Debra Penza

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Debra Penza
 
Northport Office
 
Cell: (631) 827-8275
Office: (631) 754-3600
Fax: (631) 754-3601

Did you ever wonder how someone came to the job that they do. I do all the time. Well, I ventured into real estate on a dare. Actually a double dare. In one of those middle of the street conversations, with a neighbor who owned a real estate company, the conversation turned to my next transition. After owning two successful businesses then taking some time off to raise my children, I decided to go back to college. I had always wanted to teach and this was my time to pursue that goal. As we conversed that afternoon, he tried to persuade me that my love of learning, my business expertise, and his impression that I knew just about everyone in town, was the perfect resume for a real estate career. I thanked him, but I had my mind set on teaching. So he offered up a compromise. Why not get my real estate license while waiting to get into school. Again, I said no thanks. But then he dared me to do it, and without success, double dared me. I went home, sat down for probably 5 minutes, then marched across the street and took him up on his dare. Well fast forward a bit….absolutely loved real estate school and pretty much decided to give it a try. My first day on the job is one I will never forget. As I sat at my new desk going over Multiple Listing books to get to know the inventory (no computers back then), in walks a couple. I hear my name being called to come up front. My broker introduces me and tells them “Debbi is going to help you find a home“. With my heart pounding and my palms sweating, I put on the most confident persona I could muster and proceeded to chat my way through that initial meeting. I sat down with them, made a few appointments and within forty five minutes was on my way to my first home showing. As fate would have it, this wonderful couple fell in love with the first home I showed them. We came back to the office, wrote up an offer, and had it accepted within an hour. It was so thrilling! I could not wait to get home to share the experience with my husband. I remember telling him, “This is the easiest job ever, I don’t understand why everyone isn’t doing it“. Well fast forward 19 rewarding and award winning years in real estate and I remember that first day with a big grin and a fond memory of knowing I had found my niche. And within that niche I was able to pursue that dream of teaching. Because I teach every day. I am so happy to share my knowledge and experience every time I market a home or take a buyer out. I believe you can never learn enough. And early in my career I fueled my desire for expertise by becoming an associate broker and added to that some designations that were important to me to better serve my clientele. Although I am proud of each and every award I have received throughout the years, that pride extends even further with all the relationships I have formed.

On a personal note, I have lived in Huntington township for most of my life. As a child I was fortunate to have lived in so many beautiful states in our country and outside the United States as well. We, as a family, traveled extensively throughout the middle east and Europe. My brothers were my best friends, kind of by default, because often they were the only other kids in the neighborhood who spoke English. We eventually made our way to New York and settled in Dix Hills. I met my husband Bill, as a teenager, through our love of politics. We campaigned and fundraised for many a candidate together. And although not every candidate we supported won, I learned as a young adult how important it is to be involved in your community. Thirty six years later, Bill and I are still married and have raised our family in East Northport. Our kids are now grown and as I write this my oldest child resides in Asia, traveling the orient as an art dealer and our two others are pursuing fields in medicine. 

I will be forever grateful to my chosen career. It has given me opportunities to work and mentor under some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the field. And some of the kindest, most compassionate, and truly caring people as well. It has challenged me, fed my desire for constantly learning new things, and driven me to excel! As anyone who has worked with me will tell you I am detail oriented, a competitive negotiator, yet nurturing when the need arises. My business is referral based and I am thankful for each and every one of them. I take pride in making my clients life long partners in my business! And I still get a thrill as I drive throughout Huntington (and many communities on the Island) and recognize homes I have sold throughout the years.

And to that neighbor who dared me all those years ago and all the mentors along the way... Thank You!!!

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  • 102 Lefferts Rd Garden City NY, 11530
    $706,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths Sq. Ft. 1568.00:#
    Single Family Sold ML# 2824755
    Wonderful, Bright & Cheerful Home In The Incorporated Village Of G.C.! Bigger Then It Appears From The Street. Sparkling Hw Floors, Eik, Dining Room, Living Room W/Picture Window, 4th Bedroom Or Den, Master Bedrm Can Be On 1st Or 2nd Floor, Full Basement W/ Ose, Gas Cooking & Heat, Igs, Newer Back Patio/Walkway, Roof 3 Years Old, Minutes To The Train Station, Great Home!!
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  • 2215 Minnehaha Blvd Southold NY, 11971
    $640,000
    3 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths
    Single Family Sold ML# 2969518
    Wonderful Light Filled 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Ranch With Water Views Of Corey Creek, Moyle Cove, And The Peconic Bay. Included In The Sale Is 2340 Minnehaha Blvd., A Waterfront .20 Acre Lot (W/ Bulkhead & Dock), Across The Street. True Taxes For Both Properties: $8079.88 W/O Star. Both Properties Are Part Of Laughing Water Property Owners Assoc..$185.00 Fee/Year. Fantastic!
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  • 4 Skyes Neck Ct E. Quogue NY, 11942
    $640,000
    3 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths
    Single Family Sold ML# 2154336
    Wonderful Contemporary Ranch Set On Beautiful And Private 1.1 Acre. Open Floor Plan. Child Safe Cul De Sac. Bright & Cheery Home With 4 Sets Of Glass Sliding Doors Overlooking The Backyard Deck / Pool Area. Home Exterior Just Painted! This Home Borders A 15 Acre Preserve For Extra Privacy. Huge Basement W/Ose. Heated 2 Car Garage. Taxes W/Star $7780.
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  • 23 Beverly Ct Fort Salonga NY, 11768
    $635,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths
    Single Family Sold ML# 2720916
    Elegantly Updated And Expanded Cape Cod Style Home Set On A Quiet Tree Lined Street. Renovated With The Utmost Attention To Detail And Fine Craftsmenship, A Truly Spectacular Home Set On A Beautiful, Flat 1/2 Acre. Winter Water View. Imagine Sun-Filled Days And Starlit Nights On The Private Beach Literally Right Around The Corner!! Private Beach Fee $125.00/Year.
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    Call Today: (631) 673-3700, (516) 238-3958, or  Email: Jamie Pastorelli
  • 24 Caravan Dr E. Northport NY, 11731
    $659,000
    5 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family Sold ML# 2743718
    Updated And Extended 4/5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Colonial Set On .41 Acre. Located At The End Of A Quiet Dead End St. Ss Appliances, Dcs Gas Cooktop W/ Grill, Hood W/ Heat Lamp, Great Room W/ 2 Story Gas Fireplace, Oversized Windows, Full Base., 2 Car Garage, Hw Flrs, Igs, Gazebo, Shed, Private Backyard, Custom Driveway, Paver Patio & So Much More!! Sd #4
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  • 9 Ardendale Rd E. Northport NY, 11731
    $634,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family Sold ML# 3044649
    Come Check Out This Elegant And Updated Home Nestled On A Beautiful 1/2 Acre Property. It Is A Warm And Inviting Home With Large Windows Thru-Out. Move In Condition And Pride Of Ownership. This Home Is Adorned With Manicured Lawns And Pretty Gardens. It Is Located On A Quiet Tree-Lined Street In A Wonderful Neighborhood. Take A Peak At The Virtual Tour For Additional Photos And Information.
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  • 34 Gildare Dr E. Northport NY, 11731
    $665,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family Sold ML# 2745709
    Updated & Elegant 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home With Oversized Chefs Gourmet Eik W/Granite, Ss Appliances, Soft Close Cherry Cabinetry, 6-Burner Viking Range. Siding, Roof & Gutters Installed 2012, Updated Windows, Crown Molding, Updated Baths, Hw Floors, Fireplace, Gas/Hw Heat, Igs, Gunite Igp, Cac, Fully Fenced Back Yard, Fin. Basement, Sd#4, Too Much To List!!
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  • Seaford NY, 11783
    $607,000
    3 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 2016.00:#
    Single Family Sold ML# 3098752
    Beautiful Expanded Cape With 2016 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space, Offers Living Rm, Updated Granite Kitchen W/Stainless Steel Appliances, Dining Area, Beautiful Vaulted Cieling Family Room With Sliders To Private Yard & Private Patio. Hardwood Floors Throughout, Masterbedroom On First Floor With Full Bath, .5 Bath, 2nd Floor Offers Large Full Bathroom, 2 Large Bedrooms With Closets And Possible 4th Bedroom, Full Finished Basement With Laundry Rm, 2015 Updated Cac & Gas - 2 Units Star Savings $1212
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  • 14 Karin Ct E. Northport NY, 11731
    $600,000
    5 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family Sold ML# 2745700
    Updated & Expanded 5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home Located On A Quiet Tree-Lined Cul-De-Sac. Open Floor Plan, Eik, W/Granite/Custom Paneled Appliances, Island With Counter Seating. Separate Dining Area W/Cath Ceiling, Sky Lights. Hw Flrs, Fireplace, Central Alarm, Cac, 200 Amp, New Solar System, Covered Porch, Ig Pool, Igs, Shed, Commack Sd #10. Taxes Being Professionally Grieved.
    Call Today: (631) 827-8275, (631) 754-3600, or  Email: Debra Penza
    Call Today: (631) 848-5916, (631) 754-3600, or  Email: Catherine Marchesano
  • 35 Vine Ln E. Northport NY, 11731
    $580,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family Sold ML# 2578711
    Wonderful 4 Bedroom Splanch Set On Pretty .46 Acre. Large Windows Bring In An Abundance Of Natural Sunlight, Making For A Light, Bright & Cheerful Home. Just Unpack Your Bags And Move Right In. Taxes W/ Star $10,108.86 Northport/E. Northport Sd
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