Deborah Valentino

Associate Real Estate Broker

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Deborah Valentino
Associate Real Estate Broker

At a glance

My Communities
Yonkers, Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Ardsley, Greenburgh, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Mount Pleasant, Pleasantville, Thornwood, Valhalla, White Plains

Specialties
Certificate of Occupancy, Tax Grievances, Environmental issues, Buyer Agency, Accredited Staging Professional

Lives In
Westchester

Experience
30 Years

About me

Feel confident that you have reached an experienced and honest Associate Broker affiliated with the most powerful Real Estate Brokerage in Westchester , Putnam, Dutchess County and Southern Connecticut. Houlihan Lawrence is the area's market leader, and I am proud to be a part of this most powerful network. Our local, regional, global and especially our agent to agent relationships are a true benefit to the clients I serve. I have been a part of the Real Estate community in Westchester County since 1988, and I have been through smooth times and tough times. Today, the demand for knowledge and expertise is extremely important. My seller clients receive a clear and honest report of their home's value along with information on their Certificate of Occupancy and Assessment record. They also receive staging suggestions to position their home above the competition. My buyer clients are set up in my listing book program so that we are able to share favorite properties and... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker. Consistent Top Producer. Emerald Award. Platinum Award. Gold Award Winner. Westchester Magazine Five Star Realtor. Featured Realtor HGTV House Hunters Series. President Valentino Properties. Accredited Staging Professional Realtor.   

Professional Associations & Designations

  Member, National Association of Realtors®, Member, New York State Association of Realtors® , Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors®, Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Member, Women Council of Realtors®,      

Education

Environmental Issues Mold, Oil Tank remediation Certificate of Occupancy Tax Grievances Ethics and Fair Housing Buyer Agency Intro Basic Interior Design New York School of Interior Design Accredited Staging Professional Realtor Co-ops and Condos New Construction Modular Homes  

Real Estate Expertise

There is no substitute for an experienced, career Real Estate Professional. Whether aiming to buy or sell property, I will provide you with information that will help you make an informed decision.  

Community Involvement

   

Personal Interests

   

Testimonials

“My father was a life-long resident of the Bronx, but as he was getting older we talked about him selling his house and moving to Yonkers, where I lived, and purchasing something together. Deborah carefully walked my father through the process of selling the only house he had ever owned and did so with a great deal of understanding and sensitivity. Her expertise and recommendations were right on the mark as the house sold in the time frame she predicted and for the price my father wanted. She made the process hassle-free. Then, she worked diligently with us to find a house in Yonkers that would fit our needs. Once again, she made what is a difficult process feel easy and gave expert advice. When it came time to negotiate, she was able to achieve things I never thought she would. I never felt that she wasn't advocating for us as strongly as she could. And once again, everything was handled with patience and sensitivity to my father's needs and wants. I would recommend Deborah to anyone on any transaction. But in this two-part transaction that involved relocation, I thought her skills really came through." 

Steven D

“Deborah did an amazing job with our home purchase. She helped us navigate the extremely stressful current housing market. Debbie is an expert on all the local towns, and if she didn't have an immediate answer to our questions, she would find out. She is available all hours and made us feel like we were her only clients. From finding the right neighborhood, to figuring out the exact right offer price in a bidding war, Debbie was there for us. I would recommend her to anyone.”

Kristen & Mike

“I had an excellent experience with Deborah. She set as a target a high asking price which we almost obtained in less than 45 days on the market. In addition we were able to close about 30 days afterwards. She has a great understanding of the process and how to reach a successful conclusion”

Phillip B

"We have the experience of selling our first home with Deborah Valentino. It was for us very difficult decision to select the best realtor for selling our house. We interviewed six realtors and decided for Deborah. She is very knowledge about what we needed to do in order to sell our house fast and to the best value. We were very happy with her job. She helped us all the time in the process and made us feel that we're in good hands. We recommend her as the best realtor."

Violeta K

“Deborah was fantastic from the first phone call through the closing. She was attentive to our needs and the needs of our tenants. She provided us with all the answers to our questions and guided us through the whole selling process.” 

Eileen & Jerome M.

"As stressful as buying a home is, having Deborah as my Realtor was like having my sister helping me look with the expertise of a seasoned veteran; and the honesty only a family member will give.. Deborah was always available, answered all my questions, and never ignored any of my calls or texts. Always up to date with new houses on the market. Love her honesty and dedication. Thank you Deb."

Maria A

Dear Debbie,

 

Thank you so much for all your help over the last few months. Brian and I couldn’t be happier with our new home and are anxiously waiting to move in. When Brian first suggested asking you to show us some properties, I had no idea how important it is to choose a broker who really knew the business. Now I know!  You were always helpful, available and communicative; a true professional. Truly, we are so happy to have worked with you and would without hesitation recommend you to anyone.

THANK YOU!!!!

 

Liz & Brian.

"It was a pleasure working with Deborah throughout the entire purchasing process! From the moment I stepped foot inside my new home, she could tell it was meant to be my property, and she worked tirelessly to make sure that it happened. Deborah was very knowledgeable about the process of purchasing a Co-Op. She assisted me with every piece of paper that was put in front of me. Additionally, Deborah made sure that I had a strong and complete package prepared for submission to the Co-Op Board. It was very important to Deborah that the Board was able to see what a qualified candidate I was. Additionally, Deborah was invaluable in terms of her knowledge of surrounding Co-Ops and how they compared to the Co-Op I was buying. She was available to me at all times of the day, and if she didn't have an answer to a question, she found out the answer very quickly. Most importantly, Deborah made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. As a first time buyer, I was quite nervous about the process. Deborah made it clear to me that she would not push me into making any decision I was not comfortable with. From her negotiation technique to her attention to detail on our final walk-through, Deborah's first priority was my level of comfort with everything. I highly recommend Deborah Valentino!"

Gaetano V

Dear Debbie,

We just wanted to write to thank you for all of your help with both the sale of our house in Yonkers and the purchase of our new home in Hartsdale. We were so lucky to have you representing us both as a seller’s agent and as a buyer’s agent. It is safe to say that without your invaluable assistance in both the buying and selling processes, our move simply would not have happened. Your knowledge if the area and pulse on where the market is at any given time is simply incomparable to anyone else we’ve dealt with, not to mention your expertise in navigating the process to obtain our certificate of Occupancy.

If any of your clients would ever like a personal reference form a past client of yours, please do not hesitate to have them contact us.

Please keep in touch; our boys are looking forward to seeing “Miss Debbie” soon.

Sincerely,

 

Anthony & Sandra.

“My experience with Deborah was very professional, easy going and stress free. During this time she has given us so much advice, which has helped us to make decisions easily, quickly and comfortably. Deborah is amazing at what she does and will continue to use her in the future. The professional pictures were amazing, all because of her knowledge and training in Home Staging. I highly recommend her to my family and friends” 

Maria K

“The only way to describe Deborah is "simply the best". From the first time we met her we knew we had to work with her. Her professionalism, throughness, knowledge and very genuine approach engaged us immediately. Once we decided to proceed in listing our home, she was there to guide us on appropriate listing cost, timing and what our end goals were for the sale. Being in a visual industry ourselves, we were very impressed with the staging, images/visual tour and brochures Deborah put together to represent our home.

On the onset of listing, we received multiple bids within just a few days, just as Deborah had predicted. She confidently advised how she felt we should react-- not only reviewing the offer given but buyers themselves. That week we had an accepted offer from great buyers.

What we had all hoped was going to be a smooth ride from there, turned out to be the beginning to a number of hurdles as it related to the final sale. Most of these issues could never have been anticipated but as each one arose, Deborah held our hands, confidence and spirits high. We had already been cleared to close on our purchase and the pressure was on to move forward. Deborah went way above and beyond in more than one incident diving into details far exceeding the role of a "normal" agent to help move the process along quickly. And boy did she succeed! In the end, each issue that had come up, she was able to create a solution! Our attorney referred to her as Superwoman and we couldn't agree with him more.

I have already highly recommended Deborah to many of my neighbors but I would truly recommend her to anyone. If you're looking for someone to be there for you every step of the way, in whatever facet that looks like, Deborah is the right choice. We've loved working with her as an agent but happy to leave with a great new friend.”

Brittany S

“Deborah Valentino was the best!  The process of selling and buying a home is not an easy process to begin with. However Deborah made the process flow smoothly. Any question I had was answered quickly and no question was too silly. She was there through the entire process for both sales and never tired when we went looking for my new home. She was honest, trustworthy and I couldn't ask for a better real estate agent. I would recommend Deborah without hesitation” 

Norma P

Debbie's expertise is invaluable to any corporation. She is extremely knowledgeable, timely, effective, and efficient. She holds high standards despite how large the sale is. She handles it with integrity and consideration. Her efforts are acknowledged and very much valued.

 I inherited an Estate from the death of a family member. I had very little to no experience in this kind of situation. She not only pointed me in the direction of an attorney, she handled the Estate. Residing out of state, and being 5 hours away was challenging.  However my discomfort was put to ease because the Estate was in the best hands.

            This was a complicated case, being the house had C/O's that needed to be obtained, structure issues, electrical issues and more things that just made me want to run away as fast as I could.

            Debbie's knowledge and expertise fostered a seamless and effective sale of this more than complex estate - especially with the myriad of issues that arose.

            She not only handled the organization of the estate sale, she completed necessary documents to clear the CO issue, she handled the knob and tube issue and probably more - there were so many to remember. I not only recommend Debbie for any real estate transactions, I commend her for her pristine work ethic, selflessness and expertise.”

Nidia L.

“I honestly don’t know where to start. Deborah not only helped us find our dream home but answered every question we had on the listing of our home (we eventually decided not to sell but to rent). She had my previous home appraised, checked the city survey, and had an architect come to see what items needed to be addressed. It was a hard decision but we wound up not listing our home. After all of the work Deborah had already done we felt bad she did so much only for us to change our mind last minute. She not only took it extremely professional she praised us on a well thought out plan. My wife and I were extremely impressed. After a month of looking at homes (online and with open houses) we fell in love with a home that was represented by another Houlihans agent. We reached out to Deborah and she made it happen for us. From directing us to an attorney to finding us several different bankers she quite literally held our hand throughout the entire purchase process. With her years of experience she was able to find out the home was over assessed. Deborah is an absolute godsend! My family and I cannot thank her enough.”

Wing & Wein.

“Deb worked with me for the purchase of my first home.  Immediately following our first conversation, she went above and beyond to help guide me through the process by providing me with a variety of listings to choose from.  I had the opportunity to see numerous properties in each and every one of   the prospective towns I had expressed an interest in.  Deb provided detailed information about each listing, and even gave helpful suggestions about things to do in the surrounding area.  She made me feel both confident and comfortable moving forward in each step of the process, which ultimately led to finding exactly what I was looking for.  I could not have asked for a better experience purchasing my first home, and am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with De”

Michael R

“Debby is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her extensive knowledge in the field was evident as she guided us in finding the perfect home. Debby was available whenever we needed her to answer questions, provide information, and was very diligent when it came to following up with any concerns we  shared. The purchase of our new home went smoothly and it was all thanks to Debby and all of her hard work. We highly recommend Debby for the purchase of your new home and/or your listing of your home.” 

Stephanie P

"I want to thank you for doing a fabulous job with the sale of my home.  Honestly, I don’t think another realtor around could have done a better job than you. Due to an absentee selling agent, if it wasn’t for you, we would have NEVER closed.  You were on top of everything.  You made sure the home inspection and appraisal was done in a timely manner.  Always going over and above on all measures.

 Who would have thought that I would have received a FULL asking offer within 3 days!    You are a true professional and were always there to answer my questions.    You made this sale as seamless as possible. 

I would highly refer you to anyone who needs to sell or buy a home.”

Ernesto T

Thank you Deb for helping me find the perfect place for me. Working with you was like working with a friend who enthusiastically joined my search and would not stop until we got it right! Your knowledge and experience helped me through the process, I am so happy in my new spot and I have you to thank.

Kristin

Dear Deb,
We can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work in making our home search a wonderful experience. We loved working with you and can’t wait to have you over soon!  We feel so incredibly blessed to have you in our lives. Hope to see you soon.

With love and gratitude,

 

Melissa & Gino.

Dear Debbie,

So many thanks are due to you.  You work tirelessly and my father and I were always confident that you were absolutely looking out for our best interests. Plus, you always treated my father with so much respect and made him feel good about this whole process. We were lucky to find you.

Thank you,

Steve

Hi Debbie,

Thank you so much for everything- from taking me around to as many apartments as often as I wanted to dropping off all my application packets for me. I really appreciate all you did. Not only were you a great realtor but you also gave great design advice as well ( I don’t think I would have ever thought of installing a shower door on a standing shower by myself and now it’s one of the things I’m most excited to do!)  I’m so excited to decorate and will send you pictures once I am done.

 

Lauren

Dear Debbie,

There are not enough words to thank you for all that you have done for Nick and I. You have been there from the very beginning of this process. But the best part about this whole experience is that I got to know you, spend time with you, have a lot of laughs, and most of all, you found Nick and I our home where we will make many happy memories and grow our family. For that,  we are forever grateful to you!  We must go out to celebrate sometime soon, and Nick and I cannot  wait to have you over as one of our very first guests in our new home.

Love,

 

Christine & Nick