President, Licensed Auctioneer, Senior Appraiser & Realtor
Deba Gray has over twenty years experience as a licensed & bonded auctioneer beginning in 1989 at Wolf’s Auction Gallery in Cleveland. In 1995 she moved to Chicago to become Auctioneer and Director of Marketplace Sales for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. In 1997, Sotheby’s purchased LHA and promoted Deba to Assistant Vice President of Property where she was responsible for estates originating throughout North America. Her responsibilities included appraising the estates as well as all the logistics associated with bringing the estates to auction. Bringing the best of her experience from three houses, Deba’s passion for integrity, innovation in business and her commitment to fairness throughout the auction process enlightens every facet of Gray’s operation.
Chief Executive Officer & Licensed Auctioneer
Serena Harragin co-founded Gray’s Auctioneers with Deba Gray in 2006. She brings over 20 years of business experience to Gray’s. Prior to founding Gray’s Serena produced television commercials handling million dollar budgets for clients including General Motors, Proctor and Gamble, Kellogg’s, British Airways, The City of New York, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, Jergens for the Kao Brands Company, Schick for Gillette, and Excedrin for Novartis. She was honored by her peers at the 2000 AICP show for her PSA for the American Legacy Foundation which is now on permanent display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Combining her love of the arts and her business skills she is committed to realizing Deba Gray’s vision of a 21st century auction house, driven by fairness, integrity and innovation.
Real Estate Agent
David is a top producing and award winning regional agent. He is a member of NAR, CABOR, OAR, and MLS. With his vast knowledge of the entire market in Northeast Ohio, David is an expert in marketing listings and finding great homes for buyers. As a 5th generation Shaker Heights resident, he comes from a family that has been extremely active in the City of Shaker Heights, and in the development of the greater Cleveland area. Whether you are selling or buying he can offer the absolute best service in the business. The key to David’s success is 100% honesty at all times. Deba’s outstanding reputation, together with her success in business make her a natural partner for David and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.