Over the last few years, Christine has helped me buy two homes and sell one. She has always proved very knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. When buying a home, she has never pressured me into doing anything, but has always listened as I weighed all the options with her. And when deciding to sell a home, she is always very honest about pricing, which ultimately is what sells a house. She seems to work very well with other realtors and doesn’t play the “games” that some others play. At the end of the day, she will do whatever she can to make her clients happy and work towards a stress-free home buying/selling experience.
When we made the decision to purchase a new home (with Christine’s help) and then place our current home on the market (again with Christine’s assistance), she understood how overwhelming the process could be. From the beginning, she made herself available by outlining the entire process that would allow us to maximize the sale of our home. Her knowledge of the Arlington market was extremely helpful in evaluating the marketprice for the homes we bought and sold.
She provided a staging professioinal in preparation for the listing of the home we were selling. She presented offers with her recommendations while leaving the final decision to us. In representing us in the new home purchase she patiently managed a series of offers and counters. She did the same with the sale of our existing home. After the contract was signed on our new home she provided us with a very competent and thorough home inspector. Her lender contact was also very helpful and responsive. Throughout the entire process of both buying and selling homes, Christine was patient,responsive and a pleasure to work with.
We enthusiastically recommend Christine Rich without reservation!
Christine helped us with the sale of our home and the purchase/down-size to a new house that was yet to be built. She helped make an overwhelming process less so, by parsing out the many tasks that needed to be accomplished. She helped us understand the current housing market and gently guided us to have realistic goals, while responding to our many concerns which may have meant taking an action that she did not necessarily agree with. She always followed up on open house contacts and seemed to have good relationships with other agents. We always felt as if Christine was there for us (she called us on vacation after checking on our house during a bad storm to tell us we had a tree in our house — while it was on the market!), always representing our interest with potential buyers and with the builders of our new house. Her referrals for services (painting, staging, home inspection, home repair) were top-notch. We felt we could call her anytime with concerns and she would respond with a can-do approach, and was always cheerful and positive about it.
We enthusiastically recommend Christine to help you with the sale and/or purchase of your new home!
We were really pleased by Christine’s professional and friendly service. But were even happier with the results — a quick sale and excellent price for our home, Chris helped us realize our dream or moving back to Colorado to be close to friends and family.
Chris has helped us with several transactions now, and she is a very capable and resourceful agent. She knows Arlington, knows the players, and understands the process. On our home sale, she worked diligently on our behalf at key points in the process such as prepping the property with a professional stager and photographer, engaging with the buyer agent to ensure transparency of our intentions during negotiations, and working with the appraisers and finance companies to ensure that the financial portion of the deal would be executed. In the end, the home was on the market for about a week, and we CLOSED at very near our asking price. That’s what realtors are supposed to do – right?
Christine Rich is a brilliant realtor! She helped us sell our home and buy a new one in an amazingly short amount of time. She was very responsive to all our demands and concerns and helped us negotiate a wonderful deal. Christine is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and very informed about the North Arlington market. She made the whole experience enjoyable and surprisingly easy. Highly recommended!
Christine Rich is an expert in the North Arlington real estate market. She represented me as the buyer in the March 2013 time frame. I was a highly educated buyer, mostly through my own research, and Christine deftly added to my missing knowledge or information. We invested time getting to know each other and what I was looking for, knowing that we’d have little time to think things over once the real search began. Thanks to her connections and dedication to her clients, she targeted a house that was coming to the market, had me in the house the day it listed, and worked with me to put forward a successful offer the next day. She worked tirelessly to ensure the rest of the process went smoothly, which meant a lot to me as a single parent. I can’t thank Christine enough for helping me navigate the tricky and challenging North Arlington market!!
Ms. Rich sold a townhouse for me in May 2013. She knew the local area (Arlington, VA), knew what was on the market, and had enough connections to know what was coming on the market. She helped me get the townhouse ready to list by providing suggestions for where to focus my energy and access to contractors to finish what I couldn’t (again with the good local connections!). She also provided (at her cost) some light staging to make the townhouse look less empty. The sale process from listing to closing went very smoothly. Ms. Rich was involved throughout with good advice and thinking through the various “what if’s” involved in a sale. I wholeheartedly recommend her to others and would use her again to buy or sell in Arlington.
The Realtor my own credit union provided couldn’t determine that my prospective condo was on the VA approved list, the next Realtor never called me back after our initial conversation. Christine stepped in and did an outstanding job – incredibly knowledgeable about the VA loan requirements and also incredibly respectful of the VA loan and the fact that while there are a couple of additional administrative hoops, for many of us that’s the only chance we have to buy our own place. Start to finish – we found a place and closed within 30 days….I’ll stick with Christine until she retires – she earned my trust and confidence and I highly recommend her, especially for those using a VA loan (the fact that she was incredibly appreciative of my military service was just an added bonus).
We really appreciated Christine going the extra mile to help us get ready to sell and to keep us sane as we evaluated the offers. She gave us great suggestions for what to do to our house to get it ready to sell and she gave us a schedule of what to do when so we were ready to put our home on the market when we planned to. We really needed that to stay focused. We left the area after putting the house on the market and Christine was super using technology to get all the paperwork done and signed so we could minimize our travel back to Arlington.
Christine was a pleasure to work with – always available, even on very short notice to show us homes and answer our questions. When we ran into a few potential minefields, Chris did a great job steering us in the right direction. Her knowledge of the area and real estate rules and regulations were very helpful throughout the process.
It was a fabulous experience working with Chris from start to finish. She was thorough in her pricing process, brought in a staging consultant to show our home in the best light and created high quality marketing materials in paper and on the Web. She was extremely helpful in comparing the 7 offers we had on our house after just one open house. She is not only market savvy but also a fun, enjoyable person to work with. She was willing to help us in any way she could–no task was too big or too small. I highly recommend her!
Christine went above and beyond in helping us with our first home purchase. She was patient with our evolving needs and standards and didn’t ever push us into making a decision. She had great local knowledge of the area and could offer a lot of additional tips and thoughts as we considered places, and she was always available on short notice to check out a new listing. She continued to be helpful after the purchase by recommending contractors for painting and flooring, something she was not required to do, but was extremely helpful. Overall, we are very glad to have worked with her!
Christine was superb in managing all aspects of the sale process. I had already moved 4 hours away when I decided to sell (vs rent) my home. She obtained multiple estimates for pre-sale repairs and prep work AND oversaw the repairs, staged the home, and offered great advice for selling and negotiating strategies. She was the perfect partner for a busy mom who works full time, couldn’t be in town and was anxious about the process. HIGHLY recommend!
Christine is a wonderful agent to work with. We met her over two years ago when we were renting one of her client’s apartments, and liked her style so much we chose to go through her during our buying process. She is knowledgeable, patient, and truly interested in finding the home that fits your needs. She is always responsive no matter the circumstance, and always happy to answer any questions. She has made the process of finding a home quite enjoyable!
Excellent knowledge. Helpful in preparing house for showing. House sold quickly Over-all great experience. I recommend use of Ms. Rich without qualification.
My husband Matt and I really enjoyed working with Christine. We have made four real estate transactions in nine years and Chris has helped us with each transaction. She is smart, easy-going, and, she takes the stress out of purchasing and selling. Nothing compares to Chris’s knowledge of the NoVA area. Other agents in the area highly respect Chris which seems to give her clients preferential treatment! Chris is always quick to respond and is willing to work around busy schedules! We are thankful that we met Christine Rich and we highly recommend her for your real estate adventures!
We used Chris Rich to both buy and sell a home in the very competitive Arlington market. We could not have been more pleased with how Chris managed every detail of the process–helping us sell our home (above asking price) and ultimately securing a new house that had many other competing offers. Chris was really easy to work with and became a trusted advisor throughout the process-I am convinced we would not have gotten our current house without her behind the scenes work to negotiate on our behalf. I always knew Chris had our best interests at heart and she put in endless hours to help us navigate the buying and selling process (never tiring of our many questions). We highly recommend Chris for Arlington and McLean home buying and selling!
Christine is an excellent agent with years of experience helping clients buy and sell homes in the DC area.
Christine originally helped us purchase a condo in Shirlington as first time buyers back in 2010. Almost four years and two kids later she helped us sell that condo (within a few weeks, multiple offers) and purchase new construction in Annapolis MD. Her attention to detail and customer service cannot be matched! Not only that, she is a very kind and honest person.
I have also referred Christine to several friends who can also attest to the same level of service.
Christine was very patient and knowledgeable during our buying process, and listened well to our needs. She knows many of the local areas very well, and was very responsive to our needs.
Thank you Christine! You really jumped in and went the extra mile to help us sell our home. We appreciate all that you did to advise and support us during the selling process!
Christine was what you hope to get in a Realtor–professional, knowledgable about our neighborhood and extremely easy to work with. Top that with the fact that she sold our house for $25K MORE than many other Realtors even wanted to list it for, and you get a 5-star rating. Any Realtor can sell a house if the price is low enough. Christine worked diligently during the entire negotiation process, making a great case for the buyers to pay more. I should know about Realtors. I used to do PR for Shannon & Luchs (now Weichert), so I’ve known hundreds of Realtors. We have already recommended Christine to others.
OK, Listen up. You’re on Zillow because you’re interested in buying or selling a house. We did the same for about a year before finding what we wanted. If you’re at the serious stage, run – don’t walk – in the direction of Christine Rich. Why? Well, buying or selling a house is a complex and stress inducing transaction. You’ll find lots of qualified Agents who can – and will – deal with the complexity of a real estate transaction. Christine adds to that her own unique personality and sense of humor which helps you on the stress side of things. In other words, she works to reduce and eliminate the stress of such a major decision in ways that raise your comfort level so that you can focus on the transaction at hand. There are lots of good Agents out there, but Christine is not only good, she’s friendly and that’s extremely important at a time like this. Now get going and give her a call.
Our grown sons have moved from California and settled in the Washington, DC area prompting my husband and me to begin looking for a second home there. I began my search on Zillow and soon found several possibilities, however not knowing the area well, decided we needed the help of a Realtor. I can’t quite remember how I found Christine Rich, but I’m certainly glad I did!
She has been absolutely great! The first time I flew out to meet her, she spent an entire day showing me properties and familiarizing me with the area all the while knowing that we may not be buying anything soon. She set up emails for Virginia, DC and Maryland listings and changed my search criteria as I requested. Each time I emailed, texted or phoned her, she answered immediately. When we were ready to make an offer on a “hot” property, she did everything possible to ensure that our offer was one of the very first to be submitted. She is knowledgable, efficient, effective, friendly…okay, I think she’s great!
I have had the opportunity to work with several wonderful Realtors through the years when Rick and I have bought and sold property. I also worked for awhile during college as a receptionist in a real estate office and my mom was a Realtor in Las Vegas in the 60s when I was growing up. I feel I can speak with some authority about Realtors! Christine Rich is by far one of the best Realtors I have ever known. I have, and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking for property in the Washington, DC area.
Christine is an excellent agent in every aspect of preparing a home for sale, pricing, marketing, and negotiation to ensure a successful closing. During a time when some of my neighbors had homes on the market for many months, I had multiple offers in less than a week and closed in six weeks! Christine does her homework. She knows the market and carefully analyzes why some homes are selling and others are not. She recommends a competitive price that will result in the greatest return on the owner’s investment. Her knowledge, energy and integrity surpass many others in her field. If buying or selling in Arlington, Christine Rich is the agent who will surpass all of your expectations!
Christine was an amazing real estate agent – she was helpful, knowledgeable, and incredibly responsive to our wants and needs. She was always available to answer questions and assist us through the challenging process of buying a home. We had some unique circumstances and I relied on Christine to help us through the proceedings. She is wonderful to work with, she has a great personality, and we especially appreciated her willingness to work with our disparate schedules. Once we found the perfect home, she was an invaluable asset and we were incredibly lucky to have her in our corner. I have recommended her services to anyone and everyone I know who is looking to purchase a home – there is no better real estate professional period.
Very ethical, very professional and gregarious real estate agent who knows Arlington very well, especially North Arlington. She acted as my agent (buyer’s agent) on the recent purchase of a condominium. I would recommend Chris without hesitation. She has raised kids in north Arlington and she is extremely responsive.
I had a great experience with Christine Rich! She was personable, kind, thorough, dependable and worked hard on my behalf. She worked hard and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
Christine was fantastic!! I would use her again if I ever had to sell or buy. Christine got me my dream home way under asking! Christine made herself available at all hours showing me properties.
I want to commend Christine Rich, my neighbor and friend, for the exquisite way she handled the sale of my house and all the complications that attend such a sale. She made it easy for me, listening to everything I suggested and following through, and she secured a much higher price than I expected. I recommend her to anyone doing business in real estate.
My wife and I had a very positive experience working with Christine, who was extremely responsive, personable, patient, and thorough will acting as our buyer’s agent. Christine loves her job and it shines through in her professionalism and energy. Christine knows the local real estate market inside out and expertly guided us through the at times complicated and stressful process of buying our first home.
Thanks to Christine’s diligence and negotiation skills, we were able to find and close on just the home we wanted in the very competitive Arlington, Virginia market. We will recommend Christine to any family or friends looking to buy or sell property in the Washington, D.C. area and plan to work with Christine on any future real estate transactions in the area.
Chris is very knowledgeable regarding the Arlington area. We were trying to sell our condo in a soft, buyer-friendly market and she had creative ideas regarding marketing, pricing and negotiation that were key to getting our unit sold.
This was my second house which Chris has sold for me and my wife. I am a former real estate agent and have gone through the sale and purchase of nine different properties. The last two times were with Chris. She negotiated higher prices than I perceived possible. Chris knows professional craft people to make properties show their best, which allowed me to get top dollar in a reasonable time. If one doesn’t choose her as their agent, it’s their loss, because Chris is all about her clienent’s best interest. I will be using Chris to sell my next house.
Christine was wonderful! She answered all my questions and went above and beyond to meet the needs of my family. Her knowledge of the local and extended area as well of the market were invaluable. I highly recommend Christine for all your real estate needs.
Chris came recommended to us by friends, and she was incredibly nice and helpful throughout both a buying and a selling process! She’s very patient and responsive, and doesn’t mind explaining the process or answering lots of questions. She made herself available when it was most convenient for us, and she was even willing to store a large piece of our furniture in her garage while our place was on the market. Every real estate transaction is different, but we had a great experience and our place sold quickly and for asking price. I’d recommend Chris to anyone looking to buy in the Arlington area!
We had the opportunity to work with Christine from both perspectives, buying and selling a home. She goes above and beyond expected real estate agent services throughout the process, paying attention to details, and communicating frequently. She takes the time to get to know her clients and works as a team with you. We recommend Christine whole hardly.
Christine was a perfect balance of informative and supportive. As Christine patiently showed us a variety of areas and houses, we learned what we liked and what we didn’t. She is knowledgeable about locations, what to look for in houses, and how to navigate a competitive market. As for selling- our house was sold in less than a week! Buying and selling a home at the same time can be stressful, but Christine is always so prepared, calm, and available that we couldn’t have had a better experience!
Christine treated us like a family member and took personal care over five years for renting, upgrading, and finally helping us sell our property in Arlington.
I cannot say enough about the great customer service that Chris provided to us in our recent and successful search for a home. In challenging circumstances, Chris worked patiently to help us find us a home that met all of our needs. You want Chris on your side in a competitive bid situation as her negotiation skills are exceptional. Buying a home in the Wash DC area is difficult but Chris is absolutely the right agent to work with in navigating your search.
Excellent experience! I have worked with Christine Rich several times in renting out my condo. She responds quickly and effectively to all questions. Very approachable. She knows the market and has always given us great advice. Excellent professional and personal skills. I trust her guidance. I definitely recommend her.
Great knowledge of market and skilled in negotiating the transaction. Very attentive and available in identifying properties and making visits. very personable and easy to get along with during the buying process. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a house or condo.
We used Christine as part of our relocation, for my work from Texas to Washington, DC. We needed an agent who was familiar with Maryland, Virginia and the District. Christine was very helpful and listened to us as we sorted through listings and narrowed our search for a new home. Once we did make an offer, Christine was able to help us stay on track with home inspections and other items such as utilities, etc. we would need once we moved. It was a pleasure working with Christine and I would defiantly recommend her to any of my friends or co-workers who needed a new home. Through this process I feel like Christine is a friend, not just a real estate agent.
Christine was an excellent help to us in finding and purchasing our home. We wanted to buy a home in the DC area (our preference was the city, although we were looking in Virginia, as well), and Christine patiently took us to about a million open houses before we settled on one that we liked. Most importantly, she had a really strong understanding of what we needed to be able to win our bid, and she had connections to a financier who was able to close incredibly quickly–without which I’m confident we would never have won our condo. She kept us all in line with the paperwork throughout the closing process and was able to get us closed in 2 weeks! I particularly appreciated that she didn’t try to pressure us into getting more house than we could afford (a common refrain I heard from other friends going through the process). We absolutely loved working with her and look forward to working with her again when it’s time for us to move. Incidentally, I rated her as average for local knowledge for the DC market, but I think her knowledge of Virginia is excellent.
I cannot say enough positive things about my home buying experience with Christine. After working with another agent for over a year in the highly competitive North Arlington market, Christine helped me land an amazing home in only our second bidding attempt together. As a first time home buyer, I greatly appreciated Christine’s continual availability to answer questions and discuss concerns (sorry again for my frantic calls late at night!). Christine never added pressure in the bidding process, but always gave me honest feedback. Her strong reputation among her peers and gifted negotiation skills helped steer us to a winning bid among five or six competing offers (some of which had higher escalations). She continued her commitment to providing me excellent service all the way through the closing process. My only regret is not having found her sooner! Thanks again Christine!
Amazing local knowledge, unparalleled work ethic, always looking after her client’s interest. Pristine execution from beginning to en on both the buy and sell side. Outstanding results. My highest recommendation and appreciation for the excellent job she did when working with us.
Chris is an exceptional broker who I would highly recommend to anyone going through the housing process. Chris helped my wife and I through the process of first time home buying. She was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and willing to go above and beyond to help us. We peppered Chris with a number of questions and she promptly answered and helped steer us in the right direction. When it came time to put in an offer, she knew exactly how to position us to be extremely competitive and win. In a Sellers market, like we were in in 2016, this is extremely important. She made sure we were comfortable every step of the way and kept us with a competitive advantage over the competition.
Recently we selected Christine Rich to coordinate the sale of our home in the Cherrydale section of Arlington and to represent us with the purchase of our next home in neighboring Lacey Forrest. Christine got right to work and had a ratified contract on the Cherrydale house within 11 days (over the asking price) all the while negotiating the contract on our next home. She was conscientious of our working schedules as she scheduled inspections, tours and appraisals and the most appreciated aspect was her willingness to pinch hit on our behalf when necessary. The entire experience was seamless under Christine’s leadership. Elizabeth Langley Arlington, VA
Christine Rich brought intelligence, innovation, energy, and a winning personality. She protected our interests, closed the gap between buyer and seller, and got us the price we needed. Combined with her knowledge of the Northern Virginia market, she’s our go-to agent.
Christine had sold several homes in my cul-de-sac and she was the first and only person I interviewed about selling my home. She was very personable, informative and willing to listen. Christine gave me the space that I needed during the selling process. However, she was always available when I need her and she was always able to answer any questions that arose and in a very timely manner. She was not only my realtor, but also became a friend. I would recommend Christine to anyone thinking about selling a home in Arlington. She really knows what she is doing!
Christine was both the listing agent for the sale of my home in Arlington and buyer’s agent for my purchase of a home in Fairfax. The Arlington home sold for the full asking price of $1.35M the second day on the market. Christine had been asked to price the home to move within a few weeks, and the quick sale suggests she did so correctly. She was highly professional in all aspects of the sale process and, although she is a busy agent, responded to emails and calls in a timely manner. Christine also was generous with her time when in the buyer’s agent role, patiently exploring neighborhoods well outside her usual areas of activity while I searched for the desired mid-century modern. And when I found it, Christine wisely suggested I ask for a longer than usual home inspection period to allow time not only for the general home inspection, but to bring in a few key tradesmen after that (chimney inspector, plumber, electrician) to obtain estimates for needed repairs. This resulted in my getting a considerably larger credit from the sellers than I likely would have with just the general home inspection report. In summary, Christine offers a great mix of knowledge, skill, and personal attention, and I was fully satisfied with her efforts in all regards. I recommend her without reservation.
Christine has helped me out two times in buying new homes in Arlington, VA. Each time, she was honest, knowledgeable, accommodating, and very helpful. She was also very patient with us, as we had questions and wanted to see all of our options. Christine is our Agent and we enjoy working with her on each transaction.
Christine was a pleasure to work with. We already had a home in mind when we contacted her, so she primarily provided negotiation and process services. She helped us to secure a new home for below asking.
Christine did a great job showing us around the neighborhoods we were interested in seeing. In addition to the places that we identified, she had several others to add. We ended up buying somewhere she identified. We really appreciated that she was patient with us and helped us visit a few places that she didn’t think we’d like. We saw for ourselves that she was right, but it helped with trust and moving forward in the search. Negotiating the offer, working through contingencies, and closing all went smoothly and Christine walked us through each. We would use her again in the future.
Christine helped so much with our move. We were being relocated with the government to the other side of the country. We left and were so comfortable leaving our home and it’s sale in her hands. She took care of so much, from arranging staging, minor repairs, painting touch-ups, and cleaning. We were so pleased with how our home was marketed. She definitely respected our wishes about that. However I am most grateful for how she handled things once we had a contract. Being so far away, we so respect that she took care of many things for us. We had a challenging period where the buyers had firm expectations about what needed to happen for them to purchase the house. She got multiple folks to evaluate and make binding estimates for us. This all worked out in the end but only because of her diligence and perseverance. Our house sold in less than sixty days. I cannot say enough positive things about all she did to help us. We are very grateful! And we HIGHLY AND WITHOUT RESERVATION recommend her!
Christine has a deep knowledge of the local market and is well-connected with others in the industry and highly sought neighborhoods. Because of her reputation and honesty we won out over similar offers for our new home.
Christine worked with us to sell a house and now we are in the process of buying another property with her help. She is matter-of-fact, has great skills in real estate and really pays attention to detail. Most of all – she is a terrific listener and tries to understand your needs.
Christine was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! It was clear from the beginning that she is an expert in the Northern Virginia marketplace. We are extremely happy with the area in which we purchased. My husbands commute was shortened by 2/3’s. She showed us homes tirelessly and we were able to find a home that met all of our expectations. Christine negotiated on our behalf and helped us to purchase the home below the listed price. Her contacts are invaluable, she recommended a flooring company that did an amazing job installing hardwood floors throughout the house.
Christine was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her advice on all things required to successfully prepare your home for sale were spot-on and I was surprised at home many things I would have never considered. He marketing materials were truly impressive and her efforts to generate interest led to a very quick sale. Thank you Christine!
Christine is a real pro and a real pleasure to work with. We followed her advice on preparing the house (even when we didn’t want to), she set up excellent marketing locally and online, and mostly we talked and talked about the market — comparables, sensitivities, market activity, how to get the best price we could in the time-frame we needed. And then? A full-price offer in four hours. We couldn’t be more grateful.