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


“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'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)
“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 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 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 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)
“He's the real deal! Thanks for all the help.”
William Astor, Arlington (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)
“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 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 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)
“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 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 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)
“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)
“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)
“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 Sanders provided excellent guidance to my husband and me during the home purchasing process. Since we first met Chris, he worked diligently with us to understand what we were looking for in a new home. He knows the DC metro region very well, and was able to recommend specific neighborhoods that fit our home-buying criteria. He was incredibly patient with us as we toured SO MANY homes before we were ready to make an offer and was always responsive to emails, calls, and texts. We really appreciated Chris's assessments of the pros and cons of each property. When it came time to make an offer, he amassed as much information as possible about comparable homes to prepare a strong offer that was protective of our interests as buyers but also served the needs of the sellers (who were looking for a longer close period). Everything about the home buying process went smoothly, and we are incredibly excited to move into our new home. We cannot speak highly enough of Chris, and we will happily recommend him to our friends for their real estate needs.”
Jeremy, Michelle, and Augie Cline--Oakton, VA (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)
“With other family members, I purchased a condo in Alexandria. Our agent, Christopher Sanders, set out to meet our targeted needs, patiently keeping us abreast of developments in the market and taking us to viewings until we found something right. He calmly helped us negotiate a tricky bidding process, and settled our nerves during the ordeal that leads to closing. Without hesitation, I would recommend him to anyone looking for real estate in the DC metropolitan area.”
Christine Cardellino, Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
“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 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)
“Second time working with Chris and once again everything went smoothly.”
Klaus W, Wasington DC (Seller)
“We first met Chris when we attended an open house in 2013. At the time, our family was expanding, and thanks to his straightforward nature, we immediately sensed that Chris was just the agent we were looking for. He helped us find our current home. When we wanted to sell our rental property, we looked forward to working with Chris again. Given how well this property sold, clearly, Chris is an excellent choice for a buyer or a seller. Working with Chris was seamless, transparent and set us both at ease, resulting in a very successful sale. Nothing but good things to say about Chris throughout selling our condo and buying our current home. Do yourself a favor and work with Chris as either a seller or a buyer!”
Laura & Gowri, Washington, D.C. (Seller)
“Chris Sanders is a great agent. I really trust his advice and knowledge of the market. He is a good listener and understands the needs and priorities of his clients. He really cares about his clients. He is approachable and always found a way to fit me in his busy schedule.This is the second home I have bought with his help. I strongly recommend him!!! In fact, I have already recommended him to several friends of mine who have already bought their home with his assistance.”
Paolo, Washington, DC (Buyer)


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