In 2001, Ellen launched her residential real estate career in the Northern Virginia market, embraced her clients as if they were family and for the next 10 years she was able to achieve top producer status. Eventually, she recruited her husband and together they built a solid reputation & loyal client base. ~ “Helping others find and navigate the sale/purchase of their HOME is unforgettable, I love being a little part of that experience”.
The next decade would include purchase of a real estate franchise, where she excelled as principal broker, recruiter, teacher, trainer, mentor and coach. Ellen championed her elite, career oriented, full time sales associates to each achieve success in the top 10% of the market in production and earnings. ~ “Names are important, everyone is special, take care of your clients and all the rest will follow”.
Ellen converted her office to eXp Realty in 2021 & continues to work transactionally by referral, and maintains her head “coach” position in assisting all her clients and agents to reach their dreams and seek the best versions of themselves. ~“Life is a journey; I am happy & privileged to walk with you every step of the way; there’s so much to learn.”
Ellen has been happily married to the love of her life, Mike Butters, for 38 years. She has supported him as he served this country for more than 20 years as a USMC Harrier Pilot through multiple deployments, conflicts and Desert Storm. Together they have raised four adult children who continue to bring them joy, craziness, and blessings; 7 grandchildren and counting! Ellen considers these relationships to be the foundation of her servant’s heart. ~“I put my heart into everything I do and everything I do is for the glory of God!”
Ellen believes it is important in life to continue to grow personally & professionally. She has a number of awards for excellence, honors, & certifications. She has served on a number of boards and committees locally and at the state level. Ellen has volunteered many hours to the Marine Corps, churches, youth groups, schools, and charity organizations through the years. ~ “I believe when you are blessed with an abundant life, you have an obligation to give back when you can.”