Meet Michael

Michael Darling

Michael Darling

Founding Partner

Get to Know Me

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 dpp real estate stems from my belief in the company’s team philosophy – which extends into the communities it serves.
T. LeMoncheck
B.Sargent & J.Swain
Richard & Tracey B.
F. Santo
R. Callahan
K. Tatsuno
R. Swan
D. & A.H
H. & K.
Quincy H.
Laura Z
What My Clients Say
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 with 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 ou...

— T. LeMoncheck

What My Clients Say
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

What My Clients Say
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 u...

— Richard & Tracey B.

What My Clients Say
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

What My Clients Say
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, and 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

What My Clients Say
We have sold and purchased 2 homes with Michael. He is very responsive to our frequent calls about 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

What My Clients Say
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

What My Clients Say
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 through their hard work, kno...

— D. & A.H

What My Clients Say
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 that sold the quickest were theirs. We saw several houses in...

— H. & K.

What My Clients Say
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 promptly 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 th...

— Quincy H.

What My Clients Say
Let's just say I don't know where I'd be if I hadn't let Sandi Rozman and Michael Darling handle my move after my mother passed. I had a home filled with memories and several lifetime's worth of valuable (and not so valuable) things, and no idea how to prioritize the urgent from the trivial amidst a project so daunting. Sandi and Michael took charge. Their knowledge, resources and compassion are deep. Th...

— Laura Z

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