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Sold with Kathleen

I'm glad you're here! I'm Kathleen and I am your full-service REALTOR. I serve home buyers & sellers alike in and around the entire Northern Virginia area. Although I call Leesburg, Virginia "home," my expertise extends well beyond the city & county lines. 

I guess you could say real estate runs in my blood. My parents have been brokers and owners of a real estate company for over 40 years! After hearing about real estate every night at dinner, I swore I wanted nothing to do with it. Turns out I actually love real estate, and I could only resist it for so long before my heart landed where it was always meant to be. 

The reality is, I'm addicted to homes! 

Hi there!

About me

Buying & selling without a solid and structured plan can feel like complete chaos, and for good reason...it usually is! My strong working knowledge of trends in our local & regional market gives me a leg up in representing you. My strong relationships with local service providers makes preparing your home for sale a breeze. My reliable references for lenders, financial planners, and lawyers, makes preparing for a purchase a breeze. My reputation as an ethical and knowledgeable REALTOR gives my clients the upper hand in competitive markets. But most of all, my attention to detail and organization takes the stress off of you! 

My goal is to simplify the buying & selling process so you can focus on what's really important. 

Kathleen is a rock star realtor! We bought our first home four years ago with Kathleen and she was able to find us a property off market, in the perfect neighborhood and the process was seamless. Since then, we've sold that home and purchased our dream home, both transactions were with Kathleen. Her knowledge, professionalism and terrific instincts have consistently guided us through to excellent outcomes. It is truly a pleasure to work with Kathleen– I’ve found that she keeps her client’s best interests in sharp focus and you can always trust that she is on top of every detail, big and small, which brings great peace of mind in any real estate transaction, especially in today's crazy market. 

— ashburn, VA Seller

Although I love all things real estate, there is a lot going on behind the for sale sign! When I'm not working, you'll most likely find me hanging out with my family, working on a project at home (never.ending.projects), on a football field cheering on my favorite flag football players, or at the gym watching my favorite gymnast. Thomas & I bought our new home in April of 2021 and have had the pleasure of fixing it up little by little since then. With twin 7 year olds and a 6 year old, we are the picture of a modern day blended family, and we really wouldn't have it any other way! Life is busy and beautiful around here! 

Life behind the for sale sign


Raising kids. Home renovation projects. Watching Yellowstone. Visiting local wineries & breweries. 

Restaurant: King Street Oyster Bar
Kids Activity: Great Country Farms
Brewery: Tough to choose between Harvest Gap & Bear Chase
Winery: Stone Tower Winery (that's where we got married!)


Favorite local stops: 

"DAAR Young Professionals Network Chair Kathleen Stakem, RE/MAX Select Properties in Ashburn was recently named to the prestigious Loudoun 40 Under 40. In its seventh year, the Loudoun 40 Under 40 awards recognize Loudoun’s rising business and community leaders. The selection committee, comprised of former 40 Under 40 honorees, received more than 150 nominations for this year’s class."

Loudoun Times Mirror as Loudoun's 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 

in the press

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Empowering Women in Real Estate Panel Discssion

Speaking engagements

"Stakem, who entered the real estate profession during a divorce, said she had no choice but to succeed."