Some Testimonials

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I strive to provide ALL my clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from a few of my past clients themselves.

So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.  If we're going to do it, let's focus on doing ALL to achieve your BEST RESULTS POSSIBLE.  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

"Cris effectively worked within our compressed time schedule, budget constraints, and location preferences. From our first meeting forward, Cris always had our best interests in mind and did not apply any pressures or misguiding information. Not only did Cris find us a great home that met all of our pre-requisites, but he quickly sold one of our investment properties...even before it officially came on the market. As a member of the Armed Forces, we have lived throughout the world, and have bought and sold properties throughout the United States. Cris by far is the best real estate professional we have ever worked with. We have routinely recommended Cris to our friends who have also experienced outstanding results. Cris' hallmarks of integrity, professionalism, loyalty and selfless service should serve as an example to all in the Northern Virginia real estate profession."  Col. Adam and Susan Hinsdale -  US Army, Pentagon, Arlington, VA, Augusta , GA


"If you are looking for a real estate professional who is thorough, competent, fully knowledgeable about the greater Washington, DC real estate market, and has become a trusted friend, Cris Dean is the person you are looking for. I have worked with Cris over the past twenty-eight years in the purchase and sale of my personal residences and investment properties, and have relied on Cris to manage our rental properties. I have referred Cris to close friends and they share my confidence and trust in Cris. He is a solid family man with deep roots in the community. I recommend his services without reservation."  Dana & Leyda Martin - Ret. Senior Attorney, USAID, Arlington, VA, 


“We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market (both rentals and sales) and your incredible hands-on approach in working with your clients to identify both their needs and suitable properties of interest.  You've really taken the time to work one-on-one with us for many months to provide extremely quick responses to all of our requests, and your patience in dealing with our shifting needs is greatly appreciated.  It's quite apparent why you're one of the best realtors in the northern Virginia area -- keep up the good work!  John & Diann Austin - Real Estate Developer, Falls Church, VA 


“Cris, I want to formally thank you for your enormous help, your doggedness, and your expertise in helping me buy and sell my home. Your vast experience and knowledge was truly an invaluable aid. Your in-depth knowledge of the market gave me a tremendous advantage. And, your recommendations when buying the house and then selling 3 years later caused me much peace of mind, and made me more dollars I’m sure. Those traits and the care took to when I bought the house saved me so much time and effort allowing me to only see the best homes in my price range in Falls Church and Vienna. Gratefully too, you don’t believe in the hard-sell or hurrying people. I so appreciated that. In addition to wanting to thank you, I’m also writing to tell you to please use me as a reference should people want to hear from those you’ve worked with before. I have already thanked the friend who recommended you to me!” Johnette Howard -  Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Newsday,  Falls Church, VA, New York CIty


"Cris, I want to thank you for your input and efforts on behalf of our project on Chapman Mountain in Page County, VA. Your thoughtful follow up through our process gave us great confidence in you and RE/MAX Allegiance's expertise and professionalism to execute a sales and marketing strategy that will be essential to our success." Reyn Archer -  Chapman Mountain Development Project Manager, Arlington, VA, Luray, VA


"Cris is honest, knowledgeable, warm, and very responsive. He guided me through the process when I bought my first home 19 years ago, stayed in touch all these years, and recently consulted with me – patiently, without any pressure - about options for the future. We recently sold our home in N. Arlington with Cris and 2 investment properties, all with great success, as well as downsizing to an amazing executive condo, which Cris made happen privately.  With him, none of this would have ever happened!  He's a total delight as a person and as a professional. I recommend him every chance I get."  Mariah Burton Nelson - VP Innovation & Planning @ ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, Author, Speaker, Arlington, VA


“What a pleasure it has been to work with you over the years.  It has always been absolutely clear in our interactions that my well-being has been first and foremost in your mind.  You have always listened so carefully and patiently as I talked about what I need or what I am looking for.  Your advice and counsel over the years has been of great benefit to me, and I am truly grateful.  Whenever I might next be in need of real estate assistance, there is no question that I will be knocking at your door for the professional quality and integrity that I know will be there.” Eric & Eveyln Goldman - Former School Headmaster, Peace Corp Executive, Arlington, VA, 


"Cris helped us find a home quickly when we found ourselves unexpectedly back in the DC area. We described our needs, budget and location preferences and Cris began showing us houses almost immediately. He did not try to change our minds or steer us in a direction we didn't want to go. Cris helped us hone our preferences as he observed our comments and reactions, which enabled to us to narrow our list down to three houses. We closed within a month of beginning our search.  We heartily recommend Cris and will ask him to represent us again when we are ready to move on.  Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity”  Oliver & Teri Kinder - US State Dept., Fairfax, VA, 

"Cris is the consummate professional. He assisted us in finding the perfect rental property. He listened to what we said we were looking for and then went to work. His effort was very thorough & comprehensive.  If you're seeking assistance, he's the one you want to work with.  I would recommend him."  General David & Shelley Hodne, US Army, Falls Church, VA, Colorado Springs, CO 

Cris is excellent at helping a homeowner walk thru the process of putting their house on the market, negotiating the terms and conditions of the contract, and following thru the closure.  I highly recommend him."  Mike Lefebvre, FNMA

“In my mind, word of mouth from other professionals is very important. You were recommended by our Wells Fargo mortgage broker as being fair and honest. That means a lot to us. We appreciated your diligence in researching the present worth of our old home as well as negotiating a reasonable price for our new one. Your expertise was invaluable when it came to look for a good neighborhood and home that suited our desires. We were not sure why you wanted us to look for homes months in advance of selling our home. But, it all made sense once our home was under contract because we immediately knew where we wanted to find a home - and did so in just about 2 weeks. We especially appreciate that you made yourself so available, and open with us about all issues regarding selling and buying. We felt that we had a good friend representing us and looking out for our future.” Larry & Mellisa O’Brien - Washington Gas Executive, Falls Church, VA

"This was our second experience using Cris to buy and sell a house, but there were 19 years separating the two transactions and much had changed in the interim. Cris was very knowledgeable and readily available as we negotiated through the process, which proved to have challenges on both the sale of  our existing home and the purchase of the new home. In fact, his experience, calm, and determination helped us weather issues that might otherwise have derailed both transactions."  Katie Gekker, College Professor, Arlington, VA

"I can't imagine a more qualified, patient, and dedicated agent we could work with. Will certainly call him when we are ready to sell our home. Never felt anything was an imposition regardless of the requests we made on him. When unexpected issues arose long after the sale, he remained just as  committed to us until the last detail was settled. Excellent at what he does, impeccable integrity, and a pleasure to work with."  Ret. Col. Robert & Cheryl Spessert, US. Army, McLean, VA, Augusta, GA


 I would be happy to email you additional testimonials if interested.