"We've decided to retire to the South to be closer to family and to save money over the ridiculous cost of living in So Cal. Birmingham caught our eye through a 55 Place ad. We responded to the ad on a Sunday night at 8:00 pst. Within minutes, Christina called us back, and...it was after 10:00 cst. Our first impression of her was that she was really responsive. After chatting for 30 mins or so, we knew she had a keen understanding of our needs, budget and lifestyle.
We first visited at the end of June and we worked with Christina for two full days. We came very close to buying the second house we saw, but fortunately for us...it didn't work out.
After completely falling in love with Birmingham, we went back to SoCal and were determined to find the house of our dreams. Over the next week or so, we were in constant communication with "CJ" and we received her daily housing updates with all coming very close, but not quite our dream house.
On August 4, we spotted an announced open house online. We loved it but realized it may go quickly and we could only look at pictures. But...Christina was more than willing to go to the house and give us a Facetime video tour that same afternoon, on her way home from a personal family outing.
After the video tour, we were convinced this was our new home and we made an offer that same night. After a few hours of back and forth negotiations, Christina had finalized our deal, and it was way past 10:00 cst on a Saturday night.
With our deal accepted, we scheduled a trip to see our new home while escrow was in process and we just got back to So Cal yesterday. All in all, three weeks from start to finish and Christina was with us every step of the way.
We couldn't be more pleased and we are most grateful for the fabulous service we received from our new good friend, Christina James." Doug and Nancy G., Birmingham, AL
"I have greatly enjoyed working with Christina and her team!! Christina was my realtor when buying my house 5.5 years ago and now that I am ready to sell my house, she has helped me go under contract in just two days after putting it on the market. I have been very pleased and would highly recommend her! She is thorough and quick to answer any questions as well as will provide assistance in any way she can." Julie M., Birmingham, AL
"Christina and her team have been INVALUABLE to us for the past few months. She works incredibly hard, is a true professional, and never drops the ball. Her reliability, attention to each detail, and excellence in communication have made our home buying process so much easier. We are located in a different state, and without her help, we don't know where we would be. Her experience and list of reputable contractors has been a huge asset -- we simply could not manage this relocation/move process without her. Such a pleasure to work with and we feel incredibly lucky. Thank you, Christina and crew! We've already given your info to several additional people relocating to the Birmingham area!" Dan and Laura B., Birmingham, AL
"Christina was such a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable and knows just what houses you are interested in. She handled all the business for us and things went smoothly thanks to her. We would definitely us Christina again if the need arises!" Mary W., McCalla, AL
"Christina was such a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable and knows just what houses you are interested in. She handled all the business for us and things went smoothly thanks to her. We would definitely us Christina again if the need arises!" Mary W., Bessemer, AL
"Christina James has been a blessing throughout our house search process. She handled all aspects with utmost honesty and professionally. We were so honored and lucky to have her as our agent. She gets 200 out of 100. We look forward to staying in touch. We recommend her without any hesitation." Shaila M., Homewood, AL
"We can't say enough good things about Christina! After reading so many amazing reviews I knew I'd be a fool not to ask her to helps us find our new home. We were blown away by her knowledge, experience, and her genuine desire to help her clients find a home that checks off all of their must-haves. After a few short hours with us, she knew exactly what we liked and she presented us with a home that ended up being the one we purchased! She made the home buying process a smooth one. She oversaw all of the details for us from the initial contract, setting up the inspections, ensuring all repairs were made prior to closing, etc. What I appreciated most about Christina: 1. She's so knowledgeable, which made us feel confident that she would take good care of us through the entire process. 2. She was patient and helpful. She answered every question we had. 3. She made us feel like we were a top priority by meeting us when we could be in town and working tirelessly to get us to the final step-closing. She is just SO good at her job and even more, she is the sweetest person with a such a good heart! So glad she was our real estate agent and very first friend in Alabama!"Ashley H., Sterett, AL
Christina is amazing! I have worked with her in selling my home as well as finding the perfect one to buy. She was referred to me by a neighbor and after reading ALL of her 5 Star reviews, I decided to call her. It was a Saturday afternoon so I assumed I would be prompted to leave a voicemail. Not only did she answer my call, she spoke with me at length giving me advice on what to paint and what items to move (or pack away) as if I were her only client. I was so impressed with her attentiveness and helpful advice in making my home more sellable that I made all the changes she suggested and was ready to sign a contract within two weeks. Christina was always communicative, persistent, helpful and constantly thinking outside the box with her marketing ideas. She even rushed over to straighten up the house because I was unable to leave work for the last minute showing request -- turns out they were the couple that bought it! I can't say enough good things about Christina and I am so very glad that I picked up the phone to make the call on that Saturday. She is not only a great realtor but now someone I am pleased to call my friend!" Cady H., Moody, AL
"Christina helped my fiance and I find the perfect home that suited both of our needs. She was very patient throughout the whole process as we figured out what we wanted and how to get there. She was there to meet the contractors and inspectors and even scheduled the appointments for us when we were feeling overwhelmed. We could not have asked for a better agent." Meghan B., Birmingham, AL
"Wow! Christina and her team were not only professional throughout our search, they went out of the way to assist in our unusually long list of needs. She was available night and day to answer questions and provide information that we needed to make our decision. I'd do it all over again if I knew she'd be there to walk me through the process!"Melissa B., Birmingham, AL
"Christina, she is wonderful for me to buy my new house in Hoover. She always replies what I asked asap and so kindly help me. I am Korean, even though my English is not good. Also, she helped what I want to upgrade hardwood floors and so many others. She is expert and has a lot experience how to buy and choose the house, I felt. She is best for realty."Jung K., Hoover, AL
"She has helped us buy one house and sell two houses, and she was awesome. Easy to work with, very helpful... we would recommend her to anyone." Bryan C., Birmingham, AL
Christina was there all of the ways for us during the process of buying our house. We had been looking for a couple of years and she always would assist with any and all questions. We didn't ever want to inconvenience Christina but she kept saying this is never a problem.
Christina is a professional all the way but with a personable twist which is hard to find in any business let alone the real state business. Thanks, Christina and best of luck in your career! Vince B., Birmingham, AL
"After extensive research online, I kept coming across Christina's name. It's rare to find a realtor in which the reviews are so positive, so I had to meet this Christina Lowry James for myself. From the first moment I spoke with Christina, she put me at ease with her level of professionalism and knowledge; I knew she was the one who could sell my house. And let me tell you, after only two months on the market, my home is sold!
Christina and her assistant, Jill, made this experience a moderately stress-free one. I really respect the fact that Christina was not pushy and respected my privacy when an unexpected event delayed the original timeline we'd previously agreed upon. Christina kept me informed throughout the entire process and even provided a timeline to keep me on track in preparation for the closing date. If you're looking for a realtor who is an expert in this field, one who will listen and respect your needs and be a true advocate on your behalf, then Christina Lowry James is the realtor for you! I can attest to Christina's statement that this is not just a job to her, but a commitment. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!!!"Wendy G., Decatur, AL
"I have purchased several homes in my lifetime and I can honestly say I have never received the level of customer service that I have from Christina. She listened intently when I told her what my "perfect" home would be and only recommended we look at the homes that fit my requirements. Christina has kept me posted every step of the way. It was like she anticipated my questions because about the time I would get ready to call, she'd call me first. She created an awesome timeline so I've known what to expect every step of the way. I am proud to say I will be closing on my home purchase in two weeks. If it were not for Christina, I believe I would still be looking."Patti M., Odenville, AL
"I live in VA and needed to sell a property in Alabama. From the moment I contacted Christina, she was prompt, professional and responsive! She stepped in and advised me on getting the property ready for sale. She went above and beyond the norm in meeting with contractors and providing them with access and instructions in my absence. From the moment I signed the contract with Christina until the closing of the sale, she kept me informed of the status of the sale process. Even while dealing with personal family challenges (hospitalizations and funeral) she always responded promptly to my inquiries."Charles B.
"She was there for us every step of our process of buying our condo I will tell everyone if you need a realtor Christina James is the person to deal with. Thank you truly are a 10 in our book."Edward and Glorious W., Birmingham, AL
"We just closed on our house last Friday and I don't think we could've brokered a better deal without Christina. She's the best mix of diplomacy and toughness. Christina is also very knowledgeable and resourceful, and it all shows when helping us assess how much work this house needs compared to another. She helped us from start to end. I would highly recommend Christina and would use her on our next buy/sell."Jaime N., Hoover, AL
"I have been buying, selling, renting, investing in real estate for 50 years. I just bought a condo and sold my house with Christina. She is by far the best realtor I have worked with. Besides the qualities listed above, she has very capable co-workers who are also helpful. You can always get the information you need quickly, completely and competently. I have already recommended her to others who are in the process of closing on the home they bought."Alice L., Birmingham, AL
"Christina was hands-down the best agent I have ever worked with. I was a high maintenance buyer moving from out of state and Christina was always available, was incredibly flexible and helped me through every step of the process. I have already recommended Christina to all my friends and colleagues."Chris S., Birmingham, AL
"I recently purchased a home. I worked with Christina James and Jill Mitchell. My experience with these two made the process so much easier and both worked very hard to get me into my home. They both were very professional and very dedicated to getting me into my home that I bought. As this is the first home that I've bought, they made the process very understandable and less confusing. Christina explained everything to me when needed and also gave me options when needed. I never thought buying a home could be as easy as they made it to be. I would recommend Christina James and her team to anyone looking to buy a home. They made the complicated process totally understandable and worthwhile." Patrick G., Birmingham, AL
"We were most pleased to work with Christina and her team. We found them to be intelligent, attentive, flexible, and goal-orientated. We would most definitely recommend this team and look forward to future transactions." Jenny H., Birmingham, AL
"I contacted Christina at the beginning of the week to introduce myself, tell her that my husband and I would be arriving in Birmingham at the end of that SAME week, and inform her that we hoped to find a home in just a few days. We were relocating from another state and had no time to spare. Christina and Jill (her assistant) made themselves readily available to us and did an excellent job of orienting us to the city. Both are extremely professional and at the same time so friendly and accommodating. (Christina's calming presence was very reassuring during a stressful time). Christina and Jill are a fabulous team and made the entire process of finding a home incredibly painless. With their help, we were able to accomplish the near-impossible goal of finding our dream home in a weekend. Christina was also instrumental in negotiating the deal with the seller. We could never have pulled everything off so quickly without her knowledge and experience." Melissa G., Hoover, AL
"Christina James is our Real Estate Angel. My wife and I had tried another realtor and agency to sell our property, and after 8 months of frustration we finally decided it was time for a change. And luckily for us we were introduced to Christina. She was encouraging when we had lost hope. She was positive when we had given up. She delivered when others could not. She helped me and my family out of a very difficult situation through hard work, honesty, and hope. When I need a realtor there is only one person I will ever call, Christina James." Johnathan H., Hoover, AL
"From the moment I met Christina I felt she was the realtor to assist us in the sale of our house and after a considerable interview process, my husband also agreed with me. None of the other chosen candidates were as well prepared, knowledgeable, or nearly as professionally prepared as Christina. She listened, really listened to us, and the sale of our house went as smoothly and quickly as we could have possibly hoped. Always supportive and on top of her game, with her fantastic partner, Jill, we felt confident throughout our sales process. These women are a truly dynamic duo, and I feel like, In addition to confidently recommending them to anyone based on their thorough real estate expertise, I have I found in them a new friends as well." Dee Scott, Birmingham, AL
"Christina sold our house and the vacant lot. She was very helpful determining a good listing price and was able to get a great deal in both cases for us. She was masterful in marketing our properties and very accessible at all times. Christina was also very helpful in securing our new home purchase. She handled everything and the closings went very smoothly. I would recommend Christina to anyone planning to list their home or find a new one. She is very professional and experienced. We will definitely use her services again." Maymab F., Birmingham, AL
Every time we would call to set up a showing she would get us in quickly. She helped us navigate a couple of tricky contracts for houses that ended up falling through and helped us buy our perfect house. She was always honest with her opinions of properties. I never felt like she was trying to sell us on a place. She is extremely knowledgeable of the area and of the home buying process. We will definitely work with her again when we are ready for a new home.Ashley C., Birmingham, AL
"Christina James did an amazing job helping us find our first home! We are new to the area we wanted to make sure we exhausted our options. Christina is knowledgeable about each neighborhood and helped us find a perfect fit. She was always available to answer questions throughout the process. We highly recommend Christina to future home buyers!" The Barnett Family, Hoover, AL
"From the moment we met Christina we knew we would select her as our realtor. Very personable, professional, and got down to business right away. Set up a great photo shoot, pictures and flyers and had a staging consultant help add just the right touches to our home. Kept us informed of every showing, and once an offer was made worked hard to ensure we got the best deal. In the end, we got our home sold in 30 days, and we are very satisfied with her level of knowledge of the market." Dobers Family
"Christina is exceptionally professional and easy to work with. She took note of the key characteristics we were looking for and each of the homes she presented held these traits. Once we found the perfect house and decided to make an offer she thoroughly explained the home buying process and what we could expect each step along the way. She was responsive anytime we had questions and also stayed on top of the transaction to make sure it was progressing smoothly. Her responsiveness continued even after the purchase had closed when we had any additional questions. Furthermore, when I asked if she had any recommendations for a Realtor to sell my house in Huntsville, she took the time to research and interview Realtors there to provide me with the best candidate. Our experience with Christina was flawless and we would definitely recommend her and work with her again in the future." Robert P., Birmingham, AL
"Dear Home Seller, I recently had the difficult task of selling a senior family member's home. Helpful friends and family offered lots of advice like "put a sign in the window and sell it yourself"; "staging isn't going to make a difference"; and endless "so and so did this and that to sell their home". What could have been a horrible experience was so much better as I worked with the remarkable Christina James! She knew exactly which improvements would make the difference in a "dated" interior; Employed the best up-to-minute methods marketing the property to the right audience; Worked on our behalf within her extensive network of fellow realtors and industry professionals; and Priced the property spot-on as we closed at 96% of the original asking price. As you read the many glowing reviews of Christina, you will see the recurring theme of timeliness and expert knowledge. Yes, she absolutely has those attributes . . . and more. Seemingly never ruffled by “crazy” repeat questions, or new requests, she navigates you through the process with grace and sensitivity. It is my pleasure to recommend Christina Lowry James---- one of the most genuine individuals you will ever find." Mrs. Stephens, Vestavia, AL
"Simply the best. Christina knew and understood the areas we were interested in and worked tirelessly to put us in our dream first home. She is experienced, friendly, and always gave an honest assessment of the houses she showed us. Can't say enough good things about our experience with her as OUR AGENT!" Mr. Teel, Homewood, AL
"Christina is a fabulous realtor to work with. I would describe her as responsive, professional, an advocate for her client, honest, and friendly. As newlyweds and young professionals, we really wanted the perfect first house in a great area at the right price. We were picky buyers but I think Christina knew what we wanted better than we did! She knows the Homewood area very well and knew that if it went on the market, we needed to see it that day! She always found time to show us a house and was very responsive to my constant e-mailing. She helped us to find the perfect house that fits our needs completely. She was on our side throughout the entire process and always had our best interest at heart. She was honest in every house we walked through – pointing out the good and the bad. Finally, she was incredibly friendly and a calming force during the hectic home-buying process. Can’t say enough great things – highly recommend!" Mrs. Teel, Homewood, AL
"I got my first house in Homewood. As a first time buyer, Christina helped me to go through all of the details. She is very professional, easy-going and patient. I will be more than happy to work with her again in the future." Mr. Hsiao, Homewood, AL