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"Cate was amazing from the very start. She's relatable and very easy to talk to. She recommended a team that was splendid! She was patient and flexible. She was reachable! She always responded when I called her or texted her! (Even on her dinner dates lol). Cate literally went out of her way to make this deal happen. If it wasn't for her help, this deal would have dragged out many many more weeks. I have already recommended her to many of my friends. Go with Cate! You will not regret it! She will make it happen" - Michelle G.
"Wow. Just wow. Amazing experience with Cate. She is very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. She listened to what we wanted and showed us nothing less than that. I would definitely recommend her to a friend or family looking to buy property." - Edily M.
"Cate is an excellent broker. We were truly lucky to have her and Carine as our agents. Cate is very knowledgeable about real estate market and she truly pays attention to detail. She is able to understand what the client wants, needs and can afford. Cate is very honest and most importantly she puts her client's interests above hers. Moreover, she is very accommodating and flexible, there were times when she would offer a ride to view the properties. If Cate is your broker, you can rest assure that you will receive an honest transaction with no surprises attached. In addition, Cate has been guiding us even after the closing to settle down in our new home." - Tamar L.
"Knowledgeable and personable, Cate went the extra mile to field various questions throughout the entire experience. This made the critical difference in deciding what steps to take and purchase to make! Having a contact to ask questions of any sort at any time and know you can count on receiving professional, top quality advice directly or from another subject matter expert is something to appreciate, and we do. Cate is great! Thank you for all your excellent service, the references you shared of key supporting services needed, and the general assistance you provided to guide us on our path to home ownership." - Betty A.
"Cate Bauer went above and beyond for us and we highly recommend her! We met Cate and her wonderful Mother @ an open house to a house that delightfully surprised us. We instantly loved the house but we yearned for a bigger yard so Cate was just as pleased to show us another home with a huge yard! After careful consideration we decided on the first house and we are very pleased. We cannot say enough about how wonderful Cate is. She is very professional and she followed up on all our concerns. She said she was available anytime and she really was! Most of all, she is a genuine polite person with excellent communication skills. She played a terrific mediator and made sure we were happy with any deal we were getting. She was on top of everything and was always punctual. If you're looking to buy a home in the Westchester area look no further...go see Cate. Thank you Cate!" - Alberto C.
"Cate is incredibly professional and knowledgeable. From start to finish she was prompt with all communication and we had a seamless renting process through her. I highly recommend Cate for all your rental and buying needs!" - Danielle
"Cate is a professional, knowledgeable, and personable real estate agent. She knows the Westchester market inside and out and was able to help us sell our home in under a week! She is willing to go above and beyond for clients and worked extremely hard on our behalf. We are very grateful to her for making the very stressful process of selling a home go so smoothly."
"We were introduced to Cate by our real estate broker in the city, when we decided to transition from looking in the city to looking outside. She knows the surrounding NYC so well. She is also kind, personable, and incredibly efficient at her job. Made finding our escape home a joy rather than such a stress." - Parson
"Cate has been excellent at helping us find our home rental as we relocate from afar - we cannot say enough good things! She has gone above and beyond to show us the home, including all of its features and benefits virtually as we've been unable to travel in advance of our arrival to the new home. We have never had this must trust in an agent and would recommend her and Carine to all of our friends and family. When we're ready to buy a home we hope to use them for our house search then as well!" - Amy
"Cate did an amazing job for us! We didn't really know what to expect buying our first house, and things moved way faster than we thought they would. Cate was extremely responsive, answered all our questions, made herself available to show us houses on our schedule, and respected all of our decisions about location, budget, etc. Once we had an accepted offer, she stayed on top of everything, followed up with everyone involved to ensure things were going smoothly, and continued to answer any questions we had, no matter how trivial. I can't think of a more ideal go-to person to have during the home-buying process.” - Mark & Jill
"Cate was a very thorough, knowledgeable and thoughtful real estate professional! We are so thankful for her expertise and approachable demeanor. We followed her advice together with her colleagues and we sold our home quickly. She made the process seem manageable, and provided great resources that were workable and time saving. We would highly recommend her services to families looking to sell their home."
"Cate is such a passionate and dedicated realtor. She is extremely good at what she does. Not only did Cate find my dream home within minutes of it going on the market, she personally went to see it the very next morning. She goes above and beyond for her clients and gets the job done. I would highly recommend Cate to anyone. I couldn’t have done it without her!!"
"My wife and I had a flawless experience working with Cate and Carine! From our introductory meeting, when they asked all the right questions about our needs and gave us thoughtful & insightful answers to our questions, they always had our best wishes in mind. They are so informative about every little detail about properties, neighborhoods, price points... pretty much everything. Cate responds to emails and texts so quickly, it's like she's never off-duty. We never felt any pressure from them, and they didn't seem to mind when we put pressure on them. Once we found our dream house, they did everything to make sure we got it... and when we did, they were genuinely as excited as we were. We can't recommend them enough!"
Cate grew up in Katonah, located in Westchester County, where she attended Katonah-Lewisboro Schools. She then obtained a Bachelors's Degree in just 3 years from the University at Buffalo for Communications & Marketing.
Growing up in the industry, Cate’s passion for real estate began at a young age. It was that enthusiasm that led her to jobs in the industry, being exposed to real estate transactions through her mom, Carine, who has been an agent since 2003 and then working at a full-service real estate company in New York City.
Cate and Carine joined forces in 2020, founding The Carine and Cate Team at Compass. The team has over 300M sold in real estate transactions. Cate is one of the youngest principal agents at Compass and managed to sell over $25M of real estate in her first year.
She is passionate about interior design, and puts this to action at all of the teams' properties. Whether it is a Compass Concierge, staging, or full renovation project, she has the connections to many local contractors and vendors to share with her clients in order to get the project done right.
She communicates well with clients, honing in on their needs. She takes time to get to know her client's lifestyles so she can help them choose the best area, house, and neighborhood. Cate has a wide range of knowledge throughout Westchester so she is able to help clients navigate the entire county, this is especially helpful for her clients coming up from New York City and relocations from around the country who aren’t quite sure where they exactly want to end up.
Most of all, Cate cares immensely about her clients and treats them all as friends/family. She will go to great lengths to ensure her clients are taken care of. Cate is incredibly patient with her clients and very responsive…one past client even said….“Cate responds to emails and texts so quickly, it's like she's never off-duty.”
Cate currently resides in the Upper East Side with her boyfriend, Matt. In her spare time, you can find her fine-tuning her practice of Pilates/Barre, cooking up new recipes, spending time with family back in Katonah, or traveling the world.
Pending: 180 Colonial Pkwy N | Yonkers, NY 10710
Designed and Constructed in 2019 - Exceptional Modern Mediterranean home. Entry foyer, formal living room with fireplace, private home office, spacious formal dining room complete with a butlers pantry. The Kitchen, breathtaking heart of the house; with ultra high-end appliances and cabinetry & an island, open to a great room with fireplace and large breakfast nook, french doors leading to stone terraces, with a built-in grill. Upstairs, there is a luxurious master-suite with seating area, a modern custom walk-in closet, relax in the oversized spa master-bath. Down the hall find a bedroom with ensuite bath, a bedroom & hall full bath. Lower Level: walk-out lower offering a luxurious bar, a gym, plenty of living space. 2 guest bedrooms, and 2 full baths. Excellent location with low traffic. Beautiful resort-style private property complete with a Gunite pool, and flat backyard ideal for entertaining. All just 20 minutes to NYC.
40 Hilltop Rd | Waccabuc, NY 10597
Waccabuc Summer Rental. Enjoy the 2021 summer season at this incredible retreat in the sought-after area one short hour from Manhattan. The home boasts an open and airy layout. The main level has a two-story foyer and great room, home office formal living room & dining room, new modern kitchen with island. House is fully furnished. 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The walk-out lower level with its large living space includes a new fitness room with a three-level infrared sauna, a ping-pong table, full guest quarters with guest room & full bath. Stunning outdoor oasis with an in-ground Gunite heated pool, cozy fire-pit, multi-zone outdoor speakers, and landscape lighting. 3 car attached garage. New 17,500-watt generator. House is fully furnished. The rental is for the full season only. Landlord pays for outdoor maintenance, pool, landscape maintenance, refuse, and all utilities (except propane). Just Drop Your Bags and Enjoy the Summer.
Pending: 31 Boway Rd | South Salem, NY 10590
Expertly crafted with extraordinary care, this better than new home with a modern flair features a cedar shingle roof and graceful lines. Owners contracted with the builder, then customized and upgraded throughout. The home is sure to impress on a quiet country road - the perfect retreat. Designed to discerning standards, and influenced by a sophisticated yet casual lifestyle, this home blends modern farmhouse with chic styling. Finely detailed with many custom designer upgrades and flooded with sunlight, enjoy high ceilings and an awe-inspiring 2 story family room with an exquisite wall of windows overlooking a bucolic vista. Put your cooking skills to work in the stunning chef's kitchen. First floor office/guest space. Find sanctuary in the luxurious primary suite. Walk-out lower level is ready to become your dream basement. Outdoor spaces feature expansive stone walls, large entertaining deck and grassy areas. Generator. Potential pool site.
Pending: 4 Riverview Farm Rd | Ossining, NY 10562
Wonderful Sun filled Center Hall Country Colonial on a cul de-sac with beautiful expansive front and rear property and Seasonal River Views. Fabulous space indoors and out makes for perfect year round get togethers. Sliding doors in the very large eat-in kitchen and dining room lead to an Oversized Timbertrec deck with retractable awning overlooking a Gorgeous New Stone Patio with Fire Pit set on park like property. This homes 3 Fireplaces in living room, family room and master bedroom along with Newly Installed Solar Panels (owned not leased) will efficiently and cost effectively keep you warm and cozy. Many updates including Total driveway replacement (2018), hot water heater (2020), water filtration & softener (2019), upstairs AC condenser ((2020), 12kw Standby home Generator, furnace ( 2016),Roof approx 10 years old. Crown Molding, Chair Railings, Wainscoting and Hardwood floors throughout. Loads of storage with spacious unfinished walk out basement and second floor unfinished bonus room. Minutes to Aqueduct Trail, Gerlach Park, The Hudson River Waterfront with all it offers ( boating, riverwalks, Croton Point Park), and minutes to the Croton Train Station with an easy commute to NYC.