About Chris Gubb & David Gubb - The Gubb Team
Chris moved to Ridgewood in 1973 from St. Louis, Missouri. After attending Ridgewood High School and Washington University, she embarked on a 12 year career in the Garment Center on Seventh Avenue. Her responsibilities ranged from Sales Manager to production liaison between Hong Kong factories and Italian fabric resources. She traveled extensively marketing the collection and coordinating production throughout the US, Italy and Hong Kong.
After she left the garment industry to be closer to home, Chris began investing in real estate acting as a general contractor and designer in the purchase and resale of properties. She has since turned over numerous homes in the area for a profit and has first-hand knowledge of careful property selection and marketing a home for sale. She is also very comfortable with spatial planning and design techniques to maximize living areas and property values. This experience has proven invaluable in assisting clients in the purchase and sale of homes.
Chris’ glowing Client Testimonials, extensive knowledge in home values, neighborhood nuances and property transactions as well as her diligent work ethic explains her solid and consistent success as a Real Estate Agent.
Trust in David Gubb!
Chris Gubb referred my husband and I to David in order to help us with our search as first time home buyers. We are grateful to have found him! We had ideas for our dream home, which included walking distance to a town center as well as close proximity to the train to NYC...all of course within our budget. David made us feel comfortable like he was an old friend. He was knowledgeable, responsive, and humorous in the light of the ups and downs of the home search. We loved working with David, and would highly recommend him to anyone that was looking for a home!
David is great!
Working with David was an absolute pleasure. We had been looking at homes for about a two year period and David showed tremendous patience through the entire process. As we formulated our wish list, David listened intently and adapted to our changing priorities. He is knowledgeable about homes and we really felt that he always had our best interests in mind. We would recommend any home buyer contact David and would definitely work with him again.
High Quality Service
David was truly ahhhhhmazing to work with! Because my husband and I are not from the area, it was very refreshing to have someone like David, who is honest and extremely knowledgeable about the area and the industry, show us around. David was very detailed and active in our entire house hunting process. He didn't sugarcoat a thing, was very thorough, and was personable and genuine. In fact, it only took spending ONE day with David to find our dream home. He was there for us in every single step of the process and was an asset in making our dream come true. I highly recommend working with David Gubb. He has strong business ethic, he is clearly very passionate about his job, and puts his clients first.
Absolute Best Experience
Chris Gubb was able to help us secure our first choice property and was ever diligent about all the necessary steps so that we could get into contract right away. She understood that we wanted THIS house :>) Chris also spent a great deal of time making herself available as needed (inspections, appraisal). To have such an expert realtor was a godsend. Our positive experience and the success of purchasing our home is because of The Gubb Team.
Chris Gubb is Great!
We found Christine Gubb and her team through the glowing references of others, and boy were they right! We were so impressed with her knowledge of our community and its market, with her expertise and track record in sales, her warmth and appreciation for our struggle to prepare and let go of the house that had been our home for 31 years, where we had raised our children, and accumulated our overwhelming clutter! With great understanding and, I will say compassion, she guided us through the process of de-cluttering our home in order to stage it beautifully. Along with her Gubb team of associates, she put on a full court press through every sort of media leading us to a packed open house, and four offers. In the end, we accepted an offer for almost 10% above our asking price, and with the help of her attorney, were through attorney review, under contract, and through the home inspection all in about four weeks. When we closed, just 6 weeks after the listing went live, we were thrilled and oh so grateful for Chris and her great team. I have watched friends go through the process of selling their homes and none of their realtors can hold a candle to Christine Gubb! We were blessed!
When we decided to move from NYC to Ridgewood, we were thrilled to find Chris Gubb. Chris navigated us through the process of finding our dream home masterfully in this very complex real estate market. Chris is an expert with tremendous knowledge of Ridgewood and the nuances of each neighborhood. Her perspective of the market and vision for how to make our dream home a reality was invaluable. Chris has a gift of walking along with you while touring a home and calling out highlights of a property or ways in which the property could fit your dream. Chris is professional, extremely responsive and patient and was always looking out for our best interests. We felt as if we were Chris’ only clients (although we know we were NOT). I truly don’t believe that we would have secured our dream home if Chris hadn’t been our agent. We are very grateful to her.
Helped us find our dream home
Chris is not only a true professional but is warm, caring, and thoughtful. Her experience and guidance made all the difference and I could never thank her enough for helping us find our perfect home!
The best realtor we have had as our agent.
David is highly professional and ethical. We got the perfect house we needed to take care of my family. David went out of his way to protect our interests and made the whole process happen smoothly.
The Single Best Realtor Experience I've Had
Unfortunately I've become jaded over the years and always prepare myself for the worse . However David was a breath of fresh hair. From beginning to end he handled all aspects of our transaction with a warm, caring attitude. It was so refreshing to have a professional deliver exactly what he promised. I highly doubt you will find a Realtor who will take time out of his day, when time is money, to handhold us through the transaction. Think about this for a second. As our real estate transaction has concluded I will honestly miss working with him. When is the last time you heard someone say that?
David is the BEST OF THE BEST!!!!
David Gubb is an absolute GEM! I don't think you could possibly find a warmer, more caring, competent, available, responsive realtor ANYWHERE! David listens to what you want...really LISTENS, and then does everything within his power to help you find it. He's extremely diligent and hard-working, and makes himself available 24/7. He's assertive without ever being pushy. David is very honest and will steer you away from a property that is not right for you, citing the reasons he thinks it won't work well; he is never one to look for that "quick sale" at a client's expense. David knows the area very well, having grown up in Ridgewood, and I can't think of a more reliable, trustworthy guide in the important process of looking for a home. In addition, he's a joy to work with! You will feel like you are spending time with a close friend. He always has your best interests at heart, and will go out of his way to make the search fun, interesting, and productive. In sum, you absolutely wouldn't be able to find a better person to work with! FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY for David Gubb!!!! We absolutely ADORE him!!!
Chris Gubb's is as good as there is
My wife and I had the opportunity to work with Chris Gubb during the summer of 2015 to help us find a home in the Glen Rock/Ridgewood area. From the first time we met her, it was apparent that we wanted to work with her. She is very kind and personable, which ultimately made the process of finding a home easier. We were always comfortable working with her from start to finish. What most stood out aside from her easy personality and approach, was her patience. She spent as much time as we needed in each house; we never felt rushed. Chris was also honest. For example, one of the houses we saw was absolutely beautiful, although on the high end of our budget, she noticed the amount of money we would likely have to invest to simply maintain the house and put us back on the right on track. Most of all, after we closed, she gave us a nice and very thoughtful gift, a free consultation with an interior decorator. It was perfect for us. Lastly, every person she recommended was very competent and she was able to provide referrals for a number of professionals, including mortgage brokers, inspector, etc., all of whom were professional. Our experience, from beginning to end, was very pleasant. We highly recommend Chris. She's as good as they come.
The Absolute Best
I have so many positive things to say about David Gubb it requires many paragraphs. However, if you want the short version, here it is: stop your realtor search and work with David Gubb. You will not find a more talented, responsive and all around amazing person to guide you through buying a home in this area. When my wife and I first contacted David, we were just beginning the process of looking at homes. We were first-time homebuyers and completely ignorant to every part of the process. It was by pure chance that David was the realtor for one of the homes we wanted to look at. When we first sent an inquiry email, we were shocked at how quickly David got back to us. From the first call, David was amazing. He asked us a little about what we were looking for, but mostly just got to know us as people. He immediately made us feel comfortable. We met with David and he walked us through the entire process of home buying even though we told him we didn’t think we were ready. He was adamant that whether we ended up buying soon or not, whether we worked with him or not, that getting some education about the process and steps was imperative. David patiently and carefully explained to us every part of the process detailing the “do’s and don’ts” of buying a home – what to expect and what not to expect. It was truly a personalized home-buying fundamentals class for which I probably would have paid money to attend. David did it because he truly believes in educating people on this process and showing them what customer service really means. And most importantly, we did all of this while sharing laughs, life stories and just getting to know each other as friends. At our request, we asked David to start sending us some properties that might fit our budget and needs. This is where communication becomes so important and David is one of the best communicators I have dealt with in any business. Whether my wife or I emailed, called or texted him a question, if he didn’t answer immediately, we heard back from him in less than 30 minutes. Even if it was just to say he was with another client, but received our message and would get back to us. I can honestly say, I have never such consistent communication from anyone so quickly in any industry. And the answers he would provide were not simple yes or no. He would provide in depth, detailed answers, even when it required getting information from others. David also excels at being direct without being pushy. He will not hesitate to tell you to move on from a property at any point in the process if he thinks it is not the best deal for you. Yet, while he is able to be direct, he was never pushy. He always made us feel comfortable that the final call was ours and he was there to do whatever was necessary to make something happen if we wanted. David also has a tremendous network of professionals to make this process so much easier. Due to his industry contacts, we were able to get an unbelievable mortgage rate that was infinitely better than the rate we were offered from the bank we’ve been doing business with for decades. When we finally ended up making an offer on a house, he helped us find a real estate attorney, people to do inspections, and even do work on the house once we bought it. All of these people came at David’s recommendation, did phenomenal work, and did it cheaper than any person I looked for on my own. Through all this, David kept us laughing and did all the heavy lifting of making calls, sending emails and coordinating the entire process. To this day, I’m not sure how David has the time to give all his clients this type of service – but I know he does as I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to some of his other clients. I can keep writing, but I think at this point my review is clear. David is the rarest of people to find: astoundingly proficient in his job, an exceptional communicator and an amazing person. He will find you the house you want at the price you can afford and he’ll keep you smiling and laughing all the way through. Stop your search and choose David Gubb. You will thank me later. If you have any additional questions about working with David, do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to talk to anyone who is interested in working with David. It’s the least I can do for him. David, thank you again for finding us our dream home and not only becoming our life-long realtor, but a life-long friend, as well.
This is the team!
At our first meeting Dave left us with the impression of a complete, detailed and totally organized realtor. Dave has a more relaxed style, not pushy, so I would say he fits well especially with buyers who have a pretty good idea of what they are looking for. Dave was very professional and reliable dealing with the offer and closing process and we communicated very well throughout the whole process. Dave is also supported by a great team including his mother who bolsters a tremendous amount of experience and is held in the highest regard amongst her peers. At the end of the process I feel I've made a friend whom I'd like to recommend to anyone for their real estate needs.
Rock Star real estate agent
There are more than 200 seller and buyer agents at KW in Ridgewood and hundreds more in other realtor sales offices in Ridgewood. How does a buyer choose a buyer's agent out of all these people? If you are lucky enough to secure the services of David Gubb, you will forever know what a real rock star real estate agent is like. He knows the market - the houses that are coming on the market soon and the exclusives as well, he suggests architectural changes before you even ask, he knows and suggests all the vendors and truly ushers you patiently through a simultaneously emotional and sometimes financially rigorous transaction. David offers great design and re-design ideas and almost always suggests them before you think of it. Of course he does - he grew up in real estate and knows every aspect from investment to construction to moving into your new home. David provides an unparalleled NYC level luxury and professional buying experience - all of which costs the buyer nothing, so why would I ever choose a regular Buyer's agent when David Gubb's services are available? David is the new breed and real estate in Ridgewood will thankfully never be the same again.
Stop looking. You can't find a better team.
The Chris Gubb team is the most professional, well-run, client invested real-estate team we have ever dealt with. We can truly attest to this having moved and bought/sold multiple homes for many years. Both Chris and David take time to listen to your needs and concerns before they start searching for your perfect home. Chris and David are totally focused on the needs of their clients and not increasing their revenue at the clients’ expense. Chris is extremely knowledgeable of the market place and is very pragmatic about the true value of the property. David brings his technology savviness to the team and is very easy to work with. He works very well with making sure appointments are on time, needs are being addressed and assessing potential market value. Both Chris and David have very well trained eyes for catching potential problems, envisioning remodels or knowing how to appeal to buyers or sellers. They have the type of white-glove concierge service today’s busy families are looking for in real-estate. Moving to New Jersey from a different state with 4 young children in tow provided enough challenges. Chris and David were able to smoothly guide us through offers, inspections, purchase and even contractor recommendations. This is a team that goes above and beyond the typical real-estate contract and makes sure your needs, questions, or concerns are addressed. We are very thankful that we found the Gubb team to help us find our home. We would never think of using any another broker for our real-estate needs in Ridgewood; We found the best in the Gubb Team.
The best realtors in Ridgewood!
If you're looking for the best realtor in Ridgewood you can stop now because you found him! My husband and I had the pleasure of working with David to purchase our first home and we couldn't have been happier with him. David goes above and beyond to watch out for his clients' best interests and worked tirelessly to find us our perfect home. I'll detail our story below, but you can stop reading now if all you need to know is that he's the best and will go above and beyond for you. We first met with David after unsuccessfully working with another realtor for 6+ months. We connected with David right away and learned more in our first 2 hours with him than we had in over 6 months with our old realtor! We eventually decided we wanted new construction, which was difficult with our budget. When we found a home being built by a developer, David worked diligently to set up meetings and research the opportunity. Thanks to David's hard work we ultimately learned that this house lacked the quality we were looking for, however along this process, we became interested in the concept of a "fixer upper." Had it not been for David's knowledge about renovation, connection to a highly qualified and trustworthy builder, "can do" attitude, and overall support we would have never felt able to tackle such a project. David went above and beyond at every step: he skillfully negotiated us an amazing price, helped us communicate and problem solve with lenders, and was in constant communication with our inspector, attorney, lender, builder, architect, and of course us - for anything we needed. David's incredible communication skills alone set him apart, but there's so much more that makes him so outstanding. We always felt like David's #1 priority. He's extremely knowledgeable not just about the Ridgewood market, but also about renovation and town building code. He's creative and always ready to problem solve. So much of the home buying processing is about working with the right people and building your team - there is no way we would be beginning construction on our home now had it not been for building this team around David. We feel so fortunate to have found David and absolutely give him our highest recommendation. As an aside: During our process, we also had the pleasure of working with Chris Gubb a bit regarding our renovation plans and were so happy to have her as part of our team as well.
Highly recommend - superb experience
I've only ever written a couple reviews, but felt compelled to write a recommendation for Chris Gubb and her team on the sale of our home. I think Chris's two greatest strengthes is that first, she genuinely believes that focusing on the people and the process will take care of the results, and second, is her experience and instinct. Chris and her team consistently went above and beyond - through the real estate portals we knew she had several luxury listings she was working in parallel to our more modest home, but you honestly wouldn't know it from the time and attention she spent with us. Chris, her team and stager spent all day working on our home, identified the small fixes that would pay large dividends, and the end result was a home that easily looked twice as good as the original state. Also, we were working through a relocation company and the buyer was an investor, both of which had its own challenges, but Chris was really quite deft in navigating us through the process, all while providing a remarkably empathic ear during the more stressful times. Her sense for what would work, which path and approach to take proved vital in the closing of our home in a timely fashion. Clearly Chris's success speaks for itself, as I am just one sparkling review of many, but great professional service should be recognized amidst all the noise. I couldn't recommend Chris more highly.
professional and helpful
Chris Gubb was very easy to work with. There was no pressure from her, you truly felt she wanted to help find the right home for you. She helped us find a beautiful home in Ridgewood, and was with us throughout the entire process. We highly recommend her!
Best Agent in Ridgewood
Simply put, Chris is outstanding. Having just relocated from Los Angeles to NYC, we were completely new to NJ and looking for help to find a SFH in the Ridgewood area. We found Chris literally by Googling "best realtor in ridgewood nj" and she was exactly that in finding us our dream home. She has so much knowledge about the neighborhoods and real estate activity in the area that we always felt like we had the 'inside scoop' on what homes to see and which to pass on. Since we were so new, Chris also recommended a fantastic attorney who took care of everything and a wonderful lender who even beat our bank's rates -- the entire process was almost turn-key and couldn't have been simpler. Highly recommended!
Best realtor in Bergen County!
Chris was an amazing resource during our real estate search in Bergen County. She was knowledgeable about the area, tireless in her search, effective at negotiating, and simply a pleasure to work with - I highly recommend Chris and The Gubb Team for home buyers!
Best Realtor Experience Ever
Chris Gubb worked tirelessly in her endeavor to find us a home in Ridgewood. The goalposts moved several times, and Chris never flinched. Despite our many requirements, she did it, and we are 6 months in to our new life in the ‘burbs. We couldn’t recommend Chris highly enough.
An extraordinary experience
Chris Gubb and her team came highly recommended by personal friends of ours who also had a great experience. From the beginning we knew we had made the right choice. They sat down with us and outlined their entire approach including preliminary home review, suggestions for home preparation, timing of sale, staging resources, establishing price, and sale presentations. We were involved with all aspects of the sale and Chris and her team were always available for consultation and reassurance. We had an open house on a Sunday and received multiple offers and agreed to a firm offer over list by Tuesday of that week. Chris managed our highly stressful situation with professionalism, calmness and when needed, a little bit of humor to make this an extraordinary experience. We highly recommend the Gubb Team.
Above and Beyond
Chris and her team are the ultimate professionals, We chose them to sell our house in Ridgewood because of their in-depth market knowledge, their sound strategy for maximizing the sale price and their detailed plan to prepare the house for sale. They helped us at every step - advising on improvements, introducing us to trade contacts and providing staging resources. We had a multitude of questions during the process which Chris and her team responded to immediately. Our house sold in three days significantly above the asking price. We could not have had a better experience. We subsequently recommended Chris to friends. They worked with her and had a similar, outstanding experience.
Excellent experience for first time home buyers
We worked with Chris Gubb as first time home buyers in the spring of 2015. We were given Chris's name through a family member, and from the moment we first spoke with her, we knew she would help us find the right home to meet our needs. Chris helped us navigate a challenging real estate market where homes were coming on and off the market with a few days, and she seemed to know ahead of time when the perfect home would be available. As we were relocating from California, a great deal of time was spent getting to know us on the phone to get an idea of what we were looking for in a home. She nailed it with the homes that she chose to show us in the limited time that we were in town to house hunt. She could pinpoint both the potential and pitfalls of each home and was truly honest with us about each one. When we saw the perfect home for us, she knew how to make sure our offer was accepted, and was able to help us complete all paperwork easily. She remained helpful and diligent through closing, and is still available to us if we have any questions or concerns. While I'm sure Chris had other clients while working with us, we felt like we were her only clients, and NEVER felt like we were competing for her time. Chris also gave us recommendations on our lender, real estate attorney, etc., and all of her recommendations were excellent. We would recommend Chris to all of our friends who are about to purchase their home. Best decision ever!
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