Graduate of University of Mobile with Bachelor of Science degree and a double major in Education and Sociology. I have had a long career in magazine and television advertising sales and worked for such publishers as Time, Inc., The Tribune Company and Time Warner.
Since becoming a REALTOR®, I have earned and maintained my Florida and Alabama sales license and have properties listed in both states. I have recently earned a new designation as a Certified Distressed Property Expert, which equips me to work with seller who may be in jeopardy of losing their home to foreclosure. The skills I've learned will allow me to help sellers negotiate a sales price with a lender which is lower than the mortgage amount. This is a Win-Win situation for all parties: the seller prevents foreclosure, a financial disaster that can ruin your credit for many years, the lender actually saves more money than by going into a costly foreclosure process and potential buyers get a great deal!
Continued education is a monthly commitment I've made to better serve the interests of my buyers and sellers. I stay educated on the latest legislation effecting the real estate market. I stay updated on everything that's going on in our local market, as well as national and international events that can effect us right here on the coast. I am dedicated to providing my clients with professional, honest, thorough and excellent service for all your real estate needs.
Living in Indiana and searching for a vacation home at the Gulf Shores can be quite daunting without the help of a knowledgeable REALTOR® like Deborah. She took time to learn exactly what we were looking for and respected our budget by not pushing properties on us that were out of this range. Deborah toured properties and sent us pictures. We made our list of condos we wanted to see and she had it all the appointments set up around our schedule when we arrived in town. When it came time for negotiations Deborah pushed for a fair deal. If it didn’t work out she ripped up the offer and we moved on to the next until we got exactly what we wanted. We got more than a condo at the Gulf Shores! I still keep in touch with Deborah and I feel like we’ve made a life long friend in the process!
—Stephanie & Craig Copeland
“As a first time buyer, it was my good fortune to have Deborah Hood as my REALTOR®. I was able to view choices for purchase without pressure, but with a gentle hand to guide me. Deborah became my advocate as I selected my condo and began the purchase process. She was always available to help, answer questions and secure needed documents. She was with me from beginning to end…and months later I still call her for help. She is professional, friendly, competent—a jewel in the real estate industry.
—MaryAnn Lang, Mobile AL
Gary and I want to thank you for helping us find the perfect investment property in Gulf Shores! Your patience and
guidance was invaluable and we are extremely happy with our condo at San Carlos. It was hard to imagine we could have a beachfront condo to enjoy anytime we wanted and have it paid for with rental income! That’s a real blessing and we could not be happier with our purchase. Thanks again for everything! You are the best REALTOR® we’ve ever worked with and will be referring all our friends and family to you!
—Gary & Bonnie, Gulf Shores AL