Buying a home or investment property is one of the most important decisions a person will make and it should be handled by a caring professional with great resources and attention to details. Deanna is excited about this opportunity with Touchstone Group and everything that they have to offer their customers!
Deanna has been in some part of the Real Estate industry since 2001. She first started in Title Insurance, learning every facet from start to finish - even researching property records and tax records. She then took an opportunity to use her love for numbers and analytics to focus on Accounting at another Title Insurance company. From there she joined a Relocation company and helped in the process when a corporate transferee sold their home to the relocation company. She loved building relationships with her customers and serving them, ultimately knowing that she was serving the transferee in a great way and helping to make what could be a Very stressful transition as smooth as possible.
After that she gained some experience in Commercial Property Management. She loved to be thorough with lease details and numbers, while serving the tenants and meeting their needs as best she could. She led some building improvement and remodel projects, coordinating with different contractors and design professionals while staying within a budget goal and time frame. As she met more potential tenants, she kept thinking that the Commercial Brokers were having all the fun! She then realized she could combine her strengths with details, numbers, juggling, keeping multiple plates spinning in the air, herding cats, and her love for people and pursue a career as a Real Estate Broker.
Deanna is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management and minors in both Engineering and Management Information Systems. She loves animals and believes pets are family members. In her free time she enjoys exercising, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tennis, HGTV, and perfecting her morning coffee. She also works with the 7th and 8th grade youth at her church.
Top notch property management company. They keep things running smoothly at my apartment complex, and anything that goes wrong is dealt with in a professional manner. They are a very detail oriented and proactive management company, so I never have to be on top of them to ensure that they are doing their job, and the same goes for my tenants.
Now that I am finally settled in my apartment I have time to tell everyone how great my experience was! I worked with Michael Fitzsimmons and he was great! He sent me a very detailed message asking questions about what I would like to have and specific things that would draw my attention. We set up a date where we saw multiple places and it was even a little fun!! We finally found the most ideal place right on Lake Shore Drive! It has come together nicely and I plan on staying for a few years! I…
I was referred to The Touchstone Group by a friend and after emailing them and asking a bit more about their services, I was completely sold. From the start, they were very professional and treated me with respect. They answered all my questions very quickly and they have very fair prices for real estate management. I haven’t been disappointed once since I hired them – they do a wonderful job and I’m never worried about a thing. I would highly recommend them to any real estate owners.
After my go-to handyman flaked out on me, I was in a real pinch to get my condo turned around for new tenants so I reached out to the Touchstone Group. On very short notice, they had my unit professionally cleaned, repainted, and took care of a long punchlist of odds and ends to get my rental property in move-in condition. The entire process- from first call to Touchstone to my new renters taking possession- took place in a 48 hour span. They promised a lot and delivered a lot more…
In looking for my latest apartment, I spoke to at least 5 or 6 “locators” before settling on Touchstone Group. It was a great choice. Every person I interacted with at this firm from the top down was top notch. My Agent was top notch, showing me 5 apartments that met most, if not all of my needs and I picked one and couldn’t be happier. He then walked me through the entire process. I’’ll be referring my friends and family to Touchstone Group.
First of all I want to mention how wonderful Michael FitzSimmons is. He worked hard to find us the perfect place and constantly sent over ideas. He looked into nearby schools for us and the closest markets too, I’ve never had such a good experience with an agent. I give five stars for such wonderful service. Thank you!
I’ve had nothing but pleasant experiences working with Touchstone Group. They are very professional and have saved me a lot of grief by managing my apartments. They’re very good at what they do – it was a huge jump from a previous company I worked with who basically did nothing to this group who not only does their job, but does it well. They’re wonderful and I don’t know what I would do without them!
We worked with Blake at the Touchstone Group to manage our condo rental with a very difficult tenant. Blake made everything super easy, and was able to find common ground with the tenant to salvage the relationship and keep the condo in great shape. As a property owner living out of town, it was such a relief to have our condo in good hands!
Working with the Touchstone Group has been a great experience!