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Debra's Awards

Five Star "Best in Client Satisfaction" 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014 & 2015.  Awarded to less than 7% of Sarasota Realtor's and based upon a broad based criteria of superior client care and market knowledge.

Pitell - Queen of Castles - April 2007

Pitell Secures Exclusive Rights to - March 2007

View Debra's Profile of Distinction - January 2007

Saunders bucks slow real estate trends -December 2006

Exclusive Affiliate of -
October 2006

Top Agent Takes Repeat Business Very Seriously - May 2006

Highest Benchmark Sale" Award - 2006 FLORIDA REALTOR

Client Satisfaction

“My husband and I recently purchased a home in Lakewood Ranch. Debra Pitell-Hauge did an extraordinary job representing us. She went over and above to help us find the perfect home and make the buying process seamless and stress-free. She went so far to protect us from a difficult situation when she knew we were coping with a hurricane in PA. Her assistant, Mary Deur, was also extremely helpful and professional.”  Diane

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Local Realtor Honored for
Web Site

November 28, 2005

Local Realtor was honored in the Florida Association of Realtors 2005 Sales Associate Web Site Contest, sponsored by Florida RealtorFlorida Real Estate Headlines.

Debra Pitell, a broker-Realtor with Michael Saunders & Co. won 1st place in the competition with her Web site,

Top national real estate experts determined that Pitell's site was the best in the state for its content, value to the consumer, ease of use and mechanisms for lead generation.

Pitell generated more than $20 million in sales in the first eight months of 2005. Her site was designed by Debbie Zaroba of Marketing & Design Services. The winners will be featured in "The Real Estate Solutions Guide 2006," a special supplement to the November 2005 issue of Florida Realtor magazine.


"Highest Benchmark Sale" Award

Debra Pitell's expert negotiation skills and extensive market knowledge result from her over 30 years of experience and exceptional performance in the Sarasota real estate market. Debra received the "Highest Benchmark Sale" award from Michael Saunders & Company for selling the highest priced residential property in Sarasota.

This client located Debra through her website,, ranked the #1 website in the Florida Association of Realtors 2005 Sales Associate Web Site Contest.

Recognized as one of Michael Saunders & Company's top associates, Debra is a member of the prestigious "Chairman's Circle" for total sales volume exceeding $20 Million during 2005. Specializing in waterfront, golf course and condominium property sales, 90% of Debra's business is generated from past client referrals and repeat business.