Top 10% Producer, Circle of Excellence Award, Top Listing Agent, Most Transactions Closed, Top Referral Closer, MVP Award, $9+ Million Club, $5+ Million Club

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GRI, ABR, CNE, SFR, Listing Specialist


Stephen F. Austin State University, Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing


Austin Animal Center

Client Testimonials

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"Kristi knew all the time what needed to be done and when, She was extremely good about responding to emails and phone calls no matter the time or day. Her knowledge of the market was very helpful , specially for us coming from out of Texas. Kristi has our highest recommendation." - Byron Reyes-Salvador

"Kristi was amazing!! Once she knew what we wanted, she set up viewings promptly and in the perfect price range. She never pushed us and always had answers. If she did not, she would found out promptly. She was also very helpful with all matters of the house buying process, explanations of different procedures and how an FHA loan works. I will reccomend her to my friends and co-workers. Thank you!!." - Kendra Miesner

"She was the best we worked with by far! Always available, never missed a call, never showed us a bad house. She was honest with everything, she knew the pros and cons of each house she showed us. She worked long hours to work around our schedule. In the end we got our dream home, for way less then we thought, and we moved in right away. In the whole process it only took a few months from first looking at houses to living in one! She surprised my husband and I at every turn. We tell everyone about our experience with her. If we ever have to go through buying or selling a house she will be the one we will go to!." - Saber Barerra

"Kristi is the best. She helped us plan, and execute very efficient yet complete home search process. She was responsive, flexible and very knowledgeable.." - Shilpa Khanal

"Kristi has literally gone above and beyond for us. She has been our go to realtor for 3 years and have bought and sold multiple homes with her. She makes the process fun and easy! Kristi will be our realtor for years to come!!" - Nicole Buller

About Kristi

A full-time realtor since 2008, Kristi’s diverse background has set an ideal stage for her career as a full-time real estate professional. Kristi spent much of her earlier adult life traveling the world as the business and marketing manager to a professional magician, simultaneously filling a role as the magician’s assistant. Working a residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (that included a record-breaking 9000 performances) before transitioning to a cruise ship residency, allowed Kristi to experience many different cultures and prepared her to interact and work with many kinds of people. Prior to her work in the entertainment industry, she received her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing from Stephen F. Austin University and thrived in several roles involving sales and communication.

After concluding that chapter, life’s natural progression led Kristi to real estate. A self-proclaimed “professional socializer”, Kristi counts communication, openness, and availability among her best traits. Within two years, she was a top producer at a brokerage in Las Vegas, earning a spot in the coveted President’s Club, alongside the city’s best agents.

A native Texan, Kristi decided it was time to move back to the state, choosing Austin as her new homestead. She prides herself on providing constant and open communication to her clients and has assisted all variants of clients, including first-time homebuyers, sellers, relocators, distressed homeowners in need of a short sale, as well as savvy investors. She enjoys educating her clients during their real estate transactions and making sure they understand each facet of the process.

Kristi considers herself a consummate professional, educator, and facilitator in the real estate transaction process. To every client, she offers her full attention, experience, competitive nature, negotiating skills, honesty, and integrity to help them buy or sell their home and get the best deals possible at the end of each transaction. Overcoming real estate hurdles and problem-solving are among some of the most exciting aspects of real estate for Kristi, topped only by the satisfaction of knowing she has found a client the perfect home.

When Kristi is not practicing real estate, she enjoys a myriad of different activities. An avid tennis player, she has participated in two (sometimes three) tennis leagues at a time for the last 10 years. Kristi also enjoys karaoke as she was once a member of an award-winning karaoke league. Ever the achiever, she also taught herself to play the piano.

An animal lover, Kristi lends her support to Austin Animal Center and enjoys donating her time and money to animal welfare causes. Her last trip to the center yielded a new feline addition to her family, joining her two cats, Sam and Sophie.

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