Darla has been a top-producing real estate agent since 2001, a time when she received the recognition of “Rookie of the Year” from Coldwell Banker. Before joining Walt Danley Realty in 2018, Darla received numerous awards and recognitions from Equitable Real Estate, Russ Lyon/Sotheby’s Real Estate and Re/Max Platinum Living.
Darla attributes her success to her dedication and knowledge of the industry, ongoing education and training, and loving what she does. In fact, she is in the process of penning a heartfelt and humorous book about selling real estate.
Before her real estate career, Darla was the first “female” sales executive for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), a company Ross Perot founded in 1962 after leaving IBM, in the financial services industry in the 1970’s where she sold facilities management to large financial institutions worldwide. After EDS was sold to General Motors, she moved to Shared Financial Systems where she was Senior Vice President of Sales selling software to clients that were Sr. Management Executives of major institutions like American Express, Visa, Diner’s Club and MasterCard. These two professional positions, along with owning her own retail store in Carmel, California, certainly prepared her for a future real estate career!
She and her husband live and work as Realtors® in North Scottsdale’s coveted DC Ranch. Darla has a degree in Business Communications from the University of Oklahoma. Her greatest joy comes from helping people from all walks of life – she believes that everyone has a “story.” Darla’s true happiness lies in giving back to her community and, as such, she has been a volunteer for Arizona’s Hospice of the Valley, is highly involved in her church, and contributes a portion of every commission check to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.