Mary Ellen Vanaken

Mary Ellen Vanaken

Real Estate Consultant / Team
Keller Williams North Atlanta
5780 Windward Parkway Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Retaining the services of The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of North Atlanta entitle you to a network of professional individuals that are committed to helping you. Whether your goal is to buy a dream home in North Atlanta, Invest in North Atlanta Real Estate, or SELL your property in North Atlanta. The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team is a team with one common purpose – to get to the closing table.

Here are the benefits to you when deciding to work with The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team.

Mary Ellen Vanaken, Team Owner, is a seasoned professional in both Real Estate and Business. Mary Ellen has an outgoing personality and is known to be aggressive in marketing real estate. With her background in accounting and finance, her goal is to help you find the best value your money can buy.

Administrative Staff – The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team does not allow its skilled sales staff to be busy with administrative tasks. We understand that an outstanding Real Estate Agent may not be an outstanding administrator, so we allow each to do what they do best. This benefits you by freeing up your agent to specialize in negotiations and your admin to dot the I’s and cross the T’s during the transaction.

Your Agent – The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team is comprised of niches (real estate areas) Training, certifications, conferences and on the job experience is required for our agents who specialize in these areas:

-       Luxury Homes of North Atlanta

-       Relocation

-       Neighborhood Specialists In:

        Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Cumming, Johns Creek and more

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team believes that a home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk though the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams.

Mary Ellen Vanaken and her team utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you. If you are looking for a real estate team who will work hard for you to sell your home or locate your new home, contact The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team.

Mary Ellen Vanaken's Awards & Certifications:

Atlanta Board of Realtors

Leadership Council - Keller Williams Realty

KWGPS - Keller Williams Global Property Specialist

CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

CFIS - Certified Foreign Investor Specialist

E- ProCertified

CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist 

SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist

Keller Williams Bold Graduate

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Mary Ellen Vanaken, Real Estate Agent / Team Leader - Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City. For the past 20 years, she has been living in Alpharetta, Georgia with her husband and daughter. International travel and business are her passions and she loves to go to as many different countries of the world as possible and to indulge in the culture. Mary Ellen has an outgoing personality and is known to be aggressive in marketing real estate. Her goal is to make YOU happy and she knows that buying and selling houses can be very stressful. Her job is to make it as stress-free as possible. With her background in accounting and finance, she will be able to help you find the best value your money can buy.




Susan Jennings, Buyers Agent - Susan has an extensive commercial banking background including commercial real estate lending and loan review. For over 18 years she was President of SpeadWorks, Inc where she had a strong track record of delivering superior value and quality client service to banks in the middle market sector. Susan is also a home staging expert. With a degree in Textiles and Design from the University of Delaware, a certificate in Interior Design from Temple University, and a MBA from Villanova University, she enhances the home selling experience for clients. She started her own full service design business focusing on space planning, color expertise, as well as fabric and accessory selection. Susan Jennings will assist you in staging your home to sell for the most money in the least amount of time!




Anne Hamilton, Executive Assistant - Anne is a graduate of Waterbury State Technical College, and Quinnipiac University. She has over twenty years experience in operational management including database systems and special event planning. Mrs. Hamilton’s responsibilities include providing day-to-day operational assistance, contract to close processes as well as overseeing all office administrative duties.




Claire Wilson, Marketing Coordinator - Claire has an extensive background as a public relations professional. A graduate in Public Relations from Auburn University, she has over twenty-five years of experience in both administrative and management roles. Her primary focus is in fundraising, sales, marketing, and special event planning. Mrs. Wilson’s career expertise began with organizations such as Post Properties of Atlanta, the World Trade Center Association of Atlanta, and HomeBanc Mortgage Company. For over ten years, she worked for a private independent school in North Atlanta Georgia where as the Director of Development Mrs. Wilson provided strategic vision and leadership for the school’s fundraising office.