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Kathryn “Kate” Lemmer

Real Estate Professional

Business Philosophy

My background in marketing, management and sales has given me a solid foundation for a career in real estate. You’ll find that I am a skilled negotiator with strong financial skills, as well as a creative marketing expert. As a seller, I can get your home the exposure it deserves with an effective marketing plan. For buyers, I can provide a wealth of information about local housing options, price ranges, schools, transportation and more. My entrepreneurial management style serves my clients well, and allows me to provide them with the best service possible. I welcome your call or visit to the Montclair Office.

Professional Profile

  • Licensed New Jersey Real Estate Sales Associate
  • Member, Garden State MLS
  • Member of the New Jersey MLS
  • Member of Proxio: International Real Estate Referral Network
  • Marketing, management and sales executive with Gucci, Van Heusen, and Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Executive director for Hope for New York
  • Account representative for Cigna Insurance
  • BS degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School
  • Studied in Paris, France with Columbia University
  • Speaks some French and Spanish

Designations

  • ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
  • ASP: Accredited Staging Professional
  • SRES: Senior Real Estate Specialist
  • CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist

Personal Background

  • Wife and mother
  • Resident of Montclair for 21 years
  • Volunteers with Montclair Kimberly Academy and Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Montclair
  • Traveled extensively in Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, Mexico and the U.S.

Kate Lemmer, Zillow Premier Agent Video

Our mission

We are dedicated to providing information and resources to home buyers and sellers in Montclair, New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

 

Core Values

  • Knowledge:  Provide you with the most up to date market and industry information on which to base your decisions.
  • Service: Reliable, prompt and comprehensive handling of your needs, questions and real estate transactions.
  • Integrity:  Truthfulness, sincerity, honesty and moral ethics guide my communications and treatment of all clients and their transactions.
  • Communication:  Direct, frequent, open easy contact- in person, phone, email, text.

Our experience

Development - 12 years
Design - 8 years
Marketing - 5 years

Testimonials

  • I have purchased a number of homes in a variety of cities. By far, Kate demonstrates the highest level of integrity, knowledge of the products and process and service I’ve seen. She gets to know you and won’t even let you buy a home that’s “wrong”. I trust Kate fully and would certainly buy another home from her.

    Buddy Feld

    Buddy Feld
  • From the moment we met you, we were impressed by your professionalism, your educational background and your ability to clearly understand the challenging real estate market when we chose to sell our condominium. We were truly impressed by your attentiveness to our specific needs and our tough work schedules. We really believe that if you were not involved in our sale, it would not have happened. Although we never met you prior to this situation, we felt like we were dealing with an old friend, a trustworthy one at that. You are certainly a person worth knowing.

    We were particularly impressed by your research and knowledge of the changing market conditions and your constant marketing changes and the special efforts in updating which you brought to be able to effectuate our most difficult sale.

    We would not consider using any other broker in the future and have recommended you to others.

    Audrey Franzblau
  • My busy daughter arranged an appointment with Kate Lemmer without a reference. Lucky for me it turned out to be a match made in heaven! I had one day to tour and Kate had the stamina and the knowledge of the local real estate market to direct us to the right places. I actually found the perfect large, elegant, coop apartment on that first day! Of course for the deal to work out and the move happen, it takes time, much energy, and skill on the part of the realtor. I was so pleased that I felt totally trusting of Kate’s ideas and guidance, as well as her negotiating skills. We were in frequent communication and she was responsive to my calls and requests. She also hooked me up with people to help me fix up the apartment, while I was off to NYC for a new job. She was one of the first people I invited over for coffee when the apartment was finished. I certainly would recommend Kate Lemmer to anyone who is even considering looking for a new place to call home. She never pressures you and always has your best interests at heart.

    Dr. Shoshana Silberman
  • Kate Lemmer was the real estate agent that helped us find our house in West Orange. We were very specific about what were looking for and she was always responsive, committed and cooperative. She has a nice personality, integrity, good knowledge of local area and negotiation skills. We recommend her services.

    Stefano & Jacqueline Falconi
  • I just wanted to let you know how well Kate Lemmer handled the purchase of my new home in Montclair. From the first time we met until closing Kate was there every step of the way. Kind, empathetic, she made an emotional purchase as painless as possible. However, the characteristics that really define Kate is her level of ethics and professionalism. In my experience, I’ve never worked with such a qualified residentail real estate agent.

    Wayne Phillips – President, Aero Manufacturing Co. Inc.
  • We can not possibly express to you our gratitude for all of your hard work in helping us find (and secure!) our new home. I know that the typical home purchase goes much more smoothly and we are incredibly appreciative of the extra time and effort that you spent to make it all happen. Thank you, also, for the champagne and gift card. It was such a thoughtful (and unnecessary) gesture. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I hope that you will come by to visit sometime soon. Liz, Dan and Hank.

    Liz, Dan and Hank Figenshu
  • I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the terrific job you did in helping me to sell my house. You were truly a godsend in all respects. I knew I was in good hands from the moment you walked in the door. Your initial presentation of the housing market at the time was comprehensive and thorough, and thankfully, easy to understand and follow. You made me feel very comfortable facing the daunting task of relocating and; you really walked me through each step of the way. You gave great suggestions for getting the house looking “just right.”

    Needless to say, your marketing strategy was right on target. With only a realtors’ open house, we had 10 bids within the week and all over the asking price. I still chuckle to think that there was an unexpected power outage 15 minutes prior to that open house, and yet your were able to pull it off without losing your professionalism. I am still amazed that we ended up selling the houses for nearly 20% over the asking price. There were two other homes that came on the market within a couple of weeks and those houses took much longer to sell at or below their asking price. I thank God and I thank you for making it happen.

    Not every transaction is smooth and flawless, and mine was no exception. I was thankful for your integrity and diligence regarding the information contained in the initial listing. That really helped significantly when some challenges were made by the buyers. You worked well with my lawyer and provided sage advice and timely responses. Throughout the entire process, from placing the house on the market until closing day, it was refreshing to see you act with professionalism and integrity.

    I would highly recommend you to any prospective buyer or seller. Feel free to use me as a reference any time. You are the best!

    Sincerely,

     

    Jeannette A. Barrett, Ph.D.
  • We are writing to highly recommend Kate Lemmer as a real estate agent and to highlight the technical and interpersonal skills she demonstrated while helping us sell our home. We felt she did an excellent job in representing our interests, and we are convinced that she helped us achieve the highest possible market value for our home, which significantly exceeded our expectations.

    In May 2005 we accepted a job offer in another state and we needed to sell our home immediately. We contacted Kate and asked her to list the house as soon as possible. She was able to provide us with an objective market selling price for our home, develop a professional and effective flyer that detailed its features, and listed the home in the MLS in less than a week! We were impressed with how quickly she was able to pull everything together and generate a significant amount of activity. Her description and photo of our home (104 Park Avenue, Verona) on the MLS drew numerous buyers who ultimately submitted bids!

    After the house had been listed for one week, we accepted Kate’s advice to entertain offers and Kate presented numerous contracts to us- 17 to be exact! She handled all of questions and eased us through the multiple-bid process in order to get us the best price and a solid offer. We were able to close on the home in approximately 6 weeks.

    Kate was readily available throughout the entire process and promptly returned all of our phone calls the few times we were unable to reach her immediately. Her strong business sense, ability to work with buyers and sellers, and knowledge of the market makes her very successful in selling and marketing homes. Although our home was her first listing, she handled it as though it was her 100th! We have no doubt she has further developed and fine-tuned her skills since then.

    We also recommend Kate Lemmer to any buyer or seller because of her knowledge of the real estate market, strong follow-up skills, ethical business practices, and integrity. There is no doubt in our minds that Kate is a woman of integrity. We would welcome a call from any of her prospective buyers or sellers regarding her services and skills.

    Sincerely,

     

    David and Cindy Kindt
  • Why should you hire Kate Lemmer?
    Probably for the same reasons I did. First of all, she’s smart. Don’t take my word for it. The Wharton School of Business verified Kate’s business intelligence when she earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

    Kate also has an incredible business background where she developed her creative marketing, negotiating, sales, business management and financial skills. Kate has been able to successfully leverage these skills along with her in depth knowledge of the real estate market to provide her sellers with a level of personalized service that is rarely offered by any real estate professional. Combine that with Schweppe Burgdoff’s unique marketing plan and you have a winning combination designed to help you net the highest possible return on your very important investment, your home.

    Why should you hire Kate Lemmer? It will be one of the best business decisions you have ever made. It certainly was for me.

    Peter j. Sobeck – Vice President/Manager, Schweppe Burgdorff Realtors

Awards

  • Circle of Excellence- West Essex Board of Realtors 2007-2015
  • Rising Star Award-Schweppe Burgdorff 2005
  • Harvard University Non Profit Conference –Featured Agency for Excellence in Non Profit Organization and Program 1999
  • MONY VIP Award- Mutual of New York Insurance Co. Excellence in Volunteer Programs 1998
  • Highest % Sales Increase in the New York Flagship Store-Saks Fifth Ave. 1988
  • Valedictorian-Lehighton High School 1975