Testimonials

“My wife and I have already recommend Cati to our friends. We will continue to. Cati has pretty much “held our hand” as we bought our home. Without Cati we would still be in an apartment. Cati is understanding, sincere and honest. She does not push you. Just a terrific person.”  — Revital & Dov Schwartz (July 2016)

“Catarina was wonderful. She was always available, reliable, had great local knowledge and process expertise. this was a foreclosure and therefore required much more care and attention than the usual sale. I had so many doubts along the way and she was always there, understanding but never pushing.  I had complete trust in her. She also was really involved and shared the emotions. She will visit us in our new home after we finally moved to celebrate this big step in my life. Thank you Catarina. I will highly recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.” — M.K., Kensington (Provided on Zillow, December 2015)

We have worked with Cati to purchase two homes. She possesses a sincere desire to strive and deliver exactly what we were looking for, and is head and shoulders above any other real estate professional with whom we have ever worked with. She is very responsible, responsive, strategic, dedicated and  honest. Her knowledge of the local DC, Maryland, and Virginia area is a huge advantage. I cannot recommend anyone any higher than I would Cati.” — Duke Chung, Georgetown (Provided on Zillow Profile)

‘My husband and I recently sold our house in the East Bethesda area — and had the good fortune of doing so with the expert help of Marcie Sandalow and Catarina Bannier. Marcie came recommended to us through a trusted neighbor, and it didn’t take long to see why. She and Cati are the perfect team. With their combined skills and knowledge (awesome in their breadth), their attention to detail, and their upbeat, accessible manner, they were able to meld an otherwise nerve-wracking series of events into an orderly, manageable process.

“From the initial meeting through closing, Marcie and Cati were there for us, providing expert advice on any number of fronts and coordinating a dizzying array of visits to our home with minimal disruption. They looked out for our interest every step of the way while maintaining the highest level of integrity. There was not a phone call or email that didn’t get answered — they were efficient and thorough in every respect.  And all of this with good nature and easy-going  interaction. Our house sold within five days of listing.

“I cannot recommend Marcie and Cati highly enough. As I told them after settlement, I would recommend them to strangers on the street…and I meant it.”  — Rita Doherty, Bethesda

“Cati, and her partner-in-crime Marcie, are experienced agents with all the local knowledge, strategic negotiation skills, and interpersonal skills one desires in an agent. After months of patiently looking at apartments with me, my team jumped into action when my dream apartment went for sale at 4PM on a Friday. In DC’s competitive market, we knew we had to move quickly. By Saturday evening, I’d seen the apartment twice – once with daylight, once at night. I’d also received a helpful collection of comps from my team. By Sunday, we’d put together a competitive and strategic offer. And, by Monday at 2PM, Cati and Marcie had gotten me a signed contract at the price I wanted to pay! They continued to guide me through the closing process which was remarkably smooth. Exactly 30 days after my offer was accepted, I got my keys! I look forward to working with them when I’m ready for my next house in a few years.” — Rosie Rauer, Dupont Circle

“We’re all really enjoying our new house – love the space inside and out.  The boys have been tearing around the gardens in these lovely warm and light evenings.  Thank you for helping to make it happen.  Without your confidence that our house would sell and your good advice about finding the house we really wanted first, I don’t think we would have had the courage to do it.”  — Amy B., Bethesda, Buyer and Seller

“Catarina was a god-send for my husband and I when we were looking to buy a home in the District in 2003. The market was challenging enough, but trying to find, successfully bid on, and purchase a home in DC from Paris, France was daunting. Catarina graciously accommodated our special needs, working around time differences and trips to DC. She even showed us homes during the blizzard of 2003 – one of the weekends we traveled to DC. Her knowledge of the market, wise counsel, and personal attention made a seemingly overwhelming task very manageable (and successful) for us. I would recommend her highly with no reservations.” — Jill E. Robinson, Buyer and Seller, North Cleveland Park/ Capitol Hill

“Cati found us a house we loved, in the neighborhood we wanted, at a terrific price. Then she sold our previous house for more than we imagined possible. Every step of the way she was there to guide us and advise us. Buying and selling a house is supposed to be stressful — but she made it fun. It was all done so quickly, we were sorry not to get to spend more time with her!”  — Emily Y., Buyer and Seller, North Cleveland Park/ Chevy Chase

“Cati listened very closely to exactly what we needed. Coming from out of town, our expectations were clearly skewed. Nevertheless she guided us expertly through the appropriate and available choices, allowing us to make a wise (and happy) decision for ourselves.”  — Ilene C., Buyer, Glover Park

“Cati was very patient and resourceful during our search for a new home, emailing us listings every week and sacrificing her weekends and evenings to take us to look at properties. We ended up finding exactly what we were looking for, in the neighborhood we wanted, and, with Cati’s help, at a price well below asking.

“When it came to selling our property last year, Cati helped us extensively by providing comparisons for pricing, marketing our condo beautifully, and holding numerous open houses. With Cati’s help and perseverance, our property sold for a terrific price in what was a very sluggish period for D.C. real estate.”  — Laura T., Buyer and Seller, Dupont/Logan Circle

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