Debra - Crystal Lake Gay Realtor, IL

Algonquin, Antioch, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Elburn, Elgin, Fox Lake, Fox River Grove, Hampshire, Harvard, Hebron, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Ingleside, Island Lake, Kane, Lake In The Hills, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakewood, Maple Park, Marengo, Mchenry, Palatine, Richmond, Round Lake, Schaumburg, Spring Grove, Wauconda, Wonder Lake, Woodstock
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I am a lifelong resident of the Chicago Suburban area. I have seen the area grow and change and know it from both personal and professional experience.

I hold a Master of Science degree (MS) in Psychology/Liberal Arts from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. I have also done some post-graduate work at Northern Illinois University.

Prior to becoming a Realtor, I enjoyed a successful career in Restaurant and Hotel Management. During my tenure in this field, I honed important skills in communication, customer service, and administration, attention to detail, negotiation and management, all of which are vital to the success of my real estate clients today.

Dedicated to my community as well as my profession, I have served as a Director of the Streamwood Chamber of Commerce as well as a Director for Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. When not serving my clients or my community, I enjoy music, photography, technology, reading, movies, boating, travel, nature and antiques.

I have a very simply stated professional philosophy that is achieved only through extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the market. I strive to have satisfied clients that will feel comfortable referring me to their friends and come back to me for their own future transactions. Beginning with open and honest communication and proceeding throughout the transaction with dedication, skillful negotiating, attention to detail, integrity and hard work. I work very hard to ensure the complete happiness of my clients. I understand that the sale or purchase or real estate is one of life's biggest financial transactions and take my role as advisor during that transaction very seriously.

Striving for superior real estate service through patience, persistence and in-depth knowledge of the profession and the local real estate market, I am always willing to "go the extra mile" for my clients. I am a results-oriented professional who is respected by peers and clients alike for my commitment and am dedicated to my clients for the long-term. I aim to serve my clients not only during the transaction but also after it closes as well. My job is not finished until my client is completely happy.

"The highest compliment a client can give me is to trust me with a referral; this is how I build my business!"

Professional/Personal Distinctions

2018 SRES Designation Earned (Seniors Real Estate Expert)
2011 Obtained Brokers License
2011 Brokerage Hall of Fame Award
2010 SFR Designation Earned (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource)
2009 CDPE Certification (Certified Distressed Property Expert) 2009
2001 E-Pro Certification
2001 G.R.I. (Graduate Realtors Institute)
2001 R.E.C.S. (Real Estate Cyberspace Specialist)
1999 A.B.R. (Accredited Buyers Representative)
1998-2000 Member Top 20 Teams for Regional Brokerage Northern Illinois
1996 Top 20 Individual Brokerage Award

Executives Club; 2008,2011,2012,2014,2018,2019
Presidents Club Award 1997,1998,1999,2009,2018,2019
100% Club Award; 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2013,2015,2016,2017,2020
McHenry County Association of Realtors SUMMA CUM LAUDE AWARD 2007,2008,2009,2010
McHenry County Association of Realtors MEMBER OF INFLUENCE Award


I specialize in

I am especially adept at and really enjoy helping those interested in Moving Up, Seniors Downsizing, buying or selling Riverfront, Waterfront and Vacation Properties, Distressed Properties such as Foreclosures and Short Sales, Relocations and those seeking New Construction. I also really enjoy working with First Time Buyers and Veterans.

I am a Listing/Marketing Specialist, and an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).


I have been a full-time, professional REALTOR since 1994 specializing in the sales and marketing of homes, land and investment property in Cary, Fox River Grove, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Algonquin, Lake In The Hills, McHenry, Lake Zurich, Lake and McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Cook Counties, and the Chain of Lakes areas.

Consistently outstanding in my field, I am the recipient of many awards in recognition of exemplary performance in the field, including (This means more experience and education to help you!):

Debra was good with her job to get my house sold. She knows how to get the right price for my house within the market. I give her the highest rating. I was happy with Debra and I recommend Debra to anyone who is selling.

- Carol D.

Deb Rocks!:Deb was fantastic! She made a very stressful situation much easier for me and my family. I especially am thankful for her photography, staging, lender, inspector, and attorney referrals which saved me A TON of legwork and time knowing I was in good hands with people she trusted. She was honest and caring and always emailed me or called me back asap with my many questions. I was expecting a ton of gray hairs while trying to sell but I haven't noticed even one because of Debra!!! I look forward to working with Deb in the near future for my other real estate needs. Deb Rocks!

- Patti

Deb was there every step of the way,always so cheerful.

- Pam L