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Our Team

Hennie Van Reenen, estate agent
Hennie Van Reenen Real Estate Agent +27 (0)82 922 3714 +27 (0)82 922 3714
Hennie van Reenen is one of Ellis Real Estate’s dynamic team of agents with 24 years of real estate experience. Specializing in the Pretoria North East suburbs *, his knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. He is a multiple award-winning agent, who teams up with another one of our dynamic agents, Annamari Taylor. Their partnership proved to be successful over the last 8 years. Their combined knowledge of the industry as well as their “farming area”, together with their passion for clients and good work ethics has been a winning recipe for their successes.

Hennie is a very private, no-nonsense, task orientated person who describes himself as knowledgeable, professional, hardworking and driven with a great appetite for success. Those who know him well, can attest to his commitment and respect for time. Hennie is a great asset to Ellis Real Estate (Pty) Ltd.

Hennie has high ethical values and lives by the motto “If we can’t do it right, we don’t do it”. As a family man, Hennie loves watching sports and having a braai with family and friends.

Hennie lives our company motto, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle”

Mirinda Furstenburg, estate agent
Mirinda Furstenburg Real Estate Agent +27 (0)82 901 0098 +27 (0)82 901 0098
Mirinda Furstenburg is one of Ellis Real Estate’s dynamic team of real estate agents with 11 years of real estate experience. She also has 30 years of experience in the tourism & hospitality industry as a caterer and business owner, and still cooks and bakes as a hobby in her free time. She is very passionate about people, has a very lady-like dog she loves dearly and an even bigger heart when it comes to her favourite charity, “Rock of Hope”. She believes in “doing things right the first time”.

Mirinda partners with Lynette Penzes, another one of Ellis Real Estate’s dynamic agents. This duo has won multiple awards as key role players in MLS (Multi Listing Services). They share the same drive for success and strive to serve and assist their clients well, going the extra mile where necessary.

Mirinda has travelled extensively and loves challenges. She describes herself as honest, hardworking, driven, open minded, strict but forgiving, passionate and a person whose ethical and moral standards are above reproach. She is involved in many projects at her local church group as well as other charities. Those who know her well can attest to her ability to support people in need (not just financially), her kind heart and friendship, her love for life, her good sense of humour and her good food… a real asset to Ellis Real Estate (Pty) Ltd in more ways than one!

Mirinda definitely adheres to our company motto, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle”
Lynette Penzes, estate agent
Lynette Penzes Real Estate Agent & Valuer +27 (0)79 704 1962 +27 (0)79 704 1962
Lynette Penzes is one of Ellis Real Estate (Pty) Ltd’s dynamic team of real estate agents with more than 30 years’ experience in the property industry.
This loving mother of three young adult children is tantamount to the proverbial “Energizer Bunny” with a zest for life, a passion for both her family and her clients. A personality that will not be ignored….

Lynette is a caring, loving wife and “dog-mommy” to some much loved 4-legged ones. She especially loves family vacations, with camping at interesting sites in South Africa at the top of her list. She is of the opinion that family vacations are the ideal way of bonding with her family and ensuring that she is on top of events in her children’s lives.
Lynette spent 20 years doing residential property valuations for banks and the City Council, after which she became a real estate agent, partnering with Mirinda Furstenburg, another one of Ellis Real Estate’s dynamic agents. This duo has won multiple awards as key role players in MLS (Multi Listing Services).

Lynette spent the last 10 years being a real estate agent in the Montana area where she does selling of residential properties & new developments, valuations of properties and ensuring that her clients feel at ease. She loves working with her best friend as her “partner in crime”.

Lynette describes herself as intelligent, individualistic, persistent, passionate, diligent, responsible, dependable and knowledgeable. She is however an “under cover” big-hearted person with great moral values & a sense of humour and those who know her love her dearly.

Lynette believes in upholding our company motto, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle”

Annamari Taylor, estate agent
Annamari Taylor Real Estate Agent & Home Loan Consultant +27 (0)79 886 6655 +27 (0)79 886 6655
Annamarie Taylor is one of Ellis Real Estate’s dynamic team of real estate agents, who lives by the motto “Love the life you live and live the life you love…” She partners with Hennie van Reenen, another one of our dynamic real estate agents, and has been doing so for the last 8 years. Their partnership has proved to be very successful & their combined knowledge of the industry as well as their “farming area”, together with their passion for clients and good work ethics has been a winning recipe for their successes.

Annamari started her career in the property industry as a home loan consultant for one of the major banks in South Africa and expanded it to include the title of real estate agent. Her knowledge of the home loans market has proved to be a great asset in her career as real estate agent, being able to advise clients on loan requirements, etc.

In 2019 Annamari made a decision to be a multi-facetted agent, incorporating the two poles of her career. She became a real estate agent who also facilitates home loans for her clients and those of her colleagues. She derives great satisfaction from being able to find the perfect property best suited for each client and then being able to help out with their home loan as well. To Annamari you will never be just another client, you are HER client!

Annamari describes herself as hard working, dedicated, loyal, passionate, knowledgeable, innovating. She is a great asset to the Ellis Real Estate team.

Annamari is a loving mother to 2 teenage boys, whom she sees as her first priority. She was born with a love for sports, so being able to watch her boys’ rugby games is simply a bonus for her.

Annamari always strives to uphold our company motto, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle”
Liane Ellis, estate agent
Liane Ellis Principal Agent (MPRE) +27 (0)82 580 1338 +27 (0)82 580 1338 +27 (0)86 236 4262
Liane Ellis is the principal agent of Ellis Real Estate (Pty) Ltd and has been in real estate since 2012. Prior to becoming a real estate agent she was a co-owner in retail businesses for 12 years, worked for a well known life insurance company in internal audit, direct sales commission department, finance department and business process analysis & development for 13 years, and was a bookkeeper for attorneys and small businesses for several years.

Liane presently acts as the Treasurer of MLS (Multi Listing Services Gauteng North).

Liane attended an art school where she played the piano & clarinet . She subsequently sang in a gospel choir and group of gospel singers in the 80’s.

Liane is a mother of three, 2 in-law children and grandmother of 3 (2 girls and one boy), whom she loves dearly. She loves reading, gardening, long walks on the beach, photography, singing, visits to the Kruger Park, out-of-the-box thinking, good food and travelling, which she has done quite extensively. She has an insatiable quest for knowledge and loves studying, learning new things, writing, watching documentaries, medical discoveries, National Geographic & nature programmes, crime & drama, as well as art movies. She loves colour and associates everything in her life with specific colours (people, days, months, tasks, etc).

Liane is a perfectionist who believes if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. She is very task orientated and dedicated to her work. She is fiercely protective of those entrusted to her and is always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. Her clients love working with her.

Liane’s motto in life is “never give up” and with it comes a stubborn persistence to overcome obstacles, to push through difficult times, find new ways to do things and explore life. She sees herself as a hard worker, very positive and independent person with a love for life. She has an excellent sense of humour and is mostly upbeat. She has a habit of seeing the “funny” even in serious circumstances. Once she becomes your friend, she is a friend for life.

Liane also assists companies with bookkeeping, does deceased estates in addition to managing Ellis Real Estate (Pty) Ltd.

Liane truly lives the agency’s motto, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle”

Deon Ellis, estate agent
Deon Ellis Real Estate Agent +27 (0)82 469 1683 +27 (0)82 580 1338 +27 (0)86 236 4262
Deon Ellis is one of Ellis Real Estate’s dynamic real estate agents (Pty) Ltd and has been in the industry since 2014. Prior to becoming a real estate agent he was the owner of 4 retail businesses for 12 years, worked for Civil Aviation and Airports Company SA (ACSA) as both client manager at OR Tambo and Airport Manager in East London. He successfully oversaw a few big projects for ACSA as project manager.

Deon is an avid sports fan, with rugby and cricket being his favourites, although he watches just about any sports programme broadcasted. Deon played school and club rugby in the 70’s.

Deon is a father of three, 2 in-law children and grandmother of 3 (2 girls and one boy), whom he loves dearly. He loves long walks on the beach, photography, visits to the Kruger Park, good food and travelling, which he has done quite extensively. Deon loves watching National Geographic, nature and reality programmes, is a Bible scholar and closely follows American politics & important events. He enjoys socializing with family & friends.

Deon is very analytical, thinking things through, revisiting matters until he is satisfied, he has the right answer. He is assertive, a no-nonsense person and a driver by nature. He loves trading and negotiating is one of his strong suits.

Deon partners with his wife, Liane Ellis. Together they live the agency’s motto, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle”

Suzette  Watt, estate agent
Suzette Watt Real Estate Agent +27 (0)84 307 0938 +27 (0)82 580 1338 +27 (0)86 236 4262
Suzette Watt is one of Ellis Real Estate’s dynamic team of agents with 8 years of real estate experience. Specializing in the Pretoria North West suburbs *, she is well acquainted with her “farming area”, having lived in the area most of her life. She is happily married and a mother of two teenage daughters, with whose lives she is very involved. She loves camping with her family & socializing with friends.

Suzette won “most units sold” for two years in a row at the estate agency she worked for in 2012-2013 and 2014-2015. She loves interacting with clients, striving to serve them to the best of her ability.

Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Suzette was a debtors & creditors clerk, where she gained good accounting experience for 4 years.

Suzette describes herself as positive, honest, loyal, knowledgeable, a team player, self-assured, independent & hard working. Those who know her well, knows she has a big heart with empathy for people.

Suzette lives our company motto, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle”

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