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Chris­tine Knize of Miami’s Top Notch Real Estate Service’s Story


Chris­tine Knize, Bro­ker of Top Notch Real Estate Ser­vices, Inc.  opened her bou­tique Miami Real Estate Bro­ker­age in 2009 in Pinecrest, FL. Christine’s expe­ri­ence includes almost three decades of con­struc­tion and design. She is the pres­i­dent of Pal­la­dio Build­ing and Design, Inc., a small gen­eral con­tract­ing firm that she part­ners with her hus­band, Joey White­head. She also owns a well-known dec­o­ra­tive paint com­pany, Faux by Chris­tine, Inc, which has served Miami res­i­dents for over 27 years.

Early Real Estate Experience

Chris­tine earned her sales asso­ciates license in 2005 as an inter­est in buy­ing prop­er­ties for her build­ing com­pany to ren­o­vate and sell. This branched out into work­ing with her friends in find­ing them homes and finally evolved into a full-fledged Miami Real Estate Com­pany in its own right.

Christine’s Con­struc­tion Background

Chris­tine Knize’s active involve­ment in the con­struc­tion indus­try and knowl­edge of South Florida build­ing codes and prac­tices is an asset when work­ing with her real estate cus­tomers, both buy­ers and sell­ers. One of the biggest obsta­cles for a Miami home buyer today is the issue of unclosed out per­mits or ille­gal addi­tions and ren­o­va­tions. Chris­tine knows the path to take to dis­cover if a prop­erty does indeed have these prob­lems and how to address them before clos­ing. If a real estate trans­ac­tion does close with­out detect­ing these issues, the buyer will inherit the problem.

Work­ing with Miami Dis­tressed Properties

One of Top Notch Real Estate Ser­vices, Inc.’s spe­cial­ties is work­ing with Miami Dis­tressed Prop­er­ties; fore­clo­sures and short sales. Chris­tine has the Real Estate Owned Spe­cial­ist dis­tinc­tion which she acquired in 2009. Some of these trou­bled homes might appear to be a bar­gain at first sight but on the other hand many of them come with liens, unpaid taxes, asso­ci­a­tion dues and exten­sive prop­erty dam­ages. “Let the buyer beware” warns buy­ers that the goods he or she is buy­ing are “as is,” or sub­ject to all defects. One has to be cau­tious in the Miami home buy­ing minefield.

Chris­tine Knize’s Roots

Chris­tine Knize was born in New York City and grew up in New Canaan, CT. Christine’s par­ents were both immi­grants, her father Aus­trian and her mother French-Canadian. She attended Tyler School of Art, in Philadel­phia and Rome, Italy for her BFA and Rhode Island School of Design for her MFA. She lived in TriBeCa, New York City for six years before migrat­ing to Miami. Chris­tine has ren­o­vated and con­structed houses in Coconut Grove and Pinecrest. She now lives in Pinecrest with her hus­band in a house that they designed and built in 2002.
Christine’s fast grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion has been built from hard work and deter­mi­na­tion and her unwa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion. She suc­cess­fully nav­i­gates her buy­ers and sell­ers through­out the most ardu­ous of real estate trans­ac­tions. Chris­tine spe­cial­izes in homes and con­dos in Pinecrest, Pal­metto Bay, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami and Cut­ler Bay. She works all hours of the day, includ­ing weekends.

Call Chris­tine Knize at Miami’s Top Notch Real Estate Ser­vices, Inc. to make one of the most impor­tant deci­sions of your life. You won’t be disappointed.