Catherine Frates

Your Real Estate Consultant "For Life"

Catherine Frates

Mobile: (908) 334-1789

Office: (908) 580-5000

Connected. Respected. Trusted.

As a seasoned, service-focused real estate professional, Cathy Frates has a wealth of experience in the Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Union, and Monmouth county real estate markets. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, she can guide you in the right direction every step of the way.


With three decades of real estate sales experience, Cathy offers her clients an unsurpassed insider’s knowledge of the New Jersey real estate market and community cultures. With her 18 years of experience as a Relocation Director for several Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies, Cathy is uniquely qualified to provide premier service, with expert negotiating skills and knowledge that substantially benefits her clients’ bottom line. 


Such 24/7 dedication to making every home sale or purchase as enjoyable and seamless as possible has not gone unnoticed – or unrewarded. Indeed, Cathy continually ranks among the top 1% of  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services agents nationwide –and has won the NJAR Circle of Excellence Gold Award every year from 2011-2019.


In 2019, as the #1 agent in the Basking Ridge Office, Cathy qualified for the elite Pinnacle Group.  Her outstanding performance made her a Top Ten Agent company wide.  


Professional accolades and awards are fine, but what really drives Cathy’s pursuit of excellence is exceeding her clients’ expectations. As one such Basking Ridge client wrote: 

“Cathy is very professional and did an excellent job marketing our home in a very difficult economic climate. She has a very keen eye and provided great advice on how we should stage our home, and the resulting pictures and marketing brochures helped us to differentiate and show the value of our home. Cathy’s  active marketing tactics  helped us to secure multiple and competing  offers. She was engaged actively throughout the process, from the  negotiation process and all  the way to the closing. We were able to secure a final and closing offer that was significantly higher than we originally anticipated. We highly recommend Cathy as a listing agent.” 


Obtaining this top-tier level of service, value, and expertise is easy. Just call 

Cathy Frates at (908) 334-1789.

Basking Ridge




Long Hill Twp

New Providence

Pepack Gladstone


Spring Lake

& Sea Girt



Whether this is your first home or tenth home I will be with you all the way.  I will work closely with you in finding the right home in the right community. Prior to viewing homes, I have a process in place that will allow me to understand your wants and needs.  Once we find “your home” the buying process can be very complicated and overwhelming, and I will ensure that I and my team are at your side throughout the process from contract signing to closing when I am able to hand you the keys to your new home. I have developed a 15-point white paper that will guide us through the process.


The advantages working with me is experience (over 18 year):

  • It takes less time to find the home of your dream.

  • I can quickly provide a market analysis of the homes of interest ensuring you do not overpay.

  • Negotiate on your behalf the best possible outcome for you.

  • Provide you an understanding of all the terms, conditions, and I will provide a roadmap to guide us through the process.


The advantages working with me is experience (over 18 years):

  • Prior to you deciding to hire me as your real estate agent I will provide to you a market analysis using many of the tools and pricing methodologies that appraisers use.  This process is unique and very few agents are familiar with it.  In addition, I have other tools that I will use to ensure that we get the most accurate pricing.

  • Provide you with a 30-day marketing plan specifically designed for your home to ensure we sell you home as quickly as possible.

  • Provide you with a white paper I developed entitled Sellers Procedures.  This 14-step process will guide you from A to Z through the selling process



Receive a free home valuation

Catherine Frates

Mobile: (908) 334-1789

Office: (908) 580-5000

Office Address: 665 Martinsville Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Service Areas

Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Belle Mead, Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Califon, Chatham, Chester,Dover, East Hanover, Far Hills, Flanders, Florham Park, Franklin Park, Gillette, Gladstone, Green Village, Hackettstown,  Hillsborough, Lake Hopatcong, Landing, Liberty Corner, Long Valley, Madison, Manville, Martinsville, Mendham, Millington, Morris Plains, Morristown,  Mountain Lakes, Neshanic Station, Netcong, New Vernon, Parsippany, Peapack, Randolph, Raritan,  Rockaway, Somerset, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Stirling, Succasunna, Warren, Watchung, Wharton, Whippany