At a glance
Poughkeepsie Town, Union Vale, Wappinger Town, Washington, Pleasant Valley, Pawling, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Millbrook, Beekman
Residential Resale, Relocation, First Time Buyers, New Construction, RE Marketing Specialist
My goal is to provide clients with unparalleled service using the highest professional standards, the latest technology, my expertise, determination and enthusiasm. My clients are my #1 priority!
What you can expect from me:
I. Knowledge of the market area: As a lifelong resident of Dutchess County, I have gone through school here, raised a family here and continue to reside and work here. My knowledge of Dutchess County will benefit you...especially if you are relocating here.
II. Professional service built upon my education and business background: As a lifelong proponent of education, I have earned various degrees, awards and designations in Real Estate and other areas of study. I have a background in New Home Construction, Business Management and also in Education. In 2006, my previous business - Allan & King Real Estate - was merged with Houlihan Lawrence. The combination of Houlihan Lawrence's brand & reputation for excellence,... More
Professional Awards & Achievements
Consistent Top Producer since 1995, WCR Red Carpet Award Recipient
Professional Associations & Designations
National, NYS & Dutchess County Board of REALTORS, ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative, CRB - Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council, CRS - Council of Residential Specialist, GRI - Graduate REALTORS Institute, e-PRO - Internet Professional, SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource, SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist, GMAC & Prudential Relocation Sellers & Buyers, WCR - Women's Council of Realtors member
Lagrange Community Day, Miles of Hope, Light the Night Walk
SUNY College at New Paltz; Western Connecticut College
Reading, boating, gardening and walking
Real Estate Expertise
As a lifelong resident of Dutchess County and over 19 years of real estate experience - I specialize in residential resale, new construction, 1st time buyers, Senior Residential Specialist, foreclosures, short sales and land.
Deb was fantastic! We met with her on a Wednesday to talk about using an agent and we were looking at homes with her that Saturday. We were first time home owners and Deb took the time to discuss the whole process with us and really listen to what we were looking for. She was great answering questions, even if they were simple/silly. Not once did she take us to a house that we didn't want to view and she was very honest with her opinions on the area we were looking.
Not only did she always respond quickly to any questions we had, she took initiative to look up information we would need to know to make better informed decisions. She helped link us up with House Inspectors and Lawyers, always giving us her opinion but also a variety of options so the decision was ours. She was great about revisiting houses we wanted to look at multiple times and seemed to really get a great feel for who we are and what would work well for us. She was also really fantastic when it came to the negotiations, not pushing us at all and respecting our financial decisions.
She was fantastic to work with and if we ever leave our home (which I don't think will ever happen, we're in LOVE with it!) we will definitely call Deb first. Highly Recommend to anyone looking for not just a house but a home, especially First Time Homeowners. Deb is the BEST!!!
Andrew & Brianna P. bought home in East Fishkill
Working with Debbie was like working with an old friend, partially because this was the second house she helped us sell within less than a year. She helped sell my mother's house (my mother was 98 yrs. old) and treated my mother with respect, kindness and humor which I really appreciated. Debbie was always available to answer questions and provide guidance. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Sonja & Gene sold home in Poughkeepsie
Debbie is the most amazing realtor anyone can ask for!!! She cares, listens and will go to the very end to making your Dream home a reality! She has the best interest for you and will dedicate herself to the very end. Debbie always made us feel so comfortable with all of our choices. All of the home purchasing services she referred, were excellent. We highly recommend her services to anyone purchasing a home. Thank you you so much Debbie for turning our dream into a reality!!!
Max & Bianca purchased home in Lagrangeville
Being new to the area it was so helpful to have someone like Debbie give recommendations on just about anything we needed. She also listens to what you want in a new home and doesn't waste your time. She has been a wonderful friend to us. We give her the highest endorsement.
Fred & Betty R.
Debbie was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and honest. Made the sale effortless. Excellent communication, very responsive and professional . I look forward to another transaction with Debbie +++
Jason B. purchased home in Fishkill
Debbie was such a pleasure to work with! She is sweet, easy going, knowledgable, and very flexible. As first time homebuyers, she provided us with the necessary knowledge we needed to make sound decisions during the 10 months we worked together. Debbie was always honest and provided us with sound advice, when needed. She always had our best interests in mind. Debbie was more than flexible. She was always available via phone and email to answer all of our questions and made herself available whenever there was a property we wanted to look at. With a child on the way, she understood our sense of urgency, and on several occasions she rearranged her personal schedule just to accommodate us, even on a holiday. Debbie was recommended to us by a friend, and we will definitely recommend her to others who are looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you, Debbie, for helping us find the perfect first home for our growing family!
Shari & Matt S. purchased home in Wappingers
Debbie is very knowledgeable and skilled in the art of selling real estate. She knows all the resources to sell homes in this tough market.
Ray C. purchased and sold mutiple homes throughout Dutchess
As a first-time home buyer the entire process of purchasing a home can be overwhelming, however Debbie was absolutely amazing and supported us every step of the way! From the very beginning she was dedicated to finding a perfect 1st home, which required tremendous time, effort and patience. We were rather picky if finding everything on our wish list, and Debbie was completely invested in making these wishes come true. We worked with Debbie for almost a year from the beginning to the end of the home buying process, looking at homes throughout the Poughkeepsie, Spackenkill, and Arlington area. She is extremely knowledgeable about the entire Dutchess County, and always knew when a new house came on the market that was appropriate for us to see.
Two years later, we couldn't be happier in our home! Our whole experience with Debbie was perfect. We have even recommended close friends of ours to her, and they found their 1st house too! Which is also an adorable place! I would recommend Debbie to anyone looking to buy or sell, especially those who are first-time home buyers in the need of a little more guidance and support. Thanks Debbie!!!!
Rebecca K. purchased home in Poughkeepsie
Let me Preface this review by saying I was likely one of the longest clients of Debbie's by any standard. I probably looked at 80-90 houses with her help over the course of nearly 2 years. I was in the position where i didn't need to move but wanted to, but only if it were the perfect house. I was very choosy. Debbie never got impatient with me, or pushed me in any way to buy a property faster. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Debbie as my realtor she was kind of like a second mother as she only wanted what was best for me even if that was at the expense of spending almost 2 years with me and countless houses. She was extremely knowledgeable in the field and helped me with everything from looking, to inspections to banking to closing. Even after i lost a little bit of hope after losing out on a house, she pepped me right back up and kept me looking assuring me that there would be a better house out there for me! She basically became family to me! I have recommended her several times and will continue to do so! I will use her again if i buy another house. I would especially recommend her for first time buyers because of how patient and friendly she is!
Steve K. purchased home in Clinton
I would highly recommend Debbie Allan as she is very knowledgeable, easy to work with and made my experience of selling my home a stress -free experience. She always made herself available when needed and if I ever need to purchase or sell property again I will be contacting her to be my real estate agent.
Maureen G. sold home in E.Fishkill
Debbie not only sold our home quickly, but also helped find our dream home!!! she is extremely easy to work with and a pleasure to be around...
Phil S. sold home in Poughkeepsie; purchased in E. Fishkill
I hired Debbie Allan to help sell my mother's home. Ms. Allan was cognizant of my mother's feelings, realizing this was an unhappy situation for my mother. My mother had lived in the house for 55 years and had hoped to spend her final days there. Ms. Allan treated her gently and went at a pace my mother was comfortable with. Ms. Allan was willing and able to answer all our questions and gave advice based on her many years of expertise.
Sonja Z. sold home in Poughkeepsie
Debbie Allan is a knowledgable, friendly and honest professional who is a step above all the rest. After dealing with about three other realtors and becoming very discouraged, I stumbled upon Debbie who helped me more in a twenty minute conversation than any one else did in over two months. She will always pick up her phone or get right back to you. Most of all she will keep your best interests at heart. I recommend her whenever I get the chance. No matter what your situation may be she will do her best to help. So look no more and contact Debbie Allan!
Amanda C. purchased home in Poughkeepsie
We first met Debbie in 2007 at an Open House ; we knew right then that
she was going to be our realtor. She is very knowledgable and took a
real interest for what we liked and did not like. We worked with Debbie
for two years on and off due to our housing situation. Through this
time, Debbie was patient with us, and continued to send us information
on houses that she thought would interest us - when our house finally
sold, Debbie kicked it into high gear and had us out looking at what
seemed to be hundreds of houses all over Dutchess County. She never
pushed us into something that we liked or didn't like - she was honest,
truthful about every detail right from the beginning. Over the couple
of years that we worked with Debbie, I feel that our relationship was
not just realtor-buyer , but a true caring friendship realtor-buyer.
She is a great realtor and a great friend. I have and would recommend
Debbie Allan to every home buyer and seller out there.
Alexa D. purchased home in Beekman
I can't say enough good things about Debbie Allan!!!! I moved to Verbank from Long Island and was naive to how real estate sales and closings worked in Dutchess County. She not only helped me find my dream home (without dragging me to houses that were either out of my price range or not to my specifications) she helped me find a local attorney, home inspector, carpet cleaner etc....so sweet, so helpful and I never felt pressured to use who she suggested...I asked for help and she gave me a list of possible vendors....Thank you Debbie for a wonderful experience from start to finish,,,now if you could only do something about all this snow!!!!!!!!
Renee S. purchased home in Union Vale
Working with Debbie was the best experience. She helped my family find our first home. She was there for us anytime we had a question or concern. She wet above and beyond our expectations. She calmed our nerves and made the whole process a great experience. We are so glad we had the opportunity to work with her and would recommended her to anyone in need of a realitor. We couldn't have asked for a better, more knowlesdgeable, and patient person!
Jackie & Dean C. purchased home in Poughkeepsie
When my husband and I described our dream list for our new home, Debbie immediately saw our vision and suggested the perfect house for us. We are now very happy and settling into our new home. Debbie made both the buying and selling process run as smoothly as possible for us. We would always receive a prompt call back or email response from her. She made us feel as if we were the only clients that she was working with at the time. It was also fun working with Debbie and from the beginning we felt very comfortable with her. We would highly reccomend her to anyone looking to buy/sell.
Lisa L. sold home in Poughkeepsie; purchased home in Wappingers
Debbie was extremely helpful from step one for my wife and I - As first time home buyers she walked us through the steps and explained everything to us, showed us homes in an area we wanted but were unfamiliar with. She responded immediately to all questions and made herself very available during our hectic work and travel schedules. She also brought us through the closing process after helping us find the right house for us.
Dan F. purchased home in Wappingers
Debbie was been so amazing throughout this process. Buying a house is very stressful process and with my boyfriend and I buying first time home buyers, the support and guidance that Debbie has given us has been wonderful. No question seemed to small or unneeded. Even though we know We are not Debbie's only clients, she has made us feel that way. We would certainly recommend Debbie to anyone!!
Kristen T. purchased home in Poughkeepsie
I had a bad experience with another broker. When I changed to Debbie I was delighted with the difference. She was great to work with and really understood the market.
I would recommend her to anyone!
Diane R. sold home in E.Fishkill
Debbie made the selling of my mothers home very simple. She was very proactive and always in contact. She is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. In a tough market she made it happen!
Joe T. sold home in Hyde Park
Debbie helped us find the perfect house, in the perfect location. She worked with our family for five months, and always willingly made herself available to take us to look at properties. She is kind, patient, knowledgable, experienced, and really took the time to understand what our needs and wants were. If you are looking for an agent who knows the area, knows the market, and is willing to find exactly what you are looking for, contact Debbie! We had worked with other agents and never felt that they truly understood what we were looking for, and often pushed for prices higher then we wanted to spend. Debbie easily worked with our budget, and never pressured us to make an offer. We would recommend calling Debbie if you are looking for a realtor who possesses the expertise and compassion to get the job done!!!
Andrew J. purchased home in Wappingers
Debbie is excellent at her profession. She help narrow down the search by asking all of the right questions. She was professional throughout the entire process and make looking for our new home an enjoyable experience. I would recommend her to any of my family and friends.
Charles P. purchased home in Beekman
We were not first time sellers or buyers, but we still needed an experienced and knowledgable realtor to represent us... and we got just that with Debbie Allan.
Debbie put together a solid strategy and marketing package to list our house, but more than anything she had faith and determination that our house would sell. We never felt like just another one of her listings. Having a skilled realtor was essential when an offer came in and Debbie was able to negotiate a fair deal for both parties and successfully close the deal!
With our house sold, we enlisted Debbie to find our new home. We gave her a laundry list of must have requests and she tirelessly showed us house after house with enthusiasm and patience. There was never any pressure and she told us not to settle. When we did find our future home, she guided us through all of the paperwork and worked with the seller's realtor until we got the terms we wanted.
Debbie is dependable, trustworthy and somehow manages to make the homebuying and selling process less stressful! It truly was a pleasure to work with her.
Debbie & Mark D. sold home and purchased in Poughkeepsie
We can not thank Debbie enough for all of her hard work in helping us to find our first house. Being first time homebuyers, we were unaware of all of the pitfalls and hurdles that go along with the purchase of a home. Debbie helped us navigate through these issues while providing us with information and expertise that helped us get through the process.
After spending countless weekends with Debbie and touring dozens of houses throughout the county, Debbie maintained her enthusiasm and positive outlook, even as ours sometimes began to waver. After finally finding the house that would eventually be our home and having our offer accepted, Debbie continued to be engaged with us throughout the entire process, which included dealing with a difficult and often times confrontational seller.
From our first appointment with Debbie, it was clear that she would be by our side every step of the way. She was available any (and every) weekend or evening and was present at the home inspection, final walkthrough and eventual closing to provide reassurance and to answer all questions that we had.
I would not hesitate to recommend Debbie's services to anyone who is thinking about purchasing or selling their home. Her years of experience are evident in her hard work and her enthusiasm helped us get through this lengthy and often difficult process. We can't thank her enough!
Andrew & Corinne LaRocca