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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Northwest Akron, Akron, OH.
Very knowledgeable and able to understand our aims and goals. Very personable, friendly, and responsive. My wife and I were able to be very honest about concerns and felt that Catherine was working with us, not just trying to sell something to us.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Fairlawn, OH.
We hired Catherine in March because we knew she was a producer who could move houses, and we needed to move by the end of July! Catherine scheduled an appointment within a few days, came and looked at our house, provided us with comparables, provided us with a strategy, and got the process rolling! Within a few days we were appropriately priced, our house was on the market and on its way to the MLS with great pictures, and agents with buyers were knocking!
Catherine knows the Greater Akron market. She knows each neighborhood's strengths and weaknesses, and knows how to try to set your house apart so that the right people see it.
Her greatest strength is remaining calm when her clients get emotional. When one buyer walked away and we freaked out, Catherine kept us focused and reassured us that the right buyer was out there, and she'd put the listing back up and help us find them. Within a week or two, we were under contract again and on our way!
Catherine is great during negotiations. She provides you with the facts, asks you what you want to do, and provides professional feedback if she feels you're making a mistake or pushing too hard (or too little), based on her years of expertise.
She's a busy lady, with plenty of clients, so don't expect instant responses. When she's with a client, they get her full attention, which is the way it should be. She'll always get back to you though, it just may not be instantly. Just including this for "setting expectation's" sake for future clients. If you need an instant text back, she may not be for you. But if you need your home sold, she's the one to go to!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Northwest Akron, Akron, OH.
The level of professionalism the Catherine Haller Team has is amazing. They know what the market is looking for, and worked with me to make sure my house met those needs. They politely let me know where my style decisions in the house could slow down a sale, and when I listened they were right. The communication was complete, I received every advertisement of my house, I received every feedback from showings (good and bad), and I got answers when other Realtor dismissed my questions. When I finally got offers on my house, they walked me through the good and bad of each and worked with me to get the best closing price. They even showed up at the title agency when I signed the papers, just in case I had other questions. A professional service, from a professional group of people. I consider myself lucky to have found them; and I look forward to working with them to find land for my next home!
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Acme, Sharon Center, OH 44281
I worked with this realtor in 2009 to purchase a lot for build. I brought my feelings of dissatisfaction of her performance (unresponsive, late for showings, not following up with what she said she would do) to her attention on two different occasions and was met with a lot of excuses and defensiveness. I also felt she pressured me to commit to a deal that was not in my best interest but would have netted her a sale. I opted to discontinue the agency relationship and am much better off for having done so. My personal opinion is that she lacked integrity. Also, any sales person who constantly reminds a client how many hours she's clocked without getting paid is incredibly unprofessional. That is something that is ok to vent with colleagues and friends, but never to the client! And finally, some of the five star reviews below sound and look suspiciously like her own style of writing.
Response from Catherine on 12/11/2013
Hmm...there are 2 sides to every story, of course. Let's think logically about this and not base our comments on emotion, shall we? First of all, someone with poor 'responsiveness' does not make it to the Top 1% of their industry in the Nation -it just doesn't happen. And someone who sells over 100 houses a YEAR probably doesn't need to pressure anyone in to taking ANY deal or post reviews. She was probably right about a deal you should have taken. It's a bit vengeful that you're posting NOW about something from 2009.I doubt you have ever been in sales, Tiffany. Honestly, if someone reminds you of how much time they've investing in working for you, you've probably abused them and they're just trying to politely remind you that they expect to be compensated for their expertise-instead of finding out from a developer that you wanted to buy their lot at a cheaper price by not honoring the relationship.Personally, I would rather have fewer dollars in my pocket, but still have my integrity.
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2013 in Kenmore, Akron, OH.
I was previously with a realtor that was all about promises, promises he never delivered. He preached expertise, that sent me in the wrong directions.
After being fed up, I switched to Catherine, and what a RELIEF. Catherine was absolutely everything I could have asked for. She gave me objective advice, that wasn't based on increasing her bottom line, helped me see the market for what it is, and helped me come to a conclusion that cut her paycheck considerably (renting instead of selling until the market stabilitzed), but didn't put me into a difficult place. After making the switch, she had 4 interested tenants within 2 weeks, at the rate I was hoping to get. You can't argue with those kind of results. I ended up with a tenant I believe will be great, and I look forward to working with her again when that time comes.
I could not be happier with Catherine, and I would say the same for anyone considering using her or her team.
Property manage a Single Family home in Fairlawn, OH.
Catherine was an angel sent from heaven! Truly! In the midst of my relocation to the west coast and what I thought was a good tenant in my house with a one year lease ... a total fiasco unfolded. I was then referred to a property management company that became nightmare #2. I was then referred to Catherine ... thank goodness. With a frantic potential client, 2,800 miles away, Catherine asked the pertinent questions, gave all the answers in a very timely and professional manner and handled everything from 2,800 miles away. Thank goodness for technology. She has not only eased my mind, but was able to secure FABULOUS tenants and acts as the direct point of contact in my absence. All day to day and/or "bigger" issues are dealt with by her and her staff and I am kept in the loop. Catherine is an an amazing individual and a true professional. I would highly recommend her for any and all my (or anyone else's) real estate needs. Thank you Catherine! You truly are heaven sent!
Catherine sold my fiance and I our first home a few years ago. It was a very stressful process. I am not sure we knew what we were getting into. Catherine made sure we knew exactly what was going to happen, before it even happened. I respect her now more than ever because she just sold our home and is now working to help us find another home. She has a Team of agents that are on call so you NEVER have to worry about waiting. Reading these other reviews reminds me of when Catherine and I first started searching for a home for my family. At times, I thought that this woman is too blunt, but in the end, her knowledge and expertise in the art of negotiation, helped us get our former home at a fantastic value, well below the sales price!!! You have to Trust the professional that you hire because they can see the bigger picture, which is the best value in a market that changes daily. I highly recommend working with this Team of experienced Professionals, you will not be sorry!
Showed home in 2012 in Highland Square, Akron, OH 44302.
Catherine showed my spouse and I a house in West Akron. She was very knowledgable about the community. She also knew alot about the house she was showing. Although she wasn't our agent we enjoyed our experience with her
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Greensburg, Green, OH 44232
Tried to get this realtor to assess, price, and put my house on the market. Had a long talk with her about the process, was supposed to hear back within the week to make an appointment to start the selling process, and NEVER heard back. Got a new realtor who returns calls promptly...my house sold quickly and I would NOT recommend her. So unprofessional...
Response from Catherine on 05/15/2012
There's definitely more to this story. A couple things are in play here, so let's address it head on. You contact an expert whom you hadn't actually hired yet, expect her to take time to give you FREE advice (which she did), then call her unprofessional for not jumping on you afterwards...sounds like a person of integrity to me and EXACTLY who I'd hire. A high performing individual in her field who knows the value of her skillset and time. Truth be told-you could have reached her via 3 phone numbers, email, online via her websites, or by seeing her at her office that is open 7 DAYS a week. Do YOU know how to contact someone when you're comfortable and ready to move forward? Do you like pushy people? Of course not. Its amazing you couldn't contact her, yet you have time to post a review. A wise man once told me "Sometimes the BEST business deal you make is the one you DON'T make." It seems that was the case here...looks like she was wise on this instance and saw this coming a mile away.