Client Testimonials

“Darrena made sure everything in the home selling process are on check and she followed up all the items in timely manner. I chose Darrena after interviewing couple of other relators out there as I found her as very flexible to work with and she always acted in a professional manner with no pressure anytime during the process. And she does have all the tools and tech to help you to support the selling process unlike some other realtors out there. Thank you Darrena for your five star service!”

Nimil S

“Darrena was great to work with! She came highly recommended from our lender and was on top of things from our first phone call. My husband and I are moving back to NC from Seattle, WA and she was extremely thorough throughout the full process. She was able to show us some new build communities that had availability for our ideal moving timeline and helped us choose the right neighborhood & builder for us. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy a home in the Raleigh area!”

Leah Uchman

“WOW, Derrena is amazing and made the home-buying incredibly smooth, easy and as stress-free as possible. Her down-to-earth and human approach to understanding both the buyers and sellers truly brought this experience to the next level. But above all of that, everyone that Darrena brought in was also top-notch! From her internal team at Home Sweet Home are SO enjoyable and thoughtful, to the inspector she suggested (Ryan) doing SUCH a thorough jo, to the loan officer she suggested (Sean) taking such a vested interested in making sure that we got the best numbers for our situation. Darrena is fantastic and surrounds herself with great people!

Home Sweet Home is who I’ll be suggesting to anyone I know hitting the market!”

Craig Walton

“I have a ton of respect for Darrena for her relentless advocacy for my interests during my home buying process. As a first time home buyer I actually went under contract twice – the first time was for new construction which suffered a ton of delays. I worked with Darrena for a year as she helped manage a difficult relationship with the builder. I credit her tirelessness in her advocacy for helping me eventually terminate that contract and find something more suitable in the resale market. Even though we had to start all over after terminating the first contract, Darrena was still committed to helping me find something in my budget. When we ran into some issues with the HOA I saw Darrena work every angle she could to help resolve my issues before closing. My homebuying journey was less than smooth, but throughout I saw Darrena roll with the punches and help me in every way she could. Even when there was bad news to be delivered, I respected her straightforwardness in letting me know all of my options, even if I didn’t necessarily like them. I would highly recommend Darrena for her ability to facilitate a smooth closing, but also because I know she is someone I could trust when the process got hard. Thankfully this story has a happy ending as I did eventually close, the second time around.”

Emi Chiba

“We have used Darrena twice now (the second time for buying and selling!) and both experiences have been incredible! Darrena is a rockstar- she is so incredibly knowledgeable and attentive. We built a home and Darrena checked in weekly throughout the entire process, keeping us informed and constantly making sure we had updates on the building process! You will always be in great hands with Darrena- she knows the market in and out, and was just as helpful for our selling process as she was for the buying process! I can’t say enough great things about her!”

Taylor & Steven Miller

“5 stars all day, every day! I’ve bought and sold a home through Darrena and I can’t compliment her more. She is a professional, knowledgeable, and hard worker who is always available at any time for her clients needs. This lady knows her business! Our last experience, we dealt with high maintenance buyers and an inexperienced, unethical realtor who made things difficult at every turn. Darrena still made things easy for me and we completed the sale on time despite last minute demands. I highly recommend her for your future transactions. She knows what she is doing, will go the extra mile for you, and is such a pleasure to work with.”

Carla Metts

“Having bought and sold many homes, Darrena is by far the best real estate agent I have had the pleasure of dealing with. From the first time she came to visit the home, she had a detailed plan and executed flawlessly against that plan. As a result, we had over 45 showings the first two days on the market and had 7 offers in hand. The home sold in 3 days for significantly higher than asking price. She was absolutely outstanding and would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their home with a true professional.”

Jamie White

Darrena and the Home Sweet Home team were absolutely amazing during our home selling process! Darrena set up several meetings ahead of the listing to review our strategy related to staging, pricing, market conditions, etc. She mapped out our timeline and worked backwards to prepare for the listing. She provided such wonderful items to stage our home and put us in a competitive position to differentiate ourselves from what is otherwise a fairly-competitive neighborhood full of new construction houses and several others resellers entering the market. We were thrilled to receive 3 offers in our opening weekend, and Darrena helped us consider all of the offer details and how to interpret the value. On a personal level, she is wonderful and we consider her a great friend through this experience. On a professional level, she is absolutely unmatched with her diligence, patience, calmness, planning, marketing and motivation to sell. We couldn’t have done any of this without Darrena, and we already miss her now that we have signed all of our closing documents. Thanks so much Darrena and Home Sweet Home team for a fantastic experience!

Jon Daly

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.

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!


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!


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!

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