The Malibu Real Estate Blog
Giving you the low down on the high end.

Point Dume Home Closes After Bidding Frenzy

Story time… About 2 months ago I got a call from a buyer looking for Point Dume homes for sale. They were looking up to $3m and I told them that I could likely find something before it hit the MLS and to be ready when I call. I then proceeded to “put the feelers” out and got a good lead on a home on Fernhill. I made a direct call to... 

Two Significant Sales On Broad Beach Road

Finally…Some good news about Broad Beach Road real estate! Sales have been a bit quite on Broad Beach Road over the last six months. This can likely be attributed to the ongoing beach restoration project and the battle between the homeowners and the government agencies on how to make it happen. This uncertainty has definitely affected the real... 

Malibu Summer Rentals – What You Need To Know

Now that April has arrived, my phone is starting to ring with inquiries about Malibu summer rentals. I just completed my first lease of the year on Carbon Beach at $55k per month with a nice couple from New Jersey who needed to be near LA while their son completes his internship over the hill. There were a few things that were new to them as we went... 

The Malibu Real Estate Blog Hits 500,000 Page Views!

I started the Malibu Real Estate blog about 5 years ago with the idea of just trying to get some interesting news out there about our unique market. I look back on my very first post and remember just how difficult it was trying to come up with something to say that people would find interesting. My first paragraph was small but it took forever to write... 

Point Dume Home For Sale Owned By UCLA Seeks Bids Above...

A Point Dume property, known as “May’s Landing,” on Cliffside Drive, came on the market earlier this week. The home, built in 1949, was donated to the UCLA Board of Regents when the original owner passed away. Of all the properties I’ve seen over the years, this is the one that has the most potential to be developed into a property... 

Deal Alert! Bank Owned Point Dume House For Sale With B...

UPDATE! March 11 The bank will be reviewing offers on Tuesday. You have today and tomorrow to call me and figure out if you want to write an offer.310 699 8428. UPDATE! March 16 Six offers were submitted. Winning bid went over $1.4m A Point Dume home for sale hit the market yesterday at roughly $1.2m and is listed as bank owned. This one should sell... 

Malibu Real Estate Agent-Why It’s Important To Go...

The Caravan for Malibu real estate agents is every Thursday. One week it’s on the west end of town, then the next on the east end with Latigo Road acting as our Mason-Dixon Line.  It’s a time to see the new Malibu real estate inventory and occasionally grab a great bite to eat when agents entice other agents with attention grabbing headlines... 

Carbon Beach House For Sale Closes At Almost Half The A...

I always get asked if anyone is getting any great deals on Malibu beach houses or, from the real hustlers, if I see anything that can be purchased at “wholesale” then flipped. The answer is yes, but as we leave 2012 behind, those opportunities will be less and less. Every morning I do a few things before heading out the door. First, I start... 

Why I’m All In On Zillow

Quick history for you about why Zillow revolutionized the real estate industry and why I’m all in on Zillow. One of the main goals for a real estate agent is to market a property so buyers and other agents come to see it. Simple…promote the heck out of it and then sell it any way you can. When agents get listings the first thing they do... 

Photobombing The Ed Niles On Malibu Caravan

Sometimes you see a house so dramatic that all you want to do is click away on your cell phone. I’m talking Instagram effects, panorama, and HDR….everything you can throw at it. I did just that when I saw this Ed Niles modern home for sale while out on the Malibu Realtor’s caravan this morning. The home is offered for $7,995,000 and... 

Viewing The Malibu Real Estate Market Like A Stock Char...

There’s a category in the game Cranium called “Data Head” that I do pretty well with….you know, more left brain oriented stuff.  If you know what I’m talking about…this blog post should be something you enjoy! I normally steer away from this type of information but it is becoming more exciting to see what is going... 

Russian Buyers and Record Malibu Real Estate Sales

With all the talk about the latest record real estate transaction in Malibu, I find myself giving a lot of thought about how to intercept the next well-heeled Russian buyer. Initital thoughts included emptying my expense account for Beluga caviar and vodka when taking clients out to dinner in Beverly Hills. If it would be legal, I’d consider giving...