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Chris Hayes



Alexandria - Old Town Office

109 S. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Directions
Phone: 703-549-9292

Chris was born and raised in Alexandria. He grew up in the Parkfairfax and Rosemont subdivisions in the city. His family also lived in the Hollindale subdivision in South Alexandria during many of his school years. Chris bought his first home in Vienna, VA, and currently has an interest in three residential properties in the city of Alexandria, one of which he resides in with his wife Katy, also a native Alexandrian, and son Harrison, in Braddock Heights.

Chris' education includes a B.A. in Communications from Bethany College and an M.S. in Telecommunications from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. While at IU, Chris taught television production classes and worked for the athletic department shooting the official team films/tapes for Bob Knight's basketball team and Sam Wyche's football team. Chris' love of sports continues today by staying active and getting to the gym as often as his schedule allows.

Chris understands the rigors of the corporate world the majority of his clients face on a day-to-day basis. He spent seventeen years in sales in the telecommunications industry including launching both the DirecTV and XM Radio satellite services. He was transferred for work three times in a six-year period, so relocating and buying a house in a new city is something with which he has experience. 

Chris works hard for his clients to make their home buying or selling experience as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. Chris understands the market and keeps his clients' best interests in mind every step of the way. The majority of Chris' business comes from referrals, which speaks to the satisfaction of his clients. Chris is licensed in both the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.


  • NVAR Lifetime Top Producer

Affiliated with

HayesWood Homes

" Chris helped me buy a new house, and also sold my old one - and made both experiences as comfortable and smooth as possible. He has very high standards of integrity, and worked with me to find my perfect home, and get top dollar for mine. Chris is persistent in serving his clients and doing what is best for them, but I never felt pressured. It was always clear he wanted to find me the right place, within my budget - and not just get me to buy something quick. He's very patient, and took the time to explain everything, and share his insights from years in real estate as we looked at properties - he really knows the communities and neighborhoods in Alexandria. Also, Chris is a great guy, and working with him was a lot of fun! I've since recommended him to my friends, who've also had great experiences. It's reassuring to have someone like Chris on your side when you're making such an important, expensive decision. "

– K. Waller

" Chris is the best real estate agent in Alexandria! I was looking for a new home but I was not in a rush. I looked for over a year period and Chris really learned what I was looking for and narrowed down my search. I found a great house and then learned upon inspection that it had severe drainage problems that would require a lot of work. Chris advised me to keep looking and I am glad I did. I found the perfect home for me. Meanwhile, Chris helped me pare down my belongings so my house would show well. I invested a little money in updating the kitchen and sold the townhouse in less than 30 days. The minor upgrades were a great investment. I really appreciated Chris’s honest assessment throughout the whole process of buying and selling real estate. He gives good counsel and makes the process fun and easy. I would highly recommend Chris Hayes. "

– Robin L

" When my family and I were considering a move to the DC area in 2012, we were referred to Chris Hayes by a friend in the area- and we are glad she did! Chris went far above and beyond our expectations of a realtor. As we were moving from out-of-state and wanted to move directly into our new home, Chris helped us find a gem of an area in N. VA that completely suits our lifestyle, commute expectations, and (most of all) price range- all within a relatively short time frame. Although in Ohio until the day before the closing, we were still able to arrange for work to be done as soon as we closed- an impossible task long distance as we did not know/trust any contractors nor were we local that they could just swing by and talk to us. However, this is where Chris really went above and beyond and made the impossible possible. Based on his recommendations and coordination, we were able to have new carpeting/hardwood floors and windows installed throughout the home and various repairs completed immediately after closing. Also, over the last year various repairs have come up and we still call Chris to ask if he has a recommendation and have never been disappointed. We have moved quite a bit over the years, so my husband and I have had a lot of different experiences with realtors. This was the first time I can honestly say that buying the house was the least stressful part of the move; that finding the right house was just as important to him as it was to us. We highly recommend Chris and will definitely use him again when the time comes to sell our home. -Rob and Kelli Baumgartner Alexandria, VA"

– Kelli & Rob

" My wife and I were initially hesitant about whether we should continue to rent or make the jump and become first-time home buyers. We really weren’t sure where to start and knew that having the right realtor would make all the difference in the word. After interviewing a handful of realtors, one of my wife’s co-workers highly recommended Chris Hayes to us after she found out we were looking in to buying. We set up an initial appointment with Chris and we knew after our first meeting we had found our guy! In that initial appointment, Chris laid out all of the considerations we needed to make in the process of purchasing a home in a very straightforward and easy to understand way; and we came away from that appointment confident that we were in fact prepared to buy. After giving Chris some more information on neighborhoods and what exactly we were looking for in a home, he went to work right away on sending us listings so that we could get an idea of what was out there on the market and connecting us with a terrific home loan company so that we could get the necessary financing pre-approvals in place in case we came across the right house. As our search continued, Chris remained diligent throughout about sending us listings and scheduling house viewings during times that worked in to our busy schedules. Throughout the many viewings we did, Chris remained even keel, no-pressure, and gave us his honest advice about the different properties we saw and were considering making offers on. Once we found the house we knew was the one we wanted, Chris immediately got in contact with the property’s listing agent and got our offer to them. He kept us posted all along the way during the negotiating process and once we knew our offer had been accepted, Chris guided us skillfully through every step up until our closing date – and we’ve been very happy in our new home ever since! Chris Hayes is someone whom we’d absolutely recommend to family and friends, and if we ever find ourselves in the market again, Chris would be our first call. "

– Jennifer & Jason P

" It was a true pleasure working with Chris during the process of both buying and selling our homes. He was always available to us and very flexible. He made it a point to be as accommodating as possible to our schedules. When searching for our new home, he provided a lot of options for us to consider while staying within the range of our requirements. During contract negotiations, Chris truly shined. He was persistent in getting us the best, most fair deal possible. It helped that he was very well respected within the community and it was obvious he had good rapport with other agents. When it came time to sell our condo, Chris had great instincts about the listing price, which was higher than what we hoped for at the time. Due to Chris's insight, we had a full price contract within a week of listing it on the market. Chris and his team also made sure any necessary repair work was taken care of with minimal involvement on our part. This was extremely helpful and appreciated. We would highly recommend Chris to any of our family and friends. We will absolutely work with him again in the future."

– Gina and Nick S.

" I have had the pleasure of calling Chris both a friend and a trusted real estate advisor for over a decade. Chris has been with me every step of the way from buying my first home, a condo, when I was a young working professional to our first family home when I wed my husband. This past year we turned to Chris again as we sought to buy our family’s dream home – a place where we look forward to watching our son grow up and create many family memories in our home for years to come. Chris was there every step of the way with seasoned real estate advice while serving as a sounding board for all our questions, ideas and helping to turn our dreams in to reality. "

– Emily W., Fairfax, VA