Lee Ernst Real Estate Pro
The Property Experts, we sell all property types!
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.
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)
With over 18 years of experience in the real estate market, Lee Ernst is well-versed in the art of finding your ideal home or commercial property. But it's not just about experience; it's about dedication, strategy, and hard work. Our lead Realtor, Lee Ernst, brings over 35 years of business ownership experience to the table. We're not just here to make transactions; we're here to work with you, side by side, offering clear communication every step of the way. At Lee Ernst Group, we're not just selling houses; we're building dreams.
Carrie, serving as the Operations Manager for The Lee Ernst Group and a dedicated realtor in Scottsdale, Arizona, brings a wealth of experience to her role. With a foundation in higher education, her focus centers on assisting individuals in achieving their objectives. Having observed her husband's remarkable success in establishing a thriving real estate venture in Chicagoland, one rooted in principles she deeply values, she recognized the perfect opportunity to extend our reach to Scottsdale. This expansion allows us to provide valuable support to our clients undergoing the transition from Illinois to Arizona, a move that resonates with many seeking new horizons.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)
Cindy Fiene-CurfsReal Estate Pro
Cindy has been a real estate agent since 2015 working with buyers and seller to make their home owning dream a reality. In addition, she has authored seven books on various real estate topics to help educate prospective buyers and sellers on the process. We share these books with anyone wanting to know more about topics like home improvements, options for homes in a divorce, finding the home of your dreams without overpaying, selling a home that did not sell the first time on the market, selling for sale by owner, or how to get more money for your home. Cindy's mission is to always provide service beyond our clients’ highest expectations!
Olga AlexandrovaReal Estate Pro
Olga has been a realtor since 2018 and is focused on helping our clients buy their dream home or sell for top dollar. She excels at market analysis, home staging and photography.
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.