AboutCristie St. James
CRISTIE ST. JAMES co-founder of St. James + Canter, is a top producing Real Estate agent ranked in the top 1/2 of 1% at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (formally known as Prudential CA Realty) nationwide. Real Estate is her absolute passion in life and following that passion for 30 years has made her a prominent Leader in the Los Angeles Real Estate Business.
A Real Estate Broker since 1987, Cristie is Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties – Beverly Hills Luxury Properties Director. She specializes in the buying and selling of luxury estates, fine homes, architectural properties, and high-end condominiums in Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Doheny Estates, Sunset Plaza, Brentwood,Hollywood, Westwood, Century City, Wilshire Corridor, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu.
Having been involved in over 1000 transactions during her career with over $850 million dollars in sales, her extensive experience will help you make informed decisions in all stages of buying and selling real estate.
Authentic, Knowledgeable, Proven, and Professional are words that very well describe Cristie. A consummate professional & expert in the field of residential real estate, her unparalleled work ethic and stellar reputation incorporates the qualities that result in confidence and trust from her buyers, sellers, developers, and investors.
The importance of being represented by Realtors who are skilled in the transaction of multi-million dollar properties has become more imperative as our market and economy has become uncertain. Cristie has a proven sales record in this market for selling properties for top of the market dollar. Her business continues to blossom in these times by effectively marketing and presenting the value of property. She continues to use new innovative techniques combined with the attention to every detail resulting in a long track record of successful transactions.
Cristie is also one of LA’s premiere specialist in representing new construction luxury condos. Just in the years 2007-2009 alone, her team sold out 5 new buildings while most of the new condo market remained paralyzed and stagnant. She recently has sold an incredible 14 of 21 units at ELEVEN-EIGHT KINGS ROAD in only 4 weeks! For more info: www.118kingsroad.com
She currently holds active memberships with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Board of Realtors® (BHGLAR)
In those rare times when one might find Cristie taking a brief moment away from Real Estate, she enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her son Maxam, and her 2 Chihuahuas. Cristie has been an elder at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church for over 17 years and finds great joy in helping others.
- Luxury Properties Director, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties – Beverly Hills
- #1 Sales Team Prudential California Realty – Beverly Hills 2011, 2012 (1st & 2nd Quarters)
- #1 Sales Team in West Hollywood, California 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Top 25 Sales Associate at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Nationwide
- Chairman’s Circle Diamond Awarded Realtor 2011,2012,2013
- California Association of Realtors®
- National Association of Realtors®
- Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Board of Realtors®
- CALBRE # 00949711
What Cristie's Clients Are Saying
We bought a house in Cathedral City, CA through Cristie and Markus. It has been the most satisfying purchase experience we have ever had by far. The purchase was made more difficult as the residence was on Native American land and therefore involved the BIA. They were there every step of the way to guide us and help us. It is remarkable how much effort they put into this purchase as the property was not an expensive high end property. Nonetheless, they treated us as if we were buying a million dollar property. Their knowledge of the market and interior design was second to none. Their care, advice and effort were such that by the end of the process we considered them good friends. It is difficult to adequately describe how much we appreciated them.
This is my second time working with Cristie St. James. Professionalism unparalleled, honesty, integrity and dedication. Simply the best!
As a real estate developer and an investor, I look to the expertise of a Realtor to assist me in making an informed decision on my investments. I was extremely pleased with the professional conduct and diligent follow-up that I received from Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway -Beverly Hills. Ms. St. James has an extremely broad knowledge of the real estate market and a commitment to satisfaction of her client. I highly recommend Ms. St. James as a dedicated professional.
My first encounter with St. James + Canter was as a buyer of one of their listings. Cristie's easy going personality gave me the confidence to email her directly with questions about the property. Cristie always made herself available to me so she could answer my every question that I ended up talking to her more than the agent who represented me. I was so impressed with her work ethic and commitment to her career that I hired Cristie and Markus in 2010 to sell one of my properties. I told Cristie and Markus that I was only willing to sell if got my minimum asking price. Undeterred, they quickly got the process started by putting together an impressive marketing campaign. The property sold in less than one month and I had my asking price. Cristie and Markus then represented me on a purchase for another listing that closed a few weeks later. In my opinion, many real estate agents do not take the time to get to know their client or put in the work to really earn their commission. Cristie and Markus are not like those agents they take pride in what they do and I could not see myself ever hiring another broker to help me buy or sell a property.
We found working with the St. James Canter team an exceptionally gratifying experience. Cristie went above and beyond our expectations to bring this transaction to a successful close. She and her team are very professional and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend these professionals and would work with them again in the future.
Cristie St James is a true professional, highly efficient and responsive and her many years of experience in the field certainly shows, she's knows how to close a deal and is highly connected and respected in her field which helps facilitate deals even further, this was my first investment with Cristie and certainly won't be the last.
This is the fourth home I've purchased from Cristie St. James over 20 years. Every transaction was first rate, professional and, most importantly, calming. She is a pro from the word go ... and I highly recommend her and her team. They are the best!
The best! Cristie is SO on top of everything. She is extremely quick to respond and get things accomplished. She was very proactive about keeping me in the loop and making everything easy for us. She knows the real estate inside and out and is confident in her recommendations. She went above and beyond to get our property sold for top dollar. Highly recommend!
My escrow just closed November 2nd and I thank God, daily, that I had Cristie St. James representing me. She is the gold standard of real estate agents with great integrity, honesty, compassion, and grace. I have made excellent profits from both the sale of my condo and house and it is truly due to her vigilance and expertise. You cannot get any better people than work at this agency, believe me! --
Cristie is the consummate real estate agent. She was engaged in every aspect of our condo sale. She was involved constantly with the escrow people, the seller's agent, the title insurance company and all the inspectors and made sure that our tenant was not disturbed in anyway.
Every time we called her she answered the phone and try to solve the problems and put our concerns at rest. My husband and I feel very fortunate to have had Cristie as our agent. She is dedicated to her profession and mostly to her clients.
Cristie and her team handled the sale of my Mom's property in Bel Air. We choose her because she had given us a market value estimate five years previously. We asked her to keep in touch and she professionally and courteously did so - without any sales pressure at all - kept in touch.
She is very responsive and knowledgeable about local values, price setting, negotiations and the complexities of California disclosures and closings.
She know when and how to suggest that your might be losing the forest because you want to trim a tree or two. That is quite a skill.
Cristie is hands down my favorite realtor. She is so dependable and trustworthy. I have dealt with her for years through buying, selling, and renting. For the last transaction, she sold my condo quickly for over asking price and helped me through the entire process. With every transaction, she treated me like I had a multi-million dollar property, which I definitely did not. I am so grateful and cannot recommend her highly enough.
Having been involved in real estate investments for over 15 years, it’s now impossible to imagine buying and/or selling residential real estate without St. James+Canter representing me. I've worked with Cristie & Markus on several real estate deals over the last decade. Their efforts and results are unmatched by any other Realtor I've worked with. Cristie & Markus work tirelessly. They have a very positive “can do” attitude, they are honest and have a great reputation in the real estate business, both with peers and clients alike. My most recent transaction was on the selling end in this current economic climate and I have never seen anyone go to the great lengths it now takes to sell a high end house in this market. From the moment I listed with them until the day it sold, they had an open house every Sunday, they developed a great web site just for my house, had an amazing photographer capturing unbelievable photos of the house, had lots of advertising with photos in the LA Times, The MLS magazine and other print and online venues. Markus even did a video with a walk through narration of my house. Needless to say, Cristie & Markus sold my house, when many other realtors would have just given up. Words cannot express my gratitude and admiration for Cristie & Markus. I cannot wait to work with them again!!
My first encounter with St. James + Canter was as a buyer of one of their listings. After our first meeting, I felt comfortable emailing them directly with questions about the property (vs. my own agent). They always made themselves available to me so they could answer my every question. I honestly ended up talking to them more than the agent who represented me. I was so impressed with their work ethic and commitment to their careers that I hired Cristie and Markus in 2010 to sell one of my properties. I told Cristie and Markus that I was only willing to sell if got my minimum asking price. Undeterred, they quickly got the process started by putting together an impressive marketing campaign. The property sold in less than one month and I had my asking price. Cristie and Markus then represented me on a purchase for another listing that closed a few weeks later. In my opinion, many real estate agents do not take the time to get to know their client or put in the work to really earn their commission. Markus and Cristie are not like those agents – they take pride in what they do and I could not see myself ever hiring another broker to help me buy or sell a property.
My opinion of working with realtors was forever altered (in a very good way) after Markus Canter and Cristie St. James, of St. James + Canter, sold my home. My previous realtor experiences, regarding my personal residences, were mostly unpleasant and negative. Changing that perception was a major factor in who I chose to work with this time. The house I needed to sell was very unique and challenging; from the geographical hillside layout to the difficult market of potential San Fernando Valley buyers.
From our first meeting, Markus and Cristie were not only extremely enthusiastic but also very pragmatic. They concentrated on the positives of the property and addressed those areas that a buyer would be concerned with. They either helped to correct those concerns or he found a way to disarm them. They immediately went to work on how best to present my home as if it were their own. The sales process was long and difficult. We had numerous showings and multiple offers. It was a distressing and changing time in the Southern California real estate market and many potential buyers were skittish. Markus and Cristie were undeterred and extremely optimistic. As with any personal transaction, we had many discussions expressing frustration and concern. Through it, all Markus and Cristie maintained a professional and, most importantly, an upbeat and enthusiastic demeanor. After 5 months my house was sold for a very acceptable price. They were undeterred and relentlessly optimistic throughout.
To me, the true test of a successful business transaction is if you would ever partner with those individuals on another opportunity. Would I chose or refer St. James + Canter for a future real estate transaction? I’d be a fool not to.