Chris Smith
Office: (360) 943-3800
Mobile: (253) 347-8904
Fax: (360) 943-7935
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Van Dorm Realty, Inc.
1530 Black Lake Blvd. SW Suite F, Olympia, WA 98502

Your Home, Your Future....My Commitment


I have enjoyed the great pleasure of growing up in one of my favorite places in the world: Western Washington. Where else can you find great schools, beautiful parks, plus easy access to the ocean and the mountains?  I have lived in Western Washington for more than thirty-five years. I truly love this place and I'm proud to work daily for my clients, helping them buy and sell their homes in Thurston County.
My passion is working with people and serving them. Previous to my real estate career, I traveled the world by living and volunteering on a hospital ship that traveled between Africa and Europe. In between stints on the hospital ship, I worked construction where I learned a great deal about homes. After returning from West Africa for the third stint on the hospital ship, I began working with people with developmental disabilities; helping to find employment for them in their community.  I found a lot of satisfaction in seeing the people I worked with succeed.  At the same time, I graduated from Northwest University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  My education background married with my work experience make for a great career in real estate.

My family and I are happy to call Thurston County home.  My son will turn two in October and he keeps me on my toes!  My wife teaches kindergarten at Lydia Hawk elementary in the North Thurston School District.  We have family that lives in Tumwater and look forward to all the benefits of raising a family in Thurston County.  We love all the parks, lakes and the easy access to the Children’s Museum in Olympia. 

When I am not hanging out with the family, I am committed to serving my delightful clients, showing homes, hosting open houses, reading over home inspection reports, viewing homes, negotiating contracts, putting a SOLD sign on a lawn or passing keys over to an ecstatic new home owners.   I am truly satisfied and feel successful when I am able to find YOUR home. 


So if you have any real estate needs or questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me and I would love to assist you.  My personal cell phone is (253) 347-8904 or you could email me at and don’t forget to check out my website at