Erica has been a licensed real estate agent since 1999, and her
niche market has been first-time home buyers, although she has experience in
numerous different transactions.
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 the Champaign County Legal
Secretaries´ Association for approximately 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 our
office, being involved in hundreds of transactions over that three-year
period. She was also involved in transactions from the lender´s and title
company´s perspective by closing loans as an independent closer on a back-up
basis for three title companies in Champaign, which lends itself to yet another
angle on the real estate process.
is a member of the National, State, and Local Association of Realtors.
She previously served as the Professional Development Chairman for Champaign
County Association of Realtors, which chairs the Education, Designations and
Risk Reduction, Equal Opportunity, and Special Projects Committees. She
also served on the Governmental Affairs Committee. Erica has also served
as the Member Services Involvement Chair heading the Affiliate Networking
Group, Membership, and PR and Marketing Committees.
Erica has been a member of The Stefanie Pratt Team that has
become the #1Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group team
in the area, as well as a #1 Real Estate Team in the local
market. They are currently in the top 3% of agents in Coldwell Banker
Internationally. Erica ventured out on her own for two years as an
independent agent but returned to the team to take advantage of the resources
of a top team atmosphere. The marketing offered here allows her to
maximize exposure in the real estate market, offering top and "outside the
box" additional advertising that other Realtors and other companies will
not afford to you.
choosing Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, you get a family-owned,
full-service, customer focused company. And when choosing Erica Bales of
Stefanie Pratt & Associates as your Broker/Realtor, you are choosing
someone with experience in the real estate field from all angles. You get
outstanding customer service, knowledge, and integrity and someone who conducts
themselves with the highest degree of professionalism and ethics, and although
Erica is your Broker/Realtor and point person, you get the support of a
two-person team, as they work together to help you achieve your goals.
Give Erica an opportunity to discuss their marketing with you. Give Erica
an opportunity to discuss their Buyer services with you. You will quickly
see there is no better choice!