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Kris Johnston

In a career spanning over 30 years of Real Estate Investment and Development, Kris was the Owner ~ Co Founder ~ Broker of Central Coast Landmark Properties. Recently, Kris has merged her team with a new company and become ENGEL & VÖLKERS Santa Ynez. Same office location, same team, yet now Globally connected in 30 countries. This company is new and innovative, offering specialized training of each advisor, and has advanced our approach to handling Buyers and Sellers. E & V is selling Real Estate around the world and offering some of the finest Estates, Wineries, Vineyards, Ranches and Undeveloped Land.

Kris's start before CCLP, was Sotheby's International Realty in Santa Barbara where she gained a ranking of Top 1% in a sales force of around 45,000 associates, and has continued that excellence today as one of the Top Producers in the Santa Ynez Valley in her small Executive Brokerage. As Managing Broker and Partner, Kris offers her clients a positive, personal approach, discrete representation, and world-class marketing with internet technology and international reach.

Testimonials
"Kris was our listing agent and was always enthusiastic about the property but very realistic about the client that would appreciate its unique qualities. She was always responsive when we needed to reach her on any issue. At close of escrow she went above and beyond to make sure we got the concurrent closing that was requested by the buyer. She made the whole experience much easier than it could have been."

Penny Bernard

"Kris is an amazing professional. She knows so much about the area and the homes that are available and really customizes the search to meet your demands. She really listened to our needs and was super patient. We spent numerous weekends looking at properties and she had amazing energy and tenacity. Once we found our new home, she assisted in every step of the process. She was a true advocate for us. I cannot imagine having better service. She really knows the Santa Yenz Valley."

Tara Morgan

"Kris made selling my house a painless and in fact a great experience. From our first meeting until the close of escrow she was always on top of it at all times. Her local knowledge about the market I am in was very impressive. Her responsiveness was quick and always detailed and complete - she addressed any and all of my concerns and I always felt that I was in the best of hands. I would call her and if she could not pick up I immediately got a text letting me know when she could return my call, it was always within 30 minutes but most of time no more than 5 minutes later. She gracefully and fairly bridged any gaps between me (the seller) and the buyer. And what I liked the very most is that she got things DONE and did it RIGHT the first time. She had her special network of loyal contractors/handymen that took care of ALL the repairs from fixing the roof, to repairing dry rot, to fixing a leak, to painting touch ups. If it had to be done - she made it happen quickly and effortless on my part. My house was sold in a tough market in just 35 days at the price I was very happy with. Great Job Kris!"

Steve Pappas

"Absolutely amazing! Kris was recommended to me to sell my home in Santa Ynez, her knowledge, professionalism and dedication were very impressive. Her warm personal approach made me feel like I was her only client as she was guiding me through the selling process. I was so impressed with the great job she did selling my home that I had to employ her to find my new home. And of course she again treated me like I was her first priority. If I ever need anything involving a Real Estate transaction she will be my first call. Thanks Kris , you are the best!"

Robert Hardwick

"Kris Johnston is the consummate realtor. One of the biggest reasons Kris does such a great job is she loves real estate. In addition to that, she knows and understands the real estate market. Whether it is ranches, vineyards, estates, land, or residential neighborhoods, Kris is familiar with all property types. She knows how to price, market, and negotiate properties for her clients, as well as understand contracts and their technicalities. She exudes a confidence and professionalism, along with a pleasant personality that puts buyers and sellers at ease and confident their real estate needs will be met. I highly recommend Kris."

Carol Rickman

"Kris did a great job helping us sell our property in Ballard. She handled the marketing aspects especially well with great looking pictures for the listing and brochures as well as interfacing with other realtors in the area. Very knowledgeable, professional, and well-connected! All documents were handled efficiently with many of them processed electronically since we live in Northern California. Kris's communication via phone and email kept us informed in a timely manner throughout the process. Setting the right list price was critical to our success in selling our property within a couple weeks of listing it! Kris did a great job with the negotiations. She helped us to price our unique property above comparable past sales in the area but still within reason and gave us good advice upon receipt of offers. Overall, we appreciated her diligence, honesty and attention to details. We would use Kris again in a heartbeat!"

Lawrence Charles

"Dear Kris,

Julie and I can't thank you enough for the excellent work you've done for us these past several months. We greatly appreciate your commitment and professionalism towards selling our condominium and assisting us in purchasing our new residence.

Your passion and knowledge of the real estate market are unmatched, which is why we feel both transactions went incredibly smoothly. Without your marketing skills, we would have had a very challenging time selling our condo in this economy.

It seemed like every night you put in the late hours to make sure everything was in order. From start to finish, your consultative and caring approach put us at ease in what would have otherwise been stressful situations. Plus you were always available when we needed you!

Thank you for all your hard work. It has been an absolute pleasure spending time with you. We will continue to use you as a resource, and we will highly recommend you to anyone looking to sell or purchase real estate."

All the Best,

Casey McCann

"Staying in a fabulous rental in Rincon Point, we met Kris Johnson after seeing an ad for a home in Summerland. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable that we decided to do some serious looking with her. She first took us on a whirlwind tour off all the beach areas from Santa Barbara to Ventura. Our kids were staying with us and Kris was very accomodating to our schedule and going back to locations to include them. Kris was very attentive and intuitive about our desires and needs - some of which she helped us define - and was a pleasure to work with. We chose a house in the Seacliff area and Kris was awesome during the closing period, researching issues and gathering warranties for appliances. We love our new place and now consider Kris to be a great friend and we look forward to a long friendship.

Julie

"I have worked with Kris Johnston on (2) Lake Front Properties in Lake Arrowhead during the past 3 years. Our working relationship was without a doubt, professional as well as a very pleasant experience. Kris has excellent ideas for the look she is trying to create. Her attention to detail and understanding specifics is remarkable. Kris will be a tremendous resouce in handling all your real estate needs as well as a pleasure to work with. I definitely recommend Kris's assistance in any real estate project you may have in mind."

Patrick Brennan
Owner, Patrick Brennan Construction
Current Vice President, Association of Building Contractors, San Bernardino Mountains

"In my twenty plus years of experience working in the design industry, certain clients stand out from the rest; Kris Johnston is one of those few. Working with her has always been a pleasurable experience, and it's been my privilege to come to know and respect her. During the various projects we've worked on together, she has proven time and again that, whether in the residential market or the commercial aspect of real estate, all that she touches "turns to gold." Kris's vision not only allows the creativity of design to flow but also makes it easy to maintain a good working relationship, even during the most challenging situations and complexities that come with the territory. Her experience and ability to foresee beyond the basic and elementary aspects of a project gives her an edge among others in the business. She becomes a valuable asset to any individual seeking her assistance. I strongly recommend Kris's expertise to anyone searching to profit in the real estate market."

Kris Johnston's Listings

9000 Alisos Canyon Rd Los Alamos, California

$3,595,000 €3,162,320

Acreage / Farm / Ranch

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  •  

On Top of the World. Incredible ranch of 85+/- acres with panoramic , gorgeous views of the Cattle ranches and Martian vineyard. Cool location because it close proximity of approximately 5 minutes between Los Olivos and Los Alamos. Live on your ow...

EXCLUSIVE

9000 Alisos Canyon Rd LOS ALAMOS, California

$3,595,000 €3,162,320

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,006 SqFt
  • 85.53 Acres

On Top of the World. Amazing 85 acre ranch property only minutes away from Los Alamos and Los Olivos. Panoramic Views overlooking gorgeous vineyards and cattle grazing land. Live privately and generate income from its vineyards and fruit trees. A...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
EXCLUSIVE

980 Ladan Dr Solvang, California

$2,495,000 €2,194,712

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,490 SqFt
  • 8.8 Acres

Wine country estate on 8.8 acres with stunning panoramic countryside views of Solvang, the Alisal hillside, and onward to Figueroa Mountain. Beautifully restored 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home with a touch of Tuscan style and a flourishes of moderni...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
EXCLUSIVE

2945 Brinkerhoff Ave SANTA YNEZ, California

$1,595,000 €1,403,032

Residential, Ranch/Farm

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,985 SqFt
  • 19.65 Acres

20 +/- Acres .Brinkerhoff is included in Woodstock Ranch HOA. Panoramic Views and sunsets forever. Fantastic riding trails. Older Hacienda home that is waiting for your special touches which will turn this property into a paradise. Guest house ...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
NEW TO MARKET

1240 Highland Road SANTA YNEZ, California

$1,300,000 €1,143,537

Residential

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  •  

This home has been recently redone and you will fall in love with the new Gourmet Kitchen. All high end finishes and new doors in the main living areas. Outside has been turned into the ideal playground for Bocce, Pool, Lawn Yahtzee, including a n...

EXCLUSIVE

1240 Highland Rd SANTA YNEZ, California

$1,300,000 €1,143,537

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,130 SqFt
  • 1 Acres

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Home Sweet Home.This home has been recently redone and you will fall in love with the new Gourmet Kitchen. All high end finishes and new windows/ doors in the main living areas. Outside has been turned into the ideal playground for Bocce, Pool, L...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
OPEN HOUSE

4613 S Blosser Rd Santa Maria, California

$899,000 €790,800

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,083 SqFt
  •  

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Jan 20th, 2019, 12:00pm - 3:00pm - Orcutt Estates. Close to everything cool in Old Town. Restaurants, shops, music... The estate size home has a gorgeous large open floor plan with high ceilings and crown moulding. Entertainers kitchen is a delight with gorgeous mountain views. The...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
OPEN HOUSE

2141 Creekside Dr Solvang, California

$732,000 €643,899

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,190 SqFt
  •  

Creekside is known for being an easy bike ride or walk to everything cool in Solvang. Parks, Restaurants, Wine Tasting....Hosting the whole family this season? Need a bigger kitchen? This might be your new Location in Solvang. This large 3 bedroom...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
EXCLUSIVE

3020 Buttonhook Rd Solvang, California

$685,000 €602,556

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,048 SqFt
  • 1.3 Acres

Lifestyle Dream Home. Rancho Alisal Homes with private Golf Course, Tennis, Swimming, and Hiking. This ranch style home sits back off the level 17th fairway, giving you the feeling you own 100 acres.Walk or golf cart over the bridge to the 19th ho...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
EXCLUSIVE

209 Willow Dr Solvang, California

$650,000 €571,769

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,564 SqFt
  •  

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Home Sweet Home. This darling bungalow/getaway is walking or biking distance to everything cool in Solvang and the wine country. Live here full time or use as a weekend hideaway.Freshly remodeled. New windows and doors. High end hardwood floors an...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
OPEN HOUSE

985 Old Ranch Rd Solvang, California

$575,000 €505,795

Land, Residential/SFR

  • 1 Acres

Paradise on 1 acre. Build your dream home on the lovely parcel in the gated community of Brierwood Estates. Ballard School district. Plans can be purchased. Build to suit.

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
EXCLUSIVE

Recent Transactions

3720 Baseline Ave SANTA YNEZ, California

$3,400,000 €4,354,238

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,078 SqFt
  • 45 Acres

45+/- acre Trophy Equestrian Estate in the Santa Ynez Valley. Built as a state of the art breeding & training facility, the ranch consists of an older Tudor-style main residence, newly-built & beautifully finished manager's quarters, 3 Barns, aren...

Village Properties
SOLD

3675 Baseline Ave SANTA YNEZ, California

$3,280,000 €3,122,736

Residential, Ranch/Farm

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  •  

From Boardroom to Arena, a true Horseman's paradise.Considered a trophy equestrian estate. Fenced and crossed fenced with top of the line Triple Crown vinyl fencing. The Estate home is 8000 sq.ft.+/- with 5 bedrooms and 6 baths. Gorgeous pool with...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

3145 E Highway 246 Lompoc, California

$3,000,000 €2,638,932

Land, Residential/SFR

  • 514 Acres

For information purposes only. Property sold January 9th , 2015

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

1665 N Refugio Rd SANTA YNEZ, California

$2,655,000 €2,458,605

Residential, Ranch/Farm

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,985 SqFt
  • 5.14 Acres

A Country Dream...make it your Reality. Beautiful, Very Private 5.14 acres. Home is 4985 sq.ft Freshly Painted, Carpeted, and upgraded. Chic vibe.Large Pond with waterfall, pastures and barn for equestrians, home for entertaining indoors or outdo...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

2968 Canada Este Rd SANTA YNEZ, California

$2,300,000 €2,331,057

Residential, Ranch/Farm

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,635 SqFt
  • 18.52 Acres

Gated, Rancho Ynecita, known for its breathtaking views , lovely horse ranches, and the added beauty of becoming a very popular area of the Central Coast Wine Country. This 18+ acre ranch,has a small barn and fenced pasture areas, ready for your h...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

2754 Santa Ynez St SANTA YNEZ, California

$2,100,000 €2,243,092

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 7,853 SqFt
  •  

Gated Tudor estate in Oakcrest Farms offers 5 bedrooms,4 baths plus attached quest quarters with 1 bedroom, 1 bath and a kitchen. This spacious residence features an open floor plan, formal dining room with butler's pantry, office with storage roo...

Sotheby's International Realty
SOLD

5425-5427 Baseline Ave SANTA YNEZ, California

$1,950,000 €1,930,819

Residential, Ranch/Farm

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,525 SqFt
  • 6.9 Acres

Gated and extremely private Ranch of 7 + /- acres, with 2 legal residences in our well known Santa Ynez Horse Country and Wine Country.Built by one of the renowned contractors of the Valley, Erling Pohls. High above and overlooking some of the Fin...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

2065 N Refugio Rd SANTA YNEZ, California

$1,850,000 €1,891,235

Residential, Ranch/Farm

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,010 SqFt
  • 13.78 Acres

At home in the Heartland of the Santa Ynez Valley, An Equestrian or Vineyard Paradise! Through the gated entrance, lined with purple plums, to the guest houses, barns, and the beautiful grass pastures, a buyer will see this ranch is a showplace. A...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

2555 Santa Ynez St Los Olivos, California

$1,844,000 €1,652,851

Residential, Ranch/Farm

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,237 SqFt
  • 7.67 Acres

Los Olivos Home and Horse facility with quaint location and walking distance to the village. 7.67 level acres. Perfect as a vineyard property as well. Neighbors are either organic vineyard properties or successful ranches. Historic barn used to be...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

832 Ballard Canyon Rd Solvang, California

$1,800,000 €1,652,851

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,799 SqFt
  • 5.07 Acres

Intoxicating! The joy of walking up to the front entrance and viewing through the wall of glass the magnificent panoramic views of the Santa Barbara mountain range.This property is hidden in the desirable area of Mesa Hills off Ballard Canyon Rd. ...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

6800 Santa Rosa Rd BUELLTON, California

$1,795,000 €1,578,961

Residential, Ranch/Farm

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,824 SqFt
  • 5 Acres

Countryside Vineyard Estate that is reminiscent of Tuscany or France. Rare find on famed Sideways wine trail In the Santa Rita Hills AVA. Panoramic views from hilltop 5ac estate planted in award winning Premier Pinot Noir. 3000+/- sq.ft. , w/3bd/3...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

979 Old Ranch Rd Solvang, California

$1,400,000 €1,486,598

Residential, Home/Estate

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,466 SqFt
  • 1 Acres

Dream Green Home in upscale Brierwood Estates. Custom designed and built. 3 BDR, 3.1 Baths on over an acre. Very private. Hillside behind the home would be perfect location for a vineyard. New BBq and Jacuzzi. Never pay an electric bill again ( le...

Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez
SOLD

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