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Kate Patterson


Call or Text 703-627-2166

Alexandria - Old Town Office

109 S. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Directions
Phone: 703-549-9292


                                                WHO IS KATE PATTERSON

Kate Patterson, a long time resident of Northern Virginia, began her career in Real Estate in 1983, joining the flagship office of McEnearney Associates as the first “Rookie” ever hired by John McEnearney, founder of McEnearney Associates, Inc.  Kate has watched the firm grow from a "boutique" local real estate company to the market leader that McEnearney is today. Over the years, Kate has expanded her knowledge, experience and negotiating skills as the company has grown.  In addition to excelling in residential real estate, Kate is experienced in Commercial Sales and Leasing, including investment buying and selling, multi family sales and Tax Free Exchange transactions.

Kate is a Navy Junior; during her father’s career in the Navy she grew up moving from one military posting to another, while her family maintained a residence in Norfolk, Virginia as well as strong family ties to Camden, South Carolina, her mother's home town.  While Kate's family moved fairly often during her formative years, they always came back to the DMV area; Kate has lived in north and south Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, Alexandria as well as Chevy Chase,  (DC & MD) Bethesda, Georgetown and Foggy Bottom.

 After college, Kate moved to New York City for a year to begin learning the art of marketing. When she returned to DC, she went to work in the Legislative/Lobbying industry working in downtown DC and Capitol Hill, becoming an early Lobbyist in the field of Aviation, a family tradition. Kate’s background in management, consulting and negotiation have proven to be very adaptable to the real estate industry, where sales and marketing skills go hand in hand with "people" skills.

“I thoroughly enjoy meeting all kinds of people in my professional capacity as a real estate agent. I view each client and transaction as a unique and individual process and am personally and professionally satisfied when I know that both buyers and sellers are pleased with the way the purchase or sale of their home has been accomplished. The words I enjoy hearing most from my clients are  "I LOVE my house! Thank you, Kate" or "Thank you for selling our house! You are terrific! We're going to refer our friends to you!"

Eight years ago Kate obtained her DC license and is enjoying exploring the DC landscape, where she attended George Washington University.  Being in a position to assist clients on both sides of the Potomac River has expanded Kate's value to her clients by helping them make decisions about where they will be happiest in their "dream" houses.  Having moved so often throughout her life, Kate understands the concept of MOVING! Kate is always happy to help her clients with their next MOVE!

Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.


  • AAS - Accredited Apartment Specialist
  • ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • CSP - Certified Sales Professional
  • NVAR Lifetime Top Producer
  • NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club
  • SRS - Seller Representative Specialist

" "Kate was absolutely incredible to work with on the sale of our house. She helped us navigate the ins and outs of preparing our house to go on the market so that it would sell for the best price quickly! She made the entire process a pleasure!" Russ and Barbara D."

" "I have bought and sold houses in the past, but I’ve never enjoyed the process as much as I have with Kate. She infused humor and patience along with knowledge and experience so that the entire transaction was seamless." Pam and John H."

" "We have sold three houses with Kate and bought two more. We can’t imagine trying to buy or sell without her guiding hand. She has such extensive knowledge and experience! We’ll be back again!" Peter and Ann Margaret G. "

" "We called Kate in the worst market in years to sell our house. She counseled us on pricing and staging and got it sold in just 5 days when most houses in our price range were sitting, sometimes for a year or more! And, she got us a record price! We've already sent her several referrals and they are just as pleased with her consummate professionalism and superb results!" Jackie and Will S."

" "We met Kate long distance and wanted to buy a house in Old Town. We had never even been here before. Her knowledge of the City, its history and unique characteristics made us feel very comfortable with our choices – both in our new home and in our choice of a professional agent who guided us effortlessly throughout the entire process. We love our antique home and our terrific agent." Mary and Roger M."

" "Kate has been our agent ever since we arrived in Old Town in 1989. She was just getting started in the real estate business then and has totally excelled at being a top agent in Alexandria. We are so fortunate to have found her! She’s still our agent and always will be as long as we’re in Alexandria!" David and Ellen C."

" "We met Kate years ago when our children were in grade school together. When it was time to buy our next house, we trusted her knowledge and professional abilities and still do today. She has helped us move from Rosemont to the Seminary area and to McLean! She really knows this area well!" Leslie and Dale P. "

" "Kate was referred to us by a mutual friend in South Carolina. We are simply delighted with her knowledge and professionalism and her ability to help us make informed decisions about moving here. We decided to live in Belle Haven and just love our house and neighborhood!""