LIBOR Awards 2020 REALTOR® Salesperson of the Year to Christopher Bacchus

REALTOR® Christopher Bacchus of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in New Hyde Park, NY, has been named 2020 REALTOR® Salesperson of the Year by the Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR). The award was presented at the Association’s annual Installation and Awards Ceremony held virtually on December 1, 2020.  

Mr. Bacchus was recognized for his dedicated service and contributions to the Association, the community and the real estate industry.

Bacchus launched his career as a Real Estate Salesperson in 2014 with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Two years later, Bacchus earned his Associate Broker License. He continued on with his professional development by earning the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation and Commercial and Investment Real Estate Certification (CIREC). The latter allowed him to add commercial real estate to his roster and expand upon his services to clients.

In 2020, Bacchus joined the leadership team at Douglas Elliman and now manages the newly built de novo branch in New Hyde Park.  His primary focus is applying his expert skillset in leading and coaching, to develop his team to excellence in professionalism and customer service in real estate.

In his first year of business and the years that followed, Bacchus ranked in the top eight percentile of Douglas Elliman and was awarded Chairman Circle Gold. He is consistently recognized as a Top Producer for Douglas Elliman.

Bacchus’ passion for making a difference is the driving force behind everything he does and the most vital aspect of his career.  He has served LIBOR since 2015, when he joined his first two committees, Public Relations and Legislative.  Since then, Bacchus has served on several committees and as a director for the Northeast Queens Chapter. He was recently appointed to serve as a committee member for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in 2021. Bacchus also serves as board director for both LIBOR and the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR).

In 2016, Bacchus was awarded “20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate” by LIBOR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN), a division of NAR.  The program recognizes the best of the real estate industry’s young leaders and overall well-rounded REALTORS®. Bacchus became President of the YPN in 2020, and will serve in this role through 2021. In what has proven to be a challenging year, Bacchus has led his peers to continued business success through the COVID 19 pandemic.

Bacchus has a Bachelor of Science in Finance, and worked as a leader in Banking and Lending for some of the nation’s most prominent banking institutions, prior to his career in real estate.

“As a born leader, Christopher Bacchus has helped many of his colleagues navigate the changing terrain in the real estate industry during this unprecedented year,” said LIBOR President Matthew Arnold. “His passion for the betterment of the industry and community makes him truly deserving of this award.”

The REALTOR® of the YEAR award recognizes professionals who have made proven contributions to the REALTOR® association and real estate industry through both personal and professional achievement and outstanding volunteerism. To be considered for the recognition, a salesperson must meet criteria including being a Long Island Board of REALTORS® member for three years or more, and playing a significant role in the association and its board.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco-Romano
Communications Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358

Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 30,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.