Meet Chrissie Modena
Hometopia's Suburb Specialist for Albany & Browns Bay
Chrissie works at Ocean View Real Estate in Albany on Auckland's North Shore and specialises in selling homes in Albany, Browns Bay and the neighbouring area.
Hometopia: How long have you been an agent?
Chrissie: I've been selling on the shore for more than 10 years now. I love it!
HT: What did you do prior to real estate?
CM: I came from an advertising and PR background, but real estate was always my calling to be honest. I was an open home addict most weekends.
HT: What's so special about the Albany and Browns Bay areas?
CM: Where do I start? The upper east coast bays are pretty special, they offer a fabulous lifestyle for families, singles and seniors alike. The kids, especially, are so lucky to spend long summer days playing on the quiet, safe beaches and the parents know they've got great schools, so they won't just end up as beach bums!
HT: What has changed about the area in the last 10 years.
CM: Wow, so much, and all for the better. Getting into town at rush hour was always a bit of a pain but the Northern Busway has been a godsend for commuters. So many people are working and shopping nearby these days, thanks to places like Wairau Park, The Westfield Mall at Albany, North Shore Hospital and the Massey University campus.