Maryland's Eastern Shore in Worcester County in Ocean City, MD have been a big part of my life since I was a teenager. My families’ countless memories of fun in the sun made at the beach in Ocean City and Ocean Pines live in our hearts forever.
I am very fortunate to live and own my own EXIT brokerage in Ocean Pines, MD community I have been assisting buyers and sellers since 2006 fulfill their real estate dreams at the beach. Education has always been very important to me. Along with my Brokers License I have earned the following designations to further assist my clients. RSPS® - Resort & Second Home Property Specialist, ABR® - Accredited Buyer Representative, SRS® - Seller Representative Specialist.
As a member of the Coastal Association of Realtors I serve on the current board as Secretary and am President Elect for 2017-2018. I am a member of National Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) serving as Coastal Delmarva WCR Chairperson in 2014 and 2015 and past Secretary of the Maryland State Women’s Council of Realtors. I have served on the Communications Committee and was past committee chair in Ocean Pines.
One of the biggest highlights of my adult life was purchasing our first beach house in Ocean City Maryland. I remember the fun of the search for just the right location, the qualification for financing and the anticipation of a pending settlement. I also remember my husband Don and I saying "What ARE we thinking?" and Jim, our Realtor re-assuring us with "If it doesn't work out I will sell it for you!" Turns out we did sell our first “second home” home so we could purchase our dream home to live here full time at the beach. We moved in 10 days after our youngest son graduated from high school and have never looked back and have not been disappointed. My clients love the fact that I have "been here/done that" as it gives me a special insight and true appreciation for what they are feeling and going through and how best to assist them find their perfect spot at the beach. My clients and friends are very generous with the referrals of their family, friends and business associates and helped me build the business and brokerage I have today.
TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS
“Bernie has key qualities that would make her highly successful at whatever she chose to do. As (my) luck would have it, she chose real estate. She is driven to succeed. And for her, the definition of success puts people first, in all walks of her life. If you choose Bernie as your agent, you WILL find your house, she will come to understand what you want, and only show you what you are interested in. I connected with Bernie on Zillow. I knew nothing about her or the market. All I can say is trust her, she will have your best interest at heart. Having shared a business with my husband for 25 years, I came to recognize when people want more than money to be happy in their job. Bernie is one of those exceptional human beings. And she will only recommend services from those who are like minded, as we did in our business. You will have no regrets.” L.Poulson
“If you want a real estate agent that understands your needs and guides you through every step of the buying process then Bernie Flax is your agent. It took us a while to find our dream home as we had very specific needs, but that didn't bother Bernie, she was patient with us as we navigated the market. Even after the purchase process was complete, Bernie continued to provide us with helpful advice to ensure that all the bases were covered as we became new home owners at the beach. Bernie is a class act, she was our agent, but now she is a trusted friend. Bernie was recommended to us by friends, and now we would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an agent that can make their dream of home ownership at the beach come true.” S Arnold
“Ms. Flax was responsive to our every request. She went out of her way to help us negotiate the buying process. She kept us appraised of what was going on throughout the negotiation process. When problems arose she took it upon herself to go the court house and determine what the problem was. This was way beyond what was required of her. Thanks to her we got a house we never thought we could afford. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.”
“Bernie Flax went over and above to help us find our home during and after our search. Her professionalism and knowledge was truly an asset and I would recommend Bernie to anyone looking for a home. She was and still is a pleasure to talk to.” J. Bannon
“Bernie went above and beyond to assist my husband and I in buying our first home. She was very supportive, honest, and compassionate throughout the entire process. She worked very well with our loan officer and the selling agent to assure we were able to buy the home that we fell in love with. We would highly recommend Bernie to buy or sell a property and although we do not plan on leaving any time soon, if we ever buy or sell again, Bernie will be our number one choice.” H.Ward
“Bernie was patient and really listened when it came to find us our first house. She understood our location and price point requirements. But more important, she took the time to understand our family's specific needs in a house. After more than a year, she found it. Anybody can sell you a house. Bernie finds you your new home.” S Davis
Whether you are buying or selling a home, hire me, someone who loves the Eastern Shore as much as you do and will work hard to earn your business. Whether you are looking for your right spot at the beach or need to find a buyer for your beach spot let me help you make your dream a reality.
I invite you to contact me as I'd be happy to assist you with this important transaction. Please browse my website for listings, reports and important local real estate information.