Your La Cresta Listing Team

Sum Greater Than Its Parts

When Kelly Smith and Jake Ralston met to discuss some land in La Cresta, they both felt a professional symbiosis worthy of pursuing.  Their talents, passions, and even weaknesses compliment each other’s in such a way that they discovered the proverbial “sum greater than its parts”.   So, they decided to bring this magic to their work and offer clients an unprecedented real estate experience.

When you list with Team LaCrestaLife, you get decades of luxury real estate experience, innovative technology, top-notch marketing, highly-effective negotiating skills, and availability…Kelly has lived and worked on the Plateau since 2002 and takes great pride in being accessible for showings.



Kelly Smith cut her teeth in real estate in the mid 2000s, with a focus specific to her passion – the Santa Rosa Plateau.  Simultaneous to her developing a successful real estate practice, her husband crafted a high-quality residential construction company, with the skills to develop anything from raw land to turnkey ranches. Together, they became a dynamic duo, helping their clients and themselves buy and/or build dream ranch properties.

Jake Ralston is a 3rd generation real estate professional, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and mother. Jake left Santa Barbara’s luxury real estate market with 12 years of experience and was ranked in the top 10% of all Santa Barbara agents. With a growing family (3 boys, including twins!), Jake packed up and moved his family to his wife’s hometown of Temecula. Jake’s clients agree, it is his expert insight and genuine attention that sets him apart and creates trusting relationships that last long after the closing.

Kelly Smith
California Real Estate License #01499934
Broker: Allison James BRE #01885684  Santa Rosa Plateau Specialist since 2002

Jake Ralston
California Real Estate License #01785418
Broker: Allison James BRE #01885684