A native Washingtonian, Christopher has over 15+ years and $500+ million of professional experience as a licensed Realtor in the Washington, DC, Metro Area working alongside his mother Nancy Itteilag. In 2007 Nancy was ranked by Real Trends, as featured in The Wall Street Journal , as one of the top 10 real estate agents in the USA, and together, Chris and Nancy were ranked by their prior firm as the #1 Team in the DC Region in 2012, 2013, 2014, and again in 2015!
Christopher has handled countless upper-bracket transactions in luxury neighborhoods and buildings, including, but not limited to: Georgetown, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Bethesda, McLean, Cleveland Park, Glover Park, Downtown, Capitol Hill, Avenel, Somerset House I and II, Parc Somerset, Turnberry Tower, Water Street, The Ritz-Carlton, Harbourside, and the Watergate. Christopher enjoys representing all ranges of clients from entry-level, first-time homebuyers to DCís ultra-luxury seasoned elite.
Holy Trinity Georgetown, 2000
Georgetown Preparatory School, 2004
College of Charleston, 2008, Bachelor of Science
Georgetown University, 2015, Masterís in Real Estate (thesis on the Washington, DC, Luxury Residential Market and Strategic Luxury Branding Strategies)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT:
College of Charleston Alumni DC Chapter President
Somerset House II Condominium Association Board of Directors
Somerset House Management Association HOA Board of Directors
Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Candidate
The Headstrong Project
Music Maker Relief Foundation
Georgetown Preparatory School
Fine beer, wine, and whiskey
On behalf of Simon, Carlos, and myself, we would like to thank you for all your help with our sales that occurred this year. Happy New Year and all of the best for you and your family.
Chris is an excellent Realtor. He is efficient, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable both about the business and the Washington, DC, area. I would highly recommend Chris when looking to purchase or sell your home!
We would highly recommend Chris Itteilag from Washington Fine Properties! From the early stages of his market analysis to his go-to-market strategy, Chris is a real estate pro in every sense. He is extremely knowledgeable in multiple markets and sets high but reasonable expectations for his clients. Chris brought us a full-ask offer in a matter of days on the market. Having worked with a number of realtors, I have not met an agent who is as connected, communicative, and professional as Chris. We could not be more pleased with Chrisí results!
As a first-time homebuyer, I was very lucky to have Chris as my realtor. He made the process of purchasing a home smooth and stress-free. He was able to answer any questions I had quickly and find the perfect home for me based on what I wanted/needed.
Chris Itteilag of Washington Fine Properties helped us immeasurably to both find our new home in Chevy Chase, Maryland and to sell our existing home in Bethesda. Great and timely and immediately responsive and fully knowledgeable and experienced advice and judgment. On the basis of our experience, we do and would not hesitate to recommend him and his WFP colleagues to others selling and buying homes in the greater Washington DC area. The best.
Chris is the most hardworking, genuine, and connected agent in town! He takes the stress away of selling or finding a new home and makes the experience fun and exciting. His local market knowledge and business experience are unparalleled!
Great knowledge of this business. More than likable, honest and very helpful as an agent working with clients. Always available to help his clients and not a pressure in his approach.
Chris is one of the most honest people I know. He has helped me many times over the years, and my family is eternally thankful for finding our dream home. There is only one realtor I trust in the DC area ó his name is Chris Itteilag.
Chris was a delight to work with. He found me properties not publicly listed to view, gave me excellent information and advised me well on the process for buying into a co-operative, was incredibly prompt in returning my messages and successfully negotiated a closing even sooner that I had imagined feasible. His knowledge of the DC/MD/VA markets is unmatched. I definitely plan to work with him in the future when I'm ready to sell my current place and purchase a new one. He's simply the best!
This is the second time that we have worked with Chris in the past 6 years. He has been amazing throughout every step of buying and selling our homes. We have 100% confidence in his recommendations, whether he is guiding us on our offers, on the timing and pricing of the sale of our home, or when he refers us out for other services. Chris is readily available, and he always takes time to respond to our questions and concerns. We highly recommend him as a buyers' or sellers' agent!
My husband and I hired Chris to sell our house in Bethesda, and to say we were pleased is an understatement! The first thing he did was have several top colleagues from his firm come over to look at the house with a critical eye and to collectively and objectively advise on market value and price point. We reviewed their suggestions and made the appropriate changes, which were in line with Chrisí initial analysis. While we were in the process of getting ready to sell, he also had brought serious, qualified buyers to look at the house pre-market. He gave us detailed feedback and was incredibly honest. When we decided on a final asking price, we took the listing to the open market and, incredibly, within a week he brought us a full-price, non-contingent, all-cash offer that went to settlement quickly and set records for my neighborhood! He is a genius at negotiation. The entire process was as stress-free as could be. He is the consummate concierge real estate professional. We hold Chris in the highest regard and look forward to working with him again and recommending him to everyone I know!
Chris was great to work with. He was fun and knowledgeable and knew exactly what to do to get the property I wanted.
Chris was wonderful. I am a first-time homebuyer and he walked me through every step of the process! He was recommended by a friend and I am so thankful!
Making a move from California to Maryland was a big transition for my family. We were changing jobs, schools, friends and our home of 20 years. Trust was the most important thing we needed in an agent, and Chris earned our trust quickly. Chris listened to our needs and concerns with clarity, compassion and empathy. He leveraged his network and partners along with his strong instinct. He found us our dream home at a price we are comfortable with, about 14% under the asking price. Since moving in, he continues to be a valuable resource. I can say he has become a family friend we will cherish. Thank you Chris and your friendly team!!!
When we were thinking about buying a condominium in Montgomery County, Maryland, Chris Itteilag was who we turned to, to help guide us through the process. We had narrowed the search down to an area and a few properties. We noticed that a property we had been interested in had several units for sale. Chris made the contacts and showed us those we were interested in. After looking at the available units in the building that met our requirements, we decided to expand our search for a unit with additional bedrooms. Chris reached out through his professional network to connect with an agent he knew who had a couple of listings in the building we were interested in, one of which met our increased bedroom requirements but was not on the market yet. Chris worked hard to get us in to see the unit as soon as it went on the market. We liked it so much, we made a full price offer and closed the deal. As we were anticipating making many renovations to the property and were anxious to hit the road running, Chris worked with the listing agent to get us in to take measurements and meet with contractors before we went to closing. Closing was smooth and effortless, and we started the renovation process the afternoon that we closed! Without Chrisí dedicated and continued efforts on our behalf, I doubt that we would have been able to view and obtained the property we wanted, at the price we wanted to pay. But Chris didnít stop there. His flexibility in getting us multiple accesses to the property before we had even closed allowed us the opportunity to ramp up our renovating activities well in advance of closing and ensure the earliest possible occupancy after renovations are complete.
In a field where there are many mediocre agents, Chris stands out as a consummate real estate professional, ready to assist in all aspect of your real estate needs, and willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to ensure that his clients are in the best possible position to achieve their goals. I would highly recommend Chris Itteilag for all your real estate needs. Heís outstanding in his field!
I was a new home buyer and to say the least — I knew absolutely nothing about the process. Chris spent about 6 months diligently looking for places that fit my criteria and also opened my eyes to properties that I may have not initially thought were options for me. He never gave up! Without his help I never would have been able to find my apartment, which on first look was not exactly what I had envisioned, but soon became my dream home. I also had not expected the pain of actually going through the process, the mounds of paperwork and the inevitable back and forth with a contract. Through it all Chris was supportive and had my back. He always responded quickly to my myriad of questions and three years later checks in to make sure I am still happy with my home.
I bought my condo back in June. It was a very smooth and fast process. Chris did a great job explaining the buying process and even set up a meeting with my lender and settlement agent. He was very responsive to my texts, calls, and emails. Chris was able to show me a lot of different options to show me what I could buy within my budget. When a condo came onto the market that was ideal, he was able to get us into the condo within hours of it being on the market. Chris put in an offer that night and by the next morning set up a contract for that condo in less than 24 hours. I was the only person to view the condo and did not have to enter into an offer battle with other buyers. It was amazing! I am extremely happy with the process and will definitely use Chris in the future. I highly recommend using him if you need to buy or sell!!!
Chris was an excellent agent to work with in selling our property. He was extremely professional and provided valuable insight into how to sell our property quickly and for a desirable sale price. I was very happy to work with him.
I've now purchased two condominiums with Chris as my agent since 2010 and been extremely satisfied with both deals. On both occasions, the condos were hot properties that required quick action, open lines of communication with all parties involved, and quick turnaround time. Chris was on top of every detail and was excellent at explaining key developments as the deals began to take shape. What would've otherwise been very stressful experiences were instead exciting, and I felt like I always had a good grasp of where things were going. He never applies pressure to buy or sell. He will instead tell you the facts about the properties and the trends in the greater market, and then give a well-reasoned recommendation on what is holistically the best course of action for you (financially, personally, etc.) based on all of the above. But even if you don't agree with a recommendation, he will absolutely give 100% effort to close a deal exactly the way you want it to be, and on your timeline. I'm looking forward to buying my third home with him in the not too distant future.
Chris is extremely good at putting things in perspective and providing coaching/support through all the difficult tradeoffs that make up home buying. Spring of 2010 was my first time buying a home, and I essentially knew next to nothing about the specifics of the process or what I should really be looking for at that point in my life (extra space vs location, etc.). After seeing some different units and getting a sense for my feelings/needs/and tendencies, he made a strong recommendation that I should choose the smallest condo we had visited but easily had the best location of all (metro within walking distance, good amenities, etc.). I thought it over and though I initially had some reservations about giving up square footage, I gave Chris the green light and we closed the deal (and he ensured that this was painless from start to finish, which was very appreciated for a rookie homebuyer). Chris correctly advised that we could probably get a significant discount if we submitted a low but reasonable bid quickly, and I was ecstatic when we were able to close at a price that was about 10% below the listing price! This gave me a healthy budget to make any improvements that I saw fit in the near future. Over 5 years later, I still love my Condo, and looking back I can now begin to understand just how much my quality of life has benefited from living here. The great location has saved me time and energy beyond my expectations, and the price we negotiated for allowed me to make some great modifications that have made this an ideal living space for me. And I would be remiss if I didn't say that it was all because Chris made a well-reasoned and researched argument regarding not only the property itself but about what my needs would be looking ahead.
I'm looking forward to beginning the process of house-hunting again soon, as it may finally be time for me to get that additional square footage. When that happens, Chris will most definitely be the agent I turn to for guidance.
Chris is an outstanding real estate professional who helped me purchase my dream starter home in DC. I thought I knew exactly what I was looking for, but he helped me identify additional options I hadn't considered, because I realize they were feasible for me. He took the time to help me understand the difference between co-ops and condos and the pros/cons of each — turns out that a co-op was better suited to my needs, which is not something I would have figured out on my own. He always called or emailed me back that same day, regardless of how small my questions were. As a first-time buyer I was a bit anxious and unsure of what I was getting into and greatly appreciated Chris' patience and depth of knowledge about real estate in the DC area. He kept me updated every step of the buying process and made sure I knew what to expect moving forward. I am so happy with how everything turned out and I love my new home, which I've been in for about 6 months now. I will absolutely call Chris the next time I need to buy or sell property and have already recommended him to several of my friends — he's the best there is!
Guys, thank you both so much for all your help with the sale of Ambiance Drive and purchase of Rockingham Road. You made it an easy and smooth process for me, and I tried not to panic too much about finding the future home in time. You are the best and will be my go-to team always for the future and future referrals when friends decide to sell or buy, will send them your way :-)
Wishing you both Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to your families too.