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cbennison
Real estate agent (28 years experience)
1 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Commercial R.E.

 
- Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2012 - user4341782
Sold a home in 2010.
To whom it may concern: Working with Catherine has been a voyage in discovery, as we watched her talents unfold in guiding us through the unfamiliar process of selling our house. When I originally approached Catherine to be our real estate agent, what was uppermost in my mind was that I had always liked what I’d seen of her, and that as a member of the neighborhood, it would be in her interest to see that she got a good price for the house. Our initial interview with Catherine quickly made it clear that Catherine had a powerful financial background. This was to become an outstanding feature of our relationship: Catherine was able to analyze offers in a way that we could not, she could identify their strengths and weaknesses, explain the stipulations and clauses put in, help us to frame counteroffers, in short, lead us gently and safely through a world that was to us mysterious, confusing, even frightening. Her documentation was moreover always impeccable, carefully thought through and laid out for each interview. Once we had agreed to work together, the first task was to declutter a very crowded household. Catherine was prompt to highlight aspects of our furnishings that would underscore the home’s personality and assist in its sale, and she made helpful suggestions as to how to dispose of the excess. Once the clearance had begun she was expert at redesigning the layout of the furniture. The living area took on a new life, the house began to work in a way that it never had before. Rooms that had looked inward now swept the eye of the beholder out towards the view over the sea. An entrance hall that had been dead became a gracious area of welcome. Under her direction the house became exciting and alive. No such process ever goes forward without obstacles, and Catherine proved able at taking setbacks in her stride, suggesting alternatives, keeping the ball rolling in a positive direction. She was supportive, motherly yet friendly, calm and efficient, never pushing, always encouraging, always there when needed. Catherine, it turns out, does not stand alone in putting her services on the line. She is part of a bigger team, as we discovered, with her husband providing skilled carpentry services and an army of tradesman at her beck and call, all of whom come promptly, and under Catherine’s exacting supervision rendering excellent service. Catherine thus combines a rare spectrum of talents that make her an ideal realtor. We are very proud that in these difficult financial times we have through her efforts succeeded in attracting an array of favorable offers and have achieved the best possible market price for the property that we have loved so much. Lenore Fischer
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09/18/2012 - user03567385
Sold a home in 2011.
Dear Catherine, Now that we are finally moved in – at least most of the boxes are unpacked – we have a moment to write. We want to let you know how much we appreciate all the work that you did to help us move to San Pedro. From the beginning you listened to us and showed us homes you felt fit our needs. When things turned difficult on two different properties, you stepped in and let us know our options – always keeping our needs first. You went above and beyond when our home completed escrow and we had nowhere to go – you made reservations for us at the Doubletree in San Pedro…even making sure we could have our dogs with us. You made sure we were always informed and you had answers whenever we had questions. I can’t imagine how we would have survived without you. All your help and support made our move much easier. Roger and Catherine Thornton
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09/12/2012 - user0588443
Sold a home in 2012.
Catherine knows the area, and is aggressive. The buyer's realtor was incompetent and irritating, and Catherine shielded us from her ridiculous requests. Catherine should have set a date to accept bids, but that was a minor mistake, since our offer was very near the asking price anyhow, and we abhor open houses and wanted to sell quickly. Our house had only one open house and was sold the following day. We had a 45 day escrow that closed on time. Catherine stayed on top of everything the entire time.
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Keller Williams-Los Angeles Harbor
28901 S. Western Ave. CA 90275 #101
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
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(310) 707-2162Click to view
 
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04/03/2007