Darian Cochran

Introduction

darian-cochran-realtorThank you for taking the time to get to get to know me. My name is Darian Cochran and I am co-owner and Principal Broker of Avenue Realty, LLC. My wife, Amy Cochran, and I started our real estate careers in 2004 after purchasing our first home. I began my real estate career working for a few of the larger real estate companies. During my time at these companies I realized that home buying and selling was looked upon as purely a business transaction focusing on the company’s profit margin rather than the client. Amy and I decided the larger firms just were not a good fit for us. We started our careers in real estate to help our clients succeed and enjoy the home buying milestone. It was time to open a boutique real estate firm focusing on an environment where the home buying or selling process is personalized for each individual client and where the client comes first. We define success at Avenue Realty, LLC as providing a level of service where our clients feel comfortable and well informed throughout the process.

My previous work experience began in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. I spent a significant amount of my early career as a Director of Financial Management. I was in charge of operating and managing the resources for a two hundred and fifty million dollar organization. This experience taught me the importance of “sweating” the small stuff/details and being frugal with resources. As I transitioned to founding Avenue Realty, LLC, the financial management skills I gained are serving as a huge asset to my clients as we navigate through this monumental financial home buying or selling process.

I don’t consider myself a salesman. You won’t see me bragging about “me” and all my accomplishments in the real estate industry. What I give my clients is a consultant and advisor who will put their interests first, listen to their requirements, anticipate their needs, and make sure they are completely knowledgeable and comfortable before making a very important life decision. My clients should always feel as if they are my only client, whether that is responding to their calls or emails at 11:00pm or meeting them to see a home at 6:00am.

A Few of My Favorite Things

  • My Favorite Hobby
    I don’t have as much spare time as I used to. However, I love spending time with my wife and kids.
  • My Favorite Team
    West Virginia. Go Mountaineers!
  • My Favorite Place to Travel
    The beach. Any beach. I love taking a family vacation and spending the entire day in the sand and water.

Current Listings

  1. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,748 sq ft
    Lot size: 8.61 ac
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 981 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.59 ac
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,292 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
  4. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,374 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,918 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,414 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft

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(all data current as of 7/26/2017)

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Recently Sold

107 LUPINE LANE

Price $275,900
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3 full
Approx. Sq. Ft. 1,600 finished

 

1740 EASY LANE

Price $299,900
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2.5 (modest additional half bath on terrace level)
Approx. Sq. Ft. 2,128 finished, 464 unfinished

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Avenue Donates to the Charlottesville Ballet - In addition to service hours, Avenue Realty also gives back to the Charlottesville area through monetary donations. One of the organization we regularly donate to is the Charlottesville Ballet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. It is important to us to keep live arts in the local Charlottesville area and we are grateful Charlottesville Ballet offers our community  ...Continue Reading
Meals on Wheels - When we are not busy buying and selling homes you can find us making the community which we live a better place through volunteering at local non-profits. This month Avenue Realty visited Meals on Wheels where we helped to package and deliver meals to members of the Charlottesville community who find it difficult or impossible  ...Continue Reading
Shops at Stonefield - Shops at Stonefield continues to grow and offer upscale retail and more dining options to the Charlottesville community. BJ’s Brew House has been busy since it opened its door this fall while QDOBA and Mission BBQ have provided delicious options for quick yet fresh meals. The addition of L.L. Bean in the summer of 2017  ...Continue Reading
Septic Issues Stink - If you are considering selling or purchasing a home that is not on public sewer, take a few minutes to read this article! Sellers and purchasers don’t always understand what is done during a septic inspection and what can be missed.
Renovation Success - About six months ago we bought a ranch style home on 0.75 acres that needed a lot of love. It almost screamed out, “someone love me again”! It had so much potential and we just couldn’t turn our backs on it, so we bought it.

Testimonials

  • “Darian helped us find a place for our family. Our kids have a great school to go to for the next 10 years.” – The Pelligrino’s
  • “We had such a great experience working with Darian. As first time home buyers, we had no idea what to expect. Darian was there every step of the way to help us along! Even after we found the right home, Darian helped us through the actual purchase, mortgage application, home inspection, and closing. He always had extremely useful advice, encouragement, and endless knowledge about buying and owning a home” – Lauren and Matt G
  • “We have recently concluded a home purchase during which we interacted at length with Avenue Realty and its Principal Broker, Darian Cochran. Our transaction was rather complex and involved identifying property that had very specific characteristics. Avenue Realty performed at a very high level in assisting us in this transaction. They identified a number of potential properties and then spent many hours previewing the properties to narrow down the candidate properties. We then visited these select properties and were able to fairly quickly make a decision as to which one best fit our needs. Avenue Realty then assisted us in crafting a realistic purchase offer, which they then presented very effectively to the seller, with the result being a contract on the property. Once the property was under contract, Avenue Realty worked diligently to assist in making sure that the home inspection went well, then advocated for us in presenting a list of requests for corrective action. The purchase also involved rather extensive interactions with the County to have numerous questions addressed, and Avenue Realty’s assistance with this process was invaluable.

    In summary, the services provided to us by Avenue Realty far surpassed our expectations. They handled the transaction competently, professionally, and ethically; our buying experience utilizing their services was outstanding, and we heartily recommend their services to anyone needing to buy or sell real property.”  -Lauren and James R

  • “We worked with Darian to find our first home, and he was great educating us and guiding us through the the process.  We ended up with a townhome in Alexandria that had everything we were looking for.  When our situation had changed and it was time for us to move into something bigger, we went back to Darian to sell our first home and help us on our second search.  Darian was great in helping sell our house- not only did answer all our questions, but he personally put a lot of effort into getting the house ready to sell at the best price possible.  There is no doubt in my mind that Darian’s work with us is the reason the house was able to sell as quickly as it did, and the reason it sold before the other similar homes for sale in our neighborhood.

    In looking for a new home, Darian remembered our preferences and we were able to quickly see several houses we really liked.  This time, we found a house in Arlington with the location, size, and neighborhood we wanted.  We’ve been here for 8 months now and we’re very happy.  Thanks Darian!”  – – Beth & Matt B

  • “Thank you so much for helping us with the sale of our house! My husband and I were so impressed with your marketing, communication and incite through this process. It was truly a pleasure working with you. Thank you.”  Amanda and Justin G
  • “My wife and I were hesitant with hiring a realtor because of a previous bad experience. Darian was very understanding of our situation and let his previous clients “do the talking” for him. Darian and I mapped out a plan of action from when to start staging, to when we would list, to  when we should expect to sell. We followed the plan he gave us and made sure the house looked good when we were ready to list. However, we didn’t even get to take down the “Coming Soon” sign because the first person who he brought in to look at the house made an offer. So it was literally a “one and done” situation. Darian continued to check in and guide us through the home inspection process and was in constant contact all the way until our closing (his good communication and follow up was something that almost everyone mentioned when we learned more about him). We are very happy with what we got from Darian and Avenue Realty and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home.” Mr. and Mrs. Guase
  • “I was a 1st time buyer, with limited knowledge, and support during my house shopping and purchasing process. I give Darian 5 stars on being a pillar of support for me during this time. He was a willing guide who informed me about what to expect, and then patiently reviewed every step over and over  with me when I got nervous or was unclear. He was careful about understanding my needs and preferences, and diligent in providing me great options based on my requirements. At the same time he was also sincere about discussing the negatives and positives about each property. He helped me find the perfect home that fits all my needs…under budget!! In fact, 6 – 7 months after, he continues to be supportive and helpful! Needless to say, I highly recommend him.” Vanitha S

Stasia was very professional and friendly during our home buying experience. She helped us find houses to look at that met our requirements and was able to fill us in on information that we were not familiar with as first time home buyers.

Aaron Hale

Darian was there every step of the way to help us along! Even after we found the right home, Darian helped us through the actual purchase, mortgage application, home inspection, and closing. He always had extremely useful advice, encouragement, and endless knowledge about buying and owning a home.

Lauren & Matt George

Melissa is an outstanding real estate agent and a joy to work with. She took the time to understand our needs in a new home, worked tirelessly running down leads, and has stayed upbeat and positive during a difficult search. We not only consider her as our real estate agent, but a friend. Our experience has been so positive that we absolutely plan on working with Melissa in the future.

Phil D.

It was truly a pleasure to work with Amy. Not only is she knowledgeable and responsive, but she is patient and takes the time to explain the process of selling a home and makes you feel comfortable with what can be a very complicated process. Amy truly made the process easy for us and sold our property in a week.

David P.
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