Piedmont, CA, Beverly Hills, LA, to Italy. Author, Real Estate leader, mom and philanthropist Debbi DiMaggio is a master marketer, community builder, and tech-savvy guru who embraces the fast-paced Real Estate market. A Realtor in the top 1% of all Real Estate agents nationwide, Debbi has also authored three books, Contained Beauty (2012), The Art of Real Estate (April 2015), which she co-wrote with husband/partner Adam Betta and Real Estate Rules! 52 ways to achieve success in real estate (April 2016).
Aside from selling Real Estate full time, Debbi along with her husband Adam Betta, two of the Partners at HIGHLAND PARTNERS a Top Producing Firm located in the East Bay of Northern California since 2009, when they purchased the company in the downturn, a bold move indeed. Adam is the Broker while Debbi keeps things exciting as the Marketing Director where she oversees 100 agents assisting them with their marketing and business goals through mentoring and coaching.
Debbi and Adam’s VIP Philosophy includes treating everyone like a VIP from the contractors (plumbers, painters, interior designers) to movie star clients (Julianne Moore, Ted Danson, Sally Field, and Director, Chris Columbus to name a few). As San Francisco Bay Area Realtors and two of the three founders of HIGHLAND PARTNERS, Debbi DiMaggio and Adam Betta are proud to share that HIGHLAND PARTNERS, was voted Best Real Estate Agency in Oakland Magazine’s 2014 Best Of Oakland and the East Bay. Furthermore, this dedicated duo, has been consistently honored, year after year with the Top Producing Team Award in the Better Homes and Gardens Mason McDuffie family, a California-based company comprised of 28+ offices.
Since their two children, now young adults went on to create lives of their own, their daughter Bianca in New York working at Hearst Communications in Manhattan, and their son, a student at Bianca’s alma mater, CU Boulder, Debbi decided the time was right to expand their Real Estate footprint into Los Angeles. It began with an Oscar Party and morphed into co-hosting a charity event for Voices 4 Freedom, an organization seeking to raise funds to free villages from bonded slavery in India and other oppressed countries. Elated with the outcome of that evening the team raised enough to fund 3 schools for one of their primary programs, Schools4Freedom which focuses on education as a way out of slavery. “We know that one of the best ways to get people out of slavery, keep them out, and to prevent others from ever being enslaved in the first place is through educational programs.” Philanthropy has always been the cornerstone of her success. Doing what she loves, helping people whether through real estate or her charity work.
Debbi first received her Real Estate license in Los Angeles where she worked with Coldwell Banker in Hancock Park. Now 25 years later she is back. Debbi has always felt connected to LA and knew one day she would return.
As her husband knows all too well, Debbi is a force to be reckoned, with an attitude, “you can rest when you die,” is her mantra. “Debbi always has more going on in her one pinky than most have in their entire lives; she makes most of us look like we are standing still.” “I hesitate to say that, however, because she does not mean to make anyone look or feel bad, it is simply her nature, and has been ever since she was a young girl.”
Debbi enjoys working hard in the day, while networking by night, with no shortage of events to attend. From managing her family household, her Real Estate career, in both Piedmont / the Bay Area and Beverly Hills / LA, working with two start-ups on two different Apps, two more books in the works, non-stop travel and numerous charities to which she is involved, just may begin to paint a picture into the life of Debbi. People often ask, #WheresDebbi?
Debbi enjoys writing and sharing with others so that they can improve their own business, whether as a past columnist for Inman, the Examiner, or currently, through her Blogs, or as a public speaker, Debbi openly shares Real Estate advice through her personal stories. Her work has also been featured by Luxury Real Estate, KGO 810 Consumer Talk Radio Show with Michael Finney, KDOW 1220 AM Real Estate Radio Live with Joe Cucchiara, East Bay News, Oakland Magazine, Unique Homes Magazine and on KRON4 TV. Debbi is always happy to educate her fellow colleagues, as she routinely presents her expertise as a panelist on the topics of Luxury Real Estate, Branding and Growing Your Own Business at various conferences.
Debbi uses her Real Estate successes, client services and nurturing passions to make a difference. As an active philanthropist, Debbi supports multiple worthwhile local organizations, charities and causes from the Bay Area to LA and as far away as Italy, India and Kenya.
Debbi’s passion for helping others is what stands out most when you meet Debbi. If you have a question, rest assured Debbi will get back to you with more than you requested. An avid connector she is your best resource to fill any need you may have whether you knew you needed it or not.