Hey, I’m Ellie Feldman! Co-founder and COO of The 608 Team. I was born, raised and educated in Madison. To say that I know Madison and the surrounding areas would be an understatement. Since graduating with my business degree from UW-Madison, I have spent my days helping wonderful people, like you, realize their real estate dreams. I found real estate in 2014, and haven’t looked back since.
Like the start to some of the best things in life, real estate was never my plan. The only plan I had after graduating was to not be beholden to anyone’s schedule but my own, and to never have glass ceilings I needed to shatter, rather ceilings I created.
Creating my own path
I learned very quickly that sitting at a desk all day was not going to work for me and that my love for people and connection ran deep. After a short stint in the commercial real estate world, a friend recommended I connect with a residential Broker who was looking for a Buyer Agent for her team. The rest is history! After a year of learning the ropes, I founded Ellie Feldman Realty and went off on my own.
While attending a RE/MAX® event in 2017, a coworker introduced me to my now husband, Dom. He proposed during Thanksgiving dinner in 2019, and we got married on October 21, 2020 – my grandparents’ 70th wedding anniversary. In 2020, we decided to combine our real estate teams into one – now The 608 Team.
My cancer journey
In September 2018, life threw me an unexpected curveball. After two years of feeling unusually tired, and countless blood tests that revealed nothing, a thyroid ultrasound showed that my lymph nodes were enlarged. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 27. I finished six rounds (12 treatments) of chemotherapy, and was declared cancer free in April 2019. Throughout my journey and to this day, I am passionate about sharing my story, tips and resources with other cancer patients and survivors. Fighting cancer is also at the forefront of The 608 Team’s philanthropic efforts. With every sale, we give back to charities, such as the UW Carbone Cancer Center, right here in the Madison community. Through The 608 Gives, we are committed to supporting our community as much as it has supported us.
When I’m not working with clients or our team, you can find me spending time with Dom and our pups, boating, hanging out with our friends and neighbors, traveling, shopping at Hilldale, and trying new local restaurants!
I used to be so afraid of flying that I had to take the SOAR course. Now I fly regularly, but it was a struggle to get there!
Fav Madison Hangout:
Hilldale- Dom jokes I always have to live within a 1 mile radius, it’s true!
Bachelor of Science from UW-Madison, The School of Human Ecology