Licensed Real Estate Broker
Kristen Rishe was born and raised in Orient on her great-grandfather’s farm, Sep’s, which is still in operation today. Growing up, she worked in the fields and the greenhouses which gave her a strong work ethic. Some of the area’s most colorful characters are always around the farm to lend a hand. This sense of community strengthens her ties to the North Fork past and present. Greenport’s precious nearness to the sea is why she, her husband Greg, and their two sons, claim it as home. Kristen began her career in real estate in 1996. She quickly became a top producer and shortly thereafter became a managing broker. Kristen excels in assisting people discover their own starting place on the North Fork. She enjoys helping people overcome the fears inherent in both buying and selling a home. Seeing the strong connections people make with the land here on the North Fork has become Kristen’s passion. Kristen Rishe, as owner-broker of North Fork Real Estate, Inc. knows that her deep reaching roots on the North Fork will help you plant your roots here as well.
Kristen is a very approachable, friendly person. She is a native North Forker from a local farming family. She knows the area and the people and she knows hard work. She is prepared and thorough. She is smart and intellectual yet also practical, down to earth. Kristen is a ‘can do’ person. By being involved and communicating with all parties, she ensures a smooth transaction from the first handshake to the ceremonial keys being slid across the closing table. I know this because as an attorney, you want to be able to pick up the phone and talk to the realtor about the terms of the sale or the walk through. She is one of the first people you talk to when there is a ‘deal’ on a house and she stays in contact with you from start to finish. You want a realtor you can trust to be personable, professional and reliable. She knows that relationships are everything. Kristen knows if you can’t trust and feel comfortable with someone, it just isn’t going to work.
I hired Kristen Rishe based on a recommendation. We live in Upstate NY and were beginning a search for vacation property in the North Fork of Long Island. Our relationship went on for almost 4 years (!!!) as we probably drove Kristen a little crazy. We were deciding what we liked. Kristen is one of the most professional people that I know in any line of work. You can be sure that she will have first hand knowledge about the North Fork and also gobs of patience throughout your process. Also, during the specific transaction, Kristen was able to hook me up with quality lawyers, bankers, landscapers, and other contractors that made the process very simple. If you need would like to talk further about their great service, please have NFRE put you in touch with us directly. 6 stars.
I have worked with Sheila and Kristen for many years buying and selling properties. They are ultimate professionals whose primary interests are client satisfaction. Chic, smart and always available.
Just wanted to write you a note to thank you for your outstanding service during our house buying process. Moving out to the east end is very exciting for us and thanks to your generosity and support we were able to make it happen. We are very grateful for all that you’ve done for us to make our dream a reality and look forward to a great life out here on the South Fork. Thanks again for everything.
There are times when it is important to acknowledge a job well done. Your sale of our house on North Sea Drive is one of those times and we thank you for your heard work. The process was neither quick nor smooth, but you cheerfully solved each problem as it arose and completed the job with integrity. Thank You Kristen.
Kristen Rishe, not only do you define ethics in our business – you are a true leader, a great mentor and above all else a great friend.
Kristen & I have been through so much together, from the sale of my house to the purchase of the new one. She always gave me an honest opinion, and she found the “perfect” home for me. The house she showed me first was everything I was looking for and then some. I had never had to deal with a realtor before but now the only one I will ever deal with is Kristen. She made it so easy and unstressful!!!. She has GREAT contacts for financing, moving, etc.. I was in my new home within a week and it’s been great ever since.
Kristen is one of the hardest-working Realtors on the North Fork. No doubt that her local knowledge is most-likely unsurpassed. Her no-pressure style makes makes her a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Kristen to those looking to buy or list!
Kristen has the patience of “Mother Theresa” and the savvy of Donald Trump. Kristen is diligent and forthcoming about all questions a client would ask while in a deep home search. Patient and knowledgeable, her first and only interest is to find you the perfect home. We count ourselves fortunate to have found a superb realtor and a lovely new home!
Many thanks are in order for everything you did to help us sell our house. You made the whole situation as pleasant as possible with your patience and professionalism in every aspect of the selling process. Thanks again to you and NFREinc.