Meet The Team
Three leading Indianapolis area real estate teams merged into one to join Compass, the country’s largest independent real estate brokerage.
The new team of seven, now known as the Sears and Syrus Realty Group, brings years of experience to the table. Principal Brokers Lisa Sears of the Sears Realty Group, Lindsay Sears of the Sears Team, and Zach Syrus of Syrus Realty lead the new Compass team as of March 1, 2022. Given the ever-evolving nature of the real estate industry, Sears and Syrus knew how beneficial combining their three very successful teams would be. This dynamic merger brings together some of the best talent with a vast array of knowledge and strengths. Combining these forces allows the team to cover all facets of the industry.
The three Principal Brokers laid the foundation for their new team’s success while keeping the client experience as their number one priority. The level of dedication each team player contributes is unmatchable. From sun up to sun down they get it handled. “No two clients have the same needs or desires, and it’s our job to listen to our client’s and deliver beyond expectation,” Zach, Lisa and Lindsay say, “Let us do what we do best, while our clients continue living life.”
Lisa Sears has been selling real estate since 1991. Along with her husband, Rod Sears, she previously owned and managed a RE/MAX franchise. Rod brings to the table years of experience as a custom builder and master carpenter by trade. Now retired from building and carpentry, Rod is focused only on selling real estate. The couple are long-time residents of the Geist area with three daughters and four grandchildren. Daughter Lindsay Sears was born and raised in the industry. She’s been selling real estate for 14 years. A resident of McCordsville and outdoor enthusiast, Lindsay is married with two children. Zach Syrus has been actively involved in the real estate industry, selling for more than 8 years. He’s a Geist resident and married with a beautiful daughter.
Chanel Esters has already made her mark in the two years she’s been in the industry. The former rookie of the year at a previous brokerage is an Indianapolis native and lover of all charitable events. Millie Akers brings five years of experience to the table. A big team player, she holds a real estate license in Indiana and Arizona where she lived for a few years before finding her way back to her roots in Indiana. Millie is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. Adan Revilla is the newest member to the industry. But he’s no stranger to client relations and sales. Prior to real estate, Adan had a robust career as a master salesman. He’s a Fishers resident, and happily married with four amazing children.
Along with the team’s vast experience and knowledge, the backing of the strong Compass brand offers them another tool for success; Compass Concierge. It’s a program that allows clients to sell their homes faster and for more money offering a loan covering the upfront costs of remodeling, painting, staging and more. The interest free loan starts with an easy application process and quick response. Sellers get an immediate increase in equity in their current home, a higher selling price, giving them a better equity position for their new home. When you choose to have Sears and Syrus Realty Group represent you for your real estate needs, you can rest assured that you’re being represented by one of the finest real estate teams in the region. The trusted experts of the Sears and Syrus Realty Group invite you to reach out to see how they can best assist you and your families.
"Excellent and so helpful in this very challenging buyers market. She had excellent advice on making strong offers and was always available. She worked hard for us and found homes for us. She understood what I was looking for quickly and guided us in the right direction."
Wolowski’s Sell and Buy 2021
"My husband and I had an EXCELLENT experience working with Lindsay. She has great connections, is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and process, and was an advocate for us every step of the way. We've been in our home that she helped us purchase for a year and a half and even MONTHS after we closed, Lindsay helped us with some questions that we had after moving in. You will NOT regret working with Lindsay, because she truly is an amazing asset in the home buying (or selling) process. I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
Meyer Family Buy and Sell 2020
"Hands down the best experience I have ever had. She knew about each house we looked at and did her research to be able to answer all of our questions. As first time buyers it was very very refreshing to be with someone who knew what to look for and helped us through each step. I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to find the home of their dreams. When it got overwhelming or discouraging she was able to give us the peace of mind that it would all work out."
Lytle Family Buy 2021
"Working with Chanel to purchase our home was wonderful! We had a contingent purchase (selling another home) and she made the process seamless for us with her immediate responses and knowledge of buying a home while trying to sell another. Her eye to detail when looking at homes was very helpful, and her knowledge of the market guided us to the best possible options. We will absolutely use Chanel for any real estate needs in the future and recommend her for anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"
"Working with Chanel was a great experience! She did an amazing job helping us to find our forever home. She was patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. Her responsiveness and getting the correct answers to our questions really helped us through the process. She truly went above and beyond and removed so much stress. She wasn't just trying to get a sell; she really cared about make sure we got a great home and that we felt confident with our purchase. We really appreciate all her hard work! You will be in the best of hands by choosing Chanel as your agent."
"Lindsay was amazing!!!! She is very knowledgeable. Everything we asked for in the selling and buying process was accomplished. She is very detailed and has a wonderful team helping her. "