Monday, August 1, 2011

Featured Agent-Christine Aubrey

Christine's best advice today:  "Take advantage of today's interest rates, the great house prices and inventory.  If you try to catch the market at the best moment, it will elude you.  Sellers who feel they may be getting less than a year from now?  It's all relative.  You may get less, but you will also buy for less.  When your house value goes up, so will the one you want to purchase."

Christine Aubrey, owner/broker of Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS, feels the same about the Pioneer Valley as many of us who have the privilege to live here. "The Pioneer Valley is a very special place", said Christine,  "I came to college here and never left". Christine graduated Cum Laude in 1977 with a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts. She made the town of Hatfield her home for 30 years while raising her 2 children. Her daughter, Alison lives in New York City working in the public health field and her son Brian and his wife live in the area and Brian works for Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS.

Christine enjoys walking, hiking, kayaking, skiing, traveling and listening to live music whenever she can. The Pioneer Valley has the natural beauty and opportunity for all her hobbies.  

Professionally Christine Aubrey is a force to be reckoned with, starting as a teacher at Turners Falls High School.  She moved on to real estate, opening Upton & May Real Estate in 1988 with former teacher/general contractor Steve Upton in South Deerfield.  In 1993 she merged the company with Massamont Real Estate acquiring an office in Shelburne Falls and becoming Upton-Massamont REALTORS.  She became sole owner of the company in 2001 and opened a third office in Florence.  In 2006 the company became an affiliate of Coldwell Banker to bring a higher level of services and technology to their clients.

Along the way, Christine continued her real estate education earning ABR, CRB, and SRES designations. She also served the real estate industry supporting our local association, the REALTOR Association of Pioneer Valley, on several committees and as secretary on the Board of Directors.  She also served at the state level with the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS.

Christine also finds it important to invest in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Northampton Chamber of Commerce and the Rockbridge Abundant Life Community

These days Christine can be found listing and selling real estate throughout the valley. "Working with buyers and sellers can be incredibly rewarding and I have established many long term friendships with my clients", said Christine.  The rest of her days are spent among one of her three offices where she enjoys overseeing her company and where she is the force that drives the company forward with technology and providing the best service in the Pioneer Valley.