About Darin

Darin is an accomplished and respected Realtor with an outstanding reputation that speaks volumes to his expertise. With a robust background in the dynamic world of real estate, his journey has been marked by a wealth of experience, unwavering dedication, and a true passion for guiding clients through the intricacies of property transactions.

Darin’s impressive venture into the real estate industry dates back to 1995, and his journey has been nothing short of remarkable. With an innate ability to connect buyers with their ideal homes and assist sellers in achieving the best possible outcomes, Darin’s track record is a testament to his profound understanding of the market and his commitment to exceeding expectations.

Darin’s commitment to excellence, coupled with his ethical approach and client-centered focus, has consistently set him apart as a trusted and sought-after expert in the field. His reputation as a Realtor who goes above and beyond for his clients is a reflection of his genuine dedication to their success and satisfaction.

For those considering buying, selling, or seeking expert advice in the vibrant Downtown St. Pete, Tampa, and surrounding areas, Darin Dobson is your reliable guide. With his extensive experience and deep knowledge of the local real estate landscape, he is well-equipped to help you navigate the possibilities and make informed decisions.

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Buyers

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or someone who already owns multiple properties, buying a home is a major life decision and a substantial investment. With an ever-changing range of listings to sort through and an intricate process to navigate, buying a home may seem intimidating. That is why many buyers chose to hire real estate agents to guide and represent them. I work with buyers and to find their ideal home and get them the best deal possible. I understand that every buyer is unique both in terms of their preference as well as their financial goals, and I use every mean at my disposal to make my buyers feel comfortable and informed throughout the home buying process.

Sellers

Whether you’re a first-time home seller or someone that has been through the process before, selling your home can feel like a daunting challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! When deciding who to hire as an agent, know that I am are here to assist you. I will listen to your needs and goals, use data and creativity to optimize your property for potential buyers, and stand beside you for every step of the selling process. I know that trust is earned through delivering results and that our success is defined by yours.

Investors

Buy and Hold, Fix and Flip? What’s best for you? The buy and hold strategy offers the opportunity to achieve relatively stable returns over a long period of time while taking advantage depreciation, paying down of your mortgage, and appreciation of value over time. Fix and flip can be a bit more risky though. This strategy requires buying the right home at the right price giving you room to make repairs and upgrades to quickly sell at a much higher price. Beware as there’s also the risk that you could over-improve the property and lose money on the deal when it’s time to sell.  Let’s talk about a strategy that’s right for you.

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The Journey

It’s the summer of 1980 and I’m at a friends house when his dad says, “kids, put on your swim trunks and meet me down at the lake.” Little did I know how my life would be forever changed.

1980

How it all started

Learned to water ski that warm summer day.

1980

1981

Just got real

Spent a lot of time practicing during the summer of ’80 and into ’81 before becoming a member of the local amateur ski team in Tomahawk WI

1981

1987

Pursuing my dream

Over the past seven summers I practiced a lot doing the sport I loved, and got pretty good at it too. That fall I packed up the car and moved to Florida to ski at the world renowned Cypress Gardens

1987

1995

Here comes real estate

After accomplishing virtually everything I wanted in water skiing, it was time to move on and get a “real” job. That spring of 1995 I passed my state licensing exam, joined the local Realtor Association, and placed my license with a great office. I’m officially a Realtor!

1995

2002

Time to move on to bigger and better things?

Development in a bigger city caught my attention and I found myself in Orlando working for local developers. I love new projects and Orlando had plenty of them

2002

2008

Crash

Development and housing sales came to a screeching halt. What now??

2008

2012

Still a part of me

After working in other sales/real estate related areas, it was time to regroup and reset. Took some time and enjoyed a few years of skiing again

2012

2014

Back in it and where I should be

You can’t stay away from what you are meant to do. I love real estate and helping people.

2014

2021

Serhant.

Always wanting to up my game and service, I partnered with the Serhant Team. Serhant is the most followed real estate brand in the world and Ryan Serhant is the pre-eminent mentor in the  real estate market. Time to hold on for a wild ride to the top!

2021

2022

Still Good

It’s still a good time to buy a house even in this shifting market. Interest rates are up but remember, marry the house, date the rate. I’m still helping families buy their first home, their vacation home, their investment home, and even their last home.

2022

2023

Welcome to Compass!

Compass empowers me to redefine the buying and selling experience for my clients with help from innovative tools and exclusive programs. The proprietary technology suite is designed to enhance and streamline the real estate process which allows me to leverage powerful data, collaborate seamlessly, and track market trends more quickly and easily than ever.

2023

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