Overall 5 star rating out of 21 reviews
"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!!"
"Ellen Baren is very experienced and a great communicator. She is a wonder professional and a pleasure to work with!"
"A true professional. Ellen knows the market and provides all the information needed to price your home correctly. Her attention to details and her follow-up are outstanding."
"We just loved Ellen. She is very professional. She seems to have a sense of what a buyer might be looking for and makes a good match. She didn't insist that we had to spend a lot of time and money prepping our place--a few suggestions which followed proved effective. We have recommended her to friends."
"Ellen is a very positive and detail oriented broker who negotiates well and puts in the extra effort to make sure that the transaction goes through in a proper manner without any drama."
"Ellen knew the property. She had it under contract within a few days of the property being on the market. After the selling of my previous home was a nightmare, she made this sale wonderful."
"Ellen was a great communicator. She was clear, direct, responsive and enthusiastic at all times. She helped us move through a complicated process as efficiently as possible. I would certainly use her again."
"Buying and selling property is a very difficult, taxing, and worrisome process to go through. Ellen Baren was like a coach, every step of the process, from the initial meeting to discuss our goals, to the neighborhood comparisons, to the staging, the open house, the negotiations, and through to the close. Ellen is extremely easy to work with, highly knowledgeable, ALWAYS answered questions, bluntly and honestly, and in a timely fashion. I cannot heap enough praise onto Ellen as she was a calming voice when there seemed to be a lot of chaos. I would happily and enthusiastically recommend Ellen to anyone looking to purchase a home or condo."
"Ellen is a wonderful broker. She is very patient, knowledgeable and competent and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She helped me so much during the buying and selling process. She is just a great person and I am so thankful for all her help."
"Great customer service! Attentive. Reliable and honest. I was an out-of-state seller - never easy - and Ellen made sure the transaction moved forward. she was available at all times and answered all my questions. i would highly recommend."
"We had every bit of attention we needed. Very good...5 out of 5 stars!"
"Ellen is an excellent broker. She listened to our needs and provided outstanding recommendations on properties that would "work" for us. I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
"Ellen's attitude about her job is what makes her stand out. She is a consummate professional realtor. She came into our home and made us feel good about it. She was always positive even through an appraisal nightmare. Throughout the entire process we trusted Ellen's judgement. Even though I hope I never move again, I would be happy to have Ellen as my realtor. She also found the home we are now living in."
"I would highly recommend Ellen. Not only did she have a good eye for staging but she also saved the day several times throughout the sale process. We would not have made it to closing without her. Ellen is very knowledgable and goes the extra mile to make sure everything works out."
"We worked with Ellen Baren to sell our two bedroom condo in Rogers Park. She was extremely professional and also is an out-of-the-box thinker, which served us very well. She was also very knowledgeable about the market and got us a fair price on our condo. She was great to work with and we highly recommend her!Patrick and Kelley Regan"
"Ellen was amazing! She was ALWAYS available, went above and beyond what I had ever expected of an agent and provided me with great advice and guidance throughout this whole process. I recommend her 150% to anyone buying their first place, selling their old place or just relocating. She has a contagious personality and works harder than most people I know. What an AWESOME first home buying experience for me! I couldn't be happier with the whole process and my new home :)"
"When we bought our Historic Bungalow in West Ridge, "Ellen worked tirelessly on our behalf to make sure the deal went through. Her encouragement and calm were instrumental in getting us to closing". This was a multiple offer situation and because of her strategy and negotiation skills our offer was accepted!"
"After searching for a new home in Wilmette for many years, I started working with Ellen. She quickly got my search focused and armed me with a great mortgage broker. The two of them worked well together and with me. In a short time, I had a contract on a house. I enjoyed working with Ellen because she is ethical, hard working, and comfortable asking the tough questions of selling brokers. I unreservedly recommend Ellen if you are looking to buy or sell in Chicago or the North Shore!"
"Ellen Baren is the consumate professional. Well organized, attentive to detail, and knowledgable about every aspect of the process of buyoing a home."
"Ellen is stellar. She maintains a vast array of personal relationships that allow for organic and effective advertising. She sold our place in weeks...in the dead of winter! She was also a clear, concise communicator who made the process easy."
"I received the finest Service from my broker. She is extremey knowledgeable and goes out of her way to impart that knowledge. I have never felt so secure and trusting of another broker. She always has your back."