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Darren McLellan 

VP Business Development
949 / 933 / 9282

 

BIOGRAPHY

Vice President Darren McLellan leads Nook’s corporate development initiatives with an emphasis on recruiting, brand positioning and strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining Nook, Darren McLellan served as a Vice President and Senior Loan Consultant at Back Bay Funding, where he spent 13 years establishing relationships with leading national and regional lenders and building one of the most well-respected team of loan originators in Orange County. In addition to his management duties, Darren was consistently recognized as one of the firm’s top producing loan officers.

Darren is a founding partner of Partners Direct Insurance Services and currently serves on the board of McLellan Estate Co. He began his professional career with Onsale.com as an Account Manager and later honed his sales and business development expertise during his time at Deremate.com, Global Center, and Exodus Communications. Darren studied at University of California at Davis, where he earned dual degrees in International Relations and Spanish Language.

A bit more about Darren, in his own words:

Q: Why are you passionate about real estate?
A: Real estate represents so many things – shelter, opportunity, home, transformation, and design. I am passionate about spaces that not only provide basic shelter, but also evoke emotion and a sense of place that matches their environment. When I look at the low slung roofs in the desert, the heavy timbers of a snow-covered cabin, or the versatile indoor outdoor living spaces of the West Coast, I am inspired.

Q: What’s your favorite room in your house and why?
A: My favorite room in my house is the living room. It is center of our home and a place for relaxing, enjoying a fire or TV show, and enjoying conversations. To me, it represents family.

Q: Where do you live now and why do you love it?
A: I live in a Craftsman style home in Laguna Beach that is settled at the base of a canyon and surrounded by a running creek and huge eucalyptus trees. Our home feels like an intimate getaway from our busy town, and I love feeling like we live in the woods while still being a three-minute drive from the ocean. It’s the best of both worlds.

Q: If you could have a second home or a dream home (beyond your current home) where would it be and why?
A: I would love to have a home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which is renowned for its incredible homes and breathtaking mountain beauty. And if money were no object, I know my wife would love an apartment in New York City or Paris.

CalRE# 01368773

Darren's Sold Inventory

Costa Mesa, CA

$899,000

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1,235
  • N/A

Quintessential Eastside Bungalow! This Cottage Style Home Sits Proudly On An Expansive Lot On The 200 Block Of 23rd. The Home Features Hardwood Floors And New Carpet In The Bedrooms. Master Bathroom Is Comfortable And Upgraded. Kitchen Features W...

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Aliso Viejo, CA

$689,000

  • 3
  • 3
  • 1,500
  • N/A

Stunning, Turn-key, Highly Custom Upgraded 3br, 2.5ba Single-family Home Perfectly Situated On A Large Private Lot. Located In The Sought After Laguna Audubon Community, This Exclusive Neighborhood Is Assigned To The Award Winning Laguna Beach Sch...

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Los Angeles (city), CA

$1,594,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 2,040
  • N/A

Stunning And Private Country English Home With Guesthouse In Prime Beverly Grove! This Character-rich Home Located On A Fully Hedged Corner Lot Has It All. Enter Into The Living Room With Beamed Cathedral Ceiling And Fireplace Leading To Step-up D...

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Mission Viejo, CA

$541,000

  • 3
  • 3
  • 1,670
  • N/A

Turn-key Model-like Home! Shows Bright And Cheerful. 1,670 Sqft With 3-bedrooms (including Large Master Suite W/walk-in Closet), And 3 Bathrooms. There Is A Great Feeling To This Home And You’ll Notice It The Moment You Walk Inside. The Entryway, ...

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Aliso Viejo, CA

$616,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1,207
  • N/A

Turn Key! This Single Family Home In Laguna Audubon With No Mello Roos Is Completely Remodeled Throughout. Quiet Location With Private Enclosed Yard. Gorgeous Real Wood Floors Throughout Main Floor And Newer Soft Carpet In The Bedrooms. New Custom...

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Los Angeles (city), CA

$1,350,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1,795
  • N/A

Remodeled 1920's Spanish Style Home With High End Modern Finishes. Living Room Features Barrel Ceiling And Fireplace, Formal Dining Area, Upgraded Kitchen With Breakfast Area, Extra Large Master Bedroom With French Doors To The Yard, Lots Of Close...

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

$305,000

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1,114
  • N/A

Location, Location. This Private Corner Unit Location Is Just Steps From The Entrance To O'neill Regional Park. This Property Boasts A Large Driveway That Could Easily Hold 4+ Cars And Is Adjacent To A Greenbelt Area. Popular Floorplan With Vaulte...

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Huntington Beach, CA

$605,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1,459
  • N/A

Great Location In South Huntington Beach. Private Enclosed Courtyard With Lots Of Brickwork, Updated Roof And Good Paint. Wood Laminant Flooring In Entry And Dining/family Room. Bay Windows In Front Two Bedrooms. Several Ceiling Fans Throughout Th...

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Laguna Hills, CA

$335,000

  • 3
  • 3
  • 1,800
  • N/A

One Of The Nicest Units In The Complex. Unit Is Highly Upgraded With Custom Fireplace, Upgraded Kitchen And Flooring, Custom Cabinets, Backyard With Stone Work. Modern/contemporary Style And Color Scheme. This Is Not Your Average Condo. It Is V...

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Indio, CA

$175,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2,749
  • N/A

*** A Beautiful Home... Centralized Location... Near Shopping Center, Schools, Golf Course, And Easy Freeway Access...

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Jurupa Valley, CA

$148,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1,120
  • N/A

**just Reduced** 1 Story House In Southridge Community. Large Backyard. Wall To Wall Carpeting. Great Home Or Investment Property. Write Offers Now! Currently Tennant Occupied.

Photo of Listing #S668180

Murrieta, CA

$220,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2,721
  • N/A

***back On The Market!!! Short Sale Approved... Huge 4bd Corner Lot With A Huge Backyard, Upgraded Flooring, And Easy Access To Schools, Shopping Center, And Freeway.

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Aliso Viejo, CA

$393,000

  • 3
  • 4
  • 1,523
  • N/A

Beautiful Contemporary Unit. Upgraded And Well Equipped Unit With Modern Style. Unit Features Dark Wood Cabinetry, Built In Entertainment System, And Modern Bathrooms. Property Is Move In Ready.

Photo of Listing #S690785

Indio, CA

$178,500

  • 5
  • 4
  • 2,460
  • N/A

*** Beautiful 5 Bd 4 Bath... Crown Molding, Kitchen Island, And A Beautiful Mountain View... Located In A Gated Community, Golf Course, Schools, And Easy Freeway Access...

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Irvine, CA

$550,000

  • 3
  • 3
  • 2,146
  • N/A

Mediterranean Style Home In The Northwood Area Of Irvine. 2 Master Bedrooms And An Office In 3rd. Wood Floors, French Doors. Close To Good Schools, Shopping, And Restaurants. Property To Be Sold In 'as Is' Condition

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Anaheim, CA

$210,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1,106
  • N/A

*** Approved Short Sale ... *** 2 Story 3bd 1.5bath With 2 Car Detached Garage Located In A Quite Neighborhood... Near Shopping Center, Knotts Berry Farm, Schools, Park, And Easy Freeway Access...

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Anaheim, CA

$260,000

  • 3
  • 3
  • 1,478
  • N/A

Stunning Upgraded Tri-level Condo Located In Anaheim... Upgraded Kitchen With A Movable Island, Pedestal Sinks In Bathrooms, Wood Floors Throughout, Crown Moldings, Double Door Entry To Master Suite, Vaulted Ceiling In Master Bedroom, Bonus Room T...

Photo of Listing #S681176

Fontana, CA

$148,500

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1,253
  • N/A

***just Reduced***2 Story Home In Southridge Community. Large Backyard, With New Carpet And Paint Throughout. Great Home Or Investment Property. Write Your Offers Now! Currently Tenant Occupied.

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Aliso Viejo, CA

$725,000

  • 5
  • 3
  • 2,768
  • N/A

Previously Upgraded Pacific Ridge Home That Now Needs Tlc. Home Has Definite Signs Of Deferred Maintence Throughout. Exposed Dywall In Downstairs Bathroom And Downstairs Closet. Epoxy Finished Grage, Black Pecan Wood Flooring, Travertine Foyer....

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Laguna Woods, CA

$1,400 (Rental)

  • 2
  • 3
  • 1,280
  • N/A

Remodeled Expanded Kitchen Has Custom Built In Cbinets, Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances And New Lighting. Smooth Ceilings, Crown Molding, Laminate Flooring And Central Heat And Air. Both Bathrooms Have New Vanities, Fixtures And Tile...

Photo of Listing #S685903