“Realtors® are people-oriented with positive interpersonal skills – they enjoy helping buyers and sellers, and bringing the deal together. They’re flexible and accommodate client schedules, entrepreneurial in their approach to business, and in today’s world they also have to have strong technical skills. Kathleen is not only high-tech, but also high-touch."

Working with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., she complements her high standards of personalized service with the resources of this nationally respected real estate company. Licensed in MD, DC, and VA, Kathleen specializes in residential sales: single family homes, townhouses, and condos.

With over ten years each of experience in the computer industry and marketing, her particular interests lie in helping you instinctively identify the choice home of your dreams whether you're a first-time homebuyer or moving up/downsizing/right-sizing/relocating to/from the Metro DC area.

Her competent negotiating skills, honed from her extensive business expertise, have been instrumental in many successful transactions on behalf of her satisfied clients. You’ll find her straightforward approach and respect for your interests to be professional, effective, and honest. Negotiation is critical to successful transactions; she keeps the lines of communication open while protecting the best interest of her clients.

Her dedication to the business of real estate keeps her abreast of neighborhood knowledge, current inventories and market fluctuations. Her expertise providing stellar service matched with integrity has garnered respect from the industry and her clients. Establishing herself as a woman of principle, you can trust her during and well after completion of your real estate transactions. She is unparalleled in the quality of the information and value added service she offers to her clients.

Kathleen has forged deep relationships for which she has been richly rewarded. She regularly keeps in touch with friends from grade school and beyond and with her many other terrific colleagues, friends and acquaintances throughout the corporate, public and private schools, and real estate worlds. With years of business and personal travel, she has gained a deep appreciation for various cultures and their traditions. Through these valuable relationships and connections, she can often help you quickly identify potential buyers and sellers in her and your networks.

Her past customers and clients include graduates of Sidwell Friends School and Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, GW, Georgetown, Tufts, Hollins and American Universities and UPenn, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, U of MD and Amherst, Boston, Williams, Smith, Middlebury, Wellesley, Bryant and Muhlenburg Colleges and Worcester Polytechnical Institute, employees of the Fed, MD and DC gov't, The White House, IMF, World Bank, FBI, Washington Post, WPI, Coca-Cola, Special Olympics, BP, Carlyle, Clark, Discovery Communication, Corporate Executive Board, FDA, Hilton, Marriott, Northrup Grumman, AOL, Rockwell Collins, Areva and foreign diplomats, and the Washington Redskins, etc.

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Smith College, A.B. and UMass, Amherst, M.S. Kathleen, her husband Kevin and their youngest, live in Bethesda, MD. Their oldest son graduated from Tufts University/Museum School and now is enrolled in a Ph.D. program; second son will graduate from Massachusetts Maritime Academy next semester; third son attends high school at Sidwell Friends School.

Her Team

Patti King (AIGA), a native Washingtonian, has been a member of the Kathleen Ryan team since 2008. Her 14 years of design experience and creative flair enhance the marketing and advertising pieces. She diligently keeps up to date with the latest in the industry to ensure the team stays ahead of the pack. Hood College (Communication Arts). Patti also thoroughly enjoys reading, art history, meeting new people, traveling and visiting galleries/museums.


Accrediations and Memberships
RealtorCRS, GRI, e-PRO, SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist), TRC (international referrals), Lead Aware, Rental Certified, eAgent trained. NAR, GCAAR, WDCAR, NVAR, Maryland Notary Public. St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Smith College Club of Wash DC, Kenwood Park Citizens Association, Walt Whitman International Families group. 

Honors, Awards, Recognition, Volunteer Work

Top 1% of Long and Foster Realtors, Gold Team and Founder's Club. Service Awards, Outstanding Sales Performance. She's been featured on FOX 5 News, NBC 4 News, WUSA Channel 9 News, Washington Times and podcasts. GCAAR Cares (DC '07, Bethesda '08), New to Walt Whitman committee member, Sidwell Friends School Dollars for Scholars Next-to-New volunteer, shopper and sponsor, parent and grade rep volunteer.



B-CC 6th Annual Used Book Annual Sale - April 5-6, '08, '09. Funds support PSTA needs. Heifer International.


Reading, painting, traveling the U.S. and internationally (welcome website visitors from 41 states and DC, 18 countries, five continents to date). At your convenience, let's get together to talk about your home buying and/or selling plans. Call me at 240-418-3127 or 202-364-1300  (o) or send an email to, and we'll set up a time to meet. Please bookmark my website for future reference and come back often! 

Oh, by the way™… if you know of someone who is thinking of buying or selling a home, please contact me with their name and number and I’ll be happy to follow up and take good care of them. As a way to thank my clients and friends who actively refer new customers and clients to me, I'll send you a gift certificate. If the client closes a transaction by renting, selling or buying, then have lunch or dinner on me!

Areas Served
MD, Montgomery County: Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, Kensington, N. Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring

Wash, DC: Adams Morgan, American University Park, Burleith, Capitol Hill, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Columbia Heights, Dupont, Foggy Bottom, Forest Hills, Friendship Heights, Georgetown, Glover Park, Kalorama, Kent, Logan, Palisades, Penn Quarter, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park

VA, Arlington and Fairfax Counties: Arlington, Ballston, Clarendon, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, McLean, Rosslyn, Tysons Corner, Vienna