"I live the Lake Lifestyle So I Know How to Sell the Lake Lifestyle" 
Debbie French Johnson Monroe, Realtors
210 W. Main St
Gun Barrel Ctiy TX 75156
Cedar Creek Lake, TX
Phone: 903-340-7747 Mobile: 903-340-7747 Fax: 903-887-3636 Email Debbie

What My Clients Say


"My husband and I had our home listed with an agent that did not seem to be getting us anywhere fast. In the two months we had it listed, we did not have one single inquiry so we reached out to Debbie at Johnson Monroe. She was extremely thorough and honest with her assessment of our home, had professional photos taken, and walked us through every single step of the process which put us at ease all the way to the closing table. We could not be more satisfied with the work she did to get our home SOLD!" - Brandi Ferguson





"We met Debbie when we were trying to sell our house ourselves. We had a conversation with her then and when we decided to list it, we interviewed several agents. Debbie was our first choice. She guided us through comps in our area and made a lot of suggestions for staging. Her listing brochure was very impressive. The showing app she is using let us know when the house was scheduled to be shown and what the feedback was from the buyer's agent. We were kept informed all the way through the process. Debbie knows her area and I would highly recommend her to represent anybody who is selling or buying at Cedar Creek Lake." -Henry & Lynn Cole



"Debbie was our buyer agent when we purchased our waterfront home in August 2017. There were several other interested parties in the same property, but her expert guidance helped us to strategically negotiate an offer that helped us to quickly execute a contract. Her knowledge of all areas of the lake helped us to ultimately decide on the Pinnacle. We highly recommend Debbie for her knowledge, experience, and professionalism." -Jim & Jennifer Lincoln


"Debbie SOLD our Pinnacle waterfront property in 15 days! We previously had our property listed by 4 other agents over 3 years without success. Debbie suggested several changes to our property to make it more visually appealing to buyers. We wish we had chosen her from the beginning." - Ivan & Dot Rash


"Have two residential lots listed with Debbie. Debbie has sold several different lots and houses for me at our Star Harbor lakeside development. Our relationship covers several years. She has always been responsive and given both effort and guidance." - Don Parrish



"Debbie did a great job leading us through the process and helping us understand the "Lake House" market. This allowed us to form realistic expectations on price and length of time on the market." -Kevin Dahncke



"Debbie French is very knowledgeable and highly experienced in what I perceive to be a specialized cottage industry around Cedar Creek Lake. This was my first experience selling a lake-front property and I quickly learned the property assets I found most important to me were not being reported on by the showing respondants. Debbie explained how best to interpret the data and how to reposition our property's sale price. My house was difficult to sell because the property itself had some unforseen needed repairs and had to come off the market. Once the repairs were made, we reluctantly re-entered the market in what I perceived to be the "off season" and we sold in January thanks to Debbie's encouragement and marketing." -Brad Young



"The buyers did not have a real estate agent and Debbie was very impressive, masterful, gave immediate responses and was excellent in the final negotiation details. Being the only real estate agent involved, she had to handle all of the paperwork for both sides. When we decided to sell our house, we met with Debbie first to help us find a new house. I have met only a couple of sales professionals who asked the right questions and LISTENED intently to our answers. When she showed us houses, they were spot on to what we wanted. As we went through the selling process of our current home, she seemed to work 24/7 since her responses to questions and events were immediate." -Rory Corbell



"We spent a couple of days with Debbie as we searched for homes on Cedar Creek Lake. Her knowledge of the lake and it's surrounding areas are unmatched. Based on our wish list, she focused on properties that we would be interested in. Debbie's profesionalism, candor, and expertise makes her the ideal real estate agent. We're not quite ready to leave the hustle and bustle of California, but when we are, we will speed-dial Debbie." -Traci Barnett



"Debbie was very attentive to my needs and wants. I was in a very tight time crunch to purchase a house and Debbie made it happen. Debbie was always prompt on appointment times also." - Becky Moehlenbrock



"This is the best experience we have had with a realtor with the sale of a home. She was very professional and smart and provided us with excellent advice. I would definitely recommend her to any one purchasing a home at Cedar Creek Lake." -Chris Belaire 



"Debbie made this experience incredibly smooth. I am a school teacher that works out of town. Debbie bridged any gaps for my distance and kept my action plan to close on schedule. I cannot thank her enough for her time, effort, and professionalism throughout this process!! Her actions MATCH her words!!!!" - Suzanne Saxon    



"This was the second time I used Debbie French for properties on Cedar Creek Lake. Both times she did an amazing job helping me purchase a home. I would never consider another agent on that lake!!!!" - Charlie & Cathie Evans



"Debbie was excellent and very knowledgable. She brought in a prospective buyer when my house was listed by owner. I was so impressed, I decided to let her list it. I can certainly see why she's a TOP SELLER." - Sheri Smith



"Debbie is a great REALTOR. She is very knowledgeable, very friendly, and very professional in her work. We are happy we chose her to be our REALTOR and would recommend her to everyone!" -Teresa Evans



"We had a home that was challenging to sell. Our initial realtor provided us with unrealistic pricing information. Debbie was our third realtor. She was realistic on pricing and our number of showings increased dramatically. As "nothing is ever easy" the buyers utilized a reverse mortgage which had numerous twists and turns, which Debbie navigated seamlessly. More importantly, Debbie is a bright, mature professional who never lets emotions get in the way. And she is responsive 24/7. Awesome experience." - David & Kelly Love



"Debbie assisted us in purchasing a home in Enchanted Oaks. Her knowledge of the lake, the towns and neighborhoods around the lake, and the overall housing market at Cedar Creek Lake gave us the utmost confidence as we tried to find the perfect lake house for our family. She helped us find the perfect lake house, and then we were able to witness her very capable negotiating skills in getting us the price and concessions from the seller we were looking for. If you are looking for a realtor who will take the time to get to know you and your family and what your needs and wants are in a home, Debbie French is the right person. We recommend Debbie without reservation." - Chris & Holly Lewis



"We have known Debbie for several years and have used as our real estate agent to purchase and sell some of our rental properties. She is always professional and easy to work with. She represents us well rather we are the seller or the buyer." - Matt & Kelly Zimmerer



"I purchased my lake house from Debbie and since I have recommended her to anyone that was looking for a home. I loved the fact she took time to measure the water level at the end of the dock. The one thing I really appreciated was she wanted us to look at several homes although I and had picked out one right away. She wasn't trying just to sell me a house she wanted me to have the perfect house. I would use only her and no one else. I have called and asked he for contractors to use for upgrades. she is always helpful"



"Debbie REALLY knows Cedar Creek Lake real estate. She did a wonderful job for us selling our property. She is so very easy to work with and makes you feel like you are a priority for her." - Gary & Ellen Cozart



"We bought many residential homes and 2nd vacation homes. Debbie is by far the best broker we dealt with. Understood our needs and had incredible local knowledge. Did not waste time and always put us first. We recommended her with complete confidence and others all were just as impressed. Made it easy and truly on our side and researched throughly any questions we had. Made it too easy!" - Jeff & Angie Ratliff        



"Debbie was instrumental in setting and getting us a good price for our home. She worked tirelessly from the beginning to the end of the process. When the closing was delayed because of issues at the buyer's end, she was in constant contact with us and with them until the issues were resolved and the sale was complete. I recommend her services without any reservations." - Bill & Linda Cunningham



 "She is simply the best !! I purchased two and sold two homes with Debbie. All transactions went smoothly. She knows what she's doing and I highly recommend her." - Bill Reeves



 "Debbie was great to work with. She is a true expert for the Cedar Creek area and I loved that I got an instant response from her every time I tried to contact her. True professional!" - Jeff & Stacey Francis



"Debbie goes above and beyond during the sale and years afterwards. We purchased a weekend residence and Debbie has been instrumental in acclimating us to the community and recommending reputable workers to work on our home when needed. Debbie is, by far, the best realtor that we have ever used. We proudly recommend her all the time. This one is a keeper for sure!"- Jeff & Molly Bullard



"My wife and I were looking to secure a property for my mother in law that would allow her to live in our neighborhood. Debbie was able to identify not only properties that would be suitable, but additional properties that would help with determining a fair market price as we went forward. Her ability to help navigate us through the negotiations and the financing process helped minimize our anxiety and ultimately help us secure the ideal property in a minimal amount of time." - Bob & Shari Parry



"Debbie was very knowledgeable about the lake are we were looking at and showed us many houses in our price range. Very helpful with the purchasing of the home we fell in love with. If we sell and buy again we will definitely be calling Debbie French." - Rodney & Ranee Snow 



"We have bought several properties in the East Texas/Cedar Creek Lake area over the last several years. We would never use anyone else but Debbie. She makes every deal easy and seamless." - Tim Smith



"Debbie helped my husband and me find our home at Cedar Creek Lake. She always accommodated our schedule since we were driving back and forth from Dallas. She is extremely knowledgeable of the Cedar Creek area and remained focused on our wants and needs as opposed to pushing her own listings. We have recommended her to others and they have had the same positive experience. She later helped us sell our home in less than 3 weeks." - Catherine & Jeff Rodewald



"5 star Debbie sold a lake house for us on CCL. She was very knowledgeable and professional in her dealings with us. Always upbeat about the selling of the property and up front in giving us pros and cons of the best way to achieve that goal." - Carla Jones



"Debbie is the number one real estate agent on Cedar Creek Lake. She took her time to help us find just the right lake house. Even several years after we bought our lake house she continued to be an incredible resource, helping to find the very best of the local business market. Incredible smart, kind, generous woman!" - Rick & Holly Mills



 "Debbie not only found us a perfect home, she made everything easy for us as well. When we decide we have outgrown our current home, we will definitely use her again to buy and sell." - Shelly Degarmo



"In short Debbie was remarkable as she helped us sell our lake home. She provided prompt responses to any questions we had. She anticipated the next step in the process and had us prepared for it. She has a strong relationship with other agents which aids in effective communications. Most importantly she sold our house quickly. 60 days from list to close!" - John & Donna Detzel



"Have known Debbie for a number of years and have found her to be a great person to work with. She has also helped me sell two of my previous homes. Thank you." - Gary Jensen.



"Debbie was instrumental in setting and getting us a good price for our home. She worked tirelessly from the beginning to the end of the process. When the closing was delayed because of issues at the buyer's end, she was in constant contact with us and with them until the issues were resolved and the sale was complete. I recommend her services without any reservations." - Bill & Linda Cunningham



"Debbie did an excellent job of helping us to sell our home. She hired a great photographer that brought a lot of traffic. Our first offer ended up being a long negotiation which she handled well. That person did not end up buying after all of her hard work and she then helped find our actual buyer. We would use her again." - Dean & Julie Dawson



"Debbie is very knowledge on selling her listings as well of other listings. she is very expertise on her listings in the area. she can negotiate with buyers. she is quick on sellers and customers calls. I would recommend Debbie for listing and selling my home again." - Frank & Pat Opatrny



"I tried several times to sell my home unsuccessfully with various agents at several different companies. Our most significant disappointment was in the lack of feedback. Debbie not only meet my expectations, she blew them out of the water. I received timely feedback throughout the entire process and YES my house sold! I attribute the sale to Debbie‘s knowledge, professionalism, and attention to detail."- Lynda Vance     



"There is no broker on Cedar Creek Lake, Texas or the surrounding towns that brings the number of prospective qualified buyers to a property than Debbie French. She earned every cent of her commission and more. I also have used Debbie to purchase a home and after hearing our comments on the first lake home we looked at, the next day she took us to the one we purchased. I simply would use no other broker to buy or sell a lake home on a lake or a home in an era Debbie is familiar with." - Bill & Kay Van Wagner



"Debbie was a wonderful realtor. She helped us from start to finish with everything. She was able to negotiate our new lake house to a great price and we could not be happier. If you looking for a wonderful realtor to help with your next home, I highly recommend Debbie French." - Larry & Myra Gingold



"We have used Debbie French over the last 15 years and she has always gone above and beyond our expectations. She does exactly what she says she will do and that is rare these days. She knows the real estate business like nobody else and nobody knows Cedar Creek Lake like Debbie!!!! " - Charlie & Cathie Evans



"Debbie was amazing during the purchase of our lake house and always offering to help years later. I consult with her for names and references and she always responds immediately." - Marty & Kristine Scarborough



"Debbie is top notch! She is has many years of experience and is very professional. Highly recommended. Debbie was able to help us negotiate the best purchase price and worked with the inspector, survey and title company to get things done quickly and accurately. We closed the deal very fast and were able to take possession of the property in less than 30 days" - Jason Reed



"She actually listened to what we wanted in a house and very quickly came up with a list of homes that actually met our guidelines and not just what she wanted to sell. The house we really wanted was out of our price range, but Debbie negotiated and got the price exactly where we wanted it. I would and have recommended Debbie to anyone." - Barry & Shari Guffey



"Debbie did a wonderful job. Very thorough and professional. Debbie was a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to work with Debbie in the future. Debbie held an open house for the local realtors and got great feed back." -Craig & Daena Walther



"Have two residential lots listed with Debbie. Debbie has sold several lots and houses for me at our Star Harbor lakeside development. Our relationship covers several years. She has always been responsive and given both effort and guidance." - Don Parrish



"Debbie French has proven to be not only knowledgeable in real estate property, but has been very helpful in offering input and suggestions to fit my investment needs. I would highly recommend her as a successful realtor, and even more important to me personally, she seems to actually care about me, as a person, not just a client or investor." - Donita Wiggins



"If you want to purchase the perfect lakehouse at Cedar Creek Lake ..there is absolutely NO agent better than Debbie French. She knows the lake and the neighborhoods better than anyone... Trust me, she has been our agent on two purchases and I would highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed !!!" - Scott Chiesl



Debbie & her assistant Emily are Excellent to work with. Debbie suggested pricing which we reviewed periodically. Emily took new and better pictures to give us better exposure. They made the entire process painless and led us through what we needed to do. We are so thankful to have found this team, completely professional and a joy to work with. Thanks so much again Debbie & Emily!!! - Celia Myers



We were extremely fortunate to have Debbie help us find and purchase the lake home on Cedar Creek Lake. Her professionalism, dedication and desire to place us in the perfect home were unquestionable. She explained the home searching and buying process with precise details and always made us feel as if we were her only realtor client. If we had any concerns about a home we were interested in, she would schedule a specific contractor to check it out and provide a quote if needed. A rating of 5 stars is truly not high enough to rate what an excellent and amazing realtor she is. If you need assistance with buying or selling a home/land in the Cedar Creek Lake vicinity, you do not want to pass up utilizing her real estate services. - Manuel & Connie Bustillo



Debbie French is a people person and a great communicator who genuinely cares about the needs and/or concerns of her clients!  From the listing to the closing, Debbie has the innate ability to ask, not tell, what is important to the seller, to truly listen to their needs, and to effectively communicate with her clients, with other realtors, with prospective buyers, and in providing feedback after showings.

 Debbie was also great with providing creative ideas for improving the way the seller’s home would show best – from drive-up appeal to accenting the homes best interior features.  Sometimes just one of Debbie’s small suggestions made a positive impact.

 Throughout the entire process, from listing to selling, we truly felt that Debbie French was always representing our best interests.  It was thoroughly a pleasant experience with Debbie as our realtor! - Harold & Geri Kellogg


It is my sincere pleasure to express my gratitude for Debbie’s hard work, professionalism and expertise while purchasing a home on Cedar Creek.  As shown by Debbie’s performance, she is an outstanding Realtor and very busy, however; working with Debbie, I always felt as if I was her only client.  She has such a unique quality to give you her time, and in such an efficient manner.   Debbie always had my best interest at heart, from locating a house, to finalizing the paperwork.  For myself, this was such an important quality.  As a result, I always felt very comfortable and excited about the process of buying a lake house.  Lastly, I appreciate Debbie’s willingness to help after my house closure, with the various questions I had.  Debbie is a superstar in the real estate world.  Having grown up with both parents in real estate, I understand the hard work and commitment this job entails.  I feel so fortunate and appreciative to have had Debbie as my Realtor and now friend.  Thank you Debbie! - Bret Griffith



"Debbie is truly the most knowledgeable and professional real estate agent we ever have used which was particularly important since we knew little about Cedar Creek Lake. Though she was both the listing agent and our agent, we felt she was truly unbiased helping us through the bidding and contract process.  She has always gone above and beyond, quickly answering any questions and resolving any issues. Not only did she sell us this gorgeous house, we also made a new friend." --Shelly & Rick



"My family had a great experience working with a truly wonderful and professional relator.  Debbie French was so knowledgeable of the Cedar Creek area.She took us to The Pinnacle Golf Community and the first house that she showed us ended up being perfect for us.  It was a gated community which we wanted and of course being avid golfers it was ideal.  We put a bid on it right away and with Debbie's help in negotiating, we got a great price.  We are now living in our dream house on the lake, playing golf at a beautiful golf course.  I feel like Debbie is not only a fantastic agent but a friend as well.  We recommend her services to anyone wanting to buy or sell property in the Cedar Creek area.  I know that we will have many enjoyable years in our new home and we have Debbie to thank for it all." -- Art & Debbie Cooley



"When my husband and I settled on the Cedar Creek area for our vacation/retirement home we were in need of a realtor. We were lucky enough to find Debbie to help us make our dream become a reality. From the moment we contacted her she went to work to find the perfect house for us. Based on information she collected from us over the phone she was able to find OUR house on our first visit. We fell in love with the house and she guided us thru the home buying process with such ease. We were in our house within 6 weeks. Not only did she make this process enjoyable and rewarding, she has been there for us even after closing, recommending lawn care, handy men and restaurants to try. If anyone is in need of a realtor we would not hesitate to recommend Debbie to assist them." -- John & Cindy Kellum


Debbie did an excellent job for us in selling a property which had been listed by two other companies.  Very warm yet professional.  - Robin Glackin


"Debbie is a real pro. She was always responsive and had deep knowledge and experience specifically marketing properties in the Pinnacle Club that made the difference in selling our home quickly." -Jeff & Stacey Francis


"I have bought and sold real estate for many years, always using a local real estate agent to represent my interests.  I know real estate and I know real estate agents.  Before purchasing a house on Cedar Creek Lake, I asked a very successful Dallas real estate broker for a Cedar Creek agent recommendation.  Debbie French was his recommendation.  A great recommendation as it turned out, Debbie French protected my interests as though they were her own. 

Not every real estate agent stays on top of the local property market, it requires time and commitment.   I cannot imagine any other agent being able to rival Ms. French’s knowledge of the Cedar Creek real estate market.  Not only well versed in property availability, values and trends, Ms. French showed expertise in all other factors affecting lake property valuation (e.g., water depth, neighborhood reputation and other location factors).

The property I chose to purchase had multiple issues involving building and zoning code violations that required city council variances and replatting.   Debbie French discovered the issues and brought them to my attention immediately.  The resolution of the issues was a daunting prospect and I say that as an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas. I can say without the slightest qualification, the purchase of the property I now happily own is 100% attributable to Debbie French’s intelligence and doggedness in resolving the multiple building and property code issues.  She rallied the Seller, personally arranged for and attended local city council meetings and obtained county approval of the replatting.   And, she accomplished everything with her usual good cheer and professionalism. 

I highly recommend Debbie French as a real estate agent.  Debbie French is hands down the most intelligent, knowledgeable, professional, diligent and ethical agent I have ever worked with in real estate." --Amy L. Lord



I don't usually get the rare experience to work with a true professional but you were truly wonderful to work with. You were knowledgeable, not pushy, and truly seemed to have our best interest in mind. I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic service and look forward to working with you again.--Jeff and Angie Ratliff



"We chose Debbie to sell our cedar creek area home because of her reputation as one of the best realtors in the community. We were not disappointed! Debbie had a contract on our house for list price within a week. Debbie couldn't have done a better job and we recommend her to anyone in need of a top realtor." --Jimmy and Teresa Spurger



 "After dealing with our first realtor and having hardly any movement we were very blessed in having our house handed to Debbie as she took charge and sold it with-in three months. She is very dedicated and will put you first keeping you informed of all decisions. Debbie made the selling of our house a very smooth transaction. If you need someone who will get the job done give her a call and you will be impressed with her results!!!" --Chris and Kayleen Dennis



"We have used Debbie as our realtor on three transactions. She even volunteered to intervene on a fourth transaction that was about to go south, even though she was not the agent for the sellers or buyers. Debbie saved that sale. Each time that we have worked with Debbie, she patiently answers all questions, and makes sure that her buyer or seller is fully informed regarding ALL details. Debbie is also willing to go to take whatever steps are needed to make sure that her clients are not surprised by unpleasant consequences in the future. When we purchased our first ranch, it had been subdivided into lots for tract homes. We were reassured by the city that the roads on the map would never be build since we were purchasing the property. To be absolutely sure that this was true, Debbie attended a city council meeting. The ranch question was on the meeting agenda, and it was decided that no road would ever be built across our land. We have valued Debbie as a realtor for the last seven years, and would never use anyone else." --Bill and Carol Webster



"We recently set out to purchase lakefront property at Cedar Creek Lake.  We were only vaguely familiar with the area and enlisted the services of realtor Debbie French.  Her knowledge and expertise of the Cedar Creek Lake area proved to be a tremendous benefit for us.  Not only did she work with our schedules (our primary residence is not in the cedar creek lake area), but she continued to communicate and assist throughout the entire process until we closed on our lake home.  Our experience with Debbie French was a blessing and feel she went above and beyond to ensure our expectations were met throughout the entire home purchasing process.  We love our new lake home and strongly recommend her services to anyone seeking property in the Cedar Creek Lake area." --Kyle and Donna Coleman



"My wife and I were looking for a small house for her mother. Ms. French walked us through the process from beginning to end providing insight and counsel each step of the way. She provided a number of ancillary contacts that helped expedite the process and accomplish our goal in the time constraints that were present." --Bob and Shari Parry



"Debbie’s keen ability to “listen,” follow up and match seller goals with buyer needs resulted in the sale of my home, in these difficult times, at a price per sq/ft., possibly greater than anything in the area of the kind. For my next purchase I will seek your experience and knowledge. My gratitude and wishes to you." –Doug Kelly



"We just wanted to say what a great experience we had selling our home with Debbie French as our agent. We had listed before with a different agenct and the difference was like night and day." -- Buddy and Terry Langley



"Debbie, you are the best realtor (hands down) that we have ever used and as you know, we’ve used several.   You are the only realtor has provided unsolicited feedback or featured our property on your website.  The report you provide that details the number of times our property is viewed on-line is especially helpful.  Thank you for working so hard in support of our sale."  - Lynda Vance




"We are so blessed to have met you and recommend you to anyone we know that is interested in buying or selling in the area.  Your expertise in real estate made our experience of having you help us buy and sell our weekend home then purchase our forever home very easy!" - Brian and Rebecca Robinson