Team Cernohous’ three-strong squad makes the connections that count in the community they love
Team Cernohous, part of Keller Williams Realty Diversified, headlines their About Us site with a quote from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Nick and Laura Cernohous, the dynamic powerhouse couple heading the team, bring this quote into their work as Realtors® every day.
Folks in the Valley may already know Nick and Laura from their array of involvement in the community; Laura taught at Chippewa Falls schools for 17 years, her last position was in special education at Hillcrest before backing away this year to focus on Team Cernohous. Nick and Laura are active in numerous local organizations and boards including the Eau Claire and
Chippewa Falls Chambers, the Chippewa Valley Homebuilder’s Association, BNI (Nick is Vice President of Tri-County Referrals Chapter). Nick is a member of the Northwestern Wisconsin MLS Board and St. Olaf’s Men’s Club too. (Plus, they’re known for dropping off homemade baked goods to clients over the holidays and grabbing lunch with them too – talk about Wisco hospitality.)
Prior to his real estate career, Nick’s work as a physical therapist at Sacred Heart Hospital and Midwest Physical Therapy showed him what it can truly mean to connect with people, especially during stressful periods of life. “Working as a physical therapist for 17 years helped me learn how to help people who were in all kinds of situations or states of mind, and that has really helped me and transferred over into real estate,” Nick explained. “It’s not just showing the house or getting that accepted offer; it’s after all that, after closing; everything else we do to build that genuine trust and keep that relationship going.”
While the duo have decades’ worth of experience and roots together in the Valley, Laura was the first to move to Eau Claire in 1986, when she attended UW-Eau Claire. The Valley fit into Laura’s life just as she does with the community, and her recent shift from teaching to all-in with Team Cernohous is just another exemplification of that. She loved teaching because of the kids and the community connections that are fostered in schools, and that type of relationship building is exactly why Laura is known as the people-person of the team.
“I love connecting with people. That’s really what my passion and role is,” Laura said. “I’ve always loved this side of it; going to showings, building relationships, and helping people find not just a house, but a home.”
With nearly two decades of real estate experience right here in the Valley, Nick earned his Wisconsin Real Estate Broker License in 2005, his reliable leadership is complemented by Laura’s infectious excitement for life, and the team has recently rounded off with its newest member, administrator, and marketing guru Emilee Pisarek.
Emilee joined the team more than a year ago thanks to a right-place-right-time alignment between her growing family and Nick and Laura’s need for an administrator. Laura and Emilee knew each other already from working together in special education in the area, and with Emilee’s prior experience in Title Insurance back in Minnesota where she is from, Nick and Laura had Emilee in mind as a potential team member. The connection and background experience made the decision simple!
In typical Team Cernohous fashion, the organic relationship that already existed between Laura and Emilee was fostered by the real estate team and has now grown into the stronger- than-ever Team Cernohous, sticking true to their motto: Let Our Team Bring You Home.
“We’ve formed this team with such different people, each bringing their own set of expertise to the table, and it works cohesively,” Laura and Nick agreed. “Our team truly brings you home.”
From the first inklings of beginning the search for your home, looking to put a house on the market, or from transaction start to finish, and all that comes thereafter, Team Cernohous has been a go-to in the Valley for years. With this strong team, they are better equipped than ever to continue growing off of that community trust, and bring you home.
Reach out to Team Cernohous today to set up an appointment and visit the team’s website for home owner tips and tricks, and more info.