Christopher Rix is a lifetime resident of Hot Springs. With roots stemming back from mid-1800, his family has been active in the growth and development of the area.
The Rix family founded the first bank in Hot Springs, Arkansas National Bank. In 1903 Chas N. Rix purchased the second mountain observation tower at the world fair in St. Louis, had it shipped to Hot Springs, and erected it on North Mountain. From 1904-1912 Chas was president of the Chamber of Commerce. Several other buildings bear the Rix name with placements on the National Historic Register.
As generations come to pass, Chris plans to continue the family legacy. Chris has a background in sales and hospitality. Chris was an on-premise sales representative for Glazers Wholesale Drug Company for several years and managed approximately 200 accounts.
After parting from a career with Glazers, Chris found himself in a rehab of a historic downtown building. After extensive work, the loft was transformed into a lovely upscale restaurant. Upon opening, the restaurant immediately received accolades and critical acclaim from all state and local papers. The location was immediately too small and unaccommodating. Another building (across the street) was secured and renovation number two was under way. The restaurant reopened in its new locale and was written up in Los Angeles Times, Southern Living, and Stuff magazine.
Chris began to fancy the real estate market with these properties under his belt and became a licensed agent which led him away from restaurant operation. Chris has spent time with charitable organizations such as: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Heart Ball, Friends of the Fordyce, Documentary Film Institute, HS Music Festival, Hurricane Relief Efforts, National MS Society and more, donating time and money for the good of humanity.
Chris holds his family members high and credits them as his main influence. With great attention to detail, appreciation for architecture, and passion for the area, Chris has enjoyed revitalizing properties in Hot Springs.
Real Estate has been an exciting career. As a licensee he has achieved GRI, ABR, and GRLA designations, and is a member of the Council of Residential Specialist, National Association of REALTORS, Arkansas REALTORS Association, Member of Real Estate Buyers Agent Council, and an ARPAC contributor. Chris holds a seat as a Director on the Hot Springs Board of REALTORS, chairs and does committee work on Equal Opportunity for the local board, serves on the state Risk Reduction Committee which writes the state contracts, sits on the education committee and serves on the Business Issues committee for the National Association of REALTORS.
He feels the extra knowledge and expertise in the area will exceed his client expectations. No matter what your desires are for property: commercial, lake, luxury homes, condos, land, first-time buyer, or investment rentals, Chris has personal experience with ownership of each of these types of properties.
Put his expertise to work for your lifetime of investing power.