Van Poole Properties Group is proud to introduce Chris Walker as our Director of Growth!
Chris Walker is a sales leader who will be joining the Van Poole team with a key focus on recruiting and training agents. Chris brings a wealth of experience and a track record of success in the industry, and we’re thrilled to have him on board!
About Chris Walker
Chris attended San Diego State and received his degree in Information Systems. After several years in the IT world working as a Network Admin, Tech Support Supervisor, and business owner, he one day had an epiphany that computers were not his true calling. After some reflection and the realization that his entire life he had been around construction and real estate, he decided that real estate was that true calling .
After earning his Brokers License in California, Chris assisted buyers in resale and loan transactions before transitioning into new home sales. His new career began right before the stock market crash of 2008. As companies were laying off, Chris’ IT background allowed him to jump into a new role for Pardee Homes developing their online sales program. Eventually, he was invited to transition into a leadership role at Pardee Homes with a focus of training and mentoring new hires. Chris’ love for mentoring and coaching led him to be recruited by Meritage Homes as a Sales Leader where he furthered his growth in leadership and built a top-notch sales team that broke division sales and margin records. In time, Chris was recruited to K. Hovnanian Homes to coach the sales team and improve their processes and procedures to increase sales, reduce cancellations, and grow referral sales. Finally, before joining the Van Poole Properties team, Chris worked at Van Daele Homes, where he coached the sales team and introduced an online sales program to the company.
Outside of work, Chris loves to spend time with his wife and twin daughters. They enjoy traveling, boating, and visiting the Colorado River and Lake Havasu. Chris and his wife Shannon have a love for sports, especially Hockey, Football, and NHRA Drag Racing. They also thoroughly enjoy going to concerts as music is a huge part of their lives. They have recently started introducing their daughters to concerts, the calmer ones of course!
Chris is looking forward to his new position as Director of Growth at Van Poole Properties and hopes to help build their team to great heights. Please join us in welcoming him to the team!
A few of Chris’ favorite things:
Favorite Places to Eat: Anywhere with good Mexican food or steak
Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Sporting events, concerts, time with family, movies, travel, boating
Favorite Color: Blue
Van Poole Properties Group is the leading real estate group in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In fact, Van Poole Properties Group has been named the #1 Team in the #1 Brokerage for all of Collin, Dallas, and Denton Counties, #1 in Luxury, and #1 in the number of families helped.
With over 75 years of experience as real estate experts, Barbara Van Poole and Seychelle Van Poole Engelhard have built a group of seasoned home experts specializing in finance, communications, marketing, interior design, investment, even short sale and foreclosure negotiations. This means that the very best is available on their team, whether selling a property or purchasing a dream home.