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Erica Bales Realtor - Broker

Erica has been a licensed broker since 1999, and her niche market has been first time home buyers, although she works in various fields of the real estate market to include 2nd time buyers, marketing and selling homes, relocation, rentals and so much more.

Erica was born and raised in Champaign, with a background of ten years of working in the legal field as a court clerk and a secretary to a real estate attorney.  She was a member of hte Champaign County Legal Secretaries's Association for four years.   Erica attended Parkland College to get her required course work for her real estate license.  She was employed as a closing agent for Coldwell Banker Devonshire from 1998-2000 preparing closings for approximately 45 agents in the office, being involved in hundreds of transactions a year.   She was also involved in transactions from the lender's and three title company's perspective by closing loans as an independent closer on a back-up basis, lending itself to another angle of the real estate process.

 Erica is a member of the National, State, and Local Association of Realtors.  She previously served as the Professional Development Chairperson for the Champaign County Association of Realtors which she chaired the Education, Designations and Risk Reduction, Equal Opportunity, and Special Projects committees.   Erica has also served as the Member Services Involvement Chair heading the Affiliate Networking Group, Membership and Public Relations and Marketing committees.

Erica has been a member of The Stefanie Pratt Team, a #1 Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group team in the area and company-wide, as well as a #1 real estate team in the local market.   Erica ventured out on her own for two years as an independent agent but returned to the team to take advantage of the resources a top team has to offer, and to partner.   The marketing allows her flexibility and maximum exposure in the real estate market, offering top and "outside the box" additional advertising that other Realtors and companies do not afford to her.

In choosing Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, you get a family-owned, full-service, customer focused company.   When choosing Erica Bales of The Stefanie Pratt Team as your Realtor/Broker, you are choosing someone with experience in the real estate field from various angles.   You get outstanding customer service, knowledge,  integrity and we conduct ourselves with the highest degree of professionalism and ethics.   Although Erica is your point person/broker on the team, you get the support of a two person team, as they work together to achieve your goals.  

Give Erica an opportunity to discuss their marketing with you, your goals as either buyer and/or seller, or your options to rent your home.  You will quickly see there is no better choice.  

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