Nancy Ehlen, MIS, CLHMS, IAHSP, GUILD, began her career as the owner and operator of The Painted Lady Salon from 1991 to 2004 and concurrently worked as a domestic engineer for Paradise Cove throughout that same period. In 1995, she married her husband, Tom Ehlen, a general contractor, and became part of his family business, which encompasses a showroom and a construction and installation company. Today, she works alongside her husband at Ehlen Floor Covering and Ehlen Construction. Once she left her salon business, Ms. Ehlen decided to pursue a career in real estate, since it would bring a new, highly complementary element to her husband’s existing construction business, and went on to achieve licensure as a real estate sales associate.

Subsequently, Ms. Ehlen joined Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in 2015, where she served as a sales associate until 2019. During this time, she was recognized for her excellence through induction into the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services President’s Club. Since 2019, she has brought her expertise in residential real estate to her role as a licensed realtor with Royal Shell Real Estate, where she represents clients in a wide range of real estate endeavors, including the purchase and sale of condominiums, new construction, land and commercial properties, and investment opportunities. Ms. Ehlen is incredibly proud to have made a name for herself as someone who can provide a full-service experience for her clients from beginning to end, including conducting open houses and providing market research and comparisons. Furthermore, she regularly works with lenders, insurance companies, contractors, plumbers and electricians.

Having lived and worked in the same area for more than 30 years, Ms. Ehlen maintains professional affiliation with a number of pertinent local organizations, such as the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors. Other memberships of hers include the National Association of Realtors, the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Excelling in her various roles, Ms. Ehlen notes that she loves how every project is different and the constant hustle and bustle that makes up the real estate industry. Working with her husband on renovations and new builds while getting to meet new people is among the absolute highlights of her career.

Throughout everything, Ms. Ehlen attributes much of her success to her mother, Helen, a single mother who raised six daughters all on her own and whose work ethic and “never give up” attitude were incredibly inspiring. She is also deeply grateful for the support her husband has given her over the years. He has always encouraged her and had her back, even when her plans didn’t pan out. In addition, she is proud that they have remained a family business — two of her nephews have even come to join them as contractors — and that they are well-known in their community. Ms. Ehlen is currently looking forward to completing their new custom home and continuing to help her clients achieve the perfect home, land or renovations.

When she is not working, Ms. Ehlen remains active, doing physical fitness workouts, barre training and playing tennis. She also spent 10 years riding Harley motorcycles with her husband and 20 years as the captain of her own boat. Her husband also used to be an avid surfer. Today, she and her husband are members of the Island Country Club on Marco Island, Florida. Noting that truth and integrity are incredibly important to her, Ms. Ehlen hopes to leave a legacy as someone who is honest, hardworking, quick to respond and who always gets the job done.


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