I make it happen, you make it home!
Knowing that Deb’s grandfather Ernie Smith was a real estate broker and her father, Dennis Dunham, retired as CFO from Panorama City after 42 years, it would follow that Deb has both a sense of community as well as familiarities with the business of real estate transactions. As it’s hard to know where you are unless you have an idea of where you’ve been, Deb has had the good fortune from time to time to draw from relevant family experiences.
Born and raised in the Olympia area, Deb discovered early on the challenges, trials and responsibilities of competition at championship levels in the equestrian arenas both here and across our northern border. Managing to schedule time as a Thurston County ambassador in 4-H, she graduated from Olympia High School while raising, training and competing with not only her own, but others' horses in the Hunter/Jumper, Western Pleasure and Hunter/Pleasure disciplines.
Having an avid interest in design, Deb was graduated from Western Washington University receiving a B.S. in Interior Design, with a Minor in Business and Marketing. Receiving her real estate license 16 years ago, Deb has achieved success working for developers, contractors, and designers in addition to private enterprises. Net/net is that Deb has the experience, education, performance and abilities to enable buyers and sellers to maximize their real estate investments in this locale.
Communication is paramount to successful relationships, and Deb's monthly mailings to her clients are intended to be both informative and fun. Anything from notes about her son, Cole, a freshman at SPSCC- understudying for State Patrol/Forensics, anecdotes about her animals or just common sense solutions are included in these missives with relevant articles on our current real estate conditions. Her belief that "…we are all in this together…" brings in her sense of community. Contributing her resources to such entities as Thurston County Hooved Animal Rescue, a "Coat Drive" for the local VFW chapter donating 300+ coats, or her annual food/toy drive for Thurston County Food Bank and Toys for Tots, she discovers ways to give back annually to the community that gives so much to all of us.
Living in the rural Olympia area, Deb continues to deal with relevant issues in the maintenance and upkeep of properties on which her horses, goats, chickens, geese, dogs, cats, and emu are kept. This continues to allow her to be familiar with current responsibilities of acreage properties, as well as changing values inherent with ownership that affect all of us.
As your agent, Deb is acutely aware that her integrity, ethics, accessibility and responsible answers are equally important in any client/agent relationship. As importantly, if she doesn't have an answer to a particular question, she will find a resource proficient in that expertise in a timely manner. Deb’s belief that ‘sound decisions can only be made with sound information’ is integral to every client’s success and hers.
Deb may be reached directly at (360) 790-1409, and please visit her website at: deborahdunham.com