Christian Real Estate Professionals : My Move to The Maxwell House Group

My Move to The Maxwell House Group

My Move to The Maxwell House Group 

The Maxwell House Group

"Who, in their right mind would open up a brand new brokerage now, in 2011?" asked the naysayers in my life!   For the past year, I've been tinkering with the idea of opening up my own brokerage.  My clients supported my move and encouraged me tremendously.  My family and most  of my friends did as well.  I worked tirelessly to have the most stellar year in 2010 I've ever had in real estate; I worked leads for my team and pulled together everything that I would need to open up a brand new real estate brokerage here in our beautiful city of Charotte.

Armed with my new business plan in-hand, I met with several broker/owners who had relatively newly established firms to see if what I had planned was everything that I needed to make a strong start.  I trusted these agents with whom I met.  I wasn't looking to 'move my license' but, to realize the dream of owning a successful real estate brokerage in beautiful Charlotte, NC.

When I realized that I didn't really need to re-invent the wheel--the opportunities were out there to join forces with existing companies, I met with my top choice and fell in love!  Lexie Longstreet and Shonn Ross started The Maxwell House Group in Charlotte in 2007.  The firm is a very well-respected one, with agents who are known for going the extra mile for their clients.  They are THE most progressive, forward-thinking, tech savvy firm in the city and I wanted to be a part of it.  Why not join forces with the ones who were the primary competition for my team?!

And, those fabulous signs--the envy of other marketing gurus in the city!  My team interviewed the owners to see what they thought and they all were blown away by the incredible support that Savvy offers their agents.  With The Maxwell House Group, it's ALL about the agents--helping get their footing on their own specialties, helping them market their listings and for themselves as well as doing everything humanly possible to build their businesses.

The Maxwell House Group in Elizabeth Charlotte NCThe marketing, created by our own, Julie Tambussi, is the envy of the city!  We have a 'look' like no other and our marketing goes far beyond simple flyers and brochures.  The Maxwell House Group engages their clientelle online and off; working on community projects and participating in community events and volunteering is extremely important to the firm and our agents.

The Maxwell House Group was created with a primary goal of creating a company that caters to true, grassroots client care.  The Maxwell House Group is a fresh, forward-thinking real estate firm.  We take pride in our knowledge of Charlotte and it’s unique communities.  Our firm’s desire to stay ahead of the technology curve sets The Maxwell House Group apart from the competition whether you’re an agent seeking a place to hang your license or a consumer seeking the highest level of customer service possible.

Shonn Ross, Lexie Longstreet & now, myself, are proud to lead such a professional group of brokers and a stellar support staff.  I can't tell you how honored I am to work with the wonderful people at The Maxwell House Group.  Watching this boutique firm grow exponentially is going to be just 'what dreams are made of' for me!

Here's a little video I did--be patient, the pixilating will stop in about 11 seconds!




Charlotte Real Estate Team - The Maxwell House Group


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Comment balloon 30 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • June 05 2011 05:39PM


Sounds like a good brokerage. I have been my own broker now for about 6 years.

Posted by James Loftis, ( about 8 years ago

Good Luck on your move to Savvy + Company... I think it looks like a great move for you and your team and I wish you continued success!!  (Love the "Smart Real Estate. Nice People.")

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) about 8 years ago

As you noted in your blog, the video started a little strange but once it was rolling, it did very well! Your voice and video presence is exceptionally good! I sometimes refer to Charlotte and the surrounding area. I will keep you in mind.

Posted by David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate (Classic Realty) about 8 years ago

Thanks, James!  It really is--a totally different boutique firm that is incredibly tech savvy and customer service oriented.

Thank you, Mike.  I love that slogan too--it's different and definitely spot-on!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 8 years ago

Debe - It sounds like a you made an excellent decision joining forces with Savvy + Company.  Congrats!!!

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 8 years ago

Debe, I think you are smart to move your own successful and savvy real estate business to an existing brokerage.  Why not join forces with your competition?  Win for them, win for you.  And you bring a big package with you - your internet marketing expertise, the best online.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 8 years ago

Thanks, David!  I'd love to work with your relocation clients and thanks for thinking of me!

Hi Michelle!  I LOVE the move--a smart one, indeed!

Virginia:  You're too kind!  We were going head to head online but, had a great respect for one another so, it was just a perfect fit.  I'm surrounded by great agents--not one bad apple there, for SURE--and two amazing partners.  Who could ask for more, right?!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 8 years ago

Debe, love it love it love it!! Great signs. Great video.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 8 years ago

Debe, congratulations.  I just became managing broker of a firm and I want to make sure we have the community involvement and the technology know-how to set us apart from our competition.

I love the colors and the sign.  The video is great as well.

Posted by MeLisa Minter, Realtor, Bay Area Houston Real Estate Agent (Minter Real Estate Services) about 8 years ago

Good luck and many successes in your venture. I'm sure you will do well.

Posted by Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes (Dawn Crawley Realty) about 8 years ago

This sounds like the best move you could ever make. The marketing pieces are absolutely great and your search capabilities second to none.  I wish you much success in your new venture.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) about 8 years ago

Good evening, Debe. I like the company philosophy. That's cool!!!

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Congratulations and I like your new look and marketing!  Wishing you continued success

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) about 8 years ago

I havent told you this. But I think your sassy hairstyle goes well with your Savvy real estate look. I love it and wish you the best eversince we spoke that midnight on the phone....

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 8 years ago

Like I said at BarCamp, Congratulations, Debe!

There is nothing like the feeling of a new endeavor, full of potential.

Posted by Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate (Realty Arts) about 8 years ago

Debbe, Sounds like a great opportunity!  Good luck, I am sure that you will be successful!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 8 years ago

Hey Debe...I had noticed the change in venue and really like the video. Nice brand, nice design and what seems to be a progressive collection of people. Sounds great and all the best with the new venture.

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) about 8 years ago

Hey Connie!  I KNEW you'd like those signs!  It's definitely a great fit for me--absolutely NO complaints from me on this move--NONE!  (Okay, except for missing my buddies and my former BIC--she totally rocks!  And, she understands that I wanted to own my own firm and grow in this biz.)

Thanks, MeLisa!  That's so important that the company stay on top of technology and more importantly, the clients!  I think customer service has fallen through the cracks in recent years and it's definitely something that will set you apart from the rest.

Dawn:  Thank you so much!  I believe it is a win-win and I couldn't be happier.

Janie:  Don't you love the searches?!  I had no clue that there were so many fun toys out there!!

Michael:  Me too!  Thanks!

Thanks Marilyn!  Julie is truly amazing!

Loreena:  We're due another midnight conversation, aren't we?!  I'm finally come up for air now!  LOL

Mike:  You know me...always up for a challenge!!

Tony:  Thank you!  I'm certainly enjoying it so far!

Doug:  The people MAKE Savvy!  And, our marketing department is amazing!  I'm very fortunate that they took me in--and my team!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 8 years ago

Congratulations on your move and finding the right fit in a new company.  Sounds like you found a great fit.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 8 years ago

Smart Real Estate.  Nice People.  SO TRUE!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 8 years ago


I like your "agent-centric" theme about your brokerage.  The additional marketing via blogs only helps your community even more.  Hoping you continue to land the right core of agents... g

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) about 8 years ago

Hi Debe,

I love the video. All the best!


Posted by Esther (Essie) Cruz, Manalapan Marlboro, NJ Real Estate (Weichert Realtors, Buying and Selling Real Estate in Monmouth, Ocean & Middlesex Counties) about 8 years ago

Debe -Congratulations to you and the company! Sounds like a perfect match.  Amazing how we can outgrow our companies as we become more and more tech savvy.  No pun intended!

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) about 8 years ago

I am so proud of you. What a brilliant move...seems perfect for your situation. They are so lucky to have you at the top of Savvy! Much continued success!!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 8 years ago

Debe --- really like those graphics --- very nice!  Best of success always.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 8 years ago

SavVy move for this outfit...landing you, Debe.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) about 8 years ago

Debe, love the motto and the colors truly will draw a buyer/seller in to take a look at your company just for of luck...seems to be a good fit for are outstanding in how you deliver to Charlotte clients which is evidenced certainly in your blogging.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Looks like you definitely found the perfect fit and am sure they are THRILLED to have you aboard. We all need to be in an environment where we grow, blossom and feel at home, whether it is one that we or someone else created.

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) about 8 years ago

Debe, i love your video, and i agree, your signs are GORGEOUS!!!  All the best to you for much success!

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) about 8 years ago

Debe, how'd I miss this great little post on your move?!?!  Your video is great ~ and you know I wish you nothing but the most amazing success with Savvy & Co. 

They are very lucky to have you my friend!!!

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 8 years ago