Endorsements for Darrell Steele, RE/MAX ELITE

My wife and I met Darrell as a listing agent showing his client's house to us. He was different from all the other agents we had met. By the end of the showing, we knew we had found the agent we wanted to work with. The house he showed almost worked for us, but just wasn't the one. We are an indecisive, detail oriented, research-crazy couple. We asked Darrell so many questions about properties and the process of buying, we lost count. We changed areas of interest by a spread of 60 miles. He showed us house after house until we found "the one". I never felt pressured or a hint of inconvenience from Darrell. He was very informative while remaining objective. If he didn't have the answer, it arrived promptly. Email, text, and calls were all answered right away. I tend to be a bit alarmist; my wife is the same. House buying is not a stress-less experience. It was so nice to have an agent that knew exactly what to say to bring us back to earth with empowering respect. We now have "the one" and it's all thanks to Darrell. He was able to negotiate a spectacular price (in a seller's market!) and, after explanation, added things into our contract that we didn't know we needed. His expertise saved us on multiple accounts. Seriously folks: this guy is a superhero. Daniel Groussman

- Darrell Steele

Full disclosure, I wrote a review years ago, after Darrell Steele helped my daughter buy her first home. It's been five years since she bought that place, and three since the review, and while I could figure out what account I used and edit that review, it makes more sense to do a new review since this is an entirely different home purchase. Through an unexpected turn of events I and my husband found ourselves suddenly relocating to the Seattle area in January of this year (2017). While we knew the area somewhat as our daughters live here, we had a lot to learn about the various neighborhoods, home prices, and purchasing in a brutally tight seller-driven market. While we were in a reasonably good position as buyers (having sold our SoCal home, with money in hand and a loan lined up), if we hadn't had a top notch realtor we would probably be regretting our move today. Our prior experience with Darrell Steele had been a condo purchase with our daughter, a fraction of the value of what we were now considering, and in a much more buyer-friendly market. The purchase this time around was considerably more challenging. It involved monitoring the real estate listings daily, even hourly, trying to find, tour and bid on a series of desirable houses before they were each snapped up by other buyers, because the market is seriously that tough in Seattle right now. Darrell is both a top notch negotiator, and a realist. He let us know what to expect and guided us on how to best play the bidding war game. His background as a contractor gives him exceptional insight into the condition of any dwelling you might be considering, a major plus for new homebuyers. It saved us from unpleasant surprises, and reassured us as we considered the real value of potential homes (tough to do in a market where the list price is only a starting point) Darrell ultimately secured a solid contract and a great deal on the home we finally purchased. Throughout the entire process he not only put up with our countless (and often extensive) calls and texts, he responded to each one quickly and thoroughly. Thanks to his expertise we closed escrow in 21 days, and there were no unpleasant surprises in the contract we signed or in the home we bought. I've met and dealt with more than my share of realtors over the past year, between selling our home in California and buying our home in Washington. None, and I do mean none, has held my respect the way Darrell has. I unhesitatingly recommend him if you are looking for a realtor who is both a seasoned pro, and who will really be looking out for your interests with thoroughness and patience throughout the entire process. Shari Ann Snelling

- Darrell Steele

Darrell helped us find a condominium for our daughter in the Seattle area. This was no easy task, as she lives in Seattle but her father and I are in California. So, the process involved considerable research and communication between all of us. We inadvertently made the process even more complicated by pursuing two different properties only to decide neither would do after making the initial offer on each. Darrell was phenomenally patient with us, and so helpful to our daughter, finding several suitable properties to show her within her price range. Ultimately he found the perfect condo for her, and successfully negotiated the purchase for us. Every step of the way he was extremely professional and genuinely kind. He was truly a pleasure to work with, and we would happily recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Seattle area. essayann

- Darrell Steele

I contacted Darrell Steele to assist me in the sale of my house after a handful of not-so-helpful encounters with other realtors and I was very happy that I did. I met Darrell and decided to hire him due to his professionalism and extensive knowledge of the realty world. Darrell listed my house, had an open house the first two weekends and I accepted a very nice offer only after 3 weeks on the market. I would strongly suggest Darrell to anyone looking to buy/sell property. s williams206

- Darrell Steele

Darrell worked with us to find the right place. He is a generous person giving of himself in the process to make sure your search and eventual purchase go well. He will go the extra mile for you. His negotiation skills are excellent and we found that any situations we ran into were resolved in our favor or with acceptable compromise by both parties. A background in the building industry has provided a valuable insight and has prevented us from making decisions we would have certainly regretted if we had ignored him. His attentiveness to detail is critical. All in all we would highly recommend Darrell to anyone who is looking for a professional in the industry who will listen and respond accordingly. Bob Sibson

- Darrell Steele

We had almost two weeks together, we looked at more than 20 houses during that time . He always understood our thoughts in time and updated our direction day by day , let us approach our goal easily . He was nice and friendly . He served us as much as he could do , including helping us to setup our utility service account after buying a house . He also gave us useful advice about our homeowner insurance . He is reliable for me . I will surely recommend him to my friends if they have real estate needs . weirango

- Darrell Steele

My wife and I relocated to Seattle and had a difficult time deciding on an area to make what we hope will be our last real estate purchase. We relocated many times during our careers and were experienced home buyers but finding the last home was not easy for us. We met Darrell during our search and were impressed with his knowledge of the business, the area markets and his work ethic. He was willing to go absolutely anywhere to help expose us to all areas for our consideration. We found him to be smart, hard working, patient and a pleasure to work with. When we finally found the perfect home, he proved to be an excellent negotiator. I recommend Darrell without reservation to anyone needing a Realtor in the greater Seattle area. p leodler

- Darrell Steele

Darrell sold my dad's house when he passed in 2010 and did a great job marketing the property. I have worked with Darrell over the past 7 years and always find him to be helpful, knowledgeable and hardworking. Tom Norris

- Darrell Steele

Darrell Steele is a wonderful real estate agent. He has been a wonderful person to work with and was always responsive and professional. He looks out for his clients and provides excellent service. I always look forward to hearing from him and will hopefully have an opportunity to work with him in the future. kerri1024

- Darrell Steele

Darrell was patient, thorough, and responsive. I was selective and waited for the perfect place - for 2 years. Darrell never pushed and found the perfect home for me. wilmacomenat

- Darrell Steele

We got in contact with Darrell when he was originally working as an agent independently with the MLS. We requested a contact through their website and he responded. At that point we had just begun the process of exploring buying a home. Little did we know that Darrell was so good, we would have an offer down within the month. He handled the negotiation, setting up tours of places we suggested and he suggested, and since we bought the home 5+ years ago, has stayed in touch consistently as a friend. This man is the IDEAL for a real estate agent. He also used to build custom homes and because of this has real experience for walking through a site in progress and noting the good and bad work being done by the builder. Since we bought our home, we've recommended Darrell several times and he has helped 3 other friends buy their new home as well. CAN'T RECOMMEND ENOUGH!!!! Adam Dirkes

- Darrell Steele

We had a great experience with Darrell. We needed to find a house in 3 days and he took us around to tons of houses and we were able to find and put an offer on the house we wanted on the 3rd day. He was always pleasant and willing to work with our schedule. tpackard04

- Darrell Steele

He is dedicated, hard working and very knowledgable.He assisted me with the purchase of my home and did a great job. He was available when I wanted to see property and had helpfull information at our meetings. dhasselfin

- Darrell Steele

Darrell Steele helped us buy our first house. Darrell is very respectful, honest and always answered my phone calls. He always updated the process of the loan. I recommend him to anyone who wants to buy a house. Darrell also gave me an idea of how to increase my credit. I hope this helps your needs. Thank you, Aj/Maria

- Darrell Steele

The home buying process with Darrell was awesome. He was easy to get a hold of, acted and responded quickly, and was always respectful in his interactions. I appreciate that he always spoke through the processes we were going through and kept us informed. We quickly recommended Darrell to my parents, who were selling their house, and we will certainly use him again ourselves. user9521340

- Darrell Steele

he is a great agent. I like him a lot. I am a chinese, stay in China in most of my time, couldn't come to see in person at once when I found new house came over on the market . Darrell hepled me to see each house which I interested in, one by one. I think he had looked houses for me more than 20 houses, it was last almost one year. he was very thoughtful and very patient, took a lot of photos of the house details email me, really work hard! finally I bought a house without see in person! he is an agent you can trust! dyzdyzdy

- Darrell Steele

It took us almost one year to find a house and Darrell never gave up on us. Anytime we wanted to see a house he made himself available for us. We knew we could trust him and that he would be upfront and honest with us at all times. He was always pleasant and cheerfull and willing to help. When it comes time to sell our current house we are calling Darrell! whaferbeck

- Darrell Steele

Darrell not only help sell my house but also my deceased mother's house. Our h.iuses were in Olympia and his office is in Bellevue so he did a lot of traveling. His experience was invaluable !!! polky1948

- Darrell Steele

He was so good at helping me and my wife, that we will use him everytime. I've used him twice now and everytime he has saved us money and made us money. He's a former contractor so he knew what to look for when the inspection came. He also could give you ballpark estimates on repairs or any upgrade to your home, so you knew what you were looking at in the future. We moved out of the area and we still contact him for advice on real estate matters and he is always willing to help. user0407679

- Darrell Steele

We were put into contact with Darrell Steele via the mlsonline website (which we used extensively in gathering preliminary information). What Darrell helped us with was in learning what was important to us, and then finding houses just slightly outside what we had been searching. It was amazing! In the first group of houses he sent to us, we found our dream home! Darrell was as responsive as we needed him to be without being at all overbearing or pushy. His goal wasn't to sell a house, it was to help us find what we were looking for. I highly recommend Darrell to anyone on the house hunt! And good luck! Kathleen Halcyan

- Darrell Steele

We hired Darrell to sell our condo and to find us a single family home to fit our expanding family. Not only did Darrell negotiate the sale of our condo at full asking price, he was also able to find a move in ready home and he was also able to negotiate more than we thought we would get from the sellers. I have since recommended Darrell to other friends who are actively looking to buy. Ron Carlentine

- Darrell Steele

Darrell is very patient. He also shared his knowledge of many aspects of home buying and ownership that enabled us to avoid problems and obtain a very satisfactory new home. davewjessup

- Darrell Steele

Darrell was so great with us! We were first time home buyers & he was so patient with our endless questions & constant want to look at homes. He went above & beyond getting us into our amazing home! We would recommend him to anyone!!! aliciamgraham

- Darrell Steele

I can honestly say that without Darrell's help, we would not be in a home right now, or rather in the home we wanted. My wife and I worked with Darrell on the purchase of our first home, after working with another agent who didn't produce. Darrell by comparison was fast, responsive and worked aggressively on our behalf in what was and is a very competitive market. We had everything working against us... a tight price-range, a short time-frame, a specific area, a specific style home, a lack of inventory, and the most competitive market imaginable. Darrell really took the time to understand our situation and requirements, and went to work for us passionately. I was extremely impressed with his overall knowledge, of the process, the different areas, negotiating and tactics. It was in fact his tactics that made it possible for us to buy this home I'm sitting in right now. Darrell managed to get us in to see this home within hours of it being listed. By being first we were able to make an offer that same night, ahead of the crowds that followed the next day. It if weren't for Darrell's speed, we would likely have lost the opportunity. In this market being first counts! If you're buying or selling, and need someone to represent your interests and work hard on your behalf, Darrell should be your first choice! He's certainly ours! ~ Michael Samson

- Darrell Steele

Darrell Steele is really nice and so easy to work with! Darrell showed us many homes and helped us find the right one for us. He has been in this industry for many years and it shows. Highly recommended. joechae

- Darrell Steele

Knew the area, found a house that fit our needs perfectly. Was quick to respond when we left him an e-mail and message, and was there to help on closing when we ran into last minute problems. user62246805

- Darrell Steele

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