After graduating with an MBA in marketing from the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business, Debbie Trominski was one of the fortunate few to land the job she wanted as a marketing manager at a software startup. But when the firm didn’t survive, Debbie viewed it as an opportunity to pursue her true passion: real estate.
The same day Debbie was laid off, she enrolled in a program that enabled her to get her real estate license and embark on a new career. Sixteen years later, she’s never looked back.
“I love that what I do has a real impact on the lasting quality of life of my clients,” says Debbie. “I love learning and sharing my knowledge about home construction, the real estate market, building wealth, and negotiating great outcomes for my clients.”
Meet Debbie Trominski: Consumer champion, real estate expert, and experienced investor.
Debbie says her love of real estate began at a young age. “I moved around a lot as a kid, and so we did a lot of house hunting, and it was always a fun process,” she says.
A consistent top producer, Debbie has worked exclusively by referral since 2003.
“I look to establish long-term relationships with each of my clients to take care of them before, during, and after every transaction,” says Debbie. “I am the godmother of their house and am there to support and enhance their homeownership experience as their life-long Realtor.”
Going above and beyond for her clients, Debbie keeps in touch and offers to help them with everything from protesting their property valuation at tax time to sharing her list of preferred contractors when the need arises.
“I tell my clients, ‘I come with the house,’” jokes Debbie.
On the anniversary of their home purchase, Debbie pays her clients what she dubs the “Realtor’s equivalent of a physician’s house call.”
“I look for maintenance issues and I can answer any questions about remodeling or moving,” says Debbie. “I go to many home inspections so I’m well-versed in what might need repair or replacement. I offer my professional opinion and am willing to look at mortgage and insurance rates to make sure my clients aren’t overpaying. From the physical to the financial and everything in between, I see where they are and if they need to make any changes.”
Wanting to provide her clients with the highest level of customer care is what led Debbie to join the Maxavenue team.
“I was very impressed by the resources and tools that Maxavenue makes available to me which will enable me to be even more powerful and effective in assisting my clients,” says Debbie. “The level of competence, the proven home-buying and selling systems, and the ongoing education offered all compelled me to chose Maxavenue.”
Debbie says the level of expertise provided by Maxavenue’s business team allows her and her clients to feel empowered at every stage of the transaction knowing a strong powerful network is backing them up.
“You don’t have to be the jack of all trades because you’ve got these highly-trained experts there to help you with every aspect from pricing and preparing the home to marketing it. I am the quarterback of the transaction with a phenomenal team supporting me along the way,” says Debbie.
As an active real estate investor and the developer of an investor seminar, Debbie is committed to helping her clients build wealth.
“Once I show them my investment philosophy, they get excited about how well it works and go back and buy multiple properties,” she says.
Having lived in Austin for more than two decades, Debbie knows the ins and outs of the greater Austin area and confidently helps clients buy and sell homes in every neighborhood.
“My husband and I have been here a long time and it’s such a great place to raise kids,” says Debbie, who is a mom to two daughters. “The city is growing so much. It’s vibrant and thriving. There’s so much to do here now. Less than an hour away you have the beautiful hill country with wineries and lakes, and downtown you have a more urban feel with music, art, and culture. It’s such a complete city with everything someone would want or need to have a great quality of life.”
When she isn’t helping clients buy or sell homes for maximum value, Debbie enjoys eating Tex-Mex as often as possible, catching a live music show at The Little Longhorn, practicing mixed martial arts with her family, and cycling.
A Broker has completed a state-defined education that includes 900 classroom hours, way beyond the 210 hours required for agents. Additionally, Brokers must pass a more comprehensive broker's license exam. Brokers may work alone or they may hire agents to work for them.
A Realtor¨ is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of Realtors¨, the largest trade group in the country. Not all agents are Realtors¨ - but choosing a designated Realtor¨ means you've selected an agent that must adhere to the National Association of Realtors¨ stringent code of ethics.
Accredited Buyers Representative:
Real estate agents who have earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation have been trained to deliver enhanced customer service, extensive due diligence and expert negotiation skills. Agents without this designation may not have the training or experience required to provide top-quality real estate buyer representation.
Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who have earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation are trained in a wide spectrum of negotiating strategies and techniques, along with tools to expertly negotiate from a position of strength. While all real estate agents have some experience in negotiations, working with a CNE designated agent gives buyers and sellers a strategic advantage in the negotiating process.
Graduate REALTOR, Institute:
Agents who earn the GRI designation have received advanced training in emerging technology, laws, and procedures as well as the increasingly complex real estate market itself. All agents work to provide a smooth home buying and selling experience, but GRI designated agents have taken the extra step to become a consummate professional and expert in their local market.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation have been trained to expertly guide and implement effective strategies for mature clients when making important decisions about selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.
Internet Marketing Certified:
e-PRO curriculum ensures your real estate agent has attained mastery of the latest social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, and can create a compelling online presence vital to helping sellers reaching today's hyper-connected consumers. With the rapidly evolving world of Internet and social media technologies, it pays to have an expert on your team.
Certified Residential Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation have been trained to understand the complexities of the housing market, how to best position their client’s interests, and how to effectively community with all parties to a transaction. In short, the CRS designation means your agent has more advanced, specialized training in all aspects of the residential market than agents who haven't earned this designation.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist:
Agents who have earned the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) are elite professionals with the knowledge, experience and skills required to expertly represent buyers and sellers in the Luxury Home market. In addition, a CLHMS designated agent is a local market leader with documented performance in the top 10% of their markets.
Short Sales and Forclosure Certified:<
Counselor of Real Estate:
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager:
Seller Representative Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation have demonstrated elevated professional standards, enhanced individual performance, and the ability to recognize emerging market trends and professional practices to real estate professionals. All of this specialized knowledge gives an SRS designated agent the tools to make the home selling experience as smooth as possible.
Green Real Estate Marketing Specialist:
Agents who hold the NAR Green designation have been trained to understand and expertly serve consumers seeking green “eco-friendly” homes. NAR Green agents not only receive education about the quickly developing green technologies and practices, but engage in ongoing specialized training to stay abreast of green real estate issues and trends.
Bachelor of Business Administration:
Master Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who earn the Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE) designation have mastered a wide spectrum of negotiation skills - including all the CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) qualifications, plus email negotiations, advanced negotiation techniques for both buying and selling, as well as mastering negotiating techniques among different generations and cultures. An agent with these extra, in-depth skills give their clients a significant advantage in negotiating from strength.
Certified Senior Housing Specialist:
Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHPs) offer specialized service specifically focused on the needs and special circumstances of senior buyers and sellers. Having completed extensive coursework and the in-depth training, CSHPs have the specialized knowledge to help seniors achieve their goals. As such, they are more equipped than general real estate agents to serve as the Consumer Champion throughout the entire consultative process of a late-in-life move.
Residential Construction Certified:
Agents who have earned the Residential Construction Certified (RCC) designation have been trained to gain a deep understanding of residential construction materials and methods. With comprehensive construction knowledge, RCC designated agents deliver superior consumer value when representing their clients to appraisers, inspectors, lenders, designers, engineers, and construction professionals.
Certified New Home Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) designation are trained professionals and experts in the details of buying a newly constructed home. From negotiating favorable contract terms to expert due diligence during the construction process, a CNHS designated agent has extensive knowledge and experience as a buyer’s agent and the unique factors involved in working with builders and developers.
ECO-Broker is the premier green designation program for real estate professionals. Certified ECO-Brokers serve residential and commercial property owners, sellers and investors. ECO-Brokers build communities, and champion eco-friendly alternatives with an unparalleled level of care, commitment, and follow-up.
A broker whose license is held by another broker. An associate broker qualifies to be a real estate broker but still works for and is supervised by another broker. Associate brokers are sometimes called broker-associates, broker-salespersons or affiliate brokers.