Regularly a top producer at her Lake Mary office, Kristin Green-Vogt made Orlando Magazine’s annual Hot 100 List for Real Estate this year. She was also #1 in Central Florida among all Coldwell Banker agents, recently named one of America’s Best by residential real-estate brokerage consultancy REAL Trends.
A Florida native and mother of two, Kristin has more than a decade of experience in real estate. This experience, she says, has proved invaluable during the challenging times of COVID-19. Selling homes got more complicated with gloves, booties, virtual tours, and transactions becoming the norm. Real-estate professionals have been making do with lower-than-normal inventory, as well.
But Kristin’s trusted network of brokers, Realtors, lenders, title agents, and other professionals from Kissimmee to Daytona Beach have helped get her closings accomplished, even in a competitive market. Kristin’s toolbox, as she calls it – trusted relationships and techniques honed from years in the business – has come in handy as never before.
“We’ve been using it to our advantage to get it done, to win that transaction,” Kristin says of the partnerships she has built over time.”
Quarantine has produced plenty of buyers, and they are certain about what they want, says Kristin, resulting in a distinct market trend: big demand for big amenities. The families Kristin serves want more comforts and more things to do right at home.
A Market Still Moving
“What we are seeing is that people have spent time at home, and it’s helped everyone know what they want,” says Kristin. “People are certain about what they are looking for. Families want bigger lots to entertain at home. They may be downsizing their house, or making that lateral house move, but they are upsizing in amenities – they want a pool, more land to create more lifestyle.”
It’s Kristin’s job to get them into that added-amenity lifestyle as soon as possible.
A bonus: Kristin is skilled at helping sellers who find themselves in the common situation of having a house to sell before they buy. She makes those piggyback transactions as hassle-free as possible.
“It’s the majority of my business,” she says.
Kristin is her office’s top sales agent, with $10 million in sales volume in 2018 and more than $21 million in 2019. In addition to Kristin’s individual performance as an achiever for her clients, Coldwell Banker itself has been a top performer for more than 100 years – it’s the oldest residential real-estate franchise company in North America.