"Since I make Ocean City myhome, 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 afamily tell me how happy they are with their property and how much fun the kidsor grand-kids are having."
Doug was born and raised in OceanCity and has been a lifelong resident of the seaside resort. He attended BlairAcademy and graduated from Ocean City High School in 1982, then earned hisdegree from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1986. During hishigh school days Doug worked at Bert's Beach Rental, Fun City USA and CopperKettle Fudge on the Boardwalk.
Doug has been married to his wifeEpiphany, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, for 24 years and they have threechildren: Devon is currently pursuing her Masters at Columbia after receivingher undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, Douglas is a student of the GabelliSchool of Business at Fordham University, and Dolan is a junior at Ocean CityHigh School.
Doug is a graduate of the New JerseyRealtor Institute (GRI), is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and hashad advanced real estate training at Temple University Real Estate Institute.Doug was #1 in company Sales and Listings from 2001-2015 while at BergerRealty, and has been a multi million-dollar producer since 1989. He has over onehundred million in production over his career thus far. Doug and his team madetheir move to Long & Foster in 2016 where they have established TheGrisbaum Group as a diverse team of agents in Ocean City.
In addition to being a registeredbuilder in the state of New Jersey, Doug specializes in waterfront developmentand construction. He is a member of the Ocean City Board of Realtors, theExecutive Board of Directors of Professional Standards, and is a past presidentof the Ocean City Board of Realtors (2000).
Doug leads a highly active lifestyleand enjoys pool swimming and racing, open water swimming, water skiing and jetskiing, boating, racquetball, golf, snow skiing and attending Eagles games. Healso likes to travel and walk his dogs on the beach.
"My passion is to be creative,and since almost every real estate transaction is different, I can use that tomy advantage. Being able to improvise and adapt is important when there are somany moving parts in a transaction, such as the buyer, the seller, the bank,insurance policies, home inspections, appraisals, continuing certificate ofoccupancy, and summer lease transfers. Every sale has twists and turns andchallenges. Just when I think I've seen everything, something new comes up, butthat's what makes my profession so interesting. I love my job, and I think thatshows each and every time I work with a buyer or seller. It's an honor to havea family choose me to represent them with such an important life decision. It'ssomething I take very seriously."