About Christine Hourd – Serving Calgary and the Surrounding Area
Coming to Calgary
I love helping my clients find beautiful homes in Calgary and the surrounding area, but I wasn’t always in the business of helping people find their forever home. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even live in Calgary when I first started my career.
Although I dreamed of moving to New York to become a world-famous artist, I ended up moving from Anola, a small Manitoba town, to Winnipeg and was awarded my diploma in marketing instead.
As is the case with many Winnipeggers, I moved in and out of various apartments before deciding to plant my roots here in Calgary in 1995—the perfect choice for me since the area features beautiful mountain vistas and laid-back personalities that embrace the cowboy culture, at least once a year.
After a few years, a husband, and three children later, it was time to sell my family’s current house and expand into a larger home. Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly as planned. Although I used a REALTOR® to sell our first home, I decided to purchase our next home directly from the homeowner without a REALTOR® to support us. What resulted was many unanswered questions, stressful nights, and a long, drawn out process before the sale was finalized.
Becoming a REALTOR®
It turns out it’s not just For Sale by Owner homes that make moving into a new house unnecessarily stressful. After this experience, I reflected on all the stories told to me by family, friends, and even strangers about how terrible and stressful buying and selling a home is.
Shouldn’t buying and selling a home, especially in a beautiful city like Calgary, be fun? Shouldn’t it be a happy time with very little stress?
I thought so, and so did everyone else around me. So, I gave up my marketing job and decided to become a real estate agent.
Helping you find a home
I’m so fortunate to be able to help people just like you find their perfect home. Whether that is a house inside the city limits or a trendy downtown condo, it’s all about listening to your preferences and understanding your budget so you can find your forever home.
What makes working with me different? I offer a one-on-one experience with absolutely no pressure. You don’t have to worry about contracts, financing, or adjusting your timeline for arbitrary deadlines. Because I’ve worked hard to become intuitive and experienced, I can provide you with a stress-free experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
I have happily called myself a Calgary REALTOR® since July 1, 2009. I continue in this profession with renewed vigor every day because it offers a flexible schedule that enables me to spend as much time with my precious boys as possible. I love meeting new people and helping my clients on their journey of homeownership. Because I craft personalized plans for every client, every day is new and unique. I never get tired of coming to the office and helping clients face the challenges of the homebuying and selling process.
From Calgary condos to family houses, I will be there to help you every step of the way. Contact me today to learn more about how I can provide you with an unforgettable homebuying experience.
I have bought two homes from Christine and she is always amazing. She is professional, accommodating and a pleasure to do business with. She listened to what we wanted and was helpful in guiding us through our decisions. I was impressed with her knowledge and “down to earth” attitude. I would highly recommend Christine to anyone looking for a great realtor.
I have worked with Christine on several real estate transactions, and it is always comforting to know that Christine, a trusted Calgary realtor, is on the other end of the transaction. Her communication is excellent, we speak directly to hash out any concerns, and she always represented her clients best interest with the utmost of respect and professionalism. Knowing that Christine is an expert on condominium sales has also directly assisted us recently with our ability to transfer necessary confidence to our Lender on a complicated condo purchase, thus helping towards securing financing. I highly recommend Christine as an outstanding Real Estate professional.
When we embarked in this journey called home hunting, we were a newbie in this expedition. We have to factor in a lot of things such as price, location, rates, criteria of the property, the market, neighborhood to name a few and lastly, at the end of the day, it is our investment. We started on the right foot. Christine Hourd was referred to me by my colleague when we were new here in Calgary, I haphazardly kept her information until the time was right for us to start looking. She educated us in this perilous journey of home buying, taught us the dos and don’ts of real estate and guided us in acquiring our home. More than guiding us in looking for the home we wanted, we felt she protected us from overbuying ourselves in the home we wanted and extended her services beyond a regular realtor would do. Needless to say, we are not happy but very, very happy the way she spent her quality time with us looking for our home and investment. To all real estate buyer, be a first time or an investor, experience what we experienced. We wish you nothing but the best.
Angelo Petelo, Pauline, Justin and Maxim
Christine’s professionalism and outgoing personality make her a natural at real estate. Add her honesty and dedication to doing what’s best for her clients and you have the makings of a million dollar agent. I have known her for over 6 years and have known her integrity and determination prior to becoming an agent, the move was a no brainer in my mind. If you are looking to sell or buy Christine is the agent for you!
When I needed the expertise of a Realtor® I interviewed three people. With little knowledge of the subject it was extremely important that I find someone with whom I could feel comfortable asking the many questions that seemed important to me.
Christine was the first person who walked me through every stage of the selling of this property. I like answers and she certainly provided them. She is knowledgeable, kind and has a great personality. I was so impressed that I would recommend her to any person needing this service.
When I decided to sell my home I began looking for a Real Estate Agent. I saw Christine’s advertisement in a magazine and was very impressed with it. Christine has helped me tremendously with problems I did not anticipate I would have. She was always available to answer the many questions I had. Overall Christine has gone over and above with her service to me. Thank you so very much Christine.
In regards to Christine Ordze, being my Calgary Realtor with the sale of my condominium in the Northeast and also my purchase of a condominium out of province in Ontario, I must say she made my transition with great success. Christine was well organized and knowledgeable on her first appointment with me. She showed and explained to me all the recent condo sales in my Northeast area. With this information I was made aware of the sale value of my home within my community.
In regards to my transition to another province, Christine worked very hard to provide me with all the necessary information and papers with the seller in Ontario, and as well with my Ontario lawyer. She kept constant touch with me and answered all my questions, including the silly ones. I would highly recommend Christine as your Realtor. She will lead you through the process of buying or selling your home right to the successful ending. I certainly will be referring her to all my friends. Thank you for your time.
It was a perfect experience from the first meeting. Christine understood what we were looking for AND MADE EVERYTHING SO EASY. She saved us time; and a lot of money. Not only that; she found us a jewel of a property that we wouldn’t ever have considered.
For sure, our next property will be from her.
~Neale Guthrie, Real Estate Investor
Christine went above and beyond to sell our home. She was available at hours that suited us and she provided us with some very helpful tips to make our home presentable. She has also done a lot of legwork for us after the sale of our home, as we have moved to a different city. Our house sold very quickly, and we were very pleased with the service provided by Christine. It was always evident that she was acting in our best interests and truly cared about helping us with every aspect of the sale of our home.
Thanks again for all your efforts with this deal. You’ve been very helpful and easy to work with.
Margaret and I appreciate your hard work making this happen fairly quickly.
I wish our house search 10 years ago would have been this easy and quick.
Christine was an amazing resource and exceeded my expectations with the level of effort she put in helping me find my condo. She dedicated an incredible amount of time to my search and always listened carefully (and very patiently) to all my preferences and comments. She did an amazing job at analyzing available options and proactively proposing solutions that I would have not thought of. She clearly has a genuine passion for her job, which is what pushes her to walk the extra mile: thanks to her support during the negotiation with the seller, I was able to buy a condo I would have never thought I could. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs to buy a property in Calgary. Thank you for all your help!
We thank you for the professional competency and courtesy you have been demonstrating all over the time required for our apartments’ purchase. We sincerely appreciate efforts you spent helping us in changing circumstances, which sometimes went out of our hands. Your advices were very helpful and kept us on the right course from the beginning up to the deal’s closing date.
Again, thank you so much for your help, patience and cooperation. You did a great job, and we will be happy to deal with you in the future. In addition, we would be pleased to give our references for you to anyone whom it may concern.
Although we have very limited experience with real estate transactions, we were put at ease by Christine’s demonstrated knowledge and abilities. She was consistently available throughout the process to patiently respond to our questions, and clearly and completely described the steps involved in buying and selling a house. Her market research regarding comparable properties in our neighborhood and valuation of our property greatly assisted in expediting this sale.
Christine is enthusiastic, informed, and very professional in her approach; we can confidently and without hesitation strongly recommend Christine’s services related to buying or selling a house.
Christine was very professional and informative when helping us to purchase our in Calgary, since we have not purchased in Canada before.
Christine guided us every step of the way even recommending a lawyer to use to complete the legal paperwork.
We must have viewed at least twenty properties before we found the one which met our requirements so thank you again Christine.
~Pat and Ralph Buck