Debbie K. Lewis , also known as the Christmas Lady, is a fixture in the Niceville Community. A Realtor with ERA American Realty of Northwest Florida, she is a member of Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and The Florida Association of Realtors. She holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), which is only attained by 2% of all realtors nationwide and awarded by the Realtors National marketing Institute. She is a graduate of the REALTORS institute, designated by the National Association of Realtors and a consistent multi-million dollar producer since 1996 and a Top Ten Sales Agent for American Reality.
- Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)
- Performance Management Network (PMN)
- Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
- Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
- Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
- Circle of Achievement - ERA Franchise Systems
Debbie is an active member of the Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and a former vice- chair of its Public Relations Committee and a member of the Ambassadors Committee. She is a member and past secretary for the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, and is a past President and a charter member of the Women’s Council of Realtors.
Personally, Debbie is an active member of her church, serving in both the nursery and the children’s ministries and has made several mission trips to the Bui orphanage in Russia . She and her husband Msgt Charles ‘Kevin” Payne, USAF have been stationed at Eglin Air Force Base Since 1994.
THE CHRISTMAS LADY
Debbie’s biggest claim to fame, however, is that she is known, both locally and nationally as the “Christmas Lady”. For seventeen years, Debbie and Kevin have turned their love of Christmas into a community event, displaying and highlighting more than 600 animated dolls, 500 Nutcrackers and hundreds of Christmas Villages and model trains. This Winter Wonderland also provides activities for kids, like sending Christmas card to a deployed or wounded solider, Christmas carols, Christmas movies and festive snacks. Visiting the Christmas Lady is an important part of Christmas along the Emerald Coast.
NICEVILLE REAL ESTATE
Debbie specializes in Niceville properties, and is an expert on the Rocky Bayou and Blue Water Bay neighborhoods. As a military wife, she understands the stress associated with a military move and will work to make this transition as easy as possible for you and your family. Whether you are looking for a starter home near base or an bigger property on the water or golf course, Debbie can help you find the home that’s right for you. Both buyers and sellers agree that Debbie offers customer service, dedication and commitment that is unmatched by anyone else.