Maria Cristina Fontoura
Fluent In: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Born and raised until her 21st birthday in a small town in the north of Portugal, surrounded by nature & endless vineyards, Cristina found herself wanting to explore the rest of the world. The journey began in Connecticut where she started a family of her own. As chance would have it, work brought her back to Portugal a few years later as an International Studies professor in Lisbon. After over 10 years of teaching the desire to come back to the United States was very much alive and Miami would be her final destination and the beginning of her new career in Real Estate.
Cristina found her love for teaching soon translated into helping her students, many of which were relocating from Brazil, to find a place to live in Miami. She found herself talking about how wonderful the city was and everything Miami had to offer, she loved looking at properties and keeping track of real estate trends in Miami. Selling real estate just seemed like a natural transition, her attention to detail, customer oriented personality, professionalism and perseverance were the key ingredients to get her started.
She began as a Property Manager’s assistant for Luxury Properties on the beach and soon was fully integrated as a licensed real estate agent working the Miami Beach, Coral Gables and Brickell/Downtown areas. Being completely fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish opened many doors with international as well as local clients. Her ability to listen to clients needs, be professional, responsive and knowledgeable about the market allowed her to grow her business in record time. She is known for providing exceptional service each and every time, this must be the reason why most of her business is generated from past client referrals.
When not out showing homes you will find her spending time with her family, on the beach or gathering with friends , understanding that life is all about balance. Whether you are thinking of buying, selling, renting or just need relocating advice, feel free to call Cristina, she is always at your service!