Born and raised in Trenton, Tennessee, Debbie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences in 1972 from the University of Tennessee at Martin. In 1973, she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and remained in Memphis pursuing a 20-year career in the medical field. Debbie and her husband, Dr. Noel Florendo are active at Germantown Presbyterian Church, participating in the choir and the community out-reach program Room in the Inn. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys reading, traveling and ballroom dancing.
In the 1990’s Debbie was awarded her real estate license from the state of Tennessee. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Tennessee Association of Realtors and the Memphis Association of Realtors. Throughout the years, she has continued her education by taking many real estate courses and has been awarded the following designations:
- ABR-Accredited Buyer Representative
- CRS-Certified Residential Specialist
- CDPE- Certified Distressed Property Expert
- SFR-Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
- e-Pro-Real Estate Technology Skills
- SRES-Seniors Real Estate Specialist
The ABR designation was received after completing educational courses and working with buyers on an exclusive representation basis. The Certified Residential Specialist designation was earned by achieving a high level of closed transactions on a consistent basis. This designation shows a high level of experience in the real estate industry. Both the CDPE and the SFR designations qualify Debbie to assist families in financial difficulties while managing their real estate needs. In this high-tech age, the e-Pro Real Estate Technology Skills class confirms that Debbie has the superior technological skills needed in the real estate business. Realtors who are specially qualified to address the real estate needs of the age 50+ clients are given the SRES classification.
As evidenced by the continued commitment in furthering her knowledge of the ever-changing real estate industry, Debbie remains committed to being able to help her clients have a pleasant and successful experience whether selling or buying a home. Honestly, integrity and confidentiality are the trademarks Debbie strives to maintain with each and every client and transaction.