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Debra Billheimer

Debra Billheimer (BROKER)

 

Debra has been a licensed realtor since 1989, and was one of the top producers in the state of Ohio from 1993 through 1999. She then decided to become a Real Estate Broker in 2000 and opened her own Brokerage of Design Realty in 2004.

Lisa Stetzel

Lisa Billheimer-Stetzel (REALTOR/ INTERIOR DESIGNER)

 

Lisa has been the office manager of Design Realty prior to becoming a licensed realtor since its opening in 2004. She has a degree in interior design, specializes in staging homes as well as working hands on with prospective buyers with their new home.

Together, Debra & Lisa have 25 years experience in real estate and will work effectively to find your dream home or to get your home Sold!

 

Back in the late 80’s Debra was working with her parents who were successful custom home builders.  Debra then decided on a whim it was time to get her real estate license and sell her parents model homes.

 

Debra sold homes quickly and figured she must have some talent for the job. “Selling just came natural,” Debra said.  “I knew this was the career for me, growing up with new construction gave me the knowledge of what features people were looking for in a home”. Debra became Realtor Rookie of the Year and Top Producer Realtor Award every year there after.

Fast forward several years and Debra was one of Miami Valley’s top producing real estate agents.  She then decided she wanted to further her career and become a Real Estate Broker and she did just that!

 

Debra started her own Brokerage of Design Realty & Associates and was joined by her daughter Lisa, a graduate with a degree in Interior Design. Lisa has the talent for staging and marketing homes.  Lisa managed Design Realty and shortly after also became a licensed Realtor. “It’s amazing—really such a blessing to be able to work with your daughter”, Debra Billheimer said. “We love working with each other. I’m very lucky to have a daughter who brings something extra to our company, together we make the perfect team.”

 

Lisa Stetzel worked part-time as the office manager while she was in school, and made the jump to full-time Realtor right after her graduation.

Lisa believes that she picked up many of her mother’s skills through osmosis, simply by watching and listening. “I was young when my mother became a Realtor, so I would hear her on the phone, talking to clients and making deals, and I know I learned a lot that way,” she said. “Now, we work side by side, both together and independently.” "But mostly, you have to love it," she said.  "You have to love talking to people, being with people, sharing with people, and you need to have a business perspective. It's a fine balance, and it's one that both Debra and I seem to manage."

 

Over the years, Debra & Lisa have helped to market and sell hundreds of homes to happy clients. With 25 years after entering the business, Debra says she loves it as much as ever. And now, with her daughter by her side, the future seems brighter than ever.

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