Kristin Burns CRS, GRI, ABR
Kristin Burns CRS, GRI, ABR
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About Me

Whether you are selling your home, buying your first home or upgrading to the home of your dreams, the process can be detailed and complex, but it doesn't have to be difficult. My goal is to help you and your family and to make the home buying/selling process as enjoyable as possible.

I am very familiar with the Northern Virginia area.  I have lived in Northern Virginia since 1980 and in Prince William County since 1989. I've been affiliated with Century 21 since October 2003. In the past several years I have built a reputation of dedicated customer service and integrity that has resulted in numerous awards.

I specialize in homes located in Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford counties. Please contact me if there is anything I can do to make your next home buying or home selling experience the best it can be!


Married with 2 daughters


Dog and cat

Affiliation with Century 21

Since 2003

Preparing your home for sale

I work with a stager

Photographing your home

Prof Photographer

Customer Ratings

Kristin Burns CRS, GRI, ABR has been rated by 64 customers


“Kristin used her years of experience to ensure we were ready to sell. She helped us understand what we needed to do to get our house ready for market and provided a list of local trusted vendors who helped us make needed upgrades and repairs. Kristin really understood the market and put together a marketing campaign focused on an on-line presence. She brought in professionals to photograph and video our home and posted the sales information on all the major websites. This resulted in a truly exceptional online presence that, when launched, resulted in immediate interest and viewings. We had multiple offers within days. Kristin then did something I had never had another realtor do for us. She contacted the lending institutions for each offer and validated that the offers we had were truly quality offers. We met with her face-to-face and she laid out all of our offers. She expertly talked us through each item on each offer so we understood all the details. We selected the best offer for us and then Kristin actively managed the process all the way through a successful closing. Through the entire process, from our first meeting to closing, Kristin was always available to answer questions and provide sound advice. She is absolutely trustworthy and a very nice person. I highly recommend Kristin to anyone and will use her again in the future.”
Mark and Alicia Young (Seller)
“We are 100% happy with the service Kristin provided. She is knowledgeable, attentive, and organized. A totally professional experience from start to finish!”
Becky Schwarz, 15519 Barrington Pl., Dumfries, VA 22025 (Seller)
“We were leaving a home we had enjoyed for 18 years, due to health concerns. We were not sure that we were going to be able to find another home we could like as much, but with Kristin's help and positive attitude as well as encouragement, we are now living in a home we love even more! We contacted Kristin to "see if there were properties that might fit our needs". We were not even certain that we were ready to move. Kristin was more than willing to send us information on properties for sale and did not hesitate to take us to look at representative homes for sale that might meet our needs. We had certain neighborhoods in mind and Kristin was able to send us several listings in those areas as well as others she felt might work for us. We found a home we love the first day we went looking. Put our home up for sale and made an offer on the home we eventually purchased. Kristin never hesitated to show us homes even though we weren't even certain we were ready to move. Another testimony to her professionalism and willingness to meet the needs of her clients whether they are ready to purchase or not. Kristin is a true professional. She is ethical, honest, hard working and friendly. She listens, is able to calm the nerves of anxious purchasers, and truly cares about what is best for all parties in the transaction. I would not hesitate to recommend Kristin to friends and family.”
Kathy & Terry Pavlak (Buyer)
“I've worked with Kristin with the sale of my house and was really happy and excited to work with her again, this time buying a home. I did talk to other agents to see what they had to offer, but none of them seemed as prepared or as helpful as Kristin. Kristin really understood the area and the market. When we found a home, she made sure to go over it with us and to cover anything that might come on the homeowner’s inspection. We always felt comfortable with her findings and decisions. Kristin was always there when we needed her and often she was the first to make contact when something came up. It felt great having someone there I knew I can depend on with timely and clear communication. Buying a home can be stressful, but thanks to Kristin it wasn't as bad as it probably could have been. It was actually pretty enjoyable. ”
e.g. Paul Higgins and Emily Nak, Annandale Va. (Buyer)
“Kristin Burns is very reliable and trustworthy. She goes above and beyond to make sure the entire process from top to bottom is comfortable, painless, and an overall positive experience. I will continue to use her and recommend her as she is so caring and genuinely wants to see her clients end up in a great home that fits their needs and comfort level. ”
Chelsey Gabrielson (Buyer)
“Kristin Burns is a true real estate professional. I have trusted her with buying or selling four properties, in diverse markets and locations, and will rely on her in the future. Her abilities span all aspects of the process from dealing with a clients quirks to hard core negotiating. There is nothing she can't handle and I trust her implicitly.”
Debbie Potratz, Arlington (Buyer)
“The best agent that I have ever worked with, never panics, keeps everyone involved, does what it takes to sell the property and actually did MUCH more than she is responsible for to sell the property. I have bought and sold several properties, and have NEVER met a better realtor! Kristin is professional, calm under pressure, not afraid to call and talk to you about the process, and because I was out of town and unable to be there to handle many of the inspections and repairs, she handled it all for me. Kristin went way over her responsibilities to make sure the house showed well, repairs were taken care of, and had reliable contractors at her disposal to make the estimates and repairs. I would recommend her to anyone! ”
R Sexton, Tampa, FL (Seller)
“Kristin Burns is an excellent agent who will fight hard for you. ”
M Compton Oakton, VA (Buyer)
“Great agent who will have your back and go to bat for you. ”
M Compton, Oakton VA (Seller)
“Kristin is the hardest working and most honest realtor I have met. Several times as my buyer's agent, she gave me blunt advice that contradicted her own self interest and helped me avoid mistakes. She could have been done with me in half the time, but she told me to wait until a house became available that was truly right for me. She advocates for her clients and will not rest until they have the best home for their needs. Her approach as a seller's agent appears to be equally good. Kristin is always busy, but she makes time for you when you need it, and she always calls you back if she can't take your call. She keeps everything organized and moving forward. You are in good hands with Kristin and you can trust her completely.”
Bill Steinhardt, Montclair VA (Buyer)
“Kristin is a great realtor who gets to know your wants and desires of a property and works quickly to find what your looking for. Kristin was a great help in a quick moving purchase. She kept us informed and was always available when we had questions and/or concerns. Her advice and recommendations were spot-on. Kristin knows how important relationships are and has built many with other professionals that will help get you the home you love. She has a great network of home inspectors, mortgage brokers, etc. for you to work with to get that home without any pressure. Kristin's dedication as a realtor doesn't stop at closing. She checks in to make sure everything is going well after closing and is always available should you have questions or concerns afterwards to provide advice and/or assistance.”
Mike G., Manassas, VA (Buyer)
“ Kristin Burns personally cares about selling your home for the best price. I would recommend Kristin as a realtor”
Joseph Ramseur, Dumfries, Va (Seller)
“I would recommend Kristin to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. She is very knowledgeable of the rea estate market trends and always works to get her clients the best possible results when buying or selling. ”
Wally McCoy, Fairfield, CA (Seller)
“We are very grateful our house sold for the asking price so quickly, especially with other homes around ours for sale that were already on the market. All of Kristen's advice was spot on and resulted in is getting top dollar for our home. Thank you!!”
Blake and Karl Nicolai, Woodbridge, Virginia (Seller)
“Kristin Burns was absolutely tremendous on every level! ”
Anonymous In Dale City (Seller)
“Kristin did a great job of helping us prep our home and selling it one day. She was also very helpful helping us get through the inspection process and finalizing the sale. Very professional and we highly recommend her!”
Chris & Jayne Hazen (Seller)
“Kristin's integrity is amazing. Her guidance to me in preparing my house for sale was spot on. She did a great job negotiating with the buyer.”
Maureen, Dumfries (Seller)
“We had never sold a home before and gave our trust to Kristin based solely on her outstanding Angie's list reviews and our initial interview with her. We followed all of her recomendations and were able to sell our home at a fair price and within a reasonable amount of time. We moved out of the area and Kristin handled everything for us which involved managing contractors fixing up our home including replacing the roof, landscaping, sump pump installation, etc.). Basically we gave her the keys to our house, moved to New Mexico and she sold our home for us including going to closing! (all we had to do was sign some online forms). I can't imagine how the service Kristin provided could have been any better and would definitely recommend her to anyone living in the Woodbridge/Dumfries area. ”
Ray Palmer Las Cruces New Mexico (Seller)
“Kristin Burns exceeded all expectations during the sale of my property. She's an expert in the local market and easily handled other agents questions and anticipated every issue. She is highly recommend if you want an smooth real estate transaction for top dollar.”
Chris Jones, Woodbridge (Seller)
“We were very satisfied with the process of purchasing our house using Kristin's services from the beginning to the end. Kristin was very professional, polite, knowledgeable, and very responsive. It goes without saying that the stakes of buying a house for a family are very high. Kristin gives the confidence from the start that she can do the job with the expertise that it takes to handle all the important transactions. At the end of the whole purchase process we can call Kristin a friend and would recommend her to anybody. Most of all we appreciated, her local knowledge, personable approach, relational skills and constructive guidance. A job well done!”
Kostas and Katie Kotopoulos, Alexandria (Buyer)
“OUTSTANDING -- 8 stars out of 5 possible!!! Kristin is personable, professional, follows-up, and follows through everytime! She went far beyond my expectations in assisting my in preparing my home to be sold, staging my home professionally, listing the home and showing the home. Here Comparative Mortgage Analyis (CMA) was "spot on" for the market and pricing! Additionally, she's been completely on top of all the paperwork and requirements through escrow and closing. I've sold many homes, and Kristin (and her team) are the BEST real-estate team I've ever used. I can't say enough, other than IF YOU DON'T HIRE KRISTIN, YOU'RE SELLING YOURSELF SHORT!!! ”
Jon C (Woodbridge) (Seller)
“Kristin Burns is an incredible agent. Her thoroughness, communication, and personal attention are impressive. Our home was listed with a different agent for six months and we had hardly any interest. We had zero offers in those six months. It was a bit stressing since we were relocating and trying to buy in our new location. We wish we would have found Kristin from the beginning. She will tailor an analysis of your market area, your local competition and your home. Then she'll work with you to build a strategy that meets your personal expectations (she even took the time to walk through ten of the competitor properties). She's honest and straightforward, but always polite and professional. She'll walk you through options to show off the high points of your property and downplay any potential trouble spots. Once Kristin put us back on the market we were under contract in four days with an offer above our asking price. Once we were under contract we really appreciated her ability to lay out expectations and milestones and also help us think through actions that might be needed if things don't follow exactly as planned. She was a skilled negotiator and delivered excellent results for us at every point of interaction with the buyer's agent. She has amazing attention to detail and will try her best to provide a worry-free experience from beginning to end!”
Keith and Wendy, NC (Seller)
“ To sell your house quickly and for top dollar requires only 2 steps: 1 hire an outstanding realtor 2 follow the advice of that realtor Kristin is, by far, the best realtor we have ever dealt with. Our house sold in less than a week for the full asking price. The settlement went through without any complications. My deepest thanks go out to Kristin Burns and all she did for us. ”
J and F Sturm, Rockville, MD (Seller)
“Kristin Burns exceeded all of our expectations. She went above and beyond to ensure that we found our perfect home. Kristin Burns is a kind person to work with and she was very attentive to our needs. She is also very knowledgeable in the real estate business down to the minute details. For these reasons, I would recommend Kristin Burns to anyone who is leery of the home buying/selling process. Kristin Burns held our hands throughout the whole process of buying our new home. We are living our dream home due to Kristin Burns valiant efforts. ”
Sheila Moran; Dumfries, VA (Buyer)
“We consulted Kristin years ago about the sale of our rental property and were impressed with her knowledge, guidance, and approach. We chose to wait over five years to actually list our place and went right back to Kristin. She did not disappoint! Kristin provided honest feedback about what needed to be done to make our property sell quickly. She priced our house right and it sold within one week of listing. Kristin was great to work with and we've already recommended her to several friends and family members!”
Chris and Patti Engstrom, Dumfries, VA (Seller)


Active Listings

Sold By Kristin Burns CRS, GRI, ABR

$468,499 | 3 Beds | 2/2 Baths
$689,900 | 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths
$429,900 | 5 Beds | 3.5 Baths
$429,000 | 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths
$565,000 | 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths

Represented Buyer

$675,000 | 4 Beds | 4.5 Baths
$657,650 | 4 Beds | 4 Baths
$475,000 | 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths
$894,000 | 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths