Sharon & Kevin Kennedy | Chester Real Estate, Old Saybrook Real Estate, Essex Real Estate

About Kevin & Sharon Kennedy

"A Personalized Approach to all your Real Estate Needs" 

Sharon and Kevin Kennedy have built Kennedy Real Estate Solutions with the premise of building relationships and finding creative solutions to unique real estate situations, both residential and commercial. The Kennedy’s work with their clients with the intent of getting a full understanding of the client’s current situation and desired real estate goals. With this understanding and the knowledge that has been acquired from over 50-years of real estate experience, Sharon and Kevin offer guidance and advice best suited for the individual client. Buying and selling a home can be an emotional and trying time for most folks. The Kennedy’s are sensitive to their client’s needs in this ever changing real estate environment. They are with them every step of the way and will help to address whatever challenges arise. 

About Kevin J Kennedy, Broker/Owner 

Kevin J. Kennedy is a dedicated and successful Realtor/ Broker. He helps his clients buy and sell homes throughout the beautiful Lower Connecticut River Valley and Connecticut Shoreline. Since buying or selling a home is a major life event for most people, both financially and emotionally, it is important to have an agent you can trust and with whom you feel comfortable. An essential part in creating a great real estate experience is choosing an agent who is detail-oriented, has up-to-date market knowledge, and is a skilled negotiator. Kevin offers all of these qualities. Today, many buyers and sellers insist on the advantages of cutting edge technology. Via his web site and IDX property finder, Kevin delivers. Using these state-of-the-art tools, his buyers save time and energy during the house-hunting process, and his sellers are able to reach numerous prospective buyers. Kevin is highly regarded in the real estate community and is a consistent top producer. He lives in Old Saybrook, is an instructor of T'ai Chi and QiGong, and enjoys photography, music, and kayaking. Call Kevin at 860-304-4433 

About Sharon S. Kennedy, Realtor 

Sharon grew up in Old Saybrook. Her family owned and operated one of the first local real estate companies. She first received her real estate license in 1988 and now has more than 35 years of real estate negotiation experience. Sharon enjoys gardening, spending time with her horses, chickens, cats and dog along with preparing wonderful vegetarian meals for her family. She is knowledgeable in homeopathy and natural remedies. 

Today many buyers and sellers insist on the advantages of cutting edge technologies, Via their web site and IDX property finder, Kevin and Sharon provide state-of-the-art tools. Contact them today to discuss your real estate needs.


It is with pleasure that I write a recommendation for Kevin Kennedy as a real estate agent for anyone needing one in the shoreline area.  Several members of my family have used Kevin’s services over the years and everyone has been happy with his professionalism, patience, and dedication to finding the right home for their needs. Most recently, I was looking to relocate my elderly mother from Madison to Old Saybrook and we had to work around my brother’s hectic travel schedule for showings.  Kevin understood the time constraints we were facing and worked diligently to schedule many showings that fit the needs of my mother in a very limited time frame.  Kevin continued to assist us by acting as the liaison for both the contract negotiations and throughout the entire mortgage process.

On another note, I feel that Kevin’s personal qualities are exceptional. I never felt that he was a " fast talking” salesman trying to close the deal. Kevin is a highly attentive agent who returned all calls or emails promptly.  I never felt neglected or that my needs or questions were not his priority.  He maintains a high standard of ethics, honesty and integrity in all professional matters. I highly recommend using Kevin Kennedy as your real estate agent if ever looking to buy or sell a home.

Karen Brodeur

Karen Brodeur

Sharon and Kevin exceeded all of my expectations. They were referred to me by a close family friend and were very effective. They made the process of selling our condo and buying our home as pleasurable as possible. They are truly honest and kind.  

David Mancuso
We asked Kevin Kennedy to be our realtor when we were looking for a home for our daughter and her baby.  We found him to be very thorough and resourceful in locating properties. At first we requested listings for condominiums, then realized, with Kevin's experience in helping his clients, they were not a suitable choice for our needs. Kevin immediately began researching other options and recommended a house just perfect for us.  This house was just the right size and has a wonderful location (very close to us so we can help with our granddaughter) It had been on the market only eleven days!  We purchased it the same day he showed it to us. Kevin excels in fine character and honesty. He never tried to influence our choices unless we asked his opinion, and in every case, his advice was helpful. We found he gives his clients personal attention and is well informed. He does not overlook necessary details and he returns telephone calls immediately. He is sincere, personable, and dedicated to his profession.  Since my husband had limited time to look at homes, he was very flexible and accommodated our schedule. Thus we have recommended him to friends seeking an excellent realtor. 
Bonnie Sherwood & David Sherwood, M.D.
We had the great fortune of working with Sharon and Kevin Kennedy on two transactions over the course of the last year.  The Kennedys were able to sell our Middletown home and then help us locate and purchase our new home in Old Saybrook.  We cannot adequately express our appreciation for Sharon’s and Kevin’s professionalism over this period of time. Sharon and Kevin went above and beyond in helping us close both transactions.  In any small and several significant ways, they worked with our special circumstances to ensure that we were fairly and properly represented.  They kept our priorities at the forefront of their minds, in making sure that we would be thrilled with our home, neighborhood, and community.  We completely credit the Kennedys with helping us exceed our expectations.   There is nothing we would change about our dealings with Sharon and Kevin, as they were kind, honest, and exceptionally responsive.  In addition, they genuinely sought to find a home that met our family’s needs and would be a permanent place for us to happily raise our children. We cannot more highly recommend a realty team than Sharon and Kevin Kennedy.  They are the most qualified, knowledgeable, and credible realtors we have known, and without question we would work with them again.   If you are considering realtors, you owe it to yourself to speak with the Kennedys.  Their service and level of attention are unparalleled.
Angie J. Kulmann and family
Kevin guided us through the arduous and stressful process of simultaneously buying and selling a home. His greatest strength is also what makes him unique: an ability to provide great counsel throughout the process, with sensitivity and a depth of experience.
Meghan Copeland
Just a very big thank you for the excellent, personal attention I received during my recent house sale transaction. From the initial listing discussion to the closing of the sale, you communicated with ease and always maintained a professionalism throughout the process. You both worked to minimize any of the stressful situations that arose during the course, e.g. repairs needed, contacts to call. Any of my questions or concerns were handled promptly and efficiently with a sensitivity to my needs, establishing a confidence and trust in our business relationship. This was extremely beneficial because things progressed rather quickly.
Marie Kissel
Without a doubt I would recommend Kevin Kennedy for your next real estate needs. I've used Kevin to purchase two homes and sell one. He was patient and offered unbiased knowledge to help my husband and I make the best decisions regarding our selling and purchasing needs. He offered great support throughout each step of the process, and was never too busy to answer our questions, making us feel like we were his only priority. I truly felt he was looking out for our best interests and was not out to just "close a deal". I felt he heard all of our wants and concerns and took them into account when selecting homes to view, negotiating agreements, etc... We will definitely continue to use Kevin in the future for our buying & selling. 
Jennifer Johnson Murillo
We just purchased our dream retirement home in Westbrook, CT thanks to Kevin Kennedy and his guidance through many challenging issues that my wife and I faced through the purchasing process. Kevin gave us excellent direction through the Offer phase based on his experience in the shoreline market. Once we obtained Offer acceptance it was time to engage in the process to close. Kevin recommended professionals in all support areas that including inspections, financial, and legal that he put us in contact with. We had some speed bumps along the way relating to the property appraisal, zoning compliance and schedule changes where Kevin maintained a steady flow of communication for decision making. Kevin has multiple resources in all of the support functions of a home purchase process that he can integrate and help manage the timing necessary to meet your closing objectives. Kevin can provide you a Turn-Key solution.
On behalf of my mother and our family, I would like to thank you for your assistance in marketing and selling mother’s house at 8 Cambridge Court West, Old Saybrook. Clearly Kevin and Sharon are professionals who take your work diligently and seriously, and we are very appreciative. Our best wishes as you go forward with your own enterprise.
Peter Stevens
When it comes to choosing a Realtor, experience is everything. Kevin and Sharon have the experience. They came to us highly recommended for both their calm demeanor and hard work ethic. They were with us every step of the way during our home purchase. When choosing faucets and heating systems their ideas and guidance was indispensable. They represented us to insure we were given the upgrades promised to us. The attention to detail was astounding. If you need guidance during the process of home buying, go with the experts and choose Kevin and Sharon. We loved working with them and we are happy in our new home. 
Brenda and Lloyd Steen
When we were ready to sell our home of 25 years there were a lot of decisions to be made.  The most important was who will guide us through the process.  We wanted someone who would take care of our interests and our home.  We needed advice on presentation and strategy.  We needed someone who was always accessible.  Marketing our home with the latest technology gave us the best exposure and brought in serious buyers.  Kevin and Sharon Kennedy did it all.         
Rich and Marian Kennedy
Rich and I are happy to give Kevin and Sharon a huge recommendation. Their online information was superb with deion, pictures and a virtual tour. Their feedback was prompt after showings. After receiving the offer, we were surprised at how quickly negotiations were reached. We knew during the whole process of listing and selling that we definitely had the right Realtors to market our home. Thank you. 
Diane Cohan
Kevin and Sharon, I wish to thank you for the exceptional work you did on the sale of Dad's home. The process was timely and professional and will allow us to close Dad's estate.  I will be very pleased to personally recommend you as excellent real estate agents. 
Marilyn Kalal
Of the people I'm most grateful for this past year, Kevin and Sharon Kennedy are at the top of the list. I needed to sell my house this summer as part of a complicated and challenging transition in lifestyle. Kevin & Sharon offered a caring, savvy presence that got me through it all. With their thorough knowledge of the local market they gave me excellent guidance. Always treating me with respect, they listened to my goals and fears. They gave straight-up advice about what was possible and what was probably not possible. The end result was a quick sale of my home for price that met my goals. Kevin was the voice of calm and reason which quelled my fears during this confusing storm in life.
Teri Martens

Sharon & Kevin, I just wanted to say thank you for your assistance in selling the Heritage Cove condo.  I was impressed at how quickly you got it listed, your attention to the smallest details and that you kept us constantly informed as the listing and sale proceeded.  I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone seeking a listing agent.

Doreen Schwab

The assistance that Kevin and Sharon provided in selling our home was invaluable.  Specifically, Kevin provided calm advice throughout a process that suddenly became very difficult through no fault of ours, and that helped us to complete our transaction. 

Michael J. Wells
My husband and I were fortunate to encounter Kevin and Sharon during our home search and ultimately contracted with them to represent us. What stood out most to me was how calm and positive Kevin remained through every stressful juncture.  He helped us navigate critical decision points by drawing upon his experiences and presenting different options.  At no point did we ever feel pressured by him and he helped us stay true to our initial "wish list."  His timely communication and responsiveness made us feel like we were his only client.
Kimberly Cummins
Thank you for the assistance you have provided our family.  We first turned to Kevin to assist when our father passed away nearly 7 years ago.  Kevin generously donated his resources to assist my surviving mother.  His kindness and generosity really resonated with us.  When our mother passed away last year, without hesitation we searched out Kevin and Sharon to help us sell our family’s life long home.  Kevin and Sharon’s personal and professional direction clearly navigated us to our best solution. On behalf of our family, I can assure you that Kevin and Sharon will find that successful solution for you, too!We wish Kevin and Sharon their continued success.
The Hartigan Family
Because of an excellent recommendation by a friend of ours, we decided to meet with Kevin Kennedy about handling the sale of our home in Old Saybrook.  Once we spoke with Kevin we saw that he was a man of integrity and a man with concern for our needs in the sale of our home.  We were very impressed with his patience and attention to details.  He was very agreeable and flexible in understanding our needs and we were convinced that he would make every effort to sell our home as quickly as possible.  We were thrilled with his photographic skills and how he presented our home in a very positive way.  Our home sold in 2 weeks at the exact price we needed!  We would highly recommend Kennedy Real Estate Solutions for all your real estate needs.
Joan and Bob Katko
Awesome!! There are no other words to describe Sharon and Kevin Kennedy from Kennedy Real Estate Solutions. When it became clear that we had to sell our house we put out the word and then interviewed several corporate real estate firms to supply us with an evaluation. While all of them responded with roughly the same numbers it was the independent Kennedy’s sense of calm and can do attitude, two attributes of value in the current housing environment, that won us over. From day one until the day of the closing they were nothing more then the consummate professionals you would expect and desire. However, the added quality of veracious sincerity,  trustworthiness, assertiveness and motivation is unequaled in a business often wrought with the opposite. It was greatly appreciated and admired. Sharon and Kevin throughout the entire process made us feel as though we were their only clients. They never waivered in enthusiasm and championed selflessly on our behalf for our specific needs but advised KINDLY when we were less then amiable. Sharon and Kevin each possess distinct strengths and proficiency And what appeared seamlessly intuitive, they tag team each other at the right moment with the right skill in order to get things done. We felt often, we were getting two agents for the price of one. From soup to nuts and a few dozen eggs, they made it happen. We will be forever grateful for there expertise but mostly their humanity and understanding. Our only regret is that we won’t be able to use them for our next purchase as we have left the area. If you are thinking of using them to represent you, we can’t say it anymore clearly then this: Go get ‘em!          
Bob and Carolina Siegel
Kevin has represented me through the purchase and sale of several properties. I have relied on his analysis of the state and local market place and his marketing and pricing strategies to successfully conclude these sales. 

Kevin is always looking for unique ways to position a property to enhance is saleability and is a very strong advocate for buyers making sure that he researches and presents all potential options to help realize hi client's goals.

Kevin and Sharon are the types of Real Estate Agents that you hope to find. Knowledgeable, dedicated, hard-working and very personable. When you're at the closing table, you know that you got the best deal possible and they earned their commission advocating for you.
Bob Holdsworth
Kevin Kennedy was recommended to me by a friend at work that had nothing but good things to say about him. Because of the raving from my friend I decided to give Kevin a call when I decided I wanted to buy my first home. Kevin was there through every step and every bump. He answered all questions clearly and quickly, and was available via phone and/or email 7 days a week! He is an amazingly patient person (believe me, I tested it many times) who just wants you to be happy and comfortable in a new home. He is a great Realtor and he makes you feel like you are his only client. I recommend him to anyone looking for a new place to live! Renting or buying. Condo or house. Doesn’t matter! He will take great care of you! 
Samantha Atmur
Working with Sharon & Kevin Kennedy proved to be one of the best decisions we could have made. They represented us in two transactions, the sale of our family home of 18 years and the purchase of a "fixer upper” that we had our eyes on. Their professionalism, knowledge, level of attention, and sensitivity proved to make a particularly complex series of transactions run virtually seamlessly. We always felt that they had our best interest at heart. They are acutely aware of the local market and extremely sensitive to the needs of their customers. We would highly recommend this wonderful and professional team.
Tony & Sarah Lyons
 When I decided to sell my nice little home by the creek, I realized would need help!  A friend told me about Sharon and Kevin, and their help in the sale of his parents home.  Just what I needed.  People who cared, and who really worked at their job , and even seemed to love doing it. !  It all went well, and I can look back on a happy relationship with the Kennedys' and a good experience.
Lois M. Hoops
We initially tried to sell our home using a part-time realtor, with no success. When we got serious, we researched success rates and found the Kennedy's to be among the best in our area.Our house was not an easy sell: one of the largest in the neighborhood, and uniquely suited to a large family. Sharon and Kevin gave us the right advice about how to list, show, and negotiate the eventual sale.We always felt we were getting professional advice, acting in partnership with the Kennedy's to find the right offer and closing the deal. Thanks again Sharon and Kevin!
Dave and Tammi Dunlap
I would like to say that it was a pleasure working with Kevin and Sharon to sell my house in this rather frustrating housing market. They suggested and pushed but never prodded and were sympathetic to my views. They were always available and prompt with solutions to the few issues that came up. It was a good experience working with both of Sharon and Kevin and I would be happy to recommend you. Thanks!
Helen Peterle
We want to thank you for everything you both did for us to make selling our Old Saybrook home a smooth transition. As you know, we love Old Saybrook, and Diane had a particularly difficult time leaving our wonderful neighborhood. You both understood our needs and worked tirelessly to make us comfortable with the selling process, clients visiting our home, and the closing procedure.

We had researched prospective Realtors to handle the sale of our home, and we decided to contact Sharon and Kevin because they had negotiated a sale of one of our neighbor's homes. They spoke so highly of Kennedy Solutions, we just had to call. This was our lucky day!! Sharon and Kevin could not have been more gracious, professional, and knowledgeable.  We felt the Kennedys’ gave us excellent advice about showing our home and listing it at a price point with which we were comfortable. We felt the process was about us and not their financial gain.

Words cannot express our gratitude to Sharon and Kevin for their professional partnership with us in selling our home. Thank you!!
Diane and Jerry Nania
My wife and I recently retired and were interested in moving from New Jersey to an area that was somewhat equidistant from our families in Boston and New York. We started looking in the Old Saybrook, Madison, and Guilford areas, and our search continued for a year and a half. Kevin Kennedy was our agent throughout the process, and displayed great patience, stating that his only goal was for us to be happy with our purchase. When we sold our home in New Jersey and hadn't yet found a house in Connecticut, Kevin facilitated our move to a furnished rental property while we continued our search.  Kevin also referred us to a local moving and storage company, where we stored our belongings while in the rental property. The movers were  very helpful and easy to work with.

We are now settled in a house in Madison, which we are very happy with, and are grateful to Kevin for the smooth purchase and all his help in our process of establishing ourselves in a new community. This included his recommendation of  a number of proven vendors that have worked out very well for us. We owe Kevin a debt of gratitude as we start a new chapter in our lives, and recommend him without reservation to future house hunters.
John & Ann Zaaijer
I couldn't have had a better experience selling my house than with the help of Kevin and Sharon.  Their suggestions were helpful and appropriate and they were knowledgeable about the entire process.  I was kept up to date regarding showings and feedback was received on a weekly basis. They were very responsive when I had questions. I would gladly recommend them based on my positive experience.
Lynn MacLean
Kevin and Sharon Kennedy of Kennedy Real Estate Solutions helped me sell our family home after my Mother's death.  Needless to say, this was a difficult and stressful time, compounded by my living 400+ miles away.  The Kennedy's provided excellent service throughout the process.  They helped me with the listing and all its paperwork and were realistic in their opinion of the property's value, so I had no false expectations. They guided me through the offer and acceptance process, helped find local trades people to make required repairs, and did a fantastic job keeping someone so far away informed on the progress being made and what needed to be done next. On a personal level, I so admire the Kennedy's high level of personal honesty and integrity.  They really did live up to their company's name. Solutions are what they provided throughout the entire process,   I would highly and enthusiastically recommend them to anyone seeking a realtor in the shoreline area.  I can't thank them enough for their help.
Lynette DuBois
I met Kevin at an open house a few years ago. Over a weekend, I had been to several open houses listed by various brokers. Kevin was the ONLY realtor who followed up with me. I wasn't ready to purchase at the time, so over the course of a year, Kevin would check in and let me know if anything interesting came on the market. Once I was ready to buy, Kevin new exactly what I was looking for – even better than I knew it myself. I had become discouraged with the options available in my price range, as was about to stop looking, but Kevin strongly encouraged me to look at a house that I didn't think was worth visiting. I am so thankful that I listened to his advice. Kevin found me the perfect house, and I couldn't be happier. 
Beth Genova