Read what my clients have to say...
She ensures you never feel pressured or uninformed
Her connections in the real estate community were invaluable
She’s very knowledgeable and help’s you understand the whole process
loved working with Christina. She helped us buy our new house & sell our
townhouse. She's very knowledgeable & really helps you understand the whole
process. She was recommended to me by a friend & I would highly recommend
her to any of my friends. I really can't express how happy we were with her!
We loved working with Christina. She helped us buy our new house & sell our townhouse. She's very knowledgeable & really helps you understand the whole process. She was recommended to me by a friend & I would highly recommend her to any of my friends. I really can't express how happy we were with her!
She guided me smoothly through the house buying process
with Christina was a wonderful experience. She guided me smoothly through the
house buying process and helped me to make a right choice to fulfill our needs.
She stayed calm and friendly all the time without applying any pressure on me.
There were easements and joint maintenance issues as well as neglected
maintenance related with the house. Christina put her extra effort into
researching with title company and city of Seattle Planning and Development to
clarify these burning questions as well as we were able to negotiate several
repairs to be completed under the purchase contract. Escrow closed in 21 days
including Thanksgiving holiday thanks to the excellent coordination with the
others involved. Christina also provided me with a comprehensive list of duties
and contacts after the purchase completion to make our move-in easy. I am very
thankful to Christina for our new home.
-Zuzana Krcova, December 2017
Extremely knowledgeable, responsive and an expert in the Seattle real estate market
is amazing! She helped my husband and I buy our new home and then turnaround
and sell our old home quickly. She is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and,
clearly, an expert in the Seattle real estate market. It also helps that she
has a great sense of humor and is really fun to work with. I would recommend Christina without
-Jessica M., December, 2017
We appreciate the attention to detail and overall professionalism
of the most rewarding experiences for our home buying. We appreciated the
attention to detail and the overall professionalism shown by Christina.
Adrian A Perachio, December, 2017
She works very hard, is always responsive and I highly recommend her
just purchased my first home and Christina was there every step of the way. It
was a daunting process at first, and I wasn't sure I was ready, so I met with
Christina over coffee. She showed me how the process works, where to begin, and
did not pressure me at all. As soon as I was ready, we began shopping for a few
months. I found my dream building in Ballard, where I finally found the perfect
condo. Along the way, we made several offers and Christina even sent out
mailings to buildings in which I had interest. She works very hard, is always
responsive, and I highly recommend her.
-David Ryder, December, 2017
She led with professionalism, highly empathetic and positive nature
extended family are repeat clients of Christina McDonald through the sale of
three homes. Each time Christina has led us with her professionalism and highly
empathic and positive nature. With her many years in the business she is highly
knowledgeable and if she doesn't know something she'll do her research for you.
This last sale was particularly emotional and stressful because it had been a
beloved home for 24 years. It was also a smaller house in a desirable
neighborhood where most people expect larger houses to be. Finding comparables
was tricky. Christina came up with a good recommendation and our house sold in
a week. Additionally, even though she wasn't our agent for the purchase of our
new house in another town, she counseled us extensively. We highly highly
-Lillian M Davies, August, 2017
Her expertise made selling our home a smooth process
McDonald is a true professional. Her expertise made selling our home a smooth
process. From the professional pictures, consulting with a stager, and the
flyers as well as her willingness to show the home impressed us and made us
feel we were in good hands. We have already recommended her and will do so in
-Yvonne Cardona, August, 2017
She made the home selling and buying process so easy
love working with Christina! She is so hard working and on top of everything.
She made the home selling and buying process so easy!
-Marina Pita, June, 2017
Responsive, prompt, very proactive and always looking out for us
recently purchased an investment condo in Seattle with Christina as our buyer's
agent. We had a great experience with her and will highly recommend her to
anyone purchasing a property in the area. She was responsive, prompt, very
proactive, always looking out for us and anticipating things which could go
wrong and preparing so they don't. Her attention to detail and commitment to
her clients was displayed foremost in everything she does. I always like an
agent who talks us out of properties rather than pushes us to make decision
quickly, and she certainly prevented us from getting into properties not
aligned to our long-term interest. We were remote buyers, so she was also our
eyes and ears during house viewing and property inspection and did a great job
documenting everything in detail with many photos and videos per property.
Overall we highly recommend Christina and will be going with her for any future
real estate dealings in the area.
-Prajakta Gudadhe and Saurabhe Deoras, April 2017
She goes above and beyond to make transactions happen smoothly
is a fantastic realtor. This is the second time Christina has worked with us
and she is far and away the best agent we have ever seen. She goes above and
beyond to make transactions happen smoothly. We would heartily recommend her to
-Wanda Akbar, November, 2016
We attribute much of our significant ROI to Christina’s advice and expertise
was indispensable to us during the sale of our home; her expert guidance and
infectious enthusiasm carried us smoothly from updating to escrow. She offered
us her trusted resources for contracting work, interior design, staging and
photography and made herself available to us at any hour to review or explain
processes and paperwork. Christina worked tirelessly while our home was listed
and took care of every detail for us once it closed. We attribute much of our
significant return on investment to Christina's advice and expertise.
We are thrilled to continue working with Christina while we search for our next home!
Kristen Curtis, November, 2016
Christina's understanding of the housing market made for a successful sale and buy
best part about our experience is that Christina knew exactly how to sell our
house and the correct bid to get our dream house. Going into this, we had no
idea about how cyclical the housing market is in Seattle. We were afraid that
we weren't even going to make a profit on our old house, since we bought it at
the height of the housing market downfall in 2008. However, Christina told us
exactly what we needed to fix and how to stage our old house in order to get a
substantial profit. Also, when we bought our old house, we were the only ones
that bid on it. When we tried to buy our new house, we weren't used to having
several people bid on the same house and it was very overwhelming. When we
finally found our dream house, there were 4 other bids on the house. Christina
calmed our nerves and told us exactly what to bid in order to get it. We were
well within budget and you guessed it, we got it! Christina understands the
housing market very well. She understands the best time to buy, and the best
time to sell and how to sell your house. Our family would definitely recommend
Christina as a realtor for your housing needs.
-Aaron Moss, October, 2016
True professional in every sense of the word
is second to none! Every question, every concern was addressed by Christina
McDonald. She is a true professional in every sense of the word. She explained
every step along the way, always making sure I understood the process. Even
after the sale, she's called to make sure I had no additional questions or
concerns... CBB has a real asset in Christina McDonald!
-Lana Cissel, August, 2016
Since day 1 we became a team
We worked with Christina to buy our first house and since
the day 1 we became a team. Having a great real estate agent on our side in
this crazy fast paced market was hugely helpful. She made this whole stressing
experience felt so easy. She was with us in every step of the process. It took
us one month from the day we started to the day we signed and could not have
made it without Christina. We would gladly recommend Christina to anyone.
-Maria Reyes, August, 2016
I highly recommend Christina to anybody buying or selling
Christina is an outstanding agent. She helped us buy our Belltown condo 12 years ago, and we didn´t hesitate to call her back when we decided to purchase a second property. She helped us navigate through the competitive real estate market, explaining to us the new standards, and preparing us for the difficult task to make a competitive offer. She also helped us manage the frustration of losing the battle a couple of times. When we finally found the right property, she worked arduously to schedule the inspection, helped us with all the documentation, explaining what was important and reminding us of the deadlines. We trust her expertise and professionalism. And we enjoyed every home tour because Christina is, on top of everything, a great and caring person. I highly recommend Christina to anybody buying or selling.
-Veronica Luongo, July 2016
Christina's expertise and experience is what helped get is the winning bid
Christina has done a great job helping us buy a home in this highly competitive market. There were over 30 offers on the house we wanted and Christina's expertise and experience is what helped get is the winning bid.
-Josh Turpen, June 2016
Worked with Christina for 5 home/investment purchases
Worked with Christina for 5 home/investment purchases over 6 years and she has never failed to exceed expectations. I am a proud advocate of her capabilities in devising purchasing strategies. She doesn't push properties that are unworthy and she'll make you think of future value as a potential seller of that property later on. She is a wise bet.
-Vivian Lim, May, 2016
She respected our needs
We bought our first home ever, and Christina was
professional, considerate and very flexible. She respected our needs which is very important. I'm so glad she was our relator for our first
Norma Andrade, May 2016
Her assistance and flexibility have been outstanding
We have worked with Christina on a couple of moves and
her assistance and flexibility have been outstanding. She has been there when
we needed her and she has suggested listings for us to look at that met our
stated requirements - that she read between the lines that she thought we would
Doug Beeman, May, 2016
Thorough and comprehensive understanding of the real estate market
Excellent support, great advice,
thorough and comprehensive understanding of the real estate market, fun and
entertaining conversation, and in a phrase, just a good experience.
William Gilmore, March, 2016
She had a good sense of what it would take to win in competitive situations
My fiancée and I recently worked with
Christina to buy our first house, and our experience was excellent from start
to finish. From the beginning we loved her high energy and enthusiasm. She
always worked hard to help us figure out what mattered most to us in a home and
to find properties that matched what we were looking for. She often did the
legwork of previewing houses for us to help narrow down the list to fit better
in our often busy schedules. She was also encouraging whenever we would get
frustrated by how competitive the Seattle housing market is right now.
Christina always had a good sense of what it would take to win in competitive situations, and she made the offer writing process clear and understandable. Christina was also tremendously helpful during closing - working closely with us and our mortgage broker - and laying out a clear roadmap so we knew what to expect and when.
Overall, I would gladly recommend Christina to any of our friends that are starting to look for a house (and in fact I have already recommended her a few times)
David Allen, February, 2016
Christina is the gold standard in her field
Christina is the gold standard in her
field!! She represented us as sellers and buyers 14 years ago; and again at the
end of this year. I can't say enough about how hard she worked for us in both
cases. She kept us informed every step of the way; and went the extra mile for
us on a number of issues. Christina consistently demonstrates solid expertise,
integrity, high energy, a passion for excellence and a gracious sense of humor.
Ginny McDonald, January, 2016
It could not have gone smoother
Christina is so on top of everything! I
don't think you could find a better agent than Christina. We were also
impressed with the support and expertise that the office gave. On the selling
side and on the purchasing side, it could not have gone smoother. Thanks!
-Richard McDonald, December, 2015
Always had our best interest and budget in mind
Christina is a very genuine,
professional and attentive person, I think she must have shown us 50 properties
or so before we found "The One". Through the whole buying process she
kept us informed and educated us on how the market is in the greater Seattle
area and always had our best interest and budget in mind. Coming from Arizona
we had a sense of culture shock and Christina not only helped us with the real
estate portion but also has become one of our first friends here. I would say
that Coldwell Banker Bain is Lucky to have her, Stefanie and I will go out of
our way to recommend her to anyone we hear of that is looking to buy or sell. Should
we ever sell this place we will be asking Christina McDonald to represent us
!!! Thank you so much.
-John Edwards, August, 2015
She made a complex transaction seamless
Christina is by FAR the
very best Real Estate Professional we have ever worked with. She made a complex
transaction seamless. She went above and beyond in her attention to detail.
Being in her exceptional hands made the entire process stress-free. We will
never look any further than Christina - she is unparalleled.
-Summer and Jeff Trisler, July, 2015
She knows how to navigate a competitive market and helped us craft the winning offer
Christina was fantastic
in helping us find our home. Being new to the city she took the time to show us
different neighborhoods along with recent sales to help us understand the area
and market. She always made the time to show us a home and did a lot of background
research so that we knew as much as possible about a house before putting in an offer. She knows
how to navigate a competitive market and helped us craft the winning offer even
though we weren't highest bid. We are extremely happy with our home and
Christina continues to check in with us and is a great resource with a
seemingly endless list of contacts.
-Seiji Watanabe, July, 2015
Christina was tremendously friendly and devoted in helping us
Christina was tremendously friendly and
devoted in helping us, no matter what time of the day or night, or what day of
the week, including weekends. She went out of her way to make our real estate
purchasing a very pleasant experience. She started working with us as a broker,
and at the end she was (is) a dear family friend. My wife and I would recommend
her at any chance we might have with no hesitation.
-Mohammad Akbar, July, 2015
She was with us for every step of the buying and selling process
"This is the third house
transaction that we have had Christina as our real estate agent. She helped us
purchase our first house 6 years ago, then again our new house this year, and
helped us sell our other house. She is very dedicated and persistent. She has
proven to work through unexpected issues and really gave us great advice when we needed it. She
was with us for every step of the buying and selling process. She is the one
who found the house we eventually bought. We wouldn't have looked at it if it
wasn't for her. She really was able to take what we wanted and find a house
that matched it. I would use Christina again in an instant. She is deserving of
more than 5 stars."
-Rob and Cindy Ward, July, 2015
Weighing pros and cons, without pressure
was patient, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. She helped us figure out what we
were looking for, weighing pros and cons, without pressure. We loved working
-Ann DeOtte Kaufman, May, 2015
Would highly recommend her to any friend or colleague
worked incredibly hard for us. She took us around to different neighborhoods to
show us what areas might work for us, she helped us make multiple offers on
homes, she did tons of research and referred us to service professionals who
could give us quotes for various projects from structural engineering to oil
tank decommissioning. Would highly recommend her to any friend or colleague.
-Catherine O'Kelley, May, 2015
She truly makes you feel like you're her only client
I have worked with
Christina since 2009 and every experience has been wonderful. Buying and
selling a home can be very stressful but Christina makes the process much less
so. She takes the time to explain every step along the way. Christina is
present at every event whether it's looking at homes, getting a home inspection, staging the home you're selling, all
of the signings, etc. I don't know how she manages to always be available but
she truly makes you feel like you're her only client. I have used her to buy 2
homes and sell one home. When it comes to buying and selling homes Christina
McDonald is the agent you want.
-Heidi Bush, April, 2015
I have had the pleasure of buying two homes and selling one home with the help of Christina
I have had the pleasure
of buying two homes and selling one home with the help of Christina. She was
recommended to us by dear friends who also had great experiences. My first home
was bought while we were still living in Texas. Christina was extremely
prepared each time we flew up to view homes. She communicated with us across states and we felt very
comfortable buying a home from miles away. Our second home purchase was also a
large success. Christina took the time to get to know our family needs and we
found our home quickly. When it came time to sell our house, Christina helped
us sell our home in only 10 days! When it comes to buying or selling homes,
Christina is the only choice for me!
-John Bush, April, 2015
From her energy and communication to strategy and follow through, she was just what we needed
Christina came highly
recommended and are so happy that we chose to work with her. From her energy
and communication to strategy and follow through, she was just what we needed.
She was very patient as my husband and I began looking for our first home, we were
still exploring which neighborhoods or type of house we wanted. As we got further in the process she
was extremely knowledgeable and always seemed to be the voice of reason. We
recently closed on a condo in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. We loved working
with Christina and would recommend working with her to anyone looking for a new
home in the Greater Seattle Area.
-Bart Kaufman, April, 2015
She was sensitive to the emotional aspects of selling this home
expert advice and assistance months in advance of listing the home providing
guidance on where to spend our time and money to show the home's best qualities
while minimizing it's shortcomings. This included use of a staging expert to
select interior and exterior paint colors and light fixtures. The property was my elderly father's home which
he had built himself nearly 60 years ago and raised his large family in. The
process of selling a home has changed a lot in 60 years and Christina was very
patient in explaining things to him, sometimes multiple times over, and
sensitive to the emotional aspects of selling this home. My sister and I helped
Dad with the transaction so Christina had multiple parties to deal with and
kept all of us informed on progress. Her recommendation on timing and marketing
strategy for listing the house worked out perfectly with multiple offers within
a week, all above list price.
-Jean Atkinson, April, 2015
Her expertise exceeded all expectations and made the transition perfect
Christina McDonald was an
absolute joy to work with in every way. I am close to sixty years old so I am
not exactly a first home buyer. What was a first for me was the absolute lack
of any difficulty and the ease in which all aspects of this transaction was
accomplished. It is never easy to sell a home that has been
enjoyed for years but her expertise exceeded all expectations
and made the transition perfect. It also didn't hurt that the condo went above the list
price. I would use her services again and would recommend Christina to anyone I
know. I have bought and sold a few houses in my life but Christina McDonald has been the best agent I have ever encountered.
- Kurt Magnuson, April, 2015
Overall sense that this transaction was very important to her
can't speak to Coldwell Banker Bain in general as my only experience is with
Christina McDonald. With respect to Christina, I like her attention to detail
and the overall sense that this transaction was very important to her. The
quick response to inquiries and general handling of the sale made me feel like we
were her only client, even though she had multiple concurrent listings and
buyers she was working for at the same time.
-Hayes Living Trust, April, 2015
Helpful and very knowledgeable throughout the whole purchasing process
was wonderful. Helpful and very knowledgeable throughout the whole purchasing
process. She was there all the way to help answer any questions we had, assist
with getting an inspector and anything else we required. We were purchasing
from out of state and needed her guidance for the times were not able to be
-Matthew Munn, January, 2015
Christina was very quick to respond to our every request
We are very happy to
have had Christina represent us in buying our Seattle home. Christina was very
quick to respond to our every request, and as a direct result we placed a solid
bid on time in order to have the seller accept our offer. Christina helped us
schedule the inspector, appraiser, and multiple mechanics in order to meet our 3 week closing
deadline. Christina is very knowledgeable about the home buying process and
made sure we had all our paperwork in order and turned in on time. We highly
recommend Christina to anyone else looking to buy a house in the Seattle area.
-Mytoan Akbar, November, 2014
She is the ultimate professional and extremely sharp at negotiating
We simply cannot
say enough great things about Christina McDonald. She is beyond professional,
fantastic follow through and pays attention to every detail. She has a finite
sense as to what her clients are looking for and the flexibility to change
paths when necessary. You will love working with Christina-we promise! We have already referred her to a friend that recently moved to town and will continue to refer her. She is the ultimate professional and extremely sharp at negotiating, pricing and reading the market. We are so happy with our purchase and owe it all to Christina McDonald!!!
- Diane Troutman, November, 2014
Christina was very quick to respond to our every request
are very happy to have had Christina represent us in buying our Seattle home.
Christina was very quick to respond to our every request, and as a direct
result we placed a solid bid on time in order to have the seller accept our
offer. Christina helped us schedule the inspector, appraiser, and multiple
mechanics in order to meet our 3 week closing deadline. Christina is very
knowledgeable about the home buying process and made sure we had all our
paperwork in order and turned in on time. We highly recommend Christina to
anyone else looking to buy a house in the Seattle area. Thanks Christina!
-Arash Akbar, November, 2014
Christina is the quintessential professional
is the quintessential professional - knows her stuff, keeps us informed, and is
remarkably friendly and responsive.
-Antigoni Mallen, November, 2014