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OAK ISLAND, NC – Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® (MRA) is pleased to announce that BJ Ellender, Broker/REALTOR®, C2EX, RENE, AHWD®, VABA and member of the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® was recently inducted into the Marquis Who's Who® Biographical Registry. According to Marquis Who's Who®, this prestigious recognition is given to individuals who boast noteworthy achievements and prominence in their field or industry. 

As a valuable member of the Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® real estate sales team, Ms. Ellender has worked to assist property owners and their families in the complex and often difficult process of buying and selling real estate. Among her numerous accomplishments, Ms. Ellender was named to the Top 300 Producers list of Brunswick County Real Producers for the years 2020 to 2022 and was included as a featured agent in the September 2022 issue of Agent Magazine. She remains committed to consistent professionalism and expertise in her field, receiving the designation of Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) and completing the programs of Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) and At Home with Diversity (AHWD®), all from the National Association of REALTORS®. 

Prior to joining Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® in 2016, Ms. Ellender served as a nurse in critical care and clinical research for 44 years. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she went on to receive her Master's of Science in Nursing. Ms. Ellender now enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons, and her grandchildren. She is an active member of the local Moose Lodge and Ocean View Methodist Church council and contributes her time, energy, and resources to various community outreach projects. 

About Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® (MRA) is a second-generation, family-run business offering a full range of real estate services including sales, property management, vacation rentals, development, land sales, commercial properties, relocation services, and long term rentals. With a reputation for exceptional customer service and dedication to strong professional ethics and integrity, MRA is the most respected full-service firm in Brunswick County with three offices to service your property management and real estate needs. Interested parties or those looking for real estate assistance may visit and/or to learn more about the real estate sales and property management services the company offers its clientele.