Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund
This fund honors two late leaders in the Berks County real estate community who left a major imprint on their profession: Herbert Bellairs and Christos Vardixis. Herbert Bellairs, who died in 2002, was a Realtor for over 50 years. He founded his own firm and served his profession admirably as president of both the Reading-Berks and Pennsylvania Associations of Realtors. He literally “wrote the book” on real estate procedures, as his “Real Estate Fundamentals and Practices” has been required reading for individuals seeking a real estate license in Pennsylvania. The Bellairs family was instrumental in significantly increasing the value of this fund. Christos Vardaxis Jr. died in 2003 at age 36. A Realtor for only three years, he amassed a record of achievement in his profession that belied his years. He was an active member of his professional association and was a rising leader at the time of his death.