Colleen Ellis

    M: 919-536-9545

    empowering clients; building community

    I moved to NC almost 30 years ago and immediately fell in love with everything this beautiful state has to offer. I adore the Triangle and am so proud to be raising my family here -
    Culture is in abundance and it seems we are always on the cusp of what is new. The energy in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh is electric and I love being a part of it!

    Everyone should know what it feels like to own their own ‘little patch of dirt” - it gives one a sense of identity and community. My parents were in the Marine Corps and so we’ve lived in many different places around the country. I understand the importance of finding the house that makes you feel like you are home.
    I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2006 with a degree in Biology and then began a profession in Event Coordinating. Witnessing family dynamics and helping them problem-solve until we executed the event of their dreams was such a pleasure!
    My career in real estate has been even more rewarding than any other time in my professional life. Helping people navigate through a significant period in their lives, resulting in the buying or selling of a home, is so rewarding. People are my passion and my clients know that - they know I am invested in them, personally and professionally, for the long haul!
    I am a well-informed citizen of our ever-evolving community - An expert must be immersed in her city! I work as Chair of the Durham Public Schools Committee at the Durham Regional Association of Realtors. I have created an initiative for a local non-profit that helps get free supplies into the hands of teachers in our district. I have earned a Spark award for my leadership in the community surrounding DPS. I also volunteer seasonally with our local NPR station, WUNC (which is THE BEST public radio station in the country :))! In addition to being in the community on a regular basis, I believe my science background is an asset as a large part of what I do is research and discovery. Attention to detail is mandatory in this industry and it is a skill in which I pride myself.

    My bottom line is the happiness and security of my Client. I love my job!

    Awards & Designations

    REALTOR®, SRES, Chair DPS Committee at DRAR

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    Colleen Ellis
    Broker / REALTOR®
    Real Estate By Design
    5011 Southpark Drive, Suite 250
    Durham, NC 27713

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