Debi Gallo

Broker/REALTOR®, Broker-In-Charge, Marina Office

Debi joined St. James as a real estate agent and now is the Broker In Charge of the Harborside Sales Office. Prior to joining St. James, Debi lived in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area since the late ’80s. She is proud to have earned the title of Lake Norman Golf & Waterfront Expert. In 2012 she represented a buyer in the purchase of Chateau Lyon, which was at that time the most expensive home ever built on Lake Norman.

In 2021 Debi expanded her business model to include Southport and surrounding areas. As a graduate of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, she earned the title of Certified Luxury Home Marketing. On September 15th, 2023 she closed the most expensive ever home on MLS in Southport, NC.

When not selling fine properties, Debi enjoys hot yoga, boating, and golfing. She and her partner Barry have put down roots in the Southport community.


  • Exceptional service from start to finish! Debi was incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, and guided us through every step of the process with expertise and care. Extremely patient with all of our questions when searching for the perfect property. Highly recommend!

    - Hunter Nolan

  • Debi's knack for going above and beyond is evident in her ability to unearth cash-flowing properties, some of which were off-market gems that only someone with her insight and network could access.

    - Kevin. A

  • My wife and I were downsizing and knew absolutely nothing about St. James even though we had vacationed in Southport and Oak Island on numerous occasions. As we began our research on coastal communities, St. James continued to pop up with favorable amenities and reviews. We stopped by St. James Properties and met with Debi Gallo. That very day, we fell in love with St. James, primarily due to the attention and knowledge Debi showed us. From community highlights to special treats, she revealed not only the physical beauty of this hidden gem, she told us the history of the area. The market was tight and competitive, but her positive attitude kept us moving forward.

    When we made our selection, Debi was right there helping with all the details, making the purchase process and closing smooth and orderly. We've since become friends and see her and her husband socially. I highly recommend Debi Gallo, someone on the inside who not only lives in St. James but knows the surrounding home markets as well.

    - Ernie McLaney