Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Peoria, AZ.
Fantastic experience. He was on top of everything and keep me informed each step of the way. He is friendly and willing to go the extra mile if needed to make sure my needs were taken care of. Very easy to work with.
Response from Derek on 08/04/2014
Thank you for the kind words. I look forward to the next opportunity to to work together and find you the home of your dreams.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in San Tan Valley, AZ.
When I chose Derek to be our realtor in our search for our new home, there was really no rhyme or reason to it. But after speaking to him on the phone a few times I knew we were on the same page. Derek was very realistic with us and was on our side from the beginning. He is not a realtor who is out there only for himself, he truly wanted us to have everything we wanted in a home and would point out negatives that we missed. He toughed it out with my marathon house viewing and was a good sport about it, very easy going and just comfortable to be around. Throughout the entire process (and it was a long one) he was in contact with us, even when he didn't really have any news he was calling to see how things were going. He always had information to give me before anyone else and was sure to keep in contact which is big for me because I am a little bit of a control freak. The first home we found which was pretty perfect... the buyer wouldn't work with us, but after Derek worked some magic and gave it a little time we got exactly what we wanted without increasing out budget. Derek even went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of while moving in mid summer and checked up with us a few days later to ensure we were happy with our new home, and we are. Derek is my realtor for life... not that I'm planning on moving again any time soon, but he will certainly be on the tip of my tongue when I hear anyone is looking for a house!
Invaluable knowledge and perfect experience. Normally I am hestitant to interact with any realtor as they never have my interest at heart, but Derek was the first to act like it was as personal to him as it was to me
Showed home in 2013 in Chandler Heights, Queen Creek, AZ 85142.
With so such short notice, Derek was on the job. Told him what we where looking for and right away gave us a listing and was made available to us anytime. Very responsive, always prepared, covered every area, answered all questions and Very Honest!
I HIGHLY recommend Derek.
Sold a Mobile / Manufactured home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Dewey, AZ.
Derek helped us sell a home in Fountain Hills to start. We had an offer within a couple of days that was negotiated to our satisfaction and closed within a month.The entire transaction was pleasant and professionally handled.
Derek then helped us fine our new home in Dewey,AZ. He went above and beyond for us.It took a few trips but he found us exactly what we were looking for. We had some very specific requirements for him. We wanted acreage, an open floor plan,a garage with workshop and a large room with lots of windows for my weaving loom, that was the hard part. He found us just what we were looking for. there were a few rough spots during the closing but Derek was able to get it on tract again with a successful close.
We've Been here 6 months now and love it. Thanks again, Derek!!
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $175K in North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ.
I have purchased and sold homes with Derek as my realtor. I know he has more expertise than any other realtor I know. Derek served as a VP for a title company for close to 20 years and is an expert in the legal aspects of home closings. He is well connected and has helped me with quality and affordable referrals for work that needed to be done prior to selling one of my homes. Derek is tenacious when it comes to getting the price you want (whether buying or selling).
I would highly recommend him for any home transaction. He's even helped my father-in-law placing tenants to a rental property. His response time is near immediate which is extremely pleasing when my wife kept asking questions and I knew I could get a quick response from Derek.
Thank you for the multiple listing you've closed for me and I look forward to another one very soon.
Response from Derek on 02/28/2013
Thank you for the kind words. Working with people who are diversifying their retirement strategy to include real estate is very rewarding. I wish you the very best and look forward to our next real estate adventure.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ.
Derek is the best broker I have had the priviledge of working with. The service he provides exceeds all expections as he understands both the client's needs, the lenders and sellers. His experience, contacts and work ethic are second to none. Most recently, Derek assisted my wife and I to purchase our personal residence in Scottsdale. We will continue to work with him on future projects.
I first met Derek through a mutual friend after having a some unproductive experiences with another realtor. Derek was very receptive to my situation and worked with me to find a home within my budget with the amenities I wanted.
I travel for work extensively and Derek had worked diligently to provide me with a listing of several homes I was considering. Derek contacted me while I was working in New York to alert me to the shifting market in the Phoenix area. I flew home and he and I went to inspect several homes I was considering. OK, so far, not too different from your run-of-the-mill realtor..
Here's where the difference of having Derek as one's real estate agent is different:
I was only able to be in Phoenix for a two days to pick out my new home before I had to return to New York. The home that I picked out met all my criteria. Derek ensured that all that could be done in those two days was done, and that whatever else needed to be handled would be handled by Derek himself. This included, but is nowhere limited to, dealing with the title company, coordinating with the lender (Rita Marie, who is also fantastic!), setting up my security system (you really don't think I'd leave my new home at the mercies of burglars and vandals, do you?) my pool and landscaping, hiring a locksmith to rekey my entire place (if I recall correctly) on the day the house closed and electronically handling all the paperwork and signatures that ususally take up what seems like endless hours, if not days.
Throughout all of this, Derek was ahead of the curve in ALL respects. If you were to look in Webster's for a definition of 'Customer Service', you would find a picture of Derek Sively And for those of you who think I'm some sort of softie when I say that, I'm a contract claims claims adjuster who was handling complex litigated bodily injury claims in New York City; not a place for softies.
I wholeheartedly recommend Derek Sively as your next realtor. His customer service, honesty, integrity, and great attitude (and great sense of humor!) made the purchase of my home an absolute joy. I don't need to ever look for another realtor. Derek has, and will have, all of my future real estate business.
We just closed the sale of our home. Derek was our agent and went above and beyond. We had relocated and Derek was great, taking care of everything to show and sell the house. He made it so easy for us. We thouroughly enjoyed working with Derek.