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Jennifer Chrisman
Malibu Office

ABOUT

Having grown up up along the glistening Malibu waterfront, Jennifer Chrisman holds unmatched knowledge of the Pacific Coast and its neighboring communities, so much that her name has become synonymous with the best in beachside real estate, from seaside bungalows to sprawling cliffside estates. As Fo ... read more »

Having grown up up along the glistening Malibu waterfront, Jennifer Chrisman holds unmatched knowledge of the Pacific Coast and its neighboring communities, so much that her name has become synonymous with the best in beachside real estate, from seaside bungalows to sprawling cliffside estates. As Founding Partner of both Partners Trust Malibu and renowned Partners Trust team The Malibu Life, Jennifer lends unprecedented experience to the unrivaled holistic approach that her team takes to buying and selling Malibu properties. Noted for a high volume of transactions and exceptional service, The Malibu Life was ranked among REAL Trends’ “America’s Best” in both Los Angeles and California for 2015.

Jennifer was ideally suited to build The Malibu Life team, which she leads alongside Madison Hildebrand, star of the hit TV series Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. Her entrepreneurial spirit blossomed early as she watched her mother take on Malibu real estate. In 2000, she began selling exclusively in the Malibu area and earned her right as a top producer, a title she is poised to uphold year after year. Aside from the joy she gets from touring, and negotiating the sales of, some of California’s most magnificent properties, working in real estate suits Jennifer’s nature perfectly thanks to her love of numbers and her genuine passion for working with people.

Jennifer spends off-time exploring the intriguing world of off-road vehicle racing with her husband and her children—a thrill she describes as addictive. This juxtaposition to her professional prowess makes Jennifer not only a well-rounded agent, but one with drive and determination to win for herself and her clients. She credits much of her success to the support she gets from her family members, who keep her laughing and manage to be a silent force of forward motion.

Motivated by love, family and momentum, Jennifer joined Partners Trust, now Pacific Union in 2014 because her personal and professional philosophies aligned with the brokerage at large. Jennifer has sat on the board of the Malibu Association of Realtors for eight years and makes it a point to donate to the Veterans Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.  read less «

Current Listings

Recently Sold

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0 Saddle Peak Road | Malibu
Spectacular views from this 4+ acre property perched on the ridge between PCH and the Valley. Two APNs - 4438-034-037 and 031 being sold together. A paved private road leads you almost to the site. This lot has development challenges - not for the faint of heart. Property has been owned by the same family for over 40 years. Reports and information is limited.
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6075 Murphy Way | Malibu
This exceptional land parcel for sale is located in one of Malibu's most desirable estate areas with spectacular unobstructed ocean views. Situated on over two acres, the planned home takes full advantage of the views with a contemporary design by Vitus Matare. With an active Coastal Development Permit in place, you can go bypass the arduous planning process and start designing your vision. The plans total 5,575 square feet of habitable space with an additional 505 sq ft garage and 260 sq ft workshop. The main level features a great room encompassing the living, dining and kitchen areas with expansive decks overlooking the ocean. Another floor houses the master bedroom suite plus three additional bedrooms - all with their own bathrooms. The lower level features a gym and screening room. The plans contain a 55 foot lap pool plus a separate plunge pool and spa. Build your Malibu retreat!
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1522 Decker Canyon Road | Malibu
2014 CONSTRUCTION, CUSTOM BUILT HOME! This Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival is located in the serene hills of Malibu on 2 acres, perched on its own promontory w/ views from almost every window. Attention to both detail & architecture, this beautiful home is the California dream. The main living level, upon entry, is breathtaking as the great room stretches 60' x 20' lined by large viewing windows, wood beams throughout as well as 7", distressed hickory hardwood floors. The custom chef's kitchen is complete w/ a walk-in pantry, breakfast bar & separate eating area. Also on this floor is a dedicated office, powder bath & spacious bedroom. Upstairs includes a guest suite w/ exceptional views, & an over-sized master suite w/ fireplace, private viewing deck for those incredible sunsets, soaking tub, separate shower & walk-in closet. In addition to the 3-car garage are 2 bonus areas: a large storage room & space for a large gym and/or media room. Escape to this private, quiet retreat.
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318 Surfview Drive | Pacific Palisades
First time on the market in 14 years, this remodeled single story Spanish estate has been meticulously kept and cared for. A private driveway, situated off of a quiet street near the famed Malibu Getty Museum, is lined with aged olive trees - setting the tone for this quintessential California hacienda. Upon entry, one steps into an open living room which extends itself to the outside pool/spa and patio areas - all of which overlook the grand Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and the serenity of a very private lawn and garden. Originally a 5-bedroom home, the current owners converted the home into 4 large and luxurious bedrooms suites. All the main living areas and bedrooms, with the exception of one large guest suite, enjoy the impressive ocean views. An updated chef's kitchen, two fireplaces, and 3,000 sq./ft. sit on approximately 1/3 flat acre.This is your chance to own a slice the best of Southern California located in one of the most prestigious zip codes in Los Angeles - Palisades
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1948 Palisades Drive | Pacific Palisades
Sophisticated, large 3 bedroom+office, 2.5 bathroom remodeled town home in prime upper Palisades Highlands location. Enjoy complete privacy from this prime ocean view end unit with a huge amount of private outdoor and deck space. Remodeled throughout, upgraded finishes include European white oak espresso wood floors, Milgard windows & sliding doors, copper plumbing, CAT6 & RG6 wiring and temperature controlled shower heads. Smart features include Nest thermostat, Lutron lighting system, security cameras - all controlled via your smart phone or tablet. The open chef's kitchen features Viking appliances, calcatta stone rain fall island & white glass tile backsplash. The lower level master suite features a separate den/nursery/yoga room, dual sinks, 16" LED shower head, spa tub and a large private ocean view terrace. Two bedrooms upstairs with large bathroom and great natural light. Direct entrance 2 car garage, laundry room and gated entry. Feels like a home.
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6130 Via Cabrillo Street | Malibu
A beautiful remodel was just completed on this estate in the desirable Malibu Park area. Situated towards the end of a cul-de-sac, the home sits on over 2 1/2 acres of sprawling lush grounds w/ room for horses - close proximity to schools, the beach and shopping. Enter the property through grand gates opening to a circular driveway w/ center courtyard. The almost 5,000 S.F. two-story home is designed to highlight the stunning ocean views and indoor/outdoor lifestyle Malibu is known for - with large glass doors leading from the sunken great room/living room out to the sprawling lawn and outdoor cabana area. Fruit trees, gardens, patios, a basketball area and second driveway complete the grounds. A casual family room, gourmet kitchen, and living room w/ fireplace are on the main level along w/ 3 bedrooms. The entire upstairs is a master w/ sitting room/office, sumptuous bathroom and large balcony. A private detached guest house also w/ ocean views and privacy complete the compound.
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200 Toyopa Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $16,880,000
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11768 Ellice Street | Malibu
Last listed at $16,550,000
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26122 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu
Last listed at $12,500,000
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6261 Tantalus Drive | Malibu
Last listed at $8,000,000
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31615 Sea Level Drive | Malibu
Last listed at $8,000,000
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31615 Sea Level Drive | Malibu
Last listed at $8,000,000
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33583 Mulholland Highway | Malibu
Last listed at $7,488,000
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24142 Malibu Road | Malibu
Last listed at $7,488,000
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33583 Mulholland Highway | Malibu
Last listed at $7,488,000
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653 Palisades Beach Road | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,995,000
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24864 Malibu Road | Malibu
Last listed at $6,788,000
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4915 Los Feliz | Los Angeles
Last listed at $6,500,000
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6237 Bonsall Drive | Malibu
Last listed at $6,295,000
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3655 Mcanany Way | Malibu
Last listed at $6,250,000
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20152 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu
Last listed at $4,688,000
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29800 Cuthbert Road | Malibu
Last listed at $4,188,000
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29660 Harvester Road | Malibu
Last listed at $4,000,000
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3191 Toppington Drive | Beverly Hills
Last listed at $3,900,000
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21070 Las Flores Mesa Drive | Malibu
Last listed at $3,850,000
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21628 Rambla Vista | Malibu
Last listed at $3,540,000
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17819 Castellammare Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $3,495,000
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318 Surfview Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $3,388,000
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437 North Bonhill Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,300,000
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3240 Sumac Ridge Road | Malibu
Come home to this beautiful ocean view single level home. Enter through the long driveway to the serene walkway that has been aesthetically landscaped up to dramatic canyon views just before stepping in. Once inside, soaring ceilings and a spacious great room awaits you. Ocean and Mountain Views surround the 3 bed / 2.5 bath main home and detached 2-story 1 bed / 1.5 bath guest home. All this and active La Costa beach & tennis club rights!
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21628 Rambla Vista | Malibu
Last listed at $3,200,000
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30340 Morning View Drive | Malibu
Last listed at $3,000,000
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689 Brooktree Road | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,000,000
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11892 Beach Club Way | Malibu
Last listed at $2,995,000
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18960 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu
Last listed at $2,950,000
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21400 Rambla Vista | Malibu
Last listed at $2,900,000
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13001 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu
Last listed at $2,750,000
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428 Westbourne Drive | West Holllywood
Last listed at $2,625,000
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1522 Decker Canyon Road | Malibu
Last listed at $2,625,000
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26115 Idlewild Street | Malibu
Last listed at $2,500,000
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21206 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu
Last listed at $2,500,000
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26115 Idlewild Street | Malibu
Last listed at $2,500,000
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3240 Sumac Ridge Road | Malibu
Last listed at $2,495,000
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6075 Murphy Way | Malibu
Last listed at $2,488,000
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2170 Upper Ranch Road | Westlake Village
Last listed at $2,360,000
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4727 Avenida Del Mar | Malibu
Last listed at $2,355,000
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726 Oxford Avenue | Marina Del Rey
Last listing is $2,350,000
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3615 Rambla Pacifico | Malibu
Last Listed at $2,300,000
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20460 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu
Last listed at $2,289,500
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1712 Manzanita Park Avenue | Malibu
Last listed at $2,288,000
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26303 Lockwood Road | Malibu
Last listed at $2,200,000
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1010 North Tigertail Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,900,000
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833 Ocean Avenue #105 | Malibu
Last listed at $1,850,000
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10724 Wilshire #1605 | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,850,000
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16778 Calle De Catalina | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $1,849,000
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1948 Palisades Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $1,770,000
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29672 Zuma Bay Way | Malibu
Last listed at $1,750,000
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2020 Palisades Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $1,725,000
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1620 North Stanley Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,588,000
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1671 Strandway Court | Westlake Village
Last listed at $1,550,000

Reviews

I never did complete a deal with Jennifer. But aside from being a saint (she put up with my unrealistic demands far too long; I was looking for land and was combing through problematic bargain properties), she knows every nook and cranny of Malibu and Agoura (and probably Calabasas and Westlake and Thousand Oaks). She is smart and has great poise. She is a very good intermediary, whether on the buyer or seller side. She is also very well connected and can refer to reliable consultants, albeit one still does need to exercise caution given the cost of some of these individuals. I recommend Jennifer without any reservation. I know any time I consider a purchase, she's the first person I consult. I will not buy a property in the area without her as my realtor.
- Harbutus
Jennifer is simply the best broker in Los Angeles county bar NONE! I have used Jennifer's services for more than 10 years in every real estate transaction I have ever done, whether as buyer or seller, land or home deal and she has been a revelation. Even people who I bought from and sold to have gone on to ask Jennifer to represent them. Her experience, knowledge of both land and home deals, hard work, enthusiasm, honesty and flair have made her an irreplaceable asset. The one time I was dumb enough to think I could do without her help, well, six months later I was begging her to come back and she completed that deal in just three months at the height of the pullback. I'm not in the praise game normally, but on this one occasion I can offer my very highest recommendation to a superb professional.
- Gedev
Madison has helped us sell or purchase several homes which worked extremely well for us. We found him to be very professional, honest and worked hard for all parties.
- Pjhilde7
I had a great experience working with The Malibu Life Team. Due to their great marketing plan my home sold in 4 months. I would highly recommend Madison Hildebrand and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Malibu.
- Kforster2
My wife and I worked with 'The Malibu Life Team' to purchase a condo in Playa Vista. We found them incredibly helpful, highly communicative, collaborative, and most importantly...great problem solvers. Being this is our first home, problems can (and do) arise, and having Madison on our side to help us in navigating those waters (from HOA challenges to banking hiccups) proved instrumental in securing, closing and moving into our dream (first) home. Madison and his team are pro's, and we'd absolutely use them again and/or recommend them to family and friends. If you want more info, feel free to message me directly
- Clubgoldberg
Madison did a great job for us in marketing our Malibu house. We closed very quickly at the price I expected. Most importantly, he and his team delivered the best realtor service I've ever had. Madison is brilliant and amazingly personable, a great negotiator, and his partner Jennifer and their local associates are extremely detail oriented and client-responsive. Can't say enough positive about the entire Partners Trust team in Malibu
- Girardmiller2
I found Madison to be more than just a agent! His Integrity goes much pass a professional and Honest man in any Business! Would recommend him to any one who is looking to sale a property fast in this market!! Once you get to know him and his skills that stand out from any other agent! You found an agent for life!!
- Mera London
Working with Madison was a joy. His Malibu knowledge was extensive and his negotiating skills were quite impressive. Our escrow was a bit complicated, but in the end, Madison was able to close the deal painlessly. Additionally, the professionals who work with Madison at The Malibu Life Team were always able to answer our many questions, which made it easier for us during the transition period of selling our home.
- Iris.Stein3
Madison is truly the \"MagicMan\" of real estate. His charisma and unique ability to harmoniously bring buyers and sellers together time and time again (we speak from experience) is nothing short of astonishing.
- Emilykelln
I just received confirmation that the escrow on the sale of my Parent’s Malibu Home has closed and I wanted to let you know how much myself and Miriam and our family appreciate and thank you for your efforts, professionalism, advice and strategic guidance. Even though I have spent the better part of my business life in commercial real estate, residential real estate is different. I have come to appreciate and depend upon your counsel. The successful sale of our home is due in large part to your judgment and superb negotiation skills. As you know, we interviewed a number of Malibu Real Estate Teams before deciding to have your Partner’s Trust Team undertake the marketing of our family home. You have delivered on your assurances regarding the marketing program. It has been just 9 months since we listed with you. From the outset you demonstrated an imaginative approach to the marketing of our Fickett Home [WSJ Home of the Week, a great print advertising campaign that assured us a steady and constant stream of shows, and your amazing network of people]. Most importantly, your guidance on pricing, negotiation and structuring of our counter offers was right on. Your judgement and recommendation to reset our listing price was spot on. And, since getting into escrow, Jennifer has been awesome in coordinating and facilitating the closing. I sincerely respect and deeply appreciate your efforts. Miriam and I have enjoyed working with you both.
- Michael Miller