Darla Jobkar Northwood Realty Services Agent

About Me

110% YOUR Neighborhood Realtor!
Pittsburgh Magazine's 2016 Ultimate House Honoree....2500 Smallman
Pittsburgh Magazine "Face of Pittsburgh's Luxury Real Estate"
Darla is committed to providing each of her clients with the highest level of personal service and Real Estate advice available.
Her experience and knowledge extends from providing both Buyers and Sellers advice on current market values, Real Estate trends in Washington, Allegheny and Butler Counties and the Greater Pittsburgh Area including Pittsburgh's Waterfront Communities.

Graduate University of Pittsburgh * Graduate Realtors Institute(GRI) * Graduate Howard Brinton's Listing & Technology Universities

Certified Residential Specialist(CRS) * Accredited Buyer Representative(ABR)
Repeat Honoree Pittsburgh's Five Star Realtor Award

Top Honor's: 2001 - 2016 * Serving the North & South Hills and the Greater Pittsburgh Area*City of Pittsburgh/Downtown, Southside and the Strip District

Member: National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Member: Realtor's Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (RAMP) "Andron Epiphanon Fraternity-Society of Excellence" Member: Washington-Greene Association of Realtors (WGAR)Diamond Excellence Club

Member: Pennsylvania Association of Realtors(PAR) Circle of Excellence Club

Darla's experienced and works full time to give you the individual service YOU deserve!

City of Pittsburgh's Property Specialist


110% Dazzling Service... ...Dynamite Results!

Creative Marketing, Advertising & Technology Specialist*Social Networking Expert*Home Pricing & Contract Negotiation Expertise*Leading Luxury Homes Specialist, New Construction & Golf Community Expertise and Pittsburgh's Waterfront Properties.
Visit My Website:  www.DarlaSellsRealEstate.com
City Luxury Real Estate:  http://www.2500smallman.com/

Specialties: Acreage, Country Property, Custom Home, Dream Home, Executive Home, Existing Home, First Time Buyers, Land, Luxury Homes, New Construction, New Home, Relocation, Residential

 

 


My Testimonials

Ben & Ashlee Mauti
(client)
Darla will have us as customers for life! She made selling our home a breeze and buying a new home even easier. Not only did she have our house sold in three weeks but she also knew exactly what we were looking for in a new home so we were able to find something we loved in the same time period.Time is so valuable and she understands that! She is so knowledgeable about the market and the business. She listens to her clients and truly works so hard on their behalf. We absolutely loved working with her and plan to do so in the future. January 13, 2016

Dennis & Toni Brion
(client) 
Darla was great! She was very professional, communicated weekly and sometimes daily with me, which was extremely appreciated since our property for sale was in another state. Darla went above and beyond to sell our condo and I would recommend her to anyone that needs to sell their home, condo, or any kind of real estate. January 14, 2016

Brian Soudant
(client)
Brian hired you as a Real Estate Agent in 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
“My wife and I relocated to the Pittsburgh area from the west coast and needed to buy a home on a tight schedule. We connected with Darla and she quickly had us looking in the right neighborhoods at our desired price. She was flawless in her negotiation skills and made sure the closing went on as scheduled. I highly recommend her and will be using her for our next real estate purchase.”March 2, 2012

Kenric Pettis 
(client)
Kenric hired you as a Real Estate Agent in 2006
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
“Darla was an excellent realtor who I thoroughly enjoyed working with. I felt that she always had my best interest at heart and was there to be supportive and help guide my decision. As I was relocating to the Pittsburgh area I don't feel I could have done any better than choosing Darla!” March 9, 2012

Leslie Will
(client)
Leslie hired you as a Real Estate Agent in 2008
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative
“Darla is very creative. She worked with a professional photographer to create a video tour of my home... It was not your ordinary virtual tour. The photography was exceptional, the video flowed well, and she was very accurate in her description of each room of the home. I must say, that her marketing techniques show she is an expert in the field of real estate!” February 18, 2009

Rachel Schuster
(client)
Rachel hired you as a Real Estate Agent in 2009 and hired you more than once
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
“I worked with Darla both to buy and sell homes in the Pittsburgh area in 2009. This was hardly an optimal time for buying, given major banks' skittishness with lending, and it was an especially difficult seller's market. I would not have wanted to be navigating this minefield with anyone but Darla. Her professionalism, determination, and adaptability were absolutely key factors in my family's success in getting into our fantastic new home in Pittsburgh. I can't recommend Darla highly enough for any real estate transactions you may be planning, and if the time comes for me to move again, I can only hope she'll still be active in the Pittsburgh market.” February 7, 2011
Highly likely to recommend. Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $150K in Carnegie, PA.


Darla was fantastic to deal with. She helped us buy and sell a house at the same time---she handled both contracts and all the associated proceedings. She got us a great price on our old home and also on the new home. She was also able to coordinate so we had about 3 weeks of overlap to move between the homes so we didn't have to go through the homeless experience. 

I highly recommend Darla, and will definitely work with her again myself if we move in the future.
She is on top of her game. She worked a deal for us in a quick and efficient fashion! I can't wait to call her again for our next home!!!


We really appreciate the hard work our realtor has done for us. I highly recommend your talking to Darla Jobkar, Northwood, when you are ready in the Spring. After 20 appointments with various realtors, she managed to sell this house in four weeks. Great negotiator, extraordinary marketer and very professional.

Answered all my questions at anytime of day very helpful even after the sale

- August 1, 2017 by K.D.H.

Darla, was very helpful dealing with the sale of our house! She always answered our questions ASAP! I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!!

- April 20, 2017 by L.M.

She was prepared and professional. She was dedicated to find us the right house at a good price! Each time she sent us listings there was about 10 at a time near the areas we wanted to live. She was always organized and was on time for appointments or meetings. Darla went beyond taking care of us as a professional and got to know us like friends!

- April 5, 2017 by E.A.R.

Darla was always available to answer our questions and provide advice to us about purchasing a home. She was professional and clearly an expert in her field and was always friendly and courteous. We really knew we could trust her through this process. Also, if there was ever something she wasn't sure about, she would use her network and find an answer. She always made sure we got in to see a house as quickly as possible to make sure we did not miss an opportunity. We knew we were in good hands with Darla and Northwood. She exceeded our expectations.

- January 19, 2017 by M.S.

Darla was a great help in every way.Darla made the sale of dad's house as easy for me as anybody could.I will definitely refer Darla to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a house.

- January 10, 2017 by J.R.

Darla was very personable and positive during my house hunting process even when I thought my time constraint was a huge problem in finding a house. Darla explained the process to me and was always available when I had questions. This experience for me was as smooth as I could have imagined. When I found the perfect house, Darla had me inside looking at it very quickly. A bid was on the table within a few hours. I ended up with that house and I am very happy!! Thank You Northwood Realty and my AWESOME agent Darla!! Feeling Very grateful and blessed. I will definately refer Darla to any of my family or friends looking to buy a home!!!

- July 21, 2016 by Heidi Watterson

Fast, reliable, and friendly. Always felt like my best interest was first priority! Darla is truly amazing!

- April 25, 2016 by Annette Fauth

Darla was very enthusiastic and positive when I first met her. She loved my property, and she was excited to list it. I kept trying to warn her about the unique financing issues at The Pointe at Adams Ridge. She was encouraging, and she was confident that it would sell within a month or two. After the first couple of months, there were only a couple of showings. I was concerned, and I hoped that Darla would be proactive with my listing. I encouraged her to do an open house, even though she assured me that open houses don't sell houses. I just wanted people to see it. Finally, after 5 months, the first offer came. It was a cash offer. Darla did not ask for proof of funds. Also, there were multiple errors in the original sales agreement. After asking for revisions and asking for proof of funds to be added, Darla seemed frustrated that I would ask for such a thing. She also said I should sign the sales agreement with all of the errors, because she would "fix them later." After signing about 8 different versions of the same sales agreement and finding mistakes in all of them, we found out the that buyer did not have proof of funds. I did not receive the hand money for this offer that failed. Then another offer came in. They backed out for an unreasonable excuse, and no hand money was given then. I understand the hand money disputes can tie up a sale, and that had nothing to do with Darla or Northwood. Allowing two buyers to make offers and hold up my sale to just walk away with no penalty was just frustrating on my end. I was, however, impressed that Darla was proactive and reached out to other people who viewed my condo while the sale was pending with the second offer. I immediately had another offer which was successfully executed. My only complaint is that Darla did not show up for closing, and she did not make me aware that she would not be there and who my representation would be. Luckily the buyers were very kind. Also, she did not follow up with me after closing. I found out last week (a few weeks after closing) that I was delinquent on my April HOA dues, because Darla and/or the closing company did not transfer my condo resale certificate, HOA dues checks, and HUB. For a woman who is financially responsible with a clean financial record, this upset me greatly. Darla took care of it the next morning, but I don't understand how this oversight occurred. I think Darla is a nice woman. However, I am looking for a sharp, intelligent, thorough agent when I deal with real estate sales. I do not feel Darla meets these characteristics. There is nothing that needs to be done to make things right. In the end, my condo sold. Darla also covered the home warranty and another fee, which was very generous. Please realize that this is NOT my rating for Darla, it is my likelihood of recommending her to others.

- April 11, 2016 by K.H.

Overall Rating

5.0/5
based on 16 Reviews
10/31/2016 - mstep27
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $250K in Houston, PA.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Darla did a did a fantastic job for us! We have used her as our agent twice over the past 11 years and would not hesitate to use her expertise again, because she always offers excellent service and professionalism. Darla is easy to work with, accommodating, extremely knowledgeable, and does whatever it takes to do the best for us. She is sincere and helpful from beginning to end and is the type of person you need when looking to buyer or sell our home. She is always availability and gave us her honest view, which helped us taking informative decision. Overall, always a great experience and we would highly recommend her."

- mstep27 October 31, 2016

09/12/2016 - jeffrey sarabok
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $375K in Regent Square, Pittsburgh, PA.

Highly Recommended


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Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"This is the second home we have worked with Darla. She knows the business inside and out. She is very responsive, responding to texts, calls, and e-mails seven days a week, at all hours. Her quick response enabled us to get the home we wanted in a very tight market. She was also able to help us stage and price the home we were selling so that we sold it in only five days!"

- jeffrey sarabok September 12, 2016

06/18/2016 - CL8NS
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $500K in Wexford, PA.

Highly Recommended


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Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Darla once again demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism, responsiveness, competence and energy. From the day we listed the house, she treated us like we were her only client. She has an unparalleled flair for marketing and it was shown in the description of our house which included truly extraordinary photos and all of the positive features of our property. She helped us set a realistic market price for the house and sold it for 99% of listing price and did it in one month. She generated a steady flow of qualified buyer traffic throughout that one month period and communicated promptly with other realtors whose customers viewed our offering. We also hired Darla to assist in the purchase of our "downsizer" and she was as helpful as our buyer's agent as she was as our seller agent. We unequivocally offer our highest recommendation for Darla's services. Anyone who chooses her for their real estate needs will be very fortunate, indeed!"

- CL8NS June 18, 2016

06/17/2016 - user43574473
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Highly Recommended


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Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Darla Jobkar is the true definition of a professional. Her knowledge and experience are second to none. While navigating through the buying or selling of your home, you want an Realtor that will help you navigate through the process and provide solutions to any issues that may arise during the closing of your property. Darla is a hardworking, driven, and caring person that will make your home buying or selling a great experience and will remain a person you can always reach out to for help in the future. I give Darla my highest praise and recommend her to anyone that requires the services of a Realtor in the Pittsburgh area!"

- user43574473 June 17, 2016

06/05/2016 - kochconstructionco
Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA.

Highly Recommended


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Process Expertise

Responsiveness

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"Darla has been great to work with. She has a strong knowledge of the residential condo market that she is representing my company in. Darla's professionalism is unmatched in the Western Pennsylvania Real Estate market, and is substantiated by her remarkable level of success."

- kochconstructionco June 5, 2016

06/02/2016 - iyia
Sold a home in 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Highly Recommended


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Process Expertise

Responsiveness

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"very nice and helpful, she helped me with all of the steps from a to z in closing my property. she also gave me advice as to who to choose for the build out. she also returned her phone calls promptly and was available to me 24/7"

- iyia June 2, 2016

06/02/2016 - straightshooter49
Bought a home in 2015 in McMurray, Canonsburg, PA 15317.

Highly Recommended


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"Darla Jobkar as our real estate was outstanding. If it wasn't for her, my wife and I would not have been able to find the right house, in the right neighborhood since we were retiring and relocating from Fairfax, Virginia to the Pittsburgh area. Ms. Jobkar worked with us for over a year, compiling real estate listings that matched our requirements, showing us the homes on our trips up North, until she showed us the lovely home last March in 2015. If you want to find the right home, and I do mean "home," don't look no for another agent other then Ms. Darla Jobkar."

- straightshooter49 June 2, 2016

05/31/2016 - antonelli jessica
Bought a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $1.225M in Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA.

Highly Recommended


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Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Darla is not only a great real estate agent but also a great person. She knows her stuff and makes the whole experience fun and easy. Couldn't recommend her more!"

- antonelli jessica May 31, 2016

01/14/2016 - user9032148
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Cranberry Twp, PA.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Darla was great! She was very professional, communicated weekly and sometimes daily with me, which was extremely appreciated since our property for sale was in another state. Darla went above and beyond to sell our condo and I would recommend her to anyone that needs to sell their home, condo, or any kind of real estate."

- user9032148 January 14, 2016

01/13/2016 - Ashleelmauti
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Carnegie, PA.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Darla will have us as customers for life! She made selling our home a breeze and buying a new home even easier. Not only did she have our house sold in three weeks but she also knew exactly what we were looking for in a new home so we were able to find something we loved in the same time period. Time is so valuable and she understands that! She is so knowledgeable about the market and the business. She listens to her clients and truly works so hard on their behalf. We absolutely loved working with her and plan to do so in the future."

- Ashleelmauti January 13, 2016