Agent to Watch June 15, 2023

Agent to Watch – Tim DeBells

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Congratulations to a June Agent to Watch, Tim DeBellis! Tim knows that to stay on top of his game, he can’t stop improving himself and his business practices. From attending worldwide partnership/networking events to taking the time to educate his fellow agents, Tim is a true student of his craft. Keep reading to learn more about Tim!


What was the first thing you wrote on your to-do list for today?:

Every morning I have an automatic reminder that pops up and asks, “What are you grateful for today?” This is the first thing on my to-do list every day.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?:

This may sound trite, but the best advice I’ve received is to believe in myself. If you can genuinely believe in yourself, then others will too.


What is your favorite part about working in real estate in this part of the world?:

I’ve traveled worldwide, and while I’ve been to some beautiful places, Sonoma County is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. For that reason, it’s a privilege to be able to practice real estate here.


Tell us about a recent challenge you came upon and how you conquered it.:

The recent changes in the industry have been a challenge to many, myself included. Trying to stay positive and focused in the face of this change has been challenging. I wouldn’t say I have necessarily conquered this challenge, but I continually rely on my commitment to my vision, maintain a mindset of abundance, and rely on my spouse and colleagues to help navigate my way out of dark places when I find myself there.


What role has mentorship played in your career?:

Mentorship has been central to my reaching the level of success I’ve achieved so far. And it will continue to be essential as I grow in my career, business, and life.


What’s your favorite home design feature that you wish more homes had?:

Covered outdoor living spaces. We are fortunate to live in an area where we can enjoy outdoor living most of the year. I love the growing trend of incorporating outdoor spaces that go far beyond the basic backyard patio.


If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?:

I would love the opportunity to have another dinner with my grandfather, to hear his stories of how he immigrated to this Country from Italy with little money or education and how he worked numerous jobs throughout his life to support his family. Those stories and his experiences helped shape my perspective on life.


Someone is coming to visit Sonoma/Mendocino/SF County. Where should they go first?:

That would all depend on their specific likes and interests. Naturally, I recommend a day of wine tasting, exploring the rugged Sonoma Coastline, and then a fantastic hike through the redwood forests.


What’s something you’re looking forward to in the upcoming year? (Wedding, vacation, new opportunity, etc.):

Pretty simple for this year. I look forward to spending time in Palm Springs, my “happy place.”


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