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 61 customers


“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)
“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'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 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 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)
“He's the real deal! Thanks for all the help.”
William Astor, Arlington (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 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 is an excellent real estate agent. He took the time to learn what we wanted, and showed us homes that truly matched our needs. We truly respected and appreciated his advice and expertise. Chris did not get discouraged and didn't rush us into buying something that was not right for us. We felt that he was on our side at all times, and was excellent in negotiations with sellers. We highly recommend Chris and would use him again in an instant.”
Ralph Popp & Robin Mockenhaupt, NJ (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 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 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)
“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)
“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 the best broker I could have ask for. He was patient with my ever changing needs and wishes for my home. His knowledge and experience far exceeded my expectation and helped me get through the ups and downs of purchasing my first home. Chris always made himself available and he always knew when to explain something to me or check in without me even asking! I will be recommending Chris to my friends and family in the future! ”
Marla DePaolis, Falls Church VA (Buyer)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“Chris is the best! He is well-knowledgeable in this field, and he keeps you informed as well. And most importantly, he is easy to get along with, and always carry a positive attitude. We would not have achieved our goals without his proper guidance. We are so thankful!”
Myra and Antonio, Ashburn, 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 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)
“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)
“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 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)
“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)


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