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The Chris Gryllis Real Estate Story

Servicing Orange since 1974

The Gryllis Family have been part of the fabric of the Orange business community since arriving in Australian from Patmos, Greece, in 1962.

Chris started out working with his family in Summer Street in their food business. In 1974, he entered the real estate industry in the same Summer Street precinct with Bob Moneghetti Real Estate on the corner of Summer and Peisley Streets.

“I realised that working in real estate was what I wanted to do with my life and within three years I started my own agency with the assistance of my wife Mosha,” Chris outlined.

His record-breaking stint in business in Summer Street lasted 58 years, before the office was relocated to 74 McNamara Street in March 2020.

A bright future for real estate in Orange

Now operating out of a spacious modern office overlooking Robinson Park, Chris says the real estate industry and the Orange Region have come a long way from the times when business was carried out via a handshake.

“Technology has changed the industry enormously from a wax seal to electronic transfers,” Chris explained.

“Orange has always been the business and agricultural centre for the Central West of NSW, even in the 1960’s when the population was much smaller. Now in addition, the region has become a huge health, mining, wine producing, and tourist centre.

“With my long-term knowledge of the district, I am very confident that Orange’s future will be assured for many years to come as one of the most prosperous regional cities in Australia.”

A business built on solid relationships & sincerity

Maintaining solid relationships and sincerity in business are the attributes Chris says have ensured his ongoing success in real estate.

“To me, success is all about building trustworthy relationships with customers and clients over the many years – we treat all our dealings as if the properties were our own,” he outlined.

“One of the reasons that we have stayed in business for so long is that we have a personal ‘hands-on’ approach.

“People look to us first because of our extensive experience and knowledge of our local culture. We are always able to provide the best possible recommendations in all real estate aspects.”

Personally invested in the community

Over the years Chris has not only invested in business, but also in the future prosperity of the region. He has a holistic belief in supporting the development of the entire community.

Chris racked up 27 years as an Orange City Councillor including serving as Deputy Mayor. He was involved in key developments including the development of Gosling Creek, the expansion of the airport, the Northern Distributor Road, the Macquarie River Pipeline, Orange’s new Health Service, and ‘Sister City’ projects in Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea.

He has also championed many other committees and charity organisations including being part of the Rotary Club of Orange since 1971, captaining the city to two Tidy Towns NSW wins, and raising large amounts of money chairing the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal.

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Chris

Chris Gryllis – Principal

When Chris Gryllis arrived in Orange fresh off the boat from Greece in 1962, he says he was “lucky enough to land in the best city of the best country”. Taking his luck into his own hands, Chris entered the real estate industry in 1974 before opening his own agency in 1977 with his wife Mosha.

Today Chris is a well-known figure throughout the region for specialising in commercial and industrial real estate. He has also been extensively involved in community, business, and charity service in the region. He has racked up nearly three decades on Orange City Council and more than four decades in Rotary.

His dedication to the Orange Region not only stems from the opportunity available, but also the remarkable people within the community. He describes the local industry as “consistent, reliable and always moving steadily upwards”.

Mosha

Mosha Gryllis

Partner / Administration

Part of the original Chris Gryllis Real Estate Team, Mosha Gryllis went into business with her husband Chris in 1977. Her outstanding customer service and attention to detail provide the administrational support for both the Sales and Property Management divisions.

Mosha’s organisational skills and exceptional record keeping have provided the backbone of Chris Gryllis Real Estate for more than four decades. She enjoys working with the team and meeting interesting people in her role.

Mosha loves living in Orange for the natural beauty of the landscape and the climate. According to Mosha, Orange’s main attribute is the friendly community atmosphere.

John

John Stevenson

Sales Manager

A local through and through, John Stevenson has been with Chris Gryllis Real Estate since 2002 and in the local industry since 1983. John specialises in residential and rural sales. John knows the region like the back of his hand and enjoys relationship building with clients.

The landscape, climate, diverse industry base, and infrastructure make the Orange real estate industry a stimulating market for John to work in. He enjoys working with the supportive team at Chris Gryllis Real Estate. His most valued skill in his role is the ability to listen and achieve a fair outcome for all.

Danielle

Danielle Craw

Accounts & Property Management

With a background in local retail and management, Danielle entered the Orange real estate industry in 2010. She went on to join the Chris Gryllis Real Estate Team in 2017.

Understanding the needs of clients drives Danielle in her role. Her strong work ethic, attention to detail, and exceptional communication skills are integral to the team. She enjoys the challenges of the industry and the ever-changing demands of the market.

Danielle’s favourite aspects of living in the Orange Region include the friendly locals and distinctive seasons. She loves meeting new people in her role.