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Cathy Lacy
Real Estate Professional (22 years experience)
8 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Staging, Home Building

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TO BUYERS AND SELLERS

How I Make a Difference For You:

The process of looking for a home is just as important as finally finding the perfect one. And for that process, you need a guide – whether you are a buyer or a seller – to steer you through that maze. You need to get closer than the photos on the internet and get into the houses themselves to see what they feel like. I am always excited to be that guide.

I believe that a good buyer's agent should have the buyer's interest at heart, and I do. I want to help you narrow down what you want in a home, and find one that you can live in for years to come. I will provide accurate information about neighborhoods and markets, and extensive house evaluations.

I believe that a a seller's agent should give the listing a presence and appeal in order to reach a wide range of buyers, and I do. I will walk you through the steps necessary to bring your house to the market. I will use a variety of networks to showcase your home so that the audience is never limited.   

Why Choose Me:

It's more than just, "I sell you a house". When I work with clients, we work together and we build relationships, and it doesn't end when a house sells or a purchase is made. When that last signature is penned, we still have a connection because we've invested a lot of time with each other, we've learned a lot about each other, and we've enjoyed it. I bring old clients vegetables. I get referred to past client's co-workers, friends, and even their children, because I've been doing this long enough, and keeping in touch with people long enough, that I'm onto the second generation.

Honestly, I love this job. And I love looking at houses. There couldn't be a better job designed for what I enjoy. Houses are so unique; there are no two the same. And I don't know if it stems from nosiness to see what's inside, or intrigue to marvel at a design layout, or appreciation for the quirky amenities people create, but taking you out to look at houses, and seeing the variety that exist, is what I enjoy most. Well, second most. Finding the house that you will call home comes first. And it's always exciting, like finding the first flower in spring, to see what house that will be.

And, while I do stay in touch with clients, and I do run into them throughout Madison, I have to admit, sometimes I won't remember every name. But, 100% of the time, I can remember the house.

Some Facts:

  • Each year, I am consistently in the top 2% of Dane County area listing agents.
  • I have 100% customer satisfaction for the past 21 years.
  • I have a successful record of helping first-time home buyers.

Professional Designations:

  • ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
  • GRI – Graduate of Real Estate Institute
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist

A Little Background On Me So You Know Where I Am Coming From:

I was raised in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and I moved to Madison to attend the University of Wisconsin. I studied political science, and was a few credits away from a degree in 1978 when I met my husband, Steve. Steve ran for the UW, and he became a member of both the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Teams. We were married and my adventures began. I traveled throughout Europe and the United States for Steve's national and international competitions. We made a home-base of over twenty years in McFarland where we raised three sons. From 1980-1992, we also built and designed over fifty homes in the Madison area. My passion and love for building and design led me to become a realtor in 1994, and I consistently enjoy helping people find that special place they can call home.

Steve and I have now been married for more than thirty years, and while our peak running years might be behind us, our adventure years are far from being over. Most recently, we built a home and developed a farm on seventy acres near Highland, Wisconsin. I have created a piece of gardening heaven for myself, and for my friends and clients who receive the literal fruits (and vegetables) of our labor. And as true Wisconsinites who take pride in a local pour, we have also begun planting hops and hope to soon begin brewing our own.

I have a passion and love for building and design, which is what motivates me to help clients find houses that will become homes. My extensive knowledge and experience in real estate, as well as with new construction, allows me to make the buying and selling processes smooth and fun. Finding the right home takes hard work, dedication, detailed follow-through, and above all, communication, and I enjoy every aspect.

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    07/11/2014
    $285,000
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    07/11/2014
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    05/14/2014
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    02/24/2014
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    02/04/2014
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      07/09/2013 - user1517393
      Bought a home in 2013.
      Very professional and timely with service/communication. Respected the buyer's needs and schedule.

      Great with follow up as well as sharing her expertise with real estate and the local housing market.
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      04/29/2013 - user0466377
      Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Meadowood, Madison, WI.
      My wife and I started looking at houses on our own. We looked at a number of houses with a quite a few different realtors. When we met Cathy, both my wife and I were very impressed by her and decided to have her represent us as our buyer's agent.

      Cathy has a wealth of experience in not only buying and selling homes, but also in construction and knowledge of the Madison area. Thanks to Cathy, my wife and I found a beautiful home within our price range and could not be more happy.  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      04/23/2013 - user8652519
      Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Bluff Acres, Madison, WI.
      We purchased our new home through Cathy, who also listed and sold our previous home. She did an outstanding job of keeping us informed of each step in the process, and was very responsive to our questions and requests for information.Cathy has excellent knowledge of Madison and the surrounding area, and her many years as a realtor were evident in her ability to negotiate our contracts and prepare us for the closing on both homes.

      Cathy helped immensely with her ideas and suggestions for getting our previous home ready for listing. Following her recommendations allowed us to sell our home in less than 6 months for a fair price. We highly recommend Cathy's services to others.
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      Cathy Lacy
      Address:
      Restaino and Associates
      26 Schroeder Court
      Madison, WI  53711
      Phone:
      (608) 620-7648
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      (608) 957-8627
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