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Catherine Watterson
CNHS,CNE,LSS,LMS,PPS

For Distinctive Personal Service

Chagrin Falls Office, OH
41 North Main St.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
(440) 247-8900

Cathy Watterson: Someone you should know


Chagrin Falls and South Russell  (Click on link to see a video of the charming Chagrin Valley)

Cathy Watterson is a realtor who understand and truly cares about your real estate needs.  She combines over 40 years of sales experience with an Interior Design degree to help you meet your housing needs. Cathy takes the time to listen and apply her knowledge of the area with your housing wish list to find you your dream home! 

A mega million dollar producer Cathy combines her extensive design and marketing background with the advantages of Howard Hanna's extensive features and advantages to offer the services of a dynamic team.  Her clear communication, dependable advice, and level of service help you to achieve your real estate goals. Whether you're moving in or out of the Chagrin Valley, she can help you find your next home.

Certified New Home Expert  She enjoys using the experience of having built four custom homes of her own to visualize space and fit  it to your lifestyle needs.  She will put her practice of the new construction process to work for you.  Through her years of a successful sales career, she has practice listening to her clients’ cares and concerns, and understands the excitement and anxiety of building your own home.

Resident of the Chagrin Valley for over 30 years  Cathy and her husband have a combined family of five, very active adult children and ten grandchildren.  Her interests include golfing, traveling, volunteering, and enjoying the Cleveland Orchestra, when she isn’t listing and selling homes.

Call Cathy Watterson for your real estate needs and questions.  You can feel confident in her distinctive personal service.  “I’m looking forward to putting my team to work for you. I appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust!” Your satisfaction is my #1 priority.


Specialties

Homes of Distinction
Custom Home
Executive Home
First Time Buyers
Historic Home
Investment
Land
Luxury Homes
Move-Up Home
New Construction
New Home
Quality Home
Relocation
Residential

Why You Should Work With a REALTOR®

 

Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Here are five reasons why it pays to work with a REALTOR®. 

 

1. You’ll have an expert to guide you through the process. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multi-page settlement statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes.

 

2. Get objective information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They’ll also be able to provide objective information about each property. A professional will be able to help you answer these two important questions: Will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?

 

3. Find the best property out there. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your REALTOR® to find all available properties.

 

4. Benefit from their negotiating experience. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession, and inclusion or exclusion of repairs, furnishings, or equipment. In addition, the purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.

 

5.  Property marketing power. Real estate doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. In fact, a large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, and family. When a property is marketed with the help of a REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.

 

6. Real estate has its own language. If you don’t know a CMA from a PUD, you can understand why it’s important to work with a professional who is immersed in the industry and knows the real estate language.

 

7. REALTORS® have done it before. Most people buy and sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. And even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS®, on the other hand, handle hundreds of real estate transactions over the course of their career. Having an expert on your side is critical.

 

8. Buying and selling is emotional. A home often symbolizes family, rest, and security — it’s not just four walls and a roof. Because of this, home buying and selling can be an emotional undertaking. And for most people, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues most important to you.

 

9. Ethical treatment. Every member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® makes a commitment to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a customer of a REALTOR®, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. It is mandatory for REALTORS® to take the Code of Ethics orientation and they are also required to complete a refresher course every four years.

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