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<p>Chris has lived in the DC Metro area since 2000 where he has worked in real estate sales, university housing and commercial property management. His experience in education, counseling and facilities allows for a well-rounded approach towards his clients and all the intricacies involved with purchasing and selling homes. He has two degrees from the University of Florida and maintains contacts with several alumni in the area. Chris is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player and participates in several leagues with the Washington Area Frisbee Club. He resides in South Arlington with his wife Sheri and their three kids: Ike, Patrick and Ivy. Chris is NEVER too busy for your referrals!&nbsp;</p>

Found 6 entries published by Chris Weathers.

This is the first in a series about the three team members of The Reef Team. This piece focuses on Chris Weathers.

In 2011 when Joe asked me to consider joining as a Realtor on The Reef Team, I held a great job at a wonderful and meaningful place in downtown DC. As the first Director of Operations at Mount Vernon Place UMC, I had an opportunity to work in a variety of areas: facility management, construction, event management, HR, accounting, budget creation/management, database creation/management, troubleshooting the daily effects of homelessness at our location, and even handling a mop or cleaning a toilet in a pinch. With such a diversity of tasks, a dull day was rare. With the guidance of the Pastor and church leadership, I was able to dig deep

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"He has courage. He is trying really hard. I want to keep him!"

These were the words out of my oldest son's swim instructor, James, as we paced together along the side of a full-length swimming lane at the Wakefield High School pool in Arlington during Ike's first lesson of the season. Twenty seconds earlier, I had approached James with an apology, stating that my wife must have signed Ike up for the wrong level. I had spent thirty or so minutes in the stands watching as bigger and more mature kids (we're talking 7 or 8 instead of 6) took orders immediately from the instructor and swam through the pool like a family of dolphins. Ike seemingly understood the instructions, but his body just wasn't coordinating completely and consistently. It was taking

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It's mid-December and the Arlington-based Weathers family is already feeling the stress of loading up the Kia Sorrento for a 1,938 mile round trip to see family for Christmas. Our kids are 2, 4, & 6, so the on-the-road challenge is very real! Emergency potty stops on an exit ramp of a major interstate, screeching (happy and sad) from the backseat, and endless requests to watch movies and play on the iPad are just a few of the things we expect to endure.

 We accept that these events and this behavior will happen, which is the first step to  building our parental confidence and the will to carry forward on our holiday quest. And  then we remember that we must hold the drive as part of the adventure. Packing 900+  miles into one day is just not worth the

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My real estate team just conducted a food drive last week where we pick up donations from our clients and those who refer us to clients directly from their home. It was a fantastic way to do something good for our DC metro area community and directly for Food for Others, a local non-profit. It was also a great chance for us to see all of those who we truly appreciate. I spent a few minutes in a client's driveway chatting about his career aspirations, 20 minutes at a client's dining table talking about the ups and downs of an investment property, and another 20 minutes in the almost completed baby room talking with a client about the home stretch of pregnancy (she's just 6 weeks away from the due date!). 

This is the greatest reward in our role as

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As the intense sugar buzz of Halloween starts to wane and the leaves begin to tumble to the ground, the holidays begin to loom on the calendar. It’s November already!? The thought of Thanksgiving always brings up a major dilemma for my family of 5: Travel 900 miles to see family or stay put? The pull of tradition at 'home' tugs at us, but rarely with enough force to get us all into a car to squeeze in two days of family time amidst 4 days of travel! New traditions must be forged. 

With Thanksgiving centering on an intimidating amount of food preparation, we have always joined forces with other families in the area. Recently, we have joined up with a family which has maintained that they will always host Thanksgiving in their home. They planted a flag

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Raise your hand if you live in the DC metro area, but are not from the DC metro area. In my 16 years of living in this area, it has been much more common to meet new people who share this trait, than the true natives of the area. When my wife and I moved up here in 2000, we were young, recent college graduates looking for something new and something different than our southern roots. We both traveled through DC for spring break a year prior and really liked the vibe. I don’t think either one of us expected to be here beyond our young adult years, but we really grew to love the opportunities available, the seasons, and how many people we met that came from somewhere else. We decided to stay.

When Sheri and I decided to start a family, we knew the

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