My succes in real estate: my professional and cultural experiences, personal relationships and expansive knowledge of the market. I combine personal attention, hard work, persistence and enthusiasm.
Get to know Catherine Krueger
REFERRALS ARE MY BEST COMPLIMENT! I believe in building a relationship with my clients and I understand it takes time. I do not like to be pressured and thus will never pressure my clients in any way. Real Estate for most people is their biggest investment and the whole process is at least very emotional and somewhat stressful. My role is to first educate my clients and then help them buy or sell their dream home. I continually network with the best in the business to gain market and industry knowledge so as to serve you best.
I am a California licensed and E-pro certified (Internet professional designation) realtor and thus could represent sellers or buyers anywhere in California. However, I specialize in the East Bay real estate market so if you are thinking of buying or selling a home outside the East Bay call me first and I will find you the best one to represent you in that transaction at no cost to you! That is part of my customer service. At the same time I will gladly accept referrals from out of town people relocating to the East Bay.
I was born and raised in France by my parents, both teachers in high school and community colleges in Orange and Nimes/Avignon and I have lived in the Berkeley area since 1994. I speak French, Italian and English fluently.
I have a sister in France who is a teacher (French and Italian) and a brother-in-law who is a teacher of economics. I also have many aunts and uncles and cousins in France, all in Provence.
My hobbies include spending time with my husband Sam and my daughters Elise and Audrey (see pictures in my family album), traveling, skiing and heli skiing, meditating.
I am planning on resuming my pottery class once my girls are older and easier to handle at night!!
I was the president of the Board of Directors of BAARC (Bay Area Animal Rescue Coalition) and a volunteer at the Berkeley Animal Shelter. I was the host of the TV show "Great Pets" on Channel 25 in Berkeley.
I previously taught at Bryn Mawr College and also published a book about World Affairs organizations in Northern California with the organization World Without War Council.
It is my dream to buy a castle in the South of France where I grew up and travel around the world to new places. The coat of arms featured above is that of my hometown, Brignoles VAR and in memory of my dear grandmother who spoke Provencal and French.
I love adventures! Real estate gives me the opportunity to experience extraordinary places, homes and people. I am forever grateful to all of you!
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I specialize in residential properties (single family homes, condos, townhouses, lot, duplexes, triplexes, multi-family properties), in El Cerrito CA, Berkeley CA, Kensington CA, Albany CA, Oakland CA, Piedmont CA and Richmond CA. If you're planning to sell your principal residence, investment property or land in the California East Bay real estate market, this FREE service is designed to help you establish its current market value. The East Bay Real Estate Market (Albany CA, Berkeley CA, El Cerrito CA, Kensington CA, Richmond View CA, Richmond Annex CA, Richmond North and East CA, El Sobrante CA, Pinole CA, San Pablo CA, Oakland CA and Piedmont CA) is full of homes for sale. Some will be short sales and foreclosures. Don't forget about all the special financing options available in the cities of Emeryville CA, Oakland CA, San Pablo CA and Hercules CA. Call Catherine Krueger for more details at 510-813-0970
Testimonials for Catherine Krueger
Terry Hatcher and Kit Baxter08/25/2014
I was amazed at Catherine's resourcefulness. Products and services for preparing our home to sell at prices I never imagined were possible and the work was performed and completed within days. Our home was sold within two weeks of listing. Her advice was so reliable and spot on. We really received the return on our home investment and more with a total of three over bids! We certainly would recommend Catherine to our friends and anyone contemplating buying and/or selling a home.
We found Catherine Krueger on Yelp, and I can't speak more highly of her professionalism, kindness, patience and accessibility. Catherine consistently made herself available to answer any and all of our questions, even while she was away with her mother in Tahoe! She helped us clarify what we really needed in a home, so that we felt empowered to make a truly informed decision while NEVER pressuring us to go beyond our financial limits.
After several negative experiences with high-pressure realtors in the Bay Area, we both felt such relief in working with Catherine. She brings personal integrity back into the real estate business. Thank you, Catherine!