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"The midst of the 2020/21 COVID-19 pandemic and housing frenzy was an admittedly challenging time to be a first-time home buyer. Despite that, Darrell Hoh single-handedly orchestrated an effective and empowering purchasing process for us as our realtor through it all.
On the strong recommendation of a family member who also purchased their first home with Darrell, we reached out to meet him and to learn more about the process. From that first meeting, he set the stage for what would be a fantastic and rewarding relationship. He was exceedingly knowledgeable, patient and informative which appealed to our very Type-A, detail-oriented nature.
During the housing hunt, he remained communicative and was incredibly generous with his time in showing us homes. Darrell made each viewing experience feel like an opportunity for us to get to know each home without interruption yet would share his wisdom during and between house prospects. Being first time-time home buyers we always had questions for him and he always (ALWAYS) had answers. When we unfortunately couldn’t make it to a set of already scheduled showings despite the admittedly exhausting coordination and administration required to complete showings during a pandemic, he happily worked with a representative we sent in our stead so we didn’t have to miss out on a set of home prospects.
He partnered closely with us on the 5 offers he painstakingly put together and submitted for us. He walked us through what to expect for each one, kept us apprised of everything he was doing behind the scenes to advocate on our behalf and stayed up many a late night whenever an unfortunate offer timeline required it. He combed tirelessly through hundreds of documents because we had questions after reading them and needed guidance to feel confident with our next steps. He never complained and was always supportive as he genuinely wanted us to feel empowered throughout the entire process—and we were.
When the offer for what turned out to be our perfect home was accepted, that’s when Darrell really kicked it into high gear. He was able to assist us with inspections, orchestrated contractors & inspectors for everything against incredibly tight timelines and took due diligence to unknown levels with the detail he imparted on us. He maintained very open lines of communication throughout with the many parties involved so we always understood what was going on and what was coming next.
Darrell takes going the extra mile to unheard of heights. Our experience was nothing but positive and that is solely due to his tireless work and deep industry experience. We’re forever grateful and we wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking to purchase their first (or 5th) home partner with Darrell as their realtor." - Brani and Jason A.
"Darrell was dedicated, kind, thorough and thoughtful. He helped me find the perfect house (after numerous offers), and through BIG changes in the world (before and after COVID), without rushing me in a process I told him I needed to take my time in." - Kanwal
"We had a great experience working with Darrell for both the sale of our home and the purchase of a new house. He is a really good communicator, kind, respectful and supportive." - Whitney and Damian
"There are no words that can truly express how thankful I am to have worked with Darrell during my first time home buying experience, but I can try. My family and I met Darrell at an open house that we stumbled upon. Darrell is extremely personable and made an effort to get to know each member of my family, without being overly aggressive. From the beginning until the very end of the process, Darrell was extremely flexible and understanding of my limited availability as a high school teacher. Darrell constantly made himself available to communicate with through various platforms, such as in person, over the phone, through text, and email. Further, Darrell was able to take out a lot of the stress from a stressful life event by being transparent and a step ahead for every step of the way. Darrell is extremely knowledgeable and resourceful while still being able to explain and break things down in a way that I could easily understand. I know that my family and I were not the easiest clients to work with, because of credit scores, account histories, and such, but Darrell was willing to make any sacrifices that he could to get me and my family into my new house in a timely manner. I truly do not think that the transaction would have been possible without the hard work from Darrell. Even my lender stated that Darrell was critical to the success of purchasing the house. Even after the close of escrow, Darrell assured me that he will be my realtor for life because of the way he continues to check on me and my family even after the close of escrow." - Lacie
"We highly recommend Darrell Hoh. My husband and I met Darrell at an open house two years ago. We liked him right away. When we were ready to purchase a home, we set up an appointment with him to go over our price range, area and type of house we had hoped to buy in this crazy housing market. We had lots of questions. Darrell was patient, responsive and took the time to walk us through the process. That continued throughout the entire house-hunting journey. He never pushed his opinions -- unless we asked for his input. He would give us honest feedback on the realities of looking and buying a home in the Bay Area. He also worked well with our mortgage broker Marjo Diehl at RPM Mortgage (also highly recommend her, too). We made a few offers and finally landed on our dream house with three bedrooms in the neighborhood we wanted. I trust Darrell. I always joked he felt like part of the family because we would talk so often and at all hours. Finding the right house in this market isn't easy but it is possible. Darrell won't let you down." - Sarah
"Darrell Hoh helped us to buy our home and we wouldn't have been able to do it without him. The process was tricky and stressful and complicated and we would have been lost without his help and expertise. We feel very fortunate to have been able to find a house in our price range in the East Bay. Without Darrells help we would not have been able to make this dream a reality. If you are looking for help buying or selling a house we highly recommend Darrell!" - Jennifer
"I have bought two homes and have sold two homes with Darrell Ho of Marvin Gardens Real Estate. Darrell has years of experience as a realtor in the East Bay. He is knowledgable, honest and able to walk one through all the steps of either buying or selling a home so that is painless, smooth and successful. He found me my dream house -- I really don't think I would have found it or would have had our offer accepted without his expertise and knowledge of the process." - Reed
"Going Above & Beyond We were very happy with Darrell as our realtor in the selling of our home. We felt he gave us 100% of his time, attention and knowledge both at the beginning and end of the sale. We truly appreciated his thorough understanding of Bay Area real estate as well as the way he took time to explain everything to us. One of the things that most impressed us was the fact that he was willing to help us out and council us prior to us even deciding to retain his services. It was this type of “above and beyond” approach and hard work that really set Darrell apart from the other agents that we interviewed. Darrell was an excellent advocate for us in what was undoubtedly one of the most important financial transactions we have ever had, and we would recommend him without reservation." - Matt and Jennifer
"Darrell is so trustworthy. Our family has worked with him before. His attention to detail and his excellence in communicating clearly and promptly were so helpful in getting through some tricky turns in this deal. We are very grateful to him." - Kat
His co-workers know that he will often be the first one to arrive at the office in the morning. Property sellers benefit from Darrell's wide range of marketing ideas. He is not shy about taking bold actions on behalf of his clients. More than once Darrell has sold his own listing by speaking directly with people living in the area surrounding his client's property. He knows that they are a good source of leads as they are already experts on the neighborhood.
Darrell is only satisfied when his listings sell fast and for terms that let his clients feel like winners. Buyers also benefit greatly from Darrell's experience and efficiency. Searching for the right property can sometimes be an arduous task. Darrell takes great pride in negotiating a home purchase that exceeds his client's expectations.
4628 Crow Canyon Place
Set on a quiet cul-de-sac in a coveted Castro Valley enclave, this sprawling estate offers 7,285 square feet of living space. First and second level present 6,285 square feet with an additional 1,000 square foot basement. Putting a fresh spin on the classic Tuscan villa, unexpected design flourishes materialize at every turn. Masterfully designed by Kartik Patel of ARCHEVON, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom residence affords effortlessly livable, high-end design that is equal parts thoughtful and functional. Deliberately devised to seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living, this one-of-a-kind home sits on a half-acre+ property flanked by a creek and encircled in soaring eucalyptus trees. Featuring a freshly painted stucco façade and stone cladding, guests are welcomed by an impressive entry foyer lined in Crema Marfil porcelain tile and stone. Evoking a bold use of scale, soaring two-story ceilings create an airy, spatial expanse. An impressive staircase lined with a stainless steel railing, ascends upwards to a second floor rotunda, while polished porcelain tile bleeds into a voluminous, open concept living area.
With recessed expanse framed-in jaw dropping windows and appointed with a stately fireplace, the living room flows effortlessly into a central dining area with floating glass shelving. Commanding attention, an extensive, Rojo Alicante marble wall wraps around towards an adjacent kitchen and family room. Elevated by a solid granite counters and custom Mahogany cabinetry, a modern chef's kitchen affords a Viking refrigerator, Dacor gas stove and Miele coffee machine.
Equipped with five, balcony-clad bedrooms, this exquisite home offers a study/home office on the main level, plus a home theatre and sound engineered recording studio in the 1000 square foot underground basement. Upstairs, a stunning master suite offers the ultimate escape, furnished with a large walk-in closet and spa-like master bath with Bottocino marble flooring and a pair of vanities that coalesce Red Onyx and Bottocino slabs with Mahogany wood panels and custom mirror systems.
An entertainer's dream, the home's resort-like backyard is poised for alfresco soirées, furnished with slate walkways, bamboo decking, gas fire pit, and a 330 square foot covered patio area. Fully fenced, equipped with a basketball court and multi-use field with artificial grass, the backyard delivers a pet-friendly paradise. Beautifully landscaped with low maintenance foliage, the lot backs up to a rambling vegetation replete with a year-round running creek.
An eclectic escape conceived with the most discerning eye for design, 4628 Crow Canyon Place cues up an impressive array of materials. Boasting 8 custom made sold doors with Italian hardware plus custom-made solid maple trim and baseboards, solid maple hardwood throughout, the home's ample marble and limestone façade help to maintain cool temperatures in the summertime. Designed with boasting high ceilings ranging from 10 to 21 feet and over 70 window systems, an integrated alarm system with shatter sensors affords ultimate safety. Employing a programmable Homework's lighting system, low voltage lighting abounds throughout the main level. A central vacuum system and hot water circulatory pump are other features that give ease and convenience. Furnished with a trio of fireplaces and three separate heating systems, no detail has been overlooked.