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Agent Ratings for Catherine Barden

Catherine Barden
Catherine Barden

REALTOR® Lic. #01374116

(20 reviews)
Overall star rating: 5.0
Past 3 months: 5.0
Closed clients: 5.0
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Jay R.
Home buyer in San Diego
Catherine is one of the best realtor that I've ever seen! She helped us throughout of buying this property with all her heart! We'll keep our friendship to continue because she showed us she can be a trustworthy, and reliable person for us! We highly recommend her amazing professionalism to all our friend in future!
Carrie H.
Condo buyer in San Diego
I'm sorry there is not a six star rating on this site. Catherine has once again proven she is the best! She took us to a number of different properties and when we found the perfect fit, ensured every contingency was addressed and our interests were fully covered to close the deal. Her professionalism coupled with her great personality made everything less stressful. My husband and I are totally happy with the new place and want to show it off to everybody! This is the third time we have taken advantage of her real estate expertise and she is definitely the most dedicated and detail oriented agent we have ever worked with. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is planning a real estate transaction, either buying or selling. If you have enlisted her services for a real estate transaction, you've already taken a step in the right direction!
Previous review from Carrie H.
Catherine Barden is the kind of real estate agent all other agents should aspire to be. She gave my sister all the best pointers to prepare her home for market, lending pieces of furniture and home accessories to help stage it for maximum appeal. Once on the market, she aggressively got the word out with agent tours, open houses, neighborhood flyers, and multiple internet and email postings. She worked tirelessly to ensure the condominium was given full coverage, not only on the internet but with local realtors who specialized in the Cardiff/Encinitas/north county area. Her experience and professional knowledge ensured the best price possible for a quick and fair sale. Once the sale was closed, (in less than two months), she immediately (and successfully) plunged into finding a charming new home that fit my sisterís tastes and budget. What a plus! My husband and I have sold other houses in the past and can only say that we wish we had been lucky enough to know her back then. She is definitely not the type of agent who will take a couple of pictures and then leave it to the internet to do the work. She hit the ground running with a very impressive interview. Her comprehensive and high tech sales proposal using an I-Pad and a professionally assembled binder easily outclassing her competition. Catherineís technical expertise and enthusiasm when helping my sister downsize, while meeting the tremendous challenges of a soft market, simply blew me away. Catherine is one of a kind and I would strongly recommend her to anyone. Carrie Hogue, San Diego (
Ngoc Uyen H.
Condo buyer in San Diego
My first time buying a home with Catherine has been a wonderful experience. Buying a home is not easy as the loan process will discourage you if you do not have the right contact. Catherine has a trustworthy & a reliable mortgage banker as her go to person to get the loan approved. Trust me when I say trustworthy & reliable. They work hard as a team to put and get you in the home that you want in a timely manner. Catherine was able to negotiate to have the price dropped by $8,000 for me. She knows what she is doing and will get the best price for you. I would recommend anyone buying a home to come to Catherine for a wonderful experience. In Catherine WE TRUST!
Terry D.
Home buyer in Carlsbad
People move and buy homes everyday however we are not them! We romanced the idea to relocate to the San Diego area knowing my BF could transfer his employment from Northern CA.. We were not on any time nor housing restrictions, except having a 6yr. old and wanted relocating to flow with a school break. Catherine was referred to us by a friend and we were probably the nightmare clients for a Realtor. We knew nothing about the area nor what we really wanted. Catherine instantly started sending us listing and educating us about the area. We visited SD several times looking at homes and trying to learn the area. What you want and can afford are two different things in addition, properties that looked promising in photos were off the market before we could fly or drive to see (500 miles away). Catherine recommended an area with great schools and family community. We flew in on a Sat. and Catherine set up 13 properties to view all in one day and Yes, we found our home! But finding a home and turning an idea into a decision is only half of the process. It is an overwhelming process buying a home for the first time and walking into the unknown! Catherine worked hard for us throughout the whole process and we had to trust her with one of the biggest decisions in life. Catherine was always professional and knowledgable in all aspects of the process, and she had to wear many hats with us! In many situations Catherine, had to acted in our behalf, as us, as we couldn't be present. Within 15 minutes of unloading the moving truck 5 little girls were at our door asking to meet our daughter and now a little over a month in our new home and learning/exploring the area, we feel Catherine did a fantastic job! I currently have a backyard jacuzzi, full of loud, little girls and look forward of many more years of events in my backyard! Catherine is excellent! Thank you!
Dwight W.
Home seller in Carlsbad
Happy from beginning to end. Catherine went out of her way and way beyond the call of duty for our home sale and purchase. Can't say enough good things about her work ethic as well as her personable personality. All fabulous!!!!
Jeremy D.
Home buyer in Carlsbad
Catherine worked with us for months to find the perfect home for us. She was able to learn what we would like, what we wouldn't, and what was important to us in a home.
Dwight W.
Home buyer in RAmona
Catherine was excellent to work with throughout the entire process! We thought we would sell overnight but the market did not agree! Catherine stayed strong and helped us fine tune our presentation until it led to a perfect deal! She also handled our new home, which we never would have found if things had not gone exactly as they did. Thanks to Catherine we are living the life we dreamed about and now we know why people say that!! Catherine always went above and beyond the call in every aspect of the two transactions. Without her I know I would not be sitting where I am now!
Stephen T.
Home seller in San Diego
Catherine does all the due diligance. She always follows up and works very hard to make a deal happen.
Mary G.
Condo buyer in San Diego
Catherine was a great agent and took me on at short notice. She kept me up to date on the whole process . I would use her services again if needed. I highly recommend her as a realtor.
Jared L.
Condo buyer in San Marcos
Buying our first home while having our first child was quite an overwhelming process. To say I am grateful for Catherine truly is not enough. She worked diligently with us as my wife and I went from a broad scope of what we were looking for, to a very specific set of "must haves". She maintained an amazingly positive attitude while my wife and I got discouraged by the saturated market and continued to remind us out our perfect place is still out there. Catherine explained, step by step, the entire home buying process to us. As a first time buyer, this was essential and Catherine completely understood we needed some handholding. Most importantly, Catherine is incredibly dedicated to what she does. Night and day, she made herself available to us. She went above and beyond once we found our new home to make sure the short sale went through. She was a phenomenal communicator when it came to working with the seller's agent and the escrow agent. Lastly, she even helped us understanding and look for things during our inspection that, in no way, I would have ever been aware of. We are so glad that we used Catherine as a realtor and expect to have her sell our house when the time comes and help us on our next adventure (hopefully not at the same time we have our 2nd child). I would recommend Catherine to any first time buyer and hope this can help comsumers believe that Catherine is a qualified, knowledgable, patient, hard-working, trusting realtor.
Carole P.
Condo buyer in Solana Beach
Catherine is much more than a great broker. She leads you through the real estate maze and helps after you buy! As a new resident to Californis, I needed all the help I could get, and she provided it. Quite remarkable.
Marcelino G.
Townhome seller in San Diego
Thank you Catherine very much for selling my house in such a short time and as an unexpected traditional sale. You were great!!
CT Dreams R.
Home seller in Carlsbad
One of the best communicating agents I've had the pleasure of working with. Always replied promptly to my calls and emails and was very accurate and knowledgeable about the information she gave to me on the area and house. She went out of her way multiply times to make this work on our transaction and I couldn't be happier.
Previous review from CT Dreams R.
Catherine is one of those agent's that is open and honest with you and fights for you all the way to the end..She made the transaction super easy and her communication skills are beyond most other agents as she kept me updated weekly on a short sale we were working on. Highly recommend!
Susan L.
Home buyer in Crestline
Cathy is wonderful. She stuck by me through thick and thin so that I could make my dream home come true. She is smart, persistent and creative. It would not have happened with out her. She is the best!
Liliana A.
Townhome buyer in Carlsbad
Excellent real estate agent!
Previous review from Liliana A.
Catherine is an excellent real estate agent. She is resourceful, knowledgeable, and an overall pleasure to work with.
Bill C.
Prospective buyer
I have had the privilege of working with Catherine Barden. She is thorough, informative, and works hard to meet your needs. Thanks Again!!! Bill Card
David A.
Home buyer in SD - Linda Vista
I am a first time home buyer and I am so happy to have been able to work with Catherine. She is very professional and communicative, and, even though she works at a very fast pace, she always has time for questions and at the end it worked to our advantage. She made our whole first time experience very pleasant. I highly recommend her. She is now part of our family! Thank you Cathy!
Response from Catherine
Thank you David. It really makes me realize how much what I do affects families. To see your family so happy in their home the other day, made are the hard work, worth every minute. I am so happy for your family.
Mark C.
Home buyer in Encinitas
Absolutely loved Catherine's work. She was diligent, patient and represented my concerns very well. She made a stressful process much easier than I expected. Mark Combs 170 Diana St. Unit 30, Leucadia, CA 92024
Response from Catherine
Thank you Mark. It was a pleasure working with you as well.
Sara M.
Home buyer in San Diego
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Lindsay M.
Home buyer in La Mesa
Catherine Barden went above and beyond what was required of her as a real estate agent and capably guided my husband and I through our first home purchase. She worked with contractors to provide cost estimates on necessary repairs up front for us and negotiated with the sellers to recover some costs of repair. Catherine was patient, informative, and had our bests interests at heart. I highly recommend her services.
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