“Christie understands the importance of relationships, constant education, keeping connected and being a resource for her sphere of influence at all points in time.”
I love building communities. I’m active in my own community as a REALTOR, volunteer, as the mother of twins, and avidly engaged in the local business communities. I consider it a true privilege and joy that my job is to help other people sell their home or buy in communities they can call their own.
I have worked in the Southeast Valley since 2003. In that time I have been recognized for my achievements both in real estate and philanthropy as Realtor of the Year, Ahwatukee Woman of the Year, City of Phoenix Volunteer Impact Award. i am grateful to have found a path in life that allows me to serve as well as problem solve (I am a fan of puzzles and mysteries and real estate has both!)
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.
The Many Reasons to Call Ahwatukee 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.”
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
Rating: ★★★★★ Casey Kadavy
“You learned my goals & priorities from the moment we met”
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 about 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!
Rating: ★★★★★ Tim Riley
“Christie helped us with our first time home purchase and walked us through every step.”
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!
Rating: ★★★★★ Talia & Andrew Pearson