Client Testimonials

I am taking the opportunity to relay the highest of recommendations for realtors Rick and Martha Ellis.  I have used their services both for the selling and the purchase of homes here in Port Orchard, and I am fortunate as well to have known them on an ongoing and personal basis for the past 15 years.  As realtors, they have had many years of experience and they know the area and the local market extremely well.  With the experience of many years of transactions, they can foresee and negotiate potential hazards and pitfalls that someone with less experience might not be aware of.  This becomes very important with the prices of homes and the fast pace of the market these days.

I am a physician within this community, and I place a high value on honesty, knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness in one's work and I can state without reservation that these two will more than meet these requirements in your dealings with them.  You can be certain of having made the very best choice for your home buying or selling needs by enlisting either of these two agents.


Dr. James Bates


Martha was the primary realtor for the sale of my later mother-in-law's home.  Rick was a key team member, evaluating the property and providing expert advice on needed repairs and a valid market value for the home.  Martha's guidance in negotiating the paperwork involved in selling the home was invaluable.  She was organized, friendly, and professional through each step of the process.  It took my wife and I months to get things in order and never did we feel pressured or pushed by Martha.  Then, once things were in place and the for sale sign was up, she was a whirlwind.  We received daily updates on showings and possibilities and we were completely satisfied when the house sold for the asking price in a timely manner, with no problems or holdups in closing.


Charles Sacrison


Martha and Rick found our dream home in Gig Harbor.  Martha did not just rely on the MLS, she wrote 100's of letters to potential home sellers in areas where we were interested.  Her negotiating skills are outstanding.  (We ended up paying far less for our dream home than we expected.)  As Martha's partner is her husband, Rick Ellis, you will always have two professionals working for you.  As they're long time residents of the Kitsap Peninsula, they were able to guide us to the locations that best suited our needs and desires. 

We have recommended Martha and Rick several times since closing our home and will continu3e to do so.


Colleen Wilson


Professional, personable, punctual and very organized!  Rick and Martha kept us informed every step of the way.  Rick e-mailed monthly reports which included activity, searches and status of comparable nearby properties.  Martha provided telephone updates, many times daily, during busy periods of the negotiations.  We always knew when the house had been visited and Martha requested feedback from those viewing which she shared with us.  The photos online were excellent done by a professional photographer.  We highly recommend them.


Jim and Paulette Coleman


My wife and I have bought a handful of properties with Rick and Martha managing our purchases primarily for rentals.  They make a very professional and effective -- and personable -- sales/marketing team.  They sure seem to have the respect of their sellers and they certainly have our recommendation as buyers.  The name Ellis is just about synonymous with local real estate and especially waterfront properties.


Gordon and Nancy Gunderson


Rick and Martha went above and beyond what was outlined in our contract to make the sale of our property smooth and fair.  They were always responsive to our concerns & questions and demonstrated the skill & expertise that results form years of experience.  We give them our highest recommendation.


Larry and Sharon Einspahr


Very professional, knowledgeable, low pressure, etc...I actually used both of them on two different real estate transactions of selling my primary residence and purchasing the new one.  As a husband and wife team, they form a perfect partnership for the customer as in most situations, either one or the other would always be available, and sometimes both.


Jack Krois