Kristine Desmarais

Kristine Desmarais


Babe Ruth said “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up”, and I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I enjoy being a real estate agent. It is a profession where persistence and hard work pay off with the reward of satisfied happy clients. In today's competitive market, clients need an agent who will fight hard for their best interests.

Real estate is the third career for me. I was drawn to the profession because it allowed me to use my marketing and entrepreneurial skills and work with people in a very direct way. I’ve always been interested in how we make decisions. I studied psychology at Boston College to learn how the mind works and then earned an MBA at Johns Hopkins University to become an astute decision-maker. Fresh out of business school, I wanted to experience starting something new, so I developed an import company in Latvia with wholesale distribution in the US. I loved the challenges of working in a country that just regained its independence, but I missed the group dynamic and pivoted to the corporate world. For 15 years I was the marketing director for companies such as Citibank, St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, and Towns Sports International.


I started career number 3 after a pause to raise my kids. In 2015 I joined the agency leader in Westchester County NY. By 2017 I was a Silver Award Winner for productivity. Real estate has been a great fit. The problem-solving skills I honed as an entrepreneur and the deep knowledge of sales, pricing, and promotion I gained from marketing, prepared me for the many responsibilities of a real estate agent. Most importantly, I care deeply about my clients’ needs and I work tirelessly to earn their respect and trust. As you can see from my reviews, my clients appreciate my attention to detail and uncompromising dedication to getting the job done.


With a recent relocation from NY to the DMV, I am well aware of the stress and anxiety that surround a move – whether a few miles away or across the country. I’ll help make your real estate transaction as smooth and efficient as possible. Whether you are a first-time buyer or not, I will provide you with the research, guidance and personal attention to make informed real estate decisions that lead to successful transactions.

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