As told by Chris McElroy, Local REALTOR® since 1976
Relationships have created My Story in life. From family and friends to clients and strangers, stories that people share have shaped my life and outlook. And in the expanded picture, these narratives have shown me how important it is to give back to individuals, to the community and the real estate profession.
Since 1973 Teresa has been my partner in life and business. She is creative and the most organized person that I know, plus a fabulous cook! My favorite youngest daughter, Katherine, is a Mobile Presenter for Land Title in Colorado and we “talk shop” about real estate. Favorite oldest daughter, Meg (MS, PA-C, IFM) lives in Austin, TX, is a member of the Parsley Health Functional Medicine telemedicine team based in NYC/LA, and she keeps me healthy. And favorite middle daughter, Kelley (Hannover Reinsurance Company Department Manager), is my sports buddy, conveniently living in downtown Denver with her husband, Troy (Exclusive Resorts) with OUR FIRST GRANDSON. All of us are passionate about travel, food & drink, and our pet companions.
When I became a REALTOR® in 1976, a friend said that the perceived life of a REALTOR® entailed golfing in the morning, selling houses in the afternoon, and hosting an occasional open house on Sundays. The reality is that a client’s needs and timetable are a priority of Team McElroy (Chris and executive assistant Tylyn), even if we are at a Denver Broncos game! It is called our “White Glove Service”.
For sellers: When listing your home, Team McElroy provides peace of mind through the collection of market data, a professional home staging consultation, professionally-created marketing materials, and a 1-year home warranty. For buyers: we network with other REALTORS® in locating a perfect match with homes on and off the market. And as in any relationship, we keep in constant communication, being available for all questions you might have about real estate, particularly during the contract period and beyond closing.
Over the years I have volunteered my time within the real estate industry for the protection of the consumer. From 2011-2017, I served as a Colorado Real Estate Commissioner. I literally helped write many of the real estate contracts and documents used in Colorado today.
At the national level, I influenced the creation of a book series (the IDEATOR) for the 1.3 million-member National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), starting with The Little Blue Book: Rules to Live By for REALTORS®. Subscribing to a Code of Ethics is the foundation for being a REALTOR®. NAR works tirelessly to protect the private property rights of consumers through advocacy and regulatory monitoring.
In 2018 it was my honor to receive the first ever Career Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® for contributions to the real estate industry. In 2022 I received the prestigious National Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award (DSA). This award was given to two REALTORS® a year in the country for contributions to the real estate profession and community involvement.
I am also part of the 1.3% of REALTORS® nationwide who has the Diversity and Fair Housing Certification.
My family is deeply involved with the communities in which we live, giving our time and resources. We support our local and Colorado communities through a number of non-profits including United Way, Respite Care, Food Bank, RamStrength and Off the Hook Arts. In 2003, I received the National Association of REALTORS® Home Town Hero Award for my work with affordable housing.
Above all else, I am GRATEFUL for my family, I am GRATEFUL to live in this beautiful area, I am GRATEFUL for good health, and Team McElroy@ The Group, Inc. Real Estate Company is GRATEFUL to help you and your family with your real estate questions and needs.