Thank you so much Catherine Krueger, your thoughtfulness is very sweet. Even though I ended up buying thru the real estate office in Emeryville I haven’t forgotten about you. You were also very kind to trek to San Bruno to check out my parents’ home. I will always either use your service myself or refer someone else to you.
Catherine, you are truly a class act and I feel so fortunate to have worked with you.
We would highly recommend Catherine Krueger. She worked VERY hard for us! She did a lot of advertising, had many open houses, and went well out of her way in every way. We would definitely call on her again when the need arises.
Tony and Kathee Giordano
Catherine was our third realtor for a purchase in a difficul, competitive market. We had been carefully searching for one and half years in the Berkeley hills area and were getting increasedly frustrated. Catherine had the experience, knowledge, intelligence and energy to find and negotiate the purchase of a property that exceeded our expectations in terms of size, condition and location. She has the technical ability to quickly analyze the structural and seismic condition of prospective properties. When other realtors gave up, she succeeded. Her reputation for superior performance is well deserved.
Thanks to Catherine Krueger, we have recently moved into our dream home. We would not own this home today were it not for her fabulous work as our realtor.
Catherine helped us buy a very unique property in the Kensington hills. There are very few comps in this particular area, and it is a neighborhood we have coveted for over 10 years. When our particular home came on the market, we HAD to have it. We were in a very vulnerable position—the type of buyers who would pay ANYTHING to get a home. But, Catherine, in working her amazing talent, helped us through the process, and in doing so, we kept our heads and ended up paying a very fair but not exorbitant price for the house.
We honestly cannot say enough about her talent as a realtor. She is honest, thorough, intelligent, compulsive, knowledgeable, level-headed, and puts her clients’ interests above all else. These traits are so refreshing and have been lacking in many previous relationships we’ve had with realtors. Catherine knew we absolutely loved the house but rather than letting us pay the asking price, she immediately helps us breakdown and determine the actual value of the property for us. She took the emotion out of the equation and always gave us sound rationale for her opinion. When we came up with an offer, she did not waver in her support of our offer. Our initial offer was not accepted, and even though we loved the house, it felt right to let it go. Fortunately, through Catherine’s commitment and effort, our counter offer was eventually accepted.
This is the 3rd home my husband and I have purchased in the Kensington area. We have come to appreciate the critical relationship between the buyers and the realtor. Catherine made the process seamless and was always there to support us every step of the way. I honestly cannot recommend her highly enough for her professionalism, knowledge, effort, friendship, support and humor. She is a rare find in the realtor community.
Janice Prudhomme and Gerry Bourne
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
Alison Hurwitz and Charlie Holst
My husband and I highly recommend Catherine. She is an efficient, focused, dedicated, knowledgeable and kind agent.
When my husband and I decided to sell our home in El Sobrante we knew that the market was tough and it would be very difficult to find a qualified buyer. Catherine provided us with a detailed market analysis and recommended a competitive price and sale’s strategy. She did an amazing job during the open homes and always followed up with all agents and potential buyers. Thanks to her expertise we received a good offer on our home within TWO WEEKS!
Catherine was extremely helpful and supportive during the entire process and we can’t thank her enough for all her hard work. She is a great negotiator and a very good listener. If you ar selling or buying, it’s good to have her on your side.
My husband and I have recommended Catherine’s services to many of our family members and friends. If you need a talented and reliable agent, call Catherine! She is one of the best!
Chris and Gabi Jagard, 2009
We are writing to express our complete satisfaction with Catherine as a Realtor. During the entire process of both buying and selling our home in Berkeley Catherine was professional, conscientious, and motivated. We always felt as though we were her only clients.
Initially we were uncertain regarding the price but Catherine diligently checked multiple sources to verify that our pricing was accurate and met our goal of selling our home within a certain timeframe. Consequently, within 15 days of listing the house, it sold for $80,000 over the asking price. We were delighted!
We would be happy to answer any specific questions regarding Catherine’s performance.
Michael and Jullie Sautman
I wanted to extend this letter of thanks for the excellent service that was afforded me while looking for a home in the East Bay. I have to admit that I was impressed with your knowledge of the area and mostly with your concern for my obtaining the best possible endeavor. The reason I am writing this letter is to express how pleased I was with your consideration of my desires. Most of the agents I have worked with seemed to be concerned with one thing, “closing the deal”. You are the first who seemed to be genuinely concerned with making me happy. I am truly grateful for your dedication to this end.
In 2002 I met Catherine over the telephone due to a real estate inquiry that I made online. She was friendly and helpful from the beginning and even though it turned out that it was not the right time for my husband and I to buy property she kept in contact, casually following up once or twice a year. In 2004 mu husband and I became very serious about finding a bigger house as we were expecting our first child. We had a very short window in which to buy a new house and sell the house we were living in. Catherine was up to the task, spending hours taking us from house to house, sending us the most current listings and presenting our offers on three different houses before we found our dream home. She gave us her all even though we had a relatively small budget in a highly competitive market. In three short months, using her breadth of knowledge and experience in the filed, she sold our property and had secured us a bigger, more comfortable home in which to start our family. Thank you Catherine!
Tracey Croom and David Power
Catherine greatly exceeded our expectations of working with a realtor. We felt a connection with her from the time of our first meeting. Not only was she very knowledgeable and informative about the home buying process, she was friendly and enthusiastic about answering our many questions. We knew she was excited about working with us and that our house search would be an exciting journey. Right away Catherine got to know our likes and preferences so she could find listings she knew we would be interested in. When she would discover a new listing that attracted us, she would make immediate arrangements to view it. As a result, our search was very accommodating and efficient. When a few offers did not work out for us, Catherine remained positive and reassuring that the right house would come along. And it did –we absolutely love our new house! Though the escrow process was difficult at times, Catherine dealt with it very professionally and always ensured that our best interest was not compromised. We appreciate everything she has done for us; Her dedication went above and beyond what we had hoped for. Along with a new home, we feel we’ve gained a friend. Thanks for everything Catherine!
Andrea Chelotti and Brandi Harris
Sixth months ago we decided to make the big leap and buy our first home in the El Cerrito/Richmond area. Just about two months later, my family and I were moving in a house we would previously only be dreaming about. This miracle would not have happened without the help and commitment of a wonderful person and professional: Catherine Krueger. Without her daily and sometimes hourly support, unbelievable patience in going through every detail and incredible knowledge of the real estate business, we would definitely not be happy homeowners today. Above all, the most outstanding aspect of Catherine’s personality is her profound sense of honesty, sincerity and loyalty. In addition to making the whole process crystal clear, she took pride in always putting our interests first, even if it meant longer hours of work on her part. In a word, we cannot express enough gratitude for the all help we received from Catherine. Without a single hesitation, we would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for assistance in a real estate project.
Il y six mois nous décidions de faire le pas et acheter notre première maison dans la zone El Cerrito/Richmond. A peine deux mois plus tard, ma famille et moi-même emménagions dans une maison à laquelle nous aurions difficilement pu rêver auparavant. Ce miracle ne se serait jamais produit sans l’aide et le dévouement d’une personne extraordinaire tant humainement que professionnellement : Catherine Krueger. Sans son soutien de tous les instants, sa patience dans l’explication des moindres détails et son incroyable connaissance du métier de l’immobilier, nous ne serions pas aujourd’hui des propriétaires comblés. Mais avant toute chose, le plus remarquable chez Catherine est son sens profond de l’honnêteté, de la sincérité et de la loyauté. Non seulement elle a rendu toute la procédure simplissime, mais elle a toujours pris à cour de défendre nos intérêts d’ acheteur, même quand cela avait pour conséquence une charge de travail accrue de sa part. En un mot, nous ne pouvons exprimer toute la gratitude pour toute l’aide que Catherine nous a apporte. Sans aucune hésitation, nous la recommanderions a quiconque cherchant conseil vis-à-vis d’un projet immobilier.
Denis and Isabelle Vacher
“This letter is being written to express my gratitude for the high degree of skill and professionalism performed by Catherine on my behalf. The (listing) agent gave verbal promises on the condition that Catherine saw right through. She lined up competent and professional experts to help ascertain the true condition of the property and negotiate a reasonable compensation from the sellers… I had not formed a knowledgeable opinion on the skills and talents of a good real estate agent. Catherine’s professionalism has given me a new perspective and understanding. I would recommend her unconditionally to family and friend.”
When we finally got our offer accepted, it was not a straighforward deal. Catherine took on more than her share of the work involved and saw the transaction through, to our full satisfaction… Catherine is patient, knowledgeable, professional, hard working and on top of it all, friendly and nice. We are very grateful to her for all of her hard work.
Bill Isaacs and Melani Menendez Barreto
I have probably told you this already but THANK YOU. You truly made our dreams come true.
Richard and Michele Wara
I want to thank you Catherine for making this process of selling my house stress free for me. I have heard so many horror stories about people selling their houses and I was prepared for a lot of worry, tension and fuss. I am very pleased to say that I experienced none of these things. You handled everything so professionally, something that is hard to find these days, and I have to say that I hardly thought about what was going on ‘behind the scenes’. Thank you so much for making the process of selling my house worry free. I will definitely recommend you and your agency to anyone that I know is interested in selling their home.
Steve and Patricia Clayton 2002
First of all, Steve and I want to express how pleased we are with the outcome of the sale of our house. You did a wonderful job. We were both blown away when we saw the effort put into the open house, were impressed with the tenacity with which you dealt with the other agent and have a “familial” pride when we tell neighbors about how you handled the sale.
Steve and Patricia Clayton 2005
You came through for us and we give you all the credit for us having a happy home now. We are amazed when we think of how, at a moment’s notice you would drop everything to show us a house that just came on the market that day or drive for an hour to show us a place in another area that we were considering moving into.
When did you become our true hero? Was it when you kept Wilfrid safely occupied in one home after another while we looked around? How about that freezing night when you waited for hours in the dark outside the house where the key was missing and the other agent was “coming right over”?
Or maybe it was in the more ordinary details… the phone call after the phone call you made to set up appointments and the looking and looking and looking. There were so MANY houses and so MANY things to think about and decisions to make. And no matter what, you showed up, on time, with a smile on your face.. and then you stood by and helped us to evaluate all the options over and over again. And when we got really frustrated, you just listened. You have been so much more to us than simply a real estate agent!
Mark and Colleen Turrell
Une petite note pour t’exprimer ma gratitude pour ton aide et ton engagement tout au long de l’achat de notre nouvelle maison. Ta connaissance du East Bay nous a permis de trouver une belle propriete. Malgre les difficultes que l’on a rencontrees lors de notre parcours, je savais que je pouvais compter sur toi.
Merci encore et au plaisir de te revoir. Stephane et Yan
“After researching the market and going through a couple of agents we did not feel had our best interest in mind, Catherine came highly recommended by a colleague. As a first-time homebuyer her patience and ability to explain the process was a key ingredient to a pleasant buying experience. Aside from her tireless efforts and endless availability, Catherine is a genuinely nice person and a pleasure to be around making her a great agent and friend.”
Lisa O’ Connor and Natalie Viruet
Based on my past experience I used to dread dealing with Realtors, many of them had phoney and aggressive personalities. But you were different-genuinely caring throughout the whole process and beyond! You are a great person to do business with because you are a wonderful individual.