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Cathy Ryden Real Estate Agent at Gillean & Associates Realty, LLC

Cathy Ryden

Real Estate Agent at
Gillean & Associates Realty, LLC

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Cathy is Move Safe™ Certified

Cathy uses the following tools, technology, and practices that help keep you safe during COVID-19:

  • Second Home Specialist
  • Horse Properties
  • Golf Properties
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Luxury Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • New Construction
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Cathy also has Townhome expertise - working with over 14 more townhomes than the average agent.
Cathy has great Condo experience - having sold 7 more condos than the average agent.

More about Cathy Ryden

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life". Cathy firmly believes in this motto, and proves it to her clients each day while serving as their trusted Realtor. After a successful career in management, Cathy finally followed her life-long desire to become a full time Realtor six years ago, specializing in luxury properties in Horseshoe Bay as well as waterfront properties throughout the Highland Lakes area. A native Austinite and naturally-born lake lover, Cathy has owned waterfront vacation property in the Highland Lakes for over 34 years, and moved full time to Lake LBJ in 2005. Cathy currently serves as a Director for the Highland Lakes Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Women's Council of Realtors, the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance, the American Paint Horse Association and the Texas Paint Horse Association. Cathy was also honored by ...
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Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS®) Certification, Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)

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Uses tools, technology, and practices to help keep you safe.


2018 Platinum Top 50 Finalist, Certified Residential Specialist

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Cathy Ryden's Reviews & Ratings

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Cathy Ryden

  • Cathy helped me buy a home

      Cathy is a very experienced professional who caters to her clients in any real estate transaction. She helped me sell land and purchase a home. She is communicative, hardworking and her knowledge and candor are an invaluable asset. Her very kind heart is an added bonus. I highly recommend Cathy as your go to personal for all things real estate. She is particularly knowledgeable about waterfront properties.

    • Buying my new home with Cathys professionalism, guidance and knowledge of real estate was a satisfying experience. In helping me find and close on my new home, Cathy paved the way with expert advice followed with honest and reliable direction on quality, price and location. I could not be more pleased, I would highly recommend Cathy to those interested in a professional, and satisfying real easte transaction.

      - Zillow
    • Cathy is simply one of the most thoughtful and thorough professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She was very patient and understanding as we pursued a variety of directions for our purchase - outlining the pros and cons of each area and the considerations we should take note of. In the end not only did she help us find a wonderful home but she also went above and beyond to be sure we had what we needed to settle into and keep up our home - checking in often and being a trusted resource for local referrals. In short my family and I loved working with her and have no hesitation in sharing our high regards for her with anyone considering a property in the area

      - Zillow
    • Cathy is an exceptional agent and so delightful to work with. Our family strongly recommends her as an expert in properties throughout the Lake LBJ area. She offered excellent advice, was very patient, and truly loves what she does. She found us the perfect place and thanks to her we have enjoyed many wonderful weekends at the lake. Having worked with various realtors throughout the years to acquire and sell properties, Cathy's professionalism and subject matter expertise are unparalleled and we consider it a blessing to have met her.

      - Zillow
    • What a blessing it was to have Cathy Ryden as our realtor!! She went above and beyond in helping us with our search and the purchase of our new home!! She is so knowledgeable and professional but we felt like she was part of our family helping us find the perfect home!!

      - Zillow
    • Cathy helped us find property in Horseshoe Bay for our future retirement home. We had a long list of wants and Cathy met them all. She even continues to help us with providing references for local resources. We plan to buy investment property in the Marble Falls area and will definitely be using Cathy.

      - Zillow
    • It was such a pleasure to have Cathy as our realtor. She was and is extremely knowledgeable, resourceful and a joy to be around. She did a fabulous job with us and truly was so patient throughout the whole process. We enjoyed working with her such much, we've already referred her to several friends. We are so enjoying our new home away from home on Lake LBJ.

      - Zillow
    • We loved working with Cathy. We were looking for a specific condo in Horseshoe Bay. Cathy was SO patient, never pushy and continued to show us different condos until we found the perfect place! We love our condo and plan to retire in Horseshoe Bay. We will call Cathy to help us find our retirement home!

      - Zillow
    • If you are looking for a professional and personal realtor whom you can trust, Cathy is your realtor. There are not enough words to express our deep gratitude for her tenacity and dedication in locating the property of our dreams at the right price we could afford! Cathy worked tirelessly to make sure that everything was done in a timely fashion. She went out of her way to make last minute errands and appointments, so that there was no delay for our closing. When listing our other property in Horseshoe Bay for sale, we did not hesitate to list it with Cathy Ryden. She loves her profession and it definitely shows in the service she provides to her clients. We highly, highly recommend her and consider her a friend.

      - Zillow
    • Cathy is simply AMAZING. I have been through a lot of real estate transactions, and never have I been more impressed with someone's energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and support. There were so many intricacies and nuances that needed to be handled; Cathy was a fount of info and knew how to handle all. She knew the unique codes and regulations that other agents were oblivious to. Something else I greatly appreciated was her foresight and the preemptive documents we gathered--just in case--so nothing would have to halt the process. Cathy goes above and beyond covering all the bases. She is friendly and supportive. I just loved her and felt like I actually had a family member fighting for me and my transaction all the way through. She never falters and only steers in the right direction. Truly a top-notch real estate agent and human. I would want Cathy for every one of my real estate transactions.

      - Zillow
    • Cathy is the rare combination of refined professionalism, broad industry knowledge and sincere enthusiasm for her work that one hopes to encounter in business, but seldom does. I found her to be a reliable advocate and balanced advisor while she represented me in what was, occasionally, a tense home purchase transaction.After closing, Cathy has continued to be a close advisor on local real estate activity as well as a go-to contact for recommended service providers and other area resources. All that and she's simply a pleasant person to be around

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    • Cathy is a true pro and a gem to work with. Her passion for real estate and customer service is always apparent as is her knowledge of the area and what it takes to navigate through the process successfully. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ or surrounding area, Cathy is the best their is.

      - Zillow
    • Cathy is simply THE BEST!She has incredible knowledge of the area, the available properties, the market, city services, utilities, recreation....everything you need to know.She is an excellent negotiator and strategist, and knows what works and doesn't work in the current market.Cathy has amazing patience. Our criteria evolved from one idea to another and then another. She allowed us to work through the process and come to a decision that was best for us, all the time with a smile on her face.As purchasers we were very impressed. We would expect this same kind of dedication to sellers. Our confidence in Cathy grew through the entire process, from initial contact to closing, and beyond.Cathy is a master in every phase of her business. Again, simply THE BEST!

      - Zillow
    • Cathy was absolutely knowledgeable about everything regarding selling & buying a house. She knows this area very well. Cathy looked out for us through the whole process and had an answer for every question. She always responded to our emails and texts very quickly. She sold our house & helped us buy a new one

      - Zillow
    • We have been blessed to work with Cathy on both the buying and, more recently, the selling of our first home. She is extremely knowledgeable within the real estate world and answered any questions we had quickly and honestly. And I cant fail to mention that she got us a heck of a deal!! Cathy has not only helped us, but several family members as well. Simply said, she is the BEST

      - Zillow
    • Working with Ms. Ryden was EXCEPTIONAL - no other word adequately describes her caring interaction, her attention to detail, her excellent skills to listen and fully understand what you're looking for AND then finding you THAT EXACT property!! Ms. Ryden went out of her way to locate properties and show them to us around our schedule - we traveled to meet her from about 100 miles away and she was always considerate of that! Then, when we found the property we were out of state for 2-1/2 weeks! Ms. Ryden handled everything for us with a smile in her voice! The process went off without even a slight "hiccup"; everything from septic tank reviews, property inspections, contact with potential builders, etc. were handled professionally & exceptionally with us in an area with little or no cell/internet service!! I cannot adequately describe what a wonderful process it is to work with a person of such OUTSTANDING work ethic and results! She was on top of every detail - touching base with a variety of contacts - some described earlier in addition to the seller's agent, staff at the Title Company & bank, the seller (when required), etc. You will find the entire process to be VERY smooth, competently done and stress free!

      - Zillow
    • Cathy Ryden was highly recommended by two other friends of mine. My husband and I were relocating back to the area but my husband wasn't able to make the move yet. She spoke to him on the phone and listen to what we both were looking for in a new home. She helped us find exactly what we wanted. She is so knowledgeable, professional and very easy to work with, and she doesn't stop helping once the papers are signed at closing...she continues to check in periodically to see how our move is going and ask if we need anything. We love our new home and highly recommend Cathy!!

      - Zillow