Chris has family ties to Hilton Head Island dating back to the 1950’s and has been a part of this Island (in some form or fashion) since birth! Hilton Head became his permanent home some 30 years ago after graduating from Clemson University with a BS degree in Business Management (Real Estate). Chris began his professional career on Hilton Head as a real estate appraiser back in the late 1990’s, specializing in the Hilton Head and Bluffton residential markets. And for the past 20 years, he has been actively consulting and selling in our local markets as a real estate broker.
Collins Group Realty understands that strategic pricing and compelling marketing are both paramount in achieving the impressive results that listing clients expect, so Chris joined our group back in 2014 as the Client Market Advisor which turned into the Strategic Advisor role in 2019. Chris is exceptionally passionate about his work for our clients and is aligned with Chip Collins as part of the Hilton Head Island listings team. This team-based approach to listing and selling real estate is like no other approach that we have ever seen. And it works! His understanding of the many nuances which impact our real estate market is unmatched, and our clients have found Chris’s approach and thoroughness towards pricing, market positioning, timing, preparation, and presentation to be a tremendous asset.
Chris’s wife of 30 years, Wendy, is also part of the Collins Group Realty family! They have a yellow lab (Mae), and three sons (Weston, Chase, and Griffin). Chris is passionate about the outdoors and loves every opportunity to be out on the water, having once held a Master Captains License. He enjoys hiking with his dog, hunting, fishing, and (of course) a little tennis, and golf! And when asked about what matters most, Chris is quick to say that his life is Christ-centered and his love for his family is immeasurable.
Feel free to give Chris a call, text, or email if you have any questions pertaining to the real estate market, selling strategies, or just want to chat about what makes the SC Lowcountry so special.
"I cannot image buying a house in Hilton Head without Collins Group Realty on my side. Chris went the extra mile in every way. I don’t think there is anyone who knows the market better than Chris and the Collins Group. This was our first purchase of an investment property and Chris walked us through every step of the process and took the time to answer our endless questions. At no point did we ever feel pressure to make a panic decision, which is really saying something in this crazy market we are in. We could not be more pleased with our purchase and the process!"
- Mr. Summerall, Client For Life
"Since 2010 we have enjoyed the expert guidance and resources of Collins Group Realty and Chris Sanders. With Chris as our realtor we have bought two homes and a commercial property in Bluffton, including one new home custom build in Rose Dhu Creek Plantation. When life circumstances meant time to sell, we called Chris. Our experience with Chris and CGR can be summed up in a few words…market expertise, integrity, hard work, success and dependability.”
- Mr. & Mrs. Hardy, Clients For Life
"CGR’s knowledge of the market and updates on recent sales was very helpful. The feedback and advice during the pre-sales stage gave us a strong comfort level that the house was well positioned in the current market. I like the full team approach that they offer."
- Mr. Flinn, Client for Life
"Chip Collins and Chis Sanders are an amazing realty team that will not disappoint. Selling a home can be extremely stressful. In our case, we were selling it from another state. From the many reviews we read prior to choosing the Collins Group to represent us, we knew they were highly respected and trusted by many in the area and for good reason. From the excellent listing presentation, combined extensive knowledge, timely communication, and effortless paperwork- we could not have been in better hands. We were treated with respect, honesty, professionalism and kindness throughout our transaction. Chris made it very easy for us. He promptly returned our phone calls and e-mails. Chris even took the time from his busy day to mail us some coasters that were forgotten in the packing but meant the world to our mother. Very kind and decent of him to do that for us. We cannot thank Chris and the Collins Group for their help in selling our condo enough. We are very grateful for their patience, assistance and expertise. We would highly recommend this team of professionals to anyone looking to buy or sell."
- Mr. & Mrs. Stockmal, Clients For Life
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