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Crysta Metzger

In just 20 minutes of her very first visit to Santa Barbara years ago, Crysta Metzger’s heart was captured by the enchanting allure of this coastal paradise. It was then that she knew she had found the place where she wanted to create a home and raise her family. A proud homeowner and devoted enthusiast of the Santa Barbara area, Crysta has an intimate familiarity with every neighborhood in town, understanding the distinct style of residential architecture, unique layouts, schools, and the incredible array of children’s activities and destinations that make this region so special.

With a stellar track record of success and numerous accolades to her name, Crysta has been a dedicated member of the Montecito office at Coldwell Banker Realty since 2003. She extends her expertise to assist buyers, sellers, and investors in Montecito, Hope Ranch, and Santa Barbara with a depth of local market knowledge that is unparalleled.

Crysta’s real estate journey began in Santa Barbara’s luxury leasing market, where she invested years refining her robust negotiation skills and mastering the intricacies of complex legal contracts. She also cultivated a vast network of trusted service providers, becoming an adept advocate for her clients’ unique needs. These experiences cemented Crysta’s esteemed reputation within her community and equipped her with a keen market awareness that sets her apart from her peers.

Over the years, Crysta has earned numerous local, regional, and national top sales awards, consistently ranking in the top 10% within the Santa Barbara MLS. While she values these accolades, her greatest source of pride is the trust and loyalty of her clients. Santa Barbara is a market that thrives on discretion, and the true honor for Crysta is when a client refers her to their family and friends. Countless clients have taken the time to praise Crysta for her honesty, helpfulness, wealth of experience, and unwavering dedication. Her authenticity shines through, as she focuses not on maintaining a personal image but on delivering service with the utmost integrity and the highest standards.

Outside of her professional life, Crysta is a family-oriented individual, sharing her life with her contractor husband and two wonderful daughters. This family perspective aligns perfectly with her passion for assisting clients who are relocating to the area. She understands the magnitude of such a decision and relishes the opportunity to introduce newcomers to the small yet incredibly diverse environment of the region. With a keen ability to match her clients with the community that best aligns with their passions and interests, Crysta leaves a lasting impact on those she serves.

If your real estate aspirations encompass the desire to reside in Santa Barbara or its surrounding areas, your journey begins by reaching out to Crysta Metzger. When it comes to understanding this beautiful seaside community, no one does it better than Crysta.

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“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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