Meet Kris, short for Kristina, Holt! Kris was born and raised in Baltimore County, Maryland. She graduated from Parkville High in 1995 and then earned a certificate in early childhood education from Essex Community College. Noting her love for children, heart is what consistently shows up as you continue to read about Kris.
Kris attributes her love of real estate to her mom, Diane. When Kris’s family moved from Baltimore County to Harford County, a home on Onion Lane (Pylesville, MD) opened Kris’s eyes to the adventure a career in real estate could provide.
Moving from uber convenient Baltimore County to Pylesville was a lot of work, especially when it turned out that the home Kris’s family had fallen in love with was already under contract. Shaking her head, Kris knew there was a better way to manage people’s emotions when they were considering homes for sale/purchase. However, the house hunt with her mom continued on. As they mapped out open houses and collected information, Kris imagined even more of the possibilities of a career in real estate. The experience of looking for a home with her mom led her to buy her very own house with her husband. This all occurred in 2000 but her passion for real estate never died.
Before real estate, Kris worked in the medical field as a medical secretary. Starting this role at the age of 16, this position would be the only job that Kris held until getting her real estate license. Kris would manage patient schedules, refill medications, assist with vitals, prepare patients for procedures, and most importantly, talk with patients to make them feel comfortable. Kris held patient care in high regard, and she had a huge heart for her patients. Seeing them month after month, she would get to know the patients and their families. She became friends with the people she served, making the experience at the doctor’s office a much more pleasant one(which is something not too often experienced at the doctor’s).
Kris is extremely loyal, so leaving the doctor’s office was hard! She worked there for 30+ years! Kris knew her passion still involved working with others and having remembered the work she put into buying a home, along with the work she did at the medical facility, she knew she belonged in real estate. Real estate is caring for people. Real estate is helping people manage the largest asset of their lives as well as the dreams within their heart.
Kris placed all bets on real estate full-time in 2020. With her commitment to learning, service, and advocating for others, Kris is a natural fit within our Compass Home Group atmosphere. Kris’s kindness can be seen through her smile, actions, and great communication. Kris is also determined but patient. She is a great listener and will stand up for you to ensure your dreams are fulfilled.
Kris currently lives in Forest Hill, MD with her husband, Henry and has two daughters, Kami and Emily. She is a very proud mom and will seek any opportunity to brag about Kami studying for a doctorate degree in physical therapy at the University of Maryland Baltimore as well as Emily who is working as a paralegal for an all-women law firm in South Carolina. While her daughters are now adult children and Kris is what she would call an “almost empty nester,” she eagerly looks forward to time with her family. Spending time with her girls is extremely cherished.
For fun, Kris is learning how to play golf (with an admitted love for golf carts). She frequently bikes along the Ma & Pa and NCR trails. She also does a fair amount of shopping. Add in her love for reading, wineries and breweries, swimming, bonfires, cornhole, and playing with her dogs, Allie (lab/border collie mix) & Kona (husky/malinois shepherd mix) and you have a fun, lovable human being that you will come to call a friend.
Kris works hard to ensure her clients are happy and that they know that she genuinely appreciates them. She holds tight to the promise that you deserve more from the people that manage your wealth, with wealth being your health and your home. Her interest is sincere, and Kris looks forward to serving you and to being there for you every step of the way in your home journey.