Ellen Politz Realtor
Ellen has been a top producer each year since starting her real estate career in an exceptionally challenging time. Having worked in banking for well over a decade with National and local companies such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Napa National has given her a strong foundation and understanding of not only finance nuisances, but how to navigate the current climate of distressed properties at all levels. With her experience as a Pre-Foreclosure consultant, she has the acumen and negotiating skill set to have successfully closed over 95% of her short sale transactions.
Whether Ellen is working with Sellers assisting them in preparing a property for market to include extensive valuation work, staging, facilitating inspections and/or repairs or helping Buyers to find the home of their dreams or investment property she focuses on developing a plan that explores and evaluates all options in today’s market place. She has extensive knowledge with a variety of property types to include country/acreage, downtown vintage, fixers, condos as well as multi-family units. Ellen also brings to the table construction and project management experience having managed several property renovations and property management of personal investment properties.
She has great success representing both Buyers and Sellers in “multiple- offer” situations and knowing how to effectively advocate for her clients. Keeping them part of the process and informed throughout a transaction is her key concern.
In addition to her branch and district management experience she also led successful marketing initiatives for the banking industry with an emphasis on increasing a retail presence for Napa National Bank and Lakeside Bank in Chicago. This allows her to leverage that experience to showcase and develop the most expansive and effective “launch” programs for her listings.
Finally, Ellen represents the additional values so important to Terra Firma—giving back to her community… Ellen has helped to maximize fundraising and net profits for local schools such to include St. Helen Co-op Nursery School. She has 10 years of participation in local schools to include Mt. George Elementary School, St John’s Lutheran and Justin Siena with an emphasis on curriculum and fundraising.
P. & A. Falo
“Ellen Politz is fantastic in every sense of the word. There is no such thing as "too far" for her. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the Napa real estate market, knows the area like the back of her hand (she rarely used her GPS!), is a tough negotiator that fights for her clients, and gives you her honest opinion on things. We were searching for a rental property (possible forever home down the line) for many months and even though things didn't work out (at no fault of Ellen's), she kept us engaged, on path and focused. There was no point in time that we did not feel fully supported by Ellen. Every question we had she had an answer for, and if she didn't have the answer, she would find out. And if something didn't feel right about a house, she would let us know immediately. And we never felt like Ellen was doing this for a paycheck. Helping us find a home simply felt like something she enjoyed doing. Now that we've found our home, my wife and I miss our weekend adventures with Ellen looking at the latest homes that come up on the market. We were blessed to have the opportunity to work with Ellen. We have no hesitation in recommending her to each and everyone one of our friends and family, even if they're not looking in the area, and we would not hesitate to work with her again. Thank you for everything Ellen!”
“Ellen is an excellent broker. We were purchasing 2 rental properties and were referred to her by our accountant. Not only was Ellen able to find us suitable properties in a ver tight market, she was able to get us the necessary contractors to make them rent ready. She even worked with a rental agent, so we would know the potential rents of the properties were were viewing. She and this agent made suggestions on what fix ups were needed. She always followed through on everything, every step of the way. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for real estate in this area.”
J.& J Koylka
We have worked with Ellen 4 times and have been extremely happy each time. She is very efficient and has kept us informed through each phase of all 4 transactions. While this sale was fairly routine the previous transaction where we purchased our current house was difficult to say the least. Ellen definitely earned her commission through due diligence and great follow through. We would recommend Ellen to anybody looking to either buy or sell their home/property.
M. & K. Davis
The Team of Jen and Ellen was Amazing! I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. This tandem worked like a well oiled machine and they has US in mind throughout the entire process. here honestly is not one thing Ellen or Jen could have not differently that was within their own control. They are a great team & able to work seamlessly together by utilizing their individual strengths.
Ellen was a perfect agent for us. She is knowledgeable and experienced. Ellen was very accessible throughout the process. She provided us with all the information we needed to make decisions.
D. & K. Fitzgerald
Ellen put in an incredible amount of work and time to insure a good and timely sale and purchase of our homes. The success was in large part due to her diligence and perseverance in the face of a difficult sales agent and seller.
D. Ficeli & C. Coors-Ficeli
Jen and Ellen are a dynamic duo to me and my family when it comes to all things real estate. They have guided and counseled us at every step of the way in buying two houses and selling one. I feel like they are our advocates at every turn. They are extremely well-versed in the market, strategic in their approach and provide a human touch throughout the process. Their chemistry also kept a potentially stressful time enjoyable. They are the benchmark and we will always work with them.
Our experience with Ellen was very professional and courteous.
Our experience with Ellen was very professional and courteous. They did their pre-listing
M. & N. Simmons
"We have worked with Ellen on multiple transactions. We always felt like we were in good hands and that you represented what was in our best interest whenever it came to deal with the other agent, lender, etc… It was truly the first time ever we did not need to second guess or micro-manage our Real Estate Agent to be sure our interests were being fairly represented. We intend to refer you to anyone who asks!!"
“Ellen is very professional, ethical, and pro-active. She is always available to answer questions, and calm the jitters associated with real estate transactions. She communicates well not only with her clients, but also with the other agents and professionals (lenders, inspectors, title officers,etc) associated with the transaction. My husband and I worked with Ellen on a regular sale, a short sale and an REO sale – we were confident in her ability to help us navigate these transactions and would hire her services again in a second.”
“Ellen Politz is professional, friendly and knowledgable. She helped us understand the details and took the time we needed. What a terrific real estate agent. I can recommend her highly!”
“Ellen was extremely helpful every step of the way!”
“Ellen was professional and knowledgeable. She handled the interface with the bank and title company for me as I had moved out of the area. I would have been lost without her expertise in short-sales.”
“Ellen was awesome to work with. She took away the stress,at least as much as she could of my short sale. It was an emotional time for me and she was very considerate.”