Our families have lived in the Southwest valley for many years. With 3 children going to Tempe schools; Tricia and I working in the east valley and north Scottsdale made for a rough commute on a daily basis. We were referred to Darlene in 2012 by a real estate professional and were only looking to rent in the east valley while we waited for our current home value to increase and sell later. Darlene spent a lot of time with us to go over the market area and had organized a packet with homes in our price range. After a few days of looking at rentals we quickly realized that we were not ready to rent a home. We contacted Darlene again in 2014 to inquire about selling our home in Laveen, AZ and finally make the move to the east valley. She quickly called her best network of team members to help with credit cleanup and the loan process. Darlene was there with us each step of the way and was in constant contact with us to see how we were progressing with the financial aspect and assured us she would be ready to sell our home when we were ready. When it came time to sell our home, Darlene came to our home to suggest things we could do to stage our house for the quickest sale. Our home sold in 4 days!!! We moved out and we were still looking for a home to purchase. Darlene took us to Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee and Phoenix. Along with Darlene’ s help, we were patient and didn’t just settle for any house. It paid off and we found a new build in Mesa that we fell in love with. Every time we were contacted by Darlene and every time we saw her to look at homes; she was pleasant, prepared with MLS printouts and gave us as much time as we needed to look at each home. Most of the time when walking through homes, we had our 6 year old (Izaiah) and 16 year old (Michael) with us and she made it fun for them while Trish and I worried what we’d do about the scary wallpaper in the bathroom. Darlene became an addition to our family and will always be family.