Ellen McKowen

    Ellen McKowen

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    Ellen had sold this house to my brother, he was friends with Ellen. When he passed away, we turned to Ellen to sell his house. It was a difficult time for all of us as we worked though the sale of his house only days after his passing. From his time of death to closing was exactly 2 weeks. We couldn't have asked for a better outcome. We had the proceeds of the sale the next morning at 9am. We live in Indiana and she made it very easy for us to sign our closing papers and sent them back. Easiest house sale I've ever been a part of. ~ Julie Fritz Crown Point, IN
    Ellen was an excellent realtor to do business with. ~ LaVonne & Roger Robole, Birchwood, WI
    Ellen McKowen did a wonderful job with my listing. She is knowledgeable of the local market and is well respected in the area. She was readily available to answer questions by text and phone. I would definitely use Ellen's services again in the future. ~ Shellie, Rochester, MN
    Ellen was amazing to work with! She is very knowledgeable and honest. We had a lot of fun working with her. ~ Kathy Malinoski Trego WI
    Ellen is a very kind understanding professional. We highly recommend her! ~ Lisa Ostertag Minnesota
    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ellen! She was on top of everything and made things move really fast! I would recommend her to anyone! ~ Aaron Lafrenz, Chicago
    She got it done in a difficult market. ~ Richard Nicholson, Birchwood
    Ellen did a great job! ~ Tammy Jackson
    Ellen McKowen is phenomenal; she knows all angles of real estate which reassured us that she was always there to help navigate the more difficult aspects of buying a home. We couldnt have done it without her! We highly recommend her to friends and family, and in the event we are looking to buy again, theres no question who we will contact. ~ The Cutsforths, Weyerhaeuser
    We would definitely recommend Ellen Mckowen to anybody looking for property in the Birchwood area! Very knowledgeable, always kept us informed ~ Bob, Minnesota
    Thank you Ellen for the exceptional job you did for us in the handling of our purchase of the cottage! You did a great job and we would continue to highly recommend you to our friends and family! ~ Rolf & Sue Jostad, Birchwood
    Ellen provided excellent service on any and all issues that came up during the sale. She was prompt and provided helpful advice. ~ Ron Collett Birchwood, WI
    Ellen was extremely knowledgeable about properties in the area, comps, issues, etc. She was VERY patient with me as I struggled to decide if and when to sell my beloved cabin. She pushed me appropriately on realistic pricing for the sale, reached out to county officials on zoning questions, had great recommendations for repairs after the inspection, etc. I would absolutely recommend her. ~ Susan G, Birchwood, WI
    I had contacted another agent in Rice Lake who is well-known in the area, on billboards, ads---well everywhere. I decided to check her out but felt I was treated like a "number" and was kept on hold a couple times when trying to talk with her on the phone. When she checked out the property I wanted to sell, she was less than sympathetic with my situation, and I felt my situation was not respected. Then I met Ellen. Ellen was enthusiastic from the get-go. She understood that the property I wanted to sell (my father's who had recently passed away) was close to my heart and that I wanted the process to be sensitive to that. Ellen's communication was perfect, as she guided me through every step of the process and kept me informed always. She operated as if it was HER home, not just a client's. Ellen might not be on every billboard in the area, but she will give you personalized service and enthusiasm when it comes time to sell or purchase a property! I highly recommend her. Thank you, Ellen! ~ David Dennison, Delano, Minnesota
    We first contacted Ellen McKowen about a property we saw online and she was the listing broker. We didn't wind up buying that property but stayed with Ellen because she was so incredibly competent and personable. We always felt that she represented the buyer fairly but also only wanted to sell us the property that was right for us. She kept us informed, stayed in touch without being pushy and ultimately found us the house of our dreams! Not only does Ellen have a thorough knowledge of the area but she also provided us with reputable referrals for local services which has proven to be invaluable as this is our second home. Ellen made the process of finding and purchasing a property an enjoyable experience as opposed to being stressful and frustrating. I would recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a property. ~ Patti Stone, Birchwood WI
    Ellen Mckowen is the most efficient, hard working real estate broker I have ever worked with. If you want your house sold with minimum stress, you can count on Ellen to make that her goal. Her integrity and reliability are outstanding. ~ Donna T. Birchwood, Wisconsin
    Ellen has been wonderful to work with over the years. We always go through Ellen if we can. ~ Rick Hedke, Turtle Lake
    The good experience that I expected. ~ George Rohde
    We needed a professional in the area that was very familiar with the area, and experienced in our property type. Ellen was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. From our first phone call, the market analysis, listening to our needs, providing expertise/advice, all communications, negotiations, etc. I highly recommend giving Ellen a call. She certainly knows her business in the Birchwood area. Thank you for taking such great care of us! ~ Derek & Wendy
    Ellen is by far the best real estate broker in the area. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the area market, and her prior experience are invaluable. ~ Judie Peterson
    Had a very good experience, buying a house from a long distance can be daunting, but Ellen made it easy and uneventful. Had good communication with Ellen even though I was not new to the area, she knew what I was looking for before I did. ~ David Zemaitis Birchwood Wisconsin
    We needed a professional in the area that was very familiar with the area, and experienced in our property type. Ellen was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. From our first phone call, the market analysis, listening to our needs, providing expertise/advise, all communications, negotiations, etc. I highly recommend giving Ellen a call. She certainly knows her business in the Birchwood area. Derek and Wendy
    Ellen was extremely patient with us as we looked at lake homes off and on for about six months before we found exactly the right property. She was incredibly responsive and if she didn't know the answer, she found it and got back to us immediately. Ellen never considered any of our questions stupid or frivolous and accommodated our every request. We will definitely recommend her to others looking for properties in the area. John and Patti
    After working with 2 other Realtors first in trying to sell my cabin, Ellen was a fresh breath of air! She takes her job as a Realtor seriously and gets things done. She's very thorough, responded promptly to my questions, and is completely trustworthy. I'm excited to report that we just closed on our property. She is definitely a go-getter! I would recommend her to anyone who is needing to sell or purchase a property! You will not be disappointed! Tasha S.
    We highly recommend Ellen to anyone seeking a Realtor's services. She is highly professional and a pleasure to work with. She offered us excellent advice as we were going through the process of selling our home and provided honest opinions of the market while still allowing us to make the final decision. Additionally, Ellen has a great network of professionals she can recommend when additional services are necessary. For example, when minor repairs were needed on our home, she provided excellent recommendations for area professionals (who provided outstanding service at competitive prices). Overall, Ellen greatly exceeded our expectations and was a terrific asset in selling our home. Tamara and Kenny
    We would highly recommend working with Ellen Whyte McKowen. Ellen is very professional and courteous with a very "common sense style. She is very knowledgeable about the area and her scope of business. As buyers from outside the area, we knew little about who to contact or what to expect. Ellen answered every question completely, quickly and effortlessly. She handled every detail she could for us and guided us in the right direction for everything else. She never made us feel as if we asked too much or that she was too busy for us. Every contact we made through Ellen was professional, yet friendly and very willing to help. It is clear that Ellen has built great relationships with inspectors, contractors, and everyone who is part of the real estate process. Those people highly respect her and in turn, as a buyer, you get the best treatment. We truly appreciate all the work she did for us and would highly recommend working with Ellen! Jeremy and Michelle P.
    If you area looking for a Realtor so you can buy or sell property, we would like to recommend a superb one -- Ellen Whyte McKowen with Century 21 Premier Group, Inc. in Birchwood, WI. From the time we signed a contract with Ellen, she worked tirelessly to direct buyers to showings. She contacted us each time a showing occurred, and then followed up with feedback until the property sold. Once we found a buyer and an inspection was performed, some changes needed to be made. Living in Indiana, we found it difficult to find contractors or service people that we needed to do the work. Ellen helped arrange for all of that. During the time we had our property on the market, Ellen was in constant contact with us about what was going on in the area with property being bought and sold. She was very comfortable to work with and made our decisions less difficult throughout the selling process. For these reasons, we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable and hard-working Realtor. Paul and Ann W.
    I highly recommend Ellen McKowen. She was so easy to work with during the recent sale of my home. Selling a home can be very stressful. You need to be ready at all times to have a showing. Ellen treated me with the utmost respect, taking care to give me as much notice as possible. She had a good marketing plan, made some suggestions on ways to maximize my home's potential and ultimately got me the offer I was hoping for. She took care of me every step of the closing and when a few problems arose, her response would be, "don't worry -- I've got it!". And she did. She works tirelessly for you and she is a lovely lady as well. Ellen McKowen is the Realtor to use in Northwest Wisconsin. Cathy F.
    Ellen was a joy to work with, as first time homebuyers, we were cautious and wary about everything that there was in a home (probably a pain in the ??) but Ellen was kind and courteous throughout the whole process. Ellen was very well versed in all sorts of different homes and could assure me when things were good and was honest too, when things didn't look so good. Through our search we found the perfect home and our first offer that Ellen recommended was just perfect and left us happy and free of negotiations. Ryan V.
    Ellen was a joy to work with. She took a challenging property in a low demand area and presented it to prospective buyers in a very positive manner. We listed and sold it within 5 months and I was anticipating at least two years. She immediately saw the strengths of the property and was able to convey her own enthusiasm for it to potential buyers. Additionally, she was always very prompt and responsive to my requests for information. She has an adept command of technology and uses it as an effective tool to enhance potential sales. I recommend her services without reservation. Carole H.
    My wife and I began our search for the perfect lake cabin in the fall. We met Ellen shortly after our search began and truly found a friend and professional in guiding our property search. From the very beginning, we were impressed that Ellen's goal was to identify what we were looking for in a second home. Ellen took our criteria to heart, knowing that our visits north required travel and our property criteria was well-defined. After a number of visits north viewing countless properties that met our search criteria but fell short in some way or another, Ellen sensed our commitment to finding the cabin of our dreams and she vowed to continue the search for us. A few months passed and I received an email from Ellen notifying me of a friend of hers who planned to list a lakeside cabin in the coming months. Ellen was confident the property, which she was very familiar with, would suit us perfectly and we should make a trip north quickly to se it for ourselves. Ellen made arrangements for us to see the house and the pursuit was over! Within hours, we had a signed purchase agreement. Prior to closing, Ellen's experience and professionalism rang true once again: she coordinated our next visit with a professional property inspector, well inspection and referred us to a friend for wonderful accommodations during the visit. Ellen shared her vast resources of professional contacts with us as we completed our due diligence of the property. Leading up to the closing, Ellen remained in constant communication with us, which put us at ease that the purchase was moving forward quickly, as-scheduled and our review of the property was thorough and complete. A short time has passed since the closing and we cannot spend enough time at our cabin! Ellen's thoughtfulness in keeping up top-of-mind is a blessing we will enjoy for the rest of our lives. Brian and Amanda R.


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