We had the good fortune of connecting with Zuleyma Bernabe and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Zuleyma, what principle do you value most?
The most important principle in my business is forming real connections. When I work with clients, I want them to feel like family, not just another deal. I believe in being there for them, especially during stressful times when they need guidance the most. By doing this, clients feel comfortable asking me anything, even after we’ve finished working together. What I love most is seeing them grow—whether it’s getting a new pet, expanding their family, or making memories in the homes I helped them find.

Building these relationships isn’t just about business for me; it’s about creating a sense of trust and understanding. I’m happiest when I see my clients’ lives flourish, knowing I played a part in their journey. Success, to me, isn’t just about making sales—it’s about the friendships and connections I get to make along the way.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a bilingual Realtor® with Monument Realty and the team lead/creator of Elite Realty Group. I have been licensed since January 2021 and am recognized for assisting first-time home buyers, sellers, and investors. As a Dallas native, I proudly serve the DFW metroplex, specializing in residential sales, including new construction homes, pre-existing homes, investment properties, condos, lots & acreage, vacant commercial lots, and more.

What sets me apart is my commitment to personalized service. Recognizing that each client is unique, I tailor my approach to meet their specific needs, ensuring they receive the guidance they deserve throughout their real estate journey. It’s this dedication to treating every client like family that has earned me recognition and referrals from satisfied clients, friends, and family members.

In essence, I want everyone to know that I’m not just a Realtor®—I’m a reliable partner here to help clients reach their real estate dreams with integrity, expertise, and a genuine desire to make it happen.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Dallas offers tons of hidden gems, perfect for an unforgettable visit. For starters, pay a visit to Bishop Arts, Trinity Groves, and Deep Ellum. Start your day with a fresh brunch at Paradiso in Bishop Arts, followed by a stroll among chic stores and local art galleries. Then, venture to Deep Ellum for a savory lunch at Terry Back’s, and don’t miss exploring the unique finds in local shops.

End your day on a high note at Trinity Groves, known for its relaxed ambiance and diverse dining options. Sip on a frozen margarita from Beto & Son while taking in the breathtaking view of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. With its blend of culture and charm, Dallas promises an unforgettable experience for every visitor.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give a special shoutout to Monument Realty, my exceptional brokerage. Since joining Monument Realty, my professional journey has transformed significantly. Previously, I had limited access to resources and lacked connections with vendors, lenders, and fellow real estate agents. However, Monument has provided me with everything I could ask for and more, enabling me to flourish.

At Monument Realty, I’ve also gained vital connections and partnerships that have elevated my career. The sports partnerships have also allowed me to include my clients in exclusive events and celebrations, enhancing their experience and strengthening our bond. Moreover, I’ve had the opportunity to dive into diverse markets that were previously unfamiliar to me. This exposure has enhanced my knowledge and prepared me to serve a wide range of clients and transactions with confidence. Monument Realty has been the driving force behind my business growth, and I’m endlessly grateful for the opportunities and support they’ve provided.

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/zuleyma.dfw.realtor

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zuleymabernabe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/zuleyma.dfw.realtor

Image Credits
Thomas Garza

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