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 56 customers


“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 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)
“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 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)
“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 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)
“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)
“We could not be happier with Chris and with our new home. He walked us through the entire process at a speed that worked for us. Given that this was our first home, we had a great deal of questions to all of which Chris was able to provide immediate and understandable answers. Moreover, there were many times we didn't know what we didn't know, and Chris anticipated this. His help and expertise made us feel more empowered as home buyers and more secure in making such a large commitment. Chris was very successful in the price negotiation, and we are extremely grateful for his guidance here. Between the success in finding a house quickly that "checked all our boxes," the ability to negotiate the price down substantially, and his knowledgeable, affable, and tenacious demeanor, Chris could not be a better example for the profession or a greater help to us as clients. We hold him in high regard and give him our highest and most enthusiastic recommendation.”
Paul, 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 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 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)
“Second time working with Chris and once again everything went smoothly.”
Klaus W, Wasington DC (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)
“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)
“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 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)
“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)
“When we had started looking for house, we weren't really sure how significant difference will have having an agent or trying to buy with out an agent. We were thinking having an agent is like making ourselves exposed to be pushed and may end up buying a house we don't like since we thought they may tend to close the deal than be patient and let us decide when we got the house we really like. buying without an agent might even help you to save a little money. However, after started working with Chris, we really realized it's worth it to have a professional agent like Chris in many ways and finally to be able to buy the house you like with his good negotiation skills as well as in his knowledge how to handle an offer accordingly. The processes might seem easy even after you got the house you like but all might went wrong if you don't have an agent who knows what to do accordingly and Chris is that person. Beside, he is genuine, respectful, dependable and knowledgeable. In short, he has all the good qualities you think of your agent would like to have. I really strongly recommend you to have him as your agent and you will definitely be happy with his professional service. ”
Hiwot Degu, Olney MD (Buyer)
“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 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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)


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