Christine Downing-Hughes was our realtor. She was extremely helpful to us during the selling process of our home. During this process, we had two separate major insurance claims (flooded floor due to water line leak & hailstorm that required replacing roof) that we had to deal with and Christine and her assistant, Jasmine McGhie, helped coordinate schedules for repair crews, insurance adjusters, inspectors, etc. They always made sure they were at the home when needed and kept an eye on our home since we had moved out of state after we listed the home. Christine and Jasmine kept our house in good order / clean and notified us if we had to do anything while the home was on the market. Christine was also very helpful in providing guidance to us related to the various offers we received on the house. We had a very difficult buyer we had to deal with and Christine helped get us through that as well. In summary, we believe we received great service from Christine and her team and would highly recommend their services to other home sellers in the Lucas, TX area.

~The Markerts

All, I can say is that we were extremely satisfied with the services that were provided by Exemplary Real Estate and our agent Jana Carmichael was just outstanding.  I would recommend your company and our agent to anyone considering selling their home or buying one.

~Mr. Kennedy

Christine,Our first home buying experience couldn’t have been better! We are grateful for your time and effort and will be proud to refer you to all of our friends. Thanks and God bless!

~Mr. & Mrs. Groth

We absolutely loved working with Christine! She was amazing and took an entire weekend to dedicate to us while we flew into town. She found us an amazing home and was with us every step of the way!

~The Asay Family

We started with another realtor and within 2 weeks became so frustrated with the way things were going we had to make a change.  We reached out to Jana and shared our past experience.  From the moment Jana walked into our listing for the first time we knew we got it right.  She not only understood our market she had her own ideas and was willing to share.  I work in a very high pressure sales job and know that the number one thing for a sales person is to listen.  Jana listened to our concerns before anything else.  There was never a step in the process where Jana and/or Leal didn’t let us know what was going on.

Jana was not only able to help us negotiate a fair deal on our listing she able to drop everything she was doing at the moment and help us get an offer in on our dream home.  With her help and can do attitude, we are now in our dream home.

Buying and selling a house is really stressful and Jana was there every step of the way.  We were able to vent when we needed to and ask some crazy questions at times because we just didnt understand the process.  At the end of the day Jana made the process enjoyable.

We would like to thank Jana and the rest of the team that helped along the way behind the scenes.  We are truly grateful and next time, Jana will be our first call.

~Mr. Noack

Christine did a great job helping us find our new home in Melissa, Texas, even before we even moved to the area she was taking us through houses using FaceTime, and once we moved she’s been there when we needed her. After all of this Debbie and I certainly consider her a friend.

~Mr. Jordan

Christine was fantastic! I was so impressed with her knowledge of the area as well as construction details. We would walk into a house and she would immediately know if there was a problem that needed to be addressed. She understands the unique problems that Texas houses can have and what can be done to fix them. She knows the schools and neighborhoods… She was able to talk me through commute times for my husband from each house as well. Christine was also personable and great to work with. She put in the time necessary to find a house with the right fit for our family. I highly recommend Christine. She knows her stuff and is really good at what she does. …


We just purchased a home with Christine Downing as our realtor.  We have worked with other realtors in other moves, but Christine is by far the best realtor we have ever worked with.  In terms of communication and understanding our criteria Christine is head and shoulders above the rest.  She understands the market and the basics of construction, so her advice is invaluable.  She also has lived and worked in the area so long that when we asked for it, she was able to refer us to the best painter, carpet cleaner and even hairdresser!  She had answers to each one of our questions and kept us informed every step of the way.  Christine was patient with us, and never pressured us to settle for a home out of our price range or for a home that didn’t fit our unique needs.  It is obvious that Christine wanted what was best for our family, and she didn’t rest until she found it.  In our case, Christine more than earned her money!

~The Stoddards

When my family and I learned we were being relocated to Texas a few months ago we focused on homes in the Allen/Lucas area.  After a few weeks of pouring over the MLS and cruising various real estate sites we realized we needed to quickly identify a buyer’s agent to help us narrow our selection. We were incredibly lucky to be referred to Christine Downing and to commission her to assist us in our search.

Christine grew up in the area, she knows virtually every house that is on the market and is an absolute joy to work with. When I flew the whole family in for a long weekend she spent over two days showing us homes and counseling us on the unique challenges affecting houses in North Texas. Because she has kids of her own she was able to relate to our two teenagers and address them at their level. By the end of the three days, and 14 house tours later, it felt as if we were her only clients. It had become obvious that her goal was to do whatever it took to meet our needs. She far exceeded our highest expectations. In the end it was her background as a contractor that proved invaluable when we found a property that was close to perfect but in need of some minor remodeling.

I can’t say enough about Christine as a professional that gives 100% of her time satisfying her client’s specific requirements. Feel free to contact me and I’ll tell you more about how Christine Downing turned the King Family into Raving Fans!

~Mr. King

I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Christine Downing as a realtor. Throughout the entire process Christine was professional, conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though I was only her only client.

In my interviews of prospective realtors, it became very apparent Christine was the realtor for me. She has significant experience, knowledge of the market, and quite knowledgeable of our area of Dallas. Christine was very helpful in guiding me in setting an acceptable price and setting up open houses. She was very prompt in installing signs, running advertisements, and following up on every detail.

In finalizing all the detail work involved in closing my home Christine met all requirements in my timeframe in a very challenging market. My house sold for exactly for what I wanted in a 60 day timeframe and everything she discussed with me during the process came to fruition.

I highly recommend Christine to anyone looking for a highly reliable and effective real estate agent.

~Mr. Higgins

Christine Downing is a professional realtor and I would not honor her with that description unless she was outstanding in her field, which she definitely is.

I have in my experience worked with several realtors and there has only been one other that was in the same class as Christine. And, were I to compare them together I honestly would hold Christine as the best.

There is one other aspect you should know of and that is most professionals are good at what they do, but not so much when it comes to really caring about their customers. Christine obviously does care and that will be quickly visible to anyone who is wise enough to employ her services.

~Mr. Courtois

It is with great pleasure for me to write a letter that just barely touches the satisfaction that we received while working with Christine Downing.

Christine was patient with us and didn’t push us to go beyond the limits that we set for ourselves. We didn’t keep count of how many houses that she showed us, but I know it was close to 50 or more. All this time she never pushed us to make an offer, but at the same time provided us with insightful information about the properties and neighborhoods. In my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work with and around dozens of realtors, as well as other professionals, and have never worked with someone who is more focused on customer service. Christine’s attention to detail, knowledge of the field and no-pressure approach was greatly appreciated. We can’t imagine going through this process with anyone but her. Anybody that buys or sells property in DFW and does not use Christine will surely have a less than optimal experience. Christine truly makes you feel as if you are the most important client that she has, and I beg my friends, family, and clients to give her a call before going with someone else.

~The Book Family

My wife and I invest in real estate and have known Christine Downing almost 10 years.  She has been our real estate expert during this time and has helped us significantly in the purchasing and selling of homes, providing assistance in the renting and managing of these properties, providing real-time detailed information on the local and national housing markets and been an excellent advisor on our real estate matters.  We have found Christine to be honest, ethical, knowledgeable, educated, reasonable, fair and timely in all of our dealings with her.  It is without hesitation that we whole heartedly endorse Christine Downing for your real estate needs.

~The Kayas

I can’t imagine trusting our home to anyone else besides Christine Downing!  Her attention to detail, warm spirit and knowledge of the market provides a foundation for excellence and professionalism.

~Mrs. Page