Lee Ernst Real Estate Pro

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From its inception in 2011, I have been continuously awarded the 5 Star Professional top 1% award published by Chicago magazine, received Icon status at eXp Realty and have been recognized as the top 5% of agents across the nation. It’s a great honor to be one of 1.5 million agents today in the U.S to have accomplished this.

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We are looking forward to the future growth and expansion of our business.  For 10 years I managed all the responsibilities of my real estate business.  Then in 2016, I hired a buyer’s agent, and in 2017 a part-time administrator, so I could focus more on creating relationships with my clients. The team has grown even more in 2020, and it continues to grow. We have a Chicago agent, a West suburban agent, a Scottsdale, AZ agent, a full-time administrator, as well as a runner. We are always looking to add new agents to our team, including an eXp Realty pipeline, as well as our professional mentorship. We are excited to collaborate with new and seasoned agents who want to join the wildly successful eXp Realty.

Real Estate Training that helps me help you!

    • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
    • Electronic Real Estate Professional (ePRO)
    • Certified Negotiation Consultant (CNC)
    • Certified Staging Consultant (CSC)
    • Certified Agent Investor Specialist (CIAS)
    • Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)


Carrie Ernst


When higher education in Illinois began to face insurmountable challenges and my university closed, I took this as an opportunity to fulfill a long-standing dream to move to Scottsdale, AZ and take my focus of serving people in the education arena to real estate.  After watching my husband create an incredibly successful real estate business in Chicagoland, based on the same ideals that I value, I knew it would be a great fit for my skill set and would give us the opportunity to expand to Scottsdale, where we could help many of our clients who were also transitioning out of Illinois to Arizona.

 Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)

Instant cash offers, we can make it happen

Tayler Powell

Downtown Chicago

I’m a hardworking agent dedicated to helping you find your next home or sell your existing one. My decade of customer service ensures I will be attentive to your needs. When I’m not assisting clients, you can find me flying the friendly skies as a flight attendant for American Airlines. I’m also a proud dog mom to my golden retriever puppy, Griffey. Specializing in downtown Chicago.


This could be YOU

Real Estate Pro

Having grown up in the Chicagoland area, I am knowledgable in all of its surrounding suburbs and excel at helping find the right property for each buyer I meet. I am an experienced real estate agent, with a proven track record helping buyers find their ideal home and I am excited to bring my passion for real-estate and my love of helping people to the Lee Ernst Team because their core values match mine.

Helping our clients land a great deal is what we like to see.

Here is a brief summary about an experience we've had with a seller.


In 2014, we had a seller with a listing. The market wasn’t as hot as it is today. We had a $410,000 listing; where the sellers pushed the price way higher than any split level in the subdivision had ever sold for. They were conflicted because they were stuck in the $400s and were concerned they were not going to get close to asking price.

They told me they thought we wouldn’t be able to get to $400,000. Then a buyer made an offer in the $380s. It was a few days of going back and forth, a thousand here and there. Another few rounds with buyer’s agent occurred, but I felt there was some more room to go higher based on the intonations I heard from the buyer’s agent.

So instead of settling for $400,000, I asked them to get into the $400s. When I finally called my sellers I said, “Well, sorry we didn’t get you $400,000, but we got you $402,000.” They were surprised and thrilled at the success of the listing and how hard I worked for them.

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