Raised in Fairfax, Cristina has watched the area grow into what it is today - a complex real estate market. She is a Long & Foster agent with the Fairfax Centre office. Cristina has over 29 years of work experience serving the public in two capacities – teacher and REALTOR®. She is licensed here in her native state of Virginia.
Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Cristina was a special education teacher with theFairfax County Public School system for 12 years. She dedicated herself to teaching elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities, focusing on the area of reading. Cristina rose to the top of her profession asa National Board Certified teacher. She was in the first group of special educators to earn this distinction.
As a REALTOR®,Cristina has been working with home buyers and sellers in the Northern Virginia area for over 17 years. Her experience working with families and colleagues in the field of education prepared her for many successful relationships with her real estate clients. With a background as an educator, she truly enjoys educating home buyers and helping them through the process of purchasing a home.
Cristina has earned a reputation of being hard working, responsible, honest and fun!Cristina has been a Top Producer for many years. She was featured in the Washingtonian as a Top Producing Real Estate Agent in the DC Metro Area in 2015-2019. She was also recognized as a Top Real Estate Agent featured in the Northern Virginia Magazine in 2016-2019 as well. She was also recognized as a Top 100 Agent in the state of Virginia in 2018, along with in the entire Long & Foster Company.
Cristina has worked hard to build her business over years and is currently focused on expanding a thriving team. She is known for her high level of customer service, trust and reliability. Her Zillow reviews contain some examples of characteristics that makes her stand out among competing agents.
Cristina has an international upbringing because she was raised in a State Department family. She was born in Senegal, West Africa and throughout her childhood she lived in Dakar, Senegal, Accra, Ghana, Ottawa, and Madrid. Cristina moved back to the Northern Virginia area in 1982. She attended the College ofCharleston in South Carolina where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Education.
She currently lives in Fairfax with her husband, Dan, and their 3 children.