Debra Spenella has been a licensed realtor since 1993, assisting her Lake Tahoe luxury clients in finding their perfect home whether it be a mountain retreat, resort property, or a custom build. Her guiding principle of “Professional Service with a Personal Touch” has helped her clients successfully reach their real estate goals. With degrees in both business and design, Debra found her calling in real estate early in her career as she began working with her custom home builder husband. They purchased the land, designed the homes, and then subsequently listed, marketed, and sold them to a wide variety of clients. This experience shaped Debra’s unique skill set and she found herself selling homes before they were even completed, enabling her to utilize her design expertise when consulting with clients who were looking for a home that reflected their individual taste and style. Debra’s design acumen allowed her clients to pick out custom features like tiling, carpet, kitchen hardware, and paint, all while staying within the budget constraints of the property build. After ten-plus years of building and designing custom homes, Debra changed course and began focusing on clients who were interested in investment properties and flipping homes, offering them the expertise and knowledge she had carefully gleaned over the course of her career.
After over 25 years in the business, Debra took a short sabbatical to find time for her love of travel, RVing with friends, playing golf, painting, art, and family -- all the things she loves to do. But, that didn't last long as she began missing her real estate career and returned to join Sotheby's International Realty, reinventing herself again in order to move back into the luxury market, much to the delight of her clients.