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Experts in Central Florida Real Estate

Local real estate expertise and a genuine interest in helping you realize your real estate goals in Central Florida — these are the hallmarks that best describe the kind of service we deliver as experts in Central Florida real estate at Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc.

Guiding homebuyers and sellers since 1989

We know you have many options when choosing a real estate agency, but when it comes to local insight, the best choice is Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc. After all, we’ve been in the industry in Lake County, Florida for 28 years. We have deep roots in Central Florida, giving us the ideal combination of community knowledge and real estate skills to help guide our customers in making the best decisions that will lead to a successful purchase or home sale.


Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc. is a family-owned and operated boutique real estate agency that specializes in Central Florida real estate, particularly in the counties of Lake, Seminole, and West Volusia. Our Realtors live and work in Lake County and are committed to their own personal vision of peaceful, idyllic country living. We love where we live, and we think you will too. Whether buying or selling a home, you can rest assured that we would be with you through every step of the process from start to finish.

Catherine Hanson

Meet Catherine Hanson

Catherine Hanson is the broker for all of the agents at Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc. She is a native Floridian who will be the first to tell you that life in Central Florida is second to none. Catherine’s devoted her life to working in and serving the community, and along the way, has developed an in-depth knowledge of the Orlando area, particularly Lake, Orange and Seminole counties.

After graduating from University of Florida with a degree in agriculture, Catherine returned to her hometown of Geneva in Seminole County. She helped run the family business — a dairy farm — with her husband, and also taught in the Florida public school system for three years.

After relocating the dairy farm to Sorrento in 1975, and eventually selling it in 1983, Catherine chose a different career path and eventually obtained her Real Estate Agent’s license and Broker’s license. After working for small real estate agencies in the area, Catherine went on to open her own office, Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc., a family-owned and family-operated corporation.

Awards & Honors:

  • 2007 REALTOR of the Year
  • Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Outstanding Leadership in Local Environment Protection
  • Mount Dora Citizen of the Year
  • Florida Business & Professional Women’s Glass Ceiling Award
  • Altrusa Woman of Achievement
  • Lake Sentinel & League of Cities Public Service Award
  • East Chamber of Commerce’s Founders’ Award

Public Service:

Aside from devoting her time in real estate, Catherine also makes sure to give back to the community by actively participating in public service. In fact, she was the first woman elected to serve on the Lake County Commission where she served for 16 years. She has been involved with various local Chambers of Commerce in Central Florida for 25 years and counting.

Notable achievements include:

  • Developing volunteer programs
  • Championing environmental protection
  • Promoting green building initiatives
  • Launching the county’s program for Public Land Acquisition

In Her Free Time:

Catherine currently resides between Mount Dora and Sanford, in East Lake County, just north of Orlando. She enjoys entertaining, spending time with her family and volunteering in her community. Her three children and six grandchildren have also chosen to make their homes in Central Florida.

She has seen Orlando transform into a tourist destination and booming metropolis while Lake County has maintained a slower paced, rural lifestyle. Explore the real estate opportunities available in Central Florida today with agents at Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc.

Talk to us today at 352-383-3772. Our real estate agents will be glad to assist you in your real estate journey in Lake, Seminole, Orange, and Volusia counties.

Central Florida Realtors | Experts in Central Florida Real Estate

Find the best location and home that fit your needs and your lifestyle. Get in touch with us today at 352-383-3772 for more information about Central Florida real estate.