About Debbie S. Laux
Deb Laux is a broker assistant at Whitetail Properties and is licensed in several states including being the company’s principal broker in West Virginia and Maryland.
She began her career at Whitetail Properties in 2012. Prior to working at the rural real estate company, Deb worked at a law office and title company for 22 years. In this role, she was responsible for title searches and handling all transactions from searching titles to managing closing funds.
At Whitetail Properties, Deb started out as a broker assistant. Initially, she assisted between 35 and 40 Land Specialists. As the company grew, Deb provided support for up to 80 Whitetail Properties agents and brokers before additional broker assistants were hired. These hirings led to Deb being named the company’s broker assistant supervisor.
In her current role, Deb is a Land Specialist and the company’s principal broker in West Virginia and Maryland. She continues to assist brokers and provide oversight for a number of responsibilities. Prior to becoming an employee at Whitetail Properties, Deb was already well versed on the ins and outs of each step of a land closing. At Whitetail Properties, she says, it’s what happens before the contract that is so critical to her team’s success.
Deb and the company’s broker assistants are the first to lay eyes on each contract. They review and audit documentation, publish property listings via the Whitetail Properties website, handle earnest money checks and process agent commission payments. Deb also provides docusign accounts to Whitetail Properties Land Specialists, which allows the company’s agents the flexibility to use electronic signatures and agreements.
Like so many of the staff and Land Specialists at Whitetail Properties, Deb’s lifestyle is baked into the type of work she does, and her work is likewise blended into her lifestyle. She grew up 11 miles from Pittsfield, Illinois, where Whitetail Properties’ headquarter offices are located. She was raised on a cattle and row crop farm in Eastern Pike County where her parents still live.
Much of Deb’s free time is spent outdoors on horseback. She does trail rides, team sorting and, most recently, she performs as a member of an equestrian drill team. Deb has spent most of her life around horses. In fact, she met her husband Gary on a trail ride. She was in third grade, and he was in fourth grade. Together they have two children Brice and Emily and four grandchildren.