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Testimonials - Catherine Marcy

 

 

Catherine’s expertise in real estate helped our family find our dream home in the Palm Springs Area.  She was always prompt in responding to our e-mails and phone calls.  She kept us informed and walked us through the entire home buying process. 

Catherine was a joy to work with and we highly recommend her without any reservations.

K Keele

 

 

I had complete confidence in the knowledge and expertise of Catherine Marcy during the process of selling my home. 

She advised me of some changes I would need to make.  Her assistance amazed me, resulting in a prompt sale at the best possible price. 

I am truly grateful for her outstanding service.

 

Marlene M McNulty

 

Thank you for all your hard work during the sale of my home.  You are, indeed, very successful at getting the job done. 

I appreciated that you understood the market in my neighborhood and were easy to contact through email and text messages.  Everything went very smooth and I am so glad the business of selling my home is complete.

Continued success to you and your business.

KS

 

 

Catherine was an absolute joy to work with. She was very professional, responsive, and detail-oriented regarding how to present our condo in the desert for sale.

Her design expertise, marketing strategy, and diligent efforts in following up with showings was excellent. I recommend Catherine if you want a quick sale and someone who will keep you apprised of the entire sales process.

Catherine was absolutely "Awesome".

 

Hank & Debbie

 

 

Catherine was always on time and responsive. She was particularly helpful in making sure the purchase progressed even through some difficulties with financing and local municipal approval.

Catherine is a very pleasant lady, and she even went the extra step to help me with post-purchase needs.

She is a winner.

John S.

 

 

Catherine was amazing. This was my first home buying experience and I was a bit nervous.

She made sure I was taken care of and always had my best interest in mind.  A wonderful experience overall.

I would absolutely recommend Catherine to anyone looking to purchase a home.

Chris G.

 

 

We have dealt with Catherine on two home sales and the purchase of our present home.  We were impressed with her knowledge of the real estate market.  

She always went that extra mile for us and advertised our properties perfectly.  Her advise through the process was of great value. 

We have gone through this with other real estate persons but none have come close to the service provided by Catherine. 

We highly recommend her.

Frank & Ann

 

 

Catherine is wonderful, she was very knowledgeable on what would and wouldn´t work for us.  For me as a first time buyer, Catherine made everything easy and stress free.  She was on the ball and kept things moving forward. 

She worked her magic on a stubborn seller to fix a few things before closing, and she was also in constant communication with not only me and my wife but our lender as well, ensuring everything would process smoothly.  She is a very hard working person and will take great care of you.  

I would use Catherine again and would recommend Catherine to anyone looking for a great agent.

 

C & J Saenz

 

Catherine was readily available and enthusiastic about finding the home that was right for me.

Once I chose a house, she was diligent in making sure everything was done promptly and correctly.

Thanks again for all your hard work.

M T

 

 

Catherine helped us navigate a purchase with a VA loan which meant lots of restrictions from the community to move-in condition.

She handled all the negotiations, made sure all the documents were submitted, and even made sure the carpet was installed properly. When we were unable to meet with her, she worked with the people we sent. 

We felt so comfortable with her recommendations. She never seemed bothered that we asked so many questions.

Great effortless experience!!

Eustace & Louise

 

 

My wife and I were looking to buy a home using a VA loan.  Catherine was recommended to us. She was extremely knowledgeable with the VA loan process and requirements that the VA has for housing.  

My experience with Catherine was wonderful.  She kept us apprised of what was going on in the process of buying a home and any changes that needed to be made.  Catherine was always available for questions and interfaced well with the listing agent and the loan company.  Our initial search for a home was quite simple.  Based on my criteria, Catherine would email prospective homes and ones I was interested in and we would go look at them.

Catherine made the experience easy and enjoyable.  Catherine is a true professional, personable, and a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend Catherine Marcy.

Patrick Alcala

 

From the moment we met, I knew that Catherine was the right person to sell my home, and she also was extremely helpful in my buying another home in La Quinta, CA.

Catherine has a wonderful personality, and when she showed me the home in La Quinta that she had listed, I knew right then that I had to buy that home. So then she came to my former home and properly told me what I had to do to sell it. She properly set the selling price, as I had not done major improvements prior to the sale. 

After it was listed, the first offer came in 7 days. When that offer was withdrawn, she immediately called another prospective buyer, and that person made an offer after only a two hour visit in my home.

She has so many skills in selling and buying a home, I would recommend her to anyone I meet. Catherine did a wonderful job, and I am very happy in my new home.

 

Bob Wayman

 

I met Catherine Marcy of Home Smart Professionals through my mortgage lender, Patrick Richardson of Veterans United Home Loans. Catherine was very helpful and professional in assisting me in my search for a suitable home. She made herself available not only to show me homes that she had listed, but also homes that I may have found while driving through the neighborhoods or came across on the Internet. She was also very knowledgeable of the Veterans Administration requirements of what was required for their approval, which saved us a lot of time looking at homes that wouldn't pass muster.


When we finally did find a home that I was interested in, she negotiated the price lower than the asking price even after the seller had done a recent price reduction. That was the easy part, after finding the home, negotiating the price, then there were the inspections, appraisals and final walk-through.


Also there were some glitch with the paperwork from the lender and it was slowing down the acquisition of the property, once I informed Catherine of the problem, she put her knowledge to work and notified the lender of how he could expedite the paperwork and process which I was very appreciative.


I wholeheartedly recommend Catherine to anyone going through the home buying process.

Wil Wigley

 

 

Catherine Marcy is the Realtor to call for anyone who needs to buy or sell a home.  She knows all the details of real estate transactions, and is dedicated to finding the right buyer/seller for your property.

She was proactive to make sure the prospective buyers were pre-qualified and kept me updated on progress before, during, and after the sale.

Catherine is trustworthy and truly cares about her clients' needs. I am thankful I found her.

Vivian Dowell

 

 

I purchased a home in La Quinta, and Catherine was my Realtor.

She is very thorough. She was available immediately and helped me tremendously. Her knowledge and expertise were invaluable.

She was EXCEPTIONAL!!!

I would and do recommend her to all.

Vonda H.

 

Great Agent!!!

Catherine was very helpful to me as a first time seller. She is very knowledgeable in selling homes in my community which is an affordable, senior community.

Highly recommend her!!!

Dee Morrison

 

 

We were looking for a ground floor condo. Drove around trying to find something on our own and finally left our name and phone number at a gated sale. Catherine got back to us almost immediately!  We explained to her we were "snow birds" and getting ready to head back to the frozen North, also told her approximately when we would be returning.

She contacted us, without being asked, upon our return. This Lady is tenacious and works to find exactly what would suit your needs without being pushy or overbearing, two pluses! Any questions we had were answered almost immediately, even plodding thru grass looking for gas and water lines. No request too large or too small. 

We would highly recommend Catherine Marcy.

Helen and Sam Pekovich

 

 

Catherine had previous knowledge of the complexities of selling a home in this La Quinta community. She made sure to advise me of any showings that were scheduled.  Catherine made sure interested parties were qualified to meet all conditions of and how to apply to the city for approval to continue sub-mission documents.

Catherine is very professional and kind. She was overall very helpful in her responsibilities.

Marilyn Castro

 

 

Catherine was our Realtor for the sale of our home in La Quinta, CA. She did an outstanding job for us, effecting the sale of our house from listing to closing in approximately 75 days. She is very knowledgeable, efficient and responsive and her marketing skills are outstanding.

Catherine also priced our home competitively and effectively, allowing us to achieve the best financial results from the sale.

In addition to her marketing techniques and several open houses, her advice and guidance in staging our home were a major reason we were able to sell the home quickly. Catherine is pleasant and outgoing and a pleasure to work with. Her steady and calm demeanor helped us through the selling process and she was always available when we needed to contact her with questions or needed clarification.

We would, without hesitation, recommend Catherine as an exceptional and thorough Realtor.

Thanks for all the hard work, Catherine!

 

John & Judy

 

I want everyone to know how happy I am with Catherine Marcy.  She was able to find the perfect home at just the right price. 

 

Catherine guided me through the entire process; from searching for houses, to making the offer, and closing the deal.  In addition, when there was a problem with the VA mortgage company she quickly found another one.  She knew in advance exactly what it would take to close a VA loan and was always one-step ahead of everyone else. 

 

Catherine has redefined what it means to be a Real Estate Agent and I feel blessed to have found her. 

 

Wayne Griffin

 

Catherine was prompt, thorough, and very niceHer insightful advice and open house helped us get top-dollar for our house (above asking price).  She went the extra mile for us time and time again when we were out of town and could not look after our property.

 

Thank you for all your help.

 

Jennifer P

 

When dealing with matters of Real Estate, I highly recommend that you consider retaining Catherine Marcy.

 

I found her to be an honest, motivated, and knowledgeable Realtor.  She monitored and guided the sale of my property to a profitable, worry- free conclusion.

 

Thank you Catherine.

 

Richard Muhleck

 

Catherine,  it was a pleasure working with you. 

 

You made what can be a difficult process - very simple.  You and your team made the difference and the sale of our house was worry free and very profitable.  From start to finish the whole process was seamless.

 

You sold the house in just a few days at a price of more than we were asking. My wife and I could not be more pleased.  Thank you for your efforts.

 

Tom & Betty L

 

Thank you for all the hard work to help us find the perfect home.  It was an incredible adventure that you led us on. We are just amazed how you took your time with us, and very quickly figured out what we were looking for. You were so patient, available day and night to answer our questions, and always gave us all the time we needed.

 

You were outstanding in the negotiation process, as you negotiated the absolute best price for us. How amazing.... you even negotiated the free near new washer, dryer, patio furniture, etc.  You worked tirelessly every step of the way and helped us through all the piles of paper work right up to the closing and getting us the keys.

 

The experience was the very best and we know we have made a wonderful new friend in you. We are so excited to be moving in our new home.  We will certainly recommend you to anyone who wants to sell or by a house, because we know you will do the best job for them in finding them the perfect home.

 

Dick and Pat Olsen

 

Catherine is an outstanding real estate agent and I was extremely impressed with her caring and personable demeanor.  She handled all the details of both the sale of my condo and the purchase of my new home in an efficient, and trustworthy manner.

 

Her advice concerning the price, the probate attorney, the negotiations, and her knowledge of the entire process was spot on.  Catherine is responsive to calls, questions, and is always available for necessary clarification.  I have used other agents but none gave me the service Catherine did.

 

Catherine made the entire process pleasant and fun!  I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an informed, honest, and professional realtor.

 

S Horton

 

 

 

Catherine was recommended to me by the president of our HOA and I could not have been more pleased with her professional performance.

 

Her advice, from setting the price to suggesting the staging resulted in a quick sale and an efficient hassle-free closing.

Being an out-of-town owner, I can attest to her easy accessibility via phone and email; her responses were always prompt and no question left unanswered.  I was especially appreciative that she handled many of the small details which I had expected might need my personal attention and require me to make a few trips to Palm Springs. 

 

She exceeded my expectations in every way and I would not hesitate to recommend her for any buying or selling situation.

 

Jim Smith

 

It was our distinct pleasure to work with Catherine Marcy.  Her enthusiasm was infectious making a long process enjoyable.  We wish to thank her for her outstanding tenacity in finding us a home and making each outing fun! 

 

The level of her effort was amazing.  She is extremely knowledgeable and at the top of her profession.  Despite the long term nature of the sale, due to our move from back East, her enthusiasm never wavered nor did her belief that we would find the right home.  She made it happen. 

 

John and Connie Shimek
 

 

We have been buying and selling real estate for a number of years and have met with and used different Realtors. Of all the different Realtors we have dealt with, Catherine has out-performed all of them. She has always had our interest and property at the top of her list of priorities. Even when we had property that had to be managed, she took care of all the problems, whether it was small or large; and kept us informed. If we had a question, she answered it and if she could not answer it, she researched it until she found the answer.

She is a professional. I would use her again and will refer her. You can not go wrong  with Catherine Marcy.

 

Steve Belschner

 

 

We highly recommend Catherine Marcy for all your real estate needs no matter which side of the transaction you may be on.

 

Jeff and DeeAnn Benedict

 

 

Catherine has shown that she is very versatile in handling different tasks and she shows that she really cares about our property. We have found Catherine to be very professional and are looking forward to a longtime working relationship. We highly recommend her for anyone seeking real estate in the Palm Springs area.

 

Larry and Catherine Santa Maria

 

 

Catherine is a true professional of the highest caliber, she is articulate, dependable, creative, efficient, and basically excellent. I believe Catherine is a true invaluable asset to the real estate business. I always recommend her to people I know.

 

Chrisanne Brown

 

 

Catherine Marcy worked harder for me than any other Realtor has ever done, believe me. I've seen them all. Catherine is the most reliable agent I could ever recommend to anyone interested in buying or selling their property. She knows the business inside and out and takes the time with her clients to prepare them for the best deal possible.

 

Richard W. Partridge

 

 

In dealing with Catherine, my wife and I found her to be highly competent, absolutely professional, possessing great communication skills, yet at the same time always being able to pay attention to detail. Her competent skills speak for themselves.

 

James A. & Janet B. Cesna

 

 

We have dealt with purchasing and selling property before and we were so impressed and satisfied with Catherine's work which went beyond the call of duty. We sincerely appreciate all her extraordinary efforts on our behalf to accomplish the sale of our property.

 

We had been unable to sell the property in spite of 9 months of public exposure until we decided to contract with Catherine as our agent.We would highly recommend Catherine Marcy to anyone who is looking for an energetic, professional reprsentative that achieves results.

 

Carol Jones & Howard Brand 

 

 

We contacted Catherine Marcy, after six months of frustration with our home listing through another Realtor. 

Following an initial meeting and tour of the property, Catherine reviewed with us the marketing prospectus for the home.  We agreed with her recommendations concerning the price and very soon after the initial listings, the home was sold. Catherine was instrumental in coordinating the final improvements needed to complete the deal and she constantly kept us informed of the progress of the sale, by phone and email.  This was a particularly labor intensive sales transaction for her to coordinate, since the buyer was in Nevada and we were 160 miles away from Palm Springs, to the North.

Catherine took the initiative to complete the "behind the scenes" details, often overlooked or left up to the seller.  This is exactly what made Catherine the perfect realtor for us.  We couldn't be happier.

We would highly recommend that you contact Catherine Marcy, if you intend to buy or sell a home in the Palm Springs area.

 

Bonnie Verhoeff & Jeff Malgren

 

 

Thank you so much, Catherine, for your help with the purchase of our vacation home.  You took the time to get to know us and understand what we were looking for. 

We are probably some of the more discriminating buyers and your patience and experience landed us the best deal.  We appreciate the research of the neighborhoods we were interested in, that helped us make a prudent decision in getting our home.  Thank you for taking the extra effort in mailing our keys and a list of services we may need for our home. 

We would definitely recommend you to our family and friends should there be interest in buying a home in the Coachella Valley.

You made us feel welcome in the area and we had a great buying experience.  

 

Ren and Kerrie

 

 

Thank you for everything you did to help me with the purchase my new condo.  You were so patient and helpful when I was trying to decide what to do about the counter offers.  I strongly believe you gave me good sound recommendations which I needed so badly since I am not from the area.

I never felt like I was just a "sale" but that you cared.  You cared so much you even reminded me to have the utilities turned on and gave me the numbers to call.  Your personal follow-up after I got my keys was a pleasant surprise. I have already given your card out to a couple of people I work with and you can be sure I will continue to refer you to every one in the future.

You made this purchase an easy and convenient experience, thank you.

 

Lynn Patrick

 

 

Catherine, we wanted to thank you for all your help during the purchase of our home.

You were very patient, persistent, and determined through out the delays and lender issues.  Without your help, who knows what would have happened.

We will recommend you to our family and friends.  You did a terrific job for us and we could not be happier with your service.  We appreciate your attention and dedication.  You handled everything professionally and personally.

 

Yehonala and Hector Haro

 

 

We first met Catherine in November, when we visited California and she took us around for a day looking in several areas of the desert.  At that time we did not find exactly what we were looking for, but Catherine stayed in touch with us.  

 In May, we began our search again and Catherine worked with us long distance because we live in Montana.  She did a lot of legwork and she was our eyes out there looking for homes for us in Mission Lakes Country Club.  This time we found a nice home.

Catherine helped us handle the purchase through the mail and everything went smoothly.  Working with Catherine made buying a home long distance much easier. 

 We would encourage others to call her for help with real estate.

 

Conrad and Judy Miller

 

 

 Catherine, thank you so much for all your hard work, your promptness, your efficiency and the guiding phone calls in regards to the sale of our condo.  I had no idea that a California property transfer involved so many details. 

You made it so easy for my son and I, particularly at this downturn in the economy -  and at a distance too.  We had nothing to do but sign papers and return them.  You did all the work and for that we are very grateful. 

 Thank you, above all, for your warmth and friendliness at a difficult time for us. Of course we will leave our strongest recommendation with our friends in the complex. You know you will always be welcome at our little UK island home.

 

Maureen Wlaschin

 

 

Catherine, I cannot tell you how happy I was to have you as my Realtor.

 The process of searching for "just the right" home is a very trying experience, but you made it painless.

 You were very flexible with your time in trying to arrange everything for our convenience since we were driving back and forth to Big Bear.  I know my Mom's health issues made this selling, buying, moving process a lot longer than normal, but I greatly appreciate your patience.

If any of our friends find the need for a Realtor,  you will be our recommended choice!

 

Lynn Okerblom