Why do many favor Cindy over other real estate brokers?
She has perfected her craft with over 21 years of experience. Her clients consider her a trusted advisor. She is discrete, diplomatic and protective of their interest. She fully appreciates the value of building relationships based on mutual trust and understanding.
A career in Real Estate
Cindy was licensed in 1989 and established herself as the leader in sellng horse properties.
After getting married she moved to Switzerland teaming up with another Realtor in the office. During month long visits back to the US, she would secure listings and develop marketing strategies once back in Europe while her partner would service the listings stateside.
International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Lausanne, Switzerland
In 1995, Cindy gained employment with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) in Lausanne, Switzerland in the Olympic and Eventing Departments. Working there for over 2 years provided her with the knowledge of the inner workings of horse sport at the highest level. Cindy’s involvement in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games was the highlight of her employment there. Working at this level provided Cindy with valuable contacts and friendships from horse sport legends to royalty. After moving back to the US, Cindy resumed selling real estate for several years.
(Left to right) Lisa Wilcox, Olympic Dressage Team Medalist, Chris Stafford, Equine Journalist & Cindy Stys at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, (GER) 2006 during eventing cross-country day.
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc., Gladstone, NJ
Five months after leaving the FEI to move back to the US Cindy was hired by the US Equestrians Federation for the high profile job as Director of Athlete Services located at the headquarters of the United States Equestrian Team. Her work experience in international horse sport with the FEI and fluency in French made her the perfect candidate to serve as “ambassador” for the Federation acting as liaison between foreign organizing committees and US competitors. She played a key role in the long battle for national governing body status between the United States Equestrian Team and the Federation. In October of 2001 she testified before the United States Olympic Committee as the only staff member. During her career in horse sports Cindy has built rapport with a wealth of riders, trainers and officials throughout the US and overseas. She has worked with legends like George Morris, the late Frank Chapot, Captain Mark Philips and Klaus Balkenhol.
World Equestrian Games
Cindy had worked as a volunteer during 3 World Equestrian Games Rome (ITA) 1998, Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) 2002 and in Lexington, Kentucky 2010. She also attended the WEG 2006 in Aachen (GER) as an accredited observer. She worked at the FEI General Assembly of Nations in San Francisco in 2001 and served as the international liaison for the show jumping department at the inaugural World Cup Final in Las Vegas 2005.
A rider since age 11, Cindy currently owns an Iberian warmblood on which she rides dressage. Her degree in equine studies, diversified background in real estate, equestrian sports and paralegal certification have well prepared her for the creation of this niche real estate firm which was established in 2006.