Cathy (CC) Cascia
Cathy “CC” Cascia
Specializing in the North Shore and Glenview's popular neighborhoods, CC Cascia helps clients find their dream home and have the best real estate experience.
Cathy Cascia, or ‘CC’ as she is known in the business, is a top REALTOR® serving Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Lake Forest and Evanston. She is also well-suited and experienced in helping buyers and renters with their real estate needs within the City of Chicago. CC split her childhood years between Chicago and Glenview, lived in the City’s Lincoln Park/DePaul area post-college, and in Glenview’s Swainwood neighborhood since 1992, making her a North Shore and City expert. She maintains her competitive edge in knowing about the latest and greatest properties coming onto the market in all areas by utilizing technology, media, and agent resources.
CC energetically travels from the City to the suburbs to service her clients, whether they’re selling, buying or renting. For sellers, CC thoroughly educates them regarding the latest state of real estate, as well as how to market their home for the highest price and quickest sale. For buyers, CC will also pay a brief visit (no need to clean or straighten!) to their current residence to speed up her learning curve in terms of understanding lifestyles, tastes — even storage needs. As a result of her personal real estate selling and buying experiences, CC has developed an effective, successful two-prong “personal touch” approach to her business. CC works directly with her clients from initial contact to closing, a one-on-one approach, during the entire process. She also ensures timely follow-up and response, as well as keeping her clients aware of relevant statistics and weekly feedback regarding their properties, as well as the overall real estate market. And most importantly, she works hard and enthusiastically to ensure an efficient, successful and enjoyable real estate buying and/or selling experience. Friends and clients consider CC more creative than the average person. She often surprises clients and other agents with her creative negotiating/deal-making ability. She will always go the extra mile — 150% effort — to hold a deal together. She is both tenacious and aggressive in a positive, productive manner.
USP: Unique Selling Proposition
Marketing a property is much more than putting up a sign and de-cluttering. And home preparation, staging, and marketing are more important than ever in our competitive landscape. CC’s USP, or point of difference, is that she has strong marketing skills that were developed when she worked in account management at J. Walter Thompson on major brands, such as Kraft, Quaker Oats & Oscar Mayer. Each property is treated as a separate brand and given its own unique brand personality and tailored marketing plan. CC is expert at staging her listings, and also very careful in taking on a limited amount of listings and buyers so that each receives her full attention, a boutique approach to service. In addition, CC is very careful to ensure there is no conflict of interest among her clients so she can truly accomplish her fiduciary duty to each client.
If there is such a thing as re-incarnation, CC will surely come back as a dog. CC is a very passionate animal and nature lover and member of PAWS. When she takes a break from her real estate business, one will most likely seeing her walking at least one dog, her foster Golden Retriever, Chance, and possibly one or two other canine buddies. Other interests include travel anywhere (CC works to go on vacation), attending art gallery shows (her husband is an accomplished painter), pumping iron at the gym , long bike rides with her kids, and hanging out at the beach with a good book (or magazines).
Personal Background and Community
CC attended St. Francis Borgia (Chicago) & Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Glenview) Elementary Schools and Marillac High School (Northfield). Her two sons attended Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Elementary Schools, Springman Middle School & Glenbrook South High School (Glenview). Logan is a filmmaker and a University of Wisconsin/Madison graduate and Hayes is a graduate University of Wisconsin/Madison Business School pursuing a copywriting career in advertising. She is happy to discuss any of these school districts with her clients in her quest to provide the best possible service. Her husband, Bruce, is an art director/graphic designer/web designer, fine artist and an integral part of CC’s marketing department.
University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana, BS & MS, Advertising
Clients are saying:
"CC was wonderful and professional to work with. She kept us informed of all showings and followed up after the showings. Our home was under contract very quickly.d"
"Cathy was great! Incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and always willing to go the extra mile!"
"A Five Star Rating says it all. Cathy (CC) Cascia is a GREAT real estate agent."
"We have worked with Cathy a couple of times over the years and her patience and understanding is amazing. She will go above and beyond to help you find exactly what you are looking for."
"Five-stars! That's what my experience was working with Cathy Cascia. I interviewed several realtors and I'm so glad I selected Cathy. She has true insight on the real estate market. Her coaching, pulse-on-the-market and business savvy allowed me to get a full-asking price offer within 48 hours of listing our property. In addition, she had reliable referrals for an excellent real estate attorney, mortgage company and other resources. I felt like I had a solid, cohesive team working on my behalf to get my house sold. I also used her on the "buy" side and the experience was exactly the same. ."