About Me

Who am I and how did I get here?


Have we met? I'm Mitch Darby, a registered architect and licensed real estate broker (REALTOR®) living and working in beautiful central Oregon.

My history, in brief, is that I was born in Portland and raised in Gresham, Oregon. In 1994, I graduated from the University of Oregon with a 5-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Architecture (with a minor in Art History) and immediately found work at a large architectural firm in Portland. In late 1999, I sat for and passed the architectural licensing exams - officially becoming a registered architect in the State of Oregon in January 2000. In 2002, I relocated from Portland to Central Oregon and have been here ever since.

The 2008 recession triggered several rounds of lay-offs and re-hires at the architectural firms I last worked for, with one of them eventually closing for good at the end of 2012. Rather than move back to Portland (or another large metro area), I chose to stay in central Oregon and open my own company.

In early 2016, with the housing market on the rebound, I decided to obtain my broker's license and branch out into the world of real estate as well. While the two professions are unique unto themselves, I am finding that they also complement each other rather nicely.

As far as I am aware, I am the only Realtor®/Architect in central Oregon. While I am not a licensed appraiser or inspector, I am happy to offer my professional advice/opinion on other aspects of real estate such as design, siting, materials, remodeling, etc.

Outside of my professional life, or perhaps in support of it, I enjoy music, cinema, photography, outdoor activities, and travel.  As a parting bit of trivia, those of you of a certain age (or ageless) might appreciate that a number of those pursuits intersected during a trip I took to the North African country of Tunisia some years ago where I was able to visit the shooting locations for the original STAR WARS as well as two of its prequels (along with several locales from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, and MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN).

Though I am licensed to sell real estate throughout the state of Oregon, my focus is on the Central Oregon area - including Deschutes County, Jefferson County, Crook County, and occasionally northern Klamath County. This area encompasses the cities and towns of Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Madras, Metolius, Culver, Prineville, and Sisters as well as the unincorporated areas of Powell Butte, Terrebonne, Tumalo, and Three Rivers South. This area is also known for the resort communities of Black Butte Ranch, Brasada Ranch, Caldera SpringsCrooked River Ranch, CrosswaterEagle Crest, Pronghorn, Sunriver, Tetherow, and Three Rivers Recreation Area.  Basic property searches for all of those can be found via those links as well as under the "Properties" drop-down menu on the navigation bar of this site.


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I look forward to working with you! 




Client Testimonials

"You are an awesome Realtor and I wish they all were like you. I really appreciate you and thank you for all you do!"
 - Mary R., Coos Bay, OR

"Thanks, Mitch! We are starting to get settled and it's feeling like home. I love it!"

 - Milena J., Bend, OR

"Thank you for helping me find the right place for me and my animal family!"
 - Karen N., La Pine, OR

"Mitch, I wanted to thank you for all the time you spent helping me out in looking for a place in La Pine."
 - Neal G., Las Vegas, NV

"Mitch Darby was very responsive in setting up a showing on the property I received via e-mail from him. This home is in a very desirable senior park Co-op where sales occur in a very short time. Mitch’s prompt action allowed me to make a quick offer that he immediately presented to the seller’s agent to secure the purchase. Mitch is excellent at returning calls and e-mails whether late at night, weekends, etc."
 - Bruce S., Redmond, OR

"Mitch was extremely knowledgeable about the various communities within central Oregon and went out of his way to answer all of our questions. And since he’s also a registered architect, when we had questions about design & construction, he was able to answer those as well!"
 - J. & R. Taylor, Bend, OR

"Hey Mitch, I want to thank you. I won’t lie, before speaking to you, I spoke to two maybe three other brokers. Some of them reminded me of car salesmen - not really paying attention to my needs. You’ve corresponded with me professionally."
 - Neal G., La Pine, OR

"Mitch, thank you for the effort you put out on our behalf."
 - Cathy M., Bend, OR

"Mitch - Dude, you rock!"
 - Randy C., Powell Butte, OR


"Home is the nicest word there is." – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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