Christa Chi LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
Christa’s passion for real estate stems from her own investment experience in purchasing and renovating property in Manhattan. Her ability to envision and design spaces comes from her early days at Cornell University, School of Hotel Management. After 7 years in the financial services industry, Christa has honed her attention to detail, negotiation acumen, valuation expertise, and marketing finesse at top tier investment banks, Goldman Sachs and UBS, the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, and $169Bn dollar hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. She has a keen eye for real estate and loves helping clients maximize their investment value and/or find their dream home.
Christa has extensive global experience in both business development and marketing strategy, having worked in Hong Kong for 4 years, traveling across 7 countries during her time there. Her love for building relationships and connecting people has kept her in touch with clients from all over the globe. As a lover of great food and wine, she launched her own event catering company during her time in Asia.
Christa sits on an alumni committee for Cornell University for prospective students interested in hospitality. She is an avid learner and constantly pushes herself to raise the bar and deliver the highest level of service for all her clients. Christa's personal goal is to provide everyone she works with a 5-star experience.
In her free time, Christa volunteered as a career mentor at the Bowery Women’s Mission center, coaching women who are transitioning back into society. She is also a certified Zumba instructor, having taught adults and youth at the Salvation Army. Christa loves spending her time analyzing real estate, traveling to new places, cooking, and wine pairing with her husband. Born as a 1st generation Chinese-American in New York City, Christa is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
|360 Central Park West, Apt 2B (in contract)||3||3||2,077||
|438 East 12th Street, Apt 5G (in contract)||2||2.5||1,358||
|101 Wall Street, APT 8B||2||2.5||1,512||
|225 East 19th street, Apt 703 (in contract)||2||2||1,246||
|450 West 17th Street (The Caledonia) Apt 1503||2||2||1,038||
|312 East 22nd Street, Apt 1B||1||1||829||
|217 East 7th Street, Apt 5AB||2||2||1,054||
|389 East 89 Street, Apt 11E||1||1||629||
|255 West 108th Street, Apt 6-D1||1||1||875||
|300 West 109th Street, APT 5-K||2||1||950||
|165 West 66th Street, APT 3Z||1||1||800||
|390 Riverside Drive, Apt 4G||1||1||800||
|400 Riverside Drive, APT 5E||2||1||725||
|199 State Street, APT 7A||0||1||677||
|225 East 36th Street, Apt 7D||0||1||550||
|The Ansonia, 2109 Broadway, Apt 6-77||4||2||2,900||
|The Easton, 205 East 92nd St. Apt 36C||3||3.5||1,600||
|555 Tenth Avenue, APT 45B||3||3||N/A||
|101 Warren Street, APT 1840||2||2.5||1,750||
|The Corinthian, 330 East 38th street, Apt 15N||3||3||1,700||
|271 Bleecker street (entire townhouse)||3||2||1,400||
|180 Water Street, APT 1010||3||3||N/A||
|160 Madison Avenue, Apt 29C||1||1||750||
|160 Madison, Apt 26C||1||1||700||
|303 West 21st Street, Apt 10B||2||2||N/A||
|555 Tenth Avenue, APT 37G||1||1||N/A||
|845 United Nations Plaza, Apt 25B||2||1.5||885||
|160 Madison Ave, Apt 35A||1||1||680||
|The Ellington, 260 West 52nd Street, Apt 28B||1||1||N/A||
|Avalon West Chelsea, 282 Eleventh Ave, APT 414||1||1||630||
Christa was an absolute joy to work with. Shortly after meeting us, she knew exactly what we were looking for and was with us every step of the way, including late night calls/meetings and last minute viewings. She was never "pushy”, throughout the entire process, we felt that she had our best interests at heart and that we were her top priority. She was empathetic, communicative and knowledgable. We love our new place in Chelsea and already referred Christa to numerous friends and will continue to do so. - Hannah
Christa, your thoughtful insights, guidance and help were so greatly appreciated by our family. So thank you for your focus, patience, and kindness. I love your passion for what you do and you are certainly a terrific Type A. Thank you for being open and honest throughout the entire process and putting our best interest first. - Paul
We recently worked with Christa to find an apartment in midtown Manhattan and found Elegran through a referral.
From the outset of our interaction with her, we found Christa to be incredibly responsive and helpful. After scheduling a brief call with us to walk through our criteria and tight timing/limited availability to view apartments (one of us was moving from Boston and the other had been working out of Miami), Christa pulled together an ambitious schedule of viewings that allowed us to see a broad range of apartments that all met our initial criteria in a single Friday.
Christa patiently spent a full Friday with us walking around the city for all the viewings she had scheduled. She carefully observed our responses to each of the apartments we visited, which helped her to better understand what we were looking for. She also guided us to focus on what criteria was most important for us. After the viewings, we went back to the Elegran office and she used Elegran's online system to identify available apartments that met our criteria, which had evolved based on the apartments she showed us earlier in the day. We also appreciated helpful suggestions from some of her colleagues, which made it clear that the agents at Elegran work in cooperation and do not view each other as competitors.
Christa pulled together a short, more targeted list of viewings later that evening and scheduled the viewings for the next two days (Saturday-Sunday). On Saturday, we saw the apartment we eventually chose to live in. Christa could tell that we were very excited about it during the viewing and leveraged her relationship with the building agent to allow us to put in an application on the apartment immediately after the showing so that we could take it off the market.
After seeing a few additional apartments on Saturday and Sunday, we made our choice to stick with the apartment for which we put in an application. Christa helped smooth the application process (including managing the delivery of the deposit check), given that both of us had to return to Boston/Miami. She also made sure to check in with us to make the sure the application was approved and that our move-in went smoothly.
In addition to her skills, relationships, and the resources available to her from Elegran, it was clear to us from spending 3 full days with her that Christa also has a lot of personal experience renting and owning apartments in Manhattan. We would strongly recommend her services to anyone looking for for an apartment in NYC and look forward to having her help us out for our next apartment search. - Pranai
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