Tina DeBoer was born an entrepreneur at heart. At nine years old, she started her own successful babysitting business, and everything that she did since led her to building a successful real estate career. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University, the dynamic agent held professional roles in sales, marketing, business development, and finance. “In the back of my mind I had always thought a lot about real estate, and I liked the idea of independence. The beautiful thing is that all of those previous positions were really the perfect educational preparation for becoming a real estate agent,” she recalls.
Now she serves buyers and sellers throughout Boise and the surrounding areas, where business is booming with transplants from California, Oregon, and Washington. “It seems like everyone is moving to Idaho! It’s an amazingly beautiful place to live. We have all the entertainment options and restaurants you could want, along with mountains and lakes for the outdoor enthusiasts.” Tina goes wherever her chttps://topagentmagazine.com/lients need her, no distance is too far, selling everything from bare land, acreage properties in rural areas, to townhomes and condos in the city. “I love the diversity of experience and knowledge that I have developed by working in all of the various areas.”
As a self-described “relational” agent—not a transactional agent–Tina focuses on meeting the needs of her clients first. From staging properties to cleaning, holding hands and providing emotional support to clients in difficult times, she strives to make their entire experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. “It’s those acts of service that make me love what I do. I approach my business with the heart of a servant, and I believe that’s what’s made me so successful.”
When it comes to marketing, she also takes a proactive approach. She even pays for a full-service inspection before her listings go on the market, which helps avoid potential issues during the inspection phase of the transaction. She also walks each property with her sellers and provides hints and ideas they can implement to make the listing as successful as possible. Last year, she closed almost $10 million in sales, with a repeat and referral business of more than 90%. “My business has really exploded just from directly marketing my sphere. I’d like to raise the bar in the industry so people see real estate agents as someone they can trust.”
An active member of the community, Tina has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. In her free time, she loves riding her Harley, camping & ATVing, traveling, and scuba diving. One of the recent highlights of her life was in helping all seven of her grandchildren become certified in scuba diving and taking them all on a trip to the Caribbean. Never one to rest on her laurels, Tina is always striving to raise the bar for herself. “I think it’s dangerous to ever stop learning or growing. After every transaction I sit down and ask myself what I can learn from that experience, and how I can improve even more. I want to continue to take excellent care of my clients, grow my referral business, serve my community—and someday, maybe, find a work/life balance!”