Darrell Powers My BIO June 10, 2011
I was born in Hammond, IN in 1949. At five years old, my family moved to Lowell, a rural community about 20 miles south. At Lowell High School I was a member of the cross country team. After graduation in 1967 and a year at Purdue University, I enrolled at South Bend College of Commerce where I earned an associates degree in Business Management.
In May o f 1970, I went to work for New York Life Insurance Company as a sales associate offering life and health policies to individuals and small groups. In my seven years there, my success resulted in receiving several production associated awards.
Moving to Denver, CO in October, 1977, I went back to school and got my real estate license. My association with Moore & Company, a large prestigious local independent firm, lasted for eleven years.
In 1988, I returned to Indiana. New construction had always been an interest of mine. I decided to incorporate that into my business. During the next several years, my concentration was on helping builders open new communities acting as their lead on site salesperson. As my skills developed and improved, I moved from the production market into the custom market.
That experience spawned an interest in raw land as it appealed to developers. The knowledge I gained was parlayed into another branch of my real estate career. I listed farm ground and specifically marketed it back to those builders for whom I had worked.
I returned to Colorado for about two years to assist in the care of a friend who had taken ill. Upon my return to Indiana, I associated with Easy Street Realty. My main focus there was closing out builder communities throughout the Indianapolis area.
After four years, I decided to strike out on my own and form my own team called Indy Real Estate Sales and associated with RE/MAX Advanced Realty. Since then, my primary focus has expanded from new construction to included bank owned and HUD properties.
I currently live in Avon with the love of my life, Joyce. We regularly entertain the kids and the grandbabies around the pool in the backyard. Golf has always been a passion of mine. I play when I can.