RE/MAX Hall of Famer, Debbie Parkans has been a part of the real estate industry since 1972, where she started out as a branch manager/escrow officer for Stewart Title. After ten years of assisting home buyers and sellers with the escrow side of the transaction, she decided to get her real estate license.
“Originally I chose real estate to give me more freedom while I was raising my young family. But I also had a passion for helping people. I saw a lot of things as an escrow officer. The real estate industry was in a time of transition, with the first investor bust in the 1970s. This was the first wave of “short sales” although we didn’t call them that back then. I felt that people were not getting the proper representation, and I wanted to help so I could ensure that the clients’ came first.”
Education is a key element to Debbie’s 40+ years of success as a real estate professional. She was one of the first agent’s in Arizona to earn the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Designation, and currently hold several other designations including the CRS, GRI, CNE, CSSN and she is an active member of the Short Sale Specialists Network. While her experience and longevity speak volumes to the type of REALTOR® she is, Debbie also prides herself on her caring attitude. “My first and foremost responsibility is to protect my client at all times and to put them first, even if I lose money doing it. It is my goal to education my client on the process, from start to finish. I am going to do everything in my power to make their home buying or selling a positive experience.” Over the last forty-four years Debbie has seen the real estate market change and evolve, and her experience has proven invaluable to those she represents.
Debbie is a second generation native to Arizona, born and raised in Glendale. She is an avid volunteer for the Valley Heat, which is a 501C non-profit Booster Club that provides funds and support for children under the age of 18 to participate in activities such as dance, gymnastics, sports, academic and school activities. When she is not busy selling real estate, Debbie enjoys traveling especially cruising and spending time with her family and three grandchildren Jon, Serenity and Skylar. To reach RE/MAX Professionals’ REALTOR® Debbie Parkans, you can call her at 602-228-5502 or via email at Debbie@DebbieParkans.com.