2021 HW Woman of Influence: Sherry Chris


An undisputed leader in the real estate industry, Sherry Chris heads the Realogy Expansion Brands which include Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and ERA Real Estate. Not only is Chris in her fifth decade working in real estate, but she is also one of the longest-tenured CEOs of any franchisor in real estate today. Chris, who started her real estate career in 1987, has been with Realogy since 2006. She served one year as the COO of Coldwell Banker before being tapped to launch Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Today, the BHGRE brand has nearly 12,500 agents across six countries. In 2019, she added the responsibility of leading ERA Real Estate, which has 36,000 agents in 2,200 offices spanning the U.S. and 31 other countries and territories. Despite the pandemic, Chris’ leadership fostered incredible growth in 2020, affiliating 16 new BHGRE companies, the most since 2017, with five more new BHGRE affiliates already opened in 2021. During the pandemic, she established weekly thought leadership virtual events to provide critical resources to agents. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker at industry events and serves on the advisory board of New Story, a non-profit dedicated to ending global homelessness. Chris is also the executive sponsor of Realogy’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the LGBTQ+ community including the company’s Real Pride employee resource group.


Sherry Chris


President and CEO

Company Name:

Realogy Expansion Brands

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