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About Howard Elfman

Howard is a top producing Real Estate Broker in the South Florida market since 1999 having personal sales of thousands of homes and hundreds of millions of dollars in Real Estate. Howard's expertise and knowledge has made him a go-to person for the news media to get the pulse of the local market.

Residential Sales, New Construction & Commercial

Designations & Memberships:
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
Certified Broker Manager (CRB)
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI)
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Transnational Referral Certification (TRC)
Master Brokers Forum

Community Involvement:
District Vice President of Florida Realtors
Past President- Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtor Assn.
Director for the National Association of Realtors
Vice Chair of The Planning & Zoning Board for City of Fort Lauderdale
Past Chair of The Code Enforcement Board for the City of Fort Lauderdale
Board of Directors for Riverwalk Trust
Board of Directors for Broward Housing Council
Treasurer and Moderator for the Fort Lauderdale Forum
Past Chairman of The Tower Club Real Estate Luncheon

About Howard:
Howard specializes in residential and new construction sales in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. He is consultative, service-driven and client-focused. His experience includes working with local and International Buyers and Sellers, representation of several South Florida developments, representation of institutional (REO) investors such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Caliber Home Loans and others, along with his unwavering dedication to day to day home owners and buyers at all price levels.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Howard Elfman started his sales career at the age of 19, traveling a 5-state territory for an automotive parts manufacturer while attending Pennsylvania State University.

In 1989, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL and entered the software business selling to Fortune 500 and mid-size companies in the region as well as other major companies throughout the country.
It was in 1999 as an already avid real estate investor that Howard started a fulltime Real Estate career. Soon after, he launched Distinctive Homes Realty, Inc and purchased the Weichert Realtors Franchise for Fort Lauderdale and grew the organization to upwards of 50+ agents and staff. After the sale of his successful Real Estate company in 2016, he joined Douglas Elliman Real Estate as Director of Luxury Sales.


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Broker Associate

450 E Las Olas Blvd #140

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Office: 954.568.1117

Mobile: 954.568.1117




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