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. A Certified Negotiation Expert, Cathy is skilled at navigating complex negotiations and guiding her clients confidently and professionally through the process of purchasing and/or selling their homes. This 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. She is a founding member of The Fellowship of Realty Professionals, an organization recognized by REAL Trends, The Wall Street Journal and other credible sources as among the most experienced and successful real estate professionals in the country. Her transactions include sales ranging from $238,000 to $28 million. In the last ten years, she and her business partner Clinton Selfridge have sold over $186 million, and they are currently representing over $66 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. This is built on a foundation of trust. My clients have seen my perseverance and tenacity in working toward their best interests - whether it's in regards to negotiating, aggressive marketing, or in implementing creative solutions. They trust that I will work hard on their behalf."