Ellen Knowlton

Ellen Knowlton

Global Real Estate Advisor

Hartford County Regional Brokerage

45 East Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
  • Born In:
    Boston, MA
  • Live In:
    Avon, CT
  • Favorite Movie:
    The Point
  • Passion:
    Family, Real Estate, Ceramics
  • Interests:
    Art, Music, Travel, Gardening
  • Favorite Lyric:
    Don't let mistakes be so monumental, and Don't let your love be so confidential, and Don’t let your mind be so darn judgmental And please let your heart be more influential ~Michael Franti
  • Can’t Live Without:
    Family, Friends, Meaningful Work, Stimulating Conversation
  • Inspiration:
    My husband, Scott, with whom I work hard and play harder!

Ellen is the founding member of The Sebastian Group and has called the Farmington Valley home for over 30 years.  Born and raised in Boston, Ellen moved to Connecticut to attend college, fell in love with the area, and set down roots. She raised her three children in Canton, and is now a resident of Avon.  First licensed in real estate in 1987, Ellen went on to have a 15 year teaching career, before returning to real estate in 2006.  She has worked tirelessly to establish herself as one of the top agents in the region, being nominated and elected as a Five Star real estate agent for 10 consecutive years.

Ellen is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist focusing on residential and luxury properties in Greater Hartford and The Farmington Valley. Ellen also enjoys giving back to the community and is currently the President of No Shoes Rhythm and Blues, an organization that produces live music events to raise money for charitable causes. She also volunteers her time to plan events and fundraisers for various organizations throughout the community.

“I like being in a business that brings out the best in me, I hold a huge piece of people's emotional and financial lives in my hands and that is a profound responsibility, but passion, commitment, and professionalism go a long way. I love the challenge of creatively solving problems, and real estate provides new and exciting challenges each and every day.”

One of the most essential parts to Ellen’s business is her mission statement:  

“The Sebastian Group strives to deliver first-class service to our clients and exceed their expectations at every step of the transaction. Our goal is to make the real estate process memorable, and one that our clients want others to experience.”

concierge service. priceless advice.

 

 

Ellen is the founding member of The Sebastian Group and has called the Farmington Valley home for over 30 years.  Born and raised in Boston, Ellen moved to Connecticut to attend college, fell in love with the area, and set down roots. She raised her three children in Canton, and is now a resident of Avon.  First licensed in real estate in 1987, Ellen went on to have a 15 year teaching career, before returning to real estate in 2006.  She has worked tirelessly to establish herself as one of the top agents in the region, being nominated and elected as a Five Star real estate agent for 10 consecutive years.

Ellen is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist focusing on residential and luxury properties in Greater Hartford and The Farmington Valley. Ellen also enjoys giving back to the community and is currently the President of No Shoes Rhythm and Blues, an organization that produces live music events to raise money for charitable causes. She also volunteers her time to plan events and fundraisers for various organizations throughout the community.

“I like being in a business that brings out the best in me, I hold a huge piece of people's emotional and financial lives in my hands and that is a profound responsibility, but passion, commitment, and professionalism go a long way. I love the challenge of creatively solving problems, and real estate provides new and exciting challenges each and every day.”

One of the most essential parts to Ellen’s business is her mission statement:  

“The Sebastian Group strives to deliver first-class service to our clients and exceed their expectations at every step of the transaction. Our goal is to make the real estate process memorable, and one that our clients want others to experience.”

concierge service. priceless advice.

 

 

Ellen is the founding member of The Sebastian Group and has called the Farmington Valley home for over 30 years.  Born and raised in Boston, Ellen moved to Connecticut to attend college, fell in love with the area, and set down roots. She raised her three children in Canton, and is now a resident of Avon.  First licensed in real estate in 1987, Ellen went on to have a 15 year teaching career, before returning to real estate in 2006.  She has worked tirelessly to establish herself as one of the top agents in the region, being nominated and elected as a Five Star real estate agent for 10 consecutive years.

Ellen is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist focusing on residential and luxury properties in Greater Hartford and The Farmington Valley. Ellen also enjoys giving back to the community and is currently the President of No Shoes Rhythm and Blues, an organization that produces live music events to raise money for charitable causes. She also volunteers her time to plan events and fundraisers for various organizations throughout the community.

“I like being in a business that brings out the best in me, I hold a huge piece of people's emotional and financial lives in my hands and that is a profound responsibility, but passion, commitment, and professionalism go a long way. I love the challenge of creatively solving problems, and real estate provides new and exciting challenges each and every day.”

One of the most essential parts to Ellen’s business is her mission statement:  

“The Sebastian Group strives to deliver first-class service to our clients and exceed their expectations at every step of the transaction. Our goal is to make the real estate process memorable, and one that our clients want others to experience.”

concierge service. priceless advice.

 

 

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  • Agent Designations
    • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
    • e-Pro, Internet Professional
    • Green
  • Awards
    • 2010-2020 Five Star Professional Realtor Award Winner
    • 2017, 2018, 2019 Gold Award Winner
  • Specialities
    • Seller Representative
    • Buyer Representative
    • Luxury Homes & Unique Properties
    • Lake Homes in CT and MA

Testimonials

Ellen was excellent, start to finish. One week after we listed, the COVID pandemic shut everything down. We considered taking the house off the market but Ellen encouraged us to stay calm while she worked diligently to market our home. She researched local and national real estate pandemic changes and trends and shared her progress every step of the way. She hosted virtual showings and employed a team of Professional photographers with drones and high tech online marketing tools. She encouraged us to focus on the goal of selling and to let her handle the ever changing details. While others may have taken a break from extreme marketing during a shutdown, not Ellen. Having a dedicated, knowledgeable realtor made all the difference. When the real estate market opened up again, she had buyers lined up and ready. We sold for full asking price just two days after the Governor eased pandemic restrictions in our state. We highly recommend Ellen for intelligent, compassionate and personal service.

Sheri Sparks, Preferred Clients

Because we relocated to Connecticut and stayed with family in the interim, we suddenly had to buy during the height of the COVID pandemic, and we had to close very quickly. Ellen made everything happen seamlessly, calmly, yet at warp speed. She recommended professionals and colleagues that we will work with again happily, and will recommend to others. She could sense our style and what we were looking for. She knew what we wouldn't like about a home as soon as we walked in, and knew how to point it out directly yet tactfully. She has an ease, serenity, and humor about her that we enjoyed so much we remained friends with her. Our children love her, too. We are so confident to recommend her to any of our friends or professional acquaintances.

Kristin and Andrew Ingram, Preferred Clients

Ellen Knowlton is a true professional with an excellent knowledge of a real estate market.

Zoe Martin

My name is Michelle and my husband Michael and I recently had the wonderful experience of working with Ellen on the purchase of our CT home. We live in California and while I was in Connecticut back in October I found a home that I fell in love with. My husband and I were considering buying a second/vacation home and the Lakehouse was something we didn't think we could pass up.I was referred to Ellen by a friend of mine who lives in Connecticut and has known Ellen for many years on both a personal and professional level. From our first conversation we had a great rapport. Ellen was very professional, yet friendly and personable.We weren't sure what to expect buying a home from across the United States, but Ellen reassured us that she could make it as seamless as possible. She was very knowledgeable about properties in the area and was able to answer our wide variety of questions as we researched and confirmed that we were making the right property decision for us. Once we decided to move forward and make an offer, Ellen handled every step along the way. She was always very easy to get ahold of...even with our 3 hour time difference...and was always willing to talk details through and fully answer our questions. We never felt rushed or pressured.Because my husband and I were not able to travel out to Connecticut during any steps of the buying process, it was comforting that Ellen confirmed she would be there for any/all inspections, she would take photos, videos, and do live chats with us when necessary to ensure that we were very closely a part of everything going on. Ellen worked incredibly well with the sellers realtor, our local mortgage broker, the inspectors, as well as with the lawyer we hired in CT for the paperwork and closing documents. She coordinated things precisely and was persistent if anything needed extra attention. Ellen is a "detail" person which we truly appreciated.  We were very fortunate to have worked with and build a friendship with Ellen, and we would work with her again in the future. We would happily refer her to family and friends. She is a gem!

Michelle and Michael Sanders

Ellen has helped us sell two homes in CT, and she is simply the best—very competent, responsive, trustworthy, helpful, and goes above and beyond to get a deal done. She’s great!

David B.

Ellen’s extensive knowledge and experience helped make my first home buying experience easy and enjoyable. She was always available to answer my many questions, and she gave helpful advice. Having Ellen there every step of the way was comforting and she also made the process fun! Thank you Ellen!

Emily V. G.

Ellen was such a pleasure to work with. She ensured all our bases were covered and sold my home expeditiously. I highly recommend her. I could not have been more satisfied with the sale from start to finish.

Joseph K.

Ellen was extremely helpful and showed me some amazing houses. She listened to to what I was looking for and gave me plenty of options. She walked me through everything and made my first time home buying experience great!

Julia P

Ellen Knowlton is the most professional realtor. She is pleasant to work with, knowledgeable, and puts the client's best interest first. Ellen Knowlton, you are the best!

M. Valquez

Ellen does exactly what she says. Is honest and on time. A beautiful person to have on your side.

Mark B.

Would recommend Ellen to anyone!! Such a pleasure to work with. Very friendly and professional service with great communication.

Paul & Stephanie H

Ellen has years of experience and has been an active member of the community. She has extensive knowledge of the real estate market and is able to clearly explain the buying/selling process to her clients. She is professional and very detailed oriented. Ellen helped me stay focused on the important tasks needed to get my house on the market and was a great teammate. She sat down with me and went through the market analysis she had done to determine the listing price of my home.

Trisha Z B.

What can I say about Ellen?! She is the best realtor there is!!! She was very caring and thoughtful of our needs when it came to searching for our condo. We had a smaller budget, but Ellen came through for us!! Ellen went above and beyond her call of duty!! She was always there for me at any time of the day or night, texting back and forth. We have a great condo now, and it's all due to Ellen Knowlton!!

Valerie P

Ellen was amazing! She knew I was an avid Fly Fisherman and found me a Condo right on the Farmington River. Ellen is attentive, extremely knowledgeable, and a brilliant Agent. THANK YOU ELLEN!!!

Scott

My Listings

My Sales

67 Marstan Trails $805,000 link

67 Marstan Trails

New Hartford, CT 06057 | Litchfield County
$805,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,608 Sqft 0.39 Acres

Welcome to pristine West Hill Lake where time stops and relaxation starts. This is a rare and fabulous opportunity to own this year round 4 bedroom, 3 full bath split level home...

4
bed
3
bath
2,608
sqft
32 Pheasant Hill Road $662,000

32 Pheasant Hill Road

Canton, CT 06019 | Hartford County
$662,000
4 Beds 4/1 Baths 4,440 Sqft 1.75 Acres

Exciting opportunity to own this exquisitely designed home in sought-after Griswold Farms. Have the best of ALL worlds with a fantastic location, exceptional construction and ideal...

4
bed
4/1
bath
4,440
sqft
265 Lovely Street $585,000

265 Lovely Street

Avon, CT 06001 | Hartford County
$585,000
5 Beds 4/1 Baths 4,299 Sqft 1.58 Acres

A VERY SPECIAL PLACE TO CALL HOME! Need an easy commute and all the amenities Avon and the surrounding area offers, but want a private home, surrounded by nature? Desire comfort,...

5
bed
4/1
bath
4,299
sqft
54 Queens Peak $529,000

54 Queens Peak

Canton, CT 06019 | Hartford County
$529,000
4 Beds 3/1 Baths 4,429 Sqft 0.75 Acres

4
bed
3/1
bath
4,429
sqft
27 Talcott Notch Road $525,000

27 Talcott Notch Road

Avon, CT 06001 | Hartford County
$525,000
3 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,858 Sqft 2.27 Acres

3
bed
2/1
bath
2,858
sqft
53 Cotswold Way $495,000

53 Cotswold Way

Avon, CT 06001 | Hartford County
$495,000
5 Beds 3/1 Baths 4,354 Sqft 0.93 Acres

5
bed
3/1
bath
4,354
sqft
Lot 15 Loop Road $410,000

Lot 15 Loop Road

Watertown, CT 06795 | Litchfield County
$410,000
3 Beds 2/5 Baths 1,950 Sqft 0.73 Acres

"Highview estates' this colonial is under deposit, it has a hip roof with 2 dormers, 9' ceilings,granite countertops in kitchen, some arched openings and columns between dining...

3
bed
2/5
bath
1,950
sqft
4 Bidwell Farm Road $405,000

4 Bidwell Farm Road

Canton, CT 06019 | Hartford County
$405,000
4 Beds 2/1 Baths 3,164 Sqft 1.01 Acres

Gorgeous colonial in desirable canton cul-de-sac neighborhood. Walk to river, trails. New roof, paint, driveway, flooring, granite. Large deck, open, fenced yard. Sep. Entrance...

4
bed
2/1
bath
3,164
sqft
121 Tyler Crossing $400,000

121 Tyler Crossing

Middlebury, CT 06762 | New Haven County
$400,000
4 Beds 2/5 Baths 3,356 Sqft 2.1 Acres

Fantastic family home. Tennis anyone? Or just relax in the gazebo. Just in time for summer. Great outdoor entertainment. Pool & pond. One of a kind, charming colonial, lovingly...

4
bed
2/5
bath
3,356
sqft
14 Old Mill Drive $395,000

14 Old Mill Drive

Canton, CT 06019 | Hartford County
$395,000
4 Beds 3/1 Baths 3,150 Sqft 3.82 Acres

JUST LIKE NEW! HIGHLY DESIRABLE CANTON NEIGHBORHOOD! TOO MANY UPDATES TO LIST IN THIS STYLISH COLONIAL IN LOVELY SETTING. FLAT CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION IS PERFECT FOR WALKING, BIKE...

4
bed
3/1
bath
3,150
sqft
156 Indian Hill Road $390,000

156 Indian Hill Road

Canton, CT 06019 | Hartford County
$390,000
3 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,323 Sqft 4.65 Acres

Follow the long, winding drive to the home of your dreams! This private contemporary lodge-style home provides an oasis of rustic elegance. Fine craftsmanship in a vacation-like...

3
bed
2/1
bath
2,323
sqft
17 Day Road $386,147

17 Day Road

West Hartford, CT 06117 | Hartford County
$386,147
3 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,085 Sqft 0.34 Acres

Dream Location!! Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, mere steps from Norfeldt Elementary School. This classic home offers elevated improvements to satisfy today’s expectations...

3
bed
2/1
bath
2,085
sqft