Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar is a licensed agent and Realtor with over 30 years of experience in all phases of real estate. With a background in construction, appraisal services and mortgage and title operations, she understands not only the market, but is also sensitive to the processes and issues involved with every aspect of selling and purchasing property. This varied and layered history gives her a comprehensive understanding of the many different facets and intricacies of real estate transactions, as well as a passion for the business. A love of riding horses brought Cathy to the Rancho Santa Fe area over 20 years ago. After becoming completely enamored with the area, she combined her love of horses and real estate. Her broad base of knowledge gives her a valuable edge in providing clients with top-level advice. Skilled at navigating complex negotiations and guiding her clients confidently and professionally through the process of purchasing and/or selling their homes has led to long-term personal relationships with them as well as numerous accolades throughout the industry. Cathy has been individually ranked among the top agents nationwide with her former company, and was presented with the "Chairman's Circle Diamond Award" in back-to-back years. Her transactions include sales ranging from $238,000 to $28 million. In the last 5 years, she and her business partner Clinton Selfridge have sold over $97 million, and they are currently representing over $40 million of property. However, when asked what sets her apart from others in her profession, Cathy says, "Developing and maintaining great relationships with my clients has always come first. When they are happy with my role in buying and selling their homes, that makes me happy - the rest is just icing!"