About Us


Meet Darren Forstie

Premier Agent

Darren is a true Arizona native and grew up in the New River, Desert Hills, and Cave Creek areas. He’s been buying and selling real estate for over 10 years and is intimately familiar with rural properties in the areas he grew up. Darren’s main focus is to help sell your home for top value, in a timely manner and with the least amount of hassle. Darren has earned a bachelor of science degree from Arizona State University which gives him further insight into issues in the rural areas like floodplains, septic systems, access, road maintenance, wells, and more.

Darren’s knowledge and experience, as well as his negotiating expertise, serve all clients extremely well. Darren’s main focus is in working with sellers to price, list, and sell their home in the most efficient and profitable way for the client. Once a contract is written for a listing, Darren negotiates for the seller and focuses on obtaining the best price, in the least amount of time for the best terms. Darren implements our Proven Home Selling System which uses the Smart Home Seller Program and 21 Point Marketing Plan. Darren coordinates activities with the Team and is the point of contact for all communication with the Sellers.


Buddy West

Buddy West
Team Coach

Buddy has 25 years of experience in residential real estate and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Buddy is the Team’s “guru” and is often consulted for unique opportunities and solutions. There isn’t a problem that he hasn’t seen and will assure a smooth closing. His sales exceed $200 million and he is involved in many other aspects of the business. Buddy hosted a one-hour live radio show entitled “Real Estate Talk” on CBS radio for ten years.

Gary Quenneville

Gary Quenneville
Designated Broker

Gary has been with US Preferred Realty as a broker since May of 2008, and as the Designated Broker since 2011. He has been in the Real Estate industry since 1992 and has an abundance of knowledge in all aspects of the business. Gary helps run the day to day business of US Preferred Realty and interacts with all its agents.

Gwen Forstie
Marketing Specialist

Gwen brings a variety of graphic design knowledge and experience and designs the flyers, selling campaigns, post cards or other graphical assistance that may be needed to help sell your home. Gwen also keeps an eye on the market and assist in market updates and forecasting. She also provides general coordination and assists both Sellers and Buyers as needs arise.



Here at US Preferred Realty, Inc we strive to provide the most professional, informative, loyal and dedicated service in the industry.

The best interests of our clients will always come first. We will place the clients' concerns ahead of our own in each and every transaction, as we are dedicated to the development of long-term client relationships. Our clients can be assured that their needs are important to each and every member of our organization.



We will not bend the truth to make a sale. For every single customer, we will work as hard as we can to help them achieve their dreams.

We are grateful and inspired to be working with a select team of professionals whom we believe are the most capable, honest and hard working in Arizona. We believe that working hard at something you love to do, with people you trust, is one of the greatest experiences in life. We love to help our customers find a house that can become a happy home. We are devoted to our family, our colleagues, our community and our country. We are proud to offer what we feel are the finest homes in the Valley. We believe that our business can be successful for generations to come only if we continue a Tradition of Trust. Our agents and their customers are our number one priority.




We have the most current and hottest listings on the market! Whether your looking in the Biltmore, Arcadia, Greyhawk, or Vistancia areas, we service Valley wide and can help you find your dream home!


At US Preferred Realty, we have over 450 agents and thus have experience in every aspect of real estate. We provide you expert knowledge, service, and find answers for problems when others can't.


Our Designated Broker, Gary Quenneville at US Preferred Realty has been in the industry for over two decades and is truly a real estate expert. Our Team Coach, Buddy West provides valuable insight and guidance for all challenges big and small.

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