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01Sep

Realtor® Debra Hodges Provides An Enjoyable Home Buying or Selling Experience For Your Boise Home

Buying or selling a home is usually the start of something exciting: a new job, a lifestyle change, a marriage, a growing family, or a retirement. But with that excitement comes certain stressors, which Realtor® Debra Hodges with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty works nonstop to relieve.

An Idaho-raised and resident of Boise, Debra has over 28 years of real estate experience under her belt and knows firsthand the sense of community and spirit of adventure that makes Boise special. No joke! Debra was born into the world of real estate. Her mother has been an agent all of Hodges’ life and still is at the active age of 82!

Whether this is the first home you’re selling, looking to finally buy that dream home, or this move is next in a line of moves around the Valley, Debra will guide you through the entire process, considering your unique needs and truly desired goals.

Photo Credit: Debra Hodges

Photo Credit: Debra Hodges

Picking the Right Realtor® is Essential in Boise

When embarking on the home-buying or selling process, you and your real estate agent are going to be working together, A LOT. Therefore, you want to make sure that you are a good fit for each other and they are someone you can trust.

Besides having a complimentary personality, a great Realtor® like Debra needs to be very real estate-savvy and stay on top of what’s happening in the market, stats, and their possible effects on your own purchase or sale.

Debra's client/agent process isn't like others you’ll find in the Valley. She starts out with an in-depth questionnaire and meeting to educate her clients on the home buying or selling process, no matter how many homes they might have sold or purchased. It is essential to know the housing market in Boise and the trends for the best success. It’s really an interview process that goes both ways!

Here are a few helpful questions to ask your Realtor®:

  • Do you work full-time or part-time?
  • Do I get to work with you or someone on your team?
  • How many homes do you sell annually?
  • Are you working with a local lender?
  • How versed are you in the trends of your area?
  • When is the best time to sell or buy?
  • How many years of experience do you have?
  • How many buyer clients do you have right now? How is that relevant to your current market?
  • What’s your ratio of buyers to sellers?
  • How long do you usually work with buyers?
  • Do you have references?
  • What areas do you work in?
  • How does your commission work?
  • Can you explain the home-buying process in Idaho from start to finish?
  • Do you answer your phone? Or what is your preferred method of contact and availability?

Photo Credit: Debra Hodges

Photo Credit: Debra Hodges

The Debra Hodges Difference

Debra prides herself on being a resource for more than just the home-buying process; her many years in the industry and in Idaho have made her a one-woman guidebook! She is happy to answer questions of all kinds, connect clients to her vast network of professionals, and stay in touch as you become part of her real estate “family.”

Many home buyers and sellers have lots of questions. Not only can Debra answer these questions, but she has an entire blog on her website devoted to topics like home staging, property tax assessments, ways to winterize your Boise home, and more. Subscribe to her newsletter to stay constantly in the loop!

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Hear What Her Clients Have to Say!

In her 28 years in real estate, Debra has helped many homeowners with buying and selling their homes, people she now considers part of her large real estate family.

Jennifer T calls Debra a “real estate ninja,” saying that Debra took care of everything from start to finish and was a professional in every sense of the word.

Mike & Karen raved about Debra that, in addition to doing standard Realtor® tasks, “we liked her from the start. She’s honest, kind, intuitive, a good listener, patient, positive, knowledgeable (i.e. concrete, foundations, building materials, etc. Who’d a thought?!), methodical, and helped keep our psyche at peace as we went through the trying steps of buying our new spec home that was still in the process of being built.

There are many, many more clients and their positive reviews out there, all with one thing in common – they loved the Debra Hodges experience!

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Photo Credit: Debra Hodges

Photo Credit: Debra Hodges

Find Your Dream Home with Debra Hodges

With Realtor® Debra Hodges, your experience is the only thing that matters. Buying or selling, the process is much more enjoyable when you’ve got a friend on your side, making sure you find the house that fits your needs or that your home gets sold quickly and for the right price. Discover more about Debra, and explore her fabulous resources at these channels.

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