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Michael Gardner "The Malibu Expert"

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Premier Agent

Real Estate Super Agent, BRE (11 years experience)

8 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Add personality to your profile! Tell the community about yourself, your home, and your profession.

We believe that your satisfaction is more important than our commission check and our attention to your transaction will prove it. Look at our reviews. We focus on buyers who truly want "old school" service with "new school"  technology tools to make buying a home a great experience. I am the highest rated Malibu agent on Zillow with 5 stars in every category across $35m in transactions. I treat my $500k mobile home buyers with the same first rate attention as I do my $10m beach house buyers. 

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 live here, work here, and I'm raising a family here. I've  been a real estate agent for 10 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".

Give us a shot, you wont regret it.  We want you to be our next 5 Star reviewer!

Mike Gardner 
310 699 8428

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Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(2)
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Past Sales  

(29 all-time)
Property Address
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Sold Date
Price
Buy-side
09/05/2014
$7,950,000

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09/05/2014 - Buy-side - $7,950,000

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Sell-side
06/17/2014
$1,875,000

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06/17/2014 - Sell-side - $1,875,000

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Sell-side
06/01/2014
$15,000

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06/01/2014 - Sell-side - $15,000

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Sell-side
05/21/2014
$1,250,000

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05/21/2014 - Sell-side - $1,250,000

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Buy-side
05/01/2014
$20,000

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05/01/2014 - Buy-side - $20,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

08/22/2014 - user86885748
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Malibu, CA.

Mike kept his composure after I doubted he could get the lease rate I needed based on what other brokers suggested.

He then pulled through within a few showings. Ted

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Response from Michael Gardner on 08/25/2014

Thank you! I not only secured a great one year lease for this home owner, I also negotiated a lease option that should turn in to sale in the beginning of 2015.

 

  

07/24/2014 - daniel messner
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Malibu, CA.

Very laid back and easy to work with. Never felt any pressure from him and he was great in the sales and follow up process as well.

Mike knew a ton about the area and responded to all our request quickly. He even went the extra steps to make sure we were happy with our landlord months down the road. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or rent. In describing him to my father who is also a realtor, he was very impressed.  More Less 

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07/10/2014 - aaiello8
Sold a Mobile / Manufactured home in 2014 in Malibu, CA.

I have known Michael Gardner for over 10 years as a close friend. I am typically hesitant to do business with friends but in this instance I needed a Realtor that had cutting age marketing skills to take advantage of an emerging market. No one I know in the Real Estate industry utilizers multiple marketing platforms better than Michael. In fact he hosts multiple seminars teaching other Realtors how it is done. Why would you use an agent that only relies on the MLS and Homes and Land. That would be like choosing a surgeon that will remove your gallbladder with three one inch incisions over one that uses robotic technology with one hidden half inch incision in the navel. He also is a top notch photographer and is able to utilize this skill to represent your property in the best light. My mobile home was sold within a month. I would recommend Michael for any real estate transaction and will not hesitate to utilize his services again.  More Less 

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Response from Michael Gardner on 09/08/2014

Only a doctor would write a review that included a discussion of robotic surgery! If you need a physician.....Dr. Drew in Malibu is someone you should talk to if you are going to be living here!

 

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