I love being a real estate broker! I enjoy the constantly changing industry as it provides an endless opportunity to learn, espeically with technology. I have also met some amazing people and several of my clients have turned into close friends. I became a licensed broker in 1997, earned my GRI in 1999 and my CRS in 2000. I joined Keller Williams in 2008. In 2009, I launched a website specific to horse property buyers and sellers, and have a had a blast ever since working with equestrian clients.
Brief overview of how we help awesome horse owners buy and sell property in Oregon. It's our commercial!
Providing a smooth ride in real estate for horse owners.
I own horses, camp and trail ride.I use to show dressage. I own rural acreage so I understand the unique needs of acreage buyers and sellers first hand. Founder of Facebook.com/WVHorseOwners-currently over 2600 fans/likes- a page dedicated to keeping local horse owners in touch. Creator of HomesWithHorseSense.com, a website only for horse property buyers and sellers. Created "Buying Horse Property Trail Guide" a pdf handout to keep property buyers on the right trail. I promote my seller's horse and acreage property through a multitude of equestrian-targeted avenues. I network with several organizations and horse-minded individuals to find just the right property for my buyers.
|Katie Clark, Real Estate Agent|
|I referred a client to Catherine (after many recommendations from fellow agents in the office) and I couldn't be more happy with the results. She found the client a great short sale and successfully closed the transaction. The client is very happy and so am I! I highly recommend Catherine for anyone looking to buy/sell a home or if you have a client that needs to be referred to a great agent!|
|Catherine is an innovative, forward thinking, experienced equine property real estate agent. She not only owns horses but is involved in their training and competition so understands the needs of clients searching for suitable property. Catherine is quick to respond to her clients' needs and works to locate the perfect property for them. She is a highly principled person with an advanced understanding of the real estate business climate.|
|Catherine is a fantastic real estate PARTNER, whether or not you have horses. Her extra special bonus is knowing horses and horse people and what we need in our homes. She gets to know her clients to determine what we need; knows her area; she knows her business, and just as importantly, she's good people.|
|"I was very fortunate to have met Catherine on a horse-camping trip a couple of summers ago. She was so warm and friendly and genuine that when I decided to buy a home in early 2010, she came immediately to mind as the person I'd want to assist me in this important endeavor. I am someone who doesn't like to be pressured and I am big on quick responses to questions and the ability to see new properties quickly. Catherine was the perfect choice for me--I never felt pressured to make a decision or provide her with feedback on the properties we saw and whenever I wanted to see a new property, she made herself available to show it as soon as possible. She was also very accommodating in terms of re-showing properties when I wanted my family members to be able to see places we'd already seen. In short, she was patient, honest, knowledgeable and unflinchingly ethical in our transactions. If I asked her for something, she provided it without delay. It was the least painful real estate transaction I've ever had. She got me into the perfect home; if I ever decide to sell, she'll be my first choice to assist me with the sale and a new purchase, if it's in this area. I would recommend her without reservation. Thank you again for your help, Catherine..."|
|Catherine is one of the most conscientous professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I speak not only from being a colleague at Keller Williams but from using Catherines services as my own personal realtor before I was licensed and when she was with another company. Catherine has served on the Agent Leadership Council of Portland Premiere as a co-chair of the Culture Committee. The Council is comprised of the top 20% of the producing agents in Portland Premiere. Catherine is an experienced agent with a high level of integrity and expertise; anyone will be well served using Catherine as their Realtor of choice. She serves the Salem area for Keller Williams Portland Premiere|
|"I finally am realizing my two lifetime dreams: To own a house and to own a horse! People in "the horse circle" recommended Catherine to me. She was kind and patient, and she provided invaluable help, not only by finding places to see, but also by explaining the "horse" aspects of the properties -- the pros, the cons and even the "how to's." Because I am a first-time home buyer and a first time horse owner, I have greatly appreciated Catherine's extra effort and information. She went above and beyond the "real estate" side of the move!"|
|Tricia and Scott M.|
|"We have worked with other agents in the past. When I told Catherine we wanted to find land to eventually build on, she quickly sent me several options suitable for horses. It didn't take long to find a great piece of property with AMAZING views at $40,000 less than list price!"|
Providing a smooth ride in real estate for horse owners in the greater Salem area.