Ellen was methodical, organized, and always paid attention to the smallest of details. She kept us informed through every step of the process. She was keenly aware of what the market was doing every day. She had a very good technical skillset and used it to effectively market our home. She was highly personable and was very easy to work with.


My experience with Ellen exceeded my expectations. From her market analysis (which was spot on) to the completion of escrow, Ellen was on top of the situation and facilitated a flawless execution of her duties. Ellen is a great communicator who kept me well informed at every step. She possesses excellent marketing skills and is methodical and detail oriented which I greatly appreciated. Not only did the escrow smoothly culminate to a successful outcome, it was a pleasure working with Ellen. I highly recommend the services of Ellen Desjardins to anyone desiring someone with a strong work ethic and personal integrity.


I started communicating with Ellen almost a year before finally purchasing my home in Keaau, Hawaii. Throughout that entire time, she was very responsive and extremely helpful. She did all this without any guarantee that I would use her as my agent when I was ready to buy. I can attest that this was no easy task as I approached her frequently in that time period. When I was finally ready to purchase my home she made sure I understood what I should be looking for and what needed to be done. I can highly recommend her as an agent that will go above and beyond even to the point of making a grocery run for us while we were under quarantine for COVID-19. Simply the best!

Maile A.

Ellen was the best agent I’ve worked with. Her knowledge, demeanor, and passion for representing either buyer or seller have been a truly wonderful process. Ellen explains each step thoroughly and makes what would generally be a stressful transaction, flawless.

Christopher M.

We would not have been able to purchase the property without Ellen's expertise. Hands down. The listing showed up on the market, and she ensured that we were the very first ones to view the property that day, before leaving the property. She already had a capture strategy envisioned and in motion. Within 2 days, she was able to lock us in and we were under contract before any other potential buyers were even able to view the property. The sellers ended up getting multiple backup offers on the property, all above the asking price. Some offer sight-unseen. The property is a highly desirable property, and the only reason why we were able to secure it was Ellen's speed of motion and work ethos. We are first-time homebuyers, and we will forever be grateful that she was able to get us into a home that we will cherish for a long, long time. Thanks so much, Ellen. Truly.


We have bought and sold through Ellen and I must say that her level of professionalism is a rare commodity in today's business world. Our property was not a multi-million dollar property, just a small studio, yet we were treated as if it were as important to her as a multi-million dollar, from the professional photographers, to the beautiful you tube video we were most definitely impressed. In both buying and selling the studio, she guided us through every step about what was to come and how to proceed. She contacted us each week with updates as to how many views, the prospects, and how the showings went. Whenever I had a questions or uncertainty, her responsiveness to us was quick, she never blew us off or delayed in getting back to us as so many Realtor® do today. She is polite, kind, and very knowledgeable about the properties and real estate in Hawaii. I would highly recommend her for the purchase or sale of any property you have or are interested in. We cannot thank her enough for her level of commitment to us. In this uncertain world, one thing we are certain of is Ellen DesJardins.

Marvin T.

Ellen has been nothing short of amazing throughout our entire home buying experience. Her willingness to be available for house showings on such short notice and being accommodating of our schedules, says a lot about her character. Along our house buying journey after a couple of missed opportunities when hope was lost and we were throwing in the towel to just settle on any home. Ellen was the bright light that wouldn't allow us to give up till we found our perfect home. We would surely be contacting Ellen again if ever given the opportunity to purchase another home!


Ellen has an impressive work ethic and attention to detail. She combined a personal touch with a technical savvy to get the word out about the home we were selling, and she made sure the home was presented in the best possible light. The home sold quickly, and, she got a back up offer. Ellen is confident she will sell your home, and she has the follow-through to back it up. Ellen is smart and personable; you will enjoy working with her. Highly recommended!

Hawi D.

We tried selling our home in Hawaiian Paradise Park ourselves for 6 months as we've previous done with several other properties in the past. After 6 months we gave Ellen a call to see what she could do and within 10 days we had an offer with a few possible back-ups. She may look young but she's very smart, capable, knowledgeable, hard-working and for my husband being a skeptic, she far exceeded our expectations. Ellen, you're the best!

Valerie W.

Ellen is a consummate professional. She was patient and responsive to all our requests and needs. She knows Hawaii well and was able to guide us through finding and purchasing a house that exceeded our expectations. She is gregarious and fun but is also a great negotiator and advocate. I highly recommend her to anyone wishing to purchase a home in Hawaii.

Ellen M.

Ellen was wonderful to work with in every way. From when we just started to look at houses to our final closing, she was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive. She navigated us through a few difficulties with the property and made the whole process easy and stress-free for us. I'd recommend her as a Realtor® to anyone!


She's an amazing person, I recommend Ellen to anyone and everyone out there who is looking to buy or sell your house, she is honest, knowledgeable, hardworking, quick to respond to every question that you may have, and very dedicated to helping her clients. Ellen is the real estate agent I recommend to all of you out there.

Samantha B.

Ellen was fantastic to work with! She is very knowledgeable and on top of everything. I will continue to recommend her to anyone looking for a Realtor®.


Ellen has been world-class through the entire process of selling our home. While we have worked with other fantastic Realtor® in the past, Ellen is the cream that rises to the top!


Ellen is smart, friendly, competent, and well-informed. Her great advice helped us buy our new Hawaiian home. She connected us with local resources and answered all our questions. Thanks Ellen!


Working with Ellen was such a pleasure. She made the entire process from start to finish seamlessly. We will definitely be working with her in the future.

Wayne B.

We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Ellen throughout our process of buying a home. She was knowledgeable and kept us updated every step of the way.

Molly M.

Ellen is the best Realtor®! She took notes of my comments, likes, and dislikes at each house we visited. It really helped to narrow down our search and decide what home to buy.

Jess B.

Ellen was patient and attentive to all of our needs. She really made our first home buying experience easy with all of her knowledge of the process. We are so grateful to have gotten to work with her!

Susan K.

Ellen made the process of purchasing a home effortless. We loved working with her, she was very accommodating to our schedule. We will recommend Ellen to anyone that we know wanting to buy a home! We love Ellen she is the best!

Susie T.

My husband and I are very pleased with Ellen for helping us with our real estate needs. She is knowledgeable and patient. She was always available via text, email, or phone for our questions. That helped us immensely as we were in the process of moving back to the mainland.

Jocelyn A.

We moved to the Big Island from another state. She was truly a fairy godmother for us to find a home and get settled. She was very accommodating and understanding our needs. We really appreciate all her help and time she provided us. Highly recommend her if you're buying a house.


This was my first time buying a home. Ellen is very knowledgeable and helped my wife and me buy our dream home. Since it was our first time we had a lot of questions. Ellen was able to answer those questions and guide us along the whole process. It really made this experience a great one.


Ours was not the easiest sale, yet Ellen was there every step of the way to help us with encouraging words, to respond immediately to our phone calls, and find information to perplexing questions. I would highly recommend Ellen as a Realtor® because of her dedication, enthusiasm, and her integrity.

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