Ernie Behrle Realtor/Broker in Charge


Office: (919) 795-5447
Mobile: (919) 795-5447
Fax: 919-784-0202

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Hello!! and thanks for visiting my website.   I grew up assisting my family run a retail/rental business on the east end of Long Island, NY.  There I learned the golden rule of treating people as I would like to be treated. This has served me well my entire life, especially in real estate. I take great pride in the trust & confidence that my clients place in me with what for most is the single largest financial transaction of their lives.

I enjoy working with both sellers and buyers; specializing in residential properties and land across this are of North Carolina known as “TheTriangle” . BuySmart Realty is NOT a traditional real estate  company.  I offer home sellers a “CHOICE” of listing plans with NO additional service or professional fees attached.  All plans, including my Full Service plan, are designed to save sellers thousands of dollars in commissions and fees charged by more traditional companies. This without sacrificing any of the exposure the home requires to be seen by buyers.  For home buyers, I never charge any fees for my services.  

I am married going on 40 years this coming August. We have 3 grown children, 2 daughter in laws and the pride of our lives now, a grand daughter.   All of our children went through the majority of their schooling here and continue to live and work within 10 miles of us. My wife and I enjoy and take pride in fostering dogs for the Wake County Animal Center until such time we can find them their new “furever” home.  We also have 5 dogs of our own and two cockatiels. The rear yard of our home backs up to the Neuse River and includes a section of the main spine for the East Coast Greenway.  We both enjoy kayaking on the river and she likes to run while I prefer to bike the paved trail.  My other interests include golf, hunting & fishing.

I would love to offer my services to you!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.  Let me put my 24 years of experience and expertise to work for you!!  919-795-5447 (phone & text); 


Explained Technical Terms That No Other Real Estate Agent Had Ever Taken The Time To Do Before

While selling my townhome in North Raleigh, Ernie explained technical and other terms in the legal documents that no other real estate agent had ever taken the time to do with me before. I found this most helpful in my decision-making. He also went out of his way to be helpful to me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ernie Behrle to anyone I know who would be looking for a Realtor to represent them in their real estate transactions. -J. Benton

He Was Very Responsive to Messages and Any Concerns

When looking to purchase my first home, I put my trust into the hands of Ernie Behrle to guide me through the process. Ernie was very attentive to my likes and dislikes, and made many recommendations of potential places to look at in the areas I was focused on. He was very responsive to messages and any concerns I had throughout the entire process from start to finish, and he always made himself available to look at potential houses during the week and on weekends. He is very knowledgeable of all real estate regulations and made sure that I had all of the information I needed to make a sound decision when I submitted an offer on a property. When the submitted offer was accepted, he walked me through the entire process to make sure that the closing happened as scheduled. I would highly recommend Ernie to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Raleigh area based on how smooth my experience was. When the time comes for me to buy again in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to work with Ernie once again. -- -B.Hawkins

He Was Very Professional And Got My House Sold

He was very professional and got my house sold!! -C. Womack

I Was Very Impressed With His Professionalism

We were very pleased with Ernie’s commitment to selling our house.  He first visited our home before meeting us and discovered a water leak.  He was very proactive about cleaning up the leak , finding a bucket and double checking on it later because he knew we were out of town.  I was very impressed with his professionalism.  He is personable and works hard to present your property well.  We had lots of challenges with selling our home because of inspection problems and the current market at the time.  It sat empty for a long time but Ernie stuck with it and kept a close eye on the property for us.  He caught several potential problems before they became bigger issues.  We are pleased with the final results and would use Ernie again. -The Beach's

Ernie Does An Excellent Job In Finding What A Buyer Really Wants

Ernie does an excellent job in finding what a buyer really wants and getting interest in a property for sale.  I have and will continue to recommend Ernie for and real estate business in Raleigh. -C. Bennett

He Definitely Went Above And Beyond In His Work For Us

Our family recently relocated from Texas to the Raleigh area.  We were assisted in our home purchase by Ernie Behrle.  We want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for Ernie and the help he gave us.  He spent many hours showing us different homes, explaining the benefits of each locale and ensuring our comfort with each area.  He even scheduled an appointment with the principal of the elementary school our children would be attending!  Upon our return, Ernie kept in constant contact with us and served as our representative in the home inspection and final walk through of the property we chose to buy.  Further, after our move to Raleigh, he continued to visit us to ensure our comfort and that we were properly settled into our new home.  He definitely went above and beyond in his work for us! -The Martin Family

He Compassionately Led Us Around Until We Found Our Home

We very much enjoyed working with Ernie Behrle in the purchase of our new home.  He compassionately led us around many pitfalls until we finally found our home.  I can’t wait to see how quickly he sells it for us when it is time to leave! -C. Wessenburg

Good Enough To Go Under Our House And Remove Debris

Dear Ernie,  Thank You again for all your efforts showing and especially closing the sale of our home after we had already moved out of state.  You have gone above and beyond in preparing our house for sale and being there to handle things while we were out of town.  You even were good enough to go under our house and remove debris from our crawlspace.  The closing went very smoothly and even two weeks early. You have been very easy to work with and were always so easy to reach.   Thank you again. -The Lehman's

He Is Always Working For You

Ernie is fantastic!  He is always working for you to make sure you can achieve whatever your goal may be.  With a wealth of experience and a passion for what he does, I consider Ernie not only a great Realtor but a friend as well. He helped me purchase my first home, which thanks to him has been far more than I ever imagined.  Now we are working on transitioning me to a beautiful 10 acres of land he found for me where I am building a new home which once again thanks to Ernie, is more amazing than anything I ever thought I could own. -B. Jones

Ernie Was Very Patient With Me

Ernie was very patient with me.  When I first placed my house on the market I  was a very motivated seller however during the process my situation changed and he was very accommodating and understanding. -Colleen A.

The Negotiations Were Quick And Easy

Ernie did a great hob helping us sell our house.  It was listed with him for about 4 months (winter) and there were many showings.  We ended up with more than one person interested and Ernie helped us select the best offer.  The negotiations were quick and easy.  We would highly recommend Ernie if you are looking to sell your home. -The Felts

He Walked Us Through Everything And Was Always Quick To Respond

Ernie was a gem to work with.  He walked us thru everything and was always quick to respond to our questions even when he was on vacation. If you’re looking to buy I would recommend you check Ernie out.  You won’t be sorry. -The Tariq's

Ernie Was Extremely Helpful And Supportive

Ernie was extremely helpful and supportive in helping me purchase my first home.  He found several houses based upon the criteria I provided him for me to look at.  He was also quick to schedule an appointment with a house I happened to drive by and wanted to take a look at. With my high anxiety, I was worried about having a panic attack during the process but Ernie made the entire process virtually stress free and exciting for me. -Courtney B

He Immediately Got Appointments To View A Couple Homes

I am a licensed Realtor but currently in an inactive status.  Ernie and I worked for the same realty company some years age and consider each other as friends. While I Know the process of purchasing a home very well, the Offer to Purchase has undergone some significant changes over the past several years as well as other things.  I called Ernie and asked him to assist me with the purchase of an investment property.  He immediately got appointments to view a couple of homes I was considering and when it came time to make an offer, explained those changes especially the Due Diligence provision. He assisted with the negotiation process and within no time were under contract.  I would recommend Ernie to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the Raleigh area. -Chris P

He Went Above And Beyond Making Sure The Entire Process Went Smoothly

I would highly recommend Ernie Behrle for many reasons. My fiancée and I were first time home buyers and had no clue where to begin as far as choosing a home. Ernie was very patient and thorough in explaining the process and answering all of our questions. He went above and beyond making sure that the entire process went as smoothly as possible. He was available when I needed him and offered lots of helpful advice. He gets back to you quickly and doesn't keep you waiting when you have a burning question. We even got into the sticky situation of a bidding war and Ernie was the key player in helping me get the house of my dreams. Would definitely recommend him to friends and family and in fact he has been my parents Realtor as well for many years. If you want a Realtor that is trustworthy, knowledgable, personable and diligent then Ernie is your guy! -A. Maton

He Listened To EVERYTHING We Said

My family moved to Raleigh only a few years ago and we have been renting, and recently decided to buy a house. Once I contacted Ernie, he was nothing but helpful, open, honest, and professional! As first time home buyers we had a lot of expectations from what we "wanted" in a home and how much we could afford. He listened to EVERYTHING we said and went above and beyond to get the house we wanted, for the price we could afford. Very reliable and we would definitely use him in the future if/when we decide to move again! -D. Yarabenetz

I Would Rate Ernie In The Top 1% Of Buyers Agents

I have bought and sold 19 different homes and only once before have I worked with an agent this good. I would rate Ernie in the top 1% of Buyer agents I have worked with and when I get ready to sell this property I just bought he will be getting the call to list it. I highly recommend that if you are looking for a real estate agent in the Research Triangle Area you give Ernie a call, he won't disappoint you. -R Guara

Ernie Went Beyond Our Expectations

We are very happy with our home.  Frank and I would recommend Ernie's experience, kindness and most of all the dedication he provides to his clients. Ernie went beyond our expectations and was always there for questions and concerns. -The Diaz's

Ernie Was Very Patient With Us And Explained Every Step

My wife & I were first time home buyers and felt it was time to stop renting. We asked Ernie to assist us. I sent Ernie homes on a frequent basis that I found on line as well as he would send us homes matching our needs and price range. He always made himself available to show us those homes that we felt we liked. When we walked into the home we ended up buying, he automatically noticed the big smile on my wife's face and told me right off..”Welcome Home”. As first time buyers, Ernie was very patient with us and explained every step along the way. We are very happy with our purchase and would recommend Ernie to anyone looking to purchase a home. -Matt and Amanda

Ernie Was AWESOME In Helping Us Find Our Home

Ernie was AWESOME in helping us find our home. We knew as soon as we saw the house that it was the one we wanted. Being new home buyers we had a lot of questions and needed recommendations from the home inspector to the lender. Ernie was there to help with every question along the way.  We are getting settled in now and know we will LOVE this house for years! Thanks Ernie!! -A. Edwards

I Love My First House And Am So Thankful

I was a first time home buyer and had a ton of questions. I was interested in looking at some homes but had no agent helping me at the time. The agents in charge of showing the homes wouldn't "waste" their time with showing me but fortunately Ernie worked for the same company as one of those other agents. Ernie contacted me and said that he would take me to all the houses I wanted to view with no commitment to take him on as my agent. He was available anytime I had a question and helped me remain calm during this new experience. I made an offer on a place that had just accepted another offer that very same day so Ernie had to start all over looking for a place that fit my criteria. Together, we found the perfect place and he said he knew it was mine as soon as he saw it, and he was RIGHT! I love my first house and am so thankful to Ernie for making that happen. -JG Carter

He Was Available For Questions At Anytime

Ernie was very interested in helping me get my house on the market, getting very good offers and in explaining the frequently confusing paperwork, rules and also what to expect next . He was available for questions at anytime. -MJ Yehoe

Was Always Prompt In Responding To Questions

Ernie did a great job selling our house.  He was always prompt in responding to questions and provided lots of guidance during the process. This is the second house he has helped us sell.  We had such a great experience the first time that we immediately contacted him when we were ready to sell our second house. -The Shaws

He Was Readily Accessible And Available To Consult With

Ernie helped me sell my house in east Raleigh. I had owned the house for about 30 years and he was a tremendous help figuring out what needed to be done to get it ready to sell (as well as what could be left alone). Throughout the process, he was readily accessible and available to consult with me to answer all the numerous questions that came up. He was a tremendous asset in the successful sale and I highly recommend his professional and personable approach. -J. Dorney

He Had A Sense Of Urgency With Everything He Did

We had our house (a triple wide) on the market for about 6 months when we contacted Ernie. He had a sense of urgency with everything he did. It is often a challenge to find financing on a mobile home. Ernie worked tirelessly to match up prospective buyers with financing. Additionally, the marketing materials he put together were incredible. After reading his description of our home, I almost had second thoughts about selling it :-)    He was a pleasure to work with. Thanks Ernie!! -The Vanderpools

Sold Our Home Within 1 Month Of Giving It To Him To Market

I would like to recommend Ernie Behrle. My husband and I had never been through the process of selling a home as we were in ours nearly 20 years. Ernie answered every question we asked of him and he was right by our side throughout the entire process. He answered every email sent and phone call placed. He was able to give us tips on how to best stage our home and get the most traffic.  He sold our home within 1 month of giving it to him to market.  Ernie was courteous and made the process easy on us and we appreciated him very much!  If we ever sell again, we will definitely call him to be our agent. -T. Moss

He Was Extremely Helpful And Informative

I had accepted a new job located across country and needed to sell my home quickly. Fortunately, I received a letter from Ernie the very same day! He set things up quickly and my house sold very fast! When it came time to address some house repairs per the inspection list, Ernie set up all the appointments as I was already out of town. He was extremely helpful and informative.  I would highly recommend him! J. Schneider

Ernie Got My Home Sold In Under 20 Days!

Ernie got my home sold in under 20 days! He was proficient in every aspect. This was done long distance as I am living in Wisconsin and the home was located in Raleigh.  Ernie was in contact with me in every step. He had the home up for sale with showings from day 1.  He skillfully negotiated with the buyers and I couldn’t be more pleased. -D. Blankenship

Ernie Is The Best Of The Best In My Book

Hiring Ernie as my Real Estate professional to sell my home was the best thing I ever did. He was there and supportive every step of the way. Honestly, he was the best money that I could have possibly spent to sell my home. My case may be different than most. I moved to Colorado and he handled all aspects of the sale from Raleigh. Most of my belongings were still in my house despite the fact that I had accepted a new position and was living in Colorado. It was Ernie whom I placed my trust, and he came through for me with flying colors. I Thank him again for his dedication, hard work, and honesty. Ernie is the best of the best in my book. -E. Crowe

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Ernie Behrle Realtor/Broker in Charge

Mobile Phone: (919) 795-5447
Office Phone: (919) 795-5447
Fax: 919-784-0202