Cristie was born and raised a mid-western girl in Middletown, Ohio, and moved to the Charlotte area when she attended Davidson College. By graduation, she loved the Queen City so much that she decided to make it her permanent home. Cristie earned her real estate license shortly after and started working for the Allen Tate Company where she spent 21 years as a top producing agent. During this time, she received many awards and has been recognized for her exemplary sales and listing successes.
In addition to having an outstanding reputation for her ability to manage the details of today’s sophisticated transactions, over two decades of experience and a broad knowledge of the local market, Cristie is the critical resource for expert real estate advice. Her clients have given raving testimonials about her service and one of the many perks of working with Cristie is that she has a terrific sense of humor and is a pleasure to be around.
Cristie and her husband, Tom, live in South Charlotte with their daughter, Morgan, and two dogs, Simon and Stewie. Outside of work, she tries new classes at Lifetime Fitness, loves to experiment with exotic recipes, and is on two boards with her Homeowner’s Association. Two of her favorite things to do, however, is to practice self expression through constant efforts to create a tranquil home and outdoor space to be enjoyed by family and friends. Or in the words of her 11 year old daughter, “Hobbies? You stare at Pinterest. You make (Pinterest) boards with names you think are funny and then you walk around the house with paint samples and a measuring tape. Oh, yeah, and you named your shovel ‘Kevin’ because you use it so much.”
Cristie really helped me get through the maze that is real estate. She knows how to listen and actually hear what I'm saying. She's great at translating my desires into action. Cristie kept me focused on my goals throughout a transaction that was littered with petty requests. The deal simply wouldn't have closed without Cristie's control and calculated negotiating skills.Duane C
I would highly recommend Cristie to anyone. She is amazing! She assisted us in both buying and selling a home. During some difficult and unprofessional circumstances she rose above it all and kept her professionalism and integrity throughout the long process. Her communication skills are excellent. She kept us updated at every turn remaining positive and thorough. She answered our questions and concerns in a very timely manner. She also has a great personality and sense of humor which kept the challenging situations much more tolerable! Love her!!!Paula C
Cristie's knowledge and experience of what it will take to place a house on the market pricing it to create value for both the buyer and the seller is impeccable. Her ability to position the house to capture a buyers interest is a work of art. She was very professional yet much fun to work with and took the sting off a stressful situation of selling/buying a home. Add to all this is her work ethic and responsiveness. A truly wonderful and deep appreciation for what she did for our family!C.T. C
I have chosen Cristie to take care of my past clients for just that reason...SHE TAKES CARE OF THEM! I have never heard a negative word about the service she provides only praises! I will absolutely continue to send my past clients that need assistance in the Charlotte market to Cristie!!Joanie A
Cristie's wit and wisdom made house hunting in Charlotte enjoyable and quite productive. We loved working with her and highly recommend her!Phoebe A
Cristie was incredible! We moved to NC from NJ and Cristie made the whole process enjoyable and easy. She always made time for us and responded to any question we had quickly. I would refer her to anyone looking to move.Louis B
Cristie is the ultimate professional and a tremendous resource for our organization. As our department continues to grow and expand we've had the need to hire and relocate multiple individuals to the Charlotte area. She was responsive and diligent in working with us and our new employees in helping with entire relocation process. Her extensive knowledge of the area provided insightful details that assisted my new hires with key information to help them make their decisions. She was well versed with school ratings shopping commuting options and utility services to help guide new buyers through the selection process. She tirelessly works on behalf of her clients to ensure the buying experience went smoothly and efficiently. Not only will I use her in the future I would recommend her to everyone. If you need a partner to help you with buying or selling a home I would not hesitate to use Cristie.Roger T
Cristie has been a pleasure to work with! She is very knowledgeable and is always willing to help with any questions you might have. She spends a lot of time on getting answers for you and really cares about the outcome and your future. I can't thank Cristie enough for all the help that she provided me. She is amazing!Monica K
We just purchased our home just over a year ago using Cristie Riley as our Realtor and we do not have anything but positive words to say about our experience! She was professional and knowledgable. She kept of our wants and needs at the forefront and ultimately found us a home/neighborhood that we absolutely love all in a very short amount of time. We will 100% use her services again in the future and recommend her to anyone!Laisha W
We have been looking for the perfect home since landing in Charlotte almost 2 years ago. Cristie was very informative with the areas of interest was always available with her time to answer questions or meet us to see a home and seemingly new what we were looking for before we did! She broke down what is historically a very overwhelming process into an easy and seamless transaction. We were demanding at times in that we wanted updates quickly and she was always ahead of our needs. She also brought an invaluable amount of experience and made items that could have been complicated into a 'no big deal' state of mind. Every deal is unique and she proved at each turn that she knew how to handle it and that she had often already anticipated it. She handed us the keys to our forever dream home on Monday and we ALL could not be happier. I hope we never move....but if we do we will absolutely use Cristie Riley.Dawn B
Cristie has helped me several times with purchasing and selling homes. She has been there through all of the stages of my home ownership life so far: first time home buyer buying a home for our growing family selling a home during a difficult divorce and then buying a new home to start over! With every experience she has been extremely focused on my (or our) top priorities. She has always provided expert advice when I have tried to determine if the property was the "one" for me. I have complete faith in her judgment and complete trust in her every step of the way. She was always available to answer any questions LISTEN to my concerns and had no problem adjusting to any changes I threw at her! I have recommended to many people in the past and will continue to recommend her to anyone who is thinking about buying or selling a home!Emily P