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At the Krantz Linn Group, we offer our clients a rewarding and seamless experience. There are many complexities of buying and selling in today’s market. Our understanding of the market and ability to navigate and advise our clients accordingly gives our clients an incredible advantage. We go the extra mile for all of our clients, representing you with the utmost integrity and honesty. We possess deep knowledge of the city with local roots, having both been born and raised in Houston. While we tend to focus primarily on inner-city neighborhoods, we have represented buyers and sellers in many locations throughout Houston and the surrounding areas.
We have similar backgrounds and career paths that led us to real estate. Ellen graduated from the University of Houston, with focuses in Psychology, Marketing and Business. She began her profession in retail buying with Macy’s and had a lucrative career in custom marketing and product development for major retailers across the United States. Ellen began her full-time career in real estate in 2014 and has been a consistent top producer for both Martha Turner Sotheby’s and Heritage Texas Properties before joining Compass.
Kyla graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in Business Marketing. Before joining Compass, Kyla spent the last several years bringing the best of fashion to Houstonians as one of the lead buyers for Houston’s own legacy luxury retailer, Tootsies.
Our combined experience allows us to utilize our unique expertise in market research, analytics, consumer behavior, negotiation and marketing to provide value to our clients when buying or selling their home. For Sellers, we are committed to selling your home faster, for more money. For Buyers, we are here to serve as your advocates and guide you in making a wise investment.
Contact us today to see how we can share our expertise with you!
Ellen made it easy. My partner and I were relocating to Houston, so we needed a knowledgeable realtor that could find us a house and close within 30 days. As we researched realtors, it became clear after my first conversation with Ellen that she sincerely cared about us and our long-term goals. Ellen went above and beyond to help us facilitate the buying process from a distance. She attended inspections, provided detailed home analysis, and ensured we had the best contractors to help us make cosmetic changes once we closed. She was indeed a one-stop-shop. Ultimately Ellen helped us find an area that combined culture, distinct homes, and an active neighborhood that we are now excited to call home. We are thankful we chose Ellen and look forward to working with her on our next transaction.
ERIC + JAY
Kyla and the Krantz Linn Group were absolutely amazing! We cannot recommend Kyla enough! As first-time homebuyers, we were new to the whole process and really had no idea what to expect. Kyla made the whole process fun and as seamless as possible. She walked us through everything (aka, the paperwork, inspections, closings, final walk throughs, recommendations of contractors even, etc.). She answered all questions we had timely, and we had A LOT of questions throughout the whole process! She helped us find our perfect home, and we couldn't be more thankful. She goes above and beyond what she needs to do to ensure that you get the home of your dreams, and an unforgettable home-buying experience along with it!
MARIANA + MARCIO
An excellent experience working with Ellen and Kyla! Their knowledge of the market, strategy, and execution was exceptional. So glad we had them leading us through the process, start to finish. Highly recommend!
We had no idea what to expect with buying our first home, but Kyla Linn and the Krantz Linn team were PHENOMENAL! They listened to what was important to us during the initial search, helped us find the perfect home, and walked us through all the paperwork, inspections, closings, etc. Any question we had was answered quickly (and we had a lot)! I can't say enough good things about Kyla's customer service and communication style. She went above and beyond what she needed to do to make sure that everything went smoothly and we understood what was happening. Nothing was too small or trivial for her to handle - we have found our realtor for life!
JENNA + MICHAEL
Ellen Krantz is nothing short of a real estate marvel. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her over the past seven years and would not consider working with anyone else. Ellen’s knowledge and expertise in real estate and contracts are invaluable to the clients she represents, as are her willingness and ability to form the kind of meaningful relationships that result in clients coming back again and again (this cannot be understated). The most profound aspect to me in working with Ellen is her direct approach both with her clients and other agents. While always exceedingly professional and kind to work with, Ellen is not one to mince words and has always succeeded in representing my real estate interests exactly as I would wish. This has fostered my unwavering trust in working with Ellen on real estate transactions, so much so, that regardless of location, I would not consider working with another agent in Texas.
GIL + GRETCHEN
When I decided to sell my high-rise apartment in the Museum District, I knew whom to call: The Ellen Krantz Team! My real estate journey with Ellen Krantz and Kyla Linn came in three phases. First, they helped me find and relocate to the perfect new apartment. Second, they helped me upgrade and stage my old apartment for showing with the extraordinary services of Compass Concierge. Then, they guided me through expertly negotiating and closing on the sale during the novel coronavirus pandemic! Native Houstonians, Ellen and Kyla have deep knowledge of the market and local roots. Ellen’s extensive experience is evident in her thorough, reasoned approach, focused attention to every detail, direct and honest communication skills, and command of the real estate process. Kyla’s expertise in marketing, analytics, and information technology complements Ellen's. This enables them to pivot seamlessly between traditional and virtual platforms. Both are client-centered and results-driven. As a team, they possess a winning combination of skill, diligence, and professionalism. I could not have moved so quickly and successfully through this real estate transaction with any other realtor. The Ellen Krantz Team is Top Notch!
Kyla is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. She thoroughly researched homes for me to locate a great home for me. Kyla was a tremendous help from making an offer and every step along the way. Kyla exceeded my expectations and was always available to me to answer any question or concern that I had. It could not have been a better home buying experience for me because of Kyla’s professionalism, hard work and positive attitude.
Kyla is an incredible realtor. She made the entire selling and buying experience easy and enjoyable. She is highly knowledgeable and works in the best interest of her clients. Kyla is a leader in her field and I wouldn’t recommend or personally use anyone else.
Ellen made the home buying experience easy! Our family was appreciative of her expertise. She held our hand throughout the process and provided easy to understand answers to our questions. All we can say is - “thank you!”
Ellen is not just a real estate agent, she is an advocate for her clients. We’ve bought and sold homes all over the country and have felt the greatest level of trust and confidence in Ellen. She has great respect for client priorities while communicating honestly with all the facts and pros/cons clearly laid out. She also pays great attention to detail, especially when listing a home, and maintains a high level of commitment to clients and property throughout an entire sale/purchase. She is very responsive and proactive, the best of the best. We will certainly return to Ellen for future real estate needs and recommend her highly. She has tenacity, common sense and is a fun person to boot! If you want to be in trustworthy and proactive hands, Ellen is the right agent for you.
Ellen is a superb realtor. She is honest, hard-working, and thorough. Having had several negative experiences with dishonesty and lack of integrity of Houston and New Orleans agents in the past, I basically interviewed for a buyer’s/seller’s agent position. She was far and away the best-qualified and most straightforward of the field. I will never use another real estate agent so long as Ellen is available. An absolute gem.
I feel so fortunate to have worked with Ellen. We ended up moving very fast on a property that we loved and I feel confident we would not have made it through that process without her. She was so knowledgeable and patient, willing to explain every step of the process, offer advice and go to bat for us when things got tricky. We emerged on the other side of a successful process with gorgeous new home, a brilliant relator to recommend to everyone and, also, a new found friend.
Ellen Krantz went above and beyond expectations...no request too big, no questions too small to answer. She was extremely responsive at any time of day and made me feel like I was her most important client. Her experience and knowledge is vast. Having her represent me during this transaction was an great advantage.
I cannot say enough good things about Ellen. From determining the market value to finding the right buyers to getting a backup offer to guiding me through the paperwork, she was great. In a neighborhood where many properties have been on the market for far too long, my house sold in weeks, thanks to her knowledge and persistence. She gave great advice during all phases of the process and always looked out for my best interests. If I ever need a realtor in Houston again, she will be my first choice.
Ellen is a knowledgeable, outstanding realtor. She worked hard to ensure we had confidence in our sale & purchase. She made the process run smoother. I’ve used her before & will use her again. She is the best realtor I’ve ever worked with.
Ellen J. Krantz was a pleasure! Ellen is extremely professional, responsive, detail-oriented, and personable. Ellen was representative of all parties involved in the transaction, but very protective of her clients. Ellen is quite impressive and I plan to use her services going forward.
Ellen was a great realtor representative speaking both as a Buyer and a Seller. She took care of all the things necessary to get us to a timely closing, kept me in the loop as things were happening and used her connections to get things done. I highly recommend Ellen whether you are Buying or Selling!
We have used Ellen for both buying and selling representation; it's easy to see her experience level in negotiating for her clients in both areas, as she makes it go as quickly and smoothly as possible with great service from start to finish. If you want someone that is focused on every detail and makes you feel like you're the only client she is working with, you found your realtor in Ellen Krantz. We contacted her randomly through a routine realtor ad placement upon moving to Texas, and were literally blown away by the experience we had. She's our permanent Realtor in Houston.
I hired Ellen to sell my house, and it was so successful (six full bids the first day, that then required a lot of communication between competing bidders)... That we started looking together for me to buy, which we found really quickly with my very specific needs in mind. She was endlessly patient, and hard working.... never late, and an excellent advisor on negotiating. Use her!
Ellen Krantz is one of the most knowledgeable agents in Houston. She grew up in Houston which also makes her an expert as far as neighborhoods and schools are concerned. She has an incredible talent of listening to the client, and instantly understands their needs. She has an impeccable style and grace, her brilliance of the real estate market is remarkable.