Wayne Ellis

28 years of work experience
FC Tucker Emge Realtors
7820 Eagle Crest Blvd.
Evansville, IN, 47715
(812) 297-5369

Ratings & reviews (8)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2015
alphasig60
Listed and sold a home
This was my first time working with Wayne. He sold our house in 48 hours! He is very professional and I am glad I was referred to him. I wouldn't use anyone else in the future. Thanks Wayne!
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2015
user486385
Helped me buy and sell homes
My wife and I purchased a second home on January 28, 2015 through Wayne's team. The experience was excellent and we looked at tons of houses over a 2 year time period and never felt like a burden. Even through the negotiation of the price with the seller Wayne's knowledge of the neighborhood and price point was invaluable. I am an engineer by trade and I called several banks in the area to shop for the best rate, I thought I did my homework; but Wayne said I could get a better rate. The best I could find in the area was 3.625% and Wayne was able to call a colleague at 7:00 at night and find out what rates they were offerings. We ending up with a 3.375% rate! That help alone paid for his commission! But, now we were in a rush to sell our home quickly while still getting top dollar. Wayne had sat down with us and presented comparable sales in our neighborhood, discussed the value of the updates we had done on our house, and he recommended a listing price. Wayne walked through the entire house and recommended things to change to help the property show better. We followed all of his recommendation. We listed our house the Thursday before superbowl weekend. From Thursday to Sunday we had 12 to 15 showings! After each showing we received a survey, via email, completed by the realtor looking at the house. Every one of them complimented us on how well the house showed and how much their client was interested in it. It was a huge help receiving the feedback immediately after the showing. As Wayne talked to each realtor that looked at the house he explained to them how much interest we had and how they needed to give their highest offer because it would be sold in a couple days. By Saturday night (only on the market 72 hours) we had 4 written offers, one of them being a full price offer. This is when Wayne's experience and negotiation skills paid off - he recommended that I did not take any offers, even though my wife and I were more than happy to take the highest offer. Instead he recommended that we let him contact the 4 parties that are interested and let them all know that we would take "highest and best" offers on Sunday and we would chose the best offer without countering. We agreed and we received 2 new offers on Sunday. We accepted the highest offer Sunday at 3:00 PM which was $3,000 more than the asking price. I am fully convinced that we would not have received near as high of price, or sold our house in 4 days, if we used a different realtor. To continue the story the buyers conducted an inspection and we were asked to fix about $6,000 work of items. Since we received quite a bit more for the house than I expected I was prepared to pay for the fixes and move on, but Wayne felt like the amount of work they asked for was not reasonable. Without getting into all the details (because most people have stopped reading this review already), Wayne recommend that I back out of the deal and put the house back on the market. But, I was still in a time crunch to sell since I already bought a second house. So, Wayne called one of the other offers we had received almost 3 weeks ago and that night we had a new offer for the exact same amount. We ended up accepting the new offer and not having to pay the $6,000 for the inspection items. All in all, without Wayne I would not have had a bidding war and received as high of offers, I would have a higher interest loan (about $8,000 savings), and I didn't have to pay $6,000 for inspection items. Total savings are at least $15,000 to $20,000. Also, anytime I needed to talk to Wayne or someone on his team he was extremely easy to get a hold of, which is a level of service you just don't see any more. There is a reason Wayne consistently sells more homes than anyone else in the tri-state. Blake Cutrell Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2014
user20222545
Listed and sold a home
Wayne Ellis and his group did an outstanding job selling our house. We had our first offer within 24 hours of it going on the market. Even though that deal fell through we had another offer the same day it went back on the market. The Ellis team were very informative and were able to answer any questions or concerns we had. The whole experience was so stress free. I would strongly recommend them.
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2014
amattingly13
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I tried to sell our home a couple of years ago with no luck. It sat on the market for 6 months with another realtor and never received an offer. We decided to put our house back on the market. Wayne came highly recommended to us from a couple of people and decided to use him to list our house the second time. He told us what we needed to do to our house in order to get it ready for the market. We had our house listed with Wayne for less than two months when we received an offer. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2014
stephenruss1
Helped me buy home
Wayne and his office were excellent in their response time, professionalism and work ethic. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience with them! Would highly recommend to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2012
user2697353
Listed and sold a home
We moved 3 hours away from our old home and it sat on the market with another realtor for 9 long months. We then listed with Wayne, who gave us expert advice and got our home sold for a fair price in less than 1 month! He's knowledgeable, honest and gets the job done. I can't recommend him enough!
Highly likely to recommend
06/19/2012
dschauss
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have known Wayne for several years and I couldn't write enough good things about him. He is simply the best there is. Thanks for all of your service to the community Wayne!
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2011
eppand
Listed and sold a home
Wayne helped us sell our house in under 1 month on the market. He provided great staging advice, recommendations for service providers on supplies we needed and made himself readily available to answer our questions. His attention to our needs and skill set in marketing a property is second to none. Not to mention his team carries to same integrity, focus, and kindness in their efforts. I would not hesitate to recommend Wayne to anyone looking to sell their property.