George has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing him among 3,500 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries. The designation was awarded to him by the National Association of REALTORS® for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business. The CIPS designation is synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and distinct understanding of a global buyer. As a designee, George has the knowledge and resources to efficiently work with international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas, foreign buyers purchasing in the United States, as well as recent immigrants who might be unfamiliar with real estate transaction practices in the United States.
George has also been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council. REALTORS® who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. Only 3% of REALTORS® nationwide have earned the credential. Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict REALTOR® code of ethics, have been trained to use the latest tactics and technologies, and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.
George began practicing Real Estate in 2003 where he gained his start through building a private portfolio of real estate investments. His success led him to serve as a Focus Group leader in the largest Real Estate Investment club of Houston, the RICH Club. Motivated primarily by his great love of Real Estate he began working full-time as a licensed Realtor for Realty Associates and pursued a certification in expert negotiations until he was recruited to the luxury market by Lisa Barnes Properties. In 2013, together with his wife and partner Suzanna Chiriboga, they decided to open their own Real Estate brokerage, Chiriboga Realty LLC, where they serve families across the Houston area. They realized their passion for helping first time home buyers have an advantage by educating them how to analyze the market through their own individual needs assessment. Thus, they create intelligent, savvy home buyers and sellers who enjoy a greater sense of fulfillment during and long after the home buying and selling process.
George graduated with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and later received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to pursue his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. His professional experience includes working as a Systems Design Engineer at GE Automation Systems in Dallas, and Control Systems Engineer at Petron Systems in Houston. He also served as a Focus Group leader in the largest Real Estate Investment Club of Houston where he taught people how to build their portfolio of properties. In 2006, together with his wife and partner Suzanna Chiriboga, they decided to leave their successful careers in the corporate world to pursue their dreams of helping other people to become successful in buying and selling Real Estate.