Christa Chi ASSOCIATE REAL ESTATE BROKER
Christa’s passion for real estate stems from her own investment experience in purchasing and renovating properties in Manhattan. Her ability to envision and design spaces comes from her early days at Cornell University, School of Hotel Management. Spending almost a decade in the financial services industry at top tier investment banks, Goldman Sachs and UBS, the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, and $169Bn dollar hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, Christa offers extensive valuation expertise, negotiation acumen, marketing finesse, and unparalleled service to all her clients. She has a keen eye for real estate and takes pride in helping people 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 and 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 world.
Christa considers New York City home and it brings her great joy to help clients make home ownership a reality. As all her loyal clientele will attest, she pours her heart, attention and expertise into achieving your specific goal thus treating each sale or purchase as if it were her own.
In her free time, Christa and her husband Enoch love hosting dinner parties and traveling. They are both community group leaders of Redeemer Presbyterian Church East Side. Born as a 1st generation Taiwanese-American in New York City, Christa is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
|360 Central Park West, Apt 2B (in contract)||3||3||2,077||
|130 Watts Street, Apt 3N||2||2||1,982||
|438 East 12th Street, Apt 5G||2||2.5||1,358||
|101 Wall Street, Apt 8B||2||2.5||1,512||
|225 East 19th street, Apt 703||2||2||1,246||
|450 West 17th Street (The Caledonia) Apt 1503||2||2||1,038||
|101 Warren St, Apt 950||2||2||1,232||
|545 West End Ave, Apt 8B||3||3||1,600||
|45 East 89th street, Apt 4D||2||2||1,160||
|66 Crosby Street, Apt 4F||3||2||1,900||
|5 East 22nd St, Apt 5M||1||1||632||
|1130 Decatur Street (entire Townhouse)||5||4.5||4,000||
|160 East 22nd St, Apt 8B||1||1||722||
|64 West 89th Street, Apt 2F||2||2||1,000||
|312 East 22nd Street, Apt 1B||1||1||829||
|357 East 22nd Street (entire Townhouse)||5||3||2,700||
|217 East 7th Street, Apt 5AB||2||2||1,054||
|389 East 89 Street, Apt 11E||1||1||629||
|320 East 54th Street, Apt 2D||1||1||816||
|255 West 108th Street, Apt 6-D1||1||1||875||
|300 West 109th Street, Apt 5-K||2||1||950||
|350 Albany Street, Apt 8E||1||1||647||
|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||
|204 West 10th Street, Apt 12||1||1||600||
|199 State Street, Apt 7A||0||1||677||
|110 West 71st Street, Apt 3A||2||1||500||
|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
Christa has all you can ask for in a real estate professional. She combines deep market insight, warm heart, dedication and hard work to provide top level service. We were purchasing our first home in the US and she guided us from the beginning to the end. Not only did "get it done", she got it done excellently with grace and love. I have come across many real estate professionals over the years in several different countries (US, Hong Kong, Australia and China) and I would put Christa at the top. - Chris
In late 2017 my wife and I decided to purchase a condominium in Tribeca. Our primary residence is out of state so we were very unfamiliar with purchasing a condo in NY. Additionally, our travel schedule excluded all but the most brief visits to NY. Our son was helping us and initially found Christa. What a find! Christa could not have been more helpful, efficient, or responsive. We toured a few units with the limited time we had and she was so helpful pointing out various aspects, positive and negative. Most importantly, she understood our circumstances, goals, and parameters.... and she kept those foremost in mind during all aspects of our successful search and close which occurred in early 2018. Given the time zone differences from our travels, Christa responded to texts, e-mails, and phone calls at all hours. And, as our deal was finalizing, she offered helpful/constructive options that lead to reasonable compromises within our parameters. She worked very well and proactively with our attorney and with the seller’s agent during the entire process. Christa knew the area, marketplace, common practices so well and we felt in very good hands. She was straightforward, transparent, and her wonderful energetic personality made her a pleasure to deal with. Even after the closing she was very helpful with a few cleanup items and assisting with inspection after the existing tenant moved out. Christa just went over and above what we have experienced with other agents in prior real estate transactions. We highly recommend Christa and will happily work with her again. - John
New York is full of brokers looking to make a quick buck off a transaction that is usually one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. Christa is the exact opposite: she understands the magnitude of the decision to buy or sell an apartment, makes herself available at all times to answer any questions you might have, and provides input that is in your long-term best interests. Since working with Christa, I've asked to be my selling broker and recommended her to 2 additional friends. - Roman
Elegran Agent Christa Chi Offers Expert Home Buying Advice at StreetEasy Seminar
March 12, 2018
Associate Real Estate Broker Christa Chi has tips to help first-time NYC home buyers navigate the complicated world of purchasing an apartment in New York.Read More
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April 21, 2016
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