Chris Zanger

Chris Zanger

Senior Sales Associate


  DRE 01426723

  • 14 Year Real Estate Vet
  • Bay Area Native, South Bay Local
  • Consistently Recognized as a Bay Area Top Performer
  • Managed Over 500 Million in Closed Transactions
  • Co-Founder of Mainstream Real Estate Group
  • Led Climb's 2017 Acquisition of Mainstream

Agent Profile

Chris was born and raised in Saratoga and attended Westmont High School. Upon graduation, he continued his education at California State University Chico, where he graduated with a degree in Management. During his time at Chico State he was a member of the ski (wakeboard) team.

Shortly after graduation, Chris began his career in Media Ad sales, where he provided media solutions and marketing plans for multi-million dollar corporations. In 2004 Chris seized the opportunity to join his family in residential real estate sales. Since entering the business 14 years ago, Chris continues to be recognized as a top performing agent in the greater bay area, possessing a variety of experience working with single family home buyers and sellers, as well as multi-billion dollar property development / investment companies. His commitment and devotion to his clients is second to none.

In 2009 Chris partnered with Matt Mueller to start selling real estate, as a team. Shortly after meeting, he and Matt built a plan to bring a new type of real estate brand and brokerage to market. In 2013, their vision to develop a truly collaborative and forward-thinking boutique brand came to life and they co-founded Mainstream Real Estate Group. With a very selective standard of business, leveraging current technology, and a commitment to collaborative culture that couldn’t be achieved by existing big box brick and mortar real estate offices in the South Bay, Mainstream hit the ground running and never looked back.

Since inception, Mainstream grew to nearly 25 agents and approximately $500 million in cumulative sales, which Chris successfully managed. The growth and reputation of the firm made Mainstream a company to watch.

Deeply driven by growth and success for their clients and agents alike, Chris & Matt never stopped strategizing on what the next phase of their business looked like and how to take Mainstream to the next level of production. After turning down offers from many highly recognizable brands, Chris & Matt found what could only be described as a perfect partner with Climb Real Estate and took their firm through acquisition at the end of 2017.

Climb, founded in San Francisco in 2010, is a leader in boutique brokerage services and part of NRT’s private label strategy. Climb’s innovation, core values and commitment to growth in the industry resonates with the vision set out for Mainstream and is an absolute win for all our clients and agents alike. Chris looks forward to leveraging Climb’s innovative technology platforms, as well as their regional and national reach to enhance the buying and selling process for all his clients. He also looks forward to continuing to service his client’s real estate needs throughout the greater Bay Area.

My name:
Chris Zanger
I am:
An adrenaline junky!
Born In:
Saratoga, CA.
Languages Spoken:
Proudest Moment:
Starting a family.
Biggest Challenge:
Work / life balance... trying to be present & in the moment for everything!
Alarm Clock:
Early bird gets the worm - 5AM. Rise, shine, gym & grind!
Perfect Day:
Gym, DH shuttle bike rides, family & friend time... all the while, helping my clients achieve their goals!
First Job:
Grill Master!
Super Hero Power:
Manipulation of time! (I always want more time)
Favorite Bay Area Neighborhood:
Campbell / Cambrian / Los Gatos
My family.
Climb is:

What do you love about the Bay Area?

The assortment that it has to offer: Culture, occupation, diversity, topography, activities and food & beverage... we have it all!

Chris's Properties