Why We Sell More Houses

Burns and Ellis is among Delaware’s largest and oldest privately owned real estate agencies, providing unparalleled commitment to and involvement in the communities we serve. For our clients that means a uniquely personal engagement with our agents; and agents trained by a business large enough to provide cutting edge training and support.

Many Agents, One Team

Co-Owner Tom Burns is not only a lifelong real estate professional, his intimate knowledge of the region comes from serving it as a Realtor® and guiding it with volunteer service on public boards and committees. Wife Terry Burns shares his lifetime experience as a professional Realtor®, and ensures that our hand-picked staff of agents embrace the values, standards and practices that consistently result in the highest percentage of home sales in central Kent County.

Professionalism

Every member of our team is a skilled professional, practiced at successfully matching buyers and sellers. At Burns and Ellis we recognize the life-shaping impact of the transactions we facilitate and do our best to make it a positive experience for both parties.

Integrity

The basis for Burns and Ellis’s success over almost half a century is integrity. You do not succeed long-term in this business without a commitment to honesty and service. Our customers ask us to shepherd them through what for many will be the biggest financial transaction of their lives. That is a responsibility we recognize and honor with candor and professional skill.  As Realtors Tom and Terry are held to a higher standard, one which they require of their agents.

 

Testimonials

Terry,

Sherrill and I want to express our heartfelt thanks to you, Tom and the entire team at Burns and Ellis Realtors for helping us through the sale and then purchase of our old and new homes.  Back-to-back closings on the same day at the last minute.  Wow, it still has us shaking our heads as to how you all pulled that one off!  

 Who would have thought we’d call you on a Friday in May to list our house and then sell it the next day.  Leaving us to scramble for a new home which you folks helped us find within just two weeks!  Absolutely crazy but you pulled it off with a lot of hard work, dedication and dogged determination!

You pointed us to Cathy Pettee at Supreme Lending for the financial part of the deal and we cannot tell you how easy she made it for us to understand, in layman’s terms, what the transaction would require through the process, and then at the day of closing.  She was a true “miracle worker” who kept us informed every step of the way.  Please extend our thanks to Cathy for all her hard work!

It’s often said if you want the best go with the best.  With Burns and Ellis we knew from day one we were in the best of hands and no other realtor in the area would provide the service and commitment to making sure we were satisfied one-hundred percent at the closing of both homes.  You proved over and over again we made the right choice! 

We thank you again and wish you and your team nothing but “Sold” signs in the future!

 Sincerely,

 Tom and Sherrill