Crysta’s Santa Barbara Journey


                                                        “Within an hour of visiting Santa Barbara, I knew this was where I wanted to live. I                                                                              was so taken by the beauty of the city, the beach and mountains that I moved here                                                                              two weeks later. Many of my clients have had a similar realization, where a short stay                                                                          in Santa Barbara becomes a lifetime’s journey—it’s huge. Guiding people on that                                                                                  journey is my passion. It’s the reason I do what I do.”




“The outdoors was my greatest influence growing up. My father built our family’s

home on a 40-acre homestead outside Virginia City, Nevada. It was paradise for kids,

with wild horses. My favorite jobs were collecting chicken eggs and milking the goats.”




“I’ve owned a home in Santa Barbara for ten years, and it feels wonderful to be raising a family (with my husband and partner, Bill Blackwell and two daughters) in a place with so much to offer. On any given day you can play beach volleyball, bicycle to town, a park, play date or pilates, attend an outdoor yoga class, eat at a phenomenal restaurant --and go salsa dancing or catch a band afterward!”

“As a teenager I snowboarded in the Sierras, I did boardercross--eventually competing as a sponsored athlete. In boardercross, you’re using your skills to stay ahead of the competition while navigating a narrow course at top speed over sudden jumps, surprise drops and occasional collisions. It’s not all that different from mastering the dynamics of the real estate business.”


“Being known as a top producer is gratifying, but there’s more to it than numbers. From the start of my career, in 2002 I learned from the best agents in Santa Barbara, the leaders in our community. I’ve built professional relationships with agents and clients alike based on trust and respect. I’ve kept current with all the changes in technology that have impacted the business. Yet my personal approach has remained constant. And my delight in sharing what this exceptional community has to offer grows every day.”


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2014 & 2013  |   International Presidents Elite Representing the top 2% of Coldwell Banker
2012 & 2011  |  International President's Circle - Representing the top 4% of Coldwell Banker
2009 & 2007   |  Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society


Services Offered:

- Seller Residential Property Marketing and Sales
- Buyer Property Acquisition (Investors & Owner/User)
- Short Sale Packaging and Lender Negotiations
- Complex Transaction Resolution
- Estate Management


In the PRESS



Will McGowan

Marketing Director

Will has spent the last 10 years specializing in real estate photography and marketing on the South Coast, shooting and setting up marketing strategies for properties from LA to San Luis and some even as far a field as the UK. He uses a mixture of traditional and internet based marketing to get the best coverage for your property. Whether creating stunning print ads or executing a custom postcard campaign, his detailed thought and design goes into making sure your property is shown and highlighted in the best possible fashion. Will specializes in Drone and aerial photography that are able to show the value of larger properties and those that are set in rural surroundings.