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5-Star Reviews

Derek Listed and Sold our home

"What an amazing experience working with Derek instead of another agent who completely failed to bring the market. Derek did it super fast and completely efficiently modernized the look of our home. But what really impressed my husband and I was that this cool as a cucumber agent became a friend for life. He destressed us daily because he was experienced at his job—he covered all the bases for us. We are in our new condo and wish Derek was part of our world here!  He is simply the best!"

Derek Represented us as Buyers

"Let us start by thanking Derek for assisting and finding our our dream home! Considering we were moving across the country from Los Angeles, this was not an easy task and required lots of trust and FaceTime viewings. He went above and beyond to get the job done. Derek was overly honest and placed himself in our shoes while not only helping us select a home but was very tactful with the negotiation process and with post inspection. Words could not express how satisfied we felt working with Derek and we will refer all of my friends and family his way."

Derek represented us as buyers!

"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."

Derek represented us as buyers!

"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

Listed and Sold our home for Full-Asking Price!

"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 represented us as Buyers

"Working with Derek made the process of buying our first home so much easier. He had a great deal of knowledge about the area, went the extra mile to help us find exactly what we were looking for and excellently negotiated on our behalf to get us the best deal. He was great to work with and always promptly answered our questions/comments. We’d absolutely recommend Derek and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again."

Listed and Sold my home! 

"Derek is very quick to respond at any time of day. He was also very persistent with the buyer and appraiser to make sure we got the price we were looking for."

Listed and Sold our condo for Full List Record Price!

"Derek visited our condo and suggested minor fixes that would enhance the value of our property. We were wise enough to follow his advice. In a building where the typical unit sits for weeks, we sold our unit in less than a week for full price. Derek went above and beyond our expectations, being readily available whenever we needed him and making sure all transactions were smooth. I would highly recommend Derek to any friend or family member without hesitation. He's the best!"

Derek represented us as buyers!

"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." 

Derek represented us as buyers!

"I called Derek to see if he could find me a rental but he ended up finding me a house to buy and now I'm a homeowner! He was there with me throughout. He is a wonderful guy. If you want to rent or buy a house, call Derek and you will never regret calling him!" Asmau Fumar

Listed & Sold Home and Represented us as Buyers 

"Thanks to my AMAZING realtor, Derek Colen, who is a total wizard and magician, who pulled rabbits out of hats and sold our house in 4 days! Kudos and we are eternally grateful and thrilled with our new home. Can't wait for tomorrow to move in!

Cheryl Fleming

Listed and Sold our home for Full Asking Price!

"Derek did a masterful job managing all aspects of the sale of our home. At all times we felt he was on our side as disputes arose. He was always quick to respond to phone calls, emails or texts. We highly recommend him." Russell McGuire

Derek represented us as buyers!

"Derek was an amazing agent from start to finish! He helped me and my family get the home we wanted and went the extra mile!" 

Derek represented us as buyers!

"Derek is one of the best real estate agents in the area! He has the best combination of negotiating skills, expertise, and grace which works perfectly to get deals done with excellent outcomes. We are so pleased with our recent purchase and highly recommend Derek."

Listed and Sold our home for Over-Asking Price!

"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

Derek represented us as buyers!

"Derek is 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!!!"

Zachary Lipp

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