In order to best help a client, I believe a real estate broker must be comfortable wearing many kinds of shoes. Construction shoes are used around building sites, so clients can be comfortable asking construction questions and can rely on the broker’s knowledge of buildings. The broker should also own, say, a pair of polished wing-tips so he can explain and act on the intricacies of the real estate transaction from preparing an offer to settlement and finally a pair of comfortable favorites that have a bit of wear.
I’ve lived on the Main Line for over thirty years so I know the area pretty well. During that time I’ve helped many clients as their attorney in real estate matters and in litigation. It is beneficial to be able to best prepare the agreement of sale and explain the detailed 13 page agreement. Clients are often reassured knowing that a lawyer is handling the transaction through settlement as clients may have concerns about title, easements and property restrictions, title insurance exceptions, and many other things.
In addition to helping the clients through the process and anticipating and avoiding problems, my job is also to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible while protecting the clients’ interests.
Finally, having developed homes on the Main Line has allowed a knowledgeable response to building questions. Our number one priority is not necessarily to close the deal but always to ensure the best interests of our clients.
‟We met Kate and her husband, Kevin, at an open house in Lower Merion two years ago. Kate's caring and compassionate personality immediately connected with us. After a short chat over some spilled hot cider (it was the fall), she committed to finding the right home for our family. Over the past two years, Kate and Kevin have been with us every step … of the way to find our home. Kate really took the time to understand exactly what we wanted in the first home for our family, went above and beyond to find it, and delivered on her commitment. When it came time to place an offer and work through all the negotiations, Kate was right by our side advocating on our behalf. Kate's network of realty associates (home inspector, mortgage brokers, etc.) were incredibly helpful and extremely customer service focused. They answered all our questions - no matter the time of day or the topic. If you are looking for a home in the Lower Merion area, Kate Livesey is definitely the realtor you want on your side” Read More ▾
‟My husband and I can not say enough about Kate and Kevin, they are very knowledgeable about the market specially main line area, professional, extremely patient, trustworthy and so friendly. When they understood what we want, they never let us miss visiting any of the places matched our criteria. They made the stressful process of finding our house … so smooth and pleasant, we have never felt we are pushed and they really helped us like a member of their family. They were always available to answer thousands of our questions, and the fact that Kevin is an attorney is a great advantage with complex legal situation. We were so lucky to work with them, they exceed beyond all our expectations and they are the most reliable realtors we have ever seen. We worked with several agents in the area before finding them and we can not think of any agent who deserves a higher recommendation” Read More ▾
‟The Livesey Group was spectacular in many ways and sold my home in less than 2 weeks.I had it with another realtor prior for 6 months and had no positive feedback and little activity.The Livesey's turned selling my home into a wonderful and easy experience without stress :). They were caring in every way from assisting with my dog at showings, acco … mmodating my schedule with and they were so very kind and extremely professional.They were supportive and guided me through the process in a unique and special way and went beyond by assisting me with staging and excellent ideas as well as continuous feedback.The great experience is due to Kate and Kevin both being knowledgable in many facets in addition to being genuine ,kind people .I have sold 4 homes in the past and have not had an easy time except with the Livesey Group.I highly recommend Kate and Kevin and have recommended them to friends and neighbors who also were thrilled. The buyers were equally happy and we all just attended a housewarming block party together” Read More ▾
‟I first contacted Kate Livesey after seeing a home that caught my interest. After our first conversation I was immediately struck by Kate's graciousness and willingness to help and felt as if I had known her as a good friend for a long time. That feeling of trust only deepened and to make a fortuitous meeting even better, I subsequently met Kate's … husband, Kevin. They are absolutely the best realtors that I have ever met and I commend their professionalism, expertise, and dedication. Kate and Kevin are the ideal team and I highly recommend them” Read More ▾
‟My husband and I are expecting our first child in November and started looking for a new home while also each starting second year of our medical residencies. Given our schedules, planning to house hunt was daunting until we had the good fortune of finding the wonderful Livesey team. They are a couple in perfect sync, each bringing unique talents a … nd expertise that they share along with generosity of time and attention. Kate is an enthusiastic realtor which, combined with Kevin's law degree and home knowledge, made us feel as though we were getting all we needed in one place. We did find our dream home in perfect timing and cannot give enough praise to this amazing team for making that happen” Read More ▾
‟Kate and Kevin were wonderful to work with. They are personable, professional and truly looked out for our best interests. They went above and beyond to ensure that we found the right house and the purchasing process went as smoothly as possible for us. We would highly recommend them for anyone in the market! You won't find a better team!”
‟Kate and Kevin were great! They were extremely kind and helpful throughout the entire process. As a new homeowner, they did a great job of explaining all the ins and outs of the home buying process and helped make me feel comfortable rather than nervous throughout the whole thing. They are wonderful people who truly care about their clients!”
‟We were moving from New Hampshire to be closer to our family and when our home sold in NH we had to move quickly. Our daughter got to know Kate and Kevin as the sellers agent on their home purchase last year. They were most helpful and handled all aspects of the transaction in a very competent way. We therefore were confident that these same skills … would work for us and they did. They have an excellent knowledge of the mainline communities and have had extensive experience working with trades to upgrade and renovate properties. As lawyers they also quickly and flawlessly organized closing details for us when we were still in NH. We are very happy living in our current Villanova home only two miles from grandchildren. Kate and Kevin are both highly competent brokers and a real pleasure to work with. We highly recommend them to anyone considering a real estate transaction in the mainline area” Read More ▾
‟Kate and Kevin just helped me find my first home and I just moved in 2 weeks ago. They were a pleasure to work with all around. I'm a single mom with a busy work schedule and Kate and Kevin were very accommodating to my needs and made themselves available anytime I needed them too. They listened to me and understood what I was looking for and this … was evident in the properties they showed me. I felt supported throughout the process as if I was searching for a home with family. I would work with them again in the future and would recommend them to anyone. I really lucked out” Read More ▾
‟Kate and Kevin did an excellent job listing and selling our home. From the first meeting, they came prepared with marketing materials and a mapped out strategy on how to sell our house. The Liveseys were very helpful in staging our home and even helped us bring in professional contractors to get our home ready for listing. They kept us informed thr … oughout the sales process and were always available to answer any questions. Above all they were caring and respectful during the sales process which can be very stressful and disruptive to a family. We would highly recommend the Liveseys” Read More ▾