Ringing & Singing in the Rain with Debe Maxwell, Charlotte NC Realtor

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Real Estate Agent with Vision Quest Realty WV0026375

DebeMaxwell, broker for the Maxwell House Group in Charlotte NC

 

It was indeed a pleasure to talk with Debe Maxwell today. She is a broker for RE/MAX Executive - The Maxwell House Group.  She is so pleasant and easy to talk to. We talked on many subjects.

 

Most of you know Debe as she has been with Active Rain since 2007, and is one of the AR Ambassadors. Debe likes helping members. For instance, Tom Abbott is a Georgia Realtor and she suggested to Tom to go with a niche, Georgia Tech Realtor. He did, and he is doing great.  We, of course, talked about members leaving and how they will be missed. Debe and I agree that AR is not what it used to be.  

 

I actually met Debe in 2009 at a Charlotte Rain Camp, one of the first. I was so new to AR and didn’t know anyone. I knew of Debe as she was one of the first that I followed in the Rain.

 

Debe was on Margaret Rome’s Sunday radio show a few weeks ago. And, actually got a client from the show. He listens to Margaret’s show every Sunday. After hearing Debe on Margaret’s show he called her.  The buyer is thinking of moving to Charlotte and will be using Debe as his Realtor.  One never knows where and how we can get clients.

 

Debe was born and raised in North Carolina and has lived in Charlotte for over 30 years. She would spend most summers in Bluefield, West Virginia. Bluefield is where I went to school.  Small world.  Her grandparents lived in Bluefield, a sleepy little town, as she remembers it.  Debe enjoyed spending her summers with her grandparents and other relatives.

 

 Debe has great memories of her time in Bluefield and with her grandparents.  Her 106-year-old grandmother, “Maw-Maw” died in October 2017. She has great memories visiting her grandparents, Lucille and Henry Carter & Carel & Mary Thompson. One memory was going shopping at the boutique stores, and her grandmother buying her ten pairs of shoes.  Debe wrote about her Maw-Maw in a blog post. Just reading the post, you know that Maw-Maw was an amazing woman and a joy to be around.  Debe and I both reminisced about Bluefield and how it has changed.

 

Did you know that Debe was a Trauma/ortho nurse for 15 years in Charlotte. She loved nursing but was working all the time. Debe loves to be busy and enjoyed nursing. When there was no trauma cases coming into the hospital she would go across the hall  and help the other nurses with patients instead of going out to relax and wait for the next trauma patient.  Debe was asked to help open the first home care facility in Charlotte. The facility started out with six nurses and now there are over 100 nurses.

 

She met her husband, Ray, at Home Care. She had 30 minute visits with Ray and they hit it off from the start. After Ray was discharged, he asked Debe to lunch and the rest is history.  Ray and Debe married and have two sons. He is a great husband and a great dad. Debe says she was working too hard and working all the time helping people, and even giving out her home number to patients who would call her for meds and meet them at the pharmacy.  She finally retired from nursing, but kept her license.

  

Debe Maxwell, an interview with the Charlotte NC Realtor

 

Debe likes to be busy and realized she had to work. She decided to go into real estate in 2004. She is now the broker for RE/MAX Executive, The Maxwell House Group in Charlotte NC.  Ray use to work at a bank and is very knowledgeable with computers. He got his real estate license and helps Debe with photos, videos, writing articles, calling leads, or whatever needs to be done. Ray is her biggest cheerleader.

 

How is the Charlotte real estate market I asked.  “Charlotte’s market is crazy, says Debe. I was heavy on the listing side, but this year I have double the buyers”. I asked if the Government shutdown impacted her business. She said, “No, as most of my buyers went with conventional loans". She has several in the pipeline, and a cash deal this week.

 

Debe says working at the hospital you work as a team, but real estate is so different. She loves real estate and meeting new people and can’t imagine doing anything else.

 

Visit and follow, Debe Maxwell, Charlotte NC Realtor® blog, and visit her website at http://athomescharlotte.com/

 

 

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Rebecca! Thank you again, for the call yesterday! It was such a treat to finally 'meet' you and catch up on the 'family ties!' I can't believe that you may remember my grandmother who was a language teacher at Bluefield High School - what an incredibly small world! I think your Pipestem posts tipped me off years ago - oh and the Fincastle Country Club connection too. I can't believe it took us this long to finally chat.

Thanks for the wonderful post - you are, indeed, a good listener! 

Jan 23, 2018 08:47 PM #5
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Dorie Dillard, you are SO kind - thank you! 

Lisa Von Domek - oh my gosh, I'm SO excited to finally meet you! We're going to have a grand time in Dallas!

Jan 23, 2018 08:48 PM #6
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Joan Cox
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Rebecca, think I met Debe in New Orleans many years ago.  Missy Caulk, Bob Stewart and a few were at that Rain Camp.    Wonderful post.

Jan 24, 2018 04:59 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Great choice for a shout out, Rebecca.  I follow Debe all the time here in the Rain.

Jan 24, 2018 05:07 AM #8
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Rebecca - what a great choice.  I follow Debe and enjoy reading her blogs.

Jan 24, 2018 05:43 AM #9
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Rebecca, I learned a lot about Debe. I have been following her blog .great post. You are a good listener.

Jan 24, 2018 05:44 AM #10
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

How nice that you got to speak with Debe Maxwell, CRS , I like her even though we disagree about Bill Walton calling basketball games, haha.

Jan 24, 2018 06:50 AM #11
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Rebecca, I've always enjoyed Debe's posts and would love to meet her one day. Your writeup is lovely and it sure sounds like you all had a wonderful conversation. 

Jan 24, 2018 02:27 PM #12
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Lynnea Miller
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Rebecca - I find Debe to be among the kindest people on Active Rain. What a great person for you to interview.

Jan 24, 2018 04:37 PM #13
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have read many of Debe's posts and knew much of that about her. I love the story about how she and Ray met and fell in love. It's magical.

Jan 24, 2018 05:27 PM #14
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Oh, hahahaha Brian England - I truly have all of the patience in the world but, that game - O M G - he would not stop talking down to his co-hort and about MUSHROOMS! I don't know if you were watching that game but, I've never had to stop watching a game because of the color man! LOL

I'm showing my age but, I did enjoy watching him play back in the day!

Jan 24, 2018 08:09 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Rebecca, I have spoken to  Debe Maxwell, CRS  and she is the real deal, we are actually related by different parents:) Love her as a sibling, Endre

Jan 24, 2018 10:48 PM #16
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Endre, we are all related . Have a great evening brother :)

Jan 25, 2018 06:33 PM #17
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Rebecca Gaujot - What I also love about Ringing and Singing in the Rain is you delve deeper and form stronger connections. If it hadn't been for the challenge, what are the odds that you and Debe Maxwell, CRS would know you had roots in Bluefield? Your stories are quite amazing and I find the two of you to be extraordinary women. 

Jan 26, 2018 07:38 AM #18
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Hi Rebecca. What fun to learn more about Debe. Loved the insight into her nursing background ( my daughter is a nurse in Denver - so I love nurses and know how hard they work.) Cool story too as to how she met her husband. Thanks again for giving us another perspective of Debe. 

Jan 27, 2018 10:53 AM #19
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, I do like reading about members here in the Rain, and I will try and do this more often when I have the time that is :)  

Jan 27, 2018 12:35 PM #20
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I got to visit with Debe (again) this past Saturday and I just adore her and Ray.  We've been at the same conference a few times and I've even been to an event in Charlotte and seen her house (which is fabulous).  I probably have talked to her at least monthly for more than a year.  You picked a great person to call.

Jan 29, 2018 09:06 PM #21
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Lucky you,  Tammy Lankford,  I hope to meet Debe and spend some quality time with her one day.

Jan 29, 2018 09:51 PM #22
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Hi Rebecca, 
Thank you so much for this post on Debe Maxwell, CRS .  She is one of my favorite people in The Rain and on my bucket list of people to meet someday. 

Feb 01, 2018 08:50 AM #23
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I agree with you about Debe, Carol Williams 

Feb 01, 2018 11:07 AM #24
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