"To me you are not just another pretty house!"
Being a lifelong North Shore resident, I pride myself on being a "connector". Additionally, I bring 20+ years of marketing and advertising experience to the real estate industry.
When it comes to real estate, I am the one stop shop for all your home related needs. Our relationship just begins with real estate. From there, I provide my clients with my vetted list of what I like to call my "PowerHouse Partners", providing referrals from everything from mortgage lenders to handymen and everything in between.
My ultimate goal is to help you find the perfect home within your budget or sell your home with unsurpassed marketing tools. I will guide you through a seamless and smooth experience and during the process while building a trusting relationship that will last well beyond your real estate transaction. "To me, you are not just another pretty house!"
Additionally, I am a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) which will give you a leg up when I am helping you buy or sell your home.
I am a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Marketing and Journalism. I spent many years working at top ad agencies in Chicago as the VP, account director of client service working with Fortune 500 clients such as Kraft Foods.
Fun Fact about me: In 2013, I appeared on the ABC top rated show "Shark Tank" for a company I founded, Fairytale Wishes.
I live in Highland Park with my wonderful husband, Jason, two amazing children and my beloved doggy, Zammy!
Clients are saying:
"Debbie is a terrific realtor in every aspect. Bottom line, she wants her client to be happy in every way. She is honest, direct, and a joy to be around. Since Debbie has an advertising/marketing background she she creative in her approach and knows what appeals to the target audience to sell. We listed our home with her as well as buying our new one and couldn’t be happIer!"
"Debbie was referred to me as an excellent real estate agent. I knew right away that she has significant expertise and experience that she brings to the table. She provided professional assistance at every step of the process -from listing the property to evaluating bids to final closing. Moreover, she truly cares and is a pleasure to work with. I never felt pressured; all of her insights were based on facts and details. She never hesitated to do the homework to make sure that everything was accurate and up to date for the market right now. All this was accomplished during Covid-19 stay at home orders in the area. I highly recommend Debbie for your real estate needs."
"My family and I have only positive comments to make about your representation. Outstanding! You kept us informed all during the sales process and gave us excellent advice about painting the interior and the arrangement of the furniture. You were always responsive when we had questions or needed assistance to sign documents.
I'm certain we will all recommend you and @Properties whenever we have the opportunity.
"I have known Debbie for over 2 years now. She is awesome and extremely easy to work with. Did a good job explaining the entire process from start to finish. Deb was fair and respectful of our wishes. During the selling process she was very dependable. She would check in with us to make sure we were happy during the process."
"My wife and I highly recommend Deb.
We worked with her for almost six months during the winter of 2018/2019, looking at numerous houses in the northern Chicago suburbs.
We kept going back to one house in particular; however the sellers were not ready to seriously negotiate at first. Deb advised us to walk away if the deal didn't feel right, which is exactly what we did! Fast forward 2 months, sellers dropped the listing price to within 3% of our previous offer. Deb advised us to hold firm at our previous best and final, which we did, and the sellers accepted!
This was our first time buying a home and Deb provided the right amount of perspective and seasoned advice.
Not only is Deb a great negotiator, but where she really shined was knowing all the right people. We needed a quick closing and without a fantastic team of people Deb recommended (inspector, real estate attorney, etc), it would not have happened.
We can't recommend her enough!"