When a close relative passed away recently, I found myself in a situation that was very difficult both emotionally and logistically. I live out of state and the challenge of selling a modest house that had not been updated for some time from hundreds of miles away was overwhelming. I knew no realtors in Maryland, and I was certain that any decent realtor I could happen upon would not treat this listing as a priority. An internet search brought up Darin’s name along with many others. His online reviews were excellent and based only on those and a bit of instinct he was the first person I called. I could not have possibly made a better choice. After speaking with him on the phone I knew immediately that I didn’t need to call anyone else. Darin patiently walked me through the process and I never felt as if my listing wasn’t his very highest priority. He was constantly in contact with me, kept me updated on every detail, and –most importantly — he took care of everything so that I did not have to travel away from my family to attend to preparing the house for sale or for settlement. (He even saved me almost $1500 by negotiating (over several days) the cost of a home clean-out service – something above and beyond what I would have expected from any realtor.) I trusted Darin with a lot of decisions — whether to put money into renovations before listing the property, deciding on the listing price, timing the market and so on — and his instincts were spot-on every single time. Once we put the property on the market, at the time he recommended and for the price he recommended, he held fast and expertly negotiated through a number of initial low-ball offers until he had a cash offer for the full listing price with no contingencies. In the end, the property settled in under three weeks for around $20,000 more than I would have listed it for had I not followed Darin’s advice. Darin is well worth his commission, and then some. My only regret in working with Darin is that I expect any realtor I work with in the future in my own state will pale in comparison. He has spoiled me for realtors. If you are fortunate enough to be buying or selling in Maryland, you need to look no further.