About

The Cates Team has extensive knowledge of the area and market. We have outstanding sales performance and achievements in the real estate profession. We have acquired numerous awards.  Sales Person of the year, recognizing the sales volume and production leaders. Most inspirational agent awards, Directors Club, Leading Edge Society & Honor Society recognizing sales associates who placed in the top 8% nationwide. The Cates team has been designated as E-pro certified, along with Fine Home Specialists, Agricultural & Relocation Specialists. We are all members of the National Association of Realtors.  As agents, we have enjoyed successfully serving the real estate needs of the Central Valley.

Our philosophy is "developing clients for life." We specialize in residential, ranchettes, ranches, agricultural, commercial, residential income & relocation properties.

"Real Estate is in our blood" With family in the business nationwide, including fathers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins, we are fully prepared to handle your needs at all times. We even specialize in real estate relocation as well.

 The Cates Team is constantly expanding their expertise from taking up to date classes on the market, new real estate laws, and working with other business professionals to keep on top of new programs and other great information for ourselves as well as our clients!

Who are Jo and Jim Cates: Jo and Jim have lived in the central valley for quite some time and have a great understanding of the local real estate market.  They own numerous rentals themselves and can guide you through investment properties with ease.  They love being a part of Oakdale and Waterford area and their kids attended school out here as well.  Jo's father got her interested in purchasing homes at a young age.

Who is Shirley Jacobs:  Not Just Another Agent. I am so thrilled to help simplify the home buying/selling process. My goal is to build a long-lasting relationship with my clients and to help them settle into their happy place. I make the needs of my clients my top priority.

Who is Michelle Leslie: I'm married with two kids and have lived in the Central Valley for the past 13 years. One of my favorite assets the Central Valley offers is its location. Whether you want to take a ride up to the mountains or hang by the beach, both can be achieved with a short 90-minute drive.

I care about those I work with and I am dedicated.

Thanks for taking the time to meet the Cates Team!!!

Professional Designations
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • California Association of Realtors®
  • MetroList Multiple Listing Service
  • E-Pro Real Estate Specialist®
  • Lodi Association of Realtors®
  • Fine Home Real Estate Specialist
  • Relocation Professional Specialist
  • Oakdale Chamber Member
  • Oakdale Rotary Member