Michael Darling
Michael Darling Founding Partner
CalDRE 01139302
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With a wide variety of life experiences to draw from, I have the skills that are necessary for providing superior client service. Due to my father’s career as a Journalist, my family lived in five different states before I was 14. Flexibility, adaptability and packing household goods were big priorities when I was growing up. I learned early on how to make friends as well as develop a strong sense of adventure. I also learned that roots may not be permanent and that one has to make the best of each situation. My exposure to travel has broadened my understanding of human behavior and has helped me develop a sensitivity to the emotional challenges that come with buying or selling a home.

After being educated in Denver and Seattle, I settled down in the Pasadena area in 1985. For over two decades, I have consistently been considered a top Realtor – representing buyers and sellers of single-family and condominiums throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

When not representing my clients, I enjoy photography, honing my skills on my drum kit and motorcycle adventures.

My affiliation with deasy penner podley stems from my belief in the company’s team philosophy – which extends into the communities it serves.

Mutual Connections

Client Testimonials

“Michael Darling is the best real-estate agent we have ever worked with. He had the inspiration to show us a Gordon Kaufmann house in Pasadena that had just come on the market. We snapped it up and have never been happier. Thank you Michael, we owe it all to you.” ~ B.Sargent & J.Swain
“We have known Michael for more than 10 years. We met Michael when first looking for a home in Pasadena. When we decided to move from the area after 9 years. Michael was the only realtor we contacted to represent our sale due to his experience, professionalism and extensive knowledge of the Pasadena market. Michael prepared a marketing plan customized for the sale of our home and advised on pricing and updates to prepare for the sale. As a result of Michael's work, we received multiple offers upon listing. Michael carefully evaluated the quality of the offers. The offer accepted allowed us to close 30 days from the listing date with the smoothest real estate transaction we have ever experienced.” ~ Richard and Tracey Bertolina
“I have been fortunate to work with Michael several times over a period of about six years. He has always given great advise and knowledge of the market (especially in the Pasadena area). Michael is also familiar with various architectural styles which is insightful when listing or bidding on a particular property. When utilizing Michael for his services, you can always count on him for a prompt response, which is comforting when you want information quickly. He is an agent that is seasoned and familiar with the many obstacles that can arise during a transaction. Additionally, I always appreciate his truthfulness and integrity.” ~ T. Cintron
“We had lived in our Pasadena home for over 30 years, so the prospect of selling was somewhat daunting. However, Michael made us feel comfortable from the word "go". He was supportive, energetic, fun to work with, realistic when necessary, and always the consummate professional. He was constantly saying "I'll take care of that" -- and he did. His great marketing paid off; we received numerous offers on our home and Michael helped us work through them, making each step perfectly clear. Selling our home through Michael Darling was a dream and I have already introduced him to the rest of my family.” ~ T. LeMoncheck
“When my wife and I decided to sell our home in Pasadena, we interviewed four different realtors. We felt very confident in our choice of the team of Michael Darling and Sandi Rozman and our choice was verified by the results. Our home sold in a timely manner and the process was painless. We were immediately impressed by how open and honest and friendly Michael and Sandi were and we were comfortable working with them. They never dealt in hype but provided solid advice as to how to prepare the home for sale, and then guided us through the sale process. We were reluctant to do some of the repairs and repainting that were suggested, but they were right. Their suggestions were what led to the successful sale. Even their choice of a new color for the main rooms was right on as the ultimate buyers remarked that they "loved the look of the rooms." A suggestion was made to dramatically "open up" the main rooms providing much more light and enhancing the views and the changes brought rave reviews from people visiting the home. In short, every suggestion they made proved to be correct and directly resulted in a successful sale. They provided access to teams of professionals that made the home presentable and they provided invaluable personal help to get the home on the market. In short, without their input and personal effort, we would not have achieved our successful end result. The two are a delight to work with and have now become friends. I can't imagine why a prospective home seller would not engage their services.” ~ Quincy Hocutt
“Michael did a fantastic job selling our home in Pasadena. He has a deep understanding of the market, is incredibly responsive and is very familiar with the negotiation process. Michael always keep the process moving forward and sold our home in only 30 days. It was a true pleasure to work with Michael and we could not be more pleased.” ~ F. Santo
“We have sold and purchased 2 homes with Michael. He is very responsive to our frequent calls about the current market trends. Professional is the best description of Michael's business. Your home will look like a million bucks in the marketing plan he creates for your home. He did with ours!” ~ K. Tatsuno
“Michael sold me a home in 2004, and when it came time for me to sell that same home in 2010, I could think of no one better than Michael to use as my agent. He knew the house, the neighborhood, and his ability to market and sell my home was remarkable. He actually spent several days helping to get my backyard ready for showings. I highly recommend him.” ~ R. Callahan
“We were fortunate to have Michael and his partner, Sandi Rozman, as our agents when we put our house in the San Rafael Hills on the market a few months ago. They are well known and highly respected in real estate in the San Rafael Hills and surrounding areas. We are thankful that the sale went through successfully. Michael and Sandi earned their stellar reputation in the area by their hard work, knowledge, expertise and most importantly, their dedication to their clients' interests. They were very helpful in offering us constructive advice and preparing our home for the market, and effectively managed the process from start to finish. We have no reservation in recommending their professional services.” ~ D. & A.H
“When we decided to put our San Rafael house on the market, we had many things to consider. About the only thing not on that list is who our listing agents would be. Sandi and Michael have an incredible reputation, and for good reason. Over the decade plus that we lived in San Rafael Hills, we watched the houses go on and off the market, the ones who sold the quickest were theirs. In fact, we saw several houses in our neighborhood go on the market, remain unsold, go off the market, only to return back on the market with the Rozman and Darling sign. They have an aesthetic, a brand, knowledge and grace. That's how they sell houses. They sold our house with multiple offers in one week and got us into a wonderful home that also had multiple offers. And wouldn't you know? Their agents loved working with ours. Thank you Sandi and Michael!” ~ H & K
“In late 2010 sold my home in Pasadena in a week for $1.6 million. Preparation for the listing was awesome and follow through after the sale was amazingly thorough and far above my expectations. The best agent I have ever worked with!” ~ R. Swan

Notable Sales

Pasadena, CA
$3,100,000
4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3968 Sqft 26840 Lot
La Canada Flintridge, CA
$2,825,000
6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 5456 Sqft 22504 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$2,575,000
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3387 Sqft 20080 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$2,500,000
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3591 Sqft 17241 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$2,375,000
6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 7579 Sqft 19984 Lot
San Marino, CA
$2,002,000
3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2793 Sqft 13529 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,865,000
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2896 Sqft 11612 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$1,830,000
3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2154 Sqft 8565 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,722,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2510 Sqft 11556 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,695,000
5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2622 Sqft 10005 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,690,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2545 Sqft 11142 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,687,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2085 Sqft 15205 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,665,000
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2405 Sqft 8104 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,620,000
5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3475 Sqft 13348 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,605,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2727 Sqft 7486 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,585,000
5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3477 Sqft 9922 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,499,000
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2675 Sqft 12663 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$1,488,000
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2482 Sqft 6240 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,450,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2017 Sqft 27348 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,400,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2187 Sqft 8403 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,365,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2267 Sqft 21825 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,361,000
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2998 Sqft 26842 Lot
La Canada Flintridge, CA
$1,350,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1926 Sqft 17975 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,345,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2215 Sqft 8558 Lot
Glendale, CA
$1,333,000
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2816 Sqft 11067 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,330,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1855 Sqft 24973 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,317,000
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2474 Sqft 11556 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,275,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2700 Sqft 8995 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,264,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1518 Sqft 7246 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,258,000
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2839 Sqft 8150 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,250,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2577 Sqft 9018 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,235,000
2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1737 Sqft 6681 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,229,000
2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1878 Sqft 1.27 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$1,221,500
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2684 Sqft 10723 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,210,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1421 Sqft 8995 Lot
Altadena, CA
$1,205,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1773 Sqft 10851 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,200,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1640 Sqft 7344 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,185,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1493 Sqft 18961 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,185,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2165 Sqft 6105 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,170,000
3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2366 Sqft 8104 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,166,295
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2397 Sqft 6782 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,159,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1991 Sqft 0.210000 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$1,155,000
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2970 Sqft 6002 Lot
Los Angeles, CA
$1,153,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1444 Sqft 5614 Lot
Garvanza, CA
$1,150,000
4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3070 Sqft 10371 Lot
Garvanza, CA
$1,150,000
4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3070 Sqft 10371 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,140,000
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2027 Sqft 8897 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$1,117,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1934 Sqft 6393 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,115,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1654 Sqft 6700 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,100,000
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1050 Sqft 7859 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,100,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2791 Sqft 7791 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,095,000
3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2295 Sqft 7638 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,090,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1673 Sqft 19367 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,085,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1592 Sqft 7394 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,055,000
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1450 Sqft 5042 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,050,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2058 Sqft 5843 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,000,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1769 Sqft 7510 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$993,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1991 Sqft 9202 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$955,450
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2182 Sqft 7368 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$950,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1568 Sqft 8254 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$949,000
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1745 Sqft 7631 Acres
South Pasadena, CA
$941,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1694 Sqft 131661 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$941,000
2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1737 Sqft 7481 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$930,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1686 Sqft 5606 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$930,000
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2275 Sqft 7379 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$929,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1523 Sqft 6503 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$925,000
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1721 Sqft 7677 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$925,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1984 Sqft 6057 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$917,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1989 Sqft 28739 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$910,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2121 Sqft 7500 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$907,165
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2300 Sqft 12190 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$890,000
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1156 Sqft 6699 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$880,000
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1998 Sqft 8200 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$867,500
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1145 Sqft 9465 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$850,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2389 Sqft 11472 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$820,000
6 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1674 Sqft 10295 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$818,460
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1946 Sqft 9413 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$815,000
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2302 Sqft 12990 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$810,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2484 Sqft 5282 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$778,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1320 Sqft 6248 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$775,000
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1031 Sqft 6519 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$750,000
2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1447 Sqft 5238 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$749,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1686 Sqft 5620 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$727,000
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1010 Sqft 6724 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$725,000
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1080 Sqft 6919 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$720,000
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1224 Sqft 7108 Lot
San Gabriel, CA
$705,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1297 Sqft 5432 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$680,000
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1843 Sqft 7290 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$676,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1632 Sqft 8210 Lot
Sunland, CA
$445,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1595 Sqft 4997 Lot
Sunland, CA
$435,000
3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1591 Sqft 5899 Lot
San Marino, CA
$11,500/mo.
3 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4703 Sqft 39037 Lot
San Marino, CA
$11,000/mo.
3 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4703 Sqft 39037 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$6,000/mo.
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3751 Sqft 19006 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$6,000/mo.
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3751 Sqft 0.440000 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$6,000/mo.
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3751 Sqft 19006 Lot
Pasadena , CA
Price Upon Request
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2522 Sqft 5658 Lot
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