Thrive During the Housing Downturn

Crumbling prices, slow sales, and a credit crunch in 2008 will keep the FSBO option attractive to buyers and sellers. Since many FSBOs use an agent in the end, players in the brokerage, mortgage, title, and escrow field are taking greater interest in the online FSBO space as a source for new business. Whether they buy or build their way into the FSBO industry is another question. Finding a unique pipeline, and having the talent to tap into it, is the top priority for most companies looking to survive and thrive during the housing downturn.

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 | January 6, 2008 | Categories: Blog, FSBO |