BUYER TESTIMONIALS

Buyer Testimonials

MANY more reviews on my Zillow website.  Client video on my Zillow homepage.

  • 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. – Tom Cooney
  • 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. – Pete Salavantis
  • 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! – Adrienne Hancock
  • 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 wholeheartedly. – Kathy and Craig Peters
  • 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.- Lt. Col. Andrew Strauss
  • 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.- Nikolai Flexner
  • 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.- Amy Jackson
  • 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! – Gerri Marr
  • 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.- Matt Rau
  • 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.-Stephanie Marshall
  • 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. – Wendy Payne
  • OK, Listen up. You’re on this website 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. – Don Mackay
  • 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. – Sarah Campbell Phelan
  • 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!  — Andrea and Phil Watt
  • 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. — Molly Becze and Nirmal Singh
  • 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! — Diana Branco and Artie Patel
  • 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! — Ambika  and Rahul Natesh
  • 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. — Maribeth Clissa
  • 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). — Christopher Jones
  • 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!! — Shirley Brothwell
  • 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! — Karen and Richard Burke
  • 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? — Michael Morgan
  • 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! — Betsy and David Gardiner
  • 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! — Alice and Brendan Feeley
  • 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. — Jenny Agopsowicz and Mark Baird
  • Christine was the ultimate professional, she was helpful, knowledgeable, personable.  She was the perfect real estate agent and I would highly recommend her to any friends looking for an agent. — Stephanie Horry-Marshall
  • Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your expertise and support during both the selling of my condo and the search for my new home.  The process was relatively painless and smooth. I’m happy to have sold my condo so quickly at the price point I wanted.  This was in large part due to your coaching and guidance.  I’m also thrilled to have found the perfect home with the amenities I was looking for, i.e., new construction, open design, spacious, gourmet kitchen and plenty of closet space at an incredible price!  You were incredibly patient and understanding during my search and I appreciate it.  You provided the personal touch to make me feel comfortable throughout the process.  I’m amazed that I was able to sell and move in to my new home within a time span of 2 months, incredible!  I am one very satisfied home seller and buyer — I am thrilled in my new living quarters!!! — Laura Sifuentes
  • Christine is an incredible adviser during all phases of your search, whether you are just starting or if you have been looking for months. She knows the area extremely well, and even more, she is practical and honest in all of her advice. Best of all, she anticipates your questions and concerns, and does all the prep work to address them early on. Also, her familiarity with technology is a tremendous asset. I highly recommend Christine as an agent! — Jennifer Hsu
  • I wanted to write you to thank you for all of your help in helping us to find a home (not just a house) in North Arlington.  We met you by chance, but hopefully others will find you by reputation.  Your attention to detail and professionalism throughout our home-buying experience was outstanding.  As small business owners, we were very short on available time and very specific about how we wanted to search for new homes.  We rate ourselves as tech-savvy, and experienced home buyers, and you customized your services to meet our unique search styles and our challenging schedules, to include last minute showings that interrupted your personal schedule. More importantly, while we certainly could search for homes on longandfoster.com or walk through open houses, it was your familiarity with N. Arlington, the builders, the neighborhoods, and the evolution of N. Arlington over the past 20 years – in short, your experience, that made the ultimate difference. Also, I want to thank you for being our advocate.  After the always challenging process of finding the right home, came the process of acquiring it.  You walked us through each step of the acquisition process and provided critical and necessary guidance and advice.  You took what would’ve have been a burden and overwhelming event and made it an easy step by step journey.  In short, we would recommend you to our family, friends, neighbors, and soon to be neighbors.  Please feel free to share this with your clients/potential clients and give them my contact info.  We’ll see you at the house-warming! — Mike and Christine Morgan
  • Thank you so much in helping me purchase my first home.  Even though the experience is supposed to be stressful and difficult, I found it to be quite simple and fast due to your guidance.  I am very pleased with my new home. –Joy Beck
  • As a first-time home buyer, Chris successfully guided me through the home-buying process, from start to finish.  Throughout the process, Chris was always professional, dependable, accessible, and approachable.  Most importantly, she helped me resolve all the little issues that came up along the way, while keeping me on track and on budget.  Thanks to Chris’s hard work, my first home-buying experience ended successfully.  I would very highly recommend Chris to anyone and look forward to working with her again! — Jenny Agopsowicz
  • You were wonderful, and we’ll recommend you to anyone we know who is looking for a new home.  — Caroline and Jon Henke
  • We have been very happy with Chris’ personal and attentive representation as both our buying and selling agent. She took the time to learn the type of home we were looking for and honed in on showing us the best options. Once we found the house we liked, she had great advice for making an appropriate offer and after it was accepted, she was terrific at paving the way for a smooth closing.  We love our new house! On the selling side, Chris worked very hard to research and stay on top of pricing in this challenging market, and she was creative and persistent with marketing our “as-is” property to a variety of potential buyers. She claims she’s very competitive, and we appreciated this attribute for our challenging sale. — Kris and Brian Fuchs