Michael Darling
Michael Darling Senior Partner
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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, Michael has 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 stems from my belief in the company’s team philosophy – which extends into the communities it serves.

Mutual Connections

Client Testimonials

“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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

Notable Sales

Pasadena, CA
$3,100,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 3968 Sqft 26840 Lot
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
$2,825,000
6 Beds 6 Baths 5456 Sqft 22504 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$2,750,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 3 Sqft 20 Lot
San Marino, CA
$1,879,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 2 Sqft 13 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,865,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 2896 Sqft 11612 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$1,649,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2727 Sqft 7486 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,620,000
5 Beds 3 Baths 2622 Sqft 10005 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,599,000
5 Beds 5 Baths 3 Sqft 9 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,499,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 2675 Sqft 12663 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$1,488,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2482 Sqft 6240 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,450,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$1,365,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2267 Sqft 21825 Lot
La Cañada, CA
$1,350,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft 17 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,330,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1855 Sqft 24973 Lot
Pasadena , CA
$1,299,900
4 Beds 4 Baths 2 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$1,269,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2684 Sqft 10723 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,259,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2700 Sqft 8995 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,258,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2839 Sqft 8150 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,250,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2577 Sqft 9018 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,249,000
4 Beds 2 Baths 2474 Sqft 11556 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,199,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 2366 Sqft 8104 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,185,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2165 Sqft 6105 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,185,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1493 Sqft 18961 Lot
Sierra Madre, CA
$1,174,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 3 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$1,159,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1991 Sqft 0.21 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$1,140,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 2027 Sqft 8897 Acres
La Cañada, CA
$1,100,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft 18 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,100,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2791 Sqft 7791 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,099,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2970 Sqft 6002 Lot
Los Angeles, CA
$1,079,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 3070 Sqft 10371 Lot
Garvanza, CA
$1,079,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 3070 Sqft 10371 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,050,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2058 Sqft 5843 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,049,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1673 Sqft 19367 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$1,000,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1769 Sqft 7510 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$950,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1568 Sqft 8254 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$949,900
3 Beds 3 Baths 2 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$949,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 1745 Sqft 7631 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$939,900
3 Beds 3 Baths 2 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$930,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1686 Sqft 5606 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$930,000
4 Beds 2 Baths 2275 Sqft 7379 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$929,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1991 Sqft 9202 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$899,900
2 Beds 3 Baths 1 Sqft 7481 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$899,000
4 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Pasadena , CA
$899,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1989 Sqft 28739 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$899,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Sqft
Pasadena , CA
$889,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1523 Sqft 6268 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$879,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2389 Sqft 11472 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$869,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$849,000
4 Beds 2 Baths 1721 Sqft 7677 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$845,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 3 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$839,900
2 Beds 2 Baths 1145 Sqft 9465 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$829,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2302 Sqft 13 Lot
Pasadena , CA
$825,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$819,900
3 Beds 3 Baths 2484 Sqft 5282 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$750,000
2 Beds 3 Baths 1447 Sqft 5238 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$750,000
3 Beds 2 Baths
Hollywood Hills, CA
$740,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$739,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$727,000
2 Beds 1 Baths 1010 Sqft 6724 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$725,000
2 Beds 1 Baths 1080 Sqft 6919 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$720,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 1224 Sqft 7108 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$700,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$699,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Altadena, CA
$685,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Sqft
San Gabriel, CA
$679,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1297 Sqft 5432 Lot
Monterey Park, CA
$630,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Temple City, CA
$550,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Pasadena, CA
$510,000
2 Beds 3 Baths
Sunland, CA
$435,000
3 Beds 1 Baths 1591 Sqft 5899 Lot
Sunland, CA
$419,900
3 Beds 2 Baths 1595 Sqft 4997 Lot
San Marino, CA
$12,500/mo.
3 Beds 5 Baths 4703 Sqft 39037 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$6,000/mo.
4 Beds 4 Baths 3751 Sqft 0.44 Acres
Pasadena , CA
3 Beds 3 Baths 2 Sqft 5658 Lot
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