Christine Straden is an award winning real estate specialist with a uniquely customized approach to customer service. Her exceptional success representing sellers has been a result of her creative marketing approach and skillful leverage of the Sotheby’s network and market leading technology platforms. “For many of my clients their home is their most valuable financial asset. Thus the great trust they place in me is humbling and I’m driven to succeed on their behalf.”
Christine’s fine aesthetic appreciation and marketing expertise were honed in a successful career with Christie’s Auction House in New York and she has brought that background and a genuine enthusiasm to real estate. "I love learning about what really matters to the client's lifestyle, and then working through the myriad of details required to make that vision a reality. Your home is such an essential foundation for everyday happiness, it's incredibly important to get it right," says Straden. Her well established network and intimate knowledge of the Darien and Rowayton markets also allows her to broker sales privately, either an off-the-market home that matches her buyer’s criteria perfectly or for a seller who values absolute privacy and discretion.
Prior to joining William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty, Straden was a specialist at Christie's Inc. New York. Her responsibilities comprised all aspects of planning, appraising, cataloging, marketing and executing Christie's important annual auctions in her field. Christine was involved with several successful, high-profile, single owner sales which achieved world records for their categories. While with Christie's, she also had the opportunity to spend time in some of the most spectacular homes in the world. Previously, Christine was a director of Global Marketing and Licensing at a European luxury goods company based in Cologne, Germany.
Christine was born and educated in Germany, graduating with honors in Business from the University of Mannheim. She met her husband in Darien and has lived with her family and two children in Rowayton and Darien for the past 16 years. She is an active volunteer in community and school events and serves on the programming committee of the Rowayton Library. In her free time, she enjoys sailing, bicycling and gardening.
Connecticut Association of Realtors
Darien Board of Realtors
Darien Multiple Listing Service
Greater Fairfield County Consolidated Multiple Listing Service
National Association of Realtors
- Languages Spoken English, German, French
- Top Producer 2016-2021
My Listings and Sales
Christine was our selling agent and we were so pleased with her service that we asked her to help find our next house. She was able to use her local knowledge and contacts to find the ideal house for us. Christine had taken the time to really get to know us and was able to save us a lot of time by showing only houses that had real potential for us. She was proactive and very responsive during the entire process. We have recommended her to many friends and neighbors.A.H., Buyer/Seller
We listed our house in a sluggish market at a difficult price point. Christine could not have been more helpful, reassuring and resourceful. Right from the start, her attention to detail set her apart from her peers. She took the time to really understand us and as a local resident and mother she has first hand, deep knowledge of the town, resources and schools, which make her a great advocate for the houses she sells.K.H., Seller
Working with Christine was an absolute pleasure! Her impeccable marketing strategy immediately attracted the right buyer and secured an accepted offer within 10 days of our original listing in what was a very difficult market. However, her efforts did not end there. As first time sellers, she helped guide us through the negotiation and sale process, providing proactive and objective advice until the close. Christine is the ultimate professional and takes the time to fully understand your tastes, preferences and goals. We would highly recommend working with Christine for either selling or buying a home.M&S, Sellers
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