September 22, 2020
We’ve bought and sold several houses. We’ve worked with many realtors. Our experience with Darryll Whaley was our best yet.
Darryll walked the perfect line of giving us expert advice and yet encouraging us always to make the final decisions.
A couple of months before we listed, Darryll spent a long time with us, walking through our home and suggesting to us which upgrades we could do to make the best impression on buyers. He checked in with us often and recommended people to help us with some of the work.
We decided to do the staging ourselves. This required more from Darryll, but he didn’t hesitate to take the time to answer all of our questions about details in every room.
When it came time to market the property, he had a professional take beautiful photos that we know inspired a lot of people to want to see our home in person. In addition, the videographer made a 3D view of the house and a short video that even included drone shots of the entire property.
When it came time for the showing, we had more people ask to see it than we ever could have imagined. Darryl managed each appointment personally with prospective buyers’ agents rather than letting an online program handle it. He was diligent to follow all of the coronavirus protocols and made us feel safe, even with so many people touring the house.
When it was time to assess the many offers we received, Darryll prepared a presentation for us, distilling the stacks of disparate documents into one color-coded spreadsheet. This made it incredibly easy for us to compare the specifics of the different offers.
The story comes with a happy ending. We sold for a price that we were very pleased with, and the new owners are happy with their new home.
Darryll was always prompt to respond to our questions, quick to yield to our preferences, totally trustworthy, as well as being positive, supportive, and energetic throughout the process. Even after the contracts were signed and the checks sent, Darryll continued to be attentive to help us wrap up loose ends.
It was a very positive experience. we highly recommend working with Darryll and his company!
Darryll is a pleasure to work with. He is trustworthy, professional, knowledgeable about the local housing market, and is great great with following up and following through. Darryll has a problem solver mindset and will give you honest opinions.
Once we were ready to put the house on the market, Darryll helped us every step of the way and even went above and beyond. He went out of his way to make the process as smooth as it could be, and exuded professionalism in everything he did.
Darryll was always patient with and kind to us, even in the most stressful times while preparing our house to be sold. Our house sold in 24 hours, thanks to his thorough marketing work and dedication (which included gorgeous photo and video of the house). We highly recommend Darryll to anyone that values hard work, honesty and professionalism.
To those looking to sell their home. . .
I would like to share my recent experience (closed on the property in the later part of July 2020). After interviewing several realtors we chose Darryll Whaley of Perception Realty. From the beginning this was going to be a challenging sale due to the property being owned in a Trust and it being rented at the start with the tenants unwilling to leave (and not paying rent since January when we served notice that we were going to put the property on the market).
Darryll was very helpful with serving the tenants notices and guiding us through the legal tangle of getting the home vacated, always showing compassion but firmness during the process. This was especially comforting at a time when so much was uncertain during the early days of the COVID 19 pandemic.
After the home was vacated Darryll was extremely helpful in finding good reliable and competent contractors to clean up the property and get it ready to show. He also helped personally overseeing some of the work as well as helping with doing work and loaning tools.
Darryll was also very competent with recommendations on what needed to be done to make the property show as well as possible. This included staging and some beautiful listing pictures. In fact due to his help and suggestions we quickly received multiple offers and ended up closing at $106K over our original agreed upon asking price. This was amazing especially during all the state restrictions on showing the property in the first place.
In short if you are looking to list a property I would highly recommend Darryll and Perception Realty as your realtor.
Darryll was there every step of the way. No surprises and always available for questions. He took the stress out of the process. Highly recommend him, and his team! I purchased this home with him 12 years ago and he is just as great through the purchasing process.”
Darryll Whaley, what I have to say is just WOW!!! He truly exceeded ALL expectations of a Real Estate agent. We weren’t just Agent/Sellers, we became a Team with the goal to sell our house. Darryll was not only amazing in his organizational skills, but his ability to navigate through the preparation of the house for market to the end of the sale which occurred 9 days after it went on the MLSs.
As we were working on preparing the house for market (cleaning, painting, etc) Darryll was at our side making several dump runs, crawling under our house, etc. now what agent does that…..truly amazing.
Darryll is truly one in a million, I would highly recommended him to anyone looking for an AMAZING Real Estate Agent……
Andy & Mireille Bischel
I Simply want to thank Darryll for his professional, efficient, and extremely competent work in selling our elderly parent’s home. Darryll understood the unique needs of selling a home my parents lived in for 52 years. He was compassionate, thoughtful, hard-working, and just very kind. Darryll worked with many buyers and agents and helped create a clear and beneficial path for my elderly parents. I cannot impress you enough with our appreciation for Darryll as our agent.
Darryll, you made the whole process of finding and buying our first home so painless. We really appreciated your diligence, clear communication, and effort to find us a great property. Thank you for answering our many, many questions and always ensuring that we were comfortable with how things were proceeding. We are so excited for the new adventures to come in this new home and couldn’t have found it without you!
Isaac & Kelly Kim
Darryll was terrific to work with. He was highly responsive and everything he said he would take care of, he got done right away. He is polite and truly cares for his clients. We would highly recommend him in an instant.
Darryll was great to work with – his genuine care and concern for his clients was evident on a daily basis. There were a couple issues that arose as we approached close of escrow and Darryll stepped up to address and resolve them quickly and decisively. I would welcome the chance to work with Darryll again on future transactions.
Rob Weigand, Senior Loan Officer Veterans United Home Loans
We loved working with Darryll, to buy our first home. He was so patient as we waited and looked for the perfect home for our family. When the property came up he was able to close the deal with integrity, speed and excellent communication. He answered all of my questions and gave me all the information I needed and asked for along the way.
Gavin & Katie Cummings
Thanks again for everything Darryll. The whole selling process went really well, and being able to use your contacts & industry professionals to get the needed upgrades & cleaning done incredibly fast was great. I was tremendously happy overall with how everything worked out, and I’ll be very happy to refer you to any friends in the area that are in need of real estate services.
Thanks again, and keep in touch. Jeffrey Silva
Darryll Whaley helped us to buy an investment property for a 1031 Exchange of inherited farmland in the midst of a competitive seller’s market. He gave us excellent advice on how to make our offer attractive to the seller, which turned out great for us. The seller accepted our offer even though they had received two higher offers! The seller’s agent commented to us in writing about her appreciation of Darryll’s ability to write a very clean offer. Darryll understands the real estate market very well and we are highly confident in recommending him to others. He responds quickly, he follows through with what he says he will do, and he gets the job done. And beyond his home buying/selling skills, he offers excellent referrals for repairs and services and he is extremely willing to be of help. Darryll’s a great guy and it’s always been a pleasure to work with him.
Steve and Sue Mawhorter
We highly recommend Darryll Whaley for all of your real estate needs. We recently listed our home for sale with Darryll at Perception Real Estate. We were very impressed with his professionalism, knowledge of the market, willingness to go above and beyond to help us get our property ready for listing, and his promptness to handling everything throughout the process. Darryll has a sincere desire to help his clients from the beginning until the end. We received multiple offers over the asking thanks to Darryll’s help in getting our property ready for the market. You will not be disappointed.
Darryll Whaley did an absolutely amazing job as our realtor for our first home! He was on top of everything between communicating with the previous owners to setting up documents and making sure everything was on track as well as making sure that we were fully aware and knowledgeable of everything needed to buy our home including pricing, investment of a home, comparable options, escrow, etc. etc. His expertise in real estate exceeded our expectations and was assuring to have with us in our journey. I highly recommend him to everyone I know! He is a very honest and truly reliable man that I knew we could trust completely with our home buying experience!
Carolina Moser & Josh Barton
Darryll was able to help us find a buy our first home in a smooth quick easy process! Definitely coming back to him again in the future!
Darryll helped us sell my mother’s home in Concord a few years ago. Did a great job so we asked him to sell our home in Oakley. We sold our home well above the asking price and in a very short time. Darryll is very professional and friendly.
Darryll recently listed and sold our family home of 24 years. Darryll walks you through the process including before listing items and after closing the sale. We have known Darryll for several years and he is a person of high ethics and standards.
We could not have done it without Darryll, we did not know how the process works and he made it really easy for us every step of the way.
Darryll helped me buy our first home. He was there to show me lots of places before I got married, decided not to buy, then afterword we started up again and he worked hard to find us a home. He was knowledgeable about the process and wrote a professional offer. He worked hard to figure out what price would likely win the home we eventually bought. He’ll take care of you.
Zack and Carrie Kline
I would highly recommend the services of Darryll Whaley. What started off as a normal Bay Area real estate sell transaction became a long drawn out process. When the first buyer backed out, Darryll was able to quickly negotiate the same sell price with another buyer. This second buyer added complications to the process that resulted in a delayed escrow. Through the whole process, Darryll kept us informed as to what was going on and was able to negotiate compensation for the escrow delays. Throughout the process, Darryll was positive, optimistic, and confident. We knew that he always had our best interest in mind. We could feel at ease knowing that he would take care of things even though we had already moved across the country. Thanks to Darryll, we were able to get top dollar for our place and we have been put in a good position to purchase our new place across the country.
David& Tiffany Kellogg
Darryll was great to work with through the whole process. Being a first time buyer he really helped explain each step of the process along the way. Very happy in my new home.
It’s been a pleasure working with Darryll. Being a first time home buyer I didn’t know how to navigate the process but I knew from the first day it was a good fit. He displayed in depth knowledge and experience that made me immediately comfortable with his abilities. He continued to impress me with his very subtle yet aggressive nature . He is not an overbearing salesman and the whole process felt like getting together with a friend. He was laid back and really listened to what I was after, then when it was time to act he acted… Quickly and aggressively. He had my best interest in mind at all times and knew exactly how to achieve results. He was also surprisingly accessible . Always a text, email, or call away. I’m extremely happy with the place he found and the deal he was able to negotiate in my behalf. In a highly competitive California market, not friendly to first timers, I was living in my new home 3 weeks after the offer was accepted. Highly recommend!
Darryll helped me sell my parents home in record time. He was professional, knowledgable about the market, and we felt totally taken care of during the whole process. My parents home sold in TWO days after the brokers tour, above asking price and we did not even have to have an open house. Darryll always was available to us and we felt that we were his only clients at the time even though we knew he is a busy realtor. He always worked around what time worked best for us and made this stressful time super easy. I would highly recommend him for any real estate transaction.
Darryll has now helped my family buy 2 houses and sell one. his professionalism and time management is TOP NOTCH! Recently, Darryll was able to sell and close our condo within 14 days of putting it on the market. His negotiating abilities allowed for us to receive over 20k over our asking price and get 2 Months of rent back to allow for us to search for a new house. His attentiveness to our needs was out of this world! He always answers calls and text messages. He gives great advice, when we needed it and when asked, he always had the answers to all of our questions. He even pulled himself from a Friday evening wedding to close our first deal! When buying our new house, Darryll’s expertise allowed us to be hands-off, while he took care of all of the logistics throughout the negotiations, inspections and the closing. He was a phone call away at all times and also was very proactive to be a part of all of our visits. He still checks-in with us! We give him 6 stars!
Michael & Mary Hoffert
Working with Darryll is an absolute joy! He was completely understanding of our needs and really paid attention to details whenever we would visit a house. He would always ask very good questions that we wouldn’t always think of to make sure that we were never missing anything or getting taken advantage of. We found our home pretty much right away and were so glad to have Darryll as a part of the experience with us!
Thank you so much for all you have done to make our home selling and home buying experience top notch! We feel so blessed to have had you as our realtor. I really can’t believe how smoothly both transactions were. All thanks to you! There were a couple of obstacles to overcome and you stepped up to the plate each time with great results. Your expertise in the field really shines through the negotiations process. And with all your experience, we really respect your opinion, honest and from the heart. You always made decisions and suggestions in our best interest, as if you were helping your own family. Also, your referral booklet is indispensable, filled with companies tried and true for our home improvement needs. We had our kitchen tiled before we moved in and it looks beautiful! Thank you so much, we love our new home!
The Martinez Family
5 stars is not enough to give to Darryll Whaley as a Realtor who was highly recommened to us by many colleagues and friends in the SF Bay Area. Darryll went above and beyond to sell our property in San Ramon (sold it the day we opened up for offers) and then to help find the right new home for our family which he found for us up in beautiful Ygnacio Hills. Transactions were incredibly smooth all the way around thanks to Darryll.
Darryll’s expertise, timely communication, care, work ethics, professionalism and calm demeanor were extremely solid and exceeded all of our expectations. We would recommend Darryll Whaley 100% with no reservations with your real estate needs.
Greg & Gena Atnip
Darryll guided us through the process of both purchasing and selling a home in the past year. He was readily available to answer questions and help us every step of the way. He went above and beyond to ensure that we had an excellent experience and took care of the details. We highly recommend Darryll to anyone else who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area, which requires a high level of expertise in a very competitive market. Thanks Darryll for everything!
Matt & Kara Rehrer
First time home buying in the Bay Area can be quite the adventure. Countless hours in search for the right one. We began our search for our home at an aggressive time in the market. Outbid, by all cash offers has us discouraged, but Darryll wouldn’t let us give up. With prayers, patience, and the skills of our Realtor Darryll, our dream home became a realty. Darryll was persistent and dedicated in finding us the right home and making sure we didn’t settle for less. Darryll kept us patient with our eyes on the prize. In the end, our home exceeded our demands and expectations. We thank God and Darryll!
Jairo & Julie Monterrosa
Darryll, just a quick note to say thank you very much for the recent help acquiring our house in Moraga. While I also hold a real estate license, a residential transaction is quite different than my area of expertise. It was sure nice knowing you were in our corner, watching over our best interests, and the nuances of the transaction. If you ever need a good word about your commitment to “do the right thing”, of course I’d be pleased to help out. Thanks.
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Darryll Whaley. He is an amazing real estate agent. He is respectful, professional, reliable, and passionate at performing his business. His handyman resources are very helpful in completing tasks that I was not able to complete. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Kevin and Cecilia Echols
If I had to select 2 words to describe Darryl Whaley, these would be Competence and Compassion. My husband and I had the chance to work with Darryll while we were looking for a house in the Concord area. We attend the same Church, so we were introduced by common friends. From the moment we met Darryll, he was very professional but very helpful and friendly at the same time. He displayed a great confidence and knowledge of the area, but respected our preferences and was open to our suggestions while selecting the houses to view. Even when the first house we had liked fell through, Darryll didn’t waste time and immediately came up with new listings. Thanks to his help, we ended up finding the house of our dreams in no time! We are very grateful for his service and blessed to know that we are now neighbors.
Roberto & Gloria Torres
Darryll explained everything and was always available to answer our questions. He made our first home buying experience easy and enjoyable! We recommend his services without any hesitation.
Kevin & Briana Mullin
It has been a pleasure working with Darryll to find and purchase our first home. He was always our advocate and looking out for our best interest. He was patient with us and explained the process from start to finish. Darryll is a man of integrity and worked well with us and the seller to complete our purchase. We are grateful for his service.
Emmanuel and Sarah Mebasser
Listening was the key for Darryll to forming correct responses to dozen of questions I had regarding buying an investment property. He led this inexperienced buyer into a direction that benefit me the most. My eyes brightened every month with the financial gain he got for me. Thanks Darryll !!!
When I look for professional services, especially ones as important as real estate, I seek people that not only are experts at their profession, but who also do it with heart. Darryll is invested in finding his clients the right deal for them – whatever that may be and however long that may take. His deep commitment to both his clients’ needs and to being an ethical and honest partner to his colleagues on all sides of the exchange shine clearly through.
During the nine months it took me to find the property I purchased, Darryll was always extremely helpful and accommodating. The market was rapidly changing with limited properties for sale. When I requested information about a property, Darryll promptly furnished it. When I wanted to view a property, Darryll was there for me. I trusted his insight on how to make my offer attractive to the sellers and I was fortunate to have my offer accepted over 10 others. I appreciated his honesty and integrity throughout the whole Process.
When a job transfer required the sale of our home in California I knew Darryll Whaley was the best option and the only phone call I needed to make. Having worked for him on the first Walnut Creek Half Marathon in 2011 (He was the Race Organizer) it was evident that his attention to detail and leadership skills make him effective. Many good realtors can sell your house but with Darryll I never had to worry if he was on top of things or not. He kept me updated along the way.
There are no standard real estate transactions and ours was no exception. Darryll knew how to navigate the common and uncommon issues that involved lenders, mortgage servicers, inspectors, other agents, and offers from 10 buyers. The house closed this month and since we had already left the country I really needed someone to help wrap things up in my absence. Darryll didn’t disappoint. He’s actually a better all around guy than he is a realtor and his professional services were very much appreciated.
We sold our house in San Francisco and bought a new one in Walnut Creek in two months, and it couldn’t have happened without a caring and competent realtor on both ends. Darryll Whaley was our help on the Walnut Creek side, and his wisdom and experience guided us graciously. Before we were even ready to buy he spent time with us just looking so he could understand what we wanted and needed in a new home (sometimes you get that by figuring out what you don’t want as well as what you do!). Darryll used what he learned to save us time when we were ready to buy, by showing us places that could be a good fit.
When we found the right house, we all knew it–and he guided the negotiations so that we ended up with a satisfying out come for
both us and the sellers. We are glad to warmly recommend Darryll for his caring and competence.
Darryll worked relentlessly to acquire our new home equitably and objectively. Darryll is a professional, honorable and trustworthy. Darryll worked patiently to protect our interest and watched out for our benefit. I am honored to have Darryll on our side. Through his referral directory, I was also fortunate to find reliable and honest tradesmen who have been invaluable in our move. I can honestly say we would not have been here without Darryll’s help. These few words are insufficient in acknowledging Darryll’s efforts nor do they convey adequately our sincere gratitude for all Darryll has done.
Sui Mei Chai
Trying to manage the sale of my mom’s home from out of state should have been a daunting task, but you took all the worry out of the process. I could rely on you to represent my mom’s interests in every detail. So much so that when the lack of a carbon monoxide detector in the home could have put a delay on the sale, I so appreciate that you took the initiative, went to the hardware store, installed the detector, and let me know when it was all taken care of. Thanks Darryll for everything that you’ve done for our family.
Darryll went over and above our expectations throughout the process of finding and purchasing our first home. He was clear in communications and clear to provide additional information and answer questions when needed, without overloading us. We were especially appreciative of Darryll’s patience along with us, while waiting a considerable time for a sale to go through due to bank complications on behalf of the seller. Darryll fought for us throughout this process. While that initial purchase didn’t work out in the end, we ended up with a better home. And once we were in Escrow and the ball was finally rolling, Darryll helped the process move forward extremely smoothly. Especially useful were his excellent contacts who helped with all aspects of the purchase including our mortgage and insurance. We would heartily recommend Darryll to others looking to purchase any property. It has been such a blessing to have him working alongside us these last months!
Toby & Rebekah Weiss
As first-time home buyers, we appreciated working with a realtor who was able to help walk us through the home-buying process, but more than that we were confident that Darryll was representing us with honesty and integrity. Darryll was very responsive to all of our questions and needs, and was always ready with information and answers, even at a moment’s notice. We are really thankful to have a realtor whose counsel we can trust.
Matt and Sara Fitch
We are so thankful to have worked with Darryll on the sale of our home. He walked us through each step of the process with professionalism, integrity, knowledge and sensitivity. He made a difficult process go smoothly for us all the while being available to answer any questions we might have. Thank you Darryll!
Joshua & Jennifer Smith
Darryll was a true advocate throughout this whole process. We greatly appreciated having such a great representative in this process.
Greg & Karen Halm
I am very thankful and fully satisfied by the professional services offered by Darryll Whaley and his team. Darryll was able assemble all the appropriate parties together in order for me to get into an amazing home that has exceeded all of my expectations. This was my first home, and I had been told that the entire process could be a difficult, and at times, daunting task. But honestly for me, it was quite a breeze. All of the terms of the contract, addendums, contingencies and removal of contingencies, loan, and appraisals were taken care of by Darryll and his team. Thanks again Darryll for all of your effort, and I look forward to the many years ahead in my home.
With the exception of loosing my house, that had to be the most well constructed real estate transaction I have ever participated in. I really thought the instantaneous buyer showed allot about Darryll’s outstanding networking abilities. Darryll jumped right in to the transaction details even prior to finding the buyer, which was right out of his data base. And when an agent can put two of his own clients together, things really go well if you know what you are doing. It was obvious that Darryll knew what he was doing.
Darryll has been a faithful friend and business partner through the real estate recession and into the future. I know that his advice is accurate, ethical and conscientious of my best interests.
I am a first time homebuyer and was a bit apprehensive about the entire buying process. Darryll really clarified all of the technical jargon and made it make sense to me; which really put me at ease. I never felt rushed or pressured into any of the properties we looked at. He really listens to what you want and likes to hear what you think before he gives his opinion. I’d have to say that I am very pleased with the choice to utilize Darryll’s skills. While I was currently renting at a monthly rate of $1,450, I now own a condo and my monthly mortgage payment is $1,010. I get the short term monthly savings plus the long term tax benefits. Thanks, Darryll!’
After my father’s death, my family went to Darryll to sell his home. Darryll handled all the details with intelligence and grace. While considering selling my home through a difficult time in my life, Darryll was there when I needed him. Darryll has been a very good realtor through this last 1 ½ years of uncertainty and disappointment. When I needed statistics, information, numbers, laws, regulations, tax rules, encouragement, support or hope he helped… he gave of himself freely. I felt open to share my personal finances with him. He showed me homes I could afford in the area I wanted to live. He visited my home and calmed my fears by taking time to discuss problem issues, go over paperwork and details of what I would need to do to sell my home. It was so calming to have someone like Darryll hold my hand through the uncertainty of moving or not moving. He talked personally to my lawyer when things were over my head and too painful for my heart. He handled the details. I thank Darryll for being there for me when I needed assistance not only in business but in my personal life as well.
Darryll, went out of his way to help us with getting offers in on houses and informing us of what to do with possible multiple counter offer responses. He would often take us to different areas so we could be better informed and was always available to answer first time home buyers questions and even when we asked the same question multiple times he was more than patient with us and would explain the timing of what happens, so we would be better prepared as we stepped into the escrow process . He made clear to us the meaning of “releasing contingencies ” and the difference between foreclosure, Bank Owned and REO properties. He was also very good with getting inspections done quickly.
Because we were first time home buyers, we entered the search for our “perfect home” with excitement and with much to learn. Darryll took the time to patiently educate us on the hundreds of details and terms that were completely unfamiliar to us. Always enthusiastic and optimistic, Darryll spent months patiently searching for a home for us; many times he went the extra mile by squeezing us into his already busy day or by sitting down and talking through finances with us. His sense of humor and down to earth personality made looking for our first house so enjoyable, even through the stress and disappointments that come with being a home buyer. By the time our search came to an end, we felt that Darryll had become a part of our family. We’ve moved into what to us is our perfect first home, and we are looking forward to getting the first member of our family… our beloved dog, Darryll.
Nicole and Bobby Whitworth
Darryll helped Kara and I find a rental in one day. We were referred to him by a mutual friend from church. He did an excellent job in listening to what we needed and found it for us in a very short time. The location and square footage exceeded our expectations. Darryll was very friendly and provided an excellent service. He was also easily reached by phone. Thanks Darryll!
Matt and Kara Rehrer
Darryll Whaley assisted my husband and I with preparing our home to be put on the market for leasing. Darryll was suggested to us from a very reliable reference that he had assisted in a home sale. We were impressed with his follow up skills and attention to detail. We basically wrapped everything up in about one month including using several different types of marketing. We had multiple applicants for the property almost immediately. Darryll is very professional and made this a very easy transition.
Steve & Carolyn Gonzales
Most people dream of being record holders… the fastest mile, the longest jump, the most points scored. Who would have thought when we first met you that Jamie and I would now hold the record for most houses viewed before purchasing one! More than a testimony to our willingness to wait for just the right house, it’s a wonderful testimony to your patience and persistence. Never once did we feel pressured to make a decision. You were always willing to look at one more, always wanting us to be happy. When we finally made a decision, you were thorough and efficient in guiding us through the paperwork jungle and gave us some great recommendations on inspectors, title companies, and the like. Darryll, you were truly a blessing to our family as we made our transition into the East Bay . Thank you very much for all that you did for us!
We had the pleasurable experience of working with Darryll as he represented the seller of a home that we purchased in Clayton. During both the sale and escrow proceedings, Darryll was on top of every detail, and exhibited an unusual concern for both the sellers and buyers (us). Darryll spent lots of time advising us and answering our questions, even though we were not his clients. His concern was that both sellers and buyers were protected and satisfied with the outcome of the transaction, and both parties were. Whenever someone asks me if I know of a good Real Estate agent, the first person that comes to mind is Darryll Whaley. He is sincerely committed to his clients and has a standard of integrity that ensures his clients receive the best service possible.
Les & Priscilla Rodgers
Darryll is a great listener – he understood our needs when trying to find the right house for our family, and worked around our family’s schedule. Darryll answers his phone – and not everyone in real estate does that. He was able to explain all of the technical jargon of real estate in terms we could understand. Darryll is not a “cheesy salesman” but is a real person – sincere, dedicated, hardworking. We would recommend using him for your real estate needs.
If you are thinking about buying or selling your home – we found that Darryll Whaley was very perceptive to our needs. We needed to downsize and he was able to provide many homes that would fit our needs. He kept us abreast of what was available or what was going to be available. (a valuable point). When we made our choice for our new home, he worked with us step-by-step along the required procedures. Darryll is kind, knowledgeable, honest and efficient. It is with pleasure that we recommend Darryll very highly.
Joseph A. Gilmour
I listed and sold my home in the Montclair district of Oakland CA with Darryll Whaley. I was impressed with his professionalism, responsiveness and integrity during the listing and sales process. I highly recommend any seller list their property with Darryll.
We had the unique experience of not only working with Darryll on selling our house and purchasing a new house, we bought HIS house. We have been friends with Darryll and his wife for several years and were originally concerned about the possibility of our friendship being strained from working together in such a potentially stressful situation. Darryll kept us at ease through the entire process. His optimism and devoted work ethic kept us hopeful in a market that was slowing down. Today, we are enjoying our new house and we’re thankful for Darryll’s devotion and knowledge in real estate and in his clients, which is what helped in selling our house. And we are happy to say that we’re all still friends.
Jason & Dore Myers
After my wife and I’s first year of marriage we decided we wanted to stop putting our money toward rent and purchase our first home. So, we sought Darryl’s help in searching for a house. He helped us navigate through our options until we found a home that met our budget and would allow our family to grow into over time. Darryll was a great help and we would recommend his expertise to anyone!
We are so grateful for your excellent service to us in the purchasing of our income property. We have never had a transaction go so smoothly before. You kept us informed every step of the way. Your knowledge of the property and of the marketplace relieved our anxiety as we stepped into this new venture. Our property is now producing positive cash flow for us and we are delighted that the property management team is doing such a great job of managing our property. You have been so supportive and available to us even after the close of escrow, to answer our questions and give us confidence when ours was faltering. It is clear that you are a man of genuine integrity and we look forward to working with you in the future as we add to our real estate portfolio. Thanks You!
Bill & Virginia Sutherland
After too many years as renters in Contra Costa County we began our search mid-year 2006 for a home for our family. After a few weeks we determined that we were unable to purchase a home at that time. We started the search again early in 2007 after talking to Darryll and together we soon located a property that suited our needs and would be affordable. Within 60 days we closed escrow and moved into our condominium which is closer to better schools for our children and has many other perks of ownership. Darryll was also able to help our oldest son and his wife purchase a home near ours in nearly the same time frame from start to finish. We highly recommend Darryll and would encourage anyone in the area looking for the best in the business to stop….you have found him.
Howard & Debra Sturdevant
Darryll Whaley was awesome. When we met him, he was not overbearing. He was just available to answer any questions. He was not pushy. He sat at the dining room table, available to answer any questions that we had. Darryll just let us walk around the home and was available to answer our questions. Darryll sold my condo and helped me purchase my new wonderful home.
Buying a house can be a terrifying experience, particularly when you’re a transplant from the East Coast, and you’re suffering from the sticker-shock of Northern California real estate prices. But Darryll made the entire home-buying process very easy. He took the time to work with us with extraordinary patience, I might add and to explain all of our options at each step, in great detail. He went above and beyond the call of duty in all regards helping us to quickly get into our new home, while securing a long-term customer (and a friend)! Thanks for everything Darryll!
Travis J. Allen
I jumped into the world of real estate investment without any knowledge or experience. Darryll spent considerable time explaining how it works and answering all of my questions. When we identified a property that looked promising, I never felt pressured to make the investment — it was entirely my decision. Darryll continued to provide extensive support well beyond the initial purchase. He keeps me updated on the Colorado Springs market, maintains a good relationship with our property management company and travels to Colorado on my behalf to inspect the property. Throughout our relationship, Darryll has been responsive, respectful, honest and instructive. I have learned a lot and I would strongly recommend Darryll to my friends who are interested in purchasing an investment property.
Darryll was personable and professional in his mannerisms and was very helpful in our situation of having just lost our Father which was the reason for the sale of the property. He was more than willing to learn the Rossmoor “ropes” and did it very quickly, too. Since I believe that was his first time dealing with that specific real estate environment, he didn’t hesitate to take it on. If he didn’t have an answer he would work until he had it. I liked the way that he didn’t back down when asked extremely direct questions. As a results I felt confident in Darryll and his ability to do the job. It became obvious that he was and is a man of integrity. Someone that we could trust to get the job done and do whatever it took to do it.
We recently moved abroad for a three year delegation with Siemens and decided to rent our home in Concord , Ca while we were away. Siemens provided us with a management service on the East Coast, but we needed a local realtor who would handle the details of caring for the property. Darryll willingly accepted this responsibility and has done an excellent job. We have been impressed with how well Darryll has worked with the company on the East Coast assigned to help us and how efficiently he has managed our tenants and property. Darryll has always been able to find a solution quickly with minimal effort on our part whenever there has been a problem. His connections with needed service companies and individuals in the area has helped greatly when we needed repairs or work done at the house. He keeps us well informed about the property and offers insightful and trustworthy suggestions when they are needed. It is never easy to leave your home while living abroad. Yet, Darryll has made this an easy process for us. He is positive, resourceful, hard-working and trustworthy. We appreciate his efforts on our behalf and recommend him without reservation to anyone in need of his services.
Scott & Mary Fredericks
Thank you Darryll for your professionalism, knowledge, and experience that helped us to sell our house in a very difficult market.
Richard & Bonnie Hayosh
When market conditions changed, we found that Darryll was very flexible, always willing to make the extra effort and to come up with very creative strategies in presenting our house to potential buyers. Even though the market conditions were perceived as frustrating by many, we never sensed any frustration or impatience on Darryll’s part. He remained encouraging, hopeful and helpful. We also appreciate how he worked with us in finding renters for our rental property. He worked very well with us and with our tenants. Thank you so much for working with us to sell our house.
Paul & Adrienne Busk
As a first time home buyer and moving to a highly competitive market in the East Bay the thought of owning and purchasing a home was at times overwhelming and seemed out of reach. My wife and I were naive and had no previous experience of going through the process. We have witnessed other couples who went through the process with other agents only to bite off more than they could chew. Darryll Whaley was the perfect agent for us at a time when we entered into the market. Darryll not only knows his trade, but takes the time to teach you through the process, especially for those purchasing a home the first time. There were so many questions we had, and when he could have taken advantage of our lack of knowledge, but Darryll took the time to make sure we fully comprehended everything we were doing. The result: my wife and I are now owners of our first home and we truly are pleased with the home and the service we received. Darryll cares for those he represents and I could not recommend a more competent agent for your next home purchase than Mr. Darryll Whaley.
Darryll was recommended to us by a neighbor and close friend so he came with high expectations! We were pleased to say that he not only met but exceeded those expectations with his professionalism, keen business skills and contacts, persistence and delightful personality. Every bump and wrinkle was taken care of with ease and it was obvious to both of us that his value add to our important transaction was tremendous. Looking back on that crazy time we can say without hesitation that Darryll was our rock and that is something we wont forget easily. We tell all of our friends about him and I would not hesitate to use him in the future.
Darryll was extremely helpful with the sale of mom’s house. He coordinated contactors for interior painting, new carpet, yard landscaping clean up and house cleaning. He is very professional and fast. He did a great job! Thanks again.
Dan & Kathy Leach
Darryll, I cannot thank you enough for all the help you have given me. You were my advocate when my lender was being ridiculous. You were my handy dandy fixer man when the appraiser said we needed to get rid of mold! Lastly, you always kept a positive outlook on things and kept control of the transaction. Thank you!
Darryll Whaley Real Estate was a great company any and I wouldn’t look for a house any other way. Darryll was a great, honest, hard working agent that went above and beyond the call of duty to find our perfect house. He was flexible and able to look at houses around our schedule. He also gave us great advice about potential inspection issues and re-sell value. I’ve already recommended Darryll to several friends and recommend him to everyone looking for a fair price on their dream house.
Tim & Suzanne Leach
Whatever your real estate needs, I highly recommend the services of Darryll Whaley. He is a true professional in every sense of the word. He is a man of integrity and honesty, but most importantly, he about you. Without Darryll’s thoughtfulness, understanding, and great patience with me, selling my condo would have been a very stressful event for me. I am truly grateful for his support throughout the process, bringing the matter to a quick and successful conclusion. A big Mahalo!
Darryll Whaley is by far the most knowledgeable agent I have ever worked with or even spoken to. He helped me and my family get a home; I would highly recommend Darryll Whaley to anyone looking to purchase a home. He truly has a One Stop Shop for all our Home Buying needs, and made the Process so easy on me and my wife. I had a lot of questions and more than just a few insecurities about the process. Darryll immediately took me under his wing and treated me as if I was in every way his customer from start to finish and yet it was more than that. He has treated me as a friend and I was impressed with his knowledge of the market, and the details of building standards. Add to the fact I wasn’t quick to make up my mind and now you have the picture of this fine real estate professional. Darryll Whaley is the consummate professional, smart and patient, always going the second mile to give the best service possible to his clients. He’s an agent I want in my corner whenever I buy or sell. Thanks Darryll!
Miguel & Heather Rodriguez
As a first time home buyer, I was very unfamiliar with the process of buying a home. Darryll was very helpful in explaining things and assisting me through the home buying process. He was patient with me, showing numerous homes, before finding the right one. During the escrow process he came with me into the attic and crawlspace with me as I performed my own inspections of the house. He is a diligent worker and a pleasure to work with.
Darryll combines an in-depth subject matter expertise of the real estate market with financial savvy and a commitment to excellence and to integrity that in our experience is unparalleled in the Bay Area real estate market. When we bought our house Darryll exceeded our expectations by making sure at every single step in the home buying process that we made both informed and smart business decisions in an uncertain economy. In fact, by the time we closed, Darryll was more than just our real estate broker—he became a trusted advisor and a part of our family and we recommend him highly.
Dave & Terry Pikal
We were extremely pleased with the services that Darryll rendered to us. He was always the epitome of professionalism, helpful, thorough and communicated what we needed during the lengthy process of purchasing our first home. We knew little about the process and Darryll walked through each step with us taking the time to explain things and answer our questions along the way. He provided wise counsel at various points of decision and remained committed to us despite our short-sale lasting for five-and-a-half months. After we had finally closed, we knew we had chosen the right realtor, and were as satisfied with his service as we had been at our first meeting with him. We highly recommend his services and would gladly call him again when we need to move into a bigger home! Thanks Darryll!
Chris & Sophia Elliott
I just wanted to let you know how appreciative I am for all you did to help me get into my new home. I am already loving it. I appreciate all your kindness towards me throughout this process, Darryll. I can’t imagine having gone through this process with anyone else than you! Thank you so much for all of your patience with me, allowing for me to continue to ask a myriad of questions on several occasions.
We were referred to Darryll after having some bad experiences trying to find a home with other realtors. Darryll immediately gained our trust with his willingness to hold our hands and answer the many, many questions we had (and we had a TON of questions!). Throughout the process he was a wonderful, patient, informative guide and even a comfort when things seemed to go opposite of what we were all hoping for during our search. Every phone call and email was immediately answered and we were never once left to feeling like we were doing this on our own. In the end he found us a nice comfortable place that met our needs very well for a lower price than we had ever imagined being able to purchase a home for here in the Bay area. The only bad thing about our transaction with Darrell is that now that it’s over, we don’t get to see him! We would highly recommend him to anyone searching for a home.
Matthew & Laura Grans
I believe our coming together with Darryll Whaley was too weird to have been anything but divine intervention. I sent Darryll an email about one of his listings at 10:30 one evening, he emailed back and said he would let me know if anything changed on the listing and asked if I was working with anyone. I called him at nearly 11PM that night after reading all about his experience and the great testimonials…I read everyone of them!! I explained that we really needed someone who was assertive, pro-active and easy to talk to and asked if he thought he was our guy. We laughed and he explained that yes he was definitely “that guy”. Well I can confirm that Darryll was all that and more. He stayed up with us that night until nearly 2AM writing an offer on what we now call Our First Home . Darryll was professional, patient, knowledgeable, fun and someone we look forward to keeping as our agent and our friend. Thank you Darryll for being “that guy” for us!!
Ian & Cheyney Butler
Darryll was the best realtor to handle the short-sale of my property. My husband and I both owned homes when we married, and after watching the housing market tank and the rental market soften, we were anxious about what to do with my property. Darryll walked us through the short-sale process and gave us peace of mind about the decision to put the property on the market. Darryll handled everything and communicated next steps throughout the process without over-communicating or causing unnecessary hand-wringing.. The sale happened in record time, and I feel confident that not only did we make the right decision, but we hired the right realtor.
I’ve used Darryll twice now in selling/buying a home and his services across the board were excellent. Its refreshing to work with someone who truely values your needs and meets the end goals with the highest integrity from start to finish
My husband I had been using the services of another property manager to try to rent our home. After almost nine months without a single suitable offer, we were referred to Darryll Whaley. Darryll found three potential renters within 48 hours and by the end of the second week with him, we had chosen our new tenant and completed all the paperwork. Darryll was very honest, thorough and efficient in finding a suitable tenant for us. And since then, he has kept us informed about our property and tenant with quarterly inspection reports. We highly recommend Darryll Whaley for all your property management needs!
Brian and Claire A.
My husband and I were referred to Darryll from a friend that also used Darryll to rent their house for them. He is very professional, knowledgeable and dependable. I would highly recommend Darryll for any real estate needs
Darryll was very helpful in walking us through the process of selling and buying in this present economy. Though it had its challenges, we were able to sell our home for a good price and to buy the home we really wanted, thanks to Darryll’s persistence and skill. The best part was working with a business man like Darryll whose word can be trusted.
Chris & Frances Herrala
The purchase of my property never would have happened without the encouragement and excellent talents of Darryll. In today’s market, purchasing any property can be challenging; purchasing a foreclosure adds another complex layer. Darryll was more than a real estate agent, he was a trusted teammate in finding the perfect place at the perfect price. His patience, responsiveness, and organization skills made all the difference. Through Darryll, God has provided once again.
Darryll, thank you for helping me buy my first home. You have been very helpful in taking care of all of my needs. Since I was a first home buyer, there were many things I didn’t understand and I had a lot questions to ask, but you were always able to explain to me patiently, friendly and professionally. In the future, if I have any real estate related needs, you will be the first one I call, or if I know anyone that needs a good realtor, you will be highly recommend. Thank you again for all of your help.
As a first time home buyer, it can be an overwhelming experience. With so many options and administrative details, one can quickly be overrun by the house buying process. I do not know what we would have done without Darryll’s guidance. His many years of experience in the Real Estate business was evident in how smoothly he navigated us through the gauntlet of home ownership. Darryll is a man of character and extremely competent in his trade which makes for a trustworthy realtor. I wouldn’t think twice about utilizing his services in the future.
Having never looked for houses in the Contra Costa area before, we found Darryll Whaley through a local referral source. He was the first agent who instantly responded to our request. His energy and enthusiasm quickly convinced us to start our search hunt with Darryll. His area expertise and price-performance ratio knowledge combined with the ability to respond to our imaginations enabled Darryll to quickly narrow down our search resulting into the best deal for us. Always being available and accessible, Darryll provided not only tips and insights about every house we visited; he is also an incredible hands-on guy, that he even entered crawl-space and attic with us during our inspection. As a first time home buyer particularly, Darryll has been an invaluable resource to us. He’s highly engaged, very passionate on every visit, and more importantly, he loves his job. This allows him to completely focus on his clients. It has been a pleasure to work with Darryll at every moment. We highly recommend Darryll to anyone buying a house in Contra Costa County.
Andreas & Monika Bayer-Guenther
We are so grateful for the assistance and guidance you gave us for the problems we were having with our home. Your going under our house to assess the problem was above and beyond what we expected, we cannot thank you enough. Your recommendation of a plumber was excellent! We were very pleased with the fairness of his estimate to fix our problem. Your recommendations have all been excellent and everyone you refer us to is fair and honest. We will continue to come to you for future references concerning our home and if we should we ever have to sell you will be our first choice. Your kindness, knowledge, and honesty are a great comfort in our world today. Thank you again for all your help.
Jeff and Dana Racouillat
We used Darryll on the recommendation of a mutual friend. He helped us get into a home in a very competitive market during the peak of the housing boom. Darryll goes the extra mile for his clients, and has a very personable approach and method to conducting business. I’d recommend Darryll to anyone looking for a hard working, professional, and effective agent!
Darryll is one of the hardest working real estate guys I know. He does the “business” the way it should be done. Client results are important, but not nearly as important as client mindset. He seems to go over and above to make sure there is nothing to worry about that he isn’t in control over.
Darryll did a great job of translating “Real Estate-speak” to simple language. He didn’t try to be slick or “sell” – he gave us the information we needed to make good choices. I’d recommend him again.
I have known Darryll for over 10 years. I have worked with him in various capacities. Currently he is a Realtor I work with. It is always a joy to work with him because he is extremely organized and very proactive. I would highly recommend Darryll for anyone looking to buy or sell. If I were in the market, Darryll would be my guy.
I have worked with Darryll on several Real Estate transactions, all of which have successfully closed. Darryll is a true professional with the utmost integrity. He sincerely looks out for his client’s best interests. I always look forward to working with Darryll. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
I have know Darryll for a number of years. He is a committed professional with exceptional work ethics. I highly recommend Darryll.
Darryll has worked with me on 4 real estate transactions. He has a strong work ethic and knows how to get things done. He has a wealth of contacts and referrals for the situations where he does not have the answer. He is not afraid to say “I don’t know” and then “I know someone that can get you that answer”. Most of all he conducts his business with the utmost integrity.
Darryll is a refreshing change to some of the Real Estate Agents I have come across. He is knowledgeable and informative about the market and his industry, but applies no pressure to buy. Darryll is friendly and a pleasure to work with. His follow up is tremendous and the past work experience he brings to the table increases the value he provides his clients.
I have known Darryll for close to six years, and have collaborated with him on several projects. He has advised us on personal and business deals, and offered expert advise on both. When it comes to referring associated businesses and contacts, there are few who even compare with Darryll. When he says “this is someone to use and trust” you can take that to the bank. Whenever someone asks me if I know of a Real Estate Professional or Business Advisor, the first person that comes to mind is Darryll Whaley. Without any reservation, I endorse Darryll and the work he does.
Steve von Ehrenkrook
Darryll is a man dedicated to excellence and quality. He has a commitment to his clients and an honesty that ensures they receive the best possible service.
For those of you considering working with Mr. Darryll Whaley in your pursuit of the home of your dreams or just whatever you can afford, Darryll will give his full attention to your needs and make you feel very comfortable. He has a quiet confidence, a professional attitude and the experience in business and family matters. I respect Darryll and would be glad to have him represent me again in my search for my next home.
Darryll helped us buy our first home in California and we couldn’t be happier! He was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He went beyond the expectations of an agent. He is very caring and personable and a lot of fun to work with! We have and will continue to recommend Darryll and are looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Ben & Kelly Haynes
We were referred to Darryll Whaley three years ago by our mortgage broker. Darryll was the only reason we got into the house we wanted. Our mortgage broker dropped the ball on several occasions and Darryll went above and beyond to help us get in the house we wanted. Right at the beginning he was awesome. He found out what our specific needs were in a house and he searched for houses that would fit our needs. He always returned our calls to him. These days not many people do that. Whenever he said he would call us back about something, he always called us back. In one day he showed us nine houses. One of them being the house we have now. We never felt like he was too busy to talk to us or help us. I would definitely refer him to anyone I know who is looking to buy a house. There is no one better in the business! Thanks Darryll!!!
Rick & Jennie May Matthews
I want to go on record as a satisfied house buyer using Darryll Whaley as my broker. Darryll went way beyond the normal duties of a broker. He helped to make me comfortable with the whole process. I’m disabled so I have some special needs. He was able to anticipate those needs and how they would be met at my new place. He actually took a major part in helping me to choose my new home. He picked me up over and over and drove me to the many, many homes for sale till we found just that right one. We prayed, strategized and speculated about the purchase. Darryll was right with me the whole way. He caulked my old house windows as to get a better value at the time of assessment, he helped me move and he gave me vital referrals so repairs and clean-up were done well and timely. He earned his pay and then some! I would use him again in a heart-beat.
Brian D. Petersen
As first time home buyers we didn’t know where to begin and had lots of uncertainty. Darryll was patient and thorough in addressing our concerns and many questions. After numerous meetings and house-hunting adventures, we found a great home. Because of Darryll’s understanding, follow-through and diligence we also got an extraordinary value.
Rob & Andrea Byrne
Our extended family has found Darryll so helpful that we’ve now used him three times – twice to sell homes and once to buy one. In fact, we found our dream house thanks to Darryll!
Alan & Beth
You will not find another Realtor who will care more deeply about you and your family, or who will be more deeply committed to the achievement of your real estate dreams.
Steve & Katie Willis
We deeply appreciated Darryll’s professional integrity and honesty. His strength of character was evident and immediately put Heather and me at ease from the very first discussion we had as we began our home-searching process. I know that he is always immediately available and responsive to questions that may arise long after the main real-estate transaction is complete. It’s good to have someone trustworthy to rely on in his industry.
Ernie & Heather Acebo
I was very pleased with using Darryll Whaley as the real estate agent in selling my home. With my home being about 60 miles from Darryll’s normal location you would have never known it by his attentiveness to communications, meetings, and working out the final documentation needed to close. His professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile (literally) in meeting our timelines to sell by with a good price was exceptional. I personally recommended Darryll to my friends and plan on using his services in the future.
Darryll has provided first class real estate advice and services to many of my customer’s and friends. I confidently recommend Darryll Whaley as a superb Real Estate Agent and a professional Real Estate advisor of the highest regard.