Client Reviews

Darrena and her team were so amazing in helping me find my first home! They were very responsive and attentive and I was very confident in having them on my side during such a crazy market. As a first time home buyer, they made sure I was very comfortable and informed every step of the process. I’m very grateful to them and would highly recommend to others!

Claire M.

As first time home buyers Darrena and team were professional, engaging and knowledgeable in every aspect of the process. We moved from out of state (Virginia) and Home Sweet Home Raleigh made sure we were taken care of. This included showing up to inspections, video walk throughs and the list goes on. We were very confident in in the team getting us the best deal and looking out for our certain needs! I highly recommend using Home Sweet Home Raleigh. 10 out of 5 stars!

Steven W.

We loved Darrena and her team! We had to find a home remotely (which could come with lots of challenges) but they made the process super easy! They were prompt, professional, and thorough! We would definitely use them again.

Rose M.

Darrena and her team at Home Sweet Home are incredible to work with. Not only do they know the market and what it takes to buy/sell a home in this competitive Raleigh market as well as anyone, but they also make the experience as low-stress and enjoyable as possible. Darrena is unbelievably organized, responsive, and helpful without being forceful; she will never pressure you to do anything you aren’t 100% comfortable with. Even though it feels like Darrena is always “hustling” for us, she also has become a friend who cares about other things going on in our world, which is an added bonus. She genuinely wants to do right by her clients. I could not recommend Darrena and Home Sweet Home any more. She is the best to work with and has our full trust.

Steven M.

Darrena and her entire team were fantastic and made the home buying experience wonderful! My wife and I were first-time home buyers, and Darrena was patient with us as we worked through what we wanted and where we wanted to buy. She explained the market (which is crazy) and helped us to determine what we could and couldn’t afford. Once we settled on a house (new build), she was quick to get our offer in and work with the builder to get us under contract. She would check in with us regularly throughout the building process, and was always there for an update meeting or inspection. When we got near the end, Darrena was very helpful with checking for any final issues with the home. Closing went very well and a lot of it was due to her help and guidance. My wife and I would definitely recommend Darrena and her team to anyone looking to buy a home in the Raleigh area!

Glenn G.

Darrena and her team made the impossible happen for me in record time. I bought during this crazy 2021 market and knew it would be tough, but much thanks to Darrena’s hustle, my first offer was accepted and she pulled it off for a 21 day closing, with it appraising at the exact dollar amount that she estimated. I’m a first time home buyer and so I appreciated that Darrena took the time to explain the different parts of the process and what my offer meant in terms of waivers and responsibilities so that I had a full understanding of what kind of risk I was putting on the table. In addition, her team was impeccable in terms of keeping in touch, making sure I got everything taken care of, and taking care of anything that they could on my behalf. They were very consistent, ridiculously quick, and pleasant to work with every step of the way in what was otherwise a stressful experience due to the nature of the market right now. They even sent me a sweet card when they learned that my dog had passed away! Thank you Home Sweet Home Raleigh team for you hard

Anne K

Darrena and her team consistently went out of their way in order to find the ideal home based on our preferences. She was always very prepared and quickly answered all of our questions!

Alex B.

Darrena and her team at Home Sweet Home Raleigh made our first home buying experience so much smoother than I ever expected! She was always so quick to answer our (many) questions and stayed in touch with us through every step. We are so thankful for the home she found for us!! We will most certainly be going to her team for any future real estate needs and will send all of our friends and family to her!

Kelly R.

Darrena and her team were amazing! They got us into our first home in no time at all in a crazy market. The process was smoother than we could have ever imagined. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase or sell a house in the area.

Lauren G.

Darrena is wonderful! Spunky and responsive! You won’t regret working with her!

Molly K.

Can not say enough great things about Home Sweet Home Raleigh! Great to work with, so knowledgeable & willing to go above and beyond to help you find your home.

Sabrina M.

Darrena and her team are AMAZING!!!! I can’t thank them enough for being the best at what the do and for helping me along during every step of the process.

Erin O.

I was house hunting from 4 states away. Darrena made the process easy. Once we found the perfect home, Darrena used her skill and experience to ensure the seller chose our offer over the many others that were presented. It’s not just about making an offer with the highest price- there are other details to be considered. I highly recommend Home Sweet Home Raleigh!

Mary J.

Darrena helped my wife and I sell our home over asking price and put us in a new home under the asking price. We made money and saved money! Winning! A few set backs by the mortgage company but Darrena got us back on track for a successful closing.

Brad B.

Our son and his wife referred Darrena to us after she found them the home of their dreams. She is friendly, professional and confident. Within two days of listing our home it sold at full asking price. If you’re in need of an agent, we highly recommend Darrena. She will work hard for you!

Jeff F.

I have purchased and sold many homes throughout the years. ELIZABETH and I were very pleased with Darrena‘s attention to detail to ensure everything was processed correctly.She is by far the best realtor we’ve ever worked with and the nicest and considerate. We would recommend her to handle any of your real estate needs.

Roger W.

I have purchased and sold many homes throughout the years. ELIZABETH and I were very pleased with Darrena‘s attention to detail to ensure everything was processed correctly.She is by far the best realtor we’ve ever worked with and the nicest and considerate. We would recommend her to handle any of your real estate needs.

Becky Y.

Darrena is an amazing realtor! She always goes above and beyond for her clients and truly cares that they are getting the best deal possible. In all of my years of real estate, she is by far the best and most honest realtor I have ever worked with!

Seth B.

Darrena is the absolute best! She was timely, friendly, and all around awesome during the selling process. This was the first time I was selling a home (my first home) and she made everything super easy. She is super knowledgeable and always made herself available, day or night. 10/10 highly recommend!!

Megan W.

We loved Darrena! She made sure we were always taken care off throughout the entire process, all the way to the very end. We were able to set up showing at a moments notice. She’s the best!

Daniel G.

Darrena made the entire home buying process easier. She was knowledgeable about which vendors to use and the best offer to put in. She was responsive and patient as I rode the emotional roller coaster of home buying. I was able to find my dream home, in my desired location, under budget, during the pandemic. I cannot say enough to describe how amazing Darrena made this process for me. 10/10 Look no further for your real estate expert!

Sarah S.

Darrena was amazing – quick to respond to any questions, knowledgeable of the area and willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She found an amazing house for my wife and I and we are forever grateful. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again.

Kyle M.

Darrena was fantastic!! I was a bit in a panic as I had my home listed with another agency and I was getting pretty rough feedback from prospective buyers. I decided to jump ship and list with Darrena. She was great. She was on her hands and knees cleaning and getting my home ready to sell.  Relisting it within days it was under contract within a weekends time. She always worked in my best interest. I have no regrets listing with her. She was always there for me when I needed her. She was knowledgeable about the area and what was reasonable from negotiations to assessments. I highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home!!!

Marci S.

Darrena was very helpful and kept us updated at all time, I strongly recommend her as a preferred realtor. She was very confident we were going to sell he house the first day on the market and it just happened that way. Definitely she will be by Realtor as soon i’m ready for my next house hunt

Gladys B.

Darrena help me so much buying my first home! She took me to several homes and pointed out the features and issues that I would have missed on my own. She helped me throughout the entire buying process from start to finish. She knows the Raleigh market better then anyone and was able to tour houses as soon as they got on the market. Very reliable and always helpful. She helped me get the house I was looking for and will do the same for you!

Chase A.

Darrena was so awesome to work with! From the very beginning of the process she helped me to understand step by step what I needed to do to purchase a home. She took all my wants into consideration and was very attentive and responsive when I had any questions about what to do. She even referred me to a lender and that process was a breeze as well. Couldn’t be happier to get to know her and to have used her for my first home buying experience!

Cameron K.

Darrena is a WONDERFUL realtor!!! She made the home buying process so smooth for us and taught us everything we needed to know about the market and process as first time home buyers. She went a above and beyond for us on countless occasions! We are in love with our new home, and we are so thankful  for all of Darrena’s help throughout the process.

Ally H.

Darrena was the best! We were initially going to just look at rental properties, but with her extensive knowledge and experience she helped us to realize we were capable of buying our first home. Helpful, responsive, easy to work with and kind! 10/10. 🙂

Lori F.

Darrena was with us from the first house we viewed, to the final house we purchased. She could not have made our lives easier during the home-buying process. As first time home-buyers we had plenty of questions and Darrena was always quick to respond with a response that effectively clarified our inqueries. We were very lucky to find Darrena and have her on our side from start to finish. We could not recommend her enough! 

Kristen M.

If you’re worried about overpaying; finding the best location within your budget; or simply overwhelmed by the home-buying process, I highly recommend you work with Darrena. She made the process smooth for us and provided guidance when issues arose.

Jonathan R.

Darrena helped us buy our first home and we couldn’t be more pleased. She listened to what we wanted and found us a number of houses to check out (one of them being perfect!). She is extremely knowledgeable of the area, what to look for when checking out a potential home, and well rounded in all  aspects of the process. She was always willing to go the extra mile and think of things we never would have looked for / known to ask as first time home buyers. Communication is top notch and I cannot recommend her enough. She’s even helped us after we moved in and checked in on us. Great realtor and person! 

Adam K.

Darrena was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. She really curated our entire experience and made sure to take us to all of the houses that matched our personalities and lifestyles. We seriously spent our entire first day with her learning about the home buying process, and  exploring all of the neighborhoods and homes that the greater Raleigh/Durham area has to offer! And now we flash forward 5 months later, on our closing date, and we couldn’t imagine a more perfect house for us. Darrena has been there every step of the way, whether it was helping to find a lendor, attending construction meetings, or even just regular check ins to make sure we still felt confident. She really gave us the peace of mind that we needed when making such big life decisions. I couldn’t recommend Darrena enough as a realtor, a professional, and a genuinely great person. Even if this specific posting isn’t the home for you, stick with Darrena and she’ll help you find or create your dream home!

Jon D.

I would recommend Darrena to be your realtor without hesitation. She put effort beyond measure through the entire home buying process. My husband and I felt like Darrena was looking after us and was on our side every step of the way!

John R.

Darrena was incredible to work with! She was on top of everything and always made time for us. She is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, and helpful. We were first time home buyers and she helped us through the process every step of the way. We are so thankful for Darrena and couldn’t recommend her more!

Taylor M.

You could not ask for a better agent. She even anticipates questions and issues. It was a delight working with Darrena. She went out of her way to ensure that we got the most for our money. I highly recommend her.

Ken W.

A pleasure to work with! You took the extra time to make sure we literally saw everything wee could think of or consider. Thank you for making the long distance move so easy for us!

Graham N.

Darrena was a pleasure to work with. She’s very knowledgeable and ready to embrace new and challenging situations when they arise. Buying a property is always a fairly complicated process, but Darrena made it as straightforward and streamlined as I could have hoped for. I would definitely work with her again.

Kevin G.

Darrena was great to work with. Very pleasant and efficient. She was always accessible and response time was quick. She helped me with negotiations and repair recommendations.

Carla M.

Darrena was very professional and helpful in our house search. My wife and I were juggling a large move from England and she helped coordinate all activities for us and kept everything on track. We would both highly recommend her to anyone looking for support in buying a property.

Ed M.

Darrena is a true professional–she is incredibly knowledgeable about the Raleigh area, and she is hard-working, dedicated, and clearly passionate about what she does. As her client, she will make sure that you feel listened-to and cared about. I would absolutely recommend her, and I would leave  her more than 5 stars if I could! 

Miranda T.

Darrena is great! She is eager to help and as excited as we are about the whole process. You can tell she does her homework finding what you are looking for and refines the process as you learn more about what you want. I highly recommend her services!

Daniel R.

Darrena worked with me on finding my dream home! She listened to my list of must have features and those features that I could live without. She really cared about making sure I was looking at the best properties for ME! This was not my first house hunting/home buying experience but it was by far the most enjoyable.

Alli D.

Darrena will provide you with a honest straight forward home buying experience, and no one will work harder for you to buy or sell your home! She knows all the hidden gems in the Raleigh area. I am very impressed with her customer service, knowledge and energy. If you need an agent you will miss  out if you don’t get her help!!! 

Alli D.

Darrena will provide you with a honest straight forward home buying experience, and no one will work harder for you to buy or sell your home! She knows all the hidden gems in the Raleigh area. I am very impressed with her customer service, knowledge and energy. If you need an agent you will miss out if you don’t get her help!!! 

Tony B.

We used Darrena to help us find our new house. She is by far the most knowledgeable and caring about her clients. She provided the best service out there and would recommend her 10 out of 10 times.

Mitch B.

Darrena was a wonderful person to speak with and made sure my desires and needs mattered! I am not traditionally someone who leaves reviews but had to be sure I acknowledged her and that great work she did for me! I highly recommend her!


My experience within Darrena has been nothing less than exceptional. She knows the area very well, all the hot spot hole in the walls to local entertainment. She definitely knows her stuff with the home buying process. I don’t plan on moving again in the near future, but I would certainly recommend her for a realtor!


All I know is Darrena is all about her clients. She has years of experience taking customer service to the next level! She is amazing. If you are looking to buy or sell a home she is the person to call!