Long & Foster The Grisbaum Group
Team Leader - Douglas Grisbaum, Managing Broker, GRI,CRS
"Since I make Ocean City my home, I routinely see customers who have bought properties from me over the 32+ 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 grandkids are having."
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, a partner at Fox Rothschild, LLP, for 24 years and they have three children: Devon is currently pursuing her Masters at Columbia after receiving her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, Douglas is a student of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, and Dolan is studying at Boston University.
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. He has over one hundred million in production over his career thus far. Doug and his team made their move to Long & Foster in 2016 where they have established The Grisbaum Group as a diverse team of agents in 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).
Doug leads a highly active lifestyle and enjoys pool swimming and racing, open water swimming, water skiing and jet skiing, boating, racquetball, golf, snow skiing and attending Eagles games. He also likes to travel and walking his dogs on the beach.
"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. I love my job, and I think that shows each and every time I work with a buyer 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."
Listing and Settlement Coordinator -Lori Condon
Lori comes to Long & Foster's The Grisbaum Group as a transplant from Pennsylvania. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Chester County, PA, Lori had always wanted to live in Ocean City and moved here in 2011.
Lori had a strong customer service background before going into the real estate field as a Listing and Settlement Coordinator. She has over 20 years of experience in real estate administration and has enjoyed transitioning into the exciting Ocean City resort real estate market.
When she's not at work, Lori enjoys biking, beaching, reading and spending time with her son and daughter. She looks forward to helping all our agents work toward smooth settlements!
Sales Associate - Suzanne Hampton, RSPS, SRES, ABR
Suzanne has been with The Grisbaum Group since 2012. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a BA in Art and Art History, is married and has three children and eight grandchildren. Suzanne and her husband live in Ocean City, coming to New Jersey from Jenkintown, PA.
Suzanne is a member of the Ocean City Board of Realtors, New Jersey Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
She is also the president of the Richard Somers Chapter of the Questers Historic Preservation Group. Her chapter is involved with the restoration of the Historic Life Saving Station #30 at 4th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City.
Suzanne is a certified Resort and Second Property Specialist (RSPS) who will help you find your perfect beach home. She is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), helping with rightsizing and buying a retirement home at the shore. And as an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), she is committed to helping you through your entire journey to find your perfect beach home. She will hold your hand every step of the way!
Suzanne is also a certified staging professional and has experience in interior design and home renovation. Put her education, experience and expertise to the test! Education: BA Art/Art History, College of New Rochelle, New York
Member: International Society of Questers for Historic Preservation, National Trust
Member: Ocean City Historical Museum
Volunteer for Abington Memorial Hospital, June Fete Village Fair, Festival of the Trees
Sales Associate - Ellwood "Woody" Paisley
Woody likes working in real estate because he enjoys sharing his knowledge of the shore with his clients. "I call it my island. I spent my childhood vacations here and never left." Having spent every summer here, Woody knows the ins and outs of the different neighborhoods and what they have to offer. So if a buyer is looking for a house close to the beach but not too close that parking is an issue, but also close to the shopping, parks and a good restaurant, Woody knows exactly where they can find the right home. After all, "location, location, location" is the mantra of a good real estate agent.
Woody and his wife, Susan, spent summer vacations in Ocean City with their children Ashley, Christopher, Nathan and Brandon. "I've been here every summer of my life. I've been through the '62 storm, all of the hurricanes. I have a lot of local knowledge that a veteran of the island would know about."
Born and raised in Haddon Heights, NJ, Woody graduated from Ursinus College in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, then served in the US Navy from 1968 to 1972.
After his long love affair with the resort, he finally moved to the area in 1979. Woody worked for Admiral Nissan in Egg Harbor Township from 1980-2016. He also worked for Berger Realty from 2000-2016 before joining The Grisbaum Group at Long & Foster Real Estate. Woody enjoys the process of finding the right home for a buyer. He loves Ocean City and loves to share his knowledge.
Outside of work, Woody enjoys ocean kayaking and watching the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and Union.
Sales Associate - Kimberly Bailey
"I thoroughly enjoy showing people houses and finding the right fit for them. I like helping people find their dream beach home. I also love working for the seller to properly market a property. Being a very visual person, I am passionate about staging. It shows potential buyers how warm and inviting the home is which is a great selling tool for homeowners.”
Kim grew up in Galloway Township, NJ and spent summers on the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, which created a lifelong love for the shore and a thorough knowledge of the island.
Kim's background is in retail management. In 2014, seeking financial independence, Kim earned her real estate license. Kim began working in Ocean City real estate and joined Long & Foster, The Grisbaum Group in 2016.
Sales Associate - Donna Drohan
Donna found Ocean City purely by chance back in 1993 and she never looked back!
Donna was thrilled to make Ocean City her home and raise her two children here. Donna's home has seen many family gatherings and she wants to share this wonderful place with as many people as she can.
Donna firmly believes that working in real estate is the best way to share her insight on America's Greatest Family Resort! She looks forward to helping you find the best home for your family or to help get your home sold quickly and for the best price.
Sales Associate - Rebecca Allegretto
Trust is the key to hiring a real estate agent to sell or to assist in buying a home. Beckie has earned the trust of her clients since 2003. Primarily selling homes in the Ocean City and Upper Township areas, Beckie has a deep understanding of the needs and requirements of buying in today's market.
Selling or buying a home is one of life's most rewarding journeys. With saving and research and guidance, finding your place to call home is no easy feat. Assisting you in that process is a ride Beckie cherishes each and every time.
The dance of real estate has its trips and missteps, but with some help from a Realtor they are less likely to occur and if they do, Beckie will be there to help you through it. So, whether you are looking to buy or sell, Beckie will Bring You Home.
Sales Associate - Michelle Benson
Buying or selling a home is one of your biggest decisions in life and Michelle is ready to guide you through the twists and turns that can come along with the process. "It's great when everything runs smoothly and there are no bumps in the road, but when the unexpected happens you can trust that I will do everything in my power to keep things moving forward toward a happy and successful conclusion."
Michelle was raised in Towson, Maryland and is a graduate of Towson University. The US Coast Guard brought the family to the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May in 1999. Michelle has two children, Erin and Sean. Erin is a 2015 graduate of Stockton University and still lives in the area, and Sean is a student at James Madison University in Virginia. Having lived in eleven different homes over the years as a military family, Michelle has both personal and professional experience in the home search process and welcomes the chance to work with military families and first-time home buyers.
Michelle has been working in Ocean City real estate since 2008 and joined The Grisbaum Group with Long & Foster in 2017. The team consistently ranks in the top ten teams for Long & Foster in South Jersey. "I love that everyone on the team has specialized knowledge and that we can rely on each other in almost any situation that comes up."
In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her children and family, painting, photography, crafting homemade gifts, and reading. Michelle has adopted several animals from the shelter in Ocean City and enjoys spoiling her current rescue, Sadie, a 10-year-old beagle that the family adopted in 2018.
Sales Associate - Amanda Mathis
Amanda Henry, born and raised in Brigantine, is a graduate of Rowan University. She currently resides in Brigantine with her husband, JR, and two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science: Teacher Certification. Amanda leads a very active lifestyle enjoying CrossFit, swimming, surfing and golfing. Amanda looks forward to helping you reach your real estate goals with the powerful backing of Long & Foster Real Estate and The Grisbaum Group.
Sales Associate - Benjamin Duncan
Whether Ben is listing, selling, or everything in between, he possesses the local marketplace familiarity, industry knowledge, and negotiation skill set necessary to provide a streamlined transaction for each client he represents. Both driven and equally as dedicated, Ben strives to make his client’s Real Estate goals a reality by being there for them from closing and beyond. Honesty and integrity, along with determination, are philosophies that Ben strives for in all aspects of his life. When he isn’t immersed in the Real Estate world, Ben enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with his family.
Sales Associate - Jenna Paisley
As a real estate agent, I work and live for the love of home. I’m your trusted advisor, your practiced negotiator, your skilled house-hunter and your neighborhood expert. Whether you’re buying, selling, renting or just looking, I’ll diligently work for you every step of your journey home. Working with me, you’ll also gain the backing of the Long & Foster family. That’s a family of real estate professionals across Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, from North Carolina to New Jersey. A family of brokerages around the world via corporate affiliations and partnerships. And a family of companies, from mortgage, title and insurance to relocation, property management and vacation rentals, all working together to help you find that place to call home.
Sales Associate - Meghan Wert
Representing South Jersey’s homeowners and future homeowners, Meghan is committed to listening to her clients’ needs, understanding what is important to them, and utilizing her keen negotiation skills to ensure a successful transaction. Meghan's strong connection and involvement with the community derives from years of working in the local hospitality industry. Working in the casinos since she was 18 has created a passion for interpersonal communication and has honed her skills in sales and management. Meghan is eager to help people reach their real estate goals and aspirations.
Meghan was born and raised in Atco, NJ but spent her summers on the Cove in Brigantine where she now resides. She was raised bi-lingual as she is a CODA (child of a deaf adult). Fluent in ASL and certified as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter, she has worked at many high schools throughout the South Jersey area providing services to deaf students over the years. Dedicated to their education and social wellbeing, Meghan is also a coach for the Atlantic City girls' soccer team. When she isn't working Meghan enjoys lounging on the beach, dancing, traveling, and playing soccer.
Administrative Assistance - Lynne DeBrigida
As a people person, Lynne realizes her goals by sharing her expertise to help others achieve their potential, whether it be as an educator, swimming instructor or being available and supportive as needed.
Lynne was born in Abington PA. and graduated form Abington High School. She has a BA in Education from West Chester University, and received her Masters in Education/Administration from Penn State. Her National Administration Credential authorized her to be a School Director.
As a certified Red Cross Life Guard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, and Professional Rescuer Instructor, Lynne Supervised the Ocean City Aquatic Center Pool. She continues to contribute to community youth by teaching a full schedule of private swim lessons durning the summer months.
As an adventurous person, Lynne enjoys traveling, working out, walking, bike riding, swimming, reading, going to the beach year round, and spending time with her family. She embraces new experiences and always looks forward to tomorrow.