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Chris is a veteran Santa Barbara & Montecito area Realtor who is experienced in representing principals navigate the real estate sales process. Santa Barbara born & raised, Chris has learned over the course of his 43 years what it takes to be consistently successful in real estate representation. Local Real Estate is a Family affair & is bred into the fabric of Chris. He is as reliable as they come with 20 years invested as a licensed professional. Prior to becoming a full time Agent, Chris was a mortgage broker/banker for 10 years and has been licensed with the California Department of Real Estate since 2001. His combined background in Real Estate Finance & Real Estate Sales, confirms Chris as a valuable asset for those looking to acquire or sell real estate in the Santa Barbara area. 


Aside from local, state, national & global market awareness, a high value agent must possess the ability to successfully evaluate, negotiate, adapt and coordinate all facets of a real estate transaction, along with providing transparency & full disclosure. In addition, it is important to align yourself with an agent who knows the area like the back of their hand - with Chris you get the full package. Based on an impeccable & proven track record over the course of his career, combined with a calm & level headed disposition, partnering with Chris to represent you and your real estate needs is a smart move.


Chris has remained a local fixture in Santa Barbara since 1977. Attending the area's best schools (Marymount, Santa Barbara Middle School, Santa Barbara High School & UCSB), he has witnessed the community evolve from a quiet small town to a bustling small city. ‘I've watched our beloved community grow in a way that I am proud of & excited about - there is a reason people want to live here and always will. I am here to share my experience, guidance & advice as an advocate for my clients’ ultimate success,’ Chris states.


On the personal side, Chris can be found dining at some of the area's best restaurants, on the beach or local trails with his fiance Amara, australian cattle dog (Rosie), family & friends. On the competitive side, Chris is a committed, high level competitive motorcycle racer & summit objective mountaineer. Training at athlete focused Platinum Fitness in Summerland & cycling in our local mountains & along the beach are how he keeps fit and sharp.

Montecito Realtor Chris Hunt

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"Thank you Chris for your expertise in selling a unique property. The knowledge of specific residential neighborhoods, the resources brought to aid marketing, the evaluation of potential buyers, and the negotiation were all masterful."


"Excellent goes above and beyond! Chris from the beginning to the finish and  helped with making sure the process was smooth and effortless.  With his background in mortgages he has an extra level of knowledge and effectiveness to really make the deal happen."


"Chris has exceptional drive and energy. He had vision about who the buyers would be and how to market to them. He also put his back into getting ready. We had a tight timeline and Chris moved stuff out for me on a couple of occasions despite his busy schedule. I found him through my landscaper, who is himself excellent. He has worked with Chris for over 15 years and could not recommend him highly enough."