Chatty Cathy Stanton, Realtor - Samson Properties

Chatty Cathy Stanton, Realtor - Samson Properties Provide World Class Service to my clients for all of their Real Estate needs. I will meet or exceed all of their expectations.

Cathy became a Realtor after a successful career working in the government defense industry for large government contracting firms. She is a highly motivated professional, effective hands-on leader, with excellent oral and written communication skills. She has strong ethical standards and understands the importance of being the client’s advocate. In her previous positions, at the Executive Accounts Receivable Management level, she managed the day-to-day operations of large Accounts Receivable Service Centers, handling very complex, time sensitive issues, which prepared her for the complex world of real estate transactions. Cathy has resided in Loudoun County for over 30 years. She had the experience of buying and selling her own homes, which is where she developed the appreciation and understanding of a successful transaction for all parties but most importantly, the client. She became a Real Estate Agent because she loves working with people and being the advocate for her client during the largest and most important decision of their lives. In today’s complex Real Estate environment, it is critical that you have the most experienced/qualified agent representing you in your transactions. Cathy has established many relationships in her real estate business to assist her clients with every aspect of their real estate transaction. She stays current on all Real Estate trends and current training to provide you with the knowledge and efficiencies for a smooth transaction. Cathy is committed to going above and beyond to satisfy her client. Cathy is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia, and is currently a member of NAR (National Association of REALTORS), VAR (Virginia Association of REALTORS), and NVAR (Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS). Cathy specializes in Northern Virginia Real Estate, with particular focus but not limited to Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. She would be privileged to serve you and your family/friends or referrals with all of your Real Estate needs/transactions. Please contact Cathy Stanton anytime at @(703) 850-7344 or @ [email protected]

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