May 18, 2023: Powerhouse Women in Real Estate (Santa Barbara, CA)

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Powerhouse Women in Real Estate
Santa Barbara, CA @ Cabrillo Pavilion

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You're invited to a special Santa Barbara event on Thursday, May 18th, from 4 pm - 6 pm PT at Cabrillo Pavilion! Featuring top performing female Realtors in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley, there will be good company and incredible opportunities for networking and training in a laid-back, fun environment! This month we'll focus on how to be a successful female Realtor and/or work with top female Realtors in the Santa Barbara market. Don't miss out!

This one is for anyone who:

  • ​Is a female Realtor or works with female Realtors
  • ​Wants to build a thriving real estate business in any market conditions
  • ​Wants to grow their business now and well into the future


  • ​Align your thinking with that of some of the top female Realtors around
  • ​Hone skills and learn new techniques that are working for female Realtors now
  • ​Develop a plan designed to keep clients coming in to work with you and your team

Keynote Speakers

Cristal Clarke - Berkshire Hathaway

Cristal’s impressive professional distinctions, including #1 status among Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate agents, mean she is adept at finding the best property for clients in the market for a home or home away from home. Sellers have the advantage of Cristal’s extensive roster of well-qualified buyers.

“My finger is constantly on the pulse of this market,” Cristal says. “That’s one of the reasons not just my clients, but also my colleagues and the press know to contact me when they need the latest important real estate information.” A compendium of knowledge regarding unlisted available properties and pending listings, Cristal manages an unparalleled volume of quiet, private transactions. Her unsurpassed familiarity with the Santa Barbara area’s many neighborhoods and neighboring communities makes her an invaluable resource.

Cristal has obtained record dollar amounts for world-class estates, homes and land, and her sales have set new standards in prestigious Santa Barbara and Montecito neighborhoods. Her sophisticated global marketing programs reach highly-qualified potential buyers locally, nationally and internationally. By maintaining a substantial portfolio of those buyers, she often creates a seamless transition between her buying and selling clients, while her superb negotiation skills ensure maximum return on their respective investments.

Cristal also has the advantage over many Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate agent when it comes to dealing with distinguished international clients. Born in Europe, and after traveling extensively, she moved to Santa Barbara from Laguna Beach in 1977. Her intense interest in the arts led her to a degree in Art History and Architecture from UCLA, and to related studies in Europe.

Jan Finley - JFinley Group
Jan Finley is a full time licensed real estate agent located in Santa Ynez, with over 20 years of experience serving Santa Barbara County. She specializes in residential and investment sales and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals. Jan is known for her authenticity, trustworthiness, and impeccable service. She is also a knowledgeable, focused, and talented individual who is never afraid to roll up her sleeves and work hard to get the job done. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Jan is also a wife, mother, and grandmother of three. She values teamwork and is committed to excellence with her team by her side.

Lisa McCann - Requisite Luxury Properties
Lisa McCann’s dedicated, masterful real estate service is renowned throughout Santa Barbara, California, and Aspen, Colorado. The foremost expert in these coveted beach and mountain communities, Lisa is known for her command of the industry’s most complex deals, as well as her extensive negotiation and regulatory experience. She also specializes in the challenging probate process. She serves her clients with a deep understanding of the luxury market and empowers them with her unique perspectives.

Prior to becoming a real estate professional, Lisa had a decades-long career in the financial industry, where she worked with corporations and high-net-worth individuals. Inspired to get her license when she joined a startup, she found she loved the business. With her commitment to providing high-end service and willingness to go out of her way to help others, it was only a matter of time before she was recognized in the upper echelon of the industry. In 2021, RealTrends, Tom Ferry, and the Wall Street Journal named her among the top 1.5% of 1.6 million licensed agents in the United States.

Not only does Lisa live and work in Aspen and Santa Barbara; she also possesses expansive networks and referral bases in both regions that care for her clients with gusto and verve. Contribution and integrity are cornerstones of Lisa’s life and extend beyond her real estate practice. When in Aspen, you’ll find her volunteering with the Humane Society; when in Santa Barbara, she runs the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation’s yoga program, bringing the joys of yoga to students with varying degrees of disability. In both locales, she supports nonprofits and local artists.

Grateful to live among the bounty of nature and always up for an adventure, Lisa spends much of her free time hiking, cycling, surfing, swimming, and snowboarding. She also enjoys being on her yoga mat and the antics of her mini Aussie-labradoodle, Tiny Mamba.

Kristin King - Summerlin Financial
Kristin has been an entrepreneur for over 21 years and has a passion for helping people take small steps in reaching their goals. Her gifts of connection, enthusiasm, and encouragement blend well with the art of customer service, where she seeks to provide a positive experience with each and every conversation. She believes wholeheartedly that everyone has a unique story worth sharing, which drives her passion for knowing people just beyond the surface.

Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family, trying new restaurants, listening to the waves at the beach, and walking in nature. She is dedicated to working out and living the 80/20 rule of healthy eating. Having fun and bringing joy to others is important to her; she is always up for an adventure!

Erin Muslera - Compass
Erin Muslera epitomizes energy, positivity, and enthusiasm. Although she grew up in the heartland of Indiana, she has spent the majority of her life living in various coastal cities including Seattle, Melbourne and Sydney before settling down in Santa Barbara in 2002. Naturally drawn to real estate, she has been involved with the local and national market in various capacities since 2005. With a degree in engineering, a long history of project management, customer service and communications, Erin brings a sharp attention to detail, organization, and marketing to the clients. She considers it a top priority to ensure a productive experience for all parties involved in a transaction: buyers, sellers, cooperating agents and colleagues. Her genuine love for Santa Barbara and people, combined with strong sensibilities for negotiation, make her a natural in real estate.

Maureen McDermut - Sotheby's International Realty
Having sold residential real estate in Santa Barbara for over 20 years, her career started in Los Angeles selling commercial real estate, and was fostered as a daughter to real estate investors. Maureen has been around the industry for a lifetime. Her business is based on the core values and ethics taught to her at a very young age: integrity, honesty, and great communication. These qualities enhanced by a tenured background in private banking, in-depth community and market knowledge, providing cutting-edge marketing featuring the latest technologies, and effective negotiation, is a critical skill set proving Maureen to be an excellent real estate professional.

Ranked consistently among the Top 1% of Agents in Santa Barbara, Maureen has 20+ years of experience specializing in residential real estate. Maureen resides in Montecito, Ca with her husband Martin. Proud parents of three, daughter Maggie, son Christopher, and their third (fur) child, Mila, a rescue mix who will probably never leave the nest.

Passionate about community and giving back, Maureen stays always active in philanthropy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and the Eucalyptus Hill Improvement Association. She is a member of the Santa Barbara Women’s Fund and formerly held positions on the Cal Berkeley Parents Campaign and volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Catholic Charities food pantry.

Hosted By

ROBERT WARNER - President/Realtor, Now Realty - Brokered by eXp -, Founded by Mr. Warner in Santa Barbara, CA in 2022 has quickly grown into an organization of 9 people. With five Realtors and one unlicensed assistant in Santa Barbara, one Realtor and a licensed assistant in the Santa Ynez Valley, and one Realtor in Fresno, Now Realty has clearly found a formula that works.

Previously Mr. Warner opened a real estate auctions office for Harcourt's International Realty in Santa Barbara in 2021, and prior to that was hired by Bill Bullock, the founder of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty in Larkspur, CA as a Global Real Estate Advisor in 2019.

Robert first entered the world of real estate in 2007, when he took a position as Director of Finance at Tamarack Resort, a four season ski, lake and golf resort development in the Idaho Rockies with over 2,000 permitted homesites and two entire “Villages” of commercial and hotel development sites. His duties at the resort included overseeing $380 million of equity and debt investment to achieve an outside valuation of over $2 billion.

Registration Info

Thursday, May 18, 2023 · 4 - 6 pm PDT

Cabrillo Pavilion @ 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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