Cristina van Blommestein, Royal LePage Estate Realty. (416)606-4663

Direct : 416 606 4663 Office: 416 690 2181 Email:

 Cristina's Toronto Real Estate (Serving The Beaches, Riverdale, Kingston Road Village, East York, Cliffside Village, Toronto Central, Rosedale), Homes for sale and MLS listings

Over the years I've had the pleasure to meet and work with some wonderful people. Some of whom have from time to time referred me to their friends. If I have worked with you in the past, and you'd like to leave me your comments, please contact me at:

I would like to let everybody know that Cristina is an amazing with superior customer service skills agent. It does not matter if you are selling or buying property costing a few hundred thousand or a few million dollars, she will treat you equally important and will work 24/7 for you.

I had Cristina to sell my property and she was my agent for buying a property as well, and I must tell you that I have never met anybody who would be so professional and hard-working. Cristina provided me with an exceptional service, going beyond her realtor duties, to a point where she would go to Home Depot with me at 8 pm to help me choose the flooring!! Thank you Cristina I will refer you to everybody I know who wants to sell or buy property!

Marina Gundareva 2013

We have moved a fair number of times in the past years and thankfully have always had decent success with our realtors. Never before though, have we had such exceptional service as we recently enjoyed with Cristina. From the moment we started talking about our plans with Cristina, my wife and I felt we could trust that our best interests would be taken care of. They were.

Cristina knows her business. She is honest and fair. She is not one of those typical agents that just wants to get the sale done. In fact, when timing wasn't right, she suggested we take the house off the market for a couple of months. We listened and are we ever glad we did. Relisting a couple of months later brought in multiple offers two days into the listing and we sold the house well over list price. Cristina's attention to detail is amazing and she doesn't miss a thing. She is eager, thorough and holds a high set of morals.

The best part of it all, is that we now consider her a friend.

Our plan is that the house we just bought will be our home for many years to come, but, if and when we need to move again, we will be relying on Cristina. We highly recommend you do too.

Joe Bush, 2015

Her style is one that is never pushy, always polite. Yet Cristina is the opposite of a pushover. She is a hard-nosed negotiator who is persistently yet politely insistent on certain key principles. One of those principles, one that was important to me, is privacy for the client. She is very protective of information and respectful of the client's rights to privacy. Some may find this strange in today's milieu of public profiles but I found it comforting. It left me feeling in control.

Above all, Cristina van Blommestein is a deeply moral person. She succeeds in this industry precisely because she works for the interests of her clients, not for her own interests. She takes the long view, not the short one. That is why she has remained a successful agent for so long.

Tim Langford

"Cristina was a fantastic negotiator working on my behalf when I bought my last house. She went in there with a goal and worked to get the sellers to agree. When it came to selling my house, she was available 24/7 to answer any questions and calm frayed nerves I had... She has great concern for her clients and is passionate about what she does."

Isabel Chapman, The Beaches, Toronto

Hi, Cristina.

Rick and I would both like to thank you for all of your efforts in selling our home.

Having worked with you on the sale of our previous home and purchase of this one, we wouldn't have selected any other agent. Through the ups and downs of selling our home you did an excellent job of keeping our spirits up and seeing the final sale through to a good conclusion. We were both very happy with the outcome.

Although we are leaving Toronto for Sudbury, we would definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for an agent in Toronto or moving from Sudbury to Toronto! If you ever make it up to Sudbury, please look us up. We'd love to see you!

Stay in touch and thanks again.

Catherine Muir & Rick Weber
1 Edgewood Gardens

To Whom It May Concern:

On the behalf of my family I would like to write this letter of thanks, for the tremendous effort Cristina put forth in selling our home recently.

This was our first experience as the seller, and it can be a very stressful at times! We hired Cristina for the simple reason that we believed in her abilities and knowledge of the local market! Once our partnership was formed, Cristina performed at a level that exceeded even our highest expectations. She is a true professional, who is honest, determined, and Cristina really cared about the well being of our family.

It can be difficult for some to put their trust in someone to sell their home. In dealing with Cristina we can honestly say it was the best move we've ever made, by putting our faith in Cristina we didn't have any stress, and we actually enjoy the process of selling our home. For anyone who is looking for an agent now or possibly in the future, without hesitation I recommend Cristina! Here dedication and hard work are second to no one, and she makes the experience a good one for your family.


The Galbraith's
64 Orchard Park Blvd.

Neurosciences Medical Consultant
Eastern Ontario

We were very happy we had you help with the sale of our home. You were so helpful, you leaned over backwards to help us and you were there whenever we needed you. We are very grateful. Thank you for all your help!

Mr. and Mrs. Thomson 2013

I met Cristina while she was canvassing my neighbourhood. She had told me she had buyers for my area. I had already promised a friend of mine, an agent, that I would list with him when the time came to sell. Cristina gave me an opinion of the market value and she was very certain that she would be the one that would sell my house. She brought a number of prospective buyers through, and seemed very determined to sell the property. Somehow, I was not at all surprised that she was the one who sold my house. Cristina is a very determined, efficient and courteous agent. From my experience of her service, I consider her to be a fine agent. -Mark Dailey

Cristina was a dream come true... Not only has she clients for life, she has friends for life. Thank you Cristina. -Susan Foxwell
Sep 2002

We enjoyed working with Cristina because she is very responsible and very responsive to our needs. -Maria and David Martin
Sep 2002

Cristina's professional expertise and her devotion to her clients enriched our lives (both buying and selling) in the most stress-free way possible. You will do yourself an enormous favour by working with Cristina. -Lynne Moore
Sep 2002

I totally love my house and most of all...I LOVE the view from my backyard ! After all... I do have a fantastic agent.. .but then... you may say that I may be a little biased about that :) -Cristina van Blommestein
from her own back yard just a short five minutes from the Beach

We felt like selling our home was Cristina's number one priority-though I am sure she had other clients at the same time who felt exactly the same way. Having Cristina facilitate selling and buying our homes has meant a positive difference of thousands of dollars to us. She's awesome! -Kate Keeler

I'm so glad we stayed in touch since you sold my first Beach house 4 years ago. I knew you were the best agent to get me back into my favourite neighbourhood after business took me across Canada. In less than two months from my decision, I'm already settled into my new home and helping other "Beachers" fluff their homes for sale. -Debra Gould, Six Elements Inc.
Decorative Homeware & House Fluffing
Tel: 416-691-6615

We bought and sold with Cristina. In both cases, her advice was excellent. Cristina knows the Beach and she knows the real estate market. Cristina's integrity, hard work and knowledge makes it easy for us to say that she has earned our highest recommendation. To us, she has become more than a real estate agent, she is a friend. -Bob Lopinski and Jennifer Tuck

Dear Cristina,
Thank you for all your help (and patience!) in finding us our first home. We are really enjoying it! -Jean, Mark and little Nicholas, Queensbury Ave

Cristina, as always it was a pleasure dealing with you. Your knowledge of the market, pricing and trends was invaluable. You dealt with the whole procedure, listing, marketing and selling in a very professional way. The price we obtained was completely satisfactory to us. "You're the Tops." -Richard and Margaret Malon

Thank you very much Cristina! A few days ago we didn't even think that purchasing our dream first house was to become reality soon. But then we visited one of your open houses and then it all happened so quickly. I have to thank you for making this nerve-wracking experience a pleasant and joyful one, for spending your Thanksgiving at your office with us instead of eating turkey with your family and for all your help and courtesy. You really made us feel comfortable in making such an important decision in such a short period of time. In the future we wouldn't use anyone else as our agent. Thanks again. -Beata Antoszek & Jacek Szczubial

Cristina says that she can make dreams come true. I admit I doubted that her claim was possible in my case. I was a first time home seller and had owned and lived at my property in the Beaches for 6 years. I was not quite ready to let the house go, Cristina understood my anxieties. She did not rush me but rather suggested it may take some time to find the right buyer. My first exposure to Cristina came 2 years prior in a few open houses. I was immediately impressed by her relaxed style and confidence in the industry. She offered me the same personalized service all throughout, right up to the final moments. Just by being herself, she taught me a lesson in patience and I also learned about the business and psychology of selling homes. On my next purchase, not only will I use Cristina again, along with her network of experts, I will be more trusting of the whole process and allow Cristina to do what she does best, make people's dream come true. -Teresa Montanino

The buying and selling of a house can be a difficult and frustrating process at the best of times. Cristina was professional, courteous and helpful, right from the start. In the selling of my house, she carefully outlined her plan that would get me the maximum dollar value. She spoke to me and treated me as a friend and not as just another client. The result was that she was able to negotiate a selling price above the original asking price. I then put her to the task of finding me a new home. I put forth what I was looking for in a house, my price range and the area in which I wanted to live. Not only did she find me the perfect home, but she also negotiated an excellent price. Cristina did not stop there though. She made sure that the lawyers and the bank received all the proper paperwork. She kept after them, making sure that they did their jobs correctly as well. I have nothing but high praise for Cristina. Her personal touch and flair, as well as her expertise in her field, made the entire process very enjoyable. I highly recommend having Cristina as your agent when it comes time to either buy or sell your home. -Richard T.

We would like to thank you for your help in selling our house. We chose you to sell our house because we felt that you best understood our situation and objectives. We also got the impression that you truly enjoyed your work. We were not disappointed! The house sold faster than we expected, which was very important to us given the disruption that house showings can have on small children. You were professional in every aspect and you made us feel comfortable that everything was being done right. We have no hesitation in recommending you, in fact we have already done so to friends of ours that are considering moving. Thanks Again! Sincerely, -Lise & Mike Mahoney

As vendors we can say that Cristina's experience enabled us to sell our home in 2 days at 100% of asking. She had really done her homework by preparing her purchasers and other agents to the fact our home was going to be in the market soon. So once it became available, everything happened very quickly and because we had a dog that needed to be out at times of showings we were very grateful. As purchasers we can say that Cristina was always ready to show us homes the moment they were listed and was ready to drop anything she was doing to accommodate our needs. One of Cristina's special advantages when working with purchasers in The Beaches is the fact that she inspects homes everyday. This makes her very knowledgeable in her market. Cristina's knowledge of the Beaches real estate market was invaluable to us when looking for a new home. -Brian Fisher and Anna Percy Dove

I never thought it would and/or could happen-namely owning my own home in the city of Toronto. Perhaps that was my first mistake in not believing in not believing it could be a reality-somewhat like a self-fulfilling prophecy. On a weekly basis I would scour the real estate news and hit the various sites on the net only to find that my price range found me in the "boonies" or "swamp country". I had lived in the West end for the past twenty years and was reluctant to leave the area which provided me with easy access to transit, QEW, the 401, shops the park for my canine companions, and of course my daily jaunt to Timothy's in the Bloor West Village with my pooches in tow. Despite the ambiance of the area, close friends of mine encourages me to consider looking eastward. Having been raised in The Beaches, they couldn't appreciate my reluctance to pull uproots and relocate, as they wouldn't want to leave their area.

Regardless it all happened rather spontaneously when one of them mentioned a home off Kingston Road that was for sale. Immediately she called Cristina van Blommestein who made arrangements for us to take a look at the home.

It may seem strange, but when one walks into a home, you either get a good feeling or you don't. I had a good feeling about the home and left that evening wondering whether I should put an offer. First priority, of course was whether the mutts would like it. Well, let me see-no stairs to deal with as Moose has a bad back, a good sized lot, the property was fenced, and a pleasant enough neighborhood for our evening strolls.

It was a restless night of juggling figures and financial manipulations on where to extract money for my down payment, and what about those monthly mortgage payments? Interest rates were reasonable enough, although I thought they were supposed to be 3% above inflation, bringing the rate to 4.5%-was I dreaming?

Well, I decided to take the plunge, and as a first time home buyer, I was fortunate enough to have the expertise of Cristina to guide me along the way. After much negotiation on her part, she came back to congratulate me on being a new homeowner. I think I was in a state of shock initially, and was feeling rather numb for a couple of days afterwards. I imagine reality will hit home when the bills start rolling in. However, I feel confident that I am working towards something of my own, rather than throwing money away on rent.

On towards the millennium and my journey as a new homeowner.

-D. Mayhew

Dear Cristina:
Thank you so much for the excellent effort you put into selling my home. I was very impressed by the success of your weekly open houses. As you know, I had not been in favour of using this method. But I have to admit -you were right! It really helped generate a lot of activity quickly, and I'm sure it "opened the door" to the competitive offers we had in the end. Your skill as a negotiator is also a big asset. You maintained your cool throughout what could have been an extremely stressful situation. I truly felt that we were working as a team and that you were always operating in my best interests. Thank you again for all your outstanding efforts on my behalf. -Debra Gould

My first experience in Real Estate was one of uncertainty and confusion until I met Cristina who helped me understand my needs through her sales experience and warm personality. I felt secure and confident that we would be the right real estate agent for me and I was not disappointed. Despite the slumping real estate market at the end of the 80's, she was able to finalize the sale of my property within a reasonable short period of time I was impressed in her ability to sell my home not at a loss but with a small profit. Since then I had the opportunity to work with her again with similar results. I can only say that Cristina has shown me what a real estate agent should be and can be. Never would I hesitate to recommend Cristina to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. For her future I wish her the best. -Dieter Haegle

With two small children to consider, Cristina always respected our needs first when it came to showing our home to prospective buyers. We always felt comfortable having people in our home-Cristina made sure of this, and sold our home quickly. Cristina is knowledgeable, personable and really listened to our concerns. -Gillian and Jason Jackson

When we were going to buy our first home we thought that it would be a hard thing to do. When we met Cristina , she made us feel very relaxed and she made the experience of buying our house a pleasure. We now have been in our home for two year and are ready to move to a larger house. Cristina is the only person we would consider to help us with selling our home and purchasing our new one. Cristina takes pride in her work and does everything possible to make sure she does a good job for her clients. We thank her for all she has done for us and look forward to doing business with her again. -Janette Henderson and Parvez Sultani

Dear Cristina,
I am writing to you from our new home on Scarborough Road to thank you once again for your outstanding work on our behalf. We are very grateful for all you did to get us here. And we appreciate the warmth in dealing with the whole family. You succeeded so well where others failed. You listened and learned as we slowly reorganized our finances and developed a more effective house hunting strategy. And when things got in order, you were willing to work harder. In the end it was your truly exceptional effort that landed us the house we bought. [My family] and I want to thank you for all your help and to invite you to see what we've done with our home. -Joe Fletcher

Cristina did a fine job for us not only in selling our home, but in assisting us in finding us a new one. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in telling our friends about her. Great job! -Phil James and Winnifred Green

Jana and I wanted to thank you very much for all that you did for us in both selling our old house and buying our new one. I have passed on your name to everyone I know who is looking to buy. We respected both your professionalism and the individual attention you paid to us. We never felt pressured and always sensed that you had our best interests at heart. You took a very nerve-wracking time and turned it into a very pleasant experience! Thank you so much Christina, your efforts did not go unnoticed. -Porter Family

I would not use anyone else. She is unique in her manner, which differentiates her from the rest. I've recommended her to all our work and home friends. -Sophia Brooker

Simply the best!
We had been turned off Real Estate Agents in the past, but when we met Cristina at an open house we all clicked! Cristina treated us like we were her most important client. She was enthusiastic, sincere, conscientious and she knows the business. A true professional! Most importantly she got us the house we wanted! I really can't say enough about her! -Volden-Ledvinka Family

We first met to Cristina 3 years ago in a few open houses at the Beaches. We were immediately impressed by her relaxed style and confidence in 'action'. When we had problem of selling our house we turned to her, for help. Cristina gave us an opinion of the market value of the house, changed the marketing, and voila in a week we had twelve showings, and prospective buyers and we just signed the papers. Cristina's knowledge of the market, pricing and trends was invaluable. Thanks Cristina -Janos & Ildi

I can't thank you enough for all your help. We are so happy with how everything has worked out. We appreciate all your great advice and hard work. We know we have found a house that will be a great family home for us for many years to come.

Take care and talk to you soon.

Andrew J. Farr, P.Eng.