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Our Approach

Whether you are selling a multi-million dollar estate, or buying a one bedroom co-op your transaction will always be handled with the utmost attention to detail and always with your absolute best interests in mind.

Our Brokerage

Headquartered in Long Island, New York, Realty Connect USA is a leading, full-service real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in the purchase, sale, rental, and marketing of residential and commercial properties.

Meet Cristina

Cristina's introduction to Real Estate came at a very young age from her father, Carlo B. Callegari, who was a Manhattan Broker for over 30 years. Cristina spent many a day behind the scenes watching her dad negotiate deals and solve problems - Young Callegari even regularly injected her opinions into the management of buildings that her dad personally owned. Her father was her childhood Mentor and Hero.

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Cristina Calegari

Licensed Associate
Real Estate Broker

However, like most rebellious children, Cristina yearned to do something other than the "family" business, and wanted to leave a "mark" of her very own. So, for 14 years Cristina worked for such prestigious firms as Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase and MetLife in both Management and Sales capacities, earning her Series 6, Series 63, Life and Health Licenses, an Investment Advisor designation, and she even published 5 financial articles for various on-line publications. Despite all this Cristina still felt that something was missing. Passion.

And, what has Cristina always been passionate about? Real Estate!

In a leap of faith she accepted a position as the Sales and Operations Manager of a highly regarded boutique Residential Brokerage located in North Eastern Queens. There Cristina fine-tuned her Real Estate skills by negotiating difficult deals, listing and selling properties, and acting as the right-hand to the Broker. In 2007, Cristina was even recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who, for "Exemplifying Leadership and Professional Achievement in her Occupation."

After several years Cristina felt it was time to branch out on her own. She became an Independent REALTOR at a large national franchise and focused on working with Residential Sellers, Buyers and Investors. She also began working on distressed residential properties specializing in selling and managing REO and Short Sale properties for several major Lenders and Servicers.

Today Cristina is able to blend her unique financial experience and marry it with her solid Real Estate background. Cristina says, "It is important to work with a REALTOR that not only understands all aspects of the Real Estate side of things - but a REALTOR who also truly understands the financial impact that a purchase, or a sale can have. Not only on the short-term, but the long-term as well. I pride myself on being able to advise my clients on what they can and can't afford - whether they want to hear it or not." Cristina also added, "Today, Real Estate transactions are much more complicated than they were  years ago. Qualified buyers are more discerning, and many Sellers are still living in the Real Estate bubble of 2005. A great Realtor is on top of market conditions, can offer solutions to even the toughest challenges, and can navigate the changing market to make buying or selling a pleasant vs. daunting experience."

Cristina's Clients are graced by her honesty, consummate professionalism, meticulous eye for detail, and her thorough knowledge of New York Real Estate.

Cristina thinks that she is lucky indeed, "I don't have a job; I have a Career that I built from my life-long passion. And, I get to do it for a company I am proud to work with, and for clients that are like family to me."

On a personal note - Cristina is happily married to business owner Athanasios Kanellopoulos, and they reside in Salisbury with their two Shih Tzus. When she can find some spare time Cristina enjoys Horseback Riding, Traveling, Antiquing, Painting and Interior Decorating.

And, for those of you that might be wondering - Cristina's dad reminds her on a weekly basis that Father really does know best.

Next Steps...

Do you want to work with Cristina Callegari? Call her at 917-921-5397, or email her at ccallegari@realtyconnectusa.com.