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John is the founder and owner of Blu Realty. He is a native West Texan – having grown up in Lubbock attending Nat Williams and Preston Smith Elementary, Irons Middle School, Coronado High School and graduating from Texas Tech University. John has been a part of the real estate community for many years after spending many years in the ministry world. John also has a Master’s degree from Hardin Simmons University.


He has never been one to do things the way they’ve always been done or abide by the rules just because that’s what one is supposed to do. Progress for progress’s sake is fruitless. However, innovating and challenging the status quo pushes everyone to be the best version of themselves. Blu Realty models itself to be the chased, not the chaser.



His passion is to help his team grow and succeed in their personal and professional goals. This happens by providing a service to the community that is second to none.


Trent and Kristen McNeme

I trusted John Darden so much that I let him and my husband buy our house without even seeing it myself!
And I can’t say enough about how wonderful our experience was! I was out of town when they came across the perfect home for our family; and John knew it was, because he knew us and had taken time to really listen and look with us and know what we wanted and needed. A little FaceTime, a lot of questions, and wise offer…and we had a great deal and a new home!! Thanks to his advice on making our house market-ready, it sold in just a couple of days! He then helped us through the inspection and closing dates, and created a smooth and easy process. We have been in our house for a year now, and I am SO very glad and thankful that we had John leading us. We wouldn’t be “home” without him!

Scott Dimak

I called John and told him I was looking for a house and he found us one really quick for a great price. The best part was all that time leading up to closing. John took care of everything and the process was smooth as silk. Will definitely use him again in the future

Kelly and Eliot Dennard

John is an absolutely fantastic realtor! Our house was under contract within a few days after multiple offers. He also helped us navigate the confusing process of buying new construction. We really appreciated his help and expertise and will return to him without question in a few years to buy our next house! Thanks, John, for all your help and hard work!

Stefan and Dru Altheide

John did a great job working with me and my wife. He knew exactly what we wanted in our first home and helped us find it! He was incredibly patient with all our requests and would always give us every piece of information we needed while making the process pretty fun and stress free. He was the exact realtor we needed to find and buy our first home.

Daniel and Cassie Tercero

WOOO! After many moons we have finally finished up the sale of our home! We just completed the final paperwork for the closing! It was a roller coaster ride for sure. Maybe we’ll write a book about it or send in a screenplay to the Lifetime Movie Channel soon. Shout out to John DardenĀ for sticking to his guns through this whole thing.

Emily Brannon

John did an absolute outstanding job helping us on the journey of selling our home and finding a new one! Our house sold in 2 days!! Highly recommend him and his team!!!