Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: How "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Evolved

How "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Evolved

A Famous Name Creates Attention

The Real Debbie ReynoldsIt was about 12 years ago when talking with my website representative that the idea of using The Real Debbie Reynolds evolved. The representative quickly noticed the familiarity of my name and I told her stories of people joking with me about being the famous actress, Debbie Reynolds. Almost daily I was getting comments about whether could I sing and dance or how was Eddie Fisher.

The actress, Debbie Reynolds did the Tammy movies and had a headline show in Vegas for many years. Her daughter, Carrie Fisher was Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. Most of America have heard of one or both.

 

After laughing together about my name the representative suggested I call myself The Real Debbie Reynolds, to get people to remember me and create discussion. Famous names create attention.

 

That is exactly what I did and it has been a fun ride. The older generation knew who the actress was and would laugh along with me. As the new generation came along they had no idea who she was. In fact a few of them asked me if someone was trying to impersonate me. I had to explain. It created attention as the representative said many years ago.

 

With the recent passing of the actress, Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher the memories of my business moniker have been revived. Many fans across the country are saddened by the loss of these two ladies. I am sad to see this generation pass.

 

An ActiveRain friend of mine, Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® said now I am the Only Debbie Reynolds. I know there are other Debbie Reynolds in real estate but I will remain The Real Debbie Reynolds. The moniker stands.

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Comment balloon 33 commentsDebbie Reynolds • December 29 2016 06:43PM

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Debbie,

Real is already what you are and have demonstrated over the 8 years we have been on AR.  I think that some of the younger generation is still interested in the old and older films and its stars.  It really depends on the education one gleans from the vast reservoirs of our planet that is there for us.  Wishing you a great rest of the year, and a wonderful 2017.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago

Hi Debbie, what a great tragedy, thank you for sharing how The Real Debbie Reynolds evolved. I suspect you there will be many searches for the name for the next few weeks/months.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 1 year ago

Smart on your part to become The Real Debbie Reynolds.  Some agents may have chosen to go with a middle name or even change their name.  You proved that isn't at all necessary. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 1 year ago

Debbie, I've always thought "The Real Debbie Reynolds" was so creative and I'm glad you shared with us how it came about. You are as real and genuine as they come!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 1 year ago

Great story. 

I watched Carrie Fisher on a British Christmas comedy panel show last week, where she had to explain to one of the (young) panelists who her mother was. I'm with Beth Atalay - I suspect there will be a lot of searches for the name in the coming weeks and months. 

Posted by Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268) over 1 year ago

I was saddened to hear the news of Carrie's death, but then to hear that Debbie had passed too....such a loss for that family. I feel so bad for the son/brother.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 1 year ago

Debbie, thanks for sharing your story. It is a sad situation with both both Carrie fisher and Debbie Reynolds passing within a few days of each other.. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 1 year ago

Love your Moniker Miss Debbie Reynolds and yes, I too am saddened by Debbie's passing-Singin' in the Rain is really one of my favorites but hopefully it will always be in the TOP 100 Films of all time!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 1 year ago

I think "The Real Debbie Reynolds" is a great play on words for a real estate agent.  I'm sorry to hear about your namesake, however!  May she rest in peace!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

It is memorable and you and I had a good laugh about Singin' in the Rain in Orlando. I do get it now.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago

Debbie

Thanks for sharing the story . . . .

Good luck and success,

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

Debbie it was sad to see the Actress Debbie Reynolds pass away, but I am glad we still have the Realtor Debbie Reynolds with us for many more years.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

As I was reading the post, my mind had the words there and then I read them:  Now you are the only Debbie Reynolds

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 1 year ago

Debbie when I first met you on AR, the other Debbie Reynolds came to mind.  Having a famous name sure will get a conversation going.

Besh wishes for the new year.

 

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 1 year ago

Hi Debbie- Carrie Fisher's death was such a shock, and now with her mother passing the very next day...it's just so sad. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Debbie, I was going to mention that in a post that now "You are the only Debbie Reynolds" but discretion is the better part of valor and chose not to....since it is such a tragedy that mother and daughter passed within a day...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Sad to read the news, but you will always be The Real Debbie Reynolds!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 1 year ago

Hi Debbie -- thanks for sharing your journey --- indeed it is memorable.  And smart.   What a great way to start a conversation.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

Debbie, yes you are the Real One!  It was sad news to hear about Debbie and Carrie. I saw Debbie Reynolds at the Greenbrier's Casino Opening a few years ago. She had the most beautiful smile.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 1 year ago

Debbie,

I was saddened by the passing of Debbie Reynolds and I think that she is an icon and no matter what anyone says I  think this loss was too much for her to bear at her age!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes (Sitterle Homes) over 1 year ago

So that's how that came about. Thank you for sharing. I didn't know the story. 

I can only share the same first name with you. My last name if unique, but believe it or not, there is another Debbie Laity and the last time I checked she was a lender in one of the southern states. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 1 year ago

I have thought of you since this tragedy occurred Debbie.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 1 year ago

Hi Debbie - I wondered how you came to dub yourself the Real Debbie Reynolds.  I got it but I never thought about the younger generation's  impression.  Whatever the case you are the Real Deal!

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Me too, Sharon Tara. So much tragedy so close together.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

That is so nice of you to say, Ron and Alexandra Seigel I feel the same about you two.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Many people will get to know more about the mother daughter duo. I am also hearing about some marathons coming on TV, Beth Atalay 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Chris Ann Cleland, It has worked out well and have been a fun play on words.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Now you know the story, Amanda S. Davidson and that it wasn't my idea, I just took it and ran with it.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

I know I have googled more about the two, Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Thanks for your comment Robert Bob Gilbert. Happy New Years to you.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

I enjoyed her role in Singing in the Rain. It was a happy movie, Joanna Cohlan.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Yes Myrl Jeffcoat may she and Carrie rest in peace.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

And the Singing in the Rain contest is coming tomorrow, Joe Pryor. That is where the name came from for the contest.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

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