Brad Inman, a visionary innovator, ponders in his blog about the next big idea for Web 2.0 real estate. Ripe for change, I believe, is the second biggest cost usually during a sale: Title Insurance. Is the title industry the sacred cow invisible elephant in the room? Insurance offers are rife online, except hardly for title. How many life and dental policies do you buy in 75 years? Title hits most every property sale. About 15% of US homes are FSBO. Think of the opportunity an upstart could have just branding and engaging eyeballs on FSBO and/or on any of the Top 1,000 most visited real estate sites. Sacred cows make the best hamburger.

About Michael Stark

Licensed since 1996, Michael Stark is a Southern California native, and a real estate broker. Michael’s work spans multiple asset types, including homes, condos, multifamily, commercial, industrial, and NNN property throughout Southern California. Michael's reputation for sourcing unique off market properties and seller motivated real estate deals is well known. Another core specialty is helping sellers market and maximize the return on their property. From 2010 to 2020, Michael served as the Program Chairman of RIAOC (Realty Investment Association of California) booking over 400 speakers. Michael also served as a board member of the Newport Beach Association of Realtors MLS Committee. Michael's website provides a variety of free resources at, along with nearly 500 videos that he produced. Michael earned his B.A from Claremont McKenna College, and his Masters from the London School of Economics. DRE# 01207862.

By Michael Stark | July 21, 2007 | Categories: Blog, Ideas |