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Hello, my name is Cristina Maccora and I am affiliated with Samson Properties in Northern Virginia (NOVA).
I am a proud mother of a talented teenager, Alessandra, and wife of a caring US Navy Aviator, Arthur.
I earned a Master''s Degree in Political Science (summa cum laude) and worked for the US Navy, in Naples Italy, for about a decade. When my family and I moved back to the US from Italy, I decided to work less behind a desk and more with people: I changed my life and started a fun career in Real Estate.
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), member of the Prince William Association of Realtors® (PWAR), a Military Relocation Professional (MRP), a Social Media Professional (e-Pro), I am certified through the Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI), I am an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA). I speak English and Italian.
I volunteer as an Italian Teacher at the local middle and high Schools, as I love sharing my knowledge and heritage with these amazing young adults.
My ex-colleagues, friends and family describe me as a ''people'' person, energetic, efficient, professional, very positive, dedicated, results-driven, and detail oriented.
I believe in quality over quantity and will always represent your best interests!
I can offer you a wealth of knowledge and services to guide you through all your real estate needs. Please contact me, whether it is to get started on helping you realize your goals and dreams, or just to ask a question - no pressure, no hassle, no obligation - just a friendly conversation. I would welcome the opportunity to make a difference for you. I will be happy to work with you on finding and purchasing the perfect home. I service all Northern Virginia and I am online 24/7 to answers your questions, reply to calls, emails and text messages in real time. Try me right now! Find me on Facebook at Northern Virginia Agent for Real Estate - Cristina Maccora or Whatsapp (if you live in Europe and do not want to spend the money to call!)
I work with a team of home inspectors, lenders, lawyers, and title companies that will be glad to assist you throughout the process. If you have your own crew, I will be more than happy to join it as I have always been a great team player.
I understand that buying your new home may depend on selling your current home. I will be happy to evaluate and market your home for you. If you live outside my area, I can refer you to one of my many associates around the country.
My adventure in Real Estate
I started my career in Real Estate here in Northern Virginia by joining Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (CBRB).
I had just landed in the U.S.A. from Italy, leaving behind a successful career as an IT specialist for the great US Naval Hospital in Naples where most of my dearest friends still reside. A decade of growth, both professional and personal.
I could have pursued the same career here in the US, but my gipsy soul screamed for a change, for a new challenge.
I met a good teacher, Mr. Fred Spurlock, and trained in the Coldwell Banker Office in Vienna. I am very thankful to CBRB and especially my coworkers for all the education, guidance, help and fun they provided to the new Agent on the block. I was initiated to this wonderful and tough career in a huge corporation, by good people who kindly bore with this crazy lady with a funny accent, loud, and always chirping around. What a pleasure working with some of the top producers of Northern Virginia! I felt lucky and honored and many of them I still deal with in Real Estate today.
At one point of my career as a Real Estate Professional, my unsettled soul started to scream again. Then I realized that, once again, time had come for a change; less dramatic this time: same career but new a new brokerage.
Getting out of my comfort zone, and transitioning into Samson Properties, I got re-energized and met new fine agents, and the awesome owner of the company, Mr Danny Samson, and my current terrific managing Broker, Mr Mike Briggs. In this growing, highly competitive, and family-oriented Agency - so well known in the Washington metro area (DC, Virginia, and Maryland) - my gipsy soul has been camping ever since.
I strongly believe that any opportunity to grow professionally and as an individual cannot be passed on without regrets. I cherish memories but I love changes and always try to move forward. Sometime all we need to do is take a leap of faith and make the jump!
Now it is time for you and I to team up and jump into your new Real Estate adventure together: you are welcome to stop by my office at 4500 Pond Way, Suite n.100, Lake Ridge VA 22192 and have a chat about your next step into the Real Estate world.
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Meet the Team: me, myself and I
Me, myself, and I. Not really! I would not be able to do my job without the support of my fantastic brokerage Samson Properties. I work with a team of experienced professionals but I am a team player and I will be glad to join your crew if you have one!