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Location, mineral rights, surface rights, and property history are all critical factors to consider in the decision making process. Ellen will provide you with the knowledge to help navigate these complex factors as you identify the property that meets your needs and fits your lifestyle.
Ellen's family owned a ranch near La Grange in Fayette County for over 30 years; a place to which she returned for frequent visits. "I would enter that property, look for the blue heron taking off from the pond and feel a sense of tranquility that was just overwhelming." She knew that she would live here someday.  She moved to Fayette County in 2013 after getting her Real Estate license. There are so many parallels between her past business experiences that have helped her build a successful real estate career. She was a Natural Science Illustrator that taught her about patience, detail and perfection. She lived in Los Angeles for 18 years and was a partner in a successful Luxury Leather Goods Manufacturing company. Responsible for developing and marketing products and negotiating licensing agreements with companies like Rawlings Sporting Goods and Hartmann Luggage.  She built the company website in 1999 and learned about digital marketing and search engine optimization.  Ellen devoted many hours as a volunteer at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles giving architecture and garden tours for over 13 years. She continues her volunteer work at The Gardenia Janssen Animal Shelter in Fayette County in more of a fundraising capacity. She co chaired the Gala in 2021 and 2022 and continues to remain active with the organization that is so dear to her heart. Listing your property- 90% of all potential buyers start searching online. Her many years of digital marketing experience and analytics was actually the driving force that led her to real estate.   Looking to buy property-First time living in the country? Mineral rights? Surface rights? Who do you call to build water wells or a septic system? Relax, she's got your back and a great list of wonderful responsible people that she can suggest. If you are ready to move to the country then she will help you find your own piece of paradise just like she did. She lives on a Seven Acre Ranch in Fayette County with her first kiss and two dogs. Most who know me professionally, define me as a hard worker. I try to exceed expectations and your comfort and well-being is my number one concern. Check out my reviews

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    After months of searching we found a country property that we loved and we were referred to Ellen to represent us in the negotiations and purchase.    She responded immediately to our inquiry and offered education and information on buying a country versus a regular residential property.   She toured and evaluated the property then offered her expert opinion on a price breakdown of the house and property.   Ellen explained her reasoning and produced the research on property valuations and area comparative properties to back it up. She is connected in the community and was able to arrange an inspection quickly so we could proceed with the transaction.   
    Ellen’s bio is interesting - her work at The Getty in Los Angeles, her love of the arts, and her love of this area of Texas - caught our attention.   After the first phone call we knew we had our realtor.    The entire experience was a positive one and Ellen receives much of the credit for that.

    After the first phone call we knew we had our realtor

    Kimberly Crawford MBA
    We worked with Ellen to sell a Round Top property. She is one of the most sincere and professional realtors we have met. She has the courage and intelligence to think outside the box to provide the best outcome for her client. She is a stand out in the profession and would be our first recommendation for anyone looking for a straight shooting realtor.

    Cinda Palacios @ 08/21/2023 03:42

    Ellen was recommended to us by a friend, and she did not disappoint! She was professional, yet personable. She was very knowledgeable about the area where we wanted to purchase a home. Ellen was honest, hard-working, and accessible. She patiently answered all of my many questions and made buying a home in today's market a pleasant experience.

    Honest, hard-working, and accessible

    Debra S
    We worked with Ellen to purchase a rural property in Fayette County. She was especially responsive to the many questions we had during the process of selecting a property. Since Ellen is from the Fayette County area she was incredibly knowledgeable about the area which assisted us as we made a final decision to purchase. Her expertise as a professional was greatly appreciated. Five stars for her diligent work!

    Five stars for her diligent work!

    Y. Cummins @ 12/09/2021 05:52
    Ellen did an outstanding job of showing me great properties that I might be interested in ....She is very much on top of what is available and has lots of great ideas on each property... So much fun to work with...

    She is very much on top of what is available and has lots of great ideas on each property Ann @ 10/06/2021 01:05

    Ann @ 10/06/2021 01:05
    It was a great experience working with Ellen. She is professional, honest and very knowledgable. I was determined to find the perfect house to meet our expectations and needs. She stood by me along the way, was patient and made it happen! I have already recommended her to others and I give her 5 stars all the way! Thanks Ellen!

    I give her 5 stars all the way! Thanks Ellen! Holly Sudduth @ 10/05/2021 07:00

    Holly Sudduth @ 10/05/2021 07:00
    I think Ellen can best be described as a dream realtor. Smart, funny, connected, knowledgeable, incredibly hard working, accessible and responsive but, above all else, honest. She loves what she does and I guess that’s why she’s so damn good at it. In an incredibly challenging market, she found the ideal weekend home for us and, despite some challenges along the way, went an extra mile to see the purchase through to the finish line. I tell all my friends that if they’re looking in Washington, Fayette, Bastrop Counties, etcetera, they need to hire Ellen.

    I think Ellen can best be described as a dream realtor Chris Bell @ 10/05/2021 03:37

    Chris Bell @ 10/05/2021 03:37
    My wife, my sister and I turned to Ellen to market and sell our ranch that had been in our family since 1850. Ellen spent time getting to understand our desires to market the property, and put together a comprehensive and professional marketing strategy to reach the target markets we had discussed. Before our ranch actually was listed, we had multiple showings and interested parties. Ellen steered us through the entire process from start to finish, in what turned out to be "seamless" experience. We have bought and sold a number of properties, and Ellen made this particular transaction a business case in how to get it done right!

    A business case in how to get it done right!

    A business case in how to get it done right!
    My wife and I have bought and sold enough properties to recognize an excellent agent and Ellen Hart is one of (if not THE) best! We had a 'somewhat complicated' piece of property (Ellen would probably say VERY COMPLICATED!) and Ellen dealt with it (and us) very professionally, providing us with expert advice, roll-up-your-sleeves hard work, and sticktoitiveness and determination which combined to deliver a very pleasant outcome for us.
    For any future property needs anywhere between Houston and Austin, Ellen will be our go-to realtor!

    Steven N @ 09/21/2020 03:52

    Steven N @ 09/21/2020 03:52
    Having worked with 20-25 agents through the years. This is the first time I have felt strongly enough to endorse any agent! This transaction needed someone with Ellen's professionalism and skill level to make it happen. Being an estate situation in the courts took Ellen's expertise to navigate through all the hiccup's and roadblocks with her persistence. She was able to get us to the closing table for this property.
    The best part of this whole transaction is now I have great new friend for life.
    Thank you Ellen!!!
    Len Peters

    Len Peters @ 09/10/2020 01:46

    Len Peters @ 09/10/2020 01:46