As a first time home buyer I was basically the equivelant of the guy who browses WebMD at 2am and then tries to convince his doctor he's got ebola. I spent hours and hours trolling Zillow looking over ads and baraging Darrin with requests and he handled everything like the pro that he is. We spent over a year losing bidding wars, dealing with failed short sales, abysmal inspections, Machiavellian sellers until finally landing the home of our dreams. The only reason I still have any hair and an ulcer free gut is because of Darrin's knowledge, patience and outstanding communication. Knowledge - everything from construction procedures of the 1970's, to the neighborhood's best secret restaurants, the guy knows everything and everyone! Seems like he'd worked with practically every agent we came in contact with which really helped smooth through some of the negotiating. Patience - I will admit right now, I sent an absolute barage of stupid questions at Darrin and he handled everything with grace and tolerance. Communication - The first two qualities listed above? Yeah I COMPLETELY lack those. I wanted to know everything and I wanted to know it yesterday. That's why this is the quality of Darrin's that I most respect and why I would recommend him to everyone. he took the time to explain (in small words for a newbie like me) what all my options were and what the next steps would be. He continually followed up and always answered promptly to my calls and emails. I demanded a lot from him and he over delivered in every possible way. As a result of his expertise we closed early and I'm now typing this from the comfort of my new home! I've already started passing his business card along. Strongly recommended!