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This is the third time that Darren has worked with us on a home transaction and we couldn't be more pleased.
He gave us great advice in what we should do to get our home ready for sale and had various contractors lined up to get the work done in a timely manner.  The results were evident in how highly complimentary nearly everyone who saw the home was.  There were times when the process became very stressful, but Darren always kept a calm and positive attitude throughout all of the turmoil.  He was always responsive to my texts for information and always had our best interest in mind.  He priced our home extremely well and we were ecstatic at the final selling price.  
If you are thinking about selling or buying a home and you want the best in the business, Darren is your man.  


Kevin and Cathy Bailey

Kevin & Cathy Bailey |

San Mateo

I am writing to express my strong endorsement of Darren Kimura

I am writing to express my strong endorsement of Darren Kimura.  Darren represented me in the sale of my home in Cupertino and far exceeded my expectations in every phase of the sale process.

I was frankly very hesitant to use a full service broker, thinking the fee would far exceed the value that would be provided.  Boy was I mistaken!

The service rendered was over the top.  Obviously he did the "usual stuff", but in addition:

Darren lined up professional helpers that without a doubt returned multiples of what the cost was (hardwood floor experts, handymen, etc.)  I am using these guys on my new house in Palo Alto!

He took care of every need without my even asking and in most cases things that aren't even his "job"--- meeting various helpers to get cost estimates, literally helping to carry heavy bulky objects to the garage, dealing with with the various demands of the new buyer such as sweeping out leaves from the garage, etc.  The point is:  he is completely focussed on pleasing the client.

His professional insight into how to market a home in the most positive light resluted in multiple offers that exceeded my expectations.  He kept me fully informed, giving his opinion/recommendation yet stating multiple times that I'm the boss.  His actions were aligned with his words.

I have sold several homes in the past, and the difference between Darren and the other agents representing me is stark (hence, in part, my hesitancy about using a full service agent).

As Darren pointed out early on, moving is one of the most potentially stressful life events.  The fact that he is friendly, generally likes people, works incredibly hard, is always reachable via cell phone, and is patient with everyone helped make the experience as smooth as possible.  He is a tremendous asset to the client and Century 21.

Thanks again to Darren and your team.  If I can be of any help in the future (e.g. a referral), do not hesitate to contact me.


Chris Robell


Chris Robell

Darren went way above and beyond the call of duty...

Darren was the agent who helped us sell our house. From the beginning we found Darren to be an ideal agent: he provided tons of useful information: he could be relied upon to respond immediately to even the smallest question or request, yet was never remotely pushy; his recommendations regarding the house prep, timing of the sale, and price, all turned out to be perfect.

His easy-going manner is also a great calming influence during what can be a time of stress. Of special note is the fact that, because we had to leave the area before the house remodeling was complete, Darren went way above and beyond the call of duty in making the house sale possible. For example, Darren helped supervise the final details of the remodel, including arranging a gardener to clean up a mess left by one of the contractors. And, in one of those one-in-a-thousand event, during the final week of escrow a major pipe leak occured in our empty house, causing extensive damage and Darren calmed the buyers and took ownership of working with the insurance company and contractors, resulting in only a two week delay in closing, In summary, Darren is a perfect agent and we would not hesitate to recomend him to anyone.

Craig Gaydos

My brother and I wish to thank you

My brother and I wish to thank you for your help in selling my late father's home in Cupertino. Your knowledge of the market, your experience within the neighborhood, your willingness to pitch in and even move furniture around and your ethical behavior made the sale of the long-time family home a lot easier for us. Thank you very much."

Russell L. Jacobus

Results say it all - We would highly recommend Darren

To Whom It May Concern,


We wanted to drop you a quick note about Darren Kimura.  We met him several times at open houses in Cupertino.  From that we knew he would be the best person to help us buy a new home and sell our existing home in Cupertino.


When purchasing our new home his advice was insightful and always accurate.  He understood what types of properties we were interested in, and always had market informationat hand to help us make decisions.  He stayed in constant touch with the selling agent to ensure our offer was as strong as it could be.  It worked!


When selling our townhouse, his help was immeasurable.  He went out of his way to line up cleaners, a stager, and an inspector.  He always went above and beyond and we relied on his advide on nearly every decision.  Results say it all.  We sold the townhouse in one weekend with multiple offers.


We would highly recommend Darren to anybody.  He is professional, courteous, insightful, dedicated, diligent, enthusiastic, and most importantly, honest.



Red & Rinki Dutta



Red and Rinki Dutta

Darren was very committed

Darren was very committed and followed through on every detail. If it wasn't for his hard work, I don't believe I would have received the excellent offers. I will definitely recommend him to my friends for any real estate needs.

Anita Mirchandani

Darren set our minds at ease

"We met Darren at an open house in Cupertino. Being first time home buyers, we were quite nervous and apprehensive about the whole process. But Darren set our minds at ease, by going over every little detail of the process with us and making sure we understood everything we were reading and signing. He was always easily accessible via email, phone or even in person. He also graciously agreed to show us the house several times before and after our offer was accepted. He even showed us how little things inside a house make a big difference in its appeal to buyers. We also liked how he gave us a printed escrow calendar, which helped us a lot in completing all steps in time for a hassle-free closing. We would wholeheartedly recommend Darren to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. As a bonus, the contractor he referred us to turned out to be such a gem, we referred him to several of our friends, who were very happy with his work.


- Tejaswini & Vijay Ranade


Tejaswini & Vijay

The experience was so positive and we were so happy with him

Many for sale signs came up in Cupertino and were promptly replaced with SOLD signs …… with regularity. The listing agent more often than not was listed as Darren Kimura.

Hence when we wanted to sell the house Darren was a logical choice.

We were impressed with Darren when we met him as he was matter of fact, professional and patient.

We waffled for a year whether to sell at all. Darren hung in there through our sojourn outside of US. He helped us in our search of painters stagers carpet installers you name it. All with a smile and a lot of grace. His marketing material was much better than his competitors. The virtual tour made the house pop. He has an amazing photographer who made the house look stunning.

We sold our house within a week with multiple offers.

The experience was so positive and we were so happy with him that we decided to use his services for buying a house as well.

Finding a house to buy proved a little more challenging. Darren demonstrated his excellent quality of persistence and patience and we finally found “the one”.

He worked with our pace, never pushed us, making it a very relaxed experience.

In case you can’t tell already we couldn’t be happier.

Good luck house hunting or selling with Darren, you are in good hands.


Azra Jabeen

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Azra and Abizar

Darren exceeded our expctations

Darren exceeded our expctations and was very professional. He allowed us to sell our home well above the asking price.

Randy Moog and Melissa Anulao

We HIGHLY recommend Darren for real estate services and would definitely work with him again if the need arose

To whom it may concern,

Darren Kimura was our realtor for both selling of our previous home and purchasing of our current home. We found Darren to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, and enjoyable to work with.  He took the time to understand our needs and worked hard to help us find just the right home even in an area that was unfamiliar to him.  He thoroughly understands the nuances of the Cupertino market and his advice on sales timing and pricing along with excellent staging services led to multiple offers significantly over our asking price.  Darren's professional yet engaging communication style made the entire real estate experience a very pleasant one.  We HIGHLY recommend Darren for real estate services and would definitely work with him again if the need arose.




Kevin and Cathy Bailey


Kevin and Cathy Bailey

Thank you again for an excellent experience

I wanted to take a moment to Thank you for having a very knowledgeable and competent Home Marketing Specialist in Darren Kimura. Darren has such a pleasant demeanor and quiet ability that inspires confidence. Darren has guided my wife and I through the initial process of preparing our home to go on the market to the actual open house. With his skills and marketing acumen and just plain hard work, he secured offers way beyond our wildest dreams. We had multiple offers, all above our listed price; basically Darren sold our house in 4 days. We even recommended him 4 times to different neighbors. You truly have a tremendous asset in Mr. Kimura. Thank you again for an excellent experience.

Ron and Ingrid Phillips

Darren Kimura is a highly professional, honest, and effective real estate sales person


I am a very independent, "do it yourself" person who planned on selling my Cupertino home on my own without the help of a realtor.  In May 2006, I was counting on spending the whole summer in the house-selling, and then hoping to close escrow and move out by Fall.  I did all the research on ways to do "FSBO" (For Sale By Owner).  I also interviewed several realtors and evaluate what they can do for me.  After careful deliberations, I've decided it best to list my house with Darren Kimura.  Of all the candidates I've considered, he was the youngest and yet the most productive for the relatively short time he's been in the business.  Darren has an easy-going personality that does not push you but at the same time, have an intesity about him that tells you he will work hard for you.

Darren listed my house and within a week of our agreement and sold it a week later.  Granted that very little work needed done to get my house ready for showing (I was preparing to sell the house on my own); still needed to prepare marketing materials, guided me through tons of paperwork and do the actual showings and entertaining of offers.  I am sure he had a stong support system at Century 21 Champion, He and his team got the job done expeditiously!  In the slowing real estate market of Silicon Valley, my house received attractive multiple offers, all higher than the asking price, and all offers came within a week of listing.  The whole process had been surprisingly stress-free and I am confident that my house went to the right family who I hope will enjoy the place as much as my family had.

The process went smoothly and I might say quite enjoyably.  Darren Kimura is a highly professional, honest, and effective real estate sales person.  I highly recommend him.

Josefina Baker



Josefina Baker

His slogan is “I am in business to help make your real estate dreams come true” and he does.

I must write to tell you how outstanding Darren Kimura was as our real estate agent. His slogan is “I am in business to help make your real estate dreams come true” and he does. We initially interviewed 3 local real estate agents. It was clear to my husband, my dad and myself that Darren was head and shoulders above the rest. His presentation was so elegant. His brochures, paperwork and letters of recommendation were extremely impressive. The best though was Darren himself. He is at once polished and refined and on the other hand warm,  genuine and extremely positive. He keenly listened to our hopes and helped us achieve our goals. Darren was there every step of the way to help us make our house its best. Never demanding, always calmly making suggestions with reasons to back it up. He even went with me to visit other houses in the area and we discussed their pros and cons. It was truly a “team” effort. It never seemed like he was “taking over” our lives. Selling a house is a very personal and emotional thing. Especially in this case. I had grown up in this house and now my dad was selling it to move in with us in New Jersey. A big step for everyone. Darren made it as smooth and “painless” as possible. In the end everyone was happy and satisfied. Even after the sale, Darren was always there if we had questions or needed help. He is a truly outstanding individual and we feel extremely fortunate that we could work with him. I cannot imagine a better real estate agent in every way. Thank you for having him on board with you. We highly recommend Darren to anyone selling a house. Anyone else would simply be second best.


Claudette Peterson


Claudette Peterson

He went the extra mile

Darren made our entire experience of not only selling our home but also buying another home very easy. He went the extra mile and we are extremely happy

Ross & Kris Nakaji

we truly enjoyed working with you

We really appreciate all the time you invested in us and we truly enjoyed working with you.

Rob and Melanie Hathaway

Thank you for your hard work and dedication

Thank you for your hard work and dedication. You made the process of buying a home simple during stressful times.

David Chopp

You made the entire process simple

Thank you for your help in selling our home and buying a new one. You made the entire process simple.

Gary and Melissa Nigh

He was great!

"Darren went out of his way to give us great service.  He was great!"



Marion P. Toso


"Darren was so great to work with in the sale of our home. He was very attentive and communicative throughout the entire process (and beyond). He did as much as possible to reduce our anxiety during such a stressful time. He was always available to answer our questions and provide his expertise in all aspects of the sale - from timing, staging, pricing, and evaluating offers. His recommendations proved to be invaluable and we are so appreciative of his efforts and the outcome achieved!" - Dan and Michelle Owen

Dan & Michelle Owen |


He was excellent!

Darren coordinated the repair works, priced the property correctly (even in this tough market), and got seven offers.  He was excellent!

Akira Taguchi