I chose a career as a REALTOR® because it gives me the power and flexibility to help people with one of their most important life decisions. Make no mistake, it's not always easy being my own boss; I set high standards for myself, and work harder than I would if I had a typical 9-to-5 job, but the satisfaction reflected on my clients' faces after a successful transaction is the best reward I could ask for. My clients are like family—I treat them the way I want to be treated. Their goals are my goals.
Anyone can sell a house to a client once, so what I find truly gratifying is being able to earn trust that leads to repeat business and referrals. I do this by remaining responsive to each client's unique needs and staying intimately acquainted with the communities I serve. Never complacent, I analyze every situation from a number of different angles to determine the best course for my clients to take, and my strong negotiation skills ensure that they receive the best value on their home. Real estate is all about connecting with people, and communication is key!
Originally from a small town called Sabetha in Kansas, I've lived in Arizona for over fifteen years now. The West Valley is a fascinating place to retire because so many of us are transplants, so I'm always learning something new and interesting about the people around me. I love the friendliness of the area, particularly in my church, where the parishioners always have a smile and a kind word for me.
A family-minded person at heart, I love spending time with my loved ones, which include my two dogs and two cats. I enjoy doing DIY projects when I can, and I have a crafty mind, even though many of my creative endeavors seem to fizzle out before they get started...hey, nobody's perfect! Reluctant as I may be to admit it, I'm also somewhat of an iPad addict. Between slot games and jigsaw puzzles, I can't seem to get enough.
Cheerful, dedicated, and always available, I strive to put others before myself in all aspects of my life. As your REALTOR®, I promise to work hard to represent you with the dedication you deserve in the process of buying or selling your next home. Please don't hesitate to get in touch today!
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Service was just awesome. Darlene is a true professional yet has a very personal touch. I know I could trust her and she always went above and beyond "the call of duty" to help me. She's just so great. Darlene was on top of every move, did all the right things when they need done. sold my home January 2015
-Renita C, Client
Darlene was very prompt with all her information, always available! I feel she did a great job on both our sales. My mother used Darlene last year when finding a home. Purchased and sold my home June 2015
-Cindy G, Client
Excellent! beyond exceptions. she treaded us like family. She went above and beyond what we thought an agent would do. The experience was less hassle because of Darlene. We moved from MI to AZ and it was quite a transition. Darlene helped and smoothed things out every step of the way. We would highly recommend Long Realty and especially the Brigg Team. Already have
-Mary and Fabian C., Client
Darlene was very professional in selling 2 homes for me and finding me my new home. She is highly recommended.
-Bob Rosendahl, Client
Dalene is the best. She had to put up with me. Darlene and I have been in contact with each other for nearly a year. She is great, purchased my home from Darlene in July 2015
-Pat M, Client