Real Living, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the nation’s fastest-growing real estate franchisors with more than 4,000 agents and 160 offices, coast to coast. Offering consumers a full suite of home and lifestyle services, Real Living also provides nationwide corporations industry leading relocation management services. Real Living was named one of the best new franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine and winner of the Inman Innovator Award. Real Living’s award-winning Web sites receive nearly 17 million page views per month.
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My name is Chris Svec. I’m a graduate of Ohio University and began my career in 1995 as a Regional Marketing Manager for Stanley Steemer International, a national carpet cleaning franchise with over 600 locations.
In 1997 I joined HER Realtors to develop HER H.O.M.E (Home Ownership Made Easy) a concierge service for buyers and sellers to take advantage of vendors providing discounted precuts and services. This customer service developed and transformed into a service to be known as JumpHome.com which focused on the disconnection and connection of utility and home related services for movers. With JumpHome.com I served as the Vice President of Sales and grew the company from one to eight markets across the Midwest employing over fifty people within 24 months.
After the formation of Real Living in 2003, I began selling Real Living franchises with a focus growing the brand outside of Ohio and throughout the Midwest. Today, I serve as the Vice President of New Market Development and manage a team of outside salespeople, closing and negotiation of Agreements and the growth of the Real Living brand nationally.
I’m married with two children and reside in Powell, Ohio.