We could not be more pleased with the outcome of our listing with Deborah Cowles. She was knowledgeable of the market both in sales and rentals and provided us with all of the facts and figures we needed to make our decision to sell. Deborah offered excellent advice and much needed contacts throughout the process including a top-notch staging company. Our listing sold in 3 days at full asking price. She walked us through each and every step of the sales process and made it all seamless. Special appreciation goes out to her support team as well. All-in-all a great experience. Thank you again Deborah, we are team dkcowles all the way!
— Deborah & Dana H.
As a first time home buyer I was nervous that I was going to get taken advantage of by the broker. So I went into the experience with my guard up, but was rather quickly reassured by Deborah that she was acting in our best interest vs pushing us to make a quick decision to collect her commission.

This was most evident in that she was willing / able to explain the process in great detail to us without being overwhelming. Quickly after our first meeting, I looked at Deborah more as a teacher that happened to be our broker too. I couldn’t recommend her enough for anyone looking to purchase / sell a property in her area.
— Chris R.
Thank you Deborah for representing us in selling our home.
Your professionalism shined from the very first meeting all the way through the closing along with your on the spot closing team.
Being close friends of ours and knowing this wasn’t the easiest decision for us, Amy and I appreciate your willingness to discuss our options, to help us discern the right approach in selling our home, your assistance in determining what needs ‘remodeling’ to get us the best bang for the buck, your patience in working with us on the elusive ‘right price’, our discouragement in the softening market, then us ‘liking’ our remodel, and then miraculously finding us three offers all around asking! Sold!
You made the process as easy as possible, always made yourself accessible, and were willing to work through any issue with us.
Giving is an important part of our life as well and am grateful that you are willing to give a portion of the proceeds to the NAC.
Many thanks and much love,
— Robert and Amy L.
Deborah Cowles is a Champion! Like every great champion, she has the experience, the strategy, and the focused determination to win. In less than 90 days from our first conversation with Deborah, we remodeled 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, painted, staged, and sold our house in Newport Beach. Not only that, our home sold within 3 days, over-ask, and with back-up buyers at the ready. What an absolute Champion!
— Carli D.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Deborah. What an amazing journey we’ve been on. You and your team have been such a joy to work with and I am so pleased that i finally got to work with you.
— Brad R.
Deborah took the time to REALLY listen and understand my needs for a new property. The things that were important to me to make a move. She sold my house in a record time and then found me my new dream home. Deborah takes the time and let’s not forget, the patience, to ask the questions that really matter to her clients to help them determine if the property being looked at is “the one”. I couldn’t have done it without Deb and her many years of experience that all played into the seamless process
— Wendy W.

"Deborah is an outstanding realtor. We are from out of state and unfamiliar with the housing market in the area. We spent one week with Deborah looking at homes. She gave us an excellent idea of neighborhoods and showed us several homes in each neighborhood giving us pros and cons of each. She recommended The Bluffs as a neighborhood that would be leafy and green as well as give us a sense of community which we desired. We are delighted with our new home and really could not have been happier with Deborah. I think anyone would benefit from her knowledge of the area and skills. She is easy to work with as well as having excellent interpersonal skills and rapport." 

- David & Ann Griffin

As a first time home buyer I couldn’t have asked for a better real estate agent and team than Deborah Cowles and her team. They made my first home purchase one to remember. Be assured that Deborah is looking out for her clients. She made sure I knew each step of the process; what to expect, what should be in the works, and what is shortly to come. I had barely any questions due to Deborah and her teams vast knowledge. They have made my first purchase memorable, and hope to work with them in the future when I purchase my next home. Deborah and her team is nothing short than amazing. Thank you very much Deborah and your wonderful team.

— Robert M.
We just bought a property from Deborah - a really fantastic experience! She took care of everything, we have a fabulous property and we are unbelievably happy! Thank you Deb, I really don’t know how you do it! Amazing as always!
— Huw & Louise

So what I really loved about working with Deborah is that she cut to the chase really fast. So she spent time with us at our existing house and looked to see what were the important elements for us for our new house, and I think it made a huge difference. She also understood some of the things we like to do...being outdoors, being near the water...so we were able to hone in on an area very quickly and narrow the field down within a short period of time
— Johanna & Aaron

We love it. As first time buyers, I can’t imagine working with someone else. Deborah was terrific.
— Andy & Kristy Sessions

Working with Deborah was perfect. Literally the dream for the two of us because we like to over analyze everything and so does Deb; in her we got our best choice................she knows the market inside and out.

- Alby & Amy Michaud

I just wanted to write and thank you so much for making the purchase of my new home such a pleasant, easy experience from start to finish. I had a certain house in mind and you could have easily just showed me that one and I’d probably have been fine with it, but you showed me numerous places so I had a lot of ideas and things to compare to before making the very important decision of purchasing a home.
I appreciate the time you took to show me around and I had a lot of fun too! Your
level-headedness is just what this impulsive person needed to choose the perfect
home for me! Your expertise really showed when I felt like you weren’t in it for the sale, but to really find the perfect fit for my needs. I’m looking so forward to moving into my new home and having coffee and happy hour on my new front porch with that gorgeous view.
Thanks again for all you did to make it such a painless, joyful process!
— Jeanine R.
If you are thinking of selling
”Don’t be afraid, you’re in good hands”
”You’ve got Deborah - she knows more than anyone!”

Thank you for your generosity of time, insight and expertise. The greatest gift to me was your generosity of heart! Thank you for helping me unravel the complicated strings of my current life circumstances. I will keep you posted and will most definitely take your up on the offer of a hug(s). A pleasure getting to know more of Deborah!

Much Love M~

We would like to thank you very much for helping us with the sale and purchase of our homes - you are surely good at what you do!

We have lived out of the Newport area for several years now, wondering when to sell our Newport Heights rental. Deborah Cowles has been invaluable to us with current market data and real buyers sentiments. She also provided us very well researched and supported Broker Price Opinion. Not an easy thing with our totally rebuilt in 2004, high end, custom home, that is only 2,500 sq. ft. Comparable properties in the Heights are mostly either bigger or older. Anyway, Deborah’s report cut through the clutter with a sound, supportable valuation. When selling a home, correct pricing is pretty important to get right. Thanks Deborah!

-Larry & Linda Van Pelt

I just want to thank you for finding the prefect house for me and my boys. What I admired most was you had my best interests at heart....we saw a lot of houses and you made sure I really understood the neighborhood and the range of properties available. In the end, I even had an offer on another house that was more expensive but this house came up and you really thought this was ‘the house.’ You were able to get me in as soon as it was available and we won the offer where multiple parties were interested. I appreciate you took the harder road because you knew it was the right decision for me and my family.”

– Tara Terins

We cannot begin to thank you for all you have done for us in such a short amount of time. It is unheard of to have sold our home and purchased a new home within three months. With your experience, professionalism, and negotiation skills, our home was sold within two hours at full asking price with multiple back-up offers over the sales price. Not only did you act as our real estate agent for both buying and selling, but you took our needs to heart and guided us in the right directionthroughout the entire process.”
— Elton and Jennifer Abe

It's hard to believe we didn't know you before we started the process. We are grateful for the referral from our San Marino realtor, connecting us with just the right person. And you've gone above and beyond with your other personal recommendations, references and support. It's nice to have gained a friend during the process!

Thanks, Deborah. Looking forward to staying connected. Please feel free to use this letter or us directly as references.

Your friends,

Matt Crowley

Deborah Cowles was the principal agent who handled the sale of my home, 27 Calvados, Newport Coast. Deborah was very professional throughout the transaction. She kept me informed of the progress and was very accessible to answer my questions. I appreciated her calm demeanor, patience, and insight through the entire sales process. My experience with Deborah was positive and I would be happy to refer her to a friend selling a home in Newport Coast.
— Scott Spearman

I wanted to express my gratitude for all you have done to make my home purchase a reality. Although you represented the seller, I appreciate your professionalism throughout the process. You were able to share knowledge on the neighborhood, insight on the builder and information on related topics. You were attentive to every detail and pro active in all aspects of the transaction. I still can’t believe that we went from offer to close in less than 20 days. I truly admire your “Let’s make it happen” attitude.

In closing, I wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you did in marketing the property. I am sincere in my compliments and gratitude. Additionally, I am truly grateful.


Rocky Muratore

I want to take this opportunity on the closing of our most recent sale to express our appreciation of your services. Through the long history of working with you we have enjoyed the benefit of your professionalism. Not only have you had the ability to assess the market correctly, you have always had our best interest in mind and displayed an ability to hold the deal together.

Thank you for all you have done both, in this most recent transaction, as well as your faithful services over the years. We look forward to many more successful transactions together in the future.
— Dale Neill, Whitestone A&O Unlimited, Inc.

I have worked with Deborah Cowles for the past 10 years in real estate sales transactions throughout Orange County, and am pleased to confidently recommend her to my clients, who trust that I will refer them to a knowledgeable realtor with the highest level of integrity.

I can personally say that Deborah has a superior level of customer service with all of her clients. She works diligently to ensure that every transaction moves smoothly to successful close, in the best interest of her clients.

If you’re looking for ‘the best of the best’ when it comes to real estate professional, then Deborah Cowles is the one… Deborah is a high energy professional with a positive attitude that can overcome the most challenging obstacles. Deborah is an expert negotiator and has a natural way to provide her clients with a sense of ease during the buying and selling process.

There are very few realtors out there that I feel five the hands on attention that Deborah Cowles provides. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Orange County, CA!


Mary Vachon, Sr. Mortgage Consultant Union Bank

Thanks for all the hard work and effort that went into selling our home in Crystal Cove. Your team was wonderful to work with and we look forward to meeting with you again soon!
— Howard and Mandy Taylor

We want to extend our deepest thanks to both of you for a job well done. AS you know, we recently closed escrow on our home in Tesoro Crest at a price exceeding the most recently comparable sale by $130,000. Further, a prequalified buyer was able to close in approximately 30 days with only a minimum of contingencies.

We appreciate that the market in general has helped in pushing up values, but clearly your team exceeded our expectation and outperformed the market When we selected your team, we considered the five basic criteria that drive any firm’s success: strategy, people, process, finance, and technology. You clearly demonstrated up front, and through the entire sales process, how you leveraged these five principles toward a successful outcome. The following summarizes how we observed you in action.

Strategy. You initially provided us with a sales and marketing plan. It was thoughtful, deliberate, and appropriately considered all market conditions.

People. Your team possesses excellent personal, or what is often referred to as “soft”, skills. You possessed patience and tolerance of others when emotions sometimes ran high. Most of all, however, we admired tour integrity throughout the entire process. If there was one characteristic to describe your team, it would be honesty.

Process. Because you have such a wealth of experience, you have fine-tuned the buy/sell process to a fine art. Your truly have a well-oiled machine that is operation at peak performance. We always felt you anticipated our questions, and consistently responded to any issues, large or small.

Finance. We were impressed with how you aggressively spent marketing dollars to expose our home to the market. Further, you had up-front provided us with a budget that corresponded to your ultimate marketing campaign.

Further, your team also clearly understood the necessity of prequalifying all buyers and screening their capabilities to purchase our home.

Most of all, however, you exceeded our expectations in strongly and adeptly negotiating the best possible price for our home. While every decisioin was ultimately ours, you provided sage advice that resulted in an excellent outcome.

Technology. Today, the real estate profession is required to be able to utilize a variety of tools to succeed. These tools include the use of the Internet, outside vendors with particular skill sets, various media, and advanced communications. We were impressed with the multi-media approach you undertook and the professionalism and creativity applied to the various marketing materials.

In summary, you are truly a winning tea, and we could not have been more pleased in our association with you. We would heartily recommend your services to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in Newport Coast. We wish you the best and invite you to visit us if you ever find your was to Honolulu, Hawaii.

With much respect and sincere thanks,

Kathy and Kirk Belsby

A little more than six weeks have passed since Escrow closed on my home in Newport Coast. A lot has happened in my life and the life of my family but the most uplifting and hopeful moments over the last 120 days have been in my association with you, Deborah, and the professional, sensitive, efficient manner you maintained during the sale of my home.

During the process you always did what you said you would do, kept on top of the details of the sale, worked with the buyers agent and the buyer with sensitivity and loyalty, and protected me with sound advice and wise counsel.

You are a true professional in every sense of the word and I hope that I have the opportunity in the future to refer clients to you. I am confident they will also benefit from your skills and high level of integrity.
— Mary Coulter Bergheer

I began searching for a broker to handle the marketing and sale of my home. Due to the extreme variations in the level of upgrades for homes in my neighborhood, it was important to me to hire someone who was active in the community and could educate the buyer on the value of these upgrades. Additionally, I was concerned that only qualified buyers be given access to the property.

Deborah Cowles and her team distinguished themselves immediately by showing up for the initial appointment on time and providing a professional, unbiased presentation that demonstrated their extensive sales experience in the Tesoro community. Unlike other brokers I interviewed who wanted to :talk down” the value of my property, Deborah truly appreciated the upgrades I had completed and knew that the other sales in the community in sufficient detail to provide a realistic estimate of value.

Throughout the marketing period, Deborah screened potential purchasers, kept me well informed on the marketing status and protected my time and privacy. While Deborah has a team of professionals working with her, I appreciated the fact that I was never pushed off to someone else. Additionally, I have never worked with anyone who provided better access to them or was more responsive to pone calls.
Although the home was included in the multiple listings services, it was Deborah who located the ultimate buyer. The escrow was handled efficiently with good communication throughout.

Deborah’s strengths are her honesty, enthusiasm, and professionalism. I would highly recommend her team to anyone considering listing or buying a home.

Bests Regards,

Suzanne E. Pipkin

I want to say how much I appreciate you both for getting my home sold in such a difficult market. With new home builders discounting their new homes so heavily, which in turn affected the resale of our homes, regardless, you both worked very hard to finally get it sold. I especially appreciate Deborah’s attention to detail, and basically crossing all your T’s and dotting all your I’s, never letting any stone go unturned. The brochure was fabulous and the video on the internet was extremely well done. I was happy with both results. The bottom line: YOU GOT IT DONE!
— Val Gray

I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for your efforts in helping me find my home. Through your tireless efforts and continuous professional assistance I am now able to enjoy the rewards of home ownership. I have experienced first hand why my friend was so willing to recommend you to me. Your professionalism, dedication, and sincere concern for helping me find the right home would make it very easy for me to recommend you to any of my family and friends.


Robert Graham

Deborah had sold our Newport Coast home, and at the last minute, the buyer’s funding didn’t come through. At that time we also had another mortgage on a large house in Ohio, so we were less than thrilled that the buyer wasn’t able to perform.
That didn’t stop Deborah one bit. She went into high gear, and within 5 hours she had another offer for $10,000 more than the first, and we closed without a hitch! Awesome. We can’t thank her enough for being the consummate real estate professional that she is. :)
— Kim Andrews

Deborah Cowles assisted three close friends with their home purchase and/or sale, and by their enthusiastic endorsement I sought her help as well. Deborah's expertise, integrity, patience, and incredible effort at finding resolutions to my roadblocks was unprecedented in my experience. She is AMAZING! Throughout my situation of wavering details, Deborah was steadfast in her commitment to helping find the optimal outcome for me. I did not proceed with a condo purchase at this time for isolated reasons, but I will absolutely work with Deborah when I again seek to buy and sell my home. She is my realtor and I Highly, Highly recommend her to you!

– Kelly Bustany

We used Deborah as our agent to sell our home in Newport Coast, Ca.
Deborah was a pleasure to deal with. From the first day of meeting her through the end of our home sale process she was professional and pleasant to work with. She has a great knowledge of the real estate market and much experience (this is proven in her dealings). Her response time is quick and she was always available for discussions either over email, phone or in person (whichever was more convenient for us). Our home sold after only 4 days being on the market at a price we were more than happy with. I would highly recommend her as an agent.
— Ike and Natalie Ikizyan

I just wanted to write and thank you so much for making the purchase of my new home such a pleasant, easy experience from start to finish. I had a certain house in mind and you could have easily just showed me that one and I’d probably have been fine with it, but you showed me numerous places so I had a lot of ideas and things to compare to before making the very important decision of purchasing a home. I appreciate the time you took to show me around and I had a lot of fun too! Your level-headedness is just what this impulsive person needed to choose the perfect home for me! Your expertise really showed when I felt like you weren’t in it for the sale, but to really find the perfect fit for my needs. I’m looking so forward to moving into my new home and having coffee and happy hour on my new front porch with that gorgeous view. Thanks again for all you did to make it such a painless, joyful process!

–Jeanine Raab

Deborah had our home list-ready, listed, and sold in a matter of weeks! We closed early and without delay. Deborah knows what she is doing and I would recommend her without hesitation!
— Joe and Jessie Lordan

Dear Deborah,

I would like offer my high regard and recommendation of Deborah Cowles as a Real Estate Professional. Deborah and I have worked together over a period of many years spanning more than a decade. She has successfully accomplished many transactions for me personally and in business. Deborah is thorough and innovative, possessing the ability to see potential issues before they arise as well as being skilled and experienced in problem solving and conflict resolution. Along with all of these attributes Deborah has an underlying strength of honesty and integrity that I greatly admire and appreciate. 

Phyllis Neill Schulz, Whitestone A&O Inc.

I wanted to express how appreciative and fortunate Wendy and I are to have met you and represent us in 5 transactions in 4 years in Newport Coast. Your keen sense of the Newport Beach market was invaluable to me, and I know your negotiating skills and strategies brought us substantial price value that we would not have gained otherwise, both on the buy and sell sides in what totaled almost $5 million worth of transactions.”
— J.P. Hannan

I want to thank you for helping us to sell our home at 50 Renata in Newport Coast. As you know, our children anted to return to their old neighborhood after just a short stay in the Newport Coast area. The timing of the move was crucial in order to get them into school for the fall.

I appreciate your diligence in helping us to establish a fair price for our home, your ability to remain in contact with potential buyer’s agent, and to close our transaction in a better-than-anticipated  timeframe. I had not expected everything to go so smoothly, but there was not on “hitch” in the sale.


Jaime Orr

We would like to thank your team for doing an exceptional job in selling our house in Huntington Beach. Your professionalism and good negotiating skills allowed us to sell our house in a speedy manner and at a record breaking price for the neighborhood. We will certainly recommend you to everyone we know who is considering selling their home. (When we consider selling this current house, we will give you a call again!)
— Paul and Ann Duong

Deborah made the home buying process really easy, she made everything go very smooth! Not only did she take me to look at a million different places, but even walked me through all of the paperwork and even things that weren’t part of her job, she really made sure that I felt comfortable through every single piece of the process. Even after the home closed, she still checks up on me to make sure I’m happy and doing well. I loved working with Deborah!