, Residential Sales, and Commercial.
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Cheryl H.

Steven has mastered their market! They know all there is to know and serve their clients exceptionally well. Steven is completely on top of new trends and able to find the houses! Hard to do in this environment. He is terrific ...
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Kevin & Sue C.

I have bought and sold many homes in the past and Steve Rath is by far the best Real Estate Broker I've ever used or known. Steve's neighborhood and home knowledge are amazing and surpassed only by his negotiating skills. Steve...
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For more than 20 years I've been impressed with Steve's efforts in the world of real estate. But it really hit home when I moved out of state and I had to use other agents. What I thought was common practice turned out to be St...
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Julie H.

Steve was referred to us by a close friend when we were relocating back to the Sacramento area. Steve spent numerous weekends with us driving through different neighborhoods and looking at homes. His vast experience and knowled...
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Vicky R.

Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with. He sold my house in Roseville in a week’s time and found me the perfect house in East Sacramento. He also went way out of his normal territory to find my fiancées house in the foothi...
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Anne & Amir T.

Steve was referred to me by a close friend when we first started to think about buying. Steve spent 5 weekends with us driving through different neighborhoods and looking at homes. His vast experience and knowledge of the great...
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We'll give him a 10. If you're looking for an amazing real estate agent, Steve Rath (with Better Homes Realty is your guy. We were relocating to the area, sat down to the first talk, and tell him what we were looking for. He ac...
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Randy & Laurie M.

I was fortunate to find Steven (Steve to me) as I started to look at homes. My wife and I were living in Elk Grove and knew it was time to leave the area when the Sheriffs were out in our area several times to break up parties ...
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