I am a trusted guide and a fierce guardian of my client’s core interest. I am passionate about Real Estate and even more passionate about aggressively representing my clients in one of the most complex, high risk, and expensive transactions most people will ever experience. I help buyers and sellers understand the complexities of the Real Estate transaction and I strive to ensure that you're buying and selling experience is as efficient and stress-free as possible.

Real Estate Background 

I lived in Monterey, California for 5 years working at a boutique Real Estate office in downtown Carmel. During the beginning of the housing crisis I had the unique opportunity to assist a broker at Preferred Properties to help facilitate from start to close over 300 bank owned and short sale transactions. I have been licensed and working as a full-time Realtor since 2010.

In addition, I am a Business Graduate from the University of Monterey Bay. I also hold a Masters degree in Project Management. I am also a certified Short Sale specialist, Bank Owned specialist, and Short Sale HAFA specialist.

Currently I am the Sales Manager in our Roseville Lyon branch. I help oversee approximately 100 magnificent agents, aiding them in the development of their Real Estate careers, reviewing and signing off on contractual paperwork and more.

Working Diligently to Serve You 

I am 100% dedicated to each client I serve and I consider it a privilege. I work for you at my own risk. That means as an agent I incur the cost of doing business on your behalf until you find and close on a home. Therefore, it's in my best interest to work quickly, diligently, and use all of my resources to help meet your goals. My investment is ongoing and I will commit to you all of my resources to make certain that your home buying and selling experience is profitable, professionally handled and as pleasurable as possible.

Fun Facts

I love adventure and traveling. I enjoy being around people I can learn from. I am an unflinching optimist, enthusiastic, outgoing, love to explore, spiritual, and I believe in serving others!

 

Designations

Five Star HAFA Certified, Five Star Short Sale

RealSatisfied

Courtney Ellison has been rated by 16 customers.


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Satisfaction
97%
Recommendation
100%
Performance
98%

For the past couple of years my wife and I have gone back and forth about home ownership. It’s something that we both mutually wanted to do, but kept putting off. Our biggest reason is because we wanted to see if another market crash (similar to the one that occurred in 2008) would take place. Unfortunately, housing prices are reaching all-time highs, and there is no current indication that home prices will decline (at least not soon). With our apartment complex steadily increasing rent, our apartment bursting at the seams, and a rapidly growing four year old, we needed to make a move (literally) fast! We decided to dive in and see what the housing market could offer us. Per high recommendation by a friend of ours, we contacted full-time Realtor Mrs. Courtney Ellison and scheduled an appointment. When we arrived at Courtney’s Lyon Real Estate office in Elk Grove, she promptly greeted us and ushered us into her office. She proceeded to give us a brief summary of her real estate background and inquired about our home expectations (location, price, home style). Next, Courtney walked us through the entire home purchasing process. When I say entire, I’m not exaggerating. She literally provided us with intricate details of the loan process and the process of finding a home and making an offer. Along with the process, she also provided us with the worst and best case scenarios for every portion of the home buying process. Courtney also added us to her MetroList home search portal, and on a daily basis we would receive emails about homes for sale that met our preferences. Courtney then referred us to Loan Originator Mrs. Shannon Walton from VITEK Mortgage Group for our preapproval. After meeting with and receiving our preapproval amount from Mrs. Shannon Walton (please read my review for VITEK Mortgage Group), we contacted Courtney and relayed the price point that my wife and I were comfortable with. I’m going to provide you with a full timeline so that you will have an idea of how fast the process goes, hang on for the ride! On August 3rd we had our preapproval meeting with Shannon, August 5th we had an appointment to go house hunting with Courtney (based on a list of homes that we found on Courtney’s home search portal), August 5th we found two homes that we were interested in and put in offers for both, August 8th our offer was accepted for one of the two homes, August 14th we had an inspection conducted on the house, August 18th Courtney informed us that the appraisal was complete, September 5th we signed our loan paperwork, September 7th Courtney was handing us the keys to our new home! Courtney was truly a pleasure to work with. She is honest, professional, and extremely knowledgeable about the home buying & loan process. Throughout the entire process, Courtney did a great job of communicating the upcoming steps, what to expect during these steps, and when to expect it. While remaining professional, Courtney instilled a sense of security within us that she had our best interests at heart. At no point during the process did we feel any kind of pressure or inkling that Courtney was just trying to make a sale. She turned what we thought would be a near impossible task (due to the increasing housing market), to an uncomplicated effort. Also, Courtney is a wealth of resources. For everything that new homebuyers might need (think locksmith, painter, handyman), Courtney had a referral for us! Courtney comes highly recommended, contact her if you’re looking to sell or purchase a home!


—Raheem & Janee Alli
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My husband and I met Courtney Ellison in one of her Open Houses, I was actually interviewing agents because the one we were working with made us feel very uncomfortable and they weren't very knowledgeable. We are a military family so whoever was working with us was going to work with VA. We were purchasing our first home, so we needed someone that was going to be knowledgeable, professional and not treat us just like another commission. Courtney went above and beyond our expectations, it didn't matter if it was the weekends, late nights or early mornings. She would be there for us, she is very professional and made every document very clear to us. She was and is very knowledgeable with VA Loans, from the time we put in our offer to closing it was about 6 1/2 weeks. She got us in our home quick we never felt left out of the process, she held our hand all the way through and explained every detail to us. I'm definitely going to recommend her to family and friends, she is my got to person and we are looking forward to working with her again in the future. We are blessed and thankful to have met Courtney Ellison. I give her a rating of "INFINITY AND BEYOND EXCELLENT"...Thank You Courtney you are truly AMAZING, we LOVE our New Home!! If anyone is looking to purchase a home and you run into Courtney Ellison or see her profile, don't look any further. She is it! You won't regret it, she will go above an beyond your expectations..


—Isela & Carlos Acosta, Elk Grove, CA
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Courtney Ellison is professional, genuine and highly skilled. In such a competitive market, she was able to find us the perfect home! Her encouragement and optimism kept our spirits uplifted when we became discouraged. Courtney worked diligently to assure all of our needs were met, because to her, we were more than clients. We were a family in search of a forever home. Courtney Ellison is not your average realtor. She is beyond exceptional and comes highly recommended by the Wormley family!!!


—Joycelyn & Darrel Wormley, Sacramento Ca.
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As first time home buyers, we were completely oblivious to this entire process. Courtney Ellison exceeded all expectations. She was thorough and available for all questions. She handled all transactions with complete professionalism. We loved Courtney's realistic approach every step of the way. We felt fully informed during the entire process. Not to mention, she was present for all inspections/appraisals. That was a special touch we really appreciated. We look forward to working with Courtney in any future transactions! Thanks for making our dreams of home ownership a reality.


—Sara and Bryan Jones, Sacramento
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I couldn't be happier with my decision to choose Courtney Ellison to help me with the sale of my home. Courtney exceeded my expectations with her knowledge, professionalism, and patience. Not only will I be recommending Courtney to family and friends, but I look forward to working with her again in the future.


—Sabeen A, Elk Grove
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Courtney Ellison is a true professional. If you need a little hand holding, but also want someone who understands the real estate business, Courtney is the person for you. I closed on my home in less than 30 days.


—Dawn G, Elk Grove
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Courtney Ellison was a pleasure to work with. She took a lot of the stress from home searching away with her easy going attitude, she took the time to really get to know my needs. Her knowledge made the home buying experience smooth.I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.


—Kenny Nhem Elk Grove Ca.
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Understanding, patience, Professional, family.. Thats only a few words to describe how Courtney is and how she treated us as clients. As a first time home buyer it is very intimidating and at times can be very overwhelming. Courtney understood all my anxiety and frustrations at times and was quickly able to put all of it at ease. Buying a home is no small thing, but having Courtney with me gave us so much confidence to place an offer and ultimately own the first home that feels like home to our family! Thank you Courtney for all that you do!


—Melissa Barabin Sacramento
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My family and I decided to relocate from the Bay Area to a city we knew nothing about. After doing some online research, I found Courtney Ellison. I did an online inquiry explaining our situation and the urgency of getting back to us if she was interested and willing to help. Courtney was at the County Fair, and called me back within 20 minutes. I was totally impressed. Courtney set up an appointment to meet my family and I that Saturday. When we met Courtney at her office, she was very personable, knowledgeable and excited to help us find our new home. Throughout the transaction, Courtney communicated very well, either by e-mail, text, or phone. Courtney was very effective in sharing the city's history and introducing us to several neighborhoods, schools, parks, and shopping centers. She did a fine job working with our lender and Escrow team. Let me just say that was a true challenge towards the end, at no fault to Courtney. Courtney was on top of every e-mail and responded as soon as possible, but almost always immediately. She wasn't shy to pick up the phone either! Love that! Courtney is superior and was an absolute pleasure to work with. On behalf of our family, we recommend Courtney Ellison for all of your Real Estate needs. You will be so happy you chose Courtney!


—Liz and Brian Ezell, Elk Grove, CA
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Courtney is my niece. However, purchasing a home after 16 years was business for me. Her being my niece alone wasn't enough for me to select her as my agent. Courtney is very knowledgeable and she is genuine in her concern for her client. She has a heart for people and ensures her clients are well taken care of providing excellent customer service. Courtney went over and above realtor responsibility (I base this on my experience with other realtors I selected and cancelled) ensuring that my questions were answered thoroughly, even if/when it took several attempts to communicate with either the seller's agent, the city, the contractor(s) (for property repairs before closing) or anyone else regarding the property purchase. My overall sales experience with Courtney Ellison was awesome. During a very stressful time for me, purchasing a home, in my desired area, and in my price range, she brought a calm to my spirit that I desperately needed. Thank you Courtney for working with me to find the perfect "home" for Koltrane [My Little Yorkie] and I. We Love It! We Love You! Smooches. Gail


—Gail White, Sacramento
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Courtney was amazing. She was patient and answered all of my questions and addressed any concerns we had promptly. I would highly recommend her and would definitely enlist her services again in the future if we ever decide to move. Thanks again for everything!


—Danielle Plass, Manteca
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Courtney's reputation is astounding. She it's very knowledgeable and thorough. Courtney did extensive research on our area and supplied us with a wealth of information in order to name a sound decision. Courtney is very professional yet personable. In dealing with third parties, she was very respectful and asked questions to help us get the most out of our dealings. She was very honest and charismatic. As a first time home buyer, it was intimidating but Courtney thoroughly supplied us with information, and answered all of our questions. She also predicted questions and provided us with information we did not think of that was valuable to this experience.


—Seitu Barron, Mountain House
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Courtney was professional, kind, thorough, and always took the time to make sure our needs were met throughout the entire process. We're super thankful she really represented our interests!


—Chris and Catherine, Elk Grove, CA
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Additional Testimonials

Courtney is the best realtor anyone could ask for! My wife and I feel really fortunate to work with Courtney. We did selling and buying at the same time and Courtney helped guide us through the complex process, handling the entire process smoothly. Courtney was responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough in dealing with all the aspects of selling and buying our property. Courtney is professional, willing to help, and attentive to what we needed to do. Courtney is also very considerate and proactive. Courtney is AWESOME and overall it was a great experience. Without hesitation, I would recommend her to anyone seeking an expert in real estate.


—Beom C
  /  June 2015

I was referred to Courtney by a friend who purchased a home with her. I would absolutely recommend Courtney and I am very satisfied with Courtney & Lyon.


—Jermaine J
  /  May 2015

Courtney was a great agent, I have no complaints at all! Always on time and very thorough. She always takes you out to view properties as quickly as possible and doesn't make excuses. An agent that you can definitely count on with a great personality as well. Most importantly she isn't pushy, not once did she ever try to convince me to buy or act impatient. Some real estate agents only have commission in mind. I would definitely recommend Courtney to anyone!


—Buyer- Sac
  /  December 2014

A co-worker had mentioned his wonderful experience with Courtney Ellison, so we decided to meet with her. I would absolutely recommend Courtney. We want to thank her for being helpful, aggressive and eager about getting the work done!


—Isaih IIes
  /  November 2014

You have to be one of the hardest working people I know. Your attention to detail. The way you stay in contact with previous clients, etc. I will send anyone I can your way... Chris


—C Bauerle
  /  October 2014

The process was effortless! We could not be happier.


—Stephen G
  /  June 2014

Courtney Ellison was my realtor and I am very thankful for all of her hard work. It was my first time buying a home and at first I was scared because I was doing it on my own, but she was very knowledgeable and worked with me every step of the way. I am a single parent working full time and go to school, so I really didn't have time to go house hunting. She worked around my schedule and always had a positive attitude every time I called her randomly to view a home. During the process of searching for the right home I did not feel like I was pressured into buying my home or feel at all like I was being a nuisance to her. After finding my home, Courtney and my lender worked together to help me close a smooth transaction. They did an amazing job and we were able to close in less than a month. I highly recommend Courtney Ellison, she loves what she does and most importantly it is obvious to see that she knows what she is doing.


—Tineg~Buyer Sacramento
  /  May 2014

My wife and I have purchased two houses through Courtney. We had a lot of experience in life, but not much in buying property. Courtney was patient and gracious from the start, and soon proved to be a gifted and knowledgeable guide from search to closing and beyond. The more we do business in this community the more we hear from others of Courtney Ellison's professionalism, energy, and generosity of spirit.


—Greg Collins
  /  August 2013

I met Courtney at a sad time in my life. She was very helpful and understood my pain. She went out of her way to explain everything that was going to take place. It made my transition a lot easier with her help. I highly recommend her to handle all of your Real Estate needs.


—Sonya P~ Seller Sacramento
  /  May 2013

We contacted Courtney after seeing her on Trulia. We were already in contact with another agent in the area who seemed indifferent to us. As soon as we contacted Courtney she made us feel important with quick email and phone responses. We had to go a long way to see her and time was precious. She gave us a great tour of properties and then guided us expertly and patiently through the purchasing process. By the way, we bought the first property that she had shown us. We give Courtney Ellison our highest recommendation.


—Lin W Buyer~ SF
  /  December 2012

I am a first time home buyer. I didn't know what to expect when I began the process of looking for my first home. I am glad to have had Courtney Ellison as my Realtor. Courtney really listened to what I was looking for in a dream home. She displayed an extensive knowledge of homes and neighborhood in the Sacramento area. She made the process of finding a home enjoyable and stress free. I am was very grateful for her availability and willingness to answer my questions whenever I had them. And yes, Courtney found me the perfect home! Her knowledge of the Real Estate market even enabled me to save money on my mortgage each month. I could not be happier with my new home purchase. I highly recommend Courtney Ellison to anyone that is looking to buy a home!


—Michael P~ Elk Grove
  /  October 2012

I was prompted to contact Courtney Ellison after reading her Facebook page and she seemed qualified and professional. She was very nice, professional, honest and excellent in helping me with the home buying process. I have recommended her to three relatives and co-workers.


—Mia B~ Buyer Sacramento
  /  June 2012

We met Courtney via open house showing. She went out of her way to show us another house we were interested in. From then on, she became our de facto realtor. Courtney was great to work with. It was our first time purchasing a home. She was very informative, always quick to address any questions we had. She was there every step of the way, almost as though she was buying the house herself. We ended up purchasing a short sale home at the beginning of 2012 which went preety smoothly. Even after we closed on our home, Courtney has stayed in contact with us, offering assistance and answering any additional questions we had regarding home ownership. We highly recommend Courtney Ellison for those who are seeking a realtor to navigate their home buying experience.


—Zmouam, Buyer
  /  January 2012

 

I am a trusted guide and a fierce guardian of my client’s core interest. I am passionate about Real Estate and even more passionate about aggressively representing my clients in one of the most complex, high risk, and expensive transactions most people will ever experience. I help buyers and sellers understand the complexities of the Real Estate transaction and I strive to ensure that you're buying and selling experience is as efficient and stress-free as possible.

Real Estate Background 

I lived in Monterey, California for 5 years working at a boutique Real Estate office in downtown Carmel. During the beginning of the housing crisis I had the unique opportunity to assist a broker at Preferred Properties to help facilitate from start to close over 300 bank owned and short sale transactions. I have been licensed and working as a full-time Realtor since 2010.

In addition, I am a Business Graduate from the University of Monterey Bay. I also hold a Masters degree in Project Management. I am also a certified Short Sale specialist, Bank Owned specialist, and Short Sale HAFA specialist.

Currently I am the Sales Manager in our Roseville Lyon branch. I help oversee approximately 100 magnificent agents, aiding them in the development of their Real Estate careers, reviewing and signing off on contractual paperwork and more.

Working Diligently to Serve You 

I am 100% dedicated to each client I serve and I consider it a privilege. I work for you at my own risk. That means as an agent I incur the cost of doing business on your behalf until you find and close on a home. Therefore, it's in my best interest to work quickly, diligently, and use all of my resources to help meet your goals. My investment is ongoing and I will commit to you all of my resources to make certain that your home buying and selling experience is profitable, professionally handled and as pleasurable as possible.

Fun Facts

I love adventure and traveling. I enjoy being around people I can learn from. I am an unflinching optimist, enthusiastic, outgoing, love to explore, spiritual, and I believe in serving others!