Chris Widner was born and raised in Bristol, VA. He spent a short time living in Atlanta, GA, but returned home to Bristol. Chris attended John S. Battle High School and Virginia Highlands Community College. Prior to his career in real estate, Chris worked as a case manager for over 20 years in the healthcare industry where he learned to listen and understand the needs and wants of his clients. Chris utilizes these skills everyday to help clients find a place to call home.
Homes have always been an interest point for Chris, even from a young age. He values being able to evaluate a client’s situation and help them achieve the American dream of home ownership. Chris looks forward to redefining real estate by focusing on building relationships and friendships with each client and removing the transactional focus of home buying.
When Chris isn’t helping clients achieve their home ownership goals he likes to spend his time traveling or golfing. He is also an avid car enthusiast and foodie. Chris strives to make the most of life and the journey he is on and always encourages his friends and family to do the same and make memories to last a lifetime. Last, but not least, Chris also likes spending time with his two Siamese cats, Diesel and Blue.
At Home with Diversity® (AHWD) is a NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity® program has prepared over 20,000 REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today's increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers.
The At Home with Diversity® course is a 6-to-7 hour class that can be taken online or in person and addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing, and business planning development. After successfully completing the course, REALTORS® are eligible to apply for the official AHWD certification, which conveys to clients they're working with a dynamic real estate professional with expertise that transcends cultural barriers.
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) from the National Association of REALTORS® empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It's not a course, class or designation—it's an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.