For almost two decades, Kristina Cavendish has been not only an innovator, but also a formidable player in the real estate industry. The West Virginia native has been making dreams come true for buyers and sellers since 2004, but her fascination with houses began at an early age. “I’ve always had a general interest in homes, even when I was a child,” she recollects. “My cousin would drive me around pointing out the different architectural styles and telling me the histories, I was fascinated.”
It was that endless wonder coupled with passion, perseverance, and determination that served as a catalyst for her self-made success—from agent to broker to business owner. As a multimillion-dollar producer with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to lift up others, in 2015, Kristina founded her own firm, RE/MAX Real Estate Experts. A year later she bought out a boutique brokerage, Real Estate Limited located in Summersville—and quickly gained a reputation for sterling customer service. Serving buyers, sellers, and investors in Nicholas and Fayette counties and the surrounding areas, they cover it all, from land lots to residential and commercial properties spanning all price ranges. And at a time when demand is at historic highs, Kristina and her team of alpha agents are the ones people want calling the shots, with the most up-to-date market data in the area and the skills to turn dreams into reality. As she works tirelessly to help people find their dream home or start a new chapter in their lives, Kristina also acts as a mentor for her agents, sharing her experience and insight to nurture their success. Her unrivaled local knowledge and unwavering commitment to clients coupled with a deep-rooted passion for helping others are a few of her trademarks. “Whether it’s a land purchase, or a property for their business, or a house that instantly feels like home, it’s emotional and all the pieces of the puzzle have to fit,” she explains. “There’s a feeling that comes with that, when they find the perfect property, it’s indescribable.”
From being a dedicated champion to her clients and her agents to a pioneer in the industry for having initiated the landmark use of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and cooperating brokerages in her county, to being the first agent in the area to use digital signatures, Kristina is known for being an instrument of positive change in an ever-evolving industry. She represents her local board as a WVAR state director and has served on several committees for her area’s Board of Realtors, where she was vice president for two years and president for three years, overseeing a possible merger of boards and the updating of electronic lockboxes in the region. And driving it all are the people she adores serving the most—her clients.
“You become part of their journey to find the perfect home,” she says. “I can’t tell you the feeling I get seeing the ‘this is it’ moment on their faces. I’ve seen so many of our clients buy a house from us and then we help them find a bigger home as their family grows, and that’s the best part—being part of their story.”
Kristina Cavendish, Principal Broker — Real Estate Limited West Virginia