Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate CEO Sherry Chris Wins Stevie(R) Award in 7th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

November 16, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC today announced that its president and CEO, Sherry Chris, won a Stevie Award for Best Executive in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business on Friday, Nov. 12, at a ceremony in New York City. Chris was named a finalist in mid-October, and the final results were not known until they were announced at the awards ceremony. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the American Business AwardsSM.

"I stand here tonight because of the work of so many dedicated and passionate people at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate," said Chris in accepting the award at a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis . "Three years ago, a small group of us took on the challenge of launching a national real estate franchise during one of the most difficult housing markets in history. We were convinced that we could offer something new, and today we are a fast-growing national franchise."

Chris was recognized with the Best Executive, Service Businesses, up to 100 Employees, All Other Industries award covering a broad group of businesses not covered under the categories of advertising, business services or computer services. She was cited for her accomplishments of the past year, which included gaining momentum in a down housing market, rallying a depressed industry, brokering deals, keynoting conferences, lending time to industry leadership boards and remaining a hands-on manager to lead her firm with an agenda of early adoption and expansion of innovative technology to strengthen business processes.

The honor caps a year in which Chris was named 2010 Inman Innovator of the Year, and the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand received marketing awards including two silver awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts, a gold Galaxy award for marketing excellence, a Summit International Award for excellence in communications, and a WebAward for its innovative Internet presence.

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes approximately 7,000 sales associates and 186 offices serving homebuyers and sellers in 20 states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. For more information, please visit www.BHGRealEstate.com.

Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC.

Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Franchise is Independently Owned and Operated.

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