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She is amazing she goes out of her way to satisfy her customer and even after buying a hone she still is there for anything she knows the whole area and more from houses to restaurants. We are getting ready to move ans she is the only person I trust to take care of my home. Debbie came to us with clients for our home to rent before we even listed. This woman is spectacular!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Hinesville, GA.
Debbie expertise and care are by far the best I have ever seen. She has the knowledge and displays unlimited support to ensure you and your family are very comfortable with her duties and responsibilities. I enjoy her selfless willingly to ensure your home is under the best care. She truly the best.
The house we purchased is in her neighborhood so she knew the area well. We saw the house online so we got weekly updates however we saw alot of flaws during the first walk through that was not followed up on by her prior to closing. After closing we were not contacted by her again to see how things were going only; only to take a survey.
Property manage a Single Family home in Ludowici, GA.
We, meaning my wife and I, hired Debbie McLaughlin to be our property manager and sales agent after not being able to find a property manager or agent able to work with us, or who had a complete understanding of the military life and lifestyle and all the issues and tribulations which come with being a military family.
Debbie exceeded our standards and then some, in both the dual roles as a property manager and sales agent.
Hardworking, dedicated, flexible and professional are just a few words that come to mind when dealing with this real-estate expert. Extremely adaptable to the fast-paced, and constant changing military environment is an asset she poses’, and uses to the upmost advantage for her clients regardless of status… be it; a seller, buyer, renter or landlord, all can benefit from her years of wisdom, skill, experience and expertise in all things real estate or property management.
If you’re on active duty military status and moving into the Hinesville, Ludowici or Richmond Hills area I encourage you to seek out the advice of this “military-friendly” agent and property manager.
I’ve served in the Army for over 15-years, and have never found a more trustworthy, loyal and honest real estate agent in all my years of service and travel around our nation.
You can’t go wrong with Debbie on your side.
I am a military member who moved to the area recently and I've had the most horrible experience I've ever received during relocation. Ms McLaughlin showed me a home and asked if I was interested to which I responded that I was. So I left the showing, obtained the documents she requested and filled out the application online. The next day I called her to say that I'd done so only to be told that someone had either signed the lease or bought the property. Now I realize that good properties are quickly sold but as an agent I feel its her responsibility to contact a client when this type of situation occurs. In addition, I've had to call her several times to inquire about a refund for the credit application. I definitely believe she lacks professionalism and would not recommend her to others.
Response from Debbie on 09/24/2014
I am very sorry you feel that way however, had you submitted your application in a timely fashion you would be living in that house right now. It is not my responsibility to make sure you do what you say you are going to do. In fact, when you didn't apply immediately you should have followed up with me to make sure the property was still available. As for your refund, it was refunded immediately. I have no control over how long it takes your bank to process electronic transactions.
Debbie was a godsend for our first home purchase. After struggling to find a realtor that was a good fit for us, our lender, Sharron Hays, actually recommended Debbie. We are so glad that she did, as she was exactly the type of realtor we needed. Our journey first started out by looking at several homes in the area. Debbie was always punctual and knowledgeable about the area. One thing that we really respected and loved about Debbie was the fact that she was always honest with us. She didn’t tell us what we wanted to hear she told us the truth, even if it would cost her commission. You can tell she’s not all about the commission either, her clients satisfaction is number one. So, after no luck in finding a home on the market, we decided to have our first home built by a local company. Although it was a few months worth of a process, Debbie still stayed in touch to make sure things were going smoothly and even met us at the site a few times to check up on the progress. After our closing things turned into a nightmare with this company, and even though Debbie had already made her commission off of it, she still stuck beside us. She paid money out of her own pocket to make things right that the builder failed to have done because we were in such distress about it. It goes to show where her priorities stand. She truly cares for her clients. If there is ever an issue she will do whatever is her power to make things right. Without her, Lord knows things would have been much worse.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Hinesville, GA.
Debbie was phenominal. As a service member and first time home buyer she definitely hooked me up with everything I needed to know and even went above and beyond to assist me in referring clearners and movers to get out of last house. It was a stressful process dealing with the lenders (as it always is), but Debbie definitely helped me along the way and closing on my first house here in Hinesville was very rewarding. I will absolutely recommend her services to any all no matter your status. Glad to claim her as my realitor.
Property manage a Single Family home in Hinesville, GA.
My name is Ashley Lucente. I am a military wife and while we were stationed down in Hinesville, we bought a home there. Debbie was suggested to me about 7 months ago as a property manager/realtor. When I found Debbie, we had recently done a move from the Hinesville area to Kentucky. We had the worst possible renters one could get because we privately rented at first and weren't completely cautious or really aware of the things that people would be capable of. Debbie and I talked once, she saw my house and despite the large amount of work my renters had left in replacements repairs before she could even think about listing it to rent again, she agreed to help me. She got us an amazing handy-man who fixed all of our problems in a price-range we could afford. Debbie kept us in the loop, sent us constant updates and pictures- did multiple inspections and really went out of her way to be kind, understanding and dependable. Within a month of my first renters leaving, we got the repairs done and Debbie found us a new renter - handled all of the paperwork and stress of getting him approved, and has since been amazing with filling us in on repairs or any issues with the house. Our first rental experience was a nightmare, but since hiring Debbie it has been much smoother and a lot less stress for us as a military family. When we eventually sell we will 110% only go with Debbie. She's one of the best, one of the few who responded and who actually cared about our home and our hard work into that home. She's great at her job. She doesn't play around and is always fair. She's honest and hardworking and I couldn't imagine leaving my house down there in any other hands but hers!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Hinesville, GA.
Debbie first represented me as a buyer’s agent in 2009. Her intimate knowledge of the Hinesville/Ft. Stewart real estate market enabled her to quickly recommend the property that best fit my investment criteria. Throughout the process I was impressed by her attention to detail especially in contract writing and negotiation. First impressions last and I have made her my Realtor of choice several more times since then.
In all, Debbie has been my agent on six transactions valued at $794,000 as both a buyer and a seller. Through each of these purchases her network of professionals have been a phone call away to facilitate mortgages, home inspections, pest removal, repairs, and other services. She has also made excellent recommendations on which concessions to ask for, most of which have been accepted.
After the sale is where she shines the brightest. When I was unexpectedly called away for extended business she provided first-rate property management. Her expert marketing skills minimized vacancy times and thorough applicant vetting ensured that the best possible tenants awaited me when I returned. She once even coordinated emergency service for a plumbing leak including remediation of the water damage.
In short, Debbie is the epitome of a professional. She truly excels in all facets of real estate transactions and is a resource to both buyers and sellers of commercial and residential property. I highly recommend her and will continue to use her for my future real estate needs.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Hinesville, GA.
On a scale from 1 to 10 I would give Debbie a 12. She is honest, knowledgeable and I she will look out for you. I was away overseas and every time I called or emailed her I got a quick response. My deal took a little longer then normal because I was away but Debbie worked with me I am defiantly recommending Debbie to everyone that I know.