Who You Work With Matters

We really understand luxury real estate in Orange County. Many people say that, but we have the numbers to prove it with over half a billion dollars in closed sales since 2011. As the #1 Team in Orange County for Coldwell Banker since 2009, The Smith Group sells a coastal property every 72 hours. How do we remain the #4 Team in the nation for NRT? We believe each home has a unique story to tell, and our expert team collaborates to tell your story in a more innovate way than any brokerage in California, with a customized marketing plan specific to the personality of your home. In 2013, we successfully told the story of 140 homes, averaging our clients 11% more than the market in Orange County. We’re confident that a team always outperforms an individual. Our 17 dedicated professionals have a combined 150 years of transactional experience, and each person has a specific and vital role to play in selling your home. There are no second string players at The Smith Group – our team members are among the Top Quarter of 1% in the Nation for Coldwell Banker, and have been since 2010. Our team strives for the best results, constantly outperforming the market to achieve the most for our clients. We deliver groundbreaking marketing that demands more than the market mediocrity.
  • Experience Matters

    With over 20 years experience in real estate sales Cristi’s clients appreciate her expertise. She is consistently a top producer and the Smith Team is the #1 Sales team from the OC to the Desert for Coldwell Banker Previews International and has been for the last 5 years.

  • Detail Matters

    Cristi’s business and sales background make her a stickler for detail. She is analytical and thorough, does not miss a beat and delivers her service with absolute confidence and precision.

  • Emotions Matter

    Selling or buying real estate is a very exciting and stressful time for all. Cristi Cares and is always there to help. Her clients never feel alone and in fact often feel as though they are her only client.

  • Market Matters

    Not everyone is an expert in his or her marketplace. Cristi has unparalleled knowledge of her market areas and surrounding areas which all contribute to her sales of approximately $40 million per year for the last 3 years .

Smith Group Real Estate

Cristi Ulrich

Cristi brings a very diverse background to The Smith Group. Cristi is a graduate of UCLA and received her MBA in Finance from USC. As a Vice President of Union Bank, Cristi was a merger and acquisition specialist. She also worked on private debt placements in the venture capital subsidiary. Cristi is a Previews Property Specialist selling luxury homes from Long Beach to Newport Beach since 1993. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her clients. Cristi has lived in Huntington Harbour since 1984 where she and her husband raised their three children. Her clients appreciate her wealth of knowledge about her market area and praised her for her caring work ethic. Cristi is active in her community and known as a participant and contributor to most community events. She is in the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic and passionate about bringing music, art and dance programs to children throughout Orange County.

Cristi’s Featured Listings / More Listings

Corona Del Mar / Active
Huntington Beach / Active
Pasadena / Active

Smith Group Real Estate

How do we stand as one of the top teams in the Nation? The Smith Group collaborates to tell your story in a more innovate way than any other brokerage in California. With 16 dedicated professionals we have a combined 150 years of transactional experience. Each person has a specific and vital role to play in selling your home. In 2013 we successfully told the story of 140 homes, averaging our clients 11% more than the market in Orange County. Our customized marketing plan is specific to the personality of your home. It’s our strategy for your success.


Search Smith Group Listings    Search MLS

Smith Group Films / More Films

Southern California Communities

Coastal Presence

Please join the Smith Group and explore all our coastal listings and areas where our presence is known and appreciated. Enjoy your tour!


All Communities


Sold Properties / More Properties in Escrow

Huntington Beach / Sold
Huntington Beach / Sold
Huntington Beach / Sold
Huntington Beach / Sold
Huntington Beach / Sold
Huntington Beach / Sold


“Cristi is a complete pro. She surpassed my expectations every step of the way and walked us through all aspects of the transaction. She gave me great advice, was personally engaged, and completed the sale in an extremely efficient and hassle-free manner. Her dedication, high ethical standards, and determination were absolutely best-in-class. She then helped me purchase my next waterfront property in the Harbour and again the entire process was delightful. I will certainly use Cristi Ulrich again in the future and give her my highest recommendation.”
–Seller, 17052 Baruna Lane


More Reviews