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Kate Leonard has been involved in real estate and construction, including restoration of historic homes since the age of twenty-three when she lived and worked in Connecticut. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, she moved to Connecticut at an early age. She earned a B.S. degree and further master's degrees while working in the field of education. In 1995 she moved to Newport, Rhode Island full-time and was elected to the Newport City Council a few months later. Since this time, Kate has been on the City Council, with the exception of two short terms. Her ward encompasses an expansive land area of Newport from the Newport Bridge out to Ocean Drive, including Bellevue Avenue, Thames and Spring Streets as well as the streets surrounding and abutting these areas.
After buying and selling her own properties for years, she joined Lila Delman Real Estate/Christie's Real Estate in 2008 in order to share her love and expertise of real estate with clients. What singles Kate out as a successful realtor is her knowledge of city zoning ordinances, permitting, and historic district and planning regulations, as well as the diversity of neighborhoods throughout Newport and Aquidneck Island. Kate also understands and has a vast knowledge of construction and materials. She just completed an historic restoration of an 1845 Greek Revival Sea Captain’s home in Martha’s Vineyard. She is a resident homeowner in the Ocean Drive area.
Kate has listed and sold properties in all price ranges. She has helped buyers focus and choose properties that fit their needs and wants. Her range of sales has included the sale of historic Belcourt Castle as well as the modern contemporary called "The Twigs." Kate was a top volume producer for the Newport office for 2016.
As most buyers will attest, "Kate is tough. She cuts the bull and does not waste your time. She listens, researches available properties, gives you an honest evaluation of what she finds, and allows you to make a decision that is right for you." In representing sellers, Kate makes herself available, is a good negotiator and uses her knowledge to bring in the best sales price for her clients.