Kathleen Duffy

William Raveis
161 Front Street
Scituate, MA, 02066
(857) 277-7768

Ratings & reviews (28)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2015
48coffeyst1d
Helped me buy and sell homes
In purchasing our first home, and selling our condo in the city, Kathleen was amazing. She knew exactly how to get both transactions done smoothly and when any questions came up, she had them answered before we knew about them. She put us 100% at ease during a stressful closing on our purchase and worked with us night and day to get us into the house we had dreamed of.
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2014
charisma madamba21
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were fortunate to stumble upon Kathleen?s profile and thereafter randomly picked her to show us a property without definite plans to commit to a buyer agent at first. From our initial meeting with her, we made a connection and instantly knew that she was the best agent to help us with our South Shore house search. Kathleen?s process expertise is sound and she is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the real estate market ? whether it be regarding preapproval, mortgage intricacies, compiling effective offer packages, insights to account for from a listing agent perspective, current market trends, land rules nuances, pool safety laws, intrinsic value for different house styles, comparable listings that are carefully curated, house features that add/detract value, lead disclosure laws, estate sale challenges, town hall records research, and many more. She always adds value in that she went beyond just merely reiterating to us details that are already on MLS listing sheets, especially given all the quirks that we encountered with each house we saw together. She has a plethora of insight and experience that she willingly shares, but also ensures to remind us that we are to form opinions and decisions on our own and which facts need to be confirmed by the appropriate professionals other than herself. Kathleen was comprehensive and patient in working with us to ensure all our questions and concerns were addressed. We?d like to think of ourselves as thorough and diligent buyers so many questions were definitely raised. She never once implied that we were difficult or demanding, and on top of executing diligent research, she often went to the town hall to confirm a handful of official details that required verification even when we were only in the early stages of compiling offers. She was always on time, responsive, and accommodating. It was very apparent that she works with many clients and is always on the go, yet she manages to make you feel like you are her only client and her attention and efforts are 100% dedicated to you when she is with you. She is flexible with location or times as long as her schedule allows, and would often even respond to texts/emails late at night (not that we ever requested her too either!). She was upfront with her schedule and would often remind us what days she would be unavailable, her exact availability, where and when she needed to be next, etc. so we always knew what to expect and helped us plan our time as well. There was even a hectic period during one negotiation when she was traveling yet she still managed to stay connected despite time differences or long flights. On top of this, she also engaged one of her associates to help us with anything we needed while she was away and this ensured we continued to have local support. Overall, she always kept in touch and provided us constant updates or even the lack thereof ? she stayed on top of everything and would even update us to indicate that she hasn?t heard anything yet but is always following up. We couldn?t have asked for a better agent to help us navigate a highly challenging Braintree market where the inventory was unusually low and good properties were getting snatched up in merely days. We were often competing in bidding wars with 10 other offers and everything was moving at a fast pace, and Kathleen was there to guide us every step of the way. Unlike other agents with a purely selfish goal of merely getting a commission as fast and as high as possible, her goal was to get us a house that we truly loved at a great value, and that we aren?t rushed or forced into any decisions. With bidding wars, she struck a great balance between advising us on how to strategize and what a competitive bid might be, yet at the same time ensuring that we are comfortable with our offer and have carefully thought about everything. We never once felt any unwelcome pressure from her and even for cynical people like us, we really felt that she was trustworthy and was looking out for our best interests. Refreshingly, she provides her honest opinion on everything and highlights all the good and bad things about a property, so we knew that she really cared about helping us make the right choice and not so much with just getting a deal closed out. Kathleen has all the qualities someone would want in an agent. As a previous accountant, she is numbers-oriented so that is a great bonus. She is organized and detail-oriented, and to complement her solid skill set, she also has a great, genuine, and warm personality ? she always knew how to build great rapport with seller agents, homeowners, and even the neighbors if we met them! She fosters great relationships with everybody and that?s an invaluable trait in real estate. She truly stands out among the large pool of cookie cutter real estate agents and we hope to work with her again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2014
dianne bryan
Helped me buy and sell homes
Kathleen has been our real estate agent for two separate transactions and she has been tremendous. She arranged for a professional photographer that displayed our home with eye catching views and sold our house in two days. She always made herself available and responded to any request quickly and professionally. I have total confidence in her ability and her knowledge and her experience. She takes the stress out of the buying and selling of property because she always has your best interest at heart. She's the Best!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2014
Game of Houses
Helped me buy home
Kathleen was very helpful and happy to answer all our questions. She was very informative and helped us know what to expect throughout the whole process. She helped to keep everything stress free.
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2014
brent fitzgerald702
Helped me buy home
Kathleen was absolutely amazing to work with. She was the perfect fit for my wife and I and we are happy she was our realtor thru the entire process of buying our first home. She was very personable and patient thru ought the entire process and always made us feel at ease. She is very knowledgeable of not only the market but the process in general you go thru between dealing with the mortgage lenders, the insurance, the underwriters, etc. She is always willing to explain everything in depth and fights for what you want to get done in the contracts, etc. She always made herself available at anytime for showings or even via phone calls/emails/texts/etc. if you needed her to help you with any questions you may have had. Overall, we could not be happier with her service and couldn't imagine going thru the process without her by our side. We highly recommend Kathleen to anyone looking for a realtor and have already forwarded her info to people we know looking to buy a home. She is the best Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2014
annesemler
Listed and sold a home
This was my first time selling and buying a home. Kathleen made the entire process such a wonderful experience from the beginning to the end. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the market, her patience and most of all her professionalism and integrity. Kathleen is a very honest person and I respect her very much. I highly recommend anyone looking for an excellent realtor to choose Kathleen Duffy.
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2014
zuser20140406183514337
Helped me buy home
Kathleen was responsive, prompt, and patient from day one. As first time home buyers we probably looked at about 8 homes before finding the perfect one and she was able to point out the plus's and watch-outs of each. Once we were under contract she stepped us through each little detail and was by our side through close. Even followed up in the week following close to make sure everything was just as we had hoped for. She was very knowledgeable about the area we were looking in, and also honest about the towns and areas she wasn't as knowledgeable about. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2014
user7193250
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were first time homebuyers and Kathleen was the best! She helped us navigate the process, was responsive, listened and understood what was important to us only sending us listings that met our criteria. She was patient while we made decisions and did not pressure us. She was present at the home inspection and negotiated with the sellers to get everything done that was important to us. She really understands the entire process and was helpful in answering questions about all aspects including appying for a mortgage. She is very knowledgeable about the markets we were looking in and was an incredible resource. We highly recommend her. Less ... More
Response fromKathleen Duffy
Mary. Thank you for your kind words. I am grateful to be able to work with so many wonderful people like you and Craig. Kathleen
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2014
eleanor28
Helped me buy home
We found Kathleen thanks to the wealth of positive reviews online. I called her about a very tricky property, which led to a labor-intensive back and forth with the seller. Throughout the whole thing Kathleen was a steady, positive, and knowledgeable presence. The house in question was a tear-down with tons of location challenges. Kathleen knew it was important to us to keep trying even as the situation became more and more difficult, but she was also frank with us when she needed to be. That combination of honesty and positivity is what makes Kathleen so unique. We needed someone who could see all angles of the situation with clear eyes, but who could also give us the motivation to pursue the dream of owning the property and Kathleen was just that person. When the land appraised far lower than we expected and the seller wouldn't negotiate any further, we knew we had to pull out and start looking again. I think I would have just thrown the towel in had we not been working with Kathleen. She made us feel safe and informed and even after months of negotiation that didn't pan out she was ready to hit the ground running to help us find the right place. We are currently in a house that has made us beyond happy and it definitely wouldn't have happened without Kathleen. We now have family members moving to the area, and Kathleen will be helping them find a home as well. Kathleen will be one of your greatest assets in looking for a home. Her positive attitude, responsiveness, patience, honesty, and expertise make her unique and a pleasure to work with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2013
user5905065
Helped me buy home
I cannot say enough good things about Kathleen. It was my first time buying a house and I am a worrier in even the best of circumstances. Kathleen never one time acted like I was bothering her or like she was anything but thrilled to hear from me. My fiance and I would send over a list of houses and she would map out the best way to see them all. During visits, she stayed very much in the background only occasionally pointing out pluses or minuses. We ran into another agent at an open house who was super pushy and we both felt so lucky to have Kathleen in our corner.She came with immense knowledge and anything she didn't know she made every effort to follow up on. We have a beautiful house in an area we never would have thought to look if it wasn't for her suggestion. I could not recommend her more highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2013
user3657749
Helped me buy home
My fiancé and I recently purchased a home in Marshfield, Kathleen Duffy was our buyer?s agent and we were SO lucky to have her. We were both so green to this home buying process and she held our hands through the whole process. Kathleen was always there to respond to my phone calls and MANY emails! She was so accommodating; she would show my fiancé and I a house one day and would make herself available to show it again to my father and myself. She showed us many homes in many different towns around the south shore, and was always very well prepared with information on the areas. Once we found our perfect home, Kathleen made the buying process seem like a breeze; she is very organized and kept all of our deadlines. During lulls where the process was in the hands of the mortgage brokers and underwriters, Kathleen would call and check in to see if we needed anything. This was the best experience we could ask for as first time homebuyers! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2013
user7056092
Listed and sold a home
Kathleen's expertise and personal care is unmatched! Our sale involved the buyers securing federal financing - she was well versed in the process and prepared us for the obstacles in accepting the offer. Once the offer was agreed upon, she helped us prepare for the various appraisals and inspections by replacing CO monitors, house numbers and other details. She represented our interests at closing when the bank had numbers wrong on the HUD - and rectified the situation in our favor! We fully and without hesitation recommend Kathleen Duffy. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2013
user6111809
Helped me buy home
Kathleen is the WHOLE reason why we are in our house today! It is her savvy and etiquette, as well as her knowledge of the market that makes her so amazing!! She goes all out and does her due diligence. I am so glad she was working for us! She is the hardest working real estate agent on the South Shore!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2013
user3029579
Helped me buy home
Kathleen was great to work with, very accommodating and made the process of buying our first home easy and relatively stress free! She walked us through the process and was always available to take our calls and questions, no matter what time of day or night. She was more than willing to go the extra step of meeting contractors/appraisers/etc at the property, and even rolled up her sleeves to help us paint a portion of our shed to make the sale go through quicker! The town we ended up in wasn9;t in her area of expertise, but she did extensive research and we were 100% comfortable and confident in her serving as our realtor in our new town. She gave us great recommendations, walked us through putting in a reasonable offer, and was able to get us a great house for a great price especially in the current market! She wasn't pushy and stayed within the limits we were comfortable with, and never pressured us just so she could make a commission - she offered frank advice, and even advised us what properties would not be the best investment or in our best interest. My husband and I highly recommend her, especially for first time home buyers like ourselves. We couldn't be happier with her service and we love our house! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2013
user3778390
Helped me buy home
When I buy my next house (no time soon, Kathleen got me my dream house!) I will make sure to have Kathleen on my side. She is fantastic about explaining the myriad things that aren't obvious unless you speak real-estatese, and she is tireless at finding solutions when things don't go as you planned. She is warm and friendly, and her sweetness as a person complements her diligence as a realtor. I wish I had a house to sell so I could have Kathleen around again!
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2013
user1247287
Helped me buy home
We highly recommand Kathtleen for her professionnalism and knowlegge of the market. She provided us with all the information we needed in order to finalise our new family vacation home purchase. We are not american citizen, we needed a lot of explanations, assistance and referals. Kathleen really have been a great partner in this adventure.
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2012
user605366
Helped me buy home
I worked with Kathleen over the course of about six months. At first I was looking for a single family home, then I decided that a condo would be better. I looked in the towns of Quincy, Weymouth and Braintree where eventually I found the perfect place. Kathleen was always very helpful and knowledgable, and she was always quick to answer my questions. I've worked with other agents before, but Kathleen was definitely the best. She even got me a bottle of champagne at the closing!
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2012
user2601680
Helped me find a home to rent
Kathleen is an outstanding agent with a deep knowledge of the market and the South Shore comunity. She helped us in every possible way to find not just a place to rent but our new home. Thanks to her support and expertise we were able to understand better what we were looking for. Our priorities became hers. Since the day we met her I felt much much better as I knew I was in excellent hands. After the first showing she had our complete trust. She took care of every single problem we met along the way (from picking us up at the commuter boat from Boston to avoid traffic to make sure that the fireplace was working properly) When we moved in, the unit was not clean. It was Saturday and Kathleen managed to have it super clean in few hours. Bravo! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2012
user585202
Helped me buy home
We recently purchased a property and Kathleen is the type of person who feels more like a good friend helping you through the process rather than a Real Estate agent. She is very dedicated and responsive making the process of buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience. Last words: if you don't choose Kathleen as your agent, you'll regret it!
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2012
user4795468
Helped me buy home
Kathleen proved that she had great knowledge of buying and selling property when, during the home inspection, She noted that she didn't believe that the smoke detectors were located properly. Nobody else present knew the answer, including the home inspector. It turned out that when the Fire Inspector performed his inspection, the smoke dectors failed and had to be relocated to the exact spot that Kathleen had said they should have been. She was extremely helpful and supportive during the entire buying process. Kathleen was there for us from our first viewing of our new home to the closing, which she attended. I would highly recommend Kathleen's services to anyone seeking real estate. Sincerely Michael B. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2012
user2173590
Showed me homes
Kathleen Duffy made my home buying experience stress free, Her knowledge of short sales and foreclosure was invaluable as I searched a number of properties that had succumb to this process. Her research was thorough and extremly helpful. I would highly reccomend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. She went above and beyond for me as I ultimately settled into a home that was a godd distance from her normal sales territory. She will be the first one I call if i ever decide to sell my home. I know she will be there for me. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2012
WinCurious
Helped me buy home
We have bought and sold 6 homes. This is the first time we have actually felt truly represented as buyers. Kathleen was looking out for us, not her commission. She shows us how to save a lot of money and was highly ethical. Always on top of the details and extremely responsive. Wish she worked in the area we are listing our current home.
Response fromKathleen Duffy
Thank you for your recommendation and kind words. It was a pleasure working for you and I can't wait to see the final home once built. Kathleen
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2012
user797653
Helped me buy home
Kathleen Duffy sold us our first home and we could not be more happy with the process. Her thoroughness, honesty, and knowledge make her the best realtor to work with!
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2012
michaelpevarnik
Helped me buy home
With great skepticism I contacted Kathleen Duffy as a buyer's agent through Zillow, leery of the self-promotional process. With unbridled ebullience, I now laud Kathleen Duffy as the BEST real estate agent I've EVER dealt with, seller or buyer. Ms. Duffy brought enthusiasm, strong work ethos, local real estate knowledge, ingenuity, pleasantry, and an accounting background to the table as we searched up and down the South Shore for my new home during some rough personal sailing. Unrequested, she compiled professional market analyses for several houses I had expressed interest in and even went to town halls to pull records that were invaluable in helping me to evaluate my options. Her tireless can-do attitude, real estate expertise, easy accommodation, outside the box thinking, and most importantly, "numbers" background, make her an easy recommendation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2011
bcarey3
Listed and sold a home
Kathleen was one of the seller's realtors for the house we purchased in Scituate in 2010. Throughout the process, Kathleen was tremendously helpful and responsive to all our requests, and followed up on any open items even after our move-in date. She was a great listener, and showed genuine concern about ensuring all parties involved in the transaction had the right outcome. We really enjoyed working with her, and would gladly recommend her to anyone looking at the South Shore.
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2011
AndreaEsker
Helped me buy and sell homes
Kathleen Duffy was wonderful! We moved here from the Midwest and she helped us so much with getting information to us about the different areas so we could narrow down our search of which towns we liked. She emailed and called often and was just so patient with us on our search. She cleared her schedule for a week while we came out and house hunted. From beginning to end, Kathleen was very helpful during the entire process. We were truly blessed to have found such a patient and caring Real Estate agent and would highly recommend her to anyone who buys or sells a home! Dennis & Andrea Esker Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2011
nancy j allen
Listed and sold a home
I would highly recommend Kathleen Duffy as a real estate agent based on my own personal experience this past year. Kathleen sold my house quickly and took great care in keeping the entire transaction extremely organized. She even installed the correct smoke detectors for us! On the other end, Kathleen sold us our new home with the same high level of professionalism that my husband and I will always be grateful for.
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2011
jjensen33
Listed and sold a home
My experience with Kathleen past all my expectations. Kathleen went above and beyond. Not only did she handle the short sale of our home most professionally, she also found a beautiful home for me to rent. There were no surprises. Kathleen was easy to get in touch with, happy to spend time answering my questions, and genuinely made us feel comfortable with each step taken in the process of a short sale. I need to mention that my ex-husband and I were separated during this time, only because Kathleen, made the extra effort to communicate with both of us, and made a very stressful situation, have the best possible outcome, and all with a smile. I would highly recommend Kathleen to anyone, and look forward to working with her in the future when I am ready to buy a house again. Less ... More