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
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 
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.
Franklin Currin
Director of Operations
Franklin Currin is director of operations keeping the behind the scenes running smoothly.  Franklin is a North Carolina native and brings 20 years of real estate experience making sure clients have an amazing experience during the buying and selling process.  In his free time, Franklin enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling to the beach or mountains, and hanging out with his 130 pound Great Weimar, Baylee.
Celeste Minns Broker Envite Realty
Celeste Minns
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!
Becky Thorsen
Becky is originally from North Florida, but has lived in Wake Forest, NC for 25 years and raised her four children there. While a stay at  home parent, Becky homeschooled her children and became deeply rooted in the Wake Forest and surrounding towns. She has now transitioned into a new season of her life and lives on a 17 acre farm in Louisburg, NC. Becky can guide you in your home buying or selling journey along with her dynamic team, Envite Realty, having over 20 years of real estate experience, to come along side you.
Courtney Hill
Courtney Hill is an awesome broker with a go-getter attitude!  She has been licensed for over 2 years and a Navy veteran.  She is North Carolina native who lives in Raleigh.  When she is not out helping clients she is happy to be hanging with boyfriend, making craft cocktails, playing with her dog Mingus or managing her cat Herbie.  She brings her eye for detail, amazing problem solving skills and never ending energy to the team!

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!
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