Cathy has a reputation for professional excellence. In addition to being a continuous top producer since earning her license in 1991, she was honored by the South Central Board of Realtors as "Realtor of the Year" for 2005 and previously in 1997, the first member to do so.
Energetic and enterprising, Cathy is known and admired for her integrity. She shares her enthusiasm with buyers and sellers as well as other agents and management when presenting country properties. She believes in providing individual personalized service for buyers and sellers. She works steadfastly in searching for the right property and won't quit until the buyer or seller is satisfied. She has the experience and expertise to insure a smooth, safe real estate transaction. Whether you are buying or selling a first home or the family farm let Cathy accelerate the process.
Cathy has lived in Europe and the Middle East and has traveled to many countries. This has given her the opportunity to meet and deal with people of all nationalities. Repeat clients appreciate her "I care" attitude as well as her upbeat personality and boundless energy. She combines tenacity with market knowledge and industry expertise with masterful negotiation skills which elevates her into the ranks of top producers. She is a strong believer in bettering oneself with continuing education and has earned her CRS, CBR and e-Pro designations. Cathy is also a member of the Realtors Land Institute and Accredited Land Consultant. Cathy has earned the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist and the Accredited Home-Staging Specialist. Cathy is also one of only few people in the United States certified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to Market Historic Properties. Her additional expertise extends to residential, farm & ranch, acreage, and commercial properties from areas west of Houston to Austin/San Antonio.
Cathy says the best advice she ever received was to "be honest and love my work. I feel so lucky to have chosen and been successful in this interesting, exciting a challenging profession. Each client has a story, and helping them find the perfect home or helping make the sale of their existing home a painless process is something I very much enjoy. Your partnership is more than a contract and your decision requires more than a signature."
Cathy had been married for 33 years to Mike, a Brenham native and who has passed away in 2010,. She has three grown children and three grandchildren. She is a strong supporter of Washington County and surrounding areas, and country life. She brings together your lifestyle and the perfect property, whether it is residential, farm & ranch or acreage, is not just a job, it is a passion! Born in Chicago and raised in California, Cathy lived overseas for several years in such colorful locations as Africa, England, Italy and Saudi Arabia. When she married a Texan with deep roots in Brenham, it was inevitable that country life would beckon.
She sits on the Professional Standards, Grievance and Arbitration Committees, Political Involvement Committee and Land Use Committee at Texas Association of Realtors®. Cathy also sits on the Government Affairs Committee for the Realtors Land Institute of the National Association of Realtors. She has lobbied in Washington DC for the National Association of Realtors® and in Austin for the Texas Association of Realtors® presenting Realtors® views on legislation. Cathy is a founding member and Director of the Texas Land Brokers Network. She has earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), and is E-Pro certified and has earned Realtors Land Institute Accredited Land Consultant designation. She is a Graduate of the Texas Realtors Leadership Program and is a facilitator for the program.
A proud supporter of Washington County and surrounding areas and the country lifestyle, Cathy brings together your lifestyle and the perfect property. Real estate isn’t just her job - it is her passion. She says, “I love this dirt; the smell of freshly cut grasses, the touch and the sheer joy of being on the land!” Cathy enjoys trekking across the land and the occasional crossing of creeks and climbing of fences does not deter her. "Chasing a cow or two is just part of the job!”
Active in the Brenham Community she has been the Publicity/Marketing Director for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life for 8 years. Also a Board Member for the Volunteer Services Council for Brenham State School since 1987, holding all office positions as well as Regional Chair for Texas Department of Mental Health and Retardation for the entire state, and she has served on the Heritage Museum Board of Directors. "In a market that will always be about service and commitment, I dedicate myself to providing you the very best with the courage to represent you fairly, to pursue creative solutions with the upmost integrity."
• Member South Central Board of REALTORS® (SCBOR®)
• Member Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR®)
• Member National Association of REALTORS® (NAR®)