Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Canterbury, CT.
My wife and I researched seven realtors looking for ones who wrote property descriptions well and took exceptional photos. We called three to interview and Christine was most responsive and well prepared. She spent the time to learn about our home, our grounds and us and how we wanted to promote our home. When we gave her the listing, she promptly took wonderful pictures and put together an internet package that showed so well that we had a buyer requesting a showing the next day and our home went under contract two days later. During a prolonged and continuously delayed process in getting to closing, she always answered her phone and continued to press the buyer's realtor in order to get the info we needed and to keep them on task with a complicated government program. Her enthusiasm and professionalism were much appreciated in bringing our sale to a successful conclusion. We enthusiastically recommend her services.
We opted to select Christine Johnson as our realtor due to both her impressive home sales record, and her reputation for bluntly telling a seller what the honest market value of their property is likely to be - even if they don't want to hear it. We figured in the long-run, that would be better than starting with an over-inflated price and playing the price-reduction game over several months before getting down to where any real interest would be generated.
As expected, we didn't want to hear the number she gave us, but we did agree to list for that price, after she explained the issues with selling our particular property in comparison with other competing properties. We had showings start almost immediately, and had a total of 16 within the 4-months the property was listed before it sold - not bad for still sluggish real estate market. Christine personally showed the property each and every time - no lock-box was ever used.
Showing #15 produced a viable buyer, and after some negotiating with Christine's help (and finding a relocation property at a very good price), we ended up selling for only about $10K less than the original asking price, and with no other contingencies at our expense, such as closing costs, repair costs, costs resulting from inspections, etc.
The closing was arranged and carried out without a hitch. Christine knows her stuff from start to finish, and cuts through any bull-poop. We had a constant friendly banter back & forth thru-out the whole process, and although we didn't always agree on everything, we worked together pretty well. Christine will always tell it the way she sees it, and you may not always like what she sees. She will always tell you to "listen to your realtor" - we didn't always, but most of the time, and it paid-off in the end.
Christine is now assisting us with the potential purchase of a "short-sale" that we have selected as the best relocation home for us and our limited budget. We are anticipating that she will also guide us through that process in as timely a way as possible.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Brooklyn, CT.
Christine was amazing! She was able to give us the information we needed quickly and correctly. She negotiated us through the process of buying our new home and we were able to close within 6 weeks of making our initial offer. We couldn't be happier in our new home and we have Christine and her team to thank!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Sterling, CT.
Christine was great to work with. She kept in touch and kept me up to date with everything about the property I purchased. She is always available to contact. Christine made the process of buying a home extremely easy. Any questions or concerns I had were promptly answered. She's very knowledgable and professional.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Moosup, CT.
Christine is a fantastic listing agent! My husband and I listed a home with her that we had renovated and were having a tough time selling. Within 3 weeks Christine had the house sold! We are so impressed that we have since given her yet another property and fully intend to turn over every house we renovate from this point forward! Christine is a gem in the industry and I highly recommend to anyone - work with this woman!! She will sell your house:)
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Plainfield, CT.
Christine Johnson was very helpful throughout the entire process. She is a very knowledgeable real estate agent. She kept us informed when she showed the property as well as updating us after showing the property to prospective buyers. She is always energetic and upbeat and very determined to get the job done!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Plainfield, CT.
As a first time home buyer the process was extremely stressful for me. Christine was extremely patient and helpful the entire way through, showing me and my family the house on several occasions (including once on a Sunday!) and always readily available. She was extremely responsive any time I reached out to her day or night or weekends!! I would recommend Christine to anyone I am new to the area and still reach out to her with questions and receive quick responses!!
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $225K in Moosup, CT.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Christine. In 2010, she listed and sold our house - and she made us feel like her only client, even though we could see by the signs all over the area that she had numerous other listings. She was always prompt, courteous, and professional, and she stayed in constant contact with us so we knew exactly when and where our home would be advertised, and she provided feedback on showings immediately. She replied to emails and phone calls right away, which worked perfectly for us. She was respectful of our time and our home; that meant a lot to us. I would highly recommend trusting Christine with your listing or to help you buy your next home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Moosup, CT.
Christine is the hardest working Real-estate agent I have met in 25 years of buying and selling homes. I would recommend Christine to anyone that needs to sell or buy.Christine does the hard work and advertising that other agents wont invest in. Found a buyer in the dead of winter in about 3 weeks. Worth her weight in gold! Ron.