What Clients Say

Values Honesty, Integrity, and Trust!

Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on August 6, 2013  |   Comments Off on Values Honesty, Integrity, and Trust!

My husband and I just purchased our first home earlier this year and we were very happy and thankful for the guidance Cathy provided. Not once did we ever feel like she wasn’t looking out for our best interests or just trying to make a quick buck like many other realtors do. She gave us helpful, honest advice from beginning to end. She was very patient with us and tried to find a wide range of homes to suit our needs and desires. We highly recommend Cathy and Denbesten Real Estate for anyone looking for a more personal touch in their home buying experience, anyone just moving to town (she’s home grown, with a expansive knowledge of the area), or simply anyone who values honesty, integrity, and trust.  ~B&W L. in March 2013


Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on June 11, 2013  |   Comments Off on Trustworthy

Thanks so much, Connie!  You were amazing as you helped us all along the way!  I will definitely refer friends to you when they are in need of a really good, trustworthy realtor.  Laurie and Fred Martin   2013

Expertise and Passion to Serve

Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on June 11, 2013  |   Comments Off on Expertise and Passion to Serve

I am thankful to Connie because I originally wanted to buy a house in another area but she recommended the area where we eventually bought and it turned out to be a better deal. This demonstrated that Connie has passion to serve and deep expertise and skills to help her clients. In the long process of my house hunting, Connie helped us identify candidates by asking targeted questions, keeping a list houses by ranks of how the house matches our needs. Once the list got shorter, Connie did thorough analysis on the candidates and comparable houses using past sales data, to determine the offer price. This is the house we plan to live in for many years to come.  We really like it.
Weiping Chen in 2012

Tireless and Selfless Efforts Towards a Smooth Closing

Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on March 7, 2013  |   Comments Off on Tireless and Selfless Efforts Towards a Smooth Closing

Greg close up We want to thank your real estate agency for its help in our finding and purchasing the house in Normal, IL.  In particular, we want to thank Greg Meyer for his tireless and selfless efforts in showing us numerous houses.  He went above and beyond what we could ever expect from a real estate agent. He was available day or night and even on Sundays. We have purchased several houses over the years and have never experienced such dedication to finding just the right house for us.

As a final note, we wish to thank Greg and everyone else involved in the closing. It went more smoothly than any of the closings we have attended.

With kindest regards,   S and B Wilson (February 2013)


Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on October 6, 2011  |   Comments Off on Professional!
Connie Beard

Connie Beard

“We have bought and sold several homes and Connie is easily the best realtor we have worked with! Connie has been our realtor of choice to both buy and sell a home. She has always gone above and beyond our expectations. If it weren’t for her, we wouldn’t have found a home that we absolutely love! We would not hesitate to use Connie as our realtor again and recommend her to others She is professional and on top of everything.”
Tod and Tanya Birdsall ~2011

Available and Amazing!

Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on September 28, 2011  |   Comments Off on Available and Amazing!

Buying a home for the first time can be a rather daunting task especially when you are relocating, but Connie Beard made the process seamless.  We first met Connie when we went to an open house for a Denbesten Real Estate listing in Normal, IL, but the home unfortunately did not meet our needs.  Finding time to see houses was a challenge since we lived outside of the Bloomington Normal area.  Connie offered to show us more homes that very evening and continued to work around our work schedules to see homes on week nights, on a holiday weekend, and several weeks after until we found the right home.  Connie always had our best interest in mind determining what we were looking for in a home.  She answered all the questions we had.  She offered her advice throughout the process of inspections, the closing, and even to the very end when she lent us drop cloths to paint our new home.  Connie, by far, was amazing to work with and we greatly appreciate her time and diligence in helping us find our first home to start the next chapter in our lives.  Thank you Connie and Denbesten Real Estate for making this a memorable experience for us.

Natalie N. Burch and Richard T. Tom ~2011

Knows the Area!

Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on August 15, 2011  |   Comments Off on Knows the Area!
Catherine CD Miller sold a house in Normal IL

House in Normal, IL

My husband was delighted to get a new job in the Bloomington-Normal area in March, 2011.  Once his contract was signed, I called my realtor in Virginia to have her help me with a relocation service to find a realtor here. Cathy called me back the very next day and we talked about our needs for a home here.  I was impressed with her patience with me and the fact that she’d lived here her whole life, compared to me, who had never even been here!  I planned a trip out here two weeks away.  She showed me around the area before we even looked at any homes, which was nice.  She had scheduled many visits for the afternoon of my arrival based upon our internet searches while in Virginia.  She was willing to devote her entire weekend to my house-hunting visit.  We narrowed the field that weekend after looking at nearly thirty homes and I returned with my husband the next weekend to make an offer after he’d seen the “short list” of houses.

She was easy to work with and showed me all manner of homes that had the features we desired.  She came to the closing and has been a “go-to” person as far as learning about the area for me.

We appreciate her time and efforts toward helping us find a home and settle into the area.  Thank you!

L.B. & J.G. 2011


Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on July 27, 2011  |   Comments Off on Reliable!
House in Bloomington Illinois

Q & N new house

My wife and I were recently purchasing our home.  Cathy really helped us find the perfect home.  She treated us with respect and really listened to what we were looking for in a home.  She showed us many homes that fit the criteria we were looking for.  She was reliable, honest, and caring throughout the entire home buying process.  We always felt very comfortable with her and trusted her knowledge and expertise.  And through her hard work and determination, we were able to find the perfect home.  Thank you Cathy and Denbesten Real Estate for everything. ~Q.C. in 2009