Chris Wretschko Dean began her real estate career in 1987, after a 10 year career as a medical technologist at Sparrow Hospital. She began as an assistant to the owner of a small real estate company and by 1990 she had obtained her Real Estate Broker’s license. In 1991, she became a proud member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Through education, mentoring and networking with the Local, State, Regional and National WCR Chapters and her involvement with her local association (GLAR), the state association (MR) and the national association (NAR), she was well prepared to buy the small real estate company Gateway To Homes, in 2001. With her specialty in foreclosures, she quickly turned Gateway To Homes into one of the largest foreclosure boutiques in the Capitol Area of Lansing MI. In 2012, she partnered up with Paul Brown and Gateway To Homes, became a “team” at Keller Williams. Currently, Chris Wretschko Dean lists and sells residential listings including condos and vacant land. Although she still manages and sells a few foreclosures, the majority of her sales today are regular homes listed and purchased by regular people just like you.
Chris is a firm believer in the Realtor Political Action Committee (RPAC) which fights for Home Owners rights. She has been involved in committee work at the local, state and national levels for many years. She has been investing in it since 1990 and was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame in 2016! If you want to know about the mortgage interest deduction, dower rights in Michigan, or anything else in the real estate political arena – just ask her.
Chris is married to her soul mate – Eric Dean and together they are the “Dean Team” of real estate. They have two great children – Emma and Evan – the E’s, and a lovely german shorthair pointer named Bailey. Besides selling real estate, she is very involved at St. Michaels Parish in Grand Ledge, sits on many committees through all of the associations that she continues to belong to and is always looking for ways to get more involved in the community that she lives in.
Call Chris (or Eric) today, to help you buy or sell your next home!!
Awards & Designations
During her career she has continued her education in real estate and through many classes and much hard work, she has earned the following national designations –
ABR – Accredited Buyers Representative
CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
E-PRO – Certified Internet Specialist
FSI – Five Star Institute REO and Short Sale Certification
GRI – Graduate of Real Estate Institute
LTG – Leadership Training Graduate
PMN – Performance Management Network Designation
SFR – Short Sale Specialist
She was named as REALTOR of the YEAR by the Greater Lansing Association and the Women's Council of Realtors
In 2016, she was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame