If there ever was a poster child for the mantra, “Passion breeds success,” Chris Cortazzo is it. As Coldwell Banker’s #1 Malibu real estate agent for the past decade, 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 more than $1.5 billion in closings since 2000, Chris has been widely hailed for his outstanding production, which remains steady despite an uncertain housing climate. In addition to his reign as Malibu’s premier real estate agent, he is a member of Coldwell Banker’s elite Top 1% nationwide. How does Chris continue to defy market expectations? A Malibu native, he has unsurpassed knowledge of the local market, which enables 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. His staff of six supports his service philosophy by handling last-minute showings and other requests with efficiency and expertise.
Chris Cortazzo’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 and pets. An avid philanthropist, he supports over 40 charities. These 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 Foundatio