About Me

Glad to have you here on our porch!   I’m Debra Pettit, and am the founder of the PETTIT GROUP & TOWN CENTER REAL ESTATE.

I started my real estate career when my youngest daughter went to college in 2010. Specializing in farm, land, ranch and country subdivisions in Northern Collin and Grayson Counties, I am  just as comfortable listing and selling metroplex properties. Clients and others have called me a tireless worker, friendly helper, knowledgeable, caring and say “Debra knows everyone!”.

Just recognized as the Top Producer in Grayson County (MLS stats) & Van Alstyne, I have been reminded strongly to appreciate and be grateful for my neighbors and their referrals.  Prior to transitioning to focus on Grayson County real estate, I received a Top Producer award from D Magazine | 2016.  I work under the brokerage of Dallas City Center,  DCC is strongly established in Dallas which translates to a  comfortable bond for our metroplex clients.

The PETTIT GROUP is a team of active agents who all live in the North Texas area, representing the PETTIT GROUP primarily across five counties,  Grayson, Collin, Fannin, Cooke & Denton.

We serve sellers and buyers, ranchers and farmers, downsizers, upsizers, first time buyers and real estate investors.  I have a great support team, including a licensed Administrative Assistant and a creative Marketing Coordinator.

My family and I moved to Van Alstyne (north of McKinney) 16 years ago after living in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas for 15 years. It wasn’t just a move, it was a lifestyle change. Little did I know how quickly Van Alstyne and resulting relationships would own my heart. Those relationships launched and continue to cultivate my real estate career. I truly enjoy introducing “city folks” to North Texas by connecting them to community and quality country living.   My experience of moving from the city has proved valuable when helping families find “their next front porch” in North Texas. Claiming dual citizenship in Van Alstyne and Dallas,  I still love selling city properties as well.  I guess that’s not so surprising.  A little fun fact,  my daughters are 5th generation Dallasites, those city lights are in our blood.

The PETTIT GROUP has earned our market share largely due to our online marketing. I enjoy finding creative and effective ways to promote our valued listings. I am a constant student of the market. It is helpful that my husband is a real estate appraiser. His knowledge and perspective of the market has been invaluable.  Our  online resources have assisted in both securing and selling listings. We have created unique personalized virtual tours that have influenced more than one family to fall in love with a property before they actually visit. Those same virtual tours, along with our Facebook success, have proven valuable in introducing out of area buyers to the North Texas market. Our online promotion has been key in keeping me at the top of listing and selling agents  in the Van Alstyne ISD area.  My  knowledge of local school districts, upcoming building projects and city plans has been instrumental in answering clients many questions when relocating their family.

I currently serve on the Van Alstyne ISD Education Foundation Board, we lead Small Group at our church, I’ve been an officer & current member of the Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce. I am a member of CCAR and have my GRI designation. I graduated from Lake Highlands High School and Baylor University as a Journalism major, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and was on the Swim Team.

My hopes are that you will visit this porch often, and you find the things we talk about valuable.  Our discussions may be full of facts, full of beautiful real estate listings, full of fun, full of all things beautiful to the heart.   Full of variety, just like real life.   Please, visit often, your front porch is waiting.

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