Today we meet Ivester Jackson Christie’s Lake Norman Agent Kristen Kosicki. Kristen is originally from the Boston area and has called the Charlotte/Lake Norman area home since 2002. She enjoys her career as a Realtor and provides superior service to put her clients at ease.
Tell us your favorite things about being a real estate broker?
One of my favorite things about being a real estate broker is helping my buyers find the perfect home for them. It brings me so much joy to see my clients so happy to purchase a home that they love and can’t wait to make memories in.
Do you have specific areas of focus?
I usually work throughout the lower Lake Norman area, especially Huntersville and Davidson. I have lived in Huntersville for 16 years and am now raising my family here, so it truly is home for me now. I love everything the town has to offer – convenience to highways, tons of shops and restaurants, great schools, and proximity to the lake.
What advice do you have for people right now during this down period?
Mortgage rates are still low and there are still active buyers and sellers. This is such an unprecedented time but when things begin to normalize, the real estate market should pick up where it left off. If you are thinking of selling, it is a great time to get some projects done while you are at home. Cleaning out closets, decluttering, painting rooms, and landscaping are all great ways to prepare your home for the market.
How are you keeping busy with today’s Stay at Home Restrictions?
I am taking the advice of the medical professionals and abiding by the social distancing and stay-at-home orders. That means I am obviously spending a lot of time at home and have taken the opportunity to do some home projects. As for work, I am still able to do a lot of virtual real estate functions by helping clients get their home ready to sell, doing online marketing, and providing clients with valuable insight into the happenings in the market.
How are you giving back and helping your community during this time?
We have some elderly neighbors who I check on to see if they need anything from the stores since they are in a more high-risk class for the virus. My daughter and I are members of the National Charity League which has some opportunities to help the community with things we can do at home – for example, we are in the process of making Easter/Spring cards for a retirement home, making care bags for the soup kitchen, and donating items to the humane society.