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PENNY BURKE is a Realtor who has positive energy and a love for meeting new people.

Drawing upon her negotiating, communication, networking and marketing skills, she helps others achieve their dreams. “My background as a trial lawyer has fine-tuned my ability to read people. Listening is what matters most when working with clients.” Penny’s background helps her to better serve her clients. She spots potential issues quickly and analyzes every point of the sale with your best interests in mind. “I’ve worked with people going through very stressful times in their lives. They needed me both professionally and emotionally. I can handle the pressure and have made long-lasting professional relationships.”

Penny was born in New York but always knew that she wanted to live in beautiful south Florida. She was accepted at the University of Miami School of Law, met her husband, and never left the sun-soaked lifestyle. The blockbuster movie “Pain & Gain” was based on one of her murder trials. She also co-authored the book From Granny Panties to Thongs, The Mourning After. “After my father passed away, I became my mom’s dating coach – she was 60 years young. I became an advocate for widowed women looking for love again after loss. Many of these women had never shared their stories before. "I was honored to be let into their private worlds.” Penny made forever friendships and was invited to two of the weddings.

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Dear Penny,
Today was our closing day on our beautiful Ibis Country Club house in Paradise! We are so excited to take possession, but first we wanted to make sure to take the time to say thank you to you for going above and beyond for us as our broker and for helping to guide us to making the right decision. From the first time we spoke to you on the phone, we knew we wanted to work with you. You are friendly, funny, knowledgeable and easy to work with but most of all, anyone that works with you can tell you really care about each and every one of your clients.

Buying a second home is never an easy task.There are obvious issues such as picking out the right community and figuring out with each spouse what are your must- haves and what are negotiable. It can be a fun but stressful process as you want to make the right decision as to community, size, condition of unit etc etc. We have to say that with you, we really hit the jackpot in that you were not just a broker going through the motions of finding us a house. You really took the time to sit down with us for coffee, listen to us, get to know us as people and figure out what community we would be happiest in. That was really special to us. On top of that you are a great person and really fun to be with! Hanging out with you made our house hunting fun and less stressful! You were always honest, and your insights and experience were extremely helpful . You never rushed us but wanted us to find the ONE and be excited about it!

Being a broker encompasses many facets and it’s not just finding a house. You went out of your way to know us, to learn our taste, to educate us and to just "let us be" when necessary. If anyone ever wants a recommendation for a broker in the Palm Beach area there are two choices. Choice one is you. The second is no one else. You are the best and we thank you for everything you’ve done! Looking forward to having you over for that first drink near the pool!

Warmest regards
Bill and Barbara Laufer

Bill and Barbara Laufer

Thanks Penny. We liked the way handled us with "dog rental " last year.I'm glad we went with our gut feeling. You've been a very professional broker and an even nicer person .

Getting Barbara to the promised land was something you really did a great job with. We’re all in!

Bill Laufer

Tell ya what: I had a lot of sales people work for me over the years. Wish they were like Penny. Sure, she got the job done in record time. We know she is a mover. It’s impressive. A Superwoman cape would be appropriate.
But the best part was her hand holding and guiding us through “a move,” which is a grueling experience - especially when you are doing a 50pct downside.
We really do appreciate, more than I can express on my cell (no WiFi yet), her professionalism and always happily being available - when and if needed.
Thanks to you as well. Told you years ago that you were our guy.

Phil Huber

Phil Huber

I’ve worked with numerous realtors throughout my career here in FL and in NY. I’m an agent, but I don’t really practice here… Usually I have nothing but complaints. But I wanted to emphasize how great it was to work with Penny Burke. She’s the nicest, most professional, friendly and knowledgeable agent I’ve EVER worked with!

Gary Stevens

Hello Jeff, My sister and I wanted to thank you all at Echo Fine Home Properties for selling our mother's home through long and difficult circumstances, and share with you our experience working with Penny.
Penny Burke was an amazing agent to work with on the sale of our home. She has a fantastic attitude, and went far and beyond what most agents can, or are willing to, do to help us. She knew our market very well and the ins and outs of dealing with a club and homeowners association involved in our sale. She is not only an excellent agent, but a dear friend now.
Best regards,

Nina and Jim Riley

Dear Penny, I want to thank you for helping me find the perfect house for me in Florida. You listened to my wants and needs which made the process so quick and easy. By continually providing me with information and answers to my questions I felt secure in my decision. It was great to know that someone was standing up for me. In the past I have bought and sold several homes but working with you has been the best experience by far.
Thanks again and keep in touch. Robin Graber

Robin Graber

Dearest Penny, Words cannot express how grateful we are for everything you did for us. You went well above and beyond from start to finish. It was truly a pleasure working with you, and we enjoyed all of our text messages, emails, FaceTimes, and conversations. Although we had some challenging times we also know that we could have never made this move without such an amazing realtor, advocate, and friend. You truly are gifted at what you do, and a person that we were blessed to meet. We are so happy in our new home; we could not have picked a better one ourselves! This is just a little token of thanks. We look forward to having you over soon to celebrate in person.Thank you once again! Love, Matt & Tal

Matt & Tal Halpern

Penny Burke is a super star of realtors. I told her what I was looking for ( a very rare kind of home) , and she nailed it. She actually listens to what the client wants and doesn’t waste the client’s time showing properties which would otherwise not meet the client’s needs. Not only were her negotiating skills first class, but her vibrant personality and professionalism make her not only a superb realtor , but a friend for life! After purchasing a property from her, I have now hired her to list my house. And I have referred my sister to her, and will continue to do so to all my friends. Penny got me through some precarious times by acting as a realtor, a friend and a psychiatrist! Thank you, Echo for lending her out! Sherry Fudim

Sherry Fudim

Jeff, I adored working with Penny. The moment I met her she put me at ease. Her knowledge and expertise about BallenIsles is excellent. The special touches (cookies, flowers and cold water) are so appreciated by the Buyers. Just a great success!

Helen Powers

I had the pleasure of working with Penny Burke with Echo Fine Properties to sell my mother-in-law’s home in the BallenIsles community of Palm Beach Gardens. I live in New York City and was unable to personally oversee the process as we prepared the house for sale. Thank goodness for Penny: hard-working, detail-oriented, and efficient, Penny went above and beyond to make every aspect of the process as smooth as possible. The house we were selling needed work. I entered the process anxious and overwhelmed by the enormity of the project, but Penny’s swift, adept understanding of our needs and her ability to satisfy them made things so much easier. Because we don’t live locally, Penny shouldered the responsibility for all aspects of the sale that otherwise a seller should have handled independently. She spent many afternoons at the house with contractors, plumbers, and electricians to obtain reasonable quotes from providers we could trust. My husband and I are grateful for all the times she went beyond reasonable expectations to get the job done. Penny always acted as though the sale of our house was her most important job. We felt prioritized and valued. I know she had other clients with simultaneous needs and demands, and I imagine they felt prioritized and valued, too. It was a pleasure to work with Penny. She is straightforward, honest, and funny, and I miss her now that we don’t speak multiple times a day!

Holly Schechter

Penny Burke was my RE agent from Echo Fine Properties and was instrumental in selling my home. Penny from the first go projected friendliness, energy and commitment. To show my home she staged it to make it look most attractive to a prospective buyer. Over the following few months she showed my home tirelessly to over 25 interested buyers. After signing the contract with the actual buyer, she meticulously oversaw the necessary corrections the home inspection required. After satisfactory resolution of the inspection items, she continued helping me beyond the call of duty in helping me efficiently vacate my home. Penny worked closely and harmoniously with the buyers RE agent resolving even the most minute financial issues prior to closing. The fact that the closing went smoothly without any problems was certainly due to Penny’s constant attention and dedication to represent and protect me as her client. Penny proved herself all along the process one hundred percent reliable and trustworthy and it is my pleasure to recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home.

Roman Kadron

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