Lee Ernst

The LEE ERNST GROUP

eXp Realty in Illinois

About Lee Ernst

Growing up in Chicago, I found myself to always be a self-starter. After numerous entrepreneurial endeavors, I found my way to real estate in 2005 and have never gone back. Through a meaningful relationship and professional guidance, I have the opportunity to help clients find success in the ever-changing market. With years of award-winning service, I have come to realize that I do what I do in order to encourage home buyers and sellers during this seemingly stressful time -- and make it one to enjoy! So let's get out there and find the deal that's best for you.
I began running my own business at 18 as a professional painter. My second business started a few years later that grew and evolved into a thriving delivery business. While that business was successful, it wasn’t fulfilling, what I really wanted to do was help people and work with them on much more important things. I found that opportunity as a real-estate agent; it was a perfect fit for my love of architecture and desire to help people.
As much as I love my career and working, the most important thing in my life is family. I have two teens, a wonderful wife and enjoy the activities that kids this age are involved in. If I am not doing things with my wife and kids, you will find me hard at work marketing my homes for sale and finding the perfect house for my clients.
Last year I worked my way into the top 5% of agents and continued the streak of making it into the Five Star Real Estate Agents award. This year was nine years in a row where only 1% of the agents earned this distinction.
The accolades are fine, but the thing that keeps me motivated are the people that I get to work with. I strive to do a great job for the people that hire me. I hate to let people down and will work until the job is done! Sometimes that means getting the highest dollar amount for my sellers and getting the best price for my buyers. How do you know when you get the best deal? This is where my expertise and ability to communicate shines. I will go over the comps and point out the nuances of pricing to make sure my clients get the best deal possible.