We Are The SAFI Group                         
Real Estate Experts with a Tradition in Trust

 Real Estate isn't about getting a sale.... it's about listening to you, and helping you achieve YOUR goals according to budget. 

At The SAFI Group we believe in building a relationship founded on:
• Trust
• Transparency
• Responsiveness
• Team Effort

With more than 30 plus years of combined experience, Elie and Deborah truly believe in helping their clients find an experience. We get to know our clients, and often become lifelong friends.

DSC_6822.JPG Elie Safi

Elie grew up in West St. Paul and began his career in Real Estate after graduating from The Carlson School of Business.  He has always had a lifelong passion for business and has sold thousands of homes over his career with his expertise being in negotiations.  When Elie is not selling homes, he loves to hang out with his wife and four kids, and training his black lab puppy who adores him!

deborahsafiPhoto.jpg   Deborah Safi

Deborah is also a native of Minnesota and started her career as a cardiac nurse in a St. Paul hospital. She has a passion for helping others and Real Estate has been the perfect transition. She always tries to put her clients first and communication is number one. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside enjoying Nature! Long walks and bike rides with the kids and her two dogs Piper and Lilly.

NickSafi.jpeg Nick Safi
Nick is a resident of Inver Grove Heights and attended Saint John's University. Growing up in a real estate family, Nick truly enjoys people and challenges. He finds it gratifying to help his clients find the home that is a perfect fit for them as it is truly a milestone on their life journey! Working with The SAFI Group allows Nick to learn and also have the resources necessary to help clients achieve their real estate goals!

thumbnail.jpg Laura Elder
Laura has a background in Marketing, with strong administrative skills, and a passion for helping others and bringing creative ideas to fruition.  Minnesota born and raised, she enjoys the great outdoors, camping, hiking, road tripping adventures with her 13 year old daughter, and spending time with her Labradoodle, Harley.


  • Re/max Broker Owner of the Year - 2013 / 2014
  • Re/max Hall of Fame Award – 2003 / 2014,
  • Re/max President’s Club Award - 1998 , 1999 , 2002 , 2003 , 2004 , 2005 , 2013
  • Re/max Executive Club Award - 2007-2015
  • Re/max Chairman’s Award – 2004
  • Re/max 100% Club – 1999-2015

Accreditations for Elie Safi:

  • Graduate of Real Estate Institute, GRI
  • Certified Distressed Sales Expert, CPPE
  • Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR
  • New Home Sales Specialist, NHSS
  • VA Home Sales Specialist


  • ABR
  • CRP
  • GRI
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