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.
Catherine is an exceptionally good realtor...in fact, the best! I am an out of state buyer and could not have done this without her. She took us through the process with NO problems. She is so knowledgeable and gets back to you very promptly. She gave us her full attention(not on cell phone like most do) when we were out with her. She was never late for appts and showed us points of interest along the way. She took care of everything! She has a great personality and made this process go smoothly. Even after closing, she is still in contact because we haven't yet moved in. She is checking our home often and even sending us some more photos of our new home!!! PLEASE..give this lady a call..you won't be sorry...she is one of a kind!
Unbelievably amazing! Catherine is the most responsive realtor I've ever worked with. I've worked with quite a few realtors in the past. She gets back to me almost immediately on every issue. Extremely personable and willing to go the extra mile to ensure my satisfaction. She made me feel like an important buyer at all times. I've had realtors react as if I was wasting their time going house shopping just to see and not buy... Not Catherine. She took her time and scrutinized homes that were not the way I liked them. She didn't try to push a subpar home on me. Because of her, I passed up a deal to buy a 2 story home and am extremely thankful I did!!! She was able to find me a newer 2 story within my budget that had EVERYTHING I wanted! I bough the home and Carherine "held my hand" the entire way. Absolutely awesome!
I had a very good experience with Catherine Sage as my realtor. She was honest and up front about the process and knew the local market very well. For example she explained early on the issues surrounding independent appraisals in the area and sure enough we encountered an appraisal value lower than what the we had negotiated with the buyer. She correctly predicted a year earlier that the home prices in the area would not allows us to sell and recover our investment. So we sat on the property and waited for a good time to sell. The next time I contacted her she was right on the money regarding market value for the home.
My husband and I worked closely with Catherine for months via email, phone, internet from Pennsylvania. By the time we actually met face to face we felt we had already made a friend. We flew to Florida and only had a week - Catherine knew what we were looking for which made our viewings easy. Everything fell into place nicely and by the time we returned home to PA we were done! She helped arrange inspection, property manager, local utilities, etc. Catherine is professional, knowledgeable, she has a network of professionals to call upon, she has a good business head and she is a people person! We look forward to visiting with Catherine every time we return to our "new home" in Lehigh Acres, FL. Thank you Catherine!
My wife and I found Catherine to be very detailed and prepared.
Catherine was able to help us (not sell us) find a home that was perfect. Her ability to listen to our needs and her understanding of the market was so beneficial. If we ever have a need for a realtor in the future, we would absolutely call Catherine first!
Catherine Sage is an amazing Agent, and I would highly recommend her to any home buyer! Cathering spent hours upon hours looking at houses, searching and locating homes that fit our criteria, dealing with our picky nature, and making the experience remarkable! She worked with us well outside of normal business hours, including long weekends and even placing our first bid after 9pm at night! She was thoughtful and caring through the entire process, and remained patient and wonderful through the whole event! Work with this fantastic lady, and your home buying experience will be a complete pleasure!