Chris Laurence, Realtor in Front Royal
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Front Royal, Linden, Warren County real estate
Chris Laurence, Realtor ® (540) 671-1367


Below are some of the nice things that my clients have said about me.
All can be verified, and I will provide formal references if requested.


In our eight real estate transactions as a couple, Chris Laurence is by far the best agent that we have worked with. We were impressed with his professionalism and his range of competence which extended beyond just buying/selling houses and into land purchase technicalities like septic approvals, well drilling, rights-of-way, and governmental regulations.

When we encountered something Chris did not know, he found the answer quickly. He is a capable researcher with both phone and computer.

Chris was a diplomatic but firm advocate and negotiator on our behalf. His negotiating approach was strategic, not just transactional. He represented our best interests even when they conflicted with the inherent financial incentives of a Realtor. Chris was also diplomatically honest with us when he felt our expectations were not realistic.

If you sweat the details, you will find Chris a kindred spirit. If you don’t, then you *definitely* want Chris as your agent. Chris provided answers to critical questions we did not know to ask. We were long-haulers, shopping for retirement property years before retirement. Our checklist was long. Chris was patient throughout the multi-year process. His dry sense of humor made the process a lot more enjoyable.

We whole-heartedly recommend Chris Laurence as a real estate agent. He always had our best interests at heart and we feel very fortunate to have discovered him early in our real estate search
Keith and Carol Nelms, bought land in the Winchester area


Chris is an amazing Realtor. He is brilliant and his guidance was amazing at helping us sell our Front Royal home for a perfectly-placed price. We could not imagine a better home sale. My advice to sellers is: Trust Chris' advice. Don't take anything lightly. Everything he advised us to do led to a perfect sale. I won't go down to details, but he really knows his stuff.

Now for Chris: Thank you!!! Your professional, hard working, honest efforts and kind attitude were such a wonderful blessing to our family!
Stephen & Heidi Tickal, sold a home in Front Royal


WOW! Chris is really top-notch. He was recommended by a good friend of mine, and I couldn't have asked for a more communicative and knowledgeable Realtor. With every odd-ball challenge, Chris was right there orchestrating everything so beautifully and seamlessly. I couldn't believe how quickly my house sold.

If you need a sharp Realtor, you can't go wrong with Chris Laurence. I give him 20 out of 5 stars. You can contact me for more info, just ask Chris for my e-mail.
Johnathen Groombridge, sold a home in Linden


Chris did an excellent job of marketing and facilitating the sale of our home in Warren County. He provided an accurate market analysis of our home supported by excellent pictures of the property. He also did a thorough job of keeping us informed of the physical status of the home, and market activity, which was of huge importance and service to us. We were out of State during most of the time that the home was on the market, and the updates that Chris provided alleviated a huge amount of worry and stress. We had to have some work done on the house as part of contractual obligations and Chris took care of those arrangements on our behalf fully and completely, also taking care that we were not overcharged for those services.

Over the years, we have bought and sold many homes from New England to Florida. We rate Chris in the top 1% of Realtors that we have done business with.
Jim & Dolly Sylvester, sold a home in Warren County


I feel very fortunate in having Chris Laurence as my Realtor in selling my home. Chris was very helpful in his suggestions in getting my home ready for sale. When I was ready to list my home for sale, he explained the process in detail, always taking care that I felt comfortable with each step. Chris takes time and care in taking pictures of the property and I feel did a fantastic job with the pictures of my home. I credit his pictures with generating a great deal of interest as soon as the property was listed online. I had an offer at full price the first day!

Chris was available any time I had a question, or got back to me very quickly if he was busy with a client. I appreciated his patient, candid and thorough explanations, and recommend him with the highest regard.
Virginia Hickey, sold a home in Warren County


We originally met Chris several years ago when we were first time homebuyers. He patiently worked with us through all the steps of successfully buying our first home. After a month of looking and two offers that didn’t work out, Chris had a lead on a new listing and we made our third offer. We had reservations as it was a short sale, haven’t heard many good short sale stories but it would be a fantastic home if we could close on it. It was modern, polished, and had gorgeous mountain views. Chris made it happen.

Fast forward three years, one baby and another on the way, we decided to go with a larger home with acreage. In buying our second home Chris showed attention to detail, tracking down and helping explain any easements, borders, land use, and covenants. We bought another wonderful home.

In selling our previous home Chris had great advice on preparing the home for sale. He took awesome pictures and presented a great property description in the listing. The home sold for close to our asking price in a reasonable amount of time.

Through our three transactions, Chris was spot on with his analysis of the local markets. He was truthfully blunt about the process and what to expect. When we had questions or concerns he found the answers if he didn’t have them already, or pointed us to the right person to talk to. His claim of “commitment to first class service” describes him well. He was working tirelessly as our advocate full time, and that’s what makes him so successful. He is honest, professional, and enthusiastic about all things real estate. We’ve been blessed to have worked with Chris and consider him an incredible person and friend.
Lothchana & Anthony Adamovich


Chris was a tremendous help, in fact the driving force, behind our home being sold so quickly. Prior to even listing the home, he facilitated all the necessary repairs and beautification to make the listing as attractive as possible. Being out of the area, we could never have gotten things done so quickly and so well. We received a final offer on the home within 2 weeks of listing! Great job Chris! Thanks so much for everything.
Sean & Donna Harp, sold a home in Linden

Chris is a true professional who did absolutely everything in his power to help us sell our home. We were constantly impressed with his experience and knowledge throughout the entire process. Whether you are buying or selling your home, Chris is the only person that you should contact if you want to do it right.
Greg & Melanie Moore, sold a home in Warren County

We can't thank Chris enough for all that he did to get our home sold. Since we had already moved to another state, it could have been quite a challenge to get through the process, but Chris made it happen. Not only did he organize all of the inspections and home repairs needed, he also went far and above what a typical Realtor would do by ensuring we had the remnants from our previous renters removed promptly - he even removed many of their bags of junk himself!

When several crises arose around the time we were supposed to go to settlement, Chris immediately took action and was our best advocate! Ultimately, because of his hard work, attention to detail, and quick responses, the deal all came together and we had a successful closing.

Thank you, Chris - you get our vote for outstanding Realtor!
Randy & Laurie, sold a home in Skyland Estates, Linden


Chris made selling my house a pleasure. This was my first home sale so I was a little nervous about the process. Chris is very knowledgeable and walked me through all the details. I now live in Richmond and was not able to manage the cleanup and presentation of the house in person. Chris helped me line up some labor to make the house ready to go - it was pristine and showed beautifully.

It was a great relief that the house sold quickly and at a good price. Chris knows the market well and helped me price it right to move fast. This went so much better than I thought it would . . mostly because of you, Chris. Thank you!
Sally Byrd, sold a home on High Knob, Front Royal


Our house went on the market on a Monday and was under contract in less than three days. The reason for that is that Chris went above and beyond with his work. He prepped us ahead of time with things to do to get our house sellable. He was honest and did not make things glossy, he was straight to the point which I love. He did not give us long lists of expensive items to do to our home, unlike the experience of friends of ours. But Chris gave us basics, was honest about the kind of money we might expect to see from our house, and did not want to overprice it, which I also hear of from friends with their Realtors.

Chris took amazing photos that really made our house shine. Our neighbors who had not been in the home recently told me that they saw his photos and brochures and that our house looked 'amazing' from the pictures!

My favorite part of having Chris as a Realtor - he did not kneejerk call when issues came up, which can throw an inexperienced buyer/seller into worry when a solution has not yet been sought. Chris would call us after he had already done research and reached out to the buyers or other people who needed to be contacted; he would then tell us what was going on, and the options available.

Chris was professional and worked very hard, honestly earning every bit of his commission! It is rare that my husband and I can recommend someone as wholeheartedly as we do Chris.
Chuck & Katie Rounds, sold home in Warren County

Chris helped us through a difficult short sale and bore most of the burden for us in the process. He took over the interactions with the banks, which radically reduced the stress for us. He found a buyer very quickly, and was able to maintain the contract even when the bank wanted to raise the sale price. The banks were not very responsive and Chris took it upon himself to maintain pressure on them to move the process along, while keeping us informed all along the way. We are very pleased to recommend Chris to represent anyone with the sale of their home.
Wade & Rhonda, sold a short sale in Front Royal.

Chris Laurence was the best choice I ever made in a Realtor. He surpassed all my expectations in dealing with the short sale on my house. He is extremely bright and knowledgeable and never too busy to take the time to explain what is happening with the market in general or the specifics of the impending sale. He responds very quickly and thoroughly and pulls no punches. You know exactly where you stand and what to expect and he made the sale of my home as simple and as painless as possible. I was impressed time and time again by both his patience and expertise. I trusted him completely to handle potential buyers, other Realtors, and my mortgage company. I also respected his judgment and opinions, and following his advice always resulted in a good outcome. I cannot recommend Chris highly enough.
Kathleen Welsh, sold a short sale in Front Royal

Chris Laurence is a wonderful agent. During a difficult time, as our home had to be sold as a short sale, Chris was always willing and able to answer any and all of our questions quickly, and his responsiveness is greatly appreciated. Through hard work and immense knowledge of his profession, Chris was able to directly negotiate with our lenders to ensure the best possible outcome for us, and for that we are immensely grateful. We would highly recommend working with Chris.
Hagan & Kim Purcell, sold a short sale in Linden

I interviewed three Realtors as I was preparing to place my home on the market. Chris was the only one who stated the facts, and was very knowledgeable and forthright. He was a pleasure to work with, efficient and on top of things.
Nancy Altman, relocated to Texas

Thank you for the outstanding job on the short sale of my home in Front Royal. I knew going in that it wouldn't be easy, selling a distressed property during such a difficult economic market, but your great knowledge about the area and real estate sales, along with your patience and innovative marketing strategies made it happen. Your presentation of my home was amazing. Throughout the process, I was extremely impressed with your consistent professionalism, attention to detail, timely communications, and willingness to deal with my mortgage company. You were a tough negotiator when stopping the foreclosure, for which I will be forever grateful. You truly are the best in the business, and I appreciate everything you did for me.
Amanda, sold a short sale in Front Royal

Chris was a vital part of our recent home buying experience. When I discovered him late in 2010, I had no idea how the market had changed in the 17 years since I purchased my last home. Chris took the time to patiently answer each and every one of my questions. He went out of his way on many evenings to drive to remote locations to look at homes I found online that were in terrible shape, and never complained. He took time to get to know the type of house we wanted, even when we did not know it ourselves. He was always honest and truthful, and even when I didn't want to face reality, he pressed on. Throughout the entire process, he was the one constant that never faltered. We finally found the perfect home, and, thanks to Chris, it's ours. Thanks Chris!
Charles Gornowich, bought home in Front Royal

I want to express my sincere thanks to Chris for helping to sell our home in Warren County. While the circumstances required a "short sale" listing, his diligence and hard work helped immensely throughout the process. In a market with nearly 60% of sales being distressed in some fashion, Chris was able to competitively price the house & work quickly with my mortgage lenders to keep the process moving. I had a limited financial timeline to work in, and because of Chris's local market knowledge and respect within the Realtor community, we went to settlement barely four months after listing the home - pretty good given that the sale price was well above the current median, while also dealing with the complexity of my two lenders and a buying agent and their lender.

Chris always took my calls willingly, promptly answered emails, and kept me moving forward through all this. I highly regard his work ethic, regional knowledge, and ability to understand the multiple dynamics that we encounter just outside the larger metroplitan area. If time comes to purchase a home again in the future, I will undoubtedly be calling Chris.
Craig, sold a short sale in Front Royal

I would recommend Chris without hesitation. He stayed totally focused on our entire transaction from start to finish, and I was very impressed with how detail-oriented he was. Buying a house can be a bit stressful but the way he navigated us through this purchase, he alleviated a lot of the worry. Should I ever sell and buy again, I would hope that Chris would help us with both transactions.

Chris, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help during the purchase of our new home.
Mike & Lynn Cuquet, Front Royal

Our family would like to thank Chris for the fabulous job he did in selling our home as a Short Sale. Chris has superior knowledge of the Short Sale process, and he walked us through every step with expertise and compassion, keeping us focused all the way.

His experience with short sales is top notch. He made sure from day one that we knew what we were up against and what we needed to do. He presented all of our documentation to our mortgage company, and was in constant contact with them to move the process along. When things got rough he calmed our nerves and kept us going. Our home was a challenge to sell, and he replied to emails and phone calls quickly.

Chris's compassion, skills and knowledge would be an asset to any seller or buyer. We could not have asked for a better Realtor.

Thanks Chris for a job superbly done, from initial consultation to closing.
Ed & Mary Ann, sold a short sale in Front Royal

Chris, thank you very much for the effort and skills you demonstrated in selling my new construction home. You did a great job and I appreciate it.
Wade Linger, built and sold a new home in Front Royal

We recently purchased a home on Blue Mountain. Thanks to Chris Laurence, the process went as smoothly as anyone can expect in this "wild" market. Chris walked us through the entire process ahead of time. He patiently educated us as to the state of the real estate market in the area, and even helped us navigate it from a seller's position as well as buyer's. We encountered a variety of sales, from a short sale, to a foreclosure, to a "by owner" sale, and finally a "normal sale", whatever that is these days!

Chris was very patient and flexible with us, as initially we really had no idea what we were looking for. He helped us to focus in on what we wanted, and we are grateful for his understanding and knowledge of real estate, and his sacrificial attitude toward providing a great service not only for his clients, but for everyone he does business with.

We are grateful to have had such a competent Realtor and are confident that his expertise will continue to serve his clients as it did us. Thanks again, Chris. We love our 'Fair Haven' and look forward to many years of joy-filled memories.
Duke & Cathy Bendix, relocated from Pennsylvania

We want to thank Chris Laurence sincerely for his professionalism and hard work during the sale of our home! He was very honest and upfront about the market and timing of our sale, and we feel that he went out of his way to assist in a timely manner. He was very knowledgeable of the area and what was selling and what was not.

He knew the whys, whats and hows of real estate. He walked us through every stage and met with our movers while we were out of town. Not all Realtors would go the extra step. We were in the process of relocating to another state and he truly had a great deal of patience with us.

We would highly recommend Chris to anyone who is seeking a GREAT Realtor!
Bill & Nancye Thomas, relocated to Ohio

Thank you very much for your help in selling our lot. I am so glad that we hooked up with you. Everything went exactly as you predicted, including the perc requirement, time period, and asking/settling price. Also, working via the internet was very painless and non-disruptive of our schedule.

Please use us as a reference whenever we can be of help.
John & Linda Mericle, Silver Spring, MD

We would like to acknowledge the great service that Chris Laurence provided during our relocation to Virginia. Having provided Chris with our interests in the Front Royal/Linden area, we had one week in which to view as many properties as possible within a fifty mile commuting distance to Dulles International Airport. Chris provided us with a wide variety of choices in the area and was extremely knowledgeable in the details of the region, providing us with information on schools, utilities and all the details one would need to relocate, both financially and socially.

Once our home in Florida was under contract, we settled on a house in Linden that Chris had shown us (the first in fact). During the process, Chris demonstrated his abilities for detail and organization. This was my family’s fifth move, and I must tell you of all the Realtors I have dealt with, Chris made the experience the most pleasant. He was always there for us, kept in contact with all the issues and dug right into any problems that were encountered. A true professional. You couldn’t do better with any other Realtor.
Jeff & Ellen Barnes, relocated from Florida

Chris, we would like to thank you for your help in selling our house. In just four weeks we had a great contract. Your website and its easy access coupled with your wonderful marketing techniques, especially the virtual tour, were instrumental in finding our buyer from northern Virginia.

You answered each question and concern with professionalism and graciousness - even the hairbrush on the bath vanity :) . We truly appreciate your hard work and honesty. If we are ever in the market to buy or sell in the future, yours is the number we will call.
Wally & Michele Vaughan, sold home in Linden

We had fallen in love with Warren County two years before purchasing our dream home. Chris's website really helped us do the armchair surfing and eliminate unnecessary driving back and forth. Even before we selected Chris as our Realtor, he provided invaluable advice as we explored issues on houses that were on the market.

When we met with Chris in person to discuss things, he quickly made time for us and accepted our overly friendly golden retriever as part of the family. At our first meeting, it was very clear that he had scoped out what kind of a home we were looking for and knew what was on the market. He wasn't afraid to say "that doesn't seem to be the right sort of a house for you". He didn't waste time taking us to houses which did not fit our needs. He was particularly in touch with the changing market and able to assess quickly and effectively whether a listed house was competitively priced. When we said "we've already seen and found nothing" in a particular subdivision, he suggested we look at two houses there that were close to completion anyway. We ended up falling in love with one of those houses.

Finding us our dream house (the first house he showed us!) was the easy part. He walked us through a maze of questions and doubts, and once we finally wrote an offer, we were pleased that it fitted the seller's needs without changes. Here again Chris's instincts and real estate knowhow paid off. Chris was equally diligent with the walkthrough and punch-out list, and he made sure that the remaining items on that list were followed through after settlement.

Chris brings superlative instincts and real estate knowledge to the table. We found that he was truly interested in us as people, not simply potential buyers. His sense of humor helped us through some sticky moments, and it was clear that he carefully listened to what people said. His warmth and toughness when needed won our confidence. We are now getting settled in our new home which we love, and our first visitor outside of our family was Chris checking to make sure we were happy and whether we had any questions (which we did), and to provide answers (which he did).

If you ever think about moving to the Warren County area and want a Realtor to help you find a your perfect match, then we highly recommend Chris.
Dick & Jinny Fox, relocated from Alexandria, VA

When I was new to Warren County, finding Chris online was a lucky break. His knowledge of the county was superb from its lesser known locations to its growth patterns and its regulations. With him, I was able to pick the perfect property for my needs. Now after a second transaction I found his knowledge and attention to detail to be even more impressive. I am looking forward to working with Chris again in the future and would recommend his services to any buyer or seller who wants the best possible results.
Eric Peterson, Front Royal

Thank you again Chris for all your hard work in helping us to sell the cabin on High Knob. We are very satisfied with the way the sale proceeded. You can rest assured that we will not hesitate to recommend you to any and all persons we might know who are interested in purchasing or selling property in your area. Thanks again Chris, you were a pleasure to work with!
Dusty & Edna Rhoad, Falls Church

When "shopping" for a Realtor to sell our home, I wanted a responsive and efficient person who was Internet savvy and knew the ropes. Chris more than held up his end of the bargain, including spending several hours with me at a settlement that became a complicated closing. Without him there, I would have felt lost and unsure of my decisions.

Chris made sure all the details were in place before proceeding. The house sold quickly, he was very fast to answer my emails and updated the Client Service Center any time there was news. And lastly, he always responded to any type of communication the same day. Thanks again for everything! I will definitely recommend you to others.
Kim Pojeta, relocated to Mineral, VA

One year ago I made the decision to relocate to Warren County. I started browsing on the Internet, and contacted Chris after discovering his website and all it had to offer. Based on his site, he appeared to be honest, hard-working and detail oriented - all attributes that I wanted in an agent. He turned out to be all of those and much more.

With Chris's help and considerable local knowledge, I was able to quickly narrow my area of interest and find a builder who had a lot that would meet my needs, and who was prepared to build the house that I wanted. Now, one year later, I have moved in, enjoying the country and just loving my new home. Even after settlement, Chris continues to be a strong advocate for me with finishing up punch out items with the builder.

I have worked in the mortgage banking industry for almost 20 years and I can say without a doubt that Chris Laurence is one of the best Realtors I have ever had the pleasure to work with on a personal or professional level.

Chris, thanks a Milllion!
Terri Woodling, relocated from Woodbridge, VA

My previous out of state relocation was hit and miss. After hours of on line searching we were only able to get a vague picture of the region we were moving to. The Realtor knew we only had one week to search in person and after showing us only two properties, told us to come back in a couple days to see the other ones . . . we sought a different agent, and at the last minute settled for an "OK" property with time running out.

Our experience with Chris was the complete opposite. His website was a great introduction to the area and its fast-paced market. He reached out to make a personal connection. When I made a preliminary scouting trip without my husband, Chris was so thorough and attentive that after two days I had seen everything in my price range that fitted my criteria. The third day we met, Chris had located a new listing he thought I'd like - I was the first and only buyer to view the property. I took one look and told Chris to "make this house mine", knowing that my husband would love it as much as I did. As a bonus, I was able to spend extra time seeking employment and found a great job too.

In addition to being a fine Realtor, Chris has a wonderful sense of "British" humor as well as a delightful (if a bit hair-raising) driving manner - I enjoyed both equally. I strongly recommend that if you're in the market for your perfect house, let Chris Laurence take you for the ride!
Heather & Chris Steinle, relocated from Ohio

Chris, many thanks! We were Second Contract on the house we fell in love with and felt we had no chance. Fate must have been smiling on us. We appreciated you keeping up posted as the days slowly passed. When we became the Prime Contract your efforts getting us in the door were way beyond what I would have expected from any Realtor. Your follow through was exceptional! Many thanks again!
Tammy Rose, relocated from near Manassas, Virginia

Chris, After trying to sell my lot for much less for several years, I was not sure your suggested price was realistic. But, you were right. Your web site did it. The pictures were great. Thanks for a job well done!
Grady Jamison, Charlotte, NC

We consider Chris to be one of the very best real estate agents we have ever had the pleasure to do business with. Enough said!
Uyless Black & Holly Waters, sold home in Front Royal

Helene and I want to thank you again for helping us to sell our house. Come to think of it, we should thank you again for helping us to find and buy it too. When we were looking for a home you found exactly what we were looking for in less than a week. When the time came to sell, we had a contract the first day on the market. Had we gone the FSBO route, we would have tried to sell the house for much less and would probably not have connected with the right buyers.Your web page with the "Coming Soon" photo and description had potential buyers waiting by the time we had the house ready.

We have bought and sold four houses and worked with several Realtors, and no one else has come close to matching your skill and professionalism. We will miss your help the next time we have to move. Are you sure that you don't want to be licensed in Alabama as well?
Tom & Helene Friend, now living near Huntsville, Alabama

We just wanted to thank you as well as compliment you on your efficiency and hard work. You helped us find and settle on our dream weekender in less than 4 weeks - that is an incredible feat! You handled our transaction very smoothly and explained all the contracts and agreements accurately and in a manner which we could understand. You negotiated for us, and advised us in a very professional manner. I have forwarded your information to our friends who are also interested in a weekender in your area. Thanks again Chris!
Bill & Cindy, Owings Mills, MD

Thank you Chris, for your real estate and financial expertise, your patience, and your concern for my well-being in locating my new home and moving to the Front Royal area. Your 'mini tours' of the town traveling from home to home were helpful and enjoyable. Your knowledge of the area, government and utilities was most helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wishing to relocate to the area, and I am glad you were my 'first' new friend I met in Front Royal.
Suzanne Conner, relocated from Manassas, Virginia

Wow, where to start? My wife and I were first time home buyers who happened to live 50 miles away from Front Royal, so we gave Chris a couple of challenges to deal with. We had all the usual first time buyer questions as well as many, many more, which all were handled in stride by Chris. There were lender issues, seller issues, you name it, and throughout it all was Chris, guiding us along with advice that was dead on. We can't begin to thank Chris enough for all that he has done for us, and we highly reccommend his services to anyone who is looking for a Realtor. Thank you Chris!
Chad & Amber Schwartzlow, relocated from Herndon, Virginia

George and I were looking for a home that was private, serene, & welcoming, as well as close to the Interstate for my commute into DC. Chris's knowledge of the area, the pluses and minuses, as well as his skill and knowledge of the Front Royal real estate market, made this an easy and stress free home purchase. As a first time buyer, getting the dream home I wanted with no stress is definitely a bargain! Thanks, Chris!
Marty & George, relocated from Alabama

We are both former Realtors, so our expectations for working with a Realtor were exceptionally high. We wanted someone who was efficient, professional, extremely knowledgeable, and especially someone who would "actively" listen to what we wanted in our new home. We were prepared to work with several Realtors until we found one that would, and could, do the job.

Luckily, once we found Chris we could totally focus on our search for finding our house, because we had definitely found our one and only Realtor. Chris met all the requirements we needed. He listened to our needs and narrowed the search, and we found the perfect home. We will definitely come to Chris again with our real estate needs, as well as referring our family and friends.

Thank you Chris, and we wish you continued success! I hope others are lucky to find you as we did.
Tom & Maggie Cronin, Front Royal

We found an incredible Realtor when we found Chris Laurence. He is more knowledgeable than any agent we previously worked with, and also willing to go the extra mile to smooth the process of selling our house. He is easily accessible, returns phone calls and emails promptly, and answers questions tirelessly. He really understands real estate, and his vast experience made us glad he was on our side. With his help and brilliant advertising, we had a solid offer on our house in less than forty-eight hours!
Keith & Chris Pruitt, now of Asheville, NC

When we made the decision to move to the country, Chris not only helped us find the ideal home in a great neighborhood, he also gave us helpful information about the area. Knowing in advance about schools, shopping, and restaurants made the transition a lot easier for our family. We love our new home and couldn't be happier...thanks, Chris!
Stan & Patricia Kim, relocated from Leesburg, Virginia

Nathan and I just want to thank you for all of your hard work. I know we weren't the most convenient customers being nearly 2 hours away, but you always made it convenient for us. Thank you for going out to the houses and taking pictures when we weren't available, and all the legwork that was involved in getting us into our dream house! But most of all thank you for your genuine care for us, and what we wanted above all - your honesty. Being first-time home buyers was a scary thing and you led us all the way through. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts!
Nathan & Kelly Ludke, relocated from Maryland

Chris provided outstanding customer service to us as we worked through the stressful process of purchasing our first home. We found Chris to be trustworthy, honest and easy to communicate with. His patience and persistence helped to secure a great deal for us on a wonderful new property.
Jennifer & Jason D, Stephens City

Chris Laurence made our first time buying experience a true pleasure! He went above and beyond by answering our many questions (and there were many of them!), returning calls promptly, being a strong advocate for us when faced with challenging situations, etc! We would like to thank Chris for his professionalism and friendship during our buying experience. Chris will be our only agent for years to come and we will most certainly recommend him to friends and family!
Mike & Melanie Evans, relocated from Stafford, Virginia

Chris, thank you again for all of your help, your professionalism, and most of all your patience! You went above and beyond for us. We will always recommend you!
Scott & Kristen Dixon, relocated from Deale, Maryland

We would like to thank you for the efficient and pleasant way in which you have dealt with Joe's land sale. What had become somewhat onerous has now been resolved with help from you. I am so pleased that I was able to encourage Joe to put the land in your hands and that the result was beneficial to us all.
Alison & Joe D, Florida


I just wanted to drop a note and say Thank You for all of your help in buying our new house. As a first time home buyer I had many questions and you were always there to answer them and to check into anything that we were not sure about. I can' t tell you how much easier you made the whole process for me. You can be sure I will recommend you to my friends and family. Thank you again.
Gary & Mary Colt, Strasburg, Virginia


If there are any folks out there such as ourselves who enjoy having things done right the first time, I recommend that you go through an experience with Chris Laurence. Chris has been our Realtor for over three years now and has taken us through five real estate transactions in that time.

Every experience that we have had with him has been first class. With Chris as your Realtor everything will go as planned with the utmost professionalism, no stone will be left unturned and attention to detail is extremely important. Chris will be the only agent for us for many years to come.
Martin & Julie Reinhardt, Front Royal, Virginia


Being from out of town, it can be difficult to select a good Realtor from a list of strangers. It was a fortunate day for me when I pulled into Blue Ridge Properties and met my Realtor, Chris Laurence. He showed me several homes within budget and even a few on either side of my price range for comparison. Within weeks he found me the perfect mountain home on Apple Mountain. With Chris the sale was just the beginning of my relationship with him. I was new to Front Royal and he was always there to help with map directions, contractors, trash removal, mail, county stickers, you name it. I consider Chris to be my Realtor and my friend.
Marti Weiler, relocated from Cambridge, Maryland


Many thanks for assisting us in relocating to the Front Royal area from Stafford, Va. Your professional, yet down to earth attitude and British humor, made the transition an enjoyable one. It took you very little time with your expertise and thorough knowledge of the area to find us that special place of our dreams. We look forward to using you again to sell our home when the time comes.
Tom & Marsha Seward, relocated from Stafford, Virginia


I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help in selling our house, and us buying our new home. We love the new house! Thanks also for being so wonderful with the boys. You have a great personality and your knowledge of buying and selling homes is outstanding. Thanks again for everything. If we ever sell again, you will be the one we call!!!
Mike & Tammy Moran, Front Royal, Virginia


Thanks for the outstanding work you've done selling our home and helping us to purchase another. Many many thanks from the Andersons. Your hard work reflects from your professionalism.
Gary & Yolanda Anderson, Front Royal, Virginia

This week it's time to send kudos to a particular agent, one who understands what consumers want and gives it to them. I think there's a lesson here for all agents in today's marketplace . . . his name is Chris Laurence . . . Chris really made it easy for me to decide whether or not I wanted to look at a particular home by providing good information and multiple photos on his site . . . I emailed him, he responded within one hour, and I knew I'd found my agent . . . Looking for an agent to refer business to in Front Royal, Virginia? You can't go wrong with Chris!
Allen F. Hainge, in his regular newsletter sent to
some 10,000 real estate agents around the USA

Chris, just wanted to drop you a little kudos note regarding how smoothly everything went purchasing my home in Strasburg. I think you did a mighty fine job working with the listing agent, the lender and the title company, and ensuring that I got my money's worth and that all was in order. I can understand why you sell so many homes - and you are right - people don't know what they want till they pull up in the driveway!
Ann Sturlaugson, relocated from Aldie, Virginia

We were absolutely satisfied with our experiences both in buying our home, and in selling another lot we owned. You took great care to assure that things were done properly and in a very timely manner. We felt comfortable, informed, and were aware that much was going on behind the scenes to make the process easier for us. The references you made for surveying, financing, and the inspection were great - good people to work with.

Unlike other Realtors we had been involved with, you responded to us quickly, offered solid information, and always took on responsibility to assure the process was moving along as planned. We were extremely pleased working with you, would absolutely recommend you to anyone needing to buy or sell property, and will definitely call you when we plan to sell our current home.
Paul & Lauren Ewing, Front Royal, Virginia

I appreciate all the help you have given me in purchasing my new home. Moving from MD, I was a little intimidated about the thought of "going it alone" in my search. I was impressed with the thoroughness of your website. In dealing with realtors in the past, I was expecting to see 3 or 4 houses and then be asked which house I wanted to put a contract on. You were quite the opposite, asking me questions such as "tell me your impressions" or "what did you like about that house", all designed to allow you to show me other houses that met my criteria. When I couldn't drive down, you emailed me listings that met what I was looking for. You helped me through the whole process, from relaying my concerns to the builder, to helping me through the settlement process, over a period of a whole year!

Chris, you will never know how much I appreciate the help you gave me. I feel you didn't look at what you were doing as a "job" but as something that you actually enjoyed doing. I will never hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know, you definitely are the class of your profession!
Mike V, relocated from Maryland

As a Realtor, Chris not only suggested the highest selling price - which turned out to be realistic - but also placed pictures of my house on the Internet within a few hours. Others offered to "send a photographer".
Tina Hobson, Front Royal, Virginia

Just a note from Cecile and me to thank you for the really exceptional job you did for us in selling our three town homes over the past year. You are an exceptionally good real estate agent. Your professionalism, client dedication and successful track record speak volumes. Please do not hesitate to use us as a reference should occasion arise.
George & Cecile Gardner, Washington, Virginia

I want to thank you for making buying a home so easy. You were wonderful to work with and answered all my questions without a problem.
Mary Linster, relocated from Leesburg, Virginia

Thank you for all of your help with my recent weekend/vacation purchase. It was a pleasurable experience having you as my agent starting when you answered my very first email quickly with lots of useful information. Your quick and useful responses continued throughout my search giving me an extra edge in this market of scarce properties.

Your knowledge of the area, the available properties and the buying process was invaluable for me as a newcomer to Warren County. Your persistence and diplomacy with my lender led to a successful early conclusion to what could have become a rather drawn out process. Most importantly, your honesty and integrity was beyond reproach. This experience has made me appreciate how valuable a good agent can be.
Eric Peterson, Vienna, Virginia

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