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Katherine Raftery

Simply put, Katherine "Kate" Raftery enjoys helping her clients achieve their life goals and dreams. Having spent 12 years prior to her real estate career in private wealth management on Wall Street, Kate has leveraged her experience working with families and their general investments to specialize in real estate — with great results. Now entering her fourth year in real estate, Kate has closed just shy of $40 million in sales over 80 plus transactions.

“Buying a house is both a personal possession and an important investment. It is unique in that it is also a consumable good. As an agent, I can advise clients using both lenses: navigate the market, filter the noise, provide unparalleled service and — most importantly – add a little fun. When I work with a client they become a close friend for the duration of the transaction and in most cases that friendship lasts well beyond the close.”

Kate is extremely excited to leverage the unparalleled technology and lead generation at Next Home to service her clients in a cutting-edge capacity. State of the art marketing and social media presence have always been part of her system but now with the ability to broadcast at a much wider breadth, Kate can offer more buyer traffic and more seller engagement with the same best-in-class marketing and white glove service her clients have always enjoyed. The collaboration at Next Home will ensure that Kate’s clients are well served.

“The ability to stay on trend and think outside the box is essential in real estate. You have to nail the basics and adapt. If you aren’t on YouTube, if you aren’t advertising on streaming services, if you aren’t working with a geofencing company… your clients are missing out… Staying on top of all of these things requires collaboration and teamwork. By partnering with tried and true colleagues, Next Home offers the most exciting new chapter for me yet. Our philosophy includes an unwavering commitment to the client, their family and the outcome of their transaction using every technological advantage we can get our hands on- it is a nuanced approached to real estate: one client at a time.”

Born and raised in Monmouth County, Kate now lives in Fair Haven with her husband and three children and a spritely puppy, Fitz. Kate is an avid Providence College basketball fan and a big enthusiast of exploring the Shore. She serves as Vice President of the Fair Haven Historical Association, the Fair Haven Day Committee, the Fair Haven Recreation Committee, coaches soccer and softball, founded the Fair Haven 100 Mile Club, and is a member of Promenade Beach Club. Her kids and community engagement ensure she always knows what camp offers what services, how much that preschool is and when softball sign ups will be posted. “If you are relocating and feel a little lost… you know where to find me.”


Atlantic Highlands, Howell, Middletown, Red Bank, Rumson and Toms River


Mar 28, 2024 at 4:24 PM

Tejal Deshpande recommends Katherine Raftery

As a first time home buyer, I had a very pleasant experience working with Kate. She was always quick and responsive to my messages and always on top of everything from the beginning. She was very personable and helpful throughout the process, and patiently answered any questions I had in a timely manner. Kate helped ensure I had a very smooth experience purchasing a home, and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.
Mar 28, 2024 at 9:16 AM

Amy & Scott Martinho recommends Katherine Raftery

We absolutely loved working with Kate! She tirelessly worked to ensure that our home was ready for market. She has a team of cleaning people, handyman and other professionals to get things done correctly and quickly. Kate used the best in class to video marketing to ensure we had multiple bids on our home so we stayed in the drivers seat for a smooth transaction. Highly recommend!

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