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Cathy Mayo Kahn
Realtor, MRP, CDPE, ASP, ABR, SRES, Licensed in Virginia (11 years experience)
2 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale

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Hello, I'm  a local native of Virginia Beach, VA in the Hampton Roads Area. I serve the real estate markets of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News, Virginia.

As a local native of Virginia Beach, VA, let me guide you every step of the way. I have the knowledge and experience to bullet proof your real estate transaction.

Smart negotiator specializing in residential listings, short sales, military relocations, and corporate RELO Listings|Sales relocation. 

I have also earned my Accredited Staging Professional (R) Real Estate Designation, so I can help you Stage(R), and  prepare your home for sale.

As a spouse of a retired Navy F-14 RIO, I understand the pressures our military families are under with the current market conditions.  I can assist you with relocating to our area, or selling your home in a tough market.  I have also assisted 5 active/retired military personnel in selling their home in a short sale situation.  If you bought in our market and now are facing a change of duty station and find yourself underwater, there is an alternative to foreclosure.  Visit my website, http://www.agent757shortsales.com for more information.

HRAA Circle of Excellence Award Winners-Team Bronze 2005, 2007.

Visit http://www.agent757homesearch.com , which is also mobile ready, to search for homes in the Hampton Roads area or to receive a free home value report.

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Cathy Mayo Kahn
Licensed In Virginia
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Past Sales (17 all-time)
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12/18/2013
$136,500
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11/20/2013
$129,000
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07/30/2013
$315,000
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07/05/2013
$205,000
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05/23/2013
$270,000
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    Ratings & Reviews
    - Highly likely to recommend
    03/15/2014 - straitrp
    Sold a Miscellaneous home in 2011 in Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, VA.
    I have worked with Cathy to purchase two homes and sell one and each experience went exceedingly well. I could not have been more pleased with the service she provided. She is an extremely responsive, tireless worker who always kept my best interests in mind and guided me toward three highly successful transactions. She handled the purchase and sale of my primary residence in 2004 and again with a purchase of a rental property in 2011.  MoreLess
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    Response from Cathy Mayo on 03/17/2014
    Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure to serve you!

     

    - Highly likely to recommend
    06/30/2013 - suzanne.spence
    Sold a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Alanton, Virginia Beach, VA.
    Although Cathy is my sister, she went way above what a realtor would do. Before we even began, she had all the marketing research completed and presented it to me in a very professional manner. She was able to answer any question I had about what I may face in today's current market situation so I was able to anticipate what I was expected to do. I thought my house was beautifully staged but not until she came in and totally transformed it. She has an eye for color and design. Her knowledge and experience with the local market priced my home just right so that it sold in 10 days. My existing roof became a problem during the inspection stage. Cathy went down to the City to speak with the inspector and set up all of my repairs. Due to my workload, I was not able to take off work so Cathy sat at my house while the Contractors were making repairs to ensure they were done correctly. She made a very stressful situation so much easier on me - she has done this for all of her clients. I highly recommend her not only for her extensive knowledge and experience but also for her heart - she really cares for her clients well being and success. Thank you Cathy!  MoreLess
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    03/31/2013 - user6370435
    Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Mears Corner, Virginia Beach, VA.
    Estate home sales are notorious for leaving money on the table as heirs seek to cash out quickly and potential buyers work to get a steal of a price. In selling my father’s home, I faced this reality and the added challenge of putting my father’s home on the market while living four hours away with a busy job, which limited my opportunity to get to Virginia Beach. I had heard from family and friends who had sold homes over the years many stories of over promises, missed expectations and just bungled attempts to sell their homes, and so I wasn’t looking forward to the task.

    With this challenge in mind, I contacted Cathy Mayo Kahn, a real estate agent and old friend whom I had not seen in over thirty years, for some guidance. Even though I knew Cathy from high school years, she took nothing for granted and approached our relationship very professionally. Before I signed with her, she had overviewed her experience as an agent in assessing the value of a home, identifying the best way to extract value from it and formulating a thorough, proposed marketing plan (while also being sensitive to the fact that it was my late father’s home).

    Cathy started with a careful assessment of the market and comparable houses in the surrounding neighborhoods to provide me with a realistic basis for the house’s likely sales price. I appreciated this quite a bit since I was not that familiar with home sales in the area and wanted to avoid unrealistic expectations of what the house was worth, especially if I was to invest in some upgrades, as Cathy had advised.

    A key aspect of Cathy’s proposal was to encourage select updates to the home that would both increase its sale value and reduce its time on the market. As I was to later find out, her plan met both needs extremely well. Of course, I was not in town to manage these upgrades, but Cathy had a plan for this. She used her extensive contacts in the real estate community to identify the right individual to help upgrade and stage the house. In addition, Cathy managed other contractors and service providers on a number of additional improvements and corrections. I didn’t realize that one could count on a real estate agent for such service—and I expect that, in many cases, one cannot. But Cathy regularly advised me that this was her job and expertise. And she brought to these efforts a wide circle of contacts to handle the many assorted needs—home inspectors, termite inspectors, French drain installers, fence builders, to name a few. What’s more, Cathy regularly demonstrated that I was the customer and no service provider was going to get preferential treatment. Were I to take these steps from my home in northern Virginia, it would have easily extended the timeline and put the house’s sale in jeopardy in missing the peak selling season.

    As we approached Cathy’s deadline to put the house on the market, Cathy quickly addressed a number of last-minute items that helped to place the house in the best light. And as the house went onto the market, Cathy began to put into place her multi-pronged marketing strategy to garner attention in so many different channels than I knew existed—including a strong social media plan which would best appeal to likely home buyers in the price range.

    Unfortunately for Cathy’s sweeping marketing plan, we began receiving good offers right away, which negated the need for much additional marketing. Still, she insisted on launching additional marketing to increase exposure while I considered the various offers. We received the final offer that I was to accept within two weeks of the house’s listing. This compared with an average listing time in the neighborhood of six months. So, while I was elated with how quickly the house sold, I felt a tinge of guilt that Cathy hadn’t been able to completely display her marketing talents. But it was comforting that she had them in reserve if needed.

    The house’s final selling price was about 150% over what I initially was offered for the home before making the updates and, factoring in the investment in the updates, was still over 100% of the pre-update offers. And, by the way, this sales price matched within two percent of Cathy’s original appraisal. Also, as mentioned, the time between my engaging Cathy and the home’s final sale was several months less than the average time on market for nearby houses—including the time spent on upgrades.

    All in all, I would say Cathy exceeded by a large measure my anticipated experience in selling the house—I made many fewer trips to Virginia Beach and needed to address fewer issues from afar, and the house sold much more quickly and at a much higher price than had I attempted to sell it myself or, I suspect, had used another agent.

    I believe we offered a nicely updated home to the buyers at a reasonable market price while significantly increasing the value that my family received for the house and in likely lesser
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    Cathy Mayo Kahn
    Address:
    The Real Estate Group, LLC
    401 N. Great Neck Road, Ste 126
    Virginia Beach, VA  23454
    Phone:
    (757) 918-8075
    Cell:
    (757) 918-7714
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