fun facts about Debra Pettit

I've taught swimming lessons every summer since I was 17.
About Me

Debra and her family moved to Van Alstyne (north of McKinney) eleven years ago after living in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas for 15 years.  It wasn't just a move, it was a lifestyle change.    Little did she know how quickly Van Alstyne and resulting relationships would own her heart.    Those relationships launched and continue to cultivate her real estate career.  She enjoys introducing "city folks" to North Texas by connecting them to community and quality country living.  Her experience of moving from the city has proved valuable when helping families find "their next front porch" in North Texas.   Claiming dual citizenship in Van Alstyne and Dallas, she still loves selling city properties as well.   Fun fact, Debra's daughters are 5th generation Dallasites. 


Debra is known for her online marketing. She enjoys finding creative and effective ways to promote her listings. She is a constant student of the market. It is helpful that her husband is a real estate appraiser.  His knowledge and perspective of the market has been invaluable.  Debra's online resources have assisted in both securing and selling listings.  Her unique personalized virtual tours have influenced more than one family to fall in love with a property before they actually visit.  Those same virtual tours along with her facebook page have proved valuable in introducing out of area buyers to the North Texas market.   Her online promotion was key in making her the #1 listing and selling agent of 2014 in specifically the Van Alstyne ISD area.  Her knowledge of local school districts, upcoming building projects and city plans has been instrumental in answering clients many questions when relocating their family. 


She currently serves on the Van Alstyne ISD Education Foundation Board and is a member of the Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce.  She is a member of CCAR and has her GRI designation. She graduated from Lake Highlands High School and Baylor University where she was a Journalism major and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.  


Besides helping people with their real estate needs, she loves keeping up with friends, teaching swimming lessons (is still called Flipper from her Pine Cove counseling days), teaching kid's Sunday School, playing piano, snow skiing, music and hanging out with her husband and grown daughters.

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