Catherine Debackere came to Sotheby's International Realty after many years as a top real estate broker in New York City for Stribling & Associates and Halstead Property. With an outstanding sales history combined with exemplary business ethics and market intelligence, she has a proven record for success. Catherine does the absolute best for each client and is highly professional, hardworking, dedicated, creative and well versed in negotiating and marketing exceptional properties. Clients can trust her character and discretion in all transactions.
Prior to launching her real estate career, Catherine was involved in the arts and played an integral part in the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, beautifully installed at the Customs House in Lower Manhattan, designed by Cass Gilbert. As a ten-year resident of Battery Park City, Catherine is a past board member of the Hudson View Condominium Association.
With a love of art and real estate, Catherine assisted in bringing Sotheby's International Realty's Hamptons offices onsite at Art Hamptons to showcase the company's luxury properties, providing an exciting opportunity for her clients to have their properties featured at this important East End summer event. This past summer was the third successful year of Sotheby's International Realty's participation in the art fair.
Since joining Sotheby's International Realty in the Hamptons in 2007, Catherine co-founded a 30-agent Sotheby's International Realty networking group with Senior Global Real Estate Adviser Stan Ponte of the firm's East Side Manhattan office. The group has been an amazing source of business and marketing exposure for her exclusive properties. Network members meet in New York City on a regular basis and publish a bi-annual property brochure that gives Catherine's exclusive properties an overall edge in marketing exposure. She keeps in touch with the New York City real estate pulse and her agent contacts, allowing a broader business advantage for sellers and buyers.
Catherine's approach to business is to think outside the box for fresh methods to market properties through networking, referrals, art events and most importantly, the #1 tool, the internet, using social media and real estate sites to promote her business. Please visit Catherine's Facebook Page: The Hamptons NY Guide to Real Estate.
East Hampton, New York has been home to Catherine and her family since 2005. She is in constant awe of the gorgeous farm landscapes, the blue sea and the exquisite light that attracts artists and amazes everyone who comes to the East End.
Catherine's past affiliations include the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT, Halstead Property Producer's Council, the Modern, CMEE, South Fork Nature Museum, Smithsonian NMAI and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.