This letter Is my recommendation for Cathy Dubowski, Meritage Realty and her staff.
I have been associated with Cathy since early spring of 2009 when I changed property management firms. Over the past couple of years I have found her to be consistently pleasant and humorous and always quick to respond to any inquiries I have. She is extremely conscientious and thorough, going far beyond the norm in her desire to satisfy both her owners and renters, to provide exceptional property management. Her assistants are competent and reflect her dedication to a high standard of service.
Besides being a joy to work with, Cathy is a true "take-charge" person. She assisted me with an issue involving the Woodhaven HOA. Actually, she "spearheaded" the drive towards a resolution that would be mutually acceptable to the HOA and me, The issue took several months to resolve and, though the issue was not her problem, she continued to offer solutions, talk with various entities and play "mediator" between the HOA and me, never giving up until the issue was resolved. Needless to say, Cathy proved unafraid to involve herself 100% in issues other beyond the management of a property!
On a personal note, Cathy and I have developed a friendship deeply seated in our mutual faith in God. There is no doubt in my mind that this friendship will continue.
I highly recommend Cathy as a property manager who far exceeds normal expectations but more importantly, she is a good person, one that anyone would be blessed to know.
Woodhaven Property Owner
If you would like to speak with me, please contact Cathy for my contact information.
Cathy has been our property manager for our home for over 2 years. Our experience with her has been nothing short of fantastic.
One of the qualities Cathy possesses is her true professionalism. Cathy handles all questions and concerns from homeowners as well as tenants to ensure everyone’s happiness. She is always ready to listen and handle anything that comes up with a great "can do" attitude. We appreciate her demeanor when representing our home.
Cathy employs others who have the same attitude. She is a constant communicator whether she is speaking to potential renters or informing you of the status on your rental home. She handles all questions and concerns from us in a timely and courteous manner. Cathy handles our renters in the same way.
We appreciate Cathy’s marketing and advertising efforts. Prior to Meritage Realty, our previous property manager rented our home on an average of 1-2 months per season. This season, Cathy has rented our home for 5 months. This speaks volumes to Cathy’s dedication to her clients.
We cannot express how happy we are with Cathy’s commitment and service. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Should you wish to speak to us further, please contact Cathy for our contact information.
Elizabeth and Gerrard Connolly
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter with pleasure for Cathy Dubowski, Principal, and Realtor, Property Manager. CRS, GRI of Meritage Realty.
I came to know Ms. Dubowski when she was highly recommended to me as a person to manage my rental condo in Palm Desert. Friendly, I liked her immediately. Efficient, confident and knowledgeable lead me to have a high regard and respect for Cathy. As I continued working with her, I saw that she was a strong advocate for both the homeowner and the renter. In other words, she had clear communication as to what was offered and expected from both parties. As dates for certain deadlines drew near, Ms. Dubowski sent notice giving ample time to complete the task. For example as the homeowner, a notice was sent for yearly carpet cleaning. And, follow-up was done to make sure the task was completed.
Cathy Dubowski has high standards. I worked hard to make sure my condo was in excellent condition for Cathy’s guests. I have no reason to think that my condo won’t be well taken care of by the guests who rent my condo under Cathy Dubowski’s management. Cathy is fair, honest and a pleasure to do business with. I highly recommend anyone looking to rent property or rent out his or her property to contact Cathy Dubowski. You will be very pleased!
If you would like to speak with me, please contact Cathy for my contact information.
Jane Ryder Fister
Dear Owner or Renter:
It is my pleasure to recommend the property management services of Cathy Dubowski and her team at Meritage Realty. I have been pleased with her keen knowledge of all the things that make up a successful vacation rental, from the home amenities to local activities to extra special touches (like bicycles) that let the vacationers enjoy the property and the desert lifestyle to the maximum. With Cathy in charge, I know things will be well taken care of as needed and right on time.
All the best,
Brenda W. Davis, Woodhaven CC Owner
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind assistance in helping me rent my Woodhaven condo in Palm Desert.
I have to admit that initially, I was hesitant to use a property management service as I had heard some horror stories about some of the companies out there. But the services offered by you and your company, Meritage Realty, were exemplary. More than just the efficiency and thoroughness of your process, you were always responsive, proactive, polite, patient, and professional. It very much speaks to the caliber of your character as well.
Also, the contacts you have to help keep the condo in good repair were very beneficial. The wealth of your information and expertise were a blessing, and a relief, to me.
I would not hesitate in recommending your services, and I am grateful for the opportunity we had in this mutual endeavor.
God bless you, your family, and your company.
Woodhaven County Club homeowner
I have been employed with Woodhaven Country Club for over 14 years as maintenance supervisor for the home owners association.
During this time I have been fortunate to make many friends; Cathy Dubowski and her husband, Ken, are two of my favorites. Not only have we become friends, I'm also the repair man for Cathy and Meritage Realty. From my own professional experience, I must admit that Cathy takes the utmost pride and is very driven when it comes to Meritage Realty. She pays close attention to detail. Her sole purpose is to provide her clients (homeowners and vacation guests) with the best experience. If there’s ever a problem, she is exceptionally expedient to gain a quick and fair resolve.
It has been a pleasure to work with Cathy and her staff at Meritage Realty. I would not hesitate to refer her to any homeowner seeking a wonderful vacation rental property manager, or to any vacation guest seeking a wonderful vacation rental experience.
Our wonderful vacation at Woodhaven Country Club, in February and March 2011, was largely due to our association with Cathy Dubowski, Owner/Realtor/ and Property Manager of Meritage Realty. We became familiar with Cathy over the internet, while searching for a place to vacation in the Palm Desert area. Upon her advice, we rented property in Woodhaven Country Club, sight unseen, but were completely convinced that Cathy’s honesty and sincere concern for our well-being came from her heart. We were not disappointed.
The vacation home was truly charming, well-stocked with all of the necessities, and in excellent condition. Whenever we had any issues that needed attention, Cathy’s assistant, Carole Churchill immediately took charge to correct any problems. She made it very comfortable for us by her quick actions and desire to make sure we were well taken care of and totally satisfied. It was our pleasure working with both Cathy and Carole.
Cathy and Carole can be most proud of the kind of standards under which they operate. It has been our pleasure getting to know them. We hope to continue to do business with them in the future, and would highly recommend their services to anyone who is interested in renting in the beautiful Palm Desert area. Thank you, Cathy and Carole, for making us feel so welcome and hope to see you again.
Diane and Jack
Our experience with Meritage, specifically you Cathy, has been outstanding! You delivered not only truthful but expedient service and we would certainly choose to do business with Meritage again. Not meaning to ignore the Palm Desert side of Meritage, the instructions that were given before arrival were as easy and accurate as can be which made arrival a smooth experience, especially after a three day journey and arrival at 4:30 which was already dark. The condo was very presentable upon arrival, as we were welcomed with a lovely Poinsettia which we very much enjoyed because we were vacationing for the month of December 2011. We met with your assistant a couple of times, and found her not only to be pleasant but very obliging. You have been very professional and courteous in every way. Again, we appreciated your honesty and integrity throughout the process - many thanks and we will certainly be in touch with you again when we are able to visit the desert again.
Our stay in one of Meritage Realty’s vacation rentals was memorable because everything went so smoothly. You and your staff are very accommodating, efficient and enjoyable to work with. I especially appreciate your quick responsiveness to any inquiries we had before and during our stay. That is one of the reasons we already committed to coming back to the same condo in 2013. Thank you!
We appreciated Cathy’s friendliness, prompt resolution of issues, and attention to detail. The fact that issues were addressed right away and that the unit was otherwise as represented on the website was important to us. We stayed in one of her vacation rentals in November 2011, we stayed in one of her rentals in April 2012 and in November 2012. We very much appreciate Cathy!
My husband and I rented a condo through Meritage Realty at Woodhaven Country Club for February and March of 2012. We were very pleased with the condition of the unit and how well equipped it was with dishes, linens, appliances, TVs, Internet, free phone and everything we needed to feel at home for those two months.
To Whom it may concern:
Dear Cathy and Carole,
Attention: Cathy Dubowski, CRS, GRI
This is to Thank You for all your help in securing a wonderful vacation rental for my husband and me this last February.
In all our dealings with you and your staff, everyone has been very responsive and professional. I called your office regarding several very minor issues and they were dealt with immediately. I appreciate all that you did to help us secure a property that fit our needs perfectly. My husband and I would definitely use your company in the future.Again, thank you.
Rancho Murieta, Ca
Cathy, we have rented condos twice now in Woodhaven, Palm Desert through Meritage Realty, the service provided by you and Carole has been excellent.
Your booking process is clear, with complete information on the units. Carole has been very attentive to the few questions or issues that have arisen. We have found the condos well equipped and clean, and really enjoyed the Woodhaven location. It is close to shopping, entertainment, and dining - and all units have a golf course frontage at the patio.
We highly recommend your service to anyone needing a short term rental in the Palm Desert area.Randy & Diane Egertson
It's past time I wrote you a letter of appreciation! You have done such a great job making arrangements for Diane and me to travel. You and Carole should feel great about the excellent work you do! We are looking forward to our next trip and your help in making it a great one!Thanks Again,
Chris and I would like you to know how happy we were with Meritage Realty's service when we rented in Woodhaven Country Club. The specifications were clear and distinct, our obligations were well laid out and our deposit was returned promptly. We were extremely happy with our condo and the amenities Woodhaven has to offer.
When we had a slight problem with our dishwasher, your assistant, Carole had a repair man there to fix it promptly. What more could we ask? Your assistant Carole is very pleasant and competent.
It is obvious that you and Carole are in the service industry and used to complying with people's needs.
We hope we can do business in the future.Sincerely,
Chris and Kay Maynes