Debbie was born and raised in Toledo Ohio but has lived in Michigan, Metro New York City, Kentucky, Southern California and Northern California. Debbie attended the University of Toledo where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations. While on campus, she was an active member of Chi Omega , as Vice President and President of the National Panhellenic Council (which is student government for the Greek system) and served as a student senator.
Over the past 22-years Debbie and her husband, Rick, have led the Metro New York City Alumni Chapter for The University of Toledo. She has also worked with former undefeated UT Quarterback Chuck Ealey to help launch his foundation in support of his “Undefeated Spirit” youth mentoring programs and high scholarship award programs.
Debbie has also been involved in many community events both to benefit the communities she has lived as well as her children's schools. She has been a volunteer and member of the Junior League, Susan G. Komen, The Ladies Auxilliary, Parents Home School Association, The Crew Parents Association and most recently a volunteer at Feed the Starving Children for the Klar Leadership Academy Community Service Project the University of Toledo.
Getting involved in the Real Estate industry over 15 years ago seemed a natural fit. Initially, Debbie led marketing efforts for one of the nation’s top agents but quickly realized her passion to work directly with buyers and sellers. After receiving her license in 2003 she quickly rose to become a top performing agent in Northern New Jersey, including being recognized from 2013 to 2016 as a “Circle of Excellence” agent for North Central Jersey Association of Realtors.
Debbie has worked with clients in nearly all types of real estate transactions, including:
1. Relocation - - certified as a Corporate Designated Relocation agent
2. Buyers/First-time home buyers - Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
3. Downsizing for retirement
4. Investment properties, short term rentals for corporate relocations
5. Estate family sales
7. Short sales/foreclosures - Short Sale/Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
8. On-line Auction properties
9. Commercial buildings
Having moved multiple times around the United States Debbie knows first-hand how stressful it can be orienting to a new area as well as selling and buying a home or finding a rental. Debbie is best known for bringing a personal touch and for paying attention to the small details that make the process less stressful for her clients. Her goal is to make the entire process as seamless as can be.
Some key words that best describe what it’s like working with Debbie can be found in her testimonials and on her LinkedIn page, including: self-starter, friendly, detail oriented, professional and willing to go the extra mile. In short Debbie’s goal to her clients is to guide them through the real estate process in a transparent, positive manner in their truly “life changing” transaction and to give 100% at all times to develop relationships for life.
“Debbie sold our house this summer within a week above asking price! She was professional and helpful with tips on staging and she created a very nice flyer that really showcased the home. Debbie knows the market and helped us price just right so that we were booking showings right away. She was indispensable when we had multiple offers to review and throughout the closing process she made sure everything went smoothly. I will be recommending Deborah Costanzo Longenecker to my friends and we look forward to working with her in the future!”
I hired Debbie as my real estate agent for both an apartment and when I finally decided to become a first time home buyer. The entire process of renting an apartment or buying a home is very intimidating, however, through Debbie's experience and expertise, the process was much less stressful. While looking at homes her insight and vision helped us to picture a home as it truly good be. Debbie’s reassurance through the home buying process put us at ease and offered us a great deal of comfort knowing that we were in great hands.
February 7, 2010, Daniel was Debbie's client
—Dan Razynski ~ Auditor New York State Comptrollers office February 14, 2017
Debbie Longenecker made our moves happen; twice. She helped us find a great starter home in the frenzied 2005 market and did an even better job helping us find our dream house.. In each case, she helped us narrow down what we were looking for and was as patient as we needed while we searched. When we found the house we had to have, but needed to make an offer contingent on selling our existing home, Debbie cracked the whip and helped us get our house on the market in 10 days. She helped us price it perfectly and we had sold it with multiple bids after another 10 days.
She remains a great friend and helped us find good contractors; and even the nanny we have had for more than five years!
Attorney focused on helping entrepreneurs and creators of all types.
Debbie helped me and my husband find our first home. She really listened to what we wanted, and could afford, and patiently showed us many nice places. Ultimately, she helped us find the perfect home and we are very happy here. If we ever decide to move and need to find another home, I would work with Debbie again in a heartbeat.
Debbie was instrumental in helping my wife and I find our first home and walked us through the process as first time home buyers. She made the process less stressful and offered accurate advice. I would recommend using her in your search for a property in Northern NJ.
December 1, 2010, Michael was a consultant or contractor to Debbie at Coldwell Banker
—Michael Elsman~ Owner Fusion Staffing Partners November 30, -1
Debbie is detail oriented and very knowledgeable in real estate. Although she is based in NJ, we used her to help us find and agent in Indiana. I would highly recommend using her to not only help you to find an agent in your area, but to use as a resource. Debbie was definetly an asset for us when chosing an agent in Indiana and helped to guide us through the process by answering questions and reassuring some of our decisions in purchasing a second home. I highly recommend using her whether you are located in NJ or out of state
Assistant National Director, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Deborah provided a long distance referral for a real estate sale in Virginia Beach, VA. Deborah's thorough knowledge of the field and the research of her colleagues' record was very exemplary. She certainly referred a winner. The referred Realtor was professional, very knowledgeable of marketing and sales strategies in the area. They were savvy regarding pricing strategy and helpful in the entire estate sale process. The property had an offer very close to the asking price within one week and the sale was final within a month. Deborah followed up with us throughout the process and also kept in contact with the other Realtor to ensure things went smoothly. Her assistance and knowledge made our first experience selling property much easier than expected
December 8, 2010, Michelle was Debbie's client
Update: Michelle contacted Debbie for another referral to purchase her new home in Virginia which closed in September 2016.
—Michelle Kasch ~ Assistant National Director AARP
Debbie was exceptional at helping us find our home. My family and I were new to the country and the area and found Debbie's approach very professional at all stages.
Debbie quickly got an understanding of what type of home we were looking for and took us to a number of beautiful options to view. When we decided on a home we were also very pleased with how Debbie took us through the process every step of the way. Being new to the house buying market here Debbie made what could have been a very complicated process for us very straightforward. Many of our friends remarked on how quickly we seemed to find and settle on our new home.
I highly recommend Debbie to anyone who was looking for an agent to represent them.
—Elizabeth Munro ~ Fine Artist and Illustrator January 12, 2013
Debbie made it possible for me to sell my mother's home, even though the property was far outside of her area. She gave me the advice, support and care I needed to get the deal done. Doing it without her help would have been next to impossible.
—Robert Knoll-Operations Executive April 13, 2013
As I do not live in the area, I required more of my agent than the average client. Debbie went about and beyond to help me with my property.
Thank you so much for your professionalism, perseverance, and amazing customer service. I have bought/sold 5 houses and worked in the industry. I will definatly look to you again!
(update: This investment property was listed and sold quickly with Debbie again in 2016.)
Published Referral on my linked In page.
—Diane Clark-Ariba, Customer Engagement Director November 5, 2014