Catherine Brown Strachan
Associate Broker, Realtor (11 years experience)
Specialties:Buyer's Agent,Listing Agent,Foreclosure,Short-Sale
This is my 11th year as a full time broker and REALTOR on the Outer Banks. I've lived here since 1988 and have witnessed the Outer Banks development that has taken place over time. I have many reputable contacts on the Outer Banks that I work with on a regular basis, such as inspectors, attorneys, insurance agents, contractors, and lenders just to name a few. My goal is to help you find the perfect property for you for the best deal and provide you a seamless transaction with as little work on your part as possible. I coordinate all aspects of the transaction, if so desired, from start to finish and beyond!
I am originally from the Hampton Roads area and have been familiar with the Outer Banks all of my life. Since it was just a 2 hour drive away vacationing here as a child was frequent. In 1988, at the age of 13, I made the permanent move here with my family. I remember when Duck was just a small village and Corolla was a little known destination spot. In 2006, after helping my mother manage the Duck Inn Bed and Breakfast in Duck, NC, which provided valuable experience in customer relations and business, I joined her in real estate as well after witnessing her career soar. I come from a family of entrepreneurs, such as my grandfather, Raymond, "Coca-Cola" Brown, who patented the stationary bottle opener and was the president of the Brown Manufacturing Company, a successful Coca Cola bottling company in Newport News, VA for over 50 years. I'm passionate about my job, working diligently to see that all of my clients are satisfied, whether buying or selling. I have worked on both the listing and selling side of several foreclosures and short sale transactions, a valuable skill in today's volatile market. I'm a designated Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Specialist as well as a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist, specializing in the vacation home market.
Please contact me today for a complimentary market analysis whether contemplating purchasing or selling! I can also set you up on a very detailed search criteria based on MLS fields that may not be available with a standard search. This will help narrow down your search, by eliminating properties that will not work for you and allow you to better focus on those that are contenders.
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