BOSTON – This is one of a series featuring members of the expanding Advisors Living team of residential brokers in the Boston area. Kristy Ganong is a Vice President of Advisors Living and has been with Advisors Living for 20 years.
Where is your office?
At the main Advisors Living office, at 745 Boylston St. in Boston. But I’m currently working at 100 Shawmut, the luxury condominiums we are marketing that were built by The Davis Companies.
What communities and neighborhoods do you work in?
Mainly Boston proper, but also Brookline and Newton.
How long have you been in the real estate business?
I’ve been licensed and working for about 25 years.
Where were you before Advisors Living?
I was in New Hampshire. I sold homes in the Lakes Region, Lake Winnipesaukee. I grew up on the lake.
Where do you live now?
What do you like about the real estate business?
I haven’t asked myself that for a while. I love it. My background is in interior design. Having the ability to collaborate with a developer early on, to produce what I consider ideal options for folks – I really like that. Having worked in Boston with older buildings is challenging. Bringing to Boston what it was missing when I started out in the business is incredible. Thoughtful floor plans, thinking through details, trying to create something unique within each unit while creating a distinct building identity. I was on the Pier 4 team [the Residences at Pier 4 condominiums, built by Tishman Speyer, that sold out last year]. There likely will never be another project surrounded on three sides by water, where every home is unique. That was really amazing to work on.
OK, tell us about the real estate market.
The real estate market today in Boston has recovered significantly from the pandemic. I think for a while a lot of us were wondering how long it would take or if it would recover. It has recovered rapidly. I feel like we are back where we were prepandemic. And there is a notable lack of supply in Boston, like there is elsewhere in the area.
Do you do both home resales and sales of new development?
I try to. New development is very demanding.
How do clients find you?
That’s a great question. The logical answer would be social avenues. LinkedIn and so forth. Personal referrals. The ways of agents marketing themselves have changed a lot. Also, there’s an element of promotion that’s done by Advisors Living for each of us.
What was your last deal?
A luxury condominium sale at the The W Boston Hotel and Residences. It was a two-bedroom, a corner home over 1,600 square feet on an upper floor, purchased by people who live in the suburbs and also wanted a place in the city.
What do you do when you are not showing houses?
I’m at Lake Winnipesaukee with my children, who are 5 and 9 – they love the lake.