SELLER TESTIMONIALS

Seller Testimonials

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  • 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. – Shashi Shrivistava

  • 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
  • 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. – Sara Frankel
  • 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. – Mark Covington
  • 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. – Lora Lawler
  • 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! – Eleanor Hunter

  • 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. — William MacDougall
  • 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. — Adrienne and Milton Bush
  • 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! — Nadia and Brian Stewart
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent knowledge. Helpful in preparing house for showing. House sold quickly Over-all great experience. I recommend use of Ms. Rich without qualification. — Frank Hickmann
  • 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! — Pamela von Eiff
  • 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! — Jackie and Winston King
  • 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. — Jan and Bob Smith
  • 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. — Doug Abraham
  • My husband Matt and I really enjoyed working with Christine. We have made three real estate transactions in six 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! — Angela Buchanan
  • 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
  • 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. – Pamela Porter
  • 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 market price for the homes we bought and sold.She provided a staging professional 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
  • This letter is being sent to provide our thanks for the performance by Christine Rich, our listing agent for our property at the Bella Vista Condominium.  Our property was listed for approximately 16 days, and was sold in approximately 5 weeks — from going live to closing.  We were able to sell at approximately 98% of our listing price.  Chris Rich did a superior job in working with my wife and me throughout the process of determining list price, achieving a sophisticated and perfectly targeted electronic advertising program, as well as negotiating with the buyers for the final purchase of the property. Throughout this effort, Chris was available whenever we needed, brought together the resources we required for staging and repairs, and personally attended to any issue which evolved up until the time of closing.  Chris is a professional with an experienced understanding of the market, the buying population and the oversight of details required to get the sale done. Chris will be our first recommendation to anyone who might be considering either buying or selling a home in the Arlington area.  We are deeply indebted to her for a professional job in achieving our objectives.  —  Sincerely, Robert J. Cox
  • We enjoyed very much working with you and wish you all the best of luck. You do put your heart and soul into the job. — Stan and Chris Riveles
  • The decision to buy or sell a house rarely is a simple matter of finding the right location, the right price and seamlessly gliding into a trouble-free closing. In some situations, unexpected glitches can be not just aggravating, but emotionally draining. When do you walk away from the table? When do you fold? These are just a few of the questions that Christine Rich patiently answered for me during the many weeks of her work helping me sell my brother’s home this summer, during a very difficult and slow market.  My brother had died suddenly, and the process of selling his home was difficult on many levels. Chris offered me sound advice every step of the way, guiding me through the difficult decision-making that was unique to the particularly slow market where my brother’s property was located. At times I felt upset over some terms that our buyer had requested. At every step in the process, Chris patiently outlined the options available to me, and helped me feel comfortable with the decisions I made. She worked tremendously hard for me, and I am extremely grateful for her dedication and competence. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris to any potential buyer or seller. — Anne Veigle
  • I just wanted to express how appreciative Rachel and I are for all of your hard work in finding the buyer and closing this deal. From our first conversation, I was very impressed with you and you continued to impress throughout the process.  It was a difficult decision for us to know who we could trust to be our agent, but, for the first time in our lives, we made the right decision about a real estate agent.  You did a great job in communicating with me throughout the [short sale] process, and were extremely patient with regards to my numerous calls and emails relating to the deal.   I know you will probably never take on the burden of a short sale again after this drawn out experience, but you are very good at working to close the deal. Thank you for all of your hard work from the bottom of my heart. If you ever need a reference for a future potential client, I am here to provide a glowing recommendation.– Kyle Cohen
  • I just want to thank you for your time and expertise. It was very helpful to hear new ideas and confirm some I already had. I really appreciated it and feel more confident with moving forward now. I will certainly refer someone to you if I have the opportunity. Thanks again. — Lyn Stewart
  • 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