Mortgage and Housing Mess

The down turn in the mortgage and housing market will likely last through 2009. This shake out has impacted tens of thousands of realtors and mortgage brokers. Only the fittest and/or richest will survive. Foreclosures are at an all time high. On top of this troubled economy, it is no secret that the internet is forever altering how real estate deals are done. Buyers and sellers online are empowered as never before. The FSBO (for sale by owner) marketplace is no longer the step-child of the real estate industry. In fact, FSBO sites are a part of the solution to getting out of this mortgage and housing mess.

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 | November 22, 2007 | Categories: Blog, FSBO |