Whether you’re selling or buying a house, there are preconceptions that the process is daunting, overwhelming, or what some might call “too-hard-basket” - this is where I step up and challenge the norm of typical real estate interactions.
Think of me as your sideline supporter, here with the pep-talks and half-time oranges, making your buying or selling experience one that you’ll look back on and do a little happy dance. If the thought of lawyers, jargon and percentages got you shaking in your boots, don’t worry - I’ll handle it, and you can trust me to explain it all clearly. If it’s something that even has me stumped, I have a connected network to find someone who does know - you know?
I’m a forward thinking and client focussed hustler, stopping for nothing to do what’s right for you and your family. Passionate about delivering results using today's technology, clear digital marketing strategies, and good-old-fashioned hard work, my energy and enthusiasm for results is second-to-none.
Some may say I’m a bit chatty (my teenage children would 100% say this). My early beginnings in the New Zealand Army and in various management roles across Aotearoa have set me up with the belief that communication is key to a solid relationship full of trust and respect. Sounds cliché, I know - but it’s the truth!
On the weekends you’ll find me at the East End Surf Club in my red and yellows, or on a literal sideline cheering on my three children with my wonderful wife, Felicity. As a family we love our province, Taranaki, the incredible moana, and staying active.
To summarise - I’m a good bugger who’s here to help. Simple.
Let’s chat real estate hustle over a coffee (or a beer), get in touch today!
A great experience! It has been a great experience selling out home with Darrell. He has a relaxed and friendly manner that puts you at ease whilst maintaining his professionalism. His innovative approach and knowledge of the market together with the time he and his team take to implement this is truly unique. We would have no hesitation to recommend Darrell to anyone or to use his services again in the future.
Heather and Craig
Darrell is an easy going guy to deal with, very professional and would highly recommend him. The title says it all. Working with Darrell was easy and the process as pretty painless as house transactions go, would recommend him to seller and buyer alike.
Extra mile all the way! There was never any doubt that we were going to list with Darrell and the experience we had just reinforced that decision. No tone to stick to the basics and just get by Darrell was ready and willing to do whatever was required to get the result we wanted. We were selling from afar and Darrell ensured that not only did we have full information about any viewing or offers, but that he was also willing to be the man on the ground to check things were running as they should. Thanks for the honesty and hard work, we so appreciate all you’ve done.
Trustworthy and flexible! Darrell’s professionalism made buying our house a pleasant and stress-free experience. The fact he was super flexible when it came to planning a second viewing or following up our offer, made the process efficient and effective. We felt he was always clear and to the point in communicating with us, and took the time answering all out questions. Although he represented the vendor, we felt he was trustworthy in his dealing with us, the buyers.
Gerard and Renate
Highly recommend! Very impressed from initial contact when deciding on an agent right up until settlement date, how Darrell always responded in a timely manner & went above & beyond our expectations. You made it easy for us to pick an agent. Professional and consistently regular in communicating & updating us (video messages were great too!) which made the sale such an easy and stress free process for us living in another part of the country. We found Darrell to be genuine, realistic & honest to deal with and would highly recommend to others. Thank you Darrell for selling within the time frame you said you could. Although we were not able to meet in person, your integrity, genuine personality & professionalism was clearly evident. Best wishes for your future sales.
Ngakina and Heremaia
Easy and professional real estate service. Darrell has all the answers and makes real estate deals seem easy. We continue to be impressed with Darrell’s professionalism and knowledge and look forward to working with him and tall poppy in the future.
Very helpful, honest and stress free!! I couldn't recommend Darrell highly enough when it comes to selling a home. Once again he has created a smooth transparent process and made the experience stress free. It is great dealing someone who is a genuine and honest. Thanks mate!!!
5 star agent that is passionate and approachable. Darrell was such a pleasure to deal with, his communication, passion, natural approachability are definitely Darrell’s strong points. He made the daunting paperwork so easy with his great knowledge of real estate. Stress free from my first viewing to getting that magic phone call that the property was mine. I loved he was almost as excited as I was.
First home buyers. Darrell was lovely to deal with and walked us through the process and answering all our questions. Thank you for a smooth process and for taking the time to thoroughly explain the steps to us.
Kate and Adam
Great job thanks Darrell! Such an amazing experience. Darrell went over and above to get the price we wanted. Would highly Recommend!!!
Darrell made the selling process easy... Darrell Paterson was great to work with and would use him again. He obtained a quick settlement for my property. Thanks!
Stress free sale! Thanks Darrell!! The sale of our home was made so much easier by your easy manner, professionalism and approachable and caring nature. You certainly know your stuff!! Thanks so much.
Shane and Maria Butler
Reliable, Friendly & Professional - Highly Recommended! We had a lot to learn about how the real estate market works in NZ, moving here recently from overseas. But with Darrell's helpful recommendations and great communication style, we were able to get our questions answered promptly and finally achieved our goal of owning our first home in New Plymouth! We would highly recommend Darrell and are thankful for his quality service.
Gets job done! Darrell was absolutely awesome. Had great communication the whole way through the sale. Was easy to deal with. I would fully use his skill set again if I ever sell another house.
Honest and reliable! We highly appreciated the contributions and support Darrell provided. He gave honest and reliable service along the way. He facilitated the whole process quite proactively and went the extra mile for all participants in the purchase.
Ildiko and Mihaly
We were thrilled to work with Darrell for the recent sale of our home. Darrell was extremely professional and informative throughout the entire process. As a new customer to the Tall Poppy group, we found the concept simple, easy to follow and the social media aspect was prompt and efficient. Darrell kept us well informed and was enthusiastic and pleasant at all times. We encourage anyone considering selling their home to deal with Darrell.
Russell & Robyn Smith
We found Darrell to be very professional, approachable and efficient. We were impressed with the service he provided throughout the process. His attention to detail, reliability – always getting back to us when he said he would, gave us confidence in listing the house with him.
I found Darrell to be honest and upfront and got the sale as quickly as possible. Would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to sell.
A direct and honest relationship at all times. Worked hard to ensure a satisfactory sale which matched my expectations.
Very considerate and professional. Always available. Willing to listen to us and the market place. Brought a large number of offers to us.
Very helpful and personal service. Thanks again Darrell we would recommend him highly if you need a salesperson in Taranaki.
Janet and Bill Belton
We bought our first home with Darrell's help. He was very professional and offered sound advice. He communicated the ins and outs of house buying to us, which we really appreciated! Also he's easy to get a hold of when you need him, and returns any questions in a timely matter. Plus he's a nice guy!
From the outset Darrell's professionalism shone through. He kept us up to date with progress and made the whole journey enjoyable. His experience and recommendations were imperative in the sale of our home.
Not only did Darrell facilitate the sale of my previous home he also found me exactly what I was looking for in a new home and in my preferred suburb which was outstanding! Due to his caring nature he also managed to calm my anxieties with patience and understanding which was a big help during the transition. A top-notch Real Estate Agent.
Darrell walked us through our first house purchase and it has been a fantastic experience. Darrell is so professional. He communicates frequently and answers any question you have. When it comes to the legal jargon, Darrell made sure we really understood everything we needed to. Best of all, he is a nice guy with a good sense of humour! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Darrell was recommended to us by family. It was our first time selling a house and Darrell walked us through the process thoroughly and ensured we were well informed about each step. His advice for preparing the property for sale was spot on and we achieved a great result! Darrell has a genuine, upbeat and positive attitude which made the process fun. Thanks so much Darrell!
Angus and Natalie Mcleod
Darrell always had a smile and a friendly can-do attitude!! I would highly recommend Darrell Paterson to anybody I know looking to buy your first home or sell and I will definitely be in touch in the future.
Buying our first home was an easy and stress-free experience with Darrell. I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the market! Communication was frequent and we were in the loop with every little update. We felt so at ease and informed with everything, Darrell allowed us to buy our first home with confidence and enjoyment! Even brought us round dinner for our first night in our new home! You’re the best Darrell thank you so much!
Cat Glass and Jeremy Hill