Dino & Catherine Cates

18 years of work experience
RE/MAX CROSS ROADS
518 W. Main St.
Livingston, TN, 38570
(931) 284-4213

Ratings & reviews (31)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/10/2015
zuser20140907170030976
Listed and sold a home
Loved working with Catherine.. On the ball, honest and puts every effort forward to makes things happen. We have sold three previous homes on our own, This is our first time selling with a realtor-- I have to say we really never had confidence in a realtor, I always felt it was all about the money and not the homeowner. I have to say Catherine changed my mind and helped me realize there are some out there that do care about the people involved...
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2015
whitakerjason88
Listed and sold a home
Catherine has always made herself available to us during the process. As a custom home builder in the Middle Tennessee area I deal with agents on a regular basis ( and have had my share of bad ones ), and only regret that she is not in the Nashville area. Her attention to detail is exceptional.
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2015
user9025288
Listed and sold a home
It was super important for us to stay updated through the whole process and they were always willing to let us know "where we stood" during the entire home selling adventure!
Highly likely to recommend
03/26/2015
zuser20140704152331955
Helped me buy home
Dino is a very honest man and works hard to deliver to his customer what he wants at a price that is acceptable to all. I have used him three times and was always happy with his services.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2015
zuser20140604104408304
Other
Dino and entire staff have been responsive, professional, courteous to me throughout the process of selling my property. I just closed on one piece of property last week and listed another with Dino the following day. I have total confidence in the manner they handle their and my business.
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2015
joetta silva5
Helped me buy home
I have dealt with numerous realtors in the past while either purchasing or selling real estate. Dino by far and large exceeded my expectations before, during and after the sale. I would highly reccomend him to anyone considering a real estate transaction of any kind. DP
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2015
user83708483
Listed and sold a home
Extremely knowledgeable about ideas to assist in selling our home. Was both professional and ambitious in communicating and pursuing prospects that were a fit for our type of home. Would recommend Dino & Catherine to any prospective home buyer or seller.
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2015
tsunami6
Listed and sold a home
Dino made himself very familiar with our unique property and only brought viewers who were seriously looking for property like ours. Other agents often brought folks who were not really interested in our 2 houses and almost 100 acres. Those agents new very few details about the property. Dino and his wife, Catherine, also found us the perfect house to buy, which we did.
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
user3597821
Other
I would recommend Dino Cates mainly because of the level of integrity and transparency he has shown me since we've listed our home with him. He is ALWAYS just one phone call of mouse click away, any time we have a concern about anything that involves our home. We're only a few weeks into our listing with Dino, but I have a lot of confidence in him, and know our house will sell quickly. Dino's got this one! No worries at all on our end!
Highly likely to recommend
10/24/2013
user9777953
Helped me buy home
I have dealt with Dino on several occasions from buying my first home, selling that home, buying land to build my current home to speculating on investment property. Dino has also sold homes for members of my immediate family. I have and will continue to recommend Dino and his team for any and all real estate needs.
Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2014
hgothard
Listed and sold a home
One word describes my experience with Dino and Catherine Cates: INCREDIBLE. However, I could also equally as well have said professional, dedicated, enthusiastic, determined, energetic, committed, and available. We went through several realtors before finding these folks and what a blessing they have been. They sold our house, found us a new one, and stayed with us every step of the way. Dino and Catherine Cates may not be the biggest, but they are, by far, the BEST!
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2014
zuser20140625075620456
Listed and sold a home
My son-in-law, who's in RV sales here in Indianapolis, picked up Dino's business card at a local trade show earlier this year. We had some property to sell near Dale Hollow Lake and we thought we'd give Dino a try. My daughter had attempted to contact another realtor in that area previously without success. Dino came to our rescue is about all that needs to be said! Since we live in Indianapolis, the entire transaction was done via phone and email. We knew nothing about the area, knew we had a completely undeveloped piece of land that needed to be sold "as is", and that we were going to have to trust someone to get the job done. Dino and his staff, along with the others he put us in touch with to get the job done, were top notch. Very responsive, professional, no nonsense and helped us sell the property to a neighboring owner without any issues. Although the likelihood of us ever needing Dino's services again is fairly non-existent, I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in that area who's looking for a great realtor. Job well done! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2014
zuser20140606193314003
Listed and sold a home
They familiarised themselves with my property and only showed it to buyers who were serious, not just curious. This resulted is a good sale for us. They then helped us find a new home that is perfect.
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2014
zuser20140606174759142
Listed home, but didn't sell
Dino Cates and Remax Crossroads are the Real Deal in Real Estate professionalism. I am a tough customer having been involved in numerous Real Estate transactions. I first listed my home with another company and fired them the first week. Dino and his office staff were superb in getting my listing on their Web Site exactly the way I ask for. My listing was complex in that I had created a movie about our home and they placed it on their Web site without any problems. Congratulations to Sherry and Nicole for a job well done. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2014
xxlexiedm568
Helped me buy home
From the moment we contacted Dino and Catherine we felt like we were dealing with old friends. They assisted us with the purchase of a HUD home that was very complicated. They stayed on top of everything so that we could close within the regulated time frame while meeting all the requirements of a HUD purchase. They TOTALLY impressed us from start to finish.
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014
davidstryjewski
Helped me buy home
Dino has been the best Agent I could have hoped for he is always available, helpful and knowledgeable. Whatever I need or ask for if he doesn't know he will find out, I am very impressed with his knowledge of the area. Dino has knowledge of many quality businesses that he has worked with over time to help get your needs fulfilled if needed. I would suggest him to anyone who is looking to purchase in the middle Tennessee area.
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2014
user18133779
Helped me buy home
Dino and Catherine Cates provided us outstanding services and support in our quest for a home. They were exhaustive in their efforts to fulfill our wish list and exceptionally considerate of our time and needs. Everything was arranged according to our convenience. And, to top it off, their interaction with us was "like family." Their professional expertise made this "home hunting" experience a wonderful memory. They are "model realtors."
Unlikely to recommend
11/15/2013
sdl1984
Helped me buy home
November 2013 Bought a home in the Byrdstown area in March, 2013 Looked for a home the start of January and end of January 2013. The Cates spent three days showing us homes, but none that we liked. The Cates left for Texas the day we were leaving the area, but I found a home of interest on Zillow that morning. We contacted the owner (their agent was sick), toured the home and expressed interest. Because the Cates had spent time with us, as a favor we thought we should ask them to represent us in negotiation and so they could share the commission. We noted that the asking price was $50,000 above the Zestimate. All Dino said was that sometimes the Zestimate is wrong. He suggested offering $20,000 less than asked, the owners countered with $10,000 less and Dino concurred, so OK we settled at that price. During final inspection, Dino spent his time visiting with his friend, the selling agent. No help in pointing out defects and issues that if we had known might have made us seriously reconsider. Now looking on Zillow at prices that homes sold for during the last year, few sell for the Zillow estimate, most lower if not substantially lower. We feel we were poorly represented in negotiation. Have not heard from the Cates since closing in March. No thanks, nothing. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2013
user9787387
Helped me buy home
We were shopping for property in the area covered by RE/Max Cross Roads for our future use. They showed us exactly what we had described to them in our pre-meeting emails. We purchased the property, met with a contractor they recommended and have subsequently decided to move to that area as soon as our present home is sold.. The decision to move now was based in part on the professionalism and courtesy of Dino and Catherine. While it was not a big estate that we were purchasing, they took the time to make us feel like we were just as important as a major land buyer. We would recommend them to anyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2013
user6431590
Listed and sold a home
Dino had our property under contract in four day. Very professional and friendly. If you need your property sold you must give them a call. Thanks Dino Rick and Mary Jo
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2013
user70646905
Helped me buy home
If I could rate above 5 stars, I would. They are not only extremely knowledgable about the area, and all aspects of real estate, but they are also incredibly good, honest, caring people. I talked (via phone and email) to several realtors when I was looking for property near Dale Hollow Lake in 2008, and Dino and Cat listened the best, and were the most responsive. When I went down to visit, they had a number of properties lined up, with and without homes, and we were able to locate a beautiful piece land that seemed just perfect. Their assistance in negotiating and obtaining a mortage was superb. They provided contacts to get the land improved, and arranged meetings in short order before I left. And then, after I went back home and back to work, they helped me by overseeing getting the land cleared, the drive improved, a gate up, and so on, and over the intervening years have arranged for planting grass, brush-ogging.mowning, and so on. I have recommended them to several people looking for property in the Upper Cumberland and around DHL, with the same great results and feedback from my friends moving down there. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2013
user3153018
Helped me buy home
Dino and Catherine took us through a unbelievable process. We flew to TN from CT in August. We had a deposit on our house in CT so needed to find a new place ASAP! Dino and Catherine walked through 12 properties with us in just 3 days. We were looking at farms so it took a while and none were close to each other. We found the perfect place and Dino made the deal happen for us. We were so excited. Because we had to head back home to CT Dino arranged a home inspection for us. Everything in TN was all set. However as time drew closer to our CT closing date we knew something was amiss. Yes the deal fell through! Dino kept positive and kept in touch with us as well as the Realtor for the seller in TN. Sending papers back and forth to extend the contract 3 times! Finally in March we got through the closing in CT as well as in TN with Dino doing all of the work here so we wouldn't have to make an extra trip to TN. He was even kind enough to meet us at 10 pm when we arrived in TN to get the rest of the paper work to us. I can say Dino certainly went above and beyond for us and made the transition go as smoothly as possible through a very stressful time. I would recommend Dino and Catherine because I know first hand how hard they will work for you. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2013
user1155001
Helped me buy home
After working with Mr. Cates, I found that his knowledge included not just real estate and geography, but he seemed to know personally everyone that we came into contact with in several different counties. Any information needed to complete my real estate purchase was at his finger-tips. His expertise has truly made the entire process a pleasure, and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2013
user4147600
Helped me buy home
Buying a new place can sometimes be stressful, but Dino and Catherine made it a very pleasant experience. Their knowledge of the area was impressive. They had the answers to all our questions. They are very honest and easy to work with. We would not hesitate to recommend them or use them again.
Highly likely to recommend
07/14/2012
Rae.White
Showed me homes
He was very nice and stayed in contact about the property that I contacted him about. We simply decided to buy a property that was closer to Cookeville.
Highly likely to recommend
06/28/2012
user586008
Helped me buy home
Catherine spent hours patiently driving us around all over Dale Hallow Lake suggesting and showing us properties, finally finding one that my wife and I could both agree on. Their office then helped us through making an offer and closing. They kept after my loan officer the entire time making sure that things were in place. Great!
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2012
user864234
Helped me buy home
Dino and Catherine spent a couple of days showing my wife property surrounding their location in Livingston. She had driven to Tennessee to visit various locations and land sites we had picked out using an online seach service. I had to fly into town from Dallas, TX. the following Saturday morning and they then spent the next day and a half showing me the properties my wife had narrowed the search down from . We are trying to relocate to TN from TX upon my retirement and depended upon their knowledge and expertise of land avaialble that matched our criteria. They basically nailed it and we were faced with a choice between two properties. Using their knowledge of the seller's situation we made an offer that was accepted with only one minor adjustment. We are now the very proud owners of a beautiful piece of land that we can hardly wait to start our home upon. We have traveled back several times since closing on the property and still find Dino and Catherine an excelletnt source of information and assistance in finding dependable people to help us with our land improvements. I can say without any hesitation that I trust Dino and Catherine explicitly. If you are looking for a pari of people to help you in any way they can, these are the folks. It is amazing to go around Livingston and speak with the people there and see their positive reaction when we mention Dino and Catherine Cates as the people who are helping us move to town. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2012
user65262
Helped me buy home
They did what they said they would do when they said they would do it. They were very helpful while being fair to both parties. Also, they can provide names of people skilled at whatever service you need for your new house.
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2012
user6664783
Helped me buy home
A year ago we spent a week at Dale Hollow Lake and fell in love with the area. We began looking at property and everyone we talked to advised us to contact Dino & Catherine Cates with Re/Max Crossroads. They were tentative to our request and the next day arranged a viewing of home they felt would meet our needs. The house met all of our expectations and that feeling of "home" was instantly present. As we began the purchase process Dino Cates went above and beyond to assist. We were over 600 miles away and the distance factor would of been difficult if it were not for the Cates personal touches. Even after we purchased the property, the Cates still assisted with personal matters and made the long distance topic a "no issue". Catherine was recently relied upon to find my parents a home and delivered the same personal touches during their purchase. Next to the definition of "good people" you would find the names of Dino & Catherine Cates. I would highly recommend Re/Max Crossroads to anyone looking for real estate in the Upper Cumberland of Tennessee. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2012
user82439
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were very particular on what we had been looking for on a get away lake house at Dale Hollow - years (on again, off again) spending time with another realtor and we could not find what we were looking for. Then we switched to Dino & Catherine Cates. They quickly found us 2 great properties - and we eventually settled on 1. Dino & Catherine are a great team, complimenting each other. They worked with the sellers to meet our unique request - that being, a turn-key property - completely furnished and decorated - and at the end of the process both buyer and seller were satisfied with the transaction. Both my wife and I can recommend them highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2012
Nick N McKenzieRaab
Helped me buy and sell homes
Dino & Catherine Cates with Remax Crossroads went above and beyond to help us find a farm that met our needs and price range. They were knowledgeable about the homes that were listed, could answer questions and knew the area people and businesses. We recommend Remax Crossroads for anyone needing to purchase their next home. -Nick & McKenzie Raab