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Hearing from our clients means everything. We are so grateful for this feedback that motivates and inspires us.

Incredibly Responsive, Hard Working

Katy helped me buy my first home- she was incredibly responsive, hard working, and a pleasure to work with. She was able to arrange viewings as soon as homes come on the market, and knew exactly how to best position me for success. I highly recommend Katy to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home!

Isaac H.

Assisted and Guided Us In Today’s Tight Market

Karen assisted and guided us through an ongoing search in today’s tight market. Never deterred through our indecision at times, and always learning and understanding how to better identify what exactly we wanted, in the right locations. Thanks to Karen, we have now found our vacation, and soon retirement, home. And beyond that, with her local contacts, helped us find people we need to make the house exactly what we want.

Jim H.

Most Knowledgable Real Estate Team

Katy and her staff are the most knowledgeable real estate team I have ever worked with. They operate in Rhode Island, SE Mass. and Conn. and know the rules of each state. They sold my condo in RI and helped me buy a house in Mass. Any problem big or small, she knew how negotiate a resolution. I enjoyed working with her.

K. Gomes

Knowledgable About Everything Real Estate

Lynne is extremely knowledgeable about everything real estate. Whenever we had a question big or small, she responded quickly by phone, text or email. She was always available to show us all the properties we were interested in. Lynne sold our house quickly and helped us find our new dream home. Our relationship started as a business relationship and ended as a friendship. I highly recommend her for the job!

Freya & Mike

Stress-Free [Commercial] Transaction

I worked with Stephanie Banister as a buyer’s agent for the purchase of a commercial property. Stephanie was a pleasure to work with both personally and professionally. She was responsive and followed up on even the smallest detail. She did much more than would be expected from most realtors! We were able to have a quick close and a stress-free and very successful transaction. I would highly recommend Stephanie Banister…for any real estate transaction, and I plan to have her represent me in all future purchases and sales.

Karen G.

Above and Beyond

Katy and the Homes by Connect Team went ABOVE AND BEYOND during the sale of our home. Katy and team had outstanding communication throughout the whole process and when some unforeseen issues came up during the final stretch, they were there to help us through them. Not only did Katy provide guidance, but she also didn’t hesitate to roll up her sleeves to address a “I’ve never seen this before” challenge. Katy’s commitment to her profession is top notch, but what really won me over was her selfless attention to my needs and her superb client service. I highly recommend working with Katy!

Tricia D.

Worked With Us As Our Partner

If you want the house of your dreams, Lynne DeBeer will find it. Lynne is an A+ realtor. She knows the Southern New England market and helped us find an incredible house, in the tightest market in history. She not only found the house of our vision, but also connected us with people to make the buying and closing process seamless and easy. I’ve worked with a lot of realtors, and she is the best because she listened to our needs and worked with us as our partner. After we bought our house Lynne partnered with us to find the best resources to renovate our house and to orient us to the town.

Betty B

Made My First Home Purchase A Breeze

Stephanie made my very first home purchase a breeze. She is very thorough, well organized, and has a great team to support the efficiency and execution to finalize a purchase. Super responsive to answer any questions or concerns via phone call or text and is very patient in assisting in finding the RIGHT home. She is patient and easy to work with and provided me with a vast amount of knowledge and information to optimize my home purchase. Stephanie exceeded my expectations and will assist me in my next purchase this year.

Santana R.

Keep Her Number on Speed-Dial!

Our recent home purchase was the second time we’ve worked with Karen Dill and both times her professionalism, competence and dedication to our satisfaction were first rate! She is calm, honest, communicative, and obviously well-liked by her peers making the whole process smooth and enjoyable. If you are looking to buy (or rent) keep her number on speed-dial!

Michael & Angela A.

There Every Step of the Way

Awesome. We have known Katy for 7 years now. She is the hardest working Real Estate agent we’ve ever met. Katy was there every step of the way when we purchased our home in Middletown. We have and will recommend Katy to anyone who is looking for property in Rhode Island.

Rocco F.

Outstanding Support and
Excellent Guidance

Katy is extremely knowledgable, and excellent at what she does. She was a joy to work with, and provided outstanding support and excellent guidance every step of the way. I’m so glad I was able to work with her to purchase a home.

Caroline W.

One of the Best Real Estate Agencies in RI

[Homes By Connect] Is one of the best real estate agencies In Rhode Island.

Lynne D.

Positive Energy & Passion For This Work

We could not have hoped for a more supportive Realtor® than Lynne as first-time home buyers. Lynne’s depth of knowledge and experience was clear as she helped us understand the complex and sometimes nerve-wracking process of buying a home. Lynne was patient and respectful and invested energy in helping us understand the process every step of the way, and raised topics that we weren’t aware of as first time homebuyers. She helped us ask the questions we didn’t know to ask, while also giving us space to make informed decisions. She was instrumental in making referrals to relevant actors in the home buying process and continues to share resources and recommendations in our ongoing journey as new homeowners! With her strong communication skills and commitment to transparency, it was easy to trust Lynne right away. Her positive energy and passion for this work is infectious, and her calm and confidence made our entire experience accessible and enjoyable. We are overjoyed with the home we purchased, thanks to Lynne’s attention, commitment, and guidance in our search. We cannot recommend Lynne enough – there is no one better!!

Ashley & Dietrich

Went Way Above and Beyond

Stephanie Banister went way above and beyond during our home search and throughout the purchase phase. While we were looking, she helped us to expand our criteria, which is when our current home appeared in our listings of available properties. She really listened to our checklist of features that we wanted in our property. Stephanie made really good use of our time, showing us only properties that we would be interested in. During the offer and purchase phase, she was with us every step of the way, explaining each step in great detail and making sure that we understood the market and the transaction completely. She was really invested in making sure that we were happy and supported throughout the whole process. We highly recommend Stephanie and Connect Real Estate!!

Jose & Diane M.

Someone We Can Trust

We were fortunate to find a realtor who truly cares about her clients. Karen is a good listener and responds very promptly. She is always working for you. She takes her job very seriously and will negotiate on your behalf. We have purchased 12 properties over the last 7 years, own 17 properties and have 6 businesses. We know how important it is to have someone we can trust and that we know always has our best interests at heart. You will not find another realtor like Karen. She works hard and she works well. She will do whatever it takes. She manages all of our properties. We love her and our tenants love her too! Hire Karen, you won’t be disappointed.

Elias, Dorothy & Constantine S.

Above and Beyond

Katy and the Homes by Connect Team went ABOVE AND BEYOND during the sale of our home. Katy and team had outstanding communication throughout the whole process and when some unforeseen issues came up during the final stretch, they were there to help us through them. Not only did Katy provide guidance, but she also didn’t hesitate to roll up her sleeves to address a “I’ve never seen this before” challenge. Katy’s commitment to her profession is top notch, but what really won me over was her selfless attention to my needs and her superb client service. I highly recommend working with Katy!

Tricia D.

Experience was Seamless

I highly recommend Katy Donovan-Connect Real Estate Group! The experience I had was seamless & Katy helped me to reach my goal realistically & efficiently. Her knowledge, expertise & solution finding was more than I could’ve expected; she made this process not only successful but quite positive!

Bradford, RI Homeowner

Incredible to Work With

Katy at Homes by Connect is incredible to work with. Her personality is kind, supportive and informative. We connected with Katy through our loan officer’s referral as first time home buyers. When we reached out to Katy, we already had a home chosen that we wanted to put an offer in on. She was responsive immediately, even working during the late hours. She stayed in touch with us during our lengthy buying process, which on the sellers end took from August-September. She came to our inspection as well as our final walk through. Communication is key…if you have questions, ask! Katy is very knowledgeable. Overall, we recommend Homes By Connect!

Michaela R.

Would Recommend to Anyone

I was referred to Katy from a family member who also had a positive experience. We were moving our family from the Boston area to Rhode Island while I was pregnant and while dealing with the pandemic. Needless to say there was some stressful times. She was so helpful and thoughtful. She even went above and beyond watching our two young boys so we could walk through homes! I’m so appreciative of her expertise and patience. We went to many different homes in different areas throughout the state. We our happy to say we found our forever home. We are grateful for Katy’s help! I would recommend Katy to anyone who asked.

S. Kingstown Homeowner

Recommend Without Reservation

Katy and Elise gave us great service and advice. We were long-distance purchasers and took 3 years to find our new, amazing home. They had expert knowledge of the areas and were so nice to work with. We are pretty finicky and they understood that and acted accordingly. We recommend this dynamic duo without reservation.

Robert M.

Made The Process Easy For Us

We listed our mother’s home with Katy and she did everything a realtor should do: Effective marketing, several open houses allowing us to attract buyers and assess the market and get a very good price. And all that with a totally supportive and positive attitude. She made the process easy for us.

Duane G.

The Best Person On Your Side

Contact Katy only if you want the best person on your side. She works effortlessly, as she controls every movement of your sale. This person and her team will not stop until the sold sign is signed sealed and delivered. From the start of our very lengthy project, almost 6 months of renovations to sale date, she was there for us. Dedicated, intelligent, with a can do spirit is what you get. Highly recommended.

John M.

Awesome Guidance & Insight

Katy was recommended to us when we planned our relocation from out of state. Her personality was instantly a comfort. She always conducted herself professionally, was attentive, full of awesome guidance and insight regarding areas/neighborhood nuances and had a secure handle on the housing market including financial considerations. No question or situation was ever too small or too grand…she consistently and promptly was in our corner. Even after the closing, Katy connected us with high-quality area services and vendors.

Suzan E.

On Top of the Local Market

Katy and her team were great! In this market, we needed a Realtor® who was on top of the local market and who could react quickly when the right house was listed. Katy is definitely that person and helped us find a house. I highly recommend her and her team!

Bristol, RI Homeowner