What they say
Dana has been the best agent we have ever worked with! Recently relocated from Nashville to Raleigh, this being our 7th home buying experience. Dana is very kind, respectful and listened to all of our needs while shopping for a new home. She gave helpful feedback and was very honest and personal with us. She is very sweet, but was firm and aggressive when we needed her to be. We are very thankful to have her as our agent and would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the Raleigh area.Gwendolyn Cuenca8/06/2022
Dana and the entire team at Envite Realty are hands down, without a doubt, bar none the BEST real estate agents we have ever had the pleasure to work with. We were relocating from NY and struggled with a few agents to really go out and help us find a home while we were living in NY. Dana took a “boots to the ground” approach for us and researched existing homes on the market, talking to builders and visited multiple properties on our behalf and sending us photos and videos as she walked through the homes with her feedback on the surrounding areas. We literally felt as we were there with her as she sent all the videos and messages to us. She was extremely thorough, involved and truly advocated for our needs during the entire process of building, buying and closing on our new home. Even after closing, her team was at the house to accept delivery of fridge and washer/dryer while we were preparing to move from NY. It is without question or an ounce of hesitation that I recommend her and the team at Envite Realty to handle any of your home buying needs. I can only hope that she is still working when my kids are ready to buy home so I know they are trusted handsJunaid Subzwari7/30/2022
My wife and I were skeptical about finding a house that was superior to our previous home in Nashville, TN. Dana exceeded our expectations in every possible way. She was extremely friendly, prompt, communicative, resourceful. Not only we found a house that is better than our previous house, we found a forever house that we can call home! So grateful for Dana’s kindness, care, and due diligence. We couldn’t be happier…farhangmilani57/30/2022
Dana and her team are five-star and we whole-heartedly recommend them.
Buying a home in North Carolina while living on the west coast presented several unique real estate challenges for us. Dana Ellington and her team made the experience a successful one. Dana’s pleasant, detail-oriented approach, efficient communication style, knowledge of real estate transaction practices, and enthusiasm for her clients’ best interests all made it seem effortless. But it wasn’t—Dana and her team are hard-working and absolutely professional in every aspect of the realty business. Her multiple visits to the property we were interested in made it seem as though we were there, on the ground. She answered every question we had and helped us through many complex issues we could not have navigated without her knowledge, patience, and business acumen. We soon realized that we were in very good hands and that Dana and her team could meet every obstacle we faced along the way.robpttn7/28/2022
If you want the most money for your home with the most caring and efficient realtor, Dana is the one to use! I read all the reviews and they are so true. I have never met a realtor as good as Dana and I was one a long time ago. Meet her! You will know after five minutes.Teresa Finley7/26/2022
Dana Ellington helped us buy our first home in NC this spring, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the process and outcome. She took the time to understand the details of the lifestyle we were looking for, was delightfully attentive throughout each step of the process, and responded quickly to all our questions about the area and amenities (including some late nights!). As we were unable to make it to the area when houses came on the *hot* market, Dana videoed each of the walkthroughs and shared thorough commentary highlighting features and potential issues. Her pulse on the market is exceptional, and she guided us through putting together a strong offer in a competitive environment to win a house that we absolutely love. Even after closing, Dana and her team went above and beyond with helping us out multiple times with incoming deliveries when we were not in town. Quite simply, Dana is as good as they come when it comes to real estate professionals and an absolute joy to work with!espeggen7/24/2022
Dana helped with the purchase of our first home in 2017, so when it came time to selling we knew we wanted her expertise. She walked us through everything, worked with our schedule and clearly had our best interests in mind. If we moved back to the triangle area, we would not hesitate to get in touch with Dana again!beach brice7/24/2022
Dana Ellington made this transaction so smooth, I felt like a real estate investor and I’m not.
I needed to sell a home in Apex, NC in a short period. This was a rental property with tenants in place but I felt it was time to sell. OK, I also saw the Fed tightening but Dana was recommended to me from another agent, and she followed up immediately! Along with selling the property, I needed help with the transition with the current tenants (who were the best).
Dana, helped me with pricing, connected with the tenants, worked out the details to show the property, and was able to gather multiple offers significantly above ask.
I ask three things of my agent. Be informative, be responsive, and have integrity. Dana filled all buckets and she’s nice. Can’t rec her enough!roderickg2067/23/2022
Dana has now helped us buy two houses and is helping us sell one. She is extremely knowledgeable about the process and an excellent negotiator. And when you need anything--someone to haul some junk, install a dryer, weather strip your doors--she knows someone who can help, and she and her team are super responsive. Anytime I email her, she responds within hours (or minutes!).zuser201609021438036826/24/2022
We were connected with Dana and her team through our realtor in Seattle and we are so thankful to have found her! Buying a house from across the country is no easy feat, but Dana made the process as painless as possible. She is so responsive and answered all of our many questions with expertise and patience. We were motivated to buy quickly so we often asked Dana to visit multiple houses in a day. She took video and talked us through what we were seeing. Her insight was invaluable and put us at ease, despite never having set foot on the property ourselves (!). We cannot recommend Dana enough!Sharon Meacham6/20/2022
We were connected with Dana through our realtor in Seattle and we are so thankful to have found her! Buying a house from across the country is no easy feat, but Dana made the process as painless as possible. She is so responsive and answered all of our many questions with expertise and patience. We were motivated to buy quickly so we often asked Dana to visit multiple houses in a day. She took video and talked us through what we were seeing. Her insight was invaluable and put us at ease, despite never having set foot on the property ourselves (!). We cannot recommend Dana enough!user89977016/14/2022
Dana, Franklin, and the whole team at Envite Realty are outstanding. You will not find a more knowledgeable, harder working, and caring set of people in the Triangle — working with them felt like working with friends and family. Our comfort and confidence in the home buying process was of the utmost importance to them. Their local knowledge, recommendations, and organizational process are top notch. I truly could not recommend them enough.mkl ismkl6/09/2022
Dana, Franklin, and their whole team are outstanding. Working with them to purchase a home felt like working with friends and family. Your comfort and confidence is of the utmost importance in every step of the process. Their skill, local knowledge, and incredible organizational process made a complicated purchase feel like anything but. I could not recommend Dana enough!michaelmichael6406/08/2022
Wonderful experience working with Dana! I am new to the area and bought my first new build house, which is a lot different from a resale purchase. Dana knew the questions to ask of the sales and building teams, and followed up diligently with both on many things I never would have thought of! Dana pays great attention to detail from initial converation through to closing day. She is also very nice and patient, and answered many, many questions throughout the process. I have already recommended her to family and would be delighted to work with her on any future property purchase or sale of mine.Susan Sandler6/01/2022
My wife and I were connected to Dana through a fellow Compass realtor who helped us buy and sell our first home in TN. I reached out to Dana in Dec 2021 and told her we were expecting to buy in Raliegh around late 2022. I didn't expect she'd be too attentive until closer to time but right after our first call she setup a dashboard based on our home preferences. This dashboard helped us understand prices for the Raleigh market more and follow up chats with Dana helped us get a feel for our preferred neighborhoods. Our moving timeline changed to May 2022 so we came to Raleigh to view some homes in April and Dana spent most of Saturday showing us homes and taking notes about our likes/wants. Within 2 weeks of this trip we were under contract on a house sight unseen and a big part of this is because we trusted Dana. Anytime you make an offer she provides realistic comps but also tells you how much earnest money will be competitive and how much over ask you may need to go to win. I think I'm forgetting countless other ways that Dana was so helpful but long story short she has a great support team (shoutout Franklin), she's a local who knows the area and local realtors, she replies to texts before you've even sent them and she treats every showing as if she were about to buy the place. We've only met twice but I consider Dana a friend, not just a realtor, and I can't wait to do business with her again.Austin Williams5/26/2022
I can't say more than enough about Dana Ellington. We originally moved from Richmond, VA to Cary, NC about two years ago and quickly had to move for work-related reasons. It was quite difficult finding rentals at that time with two large goldendoodles but some family in the Raleigh area recommended Dana to assist in finding out rental properties. Without ANY obligations, Dana was quick and eager to help us search for our first living space in the NC area. She was able to negotiate with the landlord of our future rental and get us to the TOP of the list (above eight other applicants). Two years later, we were taken by surprise when our landlord let us know that the property was no longer going to be used as a rental property. In this housing market, we were getting very worried with increasing rent costs / increasing mortgage rates. We ultimately decided to invest and buy our first home, but were on a TIGHT deadline. Even though my heart was very much set on a newly built home, Dana was a great voice of reason knowing how the mortgage rates were increasing and sold us on resale homes. She sent us LOADS of homes and was more than patient with us. She answered every single question we had as first time home buyers and was quick to ask important questions for the sellers to answer. Important questions we would have never thought of. Dana really looked out for us and in the end she was able to find us a home IN LESS THAN A MONTH and was able to negotiate UNDER ASKING! Rather unheard of in this market. We are so thankful for our experience with Dana and really couldn't be happier with our first home. It truly has become our dream home! In addition to all the housing help, Dana was extremely helpful recommending mortgage companies and moving companies. Dana is everything and more and gave us a truly easy home buying experience.Brittaney Ritchie5/23/2022
When you’re buying, selling and/or building a home, you will not find better than Dana. She is so knowledgeable about EVERYTHING, and if she doesn’t have the answer, she certainly knows someone who does. Her attention to detail and consideration of all factors when buying/selling a home is guaranteed to land you where you need to be. Her passion for her clients and the real estate business is truly unrivaled. When you work with Dana, your experience will be so much more than a business transaction, as she will quickly become a lifelong friend.Callie Rajczak5/21/2022
Dana and her team (Courtney and Franklin) were incredible to work with. In an extremely stressful housing market, Dana made the whole process painless. My wife and I were first time home buyers and Dana addressed all our concerns, answered questions, and was highly attentive. She explained the process and looked out for us every step of the way. Every expectation we had, she blew out of the water. It seemed that she was always available to help us with any minor question or concern we had. On top of everything else, she helped us find exactly what we were looking for. Dana, Courtney, and Franklin are extremely kind and exceptionally hardworking. Could not recommend this group more highly!kwehlert3/29/2022
Dana and her team (Courtney and Franklin) were incredible to work with! In an extremely stressful housing market, Dana made the whole process painless. My husband and I were first time home buyers and Dana addressed all our concerns, answered questions, and was highly attentive! She explained the process and looked out for us every step of the way! Every expectation we had, she blew out of the water! It seemed that she was always available to help us with any minor question or concern we had. On top of everything else, she helped us find exactly what we were looking for! Dana, Courtney, and Franklin are extremely kind and exceptionally hardworking! Could not recommend this group more highly!Anna Kropornicka3/28/2022
Dana made the entire home buying process easy! She looked out for out best interest, was quick and thorough in all of her responses and a huge help getting us in our new home!Denise Brown2/28/2022
Let me start by saying there are a ton of real estate agents in the triangle, but I promise you that none of them will put in even close to the amount of time and effort Dana put in to help me buy my first home. She is truly one of a kind and has still been a tremendous help even after the sale. I’ve been told countless times how lucky I was as a first time buyer going through the process, not only in 30 days to close but in this market, and that’s all thanks to Dana. Instead of talking through all of the steps of the buying process at once to be overwhelming, we took things step by step and learned along the way with each house we looked at. She knows and remembers what you’re looking for, she’s extremely educated on what to look out for, how much you may have to put in for repairs she can spot, or sense how you’re feeling about a house and will dig up as much information (and then some) as she can. She is truly the best and I could not have found my happy place without her.Ali Shore2/01/2022
Dana Ellington was fantastic to work with. She is responsive, knowledgeable, and client focused. We were able to find the perfect home within less than two months which in this market is an accomplishment in itself. My wife and I were extremely grateful to have Dana help us navigate our first home purchase. She made us feel comfortable enough to ask questions, and we never felt pressured into making a decision. She empowered us with the information we needed to make an informed decision and supported us every step of the way. I would 100% recommend Dana to anyone looking for a realtor.Hunter Bostwick2/01/2022
Let me start by saying there are a ton of real estate agents in the triangle, but I promise you that none of them will put in even close to the amount of time and effort Dana put in to help me buy my first home. She is truly one of a kind and has still been a tremendous help even after the sale. I’ve been told countless times how lucky I was as a first time buyer going through the process, not only in 30 days to close but in this market, and that’s all thanks to Dana. Instead of talking through all of the steps of the buying process at once to be overwhelming, we took things step by step and learned along the way with each house we looked at. She knows and remembers what you’re looking for, she’s extremely educated on what to look out for, how much you may have to put in for repairs she can spot, or sense how you’re feeling about a house and will dig up as much information (and then some) as she can. She is truly the best and I could not have found my happy place without her.ashore3242/01/2022