Madison, N.J. (August 5, 2022) – Inman Innovator Awards announced today that Sherry Chris, President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, is this year’s recipient of the 2022 Nate Ellis Award. Established in 2016, the Nate Ellis Award honors an individual or organization that gives more than they take from the real estate industry.

“Sherry has spent her 30-year career continually raising the bar across the industry, particularly when it comes to what’s possible for women leaders in real estate,” said Sue Yannaccone, Anywhere Brands president and CEO. “Sherry has always shown a tireless commitment to mentoring entrepreneurs and championing change, and she is incredibly deserving of this phenomenal recognition.”

The Inman Innovator Award ceremony took place during Inman Connect 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. The Nate Ellis award was created to honor the legacy of Nate Ellis, who devoted his career to training and educating real estate professionals. Serving as the Local Education Directors Chair at the National Association of REALTORS®, Ellis made it his mission to help people find success in real estate.

“I’m absolutely honored to be recognized with the Inman Innovator Awards’ Nate Ellis award,” stated Sherry Chris. “Nate was a tremendous voice in our industry and had a special gift for teaching and helping others. He has inspired so many of us with his wisdom, grace, humor and kindness. Throughout my career, I’ve strived to do things differently and take great pride in encouraging us all to raise the bar across our industry.”

Consistently recognized as one of Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders, Chris currently serves on the advisory board for the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Services program, Wine Society and New Story Charity, a certified 501(c)(3), that builds safe homes for families in need.


About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and settlement services.

The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes more than 12,490 independent sales associates and approximately 400 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand.

Better Homes & Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Operations Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.


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