Meet Our Team
Riley Home Realty
Your Go-to Resource for Western MA Real Estate
Your Dream – Your Journey – Our Passion
It was a dream of ours to work together as a family to help others realize the different experiences of home and real estate ownership. Our family owned and operated agency is built on the values we as a family embody, we are with each other every step of the way. Our clients get that same dedication and commitment when they work with us, when you work with Riley Home Realty, you’re family.
Responsive Communication, Local Expertise, Team Approach
A lifelong resident of Chicopee, Nick has held his Real Estate Agent’s license and been a member of the National Realtor’s Association for six years. For the past 20 years, Nick has developed his knowledge and understanding of the real estate market and surrounding Western Mass communities while building and renovating homes in the area as owner of N.Riley Construction. Nick’s dedication to excellence and working with others extends well beyond his residential and commercial construction enterprise; the opportunity to partner with his family members to create this agency is a natural extension of his passion. As a member of the leadership team, Nick brings his reputation and commitment to a customer-centered approach to the clients of Riley Home Realty. Nick and his wife Kate live in Chicopee and have three children.
Heather grew up in Chicopee and is the second oldest in a family of seven siblings, including her brother Nick. While she has lived in other parts of the state, she calls Western Mass home. Having been a key member of a distribution team in her prior career, her success was founded on building effective, long-term relationships and delivering exceptional customer service. Heather’s experience monitoring the marketplace to identify trends will translate to her role here with Riley Home Realty, where she’ll stay ahead of the evolving real estate market in our surrounding communities to make the most well informed and trustworthy recommendations to our clients. In addition, our clients will appreciate her strong negotiation skills as she works to achieve the best purchase or sale on their behalf. Her unique blend of professional experience combined with a nurturing, caring and thoughtful personality will be sure to give our client’s a sense that they are on their real estate journey with a trusted friend. Heather is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two children.
Kate grew up in Western Mass and has built her deep roots and connection in the community by living by her philosophy, ‘when you’re with us you feel like family’. She joins the team with a wealth of experience from her career working in property and casualty insurance and recruiting. As a recruiter, her ability to listen and understand the distinct needs of her clients was crucial to identifying the right ‘fit’ for a successful talent placement, that listening skill is equally as important as she helps lead our team and helps our clients find the right home to fit their unique needs. Kate’s passion is people, her energy and infectious personality are sure to make our clients feel like they are part of the Riley family the moment they walk through the door. No matter if they are buying or selling, Kate is committed to ensuring clients at Riley Home Realty experience the process with ease. Kate and Nick have been married since 2004; they live in Chicopee and have three children.
Mary Ann Blinn
Mary Ann joins the team and brings both knowledge and experience to the table. As an active member of the real estate community since 2016, Mary Ann is ready to continue serving her clients with the selling and home buying processes. Mary Ann gives her all in everything that she does which is why her clients put their trust in her. Living and working in her hometown offer a sense of pride and confidence which will only drive Mary Ann to excel in every facet of her career. Mary Ann currently resides with her husband and three children in Chicopee. Her passion doesn’t stop at real estate. Mary Ann also takes great pride in her involvement in the community. Her ambition and aspirations push her to continuously set the bar higher. When Mary Ann isn’t closing deals for real estate she is keeping busy in the local community. She has worked with the City of Chicopee and Parks Commission and helped found the Chicopee Community Gardens, in both Rivers and Lincoln Grove Parks. Additionally, Mary Ann enjoys time outside with her family. Her hobbies include hiking, boating and camping. “I’m excited to join a great family brokerage here in my hometown! I am looking forward to what’s coming in 2023 with Riley Home!”
At the start of the pandemic, my fiancé and I decided to start looking for land in Western MA. Nick and his team found us a great property. Nick’s high-energy work ethic is unparalleled. He was always quick to respond and answer all of our questions and concerns no matter what time of day. It was a pleasure working with him. We highly recommend him and his team.