- Michael Gardner "The Malibu Expert"| 269
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About Michael Gardner "The Malibu Expert"
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Hello! My name is Michael Gardner. Remember the kid in elementary school who was always selling something? That was me! I was the one selling hot cinnamon toothpicks to the all the other kids. Okay, that was a long time ago, but I still love to sell and have found my calling with real estate. I truly love every minute of the real estate transaction. Even the moments when it's tough, I enjoy the problem solving and the negotiation process. I like to win for my clients ..period. I'm an agent at Prudential specializing in the city of Malibu, California. I've been a real estate agent for 8 years and have been awarded top honors in my company placing my performance in the top 3% of all agents nationwide. In 2012, I sold close to $25m worth of real estate! I specialize in using online technology tools to make home buying and selling a great experience for my clients. My goal is to empower the client with easy-to-use information so they can be prepared to make the best decisions when buying or selling. I often say that receiving praise from a client at an online review site is even more rewarding than getting the commission check at the end of a deal. I encourage other agents to focus on customer satisfaction and not the payday at the completion of a deal. I strive throughout the transaction to make sure the client is feeling represented and receiving the highest in customer service. In the past year, I have appeared on Good Morning America and on the front page of the LA Times Business section, both for real estate related stories. I am often sought out by reporters from major newspapers to comment on articles about the Malibu real estate market. People say I'm typically characterized as a very bright, likable, and trustworthy agent. I am ready to be contacted for any of your real estate needs. I am also the author of the Malibu Real Estate Blog where I give "The low down on the high end."
Here are some testimonies from clients.
"I'd like to take a moment to let any prospective home seller know that Mike Gardner did an excellent job marketing our home, Villa Cascata, that was on the market for $15,000,000. Mike has a passion for utilizing avenues to market homes, both on-line and in various media outlets, that resulted in more showings for us in the first 90 days than the previous agents had managed in 12 months . We were continually kept up to date with the volume of traffic generated by our websites, and the on-line visibility clearly made an impact with how many appointments were being made to see out home. Mike managed to have our home featured on the NBC show called "Open House" arranged, for our home to be mentioned in several newspapers and magazines, as well as being featured as " Estate of the Day" on AOL's Luxist website. I can confidently say that if you are looking for an agent in Malibu who understands real estate marketing and goes the extra mile, then you've found one of the best in Mike Gardner " -Audrey
To Whom it May Concern:
I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Mike Gardner of Prudential Realty in Malibu, California.
I am the Director of Marketing for Marisol, Malibu, a large master planned development located in Western Malibu comprising 17 bluff top estates amongst 80 acres with a comprised value of real estate in excess of $100m.
Mike Gardner has consulted and provided advice to Marisol in relation to the development and creation of our website and has provided many other PR and marketing ideas and strategies for our project.
Mike was instrumental in getting Marisol to be featured on NBC's LA Open House and advise on how to best reach out to the Malibu real estate agent community in an effort to educate them about Marisol's unique property offering.
In meeting with other Malibu real estate agents, Mike is well liked and respected by his peers which is important for a listing agent to achieve this status as beyond Mike's own marketing and sales efforts to procure a buyer it is critical that a listing agent can effectively network amongst all the other prolific Malibu agents and it is clear he can be effective in this capacity given his reputation.
I would recommend Mike's abilities to effectively position and market a property to maximize value for a property owner to any one with confidence. -M. Hagerman, Director of Marketing at Marisol
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