Christopher Canning

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Enabling business purchases and sales in the State of Washington


Coldwell Banker Tomlinson LLC

Tomlinson Real Estate was founded in 1938 when C. Verne Tomlinson started in the real estate business after selling his farm in the wake of the great depression. In 1948 William R. (Bill) Tomlinson joined the company and soon became a leading farm and ranch specialist.

In 1968 Bill’s son Bob Tomlinson joined the company. The 70’s market led to the company’s expansion into the residential market. Bob became the designated broker in 1971. In 1976 Tomlinson merged with Alvin J. Wolff companies. Leading to its position as the number one real estate company in the Spokane market.

The ’80s were transitional years. The market seemed tangled in a dramatically deep cycle fueled by record interest rates. The company survived and as the ’80s came to an end the company had re visioned itself through mergers with Spokane companies like Coldwell Banker Feldman Person and the William Main Company.

Tomlinson also grew through acquisitions and partnerships beyond the brokerage business with particular emphasis on land development. “Early on we figured out that being in the development business, both residential and commercial, provided inventory for our real estate company contributing significantly to our growth. That certainly was a key part of what we did to grow,” according to Bob.

Using a business model based on partnerships the company has experienced tremendous growth. In the late ’80s and ’90s, Tomlinson made several acquisitions and brought in other partners. In 1998 Tomlinson started plans to regionalize the company and in 2007 they joined the Realogy Organization giving them access to national brands including Sotheby’s and Coldwell Banker.

Since 2000 The Tomlinson Real Estate Group has acquired offices in both Washington and Idaho. The Tomlinson Real Estate Group continues to grow with various mergers and acquisitions planned for the future.

Tomlinson Real Estate Group currently represents the brands of Tomlinson Real Estate Group, Sotheby’s and associated with Coldwell Banker with over 22 Real Estate offices and over 1000 agents. Tomlinson Real Estate Group is committed to serving the Real Estate needs of an expanding geographical territory.

Services Offered

Assist clients in finding suitable non-residential properties to run their business from.
Assist sellers in promoting their properties to attract qualified buyers in a reasonable amount of time.
Provide guidance on agreements, mortgages, and market prices.
Draft legal documents and contracts.
Coordinate exchanges of ownership.
Assist with negotiations between buyers and sellers.
Manage a portfolio of rental properties.
Fulfill a range of marketing functions, e.g. promoting properties by listing, writing advertisements, or arranging viewings.


Born and raised in Spokane Christopher Canning has witnessed the tremendous change and growth that has transformed our area into one of the most sought-after and affordable cities in the nation. Christopher has taken the knowledge gained from founding and growing local software startup Assisted Life Solutions and coupled that with his area knowledge to become an incredible go-to resource for buying and marketing homes. Raised into a family with strong roots in construction and development, Christopher has held various jobs throughout the years within the construction industry. Most notably framing, siding, and landscaping homes for some of the areas most prestigious custom home builders. This experience has provided Christopher a firm understanding of the in's and out's of new construction and development, and helped Chris establish a vast network of relationships in our area.

Chris is an accomplished Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson. He was recently awarded for making Top Ten Sales for December 2017, March 2018, April 2019 and May 2019 with the Spokane Association of Realtors®. In 2017 he was Coldwell Banker's recipient of the "Rookie of the Year" award. Chris is active with the Spokane Association of Realtors® Board and the National Association of Realtors®. Christopher attributes his success to his vast marketing and advertising strategies, software development and sales background, and area knowledge. "Understanding not only what software, websites, and tools are out there - but how they work on an intricate level gives me amazing insights into the most effective ways to market and position homes for maximum exposure in today's marketplace. I simply wouldn't be where I am without those resources and this skill-set."

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  • Spokane County, WA

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