Debra's success as a Senior Broker is derived from her basic belief that integrity, hard work, and a commitment to excellence is at the core of her real estate business. Her strong work ethic combined with her listening and negotiating skills has established Debra as an acknowledged real estate expert. Respected for honesty and professionalism, Debra has the experience to anticipate and eliminate obstacles to successfully complete transactions. Her business savvy has attracted various media outlets such as Chicago Magazine and HGTV's "House Hunters".
Having lived in Chicagoland since 1981, Debra has built an in-depth knowledge of the city and its surrounding areas. Her dependability, skill in sales and marketing, and use of state-of-the-art technology assists her in the complete dedication to her clients.
Debra's clients count on her to be steady and clear thinking in every situation to guide them to a successful conclusion. Whether it is finding just the right house for buyers or working with sellers to present their property to its best advantage. She understands the difference between a house and a home and remembers that each client's interests are unique.
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Clients are saying:
"Great experience all the way around with her attention to our concerns and needs has been great! True team player"
"We had a ball touring homes for our first Chicago home purchase with Debra. She helped us realize a home in the suburbs wasn't the right move, bringing us to 20+ suburban homes we selected from her customized search. We eventually threw in the towel on the suburbs to return to Chicago. Debra's realtor intuition told her we wanted a city home. Like a good realtor, she let us reach the decision ourselves. Resuming the original Chicago search, we found our home in May--9 months after meeting Debra "Patience" Secher. Her customized search again helped us waide past many unconsiderable, but available, listings. She did everything in her power to ensure we won a bidding war and made wise choices throughout the buying process. At our closing (a closing of under an hour!), she celebrated with and entertained us, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Our professional and friendly agent cared about us and finding our first home. Trustworthy, reliable, dedicated, patient and fun describe Debra! We're calling her for our next home purchase."
"Deb was incredible. She helped us immensely as first-time home buyers. Deb was always a phone call or text away, and often reached out in anticipation of questions. We were so thankful to have worked with a professional like her. Deb was incredible. She is incredibly attentive and responsive. From the first conversation about what we were looking through all the way through final close, Deb was always available. We were nervous, first-time home buyers and she answered every question (often before we even knew the right question to ask). Highly recommend Deb for any first-timer in Chicago"
"We met Debra when we were first beginning to look for a new home. We started by just viewing some open houses on our own and she was hosting one of them. After chatting with her a bit at the open house we walked out of the open house and both said to each other "that's our realtor".In sales, there are some who will be too pushy, badgering prospective clients with details they don't ask for, etc. Others will be too hands off, practically ignoring possible buyers. With Debra we saw an ideal sales person, somebody who could engage with a buyer, make them comfortable, and not be pushy. Knowing that I'd be selling my place after buying our new home, I saw her as somebody perfect for when that time came. Of course if you're only in the market to buy, the value of a good Realtor isn't as obvious. But once you get past the basics of shopping and making an offer, having somebody like Debra is a huge help. When we made our offer, she connected us with a thorough attorney and a diligent inspector who helped ensure that what we were buying didn't have any secret problems. There were definitely bumps in the road, but Debra's presence helped to smooth those out and keep us calm as it all came together. She was great to work with and always available when we had questions or concerns. We cannot recommend her highly enough!"
"Debra was extremely caring, attentive, and respectful throughout our home buying process. She's the utmost "people" person. We always felt like we were her only clients, while in reality she was likely working with many. Her communication was outstanding, rarely was there a day when we didn't discuss status of the many pieces making up the buying process (attorney review, inspection, appraisal, underwriting, closing, etc.). She was easy to talk to, quickly responded to our questions, and really owned any/all concerns we had. It's suffice to say, Debra went above and beyond what we thought an agent was responsible for. We can confidently say she genuinely had our best interest in mind! Overall, we could not have hoped for a better agent to work with. Thank you Debra for your guidance and support! We are now happy homebuyers, and are extremely happy and grateful we had the opportunity to share this huge milestone in our lives with you!"