I earned my real estate license in 2003. Prior to that I was an outside sales representative, selling beautiful things to Interior Designers. High end fabrics, wall coverings, area rugs etc. I was traveling all over Northern California and Northern Nevada. I tired of the traveling and being away from home and husband, so decided on a different sales career, Real Estate. I started my real estate career at a small start up firm in Roseville. There, I got a great deal of one on one training directly from my broker. This gave me a great jump start. In 2006 I came to work in my own community, Auburn. In 2011 I studied and passed the brokers exam. I spent several years as broker of Gold Country Realty and Select Estate Properties. It was a natural transition to open my own real estate firm, which I did in 2017 with my business partner, Therese Beechler. I am now co-owner of J. Ellen Realty.
I love all that this great community has to offer: Great location, weather, schools and people. It is a delight to do real estate in a community with very few “cookie cutter” homes. This is where virtual tours really shine! It is always exciting to weave through the challenges of rural home sales.
In 1998 I married my best friend, Jeff Summers. We love being together doing the things that we both love. We are avid fly fishers. This takes us to some beautiful places where I enjoy the surroundings as much as the fishing. (But Jeff will always enjoy the fishing more!). We golf together, ride bikes, and work out. We are both serious students of the Bible and volunteer several hours each month in promoting bible education. We have two grown children and two grand children. I have chickens that free roam and give us fresh eggs. We have a dog and a cat that keep us entertained.
I am proud to have earned the Masters Club designation. This is awarded to the top 10-20% of real estate agents in Placer County.
I have been chosen as a Sacramento Magazine 5-Star award winner for the last 5 years. Less than 4% of area agents are chosen for this award.
I am also a certified negotiations expert.
Now that you know me a little better, please feel free to call me if you have any real estate related questions.