Ellen Thunell is a native Floridian. She attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education. After teaching for over 13 years, Ellen decided to pursue a sales career and sold billboard advertising in the Midwest. When the billboard company sold, she continued in a sales career and followed in her father's footsteps with getting her real estate license. The decision of going with Watson Realty was not difficult at all. Ellen started in the Maitland office, was promoted and became the Sales Manager at the Kissimmee office, was promoted again and became the Broker-Manager of the Orlando South office, then was asked to be the Broker-Manager of the Wekiva office, and is now currently the Broker-Manager of the ChampionsGate office in Davenport. Ellen has been fortunate to work with such wonderful professionals in the company and is looking to add to the dynamic group of agents at the ChampionsGate office. In addition, we are always looking for buyers and sellers to help them with any of their real estate needs. Please feel free to contact Ellen at any time!
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8235 Champions Gate Blvd
Davenport, FL 33896-8387
Located in the heart of the Tourist Capital of the World, the Davenport, FL community of ChampionsGate is half way between Orlando and Tampa and only minutes from Walt Disney World. Known for years by golfers, the area boasts many major golf courses to discover. Easy access to Interstate 4 makes the attractions and shopping malls just minutes away. 

Watson Realty Corp., founded in 1965, has 43 residential sales offices. The ChampionsGate Office opened in May 2007 and is a state of the art facility with a staff of over 40 full-time real estate professionals ready to help you with all of your real estate needs.

Open 7 days a week and available to assist you with or without an appointment. We pride ourselves on providing the traditional Legendary Quality of Service. Come by today to experience the ultimate in real estate services!

Serving all of Central Florida including Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Polk Counties!
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For Ellen, success is ushering her associates toward greatness.  With a background in education, Ellen relies on her teaching abilities to guide her associates through the complexities they face in the field.  Even if you're in the middle of a transaction and need an answer right away, you can count on Ellen to get you what you need in a timely fashion.



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Ellen was responsive and professional every step of the way. She offered sound advice and was extremely gracious. We will definitely recommend her to our friends.

Scott and Susan Stallard

I have known Ellen now for the last 6 years. Over those years we have bought and sold a few million dollars worth of real estate. I can not think of anyone, who like Ellen, will do whatever it takes to make sure the job gets done and gets done correctly. Ellen brings ethics and accountability to an industry that I have found is sometimes lacking for. She works around the clock to get the job done, and continues to work on bettering herself. She has even gone above and beyond to help me find real estate out of the Central Florida area. Ellen is the best, there is no doubt in my mind, and I look forward to working with her on our next deal.

Kevin Reynolds

We first began working with Ellen in October of 2018 after moving from New York to Florida. We had sold a home that we loved in New York and inquired about a home that we fell in love with equally as much as the house in New York. It had everything we wanted which was a beautiful house, a pool, and plenty of room for our family. There were a few hiccups along the way with the purchase of the home, but Ellen tackled everyone of them with ease and we were able to close in 45 days from when the sellers accepted our offer. We were so blessed to have Ellen on this journey with us and found a home that we can settle down in and call our own. We are forever grateful for everything that Ellen and Watson Realty did for us. You made our dreams come true!

Cortney Wiedemann, Andrew Wiedemann

Our experience with Watson Realty Corp and Ellen Thunell was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and caring during our entire process. She made all efforts to keep lines of communication open, and was available at our schedule for home viewings, inspections, walk-throughs, and follow-ups. We were so grateful to have such a kind person, with a wealth of knowledge to share her experience with first time home buyers! We will be recommending her to all parties whom we come across interested in purchasing/selling their homes. We would not have found our dream home without her!

Greg & Ruth


Nestled between the lakes on the Butler Chain of Lakes, Windermere, Florida is considered one of Florida’s most sought-after areas of lakefront property. . Located on an isthmus next to Orlando, Windermere is made up of several communities, including Eden Isle, Summerport, and Lakes of Windermere. Windermere is also home to many gated communities, like Tildens...

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