Personal Profile

  • Baylor University graduate
  • Junior League of Waco
  • Certified Financial PlannerĀ® professional
  • Member of Waco Association of Realtors
  • Member of Texas Association of Realtors
  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS)
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)

Agent Remarks/Bio:

A Waco resident since 1993, Ellen's true commitment is to the Waco community. Following several years as the morning anchor for KWTX-TV, Ellen began a career in financial planning that would span 14 years. Her enthusiasm for helping clients with complex financial situations led her to pursue a designation as a Certified Financial PlannerĀ® professional. An opportunity to work specifically with Gen-X and Millennial clients led her to realize that buying a first home was a top priority for this age group, and she got her real estate license in order to embark on a new adventure, bringing clarity to those considering what may be their biggest financial transaction ever. Along with her husband John, another successful Kelly agent, Ellen co-owns and manages Shamrock Property Management, which has consistently been recognized as one of the top residential property management companies in Waco. Ellen has also shown leadership in the community, serving as the president of the Junior League of Waco for 2015-16 and as the current president for the Animal Birth Control Clinic Board of Directors. Ellen is also an active Chi Omega alumnae volunteer. In the past, Ellen has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Providence Forum and Providence Advisory Board. Ellen and John share their home with their four miniature schnauzers Tyson, Rachel, Peanut, and Truman.


Contact Ellen:

Ellen is one of the most professional people we have ever worked with in any endeavor. We moved to Waco from Michigan and she helped us find a perfect-for-us home despite the long distance, only one weekend in town to shop, and low inventory. We even closed on our home remotely and it went very smoothly. One of the reasons we partnered with her was because she was the only person we spoke with that was willing to help us find a rental if we could not find a home to purchase. Thankfully that was not required. Ellen was excellent at writing a contract in our interest. She was extremely prompt and responsive to all our concerns. She made many great recommendations along the way to help us get to know the town and after we moved in connected us with other great service professionals. You will be in great hands with Ellen! She truly listens to what is important to you and then goes to work for you.

Ellen is GREAT and I would recommend her to anyone selling in the Waco area. She came to visit our house within a day of contacting her, she made a thorough evaluation of our house and property, suggested a target selling price and asked us. to send her some pictures. Within hours of us sending in our pictures, the house was listed on the MLS with a great blurb encapsulating everything great about our house. Less than 12 hours later we had people looking at the house and in three days we had 4 offers to chose from. Ellen made everything go so smoothly: she answered all of our questions in a way we could understand, was super quick to respond to our texts, and really worked hard to get us our offers. My best experience with a realtor yet. I couldn't have wanted more from a realtor.

Professional, organized, prompt, courteous... all of these qualities and many more make Ellen the realtor to use in Central Texas. I enjoyed working with her and appreciated all the hard work and research that she did to sell our property.

My husband and I first worked with Ellen to purchase our home when we were new to Texas. She was absolutely amazing. Being new to the area she showed my A Lot

~ Shannon Piddington

My husband and I first worked with Ellen when we were new to Texas to help us find our home. She was amazing! Being new to the area I wanted to see A LOT of houses and areas around Waco. She was always so helpful and patient. The knowledge she has of the surrounding areas is vast. She helped us find our perfect home! Due to unfortunate circumstances my husband and I had to relocate out of state in a short period of time, 8 months after our home purchase. Ellen was so caring, understanding, and helpful. We put our house on the market immediately with Ellen and it was sold in a little more than a week. I appreciated her confidence that put my mind at ease at a very difficult time. My husband and I would recommend Ellen to anyone looking to purchase or sell their home. You will be in good hands!!!

~ Shannon Piddington

I can't say enough great things about Ellen! My husband and I were new to the area and looking to buy a house. Not only did Ellen give us a tour of Waco, recommendation on places to shop/good restaurants, etc., but she also did an excellent job as our realtor in a state that we had never lived in before. She was great at showing us different options in our price range and providing us insight into the housing market/neighborhoods in the area. She was also very knowledgable, personable and quick to respond to any emails or texts throughout the entire home buying process. This was our second time buying a house, and we wish we would have had a realtor like Ellen our first-time around! I would highly recommend Ellen as a realtor - I know we will be contacting her if we ever need help in buying or selling a home again in the future!

Ellen is one of the best realtors I have met. She is incredibly smart, prompt to reply, and goes above and beyond for her clients.

Ellen was very helpful and knowledgeable. This was especially needed as we were first time home buyers with expected amounts of fear and naivety. She made the experience as pleasant and enjoyable as possible while navigating the market and all throughout the closing process.

~ Chad Wright

Ellen has been outstanding to work with the last couple years. What really sets her apart is her local expertise, responsiveness, and insightful advice. As an investor she is truly trying to help me make the best buying decisions as opposed to just pushing for the next sell and it shows. Ellen is a real professional and is sure to be a trusted adviser to any buyer or seller in the Waco area lucky enough to work with her.

Ellen made selling our house a wonderful experience.

~ Tracy A Kramer

We no longer use "Google", we use "Ellen" -- She knows everyone and can help in so many ways.
She is the best REALTOR we have ever had.

~ Bonnie Sneed

Very responsive and worked to protect us in the purchase process. Would use and recommend Ellen.

~ John Tipton