Kathleen Flaherty, Real Estate Agent at RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES LTD

Leading Ladies 2023


Kathleen Flaherty is a mother, wife, published author, social media blogger, and seasoned Realtor® with RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES LTD., a people-focused brokerage filled with collaborative colleagues who support one another. “I’ve never experienced such a positive work environment,” Kathleen says. “Real estate transactions are different for every person, with unique needs and timelines. I am here for each one of my clients and can give them as much time as they need, no matter what!”

Licensed in MA, RI, and CT, Kathleen finds nothing more rewarding than guiding people on their real estate journeys. “I absolutely love what I do,” she says. “Helping others is my goal in life and this profession allows me to do just that.” Kathleen achieved over $11 million in sales in 2022 and was awarded the Gold certificate of excellence award. She kicked off 2023 representing the buyers on a luxury home sale in Barrington, followed by the sale of the iconic Del’s Lemonade in downtown Warren.

I absolutely love what I do. Helping others is my goal in life and this profession allows me to do just that.

Being a mother of four is the source of inspiration behind her first published children’s book, An Octopus Named Mom – she still dreams of having eight arms to complete a busy day’s worth of tasks. Kathleen volunteers her time running book signings at local bookstores and libraries and speaking at schools during Read Across America. She participated in Mount Hope Farm’s vacation story time in February.

Kathleen has volunteered for many years with the Bristol Christmas Committee. She and her sister raise money each year for Camp Southern Ground for special needs children and veterans’ families, founded by musician Zac Brown, and Hop On A Cure for ALS awareness and research.

During the summer, Kathleen’s commute consists of driving her boat between the mainland and her summer home on Hog Island, where she enjoys reeling in striper fish with her boys, swimming with friends, water skiing, and digging for quahogs to prepare for

dinner. She’s in her element hosting gatherings surrounded by friends and family. Growing up in New England, she spent every summer on Hog Island, where her great grandparents began vacationing over 100 years ago. “My fondest memories are of my friends and I hopping on the Prudence ferry. We would head into Bristol, pick up the island mail, stop by Duffy’s for penny candy, Sunset Bakery, and, of course, Bristol House for lunch. I learned to sail and drive a boat at a very young age. It is such a gift that my children now love and respect the island as I did.”

Kathleen devotes her life to her family, relishing time spent watching her children grow. “I am so grateful to be in a profession that allows me to balance both work and a fulfilling home life,” Kathleen notes. “I will be married 28 years this June to the love of my life. Our wedding reception took place at the Bristol Yacht Club, surrounded by 250 friends and family. It was epic!”

Kathleen fostered a love of sharing places as a tour guide at Blithewold Mansions and far-flung Paris. She now puts her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing to good use with her Instagram page, “The East Coast Rhody.” There, she expresses her love of the area, highlighting local businesses, hidden gems, and fun events – with a motto of “Love where you live!” “It’s critical that we put our dollars into local shops and restaurants to keep them in business,” says Kathleen. “They are what make our communities so unique and charming.” Having always called the East Bay home, Kathleen and her family settled in Barrington in 2018. “It has been a wonderful place to raise our children. The beauty that surrounds us is something I never take for granted. Each day I am filled with the utmost gratitude.”

259 County Road, Barrington, 508-564-3555, KathleenFlaherty.ResidentialProperties.com



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