Chris J Marzke

Chris J Marzke

ABR, CRS, GRI, E-PRO - Broker

3399 S. Lakeshore Dr.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

"2014 Realtor of the Year"

Chris is a native of St. Joseph where he lives with his wife Amy and three sons. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors degree in Employment Relations and a Masters degree in Labor Relations & Human Resources. After working several years in human resources positions in Ohio and Michigan, he decided to make a career change.

In 2001, he turned his efforts to developing a family owned parcel on the St. Joseph River into a 61 home/116 boat slip community now known as Island Pointe Marina. Chris managed the Island Pointe Marina project from concept and approvals to construction management and sales.  The project was a huge success, selling out ahead of projections.

In 2004, Chris began construction on a 45 lot luxury home subdivision known as Fox Ridge Estates. Initial sales were strong, but with the downturn of the market many lots are still available for sale. Over the years he has expanded his knowledge and scope of service.  He holds many professional designations: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Electronic Professional (E-Pro). He has consistently ranked in the top 5% of all Realtors in Southwest Michigan in annual production.

Chris is active in the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors where he serves as the 2013 President. Prior to becoming President, he served on the Technology Committee and chaired both the Finance Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee. He also serves as a Board member of the St. Joseph Junior Foundation (Non-Profit sailing program) and the Berrien County Land Preservation Board.

Chris enjoys working with clients with diverse backgrounds and needs. He works with first-time home buyers, lakefront property clients, relocation clients, real estate investors and commercial property clients. In his spare time, he enjoys competing in triathlons, running races, and sailing regattas.

Clients are saying:

"The team gave great support and we are very happy with the sell of our house!"

"This is the third deal we have done with Chris as either the broker or agent. He has sold our two homes for prices that no other real estate agent thought we could ever get! He did not direct us to anything, but informed us and educated us on the trends that our current to the industry. However, the best thing about Chris is that he balances a high level of accountability with an easygoing nature. I like him and want to see him succeed. No used car salesman tactics and no fake overbearing personality. He is who is he is which I think is really great. We have interviewed many agents in Berrien County and I could not ever think of using anyone else."

"Chris did a wonderful job representing us, he is a courteous, kind, professional!"

"Chris has been and continues to be extremely helpful, efficient and professional."

"@properties treated us with the utmost respect and professionalism. Communication was excellent. Tasks were handled in a timely manner. The way in which concerns and negotiations were handled was impressive. Highly recommend @properties."

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