Contact Ellen Today!

Contact Ellen Today!


Country Retreat in Woodside – Just Sold!

680 Kings Mt Rear 2A very special property on just under 3 acres with something for everyone in the family including a sparkling pool and spa, lush gardens, a 3 horse stable and turn out, a vineyard and an orchard, a oversized play structure and a trampoline.   The perfect country retreat just minutes from the Town of Woodside on Kings Mt Road.   In addition to the spectacular grounds, there is a beautifully updated approx. 4000 sq ft home with views!   Who could ask for more?  I represented the buyers in this transaction and am happy to report that they are thoroughly enjoying their new home.

By |June 25, 2015|

2014 Year End Market Data

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2014 Year End Data SM & SC

The 2014 Year End Market Data gives an overview of Atherton, Burlingame, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park , Palo Alto, Portola Valley, and Woodside.

By |February 28, 2015|

Just Sold! – Menlo Park

2181 Valparaiso Ave in Menlo Park sold with multiple offers in 7 days!

A white picket fence offers a warm welcome to this charming University Heights home where traditional charm blends with modern comfort.
Ready to move right in, this very special, single-level home offers great indoor and outdoor living spaces.

From the welcoming entry to the professionally designed rear yard, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
Located just minutes from University Heights shopping and restaurants, downtown Menlo Park, Stanford University and local commute routes.

By |February 21, 2015|

Live in Downtown Menlo Park!

Rarely Available in Downtown Menlo Park

  • Beautifully updated 5th floor corner condo in the Menlo Towers.
  • Fabulous downtown location in a full service high-rise in the heart of the SF Peninsula.
  • Featuring three bedrooms (the 3rd bedroom is now configured as a study-office) and two baths,
  • This approximately 1845 sq ft home is light and bright.
  • With walls of glass, there are views from most every room.

Easy to show by appointment

Offered at $1,945,000

Call or text Ellen at 650 888-1886

By |January 28, 2015|

Tips For Selling Your Home


Spring is a popular season in real estate and if you’re thinking of selling, here are 5 quick and easy getting ready to do’s that will bring a big dollar return on investment that you can get started on now.

  1. Paint inside and out. This is one of the best tools available to make your home look fresh and well maintained. Neutral colors are always recommended but in today’s color palette, you can add tremendous warmth with gentle tones in a variety of neutral choices.
  2. Have your windows cleaned. Sparkling windows let the sun pour in and will make your home look brighter.
  3. Tour your garden and bring in some new color and fresh mulch. Who doesn’t love a manicured lawn and  blooming gardens?
  4. Buy new door mats that roll out a good looking welcome.
  5. Organize closets, clean out the garage and pare down before you sell.
By |January 17, 2015|

Emerald Hills Real Estate Just Sold By Ellen Ashley

Magical Emerald Hills setting with views of the Edgewood Nature Preserve. Located in a private and peaceful location, this stylish contemporary style four bedroom home was totally renovated in 2005. With an emphasis on light and airy spaces, this welcoming home offers great indoor and outdoor living spaces. Located just minutes from Hwy 280 with easy access to SF or Silicon Valley.

Contact Ellen Ashley to help you find or represent your home: 650-888-1886

By |December 7, 2014|

Ellen Ashley

2930 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062
Direct: 650.888.1886
Compass email: [email protected]

Contact Ellen today!


Rave Reviews

‘I met Ellen Ashley last year when I was selling my home in Woodside. I instantly liked her and decided to have her help me look for a home in the San Mateo Park area. She was wonderful to work with, understood my needs and what I was looking for. She found a perfect home for me. She is very professional, knowledgeable and was always there to answer any question I might have. I loved working with her!’
Bente Tellefsen, San Mateo,

‘We just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your handling the sale of our home. It’s a can-do attitude that makes all the difference and you poured your energy and enthusiasm into this effort. Your marketing plan, professionalism, solid negotiation skills, and just plain good advice all contributed to the successful sale of our property. We were delighted to have the chance to get to know you. Thanks again for your great work.’

Margaret Allen, MD and Richard Weller, MD,

‘Thank you so much for all of the extra effort you put in to getting us settled in our first home. We couldn’t be happier! We appreciate all the ways you went above and beyond for us – thank you!’

Drs. Marina and Andy Martin,

‘We have recently discovered that the business of selling a house is not a simple one. Detaching yourself from it emotionally is actually easier than navigating your way through the myriad of details that need to be addressed. My wife and I would like to convey our most sincere thanks to you for all of your guidance and professionalism. Your continued focus and marketing made all the difference.’

Steve and Jo Summers, Woodside,

‘As a young family, having Ellen’s resources and experience behind us was an invaluable benefit. The process of purchasing a home is confusing and frustrating at times, at every turn Ellen assisted and gave us the certainty that we were making the right choices for our family. It’s fair to say we really couldn’t have done it without her.’

Marc and Kathy Masnik, Portola Valley,

‘Thank you for making the sale of our home so easy and so pleasant. We appreciate everything you did for us from staging to strong negotiations, all of which resulted in a sale in 5 days well over our asking price .

Again, thank you for managing the many details and also for our lasting friendship.’

Tude Stevens, Woodside,

‘We recently sold our home in Menlo Park after living there for 16 years. Ellen was amazing every step of the way. She helped us get our house ready to sell, bringing in a phenomenal designer who recommended upgrades and staging to ensure our house would appeal to current tastes. Because we had already moved out of the area, she oversaw day-to-day management of the entire process. She then priced and marketed the home to attract buyers, but also to give us some headroom for competitive bidding. Not only were we thrilled at the outcome, working with Ellen was a lot of fun. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Susan A. Thomas,

‘We worked with Ellen to purchase our home in Woodside and sell our home in Menlo Park. She is one of the best agents with whom we have ever had the pleasure of working. For buyers, she is creative and points out issues and opportunities. She is effective in negotiations, has a valuable network of professionals to get things done, and was there for us after the sale. For sellers, she is strategic, knows the market well, and was able to position our home well and attract highly motivated buyers. Ellen manages the entire transaction to ensure everything goes smoothly, and she is fun and easy to work with. We highly recommend Ellen Ashley for all of your real estate needs.’

John Matheny and Lena Plamondon,

We gave Ellen a nearly-impossible task: find the dream house for two very picky buyers — and she did! She did a great job screening out houses that didn’t meet our criteria and cheerfully showed us only the best candidates. When Ellen found our dream house, we’d unfortunately scheduled a vacation right at the same time. We made an offer and took off, but Ellen smoothed out all the potential issues and handled everything while we were traveling. Everything worked out perfectly! When selling our previous house, Ellen connected us with landscapers and a stager that made the house look amazing. It sold in less then a week for over the asking price. Needless to say, we were thrilled and would happily recommend Ellen to anyone buying or selling a house in the area.

Leslie Wallace and Derek Clegg,
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