After a career in the golf industry, a job in event management brought Kerry to Boston in '97. She soon fell in love with area and put down roots - buying her first home in Dorchester in 2000 - which led to a passion for property renovation and all things real estate. Naturally, she put her customer service background to work and became a full time realtor during an explosive time in the industry! With discipline and focus, she has become a household name in Dot and has grown her team to include her wife Kim, and Thomas Burkhard added another dimension with his work with buyer clients and focus on the South Shore. Trust, an amazing work ethic and common mindset have made them work flawlessly together and their clients have the advantage of decades of serving others. Read more in the Bio's below!
Our philosophy is simple. We promise to put clients first. While many say they put clients first, we know we deliver on that promise because over 90% of our business comes from past clients and their personal referrals. We are known among our clients and colleagues alike to operate with integrity, to be collaborative, and keep our focus on the end game. Because we understand how stressful the process can be - we stay calm so that our clients can too.
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Since 2002, Kerry has been among the most trusted REALTORS in the area and has sold more Real Estate in Dot than any other Realtor - ever. She naturally matches homes with buyers and genuinely loves her work. With over $350 Million in sales volume and over 600 closed transactions, she has fine-tuned her ability to navigate a sale. She is highly regarded by industry colleagues and those in her beloved Dorchester neighborhood. She is known for her local expertise, calm demeanor, ability to listen, collaborative attitude, and negotiation skills.
Kerry has a vast knowledge of diverse neighborhoods, enabling her to effectively market a full spectrum of properties across numerous locations and find the ideal property for each buyer. Whether working for an investor, first-time buyer, seller, or builder, nobody works harder to get results for her clients.
With a vibrant civic spirit, Kerry is involved in several charitable causes, community organizations, and sponsorships, including HomeStart. She is a proud Veteran, serving in Desert Storm, a lover of tequila and mini schnauzers! She and her wife Kim love to travel and enjoy life's adventures.
THOMAS BURKHARDT, REALTOR®
Thomas shares the team's core values of hard work, integrity, commitment, and teamwork to fulfill each client's needs. He graduated from Bryant University and has a business management and finance background. He has also honed his customer service skills in the hospitality industry. Thomas has been an active member of his community on the South Shore for over 20 years and has been able to turn that community focus toward real estate.
Thomas believes that the sale or purchase of a home is one of the most important, exhilarating, and sometimes stressful moments in a person's life. He understands that every transaction is unique and requires close attention to detail to ensure his clients are well cared for. Thomas's positive attitude, attention to detail, strong negotiation skills, and calmness make the real estate transaction feel more like a walk on the beach than a roller coaster. Whatever the situation, Thomas and the team are ready to get the job done.
When Thomas is not conducting real estate transactions for his clients, he enjoys spending time with friends and family on the shorelines of Massachusetts, eating out at the great selection of restaurants on the South Shore and in Boston, and renovating & rebuilding cars and spaces. Growing up, Thomas and his father worked on new and old cars to bring them back to life. Thomas now has that same love of renovation when it comes to homes. He has an eye for interior design and is unafraid to knock down a wall to transform a room.
Kim Pengelly comes to Real Estate following many years in the hospitality industry, where she owned and operated her own catering company.
As the Team Manager for the Kerry Dowlin Team, she is responsible for overseeing client engagement, research, training and ensuring the smooth facilitation of every detail of each transaction.
Kim brings expertise and confidence in client communication and coordinates all aspects of the sale so that our buyers and sellers experience a smooth and seamless process. Her incredible attention to detail and skill set with people make her the ideal person to ensure that all aspects of a sale are seamless from start to finish.
Originally from England, Kim has made the Boston area her home. Having been a Dorchester resident since 2007, Kim has garnered a genuine appreciation for the diversity within her community and is an expert in local restaurants!