Deborah (Smith) Valente was born and raised in Point Pleasant, NJ. After graduating from Lynchburg College in Virginia with a BA in Business Management, she returned to Point Pleasant where she currently resides with her family. As a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore, Deborah has vast knowledge of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. She is well versed in its neighborhoods, schools, beaches, parks and recreational areas.
Prior to her career in Real Estate, Deborah worked for several years as a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for a venture capital firm. There she developed and implemented strategic marketing plans for the various companies acquired by the group. She currently utilizes her marketing background to identify the unique value of a property in order to develop a promotional strategy that will provide the attention and exposure it deserves.
Today, Deborah serves as the Paradise Team's Listing Director which was a natural transition given her extensive experience in advertising, brand marketing and account supervision. She has received the prestigious New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® in 2015, 2016 and 2019.