Richardson Property
735 Tank Farm Road
Suite 130
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Chris Richardson

  • License: 01200458
  • President | Broker

Chris Richardson is the President of Richardson and Strand Hill Properties, two award-winning luxury real estate brokerage firms serving the California Coastline in San Luis Obispo County and Manhattan Beach.

Both brokerages are part of the exclusive Luxury Portfolio and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World networks. Chris has received numerous industry awards and designations including: Affiliate of the Year, Luxury Agent Specialist, and member of the Master’s Circle.

For more than 20 years, Chris has had an unwavering commitment to being on the leading edge of innovation in real estate. He is a founding member of Realm, a real estate tech startup featuring a virtual platform in the luxury real estate space that helps elite real estate professionals connect with luxury properties throughout the world.

Chris’ career in real estate began early. His grandfather, whom he calls a “real estate cowboy”, was one of the top real estate brokers in Paso Robles, and his father founded Richardson Properties in the late 80s. Chris learned the business from the ground up, working for his father doing final walkthroughs on new homes for sale and occasionally “scraping paint off windows” to make sure they were ready to go.

A firm believer in supporting his community, Chris has been highly involved in a variety of local and civic groups in his hometown of San Luis Obispo including:

• Co-Developer of the 750+ Avila Ranch Community
• Appointed by the SLO City Council to update the City’s Land Use and Circulation Element Update
• Member, Board of Directors for the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
• Member of the REACH Council, a Regional Economic Action Coalition

In addition to his business and civic activities, Chris is an active member in the World Business Forum and Young Presidents’ Organization and was named one of the Top 40 under 40 by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

Chris is often called upon to represent the industry and has spoken for: Luxury Portfolio International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Chris holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California Polytechnic and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Management from Loyola Marymount University.

When he is not busy with all things real estate, Chris spends his time hiking with his dog Shadow, golfing, dining out, wine tasting, visiting with friends and family, and is looking forward to his next trip to Italy.

Client Testimonials

“We knew that selling a long held home in SLO would be a rollercoaster of emotion, details, and coordination. Finding a skilled team to help us complete this arduous process was very important to us. Richardson Properties is deeply rooted in this community, and is the conduit to”...

-Tom and Lori R

“Our experience with Chris Richardson and Kristen Gentry was the most positive real estate experience I have had in my life. 1) They prepared the house for sale and showed the talent and experience to bring out the highlights of the house that was magnificent. 2) They produced a b”...

-Jess Clayton Karr

“My family and I interviewed a total of five real estate agents, and we selected Chris and Kristen because their insight and experience with selling luxury real estate clearly stood out. Prior to putting my home on the market, they were diligent in helping us prepare the home for ”...

-Nick Watry

“Kristen is professional, beyond helpful and patient. She guided us every step of the way! We had 3 offers and got more than we expected! I highly recommend Kristen for any real estate needs you may have!”...

-Robinson Rebecca

“By following Chris's excellent advice we were able to realize a sale price that other brokers had told us could not be achieved. The next time I am contemplating a Central Coast real estate transaction I won't call anyone else.”...

-David S Siegel

“We highly recommend the Richardson team who laid out an organized plan to market our home. They worked with us to prepare our home to look its best and made sure their marketing material was ready prior to hanging up the "For Sale" sign. Their descriptions photographs brochure”...

-Rex Duhn

“Very professional and knowledgeable realtor. It was a pleasure working with him.”...

-J. Edmondson

“Chris and Kristen were awesome! My 85 year old mother has been suffering with Parkinson's and it was decided her 2 bedroom/2 bath Pismo Beach vacation home which had been a rental the last few years needed to be sold. We live in Los Angeles and from afar they helped get things in”...

-Julie Gonella

“Chris Kristen DeeDee and the whole Richardson team were spectacular to work with. Everyone was very responsive from Day 1 - whether it was something minor or the most important thing we always felt very well taken care of with prompt and correct information. They handled our sa”...

-Dan & Toni H


Corporate Office 735 Tank Farm Road
Suite 130
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
DRE# 01904034
Phone: 805.781.6040
Fax: 805.781.2504

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