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.
Envite Realty
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.
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!
Linda McQueen Broker Envite Realty
Linda McQueen
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
  • 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!


    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.


    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.

  • 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

    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!


    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.

  • 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.


    Dana and the entire team at Envite Realty are beyond amazing. Dana helped us find our first home five years ago and when it came time to sell it, she was our first call. She works tirelessly to make sure you are taken off and answers any questions/concerns you could have. I always recommend her and the team whenever anyone I know in the Raleigh area is looking for a realtor. She is not only a phenomenal realtor but an amazing and thoughtful person. We can not thank her enough for everything she’s done.

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    Darsee Heath

    Dana was highly recommended from a friend. She couldn’t have been more helpful through our what we thought was going to be simple experience of purchasing our first home. Our experience with Dana turned out to be a three year journey while she helped us navigate all sorts of hoops and hurdles. We got to see first hand all of her depth of knowledge and have never felt more cared for. If you plan on even thinking about buying or selling a home you should talk to Dana. We can’t say enough about how much she helped us and looked out for us.

  • My husband and I had been looking for our perfect home and Dana helped us find our place. She’s extremely knowledgeable and being that we were first time home buyers, she really taught us a lot. She makes you feel like you’re part of her family and will do anything to get you what you want.


    Nothing but a fantastic experience working with Dana....always!
    She has an amazing team as well in Karen and Mamie. They all make the real estate experience absolutely as positive as it can be. Highly recommend this group of talented folks!


    Dana and her associate, Mamie are just the best. Period. Honestly, it was amazing what they accomplished for us and how professional they were. You can't do better.

  • Occasionally in life one has the pleasure of working with someone in business who goes above and beyond expectations. Karen is hardworking, reliable, ethical, and communicates quickly and thoroughly in every capacity. Thank You Karen!


    Celeste and Mamie were wonderful to work with! They were very accommodating and patient given my circumstances. They truly wanted the best for me and worked around the clock to make it happen. Would highly recommend!

    Michelle Stenger

    This is the second time I have work with the Envite Realty Team and that should tell you a lot!

    It is always important for your realtor to understand your needs. Dana and her team does EXACTLY that! They listen, listen again, act, adjust, execute and deliver.... all professionally, all in my behalf!

    Thank you for all your support to make two transactions (selling and buying) and the experience a pleasurable and smooth transition for me. I couldn't ask for more! And look forward to our next journey!

  • You will never have to stress when you hire Dana. She works tirelessly so that your buying and selling process is as seamless as possible. Not only that, she is there to answer any and all questions you may have, even above and beyond the call of duty. This was the second time we hired Dana, and somehow she just gets better and better as the years go on. We have recommended her to numerous friends and family, and they are all equally as impressed. I HIGHLY recommend Dana, no question about it.

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    Ashley Moss

    You will never have to stress when you hire Dana. She works tirelessly so that your buying and selling process is as seamless as possible. Not only that, she is there to answer any and all questions you may have, even above and beyond the call of duty. This was the second time we hired Dana, and somehow she just gets better and better as the years go on. We have recommended her to numerous friends and family, and they are all equally as impressed. I HIGHLY recommend Dana, no question about it.

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    Dana is the best realtor in the Triangle. Period. The BEST. I once asked her if she was in the weight loss business because after every time I talk to her I feel relieved and at ease. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. If you aren't working with Dana and Envite, you are surely missing out.

  • Dana is the best real estate agent we have come across, she helped my sister buy a home and also us, she gives honest opinions (she doesn't try to convince you to buy the houses you see), she genuinely wants you to find the right house for you and helps with the process all along the way, if you need contractors she has great recommendations


    I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, dedicated, responsive real estate agent. Dana and her team went over and beyond the call of duty in order to ensure that I had a smooth home selling and home buying experience. I recommend her and her team to anyone!


    Dana was an absolute pleasure to work with. She always went above and beyond. She was very responsive and flexible, as well as extremely knowledgeable about various considerations when looking for a new home. Highly recommended!

  • Dana and her team were easy to work with. They stayed on top of the details and communicated with us every step of the way. We would gladly work with her again if the opportunity presents itself.

    Thanks Dana


    I was a first time homebuyer and Dana and her team helped me every step of the way. She was extremely responsive and helped put me at ease. I felt very confident in her knowledge and would highly recommend her.

    Mikayla reid edc

    We have worked with Dana through three transactions - three purchases and two sales. With each one, she provided the right amount of guidance regarding location, construction, and resale value or challenges. Everyone we worked with has been super, and we owe them a debt of gratitude.