Broker Associate

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  • Office 815.459.1855
  • Direct 815.788.2111
  • Cell 815.514.5200
  • Fax 815.459.2295
Far Northwest Suburban Office
230 West Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

I left a management position in a large corporation twelve years ago because I wanted to make a difference in a more personal way. Real estate has been the perfect vehicle for realizing this goal and experiencing the fulfillment that comes from working closely with clients to achieve critical goals during important life transitions. Whether the reasons for buying or selling real estate are financial, marital, career transition or relocation, they are often accompanied by uncertainty and stress. Though I can't eliminate all the difficulty that may be present in the situation my contribution can reduce the worry and stress of the sales transaction due to experience, skill and professionalism.

As a full time Realtor I am dedicated to providing professional, friendly service, keeping the client's best interest foremost, and conducting all activities with the utmost integrity.  

As a long-term resident of Crystal Lake Ellen Harrison relies on her knowledge of the community and nearby areas to provide her clients with the best possible service in finding a new home or selling. Prior to joining Baird & Warner in 1999, Ellen enjoyed a long career in the telecommunications industry.

Designations
  • CREN
  • SFR
Languages
  • Polish
" We have lived in New Mexico, happily for 19 years. We decided we needed to be near our children & grandchildren in Illinois. I went online to check out properties there & came across one that looked promising. The realtor was Ellen Harrison. I called Ellen about the home & I realized almost immediately that she was someone we would want to work with. She is soft-spoken, thoughtful & very knowledgeable. She found some other properties that fit our criteria, we got our kids involved doing the legwork & before long, we found the perfect place for us. This was all done long distance, over the phone & by email. It went so smoothly that it was scary. When Ellen presented our offer to the sellers, she wove a true story of our search so effectively that the sellers accepted our first offer. We had planned to have to counter a couple of time, but BINGO the place was ours! A potential home buyer could do no better than Ellen! "

-Richard & Laura Maynard
" Well we are getting settled and in the beginning stages of enjoying our new home. This is my 7th new beginning as it relates to my lifetime house adventures and I have to say that you made it the most enjoyable. I can honestly say from our first phone conversation to the latest, your professionalism has been nothing less than A+. Your knowledge and eagerness to service your clients is nothing short of a home run. It was really a great feeling to know that we were being represented with honesty and integrity. We will keep your card in our back pocket to share with friends, family, and other professionals. We wish you nothing but the best and look forward to working with you in the future. - Bud & Joie   "

" During a time of tremendous change and stress due to a relocation to San Antonio, Ellen was a God-send. She was extremely professional, honest and acted with the utmost integrity. We were well informed and kept abreast of the progress of the sale every step of the way. Our home sold in 30 days! Ellen, we can't thank you enough for making our first home sale experience exciting, memorable and painless. Thanks for being our best Realtor and friend! - The Ewatuya Family "

" It is so hard to adequately thank you for your work in helping to secure our dream home. Thank you, thank you for everything. Your professional demeanor is delightful. We're recommending your services to all we know looking for a new home! - Catherine & Vivian "

" Great Service! - A. Saracho "

" When relocating to a new area like Chicago with a tight housing market it was good to know that someone was looking out for our family. Ellen Harrison of Baird & Warner did a great job helping us find the kind of house that meets our family needs in a neighborhood and town we love. - The Hagedorns "

" Finding the perfect home was a long and frustrating process for us. But Ellen's patience and persistence paid off. We worked with her through good and bad, and  finally found the perfect house with all that we wanted. The process took quite a while to find the right house. But, in the end it was definitely worth it thanks to Ellen's help. - D. and M. Devine "

" Ellen was a true professional through the whole process. She conducted herself with class & dignity at all times. She went out of her way to assist us with other services outside the sale which were very much appreciated. I would highly recommend Ellen in the future to anyone interested in hiring a Realtor. - P. Fleming "

" Having tried For Sale By Owner I can't tell you what a relief it is to have you take the burden off our shoulders! We have our life back. Your advertising is terrific! You're on top of every detail. We're so pleased with everything you've done. - B. Augustine "