Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Christina is a 4th-generation resident and brings integrity, professionalism, and a personable nature to Village Properties, specializing in Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Montecito, Goleta, and all the neighborhoods in between. She is proving to be one of the most dynamic luxury real estate agents in the field today. Christina began her real estate career working for a distinguished Santa Barbara developer who taught her the ins and outs of the building process as well as a unique marketing approach. Prior to branching off on her own, Christina partnered with a top agent, closing over $150M in real estate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers, in just a short amount of time. Being a competitive equestrian jumper, Christina has always thrived in high-pressure situations, allowing her to accomplish tough challenges with great poise and favorable results. Her mother, Karen Chackel, Vice President and Santa Barbara County Manager for First American Title, taught Christina at an early age the importance of hard work and that a successful career in business lies in one being fully committed to the highest standards of excellence. With a genuine passion for Santa Barbara and a dedication to her clients’ success, Christina guides people through every step of the buying and selling process, taking a patient and enthusiastic approach to every transaction. Her unique experiences and background allow her to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether a first time home buyer or an experienced investor, she takes pride in introducing her clients to the communities and lifestyles of some of Santa Barbara's best neighborhoods. Christina’s clients know that they can expect the highest levels of privacy and the utmost attention to their needs. And, with a driven, positive and friendly attitude, she will surely succeed in assisting you with any of your real estate needs, acting always with the utmost integrity and professionalism. For Christina, there’s nothing more gratifying than helping her clients find their dream homes and move on to an exciting new phase in their lives.