Cathy Johnson

    Cathy Johnson

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    Professional, Honest, Hard-Working Real Estate Professional Who Gets Results

    I've always been interested in real estate as well as helping people. When I got my real estate license in 2006 while working for Windover Development in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., I realized I'd found a career that would allow me to meet new people, listen to their needs, work to help them achieve their real estate goals - and see some interesting homes along the way!

    Born and raised in Andover, and a resident of North Andover for 20+ years, I know the greater Merrimack Valley market. I can speak to the benefits of growing up here and raising a family here. I know the local tradespeople and best places to do business. I also can appreciate the excitement and challenges of relocation: We moved our elementary school-age sons to the Washington, D.C., area and then back to North Andover when they were middle school and high school students.

    I joined the Andover office of Coldwell Banker as a full-time REALTOR® in December 2009. My business has increased each year and now I am one of my office's top individual performers. The biggest reason is gratifying: Many of the clients I work with today have been referred to me by past clients. Each one deserves and gets my full attention, since every situation is unique.

    I offer complimentary consultations to all buyers and sellers, so I can listen to what they're trying to achieve and clarify their timeframe. I help them understand every step of the process - especially in the pandemic era, and amid our current economic and market changes - so we can develop the strategy for a successful real estate transaction.

    Don't settle for using just anyone when you are thinking of buying or selling a home. I encourage you to interview several Realtors to determine who you feel most comfortable working with, and who best understands your goals and will represent your interests.

    Buying and selling a home are some of the most important investments decisions you can make during your lifetime, and you deserve to work with a Realtor who'll be responsive, work hard and get the desired results within a reasonable period of time.

    Call me to discuss your plan and find out how I can help you. It would be a pleasure to work with you!

    Business Experience

    • Windover Development, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
    • Massachusetts Financial Services, Boston, Mass.
    • Putnam Mutual Funds, Boston, Mass.

    Professional Achievement

    • REALTOR®
    • Member, National Association of Realtors
    • Member, Massachusetts Association of Realtors
    • Member, Northeast Association of Realtors
    • Notary Public-Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Education & Certification

    • New Homes Specialist - NHS
    • Accredited Real Estate Professional
    • Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR
    • B.A. Economics, Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass.
    • Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
    • New Hampshire Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (pending)

    Community Involvement

    • Board member, Andover Community Trust, Andover, Mass.
    • Past Volunteer, The People's Pantry, North Andover, Mass.
    • Past Participant, Avon Walk, Boston

    Awards And Designations

    • Platinum Award Winner, Northeast Association of Realtors ($10M+ Sales Volume) - 2021
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    Communities I Serve

    I primarily cover the greater Merrimack Valley and North Shore communities, though I regularly handle transactions in the Greater Boston area. I know my clients housing needs will often take them out of state, so I'm happy to interview agents to find the right fit for them in New England or beyond!

    My Client Reviews

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    2022
    03/10/22
    Ian gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was a pleasure to work with. From start to finish she was there through one of the hottest markets in the country. I purchased a small condo and Cathy treated me with the same respect as buying a single family home. She is responsive, dedicated and more importantly passionate about what she does. I highly reccomend her services when finding a new home. Thank You Cathy! -Zillow, 3/6/2022
    01/19/22
    Linda gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy is exceptional. She is professional, knowledgeable, sharp, and a pleasure to work with. She impressed us immediately with her deep knowledge of the history and details of the building of our condominium. She knew the market very well and expertly guided us as to our options. She has a vast network of resources, and provided us with a reference for a painter and an attorney for closing. She kept us up to date on every milestone and told us what to expect at each step. Thanks to Cathy's expertise, we had multiple competitive offers. Cathy's calm and matter-of-fact style gave us confidence and helped us navigate through the process. We highly recommend Cathy. She is one of the best realtors, if not the best, that we have worked with over the years. -Zillow, 1/9/2022
    01/19/22
    Amanda gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy helped us make a move from California back to Massachusetts and find our new home. She was incredible to work with throughout the entire process and in the end, she felt like part of the family. We started our search from CA and Cathy was always willing to give us FaceTime tours and spend lots of time talking through the area, neighborhood etc. It was super helpful to have that input being so far away. Cathy helped us navigate a competitive bidding process and always pushed for what was best for us. Her insight and expertise really helped us feel confident in our decisions. We ended up finding a great home, but the negotiation was complex. Cathy navigated difficult conversations professionally while keeping our best interest in mind. She really helped make it a reality and we are so thrilled with where we ended up. Cathy keeps in touch and has been helpful pointing us in the right direction for help with the house even after we closed. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to move to the area! -Zillow, 1/3/2022
    01/19/22
    Matt gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    We were initially referred to Cathy by a friend 7 years ago after we had a bad experience with another realtor trying to sell a property. Cathy grabbed the bull by the horns and sold the property after having one open house. She closed the deal on that and helped us find our next house. In fall 2021, we had outgrown our home. We called Cathy and she responded instantly and came over within a few days to help us get the home listed. We sold the home after a few showings and Cathy was very patient throughout the close of the deal and made sure she put her clients first. She also helped us find our forever home the we recently closed on. I HIGHLY recommend Cathy Johnson as a trusted Real Estate agent and will definitely use her again if needed!!! -Zillow, 1/1/2022
    2021
    12/10/21
    Sue gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I hired Cathy to sell my condo. She was exceptional to work with. She is very professional and knowledgeable which made the sale of my condo go very smoothly. She was very responsive to phone calls and handled all the paperwork and inspections for me. She went above and beyond in her attention to detail. She was so helpful in her suggestions to get the condo ready to put on the market. With her guidance I had a full price offer within days. I highly recommend Cathy to friends and family who are looking to work with a compassionate and professional realtor. -Zillow, 11/27/2021
    12/10/21
    Mike gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was great from beginning to end. So glad to have chosen Cathy to work with us. Couldn't have made a better choice. When there were some minor issues Cathy was knowledgeable and a great resource to draw on. Ultimately was one of the nicest closings I've attended. Everything was first rate. -Zillow, 11/22/2021
    12/10/21
    Victor gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I helpful, knowledgeable, responsive, and proactive. Working with Cathy has been an absolute pleasure. -Zillow, 11/20/2021
    12/10/21
    Vikas gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy is a wonderful person. In few meets, she felt like a family member. Very knowledgeable, professional and always available (24/7). We bought our first home with Cathy. This was a new construction and we ran into many issues from the seller side. Cathy advocated on our behalf and pushed really hard to make sure everything is delivered on time, to our satisfaction. Great customer obsession. I would highly recommend working with her to anyone. -Zillow, 11/20/2021
    12/10/21
    Dan gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was wonderful. She helped identify a great place and then worked with us every step of the way. She is extremely knowledgeable and promptly answered all questions. She made the buying process a smooth and pleasant experience. Cathy is a true professional. -Zillow, 11/10/2021
    12/10/21
    Aboobacker gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I am very pleased with the service provided by Cathy. She was very helpful from the day one, always responsive and kept us informed throughout. She made the whole selling process smooth and easy. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone looking to sell or buy home. -Zillow, 10/7/2021
    10/03/21
    John gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    As first time home buyers, we found Cathy through Coldwell Banker reviews. From the first interaction we had with her, she was very responsive and willing to immediately start helping us with our home search. She knew the areas we were interested in like the back of her hand, and managed to help us narrow our search down to a few neighborhoods. Given the current state of the housing market in Massachusetts, combined with us being first time home buyers, Cathy was patient and helpful with providing us detailed answers to all of our ridiculous questions. Once our offer was accepted, the continual follow ups and check-ins between offer acceptance and closing was very helpful to make sure that we were on track to close. We cannot thank Cathy enough for the help she provided us with the home buying process, and cannot recommend her services enough as an agent for first time home buyers in the greater Merrimack Valley Region. We definitely would do business with Cathy again! -Zillow, 9/30/2021
    08/16/21
    Andrea gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy recently listed my townhouse for sale. She presented a comprehensive proposal that included knowledge of my area and comparable units sold. When it came time to list my property, she re-evaluated the pricing, which worked nicely in my favor. She handled an Open House beautifully, eliminating stress for me. Negotiations were handled respectfully. I was able to contact her at any time, all hours of the day. I could not have been more pleased with the experience and stress-free sale and closing on my townhouse! -Zillow, 8/12/2021
    08/16/21
    Mike gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    We were a very difficult case for Cathy as we initiated the home purchase while living abroad in Germany. We were unable to make a trip back due to COVID related travel restrictions so all initial communications were done while we were abroad. For sure this was a lot of extra work for Cathy and we are very grateful for her responsiveness, professionalism, local network knowledge, and tenacity towards finding a home that would work for our family. In the end, we were able to find a wonderful home in the perfect location, and we are extremely grateful as Cathy extended unwavering support for a very challenging international relocation and home purchase. -Zillow, 6/17/2021
    08/16/21
    Lauren gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was recommended to us from another realtor. We needed someone who would be responsive, proactive, knowledgeable, and easy to work with as we would be selling and purchasing a home from abroad. I can not say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Cathy. Truly a professional who really gets to know her clients and is a pleasure to work with. She was extremely responsive with all questions and was a great advocate for us when we purchased our home. We feel so fortunate to have been able to work with her! -Zillow, 6/11/2021
    08/16/21
    Lisa gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I'm a professional organizer and move manager, and I met Cathy after a family in Reading, MA, hired me to help them declutter, pack, and get their house staged and ready to list. Cathy was their listing agent, so I called her to learn her timeline and how she wanted the house to look for the photographer and showings. She immediately impressed me with her knowledge of the current market, her appreciation for all of the factors that go into making a house competitive, and her forthcoming and friendly personality. We collaborated on the project and she kept me up to date throughout the sales process, stopping by while I was working and even texting me to celebrate when she scheduled over 75 appointments the day after listing the home...which was all it took because she had plenty of solid offers that weekend. Cathy understands that bringing in help to declutter, depersonalize, and stage can deliver a great return on investment, and she is a sharp and savvy yet down-to-earth professional. I'm looking forward to collaborating with her in the future to help clients sell homes faster and get the best offers possible. -Zillow, 3/11/2021
    08/16/21
    Sue gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    My daughter had used Cathy Johnson in two previous real estate transactions and she highly recommended Cathy when I needed to sell my mother's home. I was not disappointed. Cathy was professional, friendly and very knowledgeable from start to finish. She was great at keeping in touch with me and quickly responded to phone calls, emails and texts. The sale went through quickly without any issues. Cathy far exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a real estate agent. -Zillow, 1/28/21
    01/12/21
    Shiben gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    We wanted to buy our first home and had 100s of questions throughout the process, we were lucky to find Cathy who not only helped us find our new home but also helped us understand the entire process and put all our worries, anxieties to an end. Not only that, she has always been a great support even post-closing. She is very detail oriented, thorough with her work, knowledgeable, experienced, calm and patient with her clients, thoughtful for her clients, empathetic and friendly. I would recommend her 100%. -Zillow, 1/8/2021
    01/12/21
    Michael gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I had never met or had any dealings with Cathy prior to retaining her as my broker. I found her online and decided to use her based on her impressive reviews and after talking to her. Cathy is outstanding! She is professional, responsive, knowledgeable and, most importantly in my mind, very easy going and accommodating. I had to sell my parents condo as the Personal Representative of their estates and while i didn'™t live that far away, I was not that familiar with the area. She provided invaluable references for movers, trash removal and appraisers. She was willing to accommodate my schedule and even offered to travel to NH when we had difficulty obtaining original documents needed for the closing. I don'™t know of any broker who would do that and I can'™t say enough about her and recommend her without qualification. -Zillow, 1/7/2021
    01/07/21
    Joanne gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    We hired Cathy to sell my 92 year old mother's condo. She guided us through the process at every turn and was very patient answering all the questions that my mom and I had. She listened to us but also gave us her opinion based upon her years of experience. She was so easy to work with and professional all the way. She kept us in the loop from the beginning to end and was just the most responsive person I've ever worked with. She took on our tasks s to help move things along. Fixed problems along the way on her own. I can't say enough about how happy we were with her. Our condo was under contract in less than 24 hours and closed in 30 days and we could not have done it without her. Hands down the hardest working broker I've ever worked with - this was our 10th real estate transaction. -Zillow, 1/6/2021
    2020
    12/03/20
    Isaac gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy is an expert at the local market. She knows the builders, contractors, and other local agents, as well as the neighborhoods etc. Cathy always responded to our questions quickly with helpful information, got us showings at competitive listings, and gave useful feedback on our bids. Just as important, Cathy is an honest and kind person - it was a pleasure working with her and we'd recommend her to anyone without reservations. -Zillow, 11/24/2020
    12/03/20
    Stephanie gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was exceptional to work with for the sale of my Mother's condo. My brother and I had to do the sale remotely and Cathy was able to facilitate all the necessary inspections and paperwork for us. It was a breeze signing the documents on-line. Cathy answered all questions and handled all concerns immediately. I recommend Cathy Johnson as a realtor 1000%. -Zillow, 11/17/2020
    10/14/20
    Marianne gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    we requested that Cathy Johnson represent us in the sale of our home. We lived in our home for 47 yrs and Cathy was recommended by others with whom she had worked. She was respectful of our advanced years and treated us and our home with that respect. I feel that she honored our wishes without any adversity. She was as happy as we were with the favorable outcome. Cathy steered us to make good decisions and stayed in constant contact with us during the process. She made our goodbye easier to deal with. I would recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their home. -Zillow, 9/21/2020
    10/14/20
    James gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy provided outstanding guidance as we bought a new home together. We had narrow search criteria, and Cathy stuck with us for as long as it took. We love our new home, and we are grateful for her help. Thank you Cathy!! -Zillow, 9/21/2020
    08/21/20
    Kevin gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was excellent from the start of the process to the end. She was thorough, patient and always made my wife and I feel like she had our best interests in mind. Her knowledge of the homes we looked at was second to none and her attention to detail was meticulous. Cathy always allowed us to make our own decisions but was helpful in guiding us when we needed help. I couldn't imagine buying a house with any other realtor. Two major thumbs up for Cathy Johnson! -Zillow, 8/6/2020
    08/21/20
    Lori gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    From the moment we chose Cathy to represent the sale of my father's home to the closing, we were treated with utmost care, compassion, support, respect, and understanding. I can honestly say, if I did not have Cathy's support, resourcefulness, knowledge, insight, and professional skills, the house would not have sold. But it did in 3 days! Cathy immediately understood the situation we were in and the obstacles we faced in selling the house -- we were grieving the recent loss of my father, my sister lives abroad, I live 45 minutes away from my father's home, have children at home, and a full-time job. She laid out a practical, economically-wise plan for us to follow. It was only by following Cathy's incredible advice, that I didn't absolutely collapse under the mountain of work we faced in getting the house ready to sell. Then COVID-19 hit! Again, relying on Cathy's understanding of what could and couldn't be done during the pandemic, along with her quick insight about this never-before seen market, she laid out a reasonable plan to list and sell the house. Every time we contacted Cathy, she took her time answering our gazillion questions and was so warm and personable. It got the point that when we didn't know what to do, we would just say "Let's ask Cathy." Every piece of advice that she gave us led us in the correct direction. We have been on an emotional roller coaster these past 10 months, and it was a gift that Cathy entered our lives. In every situation, Cathy went above and beyond our highest expectations. It's hard not to have the ability to say, "Let's ask Cathy," although I know that if we ever really needed her help, she'd be there in an instant. -Zillow, 8/4/2020
    08/21/20
    Liz gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy helped my husband and I find our forever home after a long, exhausting search. She is very knowledgeable about the Andover area and had many contacts that were helpful to us as we lined up work to the house we needed up purchasing. She truly went above and beyond and we couldn't be more thankful! -Zillow, 8/4/2020
    08/21/20
    Pari gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy Johnson made an incredible effort to sell our Condex in Haverhill during the holiday season. We appreciate and commend her manner in which she handled the whole process professionally as smooth as possible. Her determination, knowledge and positive attitude in the procedure in a very special circumstance was beyond imagination. We also appreciated her being communicative and informing all parties in the progress at every stage in a timely manner. She went above and beyond scope of her work, she also found a fantastic rental property for the condo's residence. At the end of it all, she managed to strike a good deal for the property within a matter of weeks. It is not surprising that she is a Top Producer Real Estate Agent in the area. We cannot thank her enough for the amazing job that she has accomplished. We highly recommend her to our family and friends for any real estate transaction that they may need. -Zillow, 1/5/2020
    08/21/20
    Kw. gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    For my wife and I, this was our third time Buying a home and first time doing so with Cathy Johnson and we have been blow away by her levels of professionalism. Cathy made us feel as if we were her only clients from the first time we sat down with her to review our preferences up unto the day we closed on our new home. Cathy's expertise, knowledge, and passion is above reproach ~ as she is our new standard. We highly recommend Cathy Johnson and look forward to working with her again. Sincerely, Extremely Elated New Home Owners -Zillow, 11/13/2019
    08/21/20
    Mary gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was a pleasure to work with Selling my parents home. She was not only very knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful, she was kind, patient, and understanding during a very difficult time. If you are looking for someone who possesses these qualities, I highly recommend Cathy Johnson!! -Zillow, 11/11/2019
    08/21/20
    Christina gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy helped us navigate our less than straightforward first home purchase for our growing family graduating from our condo. She was very knowledgeable of every step of the process, and was able to successfully manage unconventional situations. Her expertise is broad from historical properties to newer homes. She is extremely reliable and a great resource for every question we had along the way from preparing our unit for sale to asking key questions at our home inspection. We fully recommend Cathy as a realtor! -Zillow, 7/14/2019
    08/21/20
    Allison gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I was a first time home buyer when I started working with Cathy Johnson. I had never been through the process and wasn't sure what to expect. She came to me highly recommended by several people I knew in the Andover area. From the start Cathy worked tirelessly for me and my fiancé to make sure we had the most opportunities and background knowledge when going to see houses. She was available any day or time we needed and her response time is above any other service I have ever worked with. Not only was Cathy Johnson dedicated to the work involved, she was extremely compassionate when we needed it, and was our champion when it came to negotiations. She insisted that every permit be signed off on and would not let us proceed with any steps until she knew we would be in a safe and up to code house. Cathy johnson made house hunting fun and enjoyable. I can't thank her enough for her services and commitment to finding us our dream home. -Zillow, 7/7/2019
    08/21/20
    Kaitlyn gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy helped us purchase our first home! As a first time home buyer, the process can seem overwhelming but Cathy helped us every step of the way and made it as easy as possible. Cathy was very patient with us as we figured out budget, location and wants/needs in a house. She was responsive to any question we had no matter the time of day and would quickly set up showings for us as soon as we saw a home we were interested in. We valued her opinion and trusted her knowledge and expertise at each house we saw. Cathy advised us when it came time to make an offer and even negotiated us some credits at closing! Cathy truly had our best interest in mind throughout the entire process and we would highly recommend her to anyone! -Zillow, 6/25/2019
    08/21/20
    Bill gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was warm and very informative and clearly knows the negotiation process inside and out and was there to support us all the way! She made what could have been an extremely stressful experience a seamless process. Cathy was everything I could have asked for in a realtor!! -Zillow, 6/25/2019
    08/21/20
    User gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    A good friend recommended that we call Cathy for our first-time home buying experience and we are so happy we did. She is so knowledgeable about so many aspects of home buying that we never would have thought of or known about and she became our trusted advisor through every step of the process. She was always available to answer any question we had, big or small, and truly had our best interests at heart. I couldn't recommend her enough. We are forever grateful to her for making what can typically be a stressful and complex experience a smooth and enjoyable one. -Zillow, 3/24/2019
    08/21/20
    John gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy Johnson is an excellent realtor and I highly recommend her. I recently hired Cathy to sell my condo. Cathy has the ability to use her knowledge of the real estate market and apply that to her clients' needs to help her clients get the best possible result. Cathy is patient, punctual, hard-working, and always there for her clients. If you are interested in buying or selling a property, then do yourself a favor and call Cathy Johnson!!!
    08/21/20
    John gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    In May of 2015, I had the pleasure of meeting Cathy Johnson. I told her I was in the market to purchase a home/ condo. Cathy's knowledge of the real estate market was impressive. Cathy took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for in a home. Cathy was able to work around my busy work schedule when it came time to visit homes and open houses. I was able to purchase a condo in December 2015. I could not have done this without Cathy's assistance. I appreciate good customer service and Cathy Johnson provided me with great customer service throughout the process. She always returned my phone calls, texts, emails, etc... in a prompt fashion. Cathy Johnson is the definition of professionalism. Not only is Cathy Johnson my real estate agent, she is also a great friend. If you are in the market to purchase a home/ condo, then I highly recommend that you give Cathy Johnson a call!!! -Zillow, 10/31/2016
    08/21/20
    User gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy Johnson listed my home for sale in the summer of 2018. I was very anxious about selling my home after 25 years. Cathy was the perfect person to assist me as she was very calm and knowledgable. She attended to small details, she researched background information, contacted town officials for details, and handled the buyers questions with professionalism. An Open House was held with little disruption to our family. As the closing day approached, everything was in order and proceeded smoothly. -Zillow, 12/2/2018
    08/21/20
    Nucheme gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy did a fantastic job executing the sale of my home in a timely fashion. She handled all the required 'blocking and tackling' and secured a competitive all-cash offer. She's an expert on the Andover real estate market and came highly recommended to me. Job well done. Grade: A+ -Zillow, 9/3/2018
    08/21/20
    User gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy is such a wonderful person to work with. She is genuine, personable and very responsive. She has extensive knowledge of the local Real Estate market. I strongly recommend working with Cathy. -Zillow, 8/31/2018
    08/21/20
    Kelly gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy Johnson helped me through the challenging process of selling my parents home when they were unable to be present. She guided me through each and every step with patience, understanding and sound advice. Cathy's knowledge of the local real estate market is extensive. Her experience, professionalism, and attention to detail are equally impressive. When it comes time to sell my own home, I will be calling Cathy Johnson! -Zillow, 8/2/2018
    08/21/20
    Vickie gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was a pleasure to work with and helped us through stressful situations. She has excellent knowledge and lots of resources for all your real estate needs. -Zillow, 5/2/2018
    08/21/20
    Doug gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was extremely helpful an accommodating for our house search. The part that made her standout compared to other realtors was during the negotiation phase. She was able to negotiate our purchase and get us our new home in a very competitive sellers market because her word had more clout because of her rapport with the realtor community. -Zillow, 4/13/2018
    08/21/20
    Kara gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I was unsure who I wanted to list my home. A friend of mine suggested Cathy Johnson. I gave her a call, and found her to be very personable, understanding of my situation, and very knowledgeable of the real estate market. We listed the house and had it under contract at the first open house!! Cathy, was so organized and efficient, she took care of everything for me!! We had such a smooth closing, with no issues. I could not have had a better experience with a real estate agent!! I highly recommend Cathy Johnson!! -Zillow, 3/11/2018
    08/21/20
    Kevin gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    If you are looking to sell your house, Cathy Johnson is the expert to use to get you through the process. It was an extremely emotional process that she helped us through, whether it was a late night email or early morning phone call, or setting up showings. She is extremely respectful, caring, professional, and thorough. I can not think of using anyone else to get through the experience of selling a house again. She priced our house perfectly and the house sold immediately. We will be looking to buy a house soon and we will definitely use her again. -Zillow, 6/29/2017
    08/21/20
    Ally gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    My family and I do not have enough good things to say about Cathy. She helped me find/buy my house as a first time home buyer back in 2012 and then recently helped us with the selling/buying process yet again when we needed an upgrade. She is fantastic. She is so easy to work with, knowledgeable, and easy to contact. Cathy truly does have her clients best interest in mind and will be sure to do what's right by them. As someone who is not all that familiar with the real estate process, she is amazing at explaining everything and is sure to be available to provide guidance through the entire process. I honestly wish I could give more than 5 stars!!!! -Zillow, 6/29/2017
    08/21/20
    Kristin gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    We could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and responsive realtor to sell our Andover property. Cathy has a smart, common sense approach to working with potential buyers and agents and is laser focused when it comes to the details of the sale and ensuring a smooth transaction. We hope to work with Cathy again in the future! -Zillow, 5/19/2017
    08/21/20
    User gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy is wonderful to work with! She is extremely knowledgeable and very responsive. She made the selling and buying process so easy for us. We are now in our dream home and could not have done it without her!! -Zillow, 5/1/2017
    08/21/20
    Katie gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy is a great realtor and true partner when buying and/or selling a home. She helped me with both buying a house and selling a condo and both teams exceeded my expectations. Super helpful, easy communicator, quick to respond and makes it a positive/less stressful experience. -Zillow, 4/1/2017
    08/21/20
    User gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and I are in the process of relocating to MA. We worked with Cathy on the purchase of a new home and we can not be any happier with her service. She is a subject matter expert in her field, with a professional eye to detail. Cathy genuinely cares for her clients' interests, is resourceful and always ready to do what it takes to help. Cathy is a true professional, understands business and customer service. I strongly recommend Cathy for your real estate needs. -Zillow, 3/19/2017
    08/21/20
    Amy gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I found Cathy through another Zillow review from one of my neighbors. I reached out to Cathy in the spring of 2015 when lease negations with the tenants of my condo had broken down. I was anticipating putting the unit on the market if the lease fell through. Not only did Cathy advise me to wait on selling, that she predicted the market would pick up in another year, she worked with my tenants to find a rent that we could all agree on. She charged me nothing for her time, for her advice, and a lot of phone calls and emails between the parties. Fast forward one year, it was now the end of the lease, as she predicted, the market was way up and I felt like it was time to sell. My husband and I had the added stress of living in Hawaii, the condo in Andover MA, and were feeling completely overwhelmed at the thought of trying to sell it while being so far away. It was a dream working with Cathy. This should have been a very stressful time, but it wasn't. At all. She took care of everything. All the things a homeowner should have done, she took on. From having it cleaned, changing out smoke detectors (I mean, literally she was up on a ladder changing out all our smoke detectors), having windows fixed and other small repairs. She put the unit on the market less than a week after the tenants had vacated. The write up and pics online were perfection. There was only one other unit (of 82 in the building) on the market when we decided to sell, but by the time it went live, there 6 on the market! I got an offer right away that ended up falling through. I was feeling pretty discouraged and thought maybe we should lower the price. Again, Cathy's experience and instinct saved the day. She said lets wait a few more days before we do that. Sure enough I got a great offer that night. Cathy took care of everything! I mean everything, I remember calling her a few times just to check in, feeling like this was just too easy. And it was. We closed in less than 6 weeks. I've talked to so many people who recount the stress of selling their home, but this was one of the easiest things I've ever done. And I owe it all to her. Cathy is incredibly responsive; every text, email, phone call is returned. She walked me through the entire process. There were no surprises. She is patient, intelligent, kind and fantastic listener. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Whether you're buying or selling she's the perfect choice! -Zillow, 11/3/2016
    08/21/20
    Steve gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was such a great person to work with. Cathy is extremely professional and she truly puts her clients needs before anything else. As first time home buyers Cathy helped us during every stage of the process and I don't think we would have been able to land our dream house without her. Cathy is great at communication and always would return a phone call or text promptly and would follow up with the many other people involved in the process of buying a home. If you want a realtor that truly cares about her clients, Cathy Johnson is the best. -Zillow, 8/8/2016
    08/21/20
    User gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy made the process stress free and enjoyable, the way buying a new home should be! Cathy is very knowledgeable, thorough and available to her clients. Our process was incredibly smooth due to Cathy's diligence behind the scenes. I highly reccomend Cathy to anyone looking for a phenomenal experience purchasing a new home! -Zillow, 7/13/2016
    08/21/20
    Ben gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    My wife and I had the extreme pleasure of working with Cathy during the process of both the sale of our house and then the purchase of our new HOME! She was AMAZING to work with! She was right there to help get us in houses the day they came on the market, as well as helping us to submit an offer. She also helped to organize and stack our closings on the same day, which isn't the easiest thing to do. My wife and I can't say enough good things about the way Cathy and the help she gave our family in first selling our house in under 3 weeks, but then also finding our new home! Thank you Cathy! -Zillow, 7/12/2016
    08/21/20
    Nina gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy is the best agent I have ever worked with. I own several properties and have both bought and sold with her. She is utterly professional, extremely hard working and very knowledgable. Anything she doesn't know she will find out-often immediately! She is completely dedicated to her clients and goes above and beyond to advocate for them. I would never use anyone else in the Merrimack Valley. -Zillow, 7/6/2016
    08/21/20
    Caroline gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and I worked with Cathy to purchase our first home in North Andover and we could not have made a better decision. Cathy was incredibly approachable, knowledgeable, communicative, and patient throughout the entire process. As first time home buyers with limited knowledge of the North Andover area, Cathy was the very best choice. She had our best interest at heart and from our very first meeting, it was clear that she was a wealth of knowledge. Cathy was incredibly responsive and always available whenever we had a question. We sought Cathy's advice often throughout the entire search process, and she always steered us in the right direction. When we put in an offer, Cathy led us through the entire offer process and provided great advice. After our offer was accepted, Cathy was always in constant communication with us, which was incredibly reassuring as first time home buyers. We highly recommend Cathy and will be using Cathy for all of our home buying needs in the future. -Zillow, 6/23/2016
    08/21/20
    Lana gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy is a wealth of knowledge and experience. She was incredibly helpful in selling our home in less than 3 weeks! She knows her market and she is extremely prompt and professional. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone looking to buy or sell in her area. Lana Mills -Zillow, 6/16/2016
    08/21/20
    User gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was absolutely amazing! We will be using her for all of our real estate needs and would recommend her to anyone! She made the selling and buying process almost painless and was there for us every step of the way to answer any questions we had. -Zillow, 6/14/2016
    08/21/20
    Caroline gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was the most professional realtor I have ever dealt with. My husband and I have bought and sold 10-12 homes over the years. I've been very discouraged with the real estate agents. Cathy was incredible. Always answered my calls/emails. She brought us right through the closing without a hitch. Awesome! -Zillow, 4/25/2016
    08/21/20
    Ray gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    CATHY JOHNSON is a real pro. She follows through from the beginning to the end, always available and returns calls promptly. I would highly recommend CATHY when you're buying selling or renting. -Zillow, 4/20/2016
    08/21/20
    Becky gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    We've worked with Cathy twice - once when we purchased a home and she represented the sellers, then again as the sellers ourselves when we turned around 3 years later and sold the same home. Cathy is a pleasure to work with. She has a true appreciation for the type of buyer she's targeting and how to market the home appropriately. She was highly communicative throughout the process, and never failed to maintain our best interests throughout the negotiations. She anticipated every twist and turn throughout the process and went above and beyond to ensure all the logistics leading up to our sales went smoothly. We would work with Cathy again in a second and couldn't recommend her highly enough! -Zillow, 4/20/2016
    08/21/20
    User gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I cannot say enough about Cathy! She is honestly the hardest working realtor I have ever had the privilege of working with over the years. I was connected with Cathy to sell a condo I had been living for 10 years. She made a few very minor suggestions for prepping the unit to sell, which I did willing. Time was of the essence for me since my new house was already purchased! We had a couple of open houses right away. Her professionalism and work ethic had my place under agreement in just over a week. I I had to sell my condo in a timely fashion and needed the offer to be close, if not exactly, my asking price. Cathy made it happen! -Zillow, 3/4/2016
    08/21/20
    Jack gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I listed a historical condominium with Cathy that, frankly, had some issues. The huge fireplaced living room and abundant moldings couldn't make up for a kitchen that was too small and high monthly maintenance. After some time on the market, Cathy proposed a strategy of a slight price decrease, and at the same time offering pre-paid maintenance. The unit went under agreement in less than a week, and I accepted an offer ABOVE the listing price! Cathy attended to all the details required leading up to closing, including recommending a great attorney. -Zillow, 1/26/2016
    08/21/20
    David gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    We had the opportunity to work with Cathy on the sale of our home. She was referred to us by a relocation company after we had been experiencing especially poor service from another agent. Cathy's professional approach and honest and straight forward advice allowed us to sell our home in less than 2 weeks. I cannot praise her enough -Zillow, 12/17/2015
    08/21/20
    Mike gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Our experience with Cathy Johnson was that she was a true professional who gave us so much personal attention and time we started to feel guilty. No matter what we asked, Cathy found the solution, often doing the leg work of others. Cathy was patient with us and didn't give up until we found our dream home. Truly a remarkable woman who happens to be a Realtor. Thank you Cathy for all you did to make our dreams come true! -Zillow, 12/17/2015
    08/21/20
    Bryson gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    After using Cathy Johnson as their realtor and having a great experience, my brother-in-law and his wife recommended that we use her as well. We had a fantastic time working with Cathy and honestly couldn't imagine having done it without her. Through all the twists, turns, hurdles and curve-balls of the house-buying process in the current climate, Cathy made confident, thoughtful decisions and worked with us very closely providing personal service and clear communication that was extremely comforting. She often went above and beyond. (The rating system should have SIX stars, just for Cathy!) We feel so fortunate to have used Cathy as our Realtor and we'd recommend her highly to anyone who wants the best at the head of their team to help navigate through a potentially complex and stressful process. -Zillow, 12/17/2015
    08/21/20
    Richard gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I have no hesitation in recommending Cathy as a buying agent. Cathy was quick to understand our needs and wants in a home, showed us properties that met those needs in the price range that we agreed to and was honest about the pros and cons of the properties that made our short list. Cathy was also very knowledgeable about the buying process and ensured that we had the right conditions built into our purchase agreement to protect our interests and our investment. Even after close, Cathy has been more than willing to provide recommendations of local trades people to get us started in our new home. All in all a great experience and the best agent we have ever worked with! -Zillow, 1/4/2015
    08/21/20
    Carolyn gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was amazing. She has a very positive attitude. She was very knowledgeable and professional and such a nice person you felt as though you had a trusted friend helping you sell your home. I would recommend her to anyone trying to buy or sell a home. She is truly an asset to her profession. -Zillow, 12/10/2014
    08/21/20
    Heidi gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was very professional, knowledgeable and very organized. She listened to our concerns, made recommendations (options) on our purchase strategy and followed right through the purchase and subsequent move. I would use Cathy for any future purchases/sales. -Zillow, 12/4/2014
    08/21/20
    Lynn gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy helped me with the purchase of a condominium and also a sale. In both circumstances she was professional and extremely helpful. She is always available to answer questions, provide reassurance, and help with getting the details in order to settle a sale and/or purchase. Additionally, she is a very nice and kind person who is a pleasure to work with throughout the process. -Zillow, 12/3/2014
    08/21/20
    John gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy priced this home perfectly; did some very skillful pre-listing marketing that helped generate a buzz and create interest. The first day of a two-day showing generated several offers above the listing by highly qualified, motivated buyers. In closing the sale her advice was excellent on things such as preparation of the home for sale, negotiations over final repairs, management of inspections etc. She was responsive, hands-on, and did a lot of extras that helped get the house sold quickly, efficiently, and for a price above the asking. The cluster of offers we received told us that her pricing recommendation had been right on. -Zillow, 2/15/2014
    08/21/20
    Chris gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy helped me buy two houses and sell one house over the last 4 years. She is very professional and maintains a realistic and accurate view on your property and the local market. I travel quite a bit for work and she went and above and beyond on multiple items in my absence handling such items as certificates for smoke detectors, Title V, meeting appraisers, inspectors at the house, etc... She is my go to person for real estate in Andover / North Andover. -Zillow, 2/04/2014
    08/21/20
    Deb gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy was very knowledgeable on the process and provided good counsel to me as I considered timing for putting my home on the market. After one open house I had multiple offers! She kept communication & support going straight through closing which all went smoothly due to her professionalism. Will definitely work with her next time I am buying or selling property. -Zillow, 2/04/2014
    08/21/20
    H gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I live out of town from the property and Cathy took care of getting the smoke detectors replaced and certified. She also handled final water reading and filling the heating oil tank. She always responded to my questions in a timely manner. -Zillow, 1/31/2014
    08/20/20
    Jack gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    Cathy Johnson helped us sell our home in Andover, MA in 2013 for our asking price. It was a roller coaster of emotions for us, but Cathy was the one keeping us cool throughout. Cathy's ability to communicate effectively in a comfortable and genuine way is what sets her apart from the competition. She is in the right business in the right place at the right time. We are forever grateful to Cathy for all of her hard work and we strongly recommend her to others. - Jack & Jennifer O'Donohue -Zillow, 1/31/2014
    08/20/20
    Eric gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I worked in the mortgage industry for 8 years. In that time I encountered dozens of Realtors. Cathy far exceeded every realtor I ever worked with by leaps and bounds. Cathy always had our interest in the forefront. Our process was not an easy one. We had specific needs in a home and Cathy did an amazing job finding homes that fit our criteria. Cathy showed us well over 20 homes over a 6 month period. We had an offer accepted on a home and had to back out. Thereafter, we shut down our search and considered staying in our current situation. At no point did Cathy get frustrated and make the situation about her and "selling" us a home. Cathy supported our decision at that time whole heartedly. She was the most professional and caring Realtor I have ever encountered. It was truly refreshing knowing that Cathy had our best interest as the only factor throughout the process. In the end, Cathy helped us negotiate the house that we had wanted all along and we were able to make everything work. Cathy's knowledge of the process and all exterior factors kept us completely at ease from start to finish. I can't say enough about Cathy and the partnership she formed with us to find our home. I would recommend her to anyone I know that is considering buying or selling a home! Eric Langan -Zillow, 1/31/2014
    08/20/20
    Frances gave Cathy 5 stars out of 5
    I bought a house with Cathy Johnson's assistance, and was delighted with her knowledge and support. It happens that my brother is a successful real-estate agent in a location about 30 miles away, and I consulted him throughout the process. Time and time again he voiced approval of Cathy's advice and actions. I knew that, when I was ready to sell my original house, I would immediately hire her. And so I did. -Zillow, 12/13/2013

    My Experience

    • Full-time Real Estate Sales Professional with New England's #1 firm
    • Member, National Association of Realtors
    • Member, Massachusetts Association of Realtors
    • Member, Northeast Association of Realtors
    • Notary Public
    • B.A. Economics, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
    • Windover Development-Depot Square, Beverly, MA
    • The Boulders at Wenham, Wenham, MAActive Adult Community, 24 Residences
    • The Meadows at Topsfiled, New Meadows Golf Club, Topsfiled, MAActive Adult Community, 24 Residences
    • 4 Lot Sub-division, Abbot Street Andover, MA

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Accredited Real Estate Professional
    • New Home Specialist NHS
    • Accredited Buyer Representative ABR
    • Sterling Society, Coldwell Banker, 2012
    • Top Producer, Northeast Association of Realtors 2011, 2012
    • Boston's Top 20 Top Producers, North Shore 2013

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