Charles, Dan & Mary McCluer – Seller & Buyer
Catherine is a WONDERFUL relator and person. She assisted our family in the sale of our home in the Springs Country Club, Rancho Mirage and the purchase of our new family home in Morningside Country Club. Catherine is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. Her background as an attorney and her experience in interior design was very helpful as we negotiated both deals and worked with her on the staging of the home we sold. She makes the processes seamless and works very hard for her clients. Having bought and sold multiple homes in my day, Catherine stands out as one of the best and surely the most dedicated, caring and professional! My family and I highly recommend Catherine for any transaction in the areas she serves.
Jan Conner - Buyer
We were very lucky when we chose Catherine Cripe to represent us in our search for a vacation condo. She showed us seven properties. At each condo, she indicated the pros and cons -- no hard sell, just an honest evaluation of each condo. Then she helped us compare each, focusing on what amenities were most important to us. Throughout the offer, counters, agreement on price and all the documentation needed to finalize the purchase, Catherine was very efficient and communicated well on a timely basis as we proceeded in the sale process. Her staff was also very helpful. Besides Catherine`s professional qualifications, she is very personable; working with her was easy and stress free.
Jack Lindsey - Buyer
As professional people we were looking for someone to represent us in our second home search in La Quinta. We met Catherine at an open house she was holding, and she presented the home for sale in a thorough and professional manner. We were impressed with her knowledge of the property and represented the home seller in a impressive fashion. Catherine`s diversified background and credentials coupled with her friendly and very professional demeanor helped us choose her to represent us in our search. Every step of the offer, counters, and closing process was efficiently and professionally handled. In California, with it`s strange and multifaceted set of regulations, her background as an attorney and experienced agent proved invaluable
Marc Furrer - Buyer
Catherine made the entire home buying experience wonderful. She put so much time and effort into researching the most suitable area for me. Thanks Catherine!!
Karl & Kirsten Limmer –Buyer
We closed on a vacation home in Rancho Mirage last week and Catherine was our all-star agent. Since we live in San Diego, Catherine communicated with us for several weeks to compile a list of properties and then blocked off an entire weekend to tour homes. She was very helpful at pointing out specifics of each home that we probably would not have noticed otherwise. She gave us great advice when submitting an offer and was extremely meticulous about reading every single detail that came with the counter offers. When it came to staying on top of all of the tedious paperwork and tasks that roll in during escrow, Catherine is an absolute superstar. I`m sure we would not have closed on time if it were not for her constant emails/calls/reminders to the sellers and their agent. She was always extremely communicative, meticulous and on-the-ball for every single step of the process. I wholeheartedly recommend her for your next home purchase!
Charlie Hartwell & Maureen Pelton - Buyer
Catherine was fantastic. She quickly found us a home that met our needs. She listened to us instead of selling us. She was very helpful in the process, a pleasure to work with, knowledgeable and very professional.
Dave Pennington – Mortgage Broker
Catherine is a great resource for anyone considering homeownership. It is her standard to always go the extra mile and to put her client`s best interest before anything else. I`ve worked with her on numerous occasions and each time has been just as consistent as the last. Thank you for all your great work Catherine.
Nick Froehlich - Buyer
Catherine worked diligently to show me many different homes. She went above and beyond to make sure I was happy and she did a great job to find me a great property and a great price! Highly recommended.
Judy Horrall - Buyer
Catherine really knows her properties, keeps within your price range, listens to your comments and, most delightful, returns your calls and texts ASAP. I would highly recommend Catherine for all your real estate needs. A very satisfied client.
Jim Jenkins - Seller
Catherine works hard! Not only did she stage our furniture to show our home at its best but, she brought extra plants, flowers and decorations that really made a HUGE difference! She listed our home and brought the buyer as well! We had tried other local agents before and were very disappointed. Catherine EARNS her commissions. SHE IS THE BEST!!!
Mario & Leslie Daniele - Buyer
Catherine is a gem! She knows the Palm Springs area extremely well. She worked diligently to help us find available properties in our price range that fit our requirements. Catherine dealt with our not being able to be in the area often and was quick to respond by phone, text or email. She set up multiple appointments on the days we were available and scheduled them in a logical and sensible order. Once we found what we wanted, Catherine was superb at assisting us with negotiations and arranging for estimates for work we wanted done. She is a consummate professional and we will use her again should we decide to sell or buy again in the area. We highly recommend Catherine to anyone needing a realtor in the Palm Springs area!
Jim Wyatt – Seller & Buyer
My wife and I owned a home in a Country Club in Rancho Mirage and we happened on a listing Catherine had in the same country club and fell in love with the place. She acted as the realtor for both the seller and us as buyers. I was a little concerned about that initially, but soon came to see that Catherine is the consummate professional and she handled the sale exactly as she should have. We then listed our other home with her and she sold it faster than I dreamed she would and for more money than we had hoped for. Catherine is the best realtor I have ever known or worked with and we have owned many homes. She is very bright, knows the real estate business cold and is an excellent negotiator and communicator. If you are buying or selling you can not do better than to use her skills. I recommend her without question or hesitation.
John Kocina - Buyer
Catherine was a joy to work with. She found us a great place in Palm Desert just like we wanted. She is very organized, patient and thorough. She kept in constant communication with us during the process and was very easy to deal with. I would strongly recommend her for your real estate needs.
Melissa Hambleton - Buyer
Having bought and sold several homes in the past, I have to say that Catherine Cripe is absolutely the best real estate broker with whom we have ever had experience! She has just the right mix of professionalism and personal warmth. Catherine actually LISTENED (!!!!) to what we asked for, and carefully kept within all of our parameters, such as price, amenities and location. The whole process was painless, fast and, actually, FUN! Catherine`s communication skills should be taught to everyone - our questions, by text, email and phone were VERY promptly and thoroughly answered. She kept us up-to-date, and, especially important since we don`t live in the area full-time, she kept a very close eye on all aspects of our transaction. We give Catherine Cripe our highest recommendation! We feel VERY lucky to have `bumped into` her......she is GREAT!
Phillip S. Varchetto - Seller
Needed to sell my dad`s house in Palm Desert and didn`t know where to start. Turned to Yelp and found several positive reviews for Catherine Cripe and thought why not give her a call? Best thing I could`ve done! Although I live over an hour away from the home I was selling, Catherine kept me updated throughout the process, I was definitely in good hands! With her constant communication, dedication to open houses and positive attitude, she made what could`ve been a stressful experience a seamless process. Thank you Catherine, you are awesome!!!!
Darrell Robinson – Seller & Buyer
Catherine is excellent at what she does. Her unique skill set benefits all her clients and we should know since she helped us sell, buy, and sell three properties in the course of a year. She was able to evaluate, stage, and negotiate these transactions with professionalism not often found in today`s world. We would highly recommend her to anyone selling or buying their home in the desert/southern California area
Paula Asbra - Buyer
Catherine is a phenomenal realtor who knows her business and is very passionate about her work. Catherine helped my husband and I purchase a second home in La Quinta and we couldn`t have asked for a better realtor. Since we didn`t live in the area, she was very helpful in taking care of matters for us in our absence. She is reliable, dependable, honest and thorough. She is definitely a realtor we would highly recommend.
Bob Angilella - Buyer
I`m a Realtor in Big Bear Lake, Bob Angilella with RE/MAX Big Bear. I decided to buy a home in Rancho Mirage and I wanted to use an agent who was familiar with the area. Not knowing one, I took my chances and walked into Windermere Real Estate Company on Hwy 111. Catherine was the agent on the floor. We spoke for a while; she asked all the right questions. That week, she emailed me all listings with-in my price bracket that met my criteria. The next week, we met and we viewed 6 listings, one that was perfect! We made an offer and she negotiated the deal as I requested along with arranging contractors and appointments. Catherine was organized, articulate and honest through the whole process. I could not be happier with an agent as I was with Catherine. I even offered her a job in Big Bear Lake and I still hold to that! Catherine is my "go to" agent for all our clients in the desert. One of the best agents I`ve had the opportunity to work with....pure professionalism all the way! Thank you Catherine!
Aggie Smith - Buyer
Catherine helped us find our desert oasis vacation property in Palm Desert very quickly. We lived in Orange County and she was very flexible in accommodating our schedule with regards to home viewings. After we gave her our criteria, she worked very hard to stay within the parameters with regards to price, HOA`s, a golf course view and amenities! She used email to provide options and when we came out to the desert it was an organized and targeted experience. In just three visits we found our vacation condo! In addition, her astute negotiation skills helped us close at the best price possible for the LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! We appreciated her professional demeanor so much we recommended her to some friends who have now also closed on a second vacation property. Catherine is fabulous!
Ellen Pansky - Buyer
Catherine represented us in locating and purchasing our weekend home at Indian Ridge during Spring, 2015. Not only did she listen carefully to our "wish list" of home features, she compiled a lengthy list of possible properties that were all in desirable locations, within our price range, and which met our stated parameters. Catherine is professional, intelligent, efficient, well-organized, detail-oriented, nice, capable, experienced, and fun. Really, you couldn`t ask for anyone more competent and enjoyable work with. Catherine sheparded us through the entire purchasing process, and even went so far as--after we closed escrow--to make sure we had names of local venders, repair people and restaurants. I would rate her 10 stars if that was an option!
Chris Kim - Buyer
Ms. Catherine Cripe, realtor, attorney, and interior designer, helped me find my first home in Rancho Cucamonga. As we searched for my home, she stayed within my price range and location preferences. The process of making an offer, and escrow was highly efficient. We closed in 30 days on the first house I made an offer on!
Kathy Zaccagnino Brown - Seller
My husband and I recently sold our home in San Dimas and were so fortunate to have Catherine as our agent. She is very professional, efficient, detail oriented and extremely talented in negotiating. She was wonderful to work with and really cares about the people she represents. She is one of the hardest working ladies I`ve ever met and makes sure everything goes smoothly from the time she put our home on the market until it closed escrow. We cannot say enough good things about Catherine. If you are serious about selling your home, you will not be disappointed!
Linda Talley - Buyer
We met Catherine at an open house in Palm Desert and immediately wanted to work with her. Her background as an attorney and interior designer adds to her skills as a realtor. She was always available to answer our questions and advocated for us at every juncture. Her attention to all the details really impressed me. Catherine never rushed us into any decisions and provided us
with all the information we needed. She had recommendations on everything we needed for our new home. And she made the whole process fun!!
Michael Weibel - Buyer
Catherine helped my wife and I relocate from Houston, TX. Initially we were looking for a lease because we did not know anything about the Desert. Catherine treated us like family! She showed us restaurants, shopping, places to get involved and meet people, it was amazing. We could not have asked for someone better to help us get settled in the desert. When it was time to purchase our home in May 2014, of course we asked Catherine to help. She is extremely knowledgeable, and resourceful. She made the experience as easy as could be. Catherine helped place our family in the perfect home, and made sure that we made a smart investment. I cannot say enough good things about Catherine Cripe. 5 stars!
Sky Loza – Buyer
What an experience, the buying of our house! The process in and of itself was stressful enough, on top of it all, trying to get a loan approved. Working with Catherine had alleviated a lot of the stress. At first, we didn`t quite know what to expect from a realtor who represented both the seller and the buyer, but Catherine was professional, reliable, efficient, knowledgeable, resourceful, passionate about her work and hard-working. She helped us walk through the initial challenges and completed the sale in good time. She is amazing to work with. Thank you, Catherine!
Joanna Hamilton - Buyer
Catherine was my Realtor in finding my retirement home in Lake Arrowhead and the entire process was seamless, and she handled the whole process with upmost attention to me, my wishes, and closing the deal. I highly recommend Catherine for your Real Estate needs! In fact she will sell my current home when I am ready to give her the go ahead.
Maria Hilakos Hanke - Buyer
In one word, Catherine is "awesome!" I was referred to her by a friend who purchased in Palm Springs and raved about her. I chatted with Catherine and another realtor, and after that conversation, chose to work with Catherine. Being from Northern California, I sent her my parameters for a condo in the Palm Desert area. After reviewing listings she sent and narrowing the field, I traveled South in mid-March and we viewed 10 properties in 1 1/2 days. By the last day, I made an offer on a property, and we closed in April. The entire transaction was very smooth thanks to Catherine`s expertise, diligence, and organization. Love my new place! Maria H
Mark & Sheryl Shilling - Buyers
Honestly, if you are home searching in the valley, there is no better person to work with than Catherine! This "wonder woman" worked tirelessly and diligently with us over a 5 year period until we finally found our wonderful holiday home! She is very astute and a wonderful listener, thereby resulting in being provided with a list of APPROPRIATE properties to view. She delivers what she promises...........simply an all round amazing talented professional! Thanks Catherine!!!
Gene Short & Elena Locsin - Buyers
I would like to add my voice to the many other yelp reviewers that had a highly favorable experience with Catherine Cripe as their realtor. We randomly came across her name on the Internet and decided to research further (as we live in the Bay Area and did not have any connection to a realtor). We read thru her BIO and other sources that she has experiences as an attorney, which is a very large plus given the volume of legal documents involved. I called her up to see if she was interested to assist us remotely in our search for a house in the Desert within our price range and desired amenities and if she has the time to help us when needed. She worked with us closely and made us feel that we made the right choice; immediately providing listings for our feedback. Properties we were interested were sold quickly; Catherine was able to look into properties and provide her input and recommendations to enable us to bid competitively. We trusted her evaluation of the property which allowed us to make an offer sight on seen. She was on top of following up with the listing agent and in 2 weeks our offer prevailed. She did not step back, she provided appraisal and rental comparables to assist in the loan process. She seemed genuinely concerned in protecting our interest and not merely making the sale.
Jim & Rebecca Wyatt – Sellers
Catherine is without a doubt the best realtor we have ever used, than includes homes in CA, CO, GA and SC.We have worked with Catherine on the purchase and then resale of two homes most recently in Rancho Mirage. She is an expert in all things Rancho Mirage and the Desert area. She does so much more than most realtors and is extremely well informed about the area, market trends and pricing. Her expert advice is thoughtful and her ability to "control" the process is exceptional. I would recommend her without exception.
Robert & Michele Tasoff – Buyers
Catherine Cripe is a true realtor extraordinaire. Our friends recommended her highly and raved about their experience with her. We found out first-hand that Catherine really takes special care of her clients and also cares deeply about putting forth her best for them. She took great care of us from beginning to end. She listened to the criteria of what our needs were and patiently took us around various neighborhoods until we honed in on the perfect house for us. She also kept us on track, making sure that we didn`t get caught up in the wrong house we might have eyed on the mls, whether it be due to lack of square footage, a poor location, or an otherwise great home which happened to butt up against a loud, busy street. She`s detail-oriented, organized, has an artistic eye and is so delightful and pleasant to work with. She kept the lines of communication open throughout the process and stayed in touch with us every step of the way. We`ve had experiences with many realtors and she is among the best. A++