I love working with first time home buyers, foreclosures, land development, general resale and new construction. I believe life is what you make it, so always do your best! I live by the Golden Rule!
Get to know Dede Puryear Markle
I am a wife, mother and Realtor/Broker. I love my job! I have lived in this area all my life. I know this community very well. I have been on the PTA for years and 2 years Vice-President of the PTA. I have taught vacation bible school and Sunday school many times, always to children. I have said many times this job is ideal for my personality…I can meet new wonderful people. I love to negotiate on my clients behalf to get the best deal! I am a true believer in the “Golden Rule”. I will work to guide buyers through the entire process and help them find just the right home within their financial comfort zone. I do not believe in going above what you can afford and eating PB&J sandwiches every night. I have found a love in foreclosures/REO properties and new construction. I have received the Club of Excellence award for the past several years, Multi-Million Dollar Producer and RE/MAX Executive Club award. I have achieved my Brokers license, e-Pro, (CRS) Certified Residential Specialist and (ABR) Accredited Buyer Representative Designations from the National Association of Realtors. I have served on the Birmingham Association of Realtors® MLS Committee, and I am currently Chair of the Professional Development Committee and a member of the Womens Council of Realtors®. With all of that said the best achievements I have are my two beautiful daughters! They are both such blessings! Please check out my testimonies!
Accredited Buyer Representative ABR
Certified Residential Specialist Designation CRS
epro designation epro
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Member, Womens Council of Realtors®
Member, Birmingham Association of Realtors®
Member, Alabama Association of Realtors®
Member, National Association of Realtors®
Member, Trussville Chamber of Commerce®
Birmingham Association of Realtors® Professional Development Committee
MLS TECH Committee
I have found a love for helping first time home buyers with the purchase of a home. There is nothing more gratifying than knowing you helped them start off their lives in a home of their own. I also love the challenge of foreclosures because there are no emotions involved with a bank. It's all about the numbers to them. Lastly, I enjoy working on new construction and seeing a home built from the ground up.
RE/MAX Executive Club
RE/MAX 100% CLUB
RE/MAX Cooperative Spirit Award
Testimonials for Dede Puryear Markle
Dede was absolutely amazing. She is the hardest working real estate agent I know. Always very professional and on top of her game. We would recommend her to anyone and will be using her in the future if ever needed!!!
Dede helped my wife and I look at pre built houses and we eventually decided on new construction. Dede was there through it all looking out for our best interests. It is great to work with someone that is so familiar with the area and the available houses. Without looking at any of her reference material she is able to tell you exactly where a house is, if it might be inside or outside your ideal area, and once Dede gets to know you, she will even tell you if it has the finishing touches or the lot that you are looking for. Honestly Dede has become a friend after working with her. My wife and I have both said if we ever have to buy or sell a house again, we are going to Dede first.
Chris Williams, Builder04/13/2013
Dede is a prominent professional in her field. Always informed prompt and knowledgeable, she has a great grasp on current market conditions. Always a joy to talk to and always with a smile on her face. I will do business again with Dede Markle.
Dede represented us in the sale of our garden home in Springville in 2011. The market was slow in the area and homes sat for long periods of time with other real estate signs in the front yard. Much to our delight and suprise, Dede sold our house in such a short amount of time that we were caught off guard. She quickly found us a home on the other side of town where we were not familiar and did a fabulous job in selecting the perfect area for us. Cannot say enough about how helpful in every step of the process she was. Her negotiating skills are excellent and her professionalism is unmatched by any I have experienced in past real estate dealings
I am a novice real estate investor that has had the opportunity to work with DeDe in the past. Although the home was a small investment property, DeDe provided a level of quality of service that I would expect from someone marketing a half million dollar home. She provided great insight, was easily accessible, and sold the home in less in a week. I will certainly call upon DeDe in the future.
I told Dede what we were looking for and she showed us everything that fit our description without trying to push us into something else. When we narrowed our list to two houses, she helped us think through the pros and cons of each. And when we decided to pursue a Fannie Mae foreclosure home, she guided us through the entire process.
This is the 8th home I have purchased over the years, and I have worked with real estate agents across the board in terms of competence. Dede ranks near the top and I would use her again.
I had purchased two and sold two houses before I met Dede. I was honestly dreading purchasing another house. I was surprised when I found myself enjoying the whole buying experience. Talking to Dede one day during the process I figured out what was happening. The last thing on Dede’s mind was to sell me a house. I soon realized her entire emphasis was helping me find a home for me and my children. She gave me direct simple advice that made the process make sense. If you are looking for an agent that will go the extra mile and find you an affordable home for you and your family, Dede is the “bomb”!
Thank you so much for your tireless hard work in getting our garden home sold! In spite of a real estate market that is so depressed that you can hardly give a house away, you saw this one through to completion...not to mention that it was a Dryvit home on top of it all! Dryvit is a fantastic product when it is applied correctly, which our home WAS done correctly. Sadly, Dryvit has received a bad reputation due to a few careless contractors in the past who did not know what they were doing, or did not care, which resulted in rotted wood and damaged windows. Nevertheless, you overcame all of the obstacles and helped us obtain the sale!
You represented us extremely well Dede. I would recommend your expertise in real estate sales to anyone who is in need of selling a home!
"Dede was the absolute BEST! She was always available and accommodating to our busy schedules. As first time home buyers, she totally put us at ease and taught us a lot too. I would highly recommend her to anyone and plan on asking her to assist us in the future!"
Dede is the best around! She helped us sell our home in Clay in less than a month for full asking price to a cash buyer!!! Also, Dede found a home in Trussville that was exactly what we had asked for. She truly listens to the buyer/seller's request and needs to help them invest in their future home. Always recommend Dede to anyone looking to sell or buy a home!