A Proven Track Record Of Caring and Success
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Derek comes from humble beginnings. Raised in the Temecula area until the 8th grade when he lost his father. After the loss of his father, his family lost their home, cars, their small family business failed, and they were left with nothing and homeless. Derek's mother moved them to the High Desert to live with her family. Derek's mom then worked 40 hours a week at a laundromat and 40 hours a week at a local video store as she went on to work 80 hours a week for years to come. Derek was the new kid in High School, just lost his father, dirt poor and felt helpless watching his mother struggle to pay the bills. Derek started working multiple jobs right away and has never stopped.
Out of these struggles, Derek's mental toughness was developed. Combined with a burning desire to help people and be the best he can be, Derek quickly became #1 in his office, #1 in the High Desert, #1 in Southernmost California and then #21 in the Nation for Century 21! Derek personally sold 138 properties in 2018 and 1,000+ in the last 14 years! In 2019 Derek started "De Ville Core Agents Team" which quickly became the #1 Team in the High Desert. In 2020 Derek became Co-Owner of Realty ONE Group Empire and has assisted in the massive growth of the organization.
Derek has revolutionized the real estate industry with powerful systems and people that provide clients with an experience that has proven to be out of this world. Despite Derek achieving financial success, he is most proud of helping people. This includes his clients and the other great real estate professionals that he works with. Derek loves to hike, fish with his young son, be silly with his daughter and continues to "date" his wife.
Now, as a successful businessman and industry leader Derek has stayed true to his CORE values. Derek is first and foremost a family man, community contributor and a man that loves to serve people.
2009 Centurion Award
2010 Centurion Award
2011 Centurion Award
2011 inducted into the Honor Society
2012 Centurion Award
2013 Centurion Award
2014 Centurion Award
2015 Centurion Award
2016 Double Centurion Award
2017 Grand Centurion Award (1st time in the companies 49 years in business that an agent achieved this)
2018 Grand Centurion Award (2nd time in the companies 50 years in business that an agent achieved this)
2019 Launched De Ville Core Agents Real Estate Team.
2019 Team Lead for the #1 Team in the High Desert with 272 closed transactions (75M+ in closed volume).
2019 100+ properties personally sold.
2019 Received "Best of Zillow" award for top 10% in the nation for customer service.
2020 Derek has personally averaged selling 100+ properties every year for the past decade.
2020 Derek has assisted in more than doubling the numbers or real estate professionals at Realty ONE Group Empire.