Durwin helped me find my first starter house. He was great! He responded to all my emails and questions at a timely manner, and was on time for all the showings. Durwin is well connected, which made my process of buying my first house pleasant. He gave me his honest opinion on the neighborhood and I am thankful for it because I love neighborhood! There's so much good food near by and the most important thing, is that I feel safe. I will definitely use him again in the future when it's time to expand. - BUYER
Durwin is one of my go to guys for real estate. He knows all spectrum of the market and can give accurate advice on buying or selling. He definitely puts his best foot forward, professional, and a good heart. He is also involved in non-profit organizations helping the less fortunate. - 10/13/2014
Durwin was great - friendly, great follow up and not at all pushy. I would recommend him very highly as someone who will work hard on your behalf and who can be trusted. - SIMON BROMWELL (BUYER)
I am a retired public school teacher. Though I own my home, I know practically nothing about the Real Estate business. I first met Durwin Cheung in the elevator of our building over 6 years ago. He struck me as well-mannered refined young man. Throughout the years. I discovered his other good qualities: a man with integrity, sincerity, generosity, thoughtfulness and humility etc. On one occasion, he assisted me in selling my "Piano Library" with other music book collections, and asked for nothing in return. I have recommended him to several friends who were interested in purchasing properties. They were all extremely impressed with his patience, honestly, dedication and professionalism. As my friend Judy once said, "When you talk to Durwin, he really listens."
One day when I decide to sell my home, he will be my ONE and ONLY choice as my Realtor. - ELENA YEO (POTENTIAL SELLER)
No hesitation! I gave Durwin 5 stars simply because he deserves it! - KUSIO CHANG (BUYER)
Durwin is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. I have bought and sold many properties in San Francisco, and have found Durwin to always be exceptional in his skill and knowledge as a realtor. He is the ultimate professional - smart, courteous, prompt, reliable and always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. He always has your best interests in mind, not his, which is rare in the real estate world. - PETER (SELLER)
Durwin was very helpful and informative about the availability of homes we were looking at in our price range. He ended up finding us our current home through a private sale. This displayed his diligence as an agent in finding us the desired home through alternative means besides public listings. - ANDREW PHU (BUYER)
Durwin has really an amazing combination of interpersonal skills and professional approach to the property selling process. Extremely knowledgable and a great psychologist, does not give up, always available and provides service above and beyond expectations. We came to Durwin after a couple of previous attempts of communicating with other agents and he stood up. Highly recommend to anyone I know! MILENA ADAMIAN (SELLER)
Honest realtor who is knowledgeable and respectful. - JASON GEE (CURRENT CLIENT)
Great service! - ELLE (CURRENT CLIENT)
Durwin really helped me understand the process of selling property, since it was my first time. He was very patient with me and was quick to respond to any questions I had. He is very knowledgeable and knows the market of the bay area. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone. - SELLER
I met Durwin Cheung when he was showing a home. I was just browsing and not in the market to buy a home yet, but will be in a couple of months. He is not like your typical realtor. He was very friendly and kind. I think was in my jeans and sweatshirt and he treated me like I was a potential buyer. Most of the time, I find that realtor are bias. If you don't look like you are serious, they don't even bother to greet you and talk to you. This was not Durwin.
When I was finally serious about buying a home, I contact Durwin. This was when I discovered that he was an honest man with high integrity. He was very patient. I had high criteria and it was difficult finding that perfect home with out sacrificing much. After many months of showing and offers, and counteroffers, I finally found my perfect home. Durwin was honest and upfront and explained the process and costs to me. There were no surprises. I highly recommend Durwin for some one who is a first time home buyer. He is very familiar with the San Francisco market and knows the real estate process well (including any updated laws and assistance). - BUYER
One of the most trustworthy and professional people I've ever met. He helped our family make tough decisions without putting pressure on us. - COLLEAGUE
Durwin is smart, organized and always positive. He is an expert about the market and really knows the real estate business. He walked me through the entire process step-by-step and I really felt like I had a partner. He was only a phone call away, and was even available late evenings (I called after 9pm a couple of times). I would highly recommend Durwin! - CURRENT CLIENT
If you are in the market as a first time home buyer Durwin Cheung is your man. We were working with an agent that was not fulfilling our needs making it quite discouraging to even stay in the market to look for our first home.
One day, my husband and I were checking out an Open House near 9th Ave & Judah in San Francisco, and this is where we met Durwin.
He made us feel welcomed, whereas a lot of agents when you walk in make you feel either uncomfortable like you cannot afford the home, give you the stink eye with the sly smile like don't waste my time, or just pretty much ignore you.
He is knowledgeable, and works hard to understand your needs, and actually cares about them. Durwin was patient and listened as we were naive about buying a home so he was able to communicate and educate us on what to look for.
A home is an investment for life, and Durwin accounts for everything from the school district if you have children, safety of the neighborhood, location to shopping/groceries, transportation etc. etc. He wants to get it right and do it right the first time. We strongly recommend that at minimum you give him a call and have a conversation, as you will see for yourself. - FIRST TIME HOME BUYER