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Andrea Cassata

I was born in Smithtown Long Island, New York and at the age of 6 my father’s company transferred our family to Dallas, Texas. I believe it is safe to say that although I am not a native Texan, I got here as fast as I could. I grew up in Dallas and graduated from Richardson High School. I was raised by mother and father and am the youngest of 3 children. My father was employed as a Project Manager for a large department store chain designing and overseeing the construction of many of the stores we shop in today. My mother was a homemaker until I reached my teens at which time she took on the job of a 2 year old preschool teacher. One of my brothers is a music director and lives out of state, and my other brother is a golf programs manager here in the metroplex. My mother and father instilled character traits and values into us that I am grateful for today. My father taught me the art of tinkering along with the skill of building and fixing things. My mother taught me the “ins and outs” of the kitchen with a teaspoon of kindness, a cup of patience and a pound of diligence. They both served up a recipe for success by instilling in me that anything can be accomplished with perseverance, communication and working together to achieve goals. My other brothers taught me the importance of guidance and support by offering their brotherly advice and friendship.

After finishing high school, I attended North Texas State University (known as UNT now) and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I was the “out of the box” thinker in the family and the first to pursue a career in law enforcement. I began working for a local police department in 1988 and retired after serving for over 30 years. My last assignment was a trainer in which I trained new officers as well as incumbents focusing on physical and mental well-being. I am proud to say that I have served next to some of the best men and women in blue. Being a police officer offered so many great things. Among those great things, this is where I met my amazing husband. He has been so supportive and has been the true pillar of our family. He still serves the department and community, together we share over 50 years in the department. Another thing it offered for me was the ability to work and instruct with Colt Remington on projects involving the mental health of officers and the community. Colt introduced me to my broker Debbie Remington and together with the Remington Team, they exemplify the values that I was raised with.

I believe there is a parallel between law enforcement and the real estate business. They share the same level of commitment to the community and the clients in which we serve. The core values of integrity, honesty, and truthfulness are carried out through support and guidance. All can be found at the heart of both professions. First and foremost both are about the family. Not just our immediate family, but the extended one as well. I strongly believe in treating others in the manner in which I would like to be treated. Mostly it is about listening and communicating with you as a client. Listening to what is important to you and hearing your vision and what needs are in finding that perfect home for you. Integrity, honesty and truthfulness to you as my client are the threads that are the forefront and will hold it all together as we pursue your goal. I understand that the purchase of a home is a huge endeavor and can be very scary, especially if this is your first home purchase. Rest assured that if this is your first home, or your forever home, I will make it my mission to offer you support and guidance along the way. My goal for you is to have a relaxed, enjoyable and positive experience while bringing my family values to yours. I am blessed and proud to be a part of the Remington Team.