Deborah Hood

RE/MAX Of Orange Beach

Mailing Address 26021 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Office Phone 251-981-2400

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.

Code of Ethics

The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:

Loyalty to clients;

Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;

Cooperation with competitors;

Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.

Certified Distressed Property Expert

To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry

Certified Investment Agent Specialist (CIAS)

There a five types of real estate investors, from the first time investor to the seasoned, portfolio investor. The average yearly income of a real estate investor is less than $80,000 per year. Allow me to help you locate properties with good Return On Investment.

International Real Estate Specialist

Have you considered buying property in another state, or even another country, but feel uncertain about dealing with an unknown agent, or trying to work with different customs and legalities? Or do you have a cottage or condo in the Bahamas or Caribbean that you'd like to sell but again, don't know who to turn to?

As an IRES Executive Member, I can help you locate and purchase property anywhere in the world, through a 7,000 agent worldwide organization. That same net work can allow me to list your property anywhere in the world, market it around the world. Work with an agent in the U.S. that you know and trust.

This same global network can open a new world of buyers for your properties here in the U.S. Instead of only marketing your home or condo in the local MLS, I can market your property to agents and MLS systems all over the world. There was $48 Billion of U.S. real estate pruchased by foreign buyers in 2010. I can bring tremendous value and service to you as a seller or buyer!