About Christie Ellis
In order to give the best, most well defined, picture of myself i am sharing my competence and lovability (I think I made this word up)
Here is my Resume for the “technical” part of my Career
CHRISTIE M. ELLIS
106 S Kyrene Rd, #2, Chandler AZ 85226 | Christie@ChristieEllisHomes.com |480-201-3575 | www.ChristieEllisHomes.com
I have been a Realtor/Associate Broker in the Phoenix area since 2003. I have had my own brokerage, managed over 40 agents, closed over $55 Million in sales, in 2015 I was the 2nd I highest producer in my company, United Brokers Group, the highest volume real estate company in the Southeast Valley.
Arizona School of Real Estate and Business
March 2003 Scottsdale, AZ
Master in Social Work
September 1998 – May 2002
Arizona State University
Bachelors in Arts
September 1991 – May 1995
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) – the highest level of certification a REALTOR® can achieve, similar to a CPA or a CFP. It requires an additional 92 classroom hours and multiple tests. It is a designation for those who are serious about their careers, their clients and improving their skills.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) – this designation requires over 150 transactions or over $1 million dollars in production for each year of service as a Realtor ®, plus additional classroom hours. Only 37,000 Realtors® nationwide have this designation.
Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) – This designation is earned by a REALTOR® who wants the best for his/her Buyer. It teaches skills, techniques and risk management in representing any Buyer.
Certified Go-Giver Coach- I am licensed to teach and coach and material written by Bob Burg, Best Selling Author and International Speaker. He Co-authored The Go-Giver, authored Endless Referrals, Adversaries into Allies, and It’s Not About You
In my career have closed over 275 transactions and sold over $55,000,000
The average price in the past year: $325,000
Median days on market: 62
60% of the last 3 years transactions were in Ahwatukee
Listings sell between 95% and 110% of list price
Buyers pay about 97% of list price
2016 SEVRAR REALTOR of the Year
2015 President’s Circle with Distinction – United Brokers Group
2015 City of Phoenix Impact Award – nominated by City Councilman Sal DiCiccio
2014 Business Woman of The Year – awarded by Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce
2013 Top 40 Under 40 REALTOR® – awarded by SEVRAR Real Estate Board
Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors
- 2016 Board Member
- Past Chair of Professional Development Committee
Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce
- Board of Directors (2nd term) and Executive Board
- Chair Woman in Business (3 years)
- Scholarship Donor
- Past Chair of Red, White and Boom (2 years)
- Various committees such as the Golf Tournament, Red, White and Beautiful, The Gala, Donation Days
Chaired Restaurant Nights at Kyrene de la Sierra (5 years)
YMCA Ahwatukee Foothills Financial Supporter
Healing Fields 9/11 Memorial with Tempe Exchange Club (4 years)
Real Estate Cemetery: How to Survive the Fears Challenges and Mistakes That Can Kill Your Real Estate Career
A Guide to Buying a Home in Ahwatukee the Southernmost Urban Village in Phoenix, AZ
Numerous articles written for the Ahwatukee Foothills News
Associate Broker/Realtor ®
February 2013- current
United Brokers Group
As an Independent Contractor I create, manage and am accountable for my own business, including marketing, accounting, and adherence to all Federal, State and local real estate laws. I assist residential Buyers and Sellers in all aspects of buying or selling a house which includes but is not limited to: marketing, photography, inspections, transfer of title, transfer of funds, securing loans, legal, contract writing, problem solving, organizing repairs, negotiation.
As an On Call Broker I am one of 4 Associate Brokers (an agent who has been in the business at least 3 years in a full time capacity, has received an additional 90 classroom hours and passed all school, state and national tests) in the company who takes calls from any agent within our company when they have a real estate question (usually legal) or need help.
Owner and Designated Broker
July 2006 – February 2013
Sonoran Mountain Realty
In charge of all aspects of running a real estate brokerage house, which includes all of the items listed as Associate Broker, but in addition I managed varying agents at various times, at the most it numbered over 40. Owner and DB also entails answering directly to the Arizona Department of Real Estate and being compliant with all Brokerage rules and regulations.
March 2003 – July 2006
Started my real estate career, invested in my own real estate and learned how to run a real estate business
Case Manager and Crisis Intervention Leader
September 1996 – July 2004
Contact Behavioral Health a division of Banner Hospital Systems
I started my career at Banner as a Case Manager Assistant while studying for my Master’s Degree. My job entailed helping HMO and Employee Assistant Program members in connecting with any behavioral services required, included but not limited to: therapy, emergency and life threating situations, crisis management, claims payment, available benefits, interpretation of benefits, and referrals to counselors or Doctors.
After I earned my Master’s Degree I became a Case Manager and was in charge of managing patients and their hospital stays, managing any client who was threating himself/herself or others, coaching and training Employee Assistant Program participant Managers on how to use behavioral techniques as management tools, on site response to crisis situations such as bank robberies and on site employee deaths, assisting providers in claims payments while educating how to code bills appropriately.
Tim Riley wrote:
I chose you to list my homes for several reasons.
You are a leader & dedicated servant to the community.
You have a great reputation among your professional peers.
You know the industry and the market.
You are clear and honest on preparations & expectations.
And most important of all… you “know” ME!
You learned my goals & priorities from the moment we met…
and you were ALWAYS dedicated to helping me achieve those goals.
Your only weakness as a realtor… is I never wanted to move away from you!
I wish you nothing but the best.
Because nobody shares their success more than you!
Casey Kadavy wrote:
My husband and I spent several years looking for the right house; we’re picky buyers. Luckily, we trusted Christie Ellis with our home search. Month after month, she set up viewings and promptly answered every question we could think of. Every. Single. One. Just as we were on the cusp of losing hope and calling off the search, I came across a home that seemed to tick all the boxes. Within an hour, Christie had an appointment. The house was perfect, and we made an offer. As it turns out, an accepted offer is only the beginning of a potentially stress-inducing process of ups and downs. We still had to sell our own home! Christie sprang into action to get our house prepped, photographed and listed. Within two days, we had five offers and an accepted deal over the asking price. Yes, over the asking price! Through appraisals and inspections on both properties, Christie acted as a trusted guide. Christie clearly understands that buying a new home isn’t just the biggest financial decision most of us will ever make. It’s also a tremendous emotional decision. With this in mind, Christie’s professionalism and expertise are surpassed only by her level of compassion. How wonderful that we ended this very long process with a beautiful new home … and a realtor we consider a dear friend! If you’re in the market for a new home, or you’re considering selling your own, you can rest assured that Christie Ellis will take care of you
Talia and Andrew Pearson wrote:
We were referred to Christie by a friend and we were not disappointed! Christie helped us with our first time home purchase and walked us through every step. She helped us negotiate getting a major issue repaired that came back on the home inspection which was a huge deal for us! Christie is a pro and we would hire her again for any future real estate needs!
Ken Rubis wrote:
Christie was referred to us by a family member. In addition to having all the qualities that are incumbent on being a respected real estate professional, specifically a high level of morality, Christie is also a very enjoyable person to be around. Buying and selling homes are stressful transactions with tons of intracies and things that can go wrong. Christie really did a great job of keeping track of the details for us. She went above and beyond and handled communications and helped with relationships of third parties involved in the transaction. Many times I knew it was my responsibility to make some of those contacts, and Christie, at my request, did them for me. I never want to buy or sell another home, I simply hate the process. But if I had to do it again, Christie would be my only call. She is a tremendous professional and a wonderful person to be around