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Chris Heller

CEO, Keller Williams Realty

Chris's determination, relationship-building skills and extreme success in real estate make him an ideal leader for a global real estate giant. This is especially true since he describes the industry as an incredible opportunity for unlimited income - or an entrepreneur's dream. And we've only scratched the surface.

At age 20, Chris Heller got his real estate license. After three years of follow-up, a broker finally talked him into joining his company. In his first year, Chris was named Rookie of the Year, and his career trajectory has continued on a steady upward climb ever since.

Chris has sold more than 100 homes per year for the last two decades, and more than 3,000 to date. During a five-year stretch of one of the most challenging real estate markets in history, his sales volume totaled more than $450 million. At the same time, Chris launched a market center, which is now one of the region's most productive and profitable.

In 2012, as president of KW Worldwide, Heller launched the first Keller Williams regions outside of North America. He was named CEO of Keller Williams in 2015.

Chris's success in an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace is a function of his tenacity, drive, leadership skills and ability to assemble and empower high-functioning teams. Still, he credits Keller Williams' brilliant mix of culture, systems and philosophy of succeeding through others for much of his own triumph.

When Chris isn't jet setting to the next KW locale, he's more than likely exercising outside with ear buds in - for the latest jam, of course. Chris lives in Austin, Texas.