Cicily Sterling has been immersed in the dynamic world of real estate for most of her life. Armed with confidence and expertise she refined through years of entrepreneurship, Cicily is highly skilled at identifying opportunities and achieving her goals. As a founding member of The Agency’s office in Carmel, Cicily has always forged her own path. As part of The Agency family—which is comprised of more than 600 agents in offices across the globe—Cicily is surrounded by like-minded professionals that routinely come together, share resources and support each other in order to achieve success for their clients. Cicily is also backed by a full-service creative, digital, marketing and public relations team—her ability to develop custom, property-specific, laser-focused marketing is without compare.
Cicily’s approach to real estate goes well beyond the mechanics of a transaction. The differentiating factor is her more than 20 years of experience designing and developing properties alongside her husband Braden Sterling of Sterling|Huddleson Architecture. Cicily also maintains a network of trusted design and construction professionals, which she proudly refers to as her “team.”
Cicily’s experiences in design have honed her ability to identify characteristics of a home that might otherwise go unnoticed. She frequently highlights a home’s unique attributes in her marketing efforts in order to create a standout end product and add value. "We are selling the most important thing in the world that defines even the wealthiest of people—where and how you live,” says Cicily.
Her concierge-level services include an initial property evaluation, an assessment of market trends and comparables, recommendations of improvements alongside a cost analysis and professional staging. When appropriate, Cicily will call upon a team of architects and designers to work with buyers and sellers in order to determine how their dream home can be achieved.
The Monterey Peninsula is a world-class destination and attracts some of the world's most discerning residents and potential buyers. Cicily understands the responsibility that comes with representing notable clients and properties and always prioritizes confidentiality and discretion. To this end, Cicily utilizes wealth management research to determine the suitability of a prospective buyer, thereby protecting client privacy and avoiding unnecessary showings.
The Sterling family has lived on the Monterey Peninsula for three generations, Cicily’s appreciation and knowledge of the region run deep. In her limited free time, Cicily enjoys traveling with her family, hiking in Big Sur, yoga and riding horses.