Ellen Cotton represents buyers and sellers of homes throughout Sarasota County, both mainland and on the keys, and as a referral agent to worldwide locations. Ellen moved to Sarasota from Sudbury, Massachusetts in 2012, and began her real estate career in 2013. Her extensive communication, sales and marketing experience, as well as her natural entrepreneurship, give her the qualities necessary to be an effect... more.ive real estate agent in today's marketplace.
After graduating college and getting married, Ellen moved from Boston to Madison, Wisconsin, where her husband was attending graduate school. She worked as the office manager and legal secretary at a law firm before having her first of three sons, and soon after moved back to Boston to be close to family. After being a stay-at-home mom for eighteen years, Ellen went to work as Office Manager and Assistant to the President of a small magazine publishing company west of Boston. For thirteen years, as the company grew, Ellen had the opportunity to hold a variety of positions at the fast-growing company. In addition to Direct Marketing Manager and Director of Communications, she sold advertising in the company’s various magazines, and trade show booth space for their robotics trade shows. Ellen worked with customers world-wide and gained a reputation as an honest, hard-working and highly-skilled professional.
Ellen recently earned the distinguished Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation, completing in-depth training covering legal and regulatory issues, technology, and the sales process, as well as serving clients with the highest ethical standards.
Outside of real estate, Ellen loves spending time with her family and traveling internationally (especially in Europe), preferring charming rentals in small villages over luxury hotels.