Real Estate Testimonials:
"My wife and I worked with Catherine for almost one year before we found the home that we ended up purchasing. Catherine was very patient and had a lot of knowledge and insight of the area. Even after our closing Catherine has continued to reach out and help us get settled in to our new home. I have recommended her to a good friend of mine who is beginning his property search in the Corolla area.
~Jeff Eanes, purchased in 2012
"Kim Endre is a pleasure to work with on the selling of our Outer banks property, Kim’s knowledge of the area and selling experience gives her an advantage in the real state market. Kim is a tireless worker which is evident by the numerous awards Kim has received over the years. Kim sold our home in a month’s time.
Thank you Kim for your hard work and making my family part of your family.
~Richard and Jodi Reber, August 2012
"Colleen, Thank you. You exhibited a worderful example of a professional realtor. We are honored to know you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family."
~Max & Ellen Yoder, November 2102
"Concierge service and expert approach from the "Whitley-Strachan team"
~Lynne Mersfelder Lewis, October 2012
"We met Kim Endre in December 2011 when we began our search for a house in the Outer Banks. We found Kim to be a high energy but low maintenance professional. She was organized, thorough, ethical and trustworthy in helping us find our home. Many times Kim went well beyond her job requirements to ensure a smooth closing for us. She was always available to answer our questions or provide us with any additional information we needed.
A professional relationship has now become a friendship."
~ George and Janet Kneisel, Kill Devil Hills, NC
"Catherine was very helpful and supportive in finding us a great house! She helped us assess all options, find a great place and was extremely helpful throughout the final negotiation process. She personally put much time and effort into making it happen. Most of all we appreciated her thoughtfulness and integrity in helping us outside of the sale itself. After the purchase she went above and beyond in providing great ideas and local referrals to quickly set up and settle into our new place. We still keep in touch and she continues to help us when we need recommendations and referrals. I would definitely recommend Catherine and will use her assistance again in the future for our Outer Banks real estate needs!"
~ Chet and Kathy Oldakowski, 2012
"We could not imagine listing and selling our beloved beach home without the help of Anna Sadler. Anna was the realtor who sold us the home in 1988. We were pleased with her integrity, her knowledge, her professionalism, and the personal connection that she made with us then. So, when we decided to sell our home, it was an easy choice to work with her again. She worked with us to ensure that our house was ready for market at a good time and a fair price. She represented our interests well, responded to questions or concerns in a timely manner, and always with that "southern charm." Our experience was very positive. Blessings on your summer."
~ Linda and Frank Wimpey, 2012
"Hi Barb, You came through for us again-as you always do. Not only have you allowed us the opportunity to live down in the Outer Banks, you continually support us with sage advice and expertise. Dont' know what we would do without you (and we MEAN that)!!! We tell everyone how amazing you are!!! Have a wonderful weekend in OBX (the most special place in the world!)"
~ Dianne & Jonathan, June 2012
"What can we say Colleen? You are a true gem! We feel we have met a true lifelong friend. You have made our dreams come true! We love you!!! We couldnt have done it without you!
~ Love, The Roukie Family 2012
"Colleen, We wanted to say “THANK YOU” for all that you did to assist us in the process of our 1st home buying experience. You were so fantastic and such a joy and pleasure to work with. Always so consistent and diligent with what needed to be done. I’m so glad to have gotten to know you and maybe we will work together again one day! Take care and God Bless!"
~ Amy & Kurt D. May 2012
I would like to thank you for selling our house in 2007 during a tumultuous time in the real estate market. Selling a family beach home is an emotional as well a financial event and your expertise, pragmatism, responsiveness, hard work and understanding were key elements in the resulting successful sale of our house in Schooner Ridge, Duck. I would recommend you to family and friends and should we decide to return to OBX - for a much smaller place since it’s just the two of us now - we will most certainly contact you."
~ Best regards, Mona Hazera, Arlington, VA
"We had a great buying experience with Colleen as our Agent. What makes Colleen "great" is her knowledge, enthusiasm, and the persistence to push forward when most would throw up their hands in defeat.
Knowledge: Colleens knowledge goes far beyond the red carpet has spots and doesn't match the purple walls. Colleen looks beyond the obvious and digs to find the hidden. She may see amark on the ceiling and determine it is something relating to a deck. Colleen is able to assess a house seeing things that the average person would never think was an issue. If she isn't certain of the cause, she will find out from the Listing Agent. If that Agent doesn't give Colleen a logical explanation, an expert is called and questioned. Had she not seen damage done by an insect we had never heard of, we would have proceeded with the purchase of the houseand found itvery likely had structural damage when inspected by the expert. We thought it was simply a very small pile of saw dust, about the size of a dime, and Colleen questioned the possibility of Old House Borers. This is one example ofColleenknowing exactly what to look for when viewing a property.
Enthusiasm:Colleen listens to what we want andnot only provides us with homes to look at, but she also happily went with us to look at homes that weren't on her list. Our needs and thoughts keep changing like the weather and Colleen keeps the enthusiasm and energy going at all times. She makes us feel like we're the most important person she works with. But, we know this is how she treats all her Clients.
Persistence: When time to negotiate, we had no doubt that she had our best interest in mind. She's gone head-to-head more than once for us.Colleen's like aBull Dog and won'tback down until she has made her point known.Colleen intelligently and calmly explains why the price should be lowered and justifies the offer. The whole time she is armed with comps, stats, and everything in black and white.
In the real estatemarket, it is often difficult to find someone that truly cares for their clients. "Care" isa termover used in the industry and a marketingploy for many. Colleen puts to practice caring in the way she conducts business showing there is a better way to buy and sell real estate.
Thank you Colleen for all you have done to make home ownership in the Outer Banks a reality."
~ Gary and Jeanne Smith
"Dear Colleen, (AKA "Our Hero"),
Saying "thank you" doesn't seem to be adequate for all you have done for us. Here is a small token of our appreciation. Please take time to pamper YOU. We apologize for not sending this sooner, but that wrok stuff keeps getting in the way. I have been traveling, but it is all good. We are planning our next OBX escape!
Connie & Tom August 2010
"Catherine Stachan of Outer Banks Blue is our super star agent who was able to get our house to settlement during the hardest of times in the Outer Banks vacation market. She is a life saver. Catherine has a drive to do only the best for her clients. Outer Banks Blue has the most amazing representatives from Tim, owner, to Debbie, new business development, to Catherine and her mom and business partner, Donna."
~ Elizabeth Lucchesi
"Three things can be said about Barb: she is patient, has a positive attitude, and has a great sense of humor. When we completely shifted our house search from sound front in Corolla, to oceanside in Duck, Barb didnÃÂ´t miss a beat. An ordinary human would have thrown in the towel, but she kept the process going until we found a house that was just right. We really appreciated her professionalism, good communication, follow through, and resourcefulness. We would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling in OBX."
~ Cheryl and Ed, VA and Duck
"What can we say, Colleen? You are a true gem. We feel we have met a true and lifelong friend. You have made our dreams come true. We love you!"
~ Melanie and Dean, VA and Duck