Chris R. Austin

Seattle-Sand Point

Windermere Real Estate Co.

5424 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

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Office: (206) 524-1100

Mobile: (206) 200-9657

Fax: (206) 466-2128



Website: chris-r-austin.withwre.com


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Chris' mission is to provide his clients with the best possible advice, guidance & support to achieve their goals and be successful.


Chris moved to Seattle in 1985 to explore the Pacific NW and to be with his college sweetheart. He married two years later and is currently raising 4 kids in Green Lake. Chris loves to help others grow and succeed, whether through work, teaching skiing at Alpental, coaches soccer, or serving on volunteer boards. Chris is currently acting as president of the  Woodland Soccer Club. He has a love of the outdoors, adventure travel, exploring new places, and a passion for all things Real Estate.


Chris obtained his Brokers license in 2010, while working with a local investment fund, managing the purchase, rehab and sale of distressed properties.   Chris transitioned into full time Brokerage in 2011 and subsequently joined Windermere Real Estate in 2012 because of their focus on great relationships and their high degree of ethics.

Chris graduated from Montreal’s McGill University in 1984 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He has over 30 years of experience in real estate development and construction around the Puget Sound focused on multifamily, residential, land development, and commercial projects.   Chris is well connected in the developer community and provides his clients with quick, up-front feasibilities for redevelopment to establish value and outline development options.

In 2001 Chris designed and built his own home in Green Lake, a traditional 1900’s classic Seattle style with a twist.  Chris spent 2 years on Seattle’s Design Review Board as a Developer Rep and was Condo Association President for a new mixed use development in Ballard.  

Chris has completed all 4 CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) courses and is currently pursuing his designation as a CCIM.  CCIM designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment property real estate. 

Success and Service

In addition to working with homeowners and home buyers, Chris manages ‘merchant rehabs (flips) for investor clients, and has builder and lender clients who he supports on land purchases and new construction.  Chris' relationship with contractors and professionals allows him to reach out and get input, support and guidance when needed.   Having entitled development projects all over the Puget Sound, he won’t hesitate to head straight to a municipality or agency to get answers and assistance with feasibilities.  

Chris enjoys working with clients on traditional home buying transactions, especially those that are new to real estate as they have so much to learn, but also loves a challenge and enjoys working with the many repeat investment & builder clients who value his knowledge, trustworthiness and transparency.  He would rather see a client succeed, than force a quick sale.  “As an advisor and coach, I see myself in the role of educating and empowering my clients to make the best and most informed decisions possible”. As part of the Windermere Team, Chris brings the support of a wealth of great people and experience to reach out to when he needs additional support and insight.  Chris, in turn, regularly teams up with other Windermere Brokers, who want to leverage his experience and expertise to their clients.