Our team

We have purposely kept our firm small to maintain close, personal relationships with our clients. We have handpicked the best talent who each specialize in specific markets or functions to ensure all interactions with us provide the best experience possible.
Dana Ellington Owner Broker Envite Realty
Dana Ellington
Owner
I have a passion for helping people.  Most people’s largest investment in their lifetime is where they call home.  I cannot think of a better way to help people than to be their trusted guide on their homebuying journey.  I have been a top producing REALTOR® for 14 years, a graduate of North Carolina State University (GO PACK!) and am a rare Raleigh native.  Whether buying, renting or selling your next home, relocating to North Carolina or moving to down the street, I would love to help!
Karen Barlow Broker Envite Realty
Karen Barlow 
Broker
I love real estate period.  I have lived in Cary for over 30 years and been licensed since 2007.  I have worn many hats from closing coordinator to buyer’s agent.  I currently assist with property management, buyers and listing coordination.  I love going the extra mile for our clients and seeing their happy faces on closing day!  When I am not working, I like to bake and spend time with my family vacationing in the Caribbean.
Celeste Minns Broker Envite Realty
Celeste Minns
Broker
I have a heart for service and an eye for detail! I love all things real estate.  I am originally from the Washington DC area, where I graduated from George Mason University.  I have moved eight times before settling into the Triangle area, so I understand the challenges of relocation and take great care to show my clients all we have to offer here. Whether you are buying your 10th or first home, I am here to help make the process smooth and easy!
Linda McQueen Broker Envite Realty
Linda McQueen
Broker
I love what I do and pride myself on offering superior customer service. I’ve worked with great clients over the years who continue to refer their friends, family members to me for their Real Estate needs. That’s the highest compliment Realtors can achieve. Let me earn your trust and business. Don’t make another move without me. I guarantee you will see the difference quality service makes. I look forward to working with you!

Our Partners

Recognizing there are times where a small team may not scale to meet all the needs of our clientele, we have partnered with top lenders, contractors, and other service providers who share our core values and commitment to unmatched customer service. No matter the situation, we have the expertise and resources to meet your needs!
What they say
  • From the moment I initially met with Dana to interview her as my real estate agent, I knew she was the one. She was so knowledgeable and had already done extensive background research on my home. She had great ideas and suggestions that ultimately helped me get the best offer. She was so responsive anytime I had a question. I needed to do some updates to my home and Dana and her team did a wonderful seamless job of getting everything ready for market all while i was out of state. Her negotiation skills are second to none and she kept me informed every step of the way. Her attention to detail ultimately paid off for me as I got more money than I expected and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it all was. I highly recommend Dana and have sung her praises many times.

    geibigs
    9/23/2021

    Karen was amazing she was willing to go out of her way and do video tours for us. We live in a different state and were moving cross country so we couldn't just go look at houses whenever we wanted and other agents that we had worked with were not willing to do that for us! She was always there it seemed no matter what time of day to help us or answer questions. She went out of her way to help us with everything. I would highly recommend her and if ever moving again will be buying/selling thru Karen!

    kirarm 0608
    8/18/2021

    Selling our home was such an easy and smooth experience with Dana’s help. We received over-asking and we started getting offers the day we put our home on the market. Her response time was very quick which I was very appreciative of because it made the process so much easier.
    Thank you so much, Dana, for all your hard work and making the selling experience way less stressful than I thought it would be!

    allranca
    7/20/2021
  • Karen was extremely helpful in our search. While we were buying from out of state we felt confident that we were in good hands and Karen was diligent with looking into things.

    She found us a great home and quickly took care of getting the offer in and the house secured.

    zuser20160905165243015
    7/20/2021

    Karen was very reliable and honest. I appreciated her tactic in selling my home by asking any interested buyers to come with their best offer from the beginning. It worked! My house was sold in less than 48 hours from listing date with highly competitive offers. Karen was very easy to communicate with and flexible when I needed to adjust some aspects of the selling process. Thanks Karen!

    leigh aultman
    7/10/2021

    Dana is fantastic. She knows the area well and was extremely responsive. In this market, you need someone who can move FAST on your behalf and Dana delivered. Can’t recommend her highly enough!

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    Evan Whisnant
    7/04/2021
  • Dana is fantastic. She knows the area well and was extremely! In this market, you need someone who can move FAST on your behalf and Dana delivered. Can’t recommend her highly enough!

    Evan Whisnant
    7/04/2021

    Dana made this whole process extremely easy for us! She had GREAT communication with us throughout the whole experience. Dana went above and beyond our expectations and for that we are so thankful. You will be in great hands with Dana!! 10/10!!

    MandyKugler
    6/22/2021

    She was honest, professional, on time, best realtor in the area !! Highly recommend her and her company. Her expertise helped us decide our future home !!

    Bevlav1
    6/21/2021
  • Celeste goes the extra mile for her clients. She represented us on the buying side for two investment properties and assisted us with finding tenants for them. She understood that as investors we were not driven by our emotions but by our return on investment.

    We highly recommend Celeste for your buying, selling, or rental needs.

    basscapitalgroup
    6/11/2021

    Dana has been one of the top real estate agents that I have had the pleasure in working with over many years. She is incredibly responsiveness, knowledgeable of the market (beyond that of what a general market analysis provides), is true fiduciary to her clients, and can be a tiger in sheep's clothing if she needs to be.
    Although Dana is highly successful and carries a large workload, you will never know she has any other client than you.
    I cannot say enough good about my experience in working with Dana, you will not be disappointed!!

    user5371063
    6/10/2021

    Dana! What can I say?! This is our third time working with Dana during this home buying/ selling process. Two of the times have been out of state relocations. To say Dana is a gem is an understatement. When we initially worked with Dana in 2016, we were inexperienced first time home buyers. She held our hand every step of the way. This most recent experience with Dana was during COVID and she let us know up front the challenges that we would face in this market. However, in true Dana fashion, she went above and beyond even still, to ensure that we left not one stone unturned. So many times she talked us off of the ledge, and reassured us that our perfect was STILL out there. She has earned so much of our trust and respect. Dana truly loves what she does, and it shows in all of her passionate efforts. She has spent countless hours, calling, texting, late into the night and weekends to get things right and make it happen. She is more than just a realtor. I've sat on the phone and vented, cried, and she just simply listened and said "I am here'. She has made so much of herself readily available to our little family, and we are so grateful!

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    Melli Neptune
    6/09/2021
  • Dana! What can I say?! This is our third time working with Dana during this home buying/ selling process. Two of the times have been out of state relocations. To say Dana is a gem is an understatement. When we initially worked with Dana in 2016, we were inexperienced first time home buyers. She held our hand every step of the way. This most recent experience with Dana was during COVID and she let us know up front the challenges that we would face in this market. However, in true Dana fashion, she went above and beyond even still, to ensure that we left not one stone unturned. So many times she talked us off of the ledge, and reassured us that our perfect was STILL out there. She has earned so much of our trust and respect. Dana truly loves what she does, and it shows in all of her passionate efforts. She has spent countless hours, calling, texting, late into the night and weekends to get things right and make it happen. She is more than just a realtor. I've sat on the phone and vented, cried, and she just simply listened and said "I am here'. She has made so much of herself readily available to our little family, and we are so grateful!

    josephinescreme
    6/09/2021

    No one does it better than Dana.

    We have purchased four homes and sold two homes with Dana. The thing about her level of service is that it comes from the heart. She treats each transaction like it's her personal purchase or sale. She approaches it from the perspective of her client, and everything she does is in the best interest of the people she represents. I cannot think of another realtor (or any professional, really) who would wake up at 6AM and drive three hours to the coast to ensure you got the right property for the right price.

    Particularly in the 2021 real estate market, it's important your realtor is willing to go the extra mile to ensure you and your money are cared for well. She will forever be my realtor.

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    Erin Zielenski
    5/15/2021

    No one does it better than Dana.

    We have purchased four homes and sold two homes with Dana. The thing about her level of service is that it comes from the heart. She treats each transaction like it's her personal purchase or sale. She approaches it from the perspective of her client, and everything she does is in the best interest of the people she represents. I cannot think of another realtor (or any professional, really) who would wake up at 6AM and drive three hours to the coast to ensure you got the right property for the right price.

    Particularly in the 2021 real estate market, it's important your realtor is willing to go the extra mile to ensure you and your money are cared for well. She will forever be my realtor.

    ErinZielenski
    5/15/2021
  • Dana has represented me and my wife in multiple transactions over the past several years. She is professional, has an amazing attention to detail and always goes above and beyond to make sure that the we have felt comfortable and confident through every phase of every deal. We look forward to working with her again in the future.

    erich zielenski
    5/15/2021

    We moved to the area in 2019 as first time home buyers and Dana made the entire home buying process an absolute breeze. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the area, spent a lot of time touring homes with us, and eventually helped us land a fantastic starter home.

    Two years later in 2021, we ended up having to sell our house and used Dana again as our selling agent. Navigating the wild housing market of 2021 was a real roller coaster full of ups and downs, but Dana was calm, cool, and collected throughout the entire thing. She went above and beyond in multiple facets and her attention to detail and the small things throughout the process are unmatched.

    We would absolutely recommend Dana and Envite to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house, as you will not be able to find anyone better!

    stevep060
    5/10/2021

    Dana is top notch! She is extremely organized, well connected, professional and adds a personal touch to everything she does. She and her team made our recent selling experience as easy as it could possibly be. I would recommend her highly with absolutely no reservation!

    sky199
    5/02/2021
  • Dana went above and beyond to make the buying process as easy as possible for my husband and I while searching for our first home. She is very knowledgeable about the area and helped us find exactly what we were looking for in our first home and at a good price too. She was very responsive throughout the entire process and has even stayed in touch after closing to check in and give recommendations on painters to brighten up our new home.

    katiespriggle19
    3/25/2021

    Dana was awesome! She worked tirelessly in this wild market to make sure we were always on top of the latest comings and going’s. During showings Dana got to know our preferences and would point out potential issues that we wouldn’t have known to look for. I will absolutely recommend her to anyone I know looking for a home in the triangle in the future.

    wheeleros
    3/24/2021

    Dana has been a phenomenal.. we had to sell unexpectedly for a job move.. and she handled it all so smoothly! We were already out of state, so it was reassuring to have someone completely on our side step of way. Our home looked stunning thanks to her suggestions! Even during a pandemic, Dana and team made every aspect of selling effortless..

    jennifer Marks
    3/24/2021
  • There really are not enough words to say just what an amazing realtor Dana - and her team - are. We were new to the area and buying from out of town. With her expertise and knowledge, she was quickly able to understand exactly what we were looking for and found us a wonderful home. It didn't stop there though - at every single step of the process she was there for us and even though we were purchasing from afar we felt so connected. She follows through on EVERYTHING on your behalf and will go out of her way to make things right for you. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her in a heartbeat!

    simonmcgrath
    3/20/2021

    This was our 2nd time working with Dana and she never disappoints. She takes time to understand what your needs are and delivers what you are looking for. Selling a house during the pandemic was stressful enough but we were also finishing an unfinished bonus room and a permit could have delayed the sale. Dana kept a positive attitude and continued to re-assure us that everything would work out and she was right! She also helped us through the build process on our new home and continued to educate us through the process. Whenever we had a question, she was always there with an answer. She never missed a meeting with us and the builder and asked all the right questions. We were living in a temporary apartment during the build which we weren’t fans of. Dana kept checking in on us to make sure we were doing okay. She goes the extra mile to ensure her clients are happy.

    apowers0501
    3/14/2021

    Dana did an excellent job communicating with us and answering our questions. She was always very responsive and helped us a great deal in putting the house on the market and helping us decide on an offer. She has a lot of great experience.

    monicamassonette
    3/12/2021