Debra Simons began her professional residential real estate career in 2011. The dichotomy of her caring and driven demeanor is what Debra’s clients really love about her. Debra services her clients with the mission of: “What can I do to make your life better?” and “Who can I connect you with that is going to help you accomplish your goals?”. It is the coupling of her public relations and business development approach which helps people to accomplish the goals, dreams and aspirations.
Prior to 2011, Debra’s career position in the real estate arena was in commercial real estate. As a Project Manager, Debra served as an on-site commercial construction Project Manager/Controller in the Sacramento area. In this role, Debra coordinated all aspects of the construction project from ground break to completion, to tenant leasing, and tenant/property management. Here, she structured and implemented all aspects of the construction loan draws, and served as liaison between developer, key-holders, architects, leasing agents, and bankers. In this realm, she also served as a design specialist, specializing in home and landscape design/remodel, flipping, space planning, staging, etc.
Debra’s past career ventures included the launch of a “garage” start-up company to a very successful and long-term Sacramento-based bookkeeping business. Here, Debra worked directly with small business owners to maintain accurate and dependable records, supply them with the figures and reports necessary for them to run their businesses more successfully, as well as maintain vendor relationships, working directly with Beer/Wine/Food Vendors, and managed all aspects of backroom business.
Debra feels very fortunate to have had a career and education that has bridged analytical with creative; she holds a B.A. in Art Studio with a minor in Marketing, a B.A., M.A. in Sociology, as well as her California Real Estate Broker’s license. As a research Sociologist, she has two published journal articles from research conducted for Sacramento County. In her marketing and artistic positions, she has specialized in marketing and advertising materials, as well as design floor plans, landscapes and pool remodels.
Over the years, Debra has had a large role in community service and helping children, as well as serving on many academic and sports booster boards. She states that her largest and most prideful life accomplishment is the raising of my three wonderful, loving and successful sons. Debra’s eldest son, Hyatt, is with the corporate office of Pet Food Express in Emeryville; her middle son, Hayden, is in the Air Force at Beale Air Force Base; and, her youngest son, Hunter, is working on his Medic training and is currently a Firefighter/EMT in the Tahoe area and also works as a food server at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City.