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When I am not helping my clients Sell or Buy a home I am raising two kids and being the best dad I can be. In my free time you can find me coaching or umpiring Almaden Little League Baseball. In the off season I hike or mountain bike the local trails and hills around San Jose. 

22 YEARS OF PROVEN STRATEGIES WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH. 

• MCNE: Master Certified Negotiation Expert
Competitive Win-Lose Hard Bargaining vs. Collaborative Win-Win Negotiating; Understanding the differences in these two classic approaches and how to use both approaches to get the best outcome for my clients.

• CIAS: Certified Investor Agent Specialist
Offering tactics and techniques to make real estate investing profitable and manageable for any level of investment experience.

• Quality Services Certified
Providing clients with the opportunity to grade my services with an unbiased 3rd party. 

• CDPE: Certified Distressed Property ExpertPossess specific understanding of the complex issues that confront homeowners today with respect to avoiding foreclosure options. 

• State of California Contractors License 1996 – Current

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    07/03/2014
    $600,000
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    05/29/2014
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    04/30/2014
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    04/15/2014
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    04/09/2014
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/19/2014 - user2300484
      Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.275M in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA.
      If you are looking for a real-estate agent who specializes in the West and South San Jose Neighborhoods, Darren is a great choice! He has the experience of a seasoned professional but he comes across as personable and down to earth with his clients. During our first meeting we told him that we did not like agents who came on too strong with “the hard sell”. He listened and said he understood completely; we were happy to find that his natural style was much the opposite. He let us lead the way in terms of choosing neighborhoods and properties, as we asked, but was right there to help us as soon as we found a property of interest. This speaks well to his communication skills and ability to do what is needed for each client. I am certain that with any client he would listen to his/her needs and act accordingly.

      He also has his own website. I found it useful to be able to search homes through the site in addition to the regular suggestions that he would send through email. During the house hunting process he made sure to send us a few personal listings each week in addition to the general listings he sent to all clients.

      Several times during the process, Darren provided us with market research to assist in the home buying process. When it came time to bid on a house, he helped us strategize based on that research fusing com parables in the area. We were fortunate enough to have our second offer accepted even though there were initially a number of other bidders. While I did not observe the negotiations I assume this speaks well for his professional skills as well as his negotiating skills. If you are familiar with the market in Willow Glen, then you know how common it can be to make five even seven offers before getting a house. So be accepted on the second house (which just happened to be our dream house) really says a lot!

      During the closing process Darren was kind enough to attend all of the important meetings from the signing of the mortgage at the loan office to the the various walk throughs at the property. We were dealing with a particularly tough sellers agent who seemed to want to step over the line on any number of little details in the final days and Darren was able to step in, protect our interest, and make sure that what needed to be done was done before close. We really appreciated this!

      Darren handled everything for us. We never once met with the seller’s or their agent. Everything was handled with little disruption in our busy professional lives. I felt Darren was available when we needed him by email, text or phone and the process was so smooth that it really didn’t feel like work.

      My over all impression of Darren is that he is friendly, genuine, ethical, and he goes to bat for his clients. He wants to get the best deal possible and protect their interests. I definitely will recommend Darren to friends and family when they are ready to purchase their homes and I feel certain that you will be satisfied if you choose him as your agent.

      We are so happy with our new home! Thanks Darren!

      Sincerely, Elizabeth, David and Aurora Black
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      06/03/2014 - zuser20140603004756418
      Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.
      I usually do not write reviews. However, If I do not write about Darren, I'm doing an injustice to myself and others. Darren helped me in buying my first house. He is very knowledgeable of the markets, construction, negotiation and most of all understood our needs as the buyer. Buying home in this seller's market is extremely difficult due to low inventory causing multiple offers. Darren never pushed me to go beyond my limit or what the house was really worth. I was willing to offer more than Darren recommended on two other homes and he shared with me the reasons it was not a good purchase. He was right! I was looking for a house that needed some work to be done and found out investors were looking for the same thing. Darren never pushed me to offer a higher price than I was willing to go. I offered on several homes lower than Darren recommended and lost every time. All he used to say was "I will find you the right property". and we found one that was perfect and Darren was able to negotiate against multiple offers and win without going over what we were willing to pay. I can certainly say that I got the best deal for my house because of Darren's negotiating skills, I have the emails to prove it. Darren was meticulous on pointing out every detail of the property that would need repairs. I really admire the patience that he has as we asked lots of questions being first time buyers. During the closing process we were kept informed on timelines and commitments. One month after closing the property, Darren is still helping me with questions and referrals. commitment, dedication to his work, honesty and integrity are best qualities you will find in him. Without any doubt, I'll go to Darren for all of my real estate needs.

      Chakri
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      05/14/2014 - zuser20140514201852460
      Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 in Scotts Valley, CA.
      I've used Darren twice, and referred multiple people to him. He's always done a great job.

      Darren is an excellent realtor, and makes the selling and buying process seem like a breeze. He takes the stress out of the process.

      Darren is also one of very few realtors that really understand how to do a short sale. It's far from a simple process, and Darren has the patience and professional know-how to successfully close a short sale.  MoreLess
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      Darren Wilford
      Address:
      Keller Williams Bay Area Estates
      16185 Los Gatos Blvd. #205
      Los Gatos, CA  95032
      Phone:
      (408) 520-0930
      Cell:
      (408) 620-4660
      Fax:
      (408) 273-6348Click to view
       
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      Screen name:
      DarrenWilford
      Member since:
      04/26/2009
      Licenses:
      • 01140600 (DRE)
      • 723800 (Contractors State License Board)