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Let me start off by saying that none of these reviews even shed a glimmer of light on how truly astounding Catherine is. Catherine worked with my husband and me for almost a year and a half while we looked for a house! If I had to put a number on it, we probably looked at 100+ homes. That being said, it was not by any means Catherine’s fault that we were looking for this long, or at that many; we’re very picky people and we wanted to find the perfect, historic fixer-upper (if there ever was one) on the market. We had four Lafayette realtors before her and I was almost at my breaking point with house-hunting. Much to my relief, we met Catherine and we fell in love with her passion immediately.
We had house-showings with her almost routinely, sometimes looking at a house two and three times over. During this time, Catherine got to know us very well. She knew exactly what we were looking for and would give us advice on each house based on our styles and needs. Due to my husband’s work schedule we were frantically setting up showings, but she pulled them through every time; almost always at a moment’s notice and sometimes only a few hours ahead of time.
When it came down to buying, it seemed as though my husband and I were making our decision an hour too late. Every. Time. But she stuck it out with us; every bid, every loss, every pull-out.
After what seemed like forever, we found a house. Catherine was just as excited about this house as we were; she invests herself in her clients so much deeper than other realtors you’ll find. As soon as we walked up to the house I knew I wanted it. Everything about this house was perfect. She wrote up a bid for us and we went back and forth with the seller a few times, but Catherine held our bid strong and they accepted! Now it’s time for the hard part: closing. The seller of our house was a complete pain in the rear to be honest. When Catherine sent our agreement, the seller countered with a 60-page agreement saying the exact same thing, in her own words. This seemed to be a recurring theme, but Catherine didn’t break her professional attitude even once and took care of every last detail for us. It was so stress-free that we barely felt like we were buying a house!
We experienced terrible realtors so that you, as a buyer or a seller, don’t have to. Trust me when I say that Catherine is THE best realtor hands-down.
We recently sold our home in a short period of time with Catherine and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home or property. She was very professional throughout and responded immediately to all of our calls, text messages and emails, even when she was on a very short vacation with her family! We are very satisfied with the entire process of selling our home through Catherine.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Lafayette, IN.
Great Customer service!! Helpful and had great ideas! Catherine worked hard to find the right buyer for our unique property. she helped us find the best house for us and helped to get us a great price!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in West Lafayette, IN.
Catherine handled the sale of my house. She was stellar---she exceeded my highest expectations. Since I do not know the real estate market and since this was the first time I was selling a house, I relied on her for advice on all aspects of the process, including pricing. Before hiring her, I interviewed several other real estate agents. In the end, the amount for which my house was sold was higher than the initial listing price proposed by other agents---and Catherine managed to get it done in under four months total time from listing to closing. I was away for most of this time, and Catherine handled everything. When the eventual buyer demanded improvements and wouldn't settle for a reduced sale price, Catherine supervised the required improvements. There were several other difficulties caused by the buyer which Catherine handled with grace and to my complete satisfaction. Throughout the entire process---listing, showing, inspection, negotiations with the buyer, repairs, preparation for closing, Catherine was always helpful and very responsive---all my emails and text messages would be answered very quickly, regardless of the hours or whether it was during a weekday or weekend. I would recommend Catherine in the strongest possible terms.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $100K in Lafayette, IN.
A consummate professional in every way, Catherine Yeoman is the only local realtor that I recommend with full faith and confidence. Her breadth of knowledge and her willingness to go FAR above and beyond the standard expectations classify her as not only our favorite realtor, but more importantly a trusted friend and resource whenever we have a real estate question.
Catherine has helped our family with buying, selling and even a contract purchase on five real estate transactions over the past six years. Prior to meeting Catherine we did work with a few other local realtors on a home sale and the lack of communication was maddening. Once Catherine came along, we realized just how important it is to work with someone in whom you can put your trust. She always delivered incredible service with clearly communicated information!
Some families have an accountant or attorney on speed dial~ we have Catherine. If you are looking for a local realtor, give her a call or send her an email. You will be so thankful that you saved yourself from what could be a revolving door of real estate agents to represent you in your home buying and selling process.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Lafayette, IN.
Catherine is a true professional and you can count on her attention to detail and hard work to get your house sold. Our market time was only 5 days! She is always available and will put in the extra time and effort to ensure a flawless sale. Catherine is the only realtor I would recommend! We could not be more impressed and thankful.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Lafayette, IN.
We had the best experience with Catherine, she was recommended to us by many people who had nothing but great things to say about her. Catherine listened to our needs and definitely helped us make the best choice. This was our first time buying and we are in a house that is beyond anything we could have dreamed of. Catherine is personable, knowledgeable and she has great relationships with people in town who one comes in contact with when buying a house. We are so thankful for her and have been recommending her to everyone we come in contact with, even if they are not buying!:)
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in West Lafayette, IN.
Catherine was extremely professional during the whole process of the purchase of our new house. She was actually the real estate agent for the house owner. She was very flexible showing the house to us and we could tell she was very knowledgeable when she answered questions about the house and the procedures of buying the house. We decided not to get our own real estate agent, but to use Catherine as our agent. She was extremely fair and honest in the price negotiation of the house. She was helpful in identifying minor problems with the house and then obtaining reliable repair and service personnel to quickly fix all of the problems. She negotiated for the house owner to provide us with a house insurace policy that would cover any problems with the house that might incur during the first year that we owned the house. Catherine communicated with us continuously and kept us informed through the whole house-buying process. She was at closing with us and was very informed of all the legal requirements of purchasing a home. She made the process of buying our house an exciting, fun, and enjoyable process. We recommend Catherine to all the persons that we know who are thinking of buying a house.
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 in Lafayette, IN.
We purchased a home through Catherine and were extremely impressed with her knowledge and professionalism. She persevered through difficult negotiations, caught errors on the closing documents and even helped us when an 'after purchase' issue arose. I highly recommend her for anyone buying or selling a home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $125K in Lafayette, IN.
Catherine Yeoman is the best realtor we have ever worked with. A true expert in her field. We couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, honest, professional, and patient realtor. Catherine not only listed our home which she successfully sold a few months back, but has been working with us for the past 8-9 months to help us find our "forever" home. We just recently found that home and with Catherines excellent advice, our first offer was accepted. We are now weeks away from closing on our "forever" home!!