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The majority of Ellen's business consists of repeat clients or referrals from satisfied buyers and sellers alike. There is no better barometer of excellence than a satisfied client who recommends your services because they have had the pleasure of being expertly guided through a successful transaction.  Ellen's approach to servicing her clients and achieving the results they have come to expect is simple.  Knowing her market and the local statistics, but more importantly, the intangibles when evaluating unique, luxury properties is what sets Ellen apart when buying or selling that special property our local area is known to offer. 

.Ellen has a background in finance that began on the Junk Bond trading desk at Goldman Sachs in NY and developed into an institutional sales position on the Municipal desk in Boston.  This experience has given Ellen razor-sharp negotiating skills and the exposure necessary to appreciate and understand the gravity of the transaction for her clients.  Whether a buyer investing in real estate or a seller divesting an important asset and beloved home, Ellen's trading experience at Goldman Sachs ensures that she possesses the skills, along with the finesse, necessary to negotiate successfully on your behalf.  Subsequent event planning and event sales experience at The Ritz Carlton were the foundation for ensuring that all your service needs will be taken care of with professionalism and expediency.

Real Estate has always been a personal passion, and it was a natural choice for Ellen. She has been making a difference for her clients in the Lower Connecticut River Valley since 2000. A consistent Top Producer and Award Winner since joining William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty.  She looks forward to expertly servicing all your real estate needs and can be reached at 860.961.9643 

  • Born In New York, NY
  • Lives In Deep River, CT
  • Passion Real Estate and Pilates
  • Interests Health and Wellness, Finance, Running, Travel, Jogging, Cooking
  • Favorite Lyric You can't always get what you want...
  • Inspiration My Dad
  • Can't Live Without My Dogs

Agent Designations

  • Seller Representative Specialist
  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • e-Pro, Internet Professional
  • Waterfront Property Specialist

My Awards

  • Bronze Award, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Gold Star Award Winner
  • Top Producer

My Specialties

  • Luxury Marketing
  • Razor Sharp Negotiating Skills
  • Homes of The Lower, CT River Valley
  • Expert Knowledge of Local Markets
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Testimonials (10)

We could not have had better representation and guidance selling one Main Street than Ellen Henderson. She is a star. Wm Pitt is lucky she chose Your firm . Thank you James & Seena Parker
Ellen was truly wonderful to work with and I am very appreciative of her assistance. She made my first home buying experience one to remember. I can’t speak highly enough of her. Thanks again, Ellen. Taylor Doyle
Working with Ellen was a wonderful experience. She used all of her resources to help us find the perfect home. Ellen knew what type of home we were looking for right off the back, was very honest, and was always available for assistance. She made our buying experience painless. We will definitely look to Ellen when purchasing another home in the future. Katie Mayott, Buyer
If you are looking to work with someone on your next real estate transaction who will represent you in the most lucrative and professional manner, Ellen is an excellent advisor with whom to partner. She is responsive, knowledgeable and detail-oriented. She really listens and puts in the time and work that is necessary to close the deal in your favor. Ellen has advised and represented me on a variety of transactions - residential rentals and purchases, as well as commercial rentals and purchases. Her extensive experience has consistently guided me to positive outcomes, time and time again. She gets deals done to the advantage of her clients, and once you have been her client, she is a competent and knowledgeable resource on whom you can depend, even after the deal closes. Jada Carlson Loutit, Property Manager, Commercial Holdings in Essex
Ellen worked tirelessly to ensure that we found the right house for us. That took dedication and determination, and a keen eye on the market that saw us make an offer on a house the very first day it hit the market. Our home was comfortably in our budget range and ticked all of the "boxes" for both of us. With very little available in the marketplace, her speed and great skill with pricing won the day. Later, she was very helpful in helping us to source talent for some renovations. Ellen has spent a lifetime on the Connecticut Shoreline, and it showed in her deep knowledge of the local residential market. We cannot recommend her more highly. Jada and Douglas M. Loutit, Essex Home Buyer
Ellen had a ton of patience with me - we saw a lot of houses. We were successful in buying and selling within two month of each other. Yea! Anthony & Anne Mele
Ellen is a fantastic real estate agent. She helped us find and close on our first house after countless showings and biddings during a very competitive market. Ellen is patient, experienced and really knows what her clients are looking for. We would highly recommend Ellen to our friends and family. Chris and Melissa C, Buyer
Our experience with Ellen was truly terrific. This includes buying two homes and selling one. On every occasion Ellen was the supreme professional. Her judgment and counsel were invaluable. Moreover, she is completely client-centric with a keen eye on what works and what doesn’t. We would not hesitate to work with Ellen again and We have recommended her to many friends and colleagues. The easiest 5 Stars we have ever given. Ann and Martin M, Buyers and Sellers
Ellen Henderson and Colette Harron represented us in selling our family home in SE Connecticut. Quite simply, they exceeded our expectations as sellers at every step along the journey. They were a great match to our market niche; they gave us expert advice on pricing strategy and tactics during the exceptional market conditions of the COVID pandemic; handled viewings flawlessly; were extremely responsive to our questions and concerns 24/7; flattened out any bumps in the road along the way; and guided us expertly through to a successful, on-time closing. We cannot say enough good things about Ellen and Colette and we highly recommend their services. Jeremy & Sarah C, Sellers
Your Realtor, Ellen Henderson, was absolutely WONDERFUL to work with! Being the seller, I was unsure of many aspects of the business of marketing a house, particularly a house that needed lots of repairs. Ellen was with me, as my coach and advisor, from the very first moment she stepped onto the property. She explained the best way to prepare the house for market, taking into account my situation and needs. She helped me find contractors to do prep work. She answered all my logistical and legal questions about listing, reviewing/accepting a bid, signing contracts and extensions, consulting my attorney, etc. Her knowledge and sense of the housing market in Old Lyme was accurate. She was instrumental in helping me accept the "best" (i.e. the least financially risky) offer, and she made Herculean efforts to ensure I did not lose my buyers when the house failed multiple inspections! This was critical to me, since I needed to get through the sale as quickly as possible. The bid that Ellen recommended I take was $60K above list price, due to the phenomenal seller's market, with much credit due to Ellen's advice and guidance in preparing the property for listing. In the end, the funds that came to me were WELL above what I ever thought I could ever net from the property! I will recommend Ellen Henderson to my friends who need a Realtor in the future. Angela R, Seller

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