Ellwood “Woody” Paisley likes working in real estate because he enjoys sharing his knowledge of the shore with his clients.
“I call it ‘my island,’” Woody said of Ocean City. “I spent my childhood vacations here and never left.”
Having spent every summer here in his long life, Woody knows the ins and outs of the different neighborhoods and what they have to offer. So if a buyer is looking for a house close to the beach but not too close that parking is an issue, but also close the shopping, parks and a good restaurant, Woody knows exactly where they can find the right home. After all, “location, location, location” is the mantra of a good real estate agent, Woody said.
Born in April 1945, Woody and his wife, Susan, spent summer vacations in Ocean City with their children Ashley, Christopher, Nathan and Brandon.
“I’ve been here every summer of my life. I’ve been through the ’62 storm, all of the hurricanes. I have a lot of local knowledge that a veteran of the island would know about,” Woody said.
Born and raised in Haddon Heights, N.J., Woody graduated from Ursinus College in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, then served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972.
After his long love affair with the resort, he finally moved to the area in 1979.
“I enjoy the process of finding the right home for a buyer,” Woody said. “I love Ocean City and love to share my knowledge.”
Woody, who enjoys working with people, worked with Doug Grisbaum at Berger Realty from 2000 to 2016, when he left to join The Grisbaum Group at Long & Foster Real Estate. He also worked for Admiral Nissan in Egg Harbor Township from 1980 to 2016.
Outside work, he enjoys ocean kayaking and watching the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Union.