With professional experience spanning both the east and west coasts of the U.S., Christine Krenos has developed sensitivity to the diverse lifestyles and cultural distinctions of her often bi-coastal and international clientele. Her patience, understanding, diplomacy and desire to truly listen to her clients’ needs and goals combine in communication skill unsurpassed among her peers. Christine’s clients and colleagues alike also know her as highly organized, proficient at win-win negotiation and possessing boundless energy.
A Pennsylvania native, Christine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, followed by a Certificate in Strategic Hospitality Management from Cornell. Her subsequent professional positions took her to Florida, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles during her years spent as an educator and well over a decade in management in the hospitality industry. Her major supervisory role on the opening team of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, for example, contributed immensely to her business, communication and organizational acumen. Overall, those invaluable experiences allowed her to develop and build on the organization, negotiation and people skills vital in her role as a Realtor.
Today, Christine works with other highly successful real estate agents and represents the finest Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley properties and the most discriminating buyers and sellers. Dedicated to providing a demystified and fulfilling real estate experience for her clients, she is proud of her ability to truly listen to and understand people and their unique situation. That ability, combined with her myriad talents and skills, places her in an elite group of real estate professionals. It is an echelon requiring constant development in the areas of contracts, market study, state-of-the-art marketing technology and more. Even her personal interests such as tennis and Bikram Yoga are challenging on many levels. In fact, accepting and excelling at both professional and personal challenges are what ultimately sets Christine apart from her peers and spell success on behalf of her clients.
"Christine is a consummate professional no matter the set back or timeline and her transactional expertise and character are the best in town. " - Michael W.
"Christine is "steady as she goes" and on top of whatever may come up." - Cia T.
"Novices on our first foray into the Sonoma real estate market, Christine was knowledgeable, patient, and responsive with us as she helped us find our dream property." - RH.
"Regardless of your price range, Christine is a great listener and makes you feel that you are her most important and valued client" - Kathleen & Curt J.
"Having sold real estate for 26 yrs. in S.F. I chose to work with Christine in finding a retirement nest. She was always quick to respond, listened to my requests & was spot on in follow through showing both sensitivity & exquisite skill in negotiating. She offered not once but twice to give me a standard referral commission as a licensed agent but I told her I just wanted 100% service & got 200%!" - Jan S.
"Christine helped us find and buy our dream second home….a process that required a plan, managing multiple relationships and detailed and timely follow up" - Annie & Anil A.
"Christine is smart, aggressive, reasonable, positive and calm. She embodies dedication and hard work and knows the market extremely well. :)" - Kristin H.
"Christine was tremendous in helping us purchase our vacation home in Sonoma . There is no doubt she is our "go to agent" for any future real estate needs." - Kathy & Mark C.
"Christine was perfect for us - dedicated, professional, genuine, fun, warm, positive, calm and connected. She stuck with us for three years, never pressuring us, and always measuring her success by our happiness. A skilled listener and diplomat, Christine came to know exactly what we wanted. She was generous with her time and never wasted ours. She's built a great network and is liked and respected by her counterparts -- qualities that served us well. The only downside to finding our dream property is that we don't get to spend as much time with Christine! " - Tracy Y.
"Christine is that magical fairy that you want to have in real estate—the one who knows what's in, what sells, what's value and where to find it. Wouldn't want to buy or sell without her!" - Edwin Veelo
"Just when it seems impossible, Christine pulls a rabbit out of her hat and the magic happens!"- Stephanie Correia
"Six months ago, we had the crazy idea to buy a house in Sonoma. Today we are proud owners of a beautiful home where we will spend our retirement. Christine was the magic wand that made this idea a reality. She is savvy, experienced, hard working and fun! We are so grateful."-Lauren Schlezinger
"Christine is such a great realtor…words cannot express it!! She worked as hard for me with my little cottage as she does with her million dollar estates. I highly recommend her to anyone in the SF Bay Area. " -Bette Kolstad
"A consummate professional that has amazing “street smarts”, negotiating savvy, and market knowledge. Christine makes things happen with her positive approach toward everyone involved in a transaction. A pleasure to work with. Would not consider a transaction with out her." -Keith H