About Us

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Why are our clients always smiling at Settlement? They experience the Lord and Saunders Real Estate Royal Treatment they richly deserve.

Our Team is your Team

Our Northern Virginia real estate history runs deep; Josephine “Joey” Washington Saunders our Principal Broker and Owner is one of the closest relatives to George Washington, our First President. George was a surveyor and practically surveyed much of the state of Virginia. Like her ancestor, Joey and her husband, Rick, chose to develop a real estate sales company right here in Northern Virginia. Rick & Joey have created a first class real estate business.

Click here to see Our relationship to George Washington.

Associate Broker, Rick Saunders, is a pioneer in Northern Virginia Real Estate Sales. Rick has helped represent buyers and sellers now for more than 35 years. He is also an REO Broker Expert. Rick is a Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Expert and a Certified Investor Agent Specialist. When the real estate market began collapsing nationwide, the Washington Post contacted Rick Saunders for answers featuring him on the front page of their Business Section.

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Residential Buyer Representation in the 1980’s was unknown in Virginia. Rick Saunders was instrumental in the Buyer Broker revolution in Northern Virginia Residential Real Estate. Representing the Buyer in the 1980’s was so radical many opposed it. Early in Rick’s real estate career an attorney introduced them to what he was developing which became the Buyer Broker Agreement that is used today. In October of 1995, the Virginia Assembly and the NVAR officially recognized Buyer Brokerage as an approved method of Real Estate Representation. Commitment to excellent client representation remains the stalwart hallmark of Lord and Saunders Real Estate today. Rick grew up in a family of  very successful Northern Virginia Real Estate Investors. Rick’s family cultivated an interest and lifetime of experience and expertise with leveraging the tools of Real Estate that we as a company enjoy providing to all our clientele.

Together with our highly specialized Real Estate Sales Team, Lord and Saunders Real Estate, stands poised to provide you the excellence in real estate sales you surely deserve.