Christina Griffin is a top 1% real estate agent in the United States, a Keller Williams MAPS coach, a director at KWRI, and a loving mother, but her life wasn’t always easy. Faced with personal tragedy and career uncertainty, she had to struggle through each challenge with strength and determination. She didn’t always succeed the first time, but she never gave up, and her perseverance has helped her lead one of the best real estate teams in the country.
When Christina was only nine years old, her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Too young to fully grasp what was happening, Christina’s family was thrown into a world of financial and emotional instability. When her mother passed soon after, Christina took on the role of caregiver for her younger sister.
Christina looked after her family throughout high school, but right as she was about to head off to college, tragedy struck again. Her father died in a boating accident, and Christina had a tough decision to make: go off to college, or stay and look after her sister. Family has always been the most important thing in Christina’s life, so she stayed behind and took a job in property management.
While managing a 650-unit community, Christina discovered her passion for real estate. She knew she didn’t want to just manage properties; she wanted to be directly involved in buying and selling homes. She studied for her license, and soon, she was selling homes at a rapid pace.
It didn’t take long for Christina to start a successful real estate team. With a family of her own to support, she knew she had to build something for them that would last. Building a strong team is hard enough, but this wasn’t the only struggle Christina faced. Now that she was raising children, she was diagnosed with the same cancer that took her mother from her at such a young age. Despite rounds of chemo, surgery, and emotional distress, Christina still found a way to persevere and build a world-class real estate business.
For Christina, failure is never an option; her struggles have made her who she is. Her ability to empathize with others is what makes her such a successful MAPS coach. Her drive to provide for her family is what makes her a strong team leader. She earned the #53 spot on The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends Top 1,000 Individual Agent List in 2016, and she was nominated for the Tampa Bay Business Journal 'Woman of the Year' Award that same year. She has over 5,000 closings under her belt, and her properties average only 7 days on market, with a list-to-sale price ratio of 99%. She specializes in all aspects of the distressed properties field, and made history by creating and leading the first short sale department with her prior company.Today she looks forward to raising her family and helping others achieve success for years to come.