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Warburg Realty

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker New York Residential Specialist (NYRS) WHAT DISTINGUISHES YOU FROM OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD? As a former trusts and estates lawyer, I have been trained to aggressively negotiate in my clients’ best interests. I am a strategic and solution-oriented thinker. I know the right questions to ask and how to use the information to my clients’ advantage. I bring the same intense work ethic, level of professionalism, integrity and absolute discretion to my real estate clients as I did when I worked at a white-shoe law firm. As a native New Yorker, I have a unique perspective of the city and enjoy the benefit of long-standing relationships with people and institutions that unquestionably give me an advantage when advising clients. Finally, I am one of a select cadre of real estate agents who has earned the esteemed New York Residential Specialist (NYRS) designation which identifies brokers who have achieved an advanced level of study and the top tier of success in sales.

“As a former trusts and estates lawyer, I have been trained to aggressively negotiate in my clients’ best interests. I am a strategic and solution-oriented thinker. I know the right questions to ask and how to use the information to my clients’ advantage.”

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO BUY A HOME IN YOUR AREA NOW? Be prepared. the market is strong, with record-low inventory. I work with my clients to get their financing, financial statements and references lined up before we even submit an offer. In this competitive marketplace, I make sure my clients are viewed in the best light possible. Because of my proactive approach, when the right property comes on the market, we’re ready — and we usually get it.

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TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO LEARN? Many people who associate me with the Upper East Side where I typically sell would be surprised to learn that although I attended school in Carnegie Hill, I actually grew up downtown. I love downtown and enjoy selling there. Many are also surprised to learn about my international background. My mother is European and was a career diplomat with the United Nations for thirty years. Our apartment was filled with art from China, India, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia. Our family’s parties were filled with colorful saris, kaftans, sounds of multiple languages and the smells and tastes of spicy foods. I speak both French and Spanish and love working with foreign buyers and sellers. I think the international community makes New York such a cosmopolitan, exciting and interesting place to live.

JOSE GINARTE

The Women Of REAL ESTATE

CHRISTINE MILLER MARTIN

ANYTHING NOTEWORTHY TO SHARE WITH US? Yes, I am building a real estate team! My business continually expands, so a strong team will allow me to focus exclusively on the high-end luxury co-op, condo and townhouse markets while maintaining the high level of personal service I am known for. I am delighted to announce that Susanne Rhow has joined my team. A Georgetown alum, Susanne was a vice president of the Trusts and Estates and Private Client Group at Sotheby’s. Together, we make a formidable team and uniquely provide our clients a full array of real estate expertise with the strongest estates background of any brokers in the city.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE YOU SEE BUYERS MAKE? The biggest mistake buyers make is not using a broker. They mistakenly believe they can get a “deal”. This is rarely the case and often quite the opposite. It is important to note that the listing broker has no obligation to the purchaser. Real estate is often one’s single largest investment; smart buyers hire an experienced broker who knows the marketplace and has a fiduciary duty to act in their best interest.

WARBURG REALTY 654 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065 M: 917.453.5152 O: 212.439.5194 E: cmartin@warburgrealty.com W: warburgrealty.com

ARE THERE ANY CAUSES YOU’RE VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT? I have been very involved over the years at Convent of the Sacred Heart, Middlesex School and Wellesley College. I serve on the Advisory Council for the New York Landmarks Conservancy; am chair of the Junior Council of El Museo del Barrio; serve on the Board of Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter and am on the Membership Committee for Network 20/20. I am also pleased to be a Warburg Ambassador at the upcoming Bunny Hop event benefitting Memorial Sloan Kettering. In addition to being able to actively participate in the conversation about some of the most important things happening in our city, I have met the most interesting and impressive people through them. Collectively these experiences help round out my appreciation of all the wonderful things and people this remarkable city has to offer.

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AVENUE March 2014  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

AVENUE March 2014  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

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