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Christopher Austad


"Christopher Austad is truly ONE OF A KIND! He has nothing but the clients’ best interest in mind. Chris is knowledgeable, passionate, professional, experienced, honest, communicative and works within the parameters you give him. He actually cares about his Clients, which these days is hard to find. Chris understands the importance of getting the job done and ALL angles possible to ensure that the job is done. He not only got us our amazing home, but made the process smooth and easy. He kept us informed, educated us on the process, and continued to follow up with us. I highly recommend him!"

21-43 45th Avenue, LIC, NY 11101


"We were first time home buyers and we were not very knowledgeable about the whole process. Chris was very professional and very patient with us. We worked together for about 2 years to find the right place for the right price. He never pushed us on any purchase and he was always there to help when we had a question or concern. He is also very well connected in Long Island City area which could give you a slight advantage on apartments coming new to the market. If you are planning to buy in the Long Island City, we would definitely recommend working with Chris."

cakkus , LIC - NY

Annemieke S. 6/10/2016

I cannot recommend Christopher enough. He is knowledgeable and trustworthy. He truly knows Long Island City, and was very realistic about what my condo could sell for, yet listened and respected my desire to list high. The process of my sale was so fast that I was not required to lower my asking price, had that been the case, however, I'm sure that Christopher would have proposed the best course of action. Throughout the entire process, it was clear that Christopher had my best interest at heart. He is responsive to emails and calls, and he has a way of making you feel as though you're his only client though I'm quite sure he is very busy. I would absolutely send anyone I know to Christopher.

Tom W. 1/02/16

Chris is the consummate professional. Unlike some brokers in NYC who are just out for the quick sale, Chris walks closely with clients through every step of the buying and selling process, diligently working to keep them informed and comfortable. He also communicates in a timely manner, making his clients feel like they're his #1 priority. I wholeheartedly recommend Chris to anyone looking for an honest, hardworking broker, and you can't go wrong with that impossibly chiseled jawline

Albert Y. 3/30/16

Chris was attentive, thorough and communicative throughout the process of listing and selling our LIC apartment. He worked hard to resolve some issues that arose during the closing process. Chris kept us informed and was readily available whenever we needed his assistance. We would recommend Chris to anyone looking to buy or sell in LIC.

Kerry Disciarro 9/18/2015

Chris was amazing to work with! He came in, assessed my home quickly, and brought mock ups of the materials he would use to sell my place. It was all beautiful and quite impressive! He managed the open houses and visits with minimal disruption to my life, while getting the most people in. We received numerous offers, and he was able to negotiate the best price possible. Our home sold in record time at a record amount for our building. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate world and Long Island City, and made me feel calm in a situation that can be very stressful. I would use Chris again in a heartbeat!

Luciana P. 11/3/2014

Amazing professional experience. Highly recommend Chris will go above & beyond to find you the perfect property !

Erin D. 5/10/2014

Chris was absolutely wonderful to work with! He sold our condo in Long Island City in only a few weeks! He was personable, professional, and extremely helpful throughout the entire process. He gave advice without being pushy and always respected our time and needs. He also was great with communication - constantly keeping us in the loop so we always knew what was going on with the sale. If you are looking to buy, sell, or rent, I highly recommend working with Chris - you definitely won't find better!

Ben M. 7/8/2013

Chris is fantastic - we moved out to Long Island City from Manhattan, where we had encountered more terrible brokers thatn you can imagine - many of them overly pushy and inconsiderate to your needs, and some of them even with fake apartment listings just to get you in the door. What an amazing contrast. Chris knows the neighborhood extremely well, and his excitement for the area really rubs off in in the way that he helps. He is extremely professional, and has an outstanding knowledge of the buildings - you can tell that all the employees at the buildings hold him in very high regard. He was not pushy at all, but instead offered really useful insight into everything that the neighborhood had to offer. I would hands down recommend Chris to anyone looking in the area, made the process a real pleasure and gave us a tremendous introduction to the neighborhood.

Hai T. 4/2/2014

Chris was very professional, helpful, and pleasant throughout my process in getting a property. He was very comprehensive and detailed which enabled us to have an informed and smooth process. The process of purchasing a home is full of stress and utilizing a good broker will help mitigate the daunting task. I'd recommend Chris to any other prospective home buyer.

Mark L. 8/10/2013

Chris was amazing. He put an unreal amount of thought and care into my apartment search, treating it like it was the most important decision of his life (even though it was just a studio rental!). His observation skills and his memory were particularly impressive - he was able to on-the-spot compare and contrast the intricate differences (closet positions, window directions, etc.) between the dozen or so apartments that we saw. Chris gave advice, too, without being overbearing. He made it clear that it was my decision, and to that end let me lead the conversations, but he would weigh in delicately when I would ask what he thought. I give Chris my highest recommendation.

Ameer H. 9/19/2012

Chris is the best example of hard working readily available realtor. I came across multiple realtors during my home search while I was moving from out of state to the neighborhood. He made that transition very smooth and easy for me. As he represented my interests and made sure that what I am looking for is in place. You will not be disappointed working with him. I will not hesitate to refer more clients to him, as I know he takes his profession seriously and he will not disappoint me and my friends, in finding the excellent fit for them.



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