Derek Colen  - The Meredith Fogle Team
Derek's Reviews
"Derek was beyond fantastic to work with. We are first time home buyers who went into this process somewhat clueless. We just closed on our house, and the entire experience was seamless thanks to Derek's patience, expertise, and knowledge of the community and buying process. Even after our offer was  accepted Derek went out of his way to ensure that we were able to arrange an inspection, secure a mortgage, and have all of our paperwork done in time for the closing date. An extremely daunting process was made simple and fun because of Derek's guidance and confidence. Every step along the way Derek was immediately available and super responsive to our needs. We couldn't recommend Derek with more enthusiasm."
-Jason Litt

"Derek was amazing! He helped us find our first home last summer and we couldn't be happier. He knew the market like the back of his hand and guided us through the crazy ins and outs of purchasing a home in a market that has become increasingly competitive. He knew exactly what we needed to do in order to secure our home without having us stretch our budget. In fact, he saved us a lot of money with his vision of what we could do with the place once we were in it since I couldn't see the forest through the trees, so to speak. Derek will be our agent for life, buying or selling, and I highly highly highly recommend him!!!!"  
-Zac Lipp

"We are looking for an investment property in the Gaithersburg area. Derek has been proactive, taking the initiative to find properties that we were unable to on our own. He has been patient, taking us to several places over a period of time. And he has been entirely professional, offering his expert opinion in terms of the advantages and disadvantages of each property. Derek will be my realtor for this and any other property purchases I make. He's the best!"
Robyn Silbey

"Derek was great in helping us buy our first home. I am very particular and it took us awhile to find the perfect home. Derek was patient, knowledgeable and always there when we needed him! I love our house and have Derek to thank! You can't go wrong with Derek representing you on buying or selling your next home." 
-Lisa Karson

"Derek listed our home and sold it in record time - 3 hours. He was a fantastic sellers agent and was able to negotiate every piece of the transaction with the buyers. He took such great care of our family during the crazy transition of selling our house and moving with two kids and we would recommend him to anyone."
-Jen Smith

"Derek helped us buy our first house this winter- we really appreciated how much time he spent with us, visiting house after house on the weekends. We had a limited schedule and he worked with us to find convenient times to see as many houses as possible in a single day. He was very quick to respond to text, calls, and emails and he was so helpful with all the paperwork- he even ended up handling parts that should have been done by the selling agent (who for some reason wasn't very knowledgeable about how to sell houses). Derek helped us do almost all of our paperwork electronically using e-signatures, which was the only way we could keep up with everything during business hours. And his knowledge of house prices and the bidding process helped us get a great deal on the total house price! This process wasn't exactly fun for us, but Derek made it a lot better than it could have been."
-Elizabeth Everson


"My wife and I cannot say enough good things about Derek. He was extremely helpful in walking us through the entire process of purchasing our first home and was always available to answer questions we had. We felt that Derek was genuine, patient with us, and did everything he could to cater to our needs in addition to handling negotiations with the seller. We would highly recommend him to anyone else purchasing a home in the area."  
-Mike Wakid

"Derek knew a lot of people in the business, which always helps. He had great advice along the way and always responded to any kind of message quickly. Knows the ins and outs of the business and will get you what you want."  
-Justin Wieland

"Derek helped us to buy our townhouse. He was very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, flexible with our schedule to see the homes, very patient and responsive answering all the questions we had. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and colleagues when they'll need a good real estate agent." 
-Olga Stepawka

"Derek was the listing agent of our first home in the Kentlands of Gaithersburg. He is a master of his craft and his knowledge of the market and neighborhood was remarkable. Our home was hard to part with but Derek made the sale in under two weeks for full asking price! He was very attentive and provided instant feedback after each showing. We will absolutely use Derek as our agent for any and all real estate needs in the future." 
-Brandon Wieland

"Derek worked with us in finding a home that fit our bill. After a couple of initial trips to view potential homes, he was quick to understand what we are looking for and was able to provide list of homes to visit. Derek was knowledgeable with the process and we had a smooth transaction with him when we decided to purchase a home in Germantown, MD. Post sale, he also was able to connect us with local contractors that are helping with our current remodel. We would recommend Derek to our friends."  
-Pum Pavarolar

"Derek was great to have on our side for our first home sale. He had wonderful ideas and was able to walk us through the process. He was extremely knowledgeable about the market and set our expectations appropriately. I would definitely recommend him if you are selling your home! Thanks Derek!" 
-Steven Smith

"Derek was exceptional and went the extra mile with us!! He sold our home in a week and got us more than asking price!!! He helped stage our home and made selling our home a great experience!! We will continue to leverage his expertise and professionalism on all future transactions. Thanks again Derek!!!"
-Bryan Taylor

"Working with Derek has been a very enjoyable and smooth process. We have used him for our last 2 purchases and 2 sales. He is willing to do his very best for his clients. I would absolutely recommend him to all our family and friends."
-Nicole Rios

"I called Derek to see if he could find me a house to rent. I didn't think I could buy a house that was why I wanted to rent. He found me a house to buy and now I'm a homeowner. He was there with me through out. He is a wonderful guy. If you want to rent or buy a house, call Derek and you will never regret calling him."
-Asmau Umar

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