Ellen Rhodes

    Ellen Rhodes

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    Ellen Rhodes has her finger on the pulse of the West suburban real estate market for almost 15 years, successfully helping clients buy, sell, build, invest and rent homes in Addison, Aurora, Batavia, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, North Aurora, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Woodridge. Ellen is dedicated to guiding her clients...
    Ellen Rhodes has her finger on the pulse of the West suburban real estate market for almost 15 years, successfully helping clients buy, sell, build, invest and rent homes in Addison, Aurora, Batavia, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, North Aurora, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Woodridge. Ellen is dedicated to guiding her clients through all aspects of the real estate transaction, whether buying, selling, building, investing and renting homes, and is committed to creating a seamless and smooth transaction! Starting from our first meeting until you have your keys in your hands!

    My Client Reviews

    (119 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.9
    Past 3 months: N/A

    Ratings Breakdown

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    5 stars
    93% of Ellen’s ratings: 5 stars
    (111)
    4 stars
    7% of Ellen’s ratings: 4 stars
    (8)
    3 stars
    0% of Ellen’s ratings: 3 stars
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    2 stars
    0% of Ellen’s ratings: 2 stars
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    1 stars
    0% of Ellen’s ratings: 1 star
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    2019
    09/10/19
    Scot gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    As a first time home buyer Ellen really made me feel comfortable the whole time and made sure that I understood every detail that came along with it. What a successful journey it turned out to be. I can't believe how well Ellen's process works!!! I would recommend Ellen to anyone looking for a new home. Thanks Ellen!!!!
    06/08/19
    Mr. Edward gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was very professional, helped answer all of my questions, accommodated my heavy travel schedule and navigated through the challenges through closing really well.
    03/12/19
    Bridget gave Ellen 4 stars out of 5
    She was there for me every step of the way. Answered every question I had or directed me to the right person to ask. She made home buying simple and put me at ease
    02/18/19
    Meghan gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We were moving to Naperville and really relied on Ellen's extensive knowledge of the area to help us find a neighborhood we liked in a school district that was great. She was such a pleasure to work with, nothing was too hard or too much to ask. She can think outside of the box with negotiations and seems to have a good working relationship with other agents and brokerages. Her calm and non pushy guidance was so refreshing. We will be recommending her to others.
    01/19/19
    jennifer gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is amazing! As a first time home buyer she was so helpful! I don't know what I would've done with out her. I just bought a house while the government has been shut down and with every complication that caused she was there. Honestly she went above and beyond for me on numerous occasions. What could have been a very stressful time Ellen helped me say calm and still be excited about the process. I can't wait to recommend her to any of my friends and family looking to purchase a home!!!
    2018
    12/01/18
    Sarah gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was wonderful throughout the entire home buying process. She was extremely responsive and knowledgeable- would definitely recommend her!
    11/15/18
    Gerry gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ellen on the purchase of our new home. She listened carefully to our needs and worked tirelessly to find us the perfect home. She was excellent at keeping the lines of communication open and we appreciated her calm professionalism, especially during the negotiating process. We would work with her again and will refer her services to friends and family.
    11/05/18
    Bensaber gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is the best realtor I had the pleasure to work with on both buying a house snd selling the same house. She is an outstanding realtor and a great person. She is patient snd helpful.
    05/13/18
    Bensaber gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    I had the pleasure of working with Ellen for my home purchase. All I can say is she was wonderful to work with. She was attentive to my needs and walked me through the process from the start to the finish. I recommmend Ellen to my friends and family. She is top notch realtor and a nice person. Ben Boutaleb
    09/03/18
    Amy gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    She's an excellent agent. She gave me suggestions on prepping my home for sale and helping me find my new home. She was readily available to answer any questions throughout the selling and buying process. Selling and buying a home is very stressful but she made the process so much better.
    08/31/18
    Stephanie gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was always professional, organized and very responsive throughout the entire process. After viewing several home options in one day, I was ready to make a offer on that same day. Ellen was very thorough with the property showing process. She also took the time to explain the details and options. I was able to make an offer on a property and close within approx. 30 days time. Thank you Ellen! You are fantastic at what you do and you make the home-buying process feel easy and stress-free!
    08/31/18
    Stephanie gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was always professional, organized and very responsive throughout the entire process. After viewing several home options in one day, I was ready to make a offer on that same day. Ellen was very thorough with the property showing process. She also took the time to explain the details and options. I was able to make an offer on a property and close within approx. 30 days time. Thank you Ellen! You are fantastic at what you do and you make the home-buying process feel easy and stress-free!
    Prospective seller
    07/10/18
    Valeria gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure working with Ellen Rhodes when I bought and sold my property. Her dedication and professionalism are the best. Thanks Ellen!
    09/01/09
    Valeria gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen Rhodes was an outstanding professional. Always very polite, attentive to all details, she helped me in very step of the way. ***** 5 stars !
    06/30/18
    Brian & Brittany gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    If you are looking for an amazing realtor to help you buy or sell your home, there is no need to look any further! Ellen is simply amazing at what she does. Working with Ellen, we managed to accomplish the elusive double close; selling one property in the morning and buying our new property right after. From our first meeting, I could tell Ellen was an experienced professional. She came prepared with a booklet of comparable homes in the neighborhood and answered all of our questions patiently. She walked through our home and made helpful suggestions for things we could fix which would help to sell our home faster. We scheduled our open house, but there was no need as our home sold in 2 days! Ellen took us to look at several homes over two weekends, which were very long days. She even provided us with some 'power shopping' snacks one of the days which was a very nice touch. We found a home that we loved and Ellen stayed up late on a Sunday to get the offer completed and submitted for us. We did not end up winning that one, but Ellen was out with us the following weekend, doing another long day of searching. We found a second home we loved and of course got in a bidding war situation. However, with Ellen's advice and negotiation skills, we made a solid offer and won the deal. Once the offer was accepted, I spoke to Ellen almost every day, via phone, text or email. It did not matter what time of day it was, Ellen was always quick to respond to any question, no matter how small. Since we were buying and selling at the same time, it was very chaotic and there was an unimaginable amount of paperwork to review. Ellen was patient and walked me through each and every one. When some unanticipated complications came up as a result of our home inspection on the property we wanted to purchase, Ellen put is in contact with a roofing and HVAC expert who were able to provide us with piece of mind. She really does have a contact for everything imaginable. When we finally got to closing day, Ellen made sure all the paperwork was in order and everything went smoothly. We went straight from our sale closing to our purchase closing and moved into our new home the same day. When we got to our new home, she even had a small gift waiting for us which was a very nice and unexpected surprise. I would not hesitate to recommend Ellen to any of my family members, friends or coworkers looking to buy or sell their home. Thank you Ellen and keep up the fantastic work!!
    06/16/18
    John gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was a great agent. Had the listing up in a few days. House sold in less than a week. Was very responsive to any questions I had throughout the entire process. When any hiccups occurred, she was right on top of it. I would highly recommend here.
    Prospective seller
    06/13/18
    Ajay gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We have had an opportunity to work with Ellen to acquire couple of properties. We feel very lucky that she is our personal realtor and also a good friend. She is very knowledgeable about our area of interest. She has excellent communication skills and knowledge about real estate. She responds in a very timely manner to our enquiries and document work. She is very reliable and trustworthy therefore we continue to recommend her to others and use her excellent services for our own real estate investment projects.
    Prospective seller
    06/02/18
    Lily gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Highly recommend to any buyer and/or seller! Ellen always makes her available to work with us. She is very knowledgeable and professional. With her negotiation skills, we bought the house in the subdivision where we wanted to move into in today's hot market.
    03/14/17
    Lily gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We enjoy the experience of working with Ellen. Her knowledge, patience and right at time suggestion are very helpful for buyers like us. We will definitely work with her again and recommend highly to other buyers about her service.
    Prospective seller
    04/12/18
    Joseph gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    I have sold a number of homes, and have owned my own real estate brokerage. I can say that Ellen's service to the client, commitment to the sale, communication to prospect and seller, and willingness to use all resources available to sell our home are absolutely outstanding. We weathered a difficult market and Ellen never faltered in her absolute dedication to us, her clients. She is a Top Notch Realtor. The Best.
    Prospective seller
    04/05/18
    Pat gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    I found Ellen to be an exceptional realtor in assisting me to find and consummate my recent purchase of a new resident. She was available to answer/seek answers to any questions/concerns I had and only gave advice/recommendations when requested. I would highly recommend Ellen to anyone seeking a realtor.
    Prospective seller
    03/19/18
    Colleen gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is simply the best. Her hard work and dedication helped me find the perfect first home!
    03/19/18
    Colleen gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is simply the best. Her hard work and dedication helped me find the perfect first home!
    Prospective seller
    03/11/18
    John gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen listened well, was well-prepared for the houses we reviewed and answered our questions expertly without guiding us needlessly. We do not hesitate recommending her and would use her again if the need arises.
    Prospective seller
    03/11/18
    Xiangshang gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is an excellent real estate agent. she helped me for buying and selling multiple properties during past several years. Her knowledge and experience made it easier for us to go through the whole process. Thanks so much! Xiangshang Tong
    03/11/18
    Adrian gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    working with ELLEN was a real pleasure. very accurate, precise and timley. was a real great experiance.
    2017
    Home buyer in Addison
    12/03/17
    Jeff gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was great to work with. She new all the right people to to get us in touch with. From finance to the home inspection Ellen helped us get everything that we needed to close on our first home. She did a great job of finding homes and setting up viewings quickley for us. She was great at working around our busy schedule. We couldn’t have done it without her on our team. If your looking for a new home you must have Ellen on your team. She helped us so much and because of that we were able to close on our new home 15 days earlier than what was originally figured.
    Home buyer in Aurora
    11/15/17
    Temeka gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is great at her job. She’s kind and patient and takes her time to walk through and explain things about the house. She is amazing with follow-up and information on what to do next in the buying process. If it had not been for Ellen my homebuying process would have stopped before it got started.
    Home buyer in MOntgomery
    09/16/17
    Mr. Peter J gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was wonderful. My wife and I would use her again in a heartbeat as well as recommend her to our friends.
    Home buyer in Bartlett
    09/12/17
    sandy gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was Great to work with. Very easy to get in contact with and always answered questions right away.
    Condo buyer in Aurora
    03/17/17
    Sean gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen truly went above and beyond with the purchase of my first home. While we faced some hiccups that really threw off the process with the first home we were buying and ended up not getting, Ellen got back out there the very next day and began the search for us for a new home! Ellen was easy to get ahold of and really cared about our interests. Being a first time home buyer Ellen gave us things to check for and truly educated us on home buying. I felt like she really cared about our happiness versus just trying to close a sale. Thank you Ellen!
    Home seller in Oswego
    01/08/17
    Chad gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was always quick to respond and very supportive. I felt she marketed our house very aggressively and gave great insight to local trends in the market. She was professional and had great real estate knowledge. We would use Ellen again in a heart beat!!!
    2016
    Condo seller in Clarendon Hills
    10/09/16
    John gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen helped us buy our first home and naturally we wanted her to help us sell our unit. She was great throughout the entire process. What made her stand out the most was her dedication and her quick response time. Ellen was always willing to answer my questions, no matter what time of the day it was. It was a pleasure to work with her and defitnely would recommend her to anyone!
    Home buyer in Algonquin
    09/06/16
    Nadeem gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was excellent throughout the process. She is always very prompt and at times went out of the way to make us feel comfortable.
    Home buyer in Lombard
    06/14/16
    John gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We are investors that buy, sell and rent houses. I have been investing in properties for over 20 years and have dealt with a lot of realtors in that time. Ellen is the best. Ellen has worked with us for a couple years now and I wish we had found her sooner! She has sold us 2 houses and also has found several tenants for our rental properties. She is knowledgeable of the market, always keeps us informed, goes the extra mile for you, and is just a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her to everyone.
    08/05/12
    John gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We have worked with Ellen recently for both purchasing an investment property and helping us find a tenant for another property we own. Ellen is the best realtor we have ever worked with. She was totally on top of things from start to finish on our recent purchase. She helped schedule our inspection and even called utilities to make sure they were on since this was a foreclosure. She worked with our bank and our attorney, all the time keeping us informed and making sure things were moving along smoothly and on schedule all the way to closing. On our other property Ellen found us a great tenant in less than a month. She is a pleasure to work with and will really go the extra mile for you. We plan on using her again in the future for all our real estate needs.
    Home seller in Aurora
    02/10/16
    mark gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was such a great help during a difficult time in my life. Not only was she very perfessional, she offered great guidance taken from her abundance of experience.
    02/10/16
    mark gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was such a great help during a difficult time in my life. Not only was she very perfessional, she offered great guidance taken from her abundance of experience.
    05/10/10
    mark gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen, is very prompt, professional and organized. I am going to recommend her for anyone I know who is looking to buy a home.
    Condo seller in Aurora
    02/02/16
    Jaloo gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Excellent, persevered till the home was sold. Overcame all obstacles and challenges put up by buyers and agents. Would recommend her to any seller wanting to get their home sold.
    2015
    Condo buyer in Aurora
    12/22/15
    Hari gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Very dependable
    Condo buyer in Willowbrook
    09/17/15
    JuneBernard gave Ellen 4 stars out of 5
    *Patience (with communication in terms of my deafness) *Responsiveness is what I liked. *Resourceful *with attorney contact info, comed, nicor contacts info
    Home seller in Elburn
    07/13/15
    Kathryn gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen went above and beyond to make our dream house a reality!
    Home seller in Romeoville
    07/02/15
    marc gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    I was out of town for most of the selling process but she kept in touch and made sure I signed the documents I needed. Ellen explained the selling process to me, and helped me with vendors for the post inspection repairs. I would recommend her to any one selling in the area. Marc Czerwinski
    2014
    Condo buyer in Aurora
    09/08/14
    Kar gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    This was a great experience. Ellen was a perfect match for us. Thanks ZipRealty. This was a homerun. My agent was very patient and conscientious. This journey to homeownership took almost five months and was not a smooth ride due to my personal circumstances. Ellen navigated the situation with grace and poise. She always treated me with dignity and respect even though my budget was on the lower spectrum. I would highly recommend Ellen as an agent to all my family and friends. I have nothing but praises and accolades for my agent and new friend Ellen Rhodes.
    Condo buyer in Woodbridge
    07/14/14
    Dann gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was outstanding to work with! She was there to help me along from the first conversation to the last day. As a first time home buyer Ellen made sure to answer all my questions, help guide me through the process and was always available. Thank you for making this a great experience!!!
    Home buyer in Aurora
    07/14/14
    trudy gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    I think she is awesome, one of the greatest most knowledgable person I have met, I would strongly recommend her again & again
    Home seller in North Aurora
    06/21/14
    Patty gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We really enjoyed working with Ellen when we were selling our home and purchasing a new one. She was always very quick to get back to us with feedback, which was much appreciated.
    Home seller in Aurora
    05/23/14
    Patricia gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was with me through a very long and grueling process, always keeping me up to date, responding to my emails. She worked hard to be sure my house was sold. It was a short sale so it was difficult getting buyer after buyer then losing one buyer and getting another and waiting for the mortgage company to accept. But she was diligent and patient and did a great job.
    Home buyer in West Chicago
    05/08/14
    Marlena gave Ellen 4 stars out of 5
    I just wish we could of negotiated with the seller more on some things we needed done before we bought. This was different for us that we didn't get to talk person to person with the seller and that they did not want to help with any changes we felt they needed to do. I do understand it was a fore-closer and as is but it was bought from a bank that was not willing to help in anyway. That I don't understand they make it very hard for people to negotiate. I do think Ellen did all she could but this would of been worth it to us to be able to talk. Marlena McAleer
    Home buyer in Elgin
    03/21/14
    Fran gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    From the very first time I met Ellen - a top notch professional. Very kind. Very patient. She knew not to offer unsolicited opinions - even though I like people telling me what they think. She did offer information that was helpful to me and did keep in touch throughout this process. She is a winner.
    Townhome seller in West Chicago
    02/12/14
    Robert gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is very attentive and knowledgeable about the selling market. She quickly listed our house at a very reasonable price which aided us in selling our home to our first clients! We sold our house basically within hours of posting it on-line. Ellen is very dedicated in getting her clients the money they deserve for the home they are selling!
    Home buyer in West Chicago
    02/02/14
    Thomas gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was great to work with. As a first time buyer I was almost completely ignorant of the process and she walked me through it all the way. She was attentive and responded quickly to my questions.
    01/30/14
    Mahira gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Nothing except all praises for her. She was very patient, helpful and always ready to help us out. Very good experience working with her. Will highly recommend her to my friends and family.
    Townhome buyer in Naperville
    01/25/14
    David gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We recently relocated to the Chicagoland area. Ellen helped us find the most appropriate areas for our family's needs. She patiently showed us house after house and highlighted pros and cons of each house without pushing us to buy. She is really knowledgeable about the whole process and once we found a house, she helped us settle in beyond the call of duty.
    2013
    Home buyer in Aurora
    10/20/13
    Tom gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen has helped me find two house now. She knows the area and is very helpful when it comes to the buying process! I would recommend her to any of my friends.
    11/06/09
    Tom gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aurora
    09/23/13
    Ravi gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is very prompt in communication and she is very well dedicated in showing properties with in our budget. Ellen is on time for every visit and she negotiates with seller, seller agents to meet our budget. She explained each and every detail regarding Home to clear our doubts as we are first time home buyers and she looked into minor details for every property we visited.
    Home seller in South Elgin
    07/02/13
    Dan gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen gave me great ideas for preparing and presenting my home!l By following her recommendations and believing in her experience, we managed to accept an offer within four days after listing and closing on it shortly afterwards! Thanks Ellen!
    05/28/11
    Dan gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was great! She kept me informed all along the way, sent me additional, helpful literature and even helped with contacts for another transaction I have in California!
    Townhome seller in Naperville
    06/25/13
    Tom gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is a first class agent!!! She is knowledgeable and always carriers herself in a professional manner. Her guidance and advice helped me get the most value for the home I was selling. I will recommend Ellen to anyone that would like to buy or sell
    Home buyer in Naperville
    06/03/13
    Srinivas gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    I would strongly recommend her base on our experience for the entrire sale process. Very resourceful and responsive. She was extremely knowledgable in every aspect of our home-buying process, from recommendations on the offer to put in.
    Home buyer in Lombard
    05/03/13
    Pedro gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was a pleasure work with because of her professionalism, experience, and knowledge. She was extremely responsive and patient with understanding our needs.
    Townhome buyer in Bloomingdale
    03/10/13
    Riz gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was very professional and responsive on last minute requests. It was my first home and she outlined the process in the beginning and followed up on every single step. Great buying experience!
    Townhome buyer in Aurora
    02/18/13
    SAI gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Good followup with key stake holders.
    Home seller in Plainfield
    02/10/13
    Sue gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was very professional and patient. She was a great partner to work with and I'd recommend her to anyone I knew that was selling their home.
    Home buyer in Addison
    01/23/13
    Daxaben gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Our experience with Ellen was excellent.She was extremely Knowledgable.She helpled us buy our first dream house what we wanted.She made our entire process easy.She was so friendly and honest. Excellent job always there to answer your question and to explain all the things we did not understand.I would highly recommend her to anyone.
    Home buyer in Downers Grove
    01/11/13
    Jason gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Being a first time home buyer can be quite overwhelming but Ellen did a great job in giuding us through the whole process from start to finish. She is very dedicated to her clients and makes things as easy as possible. We ended up with our perect home thanks to her.
    2012
    Home buyer in Aurora
    11/01/12
    Delmar gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was terrific! She went above and beyond! She was patient, readily available, and always professional. She responded to requests quickly. I would highly recommend her to another client! She's the best!
    Home buyer in Bolingbrook
    10/02/12
    Chris gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was absolutely wonderful!! I highly recommend her. I was new to buying a home in a challenging market. Ellen brought me up to speed and navigated me through the difficult processes. I ended up in the home and neighborhood I wanted! She was extremely good at identifying focal points in each house both good and bad. I hope to never have to move again but if I do I will track Ellen down!
    Home buyer in Bolingbrook
    09/02/12
    Rex gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen exhibited a high level of profesionalism with excellent knowledge of the local real estate market. She has provided us with excellent customer service by answering all questions ASAP relative to the transaction. She had introduced people (legal and financing) that help us pull through a tight closing schedule - less than 35 days from contract agreement. I understand that they are not part of ZIP realty but they are an excellent team. Purchasing a REO property is not complicated as I thought it would be. Thank you very much Ellen.
    Home seller in Yorkville
    08/10/12
    Richard gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We think Ellen is an extreme asset to your company. Her professionalism and communications skills are really impressive. She always kept in contact with us and helped us thru any snafu's that came up. We would recommend her highly. Her knowledge is awesome. We do not have anything negative at all to say about her. Thank you Ellen for getting us thru a difficult time.
    05/03/11
    Richard gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We were so pleased with the way Ellen handled our transactions. She kept us informed with everything that was going on. Always answered any questions we had. She was very patient with us even though it was a very long process. Your company should be proud to have her as an employee. We would recommend her to everyone. We want to thank her finding us the perfect home.
    Condo buyer in Aurora
    06/21/12
    cheryl gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    As a first time buyer, Ellen was thoughtful to my needs, informative, and responsive to my many inquiries. She would be highly recommended by me to others. Her referrals were as helpful and informative as she was. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience!
    Home buyer in Lombard
    04/25/12
    Dacia gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Buying a house can be very complicated and stressfull. Ellen helped my husband and I every step of the way. She was always available when we had questions and referred us to a great lawyer and inspector. She was on the ball and kept things moving. Thanks to her great negotiating skills we were able to get the house under the apprasial value. I feel greatful to have such a wonderful realtor on my side! She truely cares about her clients. I'm more than satisfied with her and will definitely reccomend her to my family and friends.
    Townhome buyer in Bartlett
    02/22/12
    Erin gave Ellen 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Carol Stream
    01/21/12
    Cheri gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen worked with our special needs very well stayed on track.
    2011
    Home buyer in Homer Glen
    05/18/11
    Kim gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Aurora
    04/27/11
    Aparna gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Palatine
    04/20/11
    chandrakumar gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Naperville
    04/04/11
    Andy gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was incredibly helpful throughout a very long process. She was always on top of things and willing to assist in any way I needed.
    Home buyer in Geneva
    03/25/11
    Donna gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    She pointed me in the right direction for houses and was able to keep me calm during a stressful closing process
    Home buyer in Aurora
    01/23/11
    Meghan gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Lisle
    01/05/11
    Emily gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We really enjoyed working with Ellen. We purchased a short sale and she stuck by us the whole way. She was patient and really gave us good advice and recommendations but also let us find our own way. I know we will stay in this home for a long, long time so I won't need a realtor anytime soon, but I would certainly hgihly recommend Ellen to others!!
    2010
    Home buyer in Aurora
    12/16/10
    Araceli gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen Rhodes always had a smile on her face everytime we'd meet to see a property. She's a very professional lady who arrived at our appointments on time.
    Townhome buyer in Aurora
    11/29/10
    Satya gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We were happy to find Ellen. She's been very helpful and understands our requirements to sort out the best value homes in our specified location(s) and stood by us thoughout the process. As first time buyers, we were very pleased with Ellen's constant feedback during every step of the way.
    Townhome buyer in Aurora
    11/04/10
    Lakshmi gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aurora
    09/13/10
    Mike gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aurora
    09/07/10
    Onorica gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Des Plaines
    09/05/10
    VeeraGangadhar gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    She is an excellent Realtor to work .
    Home buyer in Sugar Grove
    07/01/10
    Jimmy gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Bartlett
    06/22/10
    Brian gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is a wonderful agent, she was so patient dealing with us, as first home owners. We do not have enough idea what we really want for a house until Ellen showed us every features and explained everything. Finally we knew what we wanted, and we got this wonderful home at a reasonable price. thanks to Ellen!
    Home buyer in Plainfield
    06/21/10
    Ron gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Yorkville
    05/27/10
    Lynette gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome seller in Glendale Heights
    05/26/10
    Larry gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aurora
    05/25/10
    Janet gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    She was very helpful in the whole process.
    Home buyer in Hanover Park
    05/04/10
    Barbara gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Yorkville
    04/15/10
    Andrew G. gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen did a great job! We really appreciated all her help.
    Home buyer in Geneva
    03/10/10
    Leah gave Ellen 4 stars out of 5
    Ellen was very helpful in the way she gave us information about the areas we were looking at. She was timely in meeting with us, always hopeful, and willing to go the extra mile for us to find our perfect home choice. We are grateful for her expertise and happy we chose her to work with overall. Thanks Ellen!
    Townhome buyer in Aurora
    02/18/10
    Carol gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen worked with us to find just the right place! Excellent job
    Home buyer in Sugar Grove
    01/05/10
    Brad gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    She was able get all the showing that we requested and was very knowledgeable on the areas we where looking at. She helped make are transition to Chicago a lot easier.
    Townhome buyer in Aurora
    01/03/10
    Jaime gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen Rhodes was the most professional individual I have ever worked with in my life. She should be a model for all Real Estate professionals.
    2009
    Home buyer in Aurora
    12/15/09
    Sanjay gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oswego
    11/27/09
    Mark gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen worked diligently on our behalf, and was always there for us when we had questions, or needed help.
    Home buyer in Plainfield
    11/02/09
    Daryll gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was very helpful and actually inspirational in her performance in the purchase of our new home.
    Townhome buyer in Romeoville
    10/26/09
    Julie gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    She was always available, ready to answer any of my questions (and boy did I have a lot). She understood what I was looking for and didn't waste my time with houses that were not suitable for me.
    Condo buyer in Bolingbrook
    10/16/09
    Joel gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Aurora
    10/12/09
    Tracy gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen is wonderful. She is very responsive and willing to meet at any time. She got things done quickly for us and had our interests in mind. I would recommend her to anyone trying to find a home.
    Condo buyer in Joliet
    06/30/09
    Shahera gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Plainfield
    06/29/09
    BelindaS gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was great to work with. We would e-mail her with the houses we would like to view and she met us at the houses with the listing details. If we had additional questions on the property, she would find the answers and send them to us within a couple of days. We feel she went out of her way to help us find the house we bought.
    Townhome buyer in St. Charles
    06/24/09
    barbara gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We enjoyed working with Ellen. She was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. She skillfully guided us through the home buying experience. We were very happy with the results. We would recommend Ellen to any of our friends who were looking to purchase a new home.
    Home buyer in Naperville
    06/12/09
    Aseem gave Ellen 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in North Aurora
    06/10/09
    Kevin gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Sugar Grove
    05/27/09
    Amie gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    We love Ellen. She was excellent. She was with us through the long haul. She explained everything to us step by step. I can not even put into words how happy we are with her. We could not have asked for anyone better. She was there to get us through everything that happened. She was our support. On top of everything she got us a wonderful deal on our home- Thank you!
    Home seller in Oswego
    04/06/09
    Pete gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen did a great job for us to sell our house in this unstable market. I will recommend to other's to use Ellen Rhodes!
    Home buyer in Aurora
    03/22/09
    Nicole gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Aurora
    02/03/09
    Saugata gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Our agent Ellen was very helpful to us and we felt completely at ease in our search . Ellen was generous with her suggestions and advice specially as this was our first home. It was a pleasure working with Ellen and we would recommend her as well as Zip Realty to all our friends and family.
    Home buyer in Montgomery
    02/01/09
    Jason gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was incredibly easy to deal with and made the entire process seamless. She truly sought to understand what we were looking for and found several options for us. She kept us updated in a timely manner.
    2008
    Home seller in Romeoville
    12/01/08
    John gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Darien
    11/30/08
    Melinda gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    This was our 2nd home purchase and I only wish we knew about Zip Realty when purchasing the 1st time around. Our agent really treated us more like good friends then clients, making sure we totally understood all the scary things happening.I would highly recommend Zip Realty and Ellen Rhodes to everyone!!
    Home buyer in Lake In The Hills
    10/04/08
    Harry gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    ellen was exremely helpful.i was a first time buyer and didnt know alot about the whole process of buying a home and ellen was always there to help with all my questions about everything. she is a wonderful realtor, and a very nice person.
    Home buyer in Naperville
    09/15/08
    Anjan gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen has been extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with.
    Home buyer in Naperville
    09/02/08
    Charles gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was fantastic. It was our first home purchase, and she was very patient and helpful with us in letting us know what to expect and helping us at every step along the way. She brought us tremendous peace of mind. Dennis was also very helpful, and although we ended up purchasing a home in Naperville through Ellen, we were really appreciative of Dennis' time and assistance on our behalf.
    Condo buyer in Carol Stream
    07/05/08
    Dan gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was very patient while we searched for the exact condo for our needs. She showed us lots of condos in the area that sparked our interest. She helped us get the best price (which, in the current market, one might expect an agent to work for the best commission). Thanks Ellen!
    Condo buyer in YORKVILLE
    05/18/08
    Michelle gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    She was very professional and at the same time personable. I really was satisfied with having her as our real estate agent!
    Condo buyer in N. Aurora
    04/15/08
    Betty gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen was very helpful through three different tries at purchasing a property and was always the professional.
    Condo buyer in Carol Stream
    04/13/08
    Marianne gave Ellen 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in AURORA
    04/08/08
    Andrew gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Zip Realty and my agent made my first time buying a home a pleasent experience.
    2007
    Home seller in Winfield
    11/08/07
    DeAnna gave Ellen 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Naperville
    07/19/07
    Carol gave Ellen 5 stars out of 5
    Ellen provided first-rate service, with a warm personal touch! I'd use her again in a heartbeat!

    My Experience

    • 2017 LIONS Award Winner-Highest Gross Commission OnLine Lead Converter
    • 2017 Circle of Excellence award Winner
    • 2010 100% Club Member - Awarded for 100% Complete Customer Satisfaction in a quarter
    • 2009 100% Club Member - Awarded for 100% Complete Customer Satisfaction in a quarter
    • Real Estate Investor with Residential and Commerical Holdings
    • ZipRealty President's Club - 2009 Q3; 2010 Q1, Q3, 2011 Q2, Circle of Excellence Award 2011 Q4, #2 Ranked ZipAgent for 2011, Circle of Excellence Award Q2 2012, Receipient of Century Club Award-over 100 home sales
    • Specializing in Condos, Townhomes, Single Family, Investment and New Construction, Earned "SFR" Designation-Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
    • 2 years of New Construction Home Sales

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Listing Credentials Training Graduate/SFR-Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Designation-2012, Priority Listing Partner with Chase Bank
    • National Association of Realtors
    • Mainstreet Association of Realtors (West Suburban Board)
    • Illinos Real Estate Broker License

    My Community Involvement

    • Volunteer - Fundraiser for School and local charities
    • Member - Parent Teacher Association
    • Local Resident for 15 years

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