What clients are saying...
Cathy and Gretchen went all in for us. As first time homebuyers, and with purchasing a new construction, we needed a lot of support and they were there to give it to us. They were always available to answer questions, seek out more information, and make sure that we were taken care of. Their expertise as well as their kind and welcoming personalities always made us feel more comfortable. We can't imagine having gone through the process without them.
Cathy went all in for us. As first time homebuyers, and with purchasing a new construction, we needed a lot of support and she was there to give it to us. She was always available to answer questions, seek out more information, and make sure that we were taken care of. Her expertise as well as her kind and welcoming personality always made us feel more comfortable. We can't imagine having gone through the process without her.
My experience with Cathy and Gretchen made it possible to get through a very difficult process after losing my mom. They offered their expertise regarding getting her condo ready to put on the market without ever putting pressure on me. They gave me insight into the current housing market and kept me on track all while allowing me to make my own decisions. I couldn't be more grateful, they exceeded my expectations and did it with great care and compassion. Excellence at it's best!
I absolutely loved working with Cathy and Gretchen. Looking for houses in general can be stressful and grueling, but add in looking for houses from the East Coast- it takes the situation to a new level. Cathy and Gretchen were so flexible to meet with my mom to view the houses, were extremely communicative, and were honest. They gave honest opinions about offers, timelines, etc. I couldn't imagine working with anyone else. The process was seamless and so easy, even considering all the obstacles in the current market, and geographical. Thank you for everything!
Cathy and Gretchen were wonderful to work with! We had to go through the home-buying process virtually since we lived out of state, so they were extra accommodating with our situation and always available to talk. They really worked hard and went the extra mile for us to help make sure our offer got accepted.
We met Cathy and Gretchen by happenstance. We walked into a showing on the east side by the lake and they were busy setting up, but they more than made time to warmly greet us. We were in the process of finding a realtor we could trust to SELL and BUY from at the time. They reached out via email two days later. CG came to us in Bay View and fell in love with our place. They blew away the ideas of their competition, coming up with ways to maximize space and optimize the yard. They brought in a photographer and videographer. They came up with a strategy that ended up setting a new record of price per square foot the area. They hustled day and night to say the least. While that could be the happy end of this story, it is not. CG helped us find a new place on a Sunday evening even though we weren't officially looking yet. We had walked into a showing casually, but fell in love with this place. Cathy called while we were there and realized we were interested and said we will be right there. They were! There were three offers. They sat with us on a Sunday night listening but not influencing us to make best offer. We now have our dream home. In this process Cathy and Gretchen became our friends. We could not be happier about the decisions we made hiring them. Thank you, ladies!
My wife and I met Gretchen and Cathy randomly at an open house just as we were beginning a search for a new home in Milwaukee. Our lucky day! We have done 8 real estate transactions in our lives and never had as positive an experience as this one, buying or selling. Cathy and Gretchen are extremely knowledgeable, responsive and hard working. They were there literally 24/7 to answer questions, and show us properties. Once we found the perfect situation they helped make every step of the process from negotiations through closing go as smoothly as could be! No need to look any further if you need a team to represent you on either side of the transaction!
We were contemplating selling our home, a home we had lived in for over 26 years. The decision was a difficult one, filled with great memories that fostered our hesitation to make a decision. We had contacted Cathy and Gretchen, quite honestly just to openly discuss the possibility, and what the process would entail. The initial meeting was not what I had envisioned, none of the expected pressure selling points were discussed. It was informal, with a sense of personal concern, providing us with all the information needed to make a decision. The meeting ended with no decision to sell, but felt confident that this was the right team to align ourselves with. Two weeks later we had made a decision to sell, and contacted Cathy and Gretchen to represent us. The selling process was seamless, governed by two professionals that guided us through the process. Their availability, attention to detail, market awareness and knowledge was outstanding. A job well done! Can't thank them enough, and would highly recommend the team of Cathy and Gretchen. We look forward to working with them in finding our next home.
There are so many words to describe CG Realtors, first and foremost HUSTLE! They hustled each and everyday with great communication, along with an understanding that selling and buying creates a lot of stress and emotions. They supplied data to us to make educated decisions, yet those decisions were never influenced which at the end of the day was very important to us. I would highly recommend CG for either side of the home buying/selling transaction.
Cathy and Gretchen were an absolute pleasure to work with. Beyond being knowledgeable, professional and responsive , they are genuinely kind and caring people who make their clients feel genuinely valued. They made the buying (and selling) process seamless and enjoyable.. even in this crazy market. Just a great experience working with these two!
You can't do any better than teaming with Cathy and Gretchen to sell your home. They have a great depth of knowledge at every stage of the home selling process to make sure that everything goes smoothly. They are very proactive in their approach and truly care for their clients. It was very apparent to us that they work very hard to get the best outcome possible.
Having Cathy and Gretchen as agents made selling our home a positive experience. Their professionalism and attention to detail sets them apart from all the rest!
I recently purchased a property with the help of CG Realtors. They helped me in my search to find the perfect property, and were responsive and accommodating to show me the listings. When we did find the correct property for my needs they helped Put together a strong offer and successfully purchase the property. I have already recommended them to friends and would Absolutely use them again in the future! Definitely five star service. Thank you Gretchen and Cathy!
Professional, friendly and informative. Absolutely top-tier service! Julie and I enjoyed meeting and working with Cathy and Gretchen.
Cathy and Gretchen with CG Realtors are the perfect duo! We had the pleasure of working with them in both the buying and selling of our home. They were competent and extremely knowledgeable. However, we were blown away by their genuine friendliness and care in the whole process. They had great recommendations throughout from lenders, to inspectors, to contractors and architects. We used every suggestion they made and didn't regret it! We can't more highly recommend this duo to you. It is rare to find the work ethic, character, and genuine kindness all in one but that is what you will get with Cathy and Gretchen. Plus, they gave us amazing gifts at our closing. Not necessary but definitely icing on the cake!
Fantastic!!! Five stars across the board. Cathy and Gretchen hold sold my house in Whitefish Bay a little over a year and half ago and were both professional and a joy to work with during a transitional time. When I reached out to see if they could help me find a loft back in Milwaukee (relocating back to WI from TN), they jumped all over the market and found the perfect place for me. I couldn't be happier. The whole process was seamless and felt like it was meant to be. Thank you to you both. Peter
Cathy and Gretchen were fabulous. They are professional, attentive, quick to respond, knowledgeable, and patient! I was an out-of-state buyer, and they went the extra mile for me; doing video walkthroughs, face time, and sending loads of pictures. I now consider them friends, and would highly recommend them to any potential seller and/or buyer.
Beyond Excellent. Please see the letter attached!
We worked with Cathy DeMuth and Gretchen Menard both to purchase our forever home, and to sell our first house. They were a pleasure to work with from start to finish- more than competent, attentive, supportive, never pushy, and warm hearted! We felt these ladies really clued into our wishes for a home, and were so helpful through the processes of paperwork, inspection and closing. They gave us excellent guidance on selling our home, and I'm assuming did a wonderful job showing it, as we got multiple offers within 24 hours; they made what could be a stressful process of showing and selling a breeze. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Cathy and Gretchen, and would highly recommend them to my friends and family for their real estate needs! Thank you for making the home buying and selling process such a wonderful experience!
Gretchen and Cathy break the mold in real estate. They worked with me as a seller with an actual history in the home, not just a sale. They recognize the work involved, the business strategy, the emotion that truly goes into it to make for a very smooth process. Their professionalism, staging, numerous contacts, endless positive energy made for a seamless sale. Would highly recommend and use again, the industry is fortunate to have them! Jenny
So as not to bury the lead - Cathy is my sister. I think transparency is important. Picking a realtor wasn't an issue for us. Also, my wife and I have purchased several homes - turns out we were flipping homes long before we even knew what that meant. We've owned homes in Minneapolis, Park City, Mequon, Door County, Whitefish Bay, Cedarburg, and now back to Mequon/Thiensville. We have seen/worked w/ the full spectrum of real estate agents. We've also sold a few w/o a realtor. We knew going into this that we had no interest in selling ourselves as navigating buyers expectations, inspections, legal issues, etc in this day and age was not in our world. I'm proud to say that Cathy and Gretchen were the best we have worked with. They work with a passion for the customer. And they do 'work' which quickly stands out and my wife and I know first hand that is often not the case. My wife called this experience 'stress free' for us because they took on the stress for us. That too has not been our previous experience w/ other realtors. Cathy and Gretchen communicate every single step of they way and you always know where you and your transaction stands. And of course there were a few brother/sister laughs along the way, but the level of professionalism always was top shelf. So yes 'it's a family thing' but I'm proud of both of them and would honestly recommend them 100% and any buyer or selling.
Gretchen & Cathy were both professional & friendly. They listened to my specific home & location requirements & did not waste my time looking at homes that did not meet my needs. They also provided many professional referrals as they understood I was new to the area. I also appreciated the quick & seamless close process. I would highly recommend this exceptional team.
Cathy and Gretchen are simply the best. They are not only excellent realtors but part life coaches who went above and beyond to help us navigate our first-time home search and buying process. They are smart, passionate about their work and their client's interests, intuitive and also a lot of fun to work with! We will always work with CG and recommend them to everyone else who is looking to buy/sell a home.
Cathy and Gretchen were amazing realtors and made the buying experience a delight. They provided such a fun atmosphere while also giving us a level of professionalism that put our minds at ease while searching for our first home. They were extremely knowledgeable every step of the way and made a large effort to be in tune with our needs and tastes. Anyone who works with this power duo is in good hands! If we look for another home in the future their number will be the first one we call.
Cathy is a great agent. She worked very hard to find us properties and was able to put offers in on a few in a very timely manner. She was great to work with as was Gretchen. Over and above in every way. I look forward to recommending her to my friends and family!
Working with Gretchen and Cathy was very pleasant and stress-free. They did a wonderful job staging my home and taking care of all the details. They were always available and made sure that the entire process went smoothly I highly recommend Cathy and Gretchen. They make a great team!
We recently made the move from Iowa to West Bend, Wisconsin. We knew that buying a house so far away would have its difficulties, especially paired with the fast-moving market as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Gretchen and Cathy went above and beyond to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible! Since we were from outside the area, we started with a very broad search. They not only helped us narrow down our search to a more focused area with their knowledge and expertise, they also took the time to listen and learn our wants and needs and ultimately found us the perfect house! They were a joy to work with and were always a phone call, text, or in this case, a Facetime away. They were personable, attentive, and all around great people to work with! I would highly recommend them when looking for your new home, you won't regret it!
If you are looking for a knowledgeable and caring team - Cathy and Gretchen are definitely it! They made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process, and really got to know me and what I was looking for. They weren't concerned with pushing me towards a larger or more expensive home, they found me one that fit my NEEDS, which turned out to be different from my original thoughts going in. I would trust them to help me buy or sell anything in the future, though I plan to stay as long as I can in my new home :-)
Cathy and Gretchen went above and beyond to ensure that every step of the home buying process was smooth and efficient for us. They advocated for us from the day we began house hunting to closing. As first time buyers, we had many questions, and Cathy and Gretchen made themselves available at all times to support us. They exceeded our expectations by communicating with us frequently throughout the entire process, keeping us on track for closing. Together they are incredibly knowledgable, responsible, and professional on every level. We would wholeheartedly recommend Cathy and Gretchen to anyone for a pleasant and successful realty experience.
- The initial meeting with Cathy and Gretchen was enjoyable. It was enjoyable because the team was inquisitive and supportive without pushing their professional services. Cathy and Gretchen wanted to understand our move-our expectations, concerns, and background. They understood that moving is stressful and their help and support is as valuable as their professional knowledge. We always felt very supported. Pricing our home was interesting because it wasn't a design that was typical in Whitefish Bay. Cathy and Gretchen gave us a thorough deck with housing comps and we discussed the market. We agreed on a price that was aggressive, but we got full price.-- Staging was a skill that Cathy and Gretchen brought to the table with thoughtfulness and taste. They understood how to stage our eclectic home that was desirable to the Whitefish Bay buyer. They loved our home as much as we did. Marketing through the Shorewest group gave us a broad community of potential buyers. Cathy and Gretchen worked as a team to make sure that the marketing effort was well publicized throughout their network and essentially, throughout the greater Milwaukee real estate network. Negotiating was quick and straightforward. Although we had buyers who were demanding, Cathy and Gretchen gave us hands on assistance to help us with a successful purchase. Communication skills are critical whenever you are making a large and personal sale. Cathy and Gretchen were open and straightforward with their communication. It is easy to feel frustrated during the selling process, but the team was always available to discuss strategies to get through the challenges. Cathy and Gretchen were so reliable and committed a successful sale that my husband started to think we should give them their own room in our house. Just kidding...their time and attention gave us the confidence that we could count on to get us through the stressful process. Honesty and trustworthiness with Cathy and Gretchen got us through our home sale with demanding buyers. They didn't try to shield us from the demands. They helped us solve the demands. They even helped us find and schedule electricians, plumbers, cleaning professionals, and brick layers. We were comfortable and confident working with Cathy and Gretchen. They put our needs first and brought their expertise and connections with the north shore to the successful sale of our home. When Cathy and Gretchen co-chaired the largest fundraiser for the high school, raising in excess of $250K for a new workout facility, I was very confident that they could handle anything, including the sale of our WFB home.
Cathy did an excellent job for the Potter family. Her deep knowledge of the WFB market for our home allowed her to be appropriately aggressive in her assessment of value and asking price. She was respectful of our desires (no signage) and long time emotional attachment to our home. She was also proactive and responsive to our emails, text and voice mail messages. She is talented and shared those talents in helping us stage the home and create a portfolio of pictures that appropriately showcased the positive elements of our home. I would highly recommend Cathy.
My experience with Gretchen Menard and Cathy DeMuth was spectacular and flawless! They sold my house for me and priced it perfectly for the market. The staging they did helped it show well and sell fast! Their knowledge about the Northshore market is phenomenal and is certainly what makes them valuable in this area. Their ability to listen to what I needed and then scout out potential properties enabled me to use them for the purchase of my next home. Both transactions could not have been easier! Working as a team makes them readily available to answer questions or show property. In a competitive market, this was very important. Their professional, yet friendly personalities, enable other agents to work well with them and negotiate fairly. Whether you are looking to sell a home or buy a home, Gretchen and Cathy will make it happen. Shorewest also provides every area of expertise that is needed in a simple or complex transaction. I will definitely use Gretchen and Cathy again and hightly recommend them to others!
My experience with Gretchen Menard and Cathy DeMuth was spectacular and flawless! They sold my house for me and priced it perfectly for the market. The staging they did helped it show well and sell fast! Their knowledge about the Northshore market is phenomenal and is certainly what makes them valuable in this area. Their ability to listen to what I needed and then scout out potential properties enabled me to use them for the purchase of my next home. Both transactions could not have been easier! Working as a team makes them readily available to answer questions or show property. In a competitive market, this was very important. Their professional, yet friendly personalities, enable other agents to work well with them and negotiate fairly. Whether you are looking to sell a home or buy a home, Gretchen and Cathy will make it happen. Shorewest also provides every area of expertise that is needed in a simple or complex transaction. I will definitely use Gretchen and Cathy again and hightly recommend them to others! Megan Paulson
I had the pleasure of working with Gretchen and Cathy for the sale of my previous home and the purchase of my existing one. Gretchen and Cathy are extremely professional, personable, detail oriented, and very hard working. They have a clearly defined process they follow that includes staging, brining in other advisors to help with pricing, marketing the property, and then negotiating. As a team, I also felt like I had the advantage of having two realtors working for me! I strongly recommend Cathy and Gretchen to anyone buying or selling a home!