#1 Agent in Southern California
#1 Producer for all of Malibu 2000 - 2010
#1 Producer in all of Southern California

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Luxury Homes, Vacation Homes, Land, Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Luxury Property Specialist


University of California, Santa Barbara


Malibu Boys & Girls Club
Point Dume Marine Science School
Farm Sanctuary
Operation Smile
Elton John Aids Foundation

Client Testimonials

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"People do not come better than Chris Cortazzo. Genuine, kind, approachable, honorable, loyal, dependable, informed and professional are only a few of his qualities. A success of a person in every respect." - Joseph

"He is one amazing individual. Kind, generous, humble and very insightful. He is so friendly when you meet him, it's like you have known him your whole life.." - Kirby

"Chris is a legend in Malibu real estate, no one knows the market better than Chris!" - Scott

"Committed to his family, his job, and to the Malibu community he grew up in, Chris is an exceptionally human being and trusted Real Estate Agent." - Mia

"Inspired not only by his success but, most importantly by his humbleness." - Jhonatan

About Chris

If "passion breeds success," Chris is the example. Chris embodies what it means to do what you love - and embrace every minute of it. "Each day in this business is challenging, fun, and inspiring," he says. "The secret is to work hard and have integrity. I am proof that you can reach the top without sacrificing your values."

With over $5 billion in sales, Chris has been widely hailed for his outstanding production and his market-making opinions, which are sought after by business and financial publications and broadcast media. In addition to his reign as Malibu's premier real estate agent, he has been the number one agent in Malibu and Southern California for 17 years.

How does Chris continue to defy market expectations? As a Malibu native, he has an unsurpassed knowledge of the local market, enabling him to instinctively match clients with their ideal properties. Chris also excels at the negotiating table, navigating even the most challenging situations with grace and ease.

Central to Chris's success, however, is his dedication to his clients. Given his high-profile persona, many are surprised to find him warm and down-to-earth, with an uncanny ability to connect with them on a personal level. Chris is his clients' greatest advocate, always keeping their interests top of mind.

Chris’s very first multimillion-dollar transaction was for a prominent celebrity. Since then, he has attracted some of the biggest names in entertainment and business. Though these powerhouses may be the backbone of his clientele, Chris has always welcomed all types of clients. "No matter the price range I'm working in, it's a tremendous pleasure helping someone buy or sell their home and fulfill their dreams."

Chris lives in Point Dume, where he spends his rare free time surfing, traveling, collecting fine art, and enjoying the company of his family, friends, and pets. An avid philanthropist, he supports many charities that include local organizations like the Malibu Boys & Girls Club and Point Dume Marine Science School as well as national/international charities such as Farm Sanctuary, UNICEF, Operation Smile, and the Elton John Aids Foundation.

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