Chris Ortegel

Cell: 817.905.0053
Office: 800.433.4003
Fax: 817.354.4836
Chris is a person with high professional standards, her work philosophy is "don't compromise excellence." And she lives up to it by diligently searching for the very best property for her clients and by advertising well to get her listings sold as soon as possible! Chris says the most rewarding aspect of her job is "watching my buyer(s) or seller(s) leaving the closing table happy and excited about the home they just purchased or just sold."

In between buyers and sellers, Chris enjoys decorating, (she has a real flair for it), updating houses, she loves to travel (outside and within the US), and spending time with her eight wonderful grandchildren, an adopted puppy and cat!

"Live one day at a time, do for others, appreciate all my blessings, and exercise a sense of humor" is how Chris Oretgel lives her life.

Top Producing Agent in Top Ten

You've heard "give a job to a busy person and the job will get done" that busy person is Chris Ortegel. But Chris is more than just another busy professional. She is a person who cares about her community and is active in it. She is a person who has many personal and professional achievements.

Designations and Certifications:

  • Luxury Home Specialist
  • Accredited Buyers Representative - ABR


  • Colleyville Chamber of Commerce
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
  • Southlake Chamber of Commerce
  • Colleyville Women's Club
  • National Assocation of REALTORS®
  • Texas REALTORS®
  • MetroTex Association of REALTORS®


  • CENTURY 21® CENTURION® Honor Society - 2006
  • CENTURY 21® CENTURION® Award - 1999 - 2006, 2012
  • CENTURY 21® Masters Club - 1999, Emerald - 2000 - 2006
  • CENTURY 21® Mike Bowman, Inc. CENTURY 21® Club - 1997 - 2006
  • Iowa State University Outstanding Achievement Award for her work with young students
  • FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent - Best in Client Satisfaction Awarded by the Fort Worth Business Press

Other Activities:

  • Special Events Director at Major Department Stores
  • Convention Speaker
  • Teen Board Advisor
  • Fund Raising for Various Charities
  • Hospital Volunteer


I wanted to inform you of the extraordinary experience we had with Chris Ortegel during our house hunting visit to Dallas. I would highly recommend Chris for anyone looking for a house in the DFW area. Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness, professionalism and over all kindness during our time with her was unparalleled. She really listened to the type of house we were looking for and hit it out of the park on every house she showed us. My wife Cheryl is still telling me and anyone who asks what a wonderful experience she had during the house hunting trip and this is directly attributable to Chris. Cheryl went from being negative towards the relocation move to Dallas to being fine with it and ready to start our new adventure in Dallas. I cannot express enough gratitude to Chris.
- C. Scott

We have family members in the real estate profession but we chose Chris because of her character, her professionalism, and her heart. Chris listed our house and within a day we had showings, and by the end of the day we had an offer over our asking price. Thank you, Chris! Make a list of any virtue you can think of, and Chris receives excellent on everyone of them. And Mike Bowman staff member extraordinaire, Raymond was prompt and effecient, always anticipating our needs or questions. We first met Mike Bowman decades ago when we sold another house. We were impressed then, and it is easy to see how he recruits agents of Chris Ortegel's caliber. We would recommend Chris and CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. to anyone.
- Charles and Mary Yates

Thank you for all your help through the home buying process. We love our new home. I know it was stressful for us all, but you are truly the best at what you do. We cannot thank you enough.
- Lioneel and Ingrid

Chris did an excellent job for us, she was always willing to anser questions and meet us any time we wanted to look at a house. She knows her business very well and counseled us appropriately.
- W.E. Ritter

Chris gave us excellent service throughout the entire transaction. She explained the process to us in an easy to understand manner and kept us informed.
- Luigi & Catalina

Thank you very much. Just wanted to say that Chris is absolutely wonderful and took excellent care of us every step of the way. She has become a treasured friend. All of your staff that we interacted with were also very kind, considerate and helpful. Thanks to you all. Sincerely,
- Vernon and Susan Cartwright

Chris gave us excellent service, she knew what to do to sell our house quickly with little trouble.  Chris was most helpful.
 - James Trent

Because of you and your hard work, we have a Home.  No words can express how much we appreciate all the time and effort you put into helping us.  thanks for everything!
 - Robin and Oliver

I don't know who the second-best real estate agent is, but Chris is the best! She understood us and helped us find the perfect house. She is wonderful!
- David and Katie Bowman

Chris is wonderful!!! Patient, goes the extra mile. Moving from Maine to Texas was very stressful but thinks to Chris the whole process went very smooth.
- Claudia Teiferx

Chris was very nice to work with and did a great job. I would refer her to anyone. she gave excellent service throughout the transaction.
- Beverly Gotthred

Chris was wonderful, as out-of-state and first-time homebuyers she made the entire process very easy and enjoyable. She gave us excellent service throughout the transaction.
- The Madisons

The service we received from Chris and the office was excellent! Chris was very supportive, very knowledgeable and we felt she had our best interest in mind all the time. She looked out for us like we were part of the family. We would highly recommend Chris!
- Mr. & Mrs Gallagher

We love Chris! She's helped both of our children and one of our friends find homes, and we've all had very good service. We will not hesitate to refer other friends and family to Chris for their real estate needs.
- John and Barbara Bezner

Chris was the best part of our home buying experience. In every way she was professional, prompt, courteous, patient and fun. She treated us as if we were a billion dollar client. We feel as if we made a dear friend.
- Leslie & Michelle James