"Although I have already started recommending her to several people, I am honored to write this review for Darlene Brinkerhoff. The requirement for this review must be 150 characters long, however, I can definitely write an entire book about my special experience working with Darlene. Darlene helped me buy my first home in the bay area during a very confusing transition in my life. As a single individual who had previously lived at home for quite some time, I had many ongoing insecurities and concerns. From the very start of this entire experience, Darlene provided nothing but support and patience. Because this process was so foreign to me, Darlene's professional demeanor and expertise was tremendously helpful. In addition, she is so personable and caring, which helped reaffirm my decision to purchase a home. Darlene was always very responsive, no matter what time of day or how simple or complex my question was. From beginning to end, she worked effortlessly in striving to find my dream home. Due to personal reasons, I decided to withhold my home buying from family and friends. Darlene respected my decision and embraced it wholeheartedly. With that said, during the toughest few months of my life, Darlene was not only a dream of a realtor to work with, but she also stepped in as my family, friend, and even therapist on some occasions. Darlene's support and confidence in me is without a doubt the reason I was able to buy my first home. More importantly, she has given me the opportunity to finally start my life. I am thankful to have worked with Darlene during this entire process. What I love and appreciate most is that even after we closed and I received my keys, she is still offering her help and support in any way possible."