Ellen Kline is a realtor with Kissinger, Bigatel & Brower and works in residential, land and neighborhood development and commercial real estate. Her business is largely based on personal referrals from current and past clients. After 30 years in the business, she knows the local market, knows the local regulations, along with knowing the other real estate professionals.
Her first career was in the Hotel industry working for Marriott Hotels. Working in full-service hotels running rooms related departments of Front Office and Housekeeping including laundry, reservations, concierge, bell stand, airport transportation. She managed upwards of 300 employees and managers at her last hotel assignment. From there she joined the startup team of Fairfield Inns brand as Director of Room Operations. Her responsibilities included developing operating procedures, equipment evaluation and purchase, site visits and oversight of the turnover of new construction to the operating team.
After moving to State College in 1993, she started her real estate career, and her customer service and systems experience has helped her excel. She has bought and sold many properties in the last 39 years and understands firsthand the stress and challenge of moving.
Her expertise is in understanding the contracts we use in Pennsylvania, negotiating, ever changing market conditions and financing. She works with residential, commercial, multi-unit investment, land sales and new construction. Ellen has owned and managed commercial properties and was previously a co-owner of ReMax real estate brokerage.
She is currently member of the Centre Foundation Real Estate Advisory Committee. In the past, she was the President of the Centre County Association of REALTORS and Chair of the Multiple Listing Service. She is also a past board member, past chair of association services committee, and past member of the standard forms committee for the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS. Ellen has been an instructor at Penn State University, Smeal College of Business as well as the College of Health and Human Development.