Born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh by an electrician/machinist/carpenter, single-parent father, and spending summers on a farm taught Elisa a tenacious work ethic and gave her the ideal foundation needed for all aspects of Real Estate.
Elisa’s father’s perseverance in raising Elisa and her three siblings after the unexpected death of his wife led him to teach Elisa furniture refinishing and basic tool usage. Elisa’s aptness for furniture refinishing, painting, and making ugly things new again became her passion.
Elisa holds B.S. in Business from the Pennsylvania State University and held various managerial positions. Following the birth of her 4 children, Elisa chose to stay home and home-school them for 10 years. Her teen’s many friends called her ‘Mama Sicily’, knew her home and kitchen were always open and appreciated the many Italian meals she would prepare for the whole gang; thus, life-sustaining them through their many loud, intense gaming sessions. As her children were beginning to launch, Elisa launched her own self-employment business, painting, stripping wallpaper, cleaning, organizing, and staging homes for clients planning to sell. This naturally led her to the world of Real Estate as she purchased rental properties and became a REALTOR®.
In addition to serving as the Transaction Coordinator at HouseRock Realty, she also works with sellers, buyers and investors. Elisa appreciates the uniqueness of each deal, working one on one, effectively staging/marketing each property and is able to handle all obstacles of the buying and selling process. In her spare time, Elisa enjoys spirited family time, rehabbing furniture, antiquing, museums, researching family history, and has too many hobbies to ever be bored.