Karina Ballantyne is a Bay Area native who’s always had a passion for helping people. After spending 10 years in Santa Barbara, where she served as a private trainer assisting people with injuries and back pain, she returned home and has been a happy Half Moon Bay resident since 2018. As an agent, she uses her well-honed listening and problem-solving skills to understand her clients’ objectives, help them navigate through challenges, and ensure that they reach their goals.
With ample focused energy, Karina is tireless in her efforts and holds her clients’ best interests at heart. A savvy negotiator, she is always looking to optimize for value and employs her background in psychology to create winning solutions. Karina’s interest in real estate began while she was the tenant liaison for a large property management and development firm in Santa Barbara. It later became a fascination when she purchased a home in default and helped nurse it back to life. Her experience with major renovations and love of DIY home improvement projects make her uniquely qualified to advise clients on a property’s potential. Karina knows about the pain points associated with buying, selling, and owning a home, and is determined to foster positive experiences. Clients can expect bespoke service, guaranteeing they are always in the know and cared for every step of the way.
Karina is as devoted to her coastside community as she is to her clients. Preserving the gorgeous natural environment and creating opportunities for those in need are of paramount importance to her, so she donates a portion of each commission to the local non-profit, Abundant Grace.