Property Specialist, Ray White Gladstone
Combine a genuine passion for property, commitment to providing a high level of client service and offering reliable information and what do you get?
With 10 years experience in negotiating the highest selling price for his clients, Derran has earned the reputation of being one of most successful and dynamic agents in the Gladstone industry today.
The level of market knowledge and commitment to achieving a result will ensure you have chosen Derran to be best agent to market your property.
Derran has received many awards for his dedication and service in the industry and was recognised for being the Number 1 agent in Qld in 2010 for number of sales. This can be attributed to Derran’s diligence, determination and supreme negotiation skills
As a senior sales agent with Ray White, he brings to real estate an analytical approach and dedication to achieving the best result for each successive property.
Priding himself on building clients for life, his results speak for themselves with over 60% of Derran’s business coming via referrals as he genuinely enjoys building lasting relationships with his clients and the level of repeat and referral business he receives is a testament to this.
Derran’s believes the key in Residential sales is really listening to a client’s needs, applying creative marketing through follow up, courtesy and careful consideration when providing advice to clients buying and selling real estate.
I have recently bought and sold a property through Derran Corke and have been very satisfied with his services. So I speak from both sides of the fence. The sale and settlement of my unit was within two months of my listing it with him. To my delight I had two different offers from which to choose and achieved my asking price. I could not fault his professionalism and motivation to sell my property. He always kept me informed after each inspection and I would not hesitate in recommending him to prospective clients. I would certainly contract his services again.
Joyce O'Dowd - Gladstone, QLD
We would like to commend Derran Corke for his professionalism in the sale of our home. Derran was always pleasant, helpful and sincere, never pushy. We were happy with the valuation and the sale of the home due to Derran's good work. He wasted no time with the photography, advertising and bringing prospective buyers through the home on a regular basis. The thought of selling our home had filled us with dread, but Derran did everything he could to reduce the stress. We are happy to recommend Derran to anyone considering selling their home.
Peter & Lynn Johnston - Gladstone
I would like to thank you for all the hard work and dedication you put in to sell my house. Being an older double storey house, which I had renovated, I knew it would be a challenge to sell it in the current depressed market. But you taking on the role 'like a dog at a bone' you just did not give up trying to find the perfect buyer for my property. I especially want to thank you for all the long hours you put in conducting open houses, private inspections and always keeping me up-to-date via telephone, email or in person. Your honesty and advice in regard to the pricing was also excellent and spot on. As you know Derran, I would have done and will continue to recommend you to anyone who is seeking a Real Estate Agent.
Jenni Gibbs - Gladstone
We would have no hesitation in recommending Derran to anyone wishing to sell their property. He recommended a sales campaign which included advertising in the local newspaper, promotion on internet sites and an open house inspection on one week-end. During the contract period we received updates as each step was reached to keep us advised as we had had no previous experience at selling a house, Derran ensured we had no need to feel anxious at any time during the process. Our house sold quite quickly and getting a reasonable price in the current market is an excellent result which allows us to move forward with the next phase of our life. Thanks Derran and well done.
Peter & Gail Pascoe - Gladstone
I recently enlisted Derran Corke to sell my investment property in a difficult seller’s market. I received an offer within two weeks of the property going on the market with Derran handling the negotiations between both parties and helping to calm my nerves. The sale contract involved a building and pest inspection which once completed threatened settlement of the property. As I was an interstate investor it was difficult for me to organise contractors to complete any repairs required before settlement could go through. Derran was able to step in and organise both a builder and a plumber at a very reasonable cost and repairs were carried out satisfactorily and in a timely manner. His fantastic efforts meant that settlement went through in 21 days as originally scheduled. I can’t thank Derran enough for his diligence and his professionalism and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone wishing to sell their property. Renata Davis
Renata Davis - New Auckland
We would like to thank Derran Corke & the Ray White Gladstone sales team for selling our house. We had sold an investment property for which Derran was the selling agent and found him to be extremely helpful. Derran recommended a sales campaign which included advertising in the local newspaper, internet sites and open homes were also conducted. We were particularly impressed that Derran planned to conduct the open home inspections on both Saturday and Sunday each weekend. Throughout the sale process Derran kept us informed via regular emails and phone calls of market conditions, price movements of similar houses to our own etc. After the sale contract was signed we still received regular updates as each step was reached to ensure a smooth sale. In a challenging market and the fact that our home was unique we were satisfied with the result that we achieved. We would have no hesitation in recommending Derran Corke to anyone wishing to sell their property. Lindsay and Jenny Prizeman
Lindsay & Jennifer Prizeman - Gladstone
I wish to express my sincere thanks to you for your efforts with the sale of 14 Jordana Court New Auckland. To sell the place so quickly and getting a reasonable price in the current market is an excellent result and it allows me to move forward with other investments. And thanks for the excellent communication which I appreciate as I see that as a real must and an area where many people in business fall very short in terms of expectations these days. Thanks again and best regards Noel
In September, 2016 I Googled Local Agent Finder and found Derran Corke, Ray White. I contacted him about giving us an appraisal for a house we owned in Gladstone and then we listed the house for sale exclusively with Derran Corke. He has been very easy to get along with and very approachable. Derran has gone above and beyond with assisting us with various issues with the house, arranging trades people, etc. when needed. Derran has kept us well informed about the interest in the house and contacting me at least once a week to let me know what was happening. I would highly recommend Derran Corke to anyone that requires a great Real Estate Sales Person. I thank Derran so much for being an excellent Real Estate Sales Person and also for securing a sale for us. Thank you.
Wendy Mammino - Alexandra Headland QLD
We would be happy to recommend Derran Corke from Ray White Gladstone as an Agent for property sales in the Gladstone area. In the course of selling our unit he was very thorough, professional and personable in his approach. In the current economic climate of over-supply of properties in the Gladstone area, his planning and strategies were very much appreciated. We would be happy to recommend Derran to any future clients.
Cheryl & Alan Colegrave
Thank you Derran Corke for acting as agent to sell our property. In Gladstone. The market was really down but you were honest in telling us how long it would take to sell and what sort of price to expect. It was a protracted process and Derran thankfully was willing to met potential buyers any day or time, even during his holidays, for which I thank him As we were not local I appreciated Derran being prepared to meet tradesmen at the house to arrange entry. I was satisfied with the prompt feedback and availabilty of Derran
We would like to thank Derran Corke for his fantastic work in successfully selling our Kirkwood investment property. After contacting three local agents to appraise our property we readily appointed Derran as our chosen selling agent. Derran had an excellent presence in the local area with a number of existing listings – all of which sold during the period of our sales campaign. As we reside interstate reliable communication was particularly important to us. Throughout the entire selling process Derran consistently kept us well informed via phone and email and was very easily reached when needed. Derran’s commitment to our sale saw him conduct a number of open homes and individual inspections and provide ongoing feedback and advice in what was an especially challenging market. Demand from buyers was sluggish, as there were many young four bedroom homes like ours to choose from. Despite this Derran was able to achieve a solid result for our property within an excellent timeframe. Derran also remained in contact during the settlement period and liaised with us and the purchaser to keep things moving along, resulting in a hassle free settlement. We greatly appreciated all of Derran’s fantastic efforts and would have no hesitation in recommending Derran and the team at Ray White to anyone looking to sell a property.
Angela & Stephen Chaseling
I would just like to Thank Derran Corke from Ray White real estate in Gladstone again for the great support and result of the selling of my property. I knew it was a tough market and there were plenty of options out there for buyers. While I was confident the house would sell the quickness in which Derran got a contract on it for me was really amazing. Right from the start he gave me plenty of feedback and was there to answer questions when I had them which was a huge help. Thanks Andy
I wish to thank Derran and Liz and the team at Ray White real estate for the professional sale of my property. The whole sale went through exceptionally well with constant contact. I would certainly recommend Derran and Liz and the Ray White team to any person looking at selling buying or renting as they certainly will look after your needs
When I received a work transfer and needed to sell my property fast, the first person I contacted was Derran. From previous dealings with him a number of years ago, I knew he was the “go to guy” to sell my house in such a tight market. I was delighted to also meet his business counterpart Liz, who like Derran, has such a knowledge and instinct for the property market. Together, their work ethic and experience is unrivalled. Derran and Liz both went over and above to help me through the business and personal journey of selling my home, which they did in such a short amount of time. Selling my home remotely was never an issue as they were in constant communication with me and helped me immensely with organising service providers. You really feel like a friend and not just their client. I would not hesitate to recommend Derran and Liz to anyone selling or looking to buy. Thanks heaps guys.
We would like to thank both you and Liz for your well thought out campaign which was conducted with true professionalism. You both work well as a team with tireless work ethics. You are prepared to go the extra mile and constantly kept in touch updating each other and ourselves and were always available. Your friendly, personalized service and your thoughtfulness and attention to detail and importantly being prepared to listen was appreciated. We Chose you Derran because you have sold almost every block and house in this area and know it very well but still we were overwhelmed by the interest your campaign generated. We have already recommended your services to others and guarantee we will again. Thank you so much, It felt like we were dealing with friends.
Margaret & Neill Petersen
I wish to thank Derran and Liz for their efficient and professional conduct during the sale of our Gladstone property. I really appreciated the consistent and informative feedback they provided - I am aware that this level of service is not provided by all agents. I would definitely recommend engaging the Derran-Liz team to others seeking to sell their property.
Gerard Joanne Mills
As remote investors we were looking for an agent we could trust, and was willing to go the extra mile for us. After frustration at the lack of progress from our original real estate agent, we changed agents. Derran and Liz provided excellent service, in particular to assist with preparation of the property. In consultation with us they arranged for the relevant contractors to make the necessary cosmetic changes and repairs to the property to make it as marketable as possible. Throughout the process regular feedback was provided on the effectiveness of the overall sales strategy and the leads being generated. Derran and Liz’s energetic and thorough approach achieved a timely sale in a relatively slow market. We have no reservations recommending them.
Nathan & Fiona Robinson - Newcastle NSW
Thanks … Derran and Liz I wish to thank Derran and Liz for their efficient and professional conduct during the sale of our Gladstone property. I really appreciated the consistent and informative feedback they provided – I am aware that this level of service is not provided by all agents. I would definitely recommend engaging the Derran-Liz team to others seeking to sell their property.
Thanks Derran A huge thank you must go to Derran Corke for his proactive approach in securing a timely sale on our ex-rental property in Gladstone. He provided a realistic appraisal and as we live 1500km away and were unable visit the property, we relied on Derran’s recommendations to prepare the property for sale. Derran organized quotes and communicated with trades’ people on our behalf – all the while providing us with regular progress reports. The consistent feedback provided during the marketing phase was exemplary and very much appreciated. Derran’s commitment and level of communication gave the feeling that we were his only clients (obviously not the case) and I can confidently recommend his skills, knowledge and sales approach
We would like to sincerely thank Liz and Derran and the Ray White team for the recent sale of our home. Liz and Derran have been professional, friendly and gone above and beyond throughout the whole process. They constantly reported back to us via email or phone and stayed on top of potential buyers. In this difficult market, it took a lot of patience and persistence on their part and Craig and I truly appreciate all what they have done.
Craig and Wendy Murphy
Derran & Liz successfully marketed and sold our property in Gladstone that appeared to be a difficult and slow-moving market. We chose Derran & Liz because of their personable and calm approach and the honesty and knowledge that they both demonstrated. In our experience, Derran & Liz were very thorough and informative during the marketing process, keeping us regularly up-to-date with progress, and they achieved a great result for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Derran and Liz to our family and friends. Thanks for your assistance and best of luck for the future.
Graham & Maree Asplet
We have been fortunate enough to know Derran for many years through the Ray White Property reports. Derran has always been professional and courteous to call. Upon meeting Liz and seeing how Liz and Derran worked as a team, combined with their peerless knowledge of the Gladstone property market. We knew we had made the right decision. Three weeks later in a depressed market our confidence was justified beyond all expectations. We would like to thank Liz and Derran for all their hard work, professionalism and passion. I would highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling in the Gladstone region.
Nardia & Justin Barnicoat
Selling a home is never an easy task, especially in a difficult market; however I found Derran and Liz throughout the whole process constantly providing great assistance and support. I specifically appreciated their proactive approach to potential leads and the constant feedback and recommendations to improve the chance of a sale. Derran and Liz are both professional communicators and are able to empathise, but at the same time offer practical and realistic advice to achieve the sale. I would like to thank Derran and Liz for their assistance and would be happy to recommend them both for the professional and efficient service they provide.
G & C Melrose
Derran and Liz were recommended to us after initially listing the property with another agent. When we first met them we were impressed by their professional approach and their knowledge of the property market. They advised us how to best present the property to achieve the best price and provided us with different advertising options to reach the largest number of buyers. Although having open homes was sometimes difficult to prepare for when we were out of town, we were so happy with the number of buyers who attended each and every week with over 40 buyers visiting the property. Throughout the sale of our home Derran and Liz were in constant contact and were always open and transparent with all their communications with us. We were extremely impressed with the service they provided and we would be happy to recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their property who wants a hardworking and dedicated team.
Brian & Linda Drinnen
When I decided to sell my home the plan was to "interview" a number of agents, however, after just one meeting with Liz Hagedorn and Derran Corke from Ray White I knew there was no need to consider anyone else. Both Liz and Derran where exemplary in their professionalism and their communication throughout the process was faultless. With sound and current knowledge of the Gladstone market, I felt instantly comfortable engaging them to sell my property. The proof of their success shows, my home sold after only being listed for one week in a depressed market. I couldn't have chosen better agents to represent my home and would confidently recommend their service to you.
I would like to thank Derran & Liz for assisting us in sale of our property. We've had prior dealings with Derran from when we purchased in 2006 & since this time, Derran provided us with regular market updates and demonstrated a high level of professionalism. Throughout the sale Derran & Liz worked efficiently together offering a pleasant experience and they negotiated a successful sale within a desired timeframe. The marketing campaign that was recommended was effective in promoting our property that resulted in a good number of inspections to find the right buyer. We will certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to others looking to sell or buy in Gladstone.
J & L Osborne
I have been fortunate to have Derran and his team sell 2 houses for me in the past 18 months. In a difficult market and with difficult houses to sell, it was a relief to have someone who was so passionate and facused on selling and who went the extra mile to achieve a successful result. Both Derran and Liz are professional, thorough and energetic and the experience has been a pleasure - something I didn't expect in such a tough market.
The recent sale of our house was a stress-free experience thanks to Liz and Derran through their professionalism and genuine care for their client. Throughout the sales process both Liz and Derran displayed the utmost professionalism and provided us with constant communication. Nothing was too much trouble and they made the success of selling our place a wonderful experience. We would definitely recommend Liz and Derran to anyone wishing to get great service and great results.
Julie & David Ahern
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Derran & Liz for all their help in selling my house in a very competitive market. They continually were in contact with me after every inspection and made recommendations on how to present my property to achieve the best price. The marketing campaign that they recommended was very effective in promoting the property that resulted in a large number of inspections to find the right. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is in the market for selling or buying real estate. Thanks again for all your help. Good luck in the future.
I came to Derran & Liz after unsuccessfully marketing my property with another agent. They sold our property in a difficult market and showed commitment to us through a period of decreasing property values. We valued there honesty and realistic approach when recommending a list price and when providing market valuations. Derran & Liz demonstrated extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and the influential industrial developments in the surrounding area. They were always professional and thorough, regularly making contact with me to keep me informed on the progress as this was particularly important for us as we live on the Sunshine Coast. We found them both to be very approachable and to build good rapport with potential buyers. I would highly recommend Derran & Liz and the Ray White team to anyone looking to sell their property.
I want to show my gratitude in this small way for the way my recent sale of the above address was conducted by Liz and Derran. It is a difficult situation, to say the least, when the agent and the owner of the property are over 1300km apart. As you know, I had previously dealt with another real estate firm in Gladstone. This was quite unsatisfactory, and I very wisely chose Ray White, firstly as prospective property manager, and then as a sales team. My first contact was with Derran , and then Liz came into the mix. I am so happy with Liz and Derran. Continue below..
Continued...They were open and transparent with all their communication. And their communication was very regular as they promised it would be. They both worked hard to sell my property in an ever decreasing market, by taking potential buyers through and then pursuing those leads. Derran was able to suggest some ways to improve the look of the property and set those repairs in motion. As soon as they were able to secure a signed contract, and that wasn't an easy task, I was kept in the loop at all times. Liz made timely and reasonable requests and the whole process was very smooth for me. So I thank Ray White Gladstone, Liz and Derran for a very professional and friendly experience selling my house. I would recommend this sales team to anyone. Ray White Gladstone, you are lucky to have them work with you.
Derran represented me in selling my house in West Gladstone in July 2013. I found Derran to be far more organised and more professional than other agents I have dealt with. Undoubtedly his knowledge and understanding of the Gladstone market ensured my plans to sell and relocate happened sooner than expected. Derran provided me with a realistic market appraisal in the beginning and the level of communication kept me well informed throughout the sale. I would have no hesitation in recommending Derran to anyone who is considering selling their property. Rick Wright
Rick Wright - West Gladstone
Derran successfully marketed and sold our property in Gladstone in what appeared to be a difficult and slow-moving market. We chose Derran because of his personable and calm approach and the honesty and knowledge he demonstrated in our first meeting. In our experience, Derran was thorough and informative during the marketing process, keeping us regularly up-to-date with progress, and he was always realistic and thoughtful in decisions to be made. Though we were quite a distance away in Sydney, Derran was reliable and flexible and clearly can develop as good a rapport with buyers as was our experience as a seller.