Deborah Baisden has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1989. She is a consistent, active top producer in the Hampton Roads area with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty and has volunteered with her local association since joining.
Deborah has served on many committees and advisory groups and the Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association and was the chairman of the Board in 2004. Her activities include chairing the Awards Committee for 3 consecutive years, chair of the REALTOR® Foundation, chairing the Resale Committee, Executive Committee and trustee of the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association PAC. Deborah was awarded HRRA REALTOR® Salesperson of the Year in 1999 and 2015, and the Code of Ethics Award in 2005.
Deborah's continued involvement locally evolved naturally into the Virginia REALTORS® in 2005 when she was appointed to Public Policy Committee and in subsequent years to Governance Review Workgroup, Strategic Planning Group, Budget Committee, Awards Review Group and served on the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011 and was State President in 2015. Virginia REALTORS® presented Deborah with the coveted REALTOR® of the Year award in 2018.
At the National level, Deborah has held a position on the National REALTORS® Board Jurisdiction Committee since 2010, has chaired a Work Group and was appointed Vice Chair in 2015. Deborah also served on a Presidential Advisory Group on Membership Structure in 2012. Currently she is a RPAC Gold R Contributor President's Circle, and Deborah remains passionate about the issues facing our industry and the public we serve.
With a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada, she served as the curator at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia until moving to Virginia Beach and beginning her real estate career in Hampton Roads. Deborah is a supporter of the Relay for Life, Samaritan House, March of Dimes and the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Barry, who teaches visually impaired children with the Virginia Beach school system. She is the proud mother of a son Gregory who is a graduate of VCU Criminal Justice program, and a daughter, Alena, who graduated from SUNY at Albany with a Communications Degree. Both have wonderful marriages and Alena and her husband have a nearly 2-year-old daughter.
Circle of Excellence 29 Years, Platinum
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty Chairman's Circle and Legend Awards
Luxury Collection Specialist
Smart Growth Advisory Board, NAR
National REALTORS® Director
State & Local Issues Policy Committee, Chair NAR
Public Policy Coordinating Committee, NAR
Single Family Investment Committee, NAR
Professional Standards Committee, HRRA
RPAC Gold R member, President's Circle Hall of Fame
REALTOR® Salesperson of the Year, HRRA 1999 & 2015
President of Virginia REALTORS®, 2015
Code of Ethics Award, HRRA 2005
Omega Tau Rho Medallion, NAR 2005
Chairman, HRRA 2004