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About Us in a word, Experienced!

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

Our Team is your Team

Our Northern Virginia real estate history honestly 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 honest and honorable ancestor, Joey and her husband, Rick, chose to develop a hard-working, thoroughly honest, and most honorable real estate sales company right here in Northern Virginia. Rick & Joey have created a first-class real estate business.

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Associate Broker, Rick Saunders, is a pioneer in the honorable Northern Virginia Real Estate Sales profession. Rick has helped represent buyers and sellers now for more than 40 years. He is also an experienced 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, and a Pricing Strategy Advisor. So if you are looking for an honest real estate opinion about the real estate market Rick’s experience and real estate expertise make him the perfect choice. If you are looking for the ultimate honest and accurate evaluation of your real estate opportunities in any market Rick is your guy. Rick is the epitome of the honest real estate Broker. 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.

Residential Buyer Representation in the 1980s was unknown in Virginia. Rick Saunders was instrumental in the Buyer Broker revolution in Northern Virginia Residential Real Estate.  Representing the Buyer in the 1980s 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, experienced, thoroughly honest, client representation remains the stalwart hallmark of Lord and Saunders Real Estate. 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, experienced, Top Real Estate Sales Team Experts and the Best Nationwide Network of Honest, Experienced, Real Estate Agent Associates we at Lord and Saunders Real Estate stand poised to provide you the excellence in real estate sales you surely deserve.