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Ellen Morris-Knower

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Finding you a place in the community!

 

A native San Franciscan and graduate of U.C. Berkeley, I have lived in Ithaca with my husband raising our children for nearly fifteen years. While part of my heart may still be in the Bay Area, I’m proud to call the Finger Lakes home. Ithaca is a great place to live, work and raise a family. In every corner I’ve found incredibly supportive networks that make a busy life so much more manageable.

Buying and selling real estate is an important part of the local economy. You need a community-based Realtor who understands the local real estate market and can guide you through the glut of information and paperwork involved in the process. You need a caring listener and skilled negotiator who can represent your interests from the first interview all the way through closing. You need the marketing and professional resources that come with the success of the largest brokerage in Tompkins County

My passion is listening: listening to my clients and helping them achieve their real estate objectives. My extensive knowledge of both the community and the real estate process has earned me many referrals from satisfied clients.

I bring a wide range of skills to my real estate practice. Negotiation and creative problem-solving have been key to my success as the mother of four. I learned to interview and listen as a young journalist in San Francisco, Caracas (Venezuela) and in Ann Arbor, and honed those skills later when I studied to be a spiritual director. I was trained in mediation and community building in the job of Community Aide at University of Michigan's Family Housing, which translated well in the work of a community development planner for the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency. Community networking and advocacy are essential to the many volunteer positions I’ve held, especially as past-president of the Belle Sherman Elementary School PTA, and now as a member of the Housing Fund committee, a City of Ithaca - Cornell – Tompkins County affordable housing project.

In all my jobs, I have been able to combine a love of home and place with a devotion to helping others, traits that suit me in my work with Audrey Edelman RealtyUSA.

When I’m not selling property, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends running, hiking, biking and sailing around the Finger Lakes, swimming in the gorges, and telling stories. My husband Jim is a librarian at Cornell's Mann Library. I have three Ithaca High graduates now off in college and a daughter at Lehman Alternative Community School. As a family we are active members of St. Catherine of Siena parish.

I look forward to helping you find your place in this community!

 

Languages Spoken: French, Spanish

Specialties: Acreage, Dream Home, First Time Buyers, Historic Home, Investment, Land, Luxury Homes, Move-Up Home, New Construction, New Home, Quality Home, Relocation, Residential, Retirement

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