Catherine Wilson, Broker/Realtor, CRS, SRES
Catherine Wilson is an experienced Realtor with over 30 years of real estate service. She received her Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS) awarded by the Council of Residential Specialists. This is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential Real Estate. Fewer than 3% of Realtors nationwide have earned this credential.
Catherine has also been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation. This designation is only given to agents who successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations and goals of real estate sellers and buyers age 55 and above. It allows Catherine to counsel mature adults on selling their homes, reverse mortgages, capital gains, estate taxes, social security and pension income issues. Catherine addresses other topics, distinguishing characteristics, and trends related to the 55 and older population, such as housing, finances and retirement income considerations, and helping these clients plan ahead for life's transitions. Catherine is also able to assist the children of seniors, taking into account special needs such as transition to assisted living, downsizing the contents of the estate, and providing referrals to excellent elder care services.
Catherine is the recipient of several multi-million dollar listing awards, including Pacesetter Awards and the Centurion Award. In addition to her CRS and SRES designations, Catherine is a Certified Buyers Representative, an Accredited Sellers Agent, a graduate of the American Real Estate Academy,and has a Certificate in Appraisal of Residential Property – MCC. Additional real estate training includes Century 21 - 2&1 Training Course, Basis Effective Finance Course, VIP Sales Associate Course, and Investment Qualification Course. Catherine has professional affiliations/memberships with the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, the Eastern Middlesex Board of Realtors, and was appointed to serve on its Member Services Committee in 1998.
Catherine was born in Chelsea, MA, is a graduate of Holy Cross Cathedral High School and Middlesex Community College and she has been a long-time resident of Wilmington. Catherine and her team service the Wilmington and Middlesex County real estate market, including the surrounding communities of Andover, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, North Andover, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Wakefield, and Woburn. Catherine utilizes the latest industry tools including Multiple Listing Services (MLS), Zillow.com, Trulia.com, and other online and direct marketing resources. Catherine provides her sellers with a complete market analysis to help them maximize the equity in their homes. As a buyer, getting the best deal is important and Catherine is a tough negotiator. Clients of Catherine's vouch for her dedication & service, as she does exactly what she says she will do for them.