Ellen Outlaw, Realtor®
Nearly all of Ellen's business stems from repeat clients and referrals. Her open communication style makes her an invaluable asset to her clients.
- Over 13 years experience in real estate
- Five Star Real Estate Professional
- Texas State University Graduate
- Women's Council of REALTORS® Board Secretary
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
- Top Producer 2013 - 2018
Ellen with her mom and sistersEllen Outlaw is a residential real estate specialist with dedication and passion for her business and the clients she serves. Born and raised in Austin, Ellen has seen the city's tremendous growth firsthand. She started her real estate career working with area builders and new construction, which she continues today. In fact, she was named a top producer by Newland Communities for her new home sales in neighborhoods like Falcon Pointe and Sweetwater. Her experience has given her a sharp eye when it comes to identifying quality homes and in-depth knowledge of real estate terms. Ellen believes in developing lasting relationships with her clients, not just completing transactions. It’s her expert communication skills that keep clients coming back to Ellen time and time again. Her outgoing personality and willingness to collaborate with all members of a real estate transaction help her clients walk away with the best deal every time. No matter what stage of the transaction they’re in, Ellen’s clients can always expect detailed follow-up and communication. Ellen works hard to stay up-to-date in the changing field of real estate and develop her skills as an agent. This is why she has been recognized as a Texas Monthly Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent for the last four years. Ellen specializes in the Northwest and Southwest Austin areas, Cedar Park and Leander. Ellen's open communication style and excellent negotiation ability help her clients accomplish their real estate goals.
Designations and Areas of Expertise
- 5 Star Real Estate Professional 2011 - 2015
- REILLY, REALTORS® Top Producer '13 - '18
- Platinum Top 50 Award Finalist 2017
- New Construction Expert
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
- Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
- REILLY, REALTORS® Love Austin Award
- Resort Second Home Property Specialist
- Austin Young Real Estate Professionals
- Williamson County Assos. of REALTORS®
- At Home with Diversity
- Certified Condominium Specialist
- Newland Comm. Top Producer '15 - '16
- Women's Council of REALTORS® Board Secretary
- Cert. Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist
- Real Estate Coach and Mentor
- Interior Design Consultant
- 2016 REILLY, REALTORS® All Star Award
- Top 3 Personal Production at REILLY, REALTORS® 2017
Favorite Places in Austin
Ellen enjoys jogging at Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake), taking the kids to Zilker Park and eating at Moonshine Grill or Perla's on South Congress. Her favorite Austin lakes are Lake Travis for boating and water skiing and Lake Austin for stand-up paddle boarding. Ellen’s best shopping experiences include Austin’s downtown retail districts (2nd Street, West End, and SOCO), along with The Domain in North Austin.
Ellen, along with her two daughters, leads a very active lifestyle. She enjoys attending sporting events and live music all over Texas. Ellen has a strong passion for travel and loves the company of family and friends. She enjoys yearly trips to the Wine Country in Southern California and skiing in Colorado. More recently, she has ventured out to France and Italy. She fell in love with the art, history, and culture of these cities.
I highly recommend Ellen Outlaw when buying or selling your home. She helped us prepare and sell our home in Round Rock in just under 3 weeks. She had spot on advice and recommendations from staging to pricing and listing. We knew exactly what was going on at all stages and she is a master negotiator. She 100% has her client's best interest at heart. We could not have asked for better guidance and a smoother process!Pat and Christina Settler
My wife and I moved to Austin about a year ago, for work, with no real idea what was going to come next, except our plan to start a family and make a better life for ourselves. Part of the plan was to buy our first home when the time was right. We were very cautious of this last goal, as timing and financing had to be right. As would be true for most.When we finally felt ready to look for a home we decided to work with Ellen Outlaw, because she had helped a few of our friends with buying their homes and we received lots of positive feedback about their experience working with her. Buying your first home is a somewhat overwhelming right of passage. Having to navigate through what you want, what is really out there, understanding the legal jargon and of course the roller coaster of emotions that come with buying in Austin where homes go on the market and are under contract in a matter of hours can be crazy. Wait, what just happened..? - seems to be par for the course.Well, we couldn't say enough great things about Ellen! Her professionalism, work ethic, ability to relate to our needs and really listen, and of course her ability to keep things on track and seize the moment all culminated in a great first time buying experience for us. It really meant a lot to us that we had someone to not just guide us through the process, but really help us understand how to get what we wanted. Ellen did just that and we are truly grateful we had the opportunity to meet her and work with her. She really helped make our dreams come true!Aaron and Jamie T.
Ellen ROCKS!Bill and Gloria Reha
I used Ellen Outlaw for the sale of our last home and the purchase of our current home. She is amazing. We knew exactly what was going on for each step of the selling process. She even had to work with another agent that wasn't that well educated and do most of their work! She is just one of those agents that you want on your side. I have recommended Ellen to all of my friends that needed her and would use her again. Ellen is one of the best in the business!Frank and Janis Petrini
I can highly recommend Ellen Outlaw. She is relentless in her efforts and helped me in a very complex investment property deal, in which my original agent had to drop out due to the complexity. She has experience on the builder's perspective of construction also, which makes her extremely knowledgeable on the buyer and seller side. I have referred her to others without a second thought, and will use her again in a heartbeat. Exactly what you want and expect with an agent.David Kostin
Ellen Outlaw made the process of selling and buying a home a breeze. I have high expectations and she exceeded them all. Ellen was patient, dependable, and provided the kind of service you don't find much these days. We got way more than expected for the home we sold, and after helping us find the perfect home, she negotiated hard and got the price we wanted. I really can't say enough.John H.
My husband and I moved to Austin during the super hot summer of 2009. I was 7 months pregnant and incredibly motivated to find a house that would suit our growing family. We were new to the Austin area and didn't have a clue about the city or the housing market. We found an amazing realtor named Ellen Outlaw. She's an Austin native who knows the city backwards and forwards. She found a house that we loved in just a matter of weeks. We ended up in Southwest Austin (which we love), and which is the fastest growing real estate sector in the city. SO, not only do we love our house and love our neighborhood, but our house has already accrued value in just the few short years we've lived here. I also liked the fact that she showed us houses in our price range. I've had experience with other realtors in the past where they will only show you houses above the top of your budget, and that is really annoying. Ellen was very straight-forward and realistic about what we could afford. She responded to my calls and emails right away, and I felt like she really listened to us. Thanks, Ellen! We love our house!April Jacobs
Every now and then we get lucky and run across someone in the business world that truly excels in every facet of his or her particular industry. In this case, Ellen Outlaw is exemplary in the field of real estate and when making what is usually our largest single investment, hiring the right person, whether buying or selling, can make all the difference in the world. I have both bought and sold real estate with Ellen’s invaluable assistance and will seek her services when I buy (and sell) again. The triumvirate of business principles – integrity, knowledge, and experience – comes into play during every real estate transaction and Ellen consistently nails them all. She will not artificially inflate a selling price just to get a listing, she will not let you accept a bad offer even if that means she has to work harder, and she will always, always have your back before, during, and after the transaction is completed. Her knowledge of marketing, financial resources, sales, strategy, and how to structure a win-win deal are precise and extremely efficient. And her experience can only be acquired by listing and selling many homes as a full time realtor over a long period of time; no shortcuts for this. I will always seek her services for any real estate deal no matter how little or large the deal may be. And beyond being a formidable and exceptional realtor, she is also a great person with a pleasurable, always calm-under-fire and winning personality. There is no better realtor I know of than Ellen Outlaw - highly recommended!David Boyer
Ellen Outlaw helped me sell my house in Cedar Park. I was extremely worried about the market and how my house would do since it already had a renter in it. Ellen showed me the comps and walked me through the entire process every step of the way. I had to go away for awhile (Ft Bragg, NC) and Ellen kept me informed of everything and was easily accessible for all my questions. We just sold our house and I would use Ellen again in a heartbeat!John and Monica Gasko
I cannot possibly say enough wonderful things about Ellen Outlaw. She was so much more than our realtor, she was our advocate, and I have never worked with a realtor that worked so hard to help our family make this monumental step forward. She was knowledgeable about the market and was able to sell our house for more than we anticipated within 3 days on the market. She really understood our goals and challenges, and when it came to finding the right house she would contact me within the hour of a new home coming on the market that fit our criteria. We were buying in a very challenging market, but she went above and beyond in reaching out to colleagues to learn about homes before they hit the market, and was a fantastic negotiator on our behalf. During the closing process, she stayed in close contact with all of the interested parties to head off problems and delays before they became issues. She has savvy business sense, excellent judgment, matched with a compassionate heart and a desire to truly help families during the stressful business of moving.Katie Max
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Ellen's Favorite Areas
The Austin area includes cities like Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Lakeway, and Round Rock - areas as diverse as they are separated by miles. Ellen has served buyers and sellers all over the area, but she does have a few favorites. Click an image below to read more, or review all of our profiles in our Austin Neighborhood Guide.
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Ellen Outlaw made the process of selling and buying a home a breeze. I have high expectations and she exceeded them all. Ellen was patient, dependable, and provided the kind of service you don't find much these days.John H.
On top of being smart, fun, driven, dedicated and knowledgeable, she also cares about placing you in the right home. We were first time home buyers and she helped every step of the way with the utmost respect and attention anyone could ask for.Nick T.
Ellen Outlaw is truly the best REALTOR® in the business. She is so knowledgeable about the Austin area and how the market is doing. She knew exactly how to price the house we were selling and how to get us the most money from that sell.Janis P.