"Since I make Ocean City my home, I routinely see customers who have bought properties from me over the 30+ years I've been selling real estate. Nothing makes my day better than to hear a family tell me how happy they are with their property and how much fun the kids or grand-kids are having," said Doug Grisbaum, head of The Grisbaum Group with Long & Foster Real Estate.
Doug was born and raised in Ocean City and has been a lifelong resident of the seaside resort. He attended Blair Academy and graduated from Ocean City High School in 1982, then earned his degree from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro in 1986. During his high school days Doug worked at Bert's Beach Rental, Fun City USA and Copper Kettle Fudge on the Boardwalk.
Doug has been married to his wife, Epiphany, for 22 years and they have three children: Devon (age 20), Douglas (age 18) and Dolan (age 14).
Doug is a graduate of the New Jersey Realtor Institute (GRI), is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and has had advanced real estate training at Temple University Real Estate Institute. Doug was #1 in company Sales and Listings from 2001 – 2015 while at Berger Realty, and has been a multi-million dollar producer since 1989. Doug and his team made their move to Long & Foster in 2016 where they’ve established The Grisbaum Group as a satellite office here in the heart of Ocean City.
In addition to being a registered builder in the state of New Jersey, Doug specializes in waterfront development and construction. He is a member of the Ocean City Board of Realtors, the Executive Board of Directors of Professional Standards, and is a past President of the Ocean City Board of Realtors (2000).
Outside work Doug enjoys pool swimming/racing, open water swimming, water skiing and jet skiing, racquetball, golf, snow skiing and attending Eagles games. He also likes to travel and walk his dogs on the beach. In addition, he is a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Vanderbilt sports, especially cross county/track and field.
"My passion is to be creative, and since almost every real estate transaction is different, I can use that to my advantage. Being able to improvise and adapt is important when there are so many moving parts in a transaction, such as the buyer, the seller, the bank, insurance policies, home inspections, appraisals, continuing certificate of occupancy, and summer lease transfers. Every sale has twists and turns and challenges. Just when I think I've seen everything, something new comes up, but that's what makes my profession so interesting," said Doug. "I love my job, and I think that shows each and every time I work with a buyer and/or seller. It's an honor to have a family choose me to represent them with such an important life decision. It's something I take very seriously."