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.