Deborah Sumey - Testimonials

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Deb, I would like to thank you and your staff!

You have been extremely helpful, professional and went over and beyond what most realtors would do! You have made this difficult time a lot smoother for my brother and I. With warm regards,

Jackie and Mike

Since moving to Ocala, I have purchased two homes from Deborah in the Stone Creek community.

The first house was a new construction. Deborah listened to what we wanted, making constructive and helpful suggestions as we worked through the build process. We ended up with a home that met all of our needs. We were very happy with the home but our needs changed over time and we again turned to Deborah for her help in selling our existing home and purchasing another home in Stone Creek. She sold our home within 5 days of listing and helped to successfully negotiate the closing on our second home to our satisfaction. Deborah Sumey is THE premier salesperson involving Stone Creek residences. She knows the properties, has the contacts and works tirelessly to represent her clients so that in the end, her clients are completely satisfied and happy with their new home. She takes pride in what she does and she provides support services that other realtors don't even consider. I would never think of listing a property with another realtor.

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My husband and I bought our first home, a Sheridan, here in Stone Creek in 2008, but we didn't meet Deborah Sumey until 2014 when we decided to purchase a garden home resale.

We had heard many great things about Deborah from family (who had already bought and sold a home with Deborah), friends and neighbors. And as we walked throughout Stone Creek and saw Deborah's name everywhere, we felt very fortunate that we would be working with her to purchase our new home. We called Deborah the moment we learned the garden home was for sale; she took us to see the home the next morning and in 3 days our contract to purchase was signed. From the moment we met Deborah, we knew she was exceptional…she not only "knew her stuff", but she also displayed a love and loyalty to Stone Creek that especially appealed to us. The next step was to sell our original home and again, Deborah's enthusiasm and genuine appreciation of the value and quality of the homes here in Stone Creek made us feel confident she would be able to sell our home with no problem. Whether buying or selling a home, it's an extremely emotional and stressful experience, and there is no substitute for dealing with truly professional and dedicated folks, folks who really care...and Deborah and her team are the very best. No matter how many times we called, emailed or texted Deborah, Amanda, Keen, Trish or Nancy, we always received an immediate, helpful and always friendly response. It's easy to see why Deborah Sumey and her team are the top real estate pros here in Stone Creek…we know from first hand experience!

Bobbie L. Coonin

We listed our home for $214,000 with Deborah Sumey and her team and she sold it within a few days for just under asking price.

We are so thrilled as another Stetson model just closed and was listed with a realtor that does not do much business in this community and it closed for $189,000 and had approx. $15,000 more in upgrades. It just goes to show you what happens when you use the experienced expert to sell your home. Many thanks to Deborah and her team, we could not be happier.


When we first met Deborah Sumey it was a casual meeting.

We spoke about things in general and were concerned we were not going to sell our current home. She advised us not to wait to put our home on the market and, in hindsight, gave us some very wise advice about buying and selling property in this market. Within a very short time, our home was sold and off we went with Deborah to look for our new home at Stone Creek! Deborah and Karen were nothing short of remarkable. They stood by us taking our concerns to heart and showed us homes that fit our style and budget. From suggestions on mortgage companies to fencing to laminate flooring and tile, Deborah always came through when we needed the advice. In short, she made it easy for us to do business with her!

Susan & Frank Maher

On our way to Ft.

Myer to meet a realtor and walk through a villa we had an interest in, we stopped at Del Webb Stone Creek and met Deborah Sumey. Deborah showed us how we could get all we wanted in a new house for near the same cost and without the hassles of dealing with a short sale. She encouraged us to keep our appointment in Ft. Myers which we did. While we loved the villa in Ft. Myers we were drawn back for another meeting with Deborah in Stone Creek. Deborah’s honest and friendly approach to a sale, as well as our interest in the lifestyle offered at Stone Creek made our decision to close the deal. Deborah does not disappear after the sale is complete. Unlike most sales agents she is committed to remain a resource and friend long after the sale. We have dealt with many sales agents in the past and Deborah is unique in her passion to help her clients. You won’t find a better person to deal with in the real estate market.

Terry L. & Myrna Serbin

Some people give because they think they have to, for them it’s just the proper thing to do.

But when you give, I always know it comes from your heart – I’m thankful for your thoughtfulness and you. Thank you for everything you have done extra for us. You have done so much extra!

James & Bertha Weiss

Big ways, Small ways, Kindness always makes the world a better place.

We just want to thank you so much for going “above and beyond” your job as a realtor! You were our angel sent from God and we will always be grateful for your caring & kindness and the great job you did for us.

Pat & Don

Thank you so much for all your hard work and expertise.

From the first day of our listing and the final day of our move, you went above and beyond our expectations. And, to make it even more interesting, we lived through a hurricane! You are the best!

Joe, Jonell & Bella

My husband and I had the opportunity to work with the Deborah Sumey Team earlier this year.

We were extremely pleased with the whole transaction. Deborah is truly a professional and knows how to get the job done. She understands her clients' wants and needs, and wastes no time fulfilling them. Deborah and her team have the complete spectrum of selling/buying your home covered. Because they are so thorough, the tension and apprehension of our sale was very diminished. We have lived in Stone Creek for almost five years. We love it here. The amenities are great and the upkeep of the community and each resident's home make it a good value. The landscaping is gorgeous. We bought a new home here, after renting, then decided we needed more room, so decided to sell and build a Pinnacle. There was no question we would hire Deborah as our realtor. So many of our friends here have had interaction with her, professional and social, and had great things to say about her and her business acumen. A sign was placed in our front window. The house was sold the first day, to the first couple who previewed the home, for the asking price. Deborah helped us stage the home, herself, moving furniture around, removing clutter and advising us on how to keep the house in top shape. She facilitated our moved to a rental in the community, until our home was built. Her team handled the inspection, appraisal, any fix-it item in the home, our move, and finally the closing. This was such a smooth transaction, with very little stress, and all because Deborah's team understands the customer and knows how to get things done. We really appreciate the care and concern of the Deborah Sumey Team! It's not often you have the opportunity to work with someone who does exactly what they promise.

Mike and Suzi Conner

There have been angels in my life…angels who show up when a kind word is needed, when a smile or an act of caring can make a big difference.

Yes, there have been angels in my life, and one of them is you. Thank you so much.

Sue & Tim & Freckles

There are many people who come & go in our lives.

A few touch us in ways that change us forever, making us better from knowing them. You have made a difference in our life, and for this we are grateful. Thanks for being you!

Herby, Gretchen & Rufus

Living at Stone Creek would not have been possible if not for the efforts of our sales agent, Deborah Sumey!

! She was extremely patient with us in the selection process of not only our dream home but also the lake lot that we had our hearts set on. She never became overbearing and let us take our time in choosing just the right time frame to start to build so that it actually coincided with the sale of our home in Pennsylvania. Through her untiring efforts, she insured that the entire purchase process went smoothly from the initial deposit to the selection of options through the construction phase and finally the closing in September 2010. We can actually say that she made our dream come true. So much so, that there was never a question that when my sister, Sue, was ready to make the move to Florida, we would ask the assistance of Deborah for the second time. She is now in the process of helping my sister purchase her Augustus Villa in Santa Fe. Just like with us, Deborah has gone over and beyond to make Sue’s purchasing journey as trouble free as possible. We are forever grateful to her for not only her dependability and enthusiasm but also her friendship.

Rick & Marge Casey

Dear Deboah, No words or tokens can ever express my thanks for your help & thoughtfulness during these past few weeks.

I’m so fortunate to have you as a neighbor & friend.

Dorothy S.

Don’t quite know how to thank you…but hope you know how much it meant.

Deborah you did a great job of selling our house and we hope you will have continued success. Keep up the good work!

Larry & Corky Malkowski

When we decided to sell our home and move into an active retirement community, we spent a lot of time looking at the various options and talking to sales consultants.

We decided on the Del Webb Stone Creek development based on a number of factors and we hit a home run when we began working with Deborah Sumey as our sales consultant. Over the years we have built three homes and by far, Deborah was the most knowledgeable and caring sales consultant that we have encountered. She knew the product; she took the time to listen to what we wanted and was able to provide the information necessary for us to make the right housing decision. What was most impressive, she did not pressure us in anyway but made helpful and insightful suggestions that in the end made the entire experience come together. After closing, Deborah continued to be actively involved and went out of her way to ensure that a seamless transition occurred. We are extremely pleased with our new home in large part due to Deborah’s professional guidance and her genuine concern that we would be pleased with the outcome. If you are contemplating purchasing a new or pre-owned home, we would encourage you to talk to Deborah. You too will experience hitting a home run.

Joe & Sharon Pilat

Thank you very much for helping us sell our home.

You and Amanda provided the service that we needed to accomplish the goal, especially when the process experienced unexpected challenges. Sincerely,

Tom and Sharon Tyler

Thank you for everything you’ve done to make our transition into the next chapter of our lives, an easy one.

You are the best at what you do! You are truly a special person, and you put a lot of heart into what you do and it shows! That’s the key to your success. Please stay in touch!

Ray & Patty Mooney

Deborah, thank you for everything you've done for us.

From the first day when you entered our home and told us you could sell it, to today when you sold it (57 days), while I was nervous, I had no doubts. From the first day you came to stage our house we saw how thorough and upbeat you were, and how much of a "go-getter" you are. We have seen how you really SELL a house. All we can say is Thank you. Thank you for your help, your honesty, and perseverance. We now understand hoe you have gotten your reputation as being the best, and we fully agree that you ARE the BEST. The entire team is great in what they do for the client. If anyone is contemplating selling their home, they could never find anyone better. We will never stop singing your praises.

Pam Davies & Larry Kramer

When we moved from Pennsylvania to Florida last year it was a scary experience, however Deborah Sumey and her entire staff took away our fears and provided us with a wonderful experience we will never forget.

From start to finish buying our gently used home was a true pleasure. Deborah provided help with banking, showed us homes we may be interested in, and explained everything in full detail. She always made herself available to us by phone and in person and made our journey much more pleasant. However once we purchased our home we were not ignored. Deborah and her staff, particularly Amanda and Keen, made us enjoy the finalization of our purchase. From watching over our home while we were still in Pennsylvania, to providing us with references for professionals for inspection, electrical, painting, etc. the entire process went smooth and uneventful. During settlement Deborah was right there with us asking questions and being our professional representative throughout. But the help did not stop there. After settlement Deborah and her staff helped us to settle in and made sure we were as comfortable as possible. We cannot say enough about our experience. It is always hard to move away from family, friends and your home, however the new friends we found within Stone Creek Realty made us feel welcome and comfortable and made the move so much easier. When we move on to our next purchase we will definitely use Deborah as her experience and professionalism always shine through and she is truly an asset to the realty community in this area.

Linda and Steven Wigler

Deborah and her team are the absolute best!

No one does more to ensure your goals are met. We've worked with Deborah on two homes (so far) and it has even become a "family affair"- she's helped two family members become happy Stone Creek residents. No challenge is too great for her, whether you are fixing up an older home for sale or choosing options for a new build, she and her team have all the answers and will help you every step of the way. When you meet Deborah, she gives you her full and undivided attention. As busy as she is, you feel as though you are her only client. Her confidence, knowledge and experience are second to none. Moving can be very stressful- working with a true professional will give you great comfort.

Stone Creek Residents

We would like to thank Deborah and her team for making the sale of our home possible, and for helping us find a new home.

Thank you very much for all your time and effort.

Joe & Pam Laux

Deborah has extensive experience in all areas in the process of selling real estate, including a vast knowledge of the community and surrounding area.

She is very adept at getting the job done, and left us with few, if any, questions regarding the sale of our home and its contents. She is pleasant to work with, even though it was just a week before our home sold! Deborah made the whole procedure pain free. If anyone is looking for someone to help in completing their sale and moving experience, we would highly recommend Deborah Sumey.

Ron & Cindy Sterk

Deborah Sumey is a true professional.

She knows the existing market place and what it means to both the buyer and seller. As a result, she can bring the buyer and seller to mutually agreeable terms in a very short period of time. I highly recommend her to anyone needing to sell or buy property in the Ocala area.

David & Marcia Bye

You have no idea how happy we are that you put this together for us!

We cannot put into words how grateful we are to have you as our realtor! You are our shining star. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Robyn & Greg Roth
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"Have you ever heard the song \" Simply the Best\" by Tina Turner. The Song goes on and says better than all the rest. If you haven't heard , it describes Deborah Sumey. I have known Deborah for many years. ... more "
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"Sometimes when one is faced with making important life changing decisions its hard to know how and where to begin. As one gets older the task of uprooting your home again to move to another state can ... more "
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"We’ve used Deborah Sumey’s services not once, but twice. She understands the 55+ Del Webb community of Stone Creek like no one else. In addition to having worked for the builder, she is also a long-time ... more "
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