Meet the 2021 RLI Texas Chapter Board
Catherine Cole, ALC
Cathy Cole’s clients benefit from over twenty seven years of experience buying and selling private residences and some of the region’s most spectacular farms and ranches. During that time, she has amassed a record of success that includes over 100 Top Producer titles, and the South Central Board of REALTORS® recognized Cathy as their first two-time “REALTOR® of the Year 1997 & 2005.” In 2013 and 2014 she was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Realtor and Heritage Texas Country Properties was awarded the same award for Best Real Estate Company in the south central region. Again this year Best Real Estate Company for 2018. She is owner of Heritage Texas Country Properties and knows that being a graduate and a trainer of Texas Realtors Leadership Program is being put to full use now more than ever.
Born in Chicago, IL and after growing up in Pasadena, CA she lived in Southern California, London, Italy, Africa, the Middle East and Houston, Cathy settled with her family in Brenham over thirty years ago. She understands the needs of clients who want to purchase a property on the other side of the Brazos River and those who are relocating to the other side of an ocean.
Energetic and enterprising, Cathy provides personalized service for buyers and sellers and finds the right property for each client. Her job is only complete when the buyer or seller is satisfied. Cathy treasures each client, but she is especially proud of the dozens of individuals and families who have trusted her to manage their real estate transactions multiple times.
Her dedication to the “country life” and work for clients buying and selling amazing rural properties earned her the honor of serving Immediate Past President of the Texas Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute, currently Director of the Realtors Land Institute, National Board, the most trusted, accomplished and highest performing land experts across the state. She is also a founding member and past Director of the Texas Land Brokers Network, an organization dedicated to networking and education of land professionals.
Cathy has also been a member of Political Involvement Committee for the Texas Association of Realtors for five year and serves on the Land Use Committee. Cathy’s own colleagues recognize and respect her dedication to both her personal and professional integrity, which was why she was asked to serve on the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ Professional Standards Committee for eight years. She has served on several other committees as well. Currently Cathy serves on the Texas Association of Realtors Nominating Committee and is a Government Affairs representative.
A dedicated mother and grandmother, Cathy believes that strong communities begin at home. Cathy volunteers countless hours to charities to help ensure that Washington County and surrounding areas are better places to live and work. Cathy says the best advice she ever received was to “be honest and love my work”. Past Director of Washington County Chamber of Commerce and has served on several task forces. Member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Brenham Country Club Ladies Association and Board.
Known as the “Dirt Girl”, “Come home to your heritage” is Cathy’s belief and extends to her clients, peers and family. The four “F.s” are a standby for her: Faith, Family, Friends and Fun…” These now are extended to the “nine F’s” with the addition of: Focus, Fortitude, Freedom, Forgiveness, and Future…