Deborah Bishop
Member of the Akron Board of Realtors

Akron Office, OH
2603 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
(330) 836-9300

A long time resident of West Akron, I enjoy helping my clients throughout the home selling/buying experience.  Being a child of Air Force/Airline parents, I clearly understand the uneasiness or lack of control one might feel during this process.  I am here to help facilitate your way through the steps whether you are selling your home or buying new home.  This process is simpliified even more because we have the Howard Hanna name and company behind us.

I have two boys who graduated from St. Hilary School and now attend ArchBishop Hoban.  We, as a family, are involved with the church as well as many activies within our community.  We also have a golden retriever, Koda, who like most Goldens require a lot of love.

I have been involved with Home Staging for many years with various real estate companies.    Home Staging is the art of merchandising a home to showcase its best features to prospective buyers.  A well-staged home will allow buyers to envision themselves living in the home.  Staging helps to speed up sales in a sluggish market and can bump up prices 2% - 10% in a moderate market.

What does Howard Hanna stand for?

The Howard Hanna Mission:

We are a family-owned, full-service real estate company, providing the finest in real estate, mortgage, title and insurance services. We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect our pride in our company, ourselves and each other, and in the people and communities that we serve. Through our knowledge, integrity and innovation, we are able to participate in our customers’ realization of the American Dream.

Our Vision:

  • To be recognized as the highest quality, most professional real estate services company in every market we serve.
  • To provide unparalleled, innovative and comprehensive real estate services to each client, thus creating a lifelong relationship.
  • To foster learning, teamwork, mutual respect and personal excellence within our company.
  • To give time and resources to help bring a better quality of life to those less fortunate.
  • To welcome change and embrace diversity.
  • To cultivate the optimal financial growth and stability of the company and our associates.
  • To lead and serve with integrity, pride and enthusiasm in all we do.

Where can Deborah help you?

Deborah can assist with all real estate needs you may have – any where in the world! While Deborah mainly focuses on West Akron, Copley, Fairlawn, Bath, and Richfield, she can help you locate any property through Howard Hanna’s affiliation with the Top Brokers Network. If you are looking for a home outside the Howard Hanna market, she can introduce you to our team of Relocation Professionals worldwide who will assist you with selling or buying real estate.

When should you contact Deborah?

Contact Deborah when you:

  • Have questions whether or not you should move
  • Are wondering if now is the time to buy
  • Are curious about a home that is for sale
  • Want to know what governmental programs are influencing the housing market
  • Want to buy or sell a home

Why use Howard Hanna?

One-Stop-Shopping – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services offers comprehensive real estate, mortgage, title, escrow, and insurance services from the convenience of our office locations. Use of these affiliated services ensures a smoother transaction from beginning to end. Let our team work for you.
 
100% Money Back Guarantee – If the buyer of a home listed by us is not satisfied, we will buy back the home for 100% of its purchase price.*
 
TV Homes Show – Through this weekly television program buyers can tour dozens of homes from the convenience of their TV set. Every Sunday at 10:30 on WEWS-TV Channel 5 our exclusive program features dozens of homes for sale throughout our market areas making it easy for you to see a variety of locations, styles and price ranges from the comfort of your home.
 
Buy Before You Sell Program – This innovative program applies the equity in your current home toward the down payment on your next home – allowing you to buy with confidence, even before your current home is sold.
 
Howardhanna.com – Our state-of-the-art website is not only the most advanced technically, it also attracts more than one million buyers daily, giving our listings the global exposure they deserve.
 
Home Warranty – Through our home warranty program, buyers are relieved of the concerns about the condition of a home and its mechanical systems, resulting in a faster sale. You’re protected while your home is on the market. Mechanical system failures are covered during the listing period for up to one year – you simply pay a low deductible.
 
Signage – Our distinctive green and gold post yard signs stand out from all others, attracting even more attention to our listings.
 
 
 
 
 

"YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION.  

Start with your lawn - this is the first thing that prospective buyer's see.   Make sure your lawn is trimmed and edged. During winter, keep snow and ice removed from sidewalks and steps.

 

YOUR FRONT DOOR WELCOMES THE PROSPECT.

Always make sure that it is clean and freshly painted. A seasonal door decoration adds a warm, inviting touch.

 

DECORATING HELPS ASSURE TOP DOLLAR

Attractively painted walls, in a neutral color, add appeal to your home

 

CLEAN WINDOWS SHOW THE BRIGHT SIDE OF YOUR HOME.

By opening draperies and curtains, you highlight your walls and ceilings, letting prospective buyers see how cheerful your home can be.  Use maximum wattage in lamps and light fixtures.

 

A CLEAN KITCHEN IS A MUST.

Make sure your range, dishwasher, sink and countertops are clean and fresh. 

 

SPARKLING BATHROOMS HELP SELL YOUR HOME.

Shower doors, ceramic tile and grouting should be cleaned and free of soap film.  Fixtures should be polished and free of water marks, repair caulking in bathtubs and showers.

 

AVOID CLUTTERED APPEARANCES

By removing excess furniture and other items that you seldom use.  Keep newspapers, toys and other articles picked up.  Clean stairways are essential.  Objects on any stairs are dangerous.

 

MAKE CLOSETS LOOK LARGER

By removing items that can be stored elsewhere.  Neat, well-organized closets show that there is ample space.

 

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

Display the full value of your basement, garage, or other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles.  Dark, dull walls are easily brightened with a coat of paint. If the basement or crawl space has a damp smell, place a bag of limestone in the damp area.

 

CHECK MAJOR APPLIANCES.

Be sure to clean the exterior of the water heater, furnace and other appliances that will be seen by the prospective buyers.

 

REPAIRS ARE REQUIRED

If closet doors are off their tracks, door knobs are loose, screen doors don’t close, faucets are dripping on floor or ceiling moulding is cracked.  Have them fixed so we can get top dollar for your house.

 

MANY INTRODUCTIONS ARE DISTRACTING.

Have as few people as possible in the house when it is shown. This puts the prospective buyer at ease and gives them a chance to absorb clearly the advantages of your property.  If you have a pet we suggest you keep it out of the way, preferably out of the house.

 

LET YOUR HANNA ASSOCIATE TALK.

Be polite but do not strike up a conversation with the prospective buyer.  Your Hanna Associate has already given details on your property and needs all the attention of the buyer to increase his/her interest.

 

NIGHT APPOINTMENTS.

Remember to turn on the porch light and any other outside lights that highlight your property when showing the house after dark.  Also be sure the house is well lit when the hour of appointment nears.

 

Below you can check off items from the list as you get them done:

___You never get a second chance to make a good first impression

___Your front door welcomes the prospect

___ Decorating helps assure top dollar

___Clean windows show the bright side of your home

___A clean kitchen is a must

___Sparkling bathrooms help sell your home

___Avoid cluttered appearances

___Make closets look larger

___From top to bottom

___Check major appliances

___Repairs are required

___Many introductions are distracting

___Let your Hanna associate talk

___Night Appointments

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