Ernest A. Ward
Having worked in banking and property management for over a decade, I bring to each real estate relationship a background of financing knowledge, building long-term relationships, top-notch customer service and property maintenance needs. In addition, I bring to my clients a commitment to continuous learning about the real estate industry and the marketing and financial tools that will assist them in making a smooth and well-informed real estate transaction.
As a native of Chicago and a product of University of Illinois, Chicago earned a BA in Communications. Before that, I served four years in the United States Marine Corps and served in Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Somalia, earning a commendation from the Saudi government.
I have lived and worked in the Bronzeville, Uptown and Roger’s Park communities. Currently, I am a resident of Bronzeville, where I restored a 125 year old greystone mansion with a business partner. Also, I am a co-owner in a property management company that deals with purchasing and rehabbing buildings since 1998.
Clients are saying:
"Ernest did an amazing job with a difficult sale. His advice on staging, price development and overall support were extremely helpful. I have already recommended him to represent friends and family and am confident they will be in the best of hands."
""Ernest Ward deserves a rating of 5 stars because he is an exceptional broker who I highly recommend to anyone engaged buying selling or renting in this every changing market. He listens and, because of his deep knowledge base about the Chicago and the various facets of real estate , , helps his clients reach their goals. He is the best and I highly recommend his services""
"Earnest was simply spectacular. I gave him my budget, desired neighborhoods, and desired amenities. He then delivered daily listings meeting my specifications through an online portal where I could select the units I wished to view. I moved to Chicago from Philadelphia and was doing this remotely, but he was able to schedule showings on the Sunday I arrived. He even drove me to the listings himself. The first showing was absolutely perfect. It hit all of my check boxes: great location, fully renovated, half block from the" L", and well within budget, with some utilities included in rent. I applied the same day and signed the lease the next. He even drove me to the property to take possession. I highly recommend Ernest and I will seek him out when I am ready to purchase a home in the coming years."
"Ernie was an excellent broker and went above and beyond to market my propery and procure a buyer, and he was instrumental in ensuring a smooth closing. As an attorney (and broker), I could have handled my own transaction. But I knew Ernie would add a personal touch and extra effort that I simply didn't have the time to do, given my busy practice. In addition to not being disappointed, I was pleasantly surprised that he exceeded my expectations and would enhusiastically recommend Ernie to any other buyer or seller. Thank you Ernie!"
"I've worked with Ernest since moving to Chicago in 2001. Over that times, I've watched as Ernest has applied his tenacious energy to every new challenge, and his consistent follow-through have made him a trusted resource on every project. I believe what really sets Ernest apart from others is his commitment in getting to know me as a unique individual with my owns wants and needs and helping me to find the right solution even if I am struggling to articulate it myself."