Meet Debbie Gill, Chair of the Grapevine Chamber Ambassadors Club, with Keller Williams Realty. A Chamber member for more than three years, in 2012 she became the Chairman of the Ambassadors.
Why was she so ready to step up and lead?
“I’m bad at saying no,” says Gill. “But I really got involved with the Ambassadors because of the opportunity to attend Ribbon Cuttings and meet the new Chamber members. The Chamber is about building relationships with people, because they do business with people they trust.”
A Real Estate Expert
A Certified Distressed Property Expert, CDPE and REALTOR, Debbie Gill has been in the real estate business for nearly a decade. She is both a listing and buyer’s agent specializing in residential real estate all over the DFW Metroplex. From new homes and vacation properties to farms and ranches, Gill can help with any real estate need.
“Everyone knows what the housing market is like right now, and the market has a lot to do with my business,” says Gill. “It’s primarily been a buyers’ market the last few years, but I’m seeing the trend starting to change. Right now it’s been more of a sellers’ market than it has been for the last two or three years.”
Grapevine: A Great Place to Live, Work and Play
“I like Grapevine, and I spend most of my time here,” says Gill.
“Through the Chamber, I’ve made a lot of new friends and business acquaintances, as well as learn about what’s going on in Grapevine and what new businesses are coming in. I’ve met people and been to businesses that I would I have never met or known about otherwise. It’s all about building relationships.”
The Grapevine community has a lot to offer according to Gill.
“It’s funny how different each city in the area is. Grapevine’s Main Street has its shops, wineries and restaurants, and it seems like the city always has a different event going on,” says Gill.
“I am a person who loves the outdoors; so Lake Grapevine has a lot to offer me as someone who enjoys mountain and road biking, running, roller blading and boating. It’s hard to find all of that in one place, but Grapevine has it,” says Gill.
Chamber Membership: Getting Out What You Put In
A member since 2009, Gill understands what being a Chamber member means.
"It’s like anything else. Whatever you put in is what you’ll get out of it,” says Gill. “I really enjoy being on different committees and volunteering. I joined the Grapevine Chamber and another local Chamber at the same time, but I now focus on just the Grapevine Chamber because of how much more active it is.”
According to Gill, part of being an active Chamber member is “building those relationships and then doing business with other Chamber members.”