Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
Realtor - DC, MD, VA
d: 202-450-0368
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About Me

Chris is a DC/MD/VA residential Real Estate expert with over 15 years of experience working with first-time buyers, seasoned homeowners and everything in between. Whether patiently teaching novices the lay of the land or diligently collaborating with real estate junkies, Chris’ attention to detail has earned him a business that is 100% referral-based.

With 120+ elated clients taking the time to give feedback, Chris has achieved a perfect, 5 Star Zillow rating, as well as, 5 stars on He has also been recognized as both a “Top Producing Agent” and “Best Agent” by the Washingtonian magazine. After 300+ closed sides and over $200 million in sales, Chris is in the top 100 agents in Century 21 North America.

Focusing his service on D.C. plus Arlington, Fairfax, and Montgomery counties enables him to be a Real Estate technician in a local but broad market. Those who have worked with him note Chris’ professionalism, honesty and all-around good nature. Buying or selling a home should be an exciting time; Chris prides himself on taking the stress out of the process.

Chris' free time is spent with his daughters, Ragon and Lia, and his Rottweiler Marley. With a little time left over, he's known to play a quick round of golf with friends.

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Customer Ratings

Chris Sanders has been rated by 68 customers


“Chris is tremendous asset as a realtor and the type of person you want in your corner. He is very knowledgeable about how to best position the property for sale and a gifted negotiator. Our home sold within 2 days of listing (and before an open house). Within 2 days we had received 4 offers, which Chris deftly negotiated. Chris is also easy to work with and generally a good person to be around. He is a warm individual who connected with our child easily. He was incredibly patient and would respond to our numerous questions quickly and without any hint of annoyance. I have only positive things to say about him and would recommend him without reservation. ”
Jeremy - Alexandria, VA (Seller)
“Chris Sanders was recommended to us by a friend when we were purchasing our townhouse in 2009. He was able to translate our needs into the home we purchased all while I was living in Hawaii! We knew that if we were to sell our townhouse, he would be the only broker we would use. We know that we are not a multi million dollar client but he treated us like we were. We always felt like all of his attention and focus was on us, our needs, and most important, our budget! He never once tried to up-sell us a single property. He respected our budget and always gave us expert advice when we were touring homes. He has treated us as family from day one and we consider him a true friend, not just our agent. Our daughter asks how he is doing and loved spending time with him during the various stages of the sale and home buying process. This proved critical for us because it allowed us the time to focus on selecting our new home. If you want a Real Estate Agent there are plenty of them out there. If you want someone who will treat you like family, always look out for your best interest, and guide you with professionalism every step of the way then, there is only one person you need to see. That person is Chris Sanders.”
Chris, Danielle, Reagan, and Meli Miller Alexandria, VA (Seller)
“As a first time home buyer, the entire idea of entering the real estate market to look for apartments was an overwhelming one, but Chris made the entire process easy, manageable, and (most importantly) enjoyable. Chris was genuine, accessible (timely and straight forward responses to last minute emails and questions), knowledgeable about the Washington DC neighborhoods (always had suggestions and tips), and had lots to share about apartment details (things to pay attention to which I would have not have known otherwise). Chris was very proactive on the apartment search, aside from sending automatic alert emails, he occasionally also would send "out of box" ideas that he thought might interest me. Chris was also thoughtful -- when I was in love with certain shelves in an apartment, he went out of his way to find out which brand they were. Most importantly, Chris always encouraged me to see apartments sooner rather than later, often before the open house so I would be in a better negotiating position if I was truly intrigued. When I finally found my apartment, Chris made the contract and closing process manageable and easy to follow. He was there every step of the way, making sure I was comfortable with what I needed to do in a timely matter. Chris brought his experience, professionalism, and personable attitude together and made a first-time home buyer experience a great one, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home. ”
Tracy, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Chris was great in every way with the process of looking at homes and putting in the one contract we made. We particularly appreciated how he worked behind the scenes when he learned that our contract, which originally had not been picked, was being reconsidered. He waited to contact us until he felt certain things were looking good for us. In this way, he was clearly knowledgeable about the tricky process of multiple contract offers and more importantly considerate of us by not offering hope until hope was clear.”
S Nobles, Washington DC (Buyer)
“We first met Chris when we attended an open house in 2013. At the time, our family was expanding, and thanks to his straightforward nature, we immediately sensed that Chris was just the agent we were looking for. He helped us find our current home. When we wanted to sell our rental property, we looked forward to working with Chris again. Given how well this property sold, clearly, Chris is an excellent choice for a buyer or a seller. Working with Chris was seamless, transparent and set us both at ease, resulting in a very successful sale. Nothing but good things to say about Chris throughout selling our condo and buying our current home. Do yourself a favor and work with Chris as either a seller or a buyer!”
Laura & Gowri, Washington, D.C. (Seller)
“Chris was able to quickly size up our condo and recommend how to present the property in the best possible light. His assessment of the value was right on, and we had a great offer within 3 days of listing. Really friendly and professional. We couldn't have asked for a better agent. I would recommend his services to anyone in the DC area.”
Jenn (Arlington) (Seller)
“Chris came highly recommended from a trusted friend and we couldn't be more pleased. From start to finish, he was honest, friendly, communicative and generous with his time and advice. He also had a great deal of experience with sales in the local area and had a clear, focused, efficient plan to market and sell the property at maximum profit. Among other things, Chris made the excellent recommendation to repaint the unit and have it staged to attract buyers. As we were preparing to put it on the market, the unit literally next door -- unstaged -- went up for sale at a slightly lower price. When my unit sold, the unit next door was still on the market. I believe Chris' rigorous marketing, along with his advice to stage the unit, made the difference. Within two weeks, we had multiple offers on the property and were thrilled with the sale price. I recommend Chris enthusiastically! ”
Jennifer H, Arlington, VA (Seller)
“I have worked with Chris twice on two home purchases. He is the most responsive, knowledgable broker I have ever met. There's nothing he can't answer and he goes way beyond the call of duty with his clients.”
Blake Cooper, H Street (Buyer)
“He's the real deal! Thanks for all the help.”
William Astor, Arlington (Buyer)
“Chris is experienced, courteous, dedicated and professional. I was skeptical at first about using the loan officers and home inspectors he recommended, but he always gave at least two recommendations and each one provided excellent customer service. He knows the DMV area exceedingly well, and went the extra mile for me during the home buying process, offering me rides and following up promptly to answer questions or request documents. As a first time homebuyer, he helped me get a price 6.5% less than the original list price and quite a bit below the appraised value. Looking forward to working with him again someday to sell the place we found together”
David, DC (Buyer)
“Chris Sanders was fantastic and I would highly recommend him. He was excellent as teaching us the entire process. He guided us through from beginning to end, and helped us manage a few stressful events along the way. He was friendly, always available, and never put any pressure on us to make decisions, he just made sure we had the information to make the right decisions. When I hear stories other friends have had with real estate agents, I consider ourselves lucky to have found Chris.”
Sam Christophersen, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Chris is ultra responsive, totally understanding of what we were looking for, had a keen eye when checking out properties, and was a joy to deal with and be around. We've really missed going to showings with him now that we've bought a house!”
E. F., Washington, DC (Buyer)
“Chris is a true professional, and very easy to work with. He always made time for us and gave great advice. ”
Lindsay Billingsley, Gaithersburg MD (Buyer)
“My husband had previously worked with Chris to purchase a home in 2008 and had a wonderful experience with him so it was only natural to choose Chris again. We asked Chris to sell not one - but two houses - in a short amount of time. Chris walked us through price points and recommended "fixes/renos" to get the house market easy. Chris has a great eye for knowing what needs to get done to get a house sold. Not only were we selling two houses but we were also moving across country - we left town and Chris in charge of the sale with no worries. Both of our houses were under contract within a week of them hitting the market!!! Chris is always a pleasure to deal with, has a great eye of detail, and cares about the well being of his clients. ”
Erin - Washington, DC (Seller)
“Chris was constantly on top of all of the contingencies that we needed the seller to fix to make sure they were done properly and on time. He is a master negotiator.”
Colleen (Arlington, VA) (Buyer)
“Chris worked with us for the better part of two years to help us find the house that was perfect for our family. We're particularly grateful for his professionalism, responsiveness and keen knowledge of the market and best practices for negotiating!”
Geoff, Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
“With other family members, I purchased a condo in Alexandria. Our agent, Christopher Sanders, set out to meet our targeted needs, patiently keeping us abreast of developments in the market and taking us to viewings until we found something right. He calmly helped us negotiate a tricky bidding process, and settled our nerves during the ordeal that leads to closing. Without hesitation, I would recommend him to anyone looking for real estate in the DC metropolitan area.”
Christine Cardellino, Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
“i said it already but i will said it over and over very nice helpfull polite very knowlogyable person.”
hellen fekeru silvers spring md. (Buyer)
“We really enjoyed working with Chris. This was our first home sale and Chris was knowledgable, timely, and patient throughout the process. He was a real pleasure to work with.”
Joe Budway Falls Church, VA (Seller)
“Chris is a professional in the true sense of the word. He always keeps a level head despite the hiccups that naturally occur in every home closing process. I trust his judgment, and his ability to navigate the sale of a home from initial listing all the way through closing. I've now bought or sold three properties with Chris, and I expect there will be more in the future.”
Ross Dannenberg, Washington, DC (Seller)
“Chris and I faced many challenges with the sale of my property -- none of which we were to blame for -- and ultimately succeeded because of Chris's demeanor and positive attitude. Some agents may have lost confidence or may have lost patience with me, but not Chris. He was steady and sure throughout the entire process and I fear my condo might still be on the market if I didn't have Chris on my side.”
Jonathan, Washington DC (Seller)
“Simply said, Christopher Sanders has exceeded all our expectations of what a real estate agent can do. As first time home buyers, we appreciated how Chris was always friendly, patient, and accessible as my wife and I were trying to find our ideal home. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and was unflappable during a complicated multiple-offer negotiation over our condo. It's so easy to be blinded by emotions and make poor decisions as first time home buyers. But time and time again, Chris has shown that he was looking out for our best interest. Because of that trust (and his fantastic negotiating abilities), we know we want Chris representing us for our next home purchase. ”
Ron & Roselind Yiu (Buyer)
“Best agent I have ever worked with, mostly because of his professionalism, knowledge of the area, and understanding of our needs. I highly reommend him. ”
Sue Ellen Wilson, Arlington, VA (Seller)
“Chris was fantastic and helped with every aspect of the purchase. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a property, and have done so already to friends and other coworkers! He was very helpful in guiding me as a first-time buyer, and answered every question that I had, even after the house had closed. ”
John Lichtefeld, Washington DC (Buyer)
“My wife and I had gone through several brokers before meeting Christopher Sanders who not only was the best agent we have ever worked with, but also the best person and professional with who we've ever had the pleasure of working. To say Chris is part of our family would not be an exaggeration and there was never even a consideration of going with anyone else, wherever Chris Sanders goes or is, is where our business will always be. Chris is easygoing and so agreeable that sometimes we would forget what a consummate professional he was until the more difficult aspects of the home-buying process. His attention to detail during the negotiation and contract phase were lifesaving and invaluable to us. From the selection to inspection there was no one we trusted more than Chris. He approaches everything as if it is for himself and his family therefore we have full confidence in anything he recommends and don't even think of him as a broker anymore but more as a trusted adviser and friend. Chris is in a category all his own in terms of professional competence and attention to detail. Despite our crazy schedule and sometimes unrealistic expectations Chris worked with us and helped us find our perfect home. We've never done a testimonial before, but because of how strongly we feel about Chris and the exceptional service he provides we not only are proud to endorse, but also insist to all of our friends that they meet with him as the ONLY broker for your home-buying needs. ”
Joshua and Megan Walker, Alexandria VA (Buyer)


Active Listings

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5346 26TH ST N
$1,315,000 | 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths
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1514 12TH ST NW #4
$678,750 | 1 Beds | 1 Baths