Testimonials

We met Elaine at one of her listings and were so impressed with her professionalism, knowledge of the industry and her wonderful personality we asked her to help us buy a home in Pompano Beach, which she did while we were 1,000 miles away.

She made the deal happen and took care of us from beginning to end. Can’t recommend her enough.

—Dave Goehl & Felice Wagner

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Rio Vista RentalOur family moved to Miami five years ago for my husband’s job. We were raising our children in Coral Gables but the area never felt like home. Last summer we decided to make a change. We began taking road trips on the weekends to areas close by so my husband could continue to commute to Brickell. When we visited Ft. Lauderdale we felt excited about the city and thought it could become our home.

I contacted Ashley Cusack, a friend in Miami and a top realtor at EWM. She suggested I get in touch with Elaine Tatum. After our first meeting with Elaine , I realized Ft. Lauderdale was the place I wanted to live. She made such a positive impression with her warm and caring personality. She spent a great amount of time showing us the city. What could have been a stressful transition turned out to be a very pleasant experience.

Our family is happy in Fort Lauderdale. Elaine found us a great home and it is in a wonderful neighborhood where we have met other nice families. I would strongly recommend Elaine to all of my friends that are interested in moving to Fort Lauderdale.

—Jane Zulli & Family

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Todd and SeviElaine Tatum’s work impressed us on multiple levels. She had an uncanny sense to know what we were pondering but hadn’t yet said aloud, really listened effectively to what we were seeking, brought forward beautiful homes for our consideration, all in a timely manner, with excellent communications from the start to close. How could so many terrific characteristics and abilities find their way into one Realtor. We love our new home, and recommend Elaine unequivocally. We would definitely use her again.

—Sevi & Todd Caouette

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Dolaway FamilyElaine Tatum has been a pleasure to work with making the home buying process easy and painless! From initial home selection and visits through closing, Elaine was there advising us every step of the way. When we finally found the home we were looking for, Elaine handled every aspect of the closing to insure the process went smoothly. We highly recommend Elaine for her enthusiasm, her professionalism, and her knowledge of the local markets!

—Mary & Chip Dolaway

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Family Photo WinterbottomWhen I got the word that I was being transferred back to Denver, CO, I knew undoubtedly that Elaine Tatum would be the ideal choice for a Real Estate agent . She is professional, articulate, thorough, and responsive with a genuine care for others. This is my third relocation and Elaine is by far the best agent we have ever had. From the moment I called Elaine to tell her about the move, she began preparing the listing. She took copious notes on every special touch with our home to ensure she was well informed. She took charge when we were out of town meeting contractors, cleaners, and even taking our dog to a friend’s during showings! Elaine was not only a Real Estate agent, but a partner and friend throughout the process.
Thanks to Elaine for getting our home sold quickly so we could complete our cross country relocation.

—Courtney Winterbottom & Family

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Candy and Sally PhotoElaine seemed to anticipate our every need!!! She is the consummate professional, always one step ahead and such a delight to work with. All transactions and communications were seamless. She was ALWAYS ALWAYS right there when we needed her.

Her smiling face and over all positive attitude was contagious. Just being around Elaine is a delight.

If you’re looking for the right real estate agent look no further!!

—Sally Thompson and Candy Munster

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The SymphonyIf you are looking for an extremely professional, personable, knowledgeable, attentive real estate agent, look no further than Elaine Tatum! In the process of relocating to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a business associate recommended Elaine to us. From our first meeting until the final meeting with the condo association, Elaine was there for us every step along the way. Elaine did a fabulous job introducing us to the different neighborhoods in the Fort Lauderdale area and discussing all the little nuances of each area. She always went out of her way to accommodate our busy schedule. We only had three days to explore the area and find a furnished condo in addition to keeping business commitments. She responded quickly to emails, phone calls and was prompt at scheduling viewings. Elaine went above and beyond all our expectations and she made what could have been a very stressful experience quite enjoyable – constantly recommending places to eat, grocery stores, hair salons, fun places to go and events to attend. Thank you, Elaine, for a job well done and hopefully we made a new friend in the process of finding the perfect condo for us!

—Dave and Mary Kolan

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Michanie FamilyI grew up in Miami, always dreaming of having an apartment overlooking the Ocean in Miami Beach. After college I moved to Northern California where I built a life and started a technology company. As the company grew and my financial situation improved, I decided to come back to Miami and search for that dream apartment overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. I was introduced to Elaine.

We first chatted on the phone, and right away I knew I was going to enjoy working with her. She was professional, caring and very attentive to the details of the conversation. We knew finding the right property would be a challenge with me living on the west coast and traveling 70% of the time. She first helped me narrow the search based on location, desired property features, price range, view, amenities, etc. Knowing that I had limited time to look at apartments, Elaine put together an aggressive but highly effective schedule – three days of looking at apartments in different areas that met the criteria we had established.

Through the search, she kept me from getting frustrated; we shared family stories and got to know each other better. She asked me a ton of questions about my wife and my kids to make sure that the place we pick was a good match. I had shared with her the name of a couple of buildings that I really liked, including my favorite in North Miami Beach. She made sure to include some viewings in our schedule. On the last day, she found out that a new unit, in my favorite building, had just entered the market. She made an appointment and we went to see it. I was hopelessly captured by its views, layout and amenities. We decided to make an offer.

Here is where Elaine truly began to shine. The seller was difficult and the process complicated by new regulations and legal procedures. She stayed with me during the entire process, helping me understand what was needed, next steps, how to move the process along, etc. She helped me coordinate inspections, visited the apartment and even had her husband do the final walkthrough after repairs!

As if that was not enough, she took possession of the keys for me and has been helping my wife coordinate the painting and furnishing of the unit until we finally get to take possession later this week. Elaine is so much more than a Real Estate agent; she is an amazing person, a dedicated professional and a trusted friend. She is without a doubt the person you want to work with when searching and purchasing your home in South Florida.

Thank you for all you have done for us Elaine! And thanks for making the dream of having a condo on the beach a reality!!!!

—Fred and Gabby Michanie

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Frank and ChristyWhen I asked Elaine to help me find a new home in Fort Lauderdale, I thought my options were limited to a handful of affordable neighborhoods. Leave it to Elaine to find hidden gems in prestigious neighborhoods. She did her due diligence in viewing properties beforehand, to sift out the ones that did not meet my requirements. And the result is fantastic. She found me a diamond-in-the-rough mid-century modern home that we immediately put an offer on. I was amazed at her guidance and insight that resulted in my winning offer providing in a multi-offer situation. Thank you Elaine for providing me with a beautiful new home in a neighborhood I never imagined I could afford.

—Frank Galloway

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Elaine and HollyMy wife and are very particular serial home buyers and sellers. We met Elaine at an open house when she was selling her house. She was so impressive that not only did we put in an offer to buy her house, but when our listing for our home expired with a less than productive, opinionated and overbearing listing agent, we gave our listing to Elaine! This was at a time when the market was heading downwards and time was of the essence to sell. Despite our house being on the market for over 6 months before we gave our listing to Elaine, Elaine got it sold in no time for almost near our asking price!!! She was incredible. The best thing is that we had two big dogs and a cat who were less than cooperative with buyers coming through the house. The prior listing agent wouldn’t even show our house with our animals home. Unflappable Elaine handled it all and our animals were never an issue for her!!! She is a five star broker, has the ability to turn any negative into a positive and is a consummate professional. Needless to say, we highly recommend Elaine.

—Holly and Jonathan Cohen

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Tara's HouseWhen I first decided to invest in a home, I had no idea what to do. I spoke with Elaine and told her what I was looking for, a comfortable place that I could call home. I had never owned anything; I was afraid I would rent forever. A few days later, Elaine scheduled an outing for the two of us to look at houses. What an adventure. Wow; she did her research. I looked at several houses, but I knew that the second house I saw was the one. Can you imagine my surprise? One day and she found me a home! Elaine referred me to a mortgage company and literally held my hand during the entire process. She was always available to answer my calls and willing to do whatever she could to help me secure my first home. I have since recommended her to several people, including my best friendís parents who relocated here from out of state. Once again she worked her magic. In todayís busy world, it is such a relief to know that there really are people who are on your side, especially when it comes to a home. Thanks Elaine,

—Tara Kellogg

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