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As a Real Estate Broker, Investor and Staging and Design Professional, Ellie Mayes offers a unique combination of skills to her clients. Her mission: Unlocking Value in Real Estate no matter who she’s working with and in what setting.

A property for sale requires a vision for what it could be for the new owner, rather than what it is today. Ellie helps buyers, sellers and investors maximize property potential in order to determine best fit, presentation and value. 

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Ellie’s career spans technology sales and marketing, consulting, retail, design and even homeschooling during her stint as a SAHM / small business entrepreneur. After obtaining her real estate license in 2012 while working as a Executive Assistant and Marketing Director, Ellie went on her own in 2014 as a Broker and Staging Professional to begin building her own kind of real estate business. In 2018, UpMarket Realty launched as a boutique firm with a unique perspective on real estate. It’s all about creating and maximizing value for clients and the homes they buy and sell. Ellie also offers expert staging services to homeowners and realtor partners through UpStaging Designs.

Ellie has lived in Cary, NC since 1995 with her husband, Chris, a NC native. She is the proud mom of two sons and enjoys lots of family and friends in the Triangle Area.


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NC Realtor / Broker in Charge, Master Accredited Staging Professional, Certified Color Expert, Occupied Consultation Specialist

Member: Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, NC Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Staging Association, International Association of Home Staging Professionals, Real Estate Staging Association




Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® must subscribe to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on honesty, professionalism and the protection of the public.