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Engaging, professional and experienced realtor serving Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Cathedral City and La Quinta. “Transparency” with clients, ability to communicate with many diverse individuals along with my attention to detail will make your transaction as easy as possible. Whether you are buying or selling, let me be the person that takes you along for a great ride making the process as fun as possible, and afterwards having you pleased with your decision.


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“Darren is always our go to agent when seeking out southern California property! He has sold and purchased numerous properties for us and is highly engaging, communicative and honest. Thanks Darren for all you do for us!”

Sue G.

“We have purchased 2 properties from Darren and both times he was very professional, prompt and thorough. Meanwhile, I have dragged him around the whole valley looking at houses and he is not only wonderfully patient with me but also honest in his evaluation of properties. I can always count on Darren! I highly recommend him.”


“Highly recommend Darren Shay! He has amazing knowledge of the market, always responded to our many calls/emails, gave us great advice, and was so kind and patient. Look forward to having the pleasure of working with Darren again in the future!”

Kerry S.

“Darren is easy to work with and very professional! He was amazing during our buying process, communicating all details to us and took care of the entire process, as we did not live in town. Highly recommended!”

Michael C.

“We have known Darren for 6 years as we were renting inSandpiper. He has always been extremely helpful and friendly, always willing to act above and beyond, ensuring that our vacation rental time was stress free and enjoyable. We recently purchased our own home, and Darren guided us through the process step by step. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Darren to any of our friends or family.”

Linda C.

“I have known and had a working relationship with Darren J Shay since 2010 in both property management capacity and as realtor. Darren brings a wealth of expertise, market knowledge, diligence and -professionalism which is second to none.

He proved his tenacity and proactive stance when he dropped everything and arranged a same day viewing of a property within a half-hour of our phone conversation. As a non-resident owner I relied on Darren’s instincts and experience to assess the subject property while conducting a video call walk-through to expedite the process.

I had every confidence in Darren to both sell our condo and secure the purchase of a townhouse which he executed flawlessly while demonstrating stellar negotiating skills and poise under pressure which resulted in 3-day turnaround on both transactions. I highly recommend Darren J.Shay for anyone seeking a knowledgeable, dependable, professional realtor in the Coachella Valley.”

Gerard M.

“Our family recently used Darren to purchase a vacation home in Palm Desert. Darren took the time to understand our hopes and needs, and was quickly able to find a home that far exceeded our expectations at a time when the market was not exactly working in our favor. I know this because prior to engaging Darren, I had been routinely checking listings on all the usual sites, and had a good sense for what was available in our price range. We needed some kind of an advantage over other buyers and Darren gave us the upper hand. He quickly found us a home with all the features we asked, as well as others we never expected to find in our price range. His advice regarding offer strategy was spot on. And Darren walked us through the entire process from offer to closing. He made sure we understood everything while keeping us on track with great communication. I have friends considering buying in the desert. When their time comes, I will enthusiastically recommend Darren as their agent.”

Kevin M.

“Darren helped me and my wife in almost a two year search of a second home in the Coachella Vallley. He showed us homes in Palm Springs to Indian Wells with knowledge and expertise helping us get comfortable with the differences in the CA real estate process and mid century homes, with honest assessments of the latter. We live in NY city so going through this process long distance was not easy and Darren knew our requirements and made it as seamless and comfortable for us as possible. Darren is an honest and genuine person when combined with his professional expertise makes him a delight to work with on the purchase or sale of a home.”

Thomas W.

“Darren was extremely helpful and patient in compiling appropriate listings and showings. Our closing was a difficult one and Darren took every care that it was successful. I would recommend him to anyone needing an agent.”

Deborah S.

“Darren is nothing but professional, knowledgeable, professional & always goes the extra mile. No question was too stupid & he was always available to support my requests when needed. I would highly recommend him & am confident you will have as great of a buying experience as I did.”

Jeane B.

“We stumbled into Darren in an open. He was open, friendly and knowledgeable, something quite the opposite to the agent we had been using. We engaged Darren to look for a mid-century holiday home in Palm Desert and he did not disappoint. He was a bundle of energy, expertise, knowledge and competence. In short order he shows us the market, narrowed the choices and negotiated the deal. He was fair, available and smart. He even helped out on the escrow, inspections and closing which are a bit foreign to us as Canadians. We referred some of our good friends to Darren and although they have not yet bought, that is only a reflection on their circumstances and situation. We have no hesitation in recommending Darren for any residential acquisition or sale in the Coachella Valley.”

Jack W.

“We purchased a property in Indian Wells with Darren as our agent. He was really fun and easy to work with and he was patient with us and the vendor through a very complicated deal. During the search process Darren was excellent about filtering out the “junk” and just presenting properties we would be interested in, he understood what it was we were looking for. I remain in contact with Darren to this day and do not hesitate recommending him to anyone looking for a conscientious and knowledgeable realtor.”

Lorraine C.