Katie was simply the best real estate agent we've ever worked with. When we were shopping for a home, she catered to our very specific tastes and never gave up showing us houses until we found the perfect one. Then, we needed to move, Katie helped us sell our home quickly, efficiently and for the right price. Her local knowledge, effort, commitment and execution are unparalleled.
Brad and Natalie W.
I first worked with Katie in 2004 i was buying my first home ever, i was interested in only Montclair....Katie led me through the whole process and did many extra things for me above and beyond duty..After finding a house i wanted, Katie next guided me through the bidding and negotiating process..Her unrivaled knowledge of the Montclair marketplace was invaluable ..I bought at the highs of the market...then 10 years later I again used Katie, this time as a listing agent... once again I was more than pleased.. Having to sell near the lows post financial crisis, Katie sold my house and got me out very close to what i had paid. Only Katie' s knowledge combined with hustle made this possible..Katie Severence clearly is a top agent in town and as far as having the town's pulse best she is probably the best.
We bought a house with Katie and thoroughly enjoyed working with her! We looked at many, many homes along the way and her knowledge of Essex County and all of the inventory, was vital to our search. Her negotiation tactic during the bidding war on the house we wanted was what allowed our offer to be accepted. When we closed on our first home, we felt like we were lucky to have had her on our side. We couldn't recommend her more highly!
We engaged Katie to help sell our home in Montclair. She has an excellent understanding of the market and the dynamics that shape the pricing and positioning of our house. In a competitive region like Montclair/Essex County, her knowledge and insight was very helpful in managing our decision, which we ultimately decided not sell, but redo and stay. Katie's skills from her previous career in the media business was displayed in the well-organized, thoughtful and professional approach she took in handling our needs and in our case, a delicate situation. Having known Katie most of my life and knowing her trustworthy and diligent approach made our choice easy. Given that she is a lifelong resident of Montclair and an active community contributor, Katie's network, market knowledge and soft touch approach, make us happy to recommend her to both sellers and buyers!
Katie is a lifelong resident of Montclair and knows this town & market like no other. She strikes the ideal balance between being professional and personable. Katie understood our objectives from the start and helped us stay on track to find our perfect home. We couldn't have asked for a more patient, savvy and down-to-earth agent!
Katie's patience, skill, and thorough knowledge of the community smoothly brought us to the perfect home for our family. Now, 10 years later and ready for our "next stage," Katie is, of course, the first person I called!
We recently closed on our first US home with Katie acting as our real estate agent and we could not be happier with the service that she provided. We only moved to Montclair from the UK nine months ago so our knowledge of the home buying process over here was limited to say the least. It was therefore essential that we had expert guidance, which Katie provided in abundance through her many years of experience and extremely detailed knowledge of the local property market. Although we had some knowledge of Montclair, having been living here for some months before beginning our search with Katie, she enabled us to hone in on exactly what we wanted in a home as well as the exact location in the town. Katie was very patient with us and totally understanding of our needs whilst accompanying us on many viewings. Her goal was simply to find us the best house for us at the best possible price. There was no way that she was going to let us make an expensive mistake. When we did zero in on the house for us her negotiation skills were excellent and our strategy played out very well with us paying $90K below list price in a very buoyant market. I cannot recommend Katie highly enough. If you are looking to buy or sell a property in Montclair or the surrounding area, then you need look no further.
Alex and Natale B.
Katie helped my friend to sell her house about 6 years ago. She priced it right and sold it above the asking price. When I contacted Katie, she made many reasonable suggestions of how to enhance the value of my 90 year old Colonial. She suggested a painter and contractor for minor upgrades which I believe were most worthwhile. Katie suggested that I put the house on the market in early March when only a few other homes would be listed. This proved to be sage advice. My home went on the market on a Friday and we accepted bids until 4pm the following Tuesday. My house sold in 5 days for $40,000 above asking price. I firmly believe Katie made it happen with her knowledge of the market in Montclair.
"We have bought and sold many properties in the area and Katie is, without a doubt, the best Realtor we have ever worked with. Her ability to evaluate and market a home is unparalleled. We consistently sold over the asking price, and most importantly, she kept the deals together. She is awesome!"
Beth E. and Matt C.
Two- time Sellers/One-time Buyers
"We know a lot of Realtors, but we keep coming back to Katie. She has a keen understanding of the market, how to price, stage and position a home. No task was too big or too small when it came to maximizing the value of our homes. We continue to recommend her to our friends."
Diana and Joe L.
Two time Sellers/One Time Buyers
"Katie made the purchase of our house a smooth, informed process. We trusted her to speak and act in our best interest and, thanks to her, we now have the house of our dreams. There's nobody better than Katie when it comes to real estate!"
Hannah and Chris D.