I still lived in St. Louis Missouri and owned a home there when I first met Darlene. She was referred to me through a friend who lived in AZ. I informed her I was only in Phoenix to scout out areas, and I still had a house to sell. This one fact alone would have ended the conversation with most Realtors, but not with Darlene. Within the hour I had a list of neighborhoods and houses in my price range. She told me that if I wanted to see any of them to call her and she’d meet me there. I was beyond impressed. I knew right then, that when I made it to Phoenix, she was going to be my Realtor.
In surprising fashion, it took me less than 3 months to make that happen. My family came to AZ and landed in a month to month lease at an apartment complex. We were quickly ready to start looking for a house to rent. My first phone call was to Darlene. She had sent me several options to look at within that week. On our first day out to view them, we found the house and she helped us write the contract and took care of all the details. She even went as far to ensure my best interests were covered by asking the landlord to further clarify the stipulations to get our deposit back. Little did I know at the time, but that one move, ensured our deposit was fully refunded at the end of the lease.
A year later she helped us purchase our first AZ home! The experience was a breeze. She was patient with us, never making us feel like we were taking too long, and she knew very quickly what would work and what would not. She was able to connect us to lenders who were terrific, referred us to inspectors who served as subjectmatter experts, and was our advocate in all things. Once Darlene has you as a client, she doesn’t quit fighting for you and your family until you have the home of your dreams. In the short time it took us to find our home, Darlene became family to us. We adopted her as our AZ mom and have never looked back. Thank you Darlene for being more than just an agent. You are a master in your craft and a sweet heart to match. I can, without any hesitation, refer Darlene to my friends or family (and have done so often). If you are reading this, then you are a step closer to making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. Having Darlene at your side during that step is not only a wise decision, it’s one that will pay off for years to come.”