She has been called “the agents’ agent.” A power broker. An icon. She has sold over $1.5 billion in exceptional properties and has been awarded virtually every honor in the industry. In a career spanning more than thirty years —and every kind of trend and technology — she transcends.
She is Joan Eleazer, a fourth-generation Dallasite and an unparalleled expert in the premier neighborhoods and towns of North Texas, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Turtle Creek, Uptown and Downtown. A graduate of Hillcrest High School in Dallas and of the University of Texas at Austin, Joan is passionate about the people of Texas. She forges relationships through both professional organizations and philanthropy — associations that not only give Joan her unmatched business network but also provide outlets to serve causes close to her heart. Joan has volunteered for Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT), Junior League of Dallas, Crystal Charity Ball, Equest therapeutic horsemanship, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and Habitat for Humanity. Joan has served as president of the Friends of the Ronald McDonald House auxiliary and of the Interfaith Housing Coalition auxiliary.
Joan has earned the respect and admiration of her peers and clients. Since she joined Charles Freeman Realtors — the precursor to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty — in 1985, she has distinguished herself every year as a Top Producer. In recognition of her commitment to her clients and to her brokerage, Joan was named a member of the Leaders Circle in 1999, a member of the President’s Circle in 2004 and a member of the Chairman’s Circle in 2013. In 2002, Joan’s daughter, Layne Pitzer, joined The Eleazer Group, bringing a new dimension to the business. Working together, Joan and Layne have challenged each other and, as a result, their business has realized new heights of achievement. In 2006, Joan’s husband, Jeff, joined the group, bringing the family oriented team full-circle, enhancing even further The Eleazer Group’s scope and professionalism.
As of 2022, Joan has closed career transactions totaling more than $1.5 billion. These outstanding results have propelled The Eleazer Group to top-producing-team status at Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty for many consecutive years. Joan has also earned membership in the prestigious Masters of Residential Real Estate network, the top 25 high-end real estate agents in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who meet stringent sales performance requirements. Among Joan’s many industry honors: multiple and consecutive D Best awards from D Magazine ; one of Dallas’ Top Volume Producers, many consecutive years; one of the city’s 29 Power Brokers, a distinction based on experience, reputation, and outstanding sales volume; and one Texas' top Five Star real estate agents by Texas Monthly magazine. Joan applies the same award-winning touches in her work as a RELO relocation specialist. Equipped with experience and special insight into the needs of families relocating to North Texas, Joan expends extra effort to help find the house, neighborhood and environment they need to create the perfect new home.
Joan Eleazer is known for client attention that is beyond compare and for properties of style, quality and significance. Among her other industry certifications and distinctions, she is a Historic House Specialist, a designation bestowed by Preservation Dallas. Joan not only represents homes by noted architects and builders but also quality homes at every level, in neighborhoods across North Texas. Paired with the exceptional service for which The Eleazer Group is known — a tradition established by Joan in 1985 — Joan’s proudest achievements are when clients who have benefitted from her knowledge, expertise and guidance become friends.
The Eleazer Group. Expertise. Excellence. Exceptional results.