Longtime real estate leader selected as Realtor of the Year
When someone asks Chuck Zuercher to help them, he makes the time for it. That attitude has led him to be involved in several organizations and activities, both inside and outside his work as a Realtor.
His involvement in the community is also what led the Park City Board of Realtors to name him the Realtor of the Year recently at its annual party. Zuercher has held multiple leadership positions during the last 27 years working in real estate in Summit and Wasatch counties.
The Realtor of the Year award celebrates a Realtor who actively serves in the real estate community and in the local community at large. Sara Werbelow, former president of the Board of Realtors and last year’s recipient of the award, nominated Zuercher for the honor and presented him with the award at the event.
Zuercher came to Park City in 1992 after getting his start in the industry doing commercial real estate in Southern California. He also led the Park City offices of a Salt Lake residential real estate firm and managed other offices over the years, ultimately landing at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, where he works today. He currently lives in Heber.
During that time, he also served as the director and president of the Park City Board of Realtors, and served on the board of the Prospector Square Property Owners Association and the Wasatch County Planning Commission. He has volunteered with local organizations, helping run the Park City Fourth of July parade for several years and timing races at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center.
Two years ago, leaders of the Board of Realtors asked him if he wanted to be president of the Wasatch Back Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors, a sub-organization of the Board of Realtors. Zuercher said no the first time, but when they asked him again, he knew he could fit it into his schedule.
“I like to help people. If somebody asks me a question or to do something that I know I can do or have the time to devote to, I generally do it,” he said. “I think if you have the chance to get involved in your community, you ought to do it.”
He loves giving back to the community because, he said, he is proud of where he lives. He especially enjoys his role on the planning commission since he can add his voice as Wasatch County determines its future and finds solutions to booming growth and a lack of affordable housing. He is set to serve on the commission for the next three years.
“There are some big issues coming up, and I am glad I’m involved in them,” he said.
He said he attended the Board of Realtors event not having any idea he would be recognized. He was listening to Werbelow describe the winner of Realtor of the Year when he suddenly realized she was talking about him.
“Initially I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “And then, I was honored.”
He said there are a lot of Realtors in the Park City area who do great work inside and outside their work hours. A committee selected him from a list of nominees, and he said he felt humbled to be chosen.
Werbelow said she nominated Zuercher because of his willingness to help other Realtors and step into leadership roles when needed. She said he is accomplished in the industry, but his community contributions and leadership skills are what made him stand apart from other Realtors.
“His leadership style is very motivating,” she said. “He is constantly commending people for whatever they brought to the table. … He just impresses me on all levels.”
Zuercher said he hopes to continue to serve Wasatch and Summit counties and build a stronger community between the two areas.
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