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Darrel LeClair has been a homeowner and real estate investor since 1974, participating in numerous residential and commercial real estate transactions. He knows how difficult and rewarding each transaction can be, whether you are on the buying side or the selling side. Being an artful negotiator is one of his strongest attributes. The “art of the deal” is what he is passionate about, along with finding the perfect match; connecting the buyer with the right property. Darrel moved to Marin in 2000 after owning and operating a successful retail nursery and landscape company in North Lake Tahoe. Owning a seasonal business afforded him the opportunity to invest in and rehabilitate several real estate projects in Santa Barbara, Lake Tahoe, Nevada City, and—eventually—Mill Valley and Larkspur. As a licensed contractor and landscape designer for more than 30 years, he has renovated, rebuilt, and managed numerous residential and commercial projects. He is also very familiar with 1031 tax-deferred exchanges and is knowledgeable about the advantages of deferring taxable gains as a means to build wealth. Buying a home may be the largest financial decision you make. Darrell brings honesty, integrity, personal attention, and knowledge when representing you and aiding in the decision-making process to ensure that you reap the rewards when you sell. He works diligently with other agents to ensure the best possible outcome. When representing sellers, he provides current, neighborhood-specific market analysis and encourages them to be realistic when pricing, with an eye on current solds, pendings, and current active listings—your competition. In gratitude, Darrel contributes a generous portion of his transactions and personal income to the charities and nonprofit organizations that he supports. Among them are MA Center, Ammachi International Charity Organization, JDRF Diabetes Research of America, and the March of Dimes. He resides in Larkspur with his wife and son, now in college. His interests include meditation, surfing, golf, tennis, and mountain biking, as well as major-league baseball, in solidarity with his son.