Thanx to Alaska Airlines InFlight Magazine

At Connect in San Francisco, Matt Carter reported in the Inman News Blog, about my chance meeting up with Marlow Harris at a Connect party. Matt wrote: “Michael Stark of was telling me about a magazine article he’d read on his flight to Connect. The article, about Seattle real estate, had mentioned Marlow, and Michael said he’d wondered if they’d have a chance to meet. Marlow said 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, SeattleDreamHomes . . . . Connect is an industry convention . . . . . but there’s also a lot of genuine passion, particularly on the part of the indie guys like Michael — who bent my ear about how far the real estate industry has to go before it taps into the power of the Internet. “It’s a vertical of pygmies,” he said. The upside, he said, is that “a lot of people who are nobodies can come in and make a dent.”

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 | August 7, 2007 | Categories: Blog, Internet Marketing |