Darren Leach

With Darren’s family initials on the door it is no wonder that Darren takes delivering outstanding results and exceptional service personally. Darren has a refreshing approach to real estate and his clients love his warm, genuine nature, combined with strong negotiation techniques and innovative marketing strategies. As Rate My Agent winner for both Belrose and Davidson and a lifetime of living in the Forest area, Darren is incredibly passionate about the Northern Beaches and enjoys being a devoted family man and playing an integral part in the community.


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When Address Suburb Features Price
Saturday, 25th May
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 103 Ashworth Avenue Belrose
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Auction unless sold prior
Wednesday, 29th May
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM 103 Ashworth Avenue Belrose
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  • 2
Auction unless sold prior

" Trusted partner "

Darren and the team have been fantastic. They have supported, couched and brought their great knowledge of the real estate market and selling to our benefit. As we sold the house and relocated overseas they have brought a calming approach to a stressful time. We felt fully informed and supported throughout the process, and would recommend hjm to be any sellers' trusted partner.


" Fantastic͏ service end to end "

Darren͏ and the rest of the team were absolutely fantastic helping us firstly rent our property to a professional family and managed it in a way that we didn’t have to worry even for a second. Once we decided to sell there was no question but to ask Darren to help us sell it. Once again the professionalism and dedication was first class. The open homes were managed well and we had plenty of groups viewing the house and creating great interest. The day of the auction was well organised and resulted in a great sale. We wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to work with Darren and the team again if the opportunity arises in the future.


" A cut above the rest "

This was the culmination to 3 years of our first home buying experience. We were very grateful for Darren’s clear and transparent communication prior to the auction . Following our successful bid at auction Darren and Julia were unflappably accomodating, communicative and willing to go out of their way to assist with anything up to settlement. We had a really positive experience thanks to Darren, particularly given our unpleasant experience prior to purchase of house hunting, open homes, unsuccessful auctions and agents who haven’t had to work for a sale in quite some time. We have nothing but praise for Darren and the team at JDH and would highly recommend them.


" Easy to deal with "

Darren was able to show me the property at the drop of a hat, and made the purchase and easy process


" Selling our house without any dramas "

Darren Leach is a very professional and knowledgeable Real Estate person.He was spot on with the value of our house and sold our property for a great price in the first week.Would highly recommend his Agency. Verified by RateMyAgent

Hugh and Ros

" A Professional & Relaxed Experience "

Darren was absolutely excellent to deal with and I would highly recommended him to my family, friends and to the Northern Beaches community. Darren was highly professional at every step of the selling process and at the same time relaxed the process. I have also used Darren and his great team for managing my rental property and I can't speak highly enough of the JDH team. It was no wonder I decided to sell with Darren who continually exceeded my expectations. Verified by RateMyAgent


" Exceeded all of our expectations "

We bought the house through Darren and when we chose to sell it 9 years later he was the first person we thought of. We did speak to other agents, but he was the only one that we felt understood what we were trying to achieve. There was no cookie cutter approach to selling our house. He didn’t even have to advertise it. He already had a queue of buyers waiting in his network. The price he secured was beyond our expectations, and he sold it on the first morning of viewings. The fact that he had the tenacity to keep in touch with us for 9 years, should demonstrate how hard he is willing to work for you. Verified by RateMyAgent

Mark and Tali

" Great experience, extremely professional "

When we were looking at selling our home Darren was the obvious choice having heard of the service provided and the outcomes he had achieved for friends of ours. He is also well known for giving back to the local community and this appealed to us. We weren’t disappointed, Darren and his team were amazing to work with, managing every step of the selling process professionally and efficiently and achieving a great outcome for us. We would not hesitate in recommending Darren to anyone looking for the same experience. Verified by RateMyAgent

Nick and Mel

" Simple and straightforward "

Darren’s head and shoulders above other agents in the area. Couldn’t be less complicated to deal with and communicates well. Highly recommended. Verified by RateMyAgent

Anthony and Michelle

" Excellent reputation in the area is 100% justified! "

Darren's extensive experience and market knowledge allow him to provide an honest service based on realistic expectations, a rare quality in the present Sydney market, for both buyers, sellers and landlords. JDH provide a personalised service, taking all the time necessary to attend to all our requirements. Darren's ethics are irreproachable. The trust developed is for the long term (as we have experienced over the years from initial purchase, through to rental property and eventual sale). This is supported by the extended team of professionals at JDH who provide excellent services that include all aspects from campaign conception, through to marketing, styling and preparation of property. We were very happy with the process and outcome. We highly recommend JDH and will not look to others in the future should we embark on another adventure.

Steve and Isa

" Very efficient and knowledgeable "

At all times Darren is kind, polite, knowledgeable and prompt in his responses. Above all, he is honest and assesses the situation as it is. Local experienced agent that knows the marketplace

Anthony and Michelle

" Forward thinking and dedicated "

We are so happy with the way Darren and Julia handled our sale. As we had already bought another home so we had added pressure and Darren worked tirelessly to find a buyer quickly for our property. We achieved a huge price with a perfect settlement date. Couldn’t be happier!!! It was through their dedication, creative marketing and idea to carry out double open homes along with night time appointments that got us there. Thank you!!!

Tim and Lyla

" Expectation exceeded beyond dream "

Darren's compassion and expertise certainly delivered yet again. Darren has an incredible understanding of the market, area and the potential buyers proved to be the winning formula - our family home sold off the market within 24 - 48 hours. I have no hesitation in recommending Darren whether you are new to selling or buying a home, he is someone you can wholeheartedly trust. Verified by RateMyAgent


" The team - results, attention to detail, communication and caring "

Having Darren sell my home of 21 years was a Holistic experience. Nothing got overlooked, his experience, knowledge and follow up amazed me. Every aspect of the sale was dealt with professionally and clearly with a caring attitude. Things I would never have thought of were attended to and sorted out in time so no last minute rushes. I never dreamed I would get that result - I am still over the moon. I know I would never have got that result without Darren and his team.


" Pleasure to deal with "

Darren and the team at JDH were fabulous from first impressions to end result. Darren was extremely friendly and approachable. He made the buying process a breeze and was very transparent with us (which is difficult to find in an agent these days). They are a professional team, responsive and made the whole process stress free. We will be recommending JDH to all our friends and family. Thank you guys again!!

Deanne and James

" Dedicated agent "

We purchased a property through Darren recently and who made the entire process seamless and stress-free. We had been looking for a property for some time and met many agents along the way, but dealing with Darren was different. He is incredibly knowledgeable, professional but above all he was caring and honest. He went out of his way to exchange contracts at 7.30pm on a Saturday night in his football shorts which we thought was 'keeping it real'.


" Local you can trust "

Sold my home in less than a week. Happy Vendor, Happy Purchaser. Relied on Darren to take care of everything for me as I had to be in Qld with family. 110% Happy with everything he did and all recommendations. Thanks again Darren.


" Advantage of using a boutique brand "

Darren is a committed, hard working agent who achieves the absolute best outcomes for his clients. His read and intuition on the market, vendor and purchaser behaviour is market leading!

Amanda and John

" Genuine and accommodating "

_"His love of the area is infectious and as a family that didn't know much about Belrose,Darren's knowledge of the local area and market made us feel confident that this was the right community and house for us"

Tom and Naomi

" Speechless with our street record "

_Service, delivery, honesty, care, street record, over medium price, I don’t know what else to say speechless!


" Hard to imagine a better agent "

It’s hard to imagine that the actual business of the sale of our family home could have been handled any better. And it was not a simple matter. Starting to come our of a depressed housing market, we were not over confident about a favourable result, but Darren’s understanding of the market conditions, the strategies to put into place, the type of support we needed and his communication skills, were exemplary. Any issues that arose were dealt with in a spirit of teamwork with us, as well as his gracious office team. We gained a very satisfactory price and are grateful.

Don and Sue

" 180K above our expectations in 7 days "

_Thank you Darren and Lisa. It has been a rewarding and pleasurable experience marketing through your Agency – well done. We have been in the real estate industry for over 40 years and have no hesitation in recommending you both to home sellers wanting the very best agent to market their property.  You delivered exactly what you promised – a quick trouble free sale well ahead of schedule and with a price above our expectations (in a difficult market).Thank you Darren and Lisa. You made the selling of our Belrose home so easy for us. Mainly due to you both being so caring, easy to communicate with and professional.

Tom and Barbara

" Professional and courteous "

Darren was great to deal with, he was always professional and courteous throughout the process. I would certainly recommend him to sell your home or if you require assistance buying a great home.Now my property is in the hands of Kristy and Julia and they are incredible at what they do and how they choose tenants.  


" Sold, leased and sold "

_These guys were absolutely brilliant. I had an investment property in south west Sydney that I wanted to sell. Not being impressed with the larger realestate agencies standardised sales pitch, I thought I would give some some one local to us on the northern beaches a chance which was JDH realestate. First thing that impressed me was that they made an effort to understand my needs and expectations.The second thing that impressed me was the extent they went through to understand a property market out of their usual area.They were also very straight forward and didn’t sugar coat anything. They constantly kept me informed as to the property’s progress and never kept me guessing. My property was sold within 2 weeks and with a price that met my expectations. Not a big fan of realestate agents, but these guys customer service really impressed me. Highly recommend JDH. Speak to Darren


" Sold quickly well above what we expected "

_Darren and JDH recently sold my Mother's house in Davidson and exceeded expectations on every front. I am a real estate professional myself and know first hand the disaster that can take place if someone chooses an average or below average real estate agent to sell a home. Choosing the right agent is paramount as there are no do-overs, especially in a softer market. Darren exceeded my high expectations every step of the way and got the home sold fast and for a great figure in what was quite a soft market. Property went live on the portals on the Thursday and exchanged contracts on the Monday. Would not hesitate to recommend Darren and the team at JDH to people selling in his service area.


" Fast and top result! "

_Darren and his team at JDH Real Estate have been absolutely amazing in selling our property in Narraweena, we sold in about 4 weeks and were so happy with the results. Everything went smoothly, they were so professional, honest and extremely knowledgeable, keeping us well informed throughout the whole process. They also sorted our rental needs after our sale. Would highly recommend JDH Real Estate


" No stone unturned "

_From the very start Darren explained every step of the process very thoroughly with regards to our Frenchs Forest investment and communicated every update with us as vendors with immediacy. He was honest and direct, he literally left no stone unturned, if there was an opportunity, he already had explored it before we asked the question. Extremely efficient, we will definitely be using Darren again and highly recommend him as a sales agent.

Maria Gallo

" Smooth transition "

 _Our sincere thanks for leading us through the sale of our home to a highly successful outcome for our family home in North Curl Curl. We were most appreciative of the sensitive way that you listened to our questions and needs and your open and honest dialogue with us. Unrealistic expectations only lead to disappointment. You gave us much of your time and we never felt rushed into making any decision. We were constantly reassured. We are also mindful of the behind the scenes work of all the members of your office staff who are involved in ensuring that all of the details of the marketing plan go smoothly.


" Can't beat experience "

I can highly recommend Darren and his team for a smooth and seamless campaign and property sale. Very helpful with advice and very insightful into market conditions and price guidance. Very happy with their service.


" Local experienced agent! "

We have had the great pleasure to get to know Darren over the past couple of years as we worked on our long-term plan to market and sell our home. His firm but fair assessment of our property challenged us to do all we could to set up the property well. Not only does he have your best interest at heart, he understands the complex business of real estate and realistically shares his thoughts to keep you well informed. As such we couldn't have asked for a better partner to represent us in the local market. His positive nature is infectious, his time management impeccable, his attention to detail spot on and his professionalism forever present. Darren holds true to his commitments, delights you each step of the way and as a result delivered well beyond our expectations. Thank you Darren, sensational outcome!

Brandon & Sharon

" Genuine, professional and patient "

Exceeding expectations !!! Selling our family home was an important decision, Darren was always genuine, professional, patient and provided great support. Darren and his team were very helpful in making the process smooth and stress free as possible. Highly recommend Darren and the JDH team to anyone looking to sell or manage there property. If you are looking for professionalism, outstanding service and a team that goes ‘above and beyond’, look no further.

Craig and Janine

" Buying quietly in our dream suburb "

"_After both working in the property industry and recently buying on the Northern Beaches, I've seen my fair share of agents. Darren went above and beyond for my family at every possible step with genuine sincerity. He was readily available through the whole process, always being upfront and honest at each stage (which is often rare in the industry). I couldn’t recommend the team at JDH enough. Thanks again guys!"


" Selling our family home of 45 years "

"_A relaxed and enjoyable experience, it was a pleasure working with JDH and Darren. Working closely with a boutique office who just focused on us. Darren's passion and knowledge for the Forest area shone through with his negotiation and setting a new street record. If you want an experienced agent and office focussing on you then i would recommend JDH and Darren' team"

Mal and Kath

" Darren proved to be the difference "

_"As a journalist I feel I have a pretty strong BS barometer so in choosing who to trust with the sale of mum's beloved home after 58 years we went through a thorough process and interviewed a number of agencies. JDH and Darren Leach were by far and away the standout candidate. Our family found their knowledge and communication throughout the process was first class. Darren went above and beyond for mum (even to the extent of holding 2 open Saturday inspections to suit a couple of potential buyers who couldn't make the earlier time). It proved to be the difference. In what could have been an extremely stressful time for my mum it was made easy in trusting JDH. Most importantly we achieved a fantastic result at auction that the other agencies gave us little chance of reaching. Put simply i wouldn't sell with anyone else. Thanks JDH for all your hard work."

The Glassock Family

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