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Derek Werenka

Premier Agent

51 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker / Owner (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Property Management

Ratings & Reviews

Derek was a pleasure to work with. He answered all our questions, and his realty knowledge always seemed right on. He also was very quick to respond to questions, requests, and concerns, even when it was after hours or on the weekends. We really appreciated his style, too; not a pushy-type at all but he gets the job done! We definitely would recommend him and plan to use him again in the future!

  

03/30/2015 - lizmeter
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $175K in Grosse Pointe Park, MI.

Derek was a pleasure to work with. He answered all our questions, and his realty knowledge always seemed right on. He also was very quick to respond to questions, requests, and concerns, even when it was after hours or on the weekends. We really appreciated his style, too; not a pushy-type at all but he gets the job done! We definitely would recommend him and plan to use him again in the future!

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03/03/2015 - dougrutley1
Bought a home in 2014 in Ferndale, MI 48220.

I bought a home in Ferndale, MI, November, 2014. I contacted Derek today, March 01, 2015, with a question regarding a document recently received regarding my house. Professionalism before, during and AFTER the sale. In addition, an ally. That's what you will get when deal with Derek Werenka- one of the industry's best. I had been looking for a few years in the Ferndale area, off and on, for a home. Derek showed me properties in my price range, and answered questions on others I found online. When I expressed concern over my requirements may take some time, he said "We will continue to look for a home that fits your needs and budget, until we find it." Fortunately, it didn't take that long, and in the end, My credit union was on board, then lagged with wanting to move the closing date out another 30 days. Derek went to bat, calling my loan officers to check on progress, sometimes 3x a day. As a result, closing was only moved forward 7 days. Derek was a valuable, patient ally, and I will recommend him to family and friends without a moment's hesitation.

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02/15/2015 - Bobby Ruple
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $150K in Auburn Hills, MI.

Derek was an absolute pro. After helping several of my friends find homes they love, I reached out to him to find my first house in the Rochester area after we sold our duplex in FL. He was receptive to our concerns regarding location, style etc. and found a great fit for us. Derek was also very valuable in navigating through the mortgage process with us when they needed to have a few repairs completed prior to closing. I absolutely recommend giving Derek a call to anyone looking to purchase a home.

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12/03/2014 - dziozios
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Eastpointe, MI.

I've known Derek professionally for several years and I've had the privilege of working with him on several transactions, including the sale of my home and most recently renting a home. Derek is extremely knowledgeable about the market, responsive, and accommodating to a busy professional schedule.

In these days of part-time, inexperienced and unprofessional agents, Derek stands apart as an honest, hard-working pro, and I would definitely recommend him. Thanks, Derek!

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12/03/2014 - MatthewJamesMarietta
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $75K in Ferndale, MI.

I read a few reviews about Derek and reached out to him to view some homes I was interested in. He got back to me almost immediately and I was looking at houses at my next earliest convenience. I really liked that we communicated through text as I am always able to answer whether I was working or not. Derek's knowledge of the specific market and homes in general made me feel very at ease that I was working with him. He was even able to chat with me about possible renovation ideas and helped me to narrow it down to an informed decision. He kept in touch with me throughout the ( 6 week) loan approval process. When I was informed by my mortgage company that they had made a mistake and I would likely not be getting the home, Derek went in to "Fight" mode for me and promised me he would do anything he could to see that I did not lose this house. I received a call a few days later (Monday) to inform me that I would be closing on Wednesday. I was thrilled with Derek's performance and he blew my expectations out of the water! I would highly recommend him to anyone due to his skill, friendliness and tenacity in seeing this through. I will use Derek again when it comes to anything Real Estate.

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11/25/2014 - moberg55
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Ferndale, MI.

Really knows the Ferndale area, great Feel feel for price and value, an agent you can trust to show you as many houses as it takes Derek was always available

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06/02/2014 - SarahKruger
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Royal Oak, MI.

Derek was an exceptional realtor. I had a relocation package from my employer to move back to Michigan. The first realtor I was assigned, I did not feel was aggressive enough for the Royal Oak, "Woodward Corridor" area and market. I started asking around and received Derek as a referral from a friend. From the start, I could tell Derek was going to be the aggressive realtor I needed. He was responsive, kept me informed, and provided the feedback I needed. Because I am relocating, I was not available to visit homes. He would visit the homes within 24 hours of my inquiry and send me pictures immediately. I trusted his feedback and it was very valued because I could not see the homes myself. When it came time to put in my offer, I completely trusted him and we won! There were multiple offers and I know I got my dream home because of him!!! In addition, he set up a fantastic inspector for my inspection and has provided numerous referrals for services such as an electrician, handy work, etc. He has become not only a realtor, but a wealth of resources. I highly recommend Derek!

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05/23/2014 - user8420387
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Ferndale, MI.

Derek was extremely professional and had all the answers I needed to get the most for my house in Ferndale. From day 1 he displayed a perfect balance between directing me, and allowing me to make my own decisions. He was able to guide me with my limited budget in a way that got me several thousand more for my house then I expected, and it was only on the market for 3 days. I HIGHLY recommend Derek Werenka.

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04/14/2014 - RachelElizabethKing
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI.

Derek was incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, proactive and helpful with finding just the right home for my fiancée and I. Both my fiancée and I have lived in apartments so we had very little knowledge on the whole process of buying a home. Derek did a great job finding and showing us houses within our budget and in our desired area of Grosse Pointe Woods.

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04/12/2014 - brett256
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI.

Derek was really great to work with on my purchase of my new home. He was informative, patient, and respectful. He was quick to respond to emails, texts, and phone messages. He navigated my home buying experience with ease. Also he was punctual even during some extreme winter weather conditions! Derek has a large knowledge of the details on a home like structural concerns, plumbing concerns, basements etc. He lead us to our new dream home and within our price range!

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