Debora Perez-Ruiz was one of the few Hispanics in real estate when she began her career 36 years ago. In fact, she worried about showing her last name in fear of losing potential clients. However, Debora believed that the real estate community needed to be diversified because buying and selling a home is one of the biggest investments most people ever make and having bilingual realtors available guarantees them the best service possible.
In 2007, Debora decided to start her own business in Lubbock, Texas. One of the primary reasons she was motivated to enter the real estate industry in the beginning was because she wanted the flexibility as a mom of two girls. Therefore, she was inspired to name her company after them. The name MoVaDe came from Monica, her oldest daughter’s name; Vanessa, her youngest daughter’s name; and Debora, her own name.
At MoVaDe, Debora specializes in residential real estate, and assists investors with property management as well. She particularly enjoys working with veterans and says, “They have fought for us and have paid their dues to use their VA loans.” Unfortunately, that sometimes presents challenges, but Debora is determined to help them to get what they are owed. In fact, she just became a military relocation specialist in order to better assist her clients.
Debora says that she always does her best to get the designations needed to stay on top of the ever-changing field of real estate. In addition to becoming a military relocation specialist, she is a senior real estate specialist and has the short sales and foreclosure resource designations; GRI, CRS, and CRB, and has just obtained the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Endorsement from the National Association of REALTORS®. She also became the first Hispanic president of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS® in 2012.
3713 106th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423
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