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Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS® Names Chris VanBelle Local Realtor® of the Year for 2020

2020 Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year, Chris VanBelleFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS® Names Chris VanBelle Local Realtor® of the Year

October 2020: The Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS® has named Chris VanBelle as its 2020 Realtor® of the Year. This award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service for the association, the community, and the real estate industry.


Local award winners were chosen by their peers and recognized both locally and on October 7, 2020 at The Michigan REALTORS® Convention – Virtual. Nominees are evaluated on their community service, education, business accomplishments and service to the Realtor® organization at the local, state, and national levels.


From the very beginning, Chris VanBelle, REALTOR® and licensee of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel in Macomb Township, has built his career on the principle of being an example of doing business in a professional manner. However, being an example for others was not enough. Taking his experience and knowledge along with his passion for real estate he teaches, coaches and guides others on the right way to build a real estate career. Chris was a driving force in the formation of GPBR’s Macomb County Chapter, serving as its first President in 2019 and continuing as President for a second year in 2020. Chris also sits on GPBR’s 2020 Board of Directors and has attended state and national-level leadership workshops presented by Michigan REALTORS® such as Achieve and Broker Summit as well as the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit virtually in August 2020. Very much a family man, Chris enjoys spending time outdoors and raising chickens with his wife and children at their home in Lapeer.


“It’s all because of the great people we have around us at our Board and offices,” reacted Chris when surprised with the news that he was selected as GPBR’s 2020 REALTOR® of the Year Award Recipient. “Thank you so much.”


Established in 1985, the Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS® (GPBR) is made up of REALTORS®, Corporate Partners, and Affiliates with a membership of just over 1,300 individuals. GPBR provides valuable resources to its members, including professional development and networking opportunities and prides itself on delivering the best member experience. As members of GPBR, our REALTORS® adhere to a Code of Ethics, a commitment to Fair Housing & Diversity, and continue to strive for profitable, productive, and successful careers.

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