Cathy is an excellent realtor who helped us buy new home in Apex, NC. She is very knowledgeable, dedicated and hard working. She was always available when we contacted her and no matter how busy she was, she always responded. We moved from Florida and we were new to Raleigh area. We were looking for both new construction and resale homes. Cathy showed us both resale and new construction homes and we visited many communities. She never pressured us and never showed slightest hesitation when wanted to keep looking. When we finally purchased a lot and waited while our house was being built, she kept in touch regularly , attended all the meetings with builder and kept us informed on things to look for. When builder delayed our closing date, she even tried her level best to get us compensated for the delay since we had to switch to month to month lease, which was expensive. At the time of new home orientation meeting, she thought she might have to travel for her daughter-in-law’s delivery, she made sure she visited the home a day before and helped us spot issues where repairs were needed (blue tape walkthrough). When her travel date was delayed she visited again on the walkthrough day, though she had already done her part. We were extremely impressed with her dedication. In this one year journey , from searching for new home to waiting for new home being built and finally to closing , Cathy was always with us and helped us a lot! We highly recommend her.
I was referred to Cathy by USAA, and found her a joy to work with. She worked closely with me to determine my wants and needs in a home, including asking the right questions to ensure that we could narrow options down to manageable levels. Cathy definitely knows the Raleigh area, and not just in terms of real estate; she was able to give me valuable information regarding entertainment options, commute times, and the like that greatly helped inform my decision.
I was an out of state buyer, and she was able to work with my scheduled trips to Raleigh to view homes. As I was narrowing down my search, she provided excellent advice, talking through pros and cons of each option; she helped me reach my ultimate decision, but never pushed for one option over another. Once I settled on a home, Cathy was invaluable in managing my interaction with the builder, giving me great advice to maximize my bargaining position. Cathy's assistance even extended to the home inspection and blue taping the house for fixes - her experience went a long way to ensure that nothing was overlooked.
My wife and I decided to purchase a new home in order to be closer to where we work and enjoy our time. We happened upon Cathy through our USAA home lending tools, and are so pleased to have met her. Cathy was very knowledgeable and quickly adapted to us as we navigated the home buying process, narrowing down the hunt to a more specific set of needs. We loved how Cathy made a serious effort to take care of us as if we were a part of her own family. It was a pleasure to work with her, and we try to share our experience with anyone we know who is looking to buy or sell.
Thank you, again, Cathy Lyons.