A Little About Me…
I was born in Bronx, NY and after 3 years moved to the Hazlet, NJ area. My family, which includes 3 older brothers, lived there for about 7 years. My family started to explore the Virginia area and found Appomattox, VA, where we moved and I graduated from High School. When I was 18 years old, I decided to move back to NJ to continue my education. I lived in the Princeton/Hamilton area, where I worked for Educational Testing Service “aka” ETS. I stayed there for 6 years, working on many testing programs for nurses, architects, financial planners and an English as a second language test. It was a great job, I gained so much knowledge about different cultures, organizations and most of all, about people.
My position in the company was always about building relationships, problem solving and communication. That’s when I realized how much I enjoy helping people! Although, I loved the company I worked for, I decided to move back to VA to be closer to my family and that’s when I found the Shenandoah Valley Area. I started working for Countrywide Home Loans, as a Client Services Specialist and stayed with them for a number of years. I really enjoyed helping families make their dreams come true. It was so rewarding working with families who thought they could not buy, to those who were buying their dream home or retiring. The one thing that I was missing was the face-to-face contact. Most of my work was done over the phone.
Time for a change… I got my Real Estate license, I started working with a team to learn the ropes . I wanted to ensure that I was in a position to give my clients the best possible customer service. When I felt confident about being able to do that, I started out on my own as an Independent Realtor. I always knew I cared enough about people for them to recognize my loyalty, but was not sure that I could make myself stand out among so many Agents. The families and people that I have worked for and with, have made me realize that “no one cares what you know, until they know that you care”.
I feel so lucky to be able to make a living helping people. I have worked hard to ensure that every one of my clients has had a pleasurable and exciting experience when buying their home. I currently stay in touch with many of them on a regular basis. I have met so many wonderful people and have been touched by or touched someones life almost every single day.
What more can I ask for?
Tabby has been a member of Kathleen Kellett’s Team since June of 2015. She is from Georgia but has lived in the Shenandoah Valley for 26 years. Tabby position on the team is as a licensed Realtor and specializes in helping Buyers find their dream home. On her off time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Derrick, children Brandon and Jesse and her dogs. She takes great pride in being able to help people in such a big way, she says “it’s rewarding and enjoyable”. Her plan is to stay in real estate and affect as many lives as she can.
A native of Waynesboro, Mindy joined Kathleen Kellett’s Team as a buyer’s agent in June of 2015. She comes to Long & Foster from the staffing industry, where she spent 9 years, the last 6 in management. Mindy loves customer service and working with people. Mindy is currently working as Kathleen’s Transaction Coordinator and still assisting buyer’s. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and walking with her Snorkies, “Colby” and “Calvin”.
Hillary has been working for Kathleen Kellett’s Team for two and a half years. She has been Kathleen’s licensed executive assistant for the last year and a half. She enjoys helping buyers and sellers from contract to closing. Hillary graduated from the University of Virginia in 2003 and received her Masters degree in Accounting from Liberty University in 2009. Hillary enjoys kayaking, swimming, reading and spending time with family and friends. She has been married for twelve years and has five and a half year old twins who are just starting kindergarten.
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With over a decade of experience helping Virginians and those relocating to the area buy and sell their homes, apartments and commercial properties, Kathleen Kellett’s Team have expertly crafted a personal, bespoke approach for each property they list, ensuring that each property receives the marketing exposure necessary to set it aside from the competition, selling for top value.
Using our vast experience, we will help you carefully stage and photograph each property to ensure it appeals to potential suitors and homebuyers. We will also help dress your home to complement the season and maximize it’s appeal regardless of the season.
As Virginia’s top real estate agent team covering Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County, we provide your home huge exposure across numerous local, national and international networks including Charlottesville MLS boards, Zillow, Trulia, Wall Street Journal, Real Estate Preview and Long & Foster’s prestigious Elite Top 100 Real Estate Agents.
In addition to Staunton, VA and Waynesboro, VA, we also serve other areas of Augusta County including Stuarts Draft, Fishersville, Verona, Weyers Cave, Crimora, Lyndhurst, Dooms, Swoope, Jolivue, Greenville, Fort Defiance, Sherando, Mounty Sidney, Churchville, Grottoes, and Craigsville. We also represent homes and clients in the areas of Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, Albermarle County, Charlottesville, Rockbridge County and Lexington VA..
“When we first started looking for a home, we met other realtors but we weren’t convinced. Then we met Kathleen, who went out of her way to show us a house late one evening. From the moment we met her we knew there was something about her that made us want her as our realtor. She made the experience of buying a home an awesome experience. She is always very professional and knowledgeable about the real estate market. Kathleen is beyond #1 in our opinion. She went beyond our expectations to get us the home we really wanted.”
– Betty and Thony
“Kathleen helped us find the right house. No pressure sales, just direction to help us find the features we were looking for. Her help in making connections for us to get a loan, to being there when we needed to make the right offer, and being there the day we closed. She was committed to our satisfaction throughout the process. Thank you Kathleen!”
– The Harris Family
“Professional and friendly. Great amount of knowledge and very helpful during offer and closing. Very patient with first time buyers and eases stress of looking and looking until we were able to find ‘the right one.’”
– Chase and Ashley
“Kathleen and her team were absolutely amazing to work with. They are smart, patient and aren’t just trying to get you in a home quickly. Kathleen takes her time and really gets to know her client so she can place them in the perfect home. She is an awesome person to work with and when we plan to sell our house in a few years, we are using her as the selling realtor!”
– The Crawford Family