I am a full-time real estate agent and REALTOR® member with a background in customer service and education. I am married to my best friend Randy. Together we have three grown children Randy (Kasey), Scott (Brittney), Jennifer, and by June 2016 five grandchildren. We enjoy country living where there is less traffic and open spaces with fresh air.
I fell in love with all things house at the age of 12, at the time my family lived on the north side of Chicago in a charming four story walk up. Built in the 1920’s era, the architecture and detailing were beautiful. My bedroom door was eight feet tall and I remember staring at the craftsmanship in amazement. The intrigue of house and home has been a priority of mine and at the age of 25 my husband and I purchased our first home.
In 2005, a life transition lead me to real estate as a full-time career. The idea of serving and helping people achieve the American Dream through homeownership became an overwhelming draw. Soon I found myself in the trenches learning and enjoying everything real estate. Fast forward ten years and a journey of education, experience, and success. From Resales, REO’s and Property Management, all of these experiences have led me to now.
Today’s real estate market is ever changing. To best represent our Clients, we must be informed. And, since Buying and Selling a home are important steps to most families, it is critical that I am progressive on current issues, real estate trends, neighborhood house values and negotiating strategies. Unfortunately, many REALTORS® are either unwilling or unable to face the times head-on. I can! I want to! I will!
No matter what circumstances or life stage you now face, I look forward to helping you move forward. Your success is our success. Let’s do this together!
I, Deb Long, pledge to provide the highest level of service possible to you, the Seller. Your right as the Seller is to evaluate whether I live up to this standard. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with the way I am marketing your property or if I am not living up to my stated guidelines, please identify the problem with me and/or my Broker, (David Lucas, 205-733-4888). I request that you give me the opportunity to correct the problem. If the situation is not resolved to your satisfaction, I will release you from the listing agreement with no penalties or further obligations. Lucas & Associates, and I, want You to be satisfied and we will do what it takes to see that you are. Even if that means letting go.
Deb’s Commitment to Education and Knowledge
Growing professionally through continuing education is a priority for me. It is vital to stay on top of our ever-changing industry. Being well-versed and up-to-date on contracts and disclosures are key factors in ensuring closing goes as planned. Additionally, what may be most important to you is my knowledge and guidance which protects you from potential default and future litigation.
ABR—Accredited Buyer Representative: Indebt knowledge of Buyers and the Accountability owed to them
2012 – RECEIVED – ACTIVE
CRS—Certified Residential Specialist: An indebt knowledge of buying and selling Residential real estate
2013 – RECEIVED – ACTIVE
CRSA—Certified RealtySouth Agent Indebt knowledge of contracts and the selling process
2006 – RECEIVED – NOT ACTIVE
CDPE—Certified Distressed Property Expert Indebt study of Foreclosures and Short Sales along with the processes of each
2009 – RECEIVED – NOT ACTIVE
CIAS—Certified Investor Agent Specialist Working with investors to leverage their money
2010 – RECEIVED – NOT ACTIVE
GRI—Graduate Realty InstituteIndebt Knowledge of Buying and Selling Real Estate in the 21st Century
2015 – RECEIVED – NOT ACTIVE
SRES—Seniors Real Estate SpecialistSelling & Buying differences by generation
2010 – RECEIVED – NOT ACTIVE
Ninja Selling—Focuses on the Consumer and Process, not the outcome.
2014 – RECEIVED – ACTIVE
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