Al Ames
CRS, GRI, Distinctive Homes, Lakefront Specialist

Helping people move forward in life


With you every step of the way . . .

I specialize in Residential Homes, Investment property, Homes of Distinction, Luxury and Lakefront property.

Marketing, Negotiating & Selling Expert

  • $15 million in transactions closed 2015-2017
  • National Sales Excellence Awards - distinguishes top 5% of Realtors nationwide
  • Top Agent Award from Howard Hanna
  • Named "Best of the Best" by Howard Hanna

Contact me to put my communication and negotiation skills to work for you.  My direct line is (814) 881-2000.

FOR SELLERS

  • I will provide a comparative market analysis to help you to determine the best price to sell your home within your time frame.  I grew up in Erie, and understand the Erie market. 
  • I will develop a marketing plan to provide your home with maximum exposure through traditional channels and through creative marketing approaches.
  • I will schedule open houses, and will provide feedback to you after each one.
  • I will respond to every communication from you and will keep you updated concerning the status of your home.
  • I will use all my skills as a Realtor, negotiator, and problem solver to guide you through the process of accepting an offer on your home which will maximize your profit.
  • My job is first and foremost to protect your interests and to guide you through the home selling process, making each step as easy and problem free as possible.

FOR BUYERS

  • I will continuously search for appropriate properties which will meet your needs.
  • I will provide an overview of the Erie area if you are an out of town buyer, and I will target properties in specific areas that meet your criteria.
  • I will use all my skills as a Realtor, negotiator and problem solver to guide you through the process of making an offer to obtain the best price and terms for the property you choose.
  • My job is first and foremost to protect your interests and to make your home buying experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Homes of Distinction Specialist
  • Residential Relocation Specialist
  • 2014 President - Greater Erie Board of Realtors (Director for 6 years)
  • BA and MA Degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • National Sales Excellence Awards (ranked in top 5% of Realtors nationwide)
  • Top Agent Award from Howard Hanna
  • Named "Best of the Best" by Howard Hanna
  • Multi-Million Dollar Producer, Champion's Club Member
  • Habitat for Humanity - Site Selection Committee Chair
  • Real Estate Investor for 18 years - formerly bought, sold, owned and managed investment properties in the Erie market

Specialties

Homes of Distinction
Custom Home
Investment
Luxury Homes
Relocation
Residential
Retirement

$14,000
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 130057
$175,000
4
beds
2.5
baths
2,768
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 129821
Open Aug 19 $395,000
3
beds
2
baths
1,524
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 128661
Open Aug 19 $495,000
5
beds
4.5
baths
4,000
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 127863
$82,500
3
beds
1.5
baths
1,568
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 127610
$1,800
3
beds
3
baths
2,142
sq.ft.
Listed by:Lynnette Dippel
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 125840
$319,000
3
beds
3
baths
2,142
sq.ft.
Listed by:Lynnette Dippel
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 115763
$3,000
2
beds
3
baths
1,500
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 124427
$244,475
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 120664
$154,000
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 120665
$225,000
3
beds
1
bath
1,384
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 116480
$225,000
1
bath
1,384
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 116481
$259,000
9
beds
4,941
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 116409
$76,000
1
bed
1.5
baths
893
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 114029
$299,000
2
beds
1.5
baths
1,432
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 112452
$479,000
5
beds
3
baths
3,310
sq.ft.
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 54142
$42,500
Listed by:Al Ames
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 43387

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