2014 CRS of the Year (Oklahoma Chapter, Council of Residential Specialists). Broker Associate in midtown Tulsa specializing in selling land, country estates, hobby farms, and horse properties.
Get to know Debbie Durkee
My passion for country property goes back to my childhood. I grew up in dairy country of New York State where I rode field hunters and learned to love riding in the woods. I was a member of the Goldens Bridge Hounds Pony Club in North Salem, New York.
I moved to Oklahoma in 1984 and became familiar with riding in a ring, showing a bit on the hunter-jumper circuit, and doing some dressage competition. In 1989 we bought our 60-acre farm in Claremore and I was able to ride on my own place.
In Claremore I took classes in horse management at the Rogers State College Horse Center and volunteered in the Bit by Bit Therapeutic Riding program. I also took courses in the Golf Course and Landscape Management program at Rogers State College, learning to identify and manage trees, shrubs, grasses, and weeds.
More recently I have taken classes at the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward to learn about oil & gas drilling and production. I have a rig pass and feel somewhat qualified and comfortable when walking around on an oil lease as well as a farm. I have also learned how to do landman work, which brings together my many years of professional experience as a law librarian, a corporate records manager, and later as a legal assistant. I can advise clients appropriately regarding which professionals to consult when their land is actually or potentially involved in oil & gas production.
From 1989 to 1991 I worked as an executive secretary for Henson-Williams Realty, commercial real estate developers. I acquired my real estate sales license in 1994 and worked as a buyers' agent for Gordona Duca Realtors for six months before going back to graduate school. In 2005 I came back into real estate full time and placed my license with Coldwell Banker / RaderGroup, Realtors.
My unique blend of life experience, education, and passion come together to make me qualified to work with buyers who are looking for pretty land and sellers who own rural, suburban, even urban horse properties in Northeast Oklahoma.
Debbie Durkee's Blog Posts
Following a lifelong passion for horses and country property, I focus on the needs of clients juggling their work and their play, helping families with equestrian lifestyles balance their love of the country with their need for proximity to the city. I have expertise to work with prospective buyers in evaluating a property's suitability for themselves and their horses or other livestock, even when a property is involved in oil & gas production. I bring a wealth of education and experience together to market suburban residential properties, country estates, horse farms, equestrian facilities, scenic properties, and parcels of land. If you love the country and are looking for a home in midtown Tulsa or anywhere in Northeast Oklahoma, I'll be glad to help.
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2014 CRS of the Year in Oklahoma
Practiced at analyzing Market Statistics in the City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public School District, providing a rolling 3-month Absorption Rate Graph and analysis of real estate market details per price point in Broken Arrow.
Testimonials for Debbie Durkee
Barbara Hilger -- Seller01/18/2017
Debbie Solano did an excellent job, we were very pleased with
our experience working with her. She kept us informed of all
showings, and results of showings, she was always positive.
Debbie was very knowledgeable about the process and what the
market was doing. She went above and beyond when she
approached neighbors about the possibility of selling their land
to add to the property we were selling when a buyer wanted
more land. Overall she did an excellent job. We appreciated
her honesty and felt very comfortable working with her!
Eddie Messina -- Seller06/03/2014
I don't know even know where to start! Debbie Solano is a hero in my eyes. I live in California but owned a house in Tulsa that I needed to sell. The house was in bad shape due to a series of bad renters and neglect from the property manager. I called many realtors in the Tulsa area to help me sell this property because I was having trouble renting the property and could not afford the extensive repairs. Every realtor I spoke to took the info on the house, ran the comps on the house, and either didn't call me back or said I can't help you. I just wanted to get the house listed because I knew there would be somebody out there that would see the potential and make an offer. I was really running out of options and considered foreclosure as an option when I found Debbie Solano's information from an on-line search. After talking to her for a few minutes, I had something I hadn't had in a long time on that property. . .HOPE! From our first conversation to our last, Debbie was honest, caring, direct, and knowledgeable about the sale of my home which ended up being a short sale. As you know, the short sale process can be long but Debbie stayed the course. She guided me and worked with prospective buyers and my mortgage lender to make sure this deal got done. I didn't make a penny on this deal; in fact I lost money, but if I ever have any real estate transaction in the state of Oklahoma Debbie Solano will be my first phone call. She really is a superstar! Here is the kicker.. we've never even met. We did everything via phone and email in different time zones. How 21st century is that! I really can't say enough great things about Debbie and she is extremely knowledgeable in the Short Sale game; but I would call her for any real estate transaction because I know I would get genuine support and if she couldn't help me she would find someone to help me. Thank you, Debbie!
Signed One Happy Customer- Eddie
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