Debbie Carpenter

Luxury Real Estate Specialist

  • office: (858) 481-7939
  • fax: (858) 481-5143
  • CA BRE# 01461472

Debbie has been representing buyers and sellers in the north coastal areas of San Diego for over a decade. Nothing pleases her more than a delighted client who writes a glowing review. Over the years, she’s collected quite a few – visit http://www.SeaDreamHomes.com/Happy to read stories of the homes she’s sold, and what her delighted clients had to say.

Debbie’s professional approach to real estate stems from her experience in banking and finance. Following graduation from Scripps College, Debbie was an auditor for a Big Five accounting firm, working extensively in lending. She’s also audited HOA’s, completed HOA Reserve Studies, worked in Del Mar Schools, and served on the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board. Experience counts – and she has a lot to offer.

The strength of Debbie’s approach lies in actively listening to each client, allowing her to identify real estate opportunities and carefully guide them through the process of buying or selling properties. In addition to being a licensed Realtor, Debbie is a Certified Negotiation Specialist, which helps her get great outcomes for her clients. Debbie enjoys living in Del Mar, where she and her husband Bill have raised five wonderful children who are now all happily living and working on their own.

She loves talking real estate, so if you would like to discuss your goals and questions with her, drop her a line at DMark@san.rr.com or just call 858-735-0924. You’ll be glad you did!

Debbie's Communities

Testimonials

  • Debbie did an outstanding job of selling my home, including preparation, great marketing, personal showings, skillful negotiations, and diligent management of the escrow until closed - at list price and faster than I had expected.  Thank you! 

    Tim Rueth
  • The real estate market in Del Mar for turn-key homes was very competitive.  Debbie's hard work, perseverance, and established agent network were keys to allowing us to access homes before listing and to purchase our home off market.  She and Bill worked seamlessly together to provide outstanding customer service leading to offer, acceptance, and close in 30 days.

    Bruce & Natanya Shiah
  • We met Debbie at a house she was holding open.  It wasn't the right house for us, but she listened to what we wanted, found us a great off-market opportunity, and brought it all together with skill, patience, tact, and professionalism.  Amazing!

    Sharon & Ethan Franke
  • I thoroughly enjoyed working with Debbie from our initial lunch meeting through to her continued support after escrow had closed. Debbie’s deep knowledge of the whole city helped me narrow my search to an area that works well for me from multiple vantages. She consistently showed me properties in neighborhoods that met all of my requirements and was sensitive to my commute time to work. She brought a property to me even before it went on the market, and got my offer selected even after the seller had received multiple offers. She was always available for calls, and ensured that I completely understood each phase of the buying process. As a first time buyer, this was priceless for me! With her experienced guidance during negotiations and escrow, my purchase closed smoothly and successfully.

    Kristi Elkins
  • Tireless, meticulous, knowledgeable, and ethical. This is what you should be looking for in a real estate agent. Debbie helped us sell our house and buy another one. In the process she showed us perhaps four dozen houses. And when the time came for a transaction, her work was meticulous and timely. Her knowledge of the market and of how buyers and sellers behave was key to getting both deals done. Tireless, meticulous, knowledgeable, and ethical. Don't bother shopping around. Just call her!

    Marsha Sutton & Rocky Smolin
  • We're very glad we chose Debbie and Bill to represent us in the purchase of our La Jolla home.  During the extended time we took to get to know the area, they were a great source of information - always available, and we never felt pressured.  Once we settled on our dream house, Debbie helped us negotiate a good price and navigate a complex escrow.  As distant international buyers, we relied on her local presence and knowledge, and our purchase closed smoothly with a great outcome.  We couldn't be happier with the assistance we received!  

    Justin & Jamie Gover
  • Having come from a very different housing market in the UK, we wanted to take our time finding the right home in the US.  Debbie and Bill allowed us the time to explore the market and helped us to refine our search area.  Debbie's knowledge of the market and contacts in the industry meant we saw only close to ideal homes, and we saw them first.  They made themselves available at all hours for advice, which is how we closed on time under difficult circumstances.   We will definitely recommend Debbie and Bill to our friends.

    Yvonne & Paul Margetts
  • When we began our home search, we weren't quite sure what we were looking for - but Debbie patiently showed us a variety of properties within our price range and helped us hone in on and purchase a home that is absolutely perfect for us.  You can't beat the market knowledge, insights, and professionalism of the Carpenter team.  They were a pleasure to work with!

    Helen & Paul Kaufmann
  • Buying our dream home depended on first selling our house, but we didn’t want to sell unless we could buy the dream home.  Debbie represented us skillfully, and made it happen with no risk of not securing our dream home.

    Wendy & Scott Shelly
  • It was a relief to be able to entrust the sale of our home to Debbie and her team, especially after we moved away. When the first buyer couldn’t get financing and backed out, Debbie worked to quickly bring in a backup buyer. During escrow she took care of all the many details, and we couldn’t have done it without her. Great communications, consistent follow through, terrific results, and she was a pleasure to work with!

    Lea & Jamey Gottlieb
  • Having enlisted Debbie before, I expected outstanding service, and got it.  Her team's great staging and marketing helped my house sell quickly, and with her experience and follow through we navigated a complex escrow with an overseas buyer, all to a great conclusion.

    Karen Klause
  • With Debbie’s great marketing, our home hit the market beautifully and she leveraged the resulting buzz with personal showings and catered open houses to bring us a quick offer - over list!  Then she navigated us through the escrow process to a smooth and timely close.  We’re glad we chose Debbie!

    Mark & Cathy Beatty
  • Choosing Debbie to list our home for sale was an easy decision as we had already enjoyed working with her on our home purchase.  We were impressed with her great marketing, appreciated her personal showings, and were pleased with the great buyer and smooth, timely closing that resulted.  We highly recommend Debbie!

    Ethan & Sharon Franke
  • Debbie and Bill made selling my home a good experience with a great outcome, with compelling staging, beautiful photography, dedicated website, personal showings, skillful negotations, detail management, and consistent communication - every step of the way.  Thank you!

    Helen Sigurdsson
  • Debbie and Bill recently helped us successfully conclude a dual transaction both buying a home and selling our abode in Del Mar.  It was a real pleasure working with both individuals who effectively leveraged theirs skills and operated as a seamless team that kept my wife and I appraised of progress at every step of the way.  Debbie and Bill provided helpful insights and advise that assisted in both our purchasing and sales decision - often times highlighting issues that we might have otherwise missed.  Both transaction were incredibly professionally managed and with a keen eye towards personal attention during what is, potentially, a stressful time. I would highly recommend both agents to anyone seeking to buy or sell a home.

    Paul & Helen Kaufmann
  • Third time was a charm, as two other agents had tried to sell my house.  Debbie combined great marketing with the tenacity, skill, enthusiasm, and follow through that got it SOLD.

    Bernadette Anderson
  • Debbie did an expert job.  The website, photos, and video positioned our home effectively and those combined with smart marketing resulted in showings from serious buyers.  We had multiple offers and sold at full price - with a backup!  Escrow was complex but, thanks to Debbie's management, successful.  Thanks!

    David & Camille Saltman
  • Having experienced Debbie’s skill as our Realtor before, we easily chose her to sell our house.  She really knows the market, and is experienced, organized, responsive, and delivers great marketing.  Our house sold quickly, escrow was smooth, and we closed early.  Great!

    Victoria & Nick Cole
  • Debbie did a great job of selling our house! Great marketing, strong offers, and careful attention to detail produced a quick, timely close.

    KG and Grace Tan
  • Debbie did such a great job with the listing and sale of our house. The video and property website enabled potential buyers to see, hear, and feel what makes this home so special.

    Diane Huster
  • A friend recommended Debbie, who had quickly sold her Mom’s home for over list price, and the smooth transaction couldn’t have gone better. We had a similarly great experience. Debbie not only got us a full price offer right away, she lined up a qualified backup offer. We’ll miss our friends in San Diego, but leave for them this recommendation: when it comes time to sell your home, use Debbie Carpenter.

    Linda and Marvin Woodring
  • Having listed our home in the past, working with Debbie was an absolute dream. Starting with the best real estate marketing we’ve ever seen, she brought in scores of showings that resulted in multiple offers. Debbie guided us through the whole long, complicated sales process professionally, patiently, and very effectively. She made selling our wonderful home, where we had been for 38+ years,a good and easy-as-possible experience, with a great outcome.

    Mike and Susan Clemmons
  • We chose Debbie because she has the best marketing and brought a team of professionals who helped us greatly. She personally guided all showings, and was thorough, professional, patient, responsive, and always a pleasure to work with. We’re glad we chose Debbie to represent us in the sale of our home!

    Martin and Bonnie Seidel
  • We’re so glad we chose Debbie and PS Platinum to find the right buyer who will love our home as much as we have. Debbie’s follow through, tenacity, and attention to detail paid off for us all.

    Bob & Chrissy Fried
  • This has been a very competitive market for buyers, but with Debbie’s assistance – and persistence – we were able to find and successfully buy our dream home!

    Helene Martel & Patrick Cloutier
  • Debbie did a wonderful job selling our house in Del Mar Heights, under strenuous conditions. She was very professional and interfaced nicely with the other agent, making the deal a win-win situation. The home closed on time and to my satisfaction. I highly recommend her to anyone looking.

    Stephen Burd
  • As international buyers, we appreciated Debbie’s clear communications and careful representation. We’re glad we chose her to help us buy this property in Del Mar! She understood clearly our needs, and struggled hard to find the best possible from the market.

    Alain & Florence Lafforgue
  • Buying a house can be scary. Debbie gave me confidence as she helped me through the purchase of my beautiful new home!

    Sandra Cavender
  • It was a relief to be able to entrust the sale of our home to Debbie and her team, especially after we moved away. When the first buyer couldn’t get financing and backed out, Debbie worked to quickly bring in a backup buyer. During escrow she took care of all the many details, and we couldn’t have done it without her. Great communications, consistent follow through, terrific results, and she was a pleasure to work with!

    Lea and Jamey Gottlieb
  • Debbie did an awesome job of marketing our home, and represented us well during a challenging escrow. Thank you, Debbie!

    Marci Crosby
  • Having enlisted Debbie to sell a home in the past, I knew she would do a great job for me in this sale as well. I was right – great marketing, she quickly brought in an offer over list price, and she managed the escrow to a smooth, fast close. Great work!

    Jack Cavender
  • We’re very glad we chose Debbie and Bill to represent us in the purchase of our La Jolla home. During the extended time we took to get to know the area, they were a great source of information – always available, and we never felt pressured. Once we settled on our dream house, Debbie helped us negotiate a good price and navigate a complex escrow. As distant international buyers, we relied on her local presence and knowledge, and our purchase closed smoothly with a great outcome. We couldn’t be happier with the assistance we received!

    Justin and Jamie Gover
  • Debbie and Bill went above and beyond what I expected in selling our home. Their experience, motivation, teamwork, and connections enabled us to surpass my expectations with a pre-market sale and a 9-day close, despite the significant and unexpected complexities that arose along the way. As people and business partners, they were a pleasure to work with as they lived up to their motto, “make buying or selling a home a good experience with a great outcome for our clients

    Mack Ranson
  • Choosing Debbie to list our home for sale was an easy decision as we had already enjoyed working with her on our home purchase. We were impressed with her great marketing, appreciated her personal showings, and were pleased with the great buyer and smooth, timely closing that resulted. We highly recommend Debbie!

    Sharon and Ethan Franke
  • Debbie and Bill are the hardest-working, most honest people we’ve ever met. They care deeply about their clients, and give so generously of their time — not just in negotiations but also for the all-necessary hand-holding during stressful periods. Besides all that, they are so fun to be with! I would recommend the Carpenters 100 percent to anyone looking for trustworthy, caring, dedicated real estate agents.

    Marsha Sutton & Rocky Smolin

Sold Listings

  • $3,450,000
    404 Marview, Solana Beach, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 6 BA
    • 4,800SQ/FT
  • $3,250,000
    12839 Via Grimaldi, Del Mar, CA
    • 5 BD
    • 5 BA
    • 3,790SQ/FT
  • $2,350,000
    14022 Condesa, Del Mar, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 2,195SQ/FT
  • $2,195,000
    2493 Oakridge Cv, Del Mar, CA
    • 5 BD
    • 5 BA
    • 4,063SQ/FT
  • $1,995,000
    549 Rimini, Del Mar, CA
    • 3 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 1,770SQ/FT
  • $1,748,000
    14218 Half Moon Bay Drive, Del Mar, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 4 BA
    • 3,303SQ/FT
  • $1,745,000
    13861 Durango Drive, Del Mar, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 6 BA
    • 3,423SQ/FT
  • $1,700,000
    12916 Via Latina, Del Mar, CA
    • 3 BD
    • 2 BA
    • 1,845SQ/FT
  • $1,695,000
    13719 Mira Montana, Del Mar, CA
    • 5 BD
    • 5 BA
    • 3,268SQ/FT
  • $1,375,000
    4738 Plummer Court, San Diego, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 3,100SQ/FT
  • $1,350,000
    2461 Cordero, Del Mar, CA
    • 3 BD
    • 2 BA
    • 1,924SQ/FT
  • $1,225,000
    13414 Barbados, Del Mar, CA
    • 5 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 2,363SQ/FT
  • $1,225,000
    1042 Woodgrove Dr, Cardiff, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 1,978SQ/FT
  • $1,195,000
    3952 Lago Di Grata, San Diego, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 2,992SQ/FT
  • $1,175,000
    11574 Aspendell, San Diego, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 4 BA
    • 3,660SQ/FT
  • $1,075,000
    13378 Jarman Place, San Diego, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 2,538SQ/FT
  • $1,075,000
    13035 Caminito del Rocio, Del Mar, CA
    • 2 BD
    • 2 BA
    • 1,655SQ/FT
  • $1,075,000
    5408 Sonoma Place, San Diego, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 2,730SQ/FT
  • $875,000
    4079 Avenida Brisa, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    • 3 BD
    • 2 BA
    • 1,567SQ/FT
  • $615,000
    1561 Berkshire Court, San Marcos, CA
    • 4 BD
    • 3 BA
    • 2,464SQ/FT
  • $590,000
    12370 Carmel Country, San Diego, CA
    • 3 BD
    • 2 BA
    • 1,376SQ/FT
  • $550,000
    3877 Pell, San Diego, CA
    • 2 BD
    • 2 BA
    • 1,020SQ/FT
  • $450,000
    1361 Evergreen, Cardiff, CA
    • 2 BD
    • 1 BA
    • 922SQ/FT