Immediate Past President
Chris Polychron, a REALTOR® from Hot Springs, Ark., is the 2016 Immediate Past President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. NAR, The Voice for Real Estate®, is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
A REALTOR® for 28 years, Chris is an executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, specializing in residential and commercial brokerage. He holds the professional designations of Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS®), and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS).
Chris has served on NAR’s Board of Directors since 2002. He was 2005 Regional Vice President for Region IX. He has served on numerous national committees, including the REALTOR Party Coordinating Committee from 2006 to 2011, and the REALTOR Political Involvement Committee from 2005 to 2008, which he chaired in 2007. He served as the first Member Mobilization Chair in 2008 and as liaison in 2011. He was the State and Political Issues Liaison in 2009 and the RPAC Fundraising Liaison in 2010. Chris currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.
Chris was president of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association in 2003, where he earlier served as president-elect and secretary-treasurer. He is an RPAC Trustee and served as its chairman in 1999 and 2000. He was also Arkansas’ REALTOR® of the Year in 1996.
At the local level, Chris was president of the Hot Springs Board of REALTORS® in 1996. His daughter, Nikki, was the 2012 President of the HSBOR.
Active in the community, Chris is a member of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee and has served as president of the local Greek Orthodox Church since the late nineties. He resides in Hot Springs with his wife, Janis. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.