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I am a real estate lawyer practicing in the Los Angeles area for over 25 years. I had the pleasure of working with Michael Gardner on several real estate transactions, one involving a $8 MM + home purchase and the other involving a $800,000 condominium purchase. We both represented the Buyer. Without reservation, I recommend Michael as a stellar broker. He is everything you could want from a real estate broker: knowledgeable, diligent and most of all honest. Mike knows all about all local issues and requirements. Mike knows where to find the good vendors for inspections, making sure his client gets the best information available. Mike is responsive and available to answer questions or move documents. Most of all, you can trust Mike to tell the truth about a property. He puts his client first.
$8,000,000 Sale On Point Dume
I have owned a home in Malibu for 18 years and have always sought out Mike to help me with my personal real estate needs. He has listed my home in the past for lease and recently submitted an offer on a Point Dume home brought to my attention just minutes after it was listed. Mike seems to be “in the know” about great buys in Malibu and especially on Point Dume. Mike is a pleasure to work with and i appreciate his non aggressive style. I feel comfortable to call him anytime with questions or just chat about the market. I would highly recommend mike for any and all real estate needs in Malibu.
Point Dume Home Owner
Point Dume Home Owner
My family and I have happily landed in Malibu due in great part to the caring efforts of Michael Gardner! For years we contemplated a move to Malibu from Seattle. We found Mike G by visiting his friendly blog, which was our main source of the down low on Malibu real estate. After contacting him, he took us under his wing – not only showing us homes that would work for our family in the best family neighborhoods in Malibu, but also introducing us to the way of life, the people, places and special points of interest that make Malibu the most special place. Now with our feet firmly planted here (in the sand) Mike G continues to be our friend, keeping us on top of all the events we can be a part of, checking in on us and helping to make Malibu a real home for us. Mike G is Malibu’s best.
D. Newman Point Dume Lease
I’d like to take a moment to let any prospective home seller know that Mike Gardner did an excellent job marketing our home 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.
Private Seller $15m
Mike helped us find a high end home to rent in Malibu. He was extremely knowledgable about the area and what neighborhoods would suit our needs. He was quick to respond to questions and made himself available to our busy schedule. His focus is all about customer service and we’d recommend him for any transaction in Malibu.
Private Tenant Carbon Beach Lease $55k per month
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. He was instrumental in getting Marisol to be featured on NBC’s LA Open House and advice 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
Marketing Director For $100m Development
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Mike was so great to work with and knew all the details of the area. He knows the inside scoop with the properties there as he is a local and loved by everyone. He made finding a house so easy and had lots of great options for us to see. I strongly recommend him as a broker and would recommend him to anyone. I am always calling him for advice.
Professional Athlete For Summer Rental
I’d like to take a moment to let any prospective home seller know that Mike Gardner did an excellent job marketing our Malibu home, Villa Cascata, that was on the market for $15,000,000. Mike has a passion for utilizing avenues to market Malibu 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
Private Malibu Seller $15m
When my wife and I started our search for a home in Southern California (leaving the Big Apple after 7 years), we did some searching on Zillow for properties between Marina del Rey, Santa Monica and Malibu. We contacted Mike about a short-sale/foreclosure in the Malibu area, but were not impressed by the complex. After meeting with Mike, and describing what we were looking for, he was very responsive and knowledgeable and helped us focus our search on the neighborhoods that matched our requirements. In addition, he has become a local friend that we can hang out with, and get to know others in the area through him. This was a unique experience for me, and would easily recommend him to ohers.
S. Rahim & N. Sayani $800k Condo
Hands down Mike is the best!!!! He went up and beyond the call of duty, and went so far as hiring a handyman on his own dime to help me move. He was able to sell my Malibu property while other properties of somewhat similar values where still sitting on the market. I feel he was able to do so because he is very tech savvy with his marketing skills and is an excellent photographer to boot. I was looking for a realtor that was “hungry” to get listings. I knew Mike would do what was needed to sell the property. I believe it sold in 90 days from start to finish! In this market it is uncommon to sell a property that quickly especially at full asking value/price.
A.Daniels $800k Mobile Home In Paradise Cove
Michael found us a property in an area of Malibu we were interested in pursuing. He then negotiated a $1.4M deal on our behalf that included “purchase points” that at first the sellers were not interested in but then accepted through his calm, professional, and persuasive, and innovative abilities. He was very good at giving us the details we needed to know about the area, property, and really anything we were interested in knowing. In the end we pulled out of the deal, but that was a decision based on our situation. Michael was very understanding of why we changed our minds, and we were impressed with his calm and empathetic reaction to our needs. We highly recommend Michael to anyone looking in Malbu and it’s surrounding areas and we will definitely use Michael to represent us again.
Buyers For Paradise Cove Mobile Home
Recently, I closed an $10MM+ transaction in Malibu with Mike. I initially found Mike online through his real estate blog and he seemed to have the inside scoop in Malibu. It was refreshing to read content written first-hand by an agent who knew just about all there was to know about what was going on in his town.
He worked with me for over a year before I finally found a property that I wanted to buy. During that time, he kept me up to date on new listings (and — more importantly — pocket listings/rumored listings/etc). I felt informed about the market when I was ready to write an offer.
One of the best things about Mike is that he is not “stuck in the 1980s” like many agents. Most of our communication was email, text messages, Excel spreadsheet analysis, etc — languages I prefer to speak. I closed the deal from my laptop on the beach (literally) using electronic signatures on all the forms, which Mike set up.
Private Buyer $10.5m Point Dume Bluff
Mike helped me purchase my first Malibu beach house! He was friendly and knowledgable and I feel his representation and negotiation secured me the best deal possible. I have recommended him to friends and strangers alike and plan on working with him again in the future.
Malibu Beach House Buyer
Mike Gardner was amazing in helping us purchase our new home in Point Dume for a shade under $2m. We’re ex-pat British and were new to the buying process here in the US, Mike was incredibly helpful throughout the transaction showing high degrees of conscientiousness and a grasp of the technological developments for real estate that are way beyond house buying in the UK, digitally signing documents and his regular email updates were cornerstones of the service Mike offered. He also clearly has an incredible relationship with other realtors in Malibu and secured us a very desirable property for an incredible price. I really can’t recommend him highly enough.
Private Buyer $2m Buyer On Point Dume
We chose Mike Gardner to list our $8.5m beach home in Malibu and he sold the house in a very short time compared to some of our neighbor’s homes. We contacted Mike after reading his informative real estate blog, which we liked because of its frank commentary and insight into the Malibu real estate market. We selected Mike to list our home because of his advanced techniques with online marketing and his eagerness to focus on promoting our house to the world…literally. With 4 family members on title, Mike handled the transaction diplomatically and professionally within a changing situation. He kept us informed on a regular basis with data, showing us the results of his marketing efforts and reported back to us after each showing with detailed feedback. When it came time to negotiate the multiple offers that were presented, Mike was able to assists us in making good decisions about choosing the strongest buyer. I highly recommend Mike, for both buying and selling, in the Malibu real estate market.
Phyllis Leventhal $8.5m Broad BeachBeach Home
I recently purchased a house in Point Dume for approximately $2.5 million dollars. I’ve been to Malibu often and was never familiar with Point Dume. When I first saw the area, I fell in love with it. I looked at Michael’s website, met him, and he couldn’t have been more helpful with explaining and showing me the Point Dume area. His patience and knowledge were exemplary. I’ve owned homes in New York City, The Hamptons, and Florida ranging from $1m – $7.5 Million dollars and I can say honestly that dealing with Michael was by far the best experience I’ve had purchasing a home.
$2.5m Purchase On Point Dume
I am a real estate lawyer practicing in the Los Angeles area for over 25 years. I had the pleasure of working with Michael Gardner on several real estate transactions, one involving a $8 MM + home purchase and the other involving a $800,000 condominium purchase. We both represented the Buyer. Without reservation, I recommend Michael as a stellar broker. He is everything you could want from a real estate broker: knowledgeable, diligent and most of all honest. Mike knows all about all local issues and requirements. Mike knows where to find the good vendors for inspections, making sure his client gets the best information available. Mike is responsive and available to answer questions or move documents. Most of all, you can trust Mike to tell the truth about a property. He puts his client first.
$8,000,000 Sale On Point Dume
I have owned a home in Malibu for 18 years and have always sought out Mike to help me with my personal real estate needs. He has listed my home in the past for lease and recently submitted an offer on a Point Dume home brought to my attention just minutes after it was listed. Mike seems to be “in the know” about great buys in Malibu and especially on Point Dume. Mike is a pleasure to work with and i appreciate his non aggressive style. I feel comfortable to call him anytime with questions or just chat about the market. I would highly recommend mike for any and all real estate needs in Malibu.
Point Dume Home Owner
Point Dume Home Owner