Darrell began his real estate career in Portland, Oregon. He has been a licensed Broker in the state of Colorado since 1990. He has two Bachelor of Science degrees, Sociology & Social Work, from the Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
He was asked to join Rae & Company, Denver's most prestigious boutique real estate firm; known for it's pioneering efforts in saving historical buildings and residences from the wrecking ball in the 1970's and 80's. Consistently a top producer, Darrell was part of the original marketing team for the luxury condo conversion on Cheesman Park, Cheesman Gardens...among many others.
While with Rae & Company, Darrell was selected as the principle Marketing Broker for several residential developments. During this time, Darrell became known for his "hands-on" approach to the prospective buyer and the needs of his developers.
When Rae & Company closed its doors in 1998; Darrell was sought after by all the top-producing firms in the city. He accepted an offer from the newly opened Moore Premier Properties in Cherry Creek. Ten months later NPR bought Moore & Company. The Principals of Premier Properties were asked to help create the expansion of The Kentwood Company into the inner city. Now, the brokerage house of The Kentwood Company has over 100 of the most successful Agents in the entire United States. After the first year of having its doors open in Cherry Creek - Darrell was given the recognition of being the top sales producer for the past five years!
During his years of living in Hawaii, Darrell managed the real estate portfolio of exclusive clientele of who's who in the entertainment industry. He has traveled throughout Europe, The South China Sea, Africa and South America where he gained great knowledge of architecture and culture. During the last two decades, Darrell has maintained involvement in many community and charitable organizations which includes:
' Mount Saint Vincent's Home for Children
(One of the original charter members)
' City Club of Denver
' Alexander Foundation
' Project Angel Heart
' Cancer Awareness drives, etc.
' Denver Art Museum benefactor
' Denver Art Museum Asian Art Association
' Denver Board of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Letter from Darrell:
As you may know, my company has catered to Denver's 'carriage trade' real estate market since we opened our doors over 20 years ago! Through the years, the Kentwood principles have insisted that their associates cultivate the camaraderie and cooperation of other top brokerage firms in the Denver area, as well as other key cities across the country to draw prospects from a broader target market. Thus my marketing is always result-oriented. Through my promotion expenses and methods, it invites, welcomes and even applauds other brokers who bring Buyers to the table. A good portion of my promotional efforts is directed at other brokerages and agents. In this context, I do not allocate a specific sum to be spent on marketing a particular property. I will spend whatever it takes to generate a sale in the form of media promotion, printed materials and select, exclusive, invitation-only receptions for my colleagues' and many other tailored techniques. This extra 'service,' persisting beyond the fixed expense budget of other real estate brokers, has earned me the reputation for results and success I now enjoy.
What I bring to the company and the reason I was asked to join the firm, is my dedication to refined service. I always go above and beyond my obligations as a Realtor, to make the entire selling experience and process as effortless and as lucrative as possible for my clients.
I am known for not only how I set the stage before each showing, but for the fact that I even fold the toilet paper ' seriously! I make sure that lighting is just right, the right background music is selected, etc., for each showing and open house that I can attend. All of which, I firmly believe, is so crucial to ensure that each Prospect's first impression of the property is a positive impression.
One of the most important marketing advantages I can offer you is my sphere of past clients, colleagues and friends throughout the state and across the country. These people may be interested in your property or may know of someone who is. This is of utmost importance when marketing exclusive or unique properties, to have a sphere of influence as I do.
I firmly believe my strength is knowing the inner city real estate market. Not only the history of the buildings, homes and neighborhoods, but the residents, their families and the special characteristics of each residence or condominium and neighborhood block. After all, I have lived in the inner city for over 20 years! I also pride myself on knowing the 'players' in the inner city real estate market, who is looking, who is selling, who the developers and investors are and what they are looking for. This is an attribute that no other Broker in the city can offer.
Please feel free to contact me about any real estate questions you may have or transactions you may be considering.