Chris J Marzke

Chris J Marzke

ABR, CRS, GRI, E-PRO - Broker       
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About Me

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 served as the 2013 President. Prior to becoming President, he served on the Technology Committee and chaired both the Finance and Governmental Affairs Committees. Chris was awarded the 2014 Realtor of the Year by the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors. 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, from first-time home buyers to lakefront properties, relocation, real estate investing and commercial properties. In his spare time, he enjoys competing in triathlons, running races, and sailing regattas.  

Clients are saying:

"I liked Chris's open and logical approach to helping us in the purchase of a new home and the sale of our old home. For most of us these are the biggest financial transactions of our lives. It was reassuring to work with someone that we could trust and who was always ready to provide guidance."