About Me

Chris Smith


 Thank you for viewing my website. I continually strive to provide you top notch service and expert insight into our local market.I am a hands on real estate professional. Part of my job is to educate you and provide you with all relevant information so that together we can make the best decision possible. I am here as an advisor, experienced negotiator, and an ally on your side of the table. I understand that to be a successful real estate advisor, I must provide worth to my clients. I do this by advising from my own personal experience and exploring all options with you. I take my client relationship very seriously. I am excited to meet you and help you succeed in your real estate endeavors.

Van Dorm Advantage


Best of South Sound

As Voted on By Readers of The Olympian

"Since 1980 we have been committed to serving our community with honesty, integrity, and all our hearts.  That's the only way we know ho do business.  That is very much a testament to the kind of folks who represent our company.  Every time we receive this award it gives us a great sense of Pride that we are all doing the right things by putting our clients first and foremost."


Jeff & Diane Pust

2nd Gerneration


Your Local Real Estate Leader

Approximately 1 out of 5 Residential Homes In Thurston County Involve A Van Dorm Brolker


Rely on Expertise

When you hire a Van Dorm Broker, you are hiring 1494+ years of Real Estate Experience.  

That's over 12 years on average.

We employ only Real Estate Brokers with integrity and the drive to get the job done, and Brokers who put your interests first.  


Our Story

The Van Dorm Family

In 1979, the Van Dorm family loaded up their motor home looking for a better place to raise their family.  They spent several months touring the Wester united States, from the Pacific Coast to as far east as Denver, and south to New Mexico, looking for anew place to call home.  After visiting Olympia and experiencing everything it has to offer, it was an easy decision!  The beauty, quality of life, economic base: what more could one ask for?  Olympia became their new home.

As a successful real estate broker/district manager of a large real estate firm, restarting a career in real estate in Olympia was also an easy decision for Bob Van Dorm.  In May of 1980, just a few days before the eruption of Moutn Saint Helens, Van Dorm Realty opened its doors and we have not looked back since.

From, the very beginning, Van Dorm Realty has been known for putting the customer first, for maximum exposure of properties, and cutting edge innovation in the market place.  In addition, our core value is tomke sure our customers and brokers have the best experience possible.  This has made us one of the top producing real estate offices, not just in Thurston County, but in the entire Northwest.



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