Darlene was born and raised in the Capital Region and started her career managing her own decorating business “Designs By Dar” where her passion for real estate began. Her motto is “I will sell you a home not a house”. Being both an agent and a designer has helped her client’s dreams come true, by having an agent that not only has an eye for detail, but also the knowledge to guide you throughout the home buying or selling process. Darlene has been a top performing agent for the past 17 years.
Darlene has a passion for cooking and entertaining that brought her to opening her own Bed and Breakfast, “The Lake Shore Inn” on Saratoga Lake. Darlene is well known throughout the community for her generous community work with the Boys & Girls Clubs. In 2012, she did her first “Extreme Remodel” on the Rotterdam Club and in 2013, on the Mont Pleasant Club where she spearheaded these projects to give back to her community. It was her mission to raise enough money and talent to transform these two facilities into something that the community, our children, families, and seniors could be proud of and create an atmosphere that local families want to be a part of. Darlene also sponsors a child for summer camp at the Boys & Girls Club after every real estate closing in honor of each of her clients.
Darlene prides herself in her level of customer service and understands that purchasing or selling a home is an extremely exciting and emotional time. Her expertise includes providing strong attention to detail for her clients, powerful negotiating skills, and tailoring each of her clients individual needs to help make the home buying or selling process as seamless as possible. Darlene is an expert in new construction and can help you build your dream home. She is also a Relocation Specialist through Leading Real Estate Companies of The World, and can help you buy or sell anywhere in the world.
Darlene IS the reason my housing hunting and ultimate purchase was smooth, price conscious and location specific. Darlene knows her territory, watch-outs and she listens to what is said and what is NOT said. Darlene is a 10 for 10 in my book. Her resources are vetted and valuable. I am grateful for her guidance and real estate expertise – priceless.
We worked with Darlene on the selling of our home. We interviewed a number of real estate agents in order for us to choose the agent that would truly dedicate her time and energy toward the selling of our home with professionalism and expertise. We chose Darlene for all these reasons and more. She has an abundance of energy, was there for us every step of the way. We consider Darlene and exceptional person with kindness and great knowledge and she always responded immediately to any of our concerns. I would recommend her to my family and friends.
Darlene worked with us for over two years to sell two houses and buy one. She always had a positive attitude. Her motto is “It’s all good.” This was particularly helpful when we became discouraged. Darlene was especially helpful in buying our house. She knew what we wanted and steered us graciously toward our best choice. We have recommended her and would certainly recommend her again.