Ann Ellison

Ann Ellison

DRE # 01146598 | 1440 Chapin Avenue, Suite 200 | Burlingame, CA

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★★★★★
"I've worked with agents before who I considered good at their craft. They listened and considered my needs and suggested homes that fit my criteria based on what the market had to offer. Then I worked with Ann. Ann's experience is impressive, but what matters is what she does with it. Ann's ability to assess a home, identify advantages and potential problems is next level. Her eye for details, the things she pointed out to me, and the questions she asked the seller's agent was well beyond anything I had experienced. Ann's network of vendors and specialists in the community was also impressive, and she used them on several occasions to help provide me with perspective on a repair or upgrade needed to a particular property. However, the real value came in her ability to put things into appropriate context - e.g., was a pro or a con to a home significant or less so? These assessments were done both with her understanding of my family's preferences and needs, as well as how a typical buyer might view it. Ann was able to do this because she listened and she made it a priority to get to know us. It seemed that Ann wanted to find us the perfect home as much as we did. I felt like I had a true expert advisor on my side. Writing the actual offer and dealing with any back and forth can be very stressful. Ann's communication through the process, including her follow up after the close, was exceptional. She followed through on everything she said, she did it timely, and I never had to wonder about status. Her advice was balanced and useful. She didn't just say what was possible, she always had ideas for a potential winning strategy and a thoughtful explanation for why. I've worked with agents where I felt the eagerness for another star on their sales chart. Ann never made it about herself. She is humble, kind, giving and an incredibly fun person to spend time with. Ann sets the bar extremely high for what to expect from a real estate agent. I would highly recommend her to anyone. " - M.S.

★★★★★
"Ann Ellison did a wonderful job selling the condo we inherited. We live out of town, and she went beyond the normal duties of a realtor to make it easier for us. Everything including the closing was done remotely to save us several 6 hour round trips. She even went out of her way to sell some things for us. Drawing upon her contacts, she arranged the emptying of the condo, donations, locksmith services, home improvements, and staging. Ann turned the property from an ordinary, worn condo into a bright, clean, welcoming, newly-painted, and carpeted sought-after space with new appliances that sold well above the asking price. Ann was completely trustworthy and got the best value for our expenses. She paid great attention to detail and was always thinking ahead to the next step. In short, working with Ann was a pleasure and the outcome was beyond our expectations. " - S+F S.

★★★★★
"Ann Ellison has been our realtor through the sale of two homes. In 2001, Ann listed our first home while we explored the market, looked patiently with us at various homes for close to a year, and re-listed our home when we were finally ready to move, helping us find a buyer who met both our price and our timing constraints, working with all the relevant parties to bridge any remaining gaps. When selling our second home, we never considered working with anyone other than Ann, who again worked patiently with us, this time over a span of 17 months. We were not in a position where we had to sell, so we were very particular in the price we were looking for, and the ways in which we wanted to market our home (limited open houses, etc.). Ann worked within our self-imposed constraints and was not shy about telling us when she disagreed, which we greatly appreciated even when we chose, for our own reasons, not to follow a particular recommendation. She represented us very well throughout the sale process and was especially effective in dealing with our ultimate buyers, who could be quite difficult. We are continuing to work with Ann to find a new home. She calls us continually with new opportunities and keeps us apprised of properties that are coming onto the market. We are completely confident Ann will help us find our home for the next 30 years and recommend her without reservation for her consummate professionalism, extensive knowledge of the market, saint-like patience and commitment to giving her clients the best possible advice. " - P+T B., Hillsborough

★★★★★
"Ann has been my realtor for the past 11 years. I have done 6 transactions with Ann, both as a buying agent and leasing agents for my various properties in the Peninsula. She has superb knowledge of the region and vast network of contacts. She leased my rental home in Burlingame twice. It was once within one day of listing and the second time off the market, without any advertising. She was able to help me obtain the winning bid in two transactions where there were multiple offers. In helping me buy a condo in San Mateo, she was able to help me negotiate below the listing price during a time where the market was quite competitive. She nudged me gently to proceed when I had doubts about winning properties and led me away from properties that had drawbacks even though I was emotionally drawn to them at the time. I have had no regrets in any of the transactions as she acted as a great advisor on my behalf. Time and time again, Ann has proven herself to be a skilled negotiator in dealing with the many forceful and sometimes difficult personalities that we have encountered along the way. She has the highest ethical standards as well. You'd want Ann to be by your side in the high stake world of real estate. " - H.Y., Burlingame

★★★★★
"Ann is a great real estate agent who has been doing business on the peninsula for many years and knows the neighborhoods and market extremely well. She helped us buy a home in a difficult market, and then sold it for us a few years later. She truly earned her commission this time around, as she coordinated everything that needed to be done to get our house on the market - painting, carpeting, roofing, staging, landscaping, removal of hazardous waste ... the list goes on. We could hardly believe it was still our house when she was done fixing it up. Ann is always professional and courteous. Many people would have reacted poorly to an awkward situation with our relocation company, but she handled it extremely well, which is a testament to her character and professionalism. " - T.P., Burlingame

★★★★★
"Ann Ellison not only helped us find and buy a house in a difficult market several years ago, but went out of her way to make me feel comfortable about moving to Hillsborough. She was professional and paid meticulous detail throughout the process, and interacted well with the sellers as well as their representative. She also went out of her way to provide us with important information about the community, including the schools and the grocery markets. I would be pleased to have her represent us again in the future, on either the buyer or the seller side, and I recommend her highly. " - S.S., Hillsborough

★★★★★
"We appreciated Ann's help with our real estate needs twenty five years ago, and recently was extremely impressed with her help with the sale of my Mother's house in Burlingame. We received nothing but sound advice with how to prepare the house for sale and how much we should ask for it. Her advice created much interest and after a week and a half we sat down and reviewed thirteen offers. Her experience in the local market was a priceless asset to every decision we had to make regarding this sale. I would highly recommend her services and knowledge of this complicated market to anybody that needs to buy or sell. " - G.G., Burlingame



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About Ann
I am a California native and have been a licensed, full-time Realtor for over 30 years. My main areas of service include Hillsborough, Burlingame, Foster City, and San Mateo. I have personally lived in all of these cities and towns. I have been an active member in my community, supporting schools, events, local charities, and disaster preparedness efforts.

As an Associate Broker, I always do my best to provide professional, thorough concierge-type service. Your needs and best interests are at heart. This responsibility is something that I take very seriously but there is no reason that we cannot enjoy the process! My clients love my creative marketing ideas, fresh staging solutions, and sharp negotiation skills.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my (rapidly expanding) family and friends, exercising of many types, cooking, reading, and gardening.

I promise personalized service, confidentiality, and positive results.

1440 Chapin Avenue, Suite 200 | Burlingame, CA