Meet the Team
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Yvette Hitchens is a California native who describes herself as a Cali-girl with southern roots. She has lived in southern California her entire life; from the valley to San Pedro, and several cities in between.
In 1997 she obtained her real estate sales license and joined ReMax Real Estate Center, located in Inglewood, CA. Because of the strong entrepreneurial influences of her family, she set out to obtain her broker’s license and did so. In July of 2000, Thomas, Young & Newman Real Estate was born and she led a small office of four sales agents until 2007 when the real estate market shifted. Wanting to re-invent herself she decided to focus on property management in the Downtown Los Angeles area and began working as a property manager and later a supervisor. Her passion for helping buyers and sellers through the hurdles of home ownership helped her decide to return to her first love…real estate. In 2014 she joined Keller Williams Realty, and has felt at home ever since.
Yvette’s passion for helping others comes through in her voice, her smile and warm personality. She is committed to her faith, family, career and serving her community.
Darrell Hitchens personifies honesty, integrity, high drive and service-focused creativity in every detail of your real estate transaction.
Darrell grew up in the San Diego area and started his interest in sales at the age of 9, selling TV Guide and the San Diego Union Tribune in his neighborhood. He moved to the Los Angeles area in 1983 where he worked in several industries including Dentistry, Counseling and Railroad operations. Darrell is a Licensed Private Pilot, Licensed Locomotive Engineer and Licensed Real Estate Consultant. He is also a member of the Civil Air Patrol based at Torrance Airport. His personal interests include golf, music and writing. Darrell regularly challenges himself through continuing education and self-directed studies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Darrell is a Real Estate Consultant with Keller Williams Pacific Estates.
Darrell uses his experience to proactively provide solutions for common real estate concerns before they become problems. “Service above and beyond,” is the approach he brings to each client.
Suhail Valentin was born in Puerto Rico but has lived in Long Beach, California since she was 7 years old.
She loves business & marketing and obtained her Associate’s in Marketing in 2018 as well as a General Business Certificate from Long Beach City College.
In her free time she loves watching The Food Network, gardening, and reading thrillers and mysteries. Cooking for her family also brings her joy as family is the most important thing to her.
Suhail also loves being a part of the non-profit organization “End Abuse Long Beach” & feels this organization’s services, and others like it, are crucial to so many families.
Suhail obtained her real estate license in 2009 after falling in love with the Real Estate industry and going through a couple of complicated transactions of her own. From there she knew that this is what she wanted to do. Helping others navigate the complicated process of selling or buying is her passion and making others feel comfortable & heard throughout any interaction is meaningful to her. She puts herself in others’ shoes and can bring empathy and heart to whatever is before her.
Suhail continues to expand her knowledge and take classes that will help her better assist her clients and her organization. From studying and taking an all day class on the Residential Purchase Agreement, taking a 4 hour class on Home Inspections, or getting certified as a Transaction Coordinator—if its real estate related its worth it to her!
She is eager to learn more in an effort to perfect her craft.