The Waldren Team
RE/MAX Affinity Plus
Originally from Massachusetts, Christine grew up in Salem, New Hampshire. She graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. In 1985, Christine crossed the Judge SS Jolley Bridge for the first time and knew that Marco Island was a special place and that it would become her home.
She began selling real estate in 1988, eventually becoming one of the top-producing Realtors on the Island. Her easygoing persona, knowledge of the Island, and years of experience listing and selling real estate put her customers at ease making her a resource they could rely on throughout the transaction and long after. Her informative newsletters and market update reports after the sale help keep her customers updated on property values and market trends.
The team is complemented by her Island Native children, who bring their technology and marketing savvy to the process, along with their experience of growing up on the Island and having capitalized on being a part of a real estate family.
Michael is originally from Marco Island. His upbringing on the Island included summer camps, community enrichment programs, and memorizing the area while walking and bike riding. Michael spent his whole academic career in Southwest Florida, graduating from Lely High School before earning a bachelor’s in History from Florida Gulf Coast University.
After a brief stint guest teaching in the Collier County Public school system, Michael then moved to Seattle for a few years. His years in the Pacific Northwest led to an increased understanding of technological concepts and working toward customer satisfaction.
Eventually, Michael returned home and earned a master’s in Educational Technology from FGCU. He then worked in marketing and employee training at an electronics wholesaler in Naples. The last several years have helped Michael master his skills in marketing and tech, and now combines all of his experience to provide an unforgettable experience to customers.
Michael still enjoys walking around the Island and enjoying the sights of the area; he would be happy to discuss the beauty of this tropical paradise with you.
Farrah is originally from Marco Island. She has fond memories of her childhood on the Island and loved getting involved in school programs and events in her tight-knit community. After graduating from Lely High School, Farrah studied at UCF in Orlando, FL, and earned her bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development.
From there she moved to Ireland to work abroad for a year, then to Atlanta to help develop a start-up company, and even to South America to travel and expand her cultural knowledge before settling back down in Marco Island.
While back on Marco, Farrah took up bartending, where countless locals have gotten to know her. Farrah’s impeccable ability to interact with people has helped make her a staple of the community.
The various skills she’s learned in her past work experience, opportunities, and travels help her better understand customer needs, prioritize and juggle multiple leads, and keep open lines of communication between herself and her customers, as well as communicate all properties and information through the best channels for the best marketing.