Graduate Realtor® Institute
At Home with Diversity®
Licensed As Deborah Judge
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Debbie. Debbie is extremely knowledgeable of the market and provides outstanding support and data relative to any potential homes. Debbie was always available to accommodate my schedule, prompt, very tuned in to my preferences, and extremely flexible. Debbie was the utmost professional and had a great sense of humor." - Andrew H.
"My husband and I recently relocated to Florida from Michigan and Jen was our real estate agent. We ended up purchasing a property in foreclosure which can be a tricky transaction. Jen handled every detail in a very timely manner and everything went very smoothly. She always communicated with us throughout the process and always responded immediately with any questions we had. Being from Michigan she was also very helpful in getting the information we needed to get settled in Florida. We love our new home and would highly recommend Jen for your real estate needs. 5 stars all the way!" - David & Kristy C.
"Debbie Judge is a pro! I first knew her when she was managing a branch office and have discovered that she is just has proficient in managing transactions as she was in managing people. I was living in Chicago and looking at homes virtually during the pandemic. Debbie worked with a good friend of mine locally to make sure I was comfortable seeing all of the details remotely in order to make a purchase decision. She then stepped up to manage the various details prior to closing and always made me feel I was a priority despite the fact that I know she was involved with multiple transactions. Debbie is knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated, hard-working, and professional. She's just an overall lovely person who puts her clients' interests front and center." - Pam O.
"My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Debbie Judge several years ago. She was amazing in every way. She helped us purchase a pre-construction condo in Sarasota. We told her we wanted to “flip” it, back in the days when flipping was very profitable. When we went to the settlement of our condo, the buyers were there to purchase it from us as soon as we had signed the papers to settle on it, the perfect flip! Debbie was very professional in every way. Her communications throughout the process were superb. Above all else, she is a super nice person and made buying a property fun." - Dennis & Glenda H.
"Debbie is a person who strives for a “win win” solution in her professional interactions. A look-you-in-the-eye person who seeks the best. Ask for her help, and you be the judge." - Rae A.
"Top job. Quick response and dedicated to her target goals." - Randy J.
"We were looking for a home in Sarasota County, we were unfamiliar with the area. Debbie took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for in a home. She worked with our limited schedule and help in every way possible. Always available for questions, had great suggestions about the area. She found us a great home in a nice community. Debbie is a great real estate agent." - Catherine O.
"Jen was an absolute delight to work with. I had to sell my father's house who was moved to a facility. We had 5 offers at or above asking price and was under contract in 2 1/2 days. She was in constant contact with me as we sorted thru that process. She was very helpful in providing options for cleaning out the house as we were having a 30 day closing. She even went out of her way to find a new owner for my father's elderly cat. Jen will do whatever is necessary to get your house sold and be with you every step of the way. She is a true professional, I highly recommend her and will definitely use her in the future." - Donna D.
"Debbie Judge made a sometimes overwhelming process of finding, securing, and purchasing our new forever home in a new state a rewarding and educational event. She was a consistent, professional resource for us throughout the entire process. We felt supported by her expertise, knowledge, and, most noteworthy, her exceptional communication skills. Most importantly, we truly believe she worked tirelessly in finding our home but also had our best interest in assisting us in negotiating the best possible price. If you are looking for a calm professional, one who genuinely communicates, and knows every facet of the real estate market in Southwest Florida, Debbie Judge is the realtor for you." - Caren C. & Dirk R.
"A driving force in the real estate industry for nearly two decades, Jennifer Horvat has built an impressive career around relationship marketing, operations management, and leadership. " She lives up to these impressive standards of excellence. We had made several trips to Florida and once we narrowed our search, Jen was recommended to us. We made several scheduled trips and laughed when Jen stated "oh, we are going to find you a house on this trip". In a hot market, she delivered for us, as the buyer! Jen is a doer, highly motivated, and has fantastic professionalism that is scarce these days. She worked hard for us and she will work hard for you too!" - Theresa H.
"My husband and I have worked with Debbie Judge in purchasing a home in Sarasota, we definitely recommend her because our experience was amazing. She was always available to answer all our questions or to take us to see properties and to advise us on good neighborhoods to consider. She negotiated fiercely to get us the best deal and in the end, we purchase the best property thanks to her. Yes, we will love her professionalism, experience in the field and will recommend her 100%. Thank you. " - Angie A.
"Deb Judge was our Real Estate agent for our recent home purchase. We were out of state and she handled everything for us and gave recommendations on inspectors, lawyers and other professionals. She is EXTREMELY responsive and knowledgeable on the area. She went to the homes and showed them to us via ZOOM. We purchased our home without ever seeing it in person. We highly recommend Deb for any Real Estate needs." - Karen
"We just purchased our Forever Home in the beautiful Rosedale Golf & Country Club using Realtor Debbie Judge. Debbie was amazing, managing to make purchasing a home during this period of COVID seem routine. This may sound crazy, but we bought this home remotely from Virginia without physically visiting the home. We have friends who live in Rosedale and we have visited them in the community, so we were not totally unaware of its appeal. Our friends recommended Debbie who had sold them their home. So armed with her gimbal mounted camera (we could tell because the videos were so smooth), Debbie showed us several houses via Zoom virtual meetings. When we found the perfect house, Debbie guided us in submitting an offer that was accepted! This is where Debbie stepped up and took over, going far beyond her duties to help us since we were stuck in Virginia unable to travel during a pandemic. Debbie navigated us through a Florida real estate purchase that is unique and far different from our previous home buying experiences. Debbie hand picked service providers and inspectors. She scheduled appointments and often with our friends in tow, visited the home numerous times for Home Inspections, Wind Mitigation Inspections (FL), Pest Inspections, 4 Point Inspections (FL), Roof Inspections, HVAC Inspections, Pool Inspections, and our final Walk-Through. Debbie’s expertise gave us unwavering confidence in purchasing this house remotely. She managed to make this surreal transaction feel normal and routine. Cannot recommend Debbie Judge enough. Call her!" - Cedric & Niki
"It was a pleasure having Debbie by our side both as a seller and a buyer. Exceptionally professional, she gets the job done and makes it as stress-free as possible. We look forward to working with her again in the future." - John
"Debbie has the understanding way to find what you are looking for in the real estate market." - Joe
Beginning in a retail position, she moved up the ladder to multi-store management for The Gap and Eddie Bauer.
Following a brief time at home with her two sons, Debbie’s family then moved to Sarasota to be closer to her mom. During this transition to Florida, she immediately connected with the real estate process and, when her Realtor® saw her natural proclivity towards the industry, Debbie became her real estate assistant. She’d found a home for herself in more ways than one.
Once again, Debbie moved up the ladder. Waking up each day with the motivation to help her peers and other associates made a profound impact on the team’s overall success. Eventually, this led to a leadership position as branch manager for Michael Saunders & Company. After thirteen years at the helm of the Siesta Key and Palmer Ranch offices, Debbie is looking to once again help buyers and sellers find what is important to them.
Debbie believes in continuing professional education, which is why her list of designations includes Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), e-PRO, and At Home with Diversity (AHWD). She is also a graduate of the Sarasota Association of Realtors Leadership Academy, and the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Maestro Leadership Academy.
In her spare time, Debbie enjoys music, cooking, fitness, home design, and fiddling with new technology. She also enjoys meeting new people and championing causes. In her spare time, you may also catch her in a position of leadership, commanding a golf ball to go onto the green.