Meet The Face Behind Heart & Soil LLC
I’m Wendy Ernst, the proud owner of Heart & Soil LLC. I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
When we decided that we were ready to buy, we knew that we had specific needs and wants in a home and our property. Years ago it may have been a large home with open living spaces for the kids to roam and a low maintenance backyard. Today, with the kids older and our lives focused outside of the home more than the spaces within, we wanted a change of not just scenery but pace. With our lives in fast forward these days, we really wanted a home that took us outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. We wanted a place to come home to where we could relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the environment. We wanted a peaceful, quiet, country property. This time around we wanted the large lot as opposed to the large home and with the perfect property and price in mind I spent not a few months, but two years looking for it.
Having been in property management and the construction field for years, I knew what to look for down to the zoning. Looking online I found a young and impressionable, local real estate agent early on. She didn’t know it at the time but I was about to send her on a two-year chase for the perfect home. As I sought out to find my dream home, others caught wind and asked me if I might help them in their search. Ironically, I found that along with the apparent advantages of finding the perfect home in the most absolutely perfect setting. I also thoroughly enjoyed the experience and wanted to replicate it with others.
Fast forward, after two years and now the proud owner of the perfect home I wondered. I now had an understanding of the real estate environment and thoroughly enjoyed the chase (as I called it). Without hesitation I decided to take the plunge, got my real estate license in 2019, and started Heart & Soil LLC in 2020.
Though a relatively new company, thanks to my existing network in the real estate industry, our online presence and the additional services we have added over the past year, we are able to offer customized real-estate services and tailor the experience to each client’s needs.
To ensure that I had all of the tools available to provide my clients the best service and experience, I became a Knock certified agent. I’m proud to say that with over 25,000 licensed real estate agents in Arizona, I was one of the first 200 agents to become Knock Certified when the program was introduced in Arizona. This is a certification I am excited to hold and hope that you may check out this amazing new program for home purchasing on my website.
At Heart & Soil LLC, I believe knowledge is power. I find most of my clientele know what they want. However, it is the “how” that gets in the way. They worry they might not qualify or have the ability to get their perfect home. In the current market some are worried that they will overpay or be forced to move twice, but with my experience, available programs being offered and interest rates at an all-time low, finding the perfect home is more attainable now than ever.
I enjoy giving my clients the power of choice while working with them on matters like increasing their FICO or credit score and checking market rates to confirm they are getting the best value for the location.
The high point of my work is, of course, the moment my clients close the deal on their perfect home. For me, it’s not just the transaction that counts, but the fact they trust me with what is probably the most crucial decision of their life.
As an individual, I believe what sets me apart from the others is my highly sensitive and tuned moral and ethical compass. I genuinely try to treat others how I would want to be treated and have found the world is an accepting and beautiful place when we have a little more compassion for one another.
I attribute my success to my award-winning personality and persistence. I pride myself on my never-say-die attitude, that while sometimes annoyingly optimistic, has served me well and seems to be a rather great trait for a real estate agent to possess.
The most satisfying moment in my career cannot be pinpointed as there are so many cases and scenarios with clients whom, in my opinion, are inspiring in their own way. They tend to teach me something every time, proving you can never know enough.
When I am not at work, I’m still an entrepreneur at heart. As a hobby and side business, I manage and run a motorcycle-inspired clothing line, along with a sister company that offers custom clothing designs for dogs. I also salvage and restore furniture as I find the process therapeutic and relaxing.
I am also passionate about both our veterans and animals in need. I think long term mental health and wellness care is a fundamental right that should be afforded to all, especially our veterans, as they have served us sometimes even to their harm and demise. I believe animals also deserve better as they give us unconditional love and make us better humans.
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from my real estate expertise, I invite you to get in touch. I am an Arizona licensed real estate and Knock Certified agent. If you are one of those people who are all about the soil you don’t just live on but also grow on, I’d have to say I’m an excellent choice. I offer more than just real estate services, to include drone services and free rental search assistance. My real estate expertise is available to clients across West Valley, Maricopa County and surrounding areas. Please visit our website at www.hasarizona.com for more information.