In 1987, Christa moved to Boston from Farmington, Connecticut to attend Northeastern University. She immediately fell in love with the city’s gorgeous historic architecture, the cobblestone streets, and the small-town village feel that flows throughout each neighborhood.
As her eye for design evolved, Christa was initially drawn to careers that focused on print and interior design, and in 2005, she took a position in Gibson’s marketing department as the property photographer and graphic designer. While taking photos and writing about the company’s exclusive listings, she developed the ability to showcase each property’s unique characteristics in a way that met the needs of individual buyers and sellers. It is a craft she has perfected and now applies to her own real estate practice; by taking the time to fully understand the individual needs of each client, she can then set out to exceed their expectations from the beginning of the transaction to the end, and beyond.
Staying true to her love of interior design, Christa’s own home received a feature on apartmenttherapy.com which focused on her expert “junk chic” design skills, and the art of making what’s old, new again. It’s this unique ability to see potential in all things that has served her so well in her real estate career.
Christa’s clients—whether buyers, sellers, investors or developers, benefit greatly from her extensive knowledge of the Boston Metro neighborhoods and each of their unique markets. Her superior eye for detail, and her long-standing relationships with fellow agents, home improvement specialists, attorneys, and lenders make her a leader in the industry. Her strong work ethic, sharp problem-solving techniques, and expert negotiation skills have earned her the trust, respect, and referrals of hundreds of satisfied clients. Christa’s clients often comment that in addition to her business acumen, integrity, and professionalism, it is her affable nature and genuine humor that keep each step of a sometimes-stressful process continuously pleasant. A self-proclaimed “real estate geek”, Christa thinks of little else than serving her clients. Remarkably responsive, she is available to discuss and/or advise on up-to-the-minute market data most hours of the day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
In order to best serve her clients, Christa participates in ongoing education, staying current in changing laws, market trends, real estate technology, and client privacy and protection. In addition to a Massachusetts Salesperson license, she is a member of the National Association of Realtors, holds the Accredited Buyer Representative designation, as well as the Resort and Second Property Specialist designation.
Christa Cardwell, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty — Nov 28
“Christa is a knowledgeable and experienced agent who has always gone beyond my expectations either as a buyer or seller; so much that I have successfully closed multiple properties and recommended her to numerous close friends. Just as important, her proactive, energetic and friendly personality takes the stress out of the search for your dream home and the negotiating processes.”
Ming K. — Mar 10, 2017
“My wife and I worked with Christa to buy, and years later, sell our first home. She is a consummate professional and took genuine interest in understanding our needs, helping us to establish and prioritize realistic expectations. Christa diligently worked to make sure we achieved our goals without compromise and we were extremely pleased with our outcomes. She has extensive knowledge of the market and is very adept at guiding clients through the home buying and selling process.”
Sean M. — Mar 10, 2017
“Christa was amazing to work with! She took the time to listen to exactly what I was looking for and helped me narrow down my search accordingly. She didn’t waste my time showing me properties that didn’t fit my criteria; unlike prior realtors I had worked with in the past. Despite being very particular about what I wanted, she helped me find the exact unit I needed and was so wonderful to work with, I ended up using her in a sale transaction as well. Couldn’t have been happier!”
Jason K. — Mar 10, 2017