Testimonials from Yelp & Zillow

Jenna Cassell, Tamarac, FL
This is the one for you if you want a caring, efficient and effective real estate professional! I had to sell my parents' condo in Florida while undergoing surgery in California! Debbie made it possible, no, she made it easy as she went above and beyond to take care of everything in my absence. She showed such respect for my Mother as she found us a buyer and assisted in the negotiations for a quick sale. She took care of many of the details I would usually expect a realtor to pass on to me. We could not have done it without her. Do not hesitate...do yourself a favor and hire Debbie!

Linda Rappaport, Weston, FL
Debbie was wonderful helping us sell our home in Weston.  It's so important that you have someone who is honest & knowledgeable on your side, and Debbie is the one.  She was patient and very accessible throughout the whole process from preparing the listing to follow up after closing.  She set the standard for staging in our neighborhood--once she used a drone for photos, all the other Realtors did too!

Chuck Field, Plantation, FL
Truly Professional Agent - Working with Debbie was a pleasure.  She acted as part salesperson and part consultant; helping my sister and I through a difficult time, selling our mother's home following her death.  When Debbie takes on a client, she always keeps herself available and works with you to ensure that she represents your needs.  I am not looking for a new home at this time, but when I am ready to buy, I will be contacting her first!

Elyse Swalley, Davie, FL
We bought a few income properties last year and used Debbie for both deals.  She took us through to closing with no problems, assuring us along the way as one deal was an unconventional foreclosure with odd terms and rules, no problems!  We love her and you will too!  I am also a Realtor and look up to and admire Debbie and her professionalism very much.

Reeda Hughes, Plantation, FL
It is not possible to describe how wonderful our experience was in this short paragraph. We had to be the most difficult clients imaginable, and Debbie never gave up on us. She found the perfect home for us, and we are absolutely delighted. It never would have happened without her. In fact, we call Debbie "Our Angel". Debbie Bates is awesome!

Fernándo Jane, Pompano Beach, FL
Debbie is a fantastic agent. Having her services in the sale of my condo nine years ago, it was a no brainer to again have her professional knowledge in acquiring a property this past March. She was informative and I am very grateful for her personal attention and services. It you want that special detailed agent, she is the best!

Cheryl Provell, Tamarac, FL
I recommend Debbie Bates. I wouldn't trust anyone else. I have bought a home with her help and guidance and now she is helping me sell my home. I just can’t say enough good things about her. She has always gone above and beyond to help with my needs. The list is too long of all the positive help she has provided me, to post here. She’s always available to answer questions and get the job done in my best interest. I wonder if she ever gets a day off! This is a Lady I would send my family and friends to. She knows this business and is reliable and trustworthy! Thank you Debbie!

Damon D’Agostino, Fort Lauderdale, FL
My wife and I used Debbie's services to both sell and buy a home. In both instances we found her to be extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable on the markets we sold and bought in. On the sell side, before we selected an agent we interviewed five different realtors. What we liked about Debbie was that she was the only one whom we felt would actually SELL our home. She doesn't just stick a lock box on the door and manage phone calls. She actually showed the house to every prospective buyer pointing out key features and upgrades. In a matter of days, we had multiple offers to choose from. On the buy side she did a great job finding us properties that fell into our very narrow and demanding wish list. Once we identified a home we dealt with a very difficult seller and seller's agent. Debbie handled herself well and skillfully represented our interests. Even after closing, when she had no obligation to do so, she continued to help us with a few sticking issues caused by the seller. The best test of whether you are satisfied with someone is if you would recommend them to friends and relatives. We have done so and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Debbie again!

Lolly Brady, Hollywood, FL
Truly the best in town - My husband and I went through two realtors within six months of looking at homes, with no success. Finally we found Debbie who listened to the details of what we were looking for, she dedicated a lot of time in researching many properties, and finally within a matter of a few days and hard work, she found us the package deal at $50,000 cheaper then what we told her that our budget was. The outcome was a beautiful home with plenty of privacy and a beautiful swimming pool, at the end of a private road and that’s what we wanted peace and quiet, and plenty of room for my husband to park his work truck. We learned a lot from Debbie and she made our dreams come true. We highly recommend her for all of your house hunting needs. Debbie you are the best. Thank you for everything! Don & Lolly   

Laura Ross, New York, NY
When my husband and I faced the difficult task of shopping for real estate in Florida while living in New York, Debbie stepped up to the plate with great energy and deep knowledge of the local scene. In two days, she showed us dozens of great properties and when we found one we loved, she helped us get the best deal possible on it. She was extremely supportive and professional and available night and day when we had questions or concerns. I'd recommend Debbie highly to anyone buying or selling real estate in south Florida.

Beverly Foster, Sunrise, FL
Debbie was wonderful at every step of our home buying experience. Even though we lived out of state she stayed in contact with us and responded to all questions so quickly. When we came to town she had everything lined up and we found our dream home in just one day!! She negotiated the price down not just once but twice. She helped us with so many steps and questions along the closing process. She knew or could find the answer to all of our questions about the area. She is truly exceptional!! She made us feel like we were her only clients and her only priority.

Pamela Hodes, Tamarac, FL
My husband and I had a very long wish list for our realtor Debbie Bates. There were many homes that fit some of our criteria. My husband had more time to look during the day so he and Debbie went to several homes and he would call me to see them in the evening. Debbie always made herself available day, nights and weekends so I could get a look. We looked at lots of places but just couldn't find "that" house. We wanted to be in a 55+ community single family home that allowed motorcycles, under air fl. room, washer/dryer, enclosed patio, 2/2 updated with a garage and two car driveway. We didn't have lots of money so we were limited to what we could afford. Debbie found us "THE" perfect home. It had everything on our wish list! They wanted more money then what we were willing to spend and Debbie got us the deal of a lifetime! It all happened fast with a clean and easy closing. We couldn't have asked for a more kind, considerate friendly person who worked so hard for us even though she wasn't going to make a fortune on this sale. She gave us her all. We are here a year and couldn't be happier with our beautiful home. Thanks Debbie for making dreams come true.

Pasha & Haviva Naporko, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
We wanted to take the time to write about our experience with Debbie Bates. We would highly recommend this realtor. Debbie was very professional, responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. After the first 2 showings she knew exactly what to show us and more importantly what not to show. Debbie is extremely dedicated and the most patient and kindest real estate agent we have ever worked with. We are definitely using her again for our next purchase or sale.

Amber Johnston, Coral Springs, FL
We were pretty desperate when we phoned Debbie on the referral of a friend.
I was six months pregnant, we were coming to the end of our apartment lease and had been searching for a home to purchase with no luck for months. Debbie shows up and immediately takes charge, showing us homes and keeping us on budget.  She also took the time to pay attention to our preferences in neighborhoods, neighbors and school districts. She made herself available to us and it was like we were her only clients (even though we weren't). She communicates effectively and sticks to her word. She is very knowledgeable about the market. She found us a home in 3 months and we closed a week before our daughter was born. Debbie comes with our highest recommendation!!


And YES! Someone did give me less than 5 stars a couple years ago...

Garry Hailey, Plantation, FL - Note: Garry later told me he never gives 5 stars for anything, but I think his remarks demonstrate that he was happy with me. He was going through a difficult time after having lost his wife. This sale was in Country Club Estates, Plantation.
Dear Debbie, Thank you for coming to my rescue when I was selling my home. You showed enough genuine caring and concern to help me sell my house. I was extremely stressed out. You helped to soothe the waves. Surprisingly, I got more than I figured for my property, thanks to you. Thank you so much for your perseverance, Garry