On Episode 290, I chat with Sherry Chris, one of my favorite executives in real estate. I have seen her present numerous times at many different events, including every Inman Connect event since she discovered Inman News at a NAR Conference back in 1999.
Sherry was born in Quebec and moved with her family to London, Ontario at a young age. Real estate became a career right out of university and Sherry spent a number of years with Royal LePage, a large Canadian franchise.
Realogy came calling roughly 15 years ago and Sherry was instrumental in the launch of Better Homes and Garden Real Estate. She has since added ERA and runs the Expansion Brand Portfolio for Realogy.
02:10 - You are an Ontario native, right? What part of the province did you call home?
04:50 - What is the biggest misconception Americans have about Canada?
06:15 - You attend university and receive your MBA from Ivey. What were your career plans at this point? Is it safe to say real estate was not part of the plan?
07:35 - How did real estate enter the picture?
10:25 - Very early in your career, you keyed in on remaining humble. Can you share your thoughts on how important this is, especially in today's digital world?
14:10 - After a long run with Royal Le Page, you make the move to the US. What prompted this change in direction?
15:30 - You join Realogy in 2006 and by 2008 you are CEO and President of Better Homes and Garden Real Estate. This is right in the middle of the Great Recession. How did you overcome this challenge?
19:10 - I have seen you numerous times on stage at InmanConnect events. It appears you and Brad have a tight relationship. Is that right?
23:40 - In my research I discovered the values you implemented at BHGRE. theAcronym is PAIGE. Can you share these 5 values?
27:55 - You are now President and CEO of Expansion Brands Portfolio at Realogy Holdings Corporation. What part of this role excites you the most?
31:15 - You serve on the Advisory Board for New Story. This is a great organization. Can you share their mission?
35:40 - If you could give one piece of advice to a new agent, what would it be?