Cathy Bier

15 years of work experience
Smothers Realty Group
919 W. Hillgrove Ave
La Grange, IL, 60525
(708) 567-2032

Ratings & reviews (22)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2015
forsevamike
Showed me homes
Cathy is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the La grange market. She is easy to work with and someone you can count on to give you sound advice. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking in the La Grange area to buy or sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
07/14/2014
user3383841
Listed and sold a home
Cathy is simply the best. She understands the market, provides great advice on staging and positioning your home, and is always there when you need her. She sold my home in record time at a great price. I highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2014
fachelle42
Listed and sold a home
I highly recommend Cathy Bier to anyone selling their home as Cathy provides: 1. Incredible Responsiveness-Regardless of holidays, Cathy's vacation travels, weekends or evenings, Cathy was there, late into the evening, evaluating and helping us respond to offers as soon as they came in. Her husband even fixed our front door to aid the sale. 2. Patience and understanding- Despite a false start and an initial failed transaction in our sale, Cathy stayed right with us until the house was sold. 3. A full range of services-Cathy and her team provided, at no incremental cost, interior decorating advice to help stage our home, furniture to fill in the voids, professional photography to present our home in the best light. She also referred us to a full range of contractors to provide honest services needed to position the home for sale at reasonable rates. Integrity- After wasting time with an agent that pushed dual agency and was clearly more interested in the price he would get for his buyer than our selling price, it was a breath of fresh air to have an agent who had the integrity from day one to give up half a sales commission in order to maximize the sales price and fairly represent the seller. You will get the best price with Cathy. I could go on, but I suggest you call Cathy and see for your self what she and her team are capable of. If you have questions feel free to call me at 817-320-4209. Sincerely, David L Foster Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/22/2014
softwindstoo
Helped me find tenant for rental
Cathy was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. Even though we didn't end up listing our property, I would recommend her to others considering selling their house!!!
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2013
user7185831
Listed and sold a home
If there's a real estate website to list your home, even Craigslist, Cathy will list it there. She is in constant communication from start to finish. If you need a recommendation for a real estate attorney, she has one. If you need an inspector, she has one. She'll make sure that you have nothing to do throughout the selling process, other than make your own bed.
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2013
user1739782
Listed and sold a home
Cathy was an invaluable resource and help with both selling my La Grange home and helping me to find the perfect fit in a new home to live in. She was always available, cheerful and most pleasant to work with. I would truly recommend her to anyone who is serious in finding a competent realtor who will give you her undivided attention through the whole process.
Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2013
user9145313
Listed and sold a home
My property sat on the market for literally years when I decided to call Cathy. She came highly recommended, but I had already heard of her and her reputation. After doing a thorough and careful analysis of my property and giving me the comparables, we made an appropriate price change and re-listed the property. The biggest issue for me in re-listing the property was that I no longer lived in-state, and was selling from almost 1000 miles away. I wanted to make sure whomever I chose could give me that extra bit of help and attention, given my situation. I chose Cathy Bier. Because Cathy is so widely known and knows the industry so well, my property had more exposure than it had ever had. The depth and variety of venues where the property appeared provided the exposure that resulted in more showings in one month than I had had in the entire time my property had been on the market. I also received weekly reports on all activity on the property. This was extremely helpful to me, given I was so far away.... Once a bid came in, she was clear on next steps and helped me navigate the offer. Cathy Beir is experienced, knowledgeable, personable and known in the industry and community. She is a dynamite agent who listened to my concerns, always addressed them promptly and helped guide me through this process with care, concern for me and my interests and with incredible expertise; a perfect combination. And from 1000 miles away! I would highly recommend Cathy Bier if you plan to purchase or sell a property. Lisa Menninger Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2013
user2805889
Listed and sold a home
Cathy is diligent and responsive. She is an expert in understanding and analyzing the market. Her advice proved to be invaluable, especially during the negotiating process. We would give her the highest recommendation to anyone who was buying, selling or renting a home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2013
ChrisWilliams6
Listed and sold a home
I had a wonderful experience selling my house through Cathy from start to finish! She was friendly, knowledgable, and responsive to any question or challenge I had. I could not have chosen a better agent - and my house sold in three and a half WEEKS!
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2014
cicio2000
Listed and sold a home
I was very pleased with Cathy?s superb efforts to sell our home. Her efforts in marketing and presenting the home were excellent, and were evident in the home?s higher than expected sales price. I would highly recommend Cathy for her professionalism and real estate acumen.
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2014
patricia foltz
Listed and sold a home
We could not be happier with Cathy who sold our house for us. Her marketing skills are amazing. She counseled us very wisely during the process and knows LaGrange better than anyone I have ever met. She got us a good price. Most remarkable of all is how responsive Cathy is. I don't know when she sleeps. Her staff is also great. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2014
kmwulf1960
Helped me buy and sell homes
We hired Cathy to sell our existing home and help us find/buy a larger home in the same area. Working with Cathy we always knew the pulse of the market - both buying and selling. Cathy helped us prep our existing home for sale - which led to multiple offers 24 hours after listing. She is a masterful and highly ethical negotiator. We were very pleased to have her (and her wonderful team) represent us. She is truly the BEST in the business!
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2013
user2879008
Listed and sold a home
Cathy is the finest realtor we have ever come across. When all was done and the deal was closed, we agreed that the smartest decision we made was to ask her to help us sell our house. She was honest, kind, helpful and understanding. Even if we worried, Cathy remained positive. We have already referred her to others!
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2012
user0704121
Listed and sold a home
Amazing lady! She took care of everything for us during a very stressful time. She sheltered us from the emotional roller coaster of the real estate market, and worked around the clock to get our house closed. AMAZING! If we moved back into the area, we would ONLY use her.
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2012
user13107222
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I were moving out of state and needed to list and sell our home quickly. Cathy was fantastic in making sure that everything was taken care of and was honest with us throughout the listing process. Her market knowledge is spot-on in the LaGrange/La Grange Park area, she has great people skills, and always made herself available to us even when it wasn't convenient for her. I would and have recommend her several times. Thanks Cathy!
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2012
phillcaruso
Helped me buy home
I must admit, Cathy was the best realtor that we ever dealt with. Immediately upon meeting her my wife and I felt like she was a friend who was helping us out, rather than a realtor who was just trying to find us a place to live. She went beyond our expectations from start to finish. Not only would I recommend her to people, I already have time and time again. We bought our home 9 years ago and I still get a Christmas card from her and her family.
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2012
user3755152
Helped me buy home
Cathy was a real joy to work with. She was reliable, professional and very knowledgeable but at the same time warm and friendly. I always trusted her input and enjoyed spending time with her. We wouldn't have found such a great house - and such a great deal - without her!
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2012
jstaehler65
Listed and sold a home
Cathy is amazingly responsive, flexible and reliable! She's always prepared and is passionate about her profession and community. Her market overviews, comparables and property marketing approach was not only presented well, it was executed well. Cathy delivers!
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2012
Andybryant
Helped me buy home
Occasionally in life you have the opportunity to work with someone who is so professional, so thorough and so dedicated to their profession that you have no doubt that they are the best at what they do. Cathy is one of those people!
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2011
amywiginton99
Listed and sold a home
We had a terrific experience working with Cathy! From beginning (help with staging the house) until the end (dealing with last minute closing issues), Cathy was an absolute professional. She is very knowledgeable, honest, helpful, caring and kind - not common traits when working with real estate professionals. Overall an excellent experience - we highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2011
barbmyers1966
Listed and sold a home
Cathy and her crew did a fantastic job! They were all very professional and kept the process going. There were times when I wanted to give up because the market was so bad. But Cathy really helped me get through the waiting periods. She had great ideas and was easy to reach when I really needed her. I'm really glad I choose her!
Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2011
mattkristen
Listed and sold a home
We had a wonderful experience working with Cathy. She was confident, professional and very personal. She knows her business well and you feel you are in good hands from day 1. She also goes beyond the expected to help with all the little things that come up while trying to sell a home - especially if you move out before the sale.