Debra Kimball was born in San Angelo, Texas, and is the oldest daughter of Floyd and Leta Pace. Sarah Labat, her youngest sister, was born here in Tyler. Their father, Floyd, worked as a Petroleum Engineer for his entire working life. Their mother, Leta, raised their three girls and sold real estate after the girls were grown. Their family worked together – it was a way of life.
The Pace family moved to Tyler in 1963. Debra and Sarah attended Tyler public schools and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1977 & 1981 respectively. Following high school, Debra completed an Associates Degree from Tyler Jr. College in Drafting and Mapping and worked for several oil companies in Dallas and Oklahoma City. She moved home to Tyler in 1986 where she went to work with her father’s oil business. Sarah earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston and worked in the oil industry as well. Sarah’s love for beautiful homes led her to open her own decorating business in Houston before moving home in 1995. Sarah also joined her father’s business and they enjoyed working together as a family until their father’s retirement in 2000.
Debra began her real estate career in 2002 and was selected Rookie of the Year after her first full year of sales. Debra has experienced continued success, acquiring the highest designation in the field of real estate, Certified Residential Specialist. Sarah joined her team in 2004, and they are the “Sisters Selling Tyler”. In September of 2012, the “Sisters” joined together with Wright Phillips and Company. This allows Debra and Sarah to give back to the community, since the first 3% of their commission of every house sold is donated to local charities.
Debra has been married to Mike Kimball for over 20 years. They have two beautiful children that they are very proud of, Blake and Carly. Mike is a CPA in Tyler and together they enjoy boating on Lake Palestine. Sarah has also been married over 20 years to her husband, Wendell Labat. They have a wonderful daughter, Rachel, who is the joy of their lives!
Debra and Sarah both enjoy making new relationships and helping people with the largest and most important purchase they make in their lives — their homes. Their desire is to represent their clients with honesty and integrity, providing the highest level of service.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us. If you are looking to buy or sell, give us a call. We look forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals.
Debra Kimball, CRS, Realtor
Sarah Labat, Realtor
Cell: (903) 574-0262
Wright Phillips & Company
1310 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75703