2023 HW Vanguard: Chris Heller

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With more than four decades of real estate industry experience, Chris Heller is a visionary leader at OJO, revolutionizing the way the company operates. Under his guidance, OJO has evolved from a home search portal with a success fee model, into a partnership-driven model focused on building strong relationships with real estate agents and agent teams. He spearheaded the creation of OJO Pro+, a specialized program that offers top-performing teams exclusive access to high-quality consumer introductions, resulting in higher conversion rates and increased success for both agents and OJO.  Heller’s professional excellence and leadership are evident in both his career-long success and the transformative changes he has brought to the companies he’s led. Heller has grown from chief real estate officer to president at OJO, shaping partner strategies and creating a cohesive structure between real estate professionals and the company. Prior to joining OJO, he held influential industry positions leading real estate powerhouses Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI) and LoanDepot’s mellohome. Heller’s revered expertise as the former CEO at mellohome not only contributed to his longstanding success but has also provided valuable insights that led to sustained success as a leader. Heller has showcased his leadership capabilities by growing one of the most successful real estate teams in the nation, which has sold more than 100 homes annually for over 30 years.

What has been your secret to success?

Without regard to fears and difficulty, I focus on and do what it takes to get oversized or extraordinary results. The opportunities will come because of extraordinary results.


Chris Heller



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