President and CEO
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
Headquarters: Madison, NJ
Business: Real Estate
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) LLC, a leader in lifestyle real estate, strives to set the standard for ethical conduct in the real estate industry. This commitment is expressed through the company’s core values— Passion, Authenticity, Inclusion, Growth, and Excellence (PAIGE), which provide a foundation for exemplary success:
- Passion, to stimulate energy to a higher level of inspiration and emotion
- Authenticity, to be exactly what we claim to be
- Inclusion, to embrace all people and ideas
- Growth, to have increasing influence
- Excellence, to consistently exceed expectations
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has built a culture upon a set of stated core values that network members follow in their personal and professional lives. This includes participating in several events throughout the year with nonprofits, such as the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the Asian Real Estate Association of America, and the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Professionals. BHGRE also raises money for New Story, a nonprofit organization that provides new homes in Ahuachapán, El Salvador.
BHGRE awards professionals across the company’s network annually with the Next PAIGE award. Winners are affiliated Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate independent sales professionals and brokerage staff members under the age of 30 who have successfully demonstrated a commitment to excellence at work and through community engagement.
In addition to being an ardent supporter of diversity and inclusion, Sherry Chris, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s president and CEO, is well known for the kind of innovative thinking, next-generation consumer insights, and idea sharing that help to move the industry forward. She is a frequent speaker at real estate and technology conferences, and serves on the NAR Real Estate Services and Asian Real Estate Association of America Education Foundation advisory boards. Sherry is also chair of the national board of directors for the nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together and a member of the advisory board for New Story, a certified 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds safe homes and transforms slums into thriving communities in developing countries.