I am the Transaction Coordinator as well as one of the sales agents for Heckler Realty Group. I literally grew up in the Tampa Bay real estate business. My family has been investing in real estate in this area since I was a child and my involvement in the family business began in high school. Real estate is “in my blood” so it is no accident that I have chosen to make it my career. As the Transaction Coordinator for the Heckler Realty Group, I have helped bring over 40 properties from contract to close in 2019 to date. Being in constant communication with the title company and lender on any given contract, I have exclusive insight into what happens “behind the scenes” of every transaction. Brining multiple contracts per week to the closing table, I not only have the experience of tackling obstacles that have presented themselves during transactions with my clients, but every contract that closes with the Heckler Realty Group. This means I can anticipate and overcome the inevitable challenges that arise in every transaction.
As a resident of Tampa Bay for over 19 years, I have intimate and unique knowledge of Pinellas and Hillsborough County, something that can only be gained from having your roots firmly planted in the area in which you live and work. One of my favorite things about being a real estate professional is helping people find a home they love, in an area where they want to be, and being their guide through the twists of turns of getting that home from contract to close.
You can count on me to be competitive, professional, and passionate for you in the pursuit of your real estate interests but, more than that, you can be sure that I will be dependable and reliable in every way.
I look forward to working with you to meet your real estate needs.
I have always been intrigued with real estate, but my passion really developed when I was shopping for my first home. Even while growing up watching House Hunters on HGTV, it just doesn’t compare to the feeling you get when you find the perfect home for you. I pride myself on my integrity, work ethic, and down-to-earth personality.
While not assisting my clients, I enjoy exploring life with my son in this beautiful and sunny state of Florida. I grew up in the Midwest and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, double majoring in Forensic Science/Biochemistry and Criminal Justice. I have a love for investigations and research and a soft spot for children.
I spent time working as a Youth Care Worker helping juvenile delinquents’ transition back into their homes and also as a Private Investigator fighting insurance fraud, conducting due diligence for business acquisitions, and also worked alongside Homeland Security in undercover purchases and cease and desist operations. With this background, I will work diligently to find your perfect home or investment property and we will have fun doing it!
Hi, I’m Debbie Behnke and I am a Florida Realtor with Heckler Realty Group in beautiful St. Pete Beach! I moved here 2 years ago from frigid Detroit, Michigan where I was a residential real estate appraiser for 10+ years. Real Estate is my passion and I’m thrilled to help you find your Florida dream home! My vast experience as an appraiser sets me apart from other agents as I understand the intricacies related to all sides of real estate. You are in very good hands when you choose my as your agent. Like so many Northerners, I moved to Florida to live in Paradise, every single day. It’s the BEST decision I’ve ever made! Whether you’re here for the sunny skies, dolphins frolicking in the water or the soft white sandy beaches, I’m here to help you! I’m very blessed to be a mother to three amazing sons and a member of The Optimist Club of St. Petersburg where I get to give back. I work with local underprivileged schools and children in our community. I truly love giving back to my community. Call or text me now and I will work hard to help you with all your real estate needs.