Testimonials

Working with Darrell and Redfin was an experience that stood on its own and stood out among all. There's an ease with which Darrell navigates the RE landscape, not only from a property and local market perspective, but also the emotional whirlwind that exists around making a major move to a new location. Darrell was an amazing representative of our best interests. He's incredibly responsive, extremely organized and fierce in protecting those he engages with. We couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent! Thank you Darrell!

 

I have already been asked by two different friends who are looking to buy/sell within the next year for Darrell's contact information! He got our house under contract in less than a week on the market!!

 

Darrell was great -- direct, open-minded, fun to work with, and above all, on top of the process.  Between his knowledge and Redin's nicely automated processes for things like requesting/scheduling showings and their portal that tracked wherein the sales process we were, we felt we knew where we stood throughout.  Much better service than our last process with a traditional (but "high end") real estate firm. 

 

Darrell exceeded our expectations across the board. As first time buyers, we needed a little extra support. Darrell was knowledgeable, incredibly hard working, and genuinely cared about finding us the right home. He offered just the right amount of guidance and went out of his way to accommodate us. Darrell was honest and straightforward start to finish. We would definitely recommend him, and would seek him out for future buying/selling needs.

 

Darrell Hess is an extremely professional and proactive agent. He was a pleasure to work with. He was always responsive, willing to go above and beyond what was even expected of him and did it all with a friendly attitude. I highly recommend Darrell to anyone who needs a trustworthy advocate during the buying process.

 

Darrell was extremely detail oriented and diligent making sure that everything was taken care of for the sale. He has a wonderful network of professionals to draw from when needed.  It isn't often in this day and age you are able to find such a wonderfully ethical professional like Darrell. So I would definitely go back to or send anyone I know to him to handle their real estate transactions.

 

Darrell was truly a wonderful agent. He was always punctual and would get back to us immediately. He handled our sale very professionally and I can honestly say that our sale would not have gone through without his help and diplomacy. He is an expert at what he does and does it well!!  Thanks so much Darrell!

 

Darrell is a professional who knows his craft. He spent a lot of time and resources helping me find exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend Darrell for any person looking for a house, and especially for first time home buyers!

 

Darrell is the most professional, friendly, honest and hard working agent we have ever met. From the moment we met him, he listened to our needs and goals and turned our hopes and dreams into a reality. Darrell is very experienced and well versed in the Kennesaw area real estate market. He did the research and helped us list the house at the right price needed for us to sell quickly. We received multiple offers within 48 hours of listing and from listing to close was only 43 days! Just awesome. Darrell was super patient with us worriers and followed up on every small detail throughout the entire process ensuring nothing fell through the cracks. We can never thank Darrell enough for everything he did for us. He is the best

 

Darrell Hess certainly lives up to his saying "your friend in the real estate business." My wife and I could not have found a better realtor than him. He has shown us so many houses without a kink in his smile. I think that we were definitely in contention with the most houses shown to a couple that he's ever had haha. But Darrell never made is feel like we were a burden or a nuisance. He was truthful and genuine. If we liked a house but he knew that the house was not in the shape that it needed to be in, he would let us know. He pointed out everything that was wrong or could go wrong. Once we found the house that we wanted, and wasn't under contract, he made sure that we were putting in the right offers and that we would get the best deal possible. Darrell fought for us during negotiations without hesitation. I no longer tell my friends or coworkers that I have a real estate agent that can help them out, I now say I have a great friend, who is an agent, that can help them find their home.

 

Darrell was full of information from the first time we talked to him. He always had answers to our questions. He was confident in what he did and made us feel the same way to. We trusted he in his advice from the very beginning and it paid off for us.

 

I had a great experience with Darrell Hess. He worked with me for over two years until we found the perfect home. He has a lot of knowledge over real estate and know how to write up a contract. You would be stupid not to choose him. Thanks for everything Darrell!

 

Darrell is by far one of the most hard working, professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and nicest Realtor my wife and I have ever worked with. He went well beyond what we expected and thanks to him are the proud owners of a new home that we closed on today! Thank you Darrell.

 

When I think of what the perfect Real Estate Agent should be like, Darrell Hess defines it! I was a first time home buyer and was looking for homes in an area that I wasn't very familiar with. Darrell went out of his way to find houses that he believed that my fiance and I would like and showed us quite a few. After looking at several houses, Darrell figured out exactly what we wanted in our budget. Being a first time home buyer, I was not familiar with the process of home buying and Darrell explained everything making it very easy for us. He has a great personality and is out to find something that will make YOU and your family happy. We are settled into our new home that Darrell found for us and when we look to buy another home or if I have any friends that are looking for a home, Darrell Hess will be my first recommendation! Thanks Darrell!

 

I cannot say enough good things about Darrell and the job he did for my wife and I as we looked to become first time homebuyers in a new area for us. Coming from out of state and only being in the Atlanta area for less than a year at the time we had no clue who to select as a real estate agent and ended up randomly choosing Darrell. I can honestly say we could not have made a better choice. Great personality and he made us feel like a good friend that we had known for many years that was looking out for us. Allowed us to openly communicate on our thoughts and gave us great feedback. Darrell also worked nonstop as I didn't know at times if he actually went home and stopped working! It didn't seem like he did. Another important aspect is that my wife and I were first time homebuyers and new to the entire process. We also didn't have the luxury of having family close by or familiarity with the area. Darrell made the process from beginning to end extremely, extremely smooth. There may be a lot of good real estate agents in the metro-Atlanta area but there are none better in terms of working for you and looking out for you.

 

I first reached out to Darrell while looking for a first home for our daughter. She needed a solid house that would be a good base for her college years that she could afford, but was in a good location. Darrell was relentless in searching out houses that were a good fit for us and found us the house we were looking for in the time frame we needed it. As we closed on the house, his advice - especially in this bid situation - was dead on and invaluable. His assistance and guidance made this a painless process and we ended up with exactly what we wanted and needed. It was a pleasure working with Darrell. He is pleasant, professional and certainly knows his business!

 

My wife and I just purchased our first home, and it was all thanks to Darrell Hess. If not for him, all the behind the scene stuff never would have worked out. In the middle of the process of purchasing we were told by the bank that we would be expected to pay all closing cost and it was not negotiable. Little did we know but Darrell did not take no for an answer so he decided to continue the negotiations and as a last minute surprise told us that we did not have to pay the 3,000 in closing cost. This is just one example of the many  I can name of how great of a job Darrell has done for me and my wife.

 

I found Darrell when he responded to a call I placed regarding one of his fellow Hess Team member's listings. He was enthusiastic about helping me find a home, and I perceived him to be more genuine than some of the other Realtors I had spoken with.



We saw several other properties afterwards, and actually made an offer on a foreclosed home down the street from the other house. Every house we saw, I never heard him point out that the house was "beautiful" or "perfect." Darrell let my wife make those observations. He did not view his job as selling me the home we were visiting. He was not in a hurry to make the sale and get his commission. Every house we looked at, he tried to point out the flaws. He wanted us to look past our first look thoughts and emotions, and consider things which we would find important after we moved in, such as whether water flowed into the garage or whether the garage opened into the kitchen or another part of the house (important when you come home with a car full of groceries). Some agents show up all dressed up and wouldn't want to get dirty. Darrell walked around one house in the rain and mud, sliding down
a steep hill looking for things that we may either like or find unsatisfactory.



While looking for our house, I was too busy to look in the afternoons and my wife could not look in the morning. Darrell would meet me in the morning at a house, and if I liked it meet my wife in the afternoon so she could see it as well. In the end, I purchased a beautiful 4 year old, 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom REO home (with little flaws) that was listed as a short sale for $50,000 more than my purchase price a little over a year prior to my purchase.



Finding the house was only half the battle. While not pressuring me to use people he knew, he referred me to mortgage lenders and inspectors that he had worked with before and knew would look out for his client's interests. All of the people to whom he referred me did an excellent job. When the seller did not get the water turned on timely for my inspections, Darrell worked them nonstop for about a week until they turned the water on. He convinced the A/C repair company to inspect my system at no charge during my inspection period. After we purchased the house, he gave us a gift basket with thoughtful gifts for our daughter and our expectant son. He gave our daughter a Tinkerbell blanket because he remembered her reaction in seeing Tinkerbell on the wall of one of the first houses we saw. Lastly, after the sale was closed, we owned our home, and he had received his commission, he called to check on our moving experience. After his job was over, he still cared enough to make sure we didn't need anything else.  If I'm looking for a home again, I'll definitely give him a call. I will recommend him to anyone else I know looking to purchase a house. He did a great job and really cares about his clients.


After going out on several unsuccessful outings attempting to find a new home for me to live in I called Darrell to help. Darrell and his team suggested this brand new house in one of the new construction neighborhoods in Acworth. I loved the home style and features and it was just what I had been after. The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with hardwoods throughout the main level. We went to put in an offer on it and Darrell was able to negotiate the deal I thought was impossible. In the end I got all my closing costs paid for, some new upgrades in the house and I ended up buying it for less then every other house that sold in the neighborhood. In fact no other house, not even a foreclosure, sold for less than this one. I definitely recommend him to whomever is looking to purchase in this market if they really want to save some cash. Thanks again!

 

“I love how Darrell points out negatives about a house, because I don't need any help seeing the positives myself. He looks at it from a repair-guy perspective and notices things I/we might well not have. I also loved how willing he was to take on looking at a giant list of houses - all at once - because we were gung-ho to find something and he diligently worked his schedule to meet our needs. Darrell instantly responding to my 2:00 a.m. emails, his willingness to see 10 houses at a moment's notice, his ability to synthesize all of our must-have's and don't-wants so that we would pull up to a house and he'd say, "Did you notice the power lines in the backyard?" and his unending patience with us and our wild little kids."

 

I went through multiple agents before I found Darrell Hess. Most of the other agents tried pushing us out of our price range, just trying to get more money for themselves. No one was taking us or what we wanted in to mind, but Darrell DID! He was very kind and patient with me and my husband. We were first time home buyers and he took the time to explain any questions we had. He helped us above and beyond what any others would. I am very thankful that I worked with him and he got us in a great house!!

 

When we decided to sell our first house in 2010 Darrell aggressively marketed the property for us and had it sold at the right price within 90 days, helped us buy our dream house (negotiating a great price) and then one year later when we were being relocated out of state Darrell pulled out all the stops to sell the dream house (again within 90 days in a buyers market) at a profit. Bottom line is that Darrell really cares and will do what it takes to get results and uses all the resources available to him.