CRAIG A. BRETZLAFF
Craig Bretzlaff has served the needs of Palm Beach County’s luxury real estate clientele for more than a decade. Over the past five years, Craig has been consistently recognized as being in the top half of the top 1% of agents with NRT, the nation’s largest residential real estate firm with over 46,000 agents nationwide. Bringing his expertise of South Florida’s luxury residential real estate market to Elliman South Florida, Craig will specialize in luxury residential sales from Palm Beach to Jupiter Island while also assuming a role in the Sports and Entertainment division. Craig also achieved the status of National Gold Council Member with the Corcoran Group as a result of his record sales and annual total sales volume.
An accomplished former PGA Golf Professional, Craig has played and competed on many of Florida’s finest golf courses and has first-hand knowledge of every notable golf community in Palm Beach County and across South Florida. Marrying his love of golf with his extensive knowledge of luxury real estate, Craig specializes in the finest Golf and Country Club communities and waterfront properties across Palm Beach such as Old Palm Golf Club, Old Marsh Golf Club, Lost Tree Village, The Country Club at Mirasol and Seminole Landing to name a few.
Utilizing a multi-faceted approach, Craig represents buyers, sellers and investors locally and globally and guides them through the high-end real estate process seamlessly. Savvy negotiating skills and innovative marketing concepts are further enhanced by Craig’s comprehensive knowledge of custom home design, new home construction, renovations, and various opportunities to create added value. Known for his attention to detail, VIP service and patience, Craig has the experience and confidence when it comes to making even the most difficult deals happen.
As a sought-after PGA Golf Professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a degree in Professional Golf Management from Ferris State University, Craig has been recognized for his dedication to the golf industry in Florida, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina and Ohio. He is an active member of the Society of the Four Arts Contemporaries, Palm Beach Yacht Club, and Old Marsh Golf Club. He is the President of the Old Guard Society of Palm Beach Golfers, a 100-year old club that is a prestigious golfing fraternity dedicated to the preservation of the true spirit of the game.
Craig makes his home in Jupiter, Florida with his wife and business partner, Heather Bretzlaff and their two sons Grant and Jaxson.
HEATHER PURUCKER BRETZLAFF
An entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for custom homes and home building have been the driving force behind Heather Bretzlaff’s success in residential real estate sales for more than twenty years.
Heather has been immersed in real estate from a young age when her father began a custom home building company in 1983. That company would grow into an award-winning industry player that is highly respected to this day in the Palm Beaches. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, she began her career working with large-scale developers as an on-site sales agent. Soon, she transitioned to selling custom homes in the luxury market with her father’s company in 1997, a move that broadened both her knowledge of the market and her growing network of contacts and clients within the quickly evolving industry. Eventually Heather became the Vice President of Purucker Homes/ Purucker & Marrano Custom Homes where she was an integral part of the marketing and sales of many of South Florida’s most prestigious waterfront and country club communities including The Loxahatchee Club, BallenIsles Country Club, Lost Tree Village, Old Palm Golf Club and Old Marsh Golf Club.
After much success in the home building industry, Heather turned her attention to real estate sales. In her first year, she was recognized as one of the top five producers in the company and has never looked back. Consistently achieving Top Producer status, she has been named in the top 1% of NRT agents nationwide and has played a significant role in success of the Palm Beach and Northern Palm Beach markets.
Today, she shares her wealth of knowledge in real estate and custom home building and design with her wide-reaching client list and the Bretzlaff Group, a real estate team that she began with her husband and business partner, Craig Bretzlaff. She also works with Craig in the Sports and Entertainment division of Douglas Elliman. In addition, she is a Florida State Certified General Contractor.
With so much success in the real estate industry, Heather measures her success from a very personal angle, “If my clients are happy and referring others, I know that I have earned their respect and confidence and that is the highest honor,” says Heather. When she is not working, Heather can be found spending time with her children. An active member of her community, she is an active member of the Palm Beach Yacht Club, Old Marsh Golf Club and the Society of the Four Arts Contemporaries and serves in several community organizations and volunteer efforts including Place of Hope.
SUZANNE G HASNER
Real estate is a family affair for Suzanne, a third generation Floridian and long time Jupiter resident. The Hasner family has been involved in the local real estate and construction industry for over 50 years. Developing close ties to the community with a thorough knowledge of the Palm Beach area has allowed Suzanne to achieve record setting sales with the Bretzlaff Group.
She also attributes her success to self-motivation, ambition, and an enthusiasm for working with and helping others. Working closely with her clients, Suzanne combines a professional and personable approach with a focused attention to detail, building lasting relationships with her clients in the process. Suzanne reflects on the rewards of her job, “ Surpassing my clients’ expectations, whether its finding their dream home, or achieving top dollar for the sale of their property, is the ultimate achievement.”
A graduate of Florida State University, with a B.S. degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida, Suzanne was an educator for fifteen years and also worked closely with her husband in their insurance consulting firm. Suzanne currently lives in Jupiter with her husband Michael and two sons. She enjoys supporting local charities committed to improving the lives of children including The Els Center of Excellence, The Open Door-Mentors for Teen Mothers, and Place of Hope, where Suzanne serves annually on the Hope Bash Committee.
Real estate and construction were a quick love affair for Scott Handler. At a young age, Scott began working for his father’s construction company, Dreamstar Custom Homes, doing anything he could to learn, eventually turning that into a full time career. He plans on bringing that vast knowledge of construction to the Bretzlaff group as an exciting new venture in his life.
Scott earned a B.S. in finance from Florida State University in 2017 and quickly came back to his hometown of Palm Beach Gardens to work full time for Dreamstar, building $1M++ luxury custom and speculative homes in local country club and waterfront communities. While his father, Brett, is still at the helm of Dreamstar, Scott is handling the majority of the day to day operations as project coordinator, overseeing projects from sales to completion. This experience in construction will allow Scott to fully educate his clients on all aspects of the residential properties that he sells.
Scott believes it is extremely important to inform his clients on the visual appeal, but also the extensive detail of what’s underneath all of the beauty. He says it gives the buyer a true appreciation for the home when they can fully understand what they are looking at, once educated on the construction of the home: foundation, insulation, windows, custom cabinetry and much, much more.
Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Scott’s clients will benefit from his knowledge of the area and familiarity of local golf clubs and waterfront communities. He has been a part of the local sports community for his entire life and continued his love for baseball through a 2-year college baseball career. When Scott is not working, he can usually be found on our beautiful waterways or one of our many amazing golf courses. Scott looks forward to sharing his love and enthusiasm for Palm Beach County with his clients.