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Prior to our decision to sell, we met with Debra. She is certified to help “seniors”, which may apply to my husband and which, I guess, I’ll reluctantly adopt as a temporary label. We would like to retire one day after all. She helped us think through our future needs and helped us look at our retirement housing budget and our wants for our future lifestyle. Once we were clear about all that, we knew exactly what we were looking for and found a home. In selling the home we were in, Debra also helped us with that. She was very clear about how the house should be presented and what we needed to do to get it ready. It was a lot of work and some added expense, but it really paid off! We received 2 offers well over our asking price in the first day on the market. When the one we accepted fell through because of a buyer’s health issue, she coached us through. Another offer came fairly quick, and Debra helped us to negotiate another very favorable deal. Debra was then at our side through inspections and closing.The young buyers acquired a beautiful, ready to move in home to raise their family, and we continue to move toward our “golden” (in more ways than just my hair) years. Clients are in excellent hands with Debra and should listen to her experienced and razor sharp advice.
Debra was infinitely patient with us. We actually started working with her 2 years before we bought. When we realized 2 years ago that we weren’t in the position to buy we thought we were, she helped us consider our options on how to prepare, and we stuck to it, and 2 years later when we were finally ‘there’ she happily jumped right back on board. We were so worried that she might have treated us differently since we failed to commit 2 years previously, but she did not, incredibly understanding and professional, and honestly the best team mate we could have had in the process.
We were very worried about buying a new home, but we were supported through the entire process and very happy with our new home!
We chose Debra for the concierge services she offers as part of her practice. We live in Canada now and our home needed a lot of TLC due to previous tenants. Debra organized and oversaw all the work required. On top of that, she did all the paperwork remotely and used the latest technology to make the long distance deal go smoothly. We never had to come back to North Carolina. We would definitely recommend Debra – especially if you want someone who will work with your through the entire home selling process from home preparation to closing.
Debra was very detail oriented, and made sure I had extra inspections including HVAC and moisture levels in crawl space. She anticipated concerns I never even thought of and made sure we investigated those possibilities. She answered all of my questions and quickly responded to emails and phone calls. Debra also possessed the Senior Real Estate Specialist credential which I felt would be helpful given my age and circumstances. I’m extremely satisfied with the services Debra provided. She definitely exceeded my expectations for a realtor’s services. I would recommend Debra highly.
Debra Penne went above and beyond in understanding our preferences, finding properties that could fit our needs, spending time looking with us, and when we picked a house making sure to ask the right questions, get answers, and negotiate good terms. She was always friendly, professional, and accessible. I would highly recommend her.
Thank you so much for helping us find a nice condo near the college. It’s a great, safe area to hang out in. Thank you!
She listened to my plan for selling the property rather than wowing me with nonsense fake credentials (from attending seminars) as others did. It was a pleasure to work with an agent who listened to my approach, my plan, and my objective, and who didn’t try to impress me with her collection of seminar-awarded “credentials.” Her advice was good and she was a good teammate. I’ve bought and sold about a dozen properties in Raleigh over the years, and earned sales and brokers licenses myself years ago, which I took solely to understand investing rather than to practice realty. Debra is the best agent I’ve worked with in that time. You ought to let her train your agents. Many agents begin the process by telling the client his/her credentials. The process ought to start with asking the seller his/her objectives and marketing plan. Sellers sometimes are knowledgeable too! I have one final residential property that I will put up for sale when my wife and I move to some sort of assisted living, which will be in the next 5-10 years. At that time I’ll specifically want Debra to handle the marketing and sale.
Debra sold the property of an acquaintance, she was extremely helpful with them and had great disposition to get the property ready for the market and guide them through the whole process. As far as my experience with her, Debra was very easy to work with, we sat down a couple of times to talk about paperwork requirement, the details of the sale process and then pricing and sales planning. During the whole time she kept me updated of possible leads, then prospective buyers and finally assisted through the final negotiations. Overall, it was a pleasure working with Debra. I was quite busy with work and work-related trips and she kept the buyer’s agent aware of the situation and maintained communications with me through out the process.