About Debra

Debra Lichter

Debra Lichter

Broker - Owner

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With over 30 years of expertise in the Longboat Key and Sarasota luxury waterfront property Real Estate business, Debra has made a name as the leading expert and Broker in the area. A Florida native, Debra has found her niche in selling and Real Estate. She is the Broker and Owner of Sarasota Beach to Bay agency. Debra graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science and double Major in Business Management and Political Science and a Minor in International Studies. She was also an SEC Registered Broker-Dealer from 1983-to 1991, and an (NASD) FINRA member for the sale of income properties. See some of the listed below. k
Debra represents clients with total availability, attention to detail, and Real Estate expertise, along with a confident and personable manner. In addition to Real Estate Brokerage, Debra is a successful investor in multimillion-dollar waterfront properties. She develops the full potential of a property, whether renovating it or knocking it down.
A Florida native born in Miami, Debra received a B.S. in Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Business Management from the University of South Florida. She is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Level One. For Real Estate properties with an income stream, she was a securities Broker and member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 1986-to 1995. In 1981, at age 25, she was recognized in the St. Petersburg Times as the selling Broker for the largest transaction in Pinellas County history – the sale of the Pasadena Golf Club to Metro Development of Atlanta, for $10 million, which sold it to US Steel (USX) for $12 million, in a $22 million simultaneous transaction. US Steel developed the property into the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club waterfront community.
An avid athlete, Debra is a "master rower" and certified scuba diver. In 2002 Debra and 4 other parents founded Sarasota Crew for their own children to enjoy a positive, competitive rowing team experience.  Starting with a team of 4 very determined rowers, 1 talented coxswain, a used, donated, rowing shell and a former Olympic rower as their coach.  The team grew to 65 Rowers the first year, the rest is legendary! Her hobbies include spinning, yoga, windsurfing, and is a gourmet chef. She and her son formed an MIT Summer Send-Off get-acquainted program for students and parents in 2002. She is a member of the Women's Council of Realtors®, receiving its “Superstar” Award in 2001. In January 2006, she was named chairman of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® (SAR) Public Information Committee.


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Justin W.

The second time we worked with her and always a pro. Helped us every step of the way until closing. Very knowledgeable and experienced. Knows the area well.
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Deb is one of the best Realtors® we've ever dealt with. She knows the market, is always available for any questions, and has great interaction and wonderful recommendations.
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Dean L.

Debra was extremely knowledgeable about the housing market and inventory on Longboat Key. Her follow-up and communication were impeccable. I would defiantly recommend her and do business with her again.
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Paul T.

Deb was great. She was patient, knowledgeable, available, resourceful, and simply the best. She walked us through the entire process, she helped negotiate, and she even had a gift bag at the end. Thank you Deb for your help.
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With over 30 years of expertise in the Sarasota luxury waterfront property real estate business, Debra has made a name as a confident Sarasota real estate agent.