A 22 year resident in the Sarasota area, Cathy began her real estate career in her native Midwest as a leasing agent/negotiator, manager and marketing director of mixed use retail/office centers and held an Illinois real estate sales license. During those years, she served on the Board of Directors of her local Rotary club, a downtown promotion corporation, a regional advertising and marketing agency, and a number of non-profit organizations. Cathy also was featured in an industry magazine for her marketing skills, was a contributing author to an industry book on shopping center management and conducted customer service training workshops for retail managers and staff. This breadth of experience, working alongside and serving people from all walks of life, makes it easy for her to establish an excellent rapport with nearly everyone she meets.
Later work as an independent consultant and professional coach/mentor enhanced her role as a trusted guide and benefits buyers and sellers as they navigate the process from the listing or offer through closing. Described by past clients as insightful, a focused listener, creative problem solver, and savvy negotiator, she’s prepared to assist clients with exceptional service, market knowledge, and a high level of professionalism.
Cathy is also an artist who has renovated homes and assisted homeowners with design concepts, faux finishing, and home decorating. She has an eye for aesthetic qualities with the ability to help buyers envision the potential in a home and help sellers present their homes for maximum appeal to prospective buyers.
As you become acquainted with Cathy, you’ll find she’s a jazz lover, oil and watercolor artist, musician and composer of instrumental music, and also enjoys exploring the shore, retreats with her husband at their Colorado mountain cabin, outdoor activities, reading, as well as spending time at two of her favorite Sarasota treasures - Selby Botanical Gardens and the Ringling Museum of Art.
Her philosophy - “Every business is a ‘people business’ and especially the business of real estate. A satisfying experience and successful outcome for the Seller or Buyer is dependent upon effective communication, market knowledge, competence, strong relationships, integrity, and a win-win mindset! Buying or selling a home is much more than an issue of construction style, price, function, or special features. A home is where so many chapters in the story of your life have or will be written….the process for a seller or buyer demands sensitivity, patience, encouragement, support, and respect. I believe true success and a meaningful career is the result of working under the premise that people matter most of all.”
Good afternoon Marc!
Allow me to join the legions who sing the daily praises of Cathy Loeppke. I recently had the great pleasure of working with her on securing my “little slice of heaven” in Lakewood Ranch. The chapter began with an email to Dwell and to Cathy and ended with a house that has become a marvelous home.The pages in between were filled with many details on the long process of buying a home…quite a tedious process indeed. Cathy, however, could not have made that read a more pleasant one. She guided me through the process in a careful, determined and detailed manner with an ever enthusiastic and professional demeanor. She was always, always available to answer questions and to lend a helping hand. I certainly was the one who “lucked out” when I simply “googled” real estate agents in Sarasota. Please know that you have a colleague whose level of excellence should be the bar to which all others turn. and please know that it will be my utmost pleasure to recommend her to any and all. I wish you all the very best and happy summer sales!" - Mark M. (May 2017)
We just closed on a waterfront single family home in Bradenton. Cathy Loeppke was fantastic through the whole buying experience. We presently live in New Jersey and closed absentee . Right from the start Cathy listened to what we were looking for and sent us by email about 28 homes that fit the bill. We then flew down and she did not waste any time and started showing us some very nice houses of the 28 she sent us we looked at around 15 of them and ended up buying the first home that we looked at. I cannot say enough great things about doing business with Cathy." - JD
Hi Mr. Rasmussen:
My wife and I closed on a condo in Sarasota this past week. We had only about ten days in April to search for a condo and Cathy was extremely accommodating with her time. Having listened carefully to what we were looking for she selected properties that were within our budget and in the locations we desired. We own property on Siesta Key so we wished to be nearby so we could get to the beach in a reasonable time. In all our years dealing with real estate and realtors, Valarie and I never met anyone like Cathy. Cathy was the liaison between all parties not only the listing agent but also the closing agent, the condo association and the bank. If it weren’t for Cathy I don’t think the entire process would have been a success. She was the glue that held things together……..The main reason for this e-mail is not just to highlight the numerous tasks that Cathy performed for us, but to recognize her for her qualities that go beyond her real estate responsibilities. Cathy was always courteous, friendly and responsive to our needs. She was our advocate and established a relationship that immediately gained our trust. I have worked real estate part time in my past and have been involved in numerous estate transactions. Never have I met anyone who performed the real estate function as professionally as Cathy Loeppke. She is a remarkable representative of your office and we will gladly sing her praises to anyone looking for property in the Sarasota area. Thank you for sending Cathy our way! Gratefully,