Christopher G. Raad

President
Christopher Raad

Chris Raad, a third generation Realtor®, is serving as the 2021 president of PAR. In 1999, Chris joined his family business, Harvey Z. Raad Realtors® in Allentown. He then became the broker-owner following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

A past president of his local association, the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors®, Chris also served on their board of directors for seven years. He has been a member of the PAR and NAR board of directors,along with being an RPAC major investor,since 2015.

Outside of real estate, he was selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree in 2016 by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal.

Chris and his Realtor® wife Gretchen are the proud parents of their 1-year-old daughter, Stella.

Sold! Or Is It?

The listing agent may want to quickly advertise that the property has “sold” or is now under contract. And in some cases – particularly in today’s hyper-competitive market – the buyer’s agent may want to advertise the same thing to show other potential clients that they’ve successfully gotten a client’s offer accepted. How can agents advertise a “sold” property prior to actually closing the transaction?

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Appliances: Should You Fix or Replace?

Three-quarters of people would rather try to fix something themselves to save money, but that sometimes leads to failure, injury and even breakups.

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Revealing Our Refreshed Brand

We believe this new brand gives the association a clean, modern look that will take us into the future, while reinforcing the foundational value and services you’ve come to expect from PAR.

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Now Is the Best Time to Buy, Experts Say

According to a realtor.com® analysis, the period between Sept. 12 and Oct. 17 is the best time to buy a home in the U.S.

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Triple Play Registration Open

The early bird registration rate is only $89 if you sign up online before Oct. 15.

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Pottsville Named the Most Affordable Metro in the U.S.

“Pottsville is a great place to live, as is all of Schuylkill County in general,” said Realtor® Erica Ramus. “Our affordable housing prices and proximity to so many large cities combine to make it a super bedroom community.”

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