About Christy

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Christy Hughes

Upper Keys Realtor®

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The Short Story

100% of my customers have rated my work and results as excellent. I'm diligent, easy to work with and I get outstanding results. Please click here to see my reviews. I am proud of the work I've done and hope to earn your business as well!

In the last 6 months of 2021, my listings have sold in an average of 31 days on the market at 97% of the asking price. Compare this to the Upper Keys average of 94 days on the market and 95% of the asking price.

Elite Circle Agent - in the top 100 agents in the Florida Keys.

Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle - ranked in the top 5% of Coldwell Banker Agents worldwide.

95% of my business comes from repeat business or past customers who refer their friends and family to me because they know from experience that choosing me is an excellent business decision.

The 'Long Story'

After following my college sweetheart to the Keys in 1994, I taught at Key Largo School for 10 wonderful and rewarding years. I fell in love with the tight-knit Keys community, with the students, and with making a difference in people’s lives. My husband and I began investing in real estate almost immediately buying, fixing up, and renting out a series of homes. Between rental income and appreciation, it was easy to fall in love with real estate as an investment. I became fascinated and made it my full-time career in 2012.

As a teacher, I loved how it felt to make a positive difference in the lives of people. I find that same satisfaction in helping my customers find properties that are just the right fit and expertly market properties when the time comes to sell.

Those who know me understand I have two obsessions: tennis and customer service. Throughout each transaction, I want my customers to feel they have had the best real estate experience of their lives. According to this customer, I have the "perfect combination of thoughtfulness and business savvy."

Aside from a “Most Improved” award from Tiki Tennis, I have no special recognition for my effort on the courts. This is not so in real estate. I’m in the Elite Agent Circle, placing me in the top 100 agents in the Florida Keys. As a recipient of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Award, I am ranked in the top 5% of Coldwell Banker Agents worldwide. Within my own office, I’m frequently “Tops in Listing Sales”, “Tops in Buyer Sales”, or "Top Producer".

I specialize in bringing complicated transactions to smooth, uneventful closings often involving long-distance buyers and sellers and 1031 exchanges. Please use this link to see my reviews.

Testimonials

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James & Kimberly M.

James & Kimberly M.

I can’t say enough about Christy! Christy was amazing! We had a very stressful situation and she was a rock star!
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Michael R. & Andrea S.

Christy showed great attention to detail. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Keys.
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Seller

She sold my house in five days. It was amazing. She priced it right and marketed it like the professional she is. I highly recommend Christy for both buying and selling!
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Mark M. and Kelly H.

Christy was very professional and extremely responsive all the way from the beginning of the sale until the end and beyond! Truly a leader in her industry. We are very happy with our purchase and would definitely use Christy ag...
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Seller

Christy is amazing! She helped us through a very challenging sale and kept things positive through all our ups and downs. Christy knows her stuff and will do everything in her power to get things done. She did for us! Thank you...
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Valerie L.

Christy was very professional and sold my home in three days. I was out of town when it sold and she helped me prepare for the closing doing everything she possibly could do for me. I would definitely use her again and recommen...
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Sal P.

Sal P.

Christy was my Realtor® representing me in buying the dream house, she took over all the obstacles and problems making the all process smooth and easy, she was very close to me keeping me informed of every steps. I will recomme...
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Demetrio & Donna B.

Demetrio & Donna B.

This is my second experience with Christy and again she showed why she is the best. My property sold in less than 2 weeks in no small part due to Christy's management and suggestions on how to stage the condo. Great attitude an...
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Buyer

A phenomenal real estate professional, Christy anticipated our needs at every turn. She tirelessly worked for us to find our perfect slice of paradise! She was friendly, warm, helpful, responsive to every question and incredibl...
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Seller

Christy was such a great help in finding and selling our home in Key Largo! She was extremely helpful as we were already living in another city and could not be present in our home up for sale. She was always available when nee...
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Happy Key Largo Seller

Christy was amazing. She came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She was on the ball, and was always available to answer any questions we had throughout the entire process even spending time on her vacation to respond t...
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Mary Margaret D. & Keith T.

You always hear that bartenders and hairdressers double as shrinks. I’m gonna add real estate agents to that short and distinguished list. And Christy is the absolute best at both! She was incredibly patient, answered all of ou...
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Happy Repeat Islamorada Customer

I recently completed a purchase of a high-end home in Islamorada. Without a doubt, Christy was an integral part of this successful transaction. Her knowledge, personality, and professionalism set her apart. In addition, she wen...
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Hanne K.

We could not have been more pleased with our broker, for our first buy in the Keys! She has been so helpful, from the very beginning. Since we have been overseas for a while, it simply wouldn’t be possible to buy a house withou...
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Happy Lower Matecumbe Buyer

Christy is proactive and always available. Always happy to help. has in-depth knowledge of the area around Islamorada down to Lower Matecumbe. When I mentioned to her I liked a place but was unsure if worth a trip from Miami to...
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Laura V. B.

I have known Christy since our kids were babies. When I was getting ready to list my house, I paid attention to a lot of local Realtors® and how they marketed their listings. I really liked Christy's style, so I called her and ...
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Valerie P. & Andy D.

Valerie P. & Andy D.

Christy was our Realtor® on purchasing our very first home. She came highly recommended. Naturally, we had a million questions during the process. Christy answered every question or concern both quickly and warmly. She’s compet...
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Erin H. and Gabe S.

This was our first time buying a house and I was very picky about what I wanted. Christy showed us a couple of houses that we saw online and then really sat with us to figure out what our dream home was. When we went through th...
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Lois V.L.

Lois V.L.

After seeing her business sign a local school parking lot, I contacted Christy. Years ago she had been a middle school teacher for my older son, so I knew she was a woman of integrity and professionalism. She immediately return...
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When selling or buying property in the Keys, choosing an excellent real estate professional can make ALL the difference. Please reach out to me for a no-pressure conversation about how to get started. I hope you'll choose to work with me. You'll like the results.

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