1 - CDPE
A Certified Distressed Property Expert® is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, specifically Short Sales and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners.
        Through comprehensive training in Short Sale Solutions and day to day experience, Lee Ernst is able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market, specifically selling short sales. If you are a seller and not sure where to start, pick up the phone and call Lee for a consultation. "Helping families in tough times"

         The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, and often homeowners proceed without guidance of any kind. The developers of the CDPE Designation believe that the best course of action for a homeowner in distress is to speak with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional, which is why you should call Lee Ernst. He has the tools needed to help homeowners find the best solution for their situation. Often, when other options have been exhausted, Lee can help homeowners avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a seller's short sale. "From Listing to closing"

While enduring financial difficulties is challenging for any family, the process of finding a qualified real estate professional should not be. Selecting an agent with the CDPE Designation ensures you are dealing with a professional trained to address your specific needs. For more information, contact Lee Ernst at 630-968-2600 the "right Realtor right now!"

Lee Ernst does not merely assist in selling properties, he is there to serve and help save their clients in need with Short Sale solutions.

2 - e-PRO
Is a technology designation specializing in web based communications and marketing. This is the National Association of REALTORS® ONLY Technology Certification Program.
e-PRO® Certification is NAR's online training program to certify real estate professionals as Internet Professionals. Comprehensive and interactive technology that is much more than just texting and emailing.
When you're on the Internet, you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you'd like a real estate agent who
Answers e-mail promptly and professionally.

Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home.
That is why you call Lee Ernst. He is a trained technology expert in Realtor communication as well as a computer and software expert.

Tired of struggling to find information? e-PROs have access to the latest Internet utilities, making your life easier. These tools include:
On-line home tours
Instant access to comprehensive neighborhood data
Extensive property listings
Immediate e-mail notification of just-listed homes meeting your criteria
Referral networks and on-line forums, where e-PROs can quickly find information——even potential buyers——from other e-PROs
Newsletters on current real estate conditions in your area
Electronic faxes sent to you by e-mail
We use Advanced software, PDAs, and laptops to find you answers on the spot. Lee also sets up his sellers with activity reports that show you how many on line visitors you are getting and more detail such as web visits, photo clicks and information clicks. This is available on your own personal website that gets designed for each and every home he lists.
The result: you get more information, more easily. With electronic files, you have less paperwork to deal with. And since your agent uses e-mail, you can even eliminate phone tag. The e-PRO streamlines your entire transaction, from showing to closing. This is another good reason to call Lee.

An e-PRO's access to advanced technology can save you considerable expense. You have more tools to find or market your home, so you're likely to get a better price.  And by using e-mail, text and on line data transfers you save money on long-distance calls and fax charges.

Relocating? Lee will set you up With the tools to do your research electronically, you can make a decision on a home the first day you're in town——or without traveling at all. You and your family save on travel costs. And after you've decided to buy, monitoring the sale by e-mail saves you even more.

Should you use an e-PRO like Lee? Yes——even if you are not online savvy you should have a Realtor that is and can get the job done. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose Lee, it's a safe bet you'll get the kind of service you want——and need.

3 - Certified Staging Consultant (CSC)
In 2009 this certification was held by fewer than 300 agents in the state of Illinois. This certification educates students in recognizing other attractive alternatives to reach a SALE for their clientele, both the seller and/or buyer! It teaches them how to incorporate an array of staging services into their client service portfolio. From personally consulting the seller how to “de-clutter” the home or, if all fails, incorporating a variety of professional staging services to assist.
• Optimum Home Appeal
• Edge over Competition
• Objectivity and Expertise
• Minimize the Time on the Market
• Get the Maximum Financial Return
• My Experience and Expertise in Buyers/Sellers Consultation
Fact: Staged homes have a 13% higher sold price!
Fact: Staged homes sell 30% faster!

4 - Certified Negotiation Consultant CNC
Now is a great time to buy real estate and a Certified Negotiation Expert agent can help buyers save even more.
Do we negotiate? Yes!  I can't divulge my tricks of the trade, but I do have a bunch of past clients that will vouch for my abilities. I am one of the first 200 Realtors to receive this designation. I look forward to putting this skill to use for your next move.
It will also benefit the real estate buyer to work with a Realtor that is a Certified Negotiation Expert.  These real estate agents have gone through a special training program to help develop their negotiation skills so they can better help their buyer clients and sellers get the best possible price and terms.

5 - CIAS, Certified Investor Agent Specialist: An agent who is trained to work the numbers for your Rental property or Rehab and Resell investments. Are you interested in knowing ahead of time what your monthly cash flow will be?  are you interested in Cap Rates? or the selling market price after you rehab? Just ask! I am here to walk you through the steps. Now is the time to invest. With the interest rates where they are and the price of distressed homes today, investment properties have not been this affordable since 1991. Call me today and ask me What is Available.                                                                                                                       

Lee has the experience to see his clients through any tough Real Estate situation.