Gary was born at a tender age, quite unaware of the mess he was getting himself into! The first 50 years of my childhood have been fun and a challenge, but I'm getting the hang of things now and look forward to many more exciting years ahead.

Born and raised in a small mountain town in Colorado. At the end of 5th grade the family moved to Golden Colorado. Golden is a suburb of Denver located next to the foothills. (Home of Coors beer) Graduated from Golden High School in spite of free brewery tours.

Went on to study Sound and Recording Arts and worked with many local and national bands in the recording studio and tours.

Married and started a family at age 28 and begun buying, rehabbing and selling houses. This was back before "flip" was even a word!

Moved from Colorado to North Carolina in 1993 and operated a water sports business in both North Carolina and Florida for many years. Purchased Car-azy Car Wash in 1998 and by 2003 was out of the water sports business. Purchased a 2nd car wash, remodeled and sold it in 2007.

Began working again with Real Estate investing in 2008 and later decided to get a Real Estate License.

Today I work as a Realtor with Corin Bay Real Estate Marketing and Sales and still operate the self service car wash.

I am still investing in and remodeling homes as the opportunities present themselves. 

I have a good eye for the potential a property has, as well as knowing how to prepare and present a property for sale.

Gary Norlund     email me

Chris had been a Realtor with Corin Bay Real Estate since 2004 and has called Englewood her home since 1999. She along with her husband, Erick, and 3 daughters relocated from Cincinnati, Ohio to escape the cold and dreary winters and be closer the their parents who'd already made the move.

While in Cincinnati Chris was the Executive Assistant at LensCrafters, woking as their site selector in the opening of their first 15 stores. She went on to own and operate In A Basket, opening 4 retail stores in the Greater Cincinnati area. She also worked with Hamilton County on the creation of a business incubator within the City of Cincinnati.

In Florida, after obtaining her Real Estate license she earned the, At Home with Diversity, 1031 Exchange, International Real Estate Buyer and Short Sales and Foreclosure Certifications. (Chris ranked in the top 5% in closed short sales in the area) She was also one of the first Green Certified Real Estate Professionals in the area, earning that Certification in 2007. Her ongoing education has included; Effective Negotiating for Real Estate Professionals, The Business of Your Business: Formula, Financials, Function & Freedom and Harnessing the Power; Skills Based Performance Management.

Chris served as the President of the Venice Chapter of the Womens Council of Realtors (W.C.R.) in 2009 and 2012 and also on the State of Floridas W.C.R., Education and Program Committee. 

Chris has also received the Realtor of the Year and Business Woman of the Year Awards. 

Chris had been a Top Producer with more than one million in Sales since 2008 and has received the 5 Star Award annually since 2009.

Since 2004 Chris has hosted the weekly radio program, Open House, on every Saturday morning at 9am on WENG 1530am/107.5fm.

Very involved in the community, Chris is part of the "rescue" group known as the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival Committee, aka, the Motley Crew, that helped save and preserve the Pioneer Days Parade and it's traditions and also the catalyst and organizer in the successful effort to Save Pioneer Park, a community gathering place in the heart of the Historical Olde Englewood Area. She is also a member of The Englewood Sailing Association, The Lemon Bay Historical Society and the Southwest Historical Organization of Resources and Education (SHORE).


Chris Phelps  Manager        email me

First licensed in 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Erick was employed by Sibcy Cline Realtors, one of the largest independent Brokers in the United States. He served as a Director on the Clermont County Board of Realtors as well as Chair of the Realtor Education Committee until resigning as President-Elect  in 1999 to move to Englewood. In Florida Erick has served as a Director on the Venice Area Board of Realtors as well as Chaired the Grievance Committee and the Public Relations / Marketing Committee. He also served as the VABR representative on the Coalition of Business Associations (COBA) for 3 years. Erick was named Realtor of the Year in Venice in 2008.

Simultanious to opening Corin Bay Real Estate Marketing and Sales. 

In Sarasota and Charlotte County, Erick is best known as the person that, "saved Pioneer Days" an Englewood community event now in it's 60th year, as it risked cancellation due to the economy in 2009, Chairing the Pioneer Days Parade and Festival Committee from 2009 to 2014. Held the 2 weeks leading up to Memorial Day, Pioneer Days is now the largest event in the Englewood Area.

Erick is a graduate of the Gulf Coast Community Foundations Leadership Academy and was Co Chair of the forming Board of Directors of the Englewood Center for Sustainability.

In his personal life, Erick is married (Christi) and has three Daughters.




J. Erick Phelps  Principal Broker     email me

Formed in 2004, Corin Bay Real Estate Marketing & Sales specializes in facilitating the purchase and sale of property in the Sarasota and Charlotte County markets. Corin Bay employs only fulltime liscensed Realtors┬« and demands the highest level of ethics and service to our customers.      

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