Derek Bauer's, Door to Dreams Team

12 years of work experience
Real Estate One
38705 7-Mile Rd. Ste #150
Livonia, MI, 48152
(248) 382-8744

Ratings & reviews (92)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
user5537946
Helped me buy home
Choosing Derek as our real estate agent was one of the best decisions that my fiancé and I have ever made. From the first time I called him all, the way to our closing, Derek was there the entire time. Derek was honest, respectful, and by our sides the entire time. We looked at quite a few houses, and thought that our dream house was out of the picture. After some negotiation, Derek was able to help us realize this dream...at an affordable price! Derek showed us 20+ houses, but knew that we had to have that house. He even answered my nervous calls at 11pm the night before closing (we were first time buyers). If you are looking for a real estate agent that is honest, caring, hardworking, and willing to put your best interests first, then Derek Bauer is your guy. I am proud to say I chose him, and I would recommend him to anyone. My fiancé and I are glad to say that we found the perfect house for us, and a friend in process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/03/2014
maro mania
Listed and sold a home
Derek and his team recently helped me as I sold my house. They were very helpful and responsive through emails, phone calls, text messages, and face-to-face visits. My questions were answered quickly and honestly. I used them a few years ago to buy the home I just sold, and I remember being very happy with their services then as well. I would highly recommend Derek and his team to anyone who is thinking about buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2014
harrypankratz
Listed and sold a home
Derek and Nicole did a very fine job and kept us up to date on all of the steps of selling our home in Allen Park. With Derek's we were able to sell our home in a week. GREAT JOB
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2014
twl6192
Helped me buy and sell homes
Derek is the epitome of professionalism. I highly recommend Derek and his team for any real estate transaction. Over the last 5 years I have bought and sold multiple properties of increasing complexity and I am confident that I wouldn't have achieved the exceptional results that I experienced if I was working with someone else. Short sales, Check! Multiple Mortgages, Check! Absentee seller, Out of State? Out of the Country? Check! Whether you are looking to purchase a new home, rent an existing home or manage a complex sale, Derek is the man for the job. And as added bonus you will receive the gracious assistance of his Client Super Hero Assistant Nicole! Choose Derek and you will have an agent and friend for life. True Story! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2014
xcitinga
Helped me buy home
Ryan Baker was very personable and knowledgeable. Once he knew what we were looking for, he would compile addresses in addition to what we were interested in seeing. If you're looking for someone looking out for your best interests, I definitely would advise calling Ryan Baker with Door to Dreams. I definitely found the door to my dreams.
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2013
user72080071
Helped me buy and sell homes
All we can say about Derek and his team is we were very fortunate to have chosen them. From the sale of our old house to the purchase of our new one they kept us advised every step of the way. We think what impressed us most was that you always talked to a live person when you called and they always seemed to know the answer or could get it in a few minutes. Their professionalism was to be admired along with the courteous way everyone responded to our questions, (not to mention that they sold our old house in two days and above the listing price)! Thank you Derek Bauer and the Dream Team for a job well done!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2013
NoorKattula
Helped me buy home
It was a pleasure working with Frank and Ryan. My husband and I appreciated the excellent customer service and as first time home buyers, we truly felt taken care of. We wanted to take our time to find the right home, and Derek's team really understood that. I would highly recommend this team and would certainly use them again in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2013
abbey berryman
Helped me buy home
Our experience working with Derek Bauer was amazing! He is a true professional! From his immediate response (early morning, mid-day or late at night) to his great depth of real estate and market knowledge that allowed him to tackle any situation, to his awesome support staff, we could not have been more pleased with our experience. Derek leaves no stones unturned and without his help we would not be in our "dream house" now. We would highly recommend Derek and his team to any family member or friend in the market for a new home. Thank you Derek! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2013
user6338194
Helped me buy home
Derek Bauer from the Door to Dreams Team (Real Estate One) was our real estate agent for the purchasing of our new home in South Lyon MI. During all the time that he worked with us to find a property that would fit our needs Derek?s attitude was very professional and we have been constantly impressed by his good knowledge of the real estate market and the myriad details good and bad he was noticing and bringing to our attention on the properties we were considering buying. What we've mostly appreciated were Derek?s honesty, his patience, and his straightforward answers to our numerous questions. Derek?s assistant, Nicole White, is also very responsive and professional. If you are looking for a real estate agent in and around South Lyon MI look no further then Derek Bauer and his Door to Dreams Team! Gabriel and Beatrice September 2013, South Lyon MI Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/16/2013
user9716136
Listed and sold a home
Derek and Nicole were wonderful to work with in the sale of our home. Derek was very realistic with how to handle the open house, showing and offers. We would difinitely recommend the door to dreams team to anyone interested in selling their home.
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2013
user0292782
Helped me buy home
Derek and the Door to Dreams team helped me find a house in the spring of 2013. At the time that I worked with Derek, the housing market was very challenging, inventories were low and prices were on the rise, so it was important to have an agent who was knowledgeable, professional and responsive. Derek worked with me to find a house that fit my needs and my budget. Not only did we find the right house, but with Derek?s help, I was able to negotiate a price that was under the asking price and under the local average price per square foot. Throughout the entire process, Derek was helpful and responsive. I was very impressed with the fact that even though I knew Derek had many other clients to deal with, He always made time to take care of my needs as a customer, whether it was answering an email in a timely fashion or making an appointment on short notice to view a new listing that had just showed up on the market. I would recommend Derek and the Door to Dreams team to anyone that is serious about finding the right house in today?s market. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2013
user03640461
Listed and sold a home
Derek and his team did an outstanding job. Derek is a person of integrity that you can trust to represent you in all aspects of a real estate transaction. He never promised more than he could deliver, and he always delivered what he promised. He was easy to reach when we had questions and he always gave us very detailed answers to our questions and concerns. He gave us excellent advise throughout the whole process, which we felt free to follow or go a different way without pressure. He brought us four competitive offers (one above our asking price) in the three days. I have already recommended him to our neighbor and will continue to do so in the future. I can't say enough good things about him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2013
user6720053
Helped me buy and sell homes
Working with Derek and his team made the whole buying and selling process less intimidating and stressful. They are very competent and always professional.
Highly likely to recommend
05/24/2013
user2220606
Listed and sold a home
I can't say enough good things about Derek. I interviewed several Realtors and decided on Derek for a couple of reasons: 1) He did not crowd you with phone calls looking for your business 2) He provided good information on the house/market and came prepared when we met at the house 3) He provided good info on what changes needed to take place to move the house and had a team to help (stager, assistant). When he looked at the house, he made some recommendations I was not exactly excited about (like relocating an entire laundry room where there was no drain system). I thought about it but ultimately put my trust in him and did it (took me about 1.5 weeks of evenings/weekends). Other updates were made and I agreed to have it staged (another difficulty for me as I was a born tight wad). We also replaced carpets, repainted, and replaced the kitchen floor (it was a rental before selling it). Needless to say, we listed it in December and the first person that walked through it (I believe first or second day on market) put in an almost full price offer. There were some hiccups along the way due to the sellers FHA financing. At the end of it all, we sold the house to the original buyer. One major thing to mention: when I was trying to decide between the realtors, Derek wanted to move the price UP from where we originally throught and the other Realtor wanted to go down by 15% to "generate some excitement and a bidding war". Derek was not looking to move it and get a commision, he was looking to get every dollar out of it possible. Any other houses I plan on selling (personal or rental), I am going to Derek. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2013
user2662890
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have purchased several homes through Derek. He is attentive to detail and focuses on the specific needs of the client. He brought things to light that I had not considered. It appears he knows what I needed better than I did! He is sensitive to costs that might be incurred with any property and is able to put the investment in perspective based on how it will ultimately impact value, resale, etc. He works hard to negotiate the right price for his client. His honesty and integrity gave me a comfort level with the buying process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2013
user4052553
Listed and sold a home
I recently worked with Derek to sell my house. Because of Derek's knowledge and work we received an offer on the house within 24 hours of listing it. From offer to closing Derek was always available and responsive for all questions and inquiries. For me this is one of the most important qualities of a realtor. Overall I enjoyed working with Derek for a second time and will contact him in the future for any real estate needs. I highly recommend Derek and his group at Door to Dreams.
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2013
user9295207
Listed and sold a home
Originally having found Realtor to purchase my home, i had the worst experience. I honestly felt the Realtor had no capacity other then the value they will gain by just getting me to buy my home. When the time came for me to sell my home i spent my team researching and reading reviews online. I fell across Derek and after reading his reviews i was pretty certain i wanted to meet him in person. I called three realtor's and after meeting Derek i was sold. The man has written his own book and his knowledge of the market showed me his desire is in his profession. I realized this man had more invested in his profession then the others i had met. We started with the house going up for sale. Within 3 days a Professional photographer and video agrapher arrived and went to work taking pictures and videos of the house. He showed me the photos and video before it went public allowing me to add my opinion to the advertising!! I seriously didn't even need to change anything cause they advertised it perfectly. It was so perfect that the house literally sold in 4 days with a value above our asking price!!! Not only are we satisfied with his performance and standing as a good person but we are already in talks about using him for our new home. He's truly a Realtor i would recommend!! No doubt in my mind. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2013
DeniseHoover
Listed and sold a home
We were intrigued by the staging option Derek presented when we initially spoke with him. We did the updates suggested by his stager, Rob and got results. Almost a week after putting the house on the market, we had a signed contract above the asking price. Not doing the updates would have cost us money and time. Although the house would have gone on the market sooner, we would have had a lower asking price and missed a "move in ready" house for buyers. The house was in great shape; Derek saw what it could become to buyers in this market and maximized it to its full potential. His admin, Nicole helped with all the details throughout the process. Great job -- we would definitely recommend Derek and his team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2013
user5426982
Helped me buy home
Derek and his team were very helpful and gave us the attention that we needed to be successful in finding our first home. They were friendly, attentive, well educated about the business, and process. I will refer them to all of our friends and family. When we need a realistate agent in the future we will call Derek Bauer at Door to Dreams. We had a fabulous experience.
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2013
user906454
Listed and sold a home
Listing our condo with Derek was an exceptional investment. We received multiple offers in the first week of showing and sold at 8% above asking price. Another agent couldn't have gotten us anywhere near what Derek and his team were able to just by implementing staging, video, and other marketing techniques...resulting in polished, professional-looking end products. His strategy made our home stand out and desirable to buyers. Selling our condo while living out of state, and in the slow winter season, we anticipated having to face stressful hurdles. Working with Derek, however, laid those fears to rest. He had our best interest at heart and made sure everything went smoothly. A consummate professional, Derek was responsive, hardworking, trustworthy, and highly capable. Heartfelt thanks to Derek for providing us with such high caliber service and for producing unbeatable results! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2013
user052922
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband's family has used Derek for all of their homes. When it came time to sell our house, there was no question who we were using! Derek and his assistant Nicole are knowledgable, Compassionate and caring about you and your needs. Emails were responded to in a matter of minutes and both were available to answer questions day or night. I would recommend Derek to my family and friends!
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2013
user1004559
Listed and sold a home
Derek and his assistant, Nicole are great in every aspect of the home buying and selling business. After some major difficulty with a 3rd party negotiator, they took over and completed the process without incident. Questions were answered in minutes; not days as we came to expect. Derek and his team handled everything professionally and with minimal effort on our part.
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user1736636
Helped me buy home
In today's market, it is reassuring to have Derek and his team on your side. Not only was Derek ever so helpful in the buying process, but he has a wonderful network of recommended people to help you before, during, and after the home buying process. Derek's common sense approach is refreshing. His assistant, Nicole, added such a caring, personal touch. Having Derek's expertise a phone call away, eased many issues with buying a short sale property. They work hard for you, and truly help dreams come true. We highly recommend Derek & his team! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2012
EricFaccenda
Listed and sold a home
When I had initially contacted Derek regarding listing my house for sale, he immediately displayed his quick responsiveness when I received an email back from him within 30 minutes! Derek's knowledge and expertise in the real estate business are 2nd to none as every time I had questions, concerns, etc...Derek was there to help and answer whether it be via email, phone, or in person. HE GOT MY HOUSE SOLD WITHIN 2 MONTHS! Which, in this kind of a market is hard to do. Derek utilizes all resources to get your house out and into the market to get it sold quickly and for the price that you want! I also need to mention Derek's Assistant, Nicole (AKA Client Superhero). She was just as great as Derek and was there every time I needed her to answer questions I may have had. Between this dynamic duo, you couldn't find anyone better to sell your home for you. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM! Thanks Derek and Nicole for all of your hard work! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2012
user5450935
Listed and sold a home
I selected Derek because I noticed he had a lot of positive reviews listed under Zillow. I took a chance to sell my condo in Farmington Hills which I thought would be hard to sale. Although I was not in town during the entire transaction, Derek was very positive from day one. He also has an assistant named Nicole that makes up this dynamic duo. The first day the house was listed Derek had several showings and a couple of offers. The house was sold in two days with several offers and a couple being more than my asking price. The technology he uses is great also. Every time Derek had a showing, inspection etc., I received an e-mail with feedback from a lot of the viewer's realtors. In short, my condo showed for almost 10K more than my asking price with the expertise of Derek and his professional assistant Nicole. I would recommend Derek to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/24/2012
user801727
Helped me buy home
Derek and his team were great! My wife and I were new to the "home buying" experience. Derek was very imformative, patient, and driven to help us find our first home. He worked around our schedules when we went out looking at homes, which was very convienent. We are so glad that we choose to work with Derek and will recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2012
user205845
Helped me find tenant for rental
We have purchased a home as well as rented out our old home three times with Derek's team. Working with Derek and his team has been a pleasure each time. They make you feel like your needs and questions always come first. I am quite sure they are very busy and yet Derek always makes us feel like we are his only clients. They took a lot of the stress out of the process of finding us tenants for our rental and we have been very fortunate to place great tenants in our home on three occasions. He always returns calls and emails promptly and exhibits the utmost in professionalism. He also checks in with us at various times throughout the year to see if he can be of service. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2012
user424855
Helped me buy and sell homes
Thanks to Derek's advise and marketing, my house sold in 3 days for the full asking price (no contingencies or concessions). Derek listened to me and provided practical advice and resources to help me prepare the house for showings. The stager whom he recommended was a great help and the cost was extremely reasonable. (I'll be taking some of the ideas to my new home.) Derek was quick to respond to both email messages and phone calls and sent daily updates on homes for sale that met my criteria. His advice was financially sound and always in my best interests. Whenever I asked to see a listing, he scheduled the showing for the time i had requested. As we walked through the homes, Derek would point out the positive as well as any potential problems. When I submitted an offer on my new home it was Derek's professionalism that made the difference in the negotiations. Now that I've closed on my new home, Derek and his team are guiding me through the details of moving. I heartily recommend Derek Bauer and his team for any one wanting to sell or buy. They are friendly, thoughtful, helpful, and professional. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/26/2012
user20956980
Helped me buy and sell homes
In an ever changing local real estate environment we found that having Derek ?on our side? was a tremendous advantage to us and we are thankful to have worked with him. Not only would we like to thank Derek for getting us such a wonderful home as fast as he did, but also express our gratitude for the speedy turnaround in selling our previous house. His local real estate knowledge and attention to detail was invaluable from the home selection, offer, inspection and closing processes. We still cannot believe we got our new house within 2 days of locating it and sold our old house after 2 days on the market, and all that in a very difficult market situation. We will be references for life!!! Derek was always available to us for questions on the weekend, during the evenings on the phone and via email. He made everything SO easy and smooth for us. From day one, Derek made it his goal to help us find what we were looking for, setting up appointments on short notice and just providing the friendly service that is often hard to find these days. He was extremely patient, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible. No matter what the obstacle was he found a way around it!! Derek is not pushy to get the sale and always looked out for our best interest. Anytime we or anyone we talk to is in need of buying or selling a house, we are DEFINITELY sending them to Derek. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/26/2012
user8195991
Helped me buy home
This was our fourth home purchase,and i can honestly say that Derek was the most thorough and professional of any realator i ever dealt with. He had our best interest in mind throughout the entire process. From advising us on what to offer,to getting us concessions from the bank that owned the property, he worked for us. He followed up on every detail to make sure that we were being protected. If selling or buying a home I srongly recommend Derek. G.M. Stone Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2012
user8909847
Listed and sold a home
I listed by home in Livonia with Derek. My house was near the railroad tracks and next to a Wayne County Road Commission Yard. I was very concerned that I would have trouble selling the house at a fair price in a reasonable amount of time. Derek has contacts with a professional stager, photographer, and videographer that will make your house look great in person and online. I followed Derek's recommendations for staging and received a full price offer three days after listing. Staging your house is definitely worth every penny. For the small amount of money staging costs, your returns will be 10 times its cost or more. If you follow Derek's recommendations, your house will look great and sell fast at maximum market value. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2012
user3222663
Listed and sold a home
We live in Naples FL but had a lake house we wanted to sell in Michigan. We found Derek by searching the internet for realtors in the Waterford, MI area. After interviewing several realtors that we had located via the internet personally, we selected Derek and his team. Working long distance with Derek was a pleasure. Using the marketing tools Derek provided, not only did we reach most potential buyers but we were always up to date on the status of showings scheduled as well as immediate feedback from the potential buyers. 2011 - 2012 was not the best economic time to sell a house in Michigan. However the sale was made at an acceptable price and in a timely fashion. Derek's guidance and advice during the entire process was top notch. I would highly recommend Derek and his team to anyone looking to sell a home in the Michigan market. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/17/2012
user812554
Listed and sold a home
Could not be more pleased with the effort and professionalism of Derek and his team. Our short sale was a long, difficult project but Derek communicated very well throughout the sale, made good suggestions, and scheduled many showings of the property. We would not have realized the same results without him. I've successfully sold previous residences myself, and used a broker, too, but this was by far our best experience. Thanks Door to Dreams Team!
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2012
user9379458
Listed and sold a home
We strongly recommend Derek as a real estate agent. We interviewed a few agents before choosing Derek to sell our house. What set Derek apart is that he focuses on maximizing the value of your home. There are many agents out there who just want to get your house listed so they can get a commission. Getting an additional $10,000, $20,000, etc. for your house does not matter to a lot of agents because their commission does not vary that much. Derek gave us recommendations for what to do to maximize the value of our house. We followed all of his recommendations (how to prepare the house, choosing the listing price to create foot traffic and to create demand, etc.). As a result, our house was on the market for three days. We received nine offers and sold our house for an amount significantly higher than the listing price and higher than we had expected. As stated above, we strongly recommend Derek and also urge anyone working with Derek to listen to his advice. Use his experience and knowledge. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/26/2012
user0630412
Helped me find tenant for rental
I would recommend Derek Bauer and his team to anyone that is purchasing, selling or renting a home. We had a wonderful experience working with him. He was very knowlegdeable about the market and he or his team members answered our questions in a very timely manner. They also kept us very up to date on the property we had listed. Derek is a very dedicated professional. His depth and passion for the profession go beyond just listing and showing houses.
Highly likely to recommend
07/26/2012
stusrt
Helped me buy home
helped me in 2009 and 2012 to find a house. Derek understood what I was looking for, and didn't waste a lot of time on houses that wouldn't work. When I found one that did, he moved quickly and I got the house. I would use Derek again if I have to go through home shopping again.
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2012
Shawn Drury
Helped me buy home
What a great agent. Derek has been so helpful for us in finding our new dream home. He was so helpful and understanding as we searched the market for a home that was everything we wanted. We must have looked at 20 different homes and nothing was "just right" for us. Derek knew exactly what we wanted and we were the first people he called when another client of his wanted to list their home. Derek knew it was meant for us. The process was flawless, painless and we are so thankful for all of his help. I HIGHLY recommend Derek and his entire team for any real estate adventures. And be sure to listen to his recommendations for mortgage contacts, home inspection contacts, well and septic system inspection, etc. His real estate one team and his network of contacts are nothing short of the best. Thanks Derek!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2012
user5823390
Listed and sold a home
Outstanding performance! Not only just Derek himself but the entire team at Door to Dreams is great! They truly know what they are doing and explain the entire process if you do not understand. We had to do a short sale and they are the specialists when in comes to that. We did not know where to turn and they help sell our home as best they could. Thankful for all the hard work the entire team has done for our family. A+ job! Thank you Team!
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2012
user7756489
Helped me buy home
***You owe it to yourself to deal with a true professional when choosing a real estate agent. Do yourself a favor and stay away from the friend-of-a-friend agents who promise the world and smile at you, but never fail to disappoint when they are truly needed. Derek is a realistic, tell-it-how-it-is professional with impeccable communication skills. He is well respected in the business, and his peers know that he means business. You will not get frustrated dealing with incompetance. You will never grow impatient waiting for him to respond to a call, text or email. If you are serious about selling or purchasing real estate, give Derek a call and see for yourself. If you feel inclined to read it, the following is a synopsis of our transaction with Derek Bauer as a buyer's agent.*** My wife and I contracted with Derek Bauer and his Door to Dreams team at the end of October 2011 to sell our starter home. We were at the closing table 6 weeks later. Our house sold MUCH quicker than we anticipated, which left us with the dilemma of not having a home to move into! After coming to the understanding that we would be purchasing for our "forever" home and not just another stepping stone, my wife and I had extremely specific guidelines as to the property, home and location in mind. We had of course decided to use Derek Bauer again as a buyer's agent this time due to his flawless execution of selling our home. Unfortunately there were very few homes on the market that met our standards and fell within our budget. Derek was all over every listing that we pursued, supplying us with the pertinent information and prompt showings. After a couple of months had passed a home was listed that we had to have, I mean it was obvious that this was our new home. It was the nicest property and home that we had seen, and in a perfect location. Derek got us in to see the home before anyone else had a chance to, and we wrote an offer on it the next day. To our dismay we learned that within 2 days there were multiple offers on the home. We took Derek's advice as to how we should structure our offer, and were overjoyed to find out a few days later that our offer was accepted! I am convinced that winning the bidding war on our new home wasn't only due to having the highest offer. We used Derek's recommended mortgage broker who was also a dream to work with, and professional to a fault. Derek prepared us to buy our home and made sure that all of our ducks were in a row so that when it was time to pull the trigger all we had to do was sign. Derek and the lender he referred us to made us stand out as capable buyers without strings attached. My wife and I moved into our dream home a little over a month ago. We won't soon forget the time and dedication and professionalism that Derek Bauer put into making this a reality for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2012
user53217
Listed and sold a home
Derek was always very attentive, and helped us with his extensive network to stage our house and get the maximum sales price. His use of technology to make our house visible to the most potential buyers resulted in an amazing number of showings in a challenging market. I would strongly recommend him and his team for anyone seeking to sell their home.
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2012
user348168
Listed and sold a home
Because of Derek's creative and out-of-the-box thought process, we knew his Door-to-Dreams Team would be a necessity. Being an Assoc. Broker myself, helped me to realize that Derek's marketing expertise & technical marketing knowledge and tools would be required to market our home, which was in an area where D.O.M. are into years, not short months which was Derek's result. "Derek & his Door-to-Dreams Team are for REAL and second to none!" Gary B., Jackson, MI
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2012
user772927
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I have worked on and off with Derek and his staff for three years. Derek was very instrumental in helping us explore all options available to us during the buying process. His knowledge of all aspects of the real estate market set him apart from other agents that we talked to. Derek was very prompt with his return communication and gave us honest feedback as we made multiple offers on homes. Besides his expertise, Derek has great connections that we utilized from, loan officers to home inspectors. Everyone Derek recommended was outstanding. Ultimately we decided on a new construction and Derek provided great ideas and guidance as we had never purchased a new home before. As we came to close on our new home we used Derek to list our existing home for rent. We had our home listed for a couple of weeks and were thrilled that we had over 6 offers to choose from. Derek suggested on line companies to screen applicants and provided us with a lease agreement that we were very comfortable with. We were fortunate with our renters and after 15 months they decided to move on and buy a home of their own. Prior to meeting with Derek I was sure we would have to rent our property out again. After meeting with Derek he suggested we sell as the market had changed drastically. We put our house up for sale on a Friday, had 15 showings over the weekend and received 2 offers on the following Tuesday. We eventually sold our rental property for more than the list price. At the end of this process my family is in our dream home and we are out of our other house. I have already passed Derek's info on to close friends of mine and would recommend Derek to anyone. He made this process easy and spent many hours with us to ensure that we were taken care off. Thanks Derek! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/14/2012
ChipVandlen
Helped me buy home
Derek did a fantastic job for us. His work was incredibly thorough and he was a very tough negotiator. During the entire process I truly felt that we had an agent working for our benefit. His communication was excellent. My wife and I were updated constantly on the negotiation and with the responses to our offers. He got us the home we wanted, at the price we wanted! His recommendations for home inspectors, insurance, and mortgage broker were all spot on. They were almost as good as he was. There are a lot of times I feel that customer service is dead, but with Derek, I can tell you its alive and well! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2012
user299841
Listed and sold a home
Derek Bauer did an amazing job selling my home within 5 months especially in this market. Derek has a large sense of urgency ensuring that all of our needs were met during the selling of our home. He is very knowledgeable and definitely an expert in his field. A friend of mine recommended Derek to me and I would recommend him to anyone who is purchasing or selling their home.
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2012
user1472155
Helped me buy home
I worked with Derek when buying my first home/condo, then leasing it out and buying another home. His knowledge and expertise was exactly what we were looking for in an agent. He made sure all of our questions were answered and that we were comfortable and understood the entire process. He is a true expert and goes above and beyond, always educating himself and his team on the latest market trends and the best way to assist buyers and sellers in any financial situation. We have recommended him to many family and friends and will continue to do so. Derek is a genuine person who cares about his clients before, during and after doing business with them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2012
user939771
Helped me buy home
I have known Derek for 13 years. He comes from a family of real estate brokers with a national reputation for doing great work, honestly and ethically. He invests more of his revenue in serving clients than any other Realtor, and I can speak with authority on that. That said, these incredible resources have once again proven to me that making Derek the ONLY Realtor that recommend is a good choice. If you would like to speak with me personally to hear about my experience ask Derek for my phone number, I feel so strongly about his strengths that I will make the time for you and I want to speak directly with anyone who wants confirmation of his ethics and professionalism. Mike Roth, Principal, National Technology Management Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2012
BDGLLC
Listed and sold a home
I've dealt with a number of agents in the past and I found Derek & his team to be ...BY FAR...the best! The made the entire process as stress-free as possible and I'am very apprecative of that. I would eould HIGHLY recommend Derek to any one who is looking for a competent and professional agent.
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2012
emorphy
Listed and sold a home
We had a good experience selling with Derek and his team. He quickly laid out a plan of attack to get our house sold quickly and at a price that was above what comparable houses were going for in our neighborhood. He recommended making upgrades to the kitchen including new counters, flooring and lighting. He also had us replace some flooring in the living room and declutter and stage the house. I was moderately concerned about doing the work, but the result was impressive. I believe the changes he recommended directly led to our house selling very quickly. We had seven or eight walk-throughs and two offers within the first week. That was better then I was expecting. The rest of the process went well after we accepted an offer. There was some problems with paperwork at closing, but I feel it was more on the title company side. All told my wife and I were very pleased with the work that Derek and team did for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2012
srinipram
Helped me buy home
we are really impressed with the way Derek handled the short sale process and getting the nice home in Novi. He really knowledgeble and honest in handling things.
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2011
moserbr
Helped me buy home
I first met Derek in 2004 when I decided to move from Canton, MI to Seattle, WA. During the interviews of potential agents to list my house, Derek stood out head and shoulders above the others in preparedness, presentation and professionalism. Needless to say, he became my chosen agent. His straightforward approach was much appreciated. New to the home selling process, Derek walked me though the necessary steps for successful and timely sale. As I was moving within a few months, a results driven agent is what I needed, and what I got. I was sold, closed and moved in record time. His attention to detail allowed me to focus on my move as he had everything covered in regard to the listing. Now, in 2011, my family and I had the opportunity to return to Michigan, this time having to deal with a work sponsored relocation company. With our assigned agent, we began the house hunting process, but not with the customer focused attention that we expected sometimes waiting days to get into see houses. At that point, I had no hesitation to reach out to Derek to ask if he would be willing to work with our relocation company and become our agent. To our excitement, he was an already approved agent and began work right away after coordinating the details with the relocation company. Within a day or two, we were on the road with Derek, the first day seeing 10 houses. Derek displayed extensive knowledge of the area, the current/potential listings and willingness to put the miles on to see as many houses as we needed to in order to feel comfortable. There were also days where we would call Derek with a house that we wanted to get into see and he did whatever he could to get us in THAT day, even on the weekend. He was continually on top of communications, whether it was to us, listing agents, the closing company, etc. Another much appreciated aspect to Derek?s style is that he wants his clients happy and in a home that will continue to bring years of enjoyment and value, not just make the sale. Through his years of experience, he brought a practical side to home buying experience. During our showings, he would point out positive/negative resale areas, neighborhood information and his own personal opinion on the house. Nothing was sugar coated. Again, he wanted the best deal for us, not just to make a sale. I have absolutely no hesitation recommending Derek as a Buyer or Seller agent, as I have used him in both regards. You will be signing a polished professional as a part of your team who will go above and beyond for you. Needless to say, we call Derek OUR agent and will be working with him on all future sales and purchases of real estate. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2011
madtown77
Helped me buy home
Derek was great to work with. He had good knowledge of the area and made himself available to look for houses when it was convenient for me to do so. Overall, it made the process really easy and when I did find a house I wanted, the advice was great regarding pricing and current trends. Overall, made the whole experience very relaxing and very thorough all the way through closing.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2011
livtoaahome
Helped me buy and sell homes
After selling our home in a tough market & finding a perfect new home for our family, we would highly recommend Derek Bauer's Door to Dreams Team for real estate services in Southeastern Michigan. Derek's knowledge & experience were clear throughout the buying & selling processes. His marketing methods on our previous home helped drive significant traffic & he was very accommodating in scheduling showings on new homes quickly after they hit the market during our search. We appreciated the hard work put in by Derek & his team and are sure that future clients will as well. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2011
aarontrager
Listed and sold a home
I have had 3 real estate transactions in the last 2 years and all went exceptionally well. He sold 2 homes faster than I believed possible and had very good follow up on after the sale details. I would highly recommend Derek for any real estate transactions.
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
JOSJOR1
Helped me find tenant for rental
We contacted Derek based on a friends recommendation after helping sell their condo in a tough market. My families 1st plan was to try and sell my fathers home after he passed away in May 2011. During our 1st meeting Derek made several great low cost recommendations that would give the house updates and get the most bang for our buck. Once the updates were completed my girlfriend and I decided to purchase the home ourselves as an investment property. Once we explained to Derek our new plan he managed to meet us on a Saturday and had the house listed on Monday looking for possible tennants. In less than one weeks time with his marketing skills he provided us with several applications that lead to our 1st tennants. In addition he was a great help putting our lease together. Highly recommend! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
AndyH.
Helped me buy home
After talking to Derek and visiting a few homes, he was able to hone in on exactly what I was looking for in a house. After just a few short days I found the house with all the items I was asking for. During the entire process Derek was instrumental in helping me get through the entire process by answering my questions. As a first time home buyer, it was a stressful time, but Derek helped by being knowledgeable in all areas of real estate. If I was to ever buy or sell a home again, I would definitely call Derek in a second. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/23/2011
smithma35
Helped me buy home
I met Derek through a friend who was in the process of purchasing a home. He spoke very highly of Derek and had no hesitation in recommending his services. Derek was very helpful in the process of purchasing my home. He is very focused, professional, and he is able to get the job done. He impressed me as be a very honest straight shooter. He has many local contacts in the industry and he communicates very well. He is very knowledgeable in his field. He also continually pursues educational opportunities to enhance his skill set, to provide better service to his customers. I can honestly recommend Derek to people interested in purchasing a home. I have written this review to show my appreciation for the service he has provided me. Thanks Derek!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/19/2011
andi59298
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Derek Bauer as your real estate agent! He was very easy to work with and is very knowledgeable. He found me the perfect house at a great price. What I liked best about him was that he didn't try to push a house on me that I didn't want, he took the consultant role and answered any questions I had along with pointing out good and bad features of each house I looked at.
Highly likely to recommend
09/14/2011
derekclark
Listed and sold a home
Recently, I had to relocate me and my family to Chicago for a new job. After researching a lot of agents in my area I decided to let Derek Bauer handle the short sale of my home. And boy, am I glad I did! Derek proved to be an excellent guide through the complicated process of dealing with Bank of America. He's a nice guy, easy to talk to, and went above & beyond to help ease the stress of selling a home in this down market. You can not find a better or more professional agent to handle the sale of your home. Trust me, I did my homework. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/24/2011
rdavis16
Listed and sold a home
I have known Derek Bauer for over 4 years in a variety of capacities related to his real estate business. We originally met when he was working as the leasing agent of a condo property my kids ultimately rented back in 2007. We later listed our family home for sale with Derek in late 2007 but the declining market ultimately prompted us to take the house off the market after several months of price drops and no offers due to the automotive industry downturn. In the fall of 2010 Derek was contracted as a buyer's agent and assisted my daughter in finding a home in Canton. In June of 2011, we once again listed our family home in Canton with Derek for sale. With his suggestions and recommendation to use a staging company that he has worked with, we had multiple and full priced offers on the second day of our listing!! We closed our sale in July and were extremely pleased with our results! Derek is exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to real estate and his professionalism makes him a pleasure to work with! Over the years he has become a valued business resource to my family as well as a good friend! I highly recommend Derek Bauer as a trusted and knowledgeable real estate expert anyone will enjoy working with! Reed Davis Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2011
amk2347
Helped me buy home
Derek was extremely professional, prompt, and well-informed. He made the process very easy for my wife and I. I have dealt with him in both the rental and ownership process of real estate. I would highly recommend him to any family interested in purchasing/leasing any property.
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2011
salterac
Helped me buy home
Derek was amazing. He always responded to our calls and emails quickly and was extremely helpful to us as first time buyers. He came highly recommended from friends of ours and it is easy to see why. When our appraisal came in quite a bit under our contract price he negotiated the seller down even lower than we were prepared to pay. He and his whole team are fantastic and couldn't have been happier with the whole experience.
Highly likely to recommend
06/28/2011
klkrause
Helped me buy home
This was our fourth direct transaction with Derek and I've also recommended him to many family members. Derek is extremely responsive and by far the best Realtor with whom I've worked.
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2011
Abdallah A
Helped me buy home
We got a hold of Derek since my wife and I were interested in one of his listings. We ended up not buying that particular listing, but Derek worked with us to find the right house for us. He seemed very trust worthy from the beginning and that was proven true throughout the process of finding and purchasing our dream home (15 showings later). Derek is very professional, yet we thought of him more of a friend than anything else. We leaned on him quite a bit, as we were very picky. Never pushy, always prompt, and clearly focused on what's best for us. His insight and information is priceless. We plan to use his services in the near future, so obviously we would strongly recommend him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2011
MartaStrickland
Helped me buy and sell homes
I found Derek after reading positive Zillow reviews. It was important to me that my husband and I were super active in decisions that were made, but felt educated and supported by someone more experienced and savvy... and that is exactly what we got. Derek answered any question (quickly!) we had no matter how big or small. He was patient when we needed time to think things over, and was on the ball when we wanted to get things rolling... a super important thing for an 8 month pregnant lady looking to buy a new home while leasing the old one. He wasn't afraid to tell us when he thought a home wouldn't appraise or if it seemed overpriced. And he was always right!! Especially about how quickly our house would lease. What a welcome relief during a stressful time. I don't know what we would have done without him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2011
vicviper
Helped me buy and sell homes
We contacted Derek after reading several raving reviews here on Zillow. From our initial meeting to the final closing on our new home, Derek never failed to impress. This guy really knows how to do his job. His communication is top notch. He handled our constant barrage of emails like a pro, responding in a timely manner to every single one. Our buying process was long and not an easy one thanks to some stubborn sellers and difficult appraisals, and Derek stuck with us all the way. Everything from the cutting edge internet tools he provided us to the classy looking sign he put in our yard was top notch. After all was said and done, we felt like we made a great new friend. I can't recommend Derek enough, and we'll never use another agent again! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2011
1MichiganFan
Listed and sold a home
I am so pleased to have worked with Derek during the process of selling our home. We have four very young children and a dog. I was concerned with finding a buyer for our home, and I did not think I could maintain a house in show condition indefinitely. Derek has a defined system he uses that really works. He utilizes the best resources (a stager, professional photographer, etc.) to make your home shine and show well. He researches the current market and makes knowlegable recommendations on asking price and home improvements if necessary. Derek is an amazing negotiator and knows when to hold back or pursue various situations. His experience and knowledge are evident by his successes. I am pleased that we had multiple offers on our home in the first two days on the market and sold for above the asking price! Thank you Derek for the help, advice and late night phone calls. We so appreciate all you did for our family. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2011
Kimm1250
Listed and sold a home
Derek Bauer was my realtor many years ago, when I purchased my first home. I was very happy with his professionalism and expertise in 2002. We contacted Derek and his team after my family relocated and needed to sell our house. Derek helped us rent our house for several years. We were eventually forced into foreclosure with the house. Derek and his team again, helped us with this transition. My husband and I feel as though the weight of the world has been lifted off our shoulders with the sale of this property. We can't express enough gratitude to The Door to Dreams Home Selling Team for the guidance, expertise, and kindness during this process! We appreciate all they have done in facilitating this sale, even though the house was in foreclosure. Derek and his team know all the ins and outs of the real estate business. Outstanding job and highly recommended! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2011
brianehresman
Listed and sold a home
Knowledge of the areas, pricing trends, market was very helpful. Never any feeling of pressure, always quick to answer emails, phone calls.
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2011
RLBH1
Listed and sold a home
With the economy in Michigan in free fall, and both of us being unemployed executives, normal home sale alternatives were not going to be feasible, and neither was renegotiating our house payment with the bank. Our only alternative was a short sale, which would require specialized expertise to make happen. We researched many ?experts? on this process, and Derek Bauer was heads and tails above the rest ? well-trained; a process expert for both regular and government program short sales; and customer-responsive. We had the two worst banks in the nation to deal with, so even a cash sale had unbelievable problems and complexities. The planning, follow-through, ongoing communication and execution by Derek and his team over a grueling six-month process were phenomenal. The banks required multiple submissions for first the government program, and then the regular short sale process; Derek?s team patiently walked us through every requirement as it occurred ? with grace and understanding under trying circumstances ? and managed all of the submissions expertly. When we started to take his outstanding performance for granted, the realtor for the buyers of our house demonstrated how bad the process can be when you do not know what you are doing. We have been telling all of our friends who need to go through this process that Derek is the ONLY choice they can make if they want good results for months now, and we will continue to do so in the future. Kudos, praise and much thanks to a GREAT realtor, Derek Bauer. He is the best !!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2010
davidkoz
Helped me buy home
Derek helped me make my first home purchase. As a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions. Derek was always available and willing to help. He also provided insight and thoughts on details that I did not think of. It was a pleasure to work with Derek and I would recommend to anyone looking to buy a home.
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2010
ladybugz5
Helped me buy and sell homes
Derek was very knowledgeable in short sales, both listing and purchasing a home. He sould our home on a short sale in a very short amount of time. He was very helpful and listened to our requirements in a house. He worked with our changing budget and adjusted our search requirements to match. He was readily available to show us homes in various areas. His staff was also very helpful in answering questions. Overall, we had a very positive experience with Derek and would recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2010
celbelle
Helped me buy home
I have been working with Derek for a few years now. He helped me find and rent a condo and most recently, helped me in my journey of buying my first home. Derek made both experiences as easy as they could have been. He told me what to expect up front and I had no real surprises...which in the frightening world of home buying, was such a relief! Derek is very knowledgable in the real estate business and I high recommend him whether you are renting a home or purchasing a home.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2010
Skrause28
Helped me buy home
Derek was very professional and very knowledgable of the market and its trends. He was always very quick with us on response from homes that we found on top of houses that he found for us. We were very specific with what we wanted and expected and Derek was a great real estate agent to work with and our entire fmaily has used in during the selling or moving process over the past 5 years.
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2010
eventergirl
Listed and sold a home
I can't recommend Derek and his team enough. We contacted Derek about being our seller's agent and were immediately impressed with his knowledge, dedication to the profession, and marketing strategies. We wanted someone that was going to go above any beyond just "putting a sign out front" given the current real estate market and that he did! The home stager he provides gave great suggestions, and the photos and tour of our house turned out incredible. We had multiple showings the first weekend it was listed, and the very first person that looked at it ended up buying it! Derek made everything easy for us. Not only did he get us a full price offer on our condo within a week, he helped us out in every way he could, even on the home we were buying. We were in the process of buying a bank owned home, and were clueless about how stressful they can be. When the agent on that deal wasn't helping us understand and move forward with the purchase Derek did everything he could to help us, even though he wasn't our buyer's agent. How I wish we would have found him before so he could have served as our buyer's agent as well. His knowledge of short sales, foreclosures, and REOs is incredible. If you are looking for an agent, call Derek, you won't regret it! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2010
ossey13
Helped me buy home
Derek and his team did an excellent job of making time to show houses and helped me find a great home. Purchased a short sale which is always long and difficult but Derek was there every step of the way. They did a great job and I would highly recommend.
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2010
vzr5n5
Helped me buy and sell homes
Derek has helped us purchase two houses and sell one and the process was flawlees and proffessional. He constantaly stayed on top of changes and kept us informed. Dwayne Potts
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2010
Baldguy14
Helped me buy home
Derek and his team were amazing! He helped us with the sale of our condo (in a very difficult market) and helped us find the home of our dreams! I would recommend Derek to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2010
Brenda23f
Helped me buy home
Derek and his associate Melissa were wonderful throughout the whole buying a home process. My fiance and I were trying to find a home during the Christmas holiday. Derek and his team were VERY responsive in finding a home. The web site he linked us too, so we could also search on our own, was WONDERFUL and easy to use. There was no pressure from him in the least. My parents told me when they bought a house 35 years ago the real estate agent was pushy. Derek and Melissa were just the opposite. They made me feel very comfortable. Now we are enjoying our new home. The house has EVERYTHING we were looking for in a new home. Plus, the price was right. Thanks again Derek and Melissa!!! If I run into anyone that is looking for a great agent I will be giving them your number! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2010
arizona_2010
Listed and sold a home
Derek's TEAM of people made what could have been a horrible stressful situation absolutely easy. Nothing was a problem they couldn't overcome. They are number one on the website I found them on for a reason. FABULOUS service and the deal closed! They sold my vacant land while I lived out of state.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2010
ryanchoe
Helped me buy home
Love working with Derek and his team!
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2010
michelle press
Listed and sold a home
When we decided to pursue a short sale we had absolutely no knowledge of it at all. We could not have gotten luckier than to be referred to Derek Bauer. He immediately went through the entire process with us, answered all our questions, and really made us feel confident that we were doing the right thing. Our situation was unusual because our home had already gone to auction. Derek took action right away and within a couple weeks our home was sold for more than the asking price. He was always available for us as well as his staff. Everyone was extremely personable and made us feel like more than just clients. Everything Derek assured us would happen did, which must be the result of his experience and expertise. We tell all our friends and family about how fortunate we are to have met Derek and will refer him to everyone in a heartbeat. Thank you, Derek, for turning such a dismal situation into something positive we can be proud of. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2010
jtkrause11
Helped me buy and sell homes
Derek has been our agent on more than one occasion. He is always very down to earth and is never pushy. My wife and I felt very comfortable working with him in an otherwise stressful process.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2010
cocobj
Helped me buy and sell homes
Derek has helped us to buy and sell a home. We have also recommended him to several other people to buy and sell, all with successful results. He is very committed to his work and extremely professional. When looking for a new home he was very dedicated to make sure he was only showing us what we were looking for and made the entire process very smooth and timely. On the day we closed he even came over to help show us how to maintain our new pool as we had never had one before. The people we have recommended him to have all been very happy with their results. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2010
weezman2
Helped me buy and sell homes
We had the good fortune of using Derek Bauer on both ends of our transaction. He helped us find a home in the area we were focused on (by proactively reaching out to owners of properties we had interest in...even if not yet on the market!), and then he put together a marketing approach on our own home that had a prospective owner identified within days of going on the market. Every step of the process (in both transactions) was handled proactively, and I had complete confidence in having Derek lead us through these important stages of this next chapter in our life. Derek's work ethic is unparalleled and his responsiveness is exemplary. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2010
seebaldt39
Helped me buy and sell homes
Derek provided insight during every step of the home purchase process. No questions were left unanswered. We've completed three real estate transactions with Derek and will look to him for all of our future needs.
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2010
falandango
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Derek Bauer as a real estate agent. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable and his strength of character is unmatched. He made the home buying experience very comfortable. When it is time to buy or sell in the future I will definitely call Derek.
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2010
cdegiuli
Helped me buy home
We are very happy to have found Derek as our Realtor, and would highly recommend him as your Realtor! I would describe Derek as ?commited?, loves his profession, goes above and beyond and is happy to be working very hard for you in buying or selling your home. He always follows up and offers help in anything he can do. Derek is very friendly and very easy to work with. This is definately what one wants and needs when buying or selling a home! We are grateful to have met and worked with Derek Bauer. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2010
paulloewer
Helped me buy home
Derek was very patient with us when looking for a home as we had very specific requirements (size, bathrooms, school districts, etc). He helped us buy the perfect home! Derek was also very helpful and knowledgeable especially in the short sale process. There were many times I was impatient with how long the short-sale process was taking (the bank process) and he helped bring things back into perspective. In fact, in the end, we received short-sale approval much quicker than average. I believe this was due to Derek's knowledge, understanding, and follow-up during the process. I would definitely recommend Derek to anyone looking for a home in Southeast Michigan! We couldn't be happier! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2010
Brown3dr
Helped me buy home
Derek was my Buyer's agent in spring of 2010. He was very helpful in pointing out potential issues with homes we had visited, and was always willing to show houses personally. He made himself very available and always returned my phone calls in a timely manner. He is very knowledgeable and performed to expectations from the beginning of the process (looking at homes) to the very end (handling the purchase agreement and closing process). Give him a call!
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2010
emz2575
Helped me buy and sell homes
We were looking to purchase a foreclosure or short sale home, but had no idea about the process. Derek explained the process to us so that we understood and felt comfortable with a short sale. He quickly found us a home which we loved in a great neighborhood and were able to purchase. During the entire process, Derek either had an answer for or quickly found an answer to every question we had.