Our association with Catherine Sage began with a phone call in the first week of March 2013. We had been constantly reviewing listings posted on Zillow for the Cape Coral, Ft Myers and Lehigh Acres areas for several months. We printed out approximately 30 listings, and armed with that information, drove 1158 miles to meet with Catherine. After looking at our very long list, she made arrangements to view a few of those homes based upon availability for showing and her schedule. The very first home we saw was in a gated community in Lehigh Acres. For those shopping for a new home you know what I mean when I say that a "home either speaks to you or it doesn't." Well, this home literally shouted out to us - buy me! This was on a Sunday and we couldn't do a thing until the following day. She arranged for a meeting with a local lender for Monday afternoon to purchase the home but we sadly had learned from Catherine that the house had just gone on contract that same day. We found another home in Cape Coral that again "spoke" to us. Unfortunately it had been constructed with Chinese dry wall so that was immediately scratched from our wish list. For the five days that we were there, Catherine impressed me beyond my wildest expectations as being the most courteous, informed and professional realtor that I have ever dealt with. Although disappointed in not finding a home, we were not daunted, knowing that we had a realtor that could we can and would trust. Fast forward the timeline to December of 2013. During those months between March-November 2013 Catherine and we stayed in touch either by email or phone asking for additional information and/or pictures of homes we found on Zillow. She would immediately respond within minutes or a couple of hours - never days! We again found a listing and I put my girlfriend of a flight to see this home. Catherine made arrangements to view the home immediately after my girlfriend's plane landed. Not being there Catherine took videos and electronically transmitted them to me back in Arkansas. Based upon those videos and inputs from both my girlfriend and Catherine, told Catherine to place a contract upon the home. Offer was accepted by the seller and we thought we had found our Florida "dream" home. However, the seller, who by the way lives in Germany, would not for some reason finalize the contract. After waiting two weeks for a response told Catherine to cancel the contract. Back to square one. That same day Catherine showed another home to my significant other half. Again she sent videos and a contract was drawn up, accepted and we closed on December 16th 2013. It is hard enough to purchase a home in a local area but compound that being 1158 miles away, not being able to walk through the home, having to deal with financing via internet, fax machines, phone calls and overnight mail Catherine made this as seamless as humanely is possible. I would and will recommend her services to anyone looking for a move to sunny Florida! Not only did we find an outstanding realtor we also found an outstanding friend. But the story continues: she has supplied us with references for some additional wiring requirements for installation of a fountain by the pool, recommendations for phone cell companies, internet and HD television hook-up. She goes well beyond the "call of duty". Catherine, you are truly a gift from heaven.