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Beth did a GREAT job of asking me what I wanted to see and then showing me. What makes Beth Ellis so extraordinary is that when my opinion kept changing as to what I really did want, she KEPT listening to me and helped me find a house in our price range that fit many of my original ideas AND incorporated my changing mind as we went along. There are a lot of houses on the market and I don’t have lots of time to see them! Beth’s listening skills and knowledge of both the housing market and the community led to a timely purchase of exactly the home we wanted. But wait, there is more!!! She also SOLD our home after two other realtors had it on the market for almost a year with no real movement and sold it in about a month. Not only does Beth Ellis buy and sell houses well. She’s just plain charming to work with. I would recommend Beth Ellis without reservation

~ Ann St John


When we met Beth, we had never been to Bloomington before and had only four days to find a house. Needless to say we were a bit nervous. Beth’s combination of sober practicality and down-to-earth humor put us at ease immediately. She quickly got a sense of our taste and adjusted the house hunt accordingly. Having grown up in Bloomington, Beth knows the history of just about every house and neighborhood. This is invaluable information when you are buying your first home and don’t want any surprises. Beth remained patient despite our millions of questions about Bloomington, questions we were still asking weeks after moving in. Unfortunately, a written testimonial cannot show how we light up when recommending Beth. We consider ourselves truly lucky to have found and worked with her.
~  Andrew and Betsy Fippinger


Beth’s service to me was a perfect fit. Beth is incredibly knowledgeable about real estate in the area, and about the quality of homes we visited. At an already busy time in my life, Beth listened carefully to what I wanted in a home and had me explore only those that met my criteria. She is at once patient and efficient: she’ll spend as much time with you as you need, but does not bog you down with long sales pitches. She truly has her client’s best interest at heart, and wants to see each client in their dream home on their timeline, not hers. I’ve recommended her to family and friends, and should my definition of a dream home ever change, she’ll be the one I call to buy my new dream!
Kerry Thomson


Selling a home is never stress free, but Beth came close to making it so.  She is a thorough, experienced professional who explained the process well, stayed in close touch throughout, and clearly knows Bloomington and its market.  We also appreciated Beth’s optimism and sense of humor, which leavens her down-to-earth approach.  She’s great to work with in all respects.
 ~ Steve Stowe and Naoko Wake


Our family was quite pleased with the assistance Beth Ellis gave us in purchasing a house in Bloomington.  She conducted our search in an efficient, yet comfortable fashion.  This was not easy, considering we were out-of-town buyers, on a limited time schedule.  Beth helped us establish our requirements, and showed us a wide variety of properties, enabling us to down-select and target our choice in just a few hours.  Upon offer and acceptance, Beth provided assistance with every step of the closing process, making house-buying a very pleasant experience.  I plan to use Beth again, with any future real estate transaction, and I recommend her service to others.
 ~ David Dent, Fort Wayne, Indiana


In our minds, and as I am sure in the minds of others that have worked with her, Beth is the greatest. We recently relocated to Bloomington. Prior to making the actual move, we contacted Beth to see if she could show us some properties in the area while we were visiting. We were on a very tight time schedule. Beth not only showed us the properties that we had asked to see, she also showed us some properties that she thought fit our criteria PLUS gave us a better overall sense of Bloomington and the surrounding area. Ultimately, upon moving to Bloomington, we decided to purchase a lot and build a home. Beth has been a wonderful asset to us in that process. Her patience, expertise, knowledge, and availability have been priceless. She has been a true advocate for us in the process. It has been a real comfort to know that someone with her expertise and experience has been looking out for our best interests. Beth Ellis is a GREAT Bloomington find! We have recommended her to others and will continue to do so without hesitation.
~ Jackie Kingma and Wendy Veeder


Beth Ellis has consistently provided to me the sort of personal professional service and attention to detail that I have not experienced with other realtors in our community.  Every business deal with Beth, whether I was buying or selling property, has gone smoothly without any problems.  I would certainly recommend Beth to anyone who is seeking to buy or sell property in Bloomington, Indiana.
~ Dave Toumey, College Town Properties, LLC


Last year, we bought and sold a home, both working with Beth Ellis. Beth was extremely competent and professional: she was available when we needed her; had substantive, honest answers to all our questions, which numbered in the thousands; and worked hard to advocate for us. When we hit the occasional bump (and we did), Beth handled it like the seasoned pro she is. But above all, we want to emphasize that Beth has integrity. If we were about to make a mistake, or even just weren’t thinking of things in the best way, she was direct and honest with us. She was transparent with her business reasoning, both with regard to our particular home purchase/sale and more generally with regard to her philosophy of business. We wish we had also worked with Beth when we were first-time buyers, because we really needed an advocate like her then. But in the future, there is no doubt: the next time we’re in the market, we’re calling Beth Ellis!
~ Jeffrey and Shaowen Bardzell


I was a first time home buyer at age 54, and I had built up all kinds of anxieties about starting the process. In fact, I had decided to rent a place when I moved to Bloomington last year. Then I met Beth, who was recommended to me by a friend. A few email exchanges and phone calls later, and I was ready to buy a house. Beth met every question and concern I had with patience, clear answers, and an incredible knowledge of what to do at every stage of the process. I only had a short time to look for a place, but Beth made house hunting a pleasure (even amid thunderstorms and tornado warnings), and she offered me services above-and-beyond the call of a realtor’s duty. Beth’s approach is no pressure, open (she’ll tell you when she thinks a place you are considering wouldn’t really be right for you), and can match a person to a home like nobody’s business. I love the house she found for me, and I enthusiastically recommend Beth Ellis, who is a great realtor and a wonderful person
~ Alexander Doty


As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions about the whole process. Beth gave generously of her time, her knowledge, and herself. We could always count on her for helpful information, honest opinions, and wonderful advice. She struck a perfect balance by guiding us through the process and giving advice when we needed it without ever being pushy. As a result, we not only ended up in our dream home, but we also actually enjoyed the process of looking for a house. We do not believe we would have had the same experience had we used another real estate agent. Beth is the best!
~  Nicole Martins and Andrew Weaver


Beth Ellis expertly guided me through the home buying process. She was patient, diligent, and thorough throughout it all. Her energetic responses to the varying demands that arose constantly exceeded my expectations. I have nothing but praise for her professionalism and intend to recommend her whenever the chance arises. I could readily get in touch with Beth whenever I needed to. And regardless of when I called her, she returned my calls promptly and was always helpful, answering all my questions with a smile. She made the entire home buying process a good experience for me. I don’t think I would be in my home right now if it wasn’t for the meticulous attention that Beth afforded me. I would never want to use anyone else for buying or selling a home.
~  Terry L. Sprinkle


Based upon our outstanding experience working with Beth Ellis, I highly recommend her to anyone needing a realtor in the Bloomington area.  She provided a wealth of support and expertise to us as we went through the process of selling our house.  Beth is very well-connected and her considerable experience with the real estate market in Bloomington was clearly an invaluable asset for us while our house was for sale.  And, ultimately, what mattered most was the result – Beth sold our house, in the middle of winter, one week after it was placed on the market.  Beth met and exceeded our expectations and I will continue to highly recommend her to those needing a realtor in Bloomington area.
Bart Quinet


We’ve worked with Beth over the past two years to sell two properties and purchase a new one.  Beth excels at not only maintaining an outstanding professional demeanor, but also builds a wonderful personal relationship.   She is a master at explaining all processes and options, but shows just as much care and interest in important family members, Sadie, the beagle, and Dixie, the Boston terrier!
~  Terry and Sarah Fischer


We could go on and on about how terrific Beth was in locating properties that fit our specifications, in walking us–patiently but meticulously–through the process, in answering all of our questions at least twice, and in gently reminding us of things we were supposed to know already but that she very wisely knew we’d forget. But that’s bland praise in comparison to Beth’s greatest asset: her matter-of-factness. Beth didn’t persuade us, influence our decisions, sell to or direct us, approve or disapprove. If we asked for her opinion, she very gladly gave it, but she trusted us to know what was right for us, and that trust enabled us to trust ourselves. We would not have had that confidence without her, and we certainly would not feel as certain of our choice as we do today.
Rae Greiner and Zak Szymanski

If you’re looking for an agent with high integrity, who clearly communicates with you at every step along the way, provides direct advice on what needs to be done to sell your house, and works tenaciously on your behalf, then hire Beth Ellis. Our house was on the market for 6 months with another agent. We changed to Beth and we had an offer within 30 days and the deal closed three weeks later. We couldn’t be happier. She’s fantastic.
~Marty Siegel, Professor and Executive Associate Dean,
School of Informatics, Indiana University


Beth Ellis worked tirelessly on our behalf to sell our house. She was informative, pleasant to work with, and gave us reasonable ideas of what to expect (both in terms of finances and time frame, and what needed to be done to get the house in saleable shape). She managed to sell our house (in January) in a matter of weeks—much more than we hoped for! Beth is kind, flexible, informative, and well-connected; I highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to buy or sell in the Bloomington area.
Jane Behnken


As a first-time home buyer I couldn’t have been luckier or more satisfied with the service I received from Beth Ellis.  Her knowledge of the local market is vast and extensive, her approach is comfortable and genuine, her professionalism is second to none, and her input is invaluable.  I would recommend Beth Ellis to anyone in need of real estate services and will use her exclusively for any future needs
~ Rob DeCleene


Beth was both a consummate professional, but also extremely friendly and personable.  It was apparent from the first five minutes we met her that she understood the real estate business from one end to the other, but she was immediately likable and enjoyable to work with.  We could not have asked for better representation, or a nicer person to work with.  Our sale went off without a hitch and it was entirely due to Beth.
~ Bill Harting and Olivia Snyder


Beth Ellis was not only a great help with my first home purchase, but when our dream home surfaced in the dream neighborhood, she helped us sell our current home in record time and close on our purchase, all before our baby was born.  We can’t thank her enough for her fantastic customer service!
~ Rebecca Keith


Beth Ellis is everything that one could want in a Realtor. She puts her clients immediately at ease, and is always sensitive to their needs and expectations when looking for a new home. We greatly valued her honest feedback while looking at houses, and her guidance throughout the entire process of home-buying was invaluable. As first-time buyers, we knew absolute nothing, but with Beth’s help, we felt confidante about placing an offer on the place we now call home. We could not have asked for a more considerate or knowledgeable Realtor
~ Joshua Krieger and Kerilyn Harkaway


Beth is the best! Her advice was thoughtful, concise, and exactly what we needed to hear. She tenaciously negotiated a great deal for us. She epitomizes the words “professionalism” and “warmth” and we would recommend her to anyone who needs a Realtor.
~ Andy and Jane Ford


As someone new to both Bloomington and buying a home, I had expected that house-hunting would be quite difficult, but Beth made it surprisingly simple. We worked together using online tools (such as Homefinder and e-mail) to determine the general style, specifications, and location so that when I was able to visit Bloomington, Beth was able to show me a number of houses that met both my budget and my preferences. She helped me find a great house quickly and easily and then guided me through the process of making an offer and closing.  Buying a house, with Beth’s help, couldn’t have been a more pleasant experience.
 ~  Shannon G.


We moved to Bloomington from the North Suburbs of Chicago.  When we were speaking with friends about realtors in the area, Beth’s name was given with their highest recommendations.  When working with her it was apparent why she is so respected and recommended in the Bloomington community.  Beth met all of our expectations and more.  She was thorough, knowledgeable, respectful, trustworthy, and vested in helping us find a home that was a perfect fit for us.  We too give Beth our highest recommendation.  She made our transition to Bloomington and the process of purchasing our first home smooth and enjoyable.
~ Erin Colone Peabody and Todd Peabody  


Beth Ellis helped us to find our house in just one weekend visit to Bloomington before we moved here from California.  House shopping with Beth was such a pleasant experience and we found a great house in a neighborhood that we love. Now, three years later, our family has expanded and we decided we would like more space so we are house hunting again.  Since we had such a positive experience with Beth when she represented us before we asked her to be our agent again.  She has been incredibly patient as we’ve looked for just the right house. There’s never any pressure, just loads of pertinent information.  She’s doing so much to help us find exactly the house we want.
~ Nina and Ted Castronova


Beth Ellis is far and away the best realtor with whom we have ever worked!  We highly recommend her.  We recently purchased a large piece of land in Monroe county.  As out of state buyers, we relied on Beth for a lot of assistance.  Her guidance and insight enabled us to find the right property for our needs.  And that was no easy task.
~ Matt and Jen Laherty


It was all through the process a pleasure working with Beth. She makes the process clear and understandable. Beth is wonderful to work with, she is calm and knowledgeable and straightforward. She has integrity and made me completely trust her. Her judgment was honest and perfect the whole time. It was just great working with her!!
~ Erik Stolterman


We worked with Beth both buying and selling our home.  She is incredibly knowledgeable about the Bloomington area, and very helpful.  It was our first time both buying and selling and she walked us thru from start to finish, explaining every little thing along the way. By the time we closed on our house, we felt like we had a great real estate agent as well as a good friend!
~   John and Reshana Eells


Beth has been amazing to work with!  She was very patient with our first time home-buyer questions.  She walked us slowly through each step and explained the details thoroughly but in easy to understand terms.  She was also prompt to answer all of our questions and eased any of our fears or doubts.  Beth made us feel confident and cared about through the whole process.  We would recommend Beth Ellis to any of our friends and family.
~  Jennifer Burns & Matt Kane


The service I have received from Beth and the folks at Tim Ellis Realtors has been amazing.  From keeping me constantly up-to-date with new properties as they hit the market; to picking me up early in the morning with a cup of coffee to begin a long day’s hunt; and, finally, to showing up at my hotel room the day of my closing with kitty treats to coerce my cat out of the box springs she’d burrowed herself into — Beth has been an incredibly attentive Realtor.  She embodies the perfect mix of professional and personal touch that make the experience of buying or selling a home actually enjoyable.
Ali Bryant


We would recommend Beth Ellis to anyone.  She was the perfect fit for us – knowledgeable, honest, detail-oriented, responsive, and proactive.  She was a true partner in our search and was as motivated throughout the process as we were.  We can’t imagine having a better, and more successful, experience with any other Realtor.
Sarah Thompson and Doug Booher


Beth helped us find our first investment property.  She was full of energy, and demonstrated a thorough knowledge of Bloomington.  We appreciated the fact that she would not let us consider borderline or risky properties.  She strongly encouraged us to wait for the ideal opportunity, which made the process far more relaxed, enjoyable and rewarding. We will continue to seek Beth’s advice and services in the future.
T. Rowan Candy & Jenni Wilkinson


Working with Beth was a pleasure. We found her to be dedicated,industrious, and well-connected with other Realtors in the area. She never gave up hope that we would find the home of our dreams in our price range. From finding the right house, to making an offer and all through the closing procedure, Beth made our move to Bloomington much easier.
~ Pam and Rob Potter


Beth Ellis made our relocation from out of state possible.  With two careers and a daughter starting college, our time and funds for the move were limited.  She listened to what we wanted and helped narrow down the choices quickly and with dead on logic.  She helped us find
a home that we really liked, and helped negotiate changes for us.  She did an enormous amount of leg work and advising, which minimized our trips from the East Coast (at about $1000 per
trip!)  After an agreement was in place, she helped us with the important details needed to get us into our home.  She continues to be a valued resource for local information and advice.
~  Ann Elsner


Beth has represented us in 3 purchases over the last 4 years.  She is a professional of the highest quality who knows the area and the real estate business thoroughly. We were very particular as to the property we wanted, Beth never rushed us or showed us anything that did not fit our criteria.  When the ideal place came on the market, she was showing it to us within hours of the property being listed.  We have recommended Beth to family and friends and would not hesitate to do so again.
Frank and Ellen Daly


Beth helped us purchase our first house, and she guided us through the process with great degree of professionalism. She’s a warm, friendly person whose first concern is what her clients want. She responds promptly to phone calls and emails, and always has the client’s best interest in mind. As first-time buyers, we were apprehensive, but Beth made it too easy for us. It’s Beth
we’ll turn to again for our housing needs again. Thanks, Beth! 
~  Samrat and Babita Upadhyay


Beth Ellis did a great job for us. We looked for our house at a distance, and contracted for it and bought it, while coming to Bloomington only once. She was extraordinarily patient and knowledgeable, and helped us every step of the way. We recommend her unreservedly to anyone looking for a good deal on the right house in the Bloomington area.
~ Jennifer Fleissner and Joshua Kates


I recently moved from Memphis, Tennessee to Bloomington, and had the good fortune of working with Beth Ellis for this transition. She was an absolute angel! Beth was my realtor, my Dear Abby and my good friend throughout my move. I cannot tell you what a comfort it was to have someone who was so totally focused on my needs. She drove me around every inch of this lovely city—showing me charming older neighborhoods, sparkling newer neighborhoods, surrounding towns, and all the places a new resident needs to see—shopping centers, IU landmarks, schools, churches and so much more. I was charmed by this lovely city, and charmed by my realtor! Beth was there to answer every question, no matter how trivial, and to put my mind at ease each step of the way. My move was seamless, and my new home is exactly what I had hoped to find. A few short months after moving to Bloomington, I am happier than I had ever dreamed possible…and I have Beth to thank. Beth should be recognized for the role she plays as unofficial ambassador for this city. No one could do a better job. How wonderful it would be if everyone who moved to Bloomington had a welcome such as I received! I will gratefully continue to count my blessings…and Bloomington, count Beth Ellis as one of yours!
~ Christine Ristich


Beth was recommended to us by my husband’s company when we were relocating to Bloomington. We knew very little about the area and only had time for one house hunting trip prior moving. Beth’s knowledge of the neighborhoods, school districts, builders, and real estate market in general helped us narrow down our choices quickly. She was able to make us 12 appointments in one day and we ended up putting an offer on a home that fit our needs perfectly, that evening. As we were still living out-of-state at the time, Beth helped us take care of all the inspections and paperwork making everything run smoothly and allowing us to close and move in about 3 weeks later. Beth was very professional and knowledgeable. We have and will continue to recommend her as an excellent realtor in the Bloomington area.
 ~ Chelsey and Eric Nielson


We were first time buyers looking for a house.  Beth was so patient and helpful.  She not only helped us focus on properties that were best suited for our needs but she also guided us through the mortgage and inspection process, explaining all the terminology along the way.  Beth gave us her honest and knowledgeable opinions on properties.  She has lots of experience in real estate and it shows.  Beth was always cheerful and so pleasant to work with.  We would recommend her to any of our friends and plan to use her in the future.  By the way, our new home is absolutely perfect.  Thanks Beth!
~  Stephanie Snider and Danilo Dragoni


I’d recommend Beth to anyone who wants a realtor who will listen to what you want and then help you find it pronto!  I was living out of state at the time I was looking for a home in Bloomington and time was of the essence.  She didn’t waste my time trying to show me houses that weren’t a match and I really appreciated that she kept in close touch with me. She knows her stuff and we found a great house!  Thanks again, Beth
Joyce Silletti

Beth was absolutely perfect. We had a tough situation living thousands of miles away, difficult selling climate, minimal equity and tenant logistics to deal with. We listed the house at the worst point of the recession in the winter. There were countless properties on the market, several in the same neighborhood. Beth stepped up to the plate. She understands the result of hard work. She replied to every e-mail instantly and always answered the phone, anytime of the day or night. She had showed our house more in the first 3 days than we had with another realtor in 4 months. She was thorough, prompt, optimistic and honest. She’s the type of realtor that will tell the client the right thing even if it means less or no benefit to her. Her confidence spilled over to me and my family and there was never any question that she would take care of us. One of the best in the business, not just in Bloomington!
~  Jon Larkin


My family recently moved to IN from NY and Beth was indispensable.  She guided us through the first-time home buyer process and introduced us to our new home city.  Beth went above and beyond any previous experiences we have had.  The entire process was seamless and smooth.
~ Mike and Kim Schneidt


Beth Ellis brings a wealth of experience to the home-buying process.   Her competence, knowledge, and fresh perspective helped me make the right decision when I bought my first home three years ago.  When I am ready to sell it and buy my second home, I will trust her again!
Rebecca Keith


Beth Ellis came highly recommended to my partner and me.  We gave her what we thought was an easy list of criteria. After finding a house online that was completely different than what we’d told her, she knew what kind of houses to show us.  Within the first hour of showings, we found our house and had an offer sent to the sellers.  The very next morning, Beth called to let us know our offer was accepted and to pack our bags!  She helped us arrange a house inspection since we weren’t familiar with the area and took care of everything we needed for a smooth transition.  She provided us with phone numbers of utility companies and a time frame in which we should set things up.  Our closing went very smoothly and my partner and I give all the credit to Beth and her outstanding care of our purchase.  If we ever need a Realtor again, Beth and Tim Ellis Realtors is the place we’d go.
~  Di Bauden


As a first time home buyer I really had no clue how to really even start. I was referred to Beth by a friend and I could not of have asked for a better realtor to work with. She had a great attitude and took time to answer all my questions and was there when I felt I was getting in over my head. She found great homes that fit my budget and my style. I was able to find a home in a nice neighborhood, which was cozy and comfortable and most of all in my budget. Beth made this process fun and educational and now I get to have joys of home ownership and turn my house into my home.
~  Marie deWolf