Christle Chapman is a hard-working, knowledgeable agent who makes it her top priority to put her clients first. She believes the best way to serve them well is to understand her client’s perspective. “Until you walk in the shoes of the buyer, you don’t really know how much is at stake and how much they are invested,” she says. Having bought two homes of her own, Christle is well acquainted with what it feels like to be the buyer. In fact, Christle was motivated to get licensed as a real estate agent because her experience with her agent left her disappointed and frustrated.
“I want to make sure my clients leave their experience with me, knowing I negotiated the best deal for them and I had their best interest at heart the whole time,” says Christle. One of her previous clients helped shape the way Christle works with her clients. This client had very restrictive availability. Always ready to put her client’s needs first, Christle started her day early so she could show her client houses before she had to be at work. Christle even adapted so she could show her client houses on Sunday mornings before church. Sometimes you just do what you’ve got to do, and Christle is ready to accommodate her client’s needs.
Some client’s stories really remind you of the lasting impact a real estate agent can have. Christle was deeply moved by a young couple who had grown up in Africa. Owning property back home was not something they had ever considered a possibility. She was dedicated to helping her client’s shift the story of their impoverished upbringing. Christle helped them find a home that was perfect for them. “I fought hard to get the deal to go through,” she recalls. Being a part of helping this young couple set up a secure life as home owners is one of the most rewarding experiences of her career. Knowing that she has a role in changing people’s lives is what keeps her going.
Christle has an Associates Degree in Administrative Support Technology from TCC. She works part time for the Portsmouth Fire Dept as an Administrative coordinator. This caring mom to two boys is a proud Navy spouse, married to Donnell for 13 years. Her boys are 6 and 11 and love to play the drums. They must have gotten their love of music from their mom. Christle also loves to sing and shares her vocal talents with her church choir.
Christle and her family live in Suffolk. She and her husband grew up in Greenville, NC. The Navy transplanted them in Hampton Roads and Christle has enjoyed showing her clients all the many areas of this coastal community she has explored since moving here over 10 years ago. Christle grew up the middle child of three in a tight, loving family. Her mom was a kind-hearted woman who loved to help the elderly and passed that passion on to Christle.
Christle’s experience as a military spouse helps her understand the unique needs of her military client’s. She has worked through the VA Loan process with clients and is ready to assist with all of the issues that come up with military relocations.
Queen’s Way Soul Café in Hampton is one of Christle’s favorite local spots. When asked to pick a restaurant, Christle’s husband knows which one she will always choose. But she enjoys a good piece of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory too. And when back home in Greenville, there’s nothing like Parker’s BBQ to satisfy that craving for good North Carolina BBQ.