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Crysta Metzger

Discover the allure of Santa Barbara through the eyes of Crysta Metzger, a dedicated homeowner and passionate advocate for the region’s unique lifestyle. Within moments of her initial visit to Santa Barbara years ago, Crysta recognized its magnetic pull and envisioned it as the ideal place to put down roots and raise a family. Now, as a seasoned real estate professional with over two decades of experience, she is committed to sharing her intimate knowledge of the area she loves with buyers, sellers, and investors alike.

Specializing in Montecito, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, and the convenience of reaching anywhere within 20 minutes, Crysta offers more than just transactions; she provides a bespoke, full-service experience tailored to her clients’ needs. Her expertise extends beyond the realm of traditional real estate, encompassing luxury leasing both short and long term, where her adept negotiation skills and legal understanding shine.

Crysta’s accolades speak volumes, having earned the prestigious title of #1 in sales volume for Santa Barbara and Montecito from 2020 to 2023 at her previous Brokerage, Coldwell Banker Realty. Additionally, her four-year consecutive feat in the top 10 nationally for rental volume underscores her unwavering dedication to excellence. Her true measure of success lies in the trust and satisfaction of her clients, who consistently endorse and refer her to friends and family in Santa Barbara’s discerning market.

Authenticity is Crysta’s hallmark; she approaches her profession with integrity and a commitment to service above self. Married to a general contractor and a mother of two daughters, her family-centric values permeate her work as she guides clients through the intricacies of relocation with genuine enthusiasm.

"Awarded Coldwell Banker's most exclusive
award 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023."

Society of Excellence

Why Work With




W/ Former Brokerage
Montecito and SB,
2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023


Santa Barbara MLS
Sales Volume 2020-2023


in the State for
Sales Volume
with Former Brokerage


"Top 10" Nationally for
Luxury Rental Volume
w/ Former Brokerage




Years in the

Backed By The Best

Our world is yours

Sotheby’s International Realty is the only truly global luxury real estate company with 26,500 advisors working in 1,115 local offices across 84 countries and territories. Our unparalleled network works together to meet your needs and expectations.

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Our connections become your connections

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand creates exclusive content featuring our property listings on multiple social media platforms and engages with more than a million followers each day. Additionally, our YouTube channel has more subscribers and video views than any other real estate brand.

  • $143 billion

    Global sales volume 2023, USD

    # 1

    Most profiled real estate company in the news


    Sales associates

    1+ Million

    Engaged social media followers


    Offices worldwide

    88 Million

    Videos played in 2023

    52 Million visits in 2023


    The year our heritage began



“Crysta is earnest, dedicated, and connected.”

She was very informed on opportunities in the region, well-ahead of others, and was able to bring us to examine several off-market opportunities or listings (including our now home) before these were on the market. In addition, Crysta excelled at understanding and the anticipating needs of our growing family, with young children and parents who work from home.

Her ability to relate with others and easy-going (but pointed) manner was an asset in many conversations. She was also a lot of fun. I would highly recommend meeting with Crysta and partnering with her in your searches.

Review Submitted by: C. Araya

Crysta is the best! I’ve known her for years as she sold us our property originally. Her assistant, Trent, was wonderful as well! Great communication and follow up.

Review Submitted by: James Forman

I recently had Crysta represent me as a purchaser of a secondary home. Being from out of town, Crysta made everything easy. She certainly is an expert of all things Santa Barbara and went above and beyond in making sure we were happy and well informed.

Review Submitted by: Adamkaliner

Crysta makes it happen! When my husband and I finally found the house for us, Crysta did everything she could to get it for us. She jumped through so many hoops and never got discouraged. There was at least one other offer on the house and that offer was cash and Crysta was still able to get our offer accepted. Crysta made sure that every inspection and every estimate went smoothly. She was there for everything. She kept everyone calm and was always very patient. She listened to everything and followed through. She got us into our dream family home!!!!

Review Submitted by: Hillary Brandeland

We were very pleased with Crysta’s performance in helping us find our new house. She was terrific: thoughtful, proactive, kind, conscientious, shrewd, energetic. We were the backup buyer on a property in a hot market. Crysta was able to help us navigate the challenging circumstances and get the house. She was a great partner in navigating all phases of the process. We recommend her, and will use her again next time.

Review Submitted by: Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Santa Barbara, CA.

Crysta is above and beyond the job description. She’s precise and creative ,superior to any professional I’ve ever worked with. I’ve had six business opportunities with her and she’s the reason they all were successful.

Review Submitted by: Tamarachamplin

We researched and worked with several realtors to help u with our home search in Santa Barbara, and ultimately chose Crysta as we were super impressed with her knowledge and hustle. We felt like she took the time to understand our goals and identify which neighborhoods and home styles would be best for us. We felt like we were in great hands throughout the search, and were impressed by how much Crysta knows about homes in general (especially given that many homes we looked at needed some work). Crysta ultimately found us our dream home and made the entire process painless and stress-free. We'd highly recommend her, and look forward to working with her again in the future (although not too soon – we love our house! :) ).

Review Submitted by: Andrew Holt

Crysta is an excellent realtor. I have worked with her for several home sales and purchases in Montecito and Santa Barbara and she has always gone above and beyond. She is very professional, knowledgeable and skilled and I highly recommend her. She is connected with everyone and her clients are her top priority. I will use her again in the future.

Review Submitted by: Dannim7

I have quite a history working with Crysta. We met several years ago at dinner with a mutual friend and from that moment Crysta became a treasured friend and creative business partner. She immediately took photos of my property for rental and kept it rented for the entire time I owned it. At her suggestion, we eventually sold it and bought another more Updated home nearby. We've done several more Transactions since including my current property in Summerland. She’s one of the best and most ethical people I have ever known and I would recommend her above anyone I have worked with.

Review Submitted by: Tamarachamplin

We first began working with Crysta in the spring of 2018. We were interested in purchasing a residential investment property in Santa Barbara. Crysta met with us several times. She was always organized, friendly and knowledgable about the Santa Barbara market. Crysta was very patient as she followed us in the process of deciding which area and what kind of property to purchase. We finally purchased a beautiful home…. Escrow went smoothly. And she was able to find us a great tenant even before the close of escrow! Crysta is very hard working and always responds to our phone, text or email communications in a timely fashion. She still continues to be a great resource for us even though the deal is done. Thanks Crysta- You are the best! Cathi and Richard Conn

Review Submitted by: Conncsc

Crysta gets it. She represented me as a seller, and truly "sold" the attributes instead of merely "listing" them. We ended up renting it instead, for a good fair price, and now she is managing it for me and the tenants, and doing a fine job.

Review Submitted by: Tomahawktex

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