Christina Johnston Cloutier
JD, CNE - Broker
Christina Johnston Cloutier is not your typical real estate agent. She combines her experience as an attorney, investor and educator to guide her clients through the process of buying and selling real estate. Whether you're a buyer or a seller, Christina believes that education and communication are the keys to a successful real estate transaction. To that end, she is always available to her clients. Her real estate motto is "to care and to serve."
Understanding her clients' needs and goals is of paramount importance to Christina. She believes she must spend time with her clients to fully understand their needs. Therefore, Christina's role as a real estate advisor is to ask her clients pointed questions, to listen closely to their responses, to provide knowledgeable answers to their questions, to explain their options and to allow them to make informed and educated decisions.
Christina draws on her almost ten years of experience as an attorney to help her clients navigate the process of buying and selling real estate. She spent the first years of her law practice working as a general practitioner. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts, mediated dispute resolutions and litigated extensively for her clients. Christina also served as a corporate and litigation attorney for numerous municipalities and donated her time to family and children protective services.
Christina's extensive experience in navigating litigation, mediating settlements and negotating contracts adds great value to her clients. She understands the art of negotation! Always mindful of her clients' needs, when necessary, Christina brings tenacity to the negotiating table to ensure her clients will get the best deal possible! Because clients are Christina's first priority, she is willing to go the extra mile to ensure they are well taken care of from the beginning to the end of their real estate journey.
Christina resides in the Glen's Southgate community in Glenview. Christina also lived in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood for many years. She brings a deep knowledge of Glenview, the North Shore and Chicago to her work. In her free time, Christina likes to compete in triathlons, read and spend time with her two children, Declan and Maddie. She is dedicated to her community and to service and has donated her time to numerous school and charitable services.
Ultimately, Christina brings a unique and extraordinary level of experience, passion, knowledge and commitment to the real estate process. She cannot wait to assist you with your home buying and selling needs!
"The home should be the treasure chest of living." -Le Corbusier
Clients are saying:
"She is the best realtor I’ve worked with long distance. She is so knowledgeable about what to do to rent/sell my condo and I trust her implicitly to handle everything. I will miss working with her when my condo is sold. She is the best, very easy and friendly to work with though every situation and always goes “the extra mile.” What a great realtor!!
"Best realtor I’ve ever had. She is very helpful, gives me her honest opinions and works very diligently to get my property either rented or sold. I can’t ask for a better realtor as I trust her implicitly."
"Christina was very professional. I felt like she was always looking out for my best interest. She communicated with me regularly and kept me well informed. She was able to refer me to a very good real estate lawyer for my closing."
"Christina is the best. Not only did she nail finding me a great property and negotiating a killer deal, but additionally she rented out the units at great rents to quality tenants really quick. She's the best."
"Choose Christina as your Broker. She is a seasoned and consummate professional. She recently represented me as a Seller and then shortly thereafter as a Buyer. After some careful Staging provided by Christina (using my own stuff and a few things from her stash), my home was sold in a day. She goes above and beyond as a Realtor (everything from help with staging, crating my dogs for a showing, whipping out a paintbrush for a last minute touch-up, providing referrals for quality, reasonable tradespeople, and most importantly, expert contract negotiations) .Christina is extremely thorough from initial consultant through closing and beyond. She is Incredibly responsive and makes you feel like you are her Only client. Dare i say that in addition to making it easy, she almost made home selling and home buying FUN! She is an absolute joy to work with. Exhale. You are in Very capable Hands with Christina."