Derek Tye

10 years of work experience
RE/MAX United Associates
11013 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH, 45249
(513) 655-5188

Ratings & reviews (52)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2014
zuser20140623045840521
Listed and sold a home
We had the recent fortunate occasion of meeting and contracting with Derek Tye of The Tye Group to sell our home in Montgomery, Ohio. This area is experiencing an ongoing transition from older 50's and 60's style homes to higher end contemporary styles. Having a 50's ranch, we were not sure where our home would fit in this current market, or whether it would be an appropriate time to try and sell. It was at this time, during our consideration, we received an unsolicited call from Derek inquiring if we had an interest to sell. His knowledge of area market and an appraisal of our home indicated that the timing could be right to secure maximum dollar. After personally sitting down with us and addressing all of concerns and clearly answering all of our questions, Derk outlined his plan, supporting the plan with recent comparable sales and explaining how a current low inventory situation may be to our advantage, Within a week we had a contract and within 3 weeks had sold our home. Derek represents what is admirable in the successful small business owner. A strong work ethic, a dedication to his clients, complete satisfaction, exceptional knowledge of his field, and a willingness to make himself available at any time to assist his clients through the process. Derek obviously enjoys what he his doing and it is evident in his results. Greg and Carol Risco Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2014
user3493878
Listed and sold a home
Derek Tye is definitely one of the best and most professional Real Estate agent that I have dealt with. He knows how to negotiate the best deal possible for all parties involved. I will use him in the future. Daniel Stein Stein Homes
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2014
afisher7000
Listed and sold a home
Derek is a great real estate agent; very knowledgeable, patient, with a strong perspective on serving his client's needs. His extensive knowledge of the local market, as well as his network contacts within the industry, helped significantly with marketing our property appropriately, and ultimately getting the offer.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for working with our team. Sometimes it is hard to work with a seller that is out of state. In your case you were able to respond quickly to emails, contracts, addendums and other communication to keep the sale moving forward. We really appreciate that cooperation here in Cincinnati! Have a great day! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2014
stephen kanzlemar
Listed and sold a home
Derek was everything we were hoping to find in a realtor. He was friendly, professional, and incredibly responsive at all times. From the first time he walked through our house and gave us real, solid advice on what was worth improving and what wouldn't be necessary to negotiating the marketing and sale of our house, he was fantastic. I couldn't recommend him any higher.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thanks for your trust and dedication. You were great to work with as well. I hope we have a chance to work together again in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2014
kfish3r
Listed and sold a home
Derek Tye came to my house and made recommendations on what work/changes I should do. Using his advice I sold my house very quickly for asking price. He and his office staff (great office staff btw!) answered all my question quickly and accurately. The entire process from home showings to closing went very quickly and smoothly. I would highly recommend him and use him again.
Response fromDerek Tye
I was honored to help you to move into this next exciting phase of your life! I am so grateful for your trust and your kind words. Thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
04/10/2014
user7192024
Listed and sold a home
Derek Tye is a fabulous realtor! I will recommend him to anyone. He came in told us what we should do, we listened and 2 days after our house went up for sale it sold. He prices homes competively which helped with the fast sale. I enjoyed working with him. He is very professional but also very personable and I never felt misled by him. My only issue I had (and it was NOT WITH Derek) but at the closing. My husband and I were not aware with the FHA loan we had, that we had to pay it off by the end of the month or we would be charged a whole month of interest. We closed on the first part of the month instead and lost out on money. So just remember with FHA loans close at the end of the month is possible. Again Derek is AWESOME and will recommend him to everyone I know who is selling or buying a home! Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Thanks so much for the kind words - it was very enjoyable to work with you as well. I look forward to partnering with you in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014
the big ern
Helped me buy home
Derek was very attentive and prompt when responding to our needs. He was very thorough regarding details. He is well-connected professionally with contractors, attorneys, etc. He's easy to work with, and a tough negotiator. A true asset throughout the process.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thanks for the opportunity. It was a pleasure working with you as well.
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
germanollc
Listed and sold a home
Derek's professional and knowledgebale consulting and approach to listing & selling of our home was outstanding.... from the market analysis, which included understanding our personal attachment, to the staging & marketing. His communication was timely, informative, and directional (with great advice). I have already recommended Derek to friends and colleagues.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your business and look forward to working with you in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2013
jeanniel41
Listed and sold a home
Selling a house can be stressful or it can be fun, and it can also be emotional. I recently remarried, and Derek helped my husband sell his house of 48 years with precious memories where he raised his family. It was bittersweet, but Derek was so understanding and kind and made him feel comfortable, and that it was okay. Derek answered every silly question, like it was the most important one in the world. He instantly answered every email and phone call. He took out the stress, and made everything flow smoothly. He was a delight. We put the house on the market on a Tuesday night, and by Sunday night we had two offers. Derek told them to bring their best offer to the table, and we signed the contract for over-asking price. This was such a pleasant experience, I would highly recommend Derek to anyone buying or selling a house. He is the epitome of what a real estate agent should be. Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for your business! We hope to help you buy a home this year. Derek
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2013
user06309808
Listed and sold a home
If you are selling your home, Derek is the agent to call. We listed our home with a different realtor and despite our best effort and price reductions the house sat in the market for 5 months. After contacting Derek, he saw the house, immediately gave us a few recommendations on what to change, and after listing we got an offer within the first 3 days, and closed within 60 days. He also helped us with the whole negotiation and were able to sale the house at a higher price and faster than with the first agent. Net no hesitation, I can strongly recommend Derek and he will be my future realtor no questions asked.... Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
JC, Thank you for the review. I appreciate your willingness to let us help you. We look forward to working with you again in the future! Sincerely, Derek and The Tye Group
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2013
user5783329
Listed and sold a home
We sold my mom's house. He made the process quick and easy. It sold an hour or so after it went on the market. He negotiated and got a fair market value. He made sure the person wanting to bid on it, knew they were getting a good deal. We had no last minute surprises.
Response fromDerek Tye
I am glad you were happy with the sale. We are very appreciative of the opportunity we had to help you. Sincerely, Derek
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
lex t dove
Listed and sold a home
Derek and Chris went above and beyond in helping to sell our home. It was a short sale and we moved out of state. In spite of dealing with a difficult mortgage servicer, Derek and Chris made it happen! We are so happy they helped us sell the home and get from under a financial obligation we could no longer afford.
Response fromDerek Tye
Lex, Thank you for the positive review. We are glad that The Tye Group was able to serve your family. Sincerely, Derek
Highly likely to recommend
10/11/2013
plouis182
Listed and sold a home
It was a pleasure working with Derek. He made initial recommendations regarding the considerations to take into account in preparing our property that proved to be helpful. He is experienced and professional and stays focused on your interests. Derek also has a great support staff and ensure that everything stays on track. I would certainly work with his group again.
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2013
user0818172
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I really enjoyed working with Derek! He is a very knowledgeable and conscientious agent. He and his team were always quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home!
Response fromDerek Tye
Karen, That house was beautiful and you did a wonderful job decorating it. It was a pleasure working with you both. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance going forward. Sincerely, Derek
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2013
user2413535
Listed and sold a home
Derek is an excellent realtor. He not only knows the real estate business, but he is also an excellent listener. He gave us suggestions on what to do to get the house ready for sale. We did them all. The house sold in 24 hours. We highly recommend him as a realtor. He is the best.. Myra and Ed
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2013
user3861594
Listed and sold a home
Our experience with Derek was totally positive! He was knowledgeable and gave us straightforward and expert advice. Thanks to Derek, our house sold the same week that we listed it and we received our original asking price. Also, Derek guided us smoothly through the process that led up to closing. We would recommend Derek without reservation to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house!
Response fromDerek Tye
Sharon, It was a pleasure working with you. Sincerely Derek
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2013
user1350720
Listed and sold a home
Derek and his group made the sale of my home and purchase of a new one as easy as possible. I would strongly recommend him! He was honest and extremely prompt in responding to any and all questions or concerns.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for trusting us to get your home sold in a week. You were great to work with. Thank you for being a great partner in the process. Looking forward to seeing you in your new home! Derek and The Tye Group
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2013
Mim123
Listed and sold a home
Derek is very knowledgeable and professional. He knows the business and was very helpful in advising us . He sold our house in one day! What more is there to say?
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for your trust in our team! Sincerely, Derek
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2013
user6440371
Listed and sold a home
Mr. Tye and his team are extremely professional and knowledgeable. His ideas and expertise in the marketing and staging of our home is what sold our home. I will always use Mr. Tye and the Tye Group for all my home sales and transactions.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you Chad for the positive review. We really appreciate your business. I am happy for you and for your family. We are also happy that it sold in the first month! Sincerely, Derek
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2013
MichaelErnst
Helped me buy and sell homes
Derek sold our hose for us at almost our asking price and in less than 60 days - in a market where other realtors told us we should wait a while. Awesome, I highly recommend Derek. You WILL NOT be disappointed.
Response fromDerek Tye
Mike and Sheryl, You were great to work with. You helped make the process go very smoothly on your end and implemented our advice too! I look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Derek
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2013
user27754020
Helped me buy home
Derek and his team where great to work with. We had sold our current house somewhat unexpectedly and needed to be able to move quickly to find a new home for our family. Derek's team worked with our crazy schedule and helped us to find our "forever house" in a great location where our boys will be able to grow up. Derek is very knowledgeable about the Montgomery area and we would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a realtor. He is highly professional and I believe that he makes all of his clients a priority - which I think is rare in this day and age. Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for letting our team help you purchase a home. We look forward to seeing you around town too! Sincerely, Derek and The Tye Group
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2013
molly252
Listed and sold a home
Derek was able to sell our house in 1 day for full asking price. He really made the process easy and painless. When it came to closing, we were very worried that it would be pushed back, which would have caused problems for us since we were moving across the country. Derek made sure the closing date didn't change and it all went seamlessly. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. If you are looking for a listing agent, call Derek.
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2013
BillBarnett2
Listed and sold a home
We called Derek at the last minute and he was able to meet with us that same afternoon. He came in prepared with a professional presentation including comps on a very short notice. After meeting we decided to list with him and the Tye Team. We had a number of showings immediately and had a contract which resuted in a successful sale within 48 hours. We would recommend Derek without hesitation for all real estate needs.
Response fromDerek Tye
Bill, Thank you for the review. We are very grateful you decided to list and sell your property with us. This sale also happened because of your help and fine upkeep of your home. The buyers are very happy! Derek Tye
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2013
user3358318
Listed and sold a home
I am a real estate investor who generally sells houses in the 75 to 110K range. Derek has sold over a million dollars worth of my homes. He's outstanding. His marketing is aggressive, and when he gets down to business he handles the transaction and the negotiations skillfully and quickly. I don't think that there is a single house that I have listed with him that he has not sold, and typically they are sold quite fast. I have been working with Derek for over 5 years now, and he is as good as they come. Just sold this one,and another one 2 weeks earlier. One was pending in 3 days, the other in about 30. Good luck finding a better agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2013
user9288940
Listed and sold a home
Derek and his team were great to work with and I highly recommend them to anyone who is selling their home. We followed every instruction Derek gave us concerning staging our home and pricing and we sold our home in less than 3 months in the winter. We interviewed several Realtors and they were ok but Derek gave us a clear understanding what we could expect and what he could do for us. He didn't just stick a sign on our lawn and throw our MLS up on a website. Derek used all his expertise to sell our home, not only is he professional, knowledgeable, responsive, he is someone you can trust and is a pleasure to work with. Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
R & J, Thank you for the detailed review. We are so happy you took the stager's recommendations and made those changes. I am glad you were happy with the results of our marketing plan. You also were easy to work with. Thank you again!
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2013
user4953515
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I were in the process of relocating out of state and about to put our house up for rent since we had a difficult time selling it. As a last minute decision, with 4 weeks to go, I found Derek online, and due to the reviews, contacted him. He wass very responsive and knowledgable. He helped stage the house, took quality pictures and showed a sense pride in our house in the quality of his work. He was patient and answered all questions. While we did have to price the house based on the current market, we were able to sell the house and close it 1 week after we relocated. Derek was very easy to work with, responded same day, truly lived up to his reviews. I highly recommend Derek and his group without question. Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
I am most pleased that you found our service to be useful. We pride ourselves on helping clients meet their goals. You both listened to all of our advice including staging and pricing. All we needed to to was market the house properly and it sold quickly! Thank you for your positive review. Keep sending your Cincinnati referrals our way!
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user969079
Listed and sold a home
We had our house on the market for a year with another real estate agent and company and had received zero offers. Our house was beautifully renovated, however, our home was a challenge to sell due to 3 factors: 1) located on a busy road 2) Highway 275 located behind the homes across the street from us and 3) our neighbor's unkept property. We were about to give up on selling our home, when I googled "Top Real Estate Agents in Cincinnati" and Derek's name popped up at the top of the list. Due to his raving customer reviews on Zillow (which personally means more to a customer than the amount of real estate awards received), I contacted him regarding the sale of our home. The first time we met Derek we were very impressed with his knowledge and outstanding marketing plan. What made Derek stand out to us compared to other real estate agents we had interviewed, was his aggressive marketing plan which included ownership of websites in which he has the capability to monitor who is looking at our home online and may be showing some interest. Because, let's face it, in this day and age, it's all about internet marketing! He was very honest and walked us through some reasonable comparisons for other homes that were selling in our area and he based our selling price on pure facts and data. He also was very responsive to all my emails/phone calls and when he wasn't available, his wonderful assistant, Jessi would get back to us. Due to Derek's outstanding marketing plan and a modified price for our home, we had heavy foot traffic every week for showings and open houses. After about 50 days of Derek's hard work & determination, we received our 1st offer and sold our home! We never thought it would ever happen, but Derek & his team proved us wrong. If you're looking for a great real estate agent that is honest, responsive, intelligent and has a robust marketing plan, look no further! We highly recommend Derek & his team! Derek, we look forward to working with you on the other side of the table as buyers :). Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for the detailed and thoughtful review of our services. I do appreciate the feedback and will make sure to use this going forward as a tool to exceed your expectations. You are correct, our number one priority is helping clients achieve their goals, not winning awards. The awards have come only after we have taken care of clients first. Your family was a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with you again soon! Sincerely, Derek Tye and "The Tye Group"
Highly likely to recommend
10/08/2012
user4688813
Helped me buy home
Derek has the patience of a Saint! Our original offer was placed in October...and we didn't close until June!! Many many challenges with my husband being a business owner, taxes, IRS etc etc. The entire time, Derek kept us informed, worked with us to provide other avenues to get the information we needed...and just flat out helped in any way he could: and always with a smile! Over the course of our very long "process", Derek went from Realtor -to freind at some point. With that, I guess it goes without saying, I recommend Derek to anyone looking for a realtor in the area. I know I will never work with anyone else!! Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Annette, Wow, what can I say but THANK YOU for such an awesome review. We are so happy to have met you and are glad you are a neighbor now here in Montgomery! See you at Silver Spring House or Kroger soon! Sincerely, Derek
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2012
user585398
Listed and sold a home
Derek was extreamly helpful and knowledgeable. I would definately recommend and seek Derek's services again!
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for the review. We enjoyed working together to get the house sold!
Likely to recommend
10/01/2012
NobleBen
Listed and sold a home
Sold my home in 3 months! Derek was pleasant and respectful to work with. I took most of his recommendations on staging the house and I think it worked well.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thanks for taking the time to review our services. We strive to make every client satisfied. Sincerely Derek
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2012
ohiohouse11
Helped me buy home
We built a new home and moved into it at the end of 2011. Derek played the role we asked him to during the process to perfection. His personal experience as well as professional wisdom made for a pleasant, positive and potentially profitable decision for my family.
Response fromDerek Tye
This was a great experience for me too! You were great to work with. See you soon! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2012
user5907316
Helped me buy home
Very knowledgeable of the foreclosed home buying process. Agent knew how to handle HUD case in my situation. Very quick to answer HUD questions and explained the process to me in great detail. Agent also knew my target area very well. Agent was able to identify which homes I should target and which ones I should avoid. Easy to work with. No pressure from agent. Agent made me feel at ease during the entire process. I knew I could trust the agent to handle my home buying process.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for the highly detailed review. We are happy to help you again! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2012
user9791258
Listed and sold a home
Derek was great. The house he sold for me was not an easy sell by any means, but it ended up selling in no time at all. The process went a lot smoother than I thought it would. I definitely would recommend Derek. The service provided and entire experience was more than hoped for. Thank you, Derek!
Response fromDerek Tye
When you are ready to use our team again we will be there!
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2012
meekmik
Helped me buy home
Derek helped us find and close on our first home. He was very honest and helpful through the process. With his background, he was able to point out both the good and bad details around the house that I never would have noticed on my own. From offer to closing, he was diligent to follow-up with the seller and was quick to respond to my (many) questions. He was really watching out for us and I would not hesitate to recommend him to other buyers.
Response fromDerek Tye
This home was a true "great deal!" I am happy that we helped you find it and get it under contract before someone else could first! Sincerely Derek
Highly likely to recommend
03/26/2012
user0930156
Listed and sold a home
Derek went out of his way to help sell and close on our home. He did a lot of extra things that were so helpful to us that other realtors would not do. Derek is a very professional and also willing to help the seller in any way possible. I would recommend Derek to all of my friends when they are ready to buy or sell a home.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you once again! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2012
user713289
Helped me buy and sell homes
We decided to downsize and had Derek list our mini-horse farm and home. We were able to sell this property for a good price even in this economic time. Derek was prompt and responsive to every call, message or need. We also used Derek as our agent when we purchased our new home. All transactions went smoothly and I would highly recommend him as a top flight Relator. Sincerely, L. Tipton
Response fromDerek Tye
You were great clients to work with. We really enjoyed working with you and are so happy we helped you meet your goals in Loveland! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
02/19/2012
Kcaseyfam
Listed and sold a home
We were so appreciative of Derek as he persevered with us in selling a house that was tough to sell in this slower market! He was very responsive and helped us through the process despite selling our house long distance! Thankful to say....SOLD!
Response fromDerek Tye
Even though you were out of town 99% of the time we were able to stay in close communication with texts, emails and calls. You took all of our staging advice too. Thank you for making it easy for us to help you! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
10/13/2011
jrmydeboer
Helped me buy home
Derek helped me buy my first house. I would recommend him to everyone I know. His knowledge, drive and integrity are undeniable. Being that it was my first experience, I found him telling me things I wanted to know without even asking. He was also quick to point out the negative aspects of the homes I viewed so I understood the risks etc (ie, neighborhood, schools, distance from activities etc). All around good guy!
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for choosing us to help you buy a home. You were great to work with! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2011
apass4
Listed and sold a home
Derek Tye at Keller Williams Advisory Realty was verfy Freindly, easy to communicate with and very knowledgeable about the Short Sale Process. They sold our house the first day that it went on the market and made it a very painless process for us. They were also able to negotiate with the buyer all the demands that were needed in order to sell our home in the time frame that it needed.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for the positive review. We just moved our business to Remax United Associates. Keep us in mind for the future! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
06/29/2011
BrianEmily1
Listed and sold a home
Derek Tye was an outstanding agent for me. He handled my relocation masterfully and eased the process for my wife and I, managing everything promptly and wholistically. He was able to get our home on the market immediately and was the main reason we were able to sell in our 1st week on market. If you are looking for a driven and very competent agent who is a pleasure to work with, I fully recommend Derek.
Response fromDerek Tye
Even though your company traditionally uses another realtor we were able to work with you and the relocation company to make this work. I appreciate you introducing me to them as well. It did sell fast! Thanks again.... Derek
Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2011
dtrain487
Helped me buy and sell homes
Excellent knowledge of the business (locale, paperwork, negotiation, listing tips, responsiveness).
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for the review and hope to see you again soon!
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2011
CincyReds
Helped me buy home
This was a first home purchase and Derek was extremely helpful in all aspects of it. He payed close attention to the list of requirements provided to him. As well, he was always quick to respond with updates and to questions. I recommend him to everyone I know.
Response fromDerek Tye
GO REDS!!!! Thanks for the review! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2011
1078Gaskins
Listed and sold a home
**Our house sold in One Week thanks to Derek's expertise!!!** --Derek worked with us in advance to help us identify areas to improve the appearance and value of our home. --Derek helped us stage the house so that it would show to the best of its potential: At the closing, the buyers commented on how beautifully the house was staged compared to other homes they had toured. --Derek used a variety of online sites with lots of great pictures and a beautiful virtual tour to draw interest to our home. --Derek prepared beautiful full-color handouts for prospective buyers touring our home. These included highlights of each room and photos. --Derek collaborated with us to make sure that the gardens and other unique features of our home were featured to their maximum potential. --Derek took the time to discuss pricing with us and had lots of comps available for comparison. This helped us feel confident that we had priced our house exactly right. --Derek was always available, any time of day to answer our questions and help us through the sales process. --Derek was very supportive and made the process easy for us. We were very thankful to find such a great Realtor! Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
What a great review! I am so appreciative of excellent clients like you! I hope you are enjoying your NEW home! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2011
fay1969
Listed and sold a home
Derek was so wonderful in selling our home. We needed to sell it fast, we just brought another home and didn't want to pay for both. He stage the home and put it on the market and sold it!!!! Boy were we happy. Derek was so easy to work with, every patience and he listened to us and our needs. Yes, I would use him again and again and again. Would refer our friends to him in a heart beat. We still stay in touch to this day. Was a wonderful experience.
Response fromDerek Tye
I am so happy we were able to help you! A true compliment is that you still share your positive experiences about our team to your family and friends. Sincerely, Derek
Highly likely to recommend
04/27/2011
gorman34
Listed and sold a home
My experience has been extremely positive. Derek is very pro-active in marketing and following up with leads. He has an excellent system for getting his listings to be seen. The follow through and communication has been appropriate and timely. I would recommend him to anyone.
Response fromDerek Tye
You made working with you easy with a great house and awesome build quality. Thank you once again! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2011
dudarino
Helped me buy home
Derek Tye is the best real estate agent anyone could ask for. I couldn't think of one negative thing to say about him. I started out working with him when I just moved from Californian and had a difficult time getting financed, he stayed patient and responsive with all my requests. (which it probably seemed at the time to be a waste of time). His patience was rewarded as I was finally able to get financed and during the process he responded instantly to everything that was asked of him. He is the best! Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Hey, it only took a year to get this together, right? You were easy to work with and we really enjoyed our time together. I hope you are enjoying that new house! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2011
pondlake
Listed and sold a home
I actually spoke with about five other agents before I spoke with Derek about listing my house. I was very impressed with how knowledgeable and professional he was. I decided to list with Derek and within two weeks he had a contract on my house. Of course I would recommend him, as a matter of fact I recommended him to my son who had decided to sell his home. I couldn't believe it, but in about ten days he had a contract on my son's house. Derek was quick to answer phone calls and e-mails, had great ideas/tips for making the house more appealing. He just went above and beyond what I thought a realtor would do. Mary Cann Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Mary, I really appreciate the review and the recommendations to your family. That is the best compliment. We look forward to working with you in the future! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2011
CFBleil
Listed and sold a home
Derek helped us sell a house and an empty lot. He helped us determine realistic selling prices for both. He took great photos of the house and produced a strong internet listing. We had offers in less than a month. We had moved out of the Cincinnati area by then, but Derek was able to set up the two closings in Cincinnati for the same day. This meant we only had to make one trip back to Cincinnati, which was great for us. (Different buyers for the lot and the house.) We were satisfied with the sale price of both properties. We recommend him highly. Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for the review and positive words. I hope your move went smoothly! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2011
jl88
Helped me buy home
Derek has been a great assistance to my husband and I. He provided us great service while selecting a home. He was very patient in helping us find the perfect home. He also has maintained contact with us long after the purchase, to assist us in anything we had questions about. Would highly reccomend him to anyone!
Response fromDerek Tye
I really appreciate the review and the referrals!
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2011
TerryOtt
Helped me buy home
My wife Amy and I moved to Cincinnati in order for me to take a new job. Considering that we had eight dogs at the time, two of which were Newfoundlands (giant breeds, both are over 150 pounds), our housing search was astoundingly difficult. We quickly ran into problems with local zoning laws preventing us from considering entire sections of town. Amy and I had the misfortune of starting with another agent (who worked with another company) who basically told us, "Well, do the legwork and let me know where it's legal for you to live and I'll help you find homes there." Not being from Ohio we didn't even know where to start trying to find out such information. Upon firing our first agent and bringing on Derek, everything instantly changed for the better. Derek put in incredibly amounts of effort on our behalf, quickly contacting all the cities/townships/counties on our behalf and making SURE we know where it was even legal for us to live. The story that I tell everyone that really exemplifies the lengths Derek is willing to go for his clients: Derek had been led to believe it _might_ be legal for us to live in a certain township. He called the township's office and determined which official could give an absolute yea/nay as to the legality of us moving there. Derek knew we had a time crunch so he called the phone number of the official in question several times over the span of two days but could never reach the zoning official and his messages were not being returned. Finding the lack of timely response completely unacceptable, Derek took it unto himself -- with no prompting from us -- to start at the top of the list of officials for that township and starting calling each official directly asking for a better phone number for the zoning official. If he didn't get the answer he wanted he continued onto the next person on the list. Eventually someone on the list caved in and gave Derek the personal cell phone of the person Derek needed to contact and thirty minutes later he had an official statement in writing from the zoning official that it was, in fact, legal for us to live in that township. Once we had (finally!) narrowed down the search to areas where it was legal for us to live, Derek was constantly suggesting new listings that popped up and helping us weigh pros/cons. When Derek had finally identified a house for us that Amy and I BOTH agreed (!!!) was utterly perfect after a grueling four month intensive search, Derek scheduled a tour for us and helped us write the offer that night. I feel his extremely professional and knowledgeable advice helped us craft a very strong, no-nonsense, fair offer for the house that was accepted the very next day after only one small counter-offer by the sellers. Through a very stressful, difficult span of almost half a year for Amy and I, Derek was always there for us, going as far as to answer a call to his cell phone from me at home late on a Sunday night once -- a call I'm not proud of having made but pure panic can make you do things you wouldn't normally. After having gone through all of that with Derek, as long as he's still selling real estate I'll be a lifetime client. His amazing knowledge of the area, professionalism, and tolerance for very non-traditional clients such as ourselves makes him an amazing find and I've referred every single person I've heard was in the market to either buy or sell real estate his direction. Derek, I've said it a thousand times but here's just one more: THANK YOU! -Terry Ott Less ... More
Response fromDerek Tye
Terry, you are very kind to publish this detailed review. You have also referred me to several buyers over the years. Thanks again, you are awesome! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2011
Dave_Limbird
Listed and sold a home
Derek and his team are very professional and responsive. They sold my home in one month and made the whole negotiation process smooth (and helped me come out ahead). Derek was able to navigate through a somewhat confusing relocation process (not a normal sale) and explain the ins/outs to me in a way that I could understand all of my options. Highly recommended!
Response fromDerek Tye
Dave, Thanks for letting me work for you despite the extra calls it took to convince your relocation company to accept me instead of the "normal" generic realtor they wanted you to use. I am so happy it worked out for both of us! Derek
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2011
malicoreon
Helped me buy and sell homes
Derek helped me buy my first home and his agency helped me buy and sell two others. His professionalism and local market knowledge are unparalleled. I recommend Derek and his team to everyone I know in the real estate market.
Response fromDerek Tye
Thank you for the review. We strive to make our clients experiences as easy as possible. We hope to help you again in the future. Thank you for the referrals over the past several years! Derek Tye