Chris Burell


Director of Career Services



  • Licensed Georgia Real Estate Agent
  • United States Presidential Management Fellow
  • Certified Non-Profit Manager
  • Certified Special Olympics Track & Field Coach

Christopher "Chris" Burell serves as the Director of Career Services at Harry Norman, REALTORS®. Mr. Burell started his real estate career with Harry Norman, REALTORS® in 2005 as a sales associate in the Intown office and was soon identified as a great motivator and instructor. He was asked to join the Harry Norman, REALTORS® Career Services Department as a training instructor and recruiter. In 2008 he was promoted to the Director of Career Services. Chris has a passion for teaching and motivating agents to excel in their careers. Chris' diverse experience and skill sets make him a real asset to Career Services. His dynamic, high-energy instructional style creates a great learning environment for our Harry Norman associates.

Chris is committed to agent and staff education in real estate. Over the years he has served on the Professional Development Committees of both the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR). Chris has also served as a Board of Governor for the Georgia Institute of Real Estate (GIRE) since 2010 and has served as the Dean of the Board of Governors for GIRE since 2013. Mr. Burell is holds a Georgia associate broker license and a Georgia real estate instructor license. Chris is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA) and a member of the Association of Talent Development (ATD). He also is independently certified and licensed as a John C. Maxwell Leadership Speaker/Instructor/Coach™.

In addition to his role at Harry Norman, REALTORS® he serves as a current Board of Director for the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® and the Board of Trustees for Asset Management & Association Services (AMAS). He is a certified life coach and motivational speaker. Chris has been there recipient of several awards including; the Five Star Circle of Service Award from the Atlanta Board of REALTORS(R) and the Pillar of Service Award from Harry Norman, REALTORS®

Prior to coming onboard at Harry Norman, REALTORS®, Chris taught at Auburn University as a GTA for two years before having the honor of being named a United States Presidential Management Fellow. He then joined the United States Social Security Administration as a Human Resource Management Analyst, and gained extensive experience in human resources, leadership development, customer service training, and instructional delivery.


MPA - Masters of Public Admin. - Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
B.A. - Public Admin. - Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Licensed Georgia Real Estate Associate Broker
Licensed Georgia Real Estate Instructor
Certified and Licensed Independent John C. Maxwell Leadership Speaker/Instructor/Coach™
Certified Life Coach
- Coach Training Alliance