Karen Ellis

Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Bishopdale

If success is measured by results, then it is no wonder that Karen Ellis is one of Ray White Bishopdales' top agents.

With a philosophy that buying and selling houses should be a fun and stress free time, Karen’s clients are guaranteed only top quality service and dedication when they employ her expertise and assistance with their real estate needs.

An extensive background in the real estate industry coupled with an affinity with people from all walks of life enables Karen to understand the needs of both buyers and sellers, communicating with them throughout the process and ultimately achieving maximum results.

Karen’s focus on keeping her clients informed and letting them know exactly what is happening all of the time, not only keeps them up to date, but helps keep the process stress free. “I believe that keeping in regular contact with my clients and letting them know what is happening is a huge benefit as they are not left wondering, and worrying”, she says.

Put simply Karen works hard for her clients with a solid goal to achieve their desired results. “I focus on innovative approaches that make my listings stand out from the crowd and undertake extensive research to find the right property for my buyers”, says Karen.

Enthusiasm is another facet to Karen’s personality and this is infectious when you meet her, and you know 100% that she is listening to what you want, and will work doggedly until she achieves that for you.

Overall Karen’s dedication, friendliness, experience and professionalism is set to provide an enjoyable, stress free service that really does deliver outstanding results for her clients, whether buying or selling.


Karen was the agent who worked with our family to sell our mother's home when she needed to move into rest home care. Karen treated our mother with the greatest respect, explaining the sale process, dealing with Mum's concerns and at all times making Mum feel that her opinions and concerns mattered.

Amelia Mckee

Barry assisted us in purchasing a rental property he gave valuable input into what would be a good rental.

Bill and Suzanne

Made the process easy and was friendly. Made herself available at anytime

Madison & Kelsey

She always went above and beyond. So helpful :)

Mark & Abby

Karen's customer service & attention to detail is amazing she is a real gem and yes i have referred her to family ,friends and colleagues.


Karen was very good at keeping us up to date with all that was happening in the sales procedure and the feedback from the opendays and advertisements was very helpful in completing this sale.

Neville & Alison

We found Karen & Barry to be very professional and most helpful in every way. They marketed the property to perfection taking much care to show and explain the property to prospective buyers both on their brochures and through advertising extensively on the internet and social media.

John King - 30 Bridle Path & 8 Ticehurst Tce

Karen and Barry were very professional throughout the entire process, up to and beyond possession date.

Paul & Trudy - 3 Royal Elm Lane

Great communication and updates. Super friendly and helpful

Deborah Shaw

Karen dealt with our client in a very professional and empathic way. She explained the sale process very clearly to our client and he was very pleased with the result.

Robert Cane

Very professional and always kept me informed.


“We were all set to sign up with an agent from a 1% company when a friend recommended Karen Ellis. At first we dismissed the recommendation as the agent we were planning on listing with had the listing for our new home that we were trying to purchase. Like many we also had a set price in mind that we needed to walk away from the sale of our home. We had decided any agents commission would need to be on top of that. We had the mindset “the higher commission the less we would get”. We couldn’t see it selling at a price that would meet both our needs at the standard commission structure either. However I promised my friend I would at least speak with Karen so we did. We could see why our friends had recommended her. We were instantly comfortable with her and able to be up front about why we were considering the 1% agent. Regardless of this Karen was very informative, helpful and not pushy in anyway. The thing we also really respected was that she didn’t make any false promises about the value of our home. It would have been very easy for here to give us an unrealistic price expectation to get us to sign up right then and there. We realised very quickly the issue with the 1% structure- there was a lack of communication, efficiency and time management in general. We could clearly tell we were very much just a number and there were a few times when we were spoken to completely inappropriately also. This behaviour and lack of communication confirmed for us that we would sign up with Karen and take the risk we would walk away with less money. It wasn’t so much because we were offended by the other agents actions or lack of them; it was due to our genuine concern that potential purchasers of our home needed to be reassured and informed that the agent was there to help them get whatever information they needed to put their best offer forward. Karen and Barry have been totally committed to the sale our home; even after one collapsed sale. They saw it through right to the end. All offers were presented in such an efficient and timely manner which I now really understand the importance of. There was endless communication and information on so many occasions they went above and beyond what I would have ever expected of them. I am more than happy to recommend then as an excellent choice for the sale of your home.”

Vanessa - Worcester Street, Linwood

Good service, easy to talk to and deal with got any problems sorted quickly.

Ross - 12 Veitches Road, Casebrook

Karen couldn't have done any better. Karen was very professional, friendly, helpful and made the experience very easy for us. We were kept well informed through the selling process.

Ray & Ruth - 12 Veitches Road, Casebrook

Always available to help and give advice and very friendly.

Julie - 4 Colesbury Street, Bishopdale

Karen and Barry were amazing, very helpful and worked around my schedule. They went above and beyond to sell the house for us and their communication was excellent.

Tina - 8 Mather Place, Springston

Listened to me heard what I wanted and did not try to persuade me to go against my wishes.


Karen has been incrediblely efficient, reliable and resourceful. Always friendly and willing to go the extra mile.

Penani & Vanessa

Karen was extremely friendly, she helped us with all our questions with an open and approachable attitude. She made the process a lot easier and made us feel at easy. She went out of her way to let us view the property at least 5 times before the Auction, she offered to help us with the Auction as first home buyers with no prior experience. She took us to another Auction to get a feel for how they go she also bid on our behalf for us, then once we had purchased the property she really made the experience special for us by giving us a bottle of bubbles and when we finally got the keys there was an amazing big yellow bow on the front door and a welcome hamper inside- definitely service we will not forget.

Jane & Pablo Moya - Harrow Street, Linwood

Karen was extremely friendly, she helped us with all our questions with an open and approachable attitude, she made the process a lot easier and made us feel at ease. She went out of her way to let us view the property at least 5 times before the auction, she offered to help us with the auction as first home buyers with no prior experience, she took us to another auction to get a feel for how they go, she also bid for us. Then once we purchased the property, she really made the experience special for us by giving us a bottle of champagne.and definitely service we will not forget!

Jane & Pablo

She is energetic,really positive to deal with, and exudes confidence so you feel very confident around her!

Tony and Denise - Linwood

Great marketing, communication and happy we got the best offer

Ern & Jess - Sydenham

"Karen & Barry were recommended to us by our ASB banker, we found that they were very pro-active in their approach to selling our house. This was very evident by the number of viewers that came to the 1st open home they held. We would have no hesitation in recommending Karen & Barry Ellis"

Olwynne - Northwood

We moved to Karen after our property was listed with another agent for 3 months with no success. She was bright, cheerful and marketed our house to the right target group. She had our house sold within 3 weeks. We would have no problem in recommending her

Mr and Mrs Meechang - Burwood

Being first home buyers it is a scary, yet exciting and nervous process. Our first open home meeting with Karen impressed us so much. It was a pleasure working with Karen who went above and beyond to help us. Karen is a lovely person to deal with, she has a beautiful warm personality and made us feel at ease during the purchasing process as she was always so positive. She was always accessible and returned replies on any inquiries we had at the time. It was very pleasant to have such good communication as it kept us nervous new buyers calmed and informed. She made the whole experience enjoyable for us. We would be glad to recommend Karen & Barry to any future clients

Mr and Mrs Duggan - Kaiapoi

"We can recommend Karen & Barry Ellis unreservedly as Real Estate agents who truly care about and value their clients. Positivity, Enthusiasm and Knowledge were key elements in the selling of our home and both Karen & Barry readily made time available to discuss our needs. Their professional integrity and honesty were always evident throughout the process particularly when an offer was presented to us. From the initial photographs to the actual sale of our home we felt valued and consulted. Selling your home can be stressful but we always felt informed and confident that we were in "safe hands" in all respects."

Helen and Rae - Regents Park

Most recent or updated property listings from Karen Ellis

3 Beds
1 Baths
1 Parking
139 Palmers Rd
New Brighton, New Zealand
Deadline Sale
139 Palmers Road New Brighton CNTBRY 8083 NZ
-43.502178 172.713737
2 Beds
1 Baths
1 Parking
19 Belfield St
Dallington, New Zealand
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19 Belfield Street Dallington CNTBRY-WSTCST 8061 NZ
-43.512457 172.670807
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2 Baths
2 Parking
22 Glencullen Dr
Casebrook, New Zealand
22 Glencullen Drive Casebrook CNTBRY-WSTCST 8053 NZ
-43.478523 172.593075
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1 Baths
5 Marlborough St
Phillipstown, New Zealand
5 Marlborough Street Phillipstown CNTBRY-WSTCST 8062 NZ
-43.534731 172.669517
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1 Baths
2 Parking
18 Herdman St
Hoon Hay, New Zealand
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18 Herdman Street Hoon Hay CNTBRY-WSTCST 8025 NZ
-43.561641 172.590065
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1 Baths
1 Parking
6b Cam Pl
Harewood, New Zealand
6b Cam Place Harewood CNTBRY-WSTCST 8051 NZ
-43.482225 172.578717
5 Beds
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52 Orchard Pl
Clarkville, New Zealand
52 Orchard Place Clarkville CNTBRY-WSTCST 7691 NZ
-43.401104 172.624882
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3/69 Thackeray Pl
Waltham, New Zealand
69 Thackeray Place Waltham CNTBRY-WSTCST 8023 NZ
-43.546482 172.649883
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51a Claridges Rd
Casebrook, New Zealand
51a Claridges Road Casebrook CNTBRY-WSTCST 8051 NZ
-43.476044 172.599566
4 Beds
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4 Parking
179 McHughs Rd
Swannanoa, New Zealand
179 McHughs Road Swannanoa CNTBRY-WSTCST 7471 NZ
-43.380133 172.532560