Who's Who of Top Executives

Mary E. Cates

Title: 1) Real Estate Broker; 2) Board Director
Company: 2) KW Realty DTC; 2) Founders Village Metropolitan District
Location: Castle Rock, Colorado, United States

Mary E. Cates, real estate broker at KW Realty DTC and board director at Founders Village Metropolitan District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in real estate.

With 31 years of experience to her credit, Ms. Cates has excelled as a real estate broker at KW Realty DTC since 2019. She began her career as an account manager at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage from 2002 to 2003. She garnered a stellar reputation as vice president of career development at Weichert Realtors from 2004 to 2007. Since 1993, she has established herself as a broker while concurrently finding success as owner and broker at Property Handlers Real Estate, LLC from 2007 to 2020.

Ms. Cates has accrued multiple certifications in relation to her area of expertise. She is a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, value specialist, luxury home specialist, short sales and foreclosure resource, probate real estate specialist, mentor for real estate brokers, real estate career development educator, and value specialist. She holds a real estate license from the American Real Estate College and is a graduate of the REALTOR® Institute.

Beyond her responsibilities within the field, Ms. Cates has participated in numerous endeavors outside of her professional circles. She held the role of board director, assistant secretary, and director of the Founders Village Metropolitan District and citizens’ advocate with the Parker Police. She sat on the education committee of the Douglas Elbert Realtor® Association and was a board member of Denver Metro.

In addition to her primary vocation, Ms. Cates remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to her areas of expertise. She was a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. In light of her impressive undertakings, she has accrued several accolades throughout her career. She was named a Rising Star in 1993 and was the recipient of two Bronze Medal Awards from KW Realty DTC.

Ms. Cates attributes her success to having established trust with her teammates and clients. She has always taken great care in presenting herself as trustworthy and reliable, enabling her clients to feel confident in trusting her handling of their real estate needs. Previously, she worked in a bank in Chicago until she and her husband relocated to Colorado for his career. The following year, she started attending school while working as an assistant for a top RE/MAX real estate agent. In five to 10 years, she plans to achieve a comfortable financial situation for retirement and continue working in real estate, particularly with the elderly.

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