A constant advocate for her clients and her industry, Debbie Vallone-Homeier is dedicated to serving others through real estate. Her family’s background is in commercial real estate, and after working in IT for years, she decided to take the leap herself. That was in 2007, and Debbie became a broker in 2010. For well over a decade now, Debbie has been fighting for her clients’ best interests and delivering comprehensive personal service that keeps clients coming back.
Debbie is a boutique broker with two agents working under her. She serves the beautiful Texas Hill Country, from Fredericksburg to Blanco to Canyon Lake, and her business includes houses and land, as well as some ranch properties. Debbie’s business is heavily driven by repeat and referral clients, which is no surprise considering the excellent service she provides. “Most of my clients become my friends,” Debbie explains. “I believe in doing what’s best and what’s honest. I build a relationship, and it just grows!”
When it comes to marketing her listings, Debbie uses a varied approach to cover all bases and ensure optimum exposure. She belongs to 5 local MLSs, allowing her to reach more prospective buyers and agents. “Each one is marketed so agents in those areas can see my listings, and they are then syndicated through the network,” Debbie says. She also belongs to Lands of Texas and promotes her listings via social media, local newspaper ads, and networking with other agents.
Giving back to her community and her industry is paramount to Debbie. She serves on local real estate boards and has been President of two of them. Debbie has served with Texas REALTORS® as a trustee of their political arm. “I love that, because it keeps me in touch with the latest information to be able to give to my clients,” she says. Debbie is a Golden R Major Investor in TREPAC (Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee), NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) President’s Circle member, and Hall of Fame with RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee – National level). Debbie’s name is up on the National Association of REALTORS® wall in Washington DC. Having lived in Blanco with her husband Carl since 2001, Debbie is involved with numerous other organizations and regularly volunteers her services to help out with local events. When she is not working or giving back, Debbie enjoys traveling, spending time with her son and his family, and doing pottery. She and her husband even collaborate sometimes on designs incorporating her pottery into his woodworking projects.
As for what the future holds, Debbie says, “I like my business just as it is. I don’t want to grow it too big, because I like being able to manage and teach the agents that I have in how to do things the right way. I want to continue doing what I’ve been doing for the last 15 years, helping serve my clients and my community the best I can. I wouldn’t change a thing!”
Debbie also plans to stay involved with efforts to fight for property rights on a local, state, and national level. “I’m a firm believer in being involved, not just in selling real estate, but in helping people to know the laws and fight for their property rights. That gives me a little bit of an edge, and I love doing whatever I can to help our profession. To me, that’s really important.”