Darby Woods was born and raised in Brentwood and Santa Monica,
California. As the local expert of the Westside, Darby has great knowledge of
the neighborhoods, schools and organizations within the various communities that
help sell properties for Sellers as well as educate Buyers to the lifestyle that
comes with buying a house on the Westside.
After graduating from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, Darby attended
Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and graduated with a BSBA in Marketing
and International Business from the McDonough School of Business. Upon
graduation, Darby moved to New York City to work in Sales and Marketing for a
Fortune 500 company. After several years, Darby traded in her heels and
corporate life to move to Ecuador as a volunteer English teacher for World
Teach. Upon returning to the U.S., Darby utilized her new found Spanish language
skills as an analyst for an international financial service internet portal
while waiting for acceptance to the Graduate School of Business at Fordham
University in New York City where she received an MBA in Finance and
Communications Media Management from the Global Professional MBA program. After
time on Wall Street and Crisis Communications Management in New York City, Darby
returned home to Los Angeles.
As the daughter of Mary Beth Woods, Coldwell Banker International Previews
Estates Director, and one of the top agents on the Westside for 39 years, Darby
has watched and learned how to navigate the real estate market for both buyers
and sellers from the best of the best.
Darby’s background in marketing and finance coupled with her work ethic and out
of the box thinking creates the perfect tool kit for a Real Estate Broker
working in the fast-paced, high-end Real Estate market in Los Angeles.
Darby currently is a licensed Real Estate Broker, Previews International
Property Specialist, MBA at Coldwell Banker in the
Brentwood office and attends continuing education courses regularly at the
Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Real Estate Association covering topics such
as “The importance of Disclosures in a Real Estate transaction” and “Investment
Property Sales”. In addition, Darby
was awarded a designation as a Green Specialist from Coldwell
Banker and became a Certified Short Sale and Properties in Foreclosure Specialist.
Darby currently resides in Pacific Palisades with her son and is active as a CCD
teacher at Corpus Christi church and as a volunteer at Regis House, a community
center in Downtown Los Angeles, utilizing her Spanish language skills with the
inner city kids after school program. Darby is also on the Executive Board of
the Juniors of Social Service, the oldest Catholic Charity in Los Angeles.