Debra Pitell-Hauge & Lisa Sebastian

Michael Saunders & Company
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Sarasota Waterfront Property Specialist – Debra Pitell-Hauge hails from London, England. She made the move to Florida in 1980 – and one year later settled in Sarasota. Since 2015 she has lived in Esplanade by Siesta Key, where she enjoys an active lifestyle enhanced by giving back to the community she has served for over three decades.

2018 Presidents Award Recipient

2018 marks Debra’s 36th year selling real estate in Sarasota, highlighting a truly impressive career that has seen her cultivate unrivaled expertise in the diverse communities and lifestyles available in this extraordinary region. From grand waterfront estates, to downtown condominiums and charming golf course villas, As a Sarasota waterfront property specialist, Debra has always possessed a natural ability of finding the perfect home for buyers. Equally well, she has been recognized for her sophisticated marketing efforts on behalf of sellers – with a comprehensive web presence that previously earned her the Florida Realtor Magazine’s number one agent website award.

Debra believes in continuing education to advance professionally, and has earned numerous designations:

- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), which is earned by less than one percent of Realtors nationwide
- Graduate Realtor’s Institute (GRI)
- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), setting the standard in luxury real estate marketing

Debra’s personal approach to real estate is consistently passionate about offering personalized service. Of the utmost importance is attention to detail and putting her customer’s best interests first. Many of Debra’s customers have been so thrilled with her services they have been confident in recommending her to their family and friends. In fact, 95% of Debra’s business is generated from past customer referrals.

Debra has accompanied her husband, Dr. Les Hauge on several plastic surgery mission trips to Guatemala with Hearts in Motion, a Christian organization dedicated to providing vital medical and surgical care to poverty-stricken children and their families. When Debra is not focused on real estate or her philanthropic endeavors, she enjoys spending time on the gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches, photography, and Pure Barre workouts.


Lisa has lived for over two decades in Sarasota and knows the streets, sidewalks, and neighborhoods like the back of her hand. As a nurse anesthetist for thirty years, she brings the same level of care, attention-to-detail, empathy, and desire to help others to her real estate practice as she did for her patients. Lisa is also well-versed in condominium living, having served on her local condo association for 12 years.

An unparalleled ability of handling stressful situations with finesse and calming demeanor, Lisa served for a collective 20 years in the United States Air Force and the Air Force Reserves prior to real estate as a C-130 flight nurse and nurse anesthetist. As a Desert Storm veteran of the Unites States Air Force Reserves and a retired Lieutenant Colonel, she brings vast knowledge from traveling the world and especially enjoys working with fellow military veterans. With this experience, Lisa’s hyper vigilant skills in being conscientious, prompt, detail-oriented, confidential and discrete have enhanced her abilities as a Realtor. Adding to her prestigious rank as a retired USAFR LtCol, Lisa is also a member of the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists and Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.

Lisa is known for her integrity, great communication, listening skills, conscientious approach, and area expertise. She shares Michael Saunders & Company’s passion and drive to deliver exceptional experiences and specializes in downtown Sarasota, Golden Gate Point, and Sarasota County. Lisa is currently working with Michael Saunders & Company’s top producer Debra Pitell-Hauge which also brings you Debra’s notable experience of 30+ years in real estate.

Active within her community, Lisa is member of the Reserve Officers Association and she is an officer on the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Point Association and the Townhouse Association on Golden Gate Point and specializes in Longboat Key.

She loves the perpetual blue skies, sunshine, and azure waters of Sarasota and what it means to share that with those moving to the region. In her spare time, she enjoys live music concerts, traveling to other countries, and seeing the world on cruise ships. Lisa and her significant other, Jack, have two rescue animals, a terrier poodle named Snowy and a cat named Twinkie.

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