Designations - GRI, ABR
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry. I have earned by GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative).
I am also a proud member of the RE/MAX HALL OF FAME!
I have been a full-time RE/MAX REALTOR® since 1998!
I am a third-generation REALTOR®, and a Louisville native. I lived in Lexington, Kentucky, for 20 years, and returned to Louisville 12 years ago. I love everything about Louisville—its diversity, its natural and architectural beauty, its large-city benefits with a small-town ambience—and selling real estate gives me daily opportunities to pass on my enthusiasm for our city!
I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky. I spent 15 years as business manager for Airdrie Stud, a large thoroughbred horse farm in Midway, Kentucky. I have a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and was in private practice as a therapist before going into real estate. People buying houses are more fun than people coming to therapy!
I am married to Tony Ayer, a UPS pilot; we went to Westport High School together! My daughter Amanda was a Rockette performing at Radio City Music Hall for 11 years, and she lives in New York City (she is a graduate of YPAS - the Youth Performing Arts School - here in Louisville). Tony and I raise 6 fat backyard chickens - we have plenty of fresh eggs!
I am president of the Renau Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides funding for humanitarian charities, funds a college scholarship, and supports animal charities. The Renau Foundation is a huge supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Louisville. We also partner with Louisville Magazine in offering college scholarships; the magazine runs a writing contest for area high school seniors, and the scholarship is the prize. The Foundations was established by Ken Renau, a friend and former client of mine who passed away in 2009. For more information, go here.
“Cherie is the greatest! I know I can trust her to look out for my best interest and get the job done.”
—Breanna K., November 22, 2016
“Cherie helped us navigate a very difficult buying process that involved a title issue. her advice and coordination with various surveyors and attorneys greatly helped us to understand the process. Due much in part to Cherie’s advice, we made an informed decision and ended up finding a great house!”
—Drew K., November 24, 2016
“You made this happen. Even through extremely trying situations, you worked out everything & you always kept me abreast of problems and how this would be solved.”
—Deborah W., May 24, 2017