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With significant tenure in the upper echelon of Santa Barbara CA real estate professionals as well as among Realtors nationwide, Cristal Clarke offers her discerning clientele a level of experience, personalized service and utmost discretion unsurpassed on California’s Central Coast. Specializing in distinctive Montecito CA real estate, as well as properties in Ojai and other Santa Barbara area communities, Cristal excels at ensuring each buyer or seller of luxury property receives optimum financial return on their investment.

AMONG 184,000+ REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN CALIFORNIA

  • #1 individual agent (in Santa Barbara MLS)
  • Over $400 million in 2021 sales
  • Sales across a broad spectrum of home prices ($950,000 - $24 million in 2021)
  • Top 100 Most Influential California Agents
  • Consistently Top Producing Agent (Santa Barbara & Surrounding Areas)
  • Inaugural Member: Montecito Real Estate Masterminds
Cristal Clarke

AMONG 50,000+ BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY AGENTS WORLDWIDE

  • #1 agent in sales volume
  • #1 producing agent worldwide
  • #1 agent in the U.S. for sales volume
  • Consistently Top 10 Berkshire Hathaway agent nationwide
  • More than $200 million in Q1 and Q2 2021 residential sales
  • Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award (top 1/2 of 1% nationwide), year after year

As a long-time Montecito resident herself, with considerable business and personal connections, Cristal has her finger continuously on the pulse of the real estate markets in Santa Barbara and its surrounding communities.

Cristal's Blog

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The Celebration of Independence and Sunshine Edition  July is the month to celebrate independence and sunshine in the coastal enclave of Santa
Cristal Clarke is Once Again Acknowledged as Among the Best in the Business
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Still a Seller’s Market Edition When it comes to home values, the May 2022 Santa Barbara real estate review indicates the region
5 Hidden Spots to Get Your Al Fresco On July may be National Picnic Month, but in Santa Barbara, it’s always time
Biking, Hiking, Surfing, Sailing and More Getting outside is essential in Santa Barbara. The golden ridgeline of the Santa Ynez Mountains cascade
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Pickleball in Santa Barbara? Declared the
See What Gives the American Rivera its Signature Style Without a doubt, Santa Barbara’s architecture is one of the city’s most defining
Father-friendly Food and Fun for Dad’s Day or Any Day Photo by Giovanna on Unsplash Whether it’s sending
Sizzling Summer Edition  The summer officially begins on June 21 this year. As Montecito resident Oprah Winfrey says, “Summer has a flavor
Writer Susan Hartzler’s Q&A with Top Montecito Realtor Cristal Clarke Luxury home sales in Santa Barbara County are still soaring. However, there
The Largest Underground Crystal Salt Cave in North America is Right Here on State Street It’s not difficult to understand why Santa
The Unprecedented Edition The word “unprecedented” has become ubiquitous when describing the real estate market in Santa Barbara and across the nation
My, How Time Flies Edition We’re seeing more pressure on pricing in the Santa Barbara real estate market as we enter the
World-class Resorts Have Nothing on These Liquid Sanctuaries Some of the most swoon-worthy bodies of water in the world (in addition to
A Celebration of the Santa Barbara Lifestyle Originally built in the 1960s, the Montecito Country Mart is a celebration of the Santa
The Hidden Beach Town—With Its Chic Shops and Casual Dining—is Dog Friendly Image Courtesy of Bring Fido It’s
Do You Know the Difference? Santa Barbara homes include prime examples of modern, contemporary, and mid-century modern architecture. These styles, combined, create
The California Drought Continues. Let’s Conserve This Precious Resource As the California drought continues, WaterWise in Santa Barbara County has stepped up its
April Showers Bring May Flowers Edition Named after the Greek goddess Maia, the month of May brings warmer temps and the fresh
An Updated Primary Bath Adds Value to Your Home, and Much More There are many reasons homeowners decide to begin a primary
The Dreamiest Places to Tie the Knot Santa Barbara is a sought-after wedding destination for good reason. With breathtaking ocean views, magnificent
Master at Creating a Sense of Place is Also a Legendary Surfer Acclaimed local architect Andy Neumann has been creating a sense
You are Invited to Be Part of the Solution 2022 Environmental Hero Montecito Resident Kenny Loggins, Singer/Songwriter The
The World’s Safest Beach! With terraced bluffs, dunes, and a mile of sand and surf for swimming, surfing, fishing, tide pooling, exploring
The Spring Has Sprung Edition Spring is a very special time in Santa Barbara, with our enticing outdoor adventures, delicious culinary experiences,
Best Locations to Witness the Technicolor Orange Blooms of Our State Flower Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE YOU CAN TAKE IS TO LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS.” — OPRAH WINFREY The quote above from Montecito
  What Are My Disclosure Obligations When Selling a Home in Santa Barbara? Even in our current HOT real estate market, every
10 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR CREATING THE ULTIMATE AL FRESCO VENUE AT HOME We live in the perfect setting to experience the fine
The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same Spring officially begins on March 20, but the current Santa Barbara real
His Name is Synonymous with Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture in Santa Barbara Iconic architect George Washington Smith is thought of as Montecito’s and
A Beautiful Hidden Enclave on the Santa Barbara Coast Santa Barbara's Hope Ranch is a highly sought-after, affluent residential community showcasing a
Make Plans Now For These Special Events In And Around The American Riviera Planned Santa Barbara events in March include a full
California’s Hard to Find Hidden Treasure is Well Worth the Effort Ojai is known for its nature-centric vibe mixed with a thriving
The Ultimate California Get-Away is Right in Our Own Backyard Whether you are planning a girls’ weekend in Santa Barbara, or a
 Culture and Visual Riches are Alive and Well Here Santa Barbara is home to a distinctive collection of museums and cultural attractions
 How Long Will the Current Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Continue? The Santa Barbara real estate market continues to soar. In January
His Enduring Legacy Lives on in Santa Barbara The renowned architect Rex Lotery died in 2007, but his legacy is manifest on The American
  From Land Grant to Privileged Enclave, Ennisbrook Has Become a Jewel in Montecito’s Crown In 1845, 356 acres of vacant land
THE ARTS AND THE AQUATIC TAKE CENTER STAGE DURING THE 2ND MONTH OF 2022 
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20 EXPERT STAGING TIPS FOR A QUICKER SALE AND TOP DOLLAR A prime example of a well-staged home.
IT’S MORE THAN A TREND HERE. IT’S A LIFESTYLE. Photo by Kaylee Garrett on Unsplash Self-care means looking
THINK OF THESE TASKS AS GIVING VITAMINS TO YOUR HOME Remember when you bought your house? You noted a million and ten
WHY MONTECITO REAL ESTATE ENJOYED A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR, AND WHAT IS PREDICTED FOR 2022 As we welcome the new year, it seems
THE ICONIC ARCHITECT’S ONLY PRAIRIE STYLE DESIGN ON THE WEST COAST IS THE LOCAL HOME OF AUTHOR T.C. BOYLE

SANTA BARBARA HOMEOWNERS EMBRACE JAPANDI AND LAGOM  Interior design trends in 2022 focus on the love and joy of decorating, creating an
THE CHARMING TOWN IS FAMOUS FOR HEALTH, CREATIVITY . . . AND ITS ENCHANTING “PINK MOMENT” As real estate buyers continue their
PLUS: 11 REASONS TO CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING During this season of giving, I want to dedicate this blog post to some of our
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Testimonials

Cristal Clarke has conducted numerous real estate transactions for me beginning 13 years ago with the purchase of a Lemon Ranch. She has handled both large and small purchases and sales with equal dedication. As a negotiator, you can’t find anyone better. Her transactions are always conducted in the most appropriate and professional manner. Cristal has considerable knowledge of the Santa Barbara market.

S. N. Decker Ph.D.

Living in Europe, we were to say the least, unaccustomed to the nuances of Real Estate acquisition in California and Cristal steered us through the process with absolute professionalism and personal attention to detail at every turn. Her in-depth knowledge of the market place combined with enthusiasm and drive was the only reason we secured the property of our dreams and will be forever grateful. If you are looking for personal discrete and private representation of the highest quality we suggest you look no further than Cristal Clarke.

Johan and Paula van den Berg

Cristal is very straightforward, cheerful, helpful, professional and trustworthy….we felt very lucky to work with her.

John and Lacey Williams

After considering our many choices, we are grateful it was Cristal Clarke of Sotheby’s International who represented the sale of our Montecito cottage. We are familiar with Cristal’s reputation of hard work and dedication to clients, but it was her attention to detail that made our experience so positive. She offered suggestions for staging the property, worked in harmony with potential buyers and was even able to secure back up offers. The sale of our cottage was completed much sooner than we expected, due in great part to Cristal’s professional skills and support.

We highly recommend Cristal as a first choice for anyone needing representation with real estate.

Michael & Nancy Lee

Our experience in working with Cristal Clarke resulted in the successful and discrete acquisition of a property which was not yet on the open market. Her knowledge of the Montecito/Santa Barbara area and vast expertise blended with her passion for real estate and architecture, provided us with the very highest level of professionalism and personalized services. Cristal exhibited a rare combination of excellent communications, attention to detail, creativity and patience.

Richard and Catherine Frinier
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