Elizabeth considers her path to real estate and Krauss Brokerage a natural progression fusing together her professional background and her passion for people. A long time northern Baltimore county resident with roots in Harford County, Elizabeth graduated from Loyola University in 1986 with a degree in finance and marketing. From negotiation and management of defense & aviation contracts, to consulting in business development, to hands-on owner/operator of a busy downtown restaurant, the common thread woven throughout was critical thinking, multi-tasking, interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and high energy. Desiring more family time, Elizabeth contemplated a change that would fully utilize her skills and provide a creative outlet while allowing her to connect with people on a more personal level. Her “ah hah” moment came while driving to work as she recalled an offer made by Heidi some years earlier. Timing is everything and the fit was perfect.
Having climbed the corporate ladder, juggled children with career, and full time “mothered,” she’s done it all so she relates to many. Her clients are diverse, loyal, and most are now called friends. First time home buyers to downsizing empty nesters, condos and farms, city and county, long time residents and relocations, she embraces each client and their uniqueness tirelessly working to help transition to their next phase of life. She considers this the most rewarding aspect and the “why” for what she has chosen to do.
Elizabeth resides in the Cockeysville area with her husband, two teens and two rescue cats (one smuggled in by her daughter), squeezing in time to visit their oldest living out west. Teenagers still keep one busy and spending time with family and friends are priorities, but you can find her in any precious spare time indulging her love of cooking, gardening, and travel, or immersed in the next new book on healthy living.
Get to know Elizabeth:
Favorite place to unplug and recharge? Anyplace near water! A beach or a mountain lake but on a regular basis by our pool.
Best habit? Sitting down at the kitchen table together for dinner every night – no matter how late or how many are home.
Worst habit? Over feeding people.
Guilty pleasure? Netflix binging with a pint of Luna and Larry’s Bliss Dark Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream
If I could wave a magic wand... I would infuse all hearts with joy.
Favorite holiday? Christmas because all of my kids are home, out of town family is here, and festivities are stretched out across many days.
What would you put on a billboard? Be the energy you want to attract.
Favorite gadget? A tie between my kitchen Ninja and my Bluetooth speaker for music.
Favorite book or movie? I love “The Hundred Foot Journey” – a blend of culture and culinary arts with a good measure of friendship and overcoming adversity.
Totem animal? According to an internet questionnaire, I am a bear. “Humorous and playful with a natural fortitude, assurance and aptitude when taking on leadership roles. Bear people growl at adversity and come to the rescue of those in their circle in times of need. “ Hmmm.
If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future? I would prefer to travel to the past because life was simpler and the focus on family was stronger.