ROI Expert Advisors™ is the leading business referral organization for Real Estate-Centric Professionals.

ROI Expert Advisors™ Exists

to build extraordinary word-of-mouth and help our partners gain an unfair advantage over their competition in the marketplace.

We are a purposeful community of like-minded real estate professionals, firms and organizations working together through multidisciplinary teamwork, to develop an overwhelming marketplace advantage built on friendship, trust and genuine relationships.

Our Core Values


Optimism and Positivity... that inspires others


in all that we do


in every area of life and business


mutually beneficial, win-win relationships

Qualifications We Seek and Maintain

  • 2 years or more (full time) experience in field of expertise
  • History of success in endeavors
  • Teachable (always learning)
  • Entrepreneurial drive (growth mentality)
  • Quick to Respond
  • Consistently deliver excellent service (overall client experience)
  • Well connected within the community

ROI Expert Advisors™ Leadership

Chris Stege is a wildly successful real estate agent in the Austin, Texas area with over 100 people on his team.

Denise Widener is a successful and seasoned real estate agent and investor. She has been in real estate for 20 years and owned her own boutique real estate brokerage in Scottsdale, AZ.

Chris Widener is one of the leading authorities on success and personal development in the world and a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall Fame.

Together, they lead ROI Expert Advisors. See below for more detailed bios.

Chris Stege


Chris has been in the business of relationships his entire life. As an entrepreneur and business owner for over two decades, Chris has learned the delicate balance of working with people while simultaneously achieving a financial goal. This strength has served him well in the business of Real Estate.

Combining his love of business and his exceptional people skills, Chris launched his real estate career hosting weekly open houses. By his second year, he had built an 8-figure business with more than 60% of his yearly earnings generated from those he met, while hosting open houses. This fast-track level of success led to teaching and training thousands of agents on his unique approach to maximizing the client experience and hosting memorable open houses.

In 2016 Chris founded Greater Value Network LLC, a business referral and leadership development organization, as an extension to his real estate business. GVN’s philanthropic arm has raised more than $300,000.00 through its annual fundraising events. The Food Fight for Youth in Foster CareTM and The Angels Cup Topgolf® Shootout. Proceeds raised from these annual events go to support the mission of the Austin Angels non-profit.

Chris is recognized for his large personality and enthusiasm. He’s a top 1% influencer and growth leader building a real estate company into multiple markets nationwide. He’s the co-founder of The Real Estate CollectiveTM, a recurring monthly mastermind of high producing realtors, brokers and team leads in the Austin area. The Real Estate Collective’s primary focus is centered around helping agents build bigger, better, more sustainable businesses.

Originally from west Texas, Chris has called Austin home for 18 years. Chris and his wife Kelly have two daughters, Stella, and Noa. Chris serves on the board of Austin Angels, a local non-profit organization that provides assistance, support and mentorship to local youth in foster care.

Denise Widener


Denise Widener is a successful and seasoned real estate agent and investor. She has been in real estate for 20 years and owned her own boutique real estate brokerage in Scottsdale, AZ. Denise has not only helped clients buy and sell homes, but she has also overseen the building of spec homes and has done many fix and flip projects, as well.

As an executive, Denise has 24 years experience in the Telecom industry, including the last eight years with one of the fifteen largest companies in America, managing the sales and operations of a nationwide team partnering with Fortune 100-500 companies. Denise is a conscientious and strategic leader, focused on results.

Originally from Long Beach, California, Denise has her Bachelors of Science degree from California State University Long Beach. After spending two decades in the Scottsdale, Arizona area, Denise and Chris moved to their new home in Chattanooga, Tennessee in late 2021. Together Chris and Denise have six children and five grandchildren. Chris and Denise are also authors of a book on how to have a successful second marriage titled, Better the Second Time: How to Have an Amazing Second Marriage.

Chris Widener

Strategy and Leadership Development

Chris Widener has been named as one of the top 50 speakers in the world today and is a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. He has spoken all over the world in places like Germany, Spain, Russia, China, Egypt, Singapore, Australia and of course, all over the United States and Canada.

His clients are a “who’s who” of American businesses and organizations, including: General Electric, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and the Harvard Business School.

Chris was hand selected by two of the legends of the speaking world to work with them and he now carries on their legacy. Jim Rohn, one of the most successful speakers of the last 50 years, and also known for being Tony Robbins first mentor, made Chris his last protege. Chris and Jim co-authored Jim’s last book, The Twelve Pillars, which has become an international best-seller. Zig Ziglar, considered to be the greatest motivational speaker of the 20th Century, personally chose Chris to co-host his television show, True Performance. Along with co-hosting True Performance, Chris also hosted his own show, Made for Success, where he interviewed some of the top business achievers and thought leaders of our time.

Chris considers it a privilege to be able to speak to people, help them lead successful lives, become extraordinary leaders and masterful salespeople.

Chris is the author of 23 books with three million copies in print in 14 languages and over 450 articles on success, leadership, sales and motivation. His best-selling books include The Angel Inside, The Art of Influence, The Leadership Rules, Live the Life You Have Always Dreamed Of, and Twelve Pillars. Chris has also produced over 80 CDs and DVDs on a wide range of topics.

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