"Cathleen was our guide extraordinaire during the process of buying a house in Boston. I have bought and sold a few houses in my lifetime but without Cathleen we would have given up. With her in depth knowledge of areas of Boston she suggested an area we would never have considered. And her strategy for bidding and her unending patience was invaluable. Not only did she find a house for us in a neighborhood that is absolutely perfect for us and within our budget, but she gave us a list of reliable contacts that we can use to make this house our home."
~ Referral Former Peace Corp Volunteer and her mother
Our experience with Cathleen Lane was simply outstanding! If you are looking for a first class, honest and high caliber real estate professional, Cathleen is the one! My husband and I were moving from Wisconsin to Massachusetts and it was our first time buying a home, and Cathleen’s expertise and advice were invaluable. She was very patient, honest, transparent and thoughtful, and maintained great communication throughout the entire process.
There were times that I had to work late at my new job and my husband was still in Wisconsin, but with Cathleen I felt like I had a family member helping me to make sure we found the right home and made sure we did not just buy an unsuitable home due to running out of time on my rental. She went above and beyond her role to make the experience less overwhelming for us. Her professionalism, preparedness, communication skills and track record speak for themselves. We are so grateful to Cathleen for helping us buy our beautiful house in Bedford, MA and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!"
~ Toxicologist and Electrical Engineer (Referral from Past Client)
" My wife and I have worked with Cathleen for two purchases and one sale. We continue to work with Cathleen due to her knowledge of the market, analytical approach, and her diligence. I particularly appreciate Cathleen's data driven approach to the market. She offers more than just past experience as she is constantly monitoring trends and analyzing value for her clients. She is incredibly diligent from start to finish. We highly recommend her."
~ Professor, Accounting
" I have been very happy where I am, and I still use Cathy as an advisor when I am thinking about making changes around my home. I will use her again when I sell, because she knows the market, knows how to market and most important to me -- Cathy is a person of integrity and candor."
~Regional Chief Architect/Reginal Recovery Executive, US Government (Relocation Client)
“The following is a personal letter of recommendation I am writing on behalf of my Realtor, Cathleen Lane. Recently, Cathleen assisted me with the sale of my property in Cambridge that I had owned for about a dozen years. In a market that had recently experienced a downturn, Cathleen helped me sell a two-bedroom condo in under the space of two weeks. From the very start, I knew I was working with a consummate professional. The preparation in expectation of the sale was thorough, and the execution was flawless. From the photographs, to the open houses, walk-throughs and eventual offer to purchase, Cathleen was there at every twist and turn of the way, guiding me with keen intuition and brokering the sale in an effortless manner. Not only did she price the condo considerably higher than I legitimately thought I could expect from such a sale, we obtained a cash offer and sold at our asking price. As this was my first home sale I was understandably nervous, but through a thorough comparative pricing process, I realized the true value of the property I owned and was encouraged to put it on the market for that high price. All Cathleen’s efforts were validated when the offer to purchase came in immediately thereafter and all the ensuing steps, such as inspections, contract negotiations and closing were handled in a truly professional manner.”
“When I had to sell my condo in Brookline after 25 years, it was enormously stressful. I hired Cathleen for her expertise in real estate, her track record and strategic thinking but also because she brought what I knew I would need - a person that would also be great at handling the stressful, emotional side as well. Throughout the experience she was reassuring, upbeat, always easy to talk to. My friend who went to the open house said "Cathleen seems more like someone I'd meet at one of your parties than a "real estate agent". It's really important to work with an agent you're going to feel comfortable with during a major transition in your life, and Cathleen did all that and more.”
~Medical Writer (Realtor Referral)
“I am writing to comment on the work of Cathleen Lane as our real estate agent. Her strong work ethic, knowledge of real estate law and Greater Boston, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills make her an excellent choice as an agent. Our experience is limited in the field but after listening to Cathleen we became discerning buyers. We were impressed with her knowledge of construction and future problems that renovations could pose. Cathleen is an active listener and through conversations was able to match our interests and life style with the appropriate condominium and location.
We were fortunate to use Cathleen as our buyer and seller agent. She priced our home fairly, networked among other agents, and prepared our condominium for a showing. Her efforts resulted in the selling of our condominium in two days. Importantly, her recommendations in the negotiating process left both parties satisfied.” CC, School Principal & CG, IT Systems ConsultantClient Recommendations (please feel free to request complete recommendations)
“We have worked with Cathleen now on both ends of the real estate spectrum; she helped us buy our first condo and then sell it several years later. Our experiences working with her in both cases were truly exceptional, and we certainly recommend her to anyone buying or selling. She is professional, knowledgeable, ethical, incredibly kind, and has a great work ethic....”
~ Sales Executive & Psychotherapist