Barbara Schultis has always been involved in sales and management since the 1970"s. Barbara left behind a successful career in retail buying and merchandising with a major department store and began her career in real estate in 1984. She quickly became a top selling and listing agent with a major U.S. firm in the Merrick area, and then a broker/owner of her own Merrick based firm from 1988-1994. Recognizing the emerging importance of branding with a national firm, she merged her company with Prudential Douglas Elliman in 1994, managing their Merrick branch. Since that time, she has trained, retained, recruited and motivated top agents in the surrounding markets. As a result, the Merrick branch has ranked as the # 1 listing and selling office in the entire Douglas Elliman company on all of Long Island for the last 10 years in a row. In addition, Barbara opened the Long Beach branch of Prudential Douglas Elliman in 2004. That office quickly grew through recruiting and an acquisition in the fall of 2005. The Long Beach office now enjoys a huge lead on the market share among all the participating brokers on the barrier island. Barbara has been respected and recognized as a top trainer, recruiter and motivator in her firm and in the real estate industry. She has also been a speaker at a national convention.