Chris Pelkola Lee | Broker, Owner
Originally from the Chicago area, Chris made it to Idaho Falls by way of Manhattan…a natural migration pattern, right?!
She moved here for the same reasons many others do: for the climate with low humidity, the slower pace and affordability. Even with all that, the best reason to live here is the nearby opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation at some of our country’s greatest National Parks and Monuments.
Chris has been a licensed Idaho Falls REALTOR® since 2007, having worked through the recession and now in the next upturn. Along the way, she has come to be quite passionate about guiding her clients through the transaction process and helping them avoid potential pitfalls and inherent risks along the way – both in the product and the process. And she founded simpLEE HOME® with that in mind.
As someone who has relocated to Idaho Falls from the Midwest and East Coast, Chris understands the differences in culture and housing stock. She knows how the products available here will delightfully surprise you in comparison – and also where they will fall short. Chris has the right vendors and contractors in place to remedy the product and help create what you seek, without over improving for the local market. And the local lifestyle possibilities with the great outdoors will likely sway you to stay in the area longer than you plan!
Chris is especially appreciative of the local, regional and national leadership positions in which she has had the opportunity to serve within our industry. Advocating for our consumers and for the protection of private property rights is one of the most important roles in which REALTORS® may serve!
Chris believes our homes are a part of the lifestyle and experiences we seek. That said, look for her on the trail, river and slopes!
2020-Present Greater Idaho Falls Police Foundation Founding Board Member and Treasurer
2021 Vice Chair, Idaho Falls CUSP Committee: Business and Economic Climate
2020 Idaho Falls IDAHome Committee: Building Better Places
2019 Chair, Idaho Falls Citizen Facility Review Committee for the IFPD
2023 National President, Women’s Council of REALTORS®
2022 National President-Elect, Women’s Council of REALTORS®
2021 National First Vice President, Women’s Council of REALTORS®
2017-Present Executive Committee, Women’s Council of REALTORS®