Christa Ballauer


Christa Ballauer

Title:  Top Producer – Sales Associate Realtor

Agent MLS ID:  360511258

Phone: 888-991-6015

Cell Phone:  727-510-6940

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Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)


Christa is consistently one of our Top producing Realtors at Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty delivering tremendous success for her many repeat customers. Stellar MLS data confirms she has closed more than 169 transaction sides valued at $34 million to date. When her customers are ready to make a move she takes great care of them.

About Christa

Christa has been successfully helping her clients with their property moves for over a decade. She’s an organized professional who shares her years of experience and people skills to successfully complete each real estate transaction for her customers. She began her real estate career in Chicago, and then relocated to the Sunshine State to enjoy Pinellas County’s warmer climate.


Once here she became a Florida Real Estate Sales Agent licensee and the transaction coordinator for a very successful real estate agent. During 6 years there she served as his primary point of contact for over 300 clients – handling a massive amount of property details and gaining extensive experience and deep local market knowledge.


Today, she helps dozens of customers each year as she leads her own successful real estate practice. Her expertise includes investor properties, first time buyers, and relocating clients. When you are buying or selling you will find her available and responsive – openly sharing her real estate expertise and local knowledge assuring her clients are properly cared for and their transaction goes well.


Christa says, her reward comes from guiding her clients through each successful transaction so they get just what they want. Check the comments from customers. They are and feel well cared for. She has a reputation for taking such good care of them that they come back again and again for new real estate deals.


Reviews & Testimonials:

March 2024

We recently had the pleasure of working with Christa in the selling of our condo. During the entire time we worked with her, she continually provided outstanding level of service above and beyond what we could have imagined. She continually kept us informed of the status every step of the way. Whenever we had questions or concerns, she was always able to thoroughly resolve them and always put us at ease. She was always available when we needed her. She was there to answer her phone almost any time of the day, and if couldn't answer, was always very prompt in returning our calls, emails and messages. We highly recommend Christa, she is very knowledgeable., reliable and a super amazing agent. With Christa, we never had to worry about anything since she always had everything under control and ensured us that the selling process was always going smoothly. We can't say enough about what an absolute pleasure it was to work with her.

Joe and Brenda - Sellers
Five Stars

April – 2024

We were thrilled with the service Plumlee has provided. Our transaction was more difficult than it needed to be thanks to our lender, and Christa was there at every turn. She went above and beyond time and time again, and quite honestly I can say that this purchase would not have gotten done without Christa. She really is one of the best agents we have ever worked with, and we will refer her and Plumlee whenever possible. Looking forward to using your vacation rental management services.

Patti and Paul - Buyers

February 2024

Christa was fantastic!!

Sandy - Realtor

September 2015

Christa was amazing, she was great in every aspect and helped tremendously in all the extras that make a world of difference in a business relationship. I highly recommend her, she gets the job done, professionally cheerfully and quickly. I respect her and she has become a dear friend.

Julie - Buyer

May 2016

The sale of our home was easy and smooth and we attribute that to the professionalism of both Christa and Michael, her co-Realtor at Plumlee. We think what was exceptional about both Michael and Christa was the steady communication and attention to detail that was provided. On top of that they were both engaging and very accessible and approachable. I would tell any prospective customer what we experienced in the way of service and friendliness and that I would highly recommend either or both agents. Thanks for Plumlee's assistance in helping us sell our home. All in all, it was a pleasant and relatively stress-free process.

Darrel and Julie - Sellers

June 2016

Christa was a pleasure to work with. She was on top of her closing 24/7 and always responded in a timely, professional manner. Happy Selling!!

Kathleen - Realtor

August 2016

Christa was our eyes and hands since we were out of state buyers. She was incredible with being at appointments where we normally would have needed to be onsite. Her follow-up on all items was exceptional. She helped us to locate a contact for insurance and inspections. She provided utility information so we could schedule the transfers and installations. We were having mail delivered at the new place before we closed (bank delays) and she even delivered it to our temporary home. I would recommend Christa to anyone looking to purchase a home, especially non-local buyers! Thank you for everything!

Kim - Buyer

August 2017

It was nothing less than a pleasure working with Christa.

Jason - Realtor

November 2017

We couldn't be more satisfied with Christa's efforts in assisting us through the purchase process. She is definitely an 'advocate' for her clients. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Christa and Plumlee Properties to anyone who asks. We don't think we would have made it through this entire process without Christa's help. In our opinion she went above and beyond expectations. The process was made more difficult because we live in Texas. I know this presented additional challenges to Christa, but she handled this obstacle without ever missing a beat and made the process seamless.

John - Buyer

April 2018

Hi! Christa does such a nice job. I really enjoy working with her! I'm sure we will be doing more transactions together in the future. She always goes above and beyond!!

Anne - Buyer, Realtor

May 2018

I will recommend Christa to all the people I encounter who are looking to buy or sell property. No Problem! She got 25% more than I expected to sell my property for. She made a STRESSFUL situation calmer. Kudos.

Brad - Seller

December 2018

We met Christa over a year ago. When we started thinking about purchasing a home she was warm and extremely knowledgeable from the start. At one point, we stopped looking, and we were re-thinking what to do. She was so understanding, and told us to get back with her if and when we were ready. When we were ready again, Christa was right there. She showed us many houses and was always available. I truly feel that she cared about us getting the best bang for our buck. She answered every question we asked (and trust me...we asked a lot!). Everything went smoothly, but when there was one hiccup with the appraisal, she kept us informed and calm that things would work out and they did. Closing was smooth and we are moving in to the perfect house for us!!! I will definitely recommend Plumlee and Christa to any friends who may be looking.

Sally & Steve - Buyers

October 2019

I'm very satisfied with my listing experience with Christa. Thank for having Christa on your Realtor team. She helped me so much. She is very efficient, energetic and professionally competent. It was pleasure to work with her. I certainly recommend her!

Grace - Seller

February 2020

Thanks for the opportunity to praise Christa further. I've bought and sold many properties over the past 50 years. Christa's service has been, without a doubt, The Best!! She "led the way". Her attention to detail, response timing, accuracy on critical points, and thorough discussions on topics which I was somewhat unfamiliar with were exemplary. She made me feel that I was her most important customer. AND, everything came out on time and to my satisfaction. New customers will be fortunate to have Christa handle their account. I Thank Her.

Ron - Seller

February 2020

I moved to Florida early in 2016 and started to look to purchase a house. I was referred to Christa at that time - and what a wonderful experience! Christa was so patient with me and we looked at many houses. When I found the house I wanted, she was with me every step and made the purchase extremely easy. Then in 2020 I decided to sell that house and Christa was there for me again - making the sale so easy and painless. We sold the house the same weekend it was listed. I trust her completely.

Marcy - Buyer and Seller

March 2020

Grateful for Christa's help. When we completed the inspection on the home, the inspector found two sets of air ducts in the house and couldn't understand why that was. He was concerned about wasted energy as some of the air conditioning ducts had holes in them. The Sellers just brushed off the findings, but I was concerned. Christa took the initiative to get an air conditioning contractor to examine the issue. Turns out, previous owners had left the old air conditioning ducts up in the attic, and put it new ones. Problem solved. We really enjoyed working with Christa and will work with her again.

Jeordan - Buyer

July 2020

In a nutshell, Christa was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process.

This purchase is house number 15 or 16 for us. So, we have had the opportunity to work with several different Real Estate Agents across the country. Christa is our favorite! We first met Christa at an open house where she was representing sellers of a condo in Indian Rocks Beach. Our sole purpose that day was to visit different "open houses" to interview different Real Estate Agents. We met 5 or 6 agents and found Christa to be the most sincere and friendly of those with whom we spoke. She demonstrated very good local market knowledge and was diligent without being pushy to understand our needs. She was very pleasant and professional.

We returned to our home in Fort Lauderdale and waited a few days to make our decision regarding our choice of an agent. It was not a difficult decision. We both felt Christa is someone we could trust and respect. We explained to Christa that we were not in a rush but were quite specific in our needs. We explained that the process might become very time consuming as we wanted to thoroughly explore the area from Tarpon Springs south to Tierra Verde before locking in on a location. We sure took our time and made numerous trips to scour the area. Christa was incredibly patient and supportive of our endeavors. Over time we came to feel that Christa was more than just an Agent. She was fast becoming a friend; we really enjoyed working with her! Though we looked at many different homes, never once did we feel pressured to decide. That is not to say that she did not assist in evaluating the many opportunities. She was in fact very supportive in helping us sift through the choices to make the best decision possible. She always seemed to have our best interests at heart.

In the end we chose the house in Belleair Beach which we visited numerous times. We are thrilled with our final decision as is our entire family of kids and grandkids. Her assistance throughout the negotiating process all the way through to closing was superb! Her attention to the "details" was incredible and especially appreciated since we were not here locally to attend to many of the "check list" items. As we have said, she is incredibly patient but wow, is she a hard-working person! We cannot say enough good about her. We hope this is our final home but if we need more real estate assistance, buying or selling, Christa is our Realtor. And we will be sure to pass her name on with very high recommendations.

Hart and Phyllis - Buyers

December 2020

This was my 2nd opportunity to work with Christa. She is truly an asset to the firm ... always above and beyond, always on top of things. Excellent work!

Anne - Seller

May 2021

I had the best experience with Christa. She helped me when I needed her experience. She has tremendous knowledge of our local real estate. She is the Best. I will use her again and refer her to my friends. Plumlee is very lucky to have Christa on your team.

Lou - Buyer

July 2021

Thanks Christa! This transaction was certainly unique; and Christa was a true pleasure to work with. 🙂 Glad to cooperate with you so that it all worked out.

Heloise - Realtor