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 homebuyers 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 in the moments when it’s tough, he enjoys 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 oftentimes 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 major media sites like The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and LACurbed.com.
Mike was excellent in every respect. He was able to quickly find a short-term tenant for my home in Malibu and has provided prompt advice as to any questions or queries I have had throughout my time in Malibu.— Alexander C.
Mike is incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and very easy to work with. He responded to e-mails and texts immediately and was willing to spend time getting to know us and our house-buying goals. We highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a home in Malibu!— Ana B.
I used Mike to sell my house in Malibu and his knowledge and responsiveness were the best. He definitely went above and beyond. I don't know many REALTOR who would be able to sell a house with a recent landslide on it. Mike didn't let it become an issue and sold the house!— Javier S.
His 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. Michael is often sought out by the press and has appeared on Good Morning America, the front page of the LA Times Business section, and The Wall Street Journal.