|Name:||Elyse Berman, PA, CRS|
|Company:||Best Connections Realty, Inc.|
|Email:||Contact Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824 (Best Connections Realty, Inc.)|
|Address:||9174 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL, 33434|
|Description:||Dogs and real estate are my passion! I help people buy and sell homes in Boca, Delray, Boynton, Highland Beach and surrounding areas, WITHOUT DOGS TOO. Have a question? Call me anytime!|
Elyse Berman, your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton FL grew up in Queens, New York and graduated with a degree in Court and Conference Reporting.
She currently resides in Boynton Beach with her husband and two dogs. She has lived in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, as well as in Los Angeles, CA for several years.
Prior to her 13-year-plus Real Estate tenure, she was a Court Reporter in the New York metropolitan area.
Elyse has personally built two homes in Boca Raton and Delray Beach from the ground up helping to supervise all phases of construction, as well as decorating and renovating other homes. She and her husband Richard have owned four homes since their move to Florida in 1994; two in Boca Raton, one in Delray Beach and one in Boynton Beach.
Her understanding of the real estate market in south Palm Beach County, even the challenging market we face today, helps to ease the stress of the home-buying experience for her clients. Elyse is available 24/7 to help her clients.
Elyse is very aware of the challenges facing people and their beloved pets moving to Palm Beach County,whether it be Boca Raton or Boynton Beach. There are many communities that do not allow pets and/or have pet restrictions.
An avid dog lover and owner, Elyse is very familiar with communities that are pet friendly. Elyse is involved with the ASPCA, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue and MDA.
Elyse has earned the following designations through the National Association of Realtors:
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist - Only 29,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned this designaton.
Elyse will help you buy or sell a home in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and the surrounding areas. She can be reached at Elyse@ElyseBerman.com or on her cell/text 561-716-7824 at any time.
Member National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches.
Residential Sales from the Sea to the Tee
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
ABR - Accredited Buyer's Agent
GRI - Graduate Realtor's Institute
e-PRO - Internet Certified Professional Specialist
Elyse Berman is very professional and knowledgeable in her field. Elyse was engaged and dedicate to selling my property and the whole process was painless. Elyse has a great personality and I recommend her without reservation.
I contacted Elyse in February 2014 to help us locate a house to rent in anticipation of our relocation from New York. She was so generous with her time and her knowledge of the Palm Beach County market. We have two dogs and a cat. I knew it would be challenging to identify a home that would allow pets. Throughout a period of four months, Elyse and I were in constant communication about available rentals. Finally, in July 2014 we identified a house rental in the area we wanted to live in, that is spacious, has a pool and accommodates our pets, and our family! Now almost two years later, we are looking to purchase a home in the area. Elyse has been diligent and relentless in helping us with our search. She is knowledgeable, personable and possesses unmatched integrity. I have no doubt that with Elyse's help and expertise, we will soon find our dream home! I highly recommend Elyse to anyone looking to rent or to purchase a house! She is a consummate professional!
Since we were relocating from Pennsylvania, Elyse was invaluable as my representative in purchasing our home in Delray Beach. She answered all our questions and helped buying our house an easy transaction. We are still in touch and she is always ready to answer my questions and guide me in the right direction. I highly recommend her, she's a pleasure to work with
Carol & Arthur Rubin
Elyse Berman is a dedicated professional who takes the time to understand her clients' needs and works tirelessly to meet their goals. She knows her makret and shares her expertise which was a real plus coming from out of state. Elyse's sincerity and positive attitude helped us find the house of our dreams.
The Internet is a nice aid when looking for an out-of-state home. However, it does not replace the skills and knowledge of a dedicated professional realtor like Elyse Berman. My husband and I are very fortunate to have found this devoted pet lover during one of our unenlightened Internet searches. We were unaware that many communities do not allow pets at all, limit pet numbers to one or two, or even reject certain breeds. Having three small dogs greatly reduced the number of houses available to us. Elyse is a pro at matching pet owners with the perfect commuhity and home for their unique situation. It was reassuring to see how well prepared Elyse was every day. Every house and community we saw would work for us with few deletions to our "wants" list. Also, Elyse has an innate ability for understanding what clients want/need. We thougt we wanted an established home, but our facial reactions and comments said otherwise to Elyse after walking thorough homes we requested to see. Hindsight, we are elated that Elyse thew in a new construction complex to view. This pet-friendly community finally made two opposite thinking spouses agree that this was the "one" for our future. It took less than a total of one week of viewing houses to "hit the jackpot" with our soon-to-be home. Elyse's level of professioanalism, knowledge and warmth is the ultimate. What a world of difference she makes! She graciously continues to answer phone calls to help former clients with a vast range of requests for needed information/suggestions. That is going above and beyond the sale. She is 100% polished professinal and a "constant giver" friend to all fortunate to find her when relocating. I cannot imagine being as thrilled with any other Realtor.
Scott & Jamie Rothman
My wife and I first contacted Elyse when her name came up during an internet search for pet friendly communities in Boca Raton as she herself is a long time pet owner. Initially, we asked her help for a seasonal rental with 2 small dogs. She said that it would be very challenging due to the many restrictions most of the communities have regarding the amount of pets, size and breed. However, she was kind enough to make some recommendations and we started our search. After a couple of months of searching for seasonal rentals that would allow 2 dogs, we realized there were just too many complications and restrictions, especially being out of state residents. Since it was really important to us at this point in our lives to spend more time in Florida with our dogs, we decided to use Elyse's many years of experience and expertise in the Boca/Delray area to help us purchase a second home in a pet friendly community. We had some very specific requirements regarding location, size of the home and community amenities. It didn't take long for Elyse to help us zero in on two communities which fit most of our needs and ultimately, we chose the very intimate and pet friendly community of Santa Barbara, ideally located in central Boca. We just closed on our new home 10/29/2015. During every step of the process in finding the right home for us, Elyse was always extremely knowledgeable, professional and readily available to us by phone or email. As a court stenographer in her previous career, she is meticulous in every detail. She listened to our concerns about different properties and locations but would never push us in one direction or the other, leaving it up to us to make the final decisions. In closing, we would highly recommend Elyse as someone honest and trustworthy to help you with your real estate needs. If you're a pet owner looking to purchase in Palm Beach County, then you really must contact her!
Barry D Hahn
Mar 2015 Elyse was fantastic from start to finish. She did a great job of putting together the MLS listing with effective photos, descriptions and positive features of the house and community. Once listed, she conducted about 14 showings in a very short time, one of which resulted in an offer and eventual purchase. Elyse's follow up throughout the process was fabulous, keeping everything on track and making sure that we did what we needed to do to move things along and meet our timeframe for closing. She understood the area and I believe presented us with good comparable sales that allowed us to price the property correctly. I would highly recommend her as a Realtor.
JOSEPH COLBY NY STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, (RET.), (ADELLE)
An Excellent Real Estate Agent Elyse Berman is, without any doubt, one of the finest Real Estate Agents I have ever dealt with professionally, as a Justice and attorney, and personally as a Buyer and Seller of one family real estate. She is knowledgeable, accomodating and always has fully researched the Market. She is courteous, patient and always professional. She was and is a pleasure to deal with. She makes the entire process less stressful. JOSEPH COLBY NY STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, (RET.), (ADELLE)
Elyse helped me find my condo, I have a small dog and finding a really nice place that allowed the dog is difficult. She goes the extra step to listen to what the buyer is looking for only shows condos that meet the specific criteria. She worked me threw the hole process.
My husband and I have bought and sold houses around the world. We just recently did so in Florida. Elyse was recommended by a friend in Los Angeles, and from the first time we met I knew she was a professional. I might add that we had met a few other agents before choosing her. When an experienced professional takes charge of your home you feel support, understanding and safety. Every detail was dealt with in advance of any possible problem. Elyse was calm and in charge through out the experience. Her consideration of our home and belongings was kind and sensitive. We never felt any negativism or impatience. She had a steady hand in dealing with prospective buyers and agents involved. We were not in Florida during any of the negotiations, and always felt that Elyse had our interests completely covered. The sale was fast and fastidious. All documents correct, and she always went above and beyond her professional limits. I have never enjoyed this experience as much, and never felt so well looked after. Thank you Elyse for a job extremely well done.
Cheryl & Gary
August 2011 I was looking for a condo in Florida when I saw Elyse's website. I e-mailed her with specific needs including a pet-friendly community. I asked her if she was able to meet these needs. We spoke many times on the phone prior to coming to Florida. I knew immediately that she listened and understood me. I really felt a connection. The end result was my dream came true. She is truely am empathic person who treats her customers with respect and kindness. Thank you, Elyse, and I hope we can stay in touch. Cheryl and Gary
Elyse was recommended to me by the Office Mgr. where I had rented an apt. for 4 yrs. She immediately returned my call & set up an appt. to show me a condo in the Delray Beach area. Everything she showed me, for the most part, met my criteria; however, the problem always seemed to be that as soon as I was ready to bid on one, quite often someone else got to it (with a cash offer) before I could act on it. This, along with a much smaller inventory of available properties, was somewhat frustrating, but Elyse kept trying. Finally, one day seemingly out of the blue, a property popped up & after touring the condo I told Elyse that I could definitely see myself living there. Elyse "held my hand" through the entire process which followed. She went out of her way to accommodate deadlines which had to be met, revisions that needed to be made, etc. Whenever I worried too much about the details of the various processes, she would assure me that we were on the right track. She always knew it would work out OK because she is an experienced professional. Elyse worked with me up to and including the Closing on the condo. She monitored every detail of my journey. I cannot imagine anyone else doing a better job! I've discussed Elyse's work ethics, efficiency, kindness, etc. with my friends and families. When given the opportunity, I will not hesitate to recommend her. Because of her, in 7 short weeks, I found a property, had my bid accepted, secured the loan, insurance, etc. and am now living in my lovely new home. Any one seeking a Real Estate Agent, owes it to themselves to contact Elyse first. I guarantee them they will need to look no further! Marilyn Miller - Buyer May 29, 2013.
Elyse was recommended to us by Margaret Rome. Elyse sold our Mom's condo in West Palm Beach (We live in Greensboro NC.) She was so helpful in the sale and even made recommendations as to how we could donate the furniture. She is the ultimate professional. Mark
2013 Elyse was recommended to us by Margaret Rome. Elyse sold our Mom's condo in West Palm Beach (We live in Greensboro NC.) She was so helpful in the sale and even made recommendations as to how we could donate the furniture. She is the ultimate professional. Mark
I found Elyse's website online when I started my search for pet-friendly properties inthe Boca Raton area. I sent her an email and had an immediate phone call from her. From that moment until we closed, she ws there for me every step of the way. In fact, she's still there helping me out. I had many questions, explain the process, and get me through it all. She is excellent in every way: professional, real estate skills, recommendations to other professionals, i.e., mortgage brokers, lawyers, home inspectors, getting things done on a very timely basis, hand holding, kind, caring and wanting to do all she can to help you find the perfect property. She was not only my realtor, she was my advocate. I highly recommend Elyse whether you are looking for a pet-friendly property or not. She is the best! Peggy
We had the good fortune of working with elyse to purchase our last residence as well as sell it when the time came. Elyse was our top choice the second time around due to our flawless and smooth process with her the first time around. In my opinion, her best assets to a buyer/seller are: # 1 - Timely response - almost instantly in most cases # 2 - Knowledge - of the process, the area and of people # 3 - Dedication - with a "do what it takes" kind of attitude # 4 - Connection to clients - a genuine desire to help you find a home that will make you happy. And an ability to empathize and ease your mind during this naturally stressful process. # 5 - Class act professional - someone you want to do business with and you want to represent you. Respectful, ethical, upfront interactions, knowledgeable and courteous. In addition, Elyse is obviously a lover of animals, especially dogs! Elyse is someone you can place your confidence in and I give her my highest recommendation. Best of luck! Kind regards, Danielle
Ann & Phil
Elyse is your "goto" pet realtor. She helped us find the perfect location for our family which includes our dog EllieBelle. She knew better than we did the kind of home we were searching for and found it for us in record time. She is easy to work with and knows every detail about the communities of Boca Delray area. I HIGHLY recommend her whether you have pets or not. She is a true realtor professional.
Elyse helped me to by a foreclosed property in Boca Raton which by all accounts was a frustrating process for all parties involved...we ammended the contract no less than 8 times (all due to the seller) and closed 2 months later than planned BUT we ended up with a good deal at the end of the day and the house I really wanted. Where Elyse stands out is in 1. Patience: there were several moments of intense frustration with the process due to the seller and Elyse's experience and cool head got us to the other side when probably it would have been easier for even her to throw the towel in; 2. Responsiveness: One of the problems with the seller is that they rarely answered emails or only did so days later and after multiple follow-ups but not with Elyse. All emails were answered quickly, usually within a few hours, even when life events would have made it more challenging for her; it was clear from the beginning that she was committed to me and getting this property. When you work with Elyse you don't just get an "agent" focused on his/her bottom line but someone who is a professional ally and really accompanies you through what can sometimes be a rough process.
Elyse never gave up on our purchase and relentlessly persued the seller, who was a bank, to close the deal. She was always calm even when we vented our frustration with the sellers and helped to assure us that the deal would go through. She always returned our calls and E-mails as soon as possible and kept in constant communications with us. I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking help from a professional mature real estate professional.
Pam & Dan
My husband & I bought a home in 2009 & 2011. Elyse was very kind, patient & knowledgeable. She took the time to direct us to properties that fit our needs. On both occasions we ended up the the perfect home. She was very attentive to us. She sent us property listings promptly, answered her phone & responded to emails immediately. I would definately recommend Elyse as an agent. She is a true professional in her field. We couldn't have been happier with her & her due diligence in finding us exactly what we were looking for. Pam & Dan
Bob & Cindy
When my husband and I decided to relocate to Florida, we were naturally anxious and concerned as to where we would be happiest. Along with what home we would choose, we were confused as to what location in Florida would best suit our tastes and interests. Fortunately, we were connected to the perfect realtor to suit our needs. Elyse Berman was not only terrific in finding the perfect home for us; she was terrific in introducing and orientating us to the lovely area of Delray Beach. Naturally we were concerned before we met Elyse that she might be like some of the other realtors we had encountered, concerned primarily with closing the deal. Her first priority from the moment she met us was making us absolutely happy about the choices we were offered. There was virtually no pressure on her part to hurry us. On several occasions she would encourage us to take our time and consider all options. We never felt compelled to rush in to anything with her as our guide and mentor. Elyse has an amazing ability to make you feel like you are not just a client. She offered negatives and positives about the homes we toured with her, and pointed out factors that she felt would impact us the most. There was never a time we felt we weren't on "the same team" so to speak. The countless hours, days and months she worked with us is a testament to her loyalty and personal interest in her clients. Even when we were unsure as to following through with our dream, she never applied pressure or lost her patience with us. She took her time and continued to be available whenever we needed her. In closing, I know for a fact that if we weren't lucky enough to have met Elyse, we would still be in Cleveland Ohio, ready to face yet another cold, grey blustery winter. We will forever be grateful that she put forth so much hard work to find us the perfect home that we are simply thrilled about. We have grown to love her as a person with integrity and a pleasant, caring personality. Sincerely, Bob and Cindy October 26, 2011
Lois & Vic
August 2011 Dear Elyse, We are writing you this letter today to truly 'thank you' for helping us buy our home in Delray Beach, FL. We found you to be pleasant, knowledgeable, professional, very hard working and VERY patient! As our time was limited and we were under a strict deadline to purchase a dwelling, we appreciate all the time that you devoted to our search. Without your expertise, we might not have found a home and we would still be looking! Your E-mails in regards to lawyers, inspectors, insurance agents, etc. were invaluable. If anyone would like a recommendation from us, please feel free to have them contact us. You made our buying experience a pleasure. Thank you again. Lois & Vic
Dear Elyse, I just wanted to say thank you again for helping Mary Beth sell her condo. You did a great job! All the best and a very happy holiday season and a fantastic 2011!! Jeff O'Leary
Hi Elyse, Thank you so much for all your hard work in helping make this purchase as easy as possible. You are great! Have a good trip. Joy
Pam & Dan
In March 2009, my husband and I began our search on the Internet for houses in Florida. We were living in Toronto and reviewed many listings via Internet. As well, we spoke with several Real Estate agents on the phone. After speaking with many agents, my husband and I chose Elyse Berman. From the beginning I knew Elyse had the passion and drive to find us the perfect house. For three months, Elyse sent us listings to view that fit our criteria. After constructing a list of properties, we came to Florida to see them. Unfortunately, the properties that I felt were suitable were, in actual fact, disappointing. Elyse, with her expertise, showed us a property that I had failed to put on my 'short list.' She insisted we see the property as she was sure it was exactly what we were looking for. The minute I walked through the door, it was 100% perfect. Thanks to Elyse Berman, her dedication, expertise and hard work we were able to find our absolute dream home. It is difficult to find your dream home, especially when you are looking from afar. Elyse was there every step of the way. Nothing felt confusing, overwhelming or intimidating, even dealing with issues from a distance. I felt completely comfortable dealing with Elyse. Elyse is dedicated to ensure she finds the perfect home for her clients. She is not happy until her clients are happy. Pam & Dan
Jeff & Viv
Dear Elyse, I apologize for taking so long to send you this letter of appreciation. When I gave serious thought about moving to Florida last year, I started by searching the web lke many others do. I however had the good fortune of looking at a listing you had posted on your company website. I say good fortune because although I did not purchase the listed property, I found a truly professional real estate agent who would wind up finding us our dream home. Performing a search for a home in Florida from NYC was a bit scary until we connected with you. After we placed ourselves in your hands, it was down hill from there. As a 30 year veteran of real estate, I feel I am qualified to say that you are among a select group of Realtors who possess all the qualities a potential purchaser or seller could hope for. You listened to our wants, needs and wishes before starting your search for our next home. Every listing you sent was of interest to us never wasting our time on homes that did not fit the criteria. Your communications were always clear and concise and on point. We received updates from you on almost a daily basis during our three-month search. Based on your advice, I only found it necessary to travel to Florida twice before finding our dream home. During the process you were very efficient in setting up home visits for us, avoiding any waste of time in order to make the most of our trips. On the second day of my second trip, you told me you had come across what you thought was a beautiful home that fit all our desires. You advised me beforehand that it was above our budget but felt that it was the house we were looking for. How right you were. As soon as we walked in the door of the house, we knew it was to be our next home. From that point forward you skillfully and successfully negotiated for a price that made our home not a good deal but rather a great deal. We have been living in our new home for six months now and we love it. We owe a debt of gratitude to you for your hard work and tenacity. If ever we can return the favor, please let us know. Best regards, Jeffrey & Vivian
Danielle 02/08/2013 We had the good fortune of working with elyse to purchase our last residence as well as sell it when the time came. Elyse was our top choice the second time around due to our flawless and smooth process with her the first time around. In my opinion, her best assets to a buyer/seller are: # 1 - Timely response - almost instantly in most cases # 2 - Knowledge - of the process, the area and of people # 3 - Dedication - with a "do what it takes" kind of attitude # 4 - Connection to clients - a genuine desire to help you find a home that will make you happy. And an ability to empathize and ease your mind during this naturally stressful process. # 5 - Class act professional - someone you want to do business with and you want to represent you. Respectful, ethical, upfront interactions, knowledgeable and courteous. In addition, Elyse is obviously a lover of animals, especially dogs! Elyse is someone you can place your confidence in and I give her my highest recommendation. Best of luck! Kind regards, Danielle