Recommendations

Christina Catalano, Real Estate Broker, e-PRO, CNE, GRI
Catalano & Associates Realty  (512) 413-3554  christina@catalano.net

 

“Christina is above and beyond amazing and I could not recommend her more!  I mean, she found us our DREAM HOUSE!  Christina was not the first realtor we worked with since we moved to Texas but she was by far the best. We had met her almost a year before we actually got into the grit of house hunting – she was incredibly patient and always available for ideas and questions. This was HUGE for me in particular as this was my first experience buying a house. Aside from all of the backend work she does, she wanted me to be well educated through the entire process and provided me a plethora of resources and her own knowledge base, which again was refreshing and made me more confident as a first time buyer.

Additionally Christina has a wealth of resources when it comes to additional services we would need in this process. I felt that we really benefited from her relationships with brokers, title companies and her intimate knowledge of Austin and surrounding areas.  If we would ever decide to move out of this home, Christina would be our first call.

Do yourself a favor and hire this professional, patient, reliable and knowledgeable realtor!”

Aimee Nishimura – July 2015
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“Christina is always working diligently to do the absolute best for her clients. Whether it is assisting a seller with preparing and staging a home to get top dollar in today’s market, or helping a buyer navigate the overwhelming process of finding, qualifying and buying that dream home, she is always there working hard for you and your best interest. She makes the whole process seem effortless, resulting in a wonderful Real Estate Experience. Get with her today and she will make it happen!!”

Jim Farrington, Owner of Farrington Realty – July 2015
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“I am an executive that has lived in multiple countries, several states and cities, and bought/sold numerous multi-million $$ properties, both residential and commercial. Working with Christina on my most recent purchase (new home in Austin area) was by far the most efficient and professional search/selection/negotiation/close that I have experienced. I highly recommend her, and she will be closing a house for one of my daughters next month. You will be well taken care of.”

Jimmy Byrd, President of Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) – June 2015
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“As a first time home buyer Christina was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. She stayed in constant communication with me and still checks in after it’s all said and done.”

Kyle Teague -April 2015
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“It was a pleasure working with Christina! She is resourceful, organized and straightforward. She helped us sell our home and purchase a new one, and the process for both went extremely smooth. We would definitely recommend her. From the beginning she shared a wealth of knowledge about the housing market, listened to what we were looking for and answered all of our questions. While our home was for sale we received continuous communication regarding showings, buyers thoughts and next steps. While we were looking for a home, it was at our own pace and she kept working with us until we were able to find the perfect house for our family. You would be in great hands with Christina who will no doubt have your best interests at heart.”

Rachel Hernandez – September 2014

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“Professional, reliable and always available. Christina walked us through the entire home buying/selling process and made the experience smooth and stress-free. Extremely knowledgeable about the Austin real estate market. I would highly recommend Christina to anyone.”

Rudy Hernandez, SEO Director at CreditCards.com – August 2014
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“Christina was instrumental in finding a unique house/property that fits our long list of wants and needs. She researched the properties and was proactive in suggesting options that fit our criteria. Two of Christina’s best qualities are her impeccable listening skills and attention to detail. These skills could be overlooked by a client initially, but are essential during negotiations and closing. Christina is very easy to communicate with and can play ‘hard ball’ when necessary. I appreciate everything she does above and beyond the ordinary realtor!”

Jan O’Connell – August 2014
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“Christina is very professional and knowledgeable. This was my first time to purchase a home and she made the whole process very enjoyable. She set me up with all the tools that I needed to find the home that was right for me. There were even a couple of times as we were coming into a neighborhood and I said no before we even got to the house and she just said ok, and we went on to the next one. When I get ready to purchase again I will definitely be using her.”

Jeremy Winkles – August 2014
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“Christina made herself available to me throughout every step of the daunting mission of buying my first home. I’ve since sent others her way who were equally impressed. I recommend her without hesitation whether you are a first time buyer or an old hand at it – she will take care of you!”

“Fourthdown” – July 2014
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“Two years ago, Christina helped us find a rental house with great results, so when we decided to buy a house, she was our first choice. Her knowledge and guidance was extremely helpful! She was there every step of the way and made the whole process easy and rewarding. I will definitely hire her for all my future real estate endeavors, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a trustworthy expert in the real estate arena.”

Kim Wenke – July 2014
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“Two years ago my wife and I had the pleasure of working with Christina as she helped us find our rental home, and when we were in the market to purchase our first home we did not hesitate to hire her again.  As first time home buyer’s we were feeling a little overwhelmed, but Christina instantly put us at ease with her expertise of the greater Austin market, tireless attention to details, and patient explanation of what we could expect step by step.  My wife and I had an extremely short time frame and Christina made it possible for us to end our search quickly with a great price on exactly what we were looking for in a home. She recommended a great mortgage lender and was always available with a quick response to our questions even though she had multiple listings at the same time.  She was always punctual with her appointments and was extremely professional, courteous, and personable. I would highly recommend Christina for first time home buyers or to seasoned real estate investors, and my wife and I will continue to use her for all of our future real estate transactions.”

Matthew Wenke – June 2014
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“Christina Catalano was great to work with. As my Real Estate agent, she was always: well prepared, quick to respond, an expert on the market, and very easy to work with. She made the process of buying a home a really positive and enjoyable experience. I will certainly recommend her to anyone in need of a real estate agent in the Austin area.Thanks Christina!”

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Jerry Philips – September 2013
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“Christina was recommended to me through my broker (Network Funding) and I can’t say enough good things about her. She was always punctual and very personable. Most important to us, she was very patient. We had a truncated time table and needed to see a lot of houses in a short amount of time. She was able to accommodate us completely and never gave us the impression she was being inconvenienced. She was upbeat and was a wealth of knowledge and advice when it came to what to look for and what to watch out for.

I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again, and have to say that she was one of the best parts of our buying the house.Which is not something I am able to say often.

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Mike Wilson – December 2013
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“We are all moved in and all is going great so far. I am still in shock that we live in this amazing home. I just wanted to say that even though I don’t have tons of experience with Realtors, I can say that you are good at what you do! I was so pleased with your service throughout the entire process. I almost feel sad that its over and I don’t get to bother you all day with questions, lol. But really, you really made me feel like me and my family were important and you worked hard to make the process go smoothly for us. You are the best. Anything I can do for you just let me know.”

Mamie Carson – August 2013
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“Christina was a pleasure to work with when looking for our first home! She was always available when we needed to look at a house or multiple houses. With the way the market is right now that is VERY important (you really have to be quick). We never had to wait long for a response from her and she is very knowledgeable on all aspects of house buying. We never felt pressured to buy or look at a houses we weren’t excited about. I highly recommend utilizing Christina for all of your home buying needs whether it’s your first time as a home buyer or your 5th house! We have already been recommending our friends and family to her and will use her for our next house in the future! Thanks for all you do Christina! We love our new house!”

Jen Daugherty – June 2013
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“Christina is professional, personable, knowledgeable, and all the other positive “able”s you can think of. She made our home search and purchase easy and almost effortless. I could not recommend her enough for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”

Megan McMillin – May 2013
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“Christina is a great broker. She knows the market and is patient, calm, realistic, and attentive to your personal preferences and needs. We interviewed several potential brokers. Christina’s knowledge is first-rate, she will send you comparable and other sales info as frequently as you like, and the web analytic tools are just fine. We had a pretty good idea of the improvements we wanted to do to get our house ready for market. Christina added some other suggestions and made some money saving tips that helped us avoid carrying out unnecessary changes.

Bottom line: If you’re looking for a highly competent broker who will work to defend your best interests and capture the highest sale value for your home, I unequivocally recommend Christina. Good luck with your sale and try to have fun.”

Evan Ross – April 2013
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“Christina is very thorough, reliable, attentive and knowledgeable about the market, not only in Cedar Park but also the surrounding areas.

My husband and I had a very challenging situation when Christina took us on. We had to be relocated quickly and weren’t able to be in the area much while our house was on the market. Christina went over and above to make sure our house stayed tour ready and kept in touch daily to keep us informed of the market trends.

Christina worked with us as a partnership to make sure our sale was a success.”

Amanda Meilinger hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2013
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“Christina provided excellent, personalized service as a real estate broker, communicating with all parties at every stage of the home building/buying process. She is knowledgeable, caring, and experienced. I highly recommend her.” December 24, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
Mariel Fox hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2012
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“Christina is an excellent and extremely diligent Real Estate Agent to work with. I found that having Christina on our side was a tremendous advantage I am thankful to have worked with her. She put in great effort to find us just the right house, and made the whole process easy. I will be hiring Christina for all my real estate needs in the future!” September 28, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Kim Childers hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2012
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“My experience with Mrs. Catalano was exceptional from beginning to end. We found exactly what we were looking for in a house and Christina was extremely professional and thoroughly prepared throughout the process. She was very well informed of current and future market trends and offered sound, honest advice which led to excellent results. I would not hesitate to work with her again and highly recommend her to anyone.” September 27, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Matthew Wenke hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2012
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“In the years that I have spent in the Mortgage industry, very few realtors have impressed me as much as Christina Catalano. Christina is caring, hard working, and conducts herself with the highest of integrity and moral fiber. She diligently works with her buyers always putting their wants and needs before her very own, and works extremely hard to help her clients find that “perfect home.” In my industry, there are people who are part of the solution, and there are people that are part of the problem and I can tell you first hand, that Christina Catalano has always helped to be part of the solution, no matter how big the challenge. Her level of professionalism should be the standard for everyone in her industry. Without hesitation, I would recommend Christina to friends, family and work associates for their real estate needs!” September 26, 2012

Steve Moore Sr. Loan Officer at Network Funding
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“Christina has been a fantastic real estate agent for me from beginning to end (and beyond!). I came in as a buyer with a very specific type of downtown Austin townhome in mind, and she was able to find so many choices for me that I found the right fit on the first weekend of searching. Since then, her expertise and skill set has really shined as she has helped see me through several difficulties with the seller, lender, and title company and still manage an on-time closing at a great price. She works tirelessly until the finish, and I cannot recommend Christina any more highly.”

Conor Daugherty hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2012
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“Christina was awesome. From the day we told her what we wanted, she was working for us. We were not in a hurry and we were looking for our dream property. It took more than a year but she had several locations scouted out for us and the moment a home that met our dream criteria was found she helped us pursue it aggressively. She was highly knowledgeable about the negotiations and we are confident she got us the best possible deal. Almost 2 years later and we still love our home and the land that came with it. It still seems like a dream that we found this much land so close to Austin at such a very affordable price. I would recommend Christina wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an agent.” June 13, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Christopher Griffin  hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2010
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“I have had the pleasure of working with Christina on three separate real estate transactions; the sale of my house, the sale of my fiancée’s house, and the purchase of a new home for the two of us. Christina was tireless in working to make certain that both houses would show well, and in helping us with all of the contractual details, including the initial pricing of the houses and handling amendments. In addition, she was an invaluable when we were shopping around for our new house; she made certain that we knew all of the details of each listing that we viewed, and was highly proactive in tracking down properties that fit our needs AND our budget. She is highly knowledgeable, always punctual, exceedingly professional, and personable to boot; absolutely a pleasure to work with.

If you’re looking to buy or sell real estate in the greater Austin area, look no further!” June 6, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Keith O’Connell hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2011, & hired her more than once
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“I have had the pleasure of working with Christina in the purchase of my first home. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and brings a high level of commitment!

Christina is able to understand her client’s needs, produce great results and ensures that her clients are fully aware of all aspects in the home purchasing process.

HIGHLY recommend and would use again in future!” April 28, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Adrian Duarte  hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2012
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“We worked with Christina to sell our old home and to purchase a new one. She was very professional in all our interactions. She responded quickly to our needs and provided prompt feedback. We will definitely be using Christina again in any future real estate dealing!” April 26, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Ross Lodge  hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2011
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“I am writing you today to express my experience in working with Christina Catalano. I have been working in the Mortgage Industry for 14 years and like most Mortgage Professionals, I work with dozens of Real Estate Agents across the country. Christina ranks in my top 5 all time. Why?  because, she actually cares for and has the best interests of her clients in mind.  She is not in it for just a paycheck.  She is extremely professional, courteous, organized, always available, and responds to every request/issue that pops up.

You should be extremely proud knowing your organization has such a professional on your team!”

Lionel Lucchesi – Senior Mortgage Loan Officer for Bank of America Home Loans 2009
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“Christina helped us find our house. She was very detail oriented and professional and was a delight to work with. In the beginning of the process she sat with us to find out what we were looking for. She asked questions and really listened to what we said. She then found a number of houses that fit perfectly with our specifications. In all the transactions, Christina was very professional and always on top of everything.” August 19, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Scott Daugherty hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2009
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“I had the extreme pleasure of working with Christina on two real estate transactions to date. This summer, with her research and market knowledge, she helped me sell my first home. I had concerns since there were two other homes, one next door and the other across the street, that had both been on the market for some time. I just knew it was going to be difficult to sell. Christina came in and helped me prepare and price the house spot on and I had an offer and a sale within the first week on the market!! During that same time Christina took the time to listen to my wants and needs to help my fiancé and I find our next home. With her knowledge of the area she helped us find 2 houses we both loved. We just finalized the purchase two weeks ago and could not be happier.
We now have my fiancé’s house to sell and would not think of working with anyone other than Christina.” November 18, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Karri Garza hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2011
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“We have been friends with Christina for several years, and we were happy to use her as our real estate agent when we were looking to buy a home. She was entirely professional and made sure that every detail was taken care of during the transaction, and she was always available to answer every call, email, and text. She also has great contacts in the real estate business. Her recommendation of a mortgage broker was spot-on, and the title company she recommended made special arrangements for us, as we were out of state for the closing. Our entire real estate transaction was as smooth as it could possibly be, and that was entirely because of Christina.” July 2, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Cass Everitt hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2010
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“Being a first time home buyer, I required an agent that could walk me through all the important steps in the process of purchasing a new home. Christina’s knowledge and patience through the whole experience was amazing! I’m not the easiest person to deal with when it comes to big purchases and she stuck with me until I found the right house. She’s awesome at finding out what you really want and providing the information needed to make your own decisions. She is my real estate professional and will be for all future transactions!” July 1, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Michael Pappageorge hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2008
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“As a first time home buyer, Christina played an integral part in making our initial experience a pleasure. Her knowledge of the Austin Metro area coupled with a knack for listening to our needs, wants, and constraints, allowed for us to have a precise and streamlined search. Not only did we end up with a beautiful home that fits our needs perfectly, but Christina’s deep attention to detail, professional honesty, and love for her job have us convinced that if and when we look to move again, she’ll be the first number we call!” March 1, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
Patrick O’Connell hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2008
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“Christina is one of those rare agents. One who actually listens to the needs of her clients. She is extremely organized and is always available to assist her colleagues and clients.” February 28, 2010

Lionel Lucchesi, Sr. Personal Loan Consultant, Countrywide Home Loans
was with another company when working with Christina at Century 21 Ripley Realty
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“I have worked with Christina on several occasions. When my husband thought we might relocate to Austin for work, she helped me to locate neighborhoods that would be suitable for our growing family. We didn’t end up moving, but she later helped me to figure out the resale value of a kitchen remodel we were considering after going through a fire in our home. She also consulted with me about insurance repairs and improvements that we could do while remodeling. I would highly recommend Christina to anyone who is searching for a Realtor in the Austin, Texas area.” February 17, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Teresa Doyle hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2009
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“It is always a great time to be in real estate when you have a passion not only for the industry but are committed to the support and the process in helping your client find their dream home.

There is an old saying, “it takes money to make money or if you want to have a friend, be a friend.  If you want to be valued, value others more.”  The easiest, simplest way to tell you that we value you is to thank you for your part in the team effort in the closing of 1641 Abbey Lane with Keller Williams Agent Ed Farmer.

It is with that we express our gratitude to you for your part in the process to help make this transaction a successful one for everyone involved all the way to closing.

We look forward to future real estate successes with you!”

Eric Copper – Broker, Austin Southwest Market Center
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“Christina is professional, reliable and dependable. She takes her work to heart and genuinely enjoys what she does. Christina knows the Austin market and delivers results. I really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend Christina to anyone who is looking for a professional Realtor with a great attitude.” February 16, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Majick Robinson hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2009
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“Christina is one of the best agents at Century 21 Ripley. She has only been with us a short while and already she has made quite a name for herself. She is honest, thorough and hard working. She always goes the second mile. We love her!” May 31, 2008

Dan Castro, Partner, Castro & Baker, LLP managed Christina at Century 21 Ripley Realty
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“Christina is fastidious in the representation of her client. When we agreed to meet she was punctual and ready to go to work in renting my property. I found her to be reliable. She made sure to touch base with me & let me know the status of the rental. I will definitely refer her to anyone buying, renting, or selling property.” February 28, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity
Cynthia Enderle  hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2008
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“I have known Christina for over five years; she has the utmost integrity of anyone I have ever known in the real estate industry. I would trust her to represent me in any transaction, knowing that she would represent me fairly and honestly. She has impeccable morals, is straight forward and above all a true professional. If you have the opportunity to engage with her, consider yourself fortunate to work with someone that you can trust that will look out for your best interests.” February 20, 2008

Chris Safford, Director – Commodity Management, Finisar Corporation
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“Christina was available for me at every step of the way, and in constant contact during the purchase of my first house. There were often confusing and frustrating issues with the builder and loan company which Christina patiently helped me through. She also made frequent trips as needed during the process which were many miles and hours outside of her area.” May 28, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity
Colin Bloch hired Christina as a Real Estate Agent in 2007

 

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