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


“We've worked with other realtors before and Chris Sanders by far is the best. Chris worked within our short timelines to help get our condo ready, listed and sold. Chris developed beautiful print materials and listened to our feedback. Chris even performed well under pressure when the AC went out during one of the open houses! Chris helped us to get asking for our condo. We were very proud that this was the second highest selling for condos in our building. Chris handled the negotiations and kept our best interests in mind. All went well with closing. Chris helped to line up everything to time the closing of the condo with the closing for our new house. He was available all along the way to answer questions and take our phone calls. We would recommend Chris to our family and friends.”
Brian and Sarah Lantz, Arlington (Seller)
“After our first experience buying our first home with Chris, we never never considered other options. We were extremely satisfied with his knowledge, responsiveness, professionalism, and support throughout the process. Sometimes I felt like my questions were not so knowledgeable, but Chris always reminded me that they were important because they were important to me, and helped to unpack complicated information in a way that I could understand. Chris was very patient and understanding with us--even as I traveled internationally for work--before our close and sale were final. He was communicative throughout and worked with us in different time zones and would always go the extra mile to make sure we were satisfied. ”
Martina Fongyen, Darnestown, MD (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's easy-going personality and extensive knowledge of the market put us at ease during our home search. He also had a lot of helpful insights about ways to renovate or improve properties and the costs associated with renovations. Chris never tried to push his opinion on us or push us into buying anything; he let us reach our own conclusions, but gave us his thoughts whenever we asked. When we decided to make an offer, Chris's analysis of the comps was spot-on. We weren't initially the top offer, but Chris's negotiating skills helped us to get the house anyway. We had a quick closing and he made sure that everything was taken care of on time. Chris was a calming presence during what could have easily become a very overwhelming home-buying process. He was fun to work with and we would definitely recommend him.”
Jaimee & Sarah, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Chris was extremely helpful every step of the way, resolving every concern we had as first-time homebuyers and ensuring to provide us with as much information as possible to feel comfortable with our decisions. What could have been a cumbersome and stressful process was made much easier with Chris by our side. Highly appreciate his attention, promptness, and excellent customer service! We would wholeheartedly recommend Chris to our friends and family.”
Erik Singer and Thao Tran, Arlington, VA (Buyer)
“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)
“You were the best Chris. I could not have asked for a better agent. It was truly a pleasure to work with you. You will be my first call next time I am ready to buy. Don't hesitate to work with Chris. I really can't say enough nice things about him and how he handled the sale of our home. ”
Sara B. Washington, DC (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 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)
“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 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)
“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)
“Chris Sanders is a top notch real estate professional who will dedicate his time to understanding your needs and securing the best deal for you and your family whether you are buying or selling. These days it can be a challenge to find someone who is honest and trustworthy but Chris rises above the rest and I would trust him with the most complicated real estate transactions I could find.”
Don Knutson, Alexandria, VA (Seller)
“Chris helped us feel comfortable through the stressful process of buying our first home! He was great and we are so thankful to have found someone so knowledgeable and experienced, particularly as he helped guide negotiations. We felt like he was in our corner every step along the way which his exactly what we were looking for!”
Lennie Chaisson (Buyer)
“Chris is very knowledgeable, personable and professional. Whether searching for properties, negotiating a contract and helping me through inspections Chris always had my best interest in mind. Chris is super flexible and adapted his schedule to fit mine on numerous occasions. Chris is always responsive even after "regular business hours" which gave me peace of mind when I had questions. I would highly recommend Chris Sanders to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the DC/VA area . ”
Aimee M. Cooper, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Chris Sanders is a wonderful agent to have in your corner while buying a home. My wife and I were first time buyers in Capitol Hill, and Chris showed us countless properties, many times at a moment’s notice. We often noticed a property around the middle of the day, and Chris would be showing us that same home by afternoon. During walkthroughs, his experience was invaluable in identifying pitfalls and hidden value in the diverse and historic properties of DC. Chris always provided us the essential information without being pushy. To top it all off, we ended up buying a home that Chris brought to our attention, through his extensive agent network and experience, before it even went on the market. Simply put, we owe our great find of a house to Chris’ hard work and couldn’t recommend him more highly. – M&J”
M&J (Buyer)
“My wife and I were not the easiest clients. We came in with only general ideas of what we were looking for – and where we wanted to find it. But Chris was incredibly patient with us. We never felt the sighted hint of pressure or urgency on his part. And despite being one of the busier agents in the DC / VA / MD area, Chris was almost always willing and able to accommodate our schedule – including on weekends and often with short notice. Chris is also super knowledgeable about both the market and the home-buying process. He was as much a teacher and counselor as an agent. Last (and not least), Chris is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He was a pleasure to work with – and was great with our kids, too. We found a home we truly love, and we’re so thankful to Chris for helping us find it!”
Stephen & Kelly Barry – Oakton, VA (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)
“Chris has been the most excellent and supportive agent we could have asked for. As an agent Chris embodies knowledge; diligence; patience; and always ensures timeliness in all actions related to the transaction. We have relied on Chris many times before and this time was no different. He never fails to impress! In fact, our main reasons for working with Century 21 Redwood Realty was Chris. I have also recommended Chris to my friend who just purchased her first property with Chris's help and she is as impressed as we are. Aside from his qualities as an agent, Chris is simply a pleasure to work with as a person, always polite, cheerful, and considerate of his client's requests and needs. Chris's naturally cheerful personality has always put my family and I on ease and we feel extremely comfortable in approaching Chris with any questions and concerns regarding our real estate needs. He has continuously advised us on important issues since 2008. Thanks Chris!!!”
S. Ahmed, VA (Seller)
“I was a very uninformed first time home buyer and Chris was exceedingly patient and helpful during the whole process. Would highly recommend him to any one looking to buy in the DC area. ”
Jing Jing Zhang, Washington DC (Buyer)
“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 is truly an outstanding agent, as professional as he is friendly. For a first-time buyer, it was important for me to have someone help me understand the process and be patient with me as I had questions. His experience proved critical as we worked through the process; the fact that the purchase went as smoothly as it did is testament to his work and preparation. At the outset, it came down to trusting my friends who had worked with Chris previously, but as we worked together, Chris earned my trust as well.”
Don, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Chris was my broker buying and selling this unit. I have bough and sold 9 properties in my life and he is the most knowledgeable and professional real estate representative i have had the pleasure to deal with.”
Nicholas Lynn 1308 Clifton Washington DC (Seller)
“We always value good relationship with others especially with someone we interact or deal with on a regular basis. My husband and I are so thankful that Chris has all the good qualities as a person that it was not difficult to build that rapport with him right from our first meeting. We felt comfortable in expressing our desires and goals in selling the house; he understood it, and he did not hesitate to help us.”
Myra and Antonio Gajo, Ashburn Va (Seller)
“Second time working with Chris and once again everything went smoothly.”
Klaus W, Wasington DC (Seller)


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