Debora Weidman Phillips

Debora Weidman Phillips

Blue Bell, PA

Real Estate Business Institute Affiliate
President

The Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) is a progressive, fluid and nimble organization. It is a privilege for me to serve our members and work in concert with such a committed, visionary, and professional team of volunteers. When I think of my role as a leader for REBI, I am reminded of something that rock ‘n roll icon Elvis Presley once said: “Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ‘em all over everything you do.” I believe that values can drive performance and innovation and, naturally, that the most successful companies derive value through their people. Our values will help us meet our strategic goals. Perhaps more important, our values will help us build stronger relationships with our customers and other influential leaders and enhance the reputation of both the real estate profession and REBI. In my mind, there are three fundamental and inescapable imperatives for all leaders in today’s climate: learning, responsibility, and stewardship. Success demands a lot, but it’s the partnership with members that makes REBI relevant and enduring. It’s the collaboration that makes our work rich. I look forward to working with our members and leadership to enact a proactive agenda that will serve the collective interests of our members and the broader REALTOR® family. I have both seen and experienced the value of professional development. We must continue to set the bar, and raise the bar, on our profession. Our leadership team has a propensity for risk and a goal to do more than optimize member value. It’s what keeps me committed and invested in giving back through volunteer service, the opportunity to work with dedicated members in contributing to the legacy of their profession and the value they represent to society. We’re ready!