Our Team

“Since 1962”

Barry G. Trahan’s father, Ray, established Trahan Real Estate Services in 1962. Barry started working at the family firm in 1973. In 1975, upon his father’s death, Barry became the sole owner.

Since 1996 Kevin R. Trahan and than in 2000 Timothy S. Trahan have also been working full time in the Real Estate profession, Both are State certified Real Estate appraisers, and Salesmen. Having a strong working knowledge of real estate values and the overall sales process our team has become trusted leaders in this field.

We have several experienced Brokers, Sales people, and Real estate appraisers covering our entire region. We pride ourselves in the fact that we are a small, locally owned family business and treat our fellow staff and clients as if they were our own family. We sincerely look forward to the opportunity of working with you to make your Real Estate dreams come true.


Barry TrahanBarry Trahan
508-995-4476 Ext. 10

Barry is the President / CEO & started working at the family firm in 1973. In 1975, upon his father’s death, Barry became the sole owner. Barry served on the board of Assessors in the City of New Bedford. In 1986, as the board’s Chairman, the first full evaluation of the cities 35,000 parcels was successfully completed. Having a strong working knowledge of real estate values, Barry has become a leading expert in his field. Reach Barry at 508-995-4476 EXT. 10, for assistance with all real estate needs.

Debra Raffa TrahanDebraphoto

Since 1974, Debra has held a Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson license. Upon implementation of appraisal licensing, she acquired her Real Estate Residential Appraisers license. She has also held a Massachusetts Home Inspectors license.  Debra feels real estate is a relationship-based business, and strives to create client relationships built on trust and confidence. Her ultimate goal: a business built entirely upon referrals from clients who are completely satisfied with the professional and caring service they received.

Debra currently sits on the New Bedford Zoning Board and has held that position since 1993, having served as Chair Person for seven years and as Vice Chair and Clerk eleven years. She also operates Trahan Travel, a travel service specializing in cruising and Disney vacations, established in 1997.

Kevin Trahan

Kevin is a lifelong SouthCoast resident, with experience is all avenues of real estate. He attended B.C.C, and the American Real Estate Academy. He is State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, licensed salesperson, as well as a State & FHA Approved Appraiser. He currently sits on boards at the Southcoast Health System Business Council & the SouthCoast Business Alliance (SCBA).

He resides in Dartmouth with his wife Kate and two daughters, and prides himself on providing guidance to his clients in residential and commercial real estate.


Timothy TrahanTimothy Trahan

Timothy entered into the real estate field in 1998. He currently holds a Massachusetts Real Estate Broker’s license and is a Massachusetts Certified Appraiser, FHA approved. Timothy also held a Massachusetts Home Inspector’s license. He resides in Acushnet with his wife Suzy (Blanca) and son Bryce, with strong family real estate ties to the town. His grandfather, Ray Trahan, started the family real estate firm there in 1962 and he is proud to continue in the family tradition.

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I joined Trahan Real Estate in 2016 as a full time licensed Realtor. I pride myself with being able to provide personalized service to those who are buying or selling real estate, and to make sure they understand every step of the process. I am a resident of Acushnet, where I live with my husband and our 10 year old daughter. I’m a graduate of G.N.B Voc Tech High School and Johnson & Wales University where I earned my degree in Hospitality Management.  My entire career has been devoted to Customer Service and meeting the needs of my clients. I have a tremendous amount of experience in customized customer service and very detail oriented. 

My passion is to serve my clients with the highest level of integrity, care, service and professionalism as well as staying connected, involved and giving back to  my community.  It is my honor to work with clients and to make sure they have the best possible experience when buying or selling real estate.  I have hit the ground running and am very excited to start working with you to make your Real Estate dreams become a reality!

Alyssa LessaAlyssa Lessa

Alyssa Gushue-Lessa, has been a Massachusetts licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 2007. She attended Anjos Realty Institute and is currently a member of the Greater New Bedford Association of REALTORS (GRNBAR), Massachusetts Association of REALTORS (MAR), and the National Association REALTORS (NAR). As a lifelong resident of New Bedford, she has a extensive knowledge of the Southcoast area and its offerings to residents. She strives to give personal and individual attention to every client, “It is my goal to meet and exceed the expectations of all my clients”. Please contact Alyssa for all of you Real Estate needs.

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Kyle Brum

Katie Burke
Cell: 774-263-6406

Katie joined Ray Trahan Real Estate in 2017 with her Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson license. Katie currently resides in Wareham with her husband Ryan. A graduate of Old Rochester Regional HS and most recently, Bridgewater State University where she received her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, she is currently looking to jump right into a passion of hers, helping clients with their real estate needs. Having grown up in Marion, she has a great understanding of all that the Southcoast and Tri-Town has to offer. She is committed to helping her clients reach their real estate needs, whether buying or selling real estate, while keeping them well informed and up to date in the process. Please give Katie a call with any of your real estate needs!