Chris Whalen Broker, Broker / Owner in Richland, WA
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ABR, MRP, REALTOR, SFR
Buyer Broker, Land, Manufactured Homes, New Homes, Other, Property Management, Relocation, Residential, Residential Investment, Rural Land, Short Sale, Single Family Homes, Townhomes
I started my real estate career in 2004 after selling another business and meeting a broker / owner in Phoenix, Arizona. With a couple of meetings and some convincing I walked into his office ready to help anybody that would listen to me preach about real
estate. From a young age I was interested in construction, floor plans, and most of all SELLING. I would try to negotiate everything, according to family stories that are still circulated today. So that desire and passion coupled with a Bachelors in Marketing
and a Masters in Business Administration I launched into the real estate field- 15 years later I am still at it honing my skills and looking to be the best owner / agent in my market for my clients.
In the early days of my career I learned very quickly is that there are agents and their are GREAT agents! The great ones go above and beyond to be advocates for their clients. Something I strive to do with every person I have the privilege of helping buy or sell a home.
During the past 15 years I have held sales licenses in Arizona, Oregon, Iowa, and of course Washington. In those states I have experience selling new construction and helped dozens of first-time home buyers realize the dream of home ownership. In 2016 I opened my own firm because I wanted to continue to sell, but also mentor other agents and assist them in developing their own real estate careers.
I am a Washington state certified real estate instructor and I also am authorized to teach the Washington Housing and Finance Commission Down Payment Assistance Program for those clients that wish to take advantage of that program.
Along with my wonderful wife Kristina, we have 2 children- Thomas and Samantha and a yellow lab named Riley. They keep me busy with various activities like soccer, swimming, the movies, walking, and art. When I have free time I like to spend it boating on the nearest river or lake!