Robin’s family migrated to Levittown from the coal area of Wilkes Barre in search of the “0” down Levittown home. Her coal miner father got a job in the growing United States Steel Company. Her mother, aunt, and godmother worked at the new Pomeroy’s store.
The family first settled in the Lakeside section of Falls Township before moving on to Cobalt Ridge in order to accommodate the growing family.
In 1983, after working for local brokerages, Robin decided to open her own office in Middletown Township, where she earned the honor of being the youngest female to open an independent real estate company in the state of Pennsylvania.
In addition to owning the real estate company, Robin also owns a full-service title company with two locations, one in Middletown and one in Langhorne. Approaching her 38th year in the real estate world, Robin has never looked back.
“I love my job,” says Robin. “Thirty-eight years ago, I sold young couples their first home as they were starting out on their own. Now I am selling their kids their first home. What a gift that is! When someone calls and says, ‘You sold my Mom and Dad their first home,’ it makes my day!”
Things have changed in the real estate world greatly in the past 38 years. Houses were first viewed in a MLS (Multiple Listing Service) book. Today, everything is accessible with computers and smart phones.
Interest rates have certainly changed in that time as well. In 1979, mortgage rates were 11%, climbing as high as 17% in 1982. Today, rates are as low as 3¼ percent!
Robin’s decision to maintain an independent agency versus a franchise has served her well. She believes that independent owners tend to be more forward thinkers and more adaptable to change.
“Independent owners must rely on their own reputation to sustain themselves,” says Robin.
Her philosophy is that she would rather give back to the community than to the franchise world, and thus, is very active in the community. Robin is the current executive director and founding member of the Bucks County Community Foundation.
She is also an active participant in the Queen of the Universe Parish, where she runs the hospitality committee and sits on the finance council. In addition, she is a member of the Bristol Ladies of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a proud member of the Washington Crossing Daughters of the American Revolution.
She helped form the Middletown Citizen Service Corps., and she is a new member of the Langhorne Borough Business Association. She is currently helping to plan her 40th Neshaminy High School Reunion.
The staff at Robin Kemmerer Associates work well together. “When you work with one of us, you get all of us,” says Robin. “We work as a team to facilitate transactions more efficiently in the complicated real estate market of today.”
Let Robin’s knowledge, experience and negotiating skills help you achieve your real estate goals and needs. Call 215-949-0810 to schedule a personal appointment.
PHOTO CAP: Robin Kemmerer, of Robin Kemmerer Associates.