Hello, Chris Whicker here. I am the Managing Broker for the Coldwell Banker Elite Gainesville office. I have two incredible adult children, Daniel and Joanna Whicker who reside in Virginia and New York. I am passionate about helping others grow, whether it be speaking at church, public forums or real estate events. Regardless of how or why our paths cross, I believe we need to “Live Life Full” and experience each day as if it might be our last, pay it forward in other words!
I decided to get into real estate right out of college. The thought of bringing buyers and sellers together to sell or purchase the largest asset that most people will own, just did it for me! In 1977 I opened Coldwell Banker Whicker Realty, Inc. and Whicker Construction, Inc. in Colonial Beach Virginia to carry on the passion I have for real estate. Early on in my career, I was on a listing appointment for a large property on the Potomac River and as I looked out over the River I thought, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life! During the presentation, the owner stated that he had not seen such passion in a young person in a long time and said, “where do I sign”. I wish all my listing appointments were that easy!
In addition to listing, marketing and selling my client’s homes, I enjoy coaching individual agents to exceed their goals and continue to be driven by my desire to help others. On another note, I was very honored to be elected as Mayor of the Town of Colonial Beach in the 80s and enjoyed those years as a public servant to that community. I also worked around the country in business development assisting other firms in agent retention and growth. My diversified background in business makes me very aware of what it takes to stay at the forefront in the market place and uniquely suited to find and develop real estate talent. I am committed to maintaining the highest level of service to my agents and clients. Please check out our Career Page. If I’m not out pursuing my other passion, power boating or sailing, I would be honored to speak with you about the incredible opportunities we offer new agents and experienced agents here at Coldwell Banker Elite.