Kristie Bender is a licensed real estate professional specializing in luxury residential market in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and surrounding areas. As an affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty, Kristie better serves her clients by leveraging Sotheby’s unparalleled marketing resources while delivering exceptional service to her clientele.
Kristie possesses a great depth of knowledge and wealth of experience in sales, marketing, negotiation, business development and consulting. Prior to real estate, Kristie enjoyed a career for over 30 years in financial services. She was one of the founding board members of the nation’s largest trade association in debt settlement, American Fair Credit Council, formally The Association of Settlement Companies, and was instrumental in drafting favorable state and federal legislation and the development of industries best business practices and standards.
Growing up in the Lowcountry, enjoying all its Southern charm and beauty, she appreciates what the Lowcountry lifestyle has to offer for both buyers and sellers in the area. She has a keen appreciation for understanding and serving the personal needs and objectives of her clients, whether they are looking for their first home, their forever home or selling their beloved home of many years; Kristie recognizes and responds to her client’s individual needs.
Kristie resides in the Hilton Head area with her husband, Jeffrey. They have six grown boys living throughout the country. She is a board member of the American Fair Credit Council and serves on Rose Hills Equestrian Committee and Equestrian Club. When not working on real estate, Kristie enjoys horseback riding, cycling, travel and culinary experiences.