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If I could, I would give Derek 10 of 5! He is the BEST person who you can trust to buy or sell your house. We had lot of "fun" since my loan provider (US Bank) had been giving us so much trouble, but with Derek's positive attitude, we finally had everything done! Now I am living in my dream home! Thank you, Derek!
Derek might be young but he is awesome!
Once I was pre-approved we met that Saturday to look at houses. He gave me space to see what I was looking at but if a house was definitely just not worth it he was like "okay I think this one is out". He was able to notice things that being a short person myself was hard to notice. We laughed and it was a wonderful experience. He even offered to show one that was not on my list to look at. The last house on my list I fell in love with, a couple hours later I told him I wanted to make an offer. He isnt much for talking on the phone but I could email and text him any time day or night he didnt mind. I had never owned my own home and being young I wasnt really sure how it all worked. He never once talked like I was dumb he always answered every question so I could understand. If I asked multiple times he never said a word just explained things every time. I was worried that with him being young like me that maybe I should find someone that had more years under their belt but Derek knows what he is doing and is just as good to have as someone who has done this for 20 years. Id use him for anything I could. I am now settled in my home 2 weeks later and I know that if I have any questions I can contact him and he would not mind one bit.
The BEST of the BEST! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone! He helped us find a great home in a great area! He helped us make the right decision and made sure we didn't just pick the first house we saw. He had great advice when helping us choose the right house!
Derek was wonderful. He was honest and showed us how to sell our home fast. We were very comfortable with him. He made us feel important. We also enjoyed his sense of humor. I would work with him again!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Jackson, MS.
Derek Havard is one of the most down to earth people I know . He is very caring and easy to work with.He puts his clients first. He handles the crazy homebuyer/seller with such ease and profession. Best realtor ever!!!!!!!
Derek Havard was so helpful in making the selling of my house as painless as possible. He was always there to answer questions. VERY responsive!! He did so much more than I ever expected from a realtor! I would recommend him to anyone who asks for a knowledgable and loyal realtor. Thanks so much!!
The process of buying a home went very smoothly thanks to Derek. His attention to detail, responsiveness to telephone calls and overall great attitude made this a pleasant experience. Without a doubt if we need to purchase or sell a home in the future we will use Derek Havard.
From day one, Derek was friendly and helpful, but not pushy. Our home was quite a distance outside of his usual listing/selling area, but we never had any issues with him meeting us for viewings and taking care of things during the closing process. He represented both us, the buyers, and the sellers in this transaction, and we felt very confident that we were being represented and protected well throughout this process. This was our first, and hopefully only, time to buy a home, but if we were to decide to buy again in the area, he would definitely be the realtor we'd call.