Kate has been a top platinum agent in her community for twelve years. Whether she is listing a home or helping buyers in a competitive bid situation her record speaks for itself. Kate's pricing strategy helps her clients succeed at selling their homes quickly, smoothly and at the best possible price. Kate's background as a commodities trader has given her a skill set on the buy-side that helps to stay calm and focused in high-pressure negotiations while keeping her client's needs at the forefront.
Kate's client relations are the cornerstone of her business. She has become and remained great friends with her clients and her business is run entirely through referrals. Kate has done multiple transactions with her clients. Kate has also become a professional building consultant for many of her clients. Her close work with local builders has taught her how to run projects both big and small while protecting her client's interest, budget, and timing throughout.
Kate was chosen to star in a pilot on HGTV's "Connecticut Under Construction" due to her knowledge of both real estate and construction.
Kate has lived in Darien with her and for over 15 years. Kate Has all the connections and knowledge that her clients need in order to begin their dream of living in Darien and enjoying all it has to offer.. She is very involved as a volunteer in her children's schools.
Russ Cutler is a reforming banker with over 25 years of experience in institutional financial services, starting with Fidelity Investments and ending with Goldman Sachs before creating his own investment advisory boutique with a particular focus on the consumer sector. Russ continues to do M&A advisory and serve on the Board for various consumer products companies. Given his extensive finance background, Russ is the numbers guy for the Kate Keller Bates team and provides our clients with in depth analysis of market trends and property values on both a micro and macro basis. Having lived in Rowayton for 10 years and now living in Darien, Russ has local knowledge and insight on these two markets, in particular. Russ is an avid outdoorsman and fly fisherman.