Christina Cardone, ABR, SFR, SRES, ePro

Keller Williams Real Estate, Media

14 Years Active in Real Estate

What was your career prior to real estate, if applicable?

Real estate is my first and only career after college. Before working in real estate, I was a student, a very good student. I brought the habits of learning and sharing information with me into real estate and they serve me well.

What type of leadership roles have you held outside of real estate? 

I am the oldest of 10 children. So I have always known that I am a leader. I have always led by example, and have always been part of a team. I have always understood leadership as service. And I have learned that the best way to lead is by example. Most of my official leadership roles are in real estate, within my office, at the local and state association, and also in the Young Professionals Network and the Women’s Council of Realtors. I have found that the principles of service and teamwork are vital to our industry.

As a voice for your colleagues, what strengths/insights will you bring to the Board discussions?

I will continue to bring my strong commitment to teamwork and spirit of service to the Board.  I also have accumulated valuable experience working on several committees at PAR and NAR for the past few years. More specifically, I bring a younger perspective to the discussions that will help the Board to connect with our younger members and hopefully increase their involvement. I also bring some insights into the integration of new technology in our business, how it can help us, and what we need to do to stay relevant to tech savvy consumers.

What issues do you feel the Association should be addressing?

As a service to our members, I feel the Association should help Realtors adapt to major changes in our industry.  We need to adjust our value proposition as agents and advocates for private property. And we should always offer more training in new technologies, especially on the subjects of best practices and risk reduction when using new technology. And we should continue to address the age gap that is growing in our industry by increasing the involvement of younger members. All of these issues will be important to keep REALTORS® relevant in the changing market place.

Why are you interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors?  

I want to continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors because I believe sincerely in the mission of the Association. And I believe my insights and experience can help to further this mission. I want to be an example for other younger members who may choose to get more involved.  I would be honored to represent my colleagues again and to serve with other REALTORS® who share these values.