Cate Cushman Principal Broker
Part Inspiration . . . Part Preparation
Principal Broker Cate Cushman began her real estate career in Bend, Oregon in 1986 in residential and land sales. In 1992, Cate joined the sales team for the Broken Top PUD and was successful in selling out that development. In 1996 she started her own real estate company and was the on site sales office for the Broken Top development. She owned her company Cushman & Co. Preferred Properties for 10 years before being awarded the first Sotheby’s franchise in Oregon in 2006.
After 14 years as an owner Cate was ready to step out of ownership to focus on the aspects of the real estate business that she enjoys most, listing and selling properties. Her affiliation with Bend Premier Real Estate in January 2011 allows her to work in a supportive environment of consummate professionals who all have the same high standard of business ethics. As a good communicator, Cate prides herself in listening to her clients needs and working hard to achieve their goals. Now more than ever, working with the right real estate broker makes all the difference. She is ready to go to work to help you meet your real estate goals.
Cate has been a Central Oregon resident since 1976. Cate grew up in a small town in north Georgia with three sisters and parents who instilled in her the values of honesty, respect for all, and that your word is your bond.
Cate earned a BA in Sociology from Georgia College and a masters degree in Social Work from Florida State University. She worked as a counselor, grant writer and in middle management for family and children’s service agencies in Georgia, Florida, Texas and Oregon.
“If you place your trust in me, I will work diligently to provide a truly inspiring real estate experience. My philosophy in life is, “It’s not what you say, but what you do that builds your character.” Cate Cushman, Principal Broker