Concierge service in University Place, Tacoma & Greater Pierce County
Get to know Rae Anne Catron
Providing concierge service to real estate buyers and sellers is my passion! Like a wedding planner, I make sure each and every detail is considered, handled and the results are exactly what the clients had in mind! I am a full-time professional REALTOR!
I have always lived in and loved the Puget Sound area. I was born and raised in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington, support their programs and bleed purple-and-gold on football gamedays in Husky Stadium!
Presently, I live in University Place, a gorgeous gem on the banks of Puget Sound, home of the 2015 US Open. My family emigrated to the Tacoma area in the early 1900's from Norway. It was simply natural for me to return to these Pierce County roots as an adult. I love the small-town feel as well as the urban resources and amenities.
Research is one of my passions! As you are aware, the real estate market is very complex. I keep a constant eye on the latest statistics, trends and tools available to give my clients the latest information. They are then fully prepared to make their decisions based on facts. I earned my degree from the UW in research. As in the book and movie "Moneyball" statistics and research usually paints a more truthful picture than what we simply think and oftentimes what we read. I rely on that knowledge to lead and advise clients along our path. I want to give them that advantage.
Team play is important to me and it gives my clients the best opportunites for their success. I partner with REALTORS and have hired nationally recognized mentor to keep my skills sharp! Also, partnering with contractors, inspectors, estate sales experts and home merchandisers gives you an important edge when it comes to home preparation.
What else am I passionate about? My family and travel. The two of them mix with my daughter in NYC and my son and granddaughter in Portland! Throw in a little baseball and Husky football . . . and I am set!
CNE: Certified Negotiation Expert. Advanced negotiation training for real estate professionals.
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert. Advanced training in assisting buyers and sellers in short sale transactions. And, options for homeowners who want to keep their homes.
CNHC: Certified New Home Construction. Advanced training in assisting buyers purchasing new homes. Gives buyers the most protection so they get what they really want.
CHMS: Certified Home Marketing Specialist. Advanced training on home preparation and marketing for sellers.
Testimonials for Rae Anne Catron
Matt & Greta11/26/2013
We needed to do a short sell of our house in Tacoma. Rae Anne was invaluable in that she made a difficult and emotional situation much more bearable. She went the extra mile in every regard. She hooked us up with the right people and drove it to a successful sale. She possesses a vast network of experts and knowledgeable resources. She was very sensitive to our financial situation, Rae Anne made herself so available to us and knew what we needed to get done, when in doubt, she found the answer quickly. She was just there in whatever way we needed her. She knows her business and I recommend her highly. Rae Anne is not just a Real Estate Professional she is true friend.
Kelley & Diane11/26/2013
Rae Anne was on top of all aspects of our sale from pre-listing through closing. She was patient, resourceful, always available, and prepared us in advance for all the eventualities. Very importantly, she made certain that our home would show well. She was very sensitive to our personal concerns and needs throughout the process. Results of her preparation were revealed in 5 offers in 4 days.
We could not be more pleased with her services.
Rob & Kam11/16/2013
Rae Anne far exceeded our expectations as our real estate agent. She was professional, courteous, advised us, kept us prepared for the numerous steps to home buying. Rae Anne did a excellent job finding us a home we love and guided us through the processes. She let us know what to expect, stayed in contact with us, and helped us stay positive. My husband and I could not recommend her more!
As executor of my mom's estate, I needed to sell her house in Puyallup. It's an odd house and also old. Rae Anne was invaluable in that she made a difficult and emotional situation much more bearable. She went the extra mile in every regard as we had inspections and then finding the right people for the jobs that needed to be done. She vetted every worker/company that she was unfamiliar with and made recommendations. She always left the final decision to me, of course, but she possesses a vast network of experts and knowledgeable resources. She was very sensitive to our loss, but straightforward about what needed to be done. She even met with the subcontractors to get bids and to inspect the work. I live out of town from my mom's house, and Rae Anne made herself so available to me and knew the "path" we needed to take to get everything done for sale and then saw me through the sale. I have three sisters and we all appreciated her in every way possible because she was just there in whatever way we needed her. She knows her business and I recommend her highly and without reservation.