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In Ellen’s own words:
I fell in love with my first old house as a child, when my aunt and uncle moved to Brookside. Since 1946 my family has owned a large kitchen cabinet manufacturing company, Grandview Products in Parsons, Kansas. Through my experience of growing up around the housing industry and my love of old houses, I became a kitchen and bath contractor in Madison, Wisconsin and worked for Pella windows. All of these experiences have led to me becoming an old house specialist.
When I returned to Kansas City to be closer to my family, I knew where I had to live: Brookside. I purchased my house from an agent at Brookside Real Estate Company and my experience as a buyer was so fabulous that I had to pursue my dream and join their team. After an 8-month renovation of an old house it has now become my “dream home,” and I am firmly ensconced in the neighborhood. I love working with buyers to offer them a high level of knowledge, and helping make a house their own “dream home.”
When I’m not hard at work helping find my clients find just the right house, I enjoy being active in the community. I’m a board member on the Wornall Homestead Homes Association and serve on the Country Club/ Waldo Steering Committee. I’m a Saab enthusiast, and own two beautiful cars. I occasionally can be seen around the neighborhood with the top down or driving in the Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade. I’m a lifetime Girl Scout member, “Thanks Badge” honoree, and work with teenage Girl Scouts. I host an annual backyard party for clients and friends every August to share my love of live blues music, and the party is growing every year. See you in the neighborhood!
What They’re Saying –
I sold my home by owner last summer and dealt with many agents. Ellen brought some prospective buyers by who ended up purchasing my home. Unlike a lot of agents, she had no bias toward me as a sell by owner and not only had her buyers interest at heart but also mine as a seller. She made the entire process smooth and very enjoyable. Extremely personable and professional. It was more like working with a favorite aunt instead of a hardcore real estate agent. Of the 5 star rating I would give her a 10. She is my go to next time I have a real estate transaction and I have recommended her to all of my friends and family for their real estate needs!
Ellen was our buyer's agent for our first home purchase, and we could not be happier thanks to Ellen. We choose Ellen particularly for her wealth of knowledge of older homes and the Brookside area. She was always available and worked quickly to set appointments. As novice homebuyers with little knowledge of older homes, Ellen advised us candidly and honestly. She went above and beyond to make sure we were very satisfied. Ellen was very much a trusted partner and friend.
I would highly recommend Ellen for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. She has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the business and can assist new or existing homeowners with buying and selling property. She was a joy to work with and an overall great person!
I've Got A Guy –
When it comes to finding experts to help customize and repair your vintage Brookside home, Ellen is your gal. With XX years of experience working with old houses in the area, Ellen is not only your “old home expert,” but she also specializes in helping to find just the perfect professionals for your job. If you are looking for a contractor recommendation, Ellen doesn’t just talk the talk, she lives right here in the Brookside area and knows the best of the best for the job. No matter what project you may need help tackling, Ellen knows a guy.