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.