My passion for real estate began from a young age. Coming from a military family, I moved to a new city every two years for most of my childhood. From this experience, I garnered a deep understanding of the importance of "finding home", and how the right agent can make all the difference.
Whether you are looking to rent, buy, sell, or invest, finding your agent is a big decision. What can you expect when we work together? Exceptional customer service, comprehensive industry expertise, and a seasoned professional/friend dedicated to helping you achieve your real estate goals.
In addition to being a REALTOR®, I'm also an active real estate investor in Central Texas. Holding a dual Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, and Global Sociocultural Studies, I bring a wealth of experience in both public and private sector planning and the socio-economic trends which impact the real estate market every day.
I moved to Austin many years ago because I fell in love with the arts scene and the abundance of natural beauty; I couldn't be prouder to call myself a Texan and an Austinite! I love attending any and all sorts of shows, from theatre pieces to art exhibitions to (of course) live music events. I also enjoy exploring local farmer's markets and kayaking with friends on Lady Bird Lake.
My family was relocating under complicated circumstances, returning to America after 20 years overseas. Cathy took time to understand our situation and the related impact to credit history due to a long duration of silence. Cathy inspected homes for us and gave us great guidance. We ended up being comfy enough to lock in a house without having actually seen it ourselves. Once we arrived, we already had a home that exceeded our hopes! – Chris Hare
Cathy is an amazing realtor, she really listens to her clients and pays close attention to details to ensure that she shows the client what they’re looking for. She always looks for and finds the best homes possible for her clients according to what they want. – Lucila Perez Mora
Cathy Velarde was so fast at finding our dream home! – Denis O'Donnel