Christa Swistak, CSP, SRS, SRES

Associate Real Estate Broker
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About Christa
Associate Real Estate Broker
New Homes Sales Specialist

As an Associate Real Estate Broker, Certified New Homes Sales Professional (CSP), Certified Seller Representative (SRS) and Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Christa provides outstanding integrity, energy, hard work and creativity when servicing every detail of your home. Additionally, her wealth of knowledge and experience allows a better understanding of the needs and desires of buyers and sellers in both the resale and new construction market. She uses her experience, training and foresight to proactively market your home or your needs as a buyer or seller in a way that will accomplish all of your real estate goals.

Christa is exceptionally organized and understands each individual market based on geographic location which brings additional value to each client that has a home to buy or sell! She will oversee not only the marketing and coordination of selling your existing home but also the purchase of your new home. Her attention to detail and tenacity brings value to each client and the Sterling Real Estate Group team.

Her specialties are working with first time home buyers, new construction buyers, downsizing, upsizing and relocation. Having a great deal of experience in each of these areas allows her to offer top notch professional services to you and your family to reach your goals for your next new home! Christa was the featured agent for the July 2023 issue of Capital Region Real Producers magazine. Read the full article here.

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“Christa was an absolute GEM to work with. Beyond professional and helpful. She’s very honest in her work and knows what she’s doing. We are so pleased to work with her in building our first home. From the beginning to the end she made sure she was involved and made my husband and I feel very comfortable, like family. She addressed all of our questions and concerns. Very fast and reliable. She’d make sure to answer our phone calls or text messages no matter how busy she was. We would definitely recommend working with Christa and would love to work with her again in the future.”

– Aliya B.

“We had a wonderful experience with Christa as she helped us sell my childhood home. She was available 24/7 to answer all our questions with her expertise knowledge. She also helped us find a beautiful new home, perfect for our family. She had recommendations for everyone we needed, from a mortgage broker to an inspector. We couldn’t be happier with our home selling and buying experience with Christa!
– E.H.

“Christa went above and beyond- truly- for our family. She is knowledgeable and well connected in the industry. Her expertise was impressive. We would work with her again in a heartbeat. She described the process since we would be building from the ground up. She was straightforward and honest when discussing the timeline of our financial obligations and helped us navigate the stress of the selections process. She was someone we could count on as a liaison between our family and the builder.”
– J. Sullivan

Christa Rivers did an outstanding job assisting us with the purchase of our home, new construction with DeGraff Bloom Builders. She helped us every step of the way: from the big decision to sign the contract and start the new construction process, explaining each step, helping us understand the process of building a house, keeping us up to date and helping us through some questions to ensure we were ready to close as soon as possible, and making this purchase of our forever home a low stress and enjoyable experience. She is a professional with a personal touch.
– Courtney & Theo

Very diligent and transparent. We could not get our dream home without her knowledge and dedication
– JD Boyle

I believe I would have had a totally different experience if not for Christa. If I ever we became overwhelmed she was there to help. She explained this complex, sometimes technical, process to us point by point so we knew what to expect and what step was next. She offered great advice and actually helped us save money. Even when her part of the process had ended, she was there to answer all our questions, no matter how insignificant and she worked so hard with us and for us! She’s a genuine, extremely knowledgeable person and great at her job. She impressed us so much, we hired her to sell our home and have already recommended her to friends.
– Randy and Marybeth C.

We would like to thank Christa for all she did for us while we were looking for our new home. Christa is clearly a lady who enjoys her work and worked hard on our behalves. Christa always steered us in the right direction, gave honest opinion on things and went out of her way to help us find the perfect house. Dawn and I are in a good place in our life cause of her hard work and representing our interests. Thank you so much.
– Lou and Dawn Smith

We had the pleasure of selling our home with Christa in the Spring of 2018 and were thrilled with the outcome! We had interviewed two other Realtors and they didn’t come close to Christa’s level of professionalism or authenticity. She immediately gained our trust and confidence and we were very impressed with her attentiveness to detail, clarity on the entire process, and constant communication throughout. If we needed to sell another home she would be my first call and I can’t recommend her highly enough!
– Ian and Kim

As a single person looking for a home, I am so happy I found Sterling Real Estate Group. Christa was the perfect person to go house hunting with – from the beginning, it was clear she would go above and beyond to help me find a home I loved. She took time to get to know me and she thoughtfully chose the houses she felt would be a good match for me.
From house hunting to bidding to closing, Christa was there every step of the way to make my purchase of a home seamless. It is clear she loves what she does and each client is more than a bottom line. I feel like I not only gained a home I love, but also a friend!
– Ashley W.

Christa Rivers is such a pleasure to work with. Throughout planning discussions on how to market our home all the way through closing, Christa went above and beyond as an agent. She was both professional and friendly as she managed the sale of our home. Christa has extensive real estate knowledge that was shared as she worked closely with us throughout the selling experience. She is highly recommended!
– Erica & Jeff T.

Christa has been a pleasure to work with! She spent countless days, nights, weekends as well as time on a holiday away from her family to make sure we had the best experience buying a home! Her dedication to her clients and career is exceptional and helped us feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. Christa was in contact on a daily basis, was on top of everything that needed to be done, and was always ahead of the game in helping us prepare for the next steps. She looked out for our best interest, helped us meet our goals and was by our side even after our closing day! A last minute problem the day of walk through she handled professionally, quickly, and sat through our closing by our side to be sure there were no further issues!We met Christa by chance, and now have a forever Real Estate Agent, expert advice giver and friend for years to come!
– Kim L.

Christa helped sell our house in less than a week in the beginning of this crazy pandemic. She was always available and very helpful with all of the questions we had as first time sellers. She continues to work with us as we buy our next house that we are building. She is always friendly and gives quick responses. I would highly recommend Christa to anyone looking for a house or selling their house. She goes above and beyond to aid you through every step of the way.
– JJ and Patty L.

“If you want a realtor who knows her stuff and will stick with you throughout the entire process, then look no further and immediately sign with Christa. She sold our home in Clifton Park in 3 days and made a highly complicated process seem easy. Christa was a true professional walking us through step by step without missing any details. She always followed through and was literally available anytime of day for our questions. Most importantly, the moral support she provided to us when a difficult, red tape situation arose, was above and beyond. She never gave up and kept us calm even after we moved 800 miles away. I don’t think our experience could’ve been any better. I’d give Christa 10 stars if I could.” – Tricia D.

“Christa was great to work with. She was very patient and helped us throughout the process in getting our home finalized. We had built a completely customized house and she patiently explained to us all the details and helped us design a house that we liked. It was a long process for us because of the customization and Christa, with her expertise, knowledge and experience, navigated and guided us through this entire process patiently. Christa was helpful during our closing process as well as she helped us put pressure on the bank’s and seller’s attorneys to get the closing done quickly. She walked us through to be prepared for some of the upcoming activities to help us move through this process quickly. I would definitely recommend her to anybody who has plans to buy or sell homes in the near future. Thank you Christa for all your help and guidance. As a first time home buyer, we definitely leveraged and benefited from your experience and expertise. Thank you and appreciate it.” 

“If you are looking for a patient realtor who allows you to take your time and coach you through the home selling process, Christa will help you. Christa was with is for months as we searched for a very specific home in a specific price range while coordinating the sale of our first home. She was the calming true north and was the perfect fit for our family!”
– Kristina L.

“Christa is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and so helpful throughout the entire process. We had a couple hiccups along the way and Christa was so patient with us and did everything she could to make sure everything was taken care of. She is very professional, personable, and really looked out for us in the home buying process. I would absolutely use her again in the future and would recommend her to anyone!”
– Bridget R.

Christa and The Christa Swistak Team with Sterling Real Estate are wonderful to work with! Throughout the entire process Christa shared her knowledge, expertise and overall enjoyment of the real-estate industry as we worked together on selling our property. Her and the team diligently accomplished our goals. We have worked with Christa in the past and look forward to working with her in the future.
– Erica T.

Christa has been a true hero in her work with us. She helped us find and purchase the most beautiful land. She was faithful in her dealings with us and gave us excellent advice. She is now working with us to build our forever home. She has guided us and worked with us to choose the home we want in an affordable range for us. As this is the first time we have ever built her expertise and advice is crucial. We would recommend her services for anyone looking to buy, sell or build. She is a star!
– Kathi G.

Thank you Christa for helping us every step of the way, especially for your expertise, knowledge and patience in securing a very satisfying conclusion. We will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and relatives and hopefully work with you in the future.
– Peter and Missy M.

“We were so fortunate to have found Christa Swistak when began research to buy a new house. As Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. She was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for homes to view based on what I was looking for. If the time ever comes when I will be looking for a new home, there isn’t any question on who my Realtor will be.”

– Yun Z.

“We worked with Christa on the sale of our home and purchase of a new construction and could not possibly recommend her more. She is very knowledgeable, works hard, and will go to bat for you. Most importantly she makes you know that you are valued and not just another number. 5 stars isn’t enough!”

– Will R.

“Christa was an absolute pleasure to work with while designing our new home. Her professionalism and helpfulness were unmatched. From the very beginning, Christa took the time to understand my vision and worked tirelessly to bring my dream home to life. She was always available to answer any questions I had and offered valuable suggestions to ensure that our home was not only beautiful, but also functional. I cannot recommend Christa enough for anyone in need of a home designer. She truly went above and beyond to make our new home a place we will love for years to come.”

– Anne M.

“Christa was very helpful throughout the entire process from signing the contract to the completion of our new home. When it came time to put our old house on the market we had many questions because this was our first time selling a home. Christa always had excellent advice and a positive attitude”

– Edward M. 

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