MEET THE TEAM
Tracy was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and The Ellis’ were the #1 Team at RE/MAX Edge in Chesterfield when they made the move to KW Chesterfield. The Ellis’ have listed and or sold over $200,000,000 in real estate. Tracy has been a member of LuxuryRealEstate.com, and is now a member of KW LUXURY International. This will insure exposure internationally to The Rick & Tracy Ellis Team’s luxury listings. Having their own magazine, they learned quickly the importance of photography! The Rick & Tracy Ellis Team have taken technology to the highest level with aerial photography/aerial video, night time photos, HDR, Matterport and aerial video of their listings. Rick & Tracy realize the importance of marketing their listings to the largest possible audience, so they started doing a weekly radio show over 5 years ago. Now they have 2 weekly radio shows, you can tune in to “The Rick & Tracy Ellis Show” every Saturday at 4 PM and Sunday at 10 AM on FM NEWS TALK 97.1. Rick & Tracy make effective use of Social Media by promoting their listings on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, LinkedIn, E-Newsletter and they’ve created and published their own magazine, Tracy Ellis: A Guide to Luxury Real Estate which you’ll find in over 100 businesses through out St. Louis. Tracy knows the importance of networking with Top Producing Real Estate Agents all over the U.S. and has trained with top Realtors in New York, Miami and CA.
Rick Ellis has been in real estate for almost 20 years and together with his wife, they’ve created The Rick and Tracy Ellis Team. Rick has worked as an IT Professional for over 30 years at the top leading technology companies in the St. Louis and St. Charles county areas. Rick is a proven leader who has successfully managed large teams of technology professionals and projects with proven results. Selling real estate today requires much more than sticking a sign in the yard. Rick believes that Merging real estate, technology, customer service, and organizational skills are essential in buying and selling real estate. Rick works closely with the IT Team to keep The Ellis Team web sites and social media up to date, in today’s world IT changes almost daily. Rick also works side by side with local professional photographers to make sure that The Ellis Team photos to make their clients homes stand out above the rest. The Ellis Team has purchased the latest technology for photography and combined with Rick’s knowledge and background in IT, they’re able to uniquely present their clients photos to ALL the Social Media outlets. The result is, they are able to bring their listings to the largest amount of perspective buyers possible. Rick & Tracy Ellis are married and have been together for 30 years, have 4 Sons and now a Daughter-In-Law. They enjoy helping Charities and giving back to the community. A few of the charities they’ve worked closely with are Little Patriots Embraced, The Food Bank, The Missouri Military Memorial Foundation, The Crisis Nursery and Cardinal Glennon.
Mary Kay Schlimpert is a full time licensed agent, specializing in buyers, new construction and short sales for the Tracy Ellis Team. She graduated from Patricia Stevens Career College. She is a certified specialist in short sales, and foreclosures and has her GRI. Mary Kay has been a licensed residential real estate agent since 2004. She services all of St. Charles county, St. Louis County and St. Louis city.
Vince Cafazza – as an accomplished Project Manager, Vince observed the world through discerning eyes, sensed nuances and appreciated both attention to detail and follow through. His was a position requiring perseverance, tenacity and effective communication skills as he worked between executive level and team level peers on a daily basis. Today, as a real estate professional, he is bringing those same skills and talents to an equally broad spectrum of discriminating clients.A focused listener, able advisor and strong yet fair advocate, Vince is known for his diligence while employing encouragement and genuine concern as he creates a positive experience for both sides in any property transaction. His business approach is direct and successful: He listens to his client’s needs and matches them to the right property, then assures an honest and efficient transaction.
Vince’s ambition, to be available, valuable and dependable during the most important purchase of your life, just as these personal characteristics permeate his family and friendship relationships. Married to his beautiful wife, Vince is a St. Louis native that appreciates the stable Midwest’s cultural, recreational, social opportunities that St. Louis and St. Charles bring.
Allyson Lewis – I am super excited to announce I’m joining The Rick and Tracy Ellis team! I have always been interested and had a passion for real estate. I’m looking forward to learning and growing with the team. After studying Textile and Apparel Management along with Business at the University of Missouri-Columbia, I worked at a major department store for over a year. I was promoted twice and received many national awards for my sales production. My other passion is sports-primarily baseball and football. There is nothing better than watching the Cardinals play or relaxing on football game days. I can’t wait to start my new adventure as the newest member of the best real estate team in St. Louis, The Rick and Tracy Ellis Team!
Kirsten Sahd is a graduate from Missouri State University. While at Missouri State University, Kirsten became involved in the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, along with other University associations. Kirsten also played varsity basketball and ran cross country and track at Fort Zumwalt West High School. Kirsten is the youngest of four siblings, but not by much because Kirsten is a triplet. Kirsten is a vital member of our team by coordinating our files contract to close and keeping close contact with all of our clients.
Kirsten loves a challenge and learning new things, we’re very excited to have her join The Rick and Tracy Ellis Team at KW Chesterfield.