The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Ellen Thermos in kicking off her new Real Estate business. The official ribbon cutting was held on March 5, 2013 at her sponsoring broker’s office, Keller Williams Realty, Coastal Valley, on Enos Drive in Santa Maria. Ellen had a difficult time choosing a real estate office with so many great companies in the area. Ellen was licensed in October and started with Keller Williams in December of 2012. The main reason she joined Keller Williams was the fact that JD Power had selected them for many awards. Also Keller Williams uses an innovative profit sharing compensation model which gives nearly half of every market center owner’s profits to the associates who helped that market center to grow. Contact Ellen Thermos if you are interested in hearing more about joining Keller Williams.
Ellen Thermos grew up in Santa Barbara and after graduating college became an apartment manager and insurance agent. She and her husband both worked for Michael Towbes as apartment managers. Her husband John also worked as a journeyman carpenter for the Santa Barbara local union and later as a construction inspector for Montectio Bank & Trust. They later moved to Lompoc to raise their family. John became a Real Estate Appraiser and Ellen worked in his office for nineteen years as his assistant. She also worked in Insurance as a broker-agent. Later she worked as an Interior Designer with her company giving her the territories of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Ellen had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great people, with many clients becoming personal friends. Ellen is also an artist and has sold art work in Santa Barbara at the Cabrillo Beach Art Show. Ellen has been a member of many local clubs which now include the Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and the Lompoc Chambers of Commerce since these are the areas where she will be working as a realtor.
You will not find Ellen sitting in the office waiting for business to come to her. She will be out in the community regularly. Her goal is to contact 20 new people each day, bringing buyers and sellers together. She just completed an eight week salesmanship “Bold” course with an outstanding coach. She was able to make a total of 800 contacts in 8 weeks including 100 contacts in a single day which qualified her for a special “Bold 100” pin.
Providing excellent customer service is always Ellen’s goal. She believes in the old saying “The finest compliment I can receive is a referral from past clients and customers.” She thanks you all for your trust! Ellen will be working with all Buyers, Sellers and Investors. She specializes in marketing houses that are great, yet didn’t sell the first time for various reasons. Ellen is proud to work with military families as she came from one. Her father was Navy, her son is an active duty Marine and her father-in-law was Army. Ellen is also experienced around farms, horses and ranches. Her daughter was in FFA and was at the Santa Maria County Fair competing with lambs and equestrian events. Ellen is dedicated to her work and will always aim to please with her “can do” attitude! Who do you know that needs an ethical, hard working agent to help them buy, sell or invest in real estate that she can call today?
Ellen Thermos, Realtor®, CA DRE #01920948
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Valley