Kristin chose to join forces with Compass, the number one independent brokerage in California, because the company's focus on offering unparalleled customer service to their clients aligned with her own values and experience.
Kristin has first-hand knowledge of many of our local neighborhoods and towns, having lived in Westwood, Brentwood, the Miracle Mile, and Hermosa Beach. But when she and her husband bought their house in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Santa Monica more than 20 years ago, she knew she was home. She has raised her children there and deeply involved herself in the community. She has served as PTA President for Grant Elementary School and also served on the Executive Boards for JAMS Middle School and Santa Monica High School, among other positions.
"Whether it's finding the right buyer for my client's property or finding the right property for my client to buy- it all boils down to problem solving, and I love the challenge."
Originally from the Silicon Valley in Northern California, Kristin came south to attend UCLA. After graduating with a degree in Psychology, Kristin joined Macy's management team, ultimately becoming a Store Manager for the downtown LA store. She eventually left the retail world to start a family and was a stay-at-home mother for a number of years. Upon her re-entry into the work force, Kristin managed a company that ran several children's businesses including enrichment centers, toddler programs and summer camps. After six years, she left that position to help create, found, and incorporate The Catherine H. Tuck Foundation, a breast cancer charity that assists patients who are struggling financially due to the rigors of treatment. She ran the organization as Executive Director for the next five years, overseeing all aspects of fundraising and programming. Kristin still volunteers her time as an advisor to the organization.
When Kristin isn't working, you will most likely find her out and about with Douglas, her loving Bernese Mountain Dog (all 130 pounds of him).
We were absolutely delighted with our experience with Kristin from start to finish. She carefully listened to our needs and made that her priority. We would be the first to admit that LA was not an easy market to find the perfect home. Given Kristin’s incredible knowledge of the area, she was able to help us to quickly refine our search while her clear and consistent communication made us comfortable throughout the entire process. She repeatedly demonstrated that she was working with our best interests in mind. We’ve purchased many properties over the years, and Kristin proved to be one of the very best we have worked with. We were delighted with the end result and unquestionably, Kristin exceeded all of our expectations. We wholeheartedly endorse her.
Tom and Corrine
Real estate transactions are complex, so finding the right agent to work with is key. We not only relied on and trusted your expertise, but you came to really understand what was important to us. We have very high expectations, especially
when it comes to financial decisions like this, and we know we can be demanding clients because of this. You were a pro and we will not hesitate to work with you again.
Our Warmest Regards, Carol and Mark
Kristin Kanjo takes going above-and-beyond to new heights. She was not only skilled and knowledgeable about the negotiation process but arranged for and/or handled the inspections, retrofitting, and compliance issues during a very rainy and very short escrow with impressive speed.
We were looking for our first home in LA while still living in Chicago and were on a tight timeline. Kristin took the time to understand our needs and preferences, and we knew we could trust her to be our eyes and ears. This was extremely important because she attended countless showings for us when we were unable to be in the area. Kristin’s extensive knowledge of various neighborhoods was critical for us, as we knew nothing about Los Angeles. She forced us to think about seemingly small details, such as the flow of traffic during our commutes, that we would have never considered without her.
When we found the home we loved, Kristin’s negotiation skills sealed the deal. She showed that she had our best interests in mind, which is so important when making a huge decision such as purchasing a home. We could not be happier with our new home and our experience working with Kristin! She was attentive and responsive to all our questions, concerns, and needs. She made the buying process easy, enjoyable, and comfortable for us, despite a difficult situation. We are so lucky to have found Kristin and we would definitely work with her again!
Jarrett and Siana