About Kristi

An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience helping clients buy and sell real estate, Kristine “Kristi” is one of coastal Orange County’s most accomplished professionals. In 1991, she fused her impressive knack for business with her passion for real estate, earning her license and going to work for her father, a well-known real estate expert, the following year. Since then, she’s consistently impressed both her clients and her peers with her deft ability not only to provide a high level of outstanding service, but also to negotiate the most favorable deals for both buyers and sellers.

The greatest testament to Kristi’s value as a real estate professional is, without a doubt, the loyal following of clients she’s cultivated over the years, but her track record for accomplishments is just as impressive. Having closed more than 1000 transactions to date, she’s closed hundreds of millions in sales. In addition to buyers, sellers and executors, she’s represented a total of 24 financial institutions, fueling their success with a winning combination of skill, experience, and hard work. Kristi’s career is defined by a number of impressive feats, which include 178 transactions in a single year, with 20 in just one month, and maintaining a 99% ratio of sales-to-list price. Adding yet another dimension to her broad-spanning acumen is her extensive experience in property management and rehabilitations, plus her deep understanding of the escrow and loan processes.

A longtime resident of Harbor View Homes, Kristi is just as dedicated to serving her community as she is to her career. Together with her husband and friends, she co-founded the Port Street Amigos, a nonprofit that has raised over $250,000 for various local organizations, such as Andersen Elementary, DEANS, Corona del Mar High School, CDM Aquatics Foundation, Newport Hills Swim Team, and Clubhouse.



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Specialties
Orange County Real Estate | Luxury Real Estate | Buyer's Agent | Listing Agent | Relocation | Foreclosure |




Education
University of Southern California - Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration with emphasis in Real Estate & Finance




Client Testimonials
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"Four months ago we met Kristi and challenged her with an extensive wishlist and a very aggressive timeframe. Today our family is settled into a beautiful home in an amazing neighborhood. Throughout the process we encountered numerous obstacles—if it weren’t for Kristi’s resourcefulness and tenacity, we would not have been successful. From start to finish Kristi ensured we had an optimal home buying experience. She is very organized, is constantly engaged/communicating, pays attention to detail and did a great job simplifying all the complexities for us. Her intimate knowledge of the Newport Beach community was instrumental in helping us find a great property and get settled in quickly and smoothly. We HIGHLY recommend Kristi if you’re looking for an energetic, diligent, accountable and thoughtful real estate agent." - David and Mioko Chang

★★★★★
"It is with both pleasure and confidence that I recommend Kristi Cousens. Kristi represented me in the listing and sale of my home in Newport Beach. She is a proven professional who is very thoughtful and detail-oriented. Given her experience, she was able to proactively provide guidance and assistance throughout my sales and escrow period. Kristi was on top of everything. I didn't have to track her down or wait for her to make calls to get back to me. She was ahead of the process and had everything well-orchestrated from start to finish. Furthermore, Kristi treated me in a manner that I feel was beyond compare. She took the time to carefully listen to my objectives and goals and she always put them first throughout the process. We cannot expect our agent to control the market, but we should expect our agent to conduct themselves in the most professional manner. In this regard, Kristi Cousens stands out from the pack. She is a leader who remembers that she needs to earn your business every day. You will be very pleased you brought her onto your team to represent you." - Vincent Barbato

★★★★★
"My family used Kristi for the purchase of our home in Newport Beach. We were new to the area and Kristi made us feel at home. Her knowledge of the different neighborhoods really helped us narrow our search after the first weekend touring. The transaction ended up being a complicated escrow with our contingent offer. Kristi worked with us to come up with a creative solution that got us into our dream home when we wanted to move. Her communication and attention to detail throughout the escrow was great. We would strongly recommend using Kristi for all of your real estate needs." - Jack & Sarah Mollenkopf

★★★★★
"Kristi not only offers a complete toolbox of realtor skills , she builds relationships to best understand your family's needs, wants, and expectations. Kristi's solid knowledge of the neighborhood and surrounding area further help to shape our decisions. Throughout the buying and selling process, Kristi is always reliable and will always take the time to educate me when requested. Working with her is always a complete joy! " - Deirdre McDonald

★★★★★
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Kristi for many years. Choosing the right realtor and especially one that is a friend can be a very difficult decision. We recently purchased a home with Kristi and we couldn't be more pleased that we chose Kristi to represent us! Our situation was complicated and challenging. Kristi's professionalism and knowledge could not have been better or matched! She guided us through the process so smoothly and painlessly. Her knowledge of the market and financial background are unbeatable. She knows the ins-and-outs in ways many do not. She guides and advises throughout the entire process, and she's always very clear with each and every step. Kristi's work ethic and commitment to her clients is nothing short of amazing. Her professionalism and passion shine through in everything she does. If you are looking for a realtor that's honest, incredibly hard working, and won't treat you like a number, look no further. Kristi Cousens you're the best!" - Michelle Jones

★★★★★
"Kristi is such a pleasure to work with. As a full-time realtor with many years of experience, she took our wish list and made the purchase of our home stress free for us. Kristi is very professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate transactions. She was wonderful at communicating to us, something that's very difficult to find these days. As we all know, it's pretty easy to find properties thanks to the internet. The real work starts when the contract phase starts. My husband and I valued Kristi's extensive experience with contracts and real estate legal matters. She knows her stuff. Working with Kristi was a pleasure! " - Miriam Dudenhefer

★★★★★
"Kristi sold my first house, as well as my mother's house. Both times Kristi walked me through the process skillfully and thoroughly. She communicates clearly and builds trust naturally. I have complete confidence in Kristi. Both sale prices were above what I expected from the market. Kristi worked tirelessly to successfully earn top dollar for the homes. I recommend her whole-heartedly to anyone looking for an agent. She is diligent, honest, and highly qualified." - Roberta Hare

★★★★★
"Kristi is a very knowledgeable and experienced realtor with an impressive track record! More importantly, Kristi became not just my realtor but also a trusted friend. Kristi's sincerity shines through in her efforts to guide each customer and find what is best for them! Thank you, Kristi!!" - Hema Viswanathan

★★★★★
"It is with both pleasure and confidence that I recommend Kristi Cousens. We are so grateful for Kristi. She was really patient and knowledgeable! We found a home we love. If we would ever move, we would ask for her assistance." - Elena Hughes

★★★★★
"Kristi is the best. She was very patient and flexible while working with us. She was very familiar and knowledgeable with the areas we were interested in." - Kazia Lecker


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