Chris Norwood is State REALTOR of the Year!

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2021 honoree Kathy Ahlin and 2023 REALTOR of the Year Chris Norwood at the Sept. 19 ceremony.

September 21, 2023

Chris Norwood is REALTOR of the Year

Chris Norwood, Chair of the NHAR Public Policy Committee and a member of the New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board, has been selected as NHAR’s 64th REALTOR of the Year.

Norwood, a Portsmouth resident and 20-year Realtor, was honored at NHAR’s annual Realtor of the Year ceremony, held Sept. 19 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord at the tail end of the NHAR Education Symposium.

To view the REALTOR of the Year video, featuring the 14 local board REALTORS of the Year, CLICK HERE.

“As chair of our Public Policy Committee for the past five years, Chris has one of the most visible and critical volunteer roles at our association,” said NHAR President Ben Cushing. “He’s on the front lines, advocating for our members and property owners throughout the legislative session, and he does it with poise and unmatched attention to detail.”

Norwood was selected from a group of 14 local board honorees and presented with a variety of mementos for the occasion, including a Realtor of the Year plaque and pin, a citation from Governor Chris Sununu, and a certificate to cover his expenses at the upcoming National Association of Realtors conference and trade show in Anaheim, Calif.

“It makes me proud to recognize each of our local board winners and celebrate a unique community that is one part competitor but a larger part family,” Cushing said. “And Chris really does represent the best of the best. He has always worked incredibly hard for the greater good of our association.”

Norwood was licensed in 2000 and started working full-time in real estate in 2003. His first round of volunteerism was on a local education committee, and he has been serving in a volunteer capacity ever since.

In addition to his role as NHAR’s Public Policy Committee chair, he has served as President of the New England Chapter of CCIM as well as the Commercial Investment Board, and since then worked on several different task forces and committees for those organizations.

Outside of the Realtor organization, he serves as chair of the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority board of directors and on the board for the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America. When he is not working or volunteering, he is enjoying time with his wife and four daughters (ages 8, 8, 6 and 3), and says his favorite hobby beyond that is, as you might expect, sleeping.

Norwood says he cares deeply about the Realtor Code of Ethics and its roots in the Golden Rule.

“In each step of my work and volunteer life, I try to leave the trail cleaner than I found it, which is my Boy Scout way of saying, ‘do unto others,’” he said. “I feel I am living the principals of good real estate practice for myself, other Realtors, and the public.”

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