Rêve | Realtor

Kim Rafferty

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Agent Bio
Kim Rafferty has been a real estate agent since 2004 and joined Rêve Realtors in 2019. Her personal and professional slogan sums up the philosophy of someone with cultural awareness and years of international living: “I traveled all over the world to find New Orleans!” Kim loves working with both buyers and sellers but especially enjoys helping those moving to New Orleans; after relocating many times herself, she has an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced. Her focus areas include Uptown, Garden District, Irish Channel, Marigny, Bywater, and Lakeview.

Raised on the Mediterranean island of Malta by an English mother who was involved in real estate gave Kim a great understanding of the business. After buying her first piece of property at age 25, she was hooked on the idea of real estate as an investment. Her passion comes from bringing all parts of the real estate puzzle together and delivering great outcomes for her clients.

Known as knowledgeable, experienced and energetic, 95% of Kim’s business comes from referrals or repeat clients who appreciate her responsiveness and negotiating skills. She prides herself on the fact that her connections with her clients don't end on closing day but continue on for years.

Kim understands Maltese and is familiar with Spanish and Arabic. She has walked over 180 miles in the fight against breast cancer and raised over $17,000 for Susan G. Komen. When not working, she loves to travel, whether it’s hiking in Patagonia, kayaking in the sea caves of the California Channel Islands, or embracing new cultures and cuisines around the world.
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Born in: Birth Place
Proudest Moment: Proudest Moment
Biggest Challenge: Challenge
Perfect Day: Perfect Day Routine
First Job: First Job
Superhero Power: Perks
Favorite Neighborhood: Fav Area
Inspiration: Inspiration
Agent Testimonials
Kim Rafferty is a highly accomplished and skilled real estate professional. I have worked with her as both a buyer and a seller and I’m 100% confident that she drove the absolute best outcomes in my real estate endeavors. The thing I like the most about Kim the most is her demeanor - she’s a great listener, does not employ pressure tactics at all on either side of the table and has an uncanny ability to make everyone involved feel at ease. She is pleasant, friendly and very easy to work with. All this combined with her comprehensive understanding of the mechanics of buying and selling property make her an unmatched partner for any buyer or seller. Kim has clearly earned the respect of those she has worked with over the years - other agents, lawyers and inspectors as examples. And she knows how to masterfully navigate challenges related to specific properties, neighborhoods and market conditions.
Matthew Rentschler
I have had the pleasure of both buying and selling with Kim Rafferty. We have been so pleased with her professionalism and market intelligence that we have worked with her on eight different occasions. If you are selling, it is nice to have the confidence that all the marketing items from pictures to the open house will be taken care of and that all interested buyers will be responded to immediately. And unlike many agents, Kim shows her listings personally to buyers rather than simply leaving a lockbox at the front door. This ensures all the buyers’ questions will be handled professionally on-site and the property will truly be “showcased” during each appointment. If you are buying, you can rely on Kim’s extensive knowledge of the various areas of the city to not only find the perfect home, but, as a tough negotiator, she works to ensure you get the best possible price as well. Whether you are an experienced or a first-time buyer or seller, you will benefit from Kim’s extensive contacts that will make organizing loans, insurance, inspections, or any repairs so much easier during the entire process. I appreciate that Kim has always been there every step of the way ensuring everything has gone smoothly up until closing day. Even when I missed my own closing on a property I was selling (yes, that happened!), she managed the process, got the buyers to sign, and worked with the title company until things were finalized on my end. And all of this on the last business day of the year! I don’t think any other agent could have pulled that off. She truly is the best.
Lisa and Sebastian Stutz
My husband and I recently moved back to New Orleans in May 2019 after living overseas for the last five years. We chose to work with Kim based on a friend’s recommendation and I am confident we could not have had a better person/agent on our side. Buying a home is such a stressful process and Kim was not only patient with our wants/needs, but also insightful in helping us choose the best area for our family. We were under contract for a few homes that fell through, and Kim was able to advise the best paths forward. She went above and beyond, devoting a lot of time for us, something not all agents are willing to do for their clients. Since she has been working in real estate for 17 years, her knowledge of the area, negotiating and inspection process were spot on! Not only did we find a house we can call our own, but we also made a new friend along the way. Kim is personable, caring and genuine and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great real estate agent in Nola. Thank you for everything Kim!
Shawn and Zack Rutland
Kim Rafferty is truly a gem to work with when buying a property! Having just moved here from Chicago earlier this year, we were unfamiliar with the real estate process in New Orleans. Before engaging a realtor, we individually explored open houses and happened to stumble upon one we fell in love with. As it had just hit the market we wanted to move quickly and decided to reach out to Kim that Sunday afternoon. She literally dropped everything to set up a formal showing a few hours later and submitted an offer on our behalf that evening. From that point forward, she was on top of everything - from setting up the various inspections to guiding us through the final closing documents. When you combine her experience with the New Orleans market with an elite level of commitment and diligence during the buying process, you won’t find anybody better within the 504 area code!
Julie and Ian Andrusyk
Kim Rafferty has helped my family with their New Orleans real estate needs for the past 17 years. When my husband and I moved to New Orleans in 2016, she helped us find a great rental property uptown — then a year later, she helped us buy an amazing house. We really enjoyed looking at houses with Kim. She is engaging and fun to be around, and develops true friendships with her clients. Kim gives very helpful guidance and has an excellent understanding of neighborhoods in New Orleans. One impressive example of her ability to negotiate was when we really loved a house, but the seller was in the process of signing off on an offer. Instead of giving up, Kim convinced them to accept our offer that same day!! Given her expertise, it's no surprise that she teaches negotiation classes to other realtors. Kim is a go-getter and works hard for her clients. I expect we’ll be in our house for the long-term, but if we were ever to move, there is no question we would be calling Kim. She gets our highest recommendation!
Kelley and Marvin Dair
Kim helped me find and then years letter sell our house. She's a hard worker, hard negotiator, and a great partner to have in the ever-important task of dealing with finding and selling your home. Over the years, Kim became not just our realtor, but a trusted friend. I've recommended Kim to countless friends and colleagues because of this.
Ryan Bennet
Kim is an amazing realtor! We have depended on Kim through the buying and selling two homes now. We would never consider anyone else to guide us through the process. Kim is not only organized, knowledgeable and professional, but she is also so supportive during what can often be a difficult transition. She is always quick to respond to questions and is a true partner. She is extremely educated in the New Orleans area and very experienced. I cannot recommend Kim enough. If you want to get the best price, whether buying or selling, and have a great experience doing that, call Kim Rafferty!
Avery Sampson
Kim is everything you want in a realtor: diligent, knowledgeable and tenacious. She has helped us with three moves - two of them very challenging - and steered us through more issues than I can count, and she did it with unfailing optimism and total accountability. She was always available, ready to discuss and plan at any moment, and she was very proactive in her approach to solving problems. She is the epitome of dependable. My wife and I remarked many times how glad we were that she was on our side! She has become a great friend, and we wouldn't call anyone else
Martin Penman

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5 Beds, 3 Baths, 4,720 Sf

307 Audubon Bl, New Orleans

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,912 Sf

771 French St, New Orleans

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3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,673 Sf

145 26th St, New Orleans

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2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,171 Sf

1416 Carondelet St B, New Orleans

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1 Beds, 1 Baths, 450 Sf

816 Nashville Av K, New Orleans

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