"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit extra."
That's the one sentiment that has helped Deb Crosby achieve some amazing things both personally and professionally for her clients.
Already well known as a respected food consultant, writer and publisher, Deb still revels in three related roles - one as a judge for the highly respected Corbans Wine and Food Challenge, one as an assessor for the esteemed New Zealand Cervena Plates and judges the Monteiths Wild Food Challenge. Her extensive food knowledge, commitment and her attention to detail are just some of the attributes that make her perfect for these positions.
It is these attributes plus her enthusiasm that have helped Deb match people and properties very successfully.
"I love houses, always have - renovating them and thinking of ways to improve their presentation," Deb says. "I also take care of my clients treating them the way I would like to be treated myself, and I have very high expectations!"
Providing "added value" to her clients is something Deb learned in her previous businesses - Microwave Specialists, The Microwave Warehouse and Kitchen Appliance Specialists - the latter winning the coveted 3ZB prize for "Best Shop for Service."
"I have always been in service industries and know it's vital for my clients to be 100 percent happy with everything I do for them. My business skills, level of service, commitment, enthusiasm and energy, ensure everyone receives the best all-round deal when they work with me."
Having been placed in the top 2% of the National Harcourts team in the last two consecutive years reflects Deb's position as one of this country's real estate leaders and a true professional. Deb was named in the Canterbury Top 10 for the 1999/2000 year.