Meet Christina


Inspired by her love of real estate, Christina began her career in 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia.  She quickly learned the greater Atlanta market working with one of Atlanta’s leading brokerages and premier real estate developers at The Golf Club of Georgia in Windward and Prestwick, adjacent to the renowned Atlanta Athletic Club.  Christina was mentored by and learned the complexities of buying and selling real estate from “Atlanta’s best”.  In 2001, Christina relocated and became licensed in Birmingham, Alabama.

Christina’s 25 plus years of real estate experience encompasses all facets of the business from relocation, resale, new construction, and luxury home marketing.  She is widely recognized by clients and colleagues alike for her in-depth knowledge of the market, its trends, and implementing today’s rapidly changing technology.  Her combination of sales experience and extensive real estate knowledge ensures your real estate needs, whether listing or buying, will be carried out professionally, efficiently, and personally.

Christina is proficient when working with buyers as she is able to meet with her clients and understand exactly what they are looking for.  She has the market awareness and talent for matching people to properties utilizing all available resources.  Her expert guidance in evaluating location, pricing, and negotiations enables her to successfully achieve the goals of her clients.  She also cultivates relationships with her clients who become repeat customers and friends within the community.

For those of you I have had the pleasure of assisting, I thank you for your trust, confidence, loyalty, friendship, support and many referrals.  For those I have yet to meet, I look forward to the opportunity to get acquainted with you and becoming your Birmingham Real Estate Specialist and friend.” – Christina Rickey

Certifications & Designations

Christina possesses the professional credentials that demonstrate her real estate education and skills. She holds the following designations and certifications as her commitment to providing you with an exceptional level of service. Click on the icons below for further information.

ABR- Accredited Buyer Representative:  The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.


ABR Christina Rickey of Birmingham Home Search, LLC has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing her among 3,500 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries.  The designation was awarded to Christina by the National Association of REALTORS® for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.


CRS- Certified Residential Specialist:  The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is a REALTOR who has earned certification from the Council of Residential Specialists by completing a rigorous course of advanced training and by meeting significant experience requirements. The CRS Designation is the highest professional designation awarded to real estate agents in the residential sales field. Fewer than 4 percent of all agents hold the CRS Designation.


GRI – Graduate REALTOR Institute:  Graduate REALTOR Institute designees have made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services to their clients. The GRI curriculum incorporates a common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals. A REALTOR who possesses the GRI designation has not only completed a course of study required by the program, but also subscribes to the Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.


Seniors Real Estate Specialists or SRES designees are REALTORS qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+. The SRES Council awards the SRESdesignation to those members who successfully completed its educational program.


The Certified New Home Specialist designation delivers the Industry’s most comprehensive residential construction training. The in-depth new construction training is designed specifically for real estate professionals. By obtaining the CNHS designation, it enhances Christina’s ability to work more professionally with buyers, sellers, appraisers, inspectors, lenders, designers, engineers and construction professionals in all areas of your business.


The evolution of e-PRO® was developed through a partnership of The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and the Social Media Marketing Institute (SMMI) to familiarize today’s agents with the latest technology and social media tools to enhance their business and help them engage with customers and other real estate professionals. The e-PRO® certification enables Christina to provide consumers with the most advanced technologies and social media strategies.


Member & Affiliations


NAR – National Association of REALTORS:  The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS is the collective force influencing and shaping the real estate industry. It seeks to be the leading advocate of the right to own, use and transfer real property. The acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective and ethical real estate business practices valued by highly skilled real estate professionals.


The Association serves as the voice of the real estate industry in Alabama, as the official advocate of Alabama’s multifaceted real estate industry before state, local and federal government.  Services provided to members include public policy advocacy, professional and licensed-related education, several annual meetings and conferences. The Association also administers the Alabama REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC), the official political action committee representing the interests of the Alabama real estate industry.


BAR – Birmingham Association of REALTORS is a local branch of the Alabama Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS. Formed in 1890, BAR serves the real estate community through its professionalism and adherence to a strict code of ethics. It provides a facility for education, research and benefits to Birmingham REALTORS.


Members of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) are Exclusive Buyer Agents who work for true Exclusive Buyer Brokerages. NAEBA’s Bylaws state in part, “The broker and all associated agents must work exclusively for buyers as fiduciary agents and may never represent sellers and may never list properties for sale to avoid any conflicts of interest.”


ILHM – Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing:  Members of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing actively seek out the latest information in marketing strategies, staying on top of changing market conditions, and know how to handle the special needs of an elite clientele and their exceptional properties.


REBAC – Real Estate Buyers Agent Council:  The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) provides training and support that helps buyer’s representatives be successful in their business and to educate consumers about the benefits of buyer representation and the ABR designation, in order to improve their home buying experience.