"Honest~Reliable~Loyal~Smart & Knowledgeable"
The world of real estate is one that is always changing. To guarantee her place as an outstanding real estate adviser and negotiator, Ellen is constantly learning about the market, current trends and the many aspects of marketing and technology. Her job is to exceed all client expectations, and by positioning herself with in depth knowledge of Chicago’s real estate market, she is able to do so.
“At no other time in an individual’s life, does a person put more trust in someone they have just met, than when buying or selling a home. The process of buying and selling a home requires empathy, patience and caring. By bringing these skills to the table, I serve as my clients’ adviser, advocate and partner. All people deserve a great real estate agent… an agent that will take the time to focus on the needs and wants of the client while guiding them as needed.”
Ellen guarantees this by keeping her client base to a manageable size and only working with a select number at any given time. She is always reachable, responds promptly via text, email or phone and goes the extra mile to negotiate on her client’s behalf and get the transaction to the closing table. “I believe that much of my success can be attributed to the fact that I am dedicated to this profession and passionate about helping my clients reach their real estate goals…and I love what I do!”
Clients are saying:
"My partner and I could not be happier with working with Ellen. She truly made us feel like a partner throughout the whole process from start to finish. As first time homebuyers, Ellen explained to us all the crucial information in the home-buying process and directed us to all the key players in achieving our first home! Not only was she knowledgeable about real estate, but Ellen had a calm and kind presence that helped ease a lot of our concerns. When you work with Ellen, it feels like talking to family! Thanks “Aunt” Ellen!"
"Warm, supportive, ethical, organized, and smart. This was my first home and a coop (more complicated), and Ellen answered a hundred questions. And she did so almost immediately. She is also a lovely person. I recommend her highly to other buyers."
"Excellent advice on staging. Eye catching photos in the sales brochure. Steered us to a very knowledgeable lawyer. Effective negotiating skills. Works well with appraisers, inspectors, brokers and lawyers."
"Working with Ellen Baren was just great. She knew the neighborhood very well, but so do I, and so she didn't hit me with things that weren't germane to my particular search. It was my first time buying property, and she guided me through the complex and bewildering process with patience and clarity. Her recommendations for the mortgage broker and lawyer were ideal for me. I cannot recommend Ellen highly enough."
"First time home buyer here, Ellen made the whole experience pleausureful and extremely knowledgeable about the property and it's history. Ellen made me feel like family, which is imperative whenever you're looking for a new home! Loved her!!"