I completed my BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee after spending my first two college years at The Pennsylvania State University. I began my career in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, obtaining my first real estate license in 1975, in order to utilize it to buy and sell investment properties. After making several corporate relocation moves (working for a large pharmaceutical company), I obtained my second license in North Caroline in 1994, doing all of this on part-time bases. I was able to provide all three of my daughters a significant college education all because of successful management of my investment property portfolio (at one time managing over 100 tenants)!

I transferred to Florida in 1998, and once settled, I once again obtained my Realtor status, after being a Realtor in Pennsylvania in the ’80s, and in North Carolina in the ’90s, I supported and supplemented my wife Debbie’s successful Real Estate business. During this time I was also a successful investor, buying and selling homes in the Florida market.

I have five grandchildren and enjoy playing golf, boating, tennis, and watching football. I have won several awards for singing karaoke. Debbie and I moved to the Broadwater neighborhood of St. Petersburg in 2008, after living in Ballast Point in Tampa for ten years. We truly know and love Tampa Bay!

What Our Clients Say

My husband, Jim, and myself, Linda, would to take this opportunity to thank Debbie Zito in the sale of our home in Florida. She assisted us in so many ways and was so very helpful during the process of selling our home. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, we would highly recommend Debbie Zito!!

Linda Kennedy-McLean

Mark and Debbie truly went above and beyond. Hands down best experience I've ever had buying a home. They helped every step of the way. Very communicative and personable. Couldn't recommend using them enough.

Chris Corriveau

As a former realtor, I was pretty selective about choosing a realtor to work with. Deb was very knowledgeable, fun, honest, proactive. We were so happy we chose her to help us find our home. She gets our highest recommendations.

C&P LaRue

Debbie was there every step of the way. She was always available and approachable. Made a, normally stressful experience, much less so. Way to go Debbie!

Jean O Gildersleeve

Debbie was knowlegable and enthusiastic in listing my condo. The sale went smoothlhy and the results were as I expectd--very good.

Barbara Cook

Debbie went above and beyond for us! She showed us a good variety of condos, and pointed out many things to us that we were not aware of in purchasing a condo. She was great in negotiating when we did decide on one, and Karen was also so helpful. We would recommend them to anyone!

Mary E. Lea

Without referrals, I selected the best Realtors! Everything a seller (“snowbird”) needed to know, and more, was presented initially in unhurried detail. Getting crucial documents, for signatures, to me, thousands of miles away was not a problem for you. Thanks for patience answering procedural questions long distance. March to May! That’s great! I’m a very satisfied, happy “snowbird” seller. Thank you, thank you Debbie.  You are really the best.

Marjorie W. Carter

Debbie is the best realtor ever. I was so pleased with the attention she showed when selling our townhouse. She was extremely knowledgeable and proactive. She is a great negotiator.

She also was extremely helpful finding a great rental for me.

DHFinancial Resource

Debbie and Mark we're true professionals from the beginning. They put a plan in place and were able to execute on that plan. We had an above ask offer within a week. They ran all around town for us to get inspections and repairs completed and made the process very easy for me. If you're looking to buy or sell, stop looking and use Debbie and Mark. They will take great care of you and you will not be disappointed.

Michael Koebel