A top-producing real estate broker in South Florida for more than 20 years, Howard Elfman brings unparalleled industry knowledge and extensive leadership experience to his role as Managing Partner/Broker of The Agency Florida. Howard has personally owned and led successful real estate brokerages for the past fifteen plus years, personally selling thousands of homes and closing hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate, making him an invaluable asset to clients and agents alike.
A Florida resident for more than three decades, Howard holds wide-ranging knowledge and experience in all facets of real estate, including residential and commercial properties. Always striving to grow and evolve as a real estate professional, Howard continually seeks out new industry knowledge and is actively involved in the local real estate community. His extensive expertise has made him a valuable resource for the news media seeking an informed perspective on the local market. He also ensures that he and the agents he leads provide the best possible service and problem-solving techniques when guiding clients through each real estate transaction.
Howard’s breadth of experience includes working with local and international clients, representing several prominent Fort Lauderdale developments and representing institutional REO investors, such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Caliber Home Loans. Howard has served the real estate industry as President of Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors, National Association of Realtors Director and District Vice President for Florida Association of Realtors.
Howard was also appointed to and has taken leadership roles on the City of Fort Lauderdale Planning and Zoning Board, Code Enforcement Board, Nuisance Abatement Board, Broward Housing Council and serves on the board of Riverwalk Trust and the City of Fort Lauderdale Board of Adjustment.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Howard began his sales career at the age of 19, traveling a five-state territory while attending Pennsylvania State University. In 1989, he moved to Fort Lauderdale and entered the software business, selling to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies throughout the country. In 1999, already an avid real estate investor, Howard launched his full-time real estate career. After the sale of his successful Weichert Realtors franchise in 2016, he joined Douglas Elliman as Director of Luxury Sales, followed by The Agency Florida as Managing Broker.
A Fort Lauderdale resident, when Howard isn’t serving agents and clients, he enjoys traveling, exercising, and exploring South Florida’s vibrant culinary scene.