Kathy Howenstine

About Kathy Howenstine

Kathy Howenstine is a REALTOR®/Broker with The Lynn Reecer Team.  Her experience in interior design is a crucial component and strategy to accelerate the real estate process.

For five years, Kathy owned and operated a design firm in New Jersey. When her family relocated to Fort Wayne in 2012, her passion for the entire real estate process took over and she became a licensed Broker, specializing in Staging and Design.

She also holds two additional NAR (National Association of Realtors) designations:  SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist and RENE – Real Estate Negotiation Expert.  These designations assist both buying and selling clients well in our competitive real estate market.

Committed to helping clients reach their real estate goals—which includes offering staging services—Kathy has proven time and again that “Staged homes sell faster and at a higher price.”

She holds a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University, and she volunteers at Turnstone and is on the GALA fundraising committee. When not staging and selling homes, she enjoys gardening, tennis, pickle ball and reading.

Kathy is in the process of obtaining her Florida Real Estate Broker’s License and will be an asset in assisting our clients in the beautiful Florida market.

What customers say about Kathy Howenstine

  • Your services have been very good. Kathy has been a great idea person for interior decorating help. Bottom line is that we have slowly rebuilt the place to the way we like it. Your help, and that of Kathy and others, have been super.

    — Fred L. Rasp, MD, FCCP
  • I would/will strongly recommend Reecer Properties in the future. Kathy and Lynn were very professional and helpful listening and finding a home for me and my family. Staging our home through Kathy helped sell my home in just 2 weeks!

    — Matt Creech
  • Updating our 25-year old home was an unbelievably rewarding experience working with the Reecer Properties Staging and Design team. The work was done efficiently, on time and within budget while my husband and I continued our work schedules. Kathy and Pam proposed a list of updates with an estimate. We chose where to start and how much to spend. Their attention to detail and quality contractors made all the difference. Thank you Kathy and Pam, our home looks awesome!

    — M.A., Sycamore Hills
  • I want to share a great experience we had with Reecer Properties, specifically with Kathy Howenstine. Amanda and I just closed on a bank owned condo. It had some challenges along the way but Kathy guided us every step of the way "don't worry we will get this done" and she did. In the end we have a nice size condo, in a great location for a great price. Thanks to Kathy, Lynn and Cory. Job well done.  

    — Pat & Amanda Sullivan, Buyers
  • "I had listed my house a couple of years ago and couldn't even get people in the door to see it. When you suggested that we utilize your Staging & Design consultants, I was very skeptical. Kathy not only staged the house beautifully, my house looked so good I was actually considering keeping it! Fortunately, my house sold in two days after the For Sale sign went up in the yard, so I didn't have time to change my mind."

    — Jim Suciu
  • Our house was transformed into a warm home by the staging team offered by Reecer Properties. We now call the staging women, "The Dream Team". They focus on your preferences and make recommendations that make you instantly comfortable in your new home. We are so happy with the results.

    — Elena and Riley Miller
  • I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress of the updates in our home. I provided Reecer Staging & Design with our list and they took it from there. I can’t believe how quickly the projects were completed. This would have taken us months on our own.

    — G.H., Staging & Design client
  • Outstanding service and follow up. Took care of all outstanding issues quickly and efficiently. Would recommend to anyone to use Kathy for realty needs.

    — Satisfied Seller