Michael Gardner



Michael Gardner believes that your satisfaction is more important than the commission check – and his attention to your transaction will prove it. He is not only the highest rated and most reviewed Malibu agent on Zillow, but has achieved 5 stars in every category across over $50m in transactions. He prides himself in treating his entry level home buyers and condo buyers with the same first rate attention as he does with his $10m beach house buyers.

An agent at Sotheby’s International Realty, Gardner specializes in the city of Malibu, California. He lives here, works here, and is raising a family here. A 12-year veteran real estate agent, Gardner has been awarded top honors in his company, placing his performance in the top 3% of all agents nationwide. He truly loves every minute of the real estate transaction. Even the moments when it’s tough, he enjoys the problem solving and the negotiation process. Gardner likes to win for his clients – period.

He specializes in using online technology tools to make home buying and selling a great experience for his clients, with the goal to empower the client with easy-to-use information so they can be prepared to make the best decisions when buying or selling. Receiving praise from a client at an online review site is often times more rewarding for Gardner than getting the commission check at the end of a deal. As a sough after speaker at national real estate conventions, he encourages other agents to focus on customer satisfaction and not the payday at the completion of a deal. He consistently strives throughout the transaction to make sure the client is feeling represented and receiving the highest in customer service.

Recently, he has appeared on Good Morning America, featured in The Wall Street Journal, and on the front page of the LA Times Business section, all for real estate related stories. He is often sought out by reporters from major newspapers to comment on articles about the Malibu real estate market. People say he’s typically characterized as a very bright, likable, and trustworthy agent. Gardner is ready to be contacted for any of your real estate needs.

Gardner is also the author of The Malibu Real Estate Blog where he gives “The low down on the high end.” The site is one of the most popular sources for information about Malibu homes for sale, best buys, and an insider’s look at the local real estate scene. The site attracts over 10,000 visitors per month and is often linked to from major media sites like The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and

“Mike Gardner is one of the most technology-savvy real estate agents on the national scene. He was one of the first to blog, one of the first to use social media, and one of the first to understand how new media could help his clients and sell homes. There is nothing old school about this guy.” Senior Writer AOL Real Estate/Huffington Post

Press & Awards

– Jan 2015 Malibu Motel Goes Up For Sale

– Oct 2014 Inman News Agents Flock To Zillow’s First National Agent Conference

– Aug 2014 Wall Street Journal Million Dollar Malibu Mobile Homes an article with my clients and mentioning me.

– Oct 2013 Realtor Magazine Pin it, and They Will Come

– May 2013 Inman News Pinterest Board Sparks 2 Showing Requests In Minutes

– April 2013 Los Angeles Times Malibu agent-blogger raves about the food on broker’s caravan

– April 2013 Will Summer Heat Up The Malibu Rental Market?

– Michael Gardner 2013 Appears On Good Morning America.

– Sep. 8 2012 Los Angeles Times Once-hot rental market for luxe Malibu homes cools

– May 2011 Los Angeles Times More real estate agents turning to social media

“Michael Gardner, who writes a real estate blog about Malibu, is among a growing number of agents who in recent years have embraced social networking sites and other online tools to attract clients.”

– Nov 11, 2011 Los Angeles Times Real estate agents go all out to market luxury homes

– 2011 Inman News Botox, Thai massage are door prizes at Beverly Hills open house

– 2011 LA Weekly Beverly Hills Real-Estate Agent Lures Buyers to Open House With Botox, Thai Massage Girls

– June 2010 Coastal Home Magazine Page 20 Naming my listing in the top 25 listings in the United States

– 2008 Los Angeles Times Real estate agents caravan is all about the food