Cristal Clarke

Initiating her esteemed real estate career over 20 years ago by skyrocketing up the prized agent roster of one of Santa Barbara's historically most respected brokerage firms, Pitts & Bachmann, today Cristal remains at the pinnacle of her profession. When Pitts & Bachmann was acquired by Sotheby's International Realty, Cristal took her place in the top 1% of all Sotheby's International Realty agents nationwide and has consistently resided there. She represents the highest level of clientele and specializes in the sale and acquisition of extraordinary estates and land.

Cristal also commands a coveted position at an intimate roundtable of Montecito's and Santa Barbara's elite real estate professionals who meet regularly to share ideas and vital market news. Those select colleagues recognize her communication, marketing and negotiating skills, as well as her attention to detail, enthusiasm and tenacity. Her interaction with financial professionals, attorneys, contractors and inspectors, among others, is considered exemplary.

Known for having her finger on the pulse of Montecito and Santa Barbara real estate, Cristal is often called upon for the latest important market information. Indeed, in a marketplace where discretion, confidentiality and depth of knowledge are vital, Cristal is a priceless treasure.

Born in Europe, and having traveled extensively, Cristal moved to Santa Barbara from Laguna Beach in 1977. Her intense interest in the arts led her to a degree from UCLA in art history and architecture, as well as to related studies in Europe. That knowledge along with her discerning eye and artistic sensibilities give her a substantial edge when it comes to dealing with discriminating, and often international, clients as well as distinctive properties.

Above all, Cristal is recognized and praised for dedication to her clients, most of whom become friends who know they can count on her. That trust translates into repeat business and referrals as well as lasting 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. She and her husband are members of the Coral Casino Beach Club and Montecito Country Club.