Most waterfront listings sold at Cedar Creek Lake from 2015-2017*
"I Live the Lake Lifestyle So I Know How to Sell the Lake Lifestyle"
In 2016 Debbie French shattered Johnson Monroe's 35 year old record for total sales by an agent with over $21.2 Million in Real Estate Sold!! She had another record breaking year with over $21.5 million in real estate sold again in 2017. Her career as a Realtor at Cedar Creek Lake spans over 13 years and in that time she has sold over $114 Million in properties and successfully represented over 400 buyers and sellers. Debbie reflects, “There is a lot to know about purchasing waterfront or acreage property at Cedar Creek Lake that an out of area agent will not know. When choosing an agent to assist you, it's important to choose a local agent who understands the market and has a proven track record working with buyers and sellers.”
Debbie began her real estate career in 2005 with but one goal- to provide her clients with the highest level of customer service in the industry. What Debbie lacked in experience, she made up for in hard work. As a result, she was recognized in her first year as the Henderson County and Johnson Monroe's "Rookie of the Year" selling more dollar volume than any rookie in the history of the company.
"In the early years, when I had an opportunity to represent a buyer, I would spend the days prior to our initial visit previewing the homes and the neighborhoods in which they had expressed an interest. I did the same when working with potential sellers. Prior to our initial meeting, I researched the market so that I could provide them with a realistic price range in which they could expect to sell their homes. Several of my first listings came from driving neighborhoods looking for "For Sale By Owner" properties and knocking on their doors.”
“I felt then, and still feel today, that agents have a fiduciary responsibility to serve the needs of their clients to the absolute best of their ability. Despite my lack of experience, I was going to make sure my clients got the service they deserved. I strive today, as I did when I started back in 2005, to make all my clients feel as if they are my only client.”
In 2015, she sold over $15 Million - averaging over one sale every week. Then in 2016 Debbie broke Johnson Monroe's 35 year old record for total sales with a record $21.2 million earning her Johnson Monroe's top producing agent again! In the 35 year history of Johnson Monroe, Realtors, no agent has ever sold more than $16.3 million in one year. Debbie was #1 agent in waterfront listings sold and #2 agent overall in total volume sales at Cedar Creek Lake 2015-2016 (according to MLS).
What I provide for my Buyers: Purchasing a property at Cedar Creek Lake is very different from purchasing property in a metropolitan area. Because there are so many variables to know and consider when purchasing waterfront property, for your protection you should work with a LOCAL agent who has a proven track record of success in representing buyers here at the lake. As your buyer agent, I understand the importance of listening and understanding your criteria, but also asking questions that you may not have considered in purchasing lake property. This information will help you better understand how to prioritize your “wish list,” and help me tailor the selection of properties that best meet your needs. The usual websites buyers use to search for properties in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area are of little use here at the lake. There are over 300 subdivisions around the lake—each with their own unique qualities and some of the best subdivisions not on the “beaten path” so just driving around by yourself will not only drive you crazy but is not the best use of your time. Just driving around without the direction of a knowledgeable agent means you could possibly miss the homes and areas that best suit your needs, and lead you to the mistaken conclusion the lake does not offer the properties and amenities you are looking for. Purchasing a home is a large investment and buyers have a right to be “picky.” I am patient with buyers and will work within their timeframe—whether it takes a day or a year to find the property that meets your needs. Also, please keep in mind that I can show any listed property at Cedar Creek Lake regardless of listing company or agent.
What I provide for my Sellers: I am obviously proud of my record as a Realtor- not because of the total sales, but because I know that as my sales have climbed, the level of service that I am able to provide to each of my individual clients remains the highest in the industry. As my business has grown, I have added full time administrative and marketing staff allowing me the time to continue to provide an unmatched level of personal attention to my individual buyers and sellers. I was one of the first Realtors at Cedar Creek Lake to have my own personal web site (www.DebbieFrench.com), online marketing updates along with timely showing feedback, and to provide online professional quality photographs of my listings- updated as needed when seasons or lake levels change. My listings are posted in both the Cedar Creek Lake area MLS and the Dallas/Ft. Worth NTREIS MLS in addition to over 180+ websites including my personal website DebbieFrench.com, Lakehouse.com, CedarCreekLake.com, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and the JohnsonMonroe.com so they have maximum internet exposure. I also post my listings on my business Facebook page sharing them on Cedar Creek Lake area Facebook real estate groups. I know the lake area and how to properly position and price my listings. Amid these inevitable changes, the one certain on which my clients can rely is my unwavering commitment to individual personal service."
“I attribute my success to hard work and staying current on technological trends, but most importantly the immeasurable trust and loyalty of each of my clients. I hope you will give me the opport*unity to work for you.”
(*Per HCBOR MLS data from 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2017)