About Chris Zaharko
As one of Calgary’s top producers in the real estate industry for many years, Chris Zaharko is happy to admit he has a real passion for the real estate market. It’s this passion, combined with many years of expertise and knowledge of the industry, and the desire to deliver the best possible deal for his clients, that has led to his success as a real estate agent with Royal LePage.
"I love real estate and I am truly dedicated to achieving the best results for my clients whether they are buying or selling," says Chris, who obtained his real estate license in 1997 and deals with both residential and commercial properties.
Ted & Chris Zaharko His interest in the real estate industry started in his youth listening to his father, Ted Zaharko, a local real estate powerhouse with more than 45 years of industry experience, talk about real estate and "I got hooked. I knew that was something I wanted to do." Although he learned a lot from his father and values his advice, Chris has worked hard to prove himself and make his own mark in the field. "Even though my dad works in the industry I didn’t get things handed to me," he says. "I went out and pounded the pavement. I’m young, energetic and enthusiastic with a desire to win."
So, from one generation to the next, Chris is keeping the Zaharko name well known in real estate in Calgary and his determination to succeed has resulted in placing in the top one percent among realtors in Alberta, which means he’s among the best at sales, marketing and maintaining a large client base.
"I do a lot of business sales and volume because I take my work seriously," Chris says. "Plus, I’m willing to work 24-7 for my clients."
He’s able to supply his clients with exceptional service because he has the loving support of his family: wife, Tammy, son Hudson and daughter, Shayden. While Chris has always had a competitive nature, it was certainly bolstered during his time at the University of Calgary where he played football with the Dinos from 1991-96 as an outside linebacker. "Playing sports really gives you that drive to win, but being at university also taught me how to be organized and manage my time efficiently," he says, skills that he utilizes in order to give his clients the best possible service.
"I provide my clients with hands on service, plus years of experience, knowledge of the industry and the market. I also provide constant support and reassurances," he says, "I always place myself in my buyers’ or sellers’ shoes to give them what I would want in a real estate agent. I enjoy meeting new people and working with people to find them the home of their dreams," Chris says. "I also love to negotiate and to make sure the terms end in our favour – getting the best deal I can for my client."
Chris also enjoys the constant challenges the real estate industry provides such as being able to match his clients looking to purchase specific types of homes with his clients who are selling properties. "It’s a great industry because every day there’s something new and exciting and I really love that." What helps to make Chris so successful in the industry is he really believes in what he’s selling and owning real estate. "I put my money where my mouth is. I have purchased a number of homes over the years as residences and revenue properties because I believe you can’t lose with real estate, that’s there for your retirement."
And with his drive and desire to achieve, when it comes time for Chris to retire in 30 or 40 years, he will have a great success story in real estate to pass along to the next generation.