Meet the Team at Century 21 First Story Real Estate

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Meet Our Team!

Debbie Kirkland, Broker, first started CENTURY 21 First Story Real Estate Company because she recognized the radical changes taking place in the real estate space beween brokers and agents, between buyers and sellers. Seeing an opportunity to craft a team, and a business, that handled real estate—and client service—a little differently, Debbie started CENTURY 21 First Story.

Today, we believe in the A-B-Cs of real estate: Advocacy, Building Relationships, and Customer Care and Communication.


As a Broker, Debbie’s goals are to deliver to her agents top-quality business tools and technologies to help them run their businesses as efficiently and as competitively as possible. Being a Realtor is a full-time job, and agents with First Story Real Estate work ahead of the curve with clear advantages, thanks to the resources Debbie provides.

As a past President of The Tallahassee Board of Realtors, and past District 8 Vice-President for Florida Realtors, Debbie maintains a strong and diverse network of industry leaders across the country. Through continued involvement and lobbying efforts on behalf of homeowners, Debbie keeps her agents informed and knowledgeable about current private property rights issues.

An understanding of local market conditions and solid statistical and analytical expertise is something that Debbie passes on to the agents of CENTURY 21 First Story during weekly business and marketing meetings.

Building Relationships

Debbie has carefully chosen a group of professionals who share her passion for working in real estate and with buyers, sellers, and investors who appreciate intelligent, forward-thinking, and networked professionals. Only the finest Realtors work at CENTURY 21 First Story—ethical, dedicated, and caring agents who understand the value of responsibility and a regard for honest reputations. We care about our clients and remain friends with many for life!

Customer Care and Communication

Debbie and the staff of First Story enjoy a relaxed environment, hard-work, and time to share our successes with our friends, family, and clients during our notable “First Friday” get-togethers. Many of our past clients attend our events and all enjoy our market updates.

During sales transactions, we use systems that work for the client, whether that's text, email, video, or something else entirely—like our Follow-Up Campaigns and Marketing Update Tools, our mobile apps, or the old-fashioned telephone. We find what works for individuals to help us all be better communicators.

When you work with us, you are sure to feel the connection between agents at First Story, and will quickly learn why this real estate brokerage stands out from the crowd in the Tallahassee area.

As Debbie says, "Pay It Forward is my motto, the United States of America is my country, and those who defend my freedom are my heroes."

Your Tallahassee Real Estate Team

The CENTURY 21 First Story Real Estate Team is dedicated to professional service, personal attention to your real estate needs, and your overall satisfaction. We are here to help you buy, sell, and invest in real estate in Tallahassee, FL and the surrounding communities. Looking for a great local team? We'd love to chat!

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Debbie Kirkland Realtor,CRS, SRES, GREEN, e-Pro, SFR

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Hollie Myers REALTOR

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Tom Hutchinson Broker-Associate