Greetings! I have been a part of the Wilmington community for 35 years and am happy to call it home. My professional life has been an evolution starting in dentistry with a brief stint in theatre and television, a few years in advertising and finally landing in real estate. My broad experience in the workplace and my own home ownership has given me some very useful skills. I enjoy helping my clients buy and sell homes. I am detail oriented and determined. Real estate transactions are all unique and often complicated. I keep my clients informed and as relaxed as possible. Personal service is important to me. I take pride in walking my clients through the process with energy and enthusiasm. Let me help you make Wilmington home.
In a very competitive market, Catherine’s game planning and negotiation skills got my partner and I into the house we wanted. She’s a class act and was a pleasure to work with.
We had the good fortune of having Catherine assist us as the buyer’s agent with our recent home purchase. To characterize Catherine’s efforts as outstanding would simply be an understatement. Catherine worked tirelessly on our behalf and demonstrated deep market knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and strong business acumen in all of her interactions with us and others. We believe that she went above and beyond even what would be characterized by most people as excellent service. The many positive reviews that Catherine has received are a testament to how valuable her efforts are to so many people. We are happy to add our review to the long list of those already posted. We are grateful for Catherine’s commitment to excellence and to her clients as we benefited from both immeasurably. Thanks Catherine!
I am a first time home buyer and Catherine Lea was the perfect person for me during this process. Catherine not only listened to me but she advocated for me. I will in the future use Catherine and refer her to anyone I can who wants a great experience like I had.
If you’re shopping for a new home, you NEED Catherine Lea in your life. As a first-time buyer, I had zero idea of the process and my internet searches resulted in countless questions. Catherine took time to explain EVERTHING to me. She remained positive and patient with all my notes and endless uncertainties. She helped me realize my wants, needs, and even my limitations. She was dedicated to helping me through every aspect of my journey. Her expertise, knowledge, and professionalism kept me focused, and her sense of humor kept me smiling during an overwhelming and stressful time. Catherine kept it real and made it fun, and now I’m THRILLED to be a HOMEOWNER. At the risk of sounding cheesy, she really did help me get into my dream location – I can’t believe it. Plus, I gained a trusted go-to for all my future real estate needs. With all the unknowns out there, real estate doesn’t have to be one of them – call Catherine Lea.
Catherine made the selling process so easy for us. She gave us guidance every step of the way including pricing, staging, and showing even during a pandemic. She always responded to us quickly and is very knowledgeable of the Wilmington market. Catherine was wonderful to work with and we will use her again in the future.
Catherine and I are from the same hometown. She has over 30 years of experience living and working in the Wilmington area. For several years, we had communicated back and forth about what type of home and community we were looking for when we retired. Her knowledge of the area proved invaluable and after a scheduled visit, in only 2 weeks we were able to purchase a lot and begin the process of building our dream home. Thank you Catherine for all your help!!
My 89 year old mother had a medical emergency and we needed to sell her house immediately. The house was in very bad repair because of mom's age. Catherine swooped in and took care of everything. She had repairs appraised. She found investors willing to buy as is. And she saved us from a mortgage default by moving quickly and finding a perfect buyer. She saved us. By her expertise and commitment to her clients. HIRE CATHERINE LEA. She's amazing!!
Catherine is a great listener who provided knowledgable information throughout the entire selling process.i I would definitely use her again in the future.
Catherine is an absolute joy to work with! She helped me and my husband buy our first home this summer and I do not know what we would have done without her. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and kind. She was very patient with us through the whole process and guided us to find what we were looking for. Catherine knows what she is doing and she will get the job done right. Could not recommend her more!
Catherine is a ROCKSTAR! She is so professional and knowledgeable but also humble ?? She stood by my side every step of the way through my first home buying experience and I couldn’t be more grateful. Working with Catherine was so much fun-it made me feel so good how excited she got with me as we reached each milestone on our way to the closing table. I can’t wait to do this all over again with her in the future.
Catherine was referred to me by my mortgage broker. I am glad that she did because Catherine is a true professional and stands by you every minute during the purchase. Catherine was always available for any questions that I had. She spent multiple hours with me on the initial contract and made sure that I received the best deal. A true pleasure to work with.
Catherine was referred to us by a friend when we were relocating from Raleigh. We can’t say enough great things about her and our experience. She was knowledgeable about the market, helped us secure financing as well as coordinated our inspections. She never tried to over sale us and had our best interests as a top priority. She is a genuinely good person. Would recommend again and again!
Catherine was so great with everything! She is very organized and knowledgeable about everything. Extremely professional. Recommended the house that became my official first home. Everything ran smoothly. She even knew the names of all the plants in my new backyard, plus tips on how to care for them! If you’re looking for an agent to buy or sell- she’s the one!
I met Catherine at an open house and she seemed so very willing to help me with my home search. She did a very efficient job of filtering listings so that I could see enough of what was available without being overwhelmed by too much information. I appreciated her honest opinion on several of the options that were under consideration, and I found her to be knowledgeable about current market conditions so I could make a winning offer. without her help I may have lost out in a competitive biddign situation. I will definitely go to Catherine for any real estate advice.
Catherine is a true pleasure and makes the entire real estate process incredibly easy. We even went on vacation during our due dillagence time! She took care of everything!
Her local knowledge and attention to detail gives you the buyers edge and keeps your investment safe. With a friendly smile and a stress free style, you can't go wrong with Catherine on your team. We have an amazing home and we can't thank her enough!
We met Catherine at an open house and we are so thankful we did. During the entire process she was professional, knowledgable, personable, absolute pleasure to work with. Communication was a huge deal for us and she far exceeded our expectations. If you’re looking for a top notch realtor, Catherine is your gal. Thank you so much for all of your hard work in helping make our dream come true!
Catherine is AMAZING! I was referred to her through a friend and it was the best possible thing that happened to me! I was in need of a trustworthy real estate agent who could help me sell my aging mother's home. I was in Utah and had recently relocated my mother. Selling a house that far across the US is difficult enough, but with Catherine, she made it comfortable and understandable.
Catherine is extremely knowledgeable about the market, process and procedure and how to effectively sell a home. She communicates clearly and efficiently. I was consistently impressed by her attention to detail and her willingness to make the process comfortable for me.
She is always on time with the things she promises, is personable, professional, and most important she has integrity. You will not be disappointed in Catherine, ever.
She helped us to sell my mother's home in no time, and close in the time promised. I gave Catherine the highest rating because she is that person. Thanks again Catherine!!
I met Catherine while she was hosting an open house in my neighborhood and was immediately impressed. I mentioned we might be selling in a few months and she began marketing to me in a creative, non-pushy manner that further impressed me as I knew these skills would carry over in to the selling of our home. We made an appointment and she came extremely prepared with not only comps, but other materials of interest to us. She is extremely professional and responsive! Although we decided the timing was not right for us to sell at this moment I won't hesitate to work with Catherine for my realtor needs. Highly recommended!
I started my search with Catherine while still living in Phoenix, AZ. Knowing nothing about the local area left a lot to be trusted, and she did NOT disappoint. Within 10 minutes of our first phone call she had me setup with listings specific to my wants and needs. Her local knowledge was very impressive.
After showing me several homes, I finally found the "one." Which couldn't have been easy for her, because I'm a huge pain in the neck to be 100% honest. Every time I called to look at new homes, she was equally, if not more excited to go see them. I'm not new to the home-buying process, so it was nice to know I was dealing with a local professional with excellent expertise.
It took a couple weeks for me to go into the contract on the specific home I had interest in, and Catherine never let me give in. She spent roughly a week just to get me into contract in the first place - and kept me in the loop the whole time. Based on the deal I got, I'd say her negotiation skills are well above average, and she kept me in the "loop" the whole time. In fact, I don't remember a single time I called or text her in the last two months in which she didn't answer or respond immediately.
Catherine absolutely knocked my expectations out of the park! From the moment we met, to the moment she handed my GF the keys (VERY smart Realtor, this one...) Overall, my experience with her was fantastic, and I'd gladly recommend anyone in the world in working with Catherine.
I had the wonderful pleasure of Catherine Lea assisting me in the purchase of my new condo. Catherine is courteous, responsible and very very resourceful. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Catherine for your real estate needs, should definitely do so!
Catherine Lea is an excellent Real Estate Professional. She is very well read about Wilmington Real Estate and knows the area like the back of her hand. Every time I contacted Catherine she got back to me immediately.
When my husband and I make a decision to sell our present home, Catherine will be the agent we call. Thanks again Catherine.
As a first time home buyer, I really lucked out finding Catherine, she is very knowledgeable of the area’s current trends and what buyers like myself are looking for. Catherine always had an answer for my many questions, and I very much felt she was looking out for my best interest at all times. She is very friendly and throughout this process fielded queries from all parties involved, keeping all drama unknown to me. This was very helpful, and I now realize how much she protected me from added stress during the closing process. She keeps in touch to see how things are going, and I am happy to call Catherine more than my realtor, but a dear friend. I would highly recommend Catherine Lea for all realty needs in the Wilmington, NC area, it was a pleasure working with her and I would and will happily do it again!
Catherine was such a joy to work with. My fiance' and I were first time home buyers and had no idea what we were doing. Catherine helped us every step of the way. Even after we bought our home and ran into issues with our AC and subsequent issues with our home warranty, she stepped in and took care of that as well. I couldn't ask for more from an agent. Catherine is the best!
Great to work with. Knows what to look for in a 2nd home .Gave great advise and options and will do battle for you when buying a home . Always called back if not answered her calls .Best all around experience you well have when buying a new home . I cant say who much i thank Catherine Lee for the help she gave me .I wish her well and looking forward to inviting them to my house worming party!
Catherine is professional and knowledgeable about the Wilmington area. She addressed our needs quickly and informed. Working with her as my realtor was a very pleasant experience, and we would recommend her to other friends and acquaintances.
Catherine came to me and showed how we could do a few things to my current home to help it sell. I followed her lead and in 5 days was under contract !! She had already helped me find the perfect home to buy so we had to move fast. She was great in understanding my needs and knowing what buyers want. True Professional!!
Catherine was the perfect agent for us. As out of state buyers, she was extremely helpful in providing insight into the Wilmington community, alerting us to homes coming onto the market, and providing advance look at homes on our behalf. She provided continuous communication via phone, email, and text. Once we chose a property, she offered contacts for great local providers of inspections and attorneys. She masterfully guided us through to the closing without hiccup or drama. Catherine is a real professional - mindful of the goal but always pleasant and supportive in the process. We were glad to call her our realtor, and now friend.
Catherine is every inch a professional. I am immensely pleased by her focus, flexibility, and originality in solving problems. She is so intelligent and could not be more thorough. Tenaciousness and a demure yet staunch manner make her a singularly fine agent. I like her dignity; I also appreciate her strength. She is funny, witty and helpful and aids consumers as they steer their way through a myriad of complications that may occur only once or twice in a lifetime. I appreciate and thank Catherine for her many good deeds -- actions she did for our benefit, not necessarily her own. She deserves buyers and sellers' highest regards. She has mine -- Robert J. Parsons, Ph.D.
Catherine helped in the sale of my home of 27 years. She walked me through the process, with suggestions, recommendations, and much care. Her attention to detail is impeccable. She takes the time to listen and understand the needs of her clients. She helped make this transaction work smoothly for all parties.
Catherine is the best! She is so friendly, organized and very knowledgeable about the area and the market in general. Her attention to detail is impressive - she takes the time to do her research and thinks of all possible scenarios while selling a home. She is an incredibly hard worker and we have been so happy with her as our realtor. We look forward to recommending her to all of our friends!
If you are looking for the right agent to found you a home, Catherine Lea is the best you'll find. When we found a house we wanted to see, Catherine quickly made the appointment to view the house and she worked within our schedule when making the appointments. Catherine is very knowledgeable and she is straight-forward and honest. Any agent can found you a house, but Catherine Lea will found you a home. We highly recommend Catherine to anyone looking for a place to live.
Catherine is such a joy to work with. I had such a great time touring homes with her and she made our experience so easy by answering any questions we had. My husband and I really trust her opinions and her expertise in the field really allowed us to learn more about the home buying process. She's so fun to work with I tell all my clients to see her as well!
Every time we have looked for a new project whether it be a home or some land we have called Catherine. She is always very attentive to what our needs / wants are. Then she stays in constant contact with us via phone, text and sending us emails with possible options.
We met Catherine at an Open House for a home we were interested in 2016 in the Wilmington area.
While that property did not work out for us, we were impressed with Catherine's ebullient personality, determination and attention to the details.
I would highly recommend Catherine for your home purchase!
We are looking to buy a beach house on the North Carolina coast and we live in Colorado. Therefore, it was imperative that we had a realtor that was knowledgable with all aspects of purchasing a home. Catherine was that and more. She is professional and hardworking! When buying a second home/investment home there is so much that is needed to make a decision based on the ROI. Catherine did the research to answer all our questions. Catherine also spent numerous months, emails, and phone conversations with us before we came and when we arrived she gave us all her time. She checked out each home, and there were 23, before we arrived. She even found the best restaurants to eat lunch each day while we were experiencing the many beautiful NC beaches.
She did all this work, spent all this time, did all the research and we haven't even purchased a home...yet! (We are too picky!) I cannot say enough about her. You will not be disappointed!
Catherine was on time and on target. She showed me the homes I had asked to see. NO left field in case you want to change your mind visits. Her information on each house was spot on. The insight on each neighborhood visited was Magnificent. I am overwhelmed by the service she provided with less than 24 hours notice. Well done Catherine! And Thank You. D.C. Dahl
110 Dungannon Blvd., Suite 100
Wilmington NC 28403