"Cricket helped my partner and I buy our first home and we are BEYOND happy with our experience working with her. We're honestly kind of sad it's all over because we loved working with her so much, ha! She really was an absolute dream agent. We were having trouble navigating this competitive market and Cricket not only made us feel heard, but she went above and beyond to find us our dream home. Given we were first time homebuyers, we had a lot of questions throughout the process. Cricket was always happy to help and had such a positive attitude. She welcomed us and made us feel like friends, not just another business transaction. For that, and for so many other reasons, we are very grateful to have found her. Needless to say, we highly recommend working with her!"

"Cricket was absolutely wonderful to work with, and would not hesitate for a second to work with her again. During our search, she had a better idea of what we were looking for than we did, but was also flexible and helped us see every home we were interested in. We had a long search (hot market!), but when we finally went into contract on a home she was so incredibly responsive and patient with every question and concern we had. She helped us make our Catskills home owning dream a reality, and while we love our home we're sad we won't be spending weekends on the hunt with her!"

"I wish there were more stars to give! Cricket was my guiding light throughout the entire buying process from the beginning to the very end. What a success and what a great team she built for me. I was impressed with her professional skills, warmth and extremely immediate attention to every question I had (and there were many!) -- first time home buyer here. She is very well connected in the area and I was always reassured by her honesty. You will always be in good hands with Cricket and on top of it, she has a great sense for the market too. I'm very grateful she was recommended to me. Look no further."

"Cricket worked with us in finding and buying our first home and we had a great experience. She went above and beyond to guide us through the process, explaining the ins and outs of the real estate market every step of the way, making sure that we had the best information to guide our decisions. Cricket is a thoughtful listener and took our needs to heart throughout the process. A couple of weeks before our closing date we had a family emergency and had to close remotely, Cricket’s thoughtfulness and quick thinking helped us figure out how to keep everything moving during a stressful family event and her kindness in doing it gave us all the assistance and comfort we could ask for! During this journey, we’re glad to say we found a new house and good friend! We strongly recommend Cricket and are sure anyone who works with her will have an experience as good as ours!"

"This was my first time land purchase. Cricket Keys was most helpful with walking me through each step explaining in detail the process. I was able to have good open communication for a quick closing on the property. I highly recommend Cricket and will be looking forward to using her services again."

"Cricket helped me make my first real estate purchase and I couldn't be happier. She was invested in my search in a way that I hadn't experienced with other agents and really went above and beyond; looking into zoning on my behalf, helping me to negotiate a competitive bid, and (most of all) being genuinely excited about my dream of having an off-grid cabin and small farm. I would heartily recommend working with Cricket to anyone looking for a home or land in the Catskills! "

"We can't say enough good things about Cricket! Besides great marketing skills she has the perfect personality one should look for in a realtor. She gets excited about your property and conveys that to both buyers and sellers. She recently listed (and sold for above ask) our vacation property in the Catskills. Our main residence is 3 hours away and thought the sale would be a nightmare but Cricket went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly! She is an absolute dream to work with!"

"We love Cricket! My husband and I are beyond lucky to have found her. She is easy to work with, super responsive, patient, knowledgeable, warm, honest & a pleasure. As first time homebuyers, we had no idea what we are doing or what to expect. She held our hands through every step during our process to purchase our dream house in Catskill area. I would recommend her to everyone!!"

Katherine "Cricket" Keys: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Katherine “Cricket” Keys bought a weekend home from the Dream Team in 2015. Compelled by their warm professional style, she joined their crew a few years later. Cricket was a video producer and Realtor in Brooklyn for 16 years before making the leap to “full timer” status in the Catskills. She hails from eastern Oregon and dreamed of returning to a small community and the fresh country air. When she’s off the clock, she enjoys bee keeping, gardening, fly fishing, cooking, teaching spin classes at the local Rec Center, and traveling. She relishes in sharing her love of the Catskills with clients and is proud to be a member of the Catskill Dream Team!

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Connecting Clients to the Catskills

Friends introduced Cricket to the Catskills, and she quickly fell in love with the area. As her visits became more and more frequent, she was won over by the easy charm of the villages, picturesque country landscapes, and one-of-a-kind residents.

A Passion for Assisting Others

Cricket is committed to bringing the joy of "Life in the Catskills" to everyone she meets. With a unique array of professional real estate skills, Cricket enjoys providing every client with a high level of service and integrity, as well as in-depth area and market savvy. Her enthusiasm for the Catskill area shines in everything she does.

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Innovative marketing strategies, top-notch professionalism, and progressive digital marketing expertise blended with good old-fashioned respect, communication, and courteous service has set the Catskill Dream Team apart from the crowd. Support local small business and contact Cricket today to begin achieving your buying or selling goals.

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Considering selling your property in the Catskills? Catherine will price your property, develop an innovative marketing strategy, and handle the details of your transaction. Tell Catherine about your property to get started.

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