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Deborah Aitken has led a life of variety and adventure. No stranger to relocation, she began life in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to several different states and countries, attending 10 schools by the time she graduated high school in Rome, Italy.
A lifelong professional concert pianist, she was able to indulge her wanderlust by studying on a grant in Paris and performing across the US and around the world. This provided her the opportunity to work with many different cultures, affording her the ability to see things from differing points of view.
Along the way, Deborah learned through her lucrative personal real estate investments that she had remarkable intuition. No longer a college music professor in California, Deborah devotes herself to using the same powers for her clients. She is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and California, and works primarily in residential and land transactions. For several decades she has had a home in the Los Angeles area, a town she knows better than any cab driver, and also has a home in the Charlotte, NC area. While she works with great teams in both Los Angeles and Charlotte, her international connections have helped her find distinctive properties in other countries, including residences and investments.
While caring for her mother in her late years, Deborah became aware of how urgently the older population needs advocates. This led her to become licensed in insurance and has since helped many seniors with that aspect of their lives. She also earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation from the National Association of Realtors, awarded after completion of intensive training in the myriad concerns of seniors as they look toward changes in their later years.
Her lifelong passion for animals has taken many forms. She trained her dog, Maurice, to be a therapy dog and takes him regularly to visit nursing homes and to a library where children read to him. Always interested in conservation, she worked with Richard Leakey on a project to perform concerts to raise money for anti-poaching efforts, has participated in several scientific projects with endangered animals, and now donates a portion of each real estate transaction to animal conservation programs.
Whether it is a modest property or a multi-million-dollar mansion, Deborah treats each client and every transaction with the same degree of care and respect.