Kristina Modares, Realtor®
Working with Kristina is like having a close friend walk you through a major milestone event in your life. She truly cares about your happiness and well being!
- Three Years Event Planning Experience
- Originally from Atlanta, Georgia
- Austin resident since 2012
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor
- Bought first investment property at age 25
- Enjoys traveling
Kristina in VeniceA Georgia native, Kristina moved to Austin in 2012 and it was love at first sight. Her passion and pride for the Texas capital and the people in it is so strong that many often mistake her for an Austin native! Kristina began her career in event planning and management, where she honed her organization and communication skills. After three years in this field, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her family and become a REALTOR® and active investor. Kristina focuses on helping her clients see the value in diversifying their investments through real estate and educating first-time homebuyers. Working with Kristina is like having a close friend walk you through a major milestone event in your life. She truly cares about the happiness and well being of her clients, and many of her client relationships turn into friendships that last beyond closing. Clients appreciate Kristina’s adaptable nature, as well as her calm and cool attitude under pressure. In her free time, Kristina is an active traveler and enjoys getting to know more about the city she loves so much.
Designations and Areas of Expertise
- Investment Properties
- First-time Homebuyers
Favorite Places in Austin
Kristina is a huge fan of the outdoors and food, which is why she fell in love with Austin so quickly! Although she enjoys trying new restaurants in the Austin area, sometimes she just craves her favorites, including Sway, Fonda San Miguel, and Justine’s in East Austin. She also loves walking along the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, exploring new watering holes in the Austin area, and playing soccer at Zilker Park.
Kristina helped guide me through every step of the way. She was very responsive and quick to put offers in as well as answer any questions I had during the entire process.Zach Barnes
We chose Kristina to sell our house in North Austin and we couldn't have been happier with our decision. She prepped us for the sale, communicating everything we could expect in the upcoming months, and listened to our concerns and opinions regarding all the little details. She was super knowledgeable and responded to all of our emails/texts within the hour (even while on vacation!).Sara Hernando
She listed the house for sale on April 4th, had an open house on April 8th, and the house was under contract (for the full asking price) by April 15th! Her personality and calming nature made the process really easy to navigate.
We will definitely be utilizing Kristina's services for buying a home in the near future. We would highly recommend her as a selling or buying agent.
I actually came across Kristina on LinkedIn via a coworker and reached out for some help looking for a home in Austin. She made herself available for showings around my schedule, and when it came time to make an offer and get in all the subsequent paperwork she was on top of everything and also gave strong guidance on facets of the negotiations. Actually, at closing, the title company specifically mentioned that she was one of the best realtors that they had worked with as well! Just a note, she communicates best/most actively via text/email. One of the cool things I also observed about Kristina was that she is always looking to be on the edge of the industry - doing things from personally investing in real estate and sharing her learnings on social media to going to agent conferences regularly; I think that really shows that she's in it to win it! Thanks for your help KristinaMudie Muztar
Kristina was an absolute joy to work with! Kristina made my home buying process as low-stress as such an important life choice can be. She was incredibly responsive, respected my sense of urgency to see properties (I was buying in a neighborhood where time was of the essence!). Being new to Texas, I was also very appreciative of how well she explained the nuances of the Texas real estate purchasing process. She was a great advocate for me during the post-offer process all the way through the final walk-through. I cannot recommend her enough!Monique Dorsey
Kristina is an awesome realtor. Within 24 hrs of meeting her, we found our perfect house, made an offer and got it accepted. She is responsive, easy to work with and very knowledgeable of the home buying process. She implemented an excellent strategy all throughout the buying process, which ultimately resulted in us getting the house we wanted, at the price we wanted. I highly recommend Kristina.Kurt Rightler
Kristina was an incredible realtor who made my first home buying experience a stress-free success. As a first-time buyer, I was largely ignorant of the home buying process, and Kristina helpfully guided me through every step of it. She was great about recognizing what I wanted in a property, and she always responded to my questions promptly and helpfully. Thanks to her, my offer on a very in-demand property was accepted. And Kristina remained helpful and informative right through closing. I was nervous about the stresses of buying a home, but Kristina presented it as a logically ordered process that never overwhelmed me. Highly recommended!Justin Baldassare
We would highly recommend Kristina! She made the buying process extremely smooth and answered our calls, emails and texts immediately. She helped us with odd questions we had and quickly found answers for us. She went above and beyond to help us every step of the way. We purchased property in Austin while we live in Sealy and minimized the number of trips we had to make to Austin. We would definitely go through Kristina again if purchasing property.Jennifer Sullivan
Kristina was wonderful to work with and made the home-buying process extremely painless! As first-time home-buyers, we didn't really know what to expect out of the process, or what we needed to do and when. Kristina sent us a book she wrote about the home-buying process and was extremely communicative through e-mail and text messages the entire time, so we always knew what the next steps would be. She was knowledgeable about the areas we were looking in, and was able to offer insight when we had questions. We are so happy we chose to work with her, and would absolutely work with her again in the future. Thank you, Kristina!Emily Stoltman
Kristina was the secret to finding my dream property! Throughout all of the ups and downs of my loan process, Kristina was always available in the clutch and went to war for us every step of the way. I can honestly say that we would not have closed on my home without her.Morris Randall
Kristina is simply the best! I stumbled upon an article that she'd written on the Austin home buying experience and could tell that she knew her stuff. I reached out to her immediately and was so glad I did. As a first time home buyer in a super competitive market, my home buying experience was not easy. We encountered a few setbacks and tons of frustrations but Kristina was with me the entire way, always super encouraging and optimistic. We looked at a ton of places and she was completely honest with me after we saw each one. Getting her feedback was invaluable and I am so happy with the house I ended up purchasing. I would AND already have recommended Kristina to everyone I know who is considering buying a house. If you're looking for an amazing Realtor® who will always have your back, she's absolutely the gal for you.Adriana Escalante
Buying a home is daunting, especially when you haven't done it before. As first-home buyers, the process, the paperwork, the legalities, understanding the market and simply being able to trust someone can be challenging. The best decision that we made was choosing to work with Kristina. She was patient whilst educating us on what's required to buy our first home. She was mindful of our concerns and we felt she always had our best interests at heart and was there whenever we had questions, many of which were not related directly to her job. We can't recommend her highly enough and we would be happy to act as a reference if any potential homebuyers have any questions on what Kristina can offerMarsha and David
Kristina was knowledgeable about the process which was helpful as a first time home buyer. She was straightforward and transparent and gave me several good ideas for how I could “house hack.” Within a week of buying my home, I was already making money from renting out a room. I would definitely use her again!Shayla
First of all, Kristina Modares is not your typical realtor. She is a young, bright woman who thinks outside the box in order to help you find the house you are looking for! She isn't pushy and will answer any questions that you have with ease. It feels like she has been doing this for 20 years. She doesn't just help people get into a house, she helps them find the right investment as well. She invests herself and has a lot of good information for people like me. I felt comfortable through the whole process and she helped me get into a home that I didn't even think was possible! I don't think I would be in a home right now if it wasn't for her. Look no further, Kristina will find exactly what you are looking for.Eric Mann
I worked with Kristina to buy my first condo in Southeast Austin...I went from a timid skeptical renter interested in learning more to a confident and proud owner in months with Kristina's help! She answered all of my questions and help me understand all aspects of the process so that I was ready to dive in. She weathered the lightning fast Austin market with me without an ounce of frustration, sticking by my side until I found the right place. She really listened to what I was looking for in a home-by the end I knew she could have chosen my place for me without me seeing it. The entire time she was a good friend while professionally and quickly responding to all emails/texts/phone calls. She clearly has great relationships with her peers as all other aspects of the process were handled with ease, even when she was out of townTristina Pirkl
I met Kristina during marathon training and she showed an extraordinary amount of dedication and resolve when it came to the training and race itself. As my realtor, she was just as dedicated to making sure I found a home I loved and was there every step of the way to make sure I wasn't overwhelmed with the process. Thanks to her I found my first home-buying experience to be exceptionally easy. I cannot recommend her highly enough: either as a realtor or a running buddyCarissa Roper
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Kristina's Favorite Areas
The Austin area includes cities like Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Lakeway, and Round Rock - areas as diverse as they are separated by miles. Kristina has served buyers and sellers all over the area, but she does have a few favorites. Click an image below to read more, or review all of our profiles in our Austin Neighborhood Guide.
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Kristina was wonderful to work with and made the home-buying process extremely painless! As first-time home-buyers, we didn't really know what to expect out of the process, or what we needed to do and when. Kristina sent us a book she wrote about the home-buying process and was extremely communicative through e-mail and text messages the entire time, so we always knew what the next steps would be. She was knowledgeable about the areas we were looking in, and was able to offer insight when we had questions. We are so happy we chose to work with her, and would absolutely work with her again in the future. Thank you Kristina!Emily Stoltman