Veterans Have an Advocate in Realtor Deb Walton

“A Realtor who is educated and has extensive experience with the VA loan process can help their veteran client significantly when navigating the transaction to closing,” said Deb Walton, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty, who has been helping our veterans sell and purchase homes for the last eight years. “One of my real estate specialties is helping active-duty, veteran, and military family members purchase a home. Since my childhood, I have been surrounded by family and friends in the military. I also worked with the military in my former job as a Key Account Manager. For all of their dedication, hard work, and sacrifice, they deserve to live in the home of their dreams. Working with veterans and military members in this way is something I can do to give back to the men and women who have served our country.” 

The VA loan process can be a thorny one as the VA appraisal is notoriously strict, and Walton credits the specialized training she has received from Coldwell Banker, as well as being versed in working with military real estate assistance programs such as Navy Federal RealtyPlus and Realogy Military Rewards with PCSgrades. But more importantly, she is noted for providing exemplary service.  

“We found Deb from one of her listings she had out in Beaver County. I will never forget that day. It was during a snowstorm, and my husband and I were in a time crunch to find a home, and she still showed up for us,” said Amanda Nelson, whose husband, Steve, served in the Army. “After our first meeting with her, she was like family to us. She made the experience and time go by so smoothly. Finding a home in a new town is tough, but like always, she made it easy. Deb is a friend for life.” 

“When we started looking for a house in the first few months, we dealt with real estate agents who lacked process, financial, property knowledge and basic communication etiquette for what would be the biggest purchase of our lives. We first met with Deb at a beautiful house that my wife, Katie, and I were sold on—that is until Deb showed us issues as new buyers we were blinded by and led us away,” said Kevin Bowser, who also served in the Army. “This was our first home, and Deb’s guidance through the process was invaluable. If we ever decide to move in the future, Deb will be our first choice.” 

 It’s no exaggeration that Walton goes above and beyond for her clients. Recently, she painted numerous exterior windows so that the home Navy veteran Nate Mercer wanted to purchase would pass the appraisal process.  

 “Deb was extremely helpful throughout my entire buying process. It seemed like whatever could go wrong did…and more. She not only helped me balance and prioritize things that needed to be done, but she also shouldered a lot of work when she could tell I was overwhelmed. She even painted the exterior windows so that the house would pass the final appraisal! I don’t know any other realtor who would sacrifice their time like she did,” said Nate. “She’s legitimately kind and caring, and it’s hard to find anyone like that these days, especially in any type of sales.” 

 Another Navy vet also sings Walton’s praises. “We feel like we won the lottery having Deb assigned to us through Navy Federal’s RealityPlus program,” said Steve O’Leath. “She was amazing through the entire process. Even when we found out that our closing would be delayed, she worked out a way for us to move into our new home on our original closing date, so we didn’t go without a place to stay. Deb seemed to have a contingency plan for everything,” said Steve. “She was a godsend through the entire process, and we couldn’t be more grateful for her help.” 

Walton serves the greater Pittsburgh area and is always eager to connect with other active-duty, veteran, and military family members needing real estate services. I will do whatever I can, and I have made sure to equip myself with the necessary resources and knowledge to get them through the process and into their new home,” said Walton. 

To contact Deb Walton, call: cell – 724.480.6690 | office – 724.776.2900 or email her at: deb.walton@pittsburghmoves.com.  

By Janice Lane Palko