Michael Darken Licensed Estate Agent/Residential Sales Consultant

Michael is a beacon of trust and expertise in the Ballarat real estate sector. Known for his integrity, transparency, and open communication, Michael builds confidence with his clients from the start, backed by his deep understanding of the Ballarat and District Real Estate Market. With over 16 years of diverse experience in real estate, covering sales and property management, he offers a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to help clients achieve their real estate goals.


Michael's dedication to overcoming challenges and his systematic, client-focused approach ensure personalised strategies that aim for the best outcomes. He prioritizes clear communication and transparency, keeping clients informed and confident throughout their real estate journey. Michael's goal is to make every client's real estate experience satisfying and surpassing expectations, guiding them with ease and professionalism every step of the way.


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  • Now Selling (23)
  • Recent Sales (15)
  • Recently Leased (199)


Clear and timely communication
I’m a new tenant with PRD Ballarat and have been leasing through Michael Darken. We’ve been really impressed with his initiative and work ethic. Michael secured a rental for us before it was even advertised. He was careful in ensuring the property was clean before we moved in. He has organized for all maintenance issues to be a resolved promptly. We have been impressed by his clear and timely communication. Michael has given us a very good impression of PRD Ballarat. We are very pleased to be renting through him.
Tricia and Richard; 39 Scarborough Crescent
Delightful Property Management Services
We just wanted to let you know how delighted we have been with the property management services that Michael Darken has provided. We met Michael late last year when we were thinking of letting our Ballarat East property. While that property is still not ready for leasing, Michael has successfully let our Ballan property at a higher price than our local real estate agents suggested was possible. Beyond the financial success, we really appreciated Michael's good communication skills: timely emails and timely phone calls.
Tor Roxburgh; 148A Inglis Street, Ballan
I am writing to show my appreciation of Michael Darken at PRDnationwide. I had a rental property at 25 Willoby Street, Beaufort which has recently sold. Michael has gone above and beyond to help me with my rental property and even after it has sold. Michael has always been easy to contact and is a very approachable person. After being with PRD for a few years now, I can say that he has stood out as being the best rental agent I have had. I could not be more pleased with how I have been treated and everything he has done to help with my property. Michael has made my life a lot easier, dealing with my property for me. I cannot write enough to say how happy I have been with his service. Thank you, Michael, you really have been fantastic.
Bernadette Welham; 25 Willoby Street, Beaufort
Hi Michael, so sorry for delayed message - I am doing extra shifts so working around the clock. Michael thank you and a big thank you to your wonderful staff, your feedback and notifications have been fantastic. I am so happy I trusted my inner feelings and changed real estate. That is fantastic news Michael, I have recommended PRD to all friends who are doing investment properties in that location. Thank you for you feedback!
Joan Cahill
Just to let you know I am extremely happy with Michael Darken, who looks after my properties. His communication, including prompt feedback is excellent. This is one of the most important things to me. I would recommend him to any other landlord with a rental property.
Joan Miles; 8 McDougall Drive, Magpie
Dear Melanie, This is a long overdue but very, very much meant email of praise for PRD's Michael Darken who has been simply exceptional in every way and on every level managing one very difficult and time wasting tenant currently ensconced in 152 Humffray Street, my long suffering little investment property. What a time that little house and Michael have had with the incumbent!!! Not to mention me! Michael is always professional, considered, calm and careful and approaches every new situation (and there have been many) with confidence. I have appreciated absolutely everything he has done. I know he has not enjoyed the processes that the tenant has put him through and whilst it might be his job to put up with troublesome tenants he does it with good grace and patience. Which is something I simply could not summon in his shoes. So thank you Michael and I wanted to acknowledge it formally to you, Melanie, whom I assume is his boss: - he's doing a fine and fancy job of it and he should absolutely be cherished because I'd have thrown in the towel by now. Best wishes to you, Thanks to Michael,
Corinne Thomas; 152 Humffray Street, Ballarat