2019 HW Vanguard: Chris Heller

OJO Labs Chief Real Estate Officer

In July 2019, Chris Heller joined OJO Labs as chief real estate officer. Heller dove in and began shaping partner strategies, creating a cohesive structure between real estate professionals and OJO and accelerating adoption in the industry to create a phenomenal consumer experience. 

As chief real estate officer, Heller brings deep expertise having held influential industry positions including CEO of mellohome and former CEO of Keller Williams Realty International. 

Heller earned his real estate license when he was just 20 years old and from there proceeded to build one of the most successful real estate teams in the U.S. From rookie of the year in 1989 to becoming the top-producing agent in San Diego County and the No. 1 Keller Williams associate in all of North America, Heller has earned the respect of colleagues and clients for the results he delivers. 

Under Heller’s leadership, the Chris Heller Real Estate Team sold more than 100 homes a year for almost three decades. 

At mellohome, Heller was fortunate to lead the growth of a new company starting from zero, to helping thousands of buyers each month connect with agents and lenders, and enabling them to get into the homes of their dreams. 

By mid 2019, he had built a network of over fifteen thousand agents with more than one thousand leads being generated monthly. 

The successes at mellohome and Keller Williams were both integral in Heller’s decision to shift to a full-time role at OJO Labs. He is now advocating for industry-wide adoption of OJO’s AI technology.

What has been your secret to success?

“My success can be attributed to my willingness to do what it takes, and being as resilient as a tree that bends in a storm but does not break.”

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