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Chris Beadling is a Realtor® with an eye for technology. The immediate past chairman of the Alliance, he has spent more than 15 years helping other Realtors® make the best use of the tools at their disposal to maximize their success. In 2015, he founded Sqaak, an earnest-money transfer tool for real estate professionals.
Board member, Suburban Realtors® Alliance (2016-2017 chairman)
Quinn & Wilson, Realtors®
Hometown (born/raised): Hatboro, PA
Hometown (current): Doylestown, PA
Years as a Realtor®: 15
Why did you first join the Alliance Board?
What do you see as the most important legislative issue for Realtors® right now?
Because of my technology background, I tend to look at legislative issues others don't; patent reform, net neutrality, things of that nature. That doesn't mean the mortgage interest deduction isn't important or that protecting private property rights isn't critical, rather, I just like to keep an eye on the items others may not.
Describe the first deal you ever closed.
My first deal was on a single family house in Levittown. Cute couple trying to find their first real home. I quickly learned about municipal ordinances (I think I paid for an electrical mast to clear the U&O) and how important it is for Realtors to have a say in how homes are transferred.
What was the most unusual home/sale you have handled?
I represented the seller of a historic old home in Haverford Township in the 1990s. The house and its owner were both very eclectic. It was an "in-house" deal, so the other agent seemed to think we could be lax about the rules. It was the first time I really had to stand up for doing things correctly.
The other agent seemed to think we could be lax about the rules.
It was the first time I really had to stand up for doing things correctly.
How do you like to spend your time when you're not working?
What is one piece of advice you would give to a new Realtor®?
What book(s) is on your nightstand?