Buying a home is likely the most important purchasing decision aperson will make. Finding someone to feelcomfortable with throughout the process is vital. Seller and Buyers will knowthey can trust in Deb Harshman’s ability to guide them through their entiretransaction.
Deb has an extensive sales background centered mostly around thevarious aspects of homeownership. Before owning her Home Staging business andearning her real estate license, she was a Corporate General Manager with amajor import/wholesale home furnishings corporation. For more than a decade,she owned a wholesale antique and auction business selling to dealers andindividuals nationwide. While her business was "antiquing" she bought, totallyrenovated and sold three historic homes.
Earlier in her career Deb was as a record-breaking printAdvertising Sales Executive for Caulkins Newspapers and Media. That experience providedthe ability to know what buyers want. Whether in media or personal tours, it isabout the emotion created to sense "this is my new home."
Selling a house is like Staging® the Show. Deb is an AccreditedStaging Professional Master one of only 400 worldwide. Deb has owned asuccessful home staging company for over fifteen years. She and her team havestaged over 400 homes with approximately $525,000,000. She is a member of the International Associationof Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP®) and has served on the DC IAHSP board ofdirectors. A member of the Real Estate Staging Association, (RESA). She hasachieved the Certified Negotiation Expert, CNE, for Real Estate Sales and iscurrently completing the Master Certified Negotiation Expert courses.
Active in community and charitable endeavors of the years, Debwas the key procurer of major funding from the Home Depot Foundation for theRedesign of Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Deb and team members worked alongside fellowmembers of the DC IAHSP Chapter and the Sponsor volunteers during the AnnualWorldWide Staging® Services Week.
As a cancer survivor Deb volunteers as a coordinator of annualneighborhood fundraising for The Institute of Cancer Research. She alsovolunteers and is one of the sponsors of The Danielle Mannix Team for theLeukemia and Lymphoma Society’s in their efforts during Light Up The Night eachyear.
Deb and the team at Staged Home Decor and Real Estate wereawarded the coveted "Best of Houzz" for Customer Service. She now doesconsultations, provides staging services, and authors Your Home With Deb-a comprehensivewebsite to inspire and assist potential home sellers and buyers and long timehomeowners.
Deb resides in Potomac, Maryland at the Brownstones at ParkPotomac. Conveniently just a few steps from her Long & Foster Christie’sInternational Real Estate office.
Specialties and Designations
Investment Property, New Construction, Vacation Properties, Works With First Time Home Buyers, Rentals, Resale Residential, Historic Homes, Condominiums, Single Family Homes and Townhomes, ASP, Stager, Luxury
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