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Selling homes in Royal Oak and Birmingham, I also branch out to surrounding cities in Southeastern Michigan in both Oakland County & Wayne County. Whether buying or selling--TishHouse sells HOUSES
What It Is To Be a Realtor
I have had a few different professions: I have been a corporate trainer in the hospitality industry. I have worked with Human Resources in charge of staffing and recruiting. I have been a registration fulfillment manager and seminar leader for Landmark Education. Now, I am a Realtor and it is my favorite career so far because I love what I do!. There are many things I like about it: always creating new ways to develop my business and marketing strategies for myself and my listings; the flexibility of my schedule; I love seeing all the different homes and interiors; I like driving and being in different places during the day; I am my own boss--to name a few. Mostly, I love it because I know I make a difference in my interactions with people and the service I provide. I have made a difference with people relocating from another state, with first time buyers, and with investors. My sister was a highly successful Realtor in the Kalamazoo area and inspired me to choose this career. We had so much to talk about in sharing the same profession. She passed away unexpectedly a several years ago and at her funeral there were over 500 people attending--a majority of them were from her Real Estate profession--most were current and past clients. The stories they shared about the difference she made in helping them find their home are still an inspiration to me.
Where You Might Find Me - My Areas
When I find a client and we just know it is a fit to work together (it is really hard for me not to like a client), I go out of my way to find them a home that they can enjoy--night after night--or day after day--and hopefully year after year. After a long day, I just want to come home, put my feet up, watch TV or surf the INTERNET--and it is important that I can relax there, be with my friends and family and put my hair up (in other words, not be concerned about looking good). I want to assist others in finding that space for themselves.
My office is located in Birmingham, Michigan and from there I go to Royal Oak where I am the featured agent in ActiveRain. I am often in Troy and Sterling Heights (always stopping at Whole Foods) on my way to show or list homes. I leased a home in Berkely for a couple from out of town and when they purchased a home, I helped them find a great one in Oxford. A friend purchased a condo with me in Rochester (selling a home in Centerline) and I love going on hikes on the Paint Creek Trail when I visit. I met the sweetest neighbor when I sold a home in Clawson--they had lived in their home for over 50 years and she always brought me something to drink or eat at every open house I did. I love Oakland County -- where I also service Ferndale, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Madison Heights and Farmington Hills. A local business found my name on a Relocation website and asked me to prepare material on the local communities to entice a prospective recruit from Texas to accept a position--I found them the perfect home in West Bloomfield with a nature preserve for their backyard.
I don't limit myself to Oakland County as I have also sold homes in Wayne County as well. A good friend I know from graduate school wanted to live in a particular subdivision in Northville so I sent 300 letters and found someone who was just thinking of listing their home and they sold it to my friend without listing it. My friend lived in Allen Park and I sold their home and they referred me to their neighbor. I sold their home in 4 days and helped them find a new home on Grosse Ile. My brother referred someone from the Kalamazoo area and I had so much fun finding the family of six a home in Novi. Referrals are the highest compliment and this family told a young couple buying their first home about me and I sold them one in Plymouth Township. There was another relocation from Arizona (they had never lived in Michigan) and we looked in all the neighborhoods until we found a home with a pool and double lot in Livonia.
Each search for a home is a story, the special memory of a person or family that has found a place where they can relax and call Home--as you can see, I really enjoy what I do.
"I have been working with Cathy for a while and I am amazed at her level of knowledge and responsiveness to all of my inquiries. Cathy is professional and helpful and I would encourage anyone who looks for a super service and quality real estate to go for Cathy and save time and effort"
Kayed Almas Sterling Heights
I can't give you too many referrals from Tennessee, but working with you was a pleasure. You always did what you committed to do. I could count on you to keep your promises, and your professionalism is a benchmark for people in your industry. I wish you much success in your incredibly tough market. But if anyone can, you can!! And remember, when we needed you the most-you delivered. You are just as much a part of our being here as anyone else. Without your help on the rental home in Ramblewood, who knows what fast & bad decision we would have been backed into. We will always remember you for your help to us.
Cathy was a great help to my family as we relocated to the Detroit area. She worked so hard and made looking at houses such a joy. (Especially when you have six children looking at the house with you.) What I most appreciate about Cathy is the way she took time to listen to our needs and was honest about her own thoughts and opinions about the homes we looked at.
Brooks and Tammy McElhenny
Cathy and I attended graduate school together and in school she was very hardworking and detail oriented. Therefore, upon finding out Cathy had gone into real estate, I knew Cathy was the best "woman" for the job. We were looking to buy in a certain neighborhood and also sell our home. Therefore we asked her to send letters to the homeowners asking if anyone would be interested in selling (as it is a popular sub and colonials are hard to come by) and within a few weeks, we had some prospects. One seller, in particular, responded and after viewing the home, we knew it was right for us. In addition to buying a home with Cathy, we also listed our home with her. Throughout the process of buying and selling with Cathy, she was professional, supportive and always very on top of things. Every time we had a question/concern, Cathy addressed it immediately. We felt like we were her only clients! Therefore, I would highly recommend Cathy for your next home sale and purchase!
Jennifer & Jim Creighton
You were the only agent that toured other properties on the market to gain a true market analysis. All other agents just pulled comps. I have already recommended you to one of my associates.
Susan & Brian Long
You were super! I give you an A in knowledge, sincerity, flexibility, professionalism AND personable! What I liked best was exploring the different suburbs and I never felt uncomfortable or frustrated.
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