Ellen Politz

Associate Partner

Profile

Ellen Politz joined Terra Firma Global Partners Napa Valley Office in 2011. With more than 20 years of finance and real estate experience, Ellen will put her expertise to work for you. Premier service, extensive market knowledge and skillful negotiating is the foundation that builds strong relationships for helping buyers and sellers reach their goals. Ellen has an extensive understanding of negotiating and the steps you need to take in order for a deal to close smoothly and successfully. Knowledge and understanding of the market and the property whether you are buying or selling is critical in today’s changing market. Ellen is passionate about real estate. Let her put that passion to work for you!

Ellen has been a top producer each year since starting her real estate career in an exceptionally challenging time. Having worked in banking for well over a decade with National and local companies such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Napa National has given her a strong foundation and understanding of not only finance nuisances, but how to navigate the current climate of distressed properties at all levels. With her experience as a Pre-Foreclosure consultant, she has the acumen and negotiating skill set to have successfully closed over 95% of her short sale transactions.

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Whether Ellen is working with Sellers assisting them in preparing a property for market to include extensive valuation work, staging, facilitating inspections and/or repairs or helping Buyers to find the home of their dreams or investment property she focuses on developing a plan that explores and evaluates all options in today’s market place. She has extensive knowledge with a variety of property types to include country/acreage, downtown vintage, fixers, condos as well as multi-family units. Ellen also brings to the table construction and project management experience having managed several property renovations and property management of personal investment properties.

She has great success representing both Buyers and Sellers in “multiple-offer” situations and knowing how to effectively advocate for her clients. Keeping them part of the process and informed throughout a transaction is her key concern.

In addition to her branch and district management experience she also led successful marketing initiatives for the banking industry with an emphasis on increasing a retail presence for Napa National Bank and Lakeside Bank in Chicago. This allows her to leverage that experience to showcase and develop the most expansive and effective “launch” programs for her listings.

Finally, Ellen represents the additional values so important to Terra Firma—giving back to her community. Ellen has helped to maximize fundraising and net profits for local schools such to include St. Helens Co-op Nursery School. She has 10 years of participation in local schools to include Mt. George Elementary School, St John’s Lutheran and Justin Siena High School with an emphasis on curriculum and fundraising.

favorite eats...

Angele, Napa

frosty favorite

mint chip

my community is

the Napa Valley

little known secret

I hunt once a year for pheasant

greatest moment

volunteering

my home spot...

our patio

Client Experience

Ellen Politz is fantastic in every sense of the word. There is no such thing as "too far" for her. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the Napa real estate market, knows the area like the back of her hand (she rarely used her GPS!), is a tough negotiator that fights for her clients, and gives you her honest opinion on things. There was no point in time that we did not feel fully supported by Ellen. Every question we had she had an answer for, and if she didn't have the answer, she would find out. And if something didn't feel right about a house, she would let us know immediately. And we never felt like Ellen was doing this for a paycheck. Helping us find a home simply felt like something she enjoyed doing. Now that we've found our home, my wife and I miss our weekend adventures with Ellen looking at the latest homes that come up on the market. We were blessed to have the opportunity to work with Ellen. We have no hesitation in recommending her to each and everyone one of our friends and family, even if they're not looking in the area, and we would not hesitate to work with her again. Thank you for everything Ellen! -Paul and Anna
Ellen made our selling experience so easy. She was so professional and displayed excellent knowledge in her field. She was friendly, easy to talk to, always available, and was very supportive. It really was quite amazing to see how she worked to sell our home! She is a master real estate artist! F. Payne
Ellen handled this transaction very efficiently & professionally. We live in SO CAL now, so everything had to be done by phone, fax, email and Ellen assured that everything was done easily and on time. She assisted us in so many ways (housekeepers, painters, stagers, etc.) We are forever grateful to Ellen BJ Clarke
We have worked with Ellen 4 times and have been extremely happy each time. She is very efficient and has kept us informed through each phase of all 4 transactions. We would recommend Ellen to anybody looking to either buy or sell their home/property. J. Kobylka
Ellen was fantastic. She provided great advice on preparing the house for sale, providing detailed analysis of market conditions and ideal timing, and she helped us get a contractor and stager. Pricing was on target, she was aggressive to get the property on the market right away, which led to an offer in the first week. Everything went smoothly. Not a single hitch. John and Julie Chuharski
Ellen made our first-time home-buying experience so smooth. She did a fantastic job at informing and educating us on what to look for,she was honest about her concerns and impressions of the houses we visited, she was clearly experienced when it came to the actual negotiations with the seller of our dream home, and she was simply delightful to work with.​ Annie and Paul Ryan
Ellen put in an incredible amount of work and time to insure a good and timely sale and purchase of our homes. The success was in large part due to her diligence and perseverance in the face of a difficult sales agent and seller.​ ​David & Kathy Fitzgerald​
She is at the top of her game. Professional, knowledgeable, articulate, patient, kind and fair. I am grateful to her for her consistency and persistence during the yearlong sale. She's the BEST!!! I will absolutely ALWAYS refer her. L.B.
Jen and Ellen are a dynamic duo to me and my family when it comes to all things real estate. They have guided and counseled us at every step of the way in buying two houses and selling one. I feel like they are our advocates at every turn. They are extremely well-versed in the market, strategic in their approach and provide a human touch throughout the process. Their chemistry also kept a potentially stressful time enjoyable. They are the benchmark and we will always work with them. Ficeli Family

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