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The News-Times (Sunday) - - Real Estate - Christo­pher Rink

AReal­tor since June, Christo­pher Rink is work­ing on get­ting his New York and Mas­sachusetts li­censes. With a de­gree in crim­i­nal jus­tice from Nor­walk Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Rink was a car­pen­ter, con­trac­tor and worked in law en­force­ment prior to launch­ing a ca­reer in real es­tate.

Rink un­der­stands how houses and com­mer­cial build­ings are built and the costs of projects and can do quick es­ti­mates. Through his work in law en­force­ment, he learned how to talk to peo­ple.

With two young sons, Rink was look­ing for a flex­i­ble ca­reer and de­cided to em­bark in real es­tate.

He part­nered with his fi­ancé, Yas­mina Hus­sain, who comes from a fam­ily of land­lords and prop­erty man­agers. Real es­tate seemed a nat­u­ral fit.

They do com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial deals to­gether.

“We’re a team so you’re re­ally get­ting two for the price of one,” he said.

In an ef­fort to make a name for them­selves, they are ex­tremely mo­ti­vated.

“I work around the clock,” Rink said. “I was used to do­ing dou­ble shifts and triples so re­spond­ing to an email at 3 o’clock in the morn­ing is noth­ing.”

When work­ing with buy­ers, Rink makes an ap­point­ment to talk about what they are in­ter­ested in and run through the fi­nances. He gets to know ex­actly what they are look­ing for and what their wants and needs are.

When a re­cent client came in want­ing a spe­cific fore­clo­sure prop­erty that was more than he could af­ford, Rink found al­ter­na­tives and has en­joyed bring­ing him to see fixer- Busi­ness: Real Liv­ing Scalzo group Ex­per­tise: Res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial real es­tate

Works: Bethel

Lives: Brook­field

Con­tact: 203-856-5747, chrisand yas­[email protected]

up­pers. They found a prop­erty and now Rink is ag­gres­sively work­ing to make the sale hap­pen.

With sell­ers, he mar­kets list­ings on­line and ad­ver­tises them on Linkedin and Face­book Mar­ket­place.

“One of the things that we’re very strong on is so­cial me­dia,” he said. “So­cial me­dia is key.”

Rink pri­mar­ily serves the greater Dan­bury area, with a fo­cus on Red­ding. Rink and Hus­sain are plan­ning a May wed­ding in Maine. They en­joy camp­ing in their 33-foot trailer with Rink’s sons and their dog named Bluu.

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