Testimonials

Sellers

“I’ve had experience with a lot of realtors but none that have put forth the effort Debra did in marketing my homes for sale and for rent. She had professional videos and photos taken, advertised in multi-media, held open houses, arranged for beautiful staging, and advised me on preparation of my home. The response we got was tremendous. My house sold in less than two weeks. What’s so remarkable about Debra is the marketing effort she puts into a property regardless of whether it’s for sale or rent. She’s handled both for me over the past four years. Debra has exceptional knowledge of the market and the temperament to keep a deal moving forward even when the parties seem to be far apart. She’s a stickler for detail and always makes sure loose ends are tied up. Most importantly, she’s a very pleasant person, one I am always happy to talk to and one I will always regard as a friend.”

Roberta Wilson and Jack Porco

 

“We arranged for Debra Wellins to broker the sale of our Miami home, having first known of her as a very bright and ethical person over 30 years ago.  We began the selling process in late January.  We listened carefully to her advice about preparing our home for sale.  After two months of landscaping and tree trimming, home repairs, painting, removing excess furnishings, and taking personal photographs and much of the artwork from our walls, our home was photographed and then listed at the end of March.  The results were astonishing, starting with hundreds of hits on her blog, and then about 40 prospective buyers in about 10 days.  At the end of that time we had eight offers for our home, and accepted an offer at our asking price.  We closed on the sale on the 24th of June.  Throughout that process, Debra was a paragon of professionalism, patience, thoroughness, punctuality and enthusiasm, with a good sense of humor.  We would not hesitate to use her for any other home sale, and the buyers were so impressed by her that they engaged her to sell their present home.”

Dr. David Lee and Carol Lee

 

“Debra was the only realtor we considered because of her vast experience and knowledge of the Pinecrest area. She made great recommendations in preparing our house for sale and guided us through the entire process to a smooth closing.  Debra kept us regularly informed about showings and worked extremely hard to sell our house. She did an amazing job of marketing, showing particular creativity with virtual tours during the pandemic, and hit our price target perfectly. I would highly recommend Debra to anyone interested in buying or selling a house. My brother and I are so grateful.”

Dale and Gary Glasco

 

“Debra Wellins was not only the realtor in the sale of our Pinecrest home, but represented us in leasing   our new townhome. She was extremely professional and patient, highly motivated and involved from start to finish. Through each of the steps, her coaching abilities were extraordinary as she would explain  every action and the rationale behind it.  Even after the closing, Debra followed up with us to see if we needed anything.  She’s very knowledgeable, helpful and energetic and it was a pleasure working with her.”

Frederic Schaefer

 

“When I asked Debra to represent me in the sale of my 30 plus year Palmetto Bay residence, I knew that she was professional and had enormous integrity and knowledge. What I didn’t realize at the time is how much she would go out of her way to assist in the sale, doing so much more above and beyond than most realtors. I have no doubt that my home would not have sold as quickly and seamlessly as it did without her invaluable representation. Thank you so much Debra!  I definitely choose the right realtor to represent my interests.”

Richard Ramler

 

“Debra Wellins is the utmost professional. She is extremely knowledgeable and gets things done. If you need to sell your home or buy a new home, she is the agent to go to.  I highly recommend her to represent you for large, small, expensive or moderate homes in S. Florida. She’s represented us on a number of transactions in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay and is number one as far as we are concerned.”

Gerald and Marina Zadikoff

 

“Debra is the epitome of professionalism. She went above and beyond the call of duty to make the sale of my Coral Gables home seamless and stress free. I have the highest standards, am the most discerning consumer you could imagine and Debra exceeded my expectations.”

Myriam Lluria Sitterson

 

“Debra was my realtor in the sale of my home in South Miami.  It was always a pleasure working with her, but perhaps the most important qualities about Debra is her knowledge of the market, consummate professionalism and attention to detail.  The patience and follow-through she exhibited were the only reason we were able to close this sale.”

Joyce Kagan

 

“The sale of my home was complicated by the fact that I had moved out of state.  I relied on Debra for everything, including getting the house ready to be shown.  She kept in constant communication about showings, gave excellent feedback and was on top of every issue.  When an offer came in from an out of state buyer, complicating the matter even more, Debra’s negotiating skills and attention to detail saved the day.  I highly recommend Debra for your next home sale.”

Christine Theodore

 

“When Debra Wellins first heard the details of my 1909 Dade County pine home – and the requirements I had for selling it – she simply said, “Don’t worry, Pat.  We can do this.  I’ll work with you, and we’ll make it happen.” And happen it did.  Debra created a plan of targeted marketing to specific groups of people who would be interested in a historic home with an acre of land. I didn’t want it torn down, and Debra supported my wish.  I had never sold a home before, and she guided me through every facet of the process.  The house sold at its appraised value, and I have Debra to thank for making it all so easy.  Thank you, Debra!”

Pat Morrissey-Havlin

 

“We chose Debra to represent us in the sale of our Coconut Grove townhouse because she came highly recommended.  We’ve bought and sold several homes over the years and this was by far our best experience. Her professional ethics, high standards, quick responses and great communication skills made us feel at ease and in great hands through the entire process. We also really appreciated the electronic signing as it made the paperwork so much faster and easier. We are extremely grateful to Debra, very happy with the sale and excited to move on to the next phase of our lives.”

Michelle and Greg McCann

 

”I was a little nervous about selling out home as we were first time sellers.  Debra was excellent to work with and made the process very manageable and pleasant. She took care of every detail, gave us up to date and relevant market information for pricing, handled all showing details and made a comprehensive timeline for closing. Her knowledge of the market and attention to detail was essential during the process and we really appreciated it. Debra provided superb service that made it simple for  us to sell our house without going crazy.”

Jenny C. and Ike Z.

 

Buyers

“There’s nothing quite like finding and working with someone you like and trust, who truly understands the client’s needs and abilities, be they physical, emotional or financial.  From our first conversation and my description of what I was looking for in Coconut Grove, Debra “got it” and was committed to that goal – staying true to what I described.  We finally found it and her patience, professionalism and follow-up was extraordinary.  Even after the closing, she made sure that the loose ends were tied.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.  Thanks Debra.”

Gary Kleiman

 

“Debra was amazing and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a house.  She was always very responsive to our requests and knew exactly what we were looking for.  She has great knowledge of the  Palmetto Bay area that we were interested in and was very diligent in scheduling us to see as many houses as we could fit into a weekend. Debra always has a smile on her face and is willing to hold your hand through the difficult decision making process.”

Kelli and Ivan Morales

 

“Debra has been our friend for over 30 years.  When it was time to buy a new home in Coral Gables, we knew she was the exact person we wanted to help us.  It took over a year to find our perfect home, but she never gave up and never lost enthusiasm. Once we found THE house, she negotiated a great price and made the entire process painless, smooth and easy. This is the person you want to represent you in any real estate transaction.  She’s smart, efficient, honest, a strong negotiator and extremely pleasant to work with. We  highly recommend Debra as a realtor and friend.”

Gretchen and Bill Tunkey

 

“Debra showed us many properties with patience and grace to find ones that suited our budget and other constraints. We are extremely happy with the condo and with Debra’s friendly service and personal touch.  I would absolutely go to Debra again for any future house hunting.”

David and Elena Enfield

 

“Debra helped us find a great condo in Bay Harbor Islands while we were living in Alaska and working at sea. We were quite specific about the area because of its close proximity to family. We thought it would be difficult to find a home being out of state and often out of range of normal communication, but Debra took the time to flawlessly arrange everything. She went the extra mile to negotiate a price that was within our budget and made the process of closing on our new home incredibly smooth and easy. Our family was able to move into our new home as soon as we arrived in Miami.  Debra went above and beyond for us and exceeded our expectations of what a realtor could and should do for her client. Thank you Debra for all your help.”

John and Anna Yearwood

 

“Debra was amazing throughout the entire process of working together. She worked with me and took the time to make sure we found a place that was great. She made sure I was kept in the loop and knew what was going on every step of the way. She’s was wonderful to work with and I couldn’t recommend a better realtor!!”

Ivan Zadikoff

 

“Debra Wellins has done a fabulous job in helping us buy our house. Without Debra, we would not have closed on time to hold our interest rate on our loan. And with interest rates rising sharply, we would have been heavily penalized financially. Sometimes when the seller doesn’t do their job properly, the buyer’s realtor has to step in. We are really grateful to Debra, who really knew how to manage all stages of this complicated sale, taking on so much responsibility and making sure everything was done correctly.  I highly recommend Debra for her precision and thoroughness in handling the purchase of our new construction home. Thank you Debra.”

Jean-Sebastien and Celine Wagner

 

Tenants

“We were moving from Toronto to Miami on a corporate relocation and knew nothing about real estate in the area, other than we wanted to be within walking distance to the new job.  Debra asked all the right questions on the phone and was waiting to show us our properties of interest within our budget when we arrived.  Once we made our selection, she literally ran with the transition plan and took care of the smallest details from lease preparation to condo orientation, communicating and advising us along the way.  Her patience and knowledgeable answers to our onslaught of questions gave us a real sense of comfort.  Debra made sure that we had all the necessary protections we needed within all of the documents, and did a totally professional job in navigating us through the process from start to finish.  She has been a delight to work with the entire way, and we wouldn’t consider using anyone else for our next move.”

Paisley Cameron and Stephen Nusbaum

 

“Debra was the most caring, detail oriented person we dealt with when looking for our home..we recommend her highly..”

Dr. Gary Stiller and Denise Stiller