J. Ellen Realty is owned by brokers Therese Beechler and Amy Summers. Both women have been managing successful local real estate offices for many years. Because of their philosophy of commitment to personal customer service and loyalty to their agents, they opened their own brokerage in 2017.

But who is J. Ellen? The name J. Ellen is a combination of their grandmothers’ names. Both of Amy’s grandmothers and her mother are “J’s.” Julia was a self-made business woman who opened a sandwich shop amid the great depression to help provide for her family. And her other grandmother was a strong business woman that owned several stores that catered to the women of the time. Her mother, Joanne, owned and operated a successful bakery and deli and was loved and respected by her customers. Therese’s grandmother was “Ellen.” Ellen earned her real estate license at 60 years old. She sold Bob Barker’s home at one point. She loved the virtuosity of the business. Toward the end of her life, Therese asked if there was any last thing that she might want to do, like maybe take a trip to the old country. Her reply: “Honey, I would love to do just one more deal!” These women were all hard working, loyal, and did business with a great deal of integrity.

Their tag line: Loyalty, Integrity, Perseverance.


To Therese and Amy, these are not just virtues. They are a legacy which has been handed down to them by these women and the other hard-working members of the prior generation of their families.


Our Mission Statement:

Our philosophy is simple: clients come first. We pledge to be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. We believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, we haven’t done our job. We don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients.