Client Reviews


I selected Darnell Eaton because he was prompt, knowledgeable, and responsive with my dealings. I saw this as a reflection of his work ethic and consideration for me at such an important time. After researching his background, I saw that he is what I needed to help me with purchasing my first home. I truly felt Darnell had my best interest at heart and it showed before, during and after I purchased my home. I am very pleased with the negotiated terms of my contract, the price of my home and overall experience. I have already recommended Darnell to my friends and plan to use him again in the future.
Mack Bean

Darnell Eaton knows his job. He was always professional, courteous and accessible. I appreciated his patience and attention to detail. He made me feel like I was his only client and not like I was just a name on his list of clients/potential sales.

Darnell Eaton made every aspect of the sale process clear and easy to understand. He was available whenever I had any questions or concerns which put me at ease.

I am EXTREMELY Satisfied with my experience with Darnell Eaton/Century 21. No doubt I will be using him to buy my next home/forever home. He went above and beyond to get our home sold quickly and to even assist me with finding a rental property in time for closing. I would not hesitate in recommending his services to my family and friends.

Gina Lewis

Darnell was great throughout the entire homebuying process. He made what is often an extremely stressful experience not only manageable but memorable. From our first meeting with him, we knew Darnell was the right fit: detail-oriented, knowledgeable, and – very important to us – kind and personable. We never felt pressured to put in an offer or do anything we weren’t comfortable with, and he was understanding of our questions and concerns. He definitely went the extra mile and did what needed to get done to get us to closing. I remember getting texts and emails from him at all sorts of hours and thinking, wow he is really invested in this. Darnell provided the kind of client-centered approach that made this a memorable experience, and we hope to maintain a relationship with him even now after we’ve purchased our home.
Richie Nguyen

Darnell helped us buy a house over a couple months this year. Despite the hot market, he was able to keep our hopes up. With Darnell’s great work, we were able to get a house that we were excited about and we love.
Darnell and his team brought in many professionals who had helped us ensure we got the house we were looking for.
Justin Chan

Darnell was what we had been looking for in our 1 year long house hunt. We tried 3 other agents and were always disappointed with the limited value they put on our wants and needs. The experiences always seemed focused getting a house instead of our home. Fortunately, we found Darnell! Darnell took the time to understand our requirements and how they corresponded to our budget and translated that to a housing search that was refined and concise -fitting nicely into our busy schedule! During the closing of the home, Darnell was in constant communication with us and the sellers, ensuring that we received the best possible outcome while also keeping the sale moving forward. I am certain that without Darnell, we would have either settled for less or would still be searching.
Blair Van Horn

I felt like Darnell was extremely accommodating, kind and patient. He was by my side the entire time, even when things became challenging (multiple offers, difficult sellers, etc.). That meant a lot to me as I went through this process as a single homebuyer. He was also proactive and helpful in thinking about things I didn’t know about like how to handle the inspection and providing counsel on how I should negotiate to giving me ideas on new areas to explore and working with my lender. Lastly, Darnell was extremely responsive and pretty much accessible whenever I needed him. I’d highly recommend working with Darnell as your realtor and he’ll be my realtor into the future!
Whitney H

I love Darnell!! He made buying a home and selling my condo an easy process. He navigated bumps in the road with ease while managing to keep me calm along the way. I would recommend Darnell to friends and will definitely work with him for my future real estate needs.
Tannisha Bell

Darnell was wonderful to work with. He did a great job of outlining every step of the process and answering questions that came up along the way. He was super responsive and helped us to move quickly in this fast-paced housing market.
Dana Malone

Darnell was super patient with me as a first-time homebuyer.

The other people Darnell connected me with (the inspector and the settlement agency) made me feel comfortable and helped to make the homebuying process seamless. As a 1st time homebuyer, I appreciated that he had access to trusted professionals who in turn I could trust.

Tandra Turner

Darnell is an excellent realtor. He was very professional and accommodating. He knows what to do and how to handle any situation. He gets the job done!
Leslie Lovett

Darnell was very thoughtful throughout the process and explained each step and always made sure to inquire if we had questions. He’s very familiar with the DC area and took the time to ensure he met our needs.

Darnell helped me to find what I was looking for and meet my need as a realtor. His team was quick to help me throughout the entire process and everything went smoothly!
Gerald Smith

Darnell’s knowledge of the many real estate factors allowed us find a home that met most of our criteria in finding our new home. We are in our dream home because of Darnell’s hard and detailed work.
Sheree P

He did an amazing job and helped me find my first investment property at a great price! He negotiated my offer and helped me beat out multiple other offers.
Greg Jackson

Darnell is a consummate professional, and as a first time homebuyer, everything I could’ve asked for in an agent. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a keen pulse on the DC market, but critically, he is also very good at disseminating everything he knows in a way that is accessible. His thoughtfulness, patience, and advocacy on my behalf made for a seamless homebuying process. Quick response times and flexibility were cherries on top. I could not have asked for a better strategic partner – will not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you, Darnell, from a happy homebuyer!
Jack Murphy

Thanks Darnell!
Mitchell Rubinstein

Stephen is great at prompt replies and does everything he could to take you across the finish line.
Anuj Christian

As a real estate agent, Stephen Gabauer was professional, knowledgeable, and, most importantly, kind. He really took the time to listen to what I wanted in my new home, and work with me to find exactly the right place. Once we found it, he worked diligently and quickly to help me secure my dream home in a very tough market.

Stephen was positive, supportive, and trustworthy in all of our conversations and dealings. He made sure I was comfortable with the process, and was an excellent guide through all the intricacies that go into buying a home. He was very knowledgeable, and working with him was a very pleasant and fun experience.

Stephen’s patience, kindness, and honesty were like a breath of fresh air. In a business where people and places can be reduced to numbers to hit and commodities to manage, Stephen really got to know me, and I was so appreciative of his support. I always felt my time was truly important to him, and he went above and beyond to make sure I had a positive experience buying my home.

Thank you so much, Stephen. You have made all the difference in the world to me and my family, and we’re looking forward to settling into our new home!

Meg Kneisl

Stephen is a great real estate agent and an overall wonderful person!! He went above and beyond to help us with submitting the bid for our home. He was extremely responsive, especially with time sensitive matters. He would even respond late at night to our emails or messages. He was extremely helpful in answering our questions and communicating with the seller’s agent on our behalf. He would always reach out to ensure that everything was going smoothly with our property before the closing date. Stephen was exemplary the day of closing, even negotiating some final changes to our contract and supporting us in-person at closing! He is a great advocate for anyone trying to navigate the challenging real estate market as a buyer. We are so thankful that we had the opportunity to work with him and will not hesitate to recommend him to any of our family or friends! Five stars all around!!
Cassandra Rattan

Stephen was a great communicator and went above and beyond to make himself accessible throughout the search process. He always called the sellers agent of homes we expressed serious interest in before we even stepped in the home to tour so he could give us as much information on the home as possible and inform our bidding strategy. He was always easy to get in touch with and was very proactive in his approach. He also kept us abreast of market trends he was seeing. Ultimately, Stephen sharing with us a lot of information about the house we won and what the sellers were looking for, scheduling a quick pre-inspection, and building a great repertoire with the sellers’ realtor were what won us our home, which we are so thrilled with! We’re so grateful to Stephen for his partnership in this process!
Adam Troy

Working with Stephen was a great experience. He was fantastic at managing logistics, explaining different scenarios and representing our best interests. He was extremely professional, diligent and flexible with his time. Most importantly, he was great at not only communicating with us but also communicating with the sellers on our behalf.

Any prospective buyers or sellers should contact Stephen now!

Kevin Gold

Stephen is an expert in all aspects of buying a home. He proactively partnered with me to find my dream home and provided sound recommendations as I progressed to submitting an offer and was the successful bidder. He continues to be a major source of valuable guidance and information even after closing. I highly recommend Stephen.
D Holmes

Stephen was extremely flexible in meeting my schedule often showing properties on my short notice. After our first showing he immediately understood my preferences and knew precisely what I was looking for in a new home. He intuitively read what was important to me, answered my questions professionally and demonstrated outstanding knowledge of his market.

Stephen is professional and an outstanding seasoned Realtor. I have an abundance of confidence in Stephens skills and have confidence referring family and friends when they are looking to buy a new home.


Stephen was so incredibly helpful as we put together as competitive of an offer as possible for this condo that still feels like a dream that I have been able to land in DC! Not only was Stephen helpful with the offer process, the loan team that he put me in touch with made this process that I was unfamiliar with go smoothly. Just feel so lucky to have had Stephen as my realtor!
Thomas L

Stephen was incredibly attentive, always accessible and was very flexible with my schedule. Additionally, he did a great job negotiating with the sellers on my behalf. He was helpful and knowledgeable throughout every step of the process. I would certainly work with him again and recommend him to any of my friends looking to purchase or sell a property!
Samantha Kirsch

I had an amazing experience with Stephen. He made sure to keep me informed every step of my home buying journey. He is also very informed and will answer any question you may have and if he doesn’t know the answer he will find it for you!. Thank you in helping me buy my home!!!
Mariah Tolbert

Relationship was very professional but friendly. I was going through the grief process and Stephen instilled confidence in me that the home would sell with his professionalism, knowledge of market and community and my intuition that he would be excellent at selling the home. We were intuitively connected in each step of the process. I listened to his suggestions and put aside my experiences of the past with selling/buying of 12 real-estate transactions over the past four decades and followed through with Stephen’s professional advice. He exponentially increased my desire to be a professional and get buyers requests satisfied. Hopefully this great teamwork and professionalism made a better experience for all involved. This by far has been the best real estate transaction ever
I “Izzy” R

Working with Stephen to purchase my first home was a smooth process from start to finish. Stephen is very responsive and does an excellent job with keeping all parties updated in a timely manner. Stephen was always flexible and on top of every step. Thanks to Stephen my first and only offer was accepted and I am now moved in 30 days later. I loved that Stephen had an awesome team with great service that he works with and is able to recommend to his clients. I would definitely recommend Stephen as a realtor especially for a first time homebuyer. His patience and professionalism is truly appreciated. Looking forward to working with Stephen and his team to purchase my first investment property!
Jada Nabinett

Stephen is top-notch. He has outstanding follow-through and great attention to detail. The highest level of praise I can give is that I would work with him again, and would recommend him to others I know.
Maureen McIvor