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I help you buy, sell, or build to save you money, improve your health, & increase the value of your investment. Expertise in commercial, corporate leasing, Green, Short Sales & Foreclosures.
CATHY BUREAU'S PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
GREEN Home Realty
A boutique real estate company
We were founded in 2009 by Cathy Bureau, MBA, Broker - Owner
We are San Antonio’s first and only GREEN certified commercial and residential real estate company passionate about environmentally friendly living.
We offer traditional real estate services with contemporary marketing concepts to help you with unparalleled customer service.
We offer value added services to understand today’s energy efficiency and healthy living concerns.
We are licensed, cutting edge Realtors who go above and beyond to stay informed about today’s technological and consumer choices.
We avoid “Green Washing” by requiring our agents to be certified by one or more of the following agencies:
National Association of Realtors
US Green Builder’s Association
We are locally and operated owned in San Antonio, Texas.
We are a Woman & Minority owned business enterprise as certified by the South Central Texas Regional Center.
We are committed to helping San Antonio become a more environmentally friendly community and are affiliated with Build San Antonio Green and the Texas Green Network.
Our mission is to help you buy, sell, or build to help you save money, live healthier, and improve the value of your investment.
We employ the three E’s of green living, Efficiency, Ecology, and Economics, to help reduce our global footprint.
We improve the quality of your health by suggesting building products and services including Lead, Mold, Asbestos, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
We improve the value of your investment by offering measurable, performance driven environmentally friendly and energy efficient options.
We support the green building community by promoting them to the public as well as their offerings of certified green building products, services, education services.
We exercise environmentally friendly business operations and support organizations who share our values.
We promote wellness through instilling Life Balance to our associates:Spiritual, Family, Business, Financial and Personal (Physical and Emotional).
CATHY BUREAU’s SERVICES
For Sellers, I am diligent in my efforts to sell homes.I go well beyond the MLS and yard signage to provide maximum exposure and put ourhome’s best foot forward to sell at the highest price, best terms, and efficiency.I use today’s cutting edge technology including multiple digitally enhanced photos, video tours, and over50 online marketing sites including MLS, Realtor.com, Google, Zillow,Houses.com, Trulia, YouTube, FaceBook, Craig’s List, and MySanAntonio.com to name a few.With this exposure, openhouses, and attractive staging and presentation materials, Cathy Bureau sells homes efficiently.
For Buyers, I am diligent in my efforts to buy homes.I provide a FREE buyer consultation to provide a road map of the process that includes: personal budgeting, qualifying for the purchase, identify properties, guide you with your choices, coordinate property tours, prepare offers, help negotiate the terms, evaluate the property condition and review green options, negotiate repairs and improvements, and facilitate the closing process - efficiently and timely.
For Investors, I can help you with a variety of financial tools to help you determine the best properties for your objectives (GRM or CAP Rate).If you are an out-of-towner, for a small service fee I will search on your behalf and don’t require your presence other than closing and funding, which often can be done remotely as well.You are probably interested in distressed properties so be safe in knowing I know how to navigate those waters. Need a property manager? I have a few I can recommend.
For Commercial Tenants,I know the biggest concerns you have are parking,timing, lease options, and finding the best location.I’m here to help you with all those things and more.Although I am primarily residential agent, I am very skilled and equipped to consult with you on your options, identify properties, negotiate terms including build out, expansion options clauses, signage options, non-compete clauses, parking concerns, and CAM cost management.
CATHY BUREAU’S EXPERIENCE
Cathy Bureau has successfully helped people with their real estate needs in the residential and commercial sectors since 2005. Her background in commercial launched with the launch of The Stabauch’s Company’s San Antonio office, as the Broker’s Assistant,which meant marketing coordinator, marketing research analyst, and everything else the broker didn’t have time to do, giving her a chance to gain expert experience in all facets of commercial leasing brokerage.TSC is a specialized office leasing consulting service recently acquired by Jones Lange LaSalle.Her time with TSC was part of a project with the University of Texas at San Antonio. Upon graduating with her Master’s, she entered Keller Williams Realty where she practiced commercial and residential real estate. When the KWR Commercial division was delayed, she went to TC Austin Realty Advisers, a commercial development group, and later NAI REOC Partners.
The various opportunities Cathy had in real estate, her education, and previous marketing experience, prepared her to obtain her Broker license and go independent.As an independent broker, she provides expert services in both areas.Cathy’s primary focus now is residential services, but still has passion for and services the tenant representation market.
Education, Certifications& Affiliations
Many of Cathy’s clients began asking questions about “short sales” and “foreclosures,” so being the professional that Cathy is; she initiated the NAR SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure) designation to provide outstanding service and expertise.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) commenced the GREEN designation to create a baseline understanding of green building offerings. Cathy found that to be quite appealing since her mantra is “Make the World a Better Place” derived from her Girl Scout Leader ideology so she obtained it in 2009. She learned about the Eco Broker Council a few months later and since it went much more into depth about the performance facets of building science, she also obtained that designation.
The Short Sale Foreclosure (SFR) Designation provides assurance that I am up to date on today’s distressed property concerns.This specialization along with my work experience provides assurance that I am able to help transact the most complicated scenarios.
The EcoBroker Council and National Association of Realtor’s GREEN Designations provide you the value added service of energy efficiency, sustainability, and indoor air quality consulting.This is especially helpful for individuals suffering from allergies and asthma, investors and those who want to reduce their utility bills or carbon footprint.
Cathy, we were just talking about you the other day, about how much easier you made our transaction. Too bad you weren't also our home builder as well. You would have saved us a bunch of time and headaches - LOL! That's why anytime we hear a friend or coworker looking into buying or selling that we ALWAYS drop your name. That's also why I said [at closing] that we were gratefult you handled the house purchase flawlessly. I am always willing to be a reference for you. - Cecil Price.
Cathy, we really appreciate all your help in selling the house. Valerie and I were just talking about how relieved we were to sell the house in such a short period of time, and in a difficult market. The pictures on-line looked nice; it's amazing what a difference the changes you recommended made. Thank you for sell our house so quickly and getting us a full-price offer! - Irma Rodriguez
Cathy, I am calling you to tell you Thank you! You have been the most amazing Realtor and there is no way we could have done this without you! I referred you to my next door neighbor who asked about our Realtor. I think she said she spoke with you and is going to hire you [she did]. You asked me for referrals, and I want to let you know that I will tell everyone I know who wants to buy or sell about how great a person you are. Please let me know what else I can do for you. - Annette Price
Cathy, you are amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us with our first house. You're the best! - Doug & Melanie Garner
Cathy, you have been the nicest person to us. We are always doing nice things for other people but people don't usually offer back. You took us out to dinner the first night and that is the first time that we haven't paid for our own meal. .... months later.... You are such a role model and inspiration to my daughter. I only hope she is half as good at her job as you are at yours. We will owe you forever. I wish you had been my mom! - Tomas & Cat Arias
Cathy has good knowledge of the different communities all around the area; wen- t well beyond what we expected even after the sale of the house. - Megan & Don McCarty
The fact that we were given short notice as to our having to relocate probably made your job more challenging but you definitely were up to the challenge. From the first day you showed that you were going to take care of us and work with whatever time period that was available. I remember that you were making phone calls inquiring about some potential space within an hour of our initial meeting. We also appreciate your quick response to phone calls and emails. And we will not forget all your guidance in dealing with our prior landlord. We were put in a position that involved having to deal with "relocation clauses" and negotiating "lease termination agreements" which was foreign to us but your representation was reassuring throughout this process. Cathy, you are a true professional and it is evident that you love what you do. Jorge, Socorro, Lily, myself, and all our staff will always be grateful to you for all your help. I will not hesitate referring your name whenever the opportunity arises. Thanks again and may God Bless you in the future. – Victor Uresti (The A&T Group)
CATHY BUREAU'S PERSONAL BACKGROUND
My San Antonio
Cathy Bureau has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1997 after many years of national and international travel by way of US Air Force dependency.That experience created a multi-cultural interest and is truly representative of San Antonio since besides being known as the “Alamo City” is also known as “Military City.”
Cathy’s love of the city stems from the diversity of cultures that the originated in its historical settlement by the Spanish, Mexicans (originally Aztecs, Mayans, & a few other Native Americans) and Germans/Alsace.The military presence of former Brooks AFB, Camp Bullis, Ft. Sam Houston, former Keller AFB, Lackland AFB, Medina Base (LAFB satellite annex) Randolph AFB, and the joint forces San Antonio Military Medical Center brought many other cultural dynamics in later years.
Cathy Bureau’s parents taught her at an early age to get involved. Cathy is active in her HOA, Church, Girl Scouts, Real Estate, and Green Community. She firmly believes in giving back to the community because it makes the world a better place, her personal mantra.
Cathy’s values are straight forward:God, Family, & Work
Strong work ethics, integrity, and leadership characterize the way she endeavors all.Because of this, dedicates Sundays to God and family, but is available every other day of the week to serve.
My Off-line Time
Just in case you were wondering, Cathy enjoys fine arts, the ballet, history and science, culinary arts, travel, blogging, organizing, and attending every cultural & jazz/blues event possible.Occasionally she watches television:Hawaii Five-O, Burn Notice, Grey's Anatomy, Oprah Winfrey - The Masters, & Fox News, Anthony Bordaine, Iron Chef, Big Daddy Cooks, Rick Steve’s Europe.Infrequently she reads: personal development, how to books, travel, industry information, political ideology, not in any particular order of preference.
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