Hi. Thanks for taking the time to read about me.
I am a retired Court Reporter and seasoned REALTOR® who grew up in New York. I currently reside in Delray Beach, FL with my husband and two dogs. I got sick and had to give up court reporting, which I Ioved but, the truth is, it gave me a very good background for real estate.
Since moving to Boca Raton 25 years ago, my husband and I (and our dogs, of course!) have owned five homes; two in Boca Raton, two in Delray Beach and one in Boynton Beach.
It was through my love of real estate, the law and my dogs that I found my passion helping others find pet-friendly homes in Boca Raton and the surrounding areas. When a condo turned us down that was pet friendly to dogs up to 60 lbs, but refused to allow my 2 weighing a whopping total of 16 lbs, that was it for me. Where was the logic in this? By running into walls and rules that made no sense to me, I made it my mission to help others.
Of course, I also work with people who have NO pets! Absolutely!
My knowledge of the local real estate market is extensive. Not only did I watch them build many of the communities, I volunteer my time on the Grievance Committee for the Board of Realtors, where I keep on learning. It’s a lot like court reporting…that’s why I love it!
In the 10 years prior to my becoming a REALTOR®, every Sunday we would buy the local newspaper (it was big in those days) and go to open houses in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Highland
Beach and surrounding areas. That was another way I learned all the communities. After 25 years here, there is very little I don’t know about housing in this area.
I personally am with you from that first contact through closing and beyond helping to help ease the stress of the home-buying and home-selling experience for my clients. I answer the phone and I don’t pass you off to a team member. I am the team.
I am available 24/7. I can be reached by email at Elyse@ElyseBerman.com or (561) 716-7824 Cell-Text (fastest way to reach me.)
Having made the move myself with a husband, three kids, two dogs and a business, I am all too aware of the challenges facing people moving to and from south Florida with their beloved pets. There are many gated communities that have pet restrictions, both all-age communities and 55+ communities.
An avid dog owner and lover, I am very familiar with all the communities that will accept your furry friends. I personally would not move anywhere that would not accept my pets. That’s just the way it is. So you can be sure, I will never ask you to get rid of a pet or waste your time.
I have attained the following designations along with membership in the following organizations:
- CRS – Council of Residential Specialists
- ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
- GRI – Graduate Realtors Institute
- E-PRO – Internet Certified – Technology Certification Program
- Member National Association of Realtors
- Member Florida Association of Realtors
- Member Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches + Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors
- 2018 Member Grievance Committee Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches + Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors
- 2019 Member Grievance Committee Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches + Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors
- 2020 Member Grievance Committee Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches + Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors
Thank you for reading this far!