Ellen "Elle" Schwandt

Broker Associate / REALTOR®

Making the Most of Every Opportunity

Thorough and Caring Beach Expert
Elle was very thorough, caring and professional from the start. She is truly an expert in beach condos and came prepared to the first meeting with in depth comps. She was able to pinpoint what stood out about my property to highlight in the potential sales process. I appreciated that she allowed me time to review all the information and ask questions, and did not put pressure on making a decision. She was able to assist with advice and options on how to handle selling one property and finding another one. She presented detailed and thorough information and timelines about the selling process. When deciding to sell, she walked me through every step of the process and every document, and kept me updated from the listing to the sale. She truly helped to sell the property, host an open house, reach out to potential buyers rather than just listing it to see what happened. And she did all of this very professionally, but with a personal and caring touch. I felt supported the entire way and feel she helped make the process easy. And her expertise helped me sell at a fair price. I would highly recommend Elle for not only beach condo sales but any other sales in the area, as she really knows the market and the process.
Andrea Lightfoot Bisson

The best agent in Pinellas, hands down

We were first-time home buyers and Elle made the process easy and fun. She offered great recommendations, communicated extremely well, was always available to us, and really felt like a teammate. It took us awhile to find our dream home because we were pretty darn picky and the market is crazy, but she answered every single call we made to her and was always available to show us that new house on the market. Elle helped us negotiate with a very difficult seller through the closing process and compensated for others we worked with that clearly didn’t care as much as she does. We got everything we wanted in our new home and it wouldn’t have happened without Elle. She’s the one you want!
Dalton And Ashleigh

Superb RE knowledge and fantastic followup
Ellen displayed excellent professionalism during the entire sale cycle. She discussed multiple alternatives for the optimal sale and clearly her knowledge for the existing sales climate was perfect. She had multiple sales people want to modify her approach, but she stuck to her original plan and that plan did generate the optimal sales price. Ellen’s attention to details was much greater then I expected and a very welcome approach toward the end of a crazy sale. I would highly recommend her as she clearly knew the proper approach for the times and the RE market has changed a lot in recent years. She consistently followed up with me to make sure I was comfortable with the sales approach and made sure I didn’t have any questions and concerns. It is often hard to “trust” and RE agent, but I totally trust her and felt that she truly was focused on what is best for the client.
Eric Bloom

The Only Agent You Should Consider Using

This is the third property that Ellen has helped us purchase. She is the consummate professional. I don’t know how anyone else can match here knowledge of the area and “rules of engagement”. She provides sound counsel and advice, and has never steered us wrong. She readily available to answer questions and communicates with you clearly and concisely. She get to know you and your needs/desires/budget and get you into the properties that most closely fits what you are looking for. Frankly, you’d be crazy not to use Ellen, and when we eventually sell this property, Ellen will be the 1st person we call.
The Manley’s

A True Professional

It was a pleasure working with Ellen. She is a true professional, extremely knowledgeable of the geographical area and the Real Estate transaction process. I was an absentee seller and depended on her every step of the way. My trust in here judgement was unwavering. I will be using her experience again in the buying process and will gladly recommend her to my family and friends. She is an asset to her profession.
Ellen Sullivan

Professional Excellence and Charm in the Purchase and Sale of our property

We met Elle in 2015, when we first thought about buying a beachside home. We had seen a house for sale, during our beach walks and met Elle and asked her to show it to us. It was immediately clear that this home did not meet our needs, however, that same evening, Elle sent us listings of an array of properties and the next day we visited several with her. As luck would have it, we fell in love with the first house Elle showed us—a home in Belleair Beach—and she assisted us in making an offer that same day. While we waited to see whether our offer was accepted, Elle showed us other properties and worked hard to introduce us to Indian Rocks, Belleair Beach, and the neighboring communities. Throughout the process, Elle exhibited her characteristic charm and professionalism. She made every aspect of the purchase process easy and effortless for us. Over the ensuing years, we have stayed in close touch with Elle, and as we began to outgrow our initial beachside home, she kept us apprised of potential opportunities and has shown us several of these homes. In early 2021, we finally made the decision to sell our Belleair Beach home, and reached back into Elle to help us . . . She did such an excellent job on our initial purchase, has stayed close over the years . . . we could not imagine working with anyone else. Once again, she made the process easy for us, handling the listing, showing, open house, bid review, appraisal, inspection, sale and closing with professional excellence. Elle is super responsive—send her an email or text—and you almost instantly receive a very cordial response. She has years of experience and knowledge to draw on and always goes the extra mile in ensuring that every detail is captured and handled appropriately. Elle is truly a gem . . . professional, elegant, knowledgeable, hard-working and absolutely charming—we recommend her without hesitation.
Clare Kendall & Mark Sebree

Thorough, responsive and caring agent. Highly Recommend, Elle.

We met Elle while traveling to Indian Rocks Beach in search of a dream. It was a chance meeting and one we will never forget. She knew we were only in town a few days and made the time to drive us around to teach us about the area and to show us several properties each day. With every property we visited, she learned more about us and what we were looking for in our purchase. She would provide us with her insights based upon experience at the same time listening to the things that were important to us. We did not find our property during that first visit. Over the next several months, Elle stayed in touch with us and would quickly forward on any property she felt would be a potential match. She would view the properties we selected and provide us with photos, videos and her thoughts based upon what she knew about us. Once we decided to make an offer, she was there every step of the way. She has been an integral part of making our dream come true and for that, we will forever be grateful.
S Goldsberry


Ellen is the most dedicated and professional realtor I have worked with. She went above and beyond for my listing. She managed contractors for repairs by scheduling appoints and letting them in and staying during the work. She communicated daily and provided sound advisement and negotiation.
Tammy Honickman

Ellen is a top-notch Real Estate Agent!
We feel especially fortunate to have walked into Ellen’s office on Indian Rocks Beach. Not only did she sell our beach home for us, in three days and for more than we were asking, she found us our dream home which we purchased in the same month. Ellen listened to what we wanted and sent us many homes that met our criteria. She was eager to show us all the homes that we wanted to look at and always accommodated our schedule. When we decided to make an offer on the perfect home, she helped us make the right offer with her knowledge of the current market and comparing the values of similar homes in the area. We feel Ellen always looked out for our best interests with selling our previous home and buying our new home. Ellen is personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. We highly recommend her for all your real estate needs!
Maureen MacCormick