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Platinum Living Realty, an independent luxury real estate brokerage in Scottsdale, announced that The Ellens Team, led by locally acclaimed and award-winning agent Torie Ellens, has joined their …
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Platinum Living Realty, an independent luxury real estate brokerage in Scottsdale, announced that The Ellens Team, led by locally acclaimed and award-winning agent Torie Ellens, has joined their growing brokerage.
Ellens has been in the industry for 23 years, bringing with her a team of 12 agents as well as her support staff, according to a press release.
“At Platinum Living Realty, we intentionally bring on agents who are not only leaders in their respective offices, but also in the industry,” Michelle Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty, said in the release. “We are honored that Torie has decided to bring her team over to Platinum Living Realty, as the culture of her client-focused team is one that resonates with our mission at PLR.”
This latest team to join PLR is a result of the company’s successful business model and independent brand. So far, PLR has attracted more than 50 new agents. With Phoenix real estate market trends estimated to be 30–90 days ahead of the rest of the country, PLR’s focus on luxury homes is setting an industry standard nationally, the release stated.
“I built my team with a strong belief that there is a better way to do real estate,” Ellens said in the release. “Years ago, when I met the owners, Jay and Michelle Macklin, I had a tremendous amount of respect for their dedication to the same values I have, along with their commitment to growth and client focus. The time is now perfect for me to join PLR and I cannot wait to see the continued growth and success we will achieve together.”

PLR has been recognized by numerous media outlets, realty groups and independent organizations. At the center of the brand is co-founder Jay Macklin’s proprietary 5 Pillars System, which maximizes resources, generates new leads and helps home buyers and sellers realize their dreams.
The Macklins provide resources and mentoring to help their agents effectively target and grow their businesses, generate new leads and guide home buyers and sellers in navigating the real estate market.
“The timing of The Ellens Team joining our group, synonymously at the start of the spring/summer housing market, could not be more perfect for Platinum Living Realty,” said Jay Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “Torie shares the PLR passion of inspiring others on our team through opportunities to mentor fellow agents.”
Like the Macklins, at the center of Ellen’s success is the strong client relationships that have resulted in multiple repeat transactions and referrals. Her accolades include the completion of Arizona Real Estate brokerage licensing and ranking within the Top 100 Agents of Arizona, as well as top 3 in her previous brokerage.
In addition, she is proficient in American Sign Language and loves having the ability to not only work with deaf clients, but support organizations with the same focus, according to the release. Her philanthropic efforts also include donating time to several charities and sponsoring several children and a school in Africa through Garments of Praise.
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