Agent at Berkshire Hathaway
Representing the highest level of clientele and specializing in the sale and acquisition of extraordinary estates and land in Santa Barbara and its surrounding communities, including Montecito, Hope Ranch and Ojai, Cristal Clarke — the Top Montecito Real Estate Agent in the Santa Barbara area MLS — is committed to excellence. With over $400 million in sales in 2021, she is also the #1 producing agent in the U.S. and worldwide among more than 50,000 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents. Needless to say, buyers and sellers of the finest homes have come to count on her.
Cristal is the leading individual agent in all of Santa Barbara County for average property sale price. Real Estate Executive magazine has named her one of the “Top 100 Influential Real Estate Agents in Southern California.” Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties in 2018, she was consistently ranked in the uppermost 1 percent of agents during her stellar tenure with prestigious Sotheby’s International Realty®.
Cristal’s impressive professional distinctions mean she is adept at finding the best property for Buyers in the market for a home or home away from home. “My finger is constantly on the pulse of this market,” she says. “That’s one of the reasons not just my clients, but also my colleagues know to contact me when they need the latest important real estate information.” A compendium of knowledge regarding unlisted available properties and pending listings, Cristal manages an unparalleled volume of quiet, private transactions. Her unsurpassed familiarity with the Santa Barbara area’s many neighborhoods and neighboring communities makes her an invaluable resource as a Montecito real estate agent.
Sellers have the advantage of Cristal’s well-earned reputation as a superior Montecito real estate agent and one Santa Barbara real estate agents strive to emulate. She has obtained record dollar amounts for world-class estates, homes and land, and her sales have set new standards in prestigious Santa Barbara and Montecito neighborhoods. Her sophisticated global marketing programs reach highly-qualified potential buyers locally, nationally and internationally. By maintaining a substantial portfolio of those buyers, she often creates a seamless transition between her buying and selling clients, while her superb negotiation skills ensure maximum return on their respective investments.
Cristal also has the advantage when it comes to dealing with distinguished international clients. Born in Europe, and after traveling extensively, she moved to Santa Barbara from Laguna Beach. Her intense interest in the arts led her to a degree in Art History and Architecture from UCLA, and to related studies in Europe.
Above all, Cristal Clarke is recognized and praised for her dedication to her clients.
“I go the extra mile for them and it shows. That’s true not just throughout the transaction, but beyond escrow. Most of my clients become friends who know they can count on me, and that trust translates into repeat business and referrals as well as personal bonds.”
Not surprisingly, Cristal is an avid art collector, with special interest in early California artists as well as Contemporary art. She enjoys swimming, yoga and hiking and, along with her husband, is a member of the prestigious Coral Casino Beach Club, Montecito Club, and Maroon Creek Club in Aspen, Colorado.