NFRES: As one of the newer real estate agents on the North Fork, what is it that sets you apart from the others?
Kristy: Real estate is not a part time job for me…it’s my life and I absolutely love it! It definitely takes a certain type of personality to be successful in this business. I could never work a 9-5. I thrive on the entrepreneurship of being my own boss. With that said, Douglas Elliman provides exceptional training, and the most innovative technology. Using Elliman’s apps and custom reports, along with my own personal social media campaign, has allowed me to really connect with buyers and sellers and deliver results.
NFRES: What do you like to do on the North Fork…after selling real estate of course?
KN: I love yoga and there are several amazing studios on the North Fork. I find yoga helps me remain calm and balanced under stressful situations, and working in real estate is certainly challenging. I am not much of a cook, so I enjoy eating out at the local restaurants and socializing and boating in Greenport during the summer. I have lived in several cities in different states throughout the country, and I have found the North Fork community to be the most inviting and friendly place.
NFRES: The North Fork is a unique market, would you agree and why?
KN: Absolutely! Today’s market is much more affordable as compared to the South Fork and buyers get so much more for their money. Many of my sales have been people who could afford the Hampton’s, but chose the North Fork because they found it more peaceful and less congested. That said, now is a great time to buy as more and more people are discovering the charm and beauty the North Fork has to offer.
NFRES: How would you describe your selling style?
KN: Real estate is about relationships. It really depends on whom I am representing. In any case, I determine what is most important to my clients and customers and adapt my style to their personality. In some cases, I am very aggressive, while in other situations I am subtle. My goal is always the same, to negotiate the best deal for whomever I am representing and always work honestly and with integrity.
NFRES: What is the most personally satisfying part of your work?
KN: I have created an incredible sphere of influence through Elliman events and getting involved with community activities and organizations. Most rewarding are the lasting relationships that I’ve built with the people I work with. I have received so many wonderful and humbling testimonials and it’s an incredible feeling knowing that I have been able to achieve my client’s goals. Being awarded Douglas Elliman’s 2014 Rookie of the Year was one of my proudest moments! I look forward to continuing to grow my business in 2015!
Douglas Elliman Mattituck Office
Lic. Assoc. R.E. Salesperson