Erin Fester


Principal Associate Broker and Founder of GR Home Team

Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (616) 378-0018

I began my professional career as a Certified Public Accountant. As a business advisor to companies around the world, my job was to recommend and implement solutions to improve their business operations. That experience in identifying key components to success and being able to engage all stakeholders in the process has served as a solid background for real estate. It also enables me to bring a strong financial background to this significant investment or sale for you.

I gain a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction from helping my clients. I enjoy the experience of teaching and adding value to their lives, making the process as seamless and enjoyable for each client as possible.

I am a Grand Rapids native and have been a real estate investor, college student, mother, professional landlord, business owner, and homeowner throughout the city. I love to share my knowledge of the neighborhoods, history, future direction, and all that West Michigan has to offer. Supporting our town by contributing to a healthy real estate market and making this a better place to live is exciting!

I am a specialist in the Forest Hills, East Grand Rapids, Alger Heights, Heritage Hill, Belknap, and Eastown areas. Having lived in our city for more than 30 years and been a full time Realtor and investor for more than a 20 years... I’ve sold homes from Hudsonville to Clarksville and Middleville to Grant. I’m an expert in the process and humble enough to speak up if your needs are beyond my capabilities.

I currently live in Ada Grand Rapids with my husband, Joey, and our 3 children. Our son lives here in West Michigan and is an Electrician. Our twin girls are in high school. We are regular attendees of Ada Bible Church and you will often find us in our yard, at the beach including frequent trips to Florida when Michigan is cold. On rare occasion, I get to enjoy a good book under the trees on a blanket.

Alumni of University of Michigan and Grand Valley State University

Bachelors in Business Administration with a major in Accounting

Certified Negotiation Expert

GRI Designation Earned

Board Member of NorthPointe Christian Schools and West Michigan Youth for Christ

Founding member of GR Home Team and Graduate Properties


Top 3% of West MI Realtors
Owner and Principal Broker, GR Home Team
Former Certified Public Accountant
Native GR Resident

20+ Years as a full-time Realtor and Broker in West Michigan

25 Years as an investor, property manager, homeowner and rehabber in Grand Rapids

Partnered with Keller Williams, Member of the Ethics and Professional Standards Panel for the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors.

Sells more home each year than 97% of West Michigan agents. Experienced in both strong and recessionary market conditions.

Closed the single largest residential real estate transaction in Grand Rapids history - coordinating the cooperation of 63 separate home owners (and separate contracts) in a 5 block area to sell their homes on a single day to GVSU for expansion of the Downtown GR Health Campus.

That was 126 transaction sides totaling over $12 million on a single day!

2023 Best of Grand Rapids Top 10 Realtors GR Kids
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GR Real Producers

Erin helped us find our first house and 15 years later she exceeded our expectations again by helping us find our dream house.
She expertly navigated us through the selling and buying process in an efficient and professional manner. We could not have been more happy with Erin." -sphagley

"Erin is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with her. She made sure to keep us updated throughout the selling process. We felt at ease having her and her team handle the sale of our property. Things couldn't have gone smoother and we are extremely pleased with the outcome of our transaction " -OliMuessig

"Erin and her team at Keller Williams are incredible to work with - start to finish. Selling and buying a home are long, scary processes, but with her on your side it's just following instructions and working together to find your dream home. " - Amanda Elmergreen