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Sherry Chris

President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Sherry Chris was appointed president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC in October of 2007.  Her appointment followed Realogy’s announcement that it had entered into a 50-year agreement with Meredith Corporation, with a renewal option for another 50 years, to license the Better Homes and Gardens® name to launch a new and dynamic global residential real estate brand.

Sherry has more than 30 years of real estate experience, including, significant senior management positions in the areas of sales, marketing, new technologies, and franchise management.  A native of Canada, she began her real estate career in Ontario and held increasingly senior positions with Royal LePage for 16 years before taking on executive roles within notable US brokerages.  She joined Realogy in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

Well-known for her innovative thinking, next generation consumer insights and idea sharing in an effort to move the industry forward, Sherry is a frequently sought after speaker at international real estate and technology conferences. She is also recurrently featured by national media outlets such as FOX Business and CNBC for her insights into industry reports and trends.

Sherry serves on the advisory boards for Realtor.com and Zillow and has been part of a number of industry and technology-related advisory boards, including Trulia and Google Real Estate.  In addition, she is the vice chair of the national board of directors at the non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together and vice chair of the real estate services advisory board at NAR.

In 2013 Sherry was named to the Swanepoel Power 200 list, recognized for the fourth consecutive year as Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and honored among the elite group of Women Worth Watching byProfiles in Diversity Journal. Sherry was named Inman Innovator of the Year in 2010, a prestigious and coveted award that honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional vision and foresight in using innovation to enhance the real estate experience for consumers, real estate brokers and agents.  She also received the 2010 Stevie Award for Best Executive in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Sherry recognizes the power of engaging with businesses and consumers through emerging media channels – making her the most followed CEO of a national real estate brand on Twitter.

Sherry is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario and earned an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.

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