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 2018 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.
19 testimonials found

Tom and Naomi

_"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"

Don and Sue

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.

Freeda

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

Tom and Barbara

_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.

Gary

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. 

Faizal

_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

Stephen

_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.

Donna

_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

Maria Gallo

_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.

Cecilia

_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.

Graham

 _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.

Sam Morgan

_Darren it’s been a pleasure dealing with you. If and when we come back to the Northern Beaches I’ll make sure to recommend you or use you myself. 

Andre

_Very smooth process, great communication and overall fantastic transparency. Great agent and overall great guy.

Gary

_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.

Brandon & Sharon

_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! 

Craig and Janine

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.

Mal and Kath

"_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"

Matt

"_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!"

The Glassock Family

_"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."

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" Genuine and Accomodating "

_"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

" 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

" STREET RECORD! "

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

Freeda

" 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. 

Gary

" SOLD, LEASED & 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

Faizal

" SOLD QUICKLY WELL ABOVE WHAT I 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.

Stephen

" 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

Donna

" 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

_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.

Cecilia

" 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.

Graham

_Darren it’s been a pleasure dealing with you. If and when we come back to the Northern Beaches I’ll make sure to recommend you or use you myself. 

Sam Morgan

_Very smooth process, great communication and overall fantastic transparency. Great agent and overall great guy.

Andre

_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.

Gary

_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

" 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

" 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!"

Matt

" 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