Mary Ellen Vanaken was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City. For the past 20 years, she has lived, worked, and played in the Alpharetta area of North Atlanta, Georgia. Mary Ellen has been in the real estate business since 2004 and is the owner of The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, one of top real estate teams in the Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta office. She specializes in working with luxury home clientele as well as with local professional athletes, CEOs, and Executives. With her background in accounting and finance, she is able to help her clients find the best value their money can buy.
Mary Ellen's backyard has everything available from starter homes, condominiums, and investment properties to large luxury homes and estates. She especially enjoys working with builders, luxury home clients, global property investors, and professional athletes and celebrities. She is well known in the Keller Williams company and is regarded as one of the company's super stars. Her professional associations and certifications include: Atlanta Board of Realtors Leadership Council for Keller Williams Realty CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) CFIS (Certified Foreign Investor Specialist) KWGPS (Keller Williams Realty Global Property Specialist) CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist) e-Pro Certified International travel and business are her passions. She and her husband love to visit as many different countries of the world as possible and to indulge in the cultures. She is an avid tennis player and enjoys gardening. Retaining the services of Mary Ellen entitles you to a network of professional individuals that are committed to helping you all the way through to the closing table. She utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed her client's expectations.