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Debbie is a Seattle native and currently lives in the Green Lake neighborhood. She has lived and worked throughout the Greater Seattle area and has helped her clients buy and sell homes in a wide variety of locations, from the urban to the semi-rural.
Debbie came into the real estate profession after working in architecture, construction, and Seattle-area public and private education. With strong ties to these fields, she is able to add a broad service base to her real estate knowledge.
With an established referral list of architects, remodelers, contractors and handymen, she is able to help sellers navigate the process of getting a home ready for the market. And, she can help buyers who are improving their new homes.
When buyers shop for a new home, Debbie is able to discuss the pros and cons of architectural design – when does form sacrifice function? How do the different styles of homes affect the long-term investment potential or the ongoing maintenance of a home? If you are a family thinking about moving to the Seattle area from out of town, she can connect you with parents, teachers and administrators currently in the public school system, so you can quickly assess what your best choices might be.
Debbie is proud to be a member of the highly respected, independent real estate firm, Lake & Company Real Estate. Lake’s Golden Rule is to consider clients as a family, and this can be seen among the staff as well.
The Lake brokers see themselves as a team, rather than a group of individual competitors, and seek to help every broker succeed in meeting their clients’ objectives. This gives the client not only a committed individual but also an army of reinforcements! Carefully selecting a firm with this kind of philosophy – where the CLIENT IS CENTRAL, Debbie is committed to work hard, with the highest integrity for her clients.
In addition to her work background, Debbie has experience in property management, is a member of the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound, has been named Best in Client Satisfaction in Seattle Magazine every year since 2009, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and has post-baccalaureate education.
Debbie represented us when we bought our home in Seattle in 2007 and she represented us when we sold it in 2016. Debbie is a true professional in every sense of the word. She is both experienced and knowledgeable but more importantly she worked tirelessly in helping sell our home. Debbie looked out for our interests at every step of way and ensured we received maximum value while minimizing downside risk. My wife and I would recommend her to any seller or buyer in the Seattle area.
There still is a call for a full-service agent in this market, and Debbie is it. In fact ESPECIALLY in this market, you will need someone who will literally go the full distance and get your house sold ethically and for the best possible price and terms amidst all the insanity. She did it for us even in a less than ideal season and we felt fantastic at closing about the whole process and price. She is a top rated agent (Seattle Magazine 5 star) and it shows.
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Debbie helped us buy our house in Ravenna in 2011, and then sell it in spring of 2018. We recommend her to all of our friends. She is exceedingly patient, which is an important skill as a buyer negotiating Seattle real estate for the first time. She knows the market intimately, so when you're finally ready to buy she will put you in position to make a competitive offer. And when you're ready to sell, she knows all the right people and touches to make your house stand out of the crowd and ma...see more
My husband and I have known Debbie for more than two decades and she has helped us buy and sell two houses, the latest earlier this year. Debbie understands the real estate business well, loves the city and is always willing to go the extra mile to make the right thing happen. When we returned to Seattle earlier this year, she set up scouting trips around Puget Sound so we could identify the right place to settle and eventually found us a home in our budget that had great bones and appraised fo...see more
Debbie helped me find and purchase my first home. She was highly recommended to me by two close friends and she exceeded my expectations based on those recommendations! I can't even begin to describe how helpful she was with the home buying process. I literally felt overwhelmed by everything, but she was patient with me and really made sure everything came together. I also can't say enough about how good she is about communicating. I always felt like I was in the loop and knew what was goin...see more
Debbie was great. She really made the home buying process so easy. She's very easy to work with, and made my first purchase not so scary. She and Max were really there for me with any questions I had along the way
Debbie is the absolute best real estate agent out there. My husband and I started looking for a house in the most desirable (ie, most difficult area to buy in) areas of Seattle at the end of summer 2017. We first used a different agent, who kept delegating us to his much less experienced partner. After losing 6 offers, we knew we had to change agents and that the crazy Seattle real estate market required the best and most experienced agent in order for us to win an offer. We were referred to Deb...see more
Debbie was recommended to me by a friend who described her as a highly knowledgeable, professional, personable and authentic agent. She proved herself to be all those things and more as she sold my condo and helped me buy my dream house. Her expertise garnered the highest selling price per square foot in the history of that condo building. She also secured my house for a reasonable price in a highly competitive market. In the year and a half since I bought my house, I've returned to Debbie f...see more
It had been a while since I dipped my reticent toes in the Real Estate waters, and I cannot tell you how reassuring and calming it was to have Debbie Jefferson on my side. Not just because of her acumen, her ability to write the best possible offer, and her knowledge of the area but because I truly believed she saw me as a partner and not as a "sale." You will never be sorry if you choose Debbie Jefferson as your partner in your real estate adventure. Now dip those toes!
I would highly recommend Debbie Jefferson as your Realtor. Debbie assisted me when I put my house up for sale in North Seattle during a slow time last summer and held multiple openings until it sold. She is a consummate professional and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to what was needed before and after the sale. Debbie recommended an amazing house cleaner, stager, and window cleaner that made my 1940’s house look better then ever (I was actually debating if I should sell). We also ran i...see more
We give Debbie Jefferson a “five star” or “A+” rating!
Debbie is extremely savvy and professional. We interviewed several highly recommended realtors, but Debbie stood out because of her calm, can-do attitude. She clearly and patiently explained the ins and outs of the Seattle market and – very importantly nowadays – how to forge an aggressive Purchase and Sales Agreement. With Debbie’s expert guidance we were able to make a very strong, genuine offer on our home. It turns out...see more
I met Debbie in 2012 when she helped me negotiate a condo purchase in a co-housing community. I was immediately stuck by her demeanor, professionalism and knowledge. I appreciated that fact that she was looking out for my best interest, even though it was her co-worker who was the listing agent. That whole transaction went so smoothly and she even had recommendations on the remodeling I had in mind to expand the unit. And then here we are, 3 years later, I reached out to Debbie to help me se...see more
Debbie helped me keep on top of a crazy market, work the negotiations on three different offers, and ultimately find and buy an amazing home. She was very available to go and look at homes even in the summer months, and when she was unavailable she always had someone competent help me go and see them. Additionally, she was responsive to my needs as I got a better idea of what was there in my price range. And finally, when it got down to brass tacks, she was clear and concise with me and the sell...see more
I can't recommend Debbie Jefferson highly enough! In my 40 years of extensive experience buying and selling homes, there is no one who comes close to the service/professionalism of Debbie Jefferson. First off, she had the best professional advise of anyone I've ever worked with, even in Manhattan, New York City! And she was with us every step of the way, taking care of every detail of preparing the property for sale, determining exactly what needed to be done, making sure all other parties invo...see more
Debbie spent months in 2006 finding the perfect condo for us, she was the one who told us "Roosevelt is going to be big". 10 years later she was the agent who told us when the time was right, and got us the highest $ per SF in the building, even better than the top floor 2 bedroom units. Debbie handled the staging, photography, open houses (which are not easy with a condo) and got us 4 offers all over asking in 4 days. Debbie defines "trusted advisor" in a world with online everything and fl...see more
I cannot recommend Debbie highly enough. She helped me sell my condo in Seattle while I was living in North Carolina, a task that had me nervous from so far away. Debbie was wonderful and handled every detail, keeping me from having to fly out to do sale prep, and she communicated with me every step of the way to relieve my anxieties. When sale time came, she helped me price it strategically and then negotiate multiple offers until I had a fantastic price. I couldn't be happier. I only wish she ...see more
Debbie helped us to win a competitive offer process for our dream home in the exact neighborhood location we wanted. She also helped us to sell our previous home form $25,000 more than we thought we could get! Debbie is extremely professional, and her advice expertly guided us through the home buying and selling process in Seattle's competitive market.
Debbie made the difference in our ability to find a and win the house that we love. She made herself available throughout our search, was instrumental in providing insights relevant to the market, and delivered when it really mattered the most. As first-time home buyers Debbie provided us with critical education while also respecting our personal preferences and circumstances. We highly recommend Debbie as an agent!