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When we first decided to sell our home, we spoke with numerous agents. When we met Derek, we knew after just a few minutes that he was the one to represent us. Our house had been in our family for over 60 years and Derek helped guide us through an emotional transition in addition to a financial one. We received multiple offers and while the decision was ours which to choose from, Derek’s strong organizational skills, attention to detail, great suggestions and keen knowledge of the housing market in our area helped guide us with this decision. Throughout the closing process, Derek kept us well informed and kept the process on track. More importantly, we felt that Derek did not see us as just a client, but as family. We highly recommend him to anyone!

Hideki & Jeanie

Derek Hirano is, by far, the best real estate broker I have ever had. I am 76 years old and have bought and sold numerous properties since 1972. Although I only met Derek a short time ago (about a year and a half), when he told me he had only 2 years of experience, I was just flabbergasted at how good he is! His basic qualities (kindness, honest, friendliness, hardworking, punctual, hygiene, cheerfulness, always smiling, neatness, always clean and well dressed, etc.) plus being a very quick learner, has made him into a real estate salesman that anyone would trust and love to be around.


Derek is a great agent! He is incredibly attentive, accommodating, and personable. He genuinely cares for your best interest when renting or buying a home and wants to make sure you do what's best for you and your family, it's not a business transaction for him. Derek never pressured us or pushed us into something we weren't comfortable with. We know when we are ready to buy, we are excited to work with your friend Derek and know we are in good trusting hands.


We give our highest recommendation for Derek Hirano. We are first-time home buyers and Derek provided strong support and guidance through the entire process. Derek's high professional standards helped us to navigate the process with ease. He connected us to well-qualified and well-respected contacts to ensure that every aspect of our home-buying process was handled with the highest level of professionalism and care. Very highly recommend Derek!


Derek was very personable and friendly. He was incredibly responsive too, and was on top of things the entire way through our home-buying process, giving us updates very quickly and answering all our questions. He gave us good advice on our offer and gave us tips on how to make it stand out, negotiated good terms with the seller, made the inspections and walkthroughs a breeze, and all around instilled confidence during this important purchase.

Kenny & Michelle

Derek helped us both sell our place and buy our new place, and he was fantastic with both transactions! He was a perfect blend of being your friend and being your realtor, with being a professional 100% of the time. He is a great negotiator and truly understands how to sell a house! All this combined with his profound knowledge of the housing market and area, and great insight makes for the ultimate realtor. I would recommend him to everyone!


Derek came in and suggested improvements to up the value of the home, coordinated the work, and did a great job in showcasing the house. The other owner resided out of state and was in constant communication with her. He was effective in guiding us through the selling process, the offers, and negotiations to the completion of the escrow. I would highly recommend Derek as a realtor.

Jonathan & Amy

My husband and I really enjoyed working with Derek on selling our home. We met him previously while we were browsing for new homes to buy and he immediately presented himself as an expert in our community. He gave us ample information and when it came time to sell our place, we were certain that he and his colleagues were going to get the highest value for our property.


I met with Derek to get his opinion on homes in the Hawthorne and Gardena area and to get educated on the home buying process. He was super easy to talk to and honest, using past experiences and data to support his recommendations. Although my interaction with Derek didn't end in a home purchase (an imprudent time for my family), he was a great resource!


I had the pleasure of working with Derek over the last 6 months in a very aggressive market. We looked at dozens of units throughout the west side and south bay and he never seemed to lose steam. Derek made the process of purchasing a home here in Southern California much easier with his patience, calmness, flexibility, and knowledge.

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