There are many things that make the City of Garland unique, including its strong manufacturing base, abundant career opportunities and family friendly atmosphere. The City’s proud heritage has been carefully preserved in its downtown historic district. The recently announced Sixth Street extension project is part of the City’s Downtown Garland Redevelopment Plan connecting Downtown Garland to the Richland College Garland campus.
Garland also pays ongoing attention to strengthen and rejuvenate its future to assure that it always remains a desirable place where people choose to live and work. Its Firewheel Town Center represents the latest in open-air, mixed-use developments offering more than 900,000 square feet of department stores and specialty retail, a children's playground, lush open space and water features, 75,000 square feet of office space, more than 320 apartment units, and an 18-screen AMC theater. Bass Pro Shops anchors the 28-acre Harbor Point retail development on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland. The Garland Special Events Center is the City’s epicenter for graduations, sporting events, theatrical productions, concerts and conventions. Dining out is a favorite activity of busy Garland residents and these new centers and well as long-established area venues provide a myriad of options.
The thriving northeast corner of Dallas County prides itself on the strength of its diverse neighborhoods. Educating 58,000 students at 71 campuses, Garland Independent School District ranks as the second-largest district in Dallas County, twelfth-largest in Texas, and is among the 100-largest in America. Not many districts across the nation offer open-enrollment options for students, and none have a “choice” plan as far-reaching as Garland ISD. While other districts use attendance zones to determine a student’s campus, GISD parents are able to choose the school their child attends. GISD also offers a variety of magnet programs. 77 percent of its campuses have received Exemplary or Recognized ratings by the Texas Education Agency.
Christi has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the last 18 years. She comes from two generations of real estate professionals, spanning from residential and commercial to development sales. She moved to Dallas to pursue her business career after graduating with honors from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance. Christi learned early on the importance of listening to and providing exceptional service to her clients while working as a top-level executive for Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessey.
In 2003, prior to launching her real estate career, Christi became the Founder and CEO of Beca Bags LLC, an international bag company serving thousands of clients worldwide. As an experienced CEO, she received many accolades for outstanding performance and service, as well as receiving the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Most Innovative Company Award. Christi loves working with her clients, understanding and meeting their needs. She also has a proven track record working with even the most demanding celebrity clientele.
Having lived in various parts of the DFW area over the last 18 years, Christi has gained an in-depth and personal knowledge of the local real estate market. Coupled with her successful managerial experience, strong negotiating skills, client driven results, and a passion for real estate, Christi has what it takes to get the job done.
Throughout her years of leadership and service, Christi brings her real estate clients invaluable knowledge for analyzing current market trends, critical decision making, quick problem solving, task management, strong personal relationships, and an unique ability to effectively communicate “across the table,” resulting in a successful collaboration favored in the best interest of her clients. She is also an active member of several leading industry organizations such as NAR, TAR and the Women’s Council of Realtors.
Whether you are buying, selling, relocating, or interested in new construction, Christi’s strong reputation and passion for her clients, coupled with her knowledge of the home buying and selling process, helps her clients achieve a successful real estate transaction based on their personalized needs and wants, while utilizing cutting edge technology, current market research and a comprehensive business strategy to exceed all of her client’s expectations.