View Michael’s Nearly 100 Testimonials

Helping you succeed with your real estate goals is my business.

Licensed since 1996, I help buyers and investors find properties. Besides what’s on the MLS, I enjoy hunting for probate, reo, and fsbo (for sale by owner) residential and commercial real estate deals. For residential properties, my focus is in Orange County. For commercial and income properties, I am active throughout Southern California. Assisting sellers means more than just providing comps and trying to sell a property. I believe a comprehensive strategy must encompass online marketing, social media, and in print promotions, along with an intensive campaign of directly contacting buyers.

Regarding leadership positions, it was a privilege to serve as a Director on the MLS Committee of the Newport Beach Association of Realtors. Since 2010, I’ve served as the RIAOC Program Chair (Realty Investment Association of California).

In the field of innovation, I founded, and, sites that allow users to post their properties for free, and for investors to contact them directly for free. There are over 10,000 postings. I also created, which is a real estate banner network. I have produced over 100 videos, and a couple dozen podcasts.

My television credits include being the Featured Realtor on the HGTV program, “House Hunters” for episode 305, “Growing Family.” The half hour show filmed my clients, Patrick and Maesa Faucette, and I looking at various houses, making an offer, and purchasing an actual home.

As a Southern California native, I was born in Los Angeles, and have lived in Newport Beach for over 20 years. I received my B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA, and earned my Masters from the London School of Economics in London, England. My wife and I are married for over 20 years, and we have a son. One of my favorite sports accomplishments is to have coached 10 seasons of my son’s AYSO soccer teams.

Most importantly, I love being a Realtor. Real estate is my passion. Helping you succeed with your real estate goals would be an honor. Please don’t hesitate to ask for a free consultation.
Michael Stark
Broker Realtor, CalBRE# 01207862
949-574-9474 phone – 949-606-0369 fax
P.O. Box 15424, Newport Beach, CA 92659


“Thank you so much for all your help in finding us our home. It was such a pleasure working with you because you are so good at what you do. You kept us informed and involved every step of the way. We are very happy with our new house. Thanks again.”
Patrick and Maesa Faucette, Los Angeles, CA
“HGTV- HouseHunters” – Episode 305 – “Growing Family”

“Michael Stark recently assisted me with finding a new home on a tight time schedule. His visibility on his website was just a lucky strike for me. His professionalism, courteousness, availability, willingness to prepare and execute tours for me to view properties, and execution of all things pertinent to moving through my escrow process were evidence of someone who takes his career seriously. Beyond that, however, was the high priority he placed on me, his client. He is the consummate professional in every sense of the word. At every step along the way, he put my priorities at the forefront. He was able to exhibit the skill of encouraging me to trust my instincts, offering support when needed, and being respectful of my time constraints. I would HIGHLY recommend Michael to ANY friend of mine without a moment’s hesitation. He was the Knight in Shining Armour of real estate agents!”
Nancy Koenig, Seal Beach, CA

“Michael, It is a great pleasure knowing you and working with you. You are always going the extra mile for the client and the friend, and that is what makes the difference. Not to mention that you are always reliable, open to listen and follow up on your commitments on a timely fashion, and make everyone’s life easier and flowing. We will continue to work with you on all future real estate transaction with great pleasure.”
Ana Weber and Mario Haber, Corona Del Mar, CA

“As my wife and I had never sold a home before, we were cautious at our choice of a realtor. Michael Stark was our first choice, and he proved to be the right choice. Michael was always there for us, 24/7. He faithfully kept us informed on the progress of the sale of our home. Through Michael‘s guidance and experience we were able to get much more for our home than we expected. As far as my wife and I are concerned, we will always have a dedicated, trustworthy realtor in Michael Stark. Thanks for all your help and hard work Mike!”
Dr. and Mrs. Jamie Ferguson, San Francisco, CA

“I am writing this letter to praise you for your professionalism and excellent rapport with your clients and property owners. Having the experience of purchasing my condominium with your sage advise and acting as my broker, I would not hesitate to recommend your services to my friends. Thank you again for making my first property purchase a breeze. Keep up the excellent work.”
Mr. Alfredo M. Zacarias, Los Angeles, CA

“Michael was patient and thoughtful and provided me with great customer service.”
David Rhodes, Irvine, CA

“Always love visiting your sites and listening to your video interviews, and just plain appreciating your entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge of the real estate space. You‘re a marvel.”
Pam White

“Dear Michael, With you as our agent, selling our home proved to be a real success. You were instrumental in exceeding our sales expectations. The whole process from open house to escrow closure followed through seamlessly and successfully as a result of your commitment. I was originally recommended to you by a selling neighbor, and now I find myself recommending your services to others when the subject of real estate comes up. Best of luck to you.”
Glenn and Ellen Haugen, Los Angeles, CA

“Just a short note to thank you for everything you did for us with the 1031 exchange project. You were great to work with!”
Terri Henry and Greg Sabin, Long Beach, CA

“Michael is the most professional commercial real estate expert that I have ever had a pleasure working with . His knowledge of products available in the market and his understanding virtual media and its application on producing results is impeccable. .. And yes , he is extremely friendly and courteous.”
David Khorram Shahi,

“I have assisted many people with their online web presence over the years, but none are as determined and tenacious as Michael. He is the ultimate real estate visionary in Southern California. Michael has been and still is on the cutting edge of real estate marketing on the web – a total pro! If you have any dealings in or around real estate – he is the guy.”
Charlie Schell, Raleigh, NC

“I am constantly searching other real estate web sites and I must say I was very impressed with your site! (DeCaro Realty, Inc. has been around for over 24 years and I am not impressed easily). Your site is very informative, helpful and easy to use! I appreciate the opportunity to be linked to such a great web site! You have a fantastic site!!!!!!!!!”
Pam Martello, Owner
DeCaro Realty, Inc.
ABR, CSP, GRI, RECS, Principal Broker

“Michael, You have a great site! SEO companies must learn a lot when they stumble on your site.”
Ben Kiblinger

“Michael Stark is one of the pioneers of Internet Marketing in the U.S., and a good friend for 12 years. He is also the Program Chairman of RIAOC (Realty Investment Association of California). See his excellent and huge web site at:”
Bill Koelzer,

“As far as I can see, you are the “Top Dog” in real estate on the web, and you‘ve done an excellent job with all your sites.”
Jim Marks, Webmaster
Vacation Home Mall

“I personally think you‘ve done an amazing job creating you web properties. Your at the top of your game!”
Puneet Wadhwa

“Jerry and I want to thank you so much for your help with our Via Porto sale. Thanks again for everything you did. I will refer others to you if I can. Best of luck in your RE adventures and sales. Our best to you and your family.”
Linda and Jerry Clark, Costa Mesa, CA

“Working with Michael has been a truly great experience! He‘s professional, knowledgeable, reliable, prompt, and courteous. I look forward to working with him again.”
Samara Tarpley, Covina, CA

“Michael’s professionalism, expertise, and calm demeanor are assets that truly benefit his clients. We were extremely pleased to work with him in purchasing our first rental property. He definitely has his clients’ best interests at heart.”
Marla & Joe Kaufman, Mission Viejo, CA

“Michael is a true professional thru and thru. His knowledge and expertise should be appreciated by all professionals. What separates Michael from anyone else is that he puts himself out there to help other professionals, and helps his community. It is a real pleasure to know him and do business with him.”
Jo Ann Lapin
Hanover Mortgage Company

“Thanks for all that information. I would love to have the understanding of online marketing that you have.”
Rick Smith

“Your website is quite impressive!”
Barbara Updike
Lifevantage Independent Distributor

“I must say you have opened my eyes to a different world regarding search engines, and how to get better rankings.”
John Lauro III

“ is by far one of the best real estate agent sites I‘ve seen.”
Don Petrasek

“You‘ve got a great site. I hope to continue to learn from it.”
Mike Hamilton, GRI
Kimball Realty Group

“PostYourProperty rocks!”
Todd Henley

“Michael, You were great to work with, and your clients were very nice. It was a ‘Happy Ending!'”
Larry Schmitz
Schmitz Properties

“Mike, I liked the site, and think it is a good way to promote business.”
Richard Adams

“I will be spending more time checking out your site! Seems interesting.”
Laura Bailey, Realtor,
Anna Naumann Real Estate

“Please delete my listing. House under contract! Great Site!!”
Mary C.,
Union, New Jersey

“Don’t know Michael personally, but was pleasantly surprised when I arrived on his site and found exactly what he offers. Simply a place to list your property for free. As internet scams are rampant, Michael and company are not a part of that movement in any way. I was able to list my property, no strings attached. What a refreshing experience. Thanks Michael, all the best to you and your continued success in the coming year. The best is yet to come!”
Roger Hayward

“One of my co-workers had your link on his site. You have a nice site. I like the fact that it can drive traffic to my sites.”
Brian Belcher, Realtor,

“Michael Is a creative person working hard for his clients. Check out the many web sites he has available to help you with your real estate marketing and needs”
Duane Marlink,

“A sincere thanks to you, Michael. You have an awesome site. All the best!”
Berta Monteiro

“I was blown away when I came across your sites today.”
Jason Cortina
Santa Clarita Valley Homes

“One more thing, your website is the BOMB! I wish you continued success!”
Wendie Lynn Mayers

“ is owned by Michael Stark, who was one of the first Realtors to recognize the value of Reciprocal Link Exchanges.”
Clifford Roe, President

“I was browsing around the web, and I love your website.”
Crissy Elizondo

“I really did like your site content. It was great!”
Maria Cruz

“Michael was one of the first to recognize the value of exchanging links to boost search engine rankings in the ‘90s. She said another of Michael‘s sites,, was ‘my very first link‘ to her own site,”
Marlow Harris,
Quoted from the Inman News Blog

“Your sites are terrific! I can tell you must be one busy fellow!!”
Freda Hoskins
Sandpoint Idaho Homes & Land

“Your sites are very informative, very interesting, and people can easily understand that you are a web lover, and that you take care over your sites. Michael, your web sites are fantastic, very informative…really!”
Yves Ayach

“I stumbled accross your website and was very impressed, and will use it as a source of information and hopefully business. Your name is coming up more and more as I research various real estate networking forums and groups. I am very impressed with your website and the amount of information it contains.”
Chester McAteer
Franklin Bank SSB

“Thank you for your help, Michael. I will plan on using your services when I am looking for my next home.”
Lea Gaskill

“Dear Mike, It was great to work with you as well.”
Mr. Paul Brach, Irvine, CA

“It was truly an honor working with you. Your tenaciousness, professionalism, and such attention to detail is refreshing; and we hope to work with you again soon.”
Mr. and Mrs. Harold and Victoria Stokes, Irvine, CA

“Dear Michael, Little did I realize, when you agreed to participate on our real estate directory, that I had found the most cyber savvy Realtor in the country. The combination of your superb technological talents, and your outstanding realty expertise, makes you an extremely valuable resource for our real estate and relocation visitors. You have made our directory a much better one by your participation.”
Stan Kaplan
A Directory of Real Estate and Homes

“Agents whom I know well, and who pushed their sites to the top of organic searches for their areas, include . . . Mike Stark in Newport Beach . . . who sweated their websites on to the top of organic search engine results, thereby saving tons of money in not buying PPC ads.”
Bill Koezler, excerpt from:
“Building Business from Organic Search Results is Worthwhile If You Know How”

“I think your site is GREAT – one of the more informed ones on the internet. Looks like you put a lot of time and effort into it.”
Ron Zemetres, Tampa Bay Homes
Prudential Tropical Realty

“Very nice site with tons of information!!”
Jerry Beauchamp
HomeShow Realty, Inc. Denver, CO

“Michael, your doing an awesome job with your internet presence….I see your site almost everywhere that I go. Congrats my friend!”
Jerry Campbell,Realtor, CRS, GRI, e-Pro

“Your stats are impressive enough! Clearly you‘ve built a better mousetrap here, and I admire your results tremendously.”
Lance Newton

“I‘m totally impressed with your websites!”
Realtor George McNeal
Keller Williams Realty
Fort Myers Real Estate

“Thank you for representing us and handling the complete selling process of our home. As it was our first time selling a home, it was a pleasure working with someone who took the time to instruct us on the selling process. The professionalism that you displayed while working through this process should be held as a model for others to follow. You truly made the process easy, informative, and secure.”
James and Barbara Rotondo, Irvine, CA

“I would like to thank you for helping me and my two partners in the sale of our land in Bel Air. I very much enjoyed working with you, and I was quite impressed by your professionalism as well as your perseverance. It was our first “experience” in real estate, and by being very patient and always taking the time to help us understand the difficult process, you made it a pleasant one.”
Gina Farahnick, New York, NY

“Mike, you have a great site! It is nice looking, has culture, is unique, and personable. It works. That is why people love it!”
Peggy Geiger
Gagglebyte Computer Services

“Hi Mike, I‘m impressed with your prescience at combining real estate and the web. Keep up the good work with Twitter!”
Valerie Kameya

“I wanted to thank you again for mentioning me in your Blog. Yesterday, a gentleman contacted me to represent him on a small boat purchase. He mentioned that he had lost my contact information, and searched for me on the web. He found my info on your website. You have really done a great job with search engine optimization and social media networking. Thanks again!”
Mark Mowery
U.S.C.G. Merchant Marine Officer, No.1152381

“I really enjoyed your article regarding real estate online in the August ‘09 edition of Website Magazine.”
Todd McCalla

“I did check out your website and found it very useful, so I forwarded it to about 1,500 realtors that are in my database. Maybe we both can get some business out of it.”
Hal Compton, FirstLine Mortgage

“Michael, I am viewing more video clips on your website as we speak. You conduct yourself in a very professional manner and articulate very well. You are providing an educational content while potential customers and advertisers are visiting your websites. Speaking with you Michael, you have demonstrated not only a deep knowledge of the real estate markets in Southern California, but also you have pointed out the significance of the social media, internet marketing and SEO when it comes to searching for properties and real estate listings in different states. I am looking forward to your continuously updated content on your websites.”
Peter Matousek

“I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael on my radio show. He is a creative entrepreneur. He is an articulate speaker who demonstrates a keen sense for collabrative marketing opportunities. I highly recommend Michael to any business person looking to develop a relationship with a smart and thoughtful entrepreneur.”
Rick Franzi
Critical Mass for Business

Rick Franzi of Critical Mass for Business wrote on his website: “Michael Stark, one of the pioneers of internet marketing, and President of, talks with host Rick Franzi about how his site,, became a highly trafficked site for home sellers. He also discusses the importance of the successful entrepreneur‘s need to continuously evolve their business to respond to the changing market dynamic.”
Rick Franzi
Critical Mass for Business

“You are one of America‘s Best Agents. Thanks for being my Internet GURU!”
Ginny Lee, CRS, PA, RECS, ABA

“It was great to see you again at Affiliate Summit. Congrats on your ongoing growth and success! Man, you are everywhere. Every time I Google your name, the number of results for your name seems to double exponentially. You should consider hiring us to manage your Social Media Persona! You‘re getting to big for yourself to handle!”
Joe Dalto

“ was developed by Michael Stark at a time when relatively few Realtors used the Internet as a marketing tool. Michael is an innovator. He is a 4th generation Southern Californian and covers the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. He lists and sells residential and commercial real estate, but also does leasing. He packs a lot of information on his site. Explore his site. You won‘t be disappointed.”
Catherine Darragh
Property Exchange Register

“ allows home sellers to have an opportunity to market their home which provides significant exposure, as heard on Bloomberg Radio on the Financial News and Talk Network in Southern California. Michael Stark can provide the valuable tools any seller would benefit from. Review before engaging in a real estate transaction.”
Craig A. Brock

“Wow! That‘s some enterprise you have built! Congratulations on your success, and may I wish you a prosperous future as well. Keep up the great work and service. As I‘ve been browsing thru your site more and more :), I want to say that you truly provide a great real estate resource! Thanx for being so-o helpful.”
Mike Tranquilli
The Home Plan Group

“Lots of Useful Information . . . almost too much! has an amazing amount of information attached to it! One can easily become overwhelmed, but there are so many useful links that I must wholly recommend it. I particularly found the Agents & Brokers Top 10 list to be helpful.” Review from
“Mover and Shaker Tony”

“Hi Mike, I am a Realtor on the ‘other coast‘ and found your website. Its awesome!!! I just relocated from Orange County. I would love to have a web page like yours ! It‘s cool!!!!!”
Ranel Van Deraa R.N., Realtor
Georgia Costal Real Estate

“We both want to let Michael know how truly grateful we are for your hard work and commitment to us in finding a house. This house is perfect!”
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Proctor, Monrovia, CA

“Selling a home? Start here! (Thanks Michael!) A big thank you to Michael Stark, realtor, entreprenuer and founder of For those unfamiliar with, you probably aren‘t in Real Estate or buying or selling a home. His site is quite popular with all the search engines (an aged domain and thousands of unique pages does a lot of good these days). Realtors and home owners will place their listings on Michael‘s sites, and once on PostYourProperty, the listings are aggregated to popular sites. It is a free service, and an extremely valuable tool if you are in the market for a home, or selling one. I was already familiar with the site, but after meeting Michael in person I can tell you he‘s the real deal. His sites have been around since 1999. He‘s on his toes and knows where this industry is headed. I hope that even a small amount of Michael‘s energy will rub off on me for my upcoming projects.”
Jason Murphy
The Jason Murphy

“It was great seeing you in NY again. My hat is off to you and your business model. In fact, I will admit that I studied what you were doing back in 2002 (basically because you were the only one doing it), and taking some of what you did, I now have 8 of the most trafficked real estate websites for their respective markets.”
Glenn Sanford
BuyerTours Realty

“Thank you for permitting me to include your link onto my web site. I found your site to be educational and hassle free for home buyers and sellers to view. You do have an outstanding site and I am proud to be linked to it. I think your web site is terrific.”
Maggie Griffin, Realtor, QSC, BCSC
Wallingford, CT

“Just got in from the Inman Conference which in my opinion is a must for todays online real estate agent. The most important aspect was the networking. There were plenty of elbows to rub and lots of relationships to make. If they gave at an award for conference networker, the statue would got to Michael Stark of for sure. I bet that guy picked up a hundred link exchanges as well as future referrals. He is a testament at what you can do at a conference of this magnitude. I guess I just added a one way link to his site:-)”

“Platinum Producer – Top 10% Award – Broker Agent News”
“It is an honor, on behalf of Broker Agent News, for Michael Stark to be recognized as one of the nation‘s finest real estate professionals. In addition to being respected by his peers, Mr. Stark has demonstrated an exceptional level of success in his community and is a leader within the industry.”
Chad Golladay
President and Editor in Chief of Broker Agent News

“Michael, I have enjoyed your handy work all year setting up great guest speakers for RIAOC (Realty Investment Association of California). There have been many informative speakers this year that have been highly informative and educational thanks to your efforts.”
Peter Patel, CBB

“Michael, Thanx! You have done a great job presenting excellent speakers to RIAOC (Realty Investment Association of California).”
John Guptil, CRIA

“Michael, you have done such a GREAT job as Program Chair for 2010 of RIAOC (Realty Investment Association of California), that I cannot imagine 2011 without you at the helm!”
Joel Carlson, President RIAOC 2010-2011

“Michael, I hope you stay on as Program Chair for 2011 of RIAOC (Realty Investment Association of California). In my opinion, you did a great job this year.”
Mel Wagstaff, Broker
Sperry Van Ness

“I just had to leave a comment on your channel! Great channel! We love what you are doing!”
Phil Grove, showem88 -YouTube comment

“Impressive! Love your video and looking forward for more news.”
Meyer Appraisal, Inc -YouTube comment

“How’s it going my friend? So glad I stumbled upon your vids because u did an incredible job here. I’m honored to connect with you and would really love it if you could subscribe back. I’m looking forward to rating many more of your videos. Bright smiles.”
Justin, XangoGrandMastermind -YouTube comment

“Love the interviews Michael.”
Todd Henley, Makai Bikes -YouTube comment

“Nice channel!”
Al Pilato -YouTube comment

“Hi Michael,
I will be back again very soon, great channel you got here.”
Mark, Reach Your Potential -YouTube comment


August, 2009
Real Estate On The Verge

April 1, 2009
“Niche Market, Rich Market”

November 29, 2008
“Home Selling Methods Obsolete, Insider Q & A”

January 5, 2002
“Three Hundred Million In Properties”