It was truly a pleasure to work with the Darby Group on my short sale transaction.

"Dear David It was truly a pleasure to work with the Darby Group on my short sale transaction. I was very nervous about starting this process because I had heard so many horror stories of harassing phone calls, letters, lots of work, while going through a short sale. I was extremely relieved at the ease, kindness and organized manner the Darby Group conducts their business in. You answered all my questions, you helped clarify things, instead of sending 15 separate emails with forms to fill out – it was one condensed email and that was appreciated. Thank you very much for all your work and help! I will highly recommend the Darby Group to anyone looking for real estate needs.Thanks!!"

— Meghan Martens

Your team members are confident and very kind

"Thank you, your team members are confident and very kind and they, including yourself worked some magic."

— Elaine Nierman

Thank you David and your team

"Thank you David and your team, it was very good experience and pleasure working with you. We will refer your name to our friends who ever interested to buy / sell with great confidence, the way you communicate with buyer & seller is outstanding. Once again thank you for your effort & advice during selling this property and kept us every moment updated."

— Dinesha Nanjegowda

The team is awesome.

"Thank you so much! The team is awesome. Well done. Really appreciate all of the extra effort. Buying a house is rarely easy and you guys made it pretty painless."

— -Katie Bromley

I highly recommend David and his wife with their team.

"I highly recommend David and his wife with their team. They were exceptional in their expertise and guidance to us as home renters and sellers. David's knowledge is outstanding as he was able to predict the housing market and when would be the most ripe time to sell. He also helped us negotiate with our tenants in vacating the home and found the perfect home buyers. Selling a home can be a very stressful process but David was able to help us smooth out many of the rough edges along the way and even sell at a rate $15,000 higher than we asked for. David did extensive research in finding the staffing and companies to help us beautify the home prior to selling. His patience is incredible as he was with us every step of the way from choosing tenants to inspecting the home to reviewing the contract multiple times to the renovations to the final sale. He did this for us all even when we were in a different part of the state. He did a phenomenal job of getting close to the exact closing time we wanted."

— Shijuan, Xiping, Anne

We had a fantastic experience working with David.

"We had a fantastic experience working with David. He was a great communicator and addressed all of our concerns. He always explained the process in detail which was great for someone like myself, with little experience selling or buying a home. In the end using his innovative bargaining skills he got us our dream house. We are in debt to him. I would definitely recommend him to another party interested in selling or buying a home!"

— Juliet Grossman

You made it almost fun and definitely stress free.

"Hi David, You made it almost fun and definitely stress free. Your professional advice was on target and we achieved a sale with the right timing, terms and price, Thank you! "

— Mari Kennard

It was fortunate to have you and your team to be my agent

"Dear David, It was fortunate to have you and your team to be my agent on this search and purchase of east bay property.Your dedicated service made this complicated cross border transaction so smooth. I appreciate so much to have your service and care during entire process of transaction. Many of my friends have heard my story and would be interested to learn more on the possible opportunity in purchase properties in Bay area. "

— Sam Lou

It’s great pleasure to work with you.

"It's great pleasure to work with you. Thanks for your negotiation with the bank, we got a great price. The whole buying process is smooth and efficient. I got a lot of help not only in purchasing, but also in working with existing tenant. I feel I can trust the team from the beginning to the end. I can not imagine a better outcome. Thanks again for your help. Hope we can work together in the future."

— Qing Chang

A professional agent to trust

A professional agent to trust I started to know david from a friend whose property was managed by Mr. Darby. My friend highly recommend him and his wife's PM service. At the time I was managing my own rentals in the believe I could save money. When I got tired and hand the properties to him, he made me total hand free and the income are higher than before. And with his excellent communication skills my tenants are happier too. That's fantastic. I am now having him manage all of my rentals. With that experience I hired him to sell my own home. He managed the whole flow from yard cleaning to whole house painting to staging. I bought my house new, but it had not looked this good compared to the appearance at the recent open house. Then at open house he brought in 40 parties, boiled down to 4 offers, eventually sold at higher price than I asked. Before closing, he even dumped our whole truck full of garbage and left over paint with his own truck. deal closed smoothly without flow. Very happy with his real estate service.

— Guogang Wang (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

Great property manager and realtor

Great property manager and realtor I lived in Marin County and wanted to move to Oakland. I found a desirable rental home in Oakland Hills and also a property manager who not only served my housing needs but was also became a trusted and good friend. His professional expertise as well as broad knowledge of house issues helped my smooth transition to Oakland. Within months I decided to buy a property and David again demonstrated a wide variety of skills and helped me to find the right home as well as to negotiate a fair price. He assisted in many more details of being a homeowner that made my life much easier. I would gladly recommend David for any project one entertains regarding a residence to live in whether a rental or to buy. And his charming personality really helps on top of his genuine care for his clients well being. David is a treasure

— Sherry Wakcher (Buyer) Verified by RateMyAgent

I had a great experience with David Darby

I had a great experience with David Darby. Super nice guy. Will Usually, always pick up first time.David is very professional. Super knowledgeable, the guy pretty much knows everything! He is very reliable. And will always do his best and what is right for his clients.

— Brandi Lopez (Buyer) Verified by RateMyAgent

Expert knowledge and hands down best experience with agent

Expert knowledge and hands down best experience with agent From the very beginning the experience was quick and easy, He gave us a plan and helped us execute every step . From the numerous contacts and contractors he had at his disposal to his excellent knowledge of area. He’s a magician

— Jason Lopez (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

Best agent ever

Best agent ever David Darby sold our house in San Ramon California last December, he is the best agent ever, he took care of everything and tried so hard to save your money in the process, he sold our house at a price of more than we expected and even under the pressure of time, he sold our house at our very satisfied price. He did a lots that made my wife and me so impressive. We are so appreciate his professional help , we are so happy to have him to help us in selling that house.

— . Zhiyun Ma (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

David Darby is an amazing realtor!

David Darby is an amazing realtor! We couldn't have been more please with David Darby and his team! David was always available when we called or got back to us within a short amount of time. He gave us plenty of notice when showing our home. He ALWAYS had the Covid-19 document signed by potential buyers stating they hadn't been around anyone with the virus or had it themselves. He made sure there were masks, hand sanitizers, foot booties, and gloves for those people coming into our home. David has great communication skills, great attention to detail and always had our best interest during the entire selling of our home. We couldn't have asked for anyone better than David and best of all he got the price we were asking for our home! We've also made a new friend in David and would definitely use him again :-)

— Sue & Mark (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

David and I have have had many transportation through out the years.

David and I have have had many transportation through out the years. David Darby is the go too guy in the Real-estate industry with current knowledge of what sells. My last transaction ended up being much more complicated than expected. David gets it done and it was not easy.

— Todd Morris (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

Great Experience

Great Experience We have used David to help us buy & sell multiple homes and I can’t say enough about him. He is always on top of everything and makes sure no stone is left unturned. The latest transaction was to help my parents sell their home of 46 years and downsize into a retirement community. He was extremely patient and helpful with my aging parents who are not experienced at buying or selling real estate. I highly recommend David!

— Joe Pennisi (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

Amazing Experience

Amazing Experience David was awesome! He provided great advice and guidance throughout the process. David and his team did a tremendous job. I would highly recommend him.

— Todd Vizenor (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

Great realtor to work with

Great realtor to work with My wife and I were first time homebuyers and David had been recommended to me as the go to guy where I was looking at buying a house. As I didn't have much knowledge in terms of everything that encompasses the homebuying process, David quickly brought my wife and I up to speed on everything with his expertise and experience in the field. We were aggressively home searching since we had a little one on the way. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and how competitive the market had become, it was difficult to get into see properties at times. We were meeting not only on the weekend to see properties, but also on weekdays during my lunch time. He was very flexible on seeing the properties and was great to do walkthroughs with as he could point out certain details or things that were good on a house or were not good. I honestly believe without his know how and connections, we wouldn't have been able to get into the house we are in today. We appreciate all the hard work he did and the professionalism he displayed throughout the entire homebuying process.

— Nathan Phillips (Buyer) Verified by RateMyAgent

Outstanding Service

Outstanding Service David took care of everything! Each step was laid out for me from the time we put the condo up for sale and thru the closing after the sale. It was so simple and so uncomplicated. David's personality is also the best part of this, he is so outgoing and knowledgeable. If there were problems he took care of it. I would recommend his service to anyone.

— Sandy Marchant (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

David superseded all my expectations.

David superseded all my expectations. David is an absolute pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond in getting the property ready for market. His design team did a phenomenal job, it looked beautiful when he was done with it. He worked hard at getting the highest property value. I am very impressed with his knowledge and expertise!

— Nikki Hernandez (Seller) Verified by RateMyAgent

The best real estate company I have ever dealt with

The best real estate company I have ever dealt with. Very professional, experienced, helpful, knowledgeable and responsive as my listing agent. David’s professionalism, expertise and excellent interpersonal skills make him a wonderful representative for anyone attempting to sell or purchase a home. David has been responsive and excellent since the first phone call! After a previous attempt to sell my house with another realtor and several errors on their part, I asked David to help me. He quickly set the wheels in motion to make sure I had a great marketing plan to sell my home quickly and with a nice profit. My home sold in 5 days. He then assisted in the purchase my brand new home 5 weeks later, getting the deal I was looking for. He went above and beyond in helping me. If you have a need do yourself a favor and call David right now.

— Gloria Kendall (Seller & Buyer) Verified by RateMyAgent

Easy and stress free!

Easy and stress free! From the moment we met up with David to discuss the plans for our home purchase he made us comfortable and helped ease our stress—as first time homebuyers this is essential! His knowledge of the area and ability to maintain relationships solidified our confidence in him as our agent and we were able to purchase the only home we put an offer on. Thank you David!

— Mackenzie Hunt (Buyer) Verified by RateMyAgent