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I have participated in numerous real estate transactions, and three months ago, I would have had trouble imagining enjoying one, let alone a couple. But that was before I worked with Debbi and Adam of Highland Partners.

We selected this dynamic duo after interviewing several firms, and they proved to be well beyond being just the right choice. The professionalism and rigor that Adam brings to the business side of the equation is perfectly complemented by Debbi's simply superb sense of design and flair for style. I was especially impressed with the way she took the raw material of our beloved (and old-fashioned) Piedmont home, and breathed new life into it, giving it a totally contemporary feel and a consistent aesthetic, while respecting, and in fact actually enhancing, its vintage elegance and charm.

In fact, we enjoyed working with this couple so much that we invited them to work with us on our next transaction, as we sought, and quickly bought, our replacement home. I never thought I'd say this, but I almost wish that there was another real estate deal in the offing now that we've found such excellent and absolutely first-rate partners with whom to work!

Tony Barreca

Tony Barreca |
Sellers |

Business Owner


Debbi and Adam are top notch! They helped me stage and sell my Oakland home quickly and with a great offer. I live far away and travel a lot, and I didn't even have to lift a finger--they did everything for me! This team is worth their weight in gold and I look forward to working with them again on my next real estate transaction.

Jenn B. - Oakland, CA

1869 Grand View Oakland

Jennifer Biestman |
Seller |

Results matter.  Debbi is the consummate professional, and we have found ourselves uttering the words ‘Superwoman’ no less than twice in three years!  Debbi helped us buy AND sell our cherished home in Oakland (Upper Lakeshore) – we would recommend her to anyone looking to conquer the hypercompetitive market in the Bay Area.  She is a talented agent armed with the tools, experience, inside network, and boundless energy necessary to deliver beyond expectations for clients.  She has a keen understanding of the ‘true price,’ the importance of marketing, and the ability to close a deal and minimize the client’s headaches with constant involvement and responsiveness.

Wes and Carolyn Ogburn

Wes and Carolyn Ogburn |
Sellers |
Crocker Highlands

Debbi DiMaggio is a master networker and marketer, who has transformed others as a role model. She genuinely wants to help other real estate agents succeed, and has received great praise.

“Debbi wakes at dawn to do for others most mornings I know of.  That being said, the last two days have been the beginning of an amazing journey for Debbi. Among phone interviews, serving her clients and running her home, Debbi’s energizer bunny battery pack never ends. Bright eyes, warm demeanor and brilliant smile are always what you see first. Debbi’s launch party at Cuyana on Union Square in San Francisco raised over $500.00 for the George Mark Children’s House, the charity who received 100% of the proceeds from book sales that evening. Debbi’s second book signing at 1515 Restaurant in Walnut Creek on Wednesday, April 15th followed by an early morning speaking engagement and book signing at the San Mateo California Association of Realtors, raised another $500.00, this time 100% of the proceeds were earmarked for the East Bay Agency for Children ( another children’s charity close to her heart. Debbi’s book signing at 1515 Restaurant in Walnut Creek on Wednesday, raised over $500.00 for our local Childrens’ charity.  Thursday brought with it an early speaking engagement and book signing. Debbi raised $500.00 for the Childrens’ charity there.  She is always the last to leave. Never in a rush, being sure to take time to answer any questions and to thank literally everyone in attendance.  Her passion to help people is just beyond belief.”  

Angela Psuik, Realtor, Corporate Branding Specialist, Personal Manager and Mommy of Four

Angela Psuik |

Kind Words from Esteemed Colleagues | Book Signing and Realtor Networking Mixer, April 15, 2015

 Ashley Stoltz, Realtor | Mason McDuffie BHG

Hi Debbi,

Just wanted to say that it was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. You are beautiful in person and radiate positive energy. Congratulations on your book. I'm looking forward to reading my signed copy :)
You are an inspiration for someone starting in the business! Very truly, Ashley Stoltz

Art of Real Estate Book Launch and Realtor Networking Mixer in Partner with Stearns Lending |

Debbi and Adam helped me considerably with the sale of my Piedmont home. It was a major project from renovation to final sale that took many months with construction delays and challenges. As a team they worked diligently and with care throughout that time, long before the “For Sale” sign hit the curb. From assistance with finding good vendors, to working to help me with the inspection process and finding a good fit with a home stager, it made my life in selling the property something less to worry about. They simply made my life easier and they gave great ideas along the way, while even daring the construction dust!

Anyone that is looking to put their home on the market would do themselves well to meet with Debbi and Adam. They have a vast collective experience of the market, and will work with you every step of the way in a straight forward, down to earth, smartly applied, but also light-hearted way that makes the experience for everyone involved work smoothly.


Carl Chiu

(This home sold over the asking price with multiple offers.)

Carl Chiu |
Seller |

"Debbi creates forums..."

Debbi has helped me learn how to network effectively, not only in a small but dynamic city such as Piedmont, but to go out into the world and be confident about my passion for my work and serving people. She creates forums for people in her community and beyond to develop meaningful and sustainable relationships that not only assist the promotion of their businesses but create personal connections and nurture the concept of community, as well.

Amy Griffith, Health Coach and Personal Nutritionist, Embrace Health & Nutrition

Amy Griffith |
Business Owner

"Adam was totally committed to our goals."

"Full service" does not begin to describe the contributions Adam made in selling our home and buying a new home in a challenging economic environment. Not only did he help us negotiate very favorable deals (people are still amazed), but he also helped stage our house, connected us with a contractor for a remodel, offered design solutions (and even delivered our donations to Goodwill when we were in the midst of moving!). Throughout the process, Adam was available around the clock, with his practical advice and good humor, and we felt that he was totally committed to our goals.

Geoff and Secil Watson |
Buyers and Sellers |

"Adam's advice was clear and concise"

Doing business with Adam Betta was like doing business with a savvy, competent and reliable friend.  He did not appear to have any agenda other than helping us buy the home we truly wanted. Adam’s advice was clear and concise, addressed both the positives and negatives of the particular circumstance we were in.  Adam guided us through making offers that we felt good and genuine about.  It was essentially as easy as it could be given the gravity of the transaction.  We recommend Adam highly and without reservation.

Julia and Carter Clements |
Buyers |

"Debbi stood out..."

Debbi DiMaggio of Highland Partners is hands down one of the best agents around. I had met her several times over the years at various open houses that she had listed during our home search. She was always extremely personable and professional so when it came time to try to sell a home in Montclair, we decided to interview her, along with several other agents. Debbi stood out from the rest immediately. She got right to the point and knew what she was talking about. Instead of just telling us what she thought we wanted to hear to get the listing, Debbi told us exactly what hurdles there would be in selling the house, and what we needed to do as a team to get it sold. We decided to list with her and have never regretted it. Her performance after taking the listing was what really impressed us. Many agents make a great pitch to get listings, but fall short on their marketing and communications after you have signed a contract with them. Debbi worked diligently on putting together a deal for us in a difficult market from the first day, through the closing of escrow. She never hesitated to use all the manpower and marketing dollars at her disposal to get our property sold. We honestly did not expect to get this kind of service from anyone, especially an agent of her reputation and caliber. She treated our home as she would one of her multi-million dollar Piedmont listings. Debbi always went above and beyond what was expected. She is always prompt and courteous with all her communications, and is savvy with all forms of media. She also has great people for referrals to get everything from staging, house cleaning, window cleaning, inspectors, engineers, title companies, mortgages, you name it. Debbi is truly a real estate professional that others in the industry should take note from. We have bought and sold many residential and commercial properties over the years and have dealt with countless people across all aspects of the real estate industry. It is rare that someone truly impresses, but Debbi did just that, and we would highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs in the region.

Chris Kwei |
Seller |

To Whom It May Concern:

Without reservation or hesitation, I am writing to endorse Debbi DiMaggio’s outstanding

skills and talent as a realtor. I speak from experience, having sold my beloved

Piedmont home of 50 years this past May. The decision to do so was traumatic, and

Debbi guided me through the entire process with kindness, patience and utmost

professionalism. All of the details and the many tasks leading to a successful sale were

handled by Debbi. I came to trust her and to rely on her to see me through the process,

and the outcome was positive in every way.

I hold Debbi is high esteem and recommend her to anyone contemplating the purchase

or sale of a home. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Kate A. Crawford

Former Piedmont Resident

Former Piedmont Resident |
Seller |

Debbi is a top-notch professional with a laser focus

Debbi is a top-notch professional with a laser focus on meeting the unique needs of her clients.  We obtained outstanding results in a short period of time working with Debbi, despite looking in a tight, supply-constrained market in the East Bay. Debbi squeezed the most out of the inventory and showed us numerous off-market and pre-market properties.  It was evident that Debbi not only knew her markets very well but was deeply connected to the entire ecosystem of agents as she received calls back very promptly and was able to source actionable intelligence quickly and easily.  

The offer negotiation and typically complex closing process was a breeze with Debbi's seasoned hand - she was super responsive at all hours of the day, including weekends.  She is well respected, high energy, and acts with conviction: that matters when trying to get things done away from the competitive frenzy, ahead of schedule, and under budget (all of which we did under her stewardship).  
After the point of sale, Debbi continues to tirelessly serve our needs as first time homebuyers - she went above and beyond tying up the loose ends, proactively suggesting and referring us to others who could help facilitate our move and help turn our house into the dream home we've always hoped for.  We continue to feel her presence and genuinely know that we have found a new friend and advocate for our new family life in the East Bay community.  We would recommend Debbi to any new or seasoned home buyer/seller without hesitation.
Wes and Carolyn Ogburn

Buyer Testimonial |
Wes and Carolyn Ogburn, Buyers |

Once in every great while you meet someone who delivers excellence.

Once in every great while you meet someone who delivers excellence. For me, as I sought to sell my home in San Leandro, that person was definitely Debbi DiMaggio, who managed the sales process expertly, communicated responsively as well as proactively, negotiated with consummate skill, and, ultimately, brought about an awesome result. In my opinion, Debbi is the real deal.


Ben Feinbaum |
Client and Seller

Debbi DiMaggio is a top notch, highly experienced real estate agent.  I have known Debbi for years and she really helped me out when I was in an unpleasant situation with a realtor that I started out using to sell my parents’ home in Moraga.

Once I started working with this agent, I realized that she was did not have our best interest at hand.       I called Debbi, as my friend, and asked her for advice. Debbi was very helpful and resourceful and not once did she try to sway me away from using my current agent.  I realized that with her knowledge of the Bay Area real estate market along with her professionalism and outstanding marketing skills, it became a “no brainer” to have Debbi handle the sale of our family home.

We found a buyer quickly, but the deal had many hurdles that often come along with selling an older home.  Debbi partnered with the buyer’s agent seamlessly and the two of them handled all of the challenges with ease, consistency and teamwork.  Debbie is easy to work with and will take on all of the difficult obstacles that can come up in a real estate deal for her buyers or sellers.

I assure you, that if you work with Debbi DiMaggio on the buying or selling of your home, she will help to make the deal smooth and stress-free for her clients.


Kari Kirby

Friend, client and seller of family home in Moraga, CA

Kari Kirby |