Derrick is a multifaceted realtor and industry connoisseur, from a personal perspective and as a maverick among his clients. Ingrained at an early age, Derrick’s inclination for real estate sprouted while observing the security and wealth it could provide through his parents endeavors. His passion was fueled as a young adult; Derrick first obtained his agent's license and then his broker's license while holding down a day job in tech. Shortly thereafter, Derrick successfully flipped his first home in San Francisco netting a profit of over 40%. He was hooked!
Since then, Derrick’s passion for Real Estate has matured and is now his full-time focus. After making the switch to becoming Realtor in 2014, Derrick has sold dozens of homes, condos, multiunit, mixed use, commercial and investment properties in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Derrick takes great pride in being a diehard advocate for his clients, a skilled negotiator and a resourceful full-service Real Estate Broker. Personally, Derrick owns and has had experience with single family homes, condos, town homes, mixed use and multi unit properties in the Greater SF Bay Area and Truckee.
When Derrick isn't advising and transacting in Real Estate he spends time with his wife, two kids and Border-Aussie Charlie. You can often find him on the Lands End trail carrying his son's treasured finds (rocks and pine cones), practicing Olympic Lifting at Cal Strength, riding motorcycles at trackways or enjoying the mountains in Tahoe.
“Derrick was a phenomenal agent to work with. While we could go into great detail about why he's great, we'll focus on 3 key aspects where he really differentiated himself in working with us:
1) Knowledge of the market - Derrick understands the market and trends in the prices. In our first offer, we were unsure how high we should go to be competitive. Ultimately, Derrick helped us prepare an offer that was within a few thousand of the other offers, but still not so high that we overbid.2) Patience and teaching - we were new to the San Francisco market and home buying in general. Derrick was patient and taught us everything we needed to know to understand the process, and could concisely summarize the pros and cons (as well as risks) with each decision we faced. This was critical as there were many.
3) Responsiveness - Derrick always helped us go through a disclosure packet, respond to an inquiry, or prepare an offer on short notice. His dedication and effort really made us feel like he cared about the outcome as much as we did, and that he would do whatever necessary to get the deal over the line.In summary, he was amazing to work with and we highly recommend him.”
“Derrick helped us find a beautiful home in the very tough SF housing market. It was incredible working with him. He was always available to answer all our questions and was diligent with his research on the properties we liked. He is well versed with the SF market and we would highly recommend him to anyone.”