“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 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)
“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)
“Chris was incredible to work with in every way.
Several years ago I was in the market for a condo and I assumed that realtors were interchangeable. After viewing numerous properties with various other agents, I realized that my assumption was completely wrong but fortunately I found a Century 21 Redwood Realty agent that I adored and I knew that I would go back to her in the future. I was disappointed when I did and I found out that she was not providing those services anymore but she referred me to Chris with no hesitation and promised that he was the best. She was right again - Chris is the best!
There really are no adjectives that can adequately express my gratitude and appreciation...balancing long work hours, family, friends, etc. while trying to find a home in this competitive market would have been impossible without Chris. More specifically, his optimism, honesty, comprehensive research (not just a list of comps but constant communication with the seller's agents, scheduling pre-offer inspections, financing, insurance, resale, red flags, etc.), his long work hours, commitment, patience, overall professionalism, and ethics beyond reproach made the difference between the past 9 months with infinite number of houses viewed, offers submitted, and the final closing being a positive celebratory experience rather than a negative one. ”
Another Attorney, Washington, D.C. (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)
“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 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)
“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)
“I've sold two properties through Chris and each experience has been excellent. Chris is a very honest, charismatic, and seasoned sales professional. i highly recommend Chris! ”
Joe Budway Denver, CO (Seller)
“We could go on and on about how amazing our experience working with Chris Sanders was--but suffice it to say that he made our first home purchase easier, and more enjoyable, than we thought possible. Beyond the fact that Chris knows his stuff, and was incredibly helpful in every professional aspect of the home purchase, he's a great person and we genuinely enjoyed our time working with him!
Chris always conveyed confidence, which reassured us during the potentially stressful proceedings. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the process (from structuring offers to financing to inspections and future home improvements).
Chris was beyond excellent, but most especially in patience and timely communication. Given that we are first-time home buyers it was very helpful to have Chris answer our (many) questions with a very quick turnaround.”
Jeanine & Adam, Washington, 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 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)
“Second time working with Chris and once again everything went smoothly.”
Klaus W, Wasington 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)
“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 true professional, and very easy to work with. He always made time for us and gave great advice. ”
Lindsay Billingsley, Gaithersburg MD (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 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”
“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)
“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)
“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)
“Chris Sanders knows DC very well. He understands my needs, searches for opportunities, filters them down to those matching my needs and then shows them. We need make a final decision together. Always polite, pleasant, and friendly. ”
Hani Khoja (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)
“We've had positive experiences with Chris since we purchased our previous home and recommend him to others, hands down. He has unparalleled experience, knows the market and key drivers, and is an absolute joy to work with.
I will recommend Chris to family and friends so that they can have a seamless experience like we did.
Chris priced the property right based on market intelligence and kept us in the loop throughout.
Very satisfied with the experience, especially considering I spent considerable time out of the country as it progressed.
Positive throughout. ”
Martina Fongyen, Darnestown (Seller)
“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)