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  Ellington Properties has an exclusive group of real estate agents who specialize in attending to the individual needs of their clients and in customizing marketing plans and strategies for unique properties. Our many satisfied customers testify to the quality of our service and our prompt results. Ellington Properties is proud to recognize these outstanding sales associates from our staff. All of our associates are full-time real estate professionals dedicated to providing the finest real estate service possible.

Fran Dixon
Tel: {916} 791-6398  Fax: {916} 791-2227   Email:
CalBRE Lic#: 00768606

fran dixonFran Dixon has been successfully selling homes since 1979. As an experienced real estate broker, Fran believes every transaction should surpass the expectations of his customer, whether it's a first-time buyer or the seller of an estate home. By melding the practice of traditional, business values with market vision, lightning technologies, and a dash of pioneer spirit, Fran consistently delivers a superior level of service.

Fran embraces each opportunity to serve his clients with enthusiasm, respect and appreciation. "I feel like I can't wait to get out of bed every morning to see what challenges the day will bring." Having an awareness of the ideas and concerns of his clients is of paramount importance to him. "I've often thought that sometimes real estate agents seem to grow too accustomed to the sound of their own voice. I continually strive to try and be a better listener." Fran's diligent work for his clients has earned him national awards for his sales performance, as well as high regard in the real estate community.

"Today, the tools and choices in real estate all are so different than in the past. And perhaps because of the Internet, clients seem to be more knowledgeable and informed." Early in the cycle, Fran integrated the use of the Internet in his business wherever possible. It's a move that has both benefited his customers and set him apart from the competition. "Right now, real estate is exponentially more interesting and exciting for both my clients and me than at any other time in my career." Fran's adherence to high standards and principles is extraordinary, and his many repeat and referral customers are a great testament to their satisfaction with his professional real estate service.

Ted DeFazio
Tel: {916} 502-7422  Fax: {916} 405-7422   Email:
CalBRE Lic#: 01760318

ted defazioBy growing up in Sacramento, Ted has a vast knowledge of the local area and market. His family has resided in Sacramento for four generations and are well known in the community.

With his background in Advertising and IT, along with his education in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at Sacramento State, Ted is a key player in all property transactions not only with his own listings and buyers, but also countless multi-million dollar homes and a number of Northern California subdivisions.

Knowing a great area to raise a family or to make an investment takes more than just a great floorplan at the right price. It is the surrounding people, schools, parks and activities offered along with convenience in location which make up the entire identity of the neighborhood. Ted loves being able to find a home nestled in an area that a buyer would have never found and let them make it their own special place.

Melanie Webb
Tel: {916} 806-1794  Fax: {916} 290-0159   Email:
CalBRE Lic#: 01722977

melanie webbMelanie Webb has a perfect background for real estate, having worked diligently as an appraiser since 1988. Through her years of hard work, she obtained extensive experience in valuing real estate and became a well-regarded expert in her field. She well understands that most homes provide both peace of mind as a place to call home and a sense of security as excellent long-term investments.

Melanie actively volunteers in her community and enjoys her role as a board member for River City Theatre Company and her membership in the Elk Grove Rotary Club. Singing with Schola Cantorum, the internationally renowned choir of Sacred Heart Church, is another of her passions.

"Working together with others for the greater good always produces a wonderful sense of accomplishment for me," says Melanie. Her tireless involvement in a variety of family, community, and work endeavors has enabled her to cultivate many rewarding and lasting relationships. "Personal relationships are so very important to me," Melanie explains. "I’m always gratified to help all my friends and clients any way I possibly can with any of their real estate needs."

Chris Webb
Tel: {916} 606-8487   Email:
CalBRE Lic#: 02027119

chris webbChris is a Sacramento native and a born natural for real estate. He grew up in Land Park, and later his family moved to Elk Grove. His parents are both real estate appraisers. Often he tagged along to help hold the measuring tape, and to explore homes, backyards and neighborhoods all over Sacramento. “I learned a lot about real estate just watching and listening to my parents,” says Chris.

Graduating from Sonoma State University with a degree in sociology, Chris worked several years as branch manager at a full service banking center of Chase Bank. “In banking, I developed a passion for helping people obtain true financial success,” says Chris. His wife, Andrea, also a Sonoma State graduate with a degree in psychology, later was offered a job at UC Davis. So they sold their home in Rohnert Park and bought a home in Rosemont to start new careers. “Relocating wasn’t easy, but it was truly an experience from which we both learned and grew.”

Chris definitely has a keen eye for detail. He worked as a real estate photographer and has photographed thousands of properties. “I liked advising sellers that sometimes making a minor change dramatically improves their home’s presentation. That often results in them obtaining a much higher price,” Chris says. Along the way, Chris has acquired investment properties and personally manages all his rentals. “I’ve learned a lot about investment financing and the true costs associated with ownership from my own experience,” says Chris. In his free time he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, visiting craft breweries, and spending time with family.

Chris uses only the latest technology. He is insistent that when working with buyers they find the perfect place to call their own. He’s excited to help sellers utilize every opportunity to sell their home to meet both their financial and time goals. Chris believes in providing outstanding customer service and going above and beyond to ensure his customers are completely 100% satisfied with his service. “I view challenges as opportunities,” Chris says, “and will do whatever it takes to make sure my clients' needs are met.” And he does with each and every one of his buyers and sellers.

Mary Jane Perez
Tel: {916} 448-6058  Fax: {916} 791-2227   Email:

Mary Jane Perez, or “Janey” as her friends and clients know her, is the proud mother of three grown children. Although born in New Mexico, Janey has spent most all her life here in California. And, for many years she owned and operated a very successful local restaurant business. There she definitely learned the lessons of how to deliver top-drawer service to her cherished customers, as well as how to put together a strong support staff to affect the delivery of that service.

As a bilingual real estate agent, Janey works exceptionally hard both for buyers, particularly first-time homebuyers, and her sellers. Speaking Spanish, she effortlessly translates and explains with ease the abundance of complex contracts and documents typical of all real estate transactions to her clients.

Janey tirelessly researches all available homes, knows well areas and school districts, and is often characterized as having the unlimited patience “only a grandmother can have”. Her clients always refer their friends and relatives to Janey for her unique real estate service, and consider themselves lucky to have her as their real estate agent. And Ellington Properties is lucky to have her, too.

Michael Austin
Tel: {916} 224-9404   Email:
CalBRE Lic#: 02001318

Michael was born in Carmichael, graduated from high school in Granite Bay, visited often his grandparents in Fair Oaks and his family in Lincoln, and bought his first home in Roseville. While obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento, he lived in various Sacramento neighborhoods in and around the college. Needless to say, in Michael’s lifetime he’s come to know almost every corner of the Sacramento and Placer County area.

Family has always been important to Michael. His father has worked for the same local business for over 30 years, and his mother has been a teacher and a school administrator in the public schools for over 35 years. His younger brother, Matthew, graduated from Chico State.

Dedication and commitment have been lifelong values that have been instilled in Michael from past generations. An accomplishment of Michael’s was obtaining the status of Eagle Scout. “For me that was something that didn’t come easily. But it meant I had to be trustworthy, helpful, loyal, friendly, courteous, kind and obedient to earn that special distinction, and I’m proud of it.”

Handling each real estate transaction personally to make sure his client is 100% satisfied is just a natural tendency that comes easily to Michael. He takes care of each person as if they were his family. And he works long and tireless hours to make sure that each and every client knows they are special to him.

Alex Dixon
Tel: {415} 652-6786  Fax: {916} 791-2227   Email:
Real Estate Sales Associate. Lic#: 01868266

Russ Ford
Tel: {916} 275-4730  Fax: {866} 578-1439   Email:
CalBRE Lic#: 01734362

russ fordRuss Ford started his real estate career in 2006. Many agents have not been able to cope with the challenges that have characterized the real estate market over the past several years. But, perhaps it is the strong work ethic that Russ developed in his first career at UPS that has enabled him not only to endure but thrive in the Sacramento area market. Today, he's one of the top producers in local residential real estate sales.

Integrity and loyalty are also traits that Russ inherently has that his clients greatly appreciate. Anticipating the complexities of a typical transaction cause him to provide a more comfortable and streamlined experience to his buyers and sellers. He's definitely a "problem-solver" -- only in Russ's vocabulary, "problems" are just "opportunities."

"I have a deep appreciation for the quality of life here in the Sacramento area," Russ says. "And real estate ownership can allow all of us to more fully enjoy the advantages of our area." It's often said that you've got to like what you do, and Russ certainly likes his job as a real estate agent -- one who provides superior customer service to all his clients.
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