As a local real estate professional a commitment to client satisfaction is a top priority. Whether you are considering purchasing a home, or selling an existing property, an outstanding level of service is guaranteed with me representing you in your next real estate transaction. I provide real estate services in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Coast, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, and in other local real estate markets.

There is no doubt that providing the ideal level of real estate service will mean that you will be able to meet all of your real estate objectives. Many satisfied real estate customers have submitted letters of thanks and some greatly appreciated reviews regarding my real estate services. Thanks again for visiting and be sure to contact me regarding any real estate buying or selling need, whether large or small.

The Bae Family

Ellen helped us purchase a new house earlier this year, and my family and I are very happy and thankful that we had Ellen by our side.  She has a lot of experience, and I would definitely work with Ellen again and would not hesitate to recommend Ellen to my friends and family. 

Our recent purchase was a complicated transaction, and it would not have been possible without Ellen’s help and her energetic optimism.  There were delays after delays in funding (due to an issue I caused) which had a knock-on effect on the transaction and we nearly gave up, but Ellen stood by us and helped us through the entire process.  I know she genuinely put our interest before hers, and went out of her ways to make sure we were well-represented.

Ellen is very professional in her communication and presentation, and in fact, that is why the sellers selected us as the preferred bidder.

In one short sentence, Ellen is a very kind person who also can get things done quickly the right way.

Joseph Bae

Referral Agent Testimony

I just want to thank you for the excellent work you have done in helping Mr. Bae find and complete the purchase of a terrific home for the Bae Family.  As with previous referrals for both Buyers and Sellers you have used your expert skills in getting transactions closed.  Your product knowledge, thoroughness, contract skills, pleasant personality and extra hard work ethic have all come together to get another "deal" done.  I feel very fortunate to know you and to know that you will do a terrific job for anybody that I refer to you.


Thanks again, Frank Hughes

Coldwell Banker Realty


The Walthalls

To Ellen’s Future Buyer Clients:

Until my wife and I bought our first house, I never understood the benefit of having a Real Estate Agent to help us and guide us through the process.  Now, having gone through the purchase of a house, I would never consider going through the process without an Agent. Ellen Hanson Walker did a fantastic job for us, and help us through what would have been a very trying ordeal.

Ellen Hanson Walker did a fantastic job for us from start to finish.  She was professional and prompt during all of our house-hunting trips.  She had thoughtfully and carefully planned out our house-viewing route. She quickly learned our tastes and was quick-witted enough to modify the route to skip houses that we weren't suited to us.  Each successive trip was better in that she was able to focus more and more on houses that we were likely to be interested in.  By the last time that we went out, we had the delightful problem of having several houses that we wanted to purchase!

When it came time to actually make our first offer on a house, Ellen did a great job of explaining the process of the offers and counter-offers, and made sure that we understood everything that  was happening.  Throughout the whole process, she was very communicative, and we received frequent status updates.  That really helped put our minds at ease as we were very anxious and excited at the prospect of owning a home.  Because of her expertise as an Agent, we received consistently good advice on how to handle the offers and counter-offers.  Without her guidance, we would have been clueless as to what the comparable houses were selling for, and we could never have negotiated as good of a deal for ourselves.

As Escrow proceeded, she made sure that we knew what our rights and obligations were, and walked us through the important tasks.  However, the way that she handled the last week of our Escrow really convinced me that having a competent Agent, such as Ellen, is essential.  During the last week, we ran into several issues with the seller.  Ellen worked tirelessly on our behalf to handle the situation and fix the problems that arose.  She was instrumental in getting all of the issues settled before the close of Escrow.  When Ellen heard that my wife and I were having  difficulty arranging a time to sign the escrow papers, she arranged to have a traveling notary come to our house! She was also invaluable in acting as buffer and calming agent to keep what could have been a difficult situation from boiling over.  In the last couple of days of escrow, everything was settled and we were able to close without incident.

Now that I've gone through the process of process of buying a house, I can't imagine buying or selling a house without Ellen by our side.  I don't know how we could have handled the issues that came up without her, and we will be forever grateful to her hard work and know-how in getting our deal closed.

David and Johanna Walthall

Peggy H.

Ellen Hanson Walker is absolutely the best agent a home buyer or seller could wish for. During the last five years, I have sold two homes, leased and purchased a condo and leased two rental properties. Ellen handled every transaction from start to finish. I have been extremely pleased with the outcome of each sale and purchase. On every single transaction, Ellen negotiated excellent terms that not only exceeded my expectations, but kept all parties on excellent terms throughout and after the close of the transactions. Ellen is the ultimate professional. She is not only incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, detail oriented and resourceful, Ellen is a sincere and caring person who works non-stop for her clients.

Tom and Laureen B.

Ellen was the very reason that we got the house of our dreams. She persisted with finding the right combination and solution for both parties. Was always very informative, would go the extra mile to find information on all the properties we looked at. She worked very hard and diligently for us for quite a while and it was the very reason we are happy for the rest of our lives. I would highly recommend Ellen as an agent to anyone.  Tom Baldyga
Ellen masterfully negotiated the purchase of the house of our dreams. Without her personal attention to detail and out-of-the-box thinking, we would still be in search for a home! I STRONGLY recommend Ellen to ANYONE looking for someone that understands the Real Estate market and can assist you with navigating through challenging buyer and purchaser issues.  Laureen Baldyga
Thanks for keeping us up-to-date and informed about the escrow details all the way through.  You have made this process a pleasure for us every step of the way!  Let's celebrate after the close!           - Tom & Laureen Baldyga

Margie S.

Ellen was able to sell my home after first ensuring its value would appraise for the buyer's lender.  She spent days preparing and when finally meeting the appraiser, dealt with him in the most professional and knowedgeable manner thereby successfully getting the appraisal results necessary to allow the sales transaction to happen.   Then Ms. Walker also found my new home and was able to achieve the most pleasent experience for all of us.

The Weiss'

 Ellen was very diligent and hard working and got us the home we wanted. She was always very responsive, very knowledgeable and always offered excellent insight into all aspects of finding and purchasing our home. We are excited to work with Ellen for years to come.  - Rhea Weiss

Simply put, we feel that Ellen really was the reason that we found the best possible home for our family. She is friendly to work with, knowledgeable, easily accessible, and honest. We plan to continue working with her in the future based on our extremely positive experience.  - Matt Weiss


The Garcias

Ellen was a true pleasure to work with and an extremely hard worker. She was very knowledgible of the local market and helped us list our home for a fair price. Always knowing the current inventory, Ellen was able to defend our price and ultimately brought us the perfect buyer. Understanding the difficulty of having one's house on the market, Ellen always gave us ample notice to show the house. In addition, she was diligent in always "qualifying" a potential buyer before agreeing to show the house. Ellen was friendly, easy to communicate with, and always returned calls/emails promptly. She is an excellent negotiator, closing the sale with all details finalized and both parties happy. Ellen is confident, honest, trustworthy, and extremely professional. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home, as she is one of the best in her field.  - Donna Garcia
Ellen Walker is the best real state agent my wife and I have ever worked with. She is very professional, ethical, dedicated, hard working, creative, and a pleasure to work with. Ellen definitively goes the extra mile for her clients and respected our privacy. I would recommend Ellen to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home. I would also be more than happy to be a reference for Ellen.  - Carlos Garcia

Jonathan and Megan A.

Ellen has represented us in three different residential real estate transactions including an REO purchase that took 8 months to close. Ellen is personable and professional. She approaches every challenge strategically by keeping the bigger picture in mind. Ellen is a strong negotiator yet a team player who will go out of her way to assist the opposing broker if it means getting the deal done correctly and efficiently. Above all, Ellen is trustworthy and wonderful person. I highly recommend Ellen to serve as your real estate professional. 

Linda Garcia

 Ellen was excellent in helping me short sale my home in 2011. Not only did she help me list, stage, and show the home but she took it a step further by working through the short sale approval process with my lender. Her politeness and professionalism helped her build a rapport with the short sale loan officer which in turn helped expedite the process. In 2012 Ellen helped my fiance and I find a nice single family home that had multiple offers. Again, the rapport she built with the other real estate agent helped us get picked for the home. We are very appreciative of her "above and beyond" attitude and even had her as our guest at our wedding in 2013! 

Paul and Cynthia


Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience.  It has been a delight working with you and you've made this last week of our escrow much more manageable after all the last minute surprises by the seller and listing agent.  We could have never done it without you!

Thank you!

The Searings

Dear Ellen,

How can we ever thank you enough for all of your amazing help with selling our Newport Beach house! You handled everything, with all your know how and personal touches, to the "Open house showings"!  Your professionalism is amazing!  If we ever need to buy or sell another house, we wouldn't hesitate to go to our favorite realtor and through all this our friend!  You are definitely number one with us!  Thank you again for making it such a pleasant transaction! Hope to work with you again!
 Thank you,                       - Jim and Carol Searing

The Hoppers

 Ellen is the best.  She takes that extra step or mile in her case.  Always a smile and positive even if something may turn a different direction.  We love her professionalism and attitude in giving 100%.  You go doll!!   - James and Sherri

Linda Everett

Ellen Hanson Walker is by far the most hardworking real estate agent professional in all of Orange County.   As I am a mortgage broker having had the pleasure to work numerous transactions with her, I have found her to be one of the few realtors in this area who is not only extremely professional but also possesses powerful negotiation (and calming) skills along with a top quality work ethic.  Ellen has the leadership and sales tools needed to get you the home of your dreams as the best price possible. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to purchase a home!

John and Ellen W.

Dear Ellen,
Thank you very much for the outstanding service you're providing us - searching/finding/helping us lease our Newport Beach home.  It is perfect!  We will definitely call you when we are ready to purchase our next house!  In the meantime, we will gladly refer friends and clients to you!  "Million de gracias!"  Sincerely,  John and Ellen Whiteknight

The Williams

Dear Ellen -
We wanted to take the time to express how much we appreciated you as our real estate agent.  Your level of professionalism and follow up was and continues to be phenomenal.  Everyone you recommended to use also proved to be extremely professional and competent.  The process of buying a home can be stressful but through your efforts, it was enjoyable.  Your friendship will always be welcomed and we hope to continue to have a wonderful personal and professional relationship.   We will highly recommend you to any friends or people we know that need an agent. 
Again, thank you very much!   We love our new Corona Del Mar beach home.
Cindy and Daryl Williams    

The Duvas


Mark and I wanted to say thank you for all your help in getting us our new home!  I feel so blessed to have you as both a friend and my realtor!  I am so glad we have gotten to know each other and look foward to many more fun evenings in the new home.  Thank you again for all your hard work and negotiations on our behalf!

With all our love and gratitude,  Mark & Ashley

Maurice and Kerry

Ellen - Thank you for helping us buy our dream home.  We are so glad that we called you about your listing.  Thank you from the bottom of our heart for matching us with the Bernards!  You are a fantastic agent that went the extra mile and sold us a home that was not even "for sale". If we weren't already realtors ourselves, we would hire you to assist us with our future residential real estate needs!

Love, the Sousse's

The Pelts

 Dear Ellen:

We cannot thank you enough for selling our house.  Your hard word and dedication was awesome and we would highly recommend you to anyone for their real estate needs.

As you know, after the tenants we were renting the house to moved, there was much work that needed to be done to get it ready for selling.  We were so thankful to have you handle all aspects of getting the house ready to sell, since we were living in Hawaii.  Your communication with us was superb and we never worried that things were falling through the cracks.  You handled everything for us with professionalism and we were thrilled that the home sold in less than 60 days!

Thank you again for doing an incredible job for us!

Yours truly...Kent and Lisa Pelt

The Hesters

Dear Rick:

I am writing to you to commend Ellen Walker for her professionalism.  We met her in finding a place last year in Newport Beach, and she worked with us in finding a place this year in Newport Coast.

We just wanted you to know how much Ellen did to help us.  She truly went over and above her professional duty on our behalf and we appreciate her so much.  She has all the qualities that everyone would like in a real estate agent.

Benny and Rita Hester

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