The 1st Choice Team

Dedicated to our RightFitRE principles, our agents work to create a clear, transparent, and highly valuable process for every client. 

Barbra Sanders,

Barbra Sanders Crop FAAR



I am Barbra Sanders, and I am a REALTOR® with 1 st Choice Better Homes & Land in Fredericksburg, Va. I became a REALTOR® because I love helping consumers with one of the most momentous events in their

For many buyers, a home purchase symbolizes a rite of passage into adulthood. For some, it is the beginning of a lifetime of family stories. And others consider it the pinnacle of success. Assisting these buyers on this journey – watching their faces light up when they receive the keys to their new homes – is what makes my heart rejoice and adds such responsibility and meaningfulness to my career.

As a homeowner myself, I can also relate to those sellers who simply want their real estate representatives to understand not only the value that their homes have on the market but also the sentimental worth it has to them personally. That every ding, dent, scratch, and paint color has a history. Just like the plants and trees in the yard, the home itself has its roots as well. And, because of this, the home-selling process can be an emotional experience and one that requires an agent like me, who will listen, understand and patiently guide you through this process.

When I launched this career, I had one goal in mind: to provide the highest quality of service to my clients with passion, dedication, and integrity. This passion ignited in 2004 when I became the director of education and professional standards for the Prince William Association of REALTORS®. Since then, I’ve gone on to work for several REALTOR® associations in the area and have tirelessly promoted the real estate industry through REALTOR® training, political advocacy, and the pursuit of ethical conduct. I now bring that same energy to my career as a practicing REALTOR®.

With a background in real estate association management, mortgage lending, and sales, I am familiar with the high-stress, complex process of purchasing a new home and how to best coach buyers through the sale. As a former marketing director, I know how to stay on top of current trends that impact sellers and work hard to uncover the most effective strategies for positioning your home to garner the best price.

Though a native of Jacksonville, Fla., I moved to Northern Virginia in 2002. Now my husband, an IT project manager for BAE Systems and a retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, my son, my Maltipoo, and I consider this area home.

If you are interested in buying or selling your home, please reach out to me at the number below, and let us discuss how I can best help you meet your real estate goals.