Serving Painesville, Ohio and surrounding areas in Lake County. Over ten years' experience in residential sales.
Get to know Christine Hart Howlett
Christine Hart Howlett is a a full-time real estate professional, receiving her license in 2004. Christine's specialty is Painesville and surrounding areas in Lake County, Ohio. Whether you're ready to buy a home now or just thinking about it, she is available to answer your questions and is looking forward to speaking with you.
Christine is a member and past president (2011) of the Lake-Geauga Area Association of REALTORS®, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of REALTORS, a member of the National Association of REALTORS, and many community organizations.
Christine received the Lake-Geauga Area Association of REALTORS' "REALTOR of the Year" award in 2010. The REALTOR of the Year Award is given to the member who has shown outstanding leadership, commitment, and skill in the real estate industry.
In May of 2011, Christine was bestowed the Eber D. Howe award by the Downtown Painesville Organization for her Painesville community spirit. The Eber D. Howe Award, named after the abolitionist founder of The Painesville Telegraph, honors the person who shares the good news about Painesville and who personifies the Painesville spirit. "As a realtor and resident, Christine Howlett 'sings' Painesville's praises and advocates for our community."
Christine married Don, her childhood sweetheart in 1974. Prior to obtaining her real estate license, Christine was employed at Lubrizol Corporation and Diamond Shamrock. She retired from Lubrizol in 2004. Don, a 40-year veteran of the Painesville Police Department, and Christine have two daughters and five grandchildren. Don and Christine enjoy traveling, including their once a year trip to Maine, boating, fishing, and their four rescue furchildren, Buddy, Lucky, Harlow (dogs) and Rooster (one-eyed cat). They support Golden Retrievers in Need rescue organization (grinrescue.org) and Close to Home animal rescue (CtHAR.org.).
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I use an aggressive marketing strategy to improve your chances for a quick sale. I believe it is important to get your listing noticed early for the most impact.
I work independently. I am very hands-on and will handle all details and aspects of your transaction because you have entrusted me with the responsibility of selling your home.
I will complete a comparative market analysis to determine the market range price for your home. I will then review the results with you and advise you regarding the best listing price, determined by your motivation. I will also stay in constant contact, keeping you informed about showing feedback and market conditions.
Purchasing a home can be a daunting experience. As your agent, I will be with you every step, paving the way toward home ownership. An initial, no obligation consultation to discuss your needs and goals is recommended as the first step. The more information I have about your expectations, the more effective I will be in finding the perfect home for you.
Areas Served: Lake and Geauga counties. I will be glad to refer you to agents in other regions of the U.S.
REALTOR of the Year - Lake & Geauga Area Association of REALTORS
Recipient of the Eber D. Howe Award for Community Spirit - Downtown Painesville Organization
Testimonials for Christine Hart Howlett
Christine is a true professional. As a first-time home seller I was anxious about the experience. But Chris answered all my questions and gave me the information I needed. She researched similar properties and helped set a fair price. She maintained regular communication and gave me feedback after each showing. And I’m thrilled to say that the house sold in 7 weeks.
In 2013, my elderly mother was charged with selling my aunt’s house on Riverside Drive. Chris was recommended by the manager of our bank. We liked her as soon as we met and hired her on the spot. She did a wonderful job of marketing and selling a difficult property. Then, in 2014 it became apparent that my mother could no longer live alone. We again called Chris to sell mother’s house. She entered the listing in the MLS on Thursday, and by Monday we had a signed sales contract. Selling the house my mother had lived in for many, many years was very difficult for her. Realizing this, Chris went above and beyond and created a photo book for my mother to help make the transition a bit easier for her. I will forever remember her kindness.
As an out of state seller, we needed someone to keep us in the loop at all times, and that wouldn't forget about us (ie: out of sight, out of mind). Chris did a fabulous job staying in contact via email and phone calls, kept an eye on our property when we could not, and was genuinely concerned for our financial situation, rather than her commission check. We highly recommend Chris for any of your real-estate needs, but especially recommend her if you're needing to move out of town or state.
Christine is a amazing person to work with. She is a caring neighbor and passionate citizen. The fact that she was named realtor of the year for Lake & Geauga Counties is no surprise to anyone that knows her. I highly recommend her.